Party Party Finalists Finally!

Wow! You guys made judging tough this year! I’m so glad I called in the pros to help. There were more than twice the entrants than we had last year. They were all amazing. I’m so excited to see so many of you taking delight in doing something memorable for the ones you love! Your love and creativity really shine in your parties. While we had to narrow it down to a few finalists for voting purposes, I will be featuring many of the other parties submitted in the weeks to come, so if you aren’t listed below, you may still be featured on my blog!

I have to give a big shout out to Kim and Chris!
They took the time to go through every single party, and if you know how busy these ladies are, you realize what a big deal that is! They were really impressed with your submissions. With so many great parties, we just had to choose the ones that spoke to us individually.
Is that enough of my Miss America speech?  Oh no. The prizes. Your top 5 vote-getters will get one of these prizes, generously donated by some awesome party vendors.
1st Place— From Belleza e Luce  – a Custom designed invitation set to the winner. Retail Value: nearly $90.

2nd Place–$50 Credit to purchase printable designs the famous Tom Kat Studios!  

3rd Place– From Paper & Cake  a new groovy Printable Party Package and Photobooth  Printables.

4th Place–$25 Gift Certificate to Piggy Bank Parties

5th Place–The Party Animal is giving away 1 full size (16″) Stuff a Plush Animal Kit – 

So now, with out further ado…Here are your Top 15 finalists (there were too many to narrow it down to 10):
Kendra says, “So many fun details here! Love the clever foods and the jellyfish lanterns!”
Chris says, “Very sweet and classic!
Kendra says, “This proves that parties can be small and sweet and still very creative and stylish!
Kendra says, “This is the way to do a character party! Great decorations and I love that they had a real mystery to solve.”
Kim says, “Beautifully styled and photographed, you could feel the mood of the party just from the photos. I love the simple cakes with easy to make bunting and ribbons. Caramel apples, cherry pie and saltwater taffy are perfect treats for this theme. Let’s not forget the vintage ferris wheel…what a find!”
Kim says,  “This party just looks like pure girly fun! Adorable table setup, fun crafty activities and a menu of breakfast food! I love the way the cupcakes are frosted to look like roses {I need to learn how to that style!} My favorite part? The adorable favor bags with felt initial & flower for each guest!
Kim says, “The colorful cupcakes on the giant painter’s palette was a perfect focal point for this art party. The paint cans filled with various colors of candy and matching labels are so fun. Giving each guest a customized apron for the canvas painting activity is perfect!”
Kendra says “Another super-stylish character party! I can’t get over the pinata and the minnie hands they wore while hitting it.”
Kendra says, “I’m sure more than half of the male population has had a Star Wars themed party, but this one stands out for the commitment to the adventure. The guests were Jedi’s and got to defeat Darth Vadar. Extra points for resourcefulness and frugality here!”
Chris says, “I love the classic theme and the details are any boy’s dream.”
Chris says, “Gorgeous colors and overall execution
Kim says, “ UP Birthday Party – This party blew me away {pun intended}. The details and styling of the table setups were amazing! Balloons and vintage suitcases as decor…gorgeous! Lollipops, popcorn, soda bottles are all perfect movie snacks. Oh the cake! Those fondant circle balloons, amazing! An outdoor movie is always a great activity.”
Kim says, “The paper goods in the shape of “ties” grabbed my attention here. The banner was simply adorable, as well as the favor bags clipped with a cutout tie! The chocolate moustache lollipops were adorable, as well as the bicycle melamine plates. I love how she packaged the items in the favor bags. It’s a great idea to put them in a simple bag with ribbon or twine and a cute tag.
Kendra says, “I’m a big fan of Wonder Woman and of Jamee! This was a big party, but she didn’t lose the little details like the golden lasso, or the conversation bubble placemats.”
Chris says, “Very cute and age appropriate!
Vote for your Top 3 on the side bar! Polls will close next Wed. the 9th @11:59pm.
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  1. Not Just A Mommy! says

    EEK! I'm so thrilled to be one of the finalists, especially since they are all so amazing!

  2. Wow, I am speechless and can't believe I am one of the finalists! There are so many incredible parties to choose from!

  3. Love the boys campout. So cute.


  4. I too can't believe it! Thanks Kendra…always fun! (And I agree about the boys campout party, I love it)

  5. Kalleen at Second Street says

    Oh my gosh- This just made my week, two parties in the finals. What a huge honor, the other parties are amazing. Thanks so much.

  6. OMG – I really can't decide. You have hit on 3 totally awesome and personal favorites in my house:
    My son – Scooby Doo
    My daughter – Mickey Mouse
    ME – Wonder Woman

    What to do what to do!

  7. Jack Canfield quotes says

    Wow! Every finalist made a pretty good impression! Everything seems lovely!

  8. Fancy House Road says

    Wow, you got some amazing party entries. I'm just blown away with how cute all of these ideas are. Some people are SO clever!


  9. Double the Giggles says

    I totally LOVE the Under the Sea party! All the finalists are amazing, but this one looks completely impressive and amazing, yet simple enough for the amateur party planner to pull off sucessfully. Such clever and unique ideas with the lanterns, the lollipops and 'sushi' treats!

  10. Thank you, thank you! <3 This was such an exciting find for me. I have the campout party and this contest is super fun. 🙂 Every SINGLE party on this list is amazing.

  11. I don't know how to vote but I want to vote for #101. That Boys Camp out bar is fabulous!

  12. Lissa (The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza) says

    Congrats to all the finalists! Wonderful party ideas all!

  13. Out on the Patio says

    Love these ideas. I am always looking for ideas to pass on to my customers. We showcase outdoor events and parties and several of these fit the bill.

  14. Judy@cutest-little-things says

    All such cool, creative parties! Was happy to inspire the zebra art party!!!


  15. cathyswraps says

    All the parties are inspiring, but my favorite is the Silly Socks Pajama Party because it looks like so much fun! I VOTE for #54.

  16. Michell @ Girl In Air says

    I know I'm late to the party here…just wanted to tell you I'm a new follower:-)

    LOVE looking thru all the parties here…my boy will be 2 in August so I'm sure I'll be using some of these ideas for sure!

    Thanks…Have a fabulous weekend:-)

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