"All American" Backyard Picnic-Style Shoot

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I have more summer party inspiration to share with you!  This backyard picnic shoot from Tiny Water Photography is loaded with amazing ideas that you can incorporate for 4th of July weekend or all summer long.  Vintage suitcases, cute paper details, and a fabulous cookies & cream dessert table make this design special. Some of my favorite ideas […]

A "Love"ly Picnic {Guest Feature}

LOVE bridal shoot

What a view!  Can you imagine having a lovely engagement picnic or anniversary picnic here?  Jacin of Lovely Little Details designed this Valentine’s shoot for Brenda’s Wedding Blog, but I think the ideas here can be re-created for any celebration of love. The quilt used as tablecloth, the adorable place mats, the paper doilies used in […]

Wedding Picnic From Spain

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I received a sweet email from Nina of Designs by Nina, the other day, who lives in Spain and recently got married.  She wanted to create a simple “American style” party with a sweets table inspired by Amy Atlas.  The idea developed into a lovely wedding picnic and was captured beautifully by her photographer husband, Javier Tomas.  […]

Classic "Tom Sawyer" Inspired Birthday

Tom Sawyer themed party

If you have a young boy who loves the outdoors, and classic adventures, this is the party for you.  Inspired by the books about Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, Kate of Kate Landers Events, LLC came up with a design plan in which her client, Brandi Brown executed to perfection.  Of course Brandi is already a wedding planner so […]

Happy Birthday With A Cherry On Top!

The cute factor in this party is off the charts!  Loaded with Cherry details, Stephanie at Stephmodo created this “half” birthday for her daughter, and the execusion is amazing.  Check out all the different ways she incorporated “cherries.”

Fantasy Picnic Setting

Isn’t this picnic setting magical?  This would be so special for an anniversary or milestone birthday.  Or, just take the inspiration and set up a glamorous back yard picnic with friends!  Craft the vintage-style fans with old newspaper and ribbon to mimic “walls” in the outdoor space.  Use astro turf as a “rug” or “table cloth,” and gather some […]

Boxed Lunch Ideas

boxed lunch

Now that we are in the midst of Spring, and Summer is just around the corner, we’re going to start taking parties outdoors.  A great way to add extra pizzazz to outdoor entertaining is to provide a boxed lunch(not only for outdoors I might add).  There are so many ways to present it, from mini wicker baskets, gable […]