October 30th, 2009 |

Real Party: A Glittery-Glam Halloween Soiree

I pretty much had closed the book on Halloween this year….the time had come, I had shared all of my favorite orange and black finds for the season…..in some ways, I was over it (even before it happened!).  But then, this amazing party showed up in my inbox from photographer Meg Baisden.  It stopped me dead [...]

October 23rd, 2009 |

REAL PARTY: A Birthday Party for a Modern Prince

I love today’s feature party.  Crafty-Mom Michelle sent me pictures of her son, Darrian’s 2nd birthday party – and I was hooked.  Not only is Darrian darling….but his Mom put together a party that still has her neighbors talking!

Here are a few words from Michelle:

“I really wanted to do something modern and [...]

October 14th, 2009 |

Bumble Bee Baby Shower

 

I am always on the look-out for gender-neutral baby shower themes, and as you can tell, I love putting a sophisticated spin on them.  I think it’s important to remember that the shower may be celebrating the upcoming arrival of a baby, but it is also in honor of the mom-to-be…..so it’s important to [...]

October 12th, 2009 |

Black & White Halloween Bash

Halloween isn’t just for kids!  It’s a great opportunity to gather all of your adult friends for a festive cocktail party.  To keep the event looking more mature than child-like, set the tone with a black and white theme, add in a little sparkle, a special cocktail….and you have a party that will have [...]

October 9th, 2009 |

Child’s Birthday Party: It’s a Birdie Birthday!

I love the idea of creating a cheerful, colorful birthday party for kids….one that includes homemade details and a whole lot of charm.  There is a ton of adorable bird products out there right now, and I thought it could be a darling Fall birthday party theme.

Invite your guests with [...]

September 29th, 2009 |

Real Party: Cupcakes, Flowers & all things PINK!

 

Today’s party is so fun for me to post….it’s the birthday party of my best friend’s daughter!  I am so fortunate to be called “Auntie Kelly” by this darling little girl, Emma.  And am so excited to share some of these adorable details that her mom, Teresa, did for her [...]

September 29th, 2009 |

Fluttering Cupcakes

LOVE this idea from brightideas.com…..darling for a little girl’s birthday party!

Ingredients

1 box (18.25 oz.) yellow cake mix
3 cups prepared vanilla frosting
48 pieces thin pretzels twists
¼ cup pink decorating sugar
1 ½ cups M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies
¼ cup M&M’S® Brand Peanut Chocolate Candies
3 strands licorice laces
Green food coloring
24 paper cupcake liners
Cupcake pans
2 sheet pans
Wax paper
Microwave-safe bowl

Directions

1. Preheat oven [...]

August 21st, 2009 |

Owl Themed Child’s Birthday Party

Don’t you just love those first signs of Fall?!  The rich autumn colors, the chunky sweaters, and a whole new season worth of parties to plan!

Let’s kick this season off with an owl-themed birthday party, perfect for a little boy or girl.  Invite your guests with this cheerful invitation from Tiny Prints, and decorate your party [...]

August 13th, 2009 |

Two by Two: A Noah’s Arc Baby Shower

This baby shower was featured yesterday over at the F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S Project Nursery….it was my first “contributor” post for them!  So exciting!  But, this baby shower turned out so cute….I had to share it with you too!

When throwing a baby shower for a woman expecting twins, take inspiration from Noah’s Arc! [...]

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