Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Christening Dinner Tablescape...

A friend and fellow teacher contacted me recently to design a tablescape for a christening dinner she and her husband were hosting for her godson, Niko, and his family. Based on the table linens, I came up with a light pewter, navy blue and white color palette, and designed individual votive holders for each place setting that could either have a guest's name on it, or an initial(as we did in this case). The "N" was continued on the sash of the vases, which held monochromatic flower arrangements that ran for the length of the dining room table. The banner, a fab find on Etsy, continued the color scheme off of the table (Lisa hung it on the wall of her dining room).

It was so much fun dressing up your table, Lisa!(and it certainly helped that you have an amazing home to showcase my ideas :)

Fabulous Finds...

Christening Banner from Little Black Shop~Etsy

~Check out her exquisite shop of all things paper HERE~

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Western Party...DIY Printables

A new client contacted me recently to do a horse-themed birthday party for her two daughters. She opted for one of my new packages, {A Little} Time For a Party where I deliver all the party goods to her a day or so before the party and she stages everything herself, with the help of a detailed binder with pictures.

She's actually having two separate parties on the same day, with about an hour "clean up" built in between them, so she can reset the kids' eating table, etc. So ambitious!

I still have more pics to edit, but here's the great DIY printables I found from Leslie Marie Designs on Etsy. She was fantastic to work with, and her stuff is adorable! I was able to fashion some of the printables into cake toppers as well, using some chipboard letters ("L" is for Lea, and we did a "Q" for her sister, Quinn). The bottom pic is the placecards for the kids' eating table...wait til you see what it was hung on...more to come, so stay tuned!

Monday, April 18, 2011

An Under the Sea Soiree...

Mia's Mermaid Party

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Mia had 11 of her preschool-aged pals over for her under the sea soiree on a rainy day in March {props to me for accepting the fact that it was probably not going to be spring-like on the day of her party, but rather, straight up WET}. Mia and the girlies decorated an under the sea sticker scene, made ocean necklaces, and decorated felt purses with their names, fish and shell felt stickers...Then they lunched, cupcaked, and helped Mia open presents...Whew!

Credit where credit is due:
  • Mermaid Party Printables {invites, mermaid circles, birthday banner, party favor tags}: Frog Prince Paperie {Etsy}
  • Cupcakes: Cupcake Craving
  • Party Styling: Time For a Party

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

A Party For a Little Lady...

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We did a family and friends party for Lucy's 3rd shindig. The kids decorated ladybug wands and made ladybug garden sticker scenes in anticipation of the main event...The Piano Man! Lucy still gets a smile on her face when she hears "Willaby Wallaby Woo..." (personalized with her name, of course!)

Credit where credit is due...
  • invitations and cupcake toppers: Two Pooch Paperie {Etsy}
  • party favor circle tags: Ciao Bambino {Etsy}
  • flower & ladybug centerpieces: Expressions by Devin {Etsy}
  • ladybug birthday banner & door sign: EMT Sweeetie {Etsy}
  • red & black balloons {eeks, no pics! trust me on the cuteness}: Quaintly Amusing {Etsy}
  • party staging: Time For a Party
  • cupakes: Icing on the Cupcake {East Sacramento location}

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Saturday, March 12, 2011


Lucy's 3rd birthday...
check! I'll do an official post once I come down from the cupcake high and realize what a mess I have to clean up...

Saturday, February 12, 2011


It's starting to get a little busy around here...Both of my girls' birthdays are in March and that calls for some major party planning! Nothing like planning, shopping and designing a Ladybug Shindig(Lucy) and a Mermaid Soiree(Mia) simultaneously...
Details to come...so sit tight!