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Guest Post: Watch Out! This Shark Party Will Bite Ya!!

Hello Lovelies! We are so excited here at B. Lovely Events to be guest posting today on the Home Seasons Blog. As summer is almost coming to a close we wanted to enjoy the last days of sunshine by showing you one of our favorite trends this summer…a shark party! With the ever growing popularity of shark week, shark themed parties started popping up everywhere and we must say we are quite smitten for this theme for a summer pool party. Whether it is a birthday party for a youngster or for the more mature and wise or just a party to enjoy the water and sunshine, Shark parties always pack a bite of loveliness. We love shark parties because even though they may be one of the most dangerous creatures in the water, at parties, their faces are just too darn cute on everything! How could you be scared of a smiling shark cake pop?! We will show you exactly what we mean with our round up of all of our favorite shark pool party ideas!

{This is the ultimate shark party from Renee’s Soirees! All of the sharked themed food is just too lovely. Just perfect for a pool party!}

{We just love this light blue and red themed shark party on Amy Atlas. Our favorite is the blue jello cups with the sharks coming out of it! Even though this is a birthday party, all of these ideas would be lovely for a pool party too!}

 

{We are smitten for the vintage vibe on this shark party on the Celebrations at Home. Salt water taffy and shark gummy skewers? Everyone will LOVE that at a pool party!}

 

{These are the best shark fin cupcakes we have seen! All of the mixes of blues with the shark fin topper is seriously lovely! Spotted these on Anders Ruff.}

 

{This whole shark party from Z Perfect Party on Catch My Party is AH-mazing! We love the bite me signs and shark bites out of all of the food.}

 

{We couldn’t do this shark party round up without these lovely shark party hats! They are just too adorable and DIY from Tips From The Heart.}

{Such a cute shark party from Jax and Mia! All of the mixes of colors and patterns is just too lovely. Not to mention to adorable shark foods. This would be perfect for a pool party!}

 

{We always love apothecary jars and these ones with shark and surf themed foods are amazing. The shark cookies and cupcakes are darling too, not to mention this whole entire spread of goodies spotted on Kara’s Party Ideas. This is a pool party’s dream dessert bar!}

{No pool party is complete without these super cool shark sandwiches! Saw these on My Party Obsessions.}

{We adore all of the shark themed food ideas at this shark party from Autumn G. on Catch My Party. From the cake pops the the shark cake, everything is so lovely! All of these ideas would go fabulously at a pool party!}

We hope you loved our round up of shark party ideas to inspire your next pool party. This week themed on B. Lovely Events is Dog Birthday Parties and Home Seasons is talking all about pupcakes-Don’t forget t0 check it out!

By Emily Cann-B. Lovely Events

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Whimsical Summer Tea Parties

We’ve been a fan of tea parties since we were young. This may have a little something to do with watching Alice in Wonderland on repeat, but who knows! Spring and summer are the perfect seasons to host a tea party in the outdoors with all the flowers in bloom.

Since we still have a month left of summer, we’re going to share some of our favorite tea party ideas to inspire you to have your own before fall begins. Get ready for whimsy and pretty overload!


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If these pictures don’t make you want to host a tea party in the near future, we really don’t know what will! We sneaked in a cute Mad Hatter tea party idea for a fun surprise. If you are hosting a tea party this summer, let us know how it turned out!

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End of Summer Outdoor Movie Night Ideas

While heading out of the house this morning, we noticed that a nearby school is back to its lively self. That only means one thing: the kids are back to school! Though the official last day of summer is September 21, 2013, we like to celebrate the kids going back to school with a fun end of summer activity.

One thing we had a lot of fun doing in the summer is having a movie night, so to celebrate the end of summer, how about one last late night movie session for the year! Keep reading for ideas to turn a regular movie night into an event to remember for the rest of the school year!


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These ideas would be perfect for one last movie night of the summer! Grab a fuzzy blanket and pillow, and head outside to enjoy your favorite movies in the summer breeze. Let us know what movies you’d be playing at your movie night, and recommend your favorites below!

 

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Paper Pom Pom Party Inspirations

If you’ve been reading our blog for a while, you would know that we like our fair share of DIY projects for party and home decor. Not only does it help save money in your piggy banks, but you can also customize it to fit any decor theme.

One DIY item that looks impressive but is super easy to make is the paper pom pom ball. All you need to make them are tissue paper, string, and a pair of scissors (and there are countless tutorials online to teach you how to make them)!

Since there are so many great tutorials out there teaching how to make paper pom poms, we’ll leave that to the crafting professionals! Instead, we’re going to share with you some impressive decorating ideas using these affordable, DIY paper pom poms.


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It’s impressive that simple pieces of tissue paper can make such fun and colorful decor items, perfect for home and party decor! Have you made paper pom poms before? We have, and they were so easy! Let us know in comments below how yours turned out!

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DIY Teddy Beach Party Treat in a Cup

We came across a lot of cute ideas this summer while we were blogging and Pinterest-ing (check out our Pinterest for holiday ideas year round!), and one idea that caught our eye time and time again is a fun treat that we personally like to call a teddy beach party in a cup!

We know what you all are wondering: “Beach teddy?!” Isn’t it beach bunny??” Well, these treats are made with yummy teddy crackers and gummies, made to look like they’re lounging on a beach! Keep reading to get inspired to make your own before the end of summer!


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Ingredients & Supplies (inspired by images above!)

  • blue jello mix + water
  • whipped cream
  • graham crackers crumbs
  • plastic clear cup

Decorative

  • teddy bear crackers or gummy bears
  • peppermint swirl candies
  • candy roll up
  • gummy rings
  • paper umbrella

Prepare the blue jello mix as instructed on the box. Let mixture cool slightly before filling into 2/3 of the clear cup. Refrigerate until solid. Put a dollop of whipped cream on top, and sprinkle on a thick layer of graham cracker crumbs to one side for the beach scene.

Here comes the fun part–decorating the beach scene! Here are some ideas to try:

  • Put a teddy in a gummy ring for a floating teddy in the water
  • Use an inch of candy roll up for a teddy lounging on the beach under an umbrella
  • Peppermint swirl candies make perfect beach balls for playful beach teddies

The teddy beach party in a cup is perfect for end of summer parties by the beach and pool, or just a beach themed party anytime of the year! Prepare the cup ahead of time and let your guests decorate their own beach teddy scene. If you make some, share with us your creations below!

 

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Camping Party Ideas for End of Summer

Summer is soon coming to an end, and it’s time to relive all our favorite summer memories! For many, it has to be from summer camp. Summer camp is all about meeting new friends, singing beside the campfire, and drinking bug juice!

Today’s blog post is all about ideas and inspiration for a camping themed party for end of summer. For those of you who have had gone to summer camp, this post will be reminiscent of all the fun times! For those of you who haven’t, this will be a fun new experience!


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Are any of these reminiscent of your summer camp days? We think a camping party is perfect for an end of summer celebration– one last hurrah to hang out with friends and family before the busy fall season is upon us. Share with us your favorite summer camp memories below!

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Pastel Dream – Party Decor Ideas

We know this  summer we’ve been all about the bright colors (flashback to: Lemon Themed Summer Party & Home Decor, Summer Neon Trend – Home, Fashion, and Party Ideas, and Rainbow Party Decor Ideas for Summer just to name a few)! But if bright colors aren’t your cup of tea, don’t fret! Today’s post is just for you!

We also love our pastels for summer. Honestly, we love pastel all year long, but there’s just something about pastel in the summer that makes you feel like you’re floating through a cotton candy cloud. So with no further ado, we’re sharing our favorite pastel party decor ideas for inspiration today!


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Though pastels are all about muted shades, it can still be colorful. We’re especially loving all the different shades of blue and orange from the picture inspirations above. Pastels are perfect for tea, birthday, and summer parties! Let us know which one you like more, pastels or brights, in the comments below!

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