I am so fortunate to be a Make A Wish volunteer! Here are the party favors for a special 4 year old boy's wish - a Cars themed birthday party
Each bag included a CARS beach ball, Pez dispenser, water bottle, candy and fruit snack
How about dressing up your cake pops with a beautiful sail for your next nautical party!
This is so easy and can be made for any letter or number. I cut out a rough sketch of a #2 on poster board. I then used my 2" hole punch to cut out circles from coordinating paper to the party's theme. It turned out great....such a big impact for such a little amount of time and money!

Here's a great way to "dress up" your plain white serving dish to match the theme or color scheme of your party - line the bottom of the dish with scrapbook paper!
Since having our BYOK beach party - I find kabobs to be my fav new party food. 
Here is my latest fascinating kabob - salad style!
This past weekend we celebrated a friend's birthday at the beach and wanted to add an interesting twist to a typical potluck beach bbq...so each guest was asked to bring their own kabob to share. This was my contribution - an antipasto kabob with salami, provolone cheese, marinated artichokes, cheese-filled tortellini, black olive and topped with a cherry tomato.
Our creative friends provided these amazing kabobs:
Buffalo Chicken and Celery
Grilled Pineapple and Mango
Grilled Shrimp and Boonie Peppers
Caprese Salad
Grilled Seitan, Onions, Mushrooms and Bell Peppers
Gummy Bears and Marshmallows
(made by the kids)
I love this display - it is so interesting! You can look at it over and over again and always find a creative and delicious way to treat your guests.
This is a great example of a concept that can be adapted to any type of event with any theme!
One of the latest trends for parties is the photo booth. Whether you have rented a booth of your own or just set up and area with a camera...they are becoming more and more popular. It is a great way to create memories and you can send the photos home as favors or send them later with your thank you cards. It is an unexpected touch, your guests are sure to remember especially if you add props and customize them to the theme of your party. Here are some great examples:
I love these individual cups so that everyone gets a little "dip-dip" (as my 2 year old would say) with each veggie.