Inspiration Friday Party No. 19

Welcome to another great week of Inspired Ideas for you and your home!
We thought we would kick off this week’s party by showing you another party that happened last weekend.

Here’s Vanessa to tell us all about it!
 
Hi guys! When I asked Ian what kind of theme he would like for his 8th Birthday Party he replied with,
“Let’s have an Electrical Party Mom!”
My reply was of course, “Wow! What a neat idea Ian”
While inwardly I was thinking, “Really? We can’t just do Spiderman?”
 
And then Ian threw me a curve ball and said he really wanted to have an Electrical Party but also wanted to do Laser Tag with his friends. So we compromised.
We did the Electrical theme for the Family Party which meant I didn’t have to go all crazy with it but I still wanted it be fun and special.
 
 This is what greeted everyone when they arrived at our house.

 
Apothecary Jars   were filled with all
 things Electrical.


Even some of Ian’s Motherboards
made it in!

 I also used an idea I got from Kim at
Too Much Time on My Hands and stuck photos down inside the Apothecary Jars before loading them up with their electronic goodies. Kim just also happens to be our Featured Blogger this week!
 
 
 
 
All together they made a pretty nifty looking centerpiece.
 

And what kind of cake do you make for an Electrical Party?
Why, Lightbulb Cupcakes of course!
 

By simply sticking cupcakes on top of an ice cream cone and then frosting the entire top portion we had the perfect lightbulb shape. A little bit of tin foil finished it off!
Pretty cute, huh?
 
Thanks for letting me share what I was up to last weekend and now it’s time to take a look at what some of you were up to.
 
Let’s get to our Features!
 
We could not believe it when we saw this Stunning Ensuite Transformation from Natalie at
Beach House in the City.

 
Jaw-dropping, isn’t it?
You must see the entire makeover and more of her incredibly beautiful details.

Natalie shared more loveliness with us when she linked up this Tutorial on Homemade Milkglass.
 
But, oh wait! Yet another talented gals shared her take on DIY Milkglass.
 
This lovely bowl (purchased for $1!)  was transformed into “Faux Milk” Gorgeousness
by Caroline at C.W. Frosting.
 
  
Is it just me or is there a color trend going on here?
Let’s run with it!
 
Carmel at Our Fifth House gave her dining room an extra dose of “chic” when she added this dresser turned buffet. This girl knows how to make create one gorgeous tablescape too!

 
And we love how Jacqueline from Simple Home Life repurposed an old electric chandelier by turning it into a Candle Chandelier for her bathroom.
 
 
And, we just couldn’t resist adding one more “light and bright” feature.
This one comes to us from Anita at Cedar Hill Ranch. She joined the massive Annie Sloan fan club by giving her bistro set this lovely face lift!
 
 
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And don’t forget to SAVE THE DATE and start planning your summer projects now!

 
Vanessa will be hosting a party for featuring “Summer Activities for Kids” on June 20th so get ready to share your favorite summer projects and activities for kids; and Heather will be hosting “Fresh from the Garden” featuring anything garden related: photos of your garden, garden recipes, gardening tips, canning, etc. on June 24th.  The Blogger Block Party will take the place of Inspiration Friday that week!

Grab one of the buttons on our sidebar and spread the word about this amazing event!
 
It’s not too late to enter our latest Etsy Shop
Giveaway!
Stacey from Maggie Jane’s Vintage has some absolutely darling items and you can see
 in this photo just some of the creative ways you can use them!
 
The giveaway runs through Tuesday, June 14th so scroll down to enter to win a $25 Credit!

Are you following At The Picket Fence on Facebook?  Don’t forget we feature many of your links during the week on our Facebook Page! If you’ve been featured there, grab a button as well! Thank you to everyone who shared so many fabulous posts with us last week!  We appreciate you!
 
Now it’s time to share with us what has inspired you this week!
 
Thank you so much for joining us for Inspiration Friday at the Fence,

 
When you are done linking up head over and party with the other Friday Party Friends
 
 
The lovely Courtney at French Country Cottage
Our beautiful friend Alison from Stuff and Nonsense

Stuff and Nonsense
And the gracious Debra from Common Ground

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Comments

  1. says

    Thanks for having me today. I haven’t joined for quite a while so am thrilled to be partying with you both.

    Best wishes always,
    Natasha.

  2. says

    Belated Birthday wishes to Ian… he came up with a unique theme for his party and I love all the inspiring ideas for his birthday decor… especially the cupcakes in cones wrapped in foil… neat idea! I love apothecary jars and displaying bulbs in them is perfect for this cute theme.. Love the bistro facelift with chalk paint! Thanks for this fun-filled party each week! Have a wonderful weekend!~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

  3. Courtney ~ French Country Cottage says

    Hey there Girls~Love the electrifying birthday party!! Thanks for hosting!

  4. says

    Loved your clever ideas for Ian’s party, Vanessa. That lightbulb cupcake idea is wonderful.

    You have been one busy mom between vacations and birthdays, haven’t you?

    The other features look terrific, too. I hope to have some time to link hop and try to electrify my dead creativity this weekend.

  5. says

    Love your ELECTRIFYING party!!! It’s always great to see new and different party themes…especially for BOYS! And since my husband is an electrician I might just have to file this one away…it’s perfect for a little boy who wants to be just like Daddy ;)

  6. says

    I wouldn’t even know where to start decorating for an electrical-themed party but you pulled it off beautifully and stylishly! Love the light bulbs in the apothecary jars.

    Thanks for hosting!

  7. says

    Hi Vanessa & Heather,

    I’m sorry, I linked up twice!! Would you please delete one of the
    links #146 or #147 sorry about that!

    Thank-you for Hosting, it really is a great party! I’m looking forward to the Big Blog Party!!

    My Husband is an Electrician, I think we will make him “the bright ideas” cupcakes for Fathers Day what a fun idea!!

    All the Best,
    Christine

  8. says

    Hooray, the comments are back! Just wanted to let Vanessa know that her light bulb cupcakes are darling! What a mom! I would have no idea what to do for an electrical party?!?

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