Friday, May 28, 2010


One of my favorite times of year
is when fresh cherries
show up in the stores!
I can't wait to try all of these!
Find all of the recipes for
these beautiful dessert at

1. Cherry Apricot Crumble
2. Cherry Sorbetto
3. Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream
4. Cherry Pie
5. Chocolate Cinnamon Mousse with Cherries
6. Cherry Apricot Cobbler

These would make great additions to
your Memorial Day get togethers!
Have a fantastic weekend!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Whooo's 3?

My sweet little girl turned 3 yesterday
and we celebrated this weekend with an
Owl Themed Party!
She loves owls!
This was a fun one to put together
and has quickly become a very popular
theme it seems this year!
I decided on Pink, Brown and Yellow
for a color palette.
On with the details....
Sweets, Sweets, and more Sweets!
Cotton Candy, Whoppers, Chocolates, Gum Balls and More!

Ceramic Owl Pots served as the favors.
I made the tags with the saying
"Thanks for Coming
It was a Hoot!"

Thar cake was made by my favorite
local bakery
Cooper Street Bakery.

The kids had so much fun painting
their owls and owl houses.

Place Setting

For the place mats I cut brown
foam sheets into circles!
So, easy and they make these in every color!
Place a pink plate on top of the foam
then topped it off with a yellow plate.
My new favorite thing is to tie
the plates up with matching ribbon!
Thank you so much to Chris
for this wonderful idea!

Whooo don't love Cotton Candy?
I took big bags of Yellow and Pink
Cotton Candy and shaped them into balls
with a drinking cup!
I then put them on wooden dowels
and placed them in glass vases
filled with lemon drops!

And of course the birthday girl!

I ordered her shirt from Modern Frills!
She designed the shirt around the colors
of the party!
She was right on and super fast!
Check out all of her very cute designs
at her etsy shop!
Owl art design by the very talented

I had so much fun putting this together
and to see the smiles on all of the kids
faces made the day priceless!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Patriotic Birthday

Hello all!
Sorry I was absent yesterday!
After the owl party this weekend...
I was exhausted!
But, no rest for the party weary right?
Well, I had to get caught up on life!
So, now that I have done that...
I am back for more partying!
This party comes from the
"Vote for Ike"
was the party theme for this cute
little boy turning 3!
Check out the fun patriotic details!
Love the Polls Open Booth...

Boxed Lunches....

"Like" cute!

Ike Likes me favor bags.....

Birthday Boy Campaigning.....

Friday, May 21, 2010

Adorable Woodlands Party

I just love My Sweet and Saucy blog and I was in
for some eye candy when I visited yesterday!
Check out this very cute Woodlands 1st Birthday Party!
The desserts table....

Toddler Treats....

I love the sweet and vintage feel....
and of course you can't go wrong with cake balls!
See all of the pictures here!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Owl Party Sneak Peak

Whoooo is ready to party?
Well, this week is full of fun!
Yesterday my husband turned 40
and my youngest daughter is celebrating
turning 3 this weekend!
She loves Owls and has them all over her room!
So, of course she wanted an owl party.
She also loves pink!
So, we decided on a Pink, Yellow, and Brown Owl party!
Here is are some of the details that I have been working on!
The Invite
Jayme was great to work with and I feel in love
with the pink and yellow owl design!

The Napkins
Labels to match the invites
The Gumball Favors
Found these a few months back for $1 a piece!
I just changed out the ribbon to match the color palette.
So, I hope that you will come back next week to
see the entire party!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

1 2 3 come drink with me...

I love to use drink dispensers!
I love all kinds... in all sizes.
Here are 3 options to choose from!
1. Single from Pottery Barn
2. Double from Bed Bath and Beyond
3. Triple from Z Gallerie
I am not sure what I like better!
All 3 of these would come in handy for
different events and get togethers.
What is your favorite?

Monday, May 17, 2010

Balinesse Inspired Graduation

I was so taken back by the beauty of this
Balineese Inspired Graduation Party
found at D-Tales Events.
The Guest of Honor was from Bali
so, the party was completely inspired by
the cultural style.
The color palette was gold, yellow, and white.
I will let the beauty of this outdoor party
speak for itself!

Pathway leading guests from the cocktail area to the dinning area.
Clothes line used to hang lanterns and clothes pins used to
hold Polaroid pictures.
Serenity now....
Love the long tables with Indonesia style eating low to the ground.
Beverage napkins with natural elements.
The view at night...
That was one graduation party...
Maybe I should go back and get my Masters!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Pink Cupcake 1st Birthday

This next party feature is so sweet and all Pink!
It comes to us from Holly Days blog.
I mean come on....just look at this sweet
little cupcake!
Of course, the party must be pink!
This party had all of the details to
make it beautiful!
Starting at the front door....
Look at those very cute little
pink polka dot buckets
filled with pink carnations
that lined the walkway up to the house!

Sweet treats for all...
she did those cookies herself!
I am so jealous with cookie envy!
I love fact,
at my daughters school parties they all think I am label crazy!
So, of course I love the collection of labels used....
it's all in the details right?
I know you are with me on this one!
And the sweet banner and favors round out this adorable party!
Love the cupcakes in jars as favors,
of course with a little label!
Check out Holly Days Blog for more inspiration!
Oh...and did I mention ladies,
She has a shop!
Check it out here for fun party stuff!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Photo Booth Freebie

Are you having a photo booth or station
at your next event?
Well, Ruffled Blog has some great
downloadable Photo Station Signs!
She has generously given us 3 colors to choose from!

I have saving these away for sure!
Get yours here!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Is that what I think it is? is!
I was researching the web for a beach theme
party for a 1st birthday and came across this treasure!
Check it out!
A Beach Bucket Chandelier!!!

Now if only I could make one!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Pink Zebra Inspiration

A friend of mine contacted me to help her with
a baby shower this summer.
She loves animal print and
the guest of honor is having a girl.
So, we came up with a Pink Zebra Party!
Here are the inspiration boards for the party.....
Paper details and invite by Posh Pixels
Paper poms by Party Poms
Mason Jar Favors, Marshmallows, and Girl Cupcakes by Creative Hostess
Pink Zebra Cupcake Liners by Self Server Baker
Pink Whirly Lollipop by Candy Warehouse

Friday, May 7, 2010

Mason Jar Inspiration

Summer is fast approaching and I am falling
in love with the idea of using Mason Jars!
You could use them for just about anything!
Drinks, Centerpieces, Favors, Lanterns...
Well, you be the judge!
I found this wonderful Inspiration Board

It screams...SUMMER!

I will be using Mason Jars at
my husbands 40th Speakeasy Birthday party!
What do you think?
What would you use them for?

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Teacher Appreciation

One of my favorite crafty blogs
has done it again!
has a great teacher gift idea!
Use a craft box to create a box
of school supplies for you teacher!
From this.....
To This....
A peak inside...

This is my version!
Head on over to Eighteen 25 to see her craft box
and to get the full instructions!
Super Easy!
Click here to make your own!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


I can just hear James Taylor now...
What's that familiar song...
I know you are singing it now!
It's Cinco de Mayo and
that means time for a little
Margarita Madness!
Here are some great Margaritas
that I found over at the Food Network!
Hope you can enjoy one of these tonight!
If not....there is aways the weekend!

1. Watermelon 2. Passion Fruit 3. Mango 4. Frozen Strawberry
5. Pineapple Chill 6. Classic 7. Blueberry Lime 8. Jalapeno
So, what might you try?

Sunday, May 2, 2010

One Hot Tamale Girls Night

Well, on Friday I told you about my
Girl's Night In Party I had planned!
The party went great and the girls had so much fun
editing their pictures on Picnik!
Picnik is an online photo editing company
that asked me to host a House Party for them!
I gladly accepted!
If you haven't tried it..head over there and check it out!
You can host your own party too!
If you are interested contact me and I will
pass on the information!
The party theme was One Hot Tamale!
With Cinco de Mayo around the corner I thought
this was a perfect theme to tie in.
I opted for a more modern background for my theme
and chose Red, White, and Black as my colors.
The labels were custom made for me by
She was great to work with and helped me out on short notice!
I used the labels everywhere!
They were great!
I hole punched the edges of the plates and added a tag
attached by a red brad for an little extra touch.
I used metal containers to hold my red and white paper flowers.
Thanks again to Susan at Poca Cosas for the paper flower idea!
And for the napkins, I tied them up with red raffia
and attached a red pepper label.
The desserts table was a big hit!
Chocolate Cake Balls
Strawberry Cheesecake served in Mini Martini Glasses
Key Lime Mousse Cups
Lemon Poundcake with Lemon Mousse and Raspberries
Kahlua soaked Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Mousse
Lemon Cookies
The Favors were boxes of Hot Tamales!
I just covered them in scrapbook paper
and added the label!

I served Sangria and Margaritas for the cocktails!
These made great swirls mixed together!
And of course, I used the labels to make
drink tags for the glasses.
By the way, I got the glasses at Dollar Tree!
For the appetizers we had
Grilled Chicken and Beef Skewers
Chips and Queso
7 Layer Dips served in individual wine glasses
Mini Beef Taco bowls
For some reason I didn't get any pictures of the food!
And I wish I had better pictures of the dessert table.
I will do better next time!
Hope you can use some inspiration for your
Cinco de Mayo celebrations this week!
Check out
Parties by Hardie
for some printables!
These were custom made but,
I bet you could purchase them too!
Oh...and all the pictures you see..
you guessed it!
I used Picnik to edit them, add text, add borders,
and make the collages!

Pin it!