Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Way behind... Here is a glimpse of Lil' Pumpkins 1st Birthday Party

Fun flowers we picked up at the local farmers market.  It is fun just to see what you have laying around the house that you can utlize when your having events. Everything on the table, I had laying around.  Candlesticks from Pottery barn, white pumpkins and votive holders are ZGallerie.  The vase was from my mom that she happend to give me for my birthday in September.  Of course for a fall bday party, you must have some fall scents burning!


 Modge Podge adds some fun glitter to the pumpkins

 We splurged and ordered cupcakes.  We had enough planning to do.  However, her daddy baked the smash cake by using three little cake pans.

 For party favors, I found some fun animal hats at Michaels.  This way the kids could play dress up and it just seemed fun since Halloween was that weekend!

Her Nana always wraps up her pretty lil gifts in things Madelyn loves.  She loves all animals and loves owls.  I think we may frame some of this for her room:)

Cupcakes were a hit.  These were the caramel apple ones. The cupcake stand was a disposable one that I dressed up with wide satin chocolate brown ribbon and some decorative trim from Michael's.  The circles with ones we cut ourselves.

 Cake pops for favors were given as well.  Themed in the colors and some were lil pumpkins.

 Pumpkin cupcakes...

Birthday banner

Sunday, November 13, 2011

November 12th Wedding

Here is the bridal bouquet I made for a lovely bride this weekend. Hopefully, she will send me links to the photographer photos.  The flowers turned out great. Of course we failed to snag pictures of the kissing ball, corsages, other bouquets, etc. We did manage to take this one. 

Nantucket Lights

These Nantucket Outdoor Lights grabbed my attention today.  They come in copper, black, and stainless steel.
 Check them out yourself, Here

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


This wedding was so stunning with all the bright colors.  I have so much fun designing with different brides and seeing how different the color schemes are.  This bride was married in Wilmington, NC near the cost.  She went with cobalt blue dresses for her bridesmaids with complimentary fun orange accents.   The color scheme turned out great and the flower design around the cobalt dresses turned out to be so fun. Take a peek for yourself....

As shared before, the bride wanted a clean, simple classic bouquet.
Bridesmaid Bouquets had an array of parrot tulips, hypericum berries, alstromeria,and rannunculus.

Instead of a traditional ring bearer pillow, the bride was creative and used a toy truck for her cute little nephew! A blue hydrangea was placed in the back of the truck for him to carry down the aisle.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Fall Birthday Planning

Our little baby is almost one and I have had lots of planning to do.  Here are few things in progress.

1- B-day Banner is made. Except for hanging the pennants on ribbon.  We found some nice chocolate brown and orange and white polka dot paper from Michaels and scored some brown and orange plates from the $1 section at Target.

2-  The 1 circles are made for the cupcakes
This fabric down below that the # 1 circles are sitting on happen to be the fabric for the sleeves of Madelyn's dress.

3. Cupcake Liners are bought.  I originally thought about getting polka dot cupcake liners but changed my mind since the circles would have polka dots too.  Plus, I am hoping to dress up the cupcake stand with leftover trim from the party hat.  Speaking of trim... check out the super clearance trim Michaels for $1. Here are some damask chocolate brown liners we found at Michaels as well.  Gotta love that place.

4. Birthday Hat Trimmings which look like they were hand made to match her dress!  What a find.  We snagged up some yellow and orange pom pom fringe.  Some Ric Rac Orange Ribbon, some fun yellow ribbon that looks like a ruffle almost and some brown sequins.

Here is a close up of the trim...

My mom actually gave me this cute little bud vases for my Birthday few backs and thought they could some how be used at the party.

So, there you have it. Lots left to do but the stages of planning are on there way.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Madelyn's Fall Birthday Dress

I thought a fun and fall inspired dress would be fitting for the party. Madelyn's Mimi will be sewing this lovely dress. The fabric for the dress is in Sandi Henderson's "Splashy Rose Pumpkin" and Michael Miller's "Dots in Mustard". We may alter the bottom of this dress to include a dot trim bottom. I originally saw this dress on etsy and pretty much instantly knew this was the perfect little dress for a fall inspired first birthday outfit.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Madelyn's First Birthday is fast approaching...

I thought I would brainstorm on here! What better place right?? What about this for a smash cake. Do you think we should leave the pumpkin top or just do the bottom portion? Or pumpkin top minus the jack o lantern face?? We are totally doing a pumpkin theme. It is the only time mom will have a chance to decide on birthday theme! I bet when she is two she will be saying "I want Elmo for my birthday or Dora. Who knows.