birthday, parties, pumpkin party, Stuff I Love

Party Time: Let’s Decorate

I’m coming off a relaxing weekend at the beach.  So be forewarned this post may be filled with coastal colors!


What’s your most favorite part of planning a party?  Food?  Décor?  Games?

I think the décor is my most favorite part with food coming in at a really close second.  Party food let’s me experiment with all things good and bad for me.  Décor?  Well it’s calorie and carb free so bring it on!

If you read my post last week then you know that I’m not having to do much in the way of decorating for my son’s upcoming birthday.  However, my daughter, who celebrates her big day two weeks later is a different story.

At first as I was formulating this post I was thinking I would share the ideas for her party decorations but then I thought – why not stretch the party decorating out to be good for more than just a kid’s birthday?  Why  not find some awesome looks for a party that could be held for practically any event – babyshower (I have one of those coming up) to a football watching party to maybe even a pumpkin party!

Be prepared.  That’s all I can finish out this intro with.

Color says it all.

Just like planning a room or a wedding you need to know what your base color is going to be.  For birthdays this will help you with picking out your plates, balloons, and even foods you make!

This year my daughter’s birthday theme will have blue as the central color.  Why blue?  It’s a police themed party.  We all know the blue line!  I decided to work with this color fo any other parties I am hosting this coming season.  That means our football party will have a blue theme (that works well this is a Patriots household no matter what my husband tells you!.)  Each year we host a pumpkin party and this year, instead of having orange and black (so cliché) we will be having a whole lot of blue.  Trust me this will all come together!

Dessert table done in an ombre blue color palette. Source: formal dress au  #desserttable #ombreblue
Thank You Intimate Weddings For this Insp!

This is the perfect mix of feminine yet totally generic all at once. For my daughter’s birthday I will take out the coastal light hues and instead start with a mid-tone blue working towards navy.  To add pops of color I am thinking that we will add in some golden yellow tones for that police pop of a badge color.

Blue and Gold Balloon Centerpiece using 5" balloons.
From Pinterest these scout colors would work perfectly and allow you to see the golden yellow with the lighter blue!

For our pumpkin party this exact same décor could be used but instead of golden yellow tones to accent I would like to feed in shades of orange.  Gator fans just went overboard with delight.

Again, not a pumpkin idea, but I like the idea of Mason jars filled with candy corn or black and orange jelly beans in with the candles. Could use on porch, mantle, table, bathroom, wherever!
Country Living always has the sweetest ideas! I love the light blue with orange and have always been a sucker for it. I consider this my total inspiration for this year’s theme! However, I may need to darken my blue a bit since I’m getting a lot of the darker shades!

Then there is the football party.  Removing the shades of coastal blues I would start with mid shades (just like for the birthday party) and go to navy blue.  Accents colors would then be red and silver.  #patsforlife

Tailgating in the Grove at Ole Miss in Oxford, MS
This is actually from The Good South and it’s Ole Miss tailgating however the colors are the same and it just looks right!

Now lets chat about the cost breakdown of carrying over the same color base for three different celebrations.

You can buy your tableware in bulk and save $5-$10.  You can reuse your décor.  The accent pieces you can get pretty much anywhere – from the Dollar Tree to Walmart to a good second hand store.

And it’s all so pretty!

Next week I am too excited to talk about party food.






6 thoughts on “Party Time: Let’s Decorate”

  1. LOVE decorating for parties, used to be part of my job, planning big corporate parties then we got a new CEO and the money for fun went bye bye!! I know your parties rock!! Happy Monday babe! xo

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    1. I cannot wait to eat for that post lol!!!! We have a tendency to host several parties all at what seems the same time! That’s why I wrote this post to show how I try to fit it together. I hope you are healing nicely I need to click over and will! Xo


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