Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Lately I have been in a frenzy of invitations
& birth announcements...
Here are a few of the ones I have done this week.
Too bad you can't see the real thing... They are all printed on Pettalic paper...
it has a fine shimmer and makes the colors POP!
My cousin threw a Luau for her daughter's birthday...
Except... she didn't take any photos.
I've got to train her better...
This is an invite for a friend's daughter...
Meg saw the invitation and is so excited to go to this party!
Anything with zebra and bright colors translates to FUN!
This is a fun little thing I love to do.
Thought I would share...

Monday, May 24, 2010

Rehearsal Dinner Inspiration Board...

Here is one of my inspiration boards I did for Lisa in Indiana.
She is planning her son's wedding rehearsal dinner... an outside event- somewhat casual.
The colors were orange and yellow with daisy accents.
This was such a fun board to put together.
Soda Pop BarPhoto: print julep- Centerpiece idea photo: Thoughtfully simple -
Dessert Bar idea photo:Pacific Weddings
Chalkboard sign photo: Hostess with the Mostess- Tissue paper pom-poms, Chinese lanterns and paper garlands photo:AshleyAnnPhotography-Table décor idea photo:In the Details
Branded glass container photo:Bella GraceParty Designs-
Lemonade bar photo:
Hostess with the mostess.
Centerpiece or buffet décor photo:ThoughtfullySimple-Colorful soda pop photo:Print Julep
Mason jars with daisy lids photo: Candle Solutions- Flower cone photo:Emily Style
Shadow box photo:Pacific Weddings
Centerpiece ideas: photo source unknown.- Popcorn boxes photo:Bella Grace Party Designs
& Paper and Pigtails

I loved this party so much... I just might throw one!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy Day...MITCH

My Biggest Boy is getting BIG!
Mitch turned 16 today...
Where did the time go?
Was I only 10 when I had him?
He is an AMAZING kid...
LOVES...LOVES...LOVES football!
He is funny...
& smart...
& charming...
& athletic...
& kindof handsome...
& able to DRIVE and DATE? YIKES!
I am so proud of all his accomplishments!
He is a great big brother to Jacks & Meg!
We are very lucky to have him for a son!
Can you believe he looks so much like his dad?
Lucky little devil!
He is a good kid, with quite an attitude...
I think he wishes this tattoo was real-
For now... JUST henna!
Happy SWEET 16th Birthday!
You're the BEST boy ever...

Friday, May 7, 2010

Graduation Party Inspiration Board

I have done a few Inspiration Boards for party planning over the last week...
Here is one for a darling girl in Ohio who is planning her son's High School Graduation party.
I sent her the photos with a much more detailed explanation.
I was really happy how it turned out.

Sparklers-skylighter.Centerpieces-Creations from my heart. Centerpiece #2Decorate the tables with books wrapped in the party colors or fun wrapping paper. Use photos of the guest of honor or memorabilia from his high school years (photo source unknown). Photo Display-Suzanne Lancaster. Banner- Etsy. K-12 photos- Creations from my Heart. Fun gift wrap or party favor -Creations from my Heart. Metallic Chinese lanterns-AMAZING! The Find. Hanging Stars- Hanging Stars. Scrapbook Table-Suzanne Lancaster.

Cake- AJ’s Moonlight Bakery. Monogram cookies with his initial or the year-Suzanne Lancaster. A great way to serve and display your buffet is to have a separate table for food, beverages, and desserts. Serve a variety of cakes and other yummy things. SWEET!Suzanne Lancaster. Chocolate Brownie Sandwiches- Photo & Recipe:Sunset. Big baskets of loaves of bread. Photo source unknown. Buffet- Amy Dalley Candy Buffet- Suzanne Lancaster Graduation Cake-Martha the Cake Lady . Graduation Cap peanut butter cups; recipe and instruction:Bakerella

Advise/ well wishes tree-Suzanne Lancaster. Candy Accents Candy Warehouse...Display photo Amy Miles. “Life Tips” Suzanne Lancaster. A soda Pop Bar- Project Wedding. This is an example of a simple popcorn box turned fabulous with a little branding. Photo: Amy Atlas. More examples of branding…Photo:Casanova Party Planning
Scrapbook Station-Suzanne Lancaster. Paper Cones-Instructions:Hostessblog Photo:Casanova Party Planning.

This was so fun to do!
I am working on a few more and will post those
boards when I am done.
If you are interested in having me put together ideas and inspiration for your virtual party planner... Just email me- I would be happy to help. The charge is $35.00-paid through papal. You get 25-30 pictures in themed grids, links to photo source & shopping and a full written description/idea guide.
Let me help you turn your gathering into an event!
Let's PARTY!