May 2011
Chicago Graduation Party
I'm headed to Chicago today to spend Memorial Day Weekend with my besties and thought it fitting to share with you this clever dessert table by Whimzical Parties and Designs. This guest of honor is off to The Windy City after graduation so the dessert table was themed accordingly complete with a Chicago skyline backdrop! And how cute is the airplane with the banner flying behind?!Have a great Memorial Day weekend everybody!!!
An Elegant Beach Photo Shoot
I wish I lived closer to the beach. If I did I would have a party and copy every single detail of this photo shoot by KT Merry Photography. I was thrilled to see that the shoot took place at the Moorings Village in Islamorada, Florida as we are headed to Florida next month for vacation! I adore the concept too since it reflects a similar concept I had in mind for my own wedding (sans the beach). It's casual meets elegance aka "black tie meets the beach" incorporating my favorite flower (peonies) and my favorite rock (diamonds). What's not to [...]
The “Shoe” Game
As promised, here are the questions I asked my parents for The Shoe Game we played at their anniversary party. I found these questions in several places around the internet and tweaked them a bit to match my parents' personalities so I advise you do a Google search if you want more suggestions. This list is safe for anniversaries/grandparents/children whereas other lists can get a little risky. ;)-Who made the first move?-Who said "I LOVE YOU" first?-In high school, who broke it off the most? (My parents dated all throughout grade school and lived on the same street. Every time they [...]
My Parents’ 30th Wedding Anniversary
My parents celebrated 30 years of marriage this year and so I of course insisted on throwing a party (duh). My cousins threw their parents a wonderful party last year and I wanted to make sure my parents felt just as special. The difference, though, is that my cousins had nine adults to help plan their parents soiree and I had me, my sister (sort of) and my husband (who I was trying to boss around to a minimum). My brothers were both MIA as one plays professional baseball and the other is away at college and my sister is in the [...]
Piece of Cake Tutorial #2 by Jessica Kirkland
So yesterday I shared with you one way to dress up a plain cake and today I want to share another way. Jessica Kirkland shared this DIY on Hostess with the Mostess that costs only pennies to make. Not to mention the actual cake is an $8 grocery store cake and just like the last tutorial I shared with you, these decorations can accomodate any occasion! Here's what the cake looked like before the decorations...And these are the cakes after adding the decorations...Stunning right? And so SO simple! These cakes cost her MAYBE $10 a cake. Now THAT's a deal! Hostess [...]