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We were Featured on iVillage

I am so excited our Tutus & Bow Ties party was featured on iVillage! Go HERE to see it and other party inspiration.


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Tutus & Bow Ties Party

My daughter turned 3 just a couple weeks ago. You may have seen some of these pictures last week on Pizzazzerie. If you missed them, here they are, plus a few more. Wow, it seems like I was just planning her 2nd Birthday Party, time does pass so quickly! Karidyn LOVES wearing a tutu so when it came to a party theme this year, it was an easy decision to do a tutu party. What is fun about this party theme is that it is more of a dress up party and less of a dance class party. I know that when she starts taking ballet, she will want a “real” ballet party, so that’s when we will go all out with a ballet instructor, etc. but this is more of a fun playful party for all the girls and the little boys. Since she has several little boy friends, we didn’t want to leave them out, so we added the adorable bow ties to make the theme just perfect for her and her friends! Here are some of my favorite pictures from the party:

Thanks for letting me share all the party pictures!

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Featured on Pizzazzerie Today!

(courtesy of Pizzazzerie)

I am so honored to have my daughter’s 3rd Birthday Tutus & Bow Ties Party featured on Pizzazzerie today! Check it out HERE and we’ll have more of the party pics on our blog next week!

Have a great weekend!

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{Customer Party} Cute Cow Party

I am so excited to share some super cute party pictures from a girly cow birthday party!
This party is very girly one cute two-year-old!


{dessert table}
Cake, Cupcakes, Cow Cake Pops, Cow Rice Krispie Treats… yum!

Lunch was served, so a long table was set up for all the guests have a place to eat.
The chairs were bales of hay!

The birthday girl’s seat with one of our personalized plates that coordinated with the party
{they make great keepsakes for the birthday boy/girl}

She used glass Starbucks Coffee Frappuccino Jars for the milk bottles.
A good way to recycle the jars (especially since she has a friend who saved them up for her.)
She added our cute coordinating stickers and stripey straws and they were oh so cute!

{Sweet Tea was served in glass mason jars}

{pretty white flowers in mason jars}

{Cupcakes with our cupcake wrappers & toppers}

{Cute entrance to the party}

I couldn’t resist showing this super cute sign.
She had several posted around to show guests where to park
and direct them to the party in the backyard.

{The birthday girl in of course, cowboy boots!
They were actually her daddy’s boots when he was her age… how sweet!}

Thank you so much for sharing the Cow party pictures with us!  Hope this gives you some inspiration for your next Moo-velous party!  Just kidding… marvelous party .. can’t resist the cow jokes!

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Also, CONGRATULATIONS to our Clickin Moms winner Catherine Barrett!  Catherine wins a LIFETIME membership to Clickin Moms!

Hope you have a great day!

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Parade Party {Part 2}

I am so excited today because I have two fun things to write about…. first…This is part two of the Parade Party I had for my daughter.  If you missed it, part 1 is HERE.

Second… we have an AWESOME giveaway for a LIFETIME membership to an online photography forum, Clickin Moms… so watch out below at the end of our post for how to win!

Now to more of the party photos and credits…

Party Gazebo

Picnic Tables with the Birthday Girl’s Plate that coordinates with the party theme and provides a keepsake of the party.  Also, parade “flags” were set out as centerpieces.  They were used during the parade for the children and adults to wave.

We put a “lunch” sticker on the lunch boxes for the children

Inside the box… look how yummy and cute cheese puffs are repackaged…
the orange matched the party colors, but they are SO messy for 2-year-olds!
Sandwiches were wrapped with parchment and tied with Bakers Twine.

On to the parade!
We used white boxes for parade “supplies”
and added a sticker to the front as well as name tags.

Parade goodies… Bubbles & Tambourine!

Karidyn’s older cousins carried the parade banner sign at the front of the parade!

Here we are having fun at the parade!
The park had a sidewalk that looped around the entire park, so one trip around the circle with our instruments, flags and bubbles was perfect for the children.

We just had the most fun at the party.  I have to say it gets more fun every year as she is able to enjoy the party more and since she loves parades so much, it was perfect for her.  I encourage you to really think about something that your child would love… be creative- do they have a favorite book, food, toy?  Think out of the box!

{Personalized Paper Goods, Signs, Cupcake Wrappers,
Cupcake Toppers, Food Labels, Stickers, Lunch Boxes, Balloons)

Stripey Straws, Polka Dot Bags & Bakers Twine:
Shop Sweet Lulu

Cake: Edgars Bakery

Photography & Cake Pops: My sweet friend, Lacey {Thank you so much!}
For instructions on Cake Pops, visit Bakerella

Popcorn: Target {Yes, they have AWESOME movie theater popcorn}

Tambourine & Bubbles: Party City

Birthday Girl’s Outfit:
A BIG thank you to my Mom for helping me make it the day before the party plugged into a generator.
{because we were without power for days before and through the day after the party}
{messy face!  she thought the cake was so yummy!}


Ok… now on to the GIVEAWAY!  I am a Lifetime Member of Clickin Moms!  I of course, am just starting to learn photography, so several months ago I joined to help learn and perfect my photography skills. It is just an awesome resource for anyone wanting to learn about photography or if you even know a lot about it, it will help you with new ideas, composition, etc, as well as provide excellent referrals to photography-related products.  We have the opportunity to give away ONE lifetime membership ($195 Value).  All you need to do is comment below and you will be entered to win!  Giveaway ends Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 5:00 pm CST and we will announce the winner on Thursday, June 30.  If you don’t win, you can try it out for only $6.00 for the first 7 days.  That’s what I did and I was hooked!  Good luck and don’t forget to comment below!


Good luck!

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Parade Party {Part 1}

I am so excited to share pictures from my daughter’s 2nd Birthday Party!  You may have seen our previous post about the party goods.  Here they are in use!  You can click on the photos to view a larger version.  I am going to have a couple different posts with the photos, so there will be more photos to come… and now for Karidyn’s 2nd Birthday Parade…  {We had her party at a local park because of their wonderful sidewalk that was perfect for our parade.}


{Dessert Table}
Cupcakes, Cake Pops, Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows, Pop Corn, Cotton Candy & Sixlets

{The Birthday Girl’s Parade “Float”} — “I’m 2 Today!”

{Parade Sign} — Used in the parade (photos to come in upcoming post)

{Fun colored drinks with cute striped straws!}

{Water bottles with our water bottle labels}

{Juice boxes for the kids}

{Cupcakes with our cupcake wrappers and cupcake toppers}

{White Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows & our food labels}

{Cotton Candy tied with Bakers Twine}

{Yummy Sixlets}

That is all for today!  I’ll be sharing more photos soon of the party details, decorations and the parade!

If you would like any information about the products shown in the photos, please contact us for pricing/info.  Happy Party Planning!


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Free Tutorial

Have you seen fabric rosettes?  They are everywhere now!  There are over 200 pages of Etsy listings for items made with rosettes: headbands, hairbows, necklaces, bracelets, purses, shirts and more!  I am in love with them.

I was super excited to find a FREE TUTORIAL mentioned on a blog I like to read, Polka Dot Mom.  All you have to do is go to the You Can Make This website and sign up for a free account to download the PDF tutorial.

It is so easy, girly and fun to make!  I can’t wait to put rosettes on everything I own!!! {Dear Husband: Just kidding, I wouldn’t put roses on everything, you should know that./ Dear Readers: not really, I just said that to make him feel better!}  I’m seriously walking around the house holding my one rosette I made up to everything saying… “It would look good on that and that… and that…” ha ha ha!

Hope you have a great day!

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Pink, Pink, Pink Party

We have another pink birthday party to share!  A good friend of mine, Lacey, has a little girl just 5 weeks older than my little one.  We planned the birthday parties for our girls to have the same theme/color scheme so we could share some decorations = saving $$$$! so you may recognize some of the decor from my little girl’s pink cupcake birthday party.

Here’s the invitation I created with Lacey’s help/suggestions:

Ava Greer celebrated her 1st birthday in the girliest way…PINK, PINK, PINK!

Lacey really enjoyed every minute of planning and preparing for Ava Greer’s 1st Birthday party.  Friends and family celebrated with them at their house on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. The weather was beautiful and windy. Their home was decorated with pink inside and out. She used HollyDays pink polka dot balloons, made two birthday banners, used pink buckets to hold water bottles and individually wrapped forks and napkins and used all shades of pink to cover the tables. There was a  pink fondant cake, pink cupcakes, pink mini cupcakes, pink M&M’s, pink chocolate covered Oreo balls on sticks, pink marshmallows on sticks, pink cotton candy, pink chocolate covered strawberries and pretzel sticks dipped in none other than pink chocolate. She also served pink lemonade and water.

This is a snapshot of the tent outside.

Lacey made a pink 2 tiered fondant cake for the guests and a smash cake for Ava Greer.

She definitely enjoyed it…

Ava Greer’s mommy made her a party hat that is shown sitting on the table because Ava Greer wouldn’t keep it on her head.  Oh well!  It was super cute anyway!

Lacey used the personalized stickers we made to make cupcake toppers, cute cups and party favors; cupcakes in a jar.

We also made some water bottle wrappers, too!

… and a matching plate!
Lacey displayed the plate in the foyer of her home during the party.

What a fun party!  Thank you for sharing the photos with us!

Hope you have a wonderful day today!

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1st Birthday Party {Part 3}

Ok, this is my last post with photos from my little girl’s pink cupcake party.  I had so much fun planning it.  It has me inspired to do more parties! (don’t tell my husband, he already thinks I’m crazy enough as it is!)  In fact, we did a shower last weekend for our friends who are having a baby boy.  I can’t wait to share a few of the decorations from the party, but until then, here are some more pink pics!

The smash cake.  The one that ended up all over the place and even in Mommy’s hair.

Remember our poms from a recent show we did?  We did more to hang in the trees in the backyard.

Actually, my friend made them with our tissue paper and her grandmother fluffed them…

See the polka dot balloons?!  Love them, don’t you?!  Well, we’ll be adding them to our website soon, but if you are interested, just contact us and we’ll get some to you!  They come in Pink, Chocolate Brown, Lime Green, Red, Yellow, Blue, Robin’s Egg Blue, Wildberry (hot pink) and Purple!  They are $3.25 per pack of 5.  We also have the pearl pink balloons available, as well.

We bought a big pink tub from Target and pink balls for the kiddos to play with in the backyard.

One thing I learned through all of this is to remember who you are doing the party for and to cherish every moment of it.  Really.  I look back on this day as fun for me, but best of all it was fun for Karidyn.  That’s what matters.  I’d have to say, judging by her reactions all day, it was one of the best days of her life so far… and that’s what makes me proud.

Hope you enjoyed the photos!

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1st Birthday Party {Part 2}

Here are more of my favorite pictures from my daughter’s pink cupcake 1st Birthday Party.

Fondant cake and cupcake stand.  With the help of my friend, Lacey, I was able to do my very 1st fondant cake (so don’t look too close!).

White chocolate (dyed pink) cupcakes on a stick

Cupcake Pops!

Pink marshmallows

This is the view from the back of the food table.  We had the party at 11:30, so we served lunch in addition to all the goodies.  Chic-Fil-A chicken nuggets, sandwiches we made with some good stuff from Newk’s Cafe (chicken salad, pimento and Newk’s Q… yummy!) and fruit skewers made by my friends, Lacey and Tara.  Fruit dip… pink of course!

Birthday banner on the fireplace mantle along with the framed invitation and a cupcake in a cupcake stand.

We served Strawberry Lemonade and Cherry Limeade.

{Waterbottle labels that matched the party decor.}

I made these sugar cookies with royal icing.  Turned out ok, but took a LONG time.  Now I know why people who make these charge $2-$3 and up for these babies!

The party favors were strawberry or vanilla  “cupcakes in a jar” for the guests to take home.

That’s enough for now!  I still have a few more I want to show you, so those will come next.  Sorry to overwhelm you with so many photos.  At least I haven’t shown you the other 600!

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