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Mountain Lodge | Camping | Lumberjack Theme Party Ideas

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:
  • Front Entrance & Foyer
  • Party Area
  • Bar & Food Service
  • Cute Hors d'oeuvre & Drink Ideas

DIY Fisherman's Net Coastal Christmas Tree

Posted by Rae Lynn on 11/19/2017 to Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
Combine the spirits of the season and seas for a fisherman’s net coastal Christmas tree for the holidays. 

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.

Day of the Dead Theme Party Ideas

Posted by Rae Lynn on 10/11/2017 to Halloween
La Catrina
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.

SUPERNATURAL Theme Party Ideas: Religion and Pseudoscience

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:
  • Religion
    • Greek Gods & Goddesses
    • 7 Deadly Sins
    • Voodoo On The Bayou
    • Bible Characters
    • Come As You Were (Reincarnation)
    • Priests & Nuns/Catholic School
    • Superstitions, Omens & Luck
  • Pseudoscience
    • Astrology/Horoscope/Zodiac
    • Fortune Telling/Psychic/Clairvoyance

SUPERNATURAL Theme Party Ideas: Creatures, Spirits & Sorcery

Posted by Rae Lynn on 10/12/2016 to Halloween
Tap into the past, present and future unexplained mysteries of the universe and enter the world of the supernatural, if you dare. 

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.

Adults Can Have Fun Too! Whimsical Birthday Party

Posted by Rae Lynn on 7/6/2016 to Birthday
Create a delightful birthday party for adults by combining whimsical elements of childhood memories with lots of color. Whether you are planning dinner, cocktails and/or dessert, this birthday theme is a hit for anyone that was once a kid.
whim·si·cal - (wim'zi-kul), adjective 

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.

Celebrate New Years In Each Time Zone

Posted by Rae Lynn on 12/24/2015 to Winter & Christmas
Quadruple the thrill and anticipation of this momentous annual occasion by toasting our fellow American and world citizens as the New Year arrives in each time zone. And, what better way than with food and drink? 

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.

Decorating Themes For Christmas

Posted by Rae Lynn on 11/30/2015 to Winter & Christmas
The infinite selection of winter holiday and Christmas decorations available today make it worthwhile to choose a direction in tone and style. 

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. 

29 Under the Sea Theme Party Decorating Ideas

Posted by Rae Lynn on 2/3/2015 to Nautical, Beach & Sea
Combine the intrigue of the ocean depths with whimsical sea creatures to establish a unique and fun setting for a house or cocktail party. 

An underwater ocean theme offers endless options for decorating, food and drinks. Here are some of my favorite decorating ideas:

5 Winter Party Theme Ideas

Posted by Rae Lynn on 1/7/2015 to Winter & Christmas
People love wintertime parties, because everyone is looking for something to do. And, with the holidays over and social calendars less crowded, it is much easier to create a nice, cozy event that is memorable.

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

Football Themed Party Ideas

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. 

Cute Fall Food & Autumn Appetizers

Posted by Rae Lynn on 11/26/2014 to Autumn & Fall
I’m a fan of enhancing party themes with cute hors d'oeuvres and artful appetizer arrangements. Not only do guests love them, but they go a long way in making your events engaging and memorable. 

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"

Fall Harvest Party Ideas | Country Hoedown

Posted by Rae Lynn on 11/18/2014 to Autumn & Fall
Theme: Country
Concept: Country Hoedown

Reference: Think...farmer’s market meets backyard fall festival 

Party Title: Country Harvest Hoedown

  • Highlights
  • Dress
  • Food
  • Motifs
  • Music & Dancing

Pirate Party Ideas For Adults: Decorating, Wearables, Food & Drinks

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

5 Easy Adult Halloween Party Ideas

Posted by Rae Lynn on 10/21/2014 to Halloween
Halloween is one of the most delightful holidays of year because it not only makes dressing up in outrageous or goofy costumes socially acceptable, but enthusiastically encouraged, even for grown folks. 

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.