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Ice Cream Social

If y’all checked out our recent ice cream social inspiration board, you know how much we love incorporating this theme into our end of summer soirees, birthday parties, and school gatherings! I mean what’s not to love? A fun party theme with a beautiful pastel color palette and a bar filled with all your favorite toppings to dress up your ice cream sundae! No guest can complain about that!

Now this is one inspiration board we just HAD to bring to life! And that we did! With a bright color palette of pink, yellow, mint and lavender, we threw the cutest ice cream social complete with a DIY topping and sundae bar!  Check out the original inspo board here and see how we brought it all to life below! Keep Reading!

Ice Cream Social Inspiration Board

Are you screaming or ice cream?! We sure are! In our house, we find all the excuses we can to host an ice cream social. And this Labor Day weekend is no exception.

Whether you are celebrating the start of the school year, a birthday, a baby shower, or start of summer, an ice cream social is always the perfect party theme to incorporate into your soiree! It’s fun, festive, and oh so tasty! 

To help with your next celebration, we’ve put together an inspiration board with everything you need (including our new favorite menu from our shop!) to throw your own ice cream social at home!  Enjoy!  

Check out how we brought this inspiration board together HERE!

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Photography by Luisa’s Secret

End of Summer Soiree! Let’s Flamingle!

As seen in IBB at Home Summer 2017

Summer is winding down, so it’s time to throw your final end-of-summer shin dig with the perfect themed dinner party! The rooftop or patio is calling for a stylish celebration, but no matter where you choose to host your party, you’ll be able to create the perfect summer setting with this year’s hottest trends! I’m in love with the flamingos, palm leaves and pineapples that are popular this season, and coupling them with a bold and chic color palette of hot pink, bright green and gold just screams summer. We’ve put together some tips and tricks to pull off this summer’s hottest party theme that will make a lasting impression on your guests!

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Summer Party Trends: Cactus Decor

Move over, flamingos and pineapples! There is a new player in town! Cactus and succulents are the new rage this summer and they are all over the party scene. And thanks to my friend Shelby with BerryPom and James, DFW’s newest online party goods and gift shop, your next cactus-centric celebration is at your fingertips too!I’m loving the cactus theme because it’s fun and summery, plus it brings in a natural feel to your party that is refreshing, light and airy. It’s also a great way to put a spin on a traditional fiesta so you can mix up the party style but still get to indulge in some tasty chips and guac!

BerryPom and James has a passion for party planning and has filled her shop with gifts and decor for all the cutest party trends, but her cactus decor is on point! From the plates and cups, to the balloons, to the candles, I can’t get over her adorable ode to the prickly plant!

To further help your party go off without a hitch, we’ve put together the perfect inspiration board to help guide you as you plan your next fiesta gathering!

You can also play with the color scheme a bit too! I personally love the bold greens and blues with pops of gold as shown in our inspo board, but you could also highlight the lighter greens and use more of a pastel palette and bring in light pinks (especially for a girl’s party)! Keep Reading!

End-of-Summer Soirée

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Flowers: The T Shop || Garland: Martha Stewart  || Honeycombs: Amazon   || Wooden Crates:   Distressed White Wash Boxes || Burlap Table Runner: Amazon  || Mason Jars: Ball Canning Jars  || Paper Straws:  Amazon || Paper Plates: Amazon   ||  Napkins: Amazon  ||

Menu and Recipes:

Snacks: Cheese Platter || Caprese Bites || Garlic Hummus || Chicken Salad Sliders || Buffalo Chicken Sliders || Potato Salad ||

Sweets: Cream Cheese Cookie Fruit Cups || Strawberry Lemonade Cheesecake || S’mores Cookies

Sips: Strawberry Basil Infused Vodka and Jalapeno Cocktail

There is nothing better than a summer party with good food, good friends, and an outdoor patio to enjoy a wonderful cocktail. Because of the Texas heat in July and August, my roommates and I decided to wait until it cooled down a bit  to host an end-of-summer soirée and take advantage of the outdoors a little more.

We went for a classy, casual, summery theme with lots of bright and vivacious colors. Between the flowers, the table runner, paperware and pom pom banners, we were able to incorporate different shades of pinks, purples, yellows and greens. Our amazing flower arrangements came from the T Shop and completely tied all of our decor and colors together perfectly! The shop worked with us in advance to make sure that the flowers and vases coordinated with the purple gingham styled table runner and burlap overlay. It is all about the details, my friends!  Keep Reading!