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The 5 Most Popular Summer Party Templates

The 6 Most Popular Summer Party Templates

Boats are on the water, the beaches are filling up, and the days are getting longer—it’s almost summer. And what better way to celebrate brighter days than with a party? Whether you’re envisioning a laid-back barbecue by the pool or an elegant midsummer night’s soirée, be sure to kick off your party with a festive invitation. As you begin to brainstorm that perfect design, we’re excited to share what’s trending this season. Keep scrolling to see our five most popular summer entertaining templates!

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How to Plan a Nontraditional Baby Shower

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Having a baby shower is a great way to celebrate the pending arrival of a new family member. But what happens if you’re not traditional? Maybe you hate the oohs and aahs of gifts being slowly unwrapped, or the anticipation of cheesy, overplayed games. As Ashley Laskowski discovered, it’s possible to have a nontraditional baby shower that’s as much fun as it is meaningful. She and her mother, Jane, pulled off a fabulous mom-to-be bash that was full of colorful décor, margaritas, and good times all around. You’ll see what we mean soon enough—keep scrolling!

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Summer Tablescapes Perfect for Any Occasion

Summer Tablescapes Perfect for Any Occasion

As the warmer weather rolls in, so do countless reasons to celebrate. Summer means barbecues, outdoor movies, pool parties, and hours spent lounging with friends and family. It’s a time when those special year-round celebrations—like weddings and baby showers—can finally transition to beautiful outdoor spaces.

If you’re playing party host this summer, consider sprucing up your outdoor space (starting with the tables!) We’ve rounded up our favorite tablescapes—ones that are perfect for any type of summer occasion. Keep scrolling to see more!

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6 Most Popular Birthday Party Templates for Kids

Birthday Party Invite Templates for Kids

The key to pulling off a successful birthday party for your child? A little cake and a lot of fun! Make this year truly special with a party full of family and friends. Once you finalize a date, be sure to keep all your loved ones in the loop with a festive invitation. As you begin to brainstorm that perfect design, we’re excited to share what’s trending this season. Keep scrolling to see our 6 most popular birthday templates for kids!

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The Perfect Welcome Cocktails for Your Special Event

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We love cocktails that make a statement—an immediate statement. If you ask us, a beverage display is the perfect way to properly welcome all of the spirit enthusiasts on your guest list. From birthday parties and bridal showers to family reunions and wedding celebrations, here are six versatile cocktail displays to help inspire your next soirée. Cheers!

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What to Buy for the Perfect Host or Hostess Gift

What to Buy for the Perfect Host or Hostess Gift

Offering a host or hostess gift is the perfect way to show appreciation for your friend or family member’s hospitality. So whether you’re attending a festive housewarming party or an upscale dinner soirée, make sure you don’t arrive empty-handed! As we know, gift giving is often easier said than done. So if you need a little inspiration, here are some ideas (both practical and fun!) that we love:

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7 out-of-the-box Baby Shower Themes

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There’s certainly nothing wrong with a traditional baby shower, especially if you know the mom-to-be would appreciate a go-to classic. But if you’re looking for a theme that’s a little more out-of-the-box, we’ve rounded up some inspiration from fellow party experts to help spark your creativity!

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4 Halloween Parties You Should Be Having

It’s time to hit the thrift, craft, and costume stores – Halloween parties are right around the corner. If you are feeling in a rut and looking for a little out-of-the-box inspiration, we are here for you. Particularly if you are looking for something more stylish than spooky (or at least a little bit of both), these four themes are for you:

Gothic Dinner Party

To set the scene for an equally elegant and eerie dinner party, combine Victorian Gothic Period style with lots of dark colors, dim lighting, and some subtle scares. Some of our favorite sinister details include: play menacing sound effects in the hallways, limit as much lighting as possible to candlelight, and place skulls, bats, and spiders in apothecary jars or on tables throughout the house.

Gothic Dinner Party
1. Candelabra 2. Sleepy Hollow invitation 3. Black Skull Candle with Crystal Eyes 4. Williams-Sonoma Halloween Moon Plates 5. [DIY] Black candy apples 6. West Elm X-Ray Glassware 7. Feather Wreath 8. LED Orange Light Twig Tree 9. Table runner 10. Inky Skies invitation

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So Long, Summer: White Party Inspiration

Today’s post is brought to us by Brynn Renee of Dandy & Fine Parties

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Not that I even want to go there, but the end of summer is nearing all too soon, friends. It’s a sad reality, but so it goes. There is a silver lining though… or in this case, a white lining! The end of summer is a perfect excuse for a celebration to see summer off properly with a party dressed all in white! The setting will be covered in white, with guests in their finest cream linens, and white peaches and champagne will be served (no red wine, please!)

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semi-custom invitation design on the Watercolor Emblem design by Stacey Meacham
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How to Throw a Beautiful 4th of July Picnic on a Budget

4th of July beach picnic inspiration

Can you believe it?! Summer has officially arrived! And that means that one of the most iconic summer holidays, the 4th of July, is quickly approaching! Hooray! Do you have plans yet to kick off your summer festivities with this beloved American holiday? We are throwing a picnic on the beach and making it extra beautiful for the occasion… come and take a look and we’ll share how you can throw your own! read more…