Thursday, July 29, 2010

Real Parties: Yo Gabba Gabba!

My kids love this show!
Character parties are always a challenge...
but that doesn't seem to be the case for
Krista of Kiki's List!

Check out this very cute and colorful party!

Love this cut out photo op!

Cute Favor all of the colors!

And this cake! WOW!

If your kids watch the show then,
you know all about DJ Lance!
Doesn't that look just like him?
Thanks Krista for submitting your party!
Check at all of the diy details and more here!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Back to School Flashback

Last year my first born took her first step into Kindergarten.
It was such a big event for us!
I wanted to ease the anxiety of it all so,
I hosted a Back to School party.
Here is a flashback to all of the details!

Class list on the front door greeted the kids
Name Plates for lunch
And chocolate covered pretzels crayons!

Brown sack lunches and
cupcakes at the back sale
I made these cute little cupcake toppers with each kids picture
They turned out so cute and the kids loved them!

Everything was labeled
"D" is for Drinks
"P" is for Pencils
"L" is for Lunch

The kids had a pencil hunt,
show and tell,
and several crafts .
At each station they earned tickets to spend at the back sale!

There is one thing that I have learned looking back this party...
I did not take very good pictures!

I have considered hosting another Back to School party
No details as of yet!
Anyone else making Back to School party plans?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Non Conventional Tea Party

This is my kind of tea party!
Don't get me wrong...
I still love the pink frilly stuff but,
sometimes drinks in mason jars instead of tea cups,
pizza for tea sandwiches,
and face painting
can be more fun for kids of preschool age!
This beautiful party was designed by a very talented mom
and photographer of TSJ Photography.

Check out this party space!

I would die for this much room in my house!

Lovely photo cookies in adorable mini suitcases!

To see more of this party visit here!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Rustic Backdrop

I love weddings!
Right now it seems there is a huge
trend towards old and vintage.
I am loving this vintage fence background!
The yellow chest just pops off the wood...

Check out that original.
They even put windows in!

Of course the added touches....

Beautiful rustic setting....

Photos by Stephanie Fay Photography

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Big Winner!

Just a quick shout out to thank everyone who voted for
my July 4th Table at the Hip Hostess!
I just got back from Mexico and found out
that I had won!
Wooo Whoo!
I have made some amazing connections
in the blog world and feel so lucky
to have you all in my life!
Now that I am back from Mexico and rested,
I am ready for some more fun!
Thanks again to the Hip Hostess
and most definitely all of you!
Love ya!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Paper Flowers

We all know that pom pom tissue flowers
are a very popular item at parties these days.
They are inexpensive and very versatile with so many color options.
Well, move over pom poms!
I have a new paper flower to love!
These beauties were designed by
Revelry Event Designers .

There is so much to love about these flowers.
The texture and shapes are so crispy but airy.
The illumination behind the white fabric is just beautiful!
Just maybe I can make this on a smaller scale!
Don't tempt me!

Photo by
Forever True Photography

Monday, July 19, 2010

Beautiful Garden Fairy Party

The party was presented by the very talented
in Boston MA.
Of course a girl needs a fairy costume....
Love the rich golds and bright colors...
The children decorated their own
fairy house...
I am in love with these cupcakes!
So charming and sweet with the ribbon and flower!

Photos by Thea Coughlin

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Vote for me Pretty Please!

Ladies and Gentlemen,
I need your help!

Have you heard about the Hip Hostess
4th of July Tablescape contest?
Well, my Tablescape was one of the final contestants!
I am honored and very excited!
I need your votes!
If you like my table featured in my post here.
Then go and vote here at

Thanks for all of your love and support!
I truly love blogging and creating new and fun ideas!
Have a great weekend!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Adios Amigos

I am off to Mexico!
It is time for a little get away
with my hubby and friends.
So, even through I will physically be gone,
the blog must go on!
I crack myself up.
Can you tell I am happy and excited!
Daily posts are saved and ready
so you won't miss anything next week!

So, I leave you with these images..
I will be relaxing here....

and here...

enjoying one of these...
and several of these...
and sleeping here...
I love going to Playa Del Carmen!
Did I mention that me and the hubby
got married in Playa?
Yes we did!
Love it!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A Very Charming 1st Birthday

This is one charming little party
The deatils of the party were
captured by
Check out all of the sweet details.
(The images are small so click on them to bring up a bigger image.)

Simple and sweet!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Cool it...

If you have visited my blog very much you know that I love

She has come up with another fabulous design and idea
to treat your neighbors!
Fill a colorful tub with some popsicles
and tie it up with this fabulous tag!

Or put a tag right on top of a box of frozen popsicles!

We are leaving for vacation this week and
our lovely neighbors will be taking care
of our mail etc.
I think I will leave this on their door step as a thank you!
OH....did I say Vacation?
AW.....Can't wait!
Playa Del Carmen here we come!
Download the tags here!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Wonka Themed 15th Birthday

This was one fabulous 15th birthday party / quince
for a very luck girl named Sophia!
The event was designed by the very talented
Jennifer J Events .

Looks liked they spared no expense for this 15 year old!
The backyard was transformed into a party palace with a fully draped tent!
Lanterns and parasols hung from the ceiling with uplighting for a dramatic effect.
Modern decor was used such as lucite chivari chairs (love these),
white lounge furniture, green orchids with submersible led lights,
and mini cubes of wheat grass!
Are you kidding?
This is beautiful, fun and whimsical!
And I love it!

And of course the signature drinks..
The Sofi-tini and the Sophito!
How cute!

Sweets station....

Custom candy bar wrappers
Created by their in house graphic designer
and used throughout the party!


And the Photobooth...

Photos of the big day taken by
Vanessa Lam of VLM Studios.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Manly Napkins

I love all of the fun products at
This is no exception!
Check out these "manly napkins"!

Add a touch of formal to your next soiree!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Friday Cocktail

I'll have one of these...
Happy Friday!

Guinness Milkshake

Photo Credit

3 jumbo scoops of premium vanilla ice cream
3 ounces chilled Guinness beer
2 ounces chocolate syrup

1. Add the beer and chocolate syrup to the ice cream.

2. Mix just until blended; the mixture should be very thick.

3. Drizzle inside of a glass with chocolate syrup and pour shake in.

This makes 1 cocktail...
I am going to have to triple the recipes...wink!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Godfather Themed 50th

This is one fun theme!
You guys know how hard it is to
pick a fun theme for a man's party!
I get emails all of the time asking for ideas!
So, here is a little inspiration via
This 50th Birthday Bash that was all centered around
The GodFather.
designed the party.

The guest of honor...

Fanciful Desserts Table.....
Love this.....
Fun Photos....

Check out that cake by My Sweet and Saucy
They always amaze me!

Photos by Charley Star

"I'm making an offer that you can't refuse" - Don Vitto Corleone

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Feeling Lucky...

I am feeling lucky so I entered a
fabulous giveaway that
Amy at Stem Parties is hosting!
I thought I would share the love with you
and tell you to head on over and
enter for your chance to win $100 towards
party invitations of your choice
These are just a few that
you could choose from!
Aren't they great?
Oh...and a funny side note..
I have been a casual blogger acquaintance
with Amy at Stem for over a year.
Well, I was reading her blog one morning
(as I do every morning..she is fabulous)
and saw her post on going home for
her high school reunion!
What do you know....I knew so many people
in her pictures!
What a small world!
I feel like she is my long lost sister!
Funny huh?
You just never know
the connections you will make in blog land!

Pin it!