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Jessica Sulaka

Fun, Savvy mom of two little girls Located in Michigan! Lover of baking, decorating and hosting!


Scarlett in “One” Derland Birthday Party

For Scarletts first birthday we went with an Alice in “One” Derland theme. Being that Scarlett has a very feisty attitude, she played the role of the red queen!
Our backyard was covered in Jumbo size playing cards, Clock cut-outs and bright colored decor and flowers. I hung things from every rail of our deck and tree branches around our home.
I got large foam cut outs of different characters from the movie and used them in various areas of the yard. The tweedle dee and tweedle dum photo prop cut outs were a favorite amongst the parents and kids.
 We had a bit of a mishap with our cake, so I threw the dessert table together in less than 4 hours. Not too bad eh? Eat me tags were everywhere along with delicious sugar cookies that read the same.

To keep the kids entertained we brought in a petting zoo with some animals representing characters in the movie. We also had face painting, balloon deisgns and a bounce house. Our swing set got a ton of use as well.
For some DIY stress, I created the Flamingo Croquet! It was a bit tideous drilling through the plastic flamingos, but the outcome was well worth it. I purchased a basic croquet set off of Amazon and got the flamingos from Lowes.
For party favors all of the kids took home a copy of the Alice in Wonderland book and a lollipop that both had tags reading “Take Me”

Teddy Bears and Ruffles Baby Shower

My baby shower was a small luncheon with fun games! I decided to have it at the country club my family is members of, and we hosted it in one of their more casual dining rooms.
We kept things simple, but still very chic.
I loved the simplicity of the invitations we used. I adorned the large “baby” font with pink flat back Swarovski crystals.
For Centerpieces I found these really plush teddy bears on Amazon, and added a baby bottle with a crystallized table number. I had that surrounded by an assortment of Pink flowers that a local florist made for me. The bottles were purchased from the Dollar Store!
As party favors, I ordered teddy bear sugar cookies and adorned them with a pink ribbon. On the back of each favor was a number for guests to use for certain games! For prizes, I used candles, pretty note pads and jeweled picture frames all purchased from Home Goods.
My cake came along with the sugar cookies from a bakery in Clarkston. I surrounded it with popcorn that was drizzled with white chocolate, and pink white chocolate. (So Good!!) I Included scoopers & little favor bags that didn’t make the photo.
This event took place in June of 2012!

Ice Cream Shop 1st Birthday

For my daughter’s first birthday we went with an “Ice Cream Shop” theme being that her birthday is in the middle of the summer.
The invitations were customized to include a photo of her on the back! Her outfit for the invites, and her dress for the party both had an ice cream cone design by Mud Pie.
Guests were greeted with directions to join our fun in the backyard and we included some chalk on the driveway for kids to play with. Along with a large popcorn cart so guests could grab a snack!
We incorporated 2 bounce houses, a face painter and balloon designs for the kids! Along with our big dessert table, Cold Stone catered ice cream sundaes in waffle cups for the guests to order and add toppings to.
The cake was made by Paradise Cakes, from West Bloomfield & Every layer was a different Flavor! It turned out beautiful and tasted great! The beautiful cookies were all made by my talented friend Valerie.
For goodie bags, each child took home an ice cream dish, with a coordinating ice cream spoon! I filled them with various candies, bagged, bowed and added personalized tags. I purchased the dishes from! In the next few days lots of our friends sent me photos of their children eating ice cream out of the dishes at home! I  love giving out things that the kids can actually use!