DIY Giddy Up Garland

By Lyndsay of Coco Cake Land

Were you a horse and pony pretty in pink type of gal growing up? I was more of a tomboy in a t-shirt and brown corduroy, although I did have a My Little Pony phase. Channel your mane-brushing past with this simple and super cute horse ribbon party garland using cupcake liners and typography stickers – perfect for a pony themed birthday or to imply to that special someone that “you’re number one!”. Keep reading for more details on making this cute garland…

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Seasonal Soirees: Farm Dinner

By Melissa of Lulu the Baker

With golden leaves and cool mornings popping up with regularity, I don’t think we can deny it any longer: our beloved Summer is coming to an end! Luckily, the end of Summer also means bumper crops of fresh produce from the garden and orchard, and beautiful evenings with pleasant temperatures and lingering twilight. This little bridge between Summer and Fall is the perfect time to host a farm-fresh backyard soiree. Pick a pretty invitation, decorate with classic globe lights and baskets of produce, and set up long tables in the yard for friends to enjoy a fresh, simple meal together to celebrate the end of another beautiful season…

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Sunny Party

By Mariam, CEO and founder of Minted

I recently threw a 6th birthday party for my daughter, Sabine, up in Calistoga, about an hour and a half north of San Francisco.  Sabine is crazy about ponies, and I thought it would be fun to have a combination pony and petting zoo party.  I asked the wildly talented Carrie O’Neal, a member of Minted’s design community, to come up with an invitation and matching party décor items.  I loved her bold red design – playful, fun, colorful, and great for guys or gals.

As inspiration, I thought of a party in a meadow, sort of what I vaguely remember the 1970s were like… sunny, relaxed, and people in fields with flowers in their hair, like the Syracuse, New York summer camp I was at in 1976 or like the famous Coca-Cola TV ad (“I’d like to teach the world to sing…”).

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A Summer Wedding Shower

By Kelli Hall, a Minted Community Designer

I recently hosted a summer wedding shower for a close friend. The event drew inspiration from the bride’s love of soft blush tones, her romantic style and the smallest hint of edgy black for good measure. And, since she’s a writer, I couldn’t resist throwing in some typographic touches. Check it out for all the details, along with a simple guide for creating your own.

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Fairy Twig Wand Party Favors

By Lindsey of Unforgettable Impressions

I have always been a huge fan of the imagination. As a child I often times would be found chatting away to my imaginary friend while playing dolls and having tea parties. There is something just so special about children and their imaginations. Now that I am a mom I so want to encourage my children to use their special imaginations on a daily basis and to live in their own sweet little worlds.

I love to make fun projects that I can create and share with my kids and these adorable Fairy Twig Wands are certainly one of those sweet projects. You can have your children help you collect the twigs for this project and pick out the ribbon too! Your little princess will love helping make such a special toy that she then can use again and again for all of her royal gatherings!
They also make wonderful little party favors and decorations for any little fairy party and look adorable set out on a table in a vase. You can make them in any color combination to match your event or decor…
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Birth Announcement Inspired Baby Gifts

boho inspired announcement and gift

Summer seems to be the baby-gifting season (for me at least). I have several friends who are having babies, and accordingly, I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect present for new moms and little ones. I’ve pulled together some of my favorite finds–all inspired by beautiful birth announcements. From bold to boho, I’ve found gifts to suit every mom’s unique style…

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baby shower message board

By Melanie Blodgett of You Are My Fav

Last weekend I co-hosted a baby shower where over 60 people came! While I knew an organized activity was out of the question (not that I’m a fan of traditional baby shower games anyway), I wanted to create a way where guests could feel like they were participating in some small way and the mama-to-be could remember who attended. So I created this well wish board and placed it by the entrance. Here’s the easy tutorial.

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Al Fresco Dining with Globe Lights

 

With warm weather here to stay, we are finding ourselves coming up with any excuse to dine al fresco with our friends. The perfect addition to any space? A string or three of globe lights to illuminate your space as you reach for that second glass of wine at sunset. I found some of my favorite outdoor dining spaces that show off this beautifully practical accessory, just in time for these warm spring nights.

This outdoor party is made so pretty with the twinkling of the globe lights above by Nicole Polk Photography via Style Me Pretty.

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Circus badges

By Jeran McConnel, Oleander and Palm and a Minted Party Ambassador

A circus themed party is a classic right?  It’s great for boys or girls, there’s animals and it offers a great bright color palette.  I made these “Greatest Kid on Earth” badges for 3 special birthday kiddos to wear to their circus themed party this weekend.

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