To create a casual, fun puppy birthday party for my twin girls.
PUPPIES!!! They just adore puppies. They nicknamed each other "woof" and "doggy" and they pretend play doggy all the time. It just made sense.
Preppy, trendy, fun. okay... and pink I suppose.
I am a big fan of Etsy as you can see from my vendor list, probably because I have a my store there.
And really enjoy supporting other fellow Etsy shop owners. I adore that things are handmade, special, affordable and easy!!! I also love Pinterest so I absolutely got inspiration from there as well as searching in the project nursery gallery for puppy party to see how others approached the theme... and with anything you take the pieces from each party that speak to you. For me I fell in love with the adopt a puppy idea and it just kind of evolved from there. I think the important thing I have learned with parties is DO NOT try to DO everything! pick the things that speak to you and nail them. A couple nice ideas are enough to make the party special, coordinated, and memorable. I am pregnant with a second set of twins so for me ... I had to scale it down and use things I had, accept help setting up, and focus on a couple special details.
Houndstooth Pom Poms: Pom Love on Etsy
Houndstooth Party Bags: The Party Fairy on Etsy
Custom Homemade Birthday Hats: Karen Fudge on Etsy
Outdoor Blankets: Baby Stitch Boutique on Etsy
Invitations and Design - dashie notes & co on Etsy
Cake Stand for Cookies - Cake Stand Lady on Etsy
Cookies: Stephanie Js Creations on Etsy
Cakes: I Dream of Jeanne Cakes
Dog Candy, Plush Puppies: Oriental Trading
Flowers: Roses of Sharon at Blossom Hill
Twin Shirt: Ice Cream Tees on Etsy
Really pleased with how the adoption center came out. that came out better than I expected and the cakes with cookies and cake stand really were memorable. I had so much fun!!! and I love the shirt my husband wore (got on etsy) we are expecting our second set of twins ahhhh!
Search Project Nursery, Pinterest and Google images for your theme and save the ideas that speak the most to you. BUT.... trim, cut, tailor it back. DO NOT try to do it all. enjoy the process of party planning! we are so lucky these days to have so many great sites like project nursery that inspire us and make us excited to do more, coordinate, and pretend we are event planners for a day :-)