Friday, March 29, 2013

Super Day and Weekly Wrap Up!

Today has been a great day! I had my first feature on Amy Atlas today and what it made it more special is it was for Audrey's 5th birthday party. I'll do a post dedicated to this party next week including more pictures of all the fabulous items I used from many vendors and the AWESOME video invitation that was created for her!


On to other things, Easter is this weekend. We've got a load back celebration planned but I did set a simple table and even created some new free printables for the occasion. The flags have different phrases such as Happy Easter, He is Risen and more! I also created a collection for Catch My Party that you can download here.


The party blog world has been buzzing with some really cute and fun ideas this week. Here are some of my favorite ideas and highlights.

First up huge congrats to Bloom Designs, their Apple of My Eye party on the Today Show was the winning party design theme.


Looking for some more cute Easter ideas and recipes? 

This Little Mama has an amazing Lemon Meringue Cake recipe she adapted from the Food Network.

Mirabelle Creations has some cute No Sew Fabric Carrots for Easter decorations.

D&P Celebrations has some precious DIY Printable Easter Bunny Decorations.

Creative Juice has some DIY Easter Window Decorations that will make a fun kids craft. 

Cupcake Wishes and Birthday Dreams has some Free Chocolate Easter Bunny Printables too, just yummy!


Chick Push Pops from My Paper Pinwheel will be a huge Easter treat for little ones!

Soiree-Event Design is featuring a beautiful Noah's Ark Baby Shower that is so elegant, you must see it.

Speaking of parties, Spaceships and Laser Beams has such a SUPER superhero party on their blog!

BellaGrey Designs has a BEAUTIFUL new Baptism Party Collection


And there is just some good party planning advice and tips floating around too.

Party Printables has a great post on how to handle it when people don't RSVP and Three Little Monkeys Studio has a post on Party Design Basics DIY Custom Party Utensils.

Frog Prince Paperie has a wonderful Color Your Own Get Well Soon Card.



And be sure to check out Hello My Sweet Pin It to Win It!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter! Until next week......


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Easter Centerpiece and New Printables


With Easter this summer and warm weather finally showing up everything is blooming and showing signs of life. My children and I took their Easter baskets outside today and cut fresh flowers to make a simple arrangement for our Easter table this Sunday. Like most Southern families our holiday dinner tables hold a lot of food so I like to build smaller centerpieces that allow for plenty of room. I started by layering my favorite table runner from Sweet Tea and Linen with the one my mom made for Jackson's baptism. On top of the runner I placed my white hobnail cake stand placed mason jars filled with 3 different colored azaleas and fresh fern from our yard. My mom has always given us Easter bunnies so arranged some of them with some of my hand painted eggs for a simple yet very colorful centerpiece. 


I wanted to add a little something else so I also created a banner and centerpiece flags and they are available to you for free. Simply print out the banner and flags and trim around the edges. Using a small hole punch punch holes in the flags and slide a bamboo skewer in them and insert in any centerpiece. Each flag has different Easter saying to complete your holiday centerpiece.






Enjoy the printables and I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter celebration!








Friday, March 22, 2013

Fun Friday! Easter ideas and more from around the web

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you have some fun things planned and if you're feeling kind of crafty or in the need of some holiday and party inspiration well I've got it covered for you!


EASTER AND SPRING IDEAS AND PRINTABLES

I've created a Pinterest board of Easter ideas including some Free printables I designed for Bird's Party.

Hello My Sweet has a bright and colorful Free Printable Easter Party is is simply precious! 

Bella Grey Designs is taking full advantage of the chevron trend (which I LOVE) and put together an cheerful Easter Chevron Party Collection.

I love seersucker (we have an annual party to celebrate this southern staple) so I'm totally loving Mirabelle Creations printable Seersucker & Bow Ties Easter Collection. I want this adorable banner for my own Easter brunch next week!


PARTIES, GIVEAWAYS AND MORE!

Now that my little boy is getting more into the boy world I'm loving themes like this adorable Bug Birthday Party from Spaceships and Laser Beams!

This post from Party Printables can be a life saver when you're trying to come up with party games for your child's party. Here is the Top 10 list to help you out!

For those of you like me who are always planning SOMETHING, well Soiree Event Design is here to save the day with the Girlfriends Guide to Party Planning! This is a must read!

I wish I had had a Boba Carrier when mine two were little. Everything Mommyhood is giving one away so go enter now for your chance!



CRAFTY CUTENESS

This Little Mama is showing you how easy it is to make a beautiful arrangement out of faux flowers, simply perfect for spring!

I ADORE OMBRE and this Ombre Cake Stand made by My Paper Pinwheel is no exception!

How cute is this Sour Cream Container Tutorial from D & P Celebrations


YUMMY SWEETS

Get Creative Juice shows a fun way to make rainbow french macaroons - super easy and super cute!

Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams has an incredible Pinterest board filled with Marshmallow Peep Easter Ideas I know you will love!

Bloom Designs is sharing a precious Easter Bunny Food idea that I know my kids will love to make before the Easter Bunny visits us next week!

And to top off that Easter table, Frog Prince Paperie has a delicious recipe for Mini Lemon-Rasperry trifles!



I hope you enjoy the round up and have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Easter Ideas on Pinterest and a FREE Printable Collection


If you are like myself and the majority of my friends, Pinterest can be your go to source for all craft, gift, tutorial or even words of wisdom. I've compiled some fun Easter ideas on one board including some Easter products offered in the Magnolia Creative Co. shop. My favorite is the Nibbles for the Easter Bunny personalized hand painted plate, why should Santa have all the fun!

Also on the Easter Board are some pastel FREE printables that I designed for Bird's Party 30,000 Facebook Fan Celebration. This sweet collection is perfect for your Easter party or brunch and it includes:
• Fill in invitation
• Folded thank you note
• 2" Party circles
• Favor tags
• Bottle wraps/Napkin rings
• Cupcake wraps
• Table tents
• "Celebrate" banner


I hope you enjoy this collection as well as the other fun Easter ideas I've found for you.

Have a great day!


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Go, Jack, Go! Sneak peek!

I cannot believe Jackson will be 2! Time has flown so fast and my little baby boy is now my little wild man. It's so funny to me what a polar opposite he is to his sister. Audrey hates noise and Jackson is well...nothing but noise. She is such a picky eater and he will eat anything, his favorite food, salad with blue cheese dressing AND chunks of blue cheese. Who eats that when they are two? Luckily, Jackson and Audrey, no matter how different in personality play together quite well.

When it came time to start planning his party I had no clue what to do because he isn't into one particular thing. He loves dogs and everything he plays with somehow becomes a vehicle or a monster/dinosaur that wants to eat you. I'm sure moms of boys reading this will understand. We read a lot of Dr. Seuss books in our house so I thought of Go, Jack, Go! It seemed like the perfect party theme because he's always on the go and he loves dogs and he's getting one of those motorized Fisher Price Jeeps for his birthday.

The invitation is made to look like a key chain and I used my Silhouette to cut two keys because he's turning two. The keys are made from silver metallic Stardream paper and have a sparkle to them even though it didn't show up in the photograph. The yellow envelopes have a striped address label that wraps around with a paw print with a "2" in it on the back. I just put them in the mail today so sorry to spoil the surprise for those on the guest list :) We're going pretty low key with this party, well as low key as is possible for a party loving mom like myself but it will be a lot of outdoor, racing, fun!


One more thing to remind you of...don't' forget about the iPad giveaway I'm helping host with some fab party girls. What would go better in your Easter basket than a nice shiny new iPad or iPad mini! There is less than one week left to enter and you don't want to miss your chance. The incredible Stephanie at Spaceships and Laser Beams is heading this up so you have her to thank for the great opportunity. 

Enter the giveaway here before it's too late and GOOD LUCK!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

{GIVEAWAY} The Great Apple Giveaway!



I’m so excited to partner with the fabulous Spaceships & Laserbeams along with LOTS of other party blogs to bring you this wonderful giveaway. You can win your own  iPad or iPad Mini! There will be three winners! Enter below using the Rafflecopter widget and GOOD LUCK!

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