The first of our party favorites this week celebrates summer, surf and sand. This Surf’s Up Birthday Party from The Homespun Hostess is a great way to celebrate a birthday for the big Kahuna in your life. The bright blue, orange, green and white color combinations create a virbrant, energetic feel for this theme. Creative party favors ranged from scrumptious surfboard cookies to personalized beach towels and “cool shades.” The charming bottles of bubbles are also a very fun idea. Of course, if you wanted to take that thought one step further you could rent a bubble truck  for bubblemania! You can easily add an activity to this party by hiring an airbrush t-shirt artist so kids can create their own surfer threads.  Cowabunga dude! 

Photo Credit: The Homespun Hostess-

Throwing parties for the adult man in your life can be challenging. Good thing there are sites out there like Spaceships and Laserbeams  that feature parties with “boyish charm.” Take a look at this man-approved Scotch & Chocolate- 40th Birthday Party. Now this is a party that even his friends would be happy to attend! Of course, if your guest of honor doesn’t like scotch you can make this theme work with a different liquor, or even beer. If you have plenty of food and an experienced bartender, you can’t fail with this great party idea.

Photo Credit: Spaceships and Laserbeams

Recently we wrote a blog post about the very trendy Sip and See baby shower theme. Naturally, when we saw this Milkaholic Sip & See featured on Half Baked, we had to share it! This black and white milk theme is an adorable way to welcome a new addition to the family. The desserts look delicious and the display is beautiful. A chocolate fountain would also make a great centerpiece for a dessert station.  With a moment this special and a theme this delightful, you may also want to hire an event photographer so you don’t miss any of the precious moments!

Photo Credit: Half Baked

Looking for more party inspiration? Check out our Event Planning section for other great resources and ideas.