Natasha, an adorable two-year-old, celebrated her birthday with family in friends in the most fun way! I love the big, bright, beautiful cake! There are so many cute ideas in this party, so be sure to check out all of the details and enjoy a little slice of life in the country!
“Red lips and rosy cheeks…”, that song stays in my mind when I am painting these tiny little cuties! This cheerful set is a mix of patterns and colors and is available in my shop now! I really want to put them on top of some cupcakes for a party!
This summer, I was so excited to get to hang out with Loralee Lewis in Utah for a day! Loralee was in the middle of designing a photo shoot to show her Swan Lake paper collection…and she pulled out all the stops to create such beautiful imagery to go along with the gorgeous designs she put to paper! I laughed as she told me about the swan pinata she was handmaking…and the lovely tulle dresses she had in mind…and the rainboots that she was spray painting gold for the girls. Needless to say, I couldn’t wait to see it all come together! It is even more beautiful than I could have imagined it would be, and I am thrilled to share it with you!
There is nothing like the bright colors and happy prints of Lilly Pulitzer to make every day feel like a party! For my daughter’s 12th birthday party, she wanted to decorate cakes~ Lilly-style! So, in order to decide how to mesh the two, I kept thinking “if Lilly had a cake shop instead of a juice stand”… I have to admit, this was one fun party to plan! It is a blast to see where ideas go in the hands of a TWEEN! Enjoy and remember, “…being happy never goes out of style!”.
I hope you are all doing well! My blog has been on “pause” for awhile mainly due to time contraints. I am hoping to be back here a little more often and to bring you a few new things along the way. My kids and I have been playing around with the idea of doing a video for you all. I must admit, we can only improve from here!! We laugh at our first attempt, but you have to start somewhere…
We make these marshmallow flowers every year in different versions. I used to have my classes make these for their moms on Mother’s Day (we would invite the moms to a Mother’s Day Tea) when I taught school. They have been a big hit for so many years, and so we thought we would start with something “tried and true” to bring you our first ever video. Remember, we can only get better from here!! 🙂 It has been fun and funny to make the video- the kids love the bloopers at the end. We hope you learn a little something that you can use- and we hope that your kids can learn from it, too! We would love for it to be a video that they can follow along with and make something fun with minimal help from their parents. Here goes…please watch our video below (and you can be our very first subscriber- we have 0!)…
Celebrating your birthday with a Mexican Fiesta is a sure way to have a great time! My daughter and several of her friends had a ball with all of the bright colors and (hopefully) vivid memories of a beautiful party day full of fun! Planning all of the party ideas and details was loads of fun- although we don’t claim to have everything authentically perfect- this is our take on a party that combines Mexican birthday party ideas with a young girl’s likes and wishes! For instance, we know hedgehogs don’t hail from Mexico- but when she fell in love with a festive-looking hedgehog at a local shop, we decided the hedgehog would make a perfectly fun party favor! So read on and enjoy- and hopefully you will find an idea or two that you can use for a Mexican-themed party or even a Cinco de Mayo celebration, too- and inspiration to incorporate ideas that make your party perfectly-suited for the birthday child!