Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Party In Style: 25 Stylish Birthday Party Ideas {Our Hometalk Curated Board}

Holy cow, this is fabulous! Remember in our last post I mentioned that exciting things were happening around Our Family Inspired Home? Well, I wasn't just talking about our (almost done) kitchen. I was contacted by Hometalk to curate an idea board for birthday parties! I love hosting parties. So, being asked to put together a board with birthday party ideas was very appealing. Perusing through ideas of such talented and skilled members of Hometalk was so much fun. I am so excited to share 25 stylish birthday party ideas on Hometalk! If you are not familiar with Hometalk, then you need to check it out. Hometalk is an awesome source of inspiration and information. You can find amazing ideas, in addition to asking questions about anything you may have about your home. You "clip", "like", and "share" projects that you love and would like to refer back to later. It's a simple, user friendly site, that may soon become your new addiction!

This cool graphic was created for us by
the Hometalk design team!
Click to view all 25 Stylish BirthdayParty Ideas. on Hometalk!

Here are a few to get you started.

See more of this beautiful woodsy/woodland party idea at Just A Girl

See more of this clever nautical party idea at Clever Nest

See more of this great backyard campout party idea at Tidbits &Twine

Truly inspiring party ideas!
These are only 3 of 25!
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Friday, June 20, 2014

Nacho Bar Fiesta!

Here it is, our nacho bar fiesta! In our last post we shared Brice's birthday party we hosted for him and his friends on Saturday, Pizza Parlor/Movie Night Party. Today we are sharing the family birthday party we hosted for Lexie and Brice, on Sunday. We needed a party theme that would work for both boys and girls, and, also, would work for all ages. We also needed to keep it simple, as we are still working on our kitchen. Since Lexie and Brice love Mexican style food, a nacho bar fiesta party fit perfectly for our theme! Just in case you missed it (in our last post we shared Brice's Pizza Parlor Movie Night birthday party) I mentioned how we were able to reuse the tablecloths from Hailey's Strawberry Shortcake Party 2 and Strawberry Shortcake Party 3. Here, you can see how the green tablecloths coordinate perfectly with the fiesta theme. So.....although most party items are meant to be disposable, don't be so quick to throw them out! Many items are reusable, if you clean them up. I don't like to have to constantly purchase items when entertaining. So, to keep our expenses to a minimum, I look for items that can be reused or can serve more than one purpose.

We purchased sombreros to serve chips and salsa
which added a fiesta touch to our decor.

We already had the plastic plates which we had purchased
several years ago for our sons' graduation parties (school colors).
They coordinated perfectly with the fiesta napkins we purchased.

Yes, a soup tureen can be used for more than just soup.
Here, we used it to serve the taco meat.
We used glass sundae cups we already had
for guacamole, sourcream,
shredded lettuce, and shredded cheese.
We, also, used the metal buckets from our
to serve jalapeno peppers, onions, and tomatoes.

And we ordered this fun festive multi-colored cake.

The party was awesome,
we had a great day with family and friends,
and everyone had a wonderful time!

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Our Parties

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Pizza Parlor Party!

Holy cow, love that we have had another beautiful weekend! Love the warm weather and the bright sunshine! We have been so busy with birthday parties, Easter, bridal showers, weddings, end of school year activities, and, of course, now summer activities that we are just now sharing Lexie and Brice's birthday party festivities. Today, we are sharing Brice's party we had with his friends and in our next post we will share the family party for Lexie and Brice. We hosted Brice's birthday party with his friends on a Saturday night and Lexie and Brice's birthday party with family on Sunday. We did two completely different themes. The party with Brice's friends was a pizza parlor movie night and the family party was a nacho bar fiesta. Since there would be both boys and girls at both parties and, also, since Brice is a teenager and Lexie is a college student, we needed both parties to be gender neutral and great for any age. Brice and his friends get together on weekends and have movie nights. And Lexie and Brice love Mexican style food. Therefore, both party themes fit perfectly! Both parties were kept simple, as we are still working on our kitchen. All of the dishes, serving ware and baskets we used we already had and even reused the tablecloths from Hailey's Strawberry Shortcake Party 1Strawberry Shortcake Party 2 and Strawberry Shortcake Party 3. So, the decor we did purchase was minimal.

The plates and tablecloth are plastic.
We purchased them a few of years ago
for a summer bbq and used them again
for Lexie's graduation party (perfect school colors).
The mason jars we used for Hailey's

We brought our drink buckets in from outside.

We purchased the pizza circle serving trays
and popcorn boxes
from Hobby Lobby and Party City.

We baked chicken wings.

And baked pizzas. We placed the cardboard that came
with the pizzas under the pizzas to protect the silver trays,
so we could reuse them again at a later time.

The kids ate lots and had a great time!

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