Sunday, March 28, 2010

{My Parties} Greyson's Retro Rocket 2nd Birthday Party!

My boo is two!  I can hardly believe it! I thought this party was never going to happen! I had to reschedule it from his actual birthday until two weeks later because we were moving in the midst of all this fun!  The theme was inspired by this cute Michael Miller fabric, "Rocket Rascals" fabric. It had a fun, retro-vibe to it. I got the fabric off Etsy, from BellePepper Couture.
Isn't he the cutest boy?
His shirt was custom monogrammed from my friend Mollie, who runs an embroidery business out of her house.
I need a big impact item for the front entrance of our house, since it is all stairs, so I went with a rocket blasting up the stairs. This picture does not do the size justice. I cut the shape out of a huge cardboard box and then covered it with butcher paper and painted it . The "flames" are cellophane.
Since it was an afternoon party, I went with a sweets display. We had candy, cookies, cupcakes, etc. To say that I have tons left over is an understatement!
I found the rocket birdhouses on either side of the buffet at Michael's and hand painted them to match the theme.
The adorable cupcake toppers are from the lovely CiaoBambino on Etsy! She also did the favor tags for me.
A close-up of the tags. They had little astronauts and rockets and said "Greyson's 2nd Birthday."
I handmade all the cupcakes and icing from Martha Stewart's recipe for buttercream and dyed the icing myself. I am a control freak to the nth degree.
The rocket cookies were custom designed and baked for me by Laurie at Whimsy Cookie Co. She is local in Memphis, but she ships!  Check her out, she was awesome to work with and she can do anything!
The marshmallow pops were the world's easiest thing to make and the kids LOVED them. They had red all over their faces.
I made all the food tags on my printer with and photo paper. I thought they turned out super cute!  We also had Airheads as well. I got almost all the candy at Wayne's Candy Company in downtown Memphis. We have one of the best bulk candy stores right in our backyard!
I don't normally like working with fondant, but I took a chance this time and tried to make his cake myself. I accidentally put flour in the blue fondant instead of cornstartch and it looked crazy!  But, he didn't care!
The beverage station was a combination of bottled water with custom tags, "Rocket Fuel" (Crystal Light), and soft drinks.
I got this cute dispenser at Target after mine sprung a leak at my last party!

The cute galvanized pail is from the Etsy seller, BrodyandMa. I didn't even have her do this custom!  She already offered it in the fabric that I loved!
Since we just moved in, we don't have a lot of stuff on the walls, so I painted this banner to put alongside the food table.
The favors were PopRocks and Milky Ways for the Adults, and Elmo Rocket books ($1 spot at Target) and the candy for the kiddos.
Again, the favor tags were from CiaoBambino.
I got this rocket tent on for $20!!!!  Insane deal. This was also his present from us.
My sweet birthday boy!
He did NOT cooperate for presents!
Keepin' it real.

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Super Hero Inspiration Board!

Is it crazy that I am already planning a birthday in October? Not to me. Our close friends Michael and Meghan's son Grant is having his second birthday in October and Meg and I have already been brainstorming themes. So, I was cruising Etsy tonight and decided to do a little inspiration board!

Handmade Capes: Homemade Heroes Etsy Shop
Super Hero Pails: HausofGirls Etsy Shop
Super Hero Invite: Mommies Ink Etsy Shop
Cake: SouthernBellescharm Etsy Shop
Cupcake Toppers: CiaoBambino Etsy Shop
Super Hero TableScape: Setting the Mood (she does AMAZING work).
Comic Plates: Hostess with the Mostess via CB2
Cupcakes: Great White Snark

Friday, March 12, 2010

Featured Again Today!

My Honey-Do shower is really making the rounds!
I was featured again today the Fiesta Friday page over at Not Just a Mommy!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Honey-Do got featured!

This morning I woke up to a lovely surprise on the Everyday Celebrating blog!  My Honey-Do shower got featured!

Thanks so much to Michelle at Everyday Celebrating for featuring my wreath, cupcakes, and paint can menu cards!  I'm honored Michelle!

She also just let me know that she tweeted about it and then HOME DEPOT picked it up and sent it to their followers! MAJOR! 


Neat idea for an extension cord wreath via @eCelebrating love it! about 1 hours ago via web

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Custom Inspiration Board: Finding Nemo!

A friend of ours has a daughter having a birthday in April and since they don't live close, I am helping her with an inspiration board and some party ideas. She went with a Finding Nemo theme, after considering Scooby Doo and Dinosaurs (both of which would have been super cute too). I love that Miss P is not a really girly-girl. I loved dinosaurs as a kid, even taking a Paleontology class! What a dork I was!
So, here is the inspiration board I am working on!
Orange and Turqouise Lollipops: Simply Creative Insanity
Blue paper lanterns: The Party Dress
Nemo Cake: Flickr--SpringLakeCake
Nemo Cake II: Art Eats Bakery
Nemo Invitation: Etsy: Design Serendipity
Favor Tags: Etsy: MLT Creations
Hot Dog Octopus: Kansas Public Library
Blue Candy Buffet and Fish Bowl Tablescape: Kreative Kiddie Events

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

An Award!

I got a cute little Sunshine Award for my blog today from the lovely Wendy at Whimsy and Wise Events!
The Sunshine Award is given to those bloggers who positively and creatively inspire other bloggers in blogland. Well, I am honored that you think so Wendy!

The rules for this award are as follows:
  • Put the logo on your blog or within your post.
  • Pass the award on to 12 bloggers.
  • Link the nominees within your post.
  • Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog
  • Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award
I am going to break the rules a little, because Wendy nominated some of the people already who I would have sent it to, so here are my nominations: