The movie Frozen is all kids can sing these days, and we can't blame them! With catchy tunes and loveable characters, the Pixar film has kids and adults alike hooked. Somehow with the anticipation of summer beginning, we're still hoping for a little icy magic.
Welcome the sight of snowflakes back to your home with a frozen themed birthday party. Guests will be surprised and delighted to see this snowflake invitation appear in their mail this time of year. Playful wording of "Princess (insert birthday girl's name) invites your to her frozen summer party" will get guests even more excited. During the party, cool off with a party theme of blues, purples, and silvers to accent the ice occasion. We love the idea of leaving food on a designated table for kids, so that they may help themselves to treats like Olaf noses (carrots), melted snowmen (water), or reindeer antlers (pretzels) when they need a quick snack. Arts and crafts ideas are endless for kids. We particularly love these friendship bracelets or these princess snowflake wands. End the day with yummy frozen desserts, like these "ice blocks" made of blue jello. Just because it's warm outside, doesn't mean we can't build a snowman!
A popular new trend in the wedding industry is the use of DIY (do it yourself) materials in wedding decor. While the bride and groom may not have actually done it themselves, the fun additions to your wedding or bridal shower can give the event a more casual and homemade style.
Searching for bridal shower invitations can be daunting, but finding one to fit your theme is easy at FineStationery.com. Offering the best designs in wedding stationery, there is an invitation for every theme, season, and color scheme. Once you select your favorite invitation, you can begin planning your bridal shower decorations to match.
This craft paper theme was based off the feminine bridal shower invitations by Bonnie Marcus, available at FineStationery. The white ink on brown paper makes this invitation really pop! Craft paper is a very affordable decor that can be used in many different decoration ideas, from food prep to favors. Stop by your local butcher shop and see if they have extra yards of paper to spare, or you can visit your local craft supplies store and by it on a roll.
For table numbers and centerpieces, we were inspired by this
simple and feminine baby's breath arrangement on Etsy. Continue the
trend with easy-to-make drink stirrers with tiny craft paper flags. With
a white paint pen, scribe a cheerful saying like "I do!" or "Cheers!"
or a mix of different celebratory expressions. Guests will get a kick
out of your sweet candy bar station that is constructed from bowls or
baskets lined with brown paper bags - how easy! Use small scoopers and
allow guests to fill up their own brown paper bag with treats to take
home after the event.
To reduce costs on flower arrangements, go
with living plants. Mini succulents are very inexpensive bridal shower
favors and need little care. Wrapped with paper and tied with twine,
they are perfect for place settings and take home gifts! If you prefer a
traditional bridal shower favor, you can incorporate the craft paper
theme with custom stickers with elegant typography to match your
invitation. These square stickers are an easy way to tie in your favor
to the shower decor.
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Congrats, graduate! You've made it through your academic career, and although there may have been a few bumps in the road, you are well on your way to receiving your diploma. Hosting a graduation party is a great way to celebrate this huge milestone. Graduating from high school or college only happens once, so mark this milestone with family, friends, and a great party. Here is our idea for a great black and white graduation party to help plan your event:
Black and White Graduation Party
Start off your party planning with the perfect party invitations. There are great new designs for graduation invitations as well as graduation announcements on FineStationery. This new design from Inviting Company (Cabana Stripe Invitation via FineStationery) has a lot of great on-trend party elements that we are seeing in the party planning world. Gold metallic and black and white stripes are huge for 2014, and make a great graduation party theme for your graduate.
Keeping to a color scheme is easy once planned. So we kept everything simple with black and white stripe party decorations. These striped paper lanterns make great decorations for daytime entertaining, or can be used with white lights at night. (paper lantern balloons via ZGallerie) Party balloons are a must! Giant round latex balloons make a huge statement and make it easier to have fewer decorations, but bigger impact! Add lovely metallic gold tassel for extra flare. They also play off the idea of a graduation tassel, don't you agree? (Oversize balloons with tassels via LAINA)
Personalized napkins are a great added touch to any party. With many motifs, fonts, and ink colors, there are plenty of designs to match your party decor. (personalized napkins via FineStationery)
Bold black and white stripes on this tablecloth transform your backyard into a chic fete filled with life. Accent with a few mini vases of the graduate's favorite blooms for a more colorful tablescape. (tablecscape via Merriment Events)
Finally, let's talk food and drinks. Keep plenty of refreshments going, especially in warmer temperatures! Display a large water pitcher on a table for self serve, or pass out pre-filled lemon waters with fun black and white straws for guests to enjoy. These fresh glasses are accented with lemon slices and a fun black and white paper straw. The martini glasses make everyone feel a little bit more grown up! (lemon water via Modernly Wed)
This absolutely stunning floral and stripe cake really ties in all the elements of the party together, and we love how original it is. (stripe and floral cake via Hey There, Cupcake!) For more sweet treats, there black and gold graduation cupcakes are great to add to your dessert table. Prepare before hand with fondant numbers to represent the graduation class. (recipe via Celebrations.com)