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Party Resources + Supplies

While I’m not a big believer in luck per se, I do love a perfectly packaged item…so it should be no surprise that this Lucky Horseshoe from Suitor caught my eye. Resources for the horseshoe and other luck trinkets (Gold Wishbone anyone?) are below — whether you want an adorable reminder of your good fortune, or want to brighten up a friend’s day by sending a little luck trinket their way. 

{Sources} A Little Luck Horseshoe, $32, Suitor.com // Gold Wishbone, $58, Anthropologie // Wish Papers, $10, Anthropologie // Lucky Treasures Pouch, $12, Tops Malibu

I shared the invitations for this party last week, and I’m thrilled to post these photos for this baby gender reveal party which was recently featured on Pizzazzerie, Hostess With the Mostess, and Lil’ Sugar Editor’s Choice. I wanted to create something that could get guys, girls and kiddos excited, so I chose a Sky Blue and Cherry Red and Apple Green color scheme, all set against black and white patterns. Enjoy the details and photos below, the invitations and partie kit are available on my Etsy shop.

The Voting Station gets guests involved in the party and is bound to start cocktail chatter when people don their I VOTED stickers – with lips or mustaches depending on their vote. For the big reveal, I wanted to do something, well…BIG. I’m loving the extra large round balloons these days, so I opted to have a giant balloon “float” out of the box for the parents’ reveal. No leaning over shoulders to see what’s inside the cake filling…just look up!

For the party favors I working with Sweet Shop Cookie Co to create coordinating sugar cookies for the party favors, which were stuffed in black + white chevron bags from Shop Sweet Lulu.

A couple things happened recently, culminating in this inspiration board…first my Serena and Lily catalog arrived last week, and second I came across the adorable Lobster Sugar Cookies from Sugar Lane Bake Shop on Etsy and immediately fell in love! So after dreaming of a Summer Lobster Bake Party all night, I put together this party inspiration board. The bold red, aqua and navy color theme give a nod to the nautical nature of this bash, complimented with neutral touches of natural wood and burlap. Eating lobster is notoriously messy, so use the nautical-stamped burlap bags {2} to store the “lobster bib” and toilettes and place on each person’s plate (or in a basket if keeping it casual). And how cute are those mason jar lidded cups {6}…yes, please! If you’re feeling inspired, check out the resource links below – fun ideas for a wedding shower, rehearsal dinner or just-because dinner party!

Resources | {1} Piazza Outdoor String Lights, serena & lily | {2} Hand-Stenciled Burlap Bags, etsy | {3} Lobster Sugar Cookies, etsy | {4} Lobster Napkins, caspari | {5} Fresco Beverage Bowl, serena & lily | {6} Mason Jar Tumbler, etsy | {7} Riviera Arm Chair, serena & lily | {8} Poppy Awning Stripe Throw, serena & lily | {9} Woven Rattan Lanterns, serena & lily |