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Rose’s Party in Wonderland

I made my daughter an Alice in Wonderland inspired first birthday party. While planning this party I fell in love with party planning and decided to make a career change.

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Off To Neverland 6th Birthday

In planning the party, I wanted Ava Kate to participate. She helped me make the watercolor painted lace crowns. She painted and glittered them for each of her guests. She also helped glitter the mini cakes used on the DIY invitations. Another simple DIY from the party was the neon pink striped tablecloth. Taking an inexpensive curtain sheer, Ava and I painted neon pink diagonal stripes using painters tape to set the lines creating a custom tablecloth for under $5. As guests arrived to the party, they were fancied up with a crown and bubblegum necklace. We transformed a TV room into Neverland. Lights sparkled from the ceiling. Quilts and oversized pillows were thrown about to create a cozy movie watching environment. The girls got to snack on a rainbow of candied popcorn while watching the movie. After the movie, the guests sang Happy Birthday and were treated to a sweets table. The cookies by Callye of Sugarbelle’s were stunning. The birthday girl’s initial was the design on one, while the other cookie featured a cake on a cake stand. Additional sweets included a simple white cake strung with a neon pink tissue fringe cake topper as well as perfectly pink cake pops from Cake Pop Fusion.

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Halloween Boo in the Boonies

We had so much fun putting this one together. Our Boo in the Boonies was a big hit with the toddler crowd and the parents too! There were so many treats to pick from – pumpkin cake with salted caramel buttercream, sugar cookies, cupcakes, Nutella s’mores, apples with caramel dip, pumpkin merengues, popcorn ghosts, and lots and lots of candy! And to keep the little ones busy burning off all of that sugar, we had a pumpkin craft for them to make and they got to take home their very own decorated mini pumpkins. They also got to dance around surrounded by bubbles from the bubble machine.

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Woodland Wonderland

This birthday or Winter party is perfect for those cold weather days that are fast approaching us . Party was for Babiekinsmag.com and done by Loralee Lewis of http://www.nofussfabulous.com

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Poppie’s Sweet Candy Land Nursery

My daughter, Poppie Ainsley’s room was inspired by the family board game, Candy Land. We began the process by painting the room a great Tiffany blue color and then candy striped the ceiling pink, red and white (talk about a tough task at seven months pregnant). I then painted the Candy Land mural on one wall. We kept the cost of the room low by using a floor model “Toys R Us” Amy Coe Crib and Target Brand furniture. Little accents like polka dotted knobs made the pieces look way more expensive than they actually were! We painted an 80% off clearance mirror frame bright red and balanced the color of the room with the round, white, textured rug. A couple of leftover Valentine’s Day floor pillows added wonderful color and shape. The art is simply framed game cards from Candy Land. Finally brightly colored candy was placed in jars through out the room for a little extra fun. We love it! I hope you do as well!

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Buggies a Very Cute Fruit Stand 5th Birthday

I wanted something fun, different, and colorful for Buggies 5th birthday party {just like her}. After a little back and forth on the theme I went with a “A Very Cute Fruit Stand”. For more images and info visit my blog: http://buggieandjellybean.blogspot.com/2011/05/buggies-very-cute-fruit-stand-5th.html

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Let Them Eat….CANDY!!

This is a candy/carnival themed party for my daughter’s first birthday. This party took me months to plan, but was SO worth it. I made the majority of the decorations and would do it all over again if I had the chance. Creating, designing and planning is what I LOVE to do. Check it out….

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Preston’s Polka Dot Party!

We celebrated Preston’s First Birthday in “P”erfection. Inspired by Michael Miller’s “Lolli Dot” fabric, I got to work! There were Polka dots, Pom Poms, Popcorn, Pretzels, Party Mix, Pop, Peanuts, Pizza, Rice Krispie Popcicles and Punch. I also had a small candy station set up with bright colored candy to match the color scheme of red, yellow, orange, lime, turquoise and navy. There was a smaller snack station in the living room-everything served in Pails! His friends took home small pails. Each pail had a personalied letter ornament for their name (purchased at Land of Nod for $1), Puzzle shaped soap, Playdough, freeze Pop cozies, a crayon roll, a Pocket game, Pop Rocks, and a Ring Pop. For the only other baby, I substituted the crayon roll and pocket game with a small lovey toy purchased on Etsy. It was also from the same seller and done in the “Lolli Dot” fabric. They also got a coordinating bottle of bubbles and a Pinwheel! Many of the favors were purchased on Etsy, or the Dollar Tree, and some of them were also done in “Lolli Dot” fabric. All of the napkins, plates and cups were in red and purchased at the Dollar Tree. I ordered a yard of the fabric, from an Etsy seller, for layering on the table, but the orange plastic table cloth was from Walmart! Most of the paper items were purchsed at Bushel & Peck Paper on Etsy, but I did make the food labels in Microsoft Paint, and I made the cupcake toppers with my Cricut! Preston wore a navy shirt, from Etsy, done in the “Lolli Dot” fabric. He also had a matching birthday hat and bib-also Etsy purchases! I made the cupcakes myself-to save money-but the smash cake was purchased at Walmart for under $8!

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Polka Dots & Candy Baby Shower

Baby Shower for the arrival of Baby Boy Drake. Classic touch of polka dots combined with sweet treats to satisfy any craving.

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Sweets Themed Baby Shower

This is a baby shower my husband and myself threw in honor of our sweet baby girl due on November 8th.

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Hello Kitty Inspired Tea Shoppe Party

What little girl wouldn’t love to have her own gorgeous, Tea Shoppe with the most amazing cakes, cupcakes, cookies and sweet treats on her birthday? I know mine would!! :)

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Boy’s Monkey Birthday Party

A monkey birthday party for a 1 year old boy. Held for his play group, this party focuses on how to create a stylish impression for mom’s and kids, all while keeping your decorations and food simple. All party goods and styling by whhostess.com.

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Vintage Ice Cream and Candy Party

The heat is officially on, and what’s better than a refreshing and sweet Vintage Ice Cream & Candy Party to keep us all cooled down this Summer?! As my eldest breaks off for the summer holidays, we decided to throw an ice cream and candy mini-party to celebrate the end of his first year at school!!

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Modern Garden Party

A modern garden party dessert table….perfect for a summer birthday party or baby shower! For more details, visit http://www.thepartydress.net/?p=5842.