Tuesday, June 29, 2010

More Than Stars & Stripes

As you begin prepping your 4th of July celebration think beyond stars and stripes.

Guests can cool down with Baskin-Robbins' seasonal treat America's Birthday Cake ice cream cake. It's my favorite indulgence next to Snickerdoodles. (I also have a soft spot for BR since it was my first job).

Party City is having an AMAZING sale on summer party items. You can get 24 plastic forks and knives for $0.99 or coordinating napkins like these polka dot napkins (also available in baby blue).

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Candy Coated Celebrations

Want to throw a super shindig for your sweetie? Celebrate a candy lover? Try some of these party inspirations to make your party a Wrightful celebration! 

You can definitely make your guests feel like they are walking into a candy store with this colorful wreath made out of balloons!

HowDoesShe.com has instructions for creating this crafty and affordable accessory. You can use it as a door accessory or a wall decoration.
Hang a colorful Pier 1 paper lantern with matching lanterns in various colors to transform an ordinary room into Willy Wonka's candy (or was it a chocolate) factory.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Celebrate Michael Jackson's Life

It is hard to believe that it has been a year since Michael Jackson's passing. If you have you want to pay homage to the King of Pop check out some of these party-starting ideas below.
Photo Credit: Vintage Blue

This was a signature part of Jackson's look and persona. Instead of wearing it, incorporate it into party decor. Use it in a centerpiece along with a fedora, sunglasses and black dancing shoes alongside a framed picture of Michael Jackson.

Shake up your party by hosting a Thriller dance contest. Play the music and see who can recreate the choreography from the legendary video best. Party goers can serve as judges.Whoever wins gets crowned as the "King (or Queen) of Party"! Use the same concept to see who's the best moonwalker!

Any tribute to the music icon would not be complete without playing some of his hits. His music spans decades and transcends generations. You should have no problem finding "Best of...", "#1s", and covers of his greatest hits. Here's some of my fave MJ songs:

  • "Man in the Mirror"
  • "Music & Me"
  • "Butterflies"
  • "P.Y.T."
  • "Will You Be There"
  • "Heaven Can Wait"
  • "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough"
  • (and of course) "Thriller"

What are your favorite MJ tunes? 

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Dear Recipe Girl...You ROCK For This!

I have many indulgences, but Snickerdoodle cookies are the bee's knees for me. So when I found a divine blogger by the name of Recipe Girl's recipe for Snickerdoodle CUPCAKES, I fainted!
Photo Credit: Recipe Girl

These looks absolutely delish! I think this will be a perfect desert for my granny's upcoming birthday celebration that I'll feature in the coming weeks. I'm a little scared since my last kitchen endeavor started off rocky. 

You can check out the recipe and more pics here and here.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Aloha to Summer Celebrations

Luaus are popular for summer partying. You can use this theme to celebrate birthdays, summer holidays, family reunions and much more! Additionally, you can find many decorations at party stores on sale! Check out some of my suggestions below for creating your own party paradise!

True Blood Watch Party

You might remember my post from last year on hosting a True Blood themed party. Well I hosted one for the June 13th premiere! The party easy to pull together since there were only eight guests.