February 2012
Party Supplies Shops
Local craft stores are beginning to catch on to the new trends in party supplies but if you're looking for paper straws or striped twine, you will have to shop online for now. Here are a few of my favorite online party supplies shops.Shop Sweet LuluThe Sugar Diva  Bake it PrettyBeau CoupLe PetitI have also used Etsy for party décor. Party City is still a great resource but may not always have the exact color you need. I have had luck finding the extra large balloons there but they only come in a variety pack with specific colors. If you're looking [...]
Fall Shower for Baby Jayde
Last Fall I helped host a shower for one of my best friends from college, Lynsday. Lyndsay and I were in a sorority together in college and although we were in the same pledge class, we didn't really get to know each other until we became officers together our Senior year. I remember the first time we had lunch together. We shared our visions for the upcoming year and it was like we were reading each other's minds. We both knew immediately that we were going to make a great team. Fast forward to present day and we're still working [...]
A Simple Way to Say I Love You
Well I missed posting this for Valentine's Day but it works just as well for an anniversary or just because you love someone. Ash at Butterfly Food came up with this simple yet adorable way to say I love you. This would be a simple, yet sweet spontaneous surprise for a husband or kids one day when they came home from work or school. Ash says, "I made the little flags out of bamboo skewers and cardstock cut into little flags and the 'I love you' banner is a wee smaller version of this." Thank you for sharing Ash!
Dual Gender Baby Shower
It is trending right now for parents to wait to find out the baby's gender until the birth date. Not knowing the baby's gender can make planning a shower difficult and many are opting to host sip n' sees after the baby is born but today I want to share with you a way you can throw a shower prior to the baby's birth.My cousin Chandra and her husband decided to keep the gender of their baby a surprise but this is their first baby and they had zero baby supplies. As a result, we decided to plan a dual [...]
English Tea Party Baby Shower
Shower season is upon us and I have a plethora of ideas to share with you. First up on the list is a shower in honor of baby girl Bella. Amanda, my good friend and party planning bosom buddy, posted this English Tea Party shower on her blog. I am praying for the day when she will move here so we can plan parties together forever because this 300 miles away long distance relationship is just not working out for me.Amanda's precious homemade front door wreath.   These letters were cut out of foam board and painted pink. They served [...]