Thursday, May 27, 2010

Little Miss Chef Party!

I am SO in love with this super creative party theme by Bee in our Bonnet!  This cooking party is so adorable, and my inner 5 year old is totally jealous.  I love the aprons she made as favors.  Great Idea!!!! Find it HERE!

Sail Boat Party, Matey!!

Last weekend Lawson Beau turned 1!  His party turned out amazing.  I can't take credit for all of it, unfortunately, only some of it.  We had a FANTASTIC time crafting and preparing for this party.  It was so worth it, it was adorable and so fun! Here is some of what we did!!

The smash cake was made out of one of those giant cup cake pans with a fondant sail boat on top.  I did a tutorial on the cup cake stand HERE. The banner was cut out with a cricut and hot glued on to ribbon. She made origami sail boats and put life savers in them for treats for the tables, and also gold fish.
She made a "say ahoy to our little boy" box as a keep sake for everyone to write notes to him and she'll keep it until his graduation day.  there was a fishing net under the food.  Anchors hanging outside. She made him a sailor shirt, and gave sweedish fish as the favors. They had slip and slide and baby pools for kids to play on. The list goes on.  I loved this party I think it was soo cute, Thanks Taylor for letting me be a part of you and LBG's special day!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

White chocolate sprinkle cup cake toppers!!!!!

It's Official.  I'm totally in love with white chocolate, and now I'm totally in love with these.  What a great idea from Little Birdie Secrets, and they look FANTASTIC. Find the tutorial HERE~

adorable diy chandelier!!

I wish I would have seen this before Alyvia's last birthday party.  This would have been perfect for her Princess themed party! Check out this tutorial by Megan @ Brassy Apple!  This could be used for a tea party too. Find it HERE!
by the by....all this stuff is at the dollar store!! :)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Well isn't this cute as a button!!

I'm totally in love with this "cute as a button" baby shower done by Brandy from Home Sweet Home. Check out the chocolate button favors tutorial found HERE! SOO CUTE!!

Marshmellow cream filled cup cakes.

I love how simple and obvious this idea is.  Check out Stephanies Sweet Creations for a short explanation on how to fill cup cakes.  You could fill them with anything.  SO CUTE!  Check out the rest of her blog for other adorable cakes and cup cakes. Find it HERE.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ahoy there cup cakes!!

So I helped my friend make a cup cake tower tonight for her sail boats birthday party coming up this weekend. I LOVE the way it turned out and i have to admit that Im pretty proud of myself for coming up with it.  "toot toot" (thats me tooting my own horn).  Anyways here is how we did it.....

First we cut four strips of card board. 2 shorter than the others.  And taped them together at the ends with duct tape.

Then we traced the top and duct taped that on.
(ps please excuse my shirt my sunburn on my shoulder was bleeding.)
We cut up red and blue bandanas and used spray adhesive to glue them to a poster board we had cut out like sails. We laid the squares slightly too close together so we could cut the excess into fringe to give it a patched look.
I covered the boxes with that brown post office wrapping paper (that I CAN NOT remember what it's called right now) which was kinda difficult because of the shape but turned out ok.
Then I poked a hole in the top of the top box and stabbed a bamboo stick through (that we broke off of a butterfly net from the dollar store) duct taped the bottom, and hot glued the top.
Then I used the Cricut to cut out Initials and a 1 and hot glued them on, on top of a white ribbon.
To put the sail on we hot glued the white ribbon between the sails, then behind that hot glued some card board so the sails would stay the right distance apart, and hot glued that on to the stick.  Then we tied some white ribbon into a hole we hole punched to make it look like it was tied on. 
We had to hot glue another white ribbon from the back of the stick to the back of the top boat so that the sail would stand up straight since it was heavier on one side.  And TADA! I LOVE IT.  I can't wait for the party saturday its going to be adorable.  YAY

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Holy Beautiful.

Ok, these aren't exactly "cheap" but they aren't bad either.  They are SOOOO Beautiful, though.  I LOVE THEM.  I'm sure if you did them a little smaller scaled and you could find much cheaper vases that would cut the cost considerably.  I am so in love with them.  Check out the step by step tutorial HERE from The Wedding Bee.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


so the other day I was searching through random blogs i found through blog hops, and I found a tutorial on this Monogram thing.  I only saw the pic and loved it, and said hmm dont forget where you saw this, and DID!  It was a Red M on red and white damask.  PLEASE if anyone has seen it, let me know WHERE! thanks!

Seriously Genious!

I'm dying over how cute this is!! What a great idea.  It is, after all, all about the presentation!  Check out the tutorial HERE by The Decorated Cookie.  I dont drink tea, but how fun would this be for Cookies and Milk, or Hot Chocolate.  Yay.  Actually I found a really cute Cookie first birthday party not long ago that this would go GREAT with. You can find that HERE. Wouldn't a cute dollar store coffee mug with a rim full of these cookies make an amazing party favor for this party?? SO IN LOVE!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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So a friend of mine is doing a "sailboats" themed birthday party for her son.  I LOVE these invitations.  I can't wait to put pics up of the party.  I'm helping her with the cake and I'm REALLY excited.  It's all going to be so adorable.  Anyways she made them on Vista Print.  And made up the words her creative self.
How cute, right?  And it always helps when you have the cutest son in the known world. Can't wait till the party!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Party Checklist

Found one!!! Go HERE to Evite and find a checklist that allows to select party type and date or TBD and gives you a list of things to be done, and how far before the party each thing should be checked off. YAY! I need this!  They also have a party budge estimater, drink calculator, and menu planner at the bottom of the page.

Happy Mothers Day!!

My girls on mothers day!

So, I have decided I have a problem.  My problem is that I plan and plan all this cute stuff to do, and never plan enough TIME to do it in.  So moms mothers day lunch didn't quite go as planned.  Plus I forgot I was working in my mothers house again, which is the most unequiped place in the world.  For ANYTHING.  Food and craft wise.  Anyways so for lunch ma wanted Stuffed Shells and Pepper Salad.  I also made these bacon wrap things, which are AMAZINGLY delish.  (let me know if you want any of the recipes)  I made a dirt cake for dessert.  I wanted to do kinda a garden out door theme since my mom loves being outside and gardening and hates that she cant do that this year.  Well. like i said i never plan enough to actually DO any of the crafty things (Atleast the food was really good!) I wanted to make the flowers from the Garden baby shower I found (HERE) and do some decorative straw thingys, and atleast do like a cute gardeny table cloth with some butterflys and I thought about trying one of the ribbon birds from (HERE) but like I said, I have a problem.  So, I think im going to try and find or create a party planning timeline to post.  Anyways, heres a couple pics from my mothers day!!
ps we had just gone out on the boat, were not usually this nasty haha

Friday, May 7, 2010

For all you slackers out there....

So, I know this is kinda late but I just went to my sisters house tonight and helped her make my moms mothers day gift.  I'm totally in love with it and it took literally 30 minutes to do.
Since my mom is going through chemo right now, she spends pretty much all of her time either in bed, or in her recliner.  So this gift will get much use!
 We found a TV dinner tray for $8.50 at walmart.  (ahh, how I love coming home from Canada, the low prices always make me sooo happy right when I get back.) anyways, it was just a plain dark wood color.
 So we found some cute red, green, and beige striped fabric, and some white antique colored acrylic paint. 

We painted the legs and as much of the underneath that could be seen at all the white color.

We layed the fabric over the top to see how big it needed to be and cut it with about an extra 2 1/2 inches hanging over each side. Then used spray adhesive and glued down the fabric to the top. We did it outside because the glue sprays pretty far and wide.

We put a towel down and flipped it over, and used the edge of the towel to cover the fabric as we sprayed the bottom of the tray, as to not get the fabric soaking wet(because if the glue soaks all the way through the fabric it stains) Then we staple gunned the corners.
Then we used a fine grain sand paper and sanded down the corners to give it some character. Then sprayed the top with a scotch gaurd so it wont stain.  I think it turned out SOO cute.  I can't wait to serve her Mothers Day lunch on it.

Now, I'm not going to put up a picture of the entire thing finished, or tell you about the cute decorations and such we're going to put on it for her mothers day lunch just in case by some crazy chance my mom looks at this I dont want to totally ruin the gift.  Which like I said since shes going through chemo is highly unlikely, but still.  Ill put up pics on Sunday.  Happy Mothers' day to all the mothers out there!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

I need some help....

so, I've decided to put an add up on Craigslist.  I'm going to do local small event cakes.  You know, birthday parties, grooms cakes, etc.  I have NO IDEA, however, what to charge?  I've done some research online but can't find ANYWHERE near here that has a website that does cakes.  I guess I'll make phone calls tomorrow to figure out a price point for the area.  But for now, does anyone have any suggestions?? Or have you gotten a cake made?? What did you pay for it?  Thanks!!!!

Sunflower cupcakes!!

I LOVE THESE sunflower cupcakes from Janel at Mackenzie's Crafty Mom.  They are such a fun idea for mothers day, and SO Springish!  You have to check out the tutorial HERE!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Garden Baby Shower

This summery garden baby shower is so fun, bright, and beautiful I have just fallen in love with it.  I LOVE summer, and being a Florida girl who moved to Canada, you can imagine how much I anticipate it every year.  I wish summer could be the theme of my entire life, but I suppose I could deal with just the theme of a baby shower. ESP. when its this CUTE!! Check it out HERE by Ashley at Little Miss Mama!
I absolutely LOVE the mason jar glasses!
And this food looks sooo beautiful and delish. its making me hungry!

Mad Scientist Party

How cute is this Made Scientist party from Homemade Mamas? I love all of the fun activitites they planned.  5 is such a fun age, old enough to participate and pay attention to organized activities but still young enough to think everything you do is amazing and super fun!! I love this party theme!! Check it out HERE!

She's about to POP!!

This is soooooooo cute!! I love this soda POP themed baby shower by Shanda and her sister Kendra at My Insanity! So cutsie and creative!  I love the cake POPS!
Find it HERE!