Love is In The Air

It’s probably evident we love themed parties and showers.  This Butterfly Bridal Shower was so fun to add little details for the bride’s peach, melon and navy blue theme.  Butterfly Bridal Shower HeaderWe started by designing these butterfly invitations and printed them on creamy cardstock.Lindsey No BorderThe placemats were the perfect blend of Lindsey’s colors, and were created from wrapping paper from Target. DSCN0119 The utensil holder was a thick sealed envelope with the top cut off with pinking shears, wrapped with a ribbon and a butterfly (Zurchers), with a napkin and utensils tucked inside.DSCN0086Fresh flowers and butterfly picks from Hobby Lobby helped carry out the butterfly theme.DSCN0104These rice grass centerpieces with spring flowers and bright butterflies (Pier 1 Imports)  added the perfect touchDSCN0090For lunch, we served delicious sandwiches from Kneaders Bakery, fresh fruitDSCN0109 “Candy” salad (note the butterfly shaped pieces of cheese in the salad)DSCN0111 Fresh VeggiesDSCN0114 Water bottles with “Love is in the Air” labels, and Crystal Light packets,DSCN0117 And, of course, butterfly cookies, also from Kneaders.DSCN0115DSCN0121

 

Super Hero Birthday

When grandkids live out of town, birthdays are sometimes a challenge to celebrate.  We couldn’t be there for Griffin’s fourth birthday, so we decided to fly him to us!  We hosted a Super Hero Birthday Party and had a wonderful time!DSCN5338

We prepared invitations to invite all the super heros, young and old, to come and celebrate!Super Hero Invite

Each of the kids went home with a personalized super hero bucket with planes, masks, web shooter (a can of silly string), bracelets, pencils, balloons and toys.DSCN5291 Our party goers came dressed in their favorite super hero costumes…..DSCN5294

We prepared the menu, then made these “Crash, Bam, Pow!” types of signs for the dinner menu… DSCN5284Macaroni and CheeseDSCN5325Kaboom KebobsDSCN5326Pow Pasta!DSCN5327Vroom VeggiesDSCN5328DSCN5314Happy Birthday Griffin!DSCN5355

Ready to Pop

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Lauren and Hailey and I threw a fun shower for Lindsey. One of us lives in Logan, one in Salt Lake City, and one in St. George…so we planned the whole thing long distance.  Thank heavens for pinterest private boards, texting, and email!

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Hailey chose a “Ready to Pop” theme, and decided to do a shower in Lindsey’s nursery colors. Once we had that direction, we all took off with our assignments!  We had a great time putting together the menu and the decorations, and I loved the cute colors–mint and melon.

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Hailey designed the chalkboards and made the cute onesie enhanced banner to drape in front of the fireplace.  They also brought Lindsey’s newly antinqued and glazed crib up to the family room, and used it to display many of her gifts!

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Lauren made this cute balloon bouquet by wrapping individual balloons with tulle and tying them off with ribbons.  I thought they looked like giant lolly pops, which was perfect for the “Ready to Pop” theme.  I used mint, turquoise and melon printed fabric and ribbon to make a pennant banner which we strung all the way around the island where food was served.  I made some coordinating basket liners and table runners with left over fabric.

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Look at the gorgeous quilt Hailey (and her MIL) made for Lindsey to match babies room.

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Guests were encouraged to give the new “Mom and Pop” some parenting advice.

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We had fun with the “POP” menu, too, which included Salad with POPpyseed dressing, POPovers with individual strawberry jams, Jalepeno POPpers, POPcorn Chicken with dipping sauces, and Soda POP.DSCN3411DSCN3434DSCN3409 DSCN3407 DSCN3402 DSCN3403

We picked up some delicious Popcorn from Roosters Gourmet Popcorn to make a yummy popcorn bar for people to snack on as we watched Lindsey open presents.

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Guests were sent off with a delicious cake POPS, and younger guests filled up sacks of POP Rocks, LolliPOPS, Ring POPS, and all sorts of other..uh..POPular candies.

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Minnie Mouse Birthday Party

This little Angel turned one last week. I can’t believe it’s been one year already. We celebrated her birthday on Saturday. It was such a special day!

 Claire’s first stuffed animal was Minnie Mouse. She loved cuddling her and sucking on her nose. So, I thought it was only appropriate that her birthday be everything Minnie Mouse.

 

The food table. We served Minnie water bottles, sandwiches with Minnie toothpicks, chips, veggies and Minnie shaped cookies. The table had a tulle balloon bouquet as a centerpiece.

Minnie Mouse decorations greeted guests as they arrived.

 Guests were invited to the party with homemade Minnie invitations.

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 The younger guests were all given Minnie ears to wear.

Opening presents.

Claire’s cake. It was chocolate, of course.

I added a pink tutu to Claire’s high chair so she could eat her cake in style

The guest of honor really enjoyed her chocolate cake.

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Happy Birthday Claire!

Love is the Key

My beautiful niece, Hailey, just got married to her handsome man, Zac.  Hailey’s wedding was rustic vintage, so when we decided to give her a bridal shower, we wanted to follow that theme.  We chose “Love is the Key” for her bridal shower, and it was a lot of fun to work with.

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For the invitations, we created a set of clip art keys that replaced the key teeth with “love” words, like Cherish, Eternal, Bliss, Love, Match, Forever and Kiss.

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Lauren did a beautiful job on centerpieces, using Hailey’s blush color for floral balls, which were placed atop candle holders, tied with tulle and an antique key charm.  We put these on a  burlap place mat framed in lace.

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Lauren made these beautiful burlap pockets for each place setting, with muslin rosettes and embellished with ribbon and a small antique key.

 

 

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Guest were asked to write questions, which Hailey answered throughout the evening…so we all got to know her and Zac a little bit better.

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We enjoyed the food and facilities at Schmidts Pastry Cottage, which allowed us to have a roomy setting with delicious food.  The best part about it…we didn’t have to do any of the cooking!

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Hailey with six of her besties all together again as another one “bites the dust.”  The score is now 4 gone, 3 hangin’ on.

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We took one of Hailey and Zac’s engagement pictures, enlarged and framed it, and then left it out where people could write their advice for the happy couple.

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For favors, Lauren made darling charms with antique keys, and gold and blush colored pearls.  She attached the charm to the lobster claw, and put it with the poem.

 

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We’re so happy for this darling couple as they begin their life together.

 

Mommy to Bee

Our cute friend, Natalie, is expecting twins–a boy and a girl!  She’s been on bed rest for several weeks, but now that she’s 32 weeks (yep….that tiny baby bump is TWO babies at 32 weeks!) her doctor is letting her move around a bit.  We were thrilled that she felt up to coming out today for a little while to celebrate at a Mommy to Bee shower.

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Vickie’s daughter, Tiffany, iced these darling mini cupcakes that looked just like a beehive!

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We made fruit skewers to put in the Bee Jar that Lauren made by painting a terracotta pot with bright yellow acrylic paint, then striping it with black electrical tape.  A foam block and green shred prepared it for a fruit bouquet!

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Bumble balls were white chocolate with coconut, yellow chocolate with sprinkles, and milk chocolate with crushed oreos.  MMMMM!  And the striped Bee-Berries were a hit!

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Mini Bumble Bundt cakes, Honey Ham Sandwiches with a variety of cheeses, and a bottle of water completed the buffet.

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Vickie made these cute favors that said “Thanks for buzzin by” and they were filled with Bit ‘O Honey!

 

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Natalie we’re so thrilled you’ve made it to 32 weeks, and hope your little ones hang on for a few more weeks before making their appearance!