Thursday, January 27, 2011

Bird Themed First Birthday Party Sneak Peaks!

Well, my sweet baby girl is 9 months old already and I have started to plan her 1st birthday party. Originally it was going to be a fairly large party and I picked Candy "One"derland as my theme, but my husband and I decided to make it a smaller party at our home so I changed themes so I could use Candyland theme another time.

I discovered the cutest modern bird theme from Anders Ruff. .The saying on the invite is what really got me.  As soon as I saw it, I knew I found my new theme.

My, Oh My, How the First Year Flew By!  And isn't it true?   I've already started collecting items that go with the theme and have some fun ideas. 

Design by Anders Ruff
If you have any great ideas for the party, let me know! It's not until May 1.  I'd love to hear your ideas. 

I hope you enjoyed this little sneak peak!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Balloon Themed Party

This wonderfully creative balloons themed birthday on the Hostess With the Mostess blog is from Papers & Pigtails.  Isn't it adorable?  It's a perfect theme for a 1st Birthday party and can be replicated in any color!  It's also a great theme to use for a baby shower. 

Image from

Read more about the party and see lots more pics at the Hostess Blog

Monday, January 24, 2011

Adorable Sesame Street 1st Birthday Dessert Table

My friend Lauren, of Cupcakes Catering is not only a great baker, but she is one hell of a party planner too! Look at this adorable Sesame Street themed dessert table that she created for her daughter's birthday party! I love how she played down the commercial aspect of Sesame Street and highlight the primary colors through her linens ribbons and the desserts themselves!

"Monkey Love" Birthday Party featured on Hostess with the Mostess

I am so used to seeing adorable little boy Monkey parties and this one for girls is a breath of fresh air. Christi from P is for Party and Kelly from The Party Dress and WH Hostess teamed up to bring this adorable monkey-themed birthday party.  

Here's a sneak peak!  You'll have to go to HWTM site to see the rest. 

Photo from HWTM

This party almost makes me want to change my daughter's birthday theme!! 

Friday, January 21, 2011

Valentine's Day - How do you make Hershey Kisses even better?

You put cute little stickers on them!!

These adorable stickers are from Posh Pixels Design Studio. Perfect for dessert tables, goody bags and party favors.

Posh Pixels Design Studio

Check out their Etsy shop and Make Life Cute

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Cupcake Liner Pom Poms from Kara's Party Ideas

Kara's Party Ideas is one of my favorite blogs. It's a must read. Every. Single. Day.

Today, she features a tutorial on how to make beautiful and easy pom poms using cupcake liners! What a great and creative idea! I can't wait to try it. They are perfect fill in for dessert tables where you feel like you need something else, but don't want another dessert. 

Picture from Kara's Party Ideas
You will need:
Cupcake liners {any color or style}
A styrofoam ball
A glue gun

Visit Kara's site on he full tutorial on how to make cupcake liner pom poms. For a great selection of cupcake liners, please visit The Party Atelier.

I'm baaaaacccccckkkkkk!!!

I am finally back after a short break. Unfortunately, my father lost his battle with bladder cancer right before Christmas. I had so many friends and family that supported me during this difficult time. If you are one of them (you know who you are!) Thanks!!

Stay tuned for lots of party planning ideas!