May 9: Happy Mother’s Day!Land of the Giants: Petting Zoo, Giant Bubble Station, and Inflatable Twister
May 16: A Day at the Races!Temporary Tattooist, BMX Slide, and Race Car Obstacle Course
May 23: Arrrr! Pirate Day!Henna Artist, Pirate Fun House, and Tropical Obstacle Course
May 30: Memorial Day at Beautiful Belmont Park!Tropical Theme: Jewelry, Hair Beading Station, Surf Board Simulator
June 13: Western Round-Up!Ponies, a Bungee Bull, and 500 Bandana Crafts
June 20: Happy Father’s Day!Sports Theme: Sports Obstacle Course, Multi-Talent Shows, and Tee Ball
June 27: Outer Space Blast-Off!Alien Laser Tag, Galaxy Explorer, and Craft Booths
July 4: Happy Birthday, America!State Fair Bounce, Carnival Booths and Games, and Rapid Fire July 11: Dime Savings Bank Presents: Join the Circus!Carousel Bounce, Petting Zoo, and Wild One Inflatable
July 18: Fiesta Fabulosa en el Parque!Human Piñata Ball, 500 Maracas Craft Booth, and Trackless Train
...but they make great centerpieces! I just love a bunch of leaves or branches in a oversized vase as a centerpiece. It looks so apropriate for spring and so lush (at a very affordable price, try FREE if you can snip some from your backyard).
Here are some great examples of using greens and branches to add drama at your event or your home.
This is from a wedding we did. For the place card table we took 4' tall curly willow branches in a vase and added white blooms all around it. The curly willow's height added drama and took up a lot of space resulting in less flowers (resulting in a great bang for your buck).
For the young at heart, end with a fond memory.
Who doesn't like to be a kid in a candy store?
Again, relive those childhood memories...I can still hear the Mr. Softee jingle in my head. Double cone with rainbow sprinkles please!
I know the theme's been done before and quite well I might ad, but when my colleague suggested a Twilight themed party that reflected the misty forest scene I was intrigued. The previous Twilight themes I've seen out there all use the apple on the cover of the book as well as lots of black and fake (hopefully) blood. But a forest setting where Edward whispers into your ear? I'm in! So, for all you Twi-hard fans out there (or maybe just for myself) I put together a vision board for the decor. As well as an outfit that I would love the wear to such a fete.
The image on the upper left is a faux tree trunk base. Perfect to hold tons of curly willow and large fern leaves. On the bottom would have to be a lot of moss to reflect that Seattle forest feel. And no mystical setting would be complete without MIST. Fog machines create that look, however if you DO decide to reenact this theme double check with your venue on the fog/smoke machine...it can set off fire alarms.