One of the more playful themes that is trending in parties and decor right now is donuts. Donuts are colorful, fun, and (of course) delicious! This theme can be used for all ages; baby showers, children’s parties, weddings, and more.
Let the donut puns begin, cause donuts are a ‘hole’ lotta fun.
Donut walls and bars are popular right now, especially at weddings. This monochrome donut display from Inspired By This is an elegant take on the trend. They can be incorporated into wedding cakes and other dessert tables too.
The use of pastel colors and floral accents gives donuts a more “grown-up”, bohemian feel, but it’s easy to add sophistication to even children’s parties.
For a birthday party I would LOVE to attempt this giant donut cake from The Cake Blog. How cute is that?!
As always, I’d love to see your party pics and donut themes. Please connect with me on social media and share with me!
Love + sprinkles,
After looking at the cost of big craft hoops, I decided to make dreamcatchers using hula hoops from the dollar store for the Dream Big party. My local dollar stores only carry hula hoops during the spring but they are great for crafting so I always pick up several.
All you need to create these are:
- hula hoops (various sizes)
- beads (ones with larger holes work best, but you can use regular thread to attach beads and feathers)
This video gives concise instructions on how to weave the inside of the dreamcatcher. I didn’t bother wrapping the yarn around the hoop because I wanted the colorful hoop to show through. After you weave the inside, simply attach feathers and beads to finish the look. Voila! Now you have large dreamcatchers without spending a fortune!
For the Dream Big party I crafted lots of musical toys and dancing ribbons for the little ones to take home, but I wanted a gift to give our adult guests too. I wanted to make something meaningful that fit with the theme. I’ve been seeing communities participating in finding and hiding painted rocks around town and I have always loved the idea.
Of course, this was another one of my dollar store DIY projects. I found smooth rocks in the floral section and painted them with white spray paint.
After the rocks were painted I wrote inspirational dream-related sayings and doodled on them before sealing them with Mod Podge sealer. I absolutely loved making these and they turned out beautifully.
For my son’s first birthday I wanted a unique theme that I could really great creative with. Because he is a Gemini, I started thinking about air, movement, and all things “flowy”.
Clouds, dreams, and feathers came to mind and I settled on the theme “Dream Big, Little Man”. See how I made the dreamcatchers here and the blessing stones here. I’d love to see your take on this theme. Please share your photos with me 🙂
Hand-painted feather cookies
Music makers, dancing ribbons, and bubbles for play
A shady play area by the pool
Blessing stones for party favors
Low table surrounded by pillows made it easy for parents and little ones to eat
Gold-dipped shortbread, chocolate sugar cookies, and cupcakes
Helium filled balloon clusters to resemble “clouds”
Dreamcatcher smash cake
A delicious assortment of foods that both the parents and kids loved!
Charcuterie with dried fruits and dark chocolate
Charcuterie and cheese board
Hand-painted party favors
Thank you to our guests
Music makers, dancing ribbons, and bubbles for play
Crafted toys for the kids to play with
Delicious feather-shaped cookies
More crafty play things
Inside the play area
Strawberry and goat cheese salad with roasted peas
The theme was traditional horsemen from Mexico, the crowd was lively, and the celebration was charming.
The massive undertaking that is my living room makeover is nearly complete! One of my final creations were the shabby chic beach lamps I finished last night. If you are looking an inexpensive way to make some nautical inspired lamps, take a look at this project.
Shabby Chic Beach Lamp
Easy DIY project for nautical, beach, or coastal themed decor
I wanted a set of lamps that weren’t too “matchy, matchy” or literal to complete my shabby chic beach decor, but everything I found that I liked was upwards of $150 per lamp. Um, I don’t know about you, but that isn’t where I want to throw some of my hard-earned dollars at. So I bought a cheap set of lamps; together they were $35. The best lamps to use are ones with simple shaped bases.
I used 1/4″ twisted manila rope to cover my lamps. I needed 100′ of rope to get two solid pieces long enough to cover each lamp. Starting at the base, use crazy glue to lock in the first piece.
Continue wrapping the rope by running a bead of hot glue around the lamp in sections and placing the rope tightly in line with the preceding layer. Be warned that you’ll be replacing the glue sticks often if you use a mini glue gun, as I did.
Finish off the top by cutting the rope at an angle and making sure the final wrap ends on the back side of the lamp. There you have it, a quick inexpensive way to create unique looking lamps for your nautical, beach, or coastal inspired decor.
I hope you enjoy! Please let me know what you think.
Light, love + laughter,
I am absolutely in love with the “Desert Rose” theme that I’m seeing in party decor, interiors, edibles, and more. Cacti have been extremely popular in weddings lately too. The cool greens of succulents and the darker, almost emerald, cactus greens make a beautiful contrast with dusty rose and blush.
Using crisp and clean design elements and metallic accents makes this a perfect theme for a bridal or baby shower. I would LOVE to host an eclectic desert rose dinner party for a more simple production, but I have seen some amazing weddings pulling from this trend.
These cactus cupcakes from Leslie Vigil at Tasteful Cakes are adorable! The metallic drip icing on the cactus cake below adds more elegance suitable for a wedding (see more at brides.com)