It's Harry Potter's birthday & you'll want to see this Potterphile party

On this day in 1980, a wizard named Harry Potter was born. To honor his birthday, we're sharing this MAGICAL Harry Potter bridal shower over on our sister site, Offbeat Bride. But I figured y'all might want to take a peek, too, since it's such good inspiration for any Hogwarts-inspired Potterphile parties you might be planning.

Don your corsets for this pirate party celebrating major life milestones

This year, my husband and I celebrated 10 years together, five years married, and both of our 30th birthdays. Aside from what I do for a career, in general we like to show off and ESPECIALLY like to dress up. We decided long ago that a themed celebration every five years would be a must. And a pirate party was next on the list…

Everything you need on an alternative bar cart for all your swanky soirees

"Do you guys have any interesting ideas for setting up a mini bar in my new place? I've always wanted a grown-up bar cart for guests and impromptu gatherings and such. My new place doesn't have a lot of space and I want something a little off the beaten path. Re-purposing weird furniture or shelves, building something from scratch, crazy cart makeovers, — got any brilliance for me?"

Let's see what bar cart inspiration is out there and what basics you'll need to get started on your own…