Archives for June 2011

Little Lizard King Boutique Party Hat Pattern Giveaway {Celebration Inspiration Giveaway No. 8}

The Celebration Inspiration Series continues with an adorable giveaway from Little Lizard King Little Lizard King is an online boutique offering fabulous patterns to create your own couture clothing for children. The patterns include adorable clothing and accessories for boys, girls and of course their dolls too! Their patterns are ideal starter sewing projects that beginners can easily follow. Have you ever wanted to learn to sew? The detailed instructions with each pattern will teach you to how to make boutique products Continue reading

Monte Carlo Movie Preview – In Theaters Tomorrow

This post brought to you by Monte Carlo. All opinions are 100% mine. I recently had a chance to check out some previews for the upcoming American romantic comedy Monte Carlo. While I don't have a daughter to take and see this movie - I do have four nieces {tweens, as they would say} that are huge Selena Gomez fans and knew exactly what I was talking about when I mentioned the movie to them. The movie is about a young girl named Grace (played by Selena Gomez), her uptight stepsister Meg (Leighton Meester), and her best Continue reading

Great Ideas for Summer Celebrations {featuring Chris Nease from Celebrations at Home}

Great Ideas for Summer Celebrations {featuring Chris Nease from Celebrations at Home}

Please Welcome Chris Nease from Celebrations at Home Chris Nease is an entertaining expert and creative party stylist specializing in small celebrations, and themed & seasonal tablescapes. She creates parties for clients, as well as editorial designs for the web and print. As editor of Celebrations At Home blog, Chris publishes new and inspiring ideas on her site daily. Her style is unique and eclectic, with approachable details. I am delighted to have Chris share some of her incredible ideas with us today for planning your next summer Continue reading

Clean Mama Printables Party Planner Giveaway {Celebration Inspiration Giveaway No.7}

I am thrilled to have Becky back, participating in the Celebration Inspiration Party Series, with a fun giveaway from her shop Clean Mama Clean Mama Printables is an Etsy shop started by work-at-home mom, Becky, that keeps it "all" together with a cup of strong coffee, checklists, and printables. Her collection of homekeeping printables are designed to help keep you organize and make life a bit simpler. While Becky's cleaning, homekeeping and meal planning kits are some of her top sellers - she also has fun printables that I think Continue reading

More Showcase Features from Last Weeks Party & the Amanda Mays Design Studio Winner

Another quick break from the parties to highlight some fabulous ideas from last weeks Sunday Showcase Party If you missed the first two rounds of features you can find them below: Creative Summer Ideas {here} Showcase Party Features {here} Turn a Set of Cabinets into a Storage Bench {love} Submitted by Bekah at Leidi Bird Growing Up Room Makeover Submitted by Cindy at Shanty Insanity Dream Yourself a Fairytale Poem {and a fabulous inspiration pic} Submitted by Nancy at Nancy's Daily Dish Beadboard Bathroom Ceiling Continue reading

Last Minute 4th of July Centerpiece with Free Printable {featuring Amanda Parker from Shindig Parties}

Last Minute 4th of July Centerpiece with Free Printable {featuring Amanda Parker from Shindig Parties}

Please Welcome Amanda Parker from Shindig Parties To Go Amanda is the mom of three spunky kids and wife to a great guy who keeps her laughing. She a born DIYer and creative junkie that loves it all. Her interests include decorating, sewing, painting, photography and, of course, gorgeous parties! She loves to save a buck and will take on just about any project if she thinks she can save a little by doing it herself. These days, she spends most of her time styling children's birthday parties and designing party printables for her Etsy shop. Continue reading

Shindig Parties To Go Full Custom Party Package Giveaway {Celebration Inspiration Giveaway No.6}

I am so excited to be able to include the next shop in the Celebration Inspiration Party Series along with one fabulous giveaway! Please Welcome Shindig Parties TO GO Shindig Parties TO GO helps you to create the perfect party with the cutest printables around. All personalized, unique and simply fabulously designed. The Party Printables are simple and easy....just download, print, cut and you are on your way to a FABULOUS party!! The shop contains a multitude of brightly colored and fun designs perfectly fit for any Continue reading

Fun and Unique Invitation & Party Favor Ideas {featuring Dawn Smith from Not Just A Mommy}

Fun and Unique Invitation & Party Favor Ideas {featuring Dawn Smith from Not Just A Mommy}

Please Welcome Dawn Smith from Not Just A Mommy Dawn Smith is a stay at home mom with a budding party planning gig on the side. She has a B.S. in Mathematics so she's a bit of a geek {self-proclaimed} but her true passion is party planning. She has coordinated and styled almost every type of social event from small playdates to showers to school events in the Seattle area. Aside her own blog, she also writes for Today's Mama - Seattle Mamas and Create My Event.I'm thrilled to have Dawn here today sharing some creative ideas for unique Continue reading

Delightfully Noted Personalized Note Cards Giveaway {Celebration Inspiration Giveaway No.5}

The Celebration Inspiration Party continues with a fun giveaway from Delightfully Noted Delightfully Noted is a cheerful little Etsy shop created by Jennifer, a Midwestern gal who has a love for all things paper. In a world of e-mails and text messages, this designer’s bright and fun stationery inspire you to take up good old letter writing again. The stores collection includes everything from personalized note cards, to thank you cards, to party invitations. Delightfully Noted’s top sellers are the children’s birthday invites, Continue reading

Creative Ideas for Displaying Party Cupcakes {featuring Noelle & Kerry from Sweet Craft Cakes}

Creative Ideas for Displaying Party Cupcakes {featuring Noelle & Kerry from Sweet Craft Cakes}

Please Welcome Noelle & Kerry from Sweet Craft Cakes Noelle & Kerry are two stay at home mommies who have a passion for well styled parties. They have creatively turned their passion into a business, Sweet Craft Cakes, specializing in Custom Party Design Printables. Cupcakes are perfect for any kind of celebration and I am so excited to have Noelle and Kerry here today sharing some fantastic ideas for creative displays. Creative Ways to Display Cupcakes Contributed by Noelle & Kerry At Sweet Craft Cakes we are all about Continue reading