It’s Party Time: Balloons, Balloons, Balloons

My kids are suckers for a balloon and sometimes I just come home and surprise them with a few balloons. It’s an instant party starter in our house. And since we love parties around here, I’m always looking for new and interesting ways to incorporate balloons into parties. Here’s a round up of some of my favorite balloon trends (some DIY, some store bought) that will surely delight the kids along with the adults at your next party…

A Feteful Life: Favorite Balloon Trends
DIY Pom-Pom Balloons by Design Improvised – This is a very simple DIY that has a huge impact. The design possibilities are endless with using different colors and/or patterns.

Mylar Alphabet Balloons – I love this trend so much. It’s obviously great for weddings by spelling out the word “love” or “xo” or the initials of the couple. I also love the mylar number balloons (like the one Rebecca used for her daughter’s birthday party) for birthdays or anniversaries.

DIY Confetti Dipped Ballons by StudioDIY  – I absolutely adore these glitter dipped balloons. I love the dip-dyed effect with the addition of the glitter. If you want to make it one step easier, you could get a similar effect by painting the bottoms of the balloons with a brush as seen here.

DIY Confetti Filled Balloons by Kojodesigns – These balloons just make me happy and would be perfect for any celebration!

Giant Balloons with Tassels by The Flair Exchange – These balloons and tassels are just awesome. They are big & bold and they definitely make a statement!



Going for Gold… Oscar Style

If you didn’t get your gold fix over the last few weeks with the Olympics, fear not, The Oscars are coming. This star-studded evening is one of my favorite nights of the year. I love seeing the fabulous dresses and jewelry… oh and celebrating the cinematic arts.

Watching the awards with friends is much better than watching it solo, so here are some party ideas for you to host your own golden evening.

A Feteful Life: Going For Gold Academy Awards

Paperless Post Invitation – No need to send out formal invitations for a tv watching event but that doesn’t mean they can’t be classy.

West Elm Table Runner – The combination of black and gold just screams Oscars to me and this table run will be a beautiful base to set food and drinks.

Gold Glitter Garland – Garland is a necessity for almost any event – they instantly make the space more festive.

Glitter Stemless Champagne Flutes – I love these glasses so much but if you don’t want to buy new stemware for the night you could always add some gold to your glasses with washi tape or  gold dot stickers.

Popcorn and movies – you can’t get a more classic combination. While the good old-fashioned butter kind is always a crowd pleaser but I highly recommend you give our bourbon caramel popcorn a try. Serve up the popcorn in these cute gold cups.

Think you know how the evening will play out? Print out these fun ballots by Studio DIY so you can your guests can guess the results.