Best Picture

Can you guess which “Best Picture” Oscar Nominated Film could be the inspiration behind these wedding photos? Taking elements and ideas (fashion, colours, setting) from a movie is a great way to help formulate a theme/tone for your special event.
Black & White is elegant.
Cookie favours for a Bridal Shower.
Groom or Groomsmen cuff links. A great gift for your guy.
Giddy Up. Showing your personality through your Bridal Shoes
 is a trend that most Brides incorporate into their big day.
Purple = Royalty.

* Images found on Google Images & the Hip_Ink Blog
* From top to bottom: Black Swan, Social Network, The Fighter, True Grit & The King’s Speech

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Hole in One!

Hostess with the Mostess featured this 30th Birthday party from Michelle at Crazy for Design. This theme can be used for young and old, male or female – as long as the birthday girl or guy likes golf!

The elements, colours and textures used to create this themed party are pefect for a man. Simple, clean lines are far better choices than glitz and glam, especially for a 30th party for a dude.

Using original themed names for food & drink exentuates the theme

When planning a themed party think about the guest of honours likes, dislikes, hobbies and lifestyle. To save money, try incorporating items that you already own or can borrow from other guests. Make your own stationary/printables, or use an affordable online dealer like Etsy.

With the Oscars approaching this will be our last post about Birthday Parties for the series this month. We hope you enjoyed some of the theme ideas and have been inspired to host your own fete!

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* post gathered from information & images found on Hostess with the Mostess

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Yee Haw!

Tori from Thoughtfully Simple showcased a ‘Cowgirl’ themed Birthday Party on her blog and I thought it was so adorable that we had to feature it on ours. Purple was the main colour used as it’s the Birthday girl’s favourite colour. Bails of hay, toys, old cowboy boots and other DYI items were used to enhance the theme and bring it to life for the little gal and her friends.

Bails of hay were used as benches and each cowgirl got her own hat!

Cupcakes & Sherbert were the treats of choice.

The sunflower cupcake toppers are scrapbook stickers and wooden popsicle sticks!

Treats were had and games were played and all the kiddies had a grand ol’ time! Each child got to take home their own horse from the “Pony Corral” and parents were given a jar of ingredients for “Cowgirl Cookies” to make at home. As we’ve mentioned before, favours are one of our favourite elements from any kind of event. Great job Tori!
If you’re looking to host your own Birthday Celebration and need help with ideas, vendors and execution, give us a call or send us an email – we love to chat about any sort of celebration. Giddy Up!
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You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

This party wasn’t for Charlie Brown, but for a grown man named Jeff. I came across this blog post over the holiday season and knew that I wanted to include it in our Birthday Party series. Created and hosted by the team at Piggy Bank Parties this party captures the famous cartoon to a T (-shirt! complete with the zigzag)!


Mock Invitation displayed for privacy sake. Created for the party by Autumn Writings.

The birthday boy (or should I say man) loves the Peanuts comic strip and his b-day is 2 weeks before Christmas, so the host felt it appropriate to tie the two together for this celebration. I’ve got to say, she did a fantastic job with the tablescape!

Combining the original Peanuts with “Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown”

When planning and hosting a party based on a theme it’s best to try to incorporate as many elements of the theme as you can into your celebration. Food served at this party was inspired by the characters and by the food that Snoopy serves in “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving”. Adding these kind of touches help bring the theme to life.

Chicken Wings was the food of choice for the guest of honor.
Woodstock was the mascot for this buffet complete with choice of dips!

DYI decor elements helped execute the theme as well as keep the budget fairly low. Comic strips were used to make garland for the room and the Christmas tree. Other ways to include a theme into your party is to pick a colour scheme and run it throughout the entire party – invite, decor, tablescape & favours.

One of my favourite things to create for a party are the favours. This is the thing that will bring the experience home with them, so you want it to match the ‘feeling’ of the celebration. I love the favours from this party – Snoopy fruit snacks (in the tree) and Peppermint Patties (in the doghouse).

Perhaps this party inspired you to think of a few birthday party themes. Remember, you’re never too ‘old’ to have a fabulous party filled with bright colours & cartoons!
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