Tuesday, June 23, 2009

perfect place for a summer party.

my friend sarah and i have been wanting to plan an outside summer party.  well she discovered the perfect place.  the details are in the works..and i can't wait to see how it turns out.

it felt like you just walked into another world..haha!  so pretty.
we took a trail through the woods ;) and on the other side knew we had found the perfect place.
perfect trees for hanging must needed accessories and all of the open space you could ask for.  love it.
stay tuned...:)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

the farm chicks! :)

this just arrived on my doorstep today!  i can't wait to dive into all of the goodness inside!!  soooo many cute entertaining ideas!! :)  if you would like to purchase your own copy, click here.  i assure you, you won't be disappointed!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

tablescape thursday: simple pretty

it's tablescape thursday...hosted by between naps on the porch...take a peek at all of the other great tablescapes posted there! :)

welcome!  come on in and take a look around!
i adorned all 4 chairs with simple white bows made of tulle.
i love the simplicity of a black and white polka dot pot and simple white flowers.

i had some place mats that i bought from homegoods..i figured now was as good as time as ever, hence my starting point and inspiration.

i love accents of birds.
and what table isn't complete without a little candlelight? ;)
simple. basic.

a closer look ;)

and of course, ella is lured to anything candle, just for the entertainment of blowing them out. haha.  i guess it makes a good end pic..haha!
thanks for stopping by! :)

featured! :)

i submitted my memorial day festivities to creative parties and showers (looove this blog) for their july 4th inspirations...and it's going to be featured on june 15th!  yay! :)  keep an eye out!  again, it's creativepartiesandshowers.blogspot.com.

Monday, June 8, 2009

mickey mouse birthday party

my goal is to eventually get most of my parties (or recent ones) posted on here.  it's been a very slow progress. haha.  for my son, luke's, first birthday i did a mickey mouse theme.  it was a lot of fun to plan..and there were a lot of options to work with (it is mickey mouse afterall..haha).  
welcome to mickey's clubhouse! (as you entered i had mickey tunes playing personalized with luke's name)
i baked these mickey mouse cookies with mickey sprinkles on a stick...for the favor bags.
mickey topiaries :)
this was the sign in table...which also held the favor bags.  the kids got one upon arrival, with mickey ears, bubbles, and a blow out mickey party toy.  the other bags they left with had an art set, coloring book, watch, and the cookie. :)  i love doing treat bags!
upon arrival the kids also got a mickey name badge to wear..
red for girls, blue for boys...
and a few of us even wore minnie hair clips ;)  ella sneaking a lick of course. haha.
this was my first time creating chocolate, white choc, and peanut butter dipped variety prezels...they were a hit and have been at every gathering i have had since! :)
the entry
the back patio...that's the birthday boy swinging away with his uncle ;)
bounce house

the cakes and even a cherry pie...melissa, my sister, always makes my cakes and always does a fabulous job!! :)  thank you melissa!!
random decorations..banner...
centerpiece and balloons
the best family pic we got that day..haha :)
presents!!  i loved this airwalker mickey balloon i bought.  the kids loved it too!!  it was bigger than the majority of them!!
pull string pinata full of goodies..candy and toys
cake time!  he demolished the cake!!
thoroughly enjoying himself!
opening presents
he loved playing in the balls!
the sign in just about complete.
it really was a fun day!  all the party planning was a success!  and i couldn't have done everything without the help of melissa...so thanks again melissa! :)