Elephantastic Backyard Bash

Elephantastic Backyard Bash
Although a birthday bash is totally irrelephant in this current climate, one can still dream for the future parties that are hopefully ahead of us!

Entertainment

This ginormous elephant water sprinkler is definitely going to be the main attraction of this imaginary party. How fun are all of these sprinklers?!
And for those kiddos who aren’t a fan of getting wet, you can have all of these adorable games for more entertainment.

Dressing the Part

You can’t have a ginormous water sprinkler without the swim gear… and I wish ALL of these suits came in adult sizes (some of them actually do)!

Tablescape

When hosting a kid friendly birthday bash, adorable seating for cake time is a must! I’ve had my eye on these adorable options:
Let’s get the table dressed to impress with this tabletop decor:
Hope you were an ele-fan of this party inspo!
Xx,
Mama ArdyParty

Backyard BBQ

Backyard BBQ

I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! Later this week, I am planning on hosting a small backyard BBQ as a send-off for my besties that are moving to a new city. Although I can’t throw them a big bash in the current climate, I know they will still feel all the love with only a few close friends (social distancing) in my backyard.

When hosting outside, I like to avoid using glassware by using a mix of melamine plasticware and paper products. Practically everything included in this post is outdoor-safe! How cute are those lime napkins to place on my Margarita bar?!

MELAMINE, ALL MINE!

I am obsessed with the set of 4 beautiful blue melamine dipping bowls, perfect for condiments like ketchup and mustard, or for extra salt for your guest’s margaritas. Since we are keeping the party short and sweet, I am not planning on serving a lot of food, so the green chip and dip bowl (with the adorable bluebird perching on the rim) is the perfect statement piece for a backyard party. I’ve included some of my favorite outdoor serveware below!

 

ICE ICE BABY

When hosting a party, *especially when outside in hot temps* it is imperative to have lots of ice on hand. That’s why I love this outdoor riviera bar cart… it has two ice buckets included! And the bottom shelf is perfect for storing extra glasses. In addition to the bar cart, I will have a few party tubs out filled with different drink options on ice to keep them cool. But, the AERIN ginger jar champagne bucket is ideal for ice being used solely for making cocktails. (The ice tongs are key here versus everyone using their hands!) I’ve included some of my favorite ice buckets below.

Can’t wait to share with you the finished look from my backyard BBQ. Cheers to grillin’ and chillin’!

Xx,

ArdyParty

 

Find Your Beach

Find Your Beach

The days of relaxing in a cabana or getting cozy in a hammock while taking sun-kissed selfies with my besties seems so far away. Mainly because I am not in my early twenties anymore, but also… ya know, COVID. But that doesn’t mean we can’t find our own beach! So let’s sip on a homemade piña colada and get into the beach vibe with this cabana-inspired decor:

Still want to ride the wave of creating an outdoor oasis? More below!

Stay Beachy!

Xx,
ArdyParty

Hoppy Easter Every Bunny!

Hoppy Easter Every Bunny!

Hop into the Easter spirit! Even if you’re having to celebrate at home, you still can make it a joyful experience with an egg-cellent tablescape. These pastel colors will bring a pop of color to your table and smile to your face. And, I don’t know about you, but painting Easter eggs always puts me in the holiday spirit. So look on the sunny side and make the most of your Easter celebration at home with this tablescape decor!

My Swoozie’s picks:

{ Carrot Bowl// Carrot Napkins // Bunny Bowl // Pink Chick }

{ Floral Napkins // Wildflower Bunny Plates / Floral Bunny Plates }

Hop hop hop over here for more egg-ceedingly good Easter Decor:

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Carrot get enough? More below!

 

That’s all, yolks!

Xx,

ArdyParty

Game Night

Game Night

I don’t know about y’all, but this self quarantine has me breaking out all the stops to keep entertained. And, Netflix and chilling can get old quickly. One of my favorite activities is playing games —  board games, cards, Mah Jong, chess, ping pong, Catch Phrase, Cards Against Humanity, Charades — you name it, I’ll play it! My recent indoor gaming activity with my husband has me dreaming of an epic Game Night party with all of this tablescape decor:

Has this decor created a domino effect and you’re looking for more? See below!

Game on!

Xx,

ArdyParty

 

 

Starry Night

Starry Night

Twinkle twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are… interested in out of these starry items? There’s just something magical about a midnight navy hue with a touch of metallic gold and silver. Although we’re supposed to be practicing social distancing, doesn’t mean you can’t create a Starry Night oasis in your own home to enjoy. And what better way to do that than with this 5-star decor!

I am also over the moon for these items:

Many are the stars I see, yet in my sight no star like thee!

Xx,
ArdyParty

March Madness

March Madness

March Madness is upon us, which means I’m filling my bracket (and basket!) with all these winning items.

These pretty *pastel* pink picks are a slam dunk:

Get a Spring in your step with this Springy Floral decor:

Have an egg-cellent Spring!

Xx,
ArdyParty

Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody

Calling all free spirits! Bohemian decor is back and about to take my tablescapes by storm. Bohemian decor is known for its rich colored hues and care-free style. So get your Alexa to play some Queen and rock out with these beautiful Bohemian must-haves:

Can’t get enough of the BoHo look? Me either. I got your back with even more options:

Xx,
ArdyParty

Being Switzerland: A Neutral Tablescape

Being Switzerland: A Neutral Tablescape

There’s something so calming about a neutral palette for a tablescape. I love the warmth and coziness these tones bring to a room. I also love that this tablescape can be year-round. The brown tones are perfect for fall, but neutrals are also great for spring/summer. And who can resist a winter white?

My favorites are the adorable hedgehog and the elegant garden stool. Shop the look below!

Want to fully complete the look? Check out more coziness here:

Keep it Switzerland!

Xx,
ArdyParty

Ladies who Lunch

Ladies who Lunch

These items have inspired me to go buy a caftan and throw a brunch in my own honor. These entertaining goodies would also be ideal for a bridal brunch, baby shower or an old fashioned tea party with your gal pals!

How amazing is the blue acrylic salad bowl?! That is a must-have item, and it comes in a bunch of other colors too!

The beautiful feminine details of these other finds are also very pinky up worthy:

Spill the tea on what your favorite item is in the comments below!

Xx,
ArdyParty