Saturday, April 24, 2010


My baby sister lives in NYC and I am in the process of planning another trip to see her this summer. So, NY has been on my mind...planning and thinking about what spots I want to hit while I am there, touristing-it-up with her. So, then I was thinking that an "I LOVE NY" party would be so, so adorable! I had a little time on my hands, a rainy day, some boredom, a napping child, and voila!

Wouldn't it be fun to have all NYC foods like brick-oven thin-crust pizza, hot dogs, pretzels, corned beef sandwiches, and bagels and lox with cream cheese? Hot dog carts are available for rental at most party rental places in larger cities.
The color scheme could be black, red, and Statue of Liberty Green.
 And of course, you would want to work apples into the decor! Core apples and insert a votive candle.  Centerpieces could be buildings made of any old boxes, painted black with holes cut into them for windows. Pop a votive candle in there and you've got a NY skyline in no time.

And, wouldn't Bakerella's apple cupcake pops be perfect?

Statue of Liberty Napkins and Cab Cups:
Chrysler Building Lantern:
Cocktails in the City Birthday Invitation: Etsy Seller--Andersruff
NYC Cake:
Skyline Invitations:
I LOVE NY Cookies:

Friday, April 16, 2010

Feather Her Nest Sneak Peek!

Things are coming along with the Feather Her Nest Sip and See! It is just a few short weeks and we are ramping up the ideas and decor!
Here is a little sneak peek of the wreath I made for the front door....
It is white maribou feather lengths with guinea feather inserted for depth. I thought the guinea feathers really brought out the "bird" concept and made it not look so bridal.

Monday, April 12, 2010

{Real Parties} Kate's Cupcake First Birthday

I had to share these adorable pictures of my niece's 1st birthday party!
My sister-in-law, Tara, did a gorgeous job with this very sweet theme! Cupcakes!
Little Kate turned one this past week and I just got these precious pictures yesterday and couldn't wait to share them, with permission of course!
Could you die over how cute she is?
You can't see in this picture, but her bloomers are embroidered with a cupcake!
Tara doesn't forget one detail.
The "cherries" for the Pin The Cherry on the Cupcake Game are even color coded for boys or girls and they have each child's name on them.
One of my favorite details is the table runner, which has cupcakes sewn to each end.

The favor boxes are Chinese Takeout boxes with little scrapbook paper cupcakes pasted on to them. So precious!
But, the piece d'resistance are the cupcakes toppers.
They are Kate's HEAD!  Honestly, I can't stop looking at them. They are so cute it makes my head explode.
A perfect sweet theme for a perfect little sweet cupcake!

Such a great party Tara, wish we could have been there! :(

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Featured on Design Dazzle!

My What's It Gonna Bee? Gender Reveal Party got featured on Design Dazzle this morning!
Thanks Toni! I HEART your blog!

See it here!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Greyson's Rocket Party Professional Pics

My dear friend Kari took some gorgeous photos for me of Greyson's party and I just got them today. To say that I was excited is an understatement. If Grey hadn't been napping, I probably would have squealed like a little girl.
Kari is SUPER talented and she is really making a name for herself in the Arkansas market! I am SO proud of her! Visit her website here:
 Enjoy the pics!

Grey and all his grandparents
Hey look, my husband was there!
Meghan and Me, Greyson's BFF Grant's Mommy
Love you Kari (in the middle) and Jill (on the right). You guys mean the world to me!
Seems like we are still in 7th grade!

Greyson's Retro Rocket Party was Featured!

Wow! I didn't expect this so soon, but Debbie at TableTopsforTots just featured Greyson's party!
Thanks a lot Debbie, love your blog!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter!