Are you a true hipster at heart? Is your dream party outdoors under twinkling lights full of vintage touches? I admit, I’m a Pinterest mom when it comes to party ideas. My daughter recently turned 13 and I wanted to make it special since she doesn’t want a sweet sixteen. I absolutely love how it turned out and most importantly, she loved it too. I started the prep about two months ahead so I was able to gather the goods and make things without rushing last minute. It also gives plenty of time to look for sales and deals.

I saw a similar photo on Pinterest but it didn’t have a how to link. I had to wing it and figure it out and love how it came out. I ordered the name from Studio Noel, who was super helpful throughout the process. Here’s the link to her store.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/StudioNoelDesigns

You can customize the font, size and colors and she is very prompt. The wood board was from Home Depot and I actually used wallpaper from Target to give it the plank look.

https://www.target.com/p/devine-color-reclaimed-wood-peel-stick-wallpaper-lightning/-/A-50820509?lnk=rec%7Cadaptpdpexsrch%7Crelated_prods_vv%7Cadaptpdpexsrch%7C50820509%7C1

The vines go on sale at Hobby Lobby every other week and I hot glue gunned them on.

This pic served as an inspiration for something similar I made for my daughter. It came with instructions on how to make and was pretty simple to do but time consuming.

http://www.diyweddingsmag.com/diy-wedding-crafts-hanging-floral-photo-hoop/

My friend was able to make a “naked” cake to fit the theme even though she had never made one before. It came together beautifully. I bought the wood platters from Hobby Lobby. They were cheaper when you use the 40% off coupon than at TJ Maxx. They also had the small wooden holders that I placed tealights on. TJ Maxx did have the cutest candle holders in stock now. We had mini succulents as the party favor. The link is here

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B018WLMXG2/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1510766617&sr=8-4&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=succulent+plants&dpPl=1&dpID=517YrADOKjL&ref=plSrch

I also did a DIY string lights for the floor set up. Unfortunately, I don’t have any photos of it that I can post but I will post the link I used for the instructions. The cement is heavy so this is a two person project. I also added some vines from Hobby Lobby ( look for that 50% off sale!) to decorate the poles.

http://blog.homedepot.com/string-light-pole-with-concrete-base/

Everything turned out as beautifully as I had imagined it. A big thank you to all of our amazing friends that helped make it happen!

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