Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Party Like it's (Taco) Tuesday!

A little while back, we had an Instagram poll asking your favorite type of indoor party.  The feedback was so fun to read and share! One favorite was a Taco Party!


Naturally, we decided that would be a party idea to blog about. :)

While looking for fun, simple decor, we came across these adorable DIY Cactus balloons. How cute are these? Put together a few of these for centerpieces and line them up on a couple of 6' tables with our favorite vinyl skirted table covers (easy to cleanup!) and you have a PERFECT simple Taco Tuesday set-up!

Cactus balloons!
Design Improvised

The menu for a Taco Party could be pretty obvious, but we thought it would be fun to find some "out of the box" recipes to go beyond a table full of toppings, chips, and taco shells.

Raise your hand if you've had a Walking Taco at a party or at home for an easy dinner. These look fantastic and simple!  A friend of ours makes these by cooking one or two options of meats, setting out everyone's favorite taco toppings, then handing out snack-sized bags of nacho chips (you could even get various flavors for more options!).  Everyone opens their bag of chips and fills it with meat, cheese, lettuce, sour cream, salsa, guacamole, beans, you name it! Mix it up with a fork and you have a portable dinner (With no plates to wash!)

While we're talking about portable food...Mexican Style Street Corn would be delicious and check out these adorable Individual Seven Layer Dip Cups! We came across them at spendwithpennies.com and think they would be the perfect appetizer for guests celebrating with you.

individual seven layer dip ingredients
Individual Seven Layer Dip Cups from spendwithpennies.com

If you decide to make these Churro Cookies, just make sure you give us a call and invite us to the dinner party because we'll be more than happy to sample them for you! ;)

Churro Cupcakes | Transform your favorite cinnamin treat into a cupcake!
Churro Cupcakes by Lady Behind the Curtain

This Three Ingredient Sparkling Citrus Punch already has our mouth watering. (By the way, this site has SO many delicious and simple fruity drink recipes that would be great for the entire family!)

Add a splash of summer to any party with this delicious Citrus Punch Recipe! Your parties will be extra fun with this yummy new party punch.
The Frugal Girls

Hope you got a couple of fun ideas for your next party! Let us know what you need from us to help make your next event one to remember!


Friday, June 8, 2018

Cooling off with a Water Party!

Temperatures and humidity are high, but that doesn't mean we can't stay cool outside!

We're all ready to get outside after being cooped up all winter (and during those stretches of rainy days in the spring), but when there's no air conditioning outside, we have to find other ways to cool off!  Whether you're planning a big outdoor get together or just looking for some ideas to get your family outside this summer, we've got some fun ideas to help you keep cool!

One of the simplest ways to stay cool (without jumping in a pool) is a good old fashioned water balloon fight! We found these fun homemade reusable "water bombs" made with sponges and can't wait to make some ourselves soon!
DIY Sponge Bombs at MomSpotted.com
But if you're going to have water balloons, we think these are GREAT! They fill up so quickly when you connect them to a garden hose over a bucket filled with water. No more sitting in the sun struggling to fill water balloons one at a time. :)

Then, use those handy water balloons to play a game of catch or batting practice...brilliant!
Batting Practice at iCandy Handmade
Another great way to use water balloons is with our Water Wars!
Check out how much fun it is to catapult water balloons at the opposing team!

Of course, we have plenty of other water activities available as well, including water slides, slip n slide, and water obstacle courses!

Check out this cake we found that would be the PERFECT addition to a water birthday party, especially if your cake decorating skills (or the skills of a local cake decorator) could make the make match the water slide you have set up!
Water Slide Cake by Babasuesue
Of course, with the temperature reaching the mid 90s, you'll want some cool snacks to have on hand.  Popscicles, shaved ice, watermelon, and cool drinks are a must!
   


What do you always have around when you're spending time outside on these warm summer days?

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

A Wedding Fit for Royalty!

Don't you just love weddings?
We do, of course!
We love planning weddings, going to weddings, talking about weddings...you get the picture.

With another Royal wedding coming up this weekend in England, the media is covered with speculation regarding the bride's dress and hair,
details of the newlyweds' carriage ride after the wedding,
photos of the traditionally printed wedding invitations, 
plans for the cake, flowers, and music,
and of course photos of the wedding location: St. George's Castle.

This has us thinking...if were planning a dream wedding fit for royalty, what would we include? 

Simple, elegant entryways to the wedding venue...

Chandeliers as the centerpieces to an overall beautiful lighting set up...

Decorations that remind us of our loved ones...

 
 
Crowns on the tables at the reception, to make the guests feel like royalty as well!

Modern wedding stationary with a touch of traditional gold elements

Beautiful in-season flowers...

and plenty of food to go around!

If you're engaged and planning YOUR dream wedding, visit Your Alabama Wedding on Facebook and enter our giveaway for $500 credit towards wedding rentals!  The contest ends 5/18/18 and is open to residents planning weddings within our service area.  

Friday, February 2, 2018

Ideas for a Sweet Treats Party!

Valentine's Day has us thinking of all things sweet, so we wanted to pull together some ideas for a SWEET party that could be used in February, or any time of the year! So just what was our inspiration for a theme that's perfect for everything from a birthday, to a baby shower or sprinkle, a class Valentine's Party, or even a relaxed wedding shower? Well, in addition to hearts...
Cupcakes, Ice Cream, Popsicles, Snow Cones
....all the sweet treats we love!!

The theme itself makes picking out snacks easy as pie (another sweet treat!), but the party only gets more fun with the decor, invites, and matching clothes ideas.

Take a look at this gorgeous Candy Bar themed birthday we helped put together for one of our sweet customers.  One of our tents with an added ceiling liner (and balloons in the center to give it a pop of color!) kept the guests in the shade as they snacked on delicious goodies and drinks at our round tables with pink linens and white resin chairs.



The centerpieces carried on the Sweets theme, with candy topiaries and looked good enough to eat!



The candy bar at the side of the tent was truly a hit with a variety of treats for the guests!




If you're looking for more inspiration, we added some great pins to our Birthday Ideas Pinterest Board!

If you have a SWEET theme in mind for your next get together, give us a call. We would love to help make your vision a reality!