A trendy Halloween color palette {color mixer}

A trendy Halloween color palette #halloween #color

Every year, I host a Halloween party, and I’m always in search of an updated color palette to use as inspiration. This one definitely caught my eye, mostly because it uses pink instead of purple. It’s a refreshing change to traditional Halloween colors, and still festive enough to make your […] Read More »

Birthday Ideas {friday finds}

Fun & creative birthday ideas! #birthday #birthdayideas

Growing up, my mom always made the biggest deal out of our birthdays. Every year, I knew that when I woke up in the morning and went downstairs, there would be an explosion of birthday decorations covering our house. It made me feel so incredibly special, and now that I’m a […] Read More »

Surprise! A 40th birthday full of pink and gold

Surprise! An unforgettable night filled with pink and gold. #birthday #40thbirthday #surpriseparty #party

Last week, our resident party planner, Elizabeth, shared her 5 must-have items for easy party planning. This week, she’s back to show us how she put those helpful tips to use for her sister’s surprise 40th birthday party! —————- With my big sis turning 40 this year, I knew we just […] Read More »

5 must-haves for easy party planning

This week, we’re happy to welcome back Elizabeth, our resident party planner, who’s here to share her 5 must-have items for party planning. —————- I host a lot of parties. Whether it’s a family member’s birthday party, a friend’s baby shower, or an end-of-the-summer happy hour, there always seems to be a reason to celebrate. […] Read More »

5 customizable party craft ideas for kids, perfect for their next birthday!

5 customizable party craft ideas for kids, perfect for their next birthday! | Cardstore Blog

When I was a kid, I liked playing games at birthday parties, but I always thought it was way more special when I got to make a craft that I could bring home with me. To help spread some of that birthday party magic, I’ve put together some of my […] Read More »

Labor Day Recipes {friday finds}

Delicious Labor Day recipes to mark the end of summer! #laborday #recipes

Labor Day is almost here, and whatever your plan is for celebrating the holiday, I bet it involves some delicious end-of-summer food! If so, we have something in common :) My husband and I are having a small get-together at our house next weekend, so I’m in recipe-gathering mode today. I’ve found a […] Read More »

Fiesta Brights party: celebrating summer and 30 years

I recently celebrated my 30th birthday, and I’ve talked a couple times about the planning (in this backyard party series and this giant display numbers DIY), and now, I’m excited to finally share photos of how it all came together! Read More »

Fiesta Brights {color mixer}

A bright and fun color palette to inspire your next project or party! #color #palette #party #bright #fun

A few weeks ago, I talked about how a theme (even if it’s just a color one) can help with planning a party. Having just finished planning one myself, I can definitely reiterate that it’s so very true. I’ve been busy this summer preparing for my 30th birthday party, and […] Read More »

Dazzling Under the Sea party ideas that will make a splash!

If you read my post on dressing up your backyard party, you know a theme can help you make party-planning easier, and tie together the whole look and feel of your event. Themed parties are popping up everywhere these days, and right now, Under the Sea  is one of the most […] Read More »

Under the Sea {color mixer}

Thinking about throwing an under the sea themed party? Start the inspiration with color palettes #color #palettes #underthesea #themedparty

Later this week, I’ll be sharing a bunch of tips for throwing an Under the Sea themed party—including color palettes to tie the whole thing together. This sophisticated blue palette is just one of many options, and just part of the fun, so make sure to check back for the […] Read More »