A Spring Fling :: Hosting a Spring Par-tay

Who doesn’t love to par-tay?  Whether it’s big or small, expensive or inexpensive — parties are just fun!  And when you really enjoy being the hostess with the mostess, they’re even more fun.   I had a blast pulling this mini spring fling together.   All parties (like design) start with inspiration. Mine started with these little kits I purchased from The Plaid Barn.  They screamed Spring {smile}.
From there it was just ensuring I had a vision and a budget.  What did I want to do?  How did I want to do it?  How much was I willing to spend?  I knew I didn’t want formal invites — a few word of mouth invites worked for me.  I also knew that I wanted it to be small, somewhat inexpensive and have some vintage flair.   A dessert bar was more or less what I was looking for as well.  From there I kept my eyes peeled for the perfect finds… and boy did I find some of them.  I think I may have nailed it.  What do you think?
Floral Arrangement in Coffee Tin // From my wedding shower
Paper Lanterns // Target 
Turqouise Bird Cage// Michaels
Silver Pails // Target 
Yogurt Covered Pretzels.  Candy Sticks from Cracker Barrel
Utensil Container // Target
 Washi Tape embellishment
Robin Egg Blue Bowl and Spreader // Southern Living at Home
Tastefully Simple Strawberry Cheese Spread
Tastefully Simple Twisty Grahams
Piece of 8.5 x 11 sheet of white paper with a piece of Martha Stewart tissue paper placed on top.
I’ve had this tissue paper forever — almost as though it was meant for this occasion.
Plates and Napkins // Target
Utensils and Straws //  Shop Sweet Lulu
I fell in {love} with these Wooden Utensils and the stripey straws were a must have as well.
Simply sweet and perfect.  I’m officially crushing on this shop now too.
Favor Supplies: 
Spring Mini Packaging Kit from The Plaid Barn
Later this week, I’ll share some tips and tricks on glass bottles, unusual cupcake toppers and a thrifty find. Not everything has to be elaborate, complicated or expensive. Sometimes simple and fun works too!

Before we go, let me give yet another shout out to my awesome sister, Kristine. She assisted in taking all of these fabulous pics for me — and edited them. They turned out INCREDIBLE, but that’s how she rolls {smile}.

Take a peek behind the scenes too! {here}

I’ll be partying {here, herehere and here}.
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  1. Laura Beth says

    Kelly! This party looks awesome…I feel like I was there enjoying those lovely cupcakes :o) I love the ruffled background & almost purchased that same kit on The Plaid Barn! Don't you love seeing what goodness pops into your inbox each day :o) Job well done!

  2. How to Nest for Less says

    Just beautiful!! I wish I had something to link up :( OH well, can't wait to browse through all the projects today!

  3. Susan @ Oh My! Creative says

    Beautiful Spring Party! I love the ruffled backdrop and the scrape fabric banner. I made one for my daughter's graduation party last year and left it up most of the summer! I'll have to link it!

  4. Jane Craske says

    Kelly! Just gorgeous, you are beyond talented and each time I'm here I get another tip to file away. It's been just a dream chatting back and forth with you C:

  5. Claire @ a little something in the meantime . . . says

    Stunning photos, gorgeous decor, lovely host! This looks like a fantastic party with so much thought put into each detail. Can't wait to find out more :) I think I need to get myself some striped straws!

  6. Lissa (The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza) says

    Always love seeing all the creative projects linked up to parties like this one! Thank you for hosting. :-)

  7. Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon says

    How fun! Love that kit from The Plaid Barn! You know we LOVE a party!! Have a great day Kelly! :)

  8. Donna Wilkes says

    Nothing to post today, but i have enjoyed browsing through the others. Great party!

  9. Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia says

    This is fabulous and I love that back drop, so pretty!

  10. Katie says

    Holy awesome vintage party! This looks amazing! I love all the details! The colors all look amazing together! Great job! What did you use as the background for the table? It looks great!

  11. Maureen Hayes says

    Another beautiful job! I love coming by and seeing what you have created. Invite me to your next party, pretty pleez!!!

  12. Leslie says

    Beautiful! I love the backdrop! Did you make it or was it something you found/had on hand?

  13. Laura @ cookiecrumbsandsawdust.blogspot says

    Totally you nailed! I love it, and the casual vibe. I bet you all had a great time.

    I'm visiting from the Uncommon Design linky party. I hope that you can stop by my blog as well. :)

    Thanks for sharing,

  14. DebbieDoesCreations says

    Absolutely gorgeous! I bet your guests just loved this beautiful party :) Thanks so much for linking up to Toot Your Horn Tuesday. HUGS girly!

  15. Sarah says

    I love it. It just all goes together so perfectly! Thanks so much for sharing over at The Winthrop Chronicles!

  16. Cari and Cortnee @ Two Sasters says

    Beautiful!! I love everything from the colors to the food to the scrap banner!! LOVE!

  17. Katherines Corner says

    Looks wonderful and this is such a fun hop idea too. Thank you for linking to the Thursday Favorite Things hop I hope you have a weekend filled with happy! xo

  18. cathy@my1929charmer says

    Totally awesome, I so love the ruffled background, please, please, please share how you made it. We likey! Amazing! You'll love WordPress, I've always used on my blog. Got any questions, just ask! Thanks for sharing you white creative inspiration at Sunday's Best!

  19. Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch says

    I found your party at Uncommon Slice, way to rock your party!! And I love that you have all of your sources for the stuff you used. I'm stealing ideas here next!!

  20. says

    Looks great!! I want to attend this party. Maybe if I ever keep my house clean I can host a party at my house.

  21. amy says

    Beautiful party! I’m working on planning my daughter’s birthday party right now and you’ve really inspired me! Thanks for sharing at Whimsy Wednesday last week.

  22. says

    Everything is just so cute! Great party!! Thanks for being a part of our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” Hope to see you again real soon!! -The Sisters


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