Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Party Season

During the month of April, we will be hosting 2 parties at our house. The first party is a couples shower for some friends that are getting married in June. I scour the internet for hours looking for creative ideas, decorations and food. The theme of the night is "Italian Honeymoon" we will be serving passed Italian hor d'oeuvers, chianti, gelato, and the goody gift is a box of Italian wedding cookies. For flowers, I was thinking of staying with an all white center piece and I love the idea of filling my room with white helium balloons.
Our second party is my daughters first communion party. This party will be an afternoon party with families. We will be serving a light dinner about 4 pm. My daughter is very girly girly so I am going with pink...pink flowers, pink decorations, pink cupcakes, and pink champagne!!I know there are some fabulous party planners out there, so if anyone has any ideas...send them my way!!


  1. You are going to have a very busy month! Both ideas sound wonderful! Do you follow Kate at Party Resources? She has great tips! xo

  2. I love the idea of all white flowers and balloons! Let me know if you need good appetizer recipes, I have tons! April will be a fun month for you! Who doesn't love parties? I love entertaining at our house!

  3. Comme toujours, tu es pleine d'idées, Jill. Je suis sûr que ces deux parties, différentes, vont être un grand succès pour toi.
    Tu n'as pas parlé de la musique qui va avec, mais je suis sûr que tu sauras choisir les chansons adéquates.
    Déjà, je te souhaite une franche réussite.
    Bonne journée!

  4. Sounds like the perfect parties to me. Food, decor, and all! :)

  5. How fun! And they're such different parties - they should keep you quite busy, in a good way.
    I have only one party tip that I think is worth sharing, and you may already do this. I keep pretty decorative paper napkins available in the bathrooms for people to wash their hands. That way they don't have to share a cloth hand towel. There are so many fun patterns and color to choose from that would match your themes.
    I look forward to hearing all about your upcoming fetes!


  6. I love all white! It is timeless and classic and always in fashion! Both parties sound amazing and I am sure you will have a lot of fun planning!

  7. I love the Italian honeymoon idea!!! How sweet. Can't wait to see the pics after your parties! Sounds like they will be fabulous :)

  8. The parties sound perfect Jill! I too love the idea of the white balloons! You're friends will love it! I love going to and playing parties. They can be stressful on both ends but they are so much fun!!

    P.S. I want Emily to win too!!

    Telia, NewlyWedWifeLife

  9. Well won't you be busy! You`ll definitely have to post party pictures. Especially your daughters pink party!


    ps I having a dress giveaway

  10. I really like the Italian wedding theme!

    For your daughter's party you should do something with pink tulle! Wrap it around a side table for the cake or something.

    Both are going to be so fun. Don't you love planning a party? I do!

  11. Those parties sound wonderful and I love your ideas! I think some girly pink petits fours would be adorable at the communion party! I can't wait to see pictures!

    P.S. I love that Tiffany box cake!

  12. love these boards that you threw together - such pretty colors! glad i discovered your blog today :)


  13. The Italian Honeymoon theme sounds dreamy! I love it

  14. oooh, i cant wait to see your parties! something's telling me it'll be fabulous!