April 6, 2012

alphabet party inspiration


Even though I don't have my own party pictures to share just yet, I'd thought I would go ahead and show you my inspiration photos.  Pretty much all of these I found via pinterest, but I'll just be sharing the original source.

1  ::  Tissue poms galore!  I'd been having a hard time deciding what I wanted to do for decor.  I didn't really want to plaster the alphabet all over the walls.  I didn't want to just do tissue poms or something of that nature over the dessert table, because it was essentially what we did last year.  But then I came across this photo from an Animal Parade Party by Paper & Ink.  I was sold.  I wanted to cover my entire ceiling in tissue poms, and exchange the animals for letters.  I told my mom the plan, she definitely thought I was joking.  I was not.  :o)  Anyway, this party was a huge inspiration for me.

2  ::  I saw this invitation done by Melissa over at I Still Love You a long time ago.  I'm 99% sure I shared it on the blog almost two years ago.  I just thought the illustration was so much fun.  I combined that idea with the illustrated flash card invites I'd seen on a couple of alphabet party posts.

3  ::  This is a fun modern alphabet party by Samantha of Papermints (shared on Pizzazzerie).

4  ::  This Mermaid Swim Party came through my blog feed via Kara's Party Ideas.  I loved the use of the two fabric patterns on the table.  My patterns were much more subtle, so you don't get quite the same look, but I loved it just the same.

5  ::  I thought the idea of alphabet letters in a flower vase was just too cute (and simple!) to pass up.  Of course I wanted letters in my party colors, so I had to bust out the spray paint, but no big deals.  Image from One Charming Party.

6  ::  Another alphabet party I used for inspiration.  I LOVED their flashcard food labels.  A lot.  But I just didn't spend the time to do the illustrations.  Seen on Blonde Designs Blog.

7  ::  Loved this cake topper by Potter + Butler on Etsy.  A shop full of very fun party items.

Here is another inspiration worthy alphabet party.  The awesome thing about an alphabet party, is that you can stick a letter on something and it fits the theme.  Easy peasy.  I'm not huge in to things being too 'themey' so this was a great one to go middle ground on.

How long do you think I can drag all this party business out?  Ha ha.  I swear next year I'm just going to do a small simple party... I think...


Shauna said...

These are some great ideas, how did we ever live without pinterest?

Meredith said...

I really love the flashcard food labels! So cute!

Pete and Mo said...

I am obsessed with everything related to your party so you could do 100 posts on it and I would be happy!!!! :)