15
Jul

Your summer party should be light, bright, and carefree, like the season itself. Mix and match fun colors for your decor, and keep the menu simple and refreshing.

summer party inspiration

Featured Tiny Prints invitation: Sunray Celebration

Images: Paper LanternsSlushie TubesMelon BitesFruit PunchCenterpieceVeggie Dip Cups

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14
Jul

The talented DIY enthusiast, Natalie from Natalie Creates, shares how she perfectly styles her home to host a fun-filled summer themed baby shower for a dear friend.

baby shower paper lantern backdrop

baby shower gift tags from tiny prints

Hello, my name is Natalie of Natalie Creates and I am so excited to share with you today a baby shower I put together for my dear friend, Vanessa, and her little one on the way. She’s not your traditional mama! She’s an artist with an affinity for vintage and bold colors. From her invitations to the table cloth, I wanted to reflect her unique and quirky tastes. I paired vintage, delicate pieces with bright colors.

baby shower garland

Butterfly Ornaments

If you follow along on my blog, you know that I love adding handmade pieces to any event! There is definitely a handmade element to this shower. I made the banners and bunting from scraps of bright, fun fabrics. I put together bouquets of flowers picked from our farm and placed them in mason jars with fabric ribbon. I hand-painted canvases with basic shapes to add more interest and modern twist.

baby shower sweets table

baby shower ice cream toppers

For the cupcakes, I made fun cupcake toppers with Tiny prints’ colorful confetti gift tag stickers, card stock and yellow plastic sticks. With a bit of hot glue, these came together perfectly and added just the right amount of color. I love that the gift tag stickers can be customized & used for packaging, labels, toppers and more.

baby shower ice cream toppings

baby shower invite and flowers

baby shower napkins from tiny prints

Vanessa has also been craving ice cream. We put together a fun ice cream bar with plenty of toppings for guests to choose from! I made little labels for the ice cream and we added the cartons to a bucket with ice. It was a huge hit!

This was such a fun event to put together! I hope you gathered some ideas to include in your next shower!

Resources:
Invitation: Tiny Prints Joyful Herringbone
Napkins: Tiny Prints Delightful Droplets
Cupcake toppers: Tiny Prints Colorful Confetti Gift Tag Stickers
Pillow: Tiny Prints Vibrant Diamond pillow
Tissue Flower Wall Decals: Sweet Lulu
Butterfly Mobile by arch+craft
Banners and Bunting: Handmade by Natalie Creates
Hand-painted canvases by Natalie Creates

Shop: Baby Shower Invitation | Gift tags | Napkins

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11
Jul

July is National Ice Cream month and the perfect time to throw a cool ice cream birthday party. Once again we have the Happy Wish Company sharing their fantastic ice cream party inspired by our Favorite Parlor birthday party invitations. We’re screaming with delight!

summer birthday party

I scream, you scream, we all scream for this delightful ice cream party! With summertime just around the corner, an ice cream themed party is absolutely perfect for a simple birthday or a “just because it’s hot outside” celebration!

summer birthday party

The adorable Tiny Prints “Favorite Parlor” ice cream cone invitation that comes in both boy and girl versions served as the inspiration for the party’s color scheme of orange, lime green and chocolate brown for boy and pink, lime green and yellow for girl.

summer birthday party

The kid’s table is where the ice cream social creations are born! Fun-striped paper cups are filled to the brim with all kinds of toppings, from sprinkles to marshmallows to crumbled Oreo cookies. Let the kids choose their favorite ice cream flavor and then they can have a blast adding syrups, toppings, whipped cream and – of course – a cherry!

summer birthday party

summer birthday party

summer birthday party

Another great option for those who prefer to lick their ice cream are chocolate-dipped and sprinkled cones that they can top with their favorite scoop flavor.

summer birthday party

We kept the sweets coming with a simple & scrumptious dessert table. We filled glass candy jars with ice cream cone-shaped candies, lime green gumballs and vanilla-flavored taffy. Ice cream-shaped sugar cookies frosted with multi-colored scoops and cupcakes with brightly colored paper wrappers pop against a fabric table runner.

summer birthday party

summer birthday party

summer birthday party

To continue the theme, send party guest’s home with an ice-cream cone shaped container of scented bubbles (like vanilla, chocolate and strawberry) for some outdoor fun.

summer birthday party

Kids are sure to have an “ice-screaming” time at this simple soiree! We hope this party has provided some inspiration and ideas for your own sweet, summertime celebrations!

summer birthday party

summer birthday party

Happy wishes!

summer birthday party

RESOURCES:
Featured Tiny Prints Invitation: Favorite Parlor
Party Styling: Alicia Johnson for Happy Wish Company
Party Supplies & Décor: Happy Wish Company
Photography by Tammy Hughes Photography

SEE MORE HAPPY WISH COMPANY PARTIES ON THE TINY PRINTS BLOG:
Have a Whale of a Good Time Birthday Party Ideas
Strawberry Birthday Party Picnic Ideas
Floral Fox Spring Party Invitations

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