Friday, October 1, 2010

{Decor} Dino Theme

I had the pleasure of working with a mom for her son's 3rd Birthday - Dinosaur theme! She just needed a few ideas for the menu, including menu cards and some minor decor pieces such as the wood wreath around the Prehistoric Platter and the dino backdrop (no party too small!) Love the dinosaur grilled cheeses and the grapes & blueberry "eggs" Here are some of the photos - Enjoy!

Also, watch for some gorgeous wedding shower printable photos to come after this weekend (shh!) it's a surprise!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

{Invitations} Weddings

So it's been a little while since I last posted, but that's because I've been busy at work creating items for a 3rd birthday party, two bridal showers, 1st and 2nd birthday parties, developing some "Glam" items, and such. In any event, here is an invitation and coordinating menu card that I created for a wedding in July. The bride came to me wanting to use the gold and crystal buckle, the rest just came to be. Invitations that are custom made can be anything you want them to be... as long as you have a little imagination!
More to come!

All photos were taken by David & Amy Lau Photography

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

{Decor} Paper Flowers

Just couldn't pass up sharing these amazing flowers with you. Similar to the pom-poms, however these look more like real flowers! So now I will be offering pom-poms, paper flowers or lanterns with all party packages! The best part is that they will coordinate perfectly with your tableware! Would love to hear what combination you love - invent your own! Personally, the Magnolia looking ones are my favorite or the ones with the zebra like print in the middle!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

{themes} Vintage Barbie

Just had to post this Vintage Barbie themed party idea from Sweeties by Kim - she created these awesome chocolate covered oreos! What a fabulous idea! Now I'm brainstorming for someone's first birthday... (wink, wink).

{Colors} Amazing combinations!

So it's no big secret, that my children's rooms are very unique... my son's room is colored in teal, grey and orange with a "city" theme and my daughters is fuschia and sunshine yellow (super bright) with a "bird and flower" theme. For both of their rooms, the inspiration came from the fabric that I chose for the baby bumpers. My daughter's fabric selections came from Rocky Top Designs where you can not only get fabulous stuff for your room decor, but also great color combinations to use for a party! Here are some of my favorites:

Which one do you love?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

{questions} What is a Tablescape?

You may think it's a silly question, well my brother didn't and asked me that the other day. A Tablescape could be as simple as the layout of your place mats or napkins on a table surrounding a centerpiece. However, when I refer to a Tablescape, I'm describing the centerpiece of the room, the place where your eye travels first. They can be displays of candy or desserts, which perhaps is the most commonly used idea. But, they could also be your entrees - for example I recently had a brunch, and the Tablescape held tiered croissants, muffins, waffle toppings, etc. I've also seen them used in weddings to offer a variety of favors (fabulous idea!). They can be as lavish or as simple as your heart desires! The best part is that they can be at any location - outside, in your home, in a restaurant, at a wedding... there are no limits! Here are some of my favorite Tablescapes!

The TomKat Studio

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

{Inspiration Board} Refreshing

Figured while it was still warm and summery feeling, I'd do an inspiration board that felt "Refreshing". My inspiration boards include ideas for all ages but will be customized to fit your event perfectly. Maybe you see one item that sparks some inspiration! Since all of my invitation work is done custom for you, I will never include invitation ideas on a general inspiration board, but will for a Becoming or Effervescent Package.

We could even setup a "make your own lemonade party" ask me for more details!

I give credit where credit is due...
Birthday Couture - Cherry Limeade Tutu
Lemon Ruffled Edge Ribbon - Great for invitations!
Martha Stewart - Frozen Vodka
Sweeties By Kim - Oreo Name Pops
Lemon Sorbet served in a lemon
Betty Crocker's - Lemonade Cake
JustIced - Juicy Citrus Sugar Cookies
Orange1 - Spunky Cut Plates
IZZE Sparkling Juice
Cross Roads Cottages - Spinning Pinwheels
Soapy Love Pops - actual soap!!
Ophelia's Apothecary - Pink Lemonade Shimmer Swirl Whipped Body Butter
Martha Stewart - Citrus Centerpiece
Martha Stewart - Lemon Cake
Sweet Petal Bakery - Sugar Stripe Cupcake Topper
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