Color Mixer | an ‘under the sea’ party palette

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 »

A stress-free party planning checklist (and a free printable!)

Download a free printable party planning checklist!

  PHEW! Carter’s 3rd birthday party was last weekend, and WOW is there a lot of stuff to remember when you’re planning a party! I wasn’t big on hosting parties before Carter was born, so I’m pretty new to this. But even so, being my 3rd time around on this kid’s-birthday-party thing, […] Read More »

Color Mixer | a summer color palette

A bright summer color palette! #summer #color

We’re kicking off a new series all about our favorite colors. After all, we love color around here and we want to share that love with you! So, every few weeks or so, we’ll post a new color palette that will hopefully leave you feeling inspired. This week, we’re starting […] Read More »

Not just for plants: a DIY cake stand made from terracotta pots!

A creative DIY cake stand made from terracotta pots #terracotta #claypots #cakestand #diy

It seems like every store I go into lately has a plethora of terracotta pots just waiting to be put to use. Since they’re so inexpensive and readily available, I wanted to find a creative, alternative use for them. I racked my brain for creative DIY ideas that could involve terracotta pots: Something […] Read More »

Backyard gone glam #4 | fun outdoor party activities

Looking to up your outdoor party game? Check out these ideas make your backyard go from drab to glam. #outdoorparty #party #backyardparty #summer #backyard

We’ve come to the fourth and final post of our backyard gone glam series! Today’s post is all about fun outdoor party activities that will keep guests entertained and dress up your backyard party. Any great party has some killer details that put it above and beyond. These details don’t have to be […] Read More »

Backyard gone glam #3 | summer party food ideas

Looking to up your outdoor party game? Check out these ideas make your backyard go from drab to glam. #outdoorparty #party #backyardparty #summer #backyard

Today is day 3 of our backyard gone glam series, and it’s definitely the most mouth-watering! Check out these awesome summer party food ideas that can dress up your outdoor party. The one thing you can guarantee your party guests will paying attention to is your food and drink. Here are some of […] Read More »

Backyard gone glam #2 | more outdoor party decorations

Looking to up your outdoor party game? Check out these ideas make your backyard go from drab to glam. #outdoorparty #party #backyardparty #summer #backyard

We’re back with the second post in our backyard gone glam series, with even more creative ideas for outdoor party decorations! Yesterday, I shared part 1 of setting the scene at your next backyard party. There are so many ways to do it, I couldn’t fit them all in one post! Here’s the rest […] Read More »

Backyard gone glam #1 | outdoor party decoration ideas

Looking to up your outdoor party game? Check out these ideas make your backyard go from drab to glam. #outdoorparty #party #backyardparty #summer #backyard

Welcome to the first post in our backyard gone glam series! This is part 1 of a week-long series on how to dress up your outdoor party, and today we’re talking about party decoration ideas. For years, I’ve obsessed over photos of outdoor parties and weddings, and how people seem to […] Read More »

More Summer BBQ Fun! Free Printable Burger Recipes

Point people toward burger bliss with these free, printable recipe cards! #burgers #recipes

Last week, we did a delicious post on spicing up your summer BBQ with a gourmet burger bar. We got pretty creative with some of the toppings we included, so we made these free printable recipe cards to offer suggestions on what to do with them. Print them out and […] Read More »

Make your party pop with DIY giant display numbers (or letters)

Make your Party Pop with DIY Giant Display Numbers (or letters) | Cardstore Blog

Even though I have a little over a month to go, my 30th birthday (eek!) is fast approaching! Taking a cue from Elizabeth’s tip to plan ahead for parties, I’ve already gotten a head start on some of my party decor. That’s right, with the help of my boyfriend, I’m […] Read More »