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How To Decorate A Birthday Table For a Teenage Girl

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How To Decorate A Birthday Table for a Teenage Girl

It’s really hard to believe our middle, RJ, is now 14. It seems like just yesterday our little pouty-lip diva was born and here we are, celebrating the big 1-4. My little hippy/bohemian child wanted a daisy-themed party so with a few decor pieces, we created a simple little party. Here’s how to decorate a birthday table for a teenage girl.

The most important part of the planning was the cake design. It’s always so fun to scour Pinterest for the perfect design and as soon as she came across this adorable blue and white daisy cake, she knew it was what she wanted. My sweet momma friend Della made this cake and it was perfect. She’s made a lot of our cakes and you can see them all in these posts if you’re needing inspiration.

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The partyware part is always the easiest. Usually, we go to Hobby Lobby and just pick out solid coordinating colors to match the theme but this time we just ran to Target to get what we needed. After finding these cute springtime plates, napkins, and adorable felt daisy banners in their seasonal section, we knew they were perfect. We also grabbed these great paper daisy streamers to give a little extra pizzaz to the decor.

We brought in a few staple birthday party pieces like our Happy Everything Cake Plate Stand and Cake Server that we use for every party.

And you always have to have a bouquet of flowers for a girly party, right? We grabbed a bunch of white and yellow daisies from Publix, threw them in a vase, and voila! A cute centerpiece for your table.

As you can see, it doesn’t take much to create a fun birthday table for a teen. Dressing up your table with a cute cake, fun plates and napkins, and a bouquet of flowers is all you really need to make it look great.

Looking to throw a Hawaiian-themed party? Check out my fun Jimmy Buffett-inspired party HERE!

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A Pirate Looks At 40: A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday Party

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Thanks, Happy Everything!™ by Laura Johnson for sponsoring this A Pirate Looks At 40: A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday Party post!
A Pirate Looks At 40: A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday Party
It’s really hard to believe we’re here already…40 years of age. Even though I still have a few more months before I hit the big 4-0, it’s still hard to believe that it’s just around the corner.
A Pirate Looks At 40: A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday Party

My husband isn’t a huge fan of parties but I knew that we needed to make this one a little special. When I met my guy in high school, he always wore Hawaiian shirts…and they were really cool back then either. 😉 But he wore them because he LOVED Jimmy Buffett.

A Pirate Looks At 40: A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday PartyJimmy Buffett has an awesome song called “A Pirate Looks At 40” and I knew it would be the perfect theme.A Pirate Looks At 40
I jumped on Amazon and ordered some party supplies, pressed off his old Hawaiian shirts, and brought out all my older Happy Everything! plates and serve ware, along with a few new pieces and it all turned out beautifully.A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday Party

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A Pirate Looks At 40
His cake was the cutest cake I’ve ever seen. We ordered an almond-flavored cake (his favorite) from our favorite local cake maker and she did a fantastic job making it Hawaiian style. Isn’t it the cutest?!
A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday Party

A Pirate Looks At 40

Thanks to everyone who came over and celebrated his big day with up and a special shoutout to Happy Everything!™ by Laura Johnson for sending us these special pieces to decorate with for Jas’ A Pirate Looks At 40: A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday Party!

A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday Party

You can grab all these pieces and more HERE:


Wooden Big Happy Everything! Serving Board
White Stripe Big Happy Everything! Bowl
Summer Car Big Attachment
Pirate Flag Big Attachment
Salted Margarita Big Attachment
Black Stripe Happy Everything! Cake Stand
Gold Knob Large Glass Dome
White Stripe Happy Everything! Cake Server

Celebrate the mom-to-be with these cute baby shower ideas

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Shaw Avenue lifestyle blog, baby girl baby shower ideas. Monogrammed plates, circuit crafts, and more ideas

Celebrate the mom-to-be with these cute baby shower ideas

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After combing through my Facebook photo albums, I ran across these photos of a baby shower my friend and I threw many years ago for a special mom-to-be and her little sprinkle! We put a lot of time and love into coming up with every special little detail of this shower and I thought it would be great to share with you. From a rosette covered cake to monogrammed plates, we had the best time planning this party.

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Shaw Avenue lifestyle blog, baby girl baby shower ideas. Monogrammed plates, circuit crafts, and more ideas
We added the new baby’s name and initials everywhere we could.
Shaw Avenue lifestyle blog, baby girl baby shower ideas. Monogrammed plates, circuit crafts, and more ideas
Since this wall was going to be where the food was I took out my family photos and had the mom-to-be’s maternity photos printed to fit all of my frames. 
Shaw Avenue lifestyle blog, baby girl baby shower ideas. Monogrammed plates, circuit crafts, and more ideas
Shaw Avenue lifestyle blog, baby girl baby shower ideas. Monogrammed plates, circuit crafts, and more ideas
We used my great grandmother’s crystal dishes and added in a few antique plates for the 
hors d’oeuvres.
Shaw Avenue lifestyle blog, baby girl baby shower ideas. Monogrammed plates, circuit crafts, and more ideas
I got out my cricut and monogrammed all the clear plates for a special little touch.
Shaw Avenue lifestyle blog, baby girl baby shower ideas. Monogrammed plates, circuit crafts, and more ideas
Shaw Avenue lifestyle blog, baby girl baby shower ideas. Monogrammed plates, circuit crafts, and more ideas
Shaw Avenue lifestyle blog, baby girl baby shower ideas. Monogrammed plates, circuit crafts, and more ideas
Instead of playing games, we made personalized onesies using fabric transfers and my cricut. Each friend handmade one specially for Hannah Grace.
Shaw Avenue lifestyle blog, baby girl baby shower ideas. Monogrammed plates, circuit crafts, and more ideas
As always, thanks for visiting Shaw Avenue! I hope this gave you some ideas for your next shower.
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How to Host A Shower in A restaurant

How to host a shower at a restaurant

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How to host a shower in a restaurant 

When my dear friend Kim, who live in Knoxville, got pregnant with her little critter, we knew her shower had to be at her favorite restaurant in downtown Chattanooga, Tony’s Pasta.  I didn’t know how complicated it would be to throw it at a restaurant, but I knew it wasn’t anything my friend Jennifer and I couldn’t handle. We kept decorations to a minimum since we knew the food would be on us, but with a few coupons from Hobby Lobby and some DIY crafts, it was pretty perfect.

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I found a fabulous cake on Pinterest and my go-to cake designer made it absolutely perfect! It was too pretty to eat!
My aqua mason jars were the inspiration for our color scheme because I have a ton of them and come on, they’re incredible.   We knew colored chargers would add a perfect pop of color to the dark tables and originally we going to go with burlap ones for $4 each.  After a little more roaming around Hobby Lobby, we found these beautiful aqua ones for $2 each! Such a great deal!
Here’s some great pieces that you can use to get this look!

For flowers, I went with my personal favorite, hydrangeas. 
They looked perfect in the blue jars.
 We had a great time celebrating Kim & sweet baby Cora!
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