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How to Plan a Let's Flamingo Bachelorette Party {even a Bridal Shower or Bridal Brunch}

I have the ultimate Flamingo Bachelorette Party Inspiration to share with you today. There's a Kate Spade vibe. A swanky Palm Springs vibe. And, an adorable flamingo theme. Alyssa of Just a Little Sparkle joins us today to share her Flamingo Bachelorette Party Inspiration.

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Top 7 Ways to plan a Let's Flamingo Bachelorette Party
{or a bridal shower or bridal brunch as the theme is super versatile}

1. Color: Pink, White + Black with some green and gold for a great pop of color

2. Cookie Presentation: Present cookies on something to give dimension + texture. For this particular party, Alyssa used crush up oreo cookies. You could also use graham crackers, candies or coconut - but Alyssa likes to at least use something edible in case something sticks to the backs of the cookies and is ingested.

3. Cupcake Presentation: Store bought cupcakes can be dressed up with cute little flamingos and placed into decorative baking cups for added color.

4. Favor Boxes: Dress up boxes with pink paper bows

5. Party Printables: Keep the look consistent throughout with the entire set of Flamingo Party Printables from Just a Little Sparkle

6. Feathers: Hot Pink feathers attached to the backs of the drinking glasses {which are painted gold} resemble flamingos

7. Decorations: Dress up the cake stand with a little bit of fun fringe and a color coordinated tassel garland is the perfect backdrop for the dessert table.

Now it's your turn to plan the ultimate Let's Flamingo Bachelorette Party {or bridal shower}. Your guests are going to love this fun flamingo party theme.

Vendor Credits:
Styling + Printables: Just a little Sparkle
Tassel Garland + Faux cake: Glamfete
Cookies: Creative little Cookie
Photography + Tulle Table Skirt: Five Whimsie Lane

Green and White Wedding Inspiration Board {from the archives}

With St. Patrick's Day a week from today, I thought it would be fun to share with you one of my favorite inspiration boards from last year that I had created to celebrate this day. There are so many great ideas in this one and I even found a brand new addition that you can see after the inspiration board. It ties into the ombré wedding cake with the large succulent perfectly.

Here are all the fun details from the first time this inspiration board was shared . . . {please note: the rope necklace is now a bit of a different shade of green, see here . . . and the mini crocheted purse is no longer listed on her site, but you might be able to request a custom order}.

I just love the oversized faux boxwood monogram as a backdrop for the couple saying their vows. The green tulip and white anemone bouquet with the striped ribbon pairs perfectly with the green and white ombré wedding cake featuring an oversized succulent flower. I always love the layered look on a bride, so this green cardigan with the detailed lace collar is perfect. And, for a cute little extra touch, the bride and/or her bridesmaids could carry this mini crocheted purse. The rope necklace would be a wonderful gift for the bridesmaids and it's something they can definitely wear again after the big day. And, of course, a green and white wedding wouldn't be complete without a bride in green wedding shoes. I also find green for weddings at this time of year is the perfect way to usher in spring - it's so fresh and means wonderful beauty is ahead, just like a new marriage.

And, now for the perfect addition to this inspiration board - potted succulents with hand painted shamrocks and trim on the pots. This "lucky succulents" can be seen here and are a DIY created by A Night Owl Blog.
Potted "Lucky Succulents" created by A Night Owl Blog {www.anightowlblog.com} for Snap Creativity {www.snapcreativity.com}

Potted "Lucky Succulents" created by A Night Owl Blog {www.anightowlblog.com} for Snap Creativity {www.snapcreativity.com}

here's two more St. Patrick's Day green wedding inspiration boards from previous years . . .
1. a wedding celebration o' green inspiration board
2. green wedding inspiration

Find even more St. Patrick's Day Inspiration in my pinterest board

Peacock Weddings : Coordinating Wedding Favors, Accessories & Stationery
The colors of a peacock are so lovely together and when used for a wedding? Oh la la!!! At Daisy Days, you will be able to find everything from favors to accessories to stationery items to plan the most perfect of all peacock weddings.
peacock weddings - coordinating favors, accessories and stationery from @daisydaysfavors
Green and White Wedding Inspiration Board for St. Patrick's Day

It's that time of year again when I put together a green and white wedding inspiration board in honor of the upcoming St. Patrick's Day holiday. Continue reading on to see all the fun ideas I've included in this one . . .

please click on above inspiration board to see enlarged version

I just love the oversized faux boxwood monogram as a backdrop for the couple saying their vows. The green tulip and white anemone bouquet with the striped ribbon pairs perfectly with the green and white ombré wedding cake featuring an oversized succulent flower. I always love the layered look on a bride, so this green cardigan with the detailed lace collar is perfect. And, for a cute little extra touch, the bride and/or her bridesmaids could carry this mini crocheted purse. The rope necklace would be a wonderful gift for the bridesmaids and it's something they can definitely wear again after the big day. And, of course, a green and white wedding wouldn't be complete without a bride in green wedding shoes. I also find green for weddings at this time of year is the perfect way to usher in spring - it's so fresh and means wonderful beauty is ahead, just like a new marriage.

see more St. Patrick's Day green wedding inspiration from previous years . . .
1. a wedding celebration o' green inspiration board
2. green wedding inspiration
3. green wedding ideas with touches of plaid and glitter

Find even more St. Patrick's Day Inspiration in my pinterest board

Winter Wedding Inspiration : rich color palette of purples, copper browns and greens

I'm so happy to have a photo shoot to share with you today. In late December, a bride came to Maribel at Eight Tree Street for a backyard winter wedding that was to be at her parent's house. Even though it's cold, Maribel loved the idea and decided to put together a shoot that was representative of what you see outdoors in the winter. She wanted a color palette that was different than most winter wedding shoots - so she went with rich and dark colors of purples, copper browns and greens, with touches of white and blue. Twigs, little birds and other winter finds were also incorporated. And, here's what Maribel and her vendor team put together . . .

Vendors:
Photography: Teresa Wood Photography
Florals & Styling: Eight Tree Street
Couture Wedding Gown and Accessories: Sun*Kissed Designs
Hair & Makeup: Elle-Brides
Stationery: M Blanchard Designs
Favors: P.S. I Love Soap Co.