Preppy & Playful Chevron Birthday

I love this great Preppy & Playful Chevron Birthday theme on the Hostess with the Mostess blog.  This can be used for any age, and any type of party.  Whether you’re looking for a theme for your wedding, anniversary, birthday or just because, a chevron pattern is soft and whimsical yet masculine and strong.  PartyFetti has chevron party items available, so order yours before the big move!

Preppy & Playful Chevron Birthday Party

After several years on the popularity scale, chevron is still going strong, as showcased in this Playful & Preppy Chevron Birthday Party! The talented Danielle de Luna of D.S.MeeBee Custom Event Design and Planning hand crafted just about everything you see, including those adorable little wooden dolls, made to look like each party guest – outfits included! And how COOL is that restored Model T Ford food truck?! Can I have that for my next birthday, please? 😉

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Yellow bow tie wrapped cupcakes + chevron ribbon-wrapped cake
– Handmade floral wreath & wooden doll cake topper (with b-day girl dress!)
– Red chevron tee pee with yellow curtains + pom-topped yellow chevron party hats
– DIY streamer & bell wands + matching ribbon garland on the dessert table
– Playful mustache party straws, yellow pinwheels & adorable mini ‘thank you’ banner

Preppy & Playful Chevron Birthday Party

Preppy & Playful Chevron Birthday Party

Preppy & Playful Chevron Birthday Party


Preppy & Playful Chevron Birthday Party

Preppy & Playful Chevron Birthday Party

Preppy & Playful Chevron Birthday Party

Preppy & Playful Chevron Birthday Party

Preppy & Playful Chevron Birthday Party

Preppy & Playful Chevron Birthday Party


PARTY DETAILS as told by Danielle

We are a Boston-based company that prides itself in creating custom made and designed products. For this birthday party, I custom made all of the cake toppers, table design, teepee, birthday hats, banners, props, bell wands, signs, and other little details. The custom cake toppers were made for each of the kids at the party. Their outfits and likeness were created into a mini toppers. The kids enjoyed playing in a custom made red and white chevron teepee with yellow curtains and trim.

The birthday party was held on a beautiful day on Boston’s esplanade over looking the Charles River. Lunch was provided by an antique model T truck that was converted into a food truck! The bright red truck went perfectly with our chevron themed birthday party and was so fun as well!



– Photographer: Betty Liu & Alex Xu, Xu Liu Photography
– Styling, Planning, Design & Custom Items: Danielle de Luna, D.S.MeeBee Custom Event Design and Planning

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Support Our Troops!

Saturday, May 17th is 2014’s Armed Forces Day.  Take a few moments to salute our soldiers and veterans for their hard work and sacrifice.  Keep reading to check out ideas for care packages, celebration decorations and other unique ways to Support Our Troops!


Care Packages are a wonderful way to let your soldier or veteran know they are in your thoughts.  I love the idea of personalizing it to let them know how special they are.  If you don’t know someone, click here for a list of organizations that can help you get a Care Package to active and retired Armed Forces personnel.

A quick hint list for packing your care box:

  • Travel sized toiletries are a must.  Small containers are easier for them to carry around.
  • Baby wipes, acetaminophen packets, eye drops, foot powder, beef jerky, gum/mints, condiment packets, soap, tissues, toilet paper, lip balm, sunscreen, lotion, crossword puzzles/word searches/Soduku, travel packs of laundry soap, toothbrushes/toothpaste/floss, ear plugs, q-tips,  socks, t-shirts, underwear, shampoo/conditioner, paper, pens, manicure kit, magazines, books, coffee/tea/cocoa, protein powder/bars, snacks (chips/candy bars/pretzels/salsa/pop tarts/nuts/cereal/peanut butter), dry soup, hard candy, envelopes, frisbee/ball/hacky sack, shoe laces, vitamins, sewing kit, can opener,  travel sized games, deck of cards/dice/dominoes, memory cards, phone cards, sunscreen, sports drink/kool-aid/flavored water powder/drops, gloves/mittens/hats, AA batteries, and calling cards are always a sight for sore eyes. Don’t forget your makeup/hair/menstrual supplies for women (hair bands and tampons can be a commodity in some locations).  Keep all food items to anything that does not require refrigeration and will not expire within the next  (reminder that many forms of chocolate melt so pay attention to the weather ).
  • Put everything in zipper baggies.  This protects the items while being shipped (and from water or sand) plus they can be reused.
  • If you plan on sending something with an odor (example: dryer sheets, scented lotion/shampoo/conditioner/soap, perfume/cologne-even on a letter or t-shirt) you might want to consider sending it in a separate package so that their favorite snack doesn’t smell and taste like their favorite body spray.
  • Shipping to military personnel overseas is reduced or free, depending on your circumstances.  Make sure you check into it!
  • Pack using a sturdy box, lots of protective padding, and extra tape.  You’ll thank me!


Sew some bandanas together for a table cloth, paint a couple bricks and build a simple center piece (which would look awesome filled with pinwheels), decorate some fruit, throw no-flame candles in some tissue paper decorated jars (more pinwheels), and follow Sarah Lipoff‘s instructions on creating decorative Bug Away Candleholders and you’ve got yourself a Red, White and Blue themed party that you can use again for 4th of July or any patriotic holiday.

VD Flag Wreath

Don’t forget the flag wreath!  Take a wreath form (foam is usually easier) and stick miniature flags in until you can’t see the mold.

green collage

If you’d rather stick with a green theme, you can use army men, plastic helmets and camouflage to decorate.

Don’t forget to save these ideas for other events!  Speaking of other events, get your orders in for supplies at the PartyFetti shop before it’s too late!


For a wide variety of pinwheels, check out PinwheelPretties!

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It’s Fiesta Time!

There’s plenty of time to throw a few quick and easy items together in time for Cinco de Mayo.  Better yet, get the fiesta started early and throw a party this weekend!  Many of these items can be used for other parties and themes, so keep the results handy for another day.

cdm umbrella wreath

This Paper Umbrella Wreath by Jaderbomb is perfect for Cinco de Mayo, luau, Tiki, beach and many other decorative themes.  Definitely a keeper!

cdm pull pinatas

Try a new take on and old classic by making these Pull String Piñatas by Kara’s Party Ideas (includes free printables!).

cdm candles

These Festive Tissue Candles are an easy-peasy way to use items in your home for a quick decoration that can be used for any theme, requires little skill and is temporary.  I’ve seen a variation of these on many sites.  Simply take a glass candle and decorate the outside with tissue paper.  If you don’t have glass candles, you can use a mason jar, vase, wide glass, etc and use a tea candle.  A plastic container and battery operated light would be pretty neat also!

cdm mustaches

Mustaches are everywhere!  Cinco de Mayo is a great way to stretch the coverage of your decorative mustaches.  Try making your own and use a hole punch for straws, or glue/tape/staple them to a stick to use like a mask.  Better yet, save time by heading over to PartyFetti to order your own so you can take a siesta after getting ready for your fiesta!

cdm maracas

You can dress up these Easter Egg Maracas by Made, or keep it simple and easy.  I love the fact that we’re re-using the plastic Easter Eggs that are rolling around the house!  I plan on switching up the fillings (like sea salt, sand and lentils) for different sounds.

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How About Orange can lead you to directions for these Fiesta Tissue Banners.

~You could also order reusable banners from PartyFetti!

Throw a summery "Fiesta" party with margaritas, taco bar and colorful piñata.

I love recycling, so it’s a sure bet that I would be excited by this idea by Camille Styles!  When shopping for catering ingredients, buy from the ethnic section of your grocery store and re-use the containers for planting Succulents in a Can.  These would be great as favors or decorations to keep for yourself!

New products are rolling out regularly, so keep your eyes out at the PartyFetti Store for your decorating needs!

CDM Product Collage

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