"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

Fab-BOO-lous Halloween Soiree!

 I decided to wait till the perfect time of year before posting this fabulous party!.....and now is the perfect time!
Read my post below (of course) but also check out this party FEATURED on Pizzazzerie!  Yeah!!

 Talula's Fab-BOO-lous Halloween Birthday Soiree!

     This was such a fabulously fun party to design and execute!  What little girl wouldn't LOVE to celebrate her Halloween birthday Fab-BOO-lously!
Since Miss Talula's birthday is at the end of October it seemed like the perfect theme.....
Talula's Fab-BOO-lous Halloween Soiree!
My inspiration for this party came from the darling purple and black corset and tutu outfit I got from Tutucuts.  I paired it with the most adorable mini witch hat hair accessory that I got from The Pink Daisy Boutique on Etsy!

I then designed the gorgeous invitation and party printables around the oufit staying with the color scheme of dark purple, lavender, black lace and a hint of turquoise.
I had so much fun designing and decorating this most fabulous party.  I started with a lovely purple ruffled fabric I found at Joann Fabrics.  I used it for the back drop, layering it with purple, black and grey tissue poms, little black lace swags and a family of bats!  For the focal point, I placed a lovely scrolly white frame with "Miss Talula's FabBOOlous Soiree" poster placed in the middle.

The dessert table was layered with white, purple and a sheer spider web tablecloths.  The fabulous desserts were placed on different sized white cake plates and stands.
I thoughroughly enjoyed making all the lovely desserts.  I made Merangue Ghosts, Witch's Stew (parfait), Franken Puffs, Boo Bones,and adorable Witch's Feet Treat cupcakes!
Miss Talula and her little guests got to enjoy their treats under a most festive little table just their size!  I hung a gorgeous black cardboard chandelier and a whole bunch of tissue poms above the beautifully decorated little table.
We played fun little Halloween games and danced to the monster mash!  Talula had the best time at her Fab-BOO-lous Birthday Soiree!

I hope you find a little inspiration to use for your next Halloween bash!

You can find all the party printables on my ETSY shop HERE


Garden Craft Party!

Garden Craft Party!!

      My daughter Bella LOVES Crafts...so what could be more fitting than a craft party!  And any chance I get to throw a party in the garden I jump on it!  So it was decided...a Garden Craft Party would be perfect!
     I had a blast designing and executing this most fabulous celebration.  Like always I started by designing the invitation and party printables.  I designed a lovely floral back round which I used throughout the printables.  I added flowers, buttons and ribbon elements to create a crafty whimsical feel.
     The decor was simple but fabulous!  I hung several paper lanterns and tissue poms from the pergola and strung brightly colored finger-knitted yarn (which my daughter made) to add a bit of whimsy.

     For the table I laid a simple burlap runner down the middle and used grass mats underneath  the super cute scalloped edged floral plates.  I served pink lemonade in sugar rimmed mason jars. and for the centerpiece... nothing less than the most gorgeously crafty cake!  The paper and burlap flowers that adorned the cake were an awesome find at Michaels.  I attached them using cute jewel topped floral pins to add a bit of sparkle.

     When all the girls arrived we served them a delicious lunch consisting of mini croissant sandwiches, cherry tomato and mini mozzarella balls, and mini fruit cups! 
Then it was time to let the crafting begin!

     We had so much fun with the crafts we chose.  First the girls decorated flip flops with jewels, ribbon and flowers.  Then they decorated the most amazing cardboard purses!  I found this idea on Pinterest.  I assembled the cardboard forms ahead of time so they would be ready for decorating.  The girls covered them with beautiful scrapbook papers, paper flowers, jewels, and buttons.  And each girl made a custom handle with beautiful beads of all shapes and sizes.
They all turned out AMAZING!!

     All the girls had a wonderful time and along with their awesome purses and flip flops they each took home a gorgeous (mom-made) flower hair accessory adorned with a sparkly gem for a party favor!

     I hope you found a little inspiration to use for your next party!

    You can purchase the Garden Craft Party printables from Etsy HERE:

Check back soon for some fun holiday ideas!