A Birthdayween Party

The endlessly creative Erin of Bird & Banner planned a fabulous birthdayween party for her daughter Elsa last year that I couldn’t resist sharing with you. They celebrated with pumpkin cupcakes, music, dancing and Halloween costumes. Favors were super balls wrapped like ghosts and guests were asked to sign chalkboard ghosts. I love this kind of party! Great fun, festive decorations, playful favors and really cute costumes. Does it get any better?

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{Photos from Bird & Banner.}

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A Chic Halloween Wedding

Good morning, friends! I’m back from the mountains and ready to start the week off with a fabulous real wedding feature from Blue Moon Events. If you’re anything like me, thoughts of a Halloween wedding immediately conjure up images of a dark, goth-inspired event but today’s wedding could not be farther from that vision. It’s glamorous and chic with a silver, deep blue and goldenrod yellow color palette that is unexpected for Halloween and yet perfect for this stunning fall celebration. A kid’s table loaded with tricks and treats is the star of the show with glorious calligraphy details and lots of good things to eat. If you think a Halloween wedding is only about goblins and ghouls, take inspiration from this beautiful celebration.

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chic-halloween-weddingA huge thank you to the lovely Calder and Caitlin of Blue Moon Events for sharing this incredible wedding!

{Event design/coordination by Blue Moon Events. Photos by Heather Forsythe.}

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Friday Link Love

Happy Friday! I’ve spent the better part of the week in the Adirondacks blissfully hidden away with my bestest friends sans internet connection. Think lots of board games, long hikes, baking cookies, curling up in front of the fire with a good book and just unplugging completely. Because I haven’t been online much this week, I have just a few links to share with you for your weekend. I’ll be back and in full swing Monday and look forward to catching up with everyone then. I’ve got a ton of incredible Halloween inspiration to share next week – a Halloween real wedding, Halloween printables, a Halloween dessert buffet and more. In the meantime, happy weekend!

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Completely ingenious (and super budget-friendly) DIY gift wrap.

A sample sale for a great cause.

A little inspiration in yellow and blue.

This color palette reminds me of the paint colors we’ve used in our house.

I love a bride who doesn’t wear white.

Love this idea: from flowers to fashion.

Pretty (and easy) fall decorating ideas.

If I had a kid, I’d dress them up like this for Halloween.

The perfect fall bridesmaid dress. (In gorgeous fall colors.)

{Photo by knitalatte11 via Poppytalk.}

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A Pretty Backyard Bridal Shower

There is something about a beautiful bridal shower that never gets old for me. Brianne Walker of  Sean Walker Photography sent over this lovely bridal shower she recently planned for her good friend Dana and it completely fits the bill of just the sort of pretty I dream of all day long. Brianne wanted to keep the look soft and romantic with a few vintage-inspired details and incorporated white washed chairs, a long burlap table runner, tons of candles and twinkle lights. I love the casual elegance of this wonderful backyard celebration, filled with sweet little details that make it a day to remember for the guest of honor. Thanks so much for sharing, Brianne!

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{Photos by Sean Walker Photography.}

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Al Fresco Dining Inspiration

From the latest issue of Lonny, I am loving this pretty outdoor table design. With glossy yellow folding chairs and a ton of great color and texture along the table, this would be perfect for a rehearsal dinner, dinner party or even an intimate wedding reception. Isn’t this so pretty? Of course, the amazing view doesn’t hurt.

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{Photo from Lonny.}

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