10 Fun and Creative Party Ideas for Boys

If you are planning a boy’s party, then you know how important it is to make sure it has a cool theme that he will be proud to show his friends. Kids’ parties are some of the most fun to plan because there is no limit on creativity and possibilities. You can fully embrace a theme.

Of course, it all depends on the child’s individual interests. What activities does he love to do? What are his favorite books, movies or television shows? Is there a particular character he looks up to, such as a superhero? Choosing a theme that he personally loves will put you on the path toward a hugely successful party.

Here are ten fun, creative ideas for a boy’s party to give you some inspiration.

Boys’ Party Ideas

10 Fun Party Ideas for Boys | HomeandEventStyling.comIf he’s a gamer, this video game themed party is a perfect idea.
Source: Kara’s Party Ideas

10 Fun Party Ideas for Boys | HomeandEventStyling.comWhat little boy doesn’t want to be Batman? The pops of yellow add a lot of fun to the theme.
Source: Catch My Party

10 Fun Party Ideas for Boys | HomeandEventStyling.comThis construction-themed party puts a fun twist on some classic treats.
Source: Catch My Party

10 Fun Party Ideas for Boys | HomeandEventStyling.comEmbrace his love of shooting hoops with a black and orange color scheme and game-day treats.
Source: Michelle’s Party Plan-It

10 Fun Party Ideas for Boys | HomeandEventStyling.comHow cute are these DIY Lego-inspired popcorn bags?
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10 Fun Party Ideas for Boys | HomeandEventStyling.comLittle ones are sure to get excited over a Mickey Mouse theme in black, white, red, and yellow.
Source: Kara’s Party Ideas

10 Fun Party Ideas for Boys | HomeandEventStyling.comTake everyone “fishing” with this adorable fishing-themed birthday party idea.
Source: Sunshine Parties

10 Fun Party Ideas for Boys | HomeandEventStyling.comA soccer fan is sure to find this party to be a winner.
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10 Fun Party Ideas for Boys | HomeandEventStyling.comThis Lego Ninjago party even includes sushi-inspired cake balls to keep with the theme.
Source: Spaceships and Laserbeams

10 Fun Party Ideas for Boys | HomeandEventStyling.comBring the fun world of Toy Story to life with a whimsical party like this one.
Source: Catch My Party

So many cute ideas!

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Charming Valentine’s Day Table Ideas

Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day at home, you’re probably going to gather around a table to enjoy each other’s company. A table setting is all about creating an atmosphere. For a holiday, like Valentine’s Day, you can incorporate the theme of it to draw inspiration from and create something festive.

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, pink and red are the main colors. However, there are many different ways to interpret them, from different shades and tones to complimenting them with other colors, and of course, adding your own dash of style. It doesn’t have to be childlike. You can create something sophisticated, chic, or even rustic.

Here are 10 Valentine’s Day table ideas to inspire you and show you just how much you can do within the realm of this theme.

Valentine’s Day Table Ideas

10 Charming Valentine's Day Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThis white and pink table is the perfect set-up for Galentine’s Day to enjoy special treats and do some craft projects together.
Source: Style Me Pretty

10 Charming Valentine's Day Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA gorgeous spin on a centerpiece bouquet is to create an ombre look, going from deep red to pink to white flowers.
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10 Charming Valentine's Day Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comCreate a darling napkin heart for your place settings as a simple, elegant way to theme the table.
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10 Charming Valentine's Day Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comFor a Kate Spade-inspired look, run a black and white striped table runner down the center of the table. Accent it with polka dots and pops of pink.
Source: Knot and Nest Designs

10 Charming Valentine's Day Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThis Valentine’s Day table has a rustic chic vibe with frayed place settings and charming balloons.
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10 Charming Valentine's Day Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comUse patterns like polka dots and swirls mixed with florals for a nice contrast. Don’t be afraid to mix up the placemats, too!
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10 Charming Valentine's Day Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comYou can never go wrong with black and white accented by soft pink for a chic vibe.
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10 Charming Valentine's Day Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comHere’s another example of the ombre centerpiece, this time with contemporary elements surrounding it – simple gray, white and black.
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10 Charming Valentine's Day Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comHow charming is this cookie decorating party for Galentine’s Day? A burlap table runner contrasts more sophisticated elements like gold for a rustic chic appeal.
Source: A Night Owl

10 Charming Valentine's Day Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comYou can easily recreate this XO table cloth by painting a disposable white table cloth with black paint. So simple and chic!
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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Warm regards,
Megan

Fabulous New Year’s Eve Table Setting Inspiration

Can you believe another year has gone by already? It seems like they are getting shorter and shorter all the time! Every year that goes by, though, I’m immensely grateful that I got to spend another one doing what I love with the people that I love. For me, New Year’s Eve is a great opportunity to celebrate all the wonderful things that happened over the year and reflect on our hopes for the next one.

New Year’s Eve parties are always fun because there is so much excitement in the air. Whether you’re having a casual gathering or a glamorous dinner, the table is where a lot of the best conversation will happen. To keep everyone in the festive mood, I love to make my New Year’s Eve table settings extra special. There are a lot of fun ways to do this and not all of them require a lot of work. Sometimes, it’s just about creating a subtle atmosphere around which all the fun can happen.

Here are 10 New Year’s Eve table settings ideas to inspire you whether you want to go casual and modern or glamorous and sophisticated.

New Year’s Eve Table Settings

Fabulous New Year's Eve Table Setting Inspiration | HomeandEventStyling.comA shiny gold runner that looks like confetti is perfectly festive over a white tablecloth. Finish off the place settings with a noisemaker and a pop of color.
Source: Style Me Pretty

Fabulous New Year's Eve Table Setting Inspiration | HomeandEventStyling.comPaper fortune cookies are adorable touches for your place settings, in which you can slip your own fortunes or simply put the name of the guest on them to create a place card.
Source: Sugar and Charm

Fabulous New Year's Eve Table Setting Inspiration | HomeandEventStyling.comAn all white table is super chic for a New Year’s eve party to bring it in with grace and style.
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Fabulous New Year's Eve Table Setting Inspiration | HomeandEventStyling.comBlack and white polka dots are chic and festive and look great when paired with gold and silver accents. My favorite parts of this New Year’s Eve table setting, though, are definitely the clock plates.
Source: Pizzazzerie

Fabulous New Year's Eve Table Setting Inspiration | HomeandEventStyling.comAn old-fashioned black and white clock is a simple but apropos touch for any New Year’s Eve table.
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Fabulous New Year's Eve Table Setting Inspiration | HomeandEventStyling.comWhite and gold creates a sophisticated take on a New Year’s Eve party, complete with a gold clock.
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Fabulous New Year's Eve Table Setting Inspiration | HomeandEventStyling.comStripes are an adorable choice for a New Year’s Eve party. This set-up is casual yet festive with some chic metallic touches.
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Fabulous New Year's Eve Table Setting Inspiration | HomeandEventStyling.comYou don’t have to go for glitz and glam to have a stylish New Year’s Eve party. Simple black and white with a touch of silver or gold are all you need for a modern setting.
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Fabulous New Year's Eve Table Setting Inspiration | HomeandEventStyling.comGold star confetti is a cute touch against a black tablecloth. For a simple centerpiece, use silver branches, candlesticks, and votives.
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Fabulous New Year's Eve Table Setting Inspiration | HomeandEventStyling.comFor a feminine New Year’s Eve party, bring in pops of pink to match your bubbly and accent it with silver and gold.
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Happy New Year! May 2017 bring you lots of happiness and success.

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Beautiful & Inspiring Christmas Centerpiece Ideas

One of my favorite spots to decorate for Christmas is the table. Since all of our family and friends up gathering around it, sometimes more than once throughout the season, it’s very rewarding to put together a table setting that will be enjoyed by everyone. It really helps set the mood for the holiday and get everyone into the festive spirit.

The centerpiece is what brings the whole table setting together. In fact, if you aren’t sure what you want to do with your table setting, a good idea is to start with the centerpiece and then let it inspire the rest of the table. For a Christmas centerpiece, there are so many great elements to work with that you can easily suit it to your own personal style and make it your own.

Here are 10 Christmas centerpiece ideas that range from simple to extravagant, rustic to glamorous. They offer some great inspiration for concepts, elements, and color schemes that can help you find a direction for your own.

Christmas Centerpiece Ideas

10 Beautiful & Inspiring Christmas Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comTwo white reindeer serve as a festive and contemporary centerpiece. Ground them with some swag and candles to set the scene.
Source: Setting for Four

10 Beautiful & Inspiring Christmas Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA faux fur runner adds a touch of luxury to this rustic Christmas centerpiece, which consists of a distressed tray and some white Christmas trees and ornaments. Simple, yet full of charm.
Source: Buckets of Burlap

10 Beautiful & Inspiring Christmas Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA few white feathers add an unexpected touch to the green swag and give it some depth, while the gold ornaments and silver vases bring the glamour.
Source: Confessions of a Serial DIYer

10 Beautiful & Inspiring Christmas Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comChristmas tree-shaped decor in a bed of swag are a lovely minimalist approach. For a rustic vibe like this particular centerpiece, choose trees with rough textures like wood and twine. For a more glamorous vibe, go with a smooth, glossy texture.
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10 Beautiful & Inspiring Christmas Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThis adorable sleigh is so charming and perfect to hold ornaments and seashells for a coastal Christmas centerpiece.
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10 Beautiful & Inspiring Christmas Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThis centerpiece is so simple and elegant with some sparse swag, candles for glamour, and fruit to bring in pops of color.
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10 Beautiful & Inspiring Christmas Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comFelt garland, tissue balls and ornaments are an alternative to the traditional greenery for a lovely centerpiece.
Source: You Are My Fave

10 Beautiful & Inspiring Christmas Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comGather some rustic elements like pinecones, a wood stump, some greenery and a reindeer for a simple yet charming centerpiece.
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10 Beautiful & Inspiring Christmas Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comHow adorable are these little gingerbread houses in apothecary jars? Some “snow” along the bottom sets the scene with tiny lighted trees and metallic ornaments.
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10 Beautiful & Inspiring Christmas Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comMix rustic accents and glamour together to create a centerpiece that captures some of the best of Christmas.
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Merry Christmas!

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Stylish & Merry Christmas Tablescape Ideas

There is something special about gathering around the table with family and friends for the holidays. It gives you a chance to relax, unplug, and catch up with the people you love but don’t necessarily get to see on a regular basis.

Since the dining room table is where this wonderful occasion takes place, I love to make it look as special as the experience itself.

There are so many inspiring elements to pull ideas from to create a truly magical Christmas tablescape. It doesn’t take a lot to transform your table into a stylish and festive space. A good place to start is with one idea, whether it’s a centerpiece, color palette, or style (rustic, modern, traditional, glamorous, a mix of two or three). Then, build your tablescape around it.

Here are 10 Christmas tablescape ideas to inspire you and get the ideas flowing:

Christmas Tablescape Ideas

10 Stylish & Merry Christmas Tablescape Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comRed and white striped napkins mimic the look of candy canes on this simple but charming dining room table.
Source: Nora Murphy Country House Holiday

10 Stylish & Merry Christmas Tablescape Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comAdorable little gift boxes, ornaments and candles create a whimsical centerpiece for this pastel tablescape.
Source: Good Housekeeping

10 Stylish & Merry Christmas Tablescape Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA black and white polka dot runner brings a chic, charming touch to this simple Christmas tablescape that is accented with pops of red and gold.
Source: Coco Kelly

10 Stylish & Merry Christmas Tablescape Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA long, rustic strip of garland accents a plaid runner to create depth on this charming tablescape.
Source: Little Peanut

10 Stylish & Merry Christmas Tablescape Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA tartan runner scrunched up around wood bases and greenery looks super cozy and stylish.
Source: Cherished Bliss

10 Stylish & Merry Christmas Tablescape Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThis Christmas tablescape is the perfect balance of rustic and modern style.
Source: The White Buffalo Styling Co.

10 Stylish & Merry Christmas Tablescape Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA white tablecloth and plates ensure that the gorgeous garland, candles and napkins pop on the table.
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10 Stylish & Merry Christmas Tablescape Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comSimplicity is wonderfully chic on this all-white table that allows the incredible garland to steal the show.
Source: Rue Magazine

10 Stylish & Merry Christmas Tablescape Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA small Christmas tree looks darling as the centerpiece to this black and white table.
Source: Shades of Blue Interiors

10 Stylish & Merry Christmas Tablescape Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comWhite and gold is stunning on this super chic Christmas tablescape full of glamorous touches.
Source: Inspired by This

Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Warm regards,
Megan