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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Modern Rose 90th Birthday Party

The Modern Rose collection is one of my very favorites. It is elegant, timeless, and full of gorgeous colors.  The party items offered in this collection can easily be personalized to fit all types of special events, from birthdays, to weddings and anniversaries. I chose to use the collection for a very special milestone, a 90th birthday.

The guest of honor, my 90 year old grandmother, has the most beautiful china pattern called Desert Rose. I immediately thought of her love of roses and her beloved dishes when I stumbled upon the Modern Rose collection.  As you will see, I incorporated personal touches of her favorite things throughout the party such as her love of Nantucket and the ocean, knitting, and traveling.

The table outside was set with my Nantucket Basket Wedgwood china, rose topiaries, and tropical green leaves.  I attached gold mylar number balloons to the back of the guest of honor's chair.

A helpful party planning tip is to think outside the box when ordering your party items. Items can be used in so many different ways. For example, I used the Modern Roses square table top-it for my backdrop rather than on my table. I attached the square monogram table top-it to a large piece of foam core board and then attached green floral sheeting on either side. I then used the rest of my floral sheeting as a table runner on the dessert table.

I used these adorable wood place card holders to label all the desserts, like Grandma's apple pie. I tied pink ribbons around each mini apple pie just to add an extra little touch.

I just love these mini candy bar wrappers with the guest of honor's monogram on them! They can be personalized on the front and back.  As the saying goes, love is in the details...

To celebrate the guest of honor's love of "tea time",  I used tea cupcake silicone molds to bake and serve cupcakes! Edible Details created the most unbelievable fondant cupcake toppers for the party.  

Bambella Cookies created beautiful nautical cookies to match the roses and colors of the party. 

To celebrate the guest of honor's love of all things Nantucket we had to have these Nantucket basket lid cookies by Patricia O'Brien & Co.  The detailing on these cookies are just incredible!

A huge thank you you Shindigz and my party vendors for making this very special party come to life!

Party Vendors:

Fondant Cupcake Toppers: Edible Details
Nautical Cookies: Bambella Cookies
Nantucket Basket Cookies: Patricia O'Brien & Co. 

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Sponsored by Wayfair: A Night Around the Campfire

 I have been compensated for this post as a member of the Wayfair Homemaker Program, 
all ideas and opinions are completely my own #sponsored 

Fall is my very favorite time of the year. Days are still slightly warmer, nights are cooler and require a light jacket. It's the perfect time of year to plan a night around the campfire. Not sure what all you need? Check out the idea board I have put together to help you get started.

Start by gathering up your coziest blankets, s'more materials, and camping chairs. Bring some outdoor games such as these giant yard dice. Kids will love taking turns playing with these.

I like to keep my camping menu simple. This double pie iron is perfect for creating both sweet and savory campfire treats such as campfire pizza pockets, moon pies filled with cherry or strawberry pie filling. My personal favorite is peanut butter and Nutella mountain pies. So delicious! And of course you will need s'more making materials, but be sure to include some extra special ingredients such as peanut butter cups, peppermint patties, coconut marshmallows, and fudge stripe cookies to create your own impromptu "s'more bar".

Hope this helps inspire your perfect night around the campfire, let us know what your campfire must haves are!

Monday, September 26, 2016

How to Throw An Epic Emoji Birthday Party

My sweet niece and her best friend share everything, even this emoji birthday party! The dynamic duo threw a combined 11th birthday party and invited all their friends to come and celebrate with them.

The backyard was transformed with low tables. Guests sat on cushions and emoji pillows. The table was set with a gorgeous black and white striped tablecloth, turquoise and yellow plates, chalkboard place card frames, yellow cups, and emoji printable signs by Eye Candy Creative Studio.

The girls created food inspired emojis out of freshly cut vegetables and fruit. Just create, eat, and repeat!

Inside, desserts were waiting... of course there had to be emoji cookies and the infamous poop cupcakes.

So many fun mylar emoji balloons to pick from!

And, the poop cupcakes. So easy and fun to make. I promise, the kids will love them!

Homemade birthday cakes baked and designed by the birthday girls' grandmothers.

Say cheese!  The photo booth was was easy to set up using large sized black seamless paper. We added a banner, yellow dots garland, and yellow paper lanterns.  Guests had fun posing with heart shaped glasses, wigs, and emoji fan faces.

These girls love to play games! First up was emoji twister with a LIFESIZE, motorized Twister spinner board. Talk about a WOW factor to the party!

Next, the girls divided into two teams and played corn hole on these super adorable personalized corn hole boards.

The girls rocked this game- emoji charades!  The girls had to guess what image was on their forehead based on the non-verbal clues acted out by their teammates.

Can you guess what emoji image the girls are trying to act out?!! Corn!

The last game was called: Tess or Maddie?  The girls were given big fan faces of each birthday girl and had to decide which clue/ and or story was about which birthday girl.

For example: Who fell and broke her arm on the first day of Kindergarten? ...Maddie!
Who told Maddie to let go of that railing?  ...Tess!

Congrats girls on turning 11 and for throwing the most #emojitional parties ever!

Party Vendors:
Emoji Cookies: School House Bakery
Emoji Printable Party Collection: Eye Candy Creative Studio
Photography: A Joy Photography

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Meet Bear Puppy: Sponsored Post by Organic Pet Boutique and 25% Off Coupon Code!

I think y'all have met our puppy Bear, right?!!  We rescued her from a local shelter. Her mom was a German Shepard and we've been told her dad is a Labrador retriever (others have suggested she might be part Chow or Beagle).  She's super energetic, full or love and very protective of our kiddos.

Bear loves having a mama that blogs because she got to taste test some treats from Organic Pet Boutique. The Blueberry Energy Snaps looked and smelled delicious. Seriously, can you guys please make these for us too?  Pretty please, I would totally eat these up. Bear loves her new treats and I am happy knowing she's eating organic and healthy ingredients.

Just look at this darling Puppia Modern Dotty Vest in I ordered for her!  Cannot wait to see her in it. She's going to look fabulous!

I've saved the best for last! Our friends at Organic Pet Boutique have offered a special 25% off discount for Craft That Party readers with coupon code: puppy 

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