I now we've talked about party planning before and I mentioned that I keep a notebook full of my plans and a folder on my computer. Well recently I realized that I have a hard time visualizing how everything is going to come together. So I took the images of things I knew I was going to use and color swatches and put together a quick inspiration board. I made mine using photoshop but if you wanted you could easily use another editing software or actually print the pictures and collage them old school. Having this image as a reference has kept me a lot more focused on buying what I need, since I can visualize what the party is going to look like. It also helped me eliminate a few unnecessary purchases. I also had a lot of fun putting it together :) If you are interested in my party details, I am throwing a bubblegum themed party for my almost 7 year old. Most of the party supplies have been purchased locally with the exception of a nice little order coming from this great shop.
And here is my inspiration board: