Pinwheels & Party Ideas


Great News!  I just added hundreds of Ready To Ship Pinwheels to my shop! So many fun and colorful summery patterns now available.  Plus I have many more sets coming in the next week.

Pinwheels are perfect at any event, celebration or party and my solid color pinwheels coordinate to any themed birthday or baby shower perfect.

Just request your custom colors from my shop- HERE

Pinwheels are perfect as a garland hanging on the wall behind the party table wall or draped across the front of the party table.

 Pinwheels were cleverly incorporated as favors but still as part of the party table background at this butterflies and pinwheels party.  How fun and easy to create!

Pinwheels are also ideal as table centerpieces – add them to vases or recycled bottles.

Pinwheels are also perfect as wedding decorations- use them as table number signs or as escort cards.  Give one to each of your guests at the reception check-in with their table number in the center of each pinwheel and then each guest can take a pinwheel home as a memorable keepsake from your wedding day.

 I offer many more pinwheel options in my wedding shop-  I DO Wedding & Bridal Designs

Pinwheels are so fun on cakes and cupcakes too as toppers!

Polka dots and pinwheels just go together perfectly!

Pinwheels and the beach go together for so much fun too.

Solid and pattern pinwheels in all sizes are available in my shop – PINWHEEL PRETTIES

Be sure to visit my other shop for all other trendy wedding and party decoration, like these confetti balloons and balloon tissue tasselsTHE PARTY FETTI SHOP

Thanks for stopping by the blog today for some wedding planning and party inspiration!

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Fall Wedding IDEAS

So many brides have been contacting me over the summer who are planning their weddings for this coming fall.  Autumn is a wonderful time to get married for so many reasons.  All the rich, warm colors of Fall, the comfort food, and so many elements of nature: pumpkins, apples, and fall leaves.  All of these can be incorporated into a fall wedding.  Here are 15 out of the ordinary creative ideas for added a little bit of the autumn season to your wedding if you are planning a fall wedding.

1. Wear a Flannel Shirt

To help you stay warm, put a flannel shirt on over your dress. I love how this looks! You could wear it for a few photos and take it off later for the ceremony, so your dress isn’t covered up the whole time.

2. Add a Cardigan

A similar idea is to wear a cardigan over your dress–or have your bridesmaids wear cardigans to add a pop of color and keep them warm.

3. Try a Dip-Dyed Dress

This is a new trend I’ve been seeing lately: dip-dyed dresses. This golden one would be perfect for a fall wedding! Would you ever do this? Or do you think it’s too trendy for a wedding?

4. Log Centerpieces

This log centerpiece would make for some seriously budget-friendly table decor. Just grab some branches from the backyard (for free!), drill some holes, and drop tea lights in.

5. Pumpkin Table Numbers

This idea is also really simple and inexpensive: carve table numbers into pumpkins! So cute.

6. Painted Pumpkin Centerpieces

You could also paint pumpkins to use as centerpieces. I’ve seen them with the tops cut off, used as vases. But this idea is even easier! Just put your painted pumpkins on cake stands. Done.

7. Calligraphy Table Runners

This custom table runner will give you a lot of bang for your buck. Get a roll of paperand write a favorite poem or song on it. Pretty, chic, and personal.

8. Kraft Paper Place Cards

Here’s another clever idea using paper. Paint your guests’ names on kraft paper and they’ll double as place cards and place mats!

9. Leaf Place Cards

Or gather up some fall leaves, spray paint them gold, and write guests’ names on top. This looks so pretty and perfectly “fall-ish”, and you can find TONS of leaves for free.

10. S’More Favors

S’Mores are a great idea for wedding favors! Everyone likes something edible, after all. I love the idea of serving them up in berry baskets and tying them with twine and custom-stamped tags.

11. Feather Bouquet

If you’re up for a unique bouquet, I like the idea of creating a bouquet using feathers–either mixed in with flowers or all by themselves. It would be budget-friendly, and totally DIYable too. You could make it months in advance!

12. Feather Boutonniere

To go with your feather bouquet, you could tuck feathers into your man’s suit pocket as a feather “boutonniere.”

13. Cable Knit Cake

This is one of the cutest and most creative cakes I’ve seen. Get it frosted in a cable-knit pattern, like a sweater! I love the chalkboard backdrop too.

14. Serve Pie

In addition to cake (or instead of it), why not serve pie? Apple pie, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and more…there are tons of autumnal options. Upside-down apple baskets make cute and seasonally appropriate “cake stands.”

15. Roast S’Mores

And to end the night, start a bonfire and roast those s’more favors you gave out! Your guests are sure to remember your wedding fondly.

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