- Front Entrance & Foyer
- Party Area
- Bar & Food Service
- Cute Hors d'oeuvre & Drink Ideas
- Autumn & Fall
- Country Western
- Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
- Hawaiian Luau
- Lodge & Camping
- Nautical, Beach & Sea
- Party Planning
- Pink Flamingo
- St. Patrick's Day
- Football & Tailgating
- Winter & Christmas
Posted by Rae Lynn on 3/6/2018 to Lodge & Camping
Whether you are planning a birthday, reception, baby shower or celebration of the seasons, you can't go wrong with the great outdoors as your guide. Highlight camping, fishing, hunting, skiing, or lumberjack, along with seasonal flowers in spring, leaves in fall, snow in winter, and wildlife in summer or combine them all for your own mountain lodge theme experience.
We've put together some of our favorite suggestions for decorating your party scene in mountain-altitude fashion, including some cute food ideas and a S'mores martini recipe.
Here's an overview:
Posted by Rae Lynn on 11/19/2017 to Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
All you need are a few push pins, a tape measure and a fishing net to have a ready-to-decorate, super-easy, no-mess symbol of Jesus and his great catch miracle.
- Step 1 - Pin the points
- Step 2 - Plan the lights
- Step 3 - Hang the net
- Step 4 - Decorate your tree
- Step 5 - Accessorize
And, that’s all it takes to have your own fisherman’s net coastal Christmas tree, simply a matter of putting the pins in the right place.
Posted by Rae Lynn on 10/11/2017 to Halloween
Let death be your guide for a Halloween event inspired by the Dia de los Muertos Mexican holiday. This colorful commemoration of honored spirits, aka the Day of the Dead, is a whimsical celebration for the new life of the dead, every year from October 31st through November 2nd.
In contrast to the evil spirits of Halloween, the Day of the Dead is a time to honor and welcome the visiting souls of loved ones, ancestors, folk heroes and even pets. We've compiled some ideas to combine the joyous nature and macabre imagery of this festive occasion for a party setting welcoming of all Halloween beliefs.
Posted by Rae Lynn on 3/6/2017 to Supernatural
Explore more past, present and future unexplained mysteries of the universe and create an out-of-this-world supernatural themed party,
For inspiration, we’ve compiled a few of our favorite decorating ideas for these religion and pseudoscience paranormal party themes:
- Greek Gods & Goddesses
- 7 Deadly Sins
- Voodoo On The Bayou
- Bible Characters
- Come As You Were (Reincarnation)
- Priests & Nuns/Catholic School
- Superstitions, Omens & Luck
- Fortune Telling/Psychic/Clairvoyance
Posted by Rae Lynn on 10/12/2016 to Halloween
For inspiration, we’ve compiled a list of paranormal party themes for unearthly creatures, spirits and sorcery, along with a few decorating ideas to get you started.
Posted by Rae Lynn on 7/6/2016 to Birthday
1. playfully quaint or fanciful, especially in an appealing and amusing way.2. tending toward odd, erratic or unpredictable behavior; acting on a sudden wish or desire.
With this definition in mind, we've used a variety of shapes, colors, patterns and fun motifs.
Posted by Rae Lynn on 12/24/2015 to Winter & Christmas
Serve a cocktail and hors d’oeuvre from each region to ring in the New Year for that time zone. The possibilities are endless, but here are appetizer and drink suggestions for each zone to get you started.
To coordinate your party with midnight in each time zone, we've put together a table to see who is ringing in the New Year for each hour of your party.
Posted by Rae Lynn on 11/30/2015 to Winter & Christmas
Stand-out from the ho-hum by centering your holiday decor around a distinctive and cohesive theme. Your theme may evolve as you plan, but choosing a specific direction will add purpose and enhance details for a more memorable experience.
Posted by Rae Lynn on 2/3/2015 to Nautical, Beach & Sea
An underwater ocean theme offers endless options for decorating, food and drinks. Here are some of my favorite decorating ideas:
Posted by Rae Lynn on 1/7/2015 to Winter & Christmas
We've put together 5 winter party theme ideas for 2015 to get your creative juices flowing. But, here is list of dates for quick reference when planning your wintertime events:
- College Football Championship, Monday, January 12th
- Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 19th
- Super Bowl, Sunday, February 1st
- Groundhog Day/Candlemas, Monday, February 2nd
- Valentine's Day, Saturday, February 14th
- President's Day, Monday, February 16th
- Mardi Gras, Tuesday, February 17th
- St. Patrick's Day, Tuesday, March 17th
- March Equinox, Friday, March 20th
Posted by Rae Lynn on 12/8/2014 to Autumn & Fall
Whether you're planning a gathering for a college bowl game, NFL playoff or the super bowl these football themed party ideas are a winning combination.
Assemble the ranks of fellow football fans bedecked in spirited attire to talk smack and root for the home team, then raise the bar by with fondue and tapas-style selections. Everyone will be focused on the game, but win or lose, a great-tasting menu brings comfort to the soul.
Posted by Rae Lynn on 11/26/2014 to Autumn & Fall
So, I've put together some of my favorite fall food and autumn appetizers for your Thanksgiving holiday, including:
- "Pumpkin" Cheeseballs
- Veggie Turkey
- Sparkling Cranberry Brie Bites
- Fruit Skewer Turkey
- Acorn Candy
- Turkey Spinach-Artichoke Dip in a Gourd
- Gourmet Popcorn Stuffed "Turkey"
Posted by Rae Lynn on 11/18/2014 to Autumn & Fall
Concept: Country Hoedown
Reference: Think...farmer’s market meets backyard fall festival
Party Title: Country Harvest Hoedown
- Music & Dancing
Posted by Rae Lynn on 11/4/2014 to Pirate
Whether for a birthday or in honor of International Talk-Like-A-Pirate Day, take a gander at some suggestions for decking out your party area in elevated pirate fashion. I've also included rum recipes and links to pirate themed appetizers that will delight even the most hardened crew.
Here's an overview:
- Pirate party decorating ideas
- Front entrance & foyer
- Party area
- Dinner & serving tables
- Bar & back porch
- Guest bathroom
- Pirate-themed wearables
- Cute pirate party food ideas
- Rum drinks for a pirate party
Posted by Rae Lynn on 10/21/2014 to Halloween
Naturally, I like to squeeze as much mischievous madness as tastefully possible out of my big Halloween fling. If you are anything like me, you know that the best parties are the most memorable parties, and the most memorable parties incorporate unique themes that elevate the occasion above the average level of fun.
I've listed five easy adult Halloween party ideas, around which you can organize everything else to add just the right Halloween twist.