Guest Blogger: Arianna Knows Best


Party Tips for Celebrity Inspired Soirees

Ah, summer. That glorious season marked by sunshine, blazing heat, and relaxing vacations. Sounds peaceful, right? Think again! My girlfriends and I agree that we wouldn’t mind a summer spent at a luxury resort with VIP treatment without carpools and weekend play-dates. It’s a nice fantasy that actual celebrities get to live out almost daily. Since most people can’t afford a luxury getaway every other week, here are some fun summer activities inspired by the celebrity lifestyle (and my obsession with gossip magazines!)!

Celeb summer: Private Island
Stars like Johnny Depp, Tyler Perry, and Leo Dicaprio are among the lucky few that have their own private islands. With that much space, you could have a huge bash with everyone you’ve ever met or enjoy the privacy and relax. Whatever you choose to do with it, owning an island is everyone’s dream!

Reality summer: Day at a Local Beach
While most of us can’t charter a private jet and fly anywhere our little heart desires, we can visit your local beach or lake for a relaxing day. Many locations offer a wide variety of activities from renting sailboats or canoes to secret spots for fishing. While it’s not likely it will be secluded or completely noise free, hopefully the fresh air while lead to a long naptime later!

Celeb summer: MTV Movie Awards
The red carpet at this event is a fashion free-for-all! Entertainment comes in all forms from wacky outfits to raunchy hosts, guests and viewers alike are bound to have a great time! Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber, whether being praised or booed, are regular gossip generators at this event!

Reality summer: Karaoke Night
Send out invitations that look like mini concert posters and invite guests to dress like their favorite artists! Each guest can perform a song of their choice (silly dance moves are welcomed!) and pass out awards such as an iTunes or Best Buy gift card, with the condition of an improvised acceptance speech!

Celeb summer: Alice in Wonderland themed Baby Shower
Colorful and over the top decorations were the center of attention at makeup artist, Joyce Bonelli’s, baby shower! With an envy-inducing cookie display and a huge table filled with gifts, Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist had plenty of fun images to tweet from the event!

Reality summer: Favorite Kids’ Book themed Baby Shower
Use your favorite children’s book as inspiration as the theme for yours or a friend’s baby shower! Use the color palette from the book for the décor and make the snacks relevant to the story (For example: Half moon cookies for “Goodnight Moon”). Have guests write down their favorite books on slips of paper for the mom-to-be to save and pass on when the child starts making trips to the library!

Summer doesn’t have to be a season of boring trips or played out activities. Inspiration is all around you, from the tabloids at the supermarket to life going on right outside your windows!

Arianna is a full-time mom and a fashion-lover, world traveler, animal lover, and family woman extraordinaire. She loves to cook and bake, travel to new places, share great fashion finds, and spend time doing crafts and projects at home with her kids. She’s got a crazy busy life, but she wouldn’t have it any other way! Follow her blog at!

Check out Joyce Bonelli’s baby shower!

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