Pineapple in Paradise

I’m so excited to post this styled shoot I did for Oriental Trading. I love Oriental Trading and have been using their products for years now. Their prices and selection honestly can’t be beat. So I wanted to put together a post to show how I used only $75 worth of party supplies to put together this fun party!
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These paper fans come in a lot of different colors and each pack comes with more than enough fans in various sizes. All I did was tape them with packing tape to a large foam board. This would make a great backdrop for any tropical party and would be fun to take photos on. The pineapple is a real pineapple that I spray painted gold.

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THE BEST Pina Colada Recipe (no, seriously though!)
2 oz. Coconut Cream

2 oz. Pineapple Squash or Concentrate

1 oz Milk

2 oz. dark Rum

1 cup Ice

Blend until smooth

Makes 1 serving


Here’s the story behind my Pina Colada recipe. A few years ago, my hubby and I were lucky enough to stay on a private island in Belize. It was stunning to say the least. When you arrived on the boat, you were greeted by staff members with Pina Coladas. They were amazing and we had more of them on that trip than I should admit. They were so good that after we left, I emailed the staff for their recipe because they were THAT good and much to my surprise, they actually sent it to me!
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“This review is based strictly on my opinion. I was provided the sample free of charge by the company to provide my honest review. No other type of compensation was received. All ideas and opinions are my own.”

 

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Butterfly Baby Shower

This was a baby shower for a friend of mine. She wanted a lavender butterfly theme. It was small and there wasn’t a ton of room so I didn’t want to bring the whole backdrop set up like I often do. I set it up in front of the pretty window and used 3 balloons for the backdrop instead. Keeping with the theme, balloons fly just like butterflies do. It was very pretty in person but not so great for pictures. I bought fresh flowers too because butterflies love flowers. The printout in the frame matched the invitations and had the new baby’s name on it. And I cut out little purple butterflies that I stuck randomly to things on the table to tie together the theme. I wanted a really clean look so I did a runner instead of a banner. 

  
    
 
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Cotton Candy Party

I planned this party a few weeks back. It was a Glam 16 Cotton Candy themed party. It was such a cute theme but I was very worried about it looking too gender reveal or baby shower-like with all that pink and blue. I tried to make sure the colors were not too pastel and I added gold to make it more mature. I made faux cotton candy out of spray painted cotton batting. I had less than 2 weeks to put this party together and she really didn’t want to spend a lot.  She had 30 guests. I never got a final pic with the cake but that’s what the giant gap on the table is for.   

    
    
 

Andre worked all weekend so we didn’t really get to do anything fun and I have no cute looks to share! But next weekend we will have more time. I hope everyone has a great week!!

Frozen Frenzy!

Frozen Birthday Party Inspiration! These are some of the many Frozen parties we’ve done over the last year or so. Most of these photos are from my Party Boutique but we’ve also done them at houses too!  This has been one of my favorite themes to design. We try to do it a little different every time. I’m going to let the photos speak for themselves but if you have any questions please let me know in the comments below!  
    
    
    
    
   

I’ve been a little all over the place lately so later today I’m going to put a blog schedule in the sidebar so you know what topics to expect on each day from me every week. 

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Guns or Glitter?

This was a very simple party we were planning for a friend for her gender reveal. The whole thing was less than $50! They’re a southern couple and the theme was too perfect.

  
    
Chalkboard: Homegoods / Toy Guns: Dollar Tree spray painted blue /  Glitter Stones: Party City / Paperware: Dollar Tree /  Wooden Utensils and Paper Straws: justartifacts.net / Twine and Mason Jars: Michaels. Banner and Box Graphics cut on my Cricut Explore

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