Sweet Sip & See

Welcoming Baby Reeve

          This past fall, I had the pleasure of designing a gorgeous Sip & See party for a dear friend of mine.  She was welcoming her fourth child, so as you can imagine,  she had already done the traditional baby shower...or two...or three!  So I told her she should have a Sip & See and that I would be thrilled and honored to host one for her and baby Reeve!
          Like always, I started by designing the invitation.  The theme I decided would be elegant and  beautiful like the guests of honor.  I achieved this by using gorgeous water colored flowers in the design as well as a subtle lace print and a beautiful rich green die-cut backer for the invite. I found the exquisite water color flower designs at www.createthecut.com and the beautiful invitation backer at www.paperpresentation.com. ( My favorite go-to for all my invitation needs!)
I then designed all the other printables to reflect this lovely theme. They all turned out simply stunning!
          From the food table, to the dessert table, to the mimosa bar, to the gorgeous favor boxes filled with delectable chocolates,  this Sip & See was first class all the way!  It's the small details that stand out and this party had plenty!
Check out the pictures and see for yourself!

I hope you found some inspiration for your next party!
The printables for this gorgeous Sip & See can be found on my ETSY shoppe!

Winter ONE-derland!

Winter ONE-derland First Birthday!

     With winter sparkle and whimsical fun, there is so much    
   to LOVE about this ONE-derful First Birthday Party!

    This past February,  I had the pleasure of styling and designing a Winter ONE-derland themed 1st birthday for an adorable little girl named Esma.  And it turned out just as magical as I had envisioned it as you will see thanks to Heatherlynnphotographie for beautifully capturing this ONE-derful event!
    I wanted to transform the whole venue into a true Winter Wonderderland. I first chose the color scheme of white, silver, mint and turquoise which I thought was soft and sweet.  I then covered nearly all the walls with winter white drapes, hung glittery silver and white snowflakes, flanked the dessert table with glittery white life-size trees and blanketed faux snow everywhere I could think! I also DIYed several adorable tree decorations simply by using heavy paper fashioned into cones and coffee filters! (The things you can do with coffee filters! Who knew?)
     The dessert table has always been one of my favorite to style.  For the focal point, I hung a sweet, white oval frame with a large turquoise {E} in the middle surrounded by glittery snowflakes.  The table was adorned with a gorgeous gathered silver skirt.  The beautifully designed cake created by Frosted Cupcakes and Cakes was of course the masterpiece of the dessert table!  It was surrounded by mini mint green, vanilla cupcakes, whimsical cake pops and a fabulous powdered doughnut hole tree.
     Sitting directly in front of the gorgeous dessert table was a darling child sized table topped with a sparkly silver table runner and wonderful favors for the children to wear and play with.  There were whimsical  headbands for the little girls, dapper bow-ties for the little boys and even magical snowflake wands for all!
    Another sweet element, I love to include in 1st birthdays is a special display honoring the child’s milestones.  For this party I added an adorable banner of black and white pictures from newborn to 11 months. And above the table were 2 18x24 posters hung by turquoise ribbon. One of the birthday girl and one with all her first birthday stats.  On the table, I placed a sweet guest book for all the guests to sign along with a stack of adorable polar fleece scarf favors!
     It’s all in the details and this party certainly wasn’t lacking any!  It was a magical day that I was honored to be part of and I hope you find it as magical as I did!

    You can find all these ONE-derful party printables including the invitation on my ETSY shoppe HERE!

"Kiss Me" A St. Patricks Day Party!

     What a perfect time of year to re-visit this party!   And what could be better than to have
Hostess with the Mostess featuring it as well!
 You can check out their feature right HERE!

    I had lots of fun designing and styling this super fun "Kiss ME" themed St. Patrick's Day Party.       I LOVE bright pink lipstick and because of that I am always leaving lipstick marks on my kiddos cheeks. That "Kiss" mark inspired the graphics and hence the theme for this party! There was a couple super fun and easy DIY projects that can be incorporated into any party like the huge round "Kiss" sign and the burlap "Kiss Me" banner. The backdrop was a fabulous shower curtain I found in my travels through one of my favorite stores...HomeGoods.  For the "Kiss" sign, I just used an old hula hoop I had found in the garage and I cut 10"x 3" strips of sparkly tulle and just simply tied them all the way around. Then I had a poster size print made of the "Kiss" and just cut it into a circle and attached to the back of the hoop! Super fun and easy!
    I decided to personally take on the task along with my girls to make all the fun and tasty treats. We made cake pops, green snicker doodle white chip cookies, regular and mini cupcakes with colorful sprinkles around the edges and little banana pudding parfaits!  For a beverage I filled these really cute glass dairy bottles that I found at Michaels with green tinted milk!
    For the table top I laid out a piece of burlap that I had along with some faux grass mats that I also had. I kept the plates and cake stands all white to keep a nice symmetry. For the banner that hung in front of the table I just hot glued some burlap to the back of the pieces and hot glued a ribbon along the top of all of them to connect everything. Super easy!
   Finally, for the super cute favor boxes, I filled these fabulous gold glitter take out boxes (from Michaels) with gold Hershey Kisses!!
   I absolutely LOVE photography so I decided to put my skills to the test and photograph the party as well.  All in all I think it turned out great!
  I hope you enjoy it as much as myself and my kiddos did!

 Check out the party printables from this party available for purchase on Etsy ! CLICK HERE