Tuesday, June 26, 2012

DIY Monogram Middy Bitty Bags

For my latest Whisker Graphics project, I printed monograms directly on chevron middy bitty bags. These personalized bags would be perfect to hold party favors, utensils, or desserts.


I created the monogram (Font Engravers, size 72) using the envelope template in Microsoft Word. I then fed my middy bitty bag directly through the printer. 

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Air Show 2012

We live in a small town, but it's a special little town, 
with ties to some very special people, athletes, and even a famous dessert.
We tend to have some very fun events happen here. 
Like an Air Show that grows larger every year. 
This year even the Blue Angels came.

Ear protection for the kiddos (the kids liked wearing these so much they wore them all day)

 Air Show Printables by Pluff Mud Studio 

Air plane crafting was a huge hit

Thanks to our friends who host the Air Show Party every year. Their backyard is famous for having the best view in town.  I think some non-invited guests figured this out as well, this is a picture of their front yard!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Entertaining for the 4th

I can't believe the 4th of July is around the corner,
I love the parades, BBQs, and fireworks. 
So fun and festive. 
Here are a few of my favorite entertaining ideas for the 4th.

Grab and Go PlatesTutorial on In My Own Style

Patriot Button Candy by The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle

Dramatic Flag Centerpieces by One Charming Party

For more ideas, head to my Red, White, and Blue Pinterest Board

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Gigantic Bubble Recipe

We love bubbles in our house, especially really big ones! Today I am sharing our GIGANTIC bubble recipe as part of the Ready 4 Summer Blog Party hosted by Midwestern Girl DIY and Simply Klassic Home. To all the new visitors, thanks for stopping by! 


Monday, June 18, 2012

A Wall-E Inspired Birthday Party

Party Theme: A special Wall-E inspired 6th birthday. My challenge? First, to pull off a character party. Second, to pull off a character party with extremely hard to find toys and party supplies. Thank goodness for the internet. I managed to find enough Wall-E character plates, balloons, and party hats to satisfy the bugger and then turned to 505 Design + Paperie to work her magic on the party printables. The goal was to create a Wall-E inspired party without overdoing the character aspect of it. We centered the party around the newly sprouted green plant Wall-E finds. It is the first proof of sustainable life on Earth and the main theme of the movie. If you haven't seen it, it's a cute movie with a great theme... there's even a little romance.

Colors: Aqua/Lime - modern, minimal, and outer space-ish

Desserts: The Axiom serves Sep-Tua-Centennial Cupcakes in a Cup, so of course we did as well. 
We also had Rice Crispy Trash Cubes, Axiom Brownies, Dirt Pie Push Up Pops with fondant sprouts, Wall-E, Eve, and Earth Cookies 

Favors: Plant Samples (sunflowers) for the kids to take home and plant, Robot Arms, and Eve Lollipops

Activities: Robot Trash Pick Up Game and Photo Booth with Wall-E. 

A big THANK YOU to the fabulous vendors who made Wall-E and Eve come to life...
these women constantly inspire and amaze me with their talents and creativity. 

Styling & Photography: Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line
Wall-E Party Printable Collection: 505 Design + Paperie
Fondant Sprouts and Fondant Cupcake Tags: Edible Details
Brownie Toppers: Make. Bake. Celebrate
Shimmery Gumballs and Sweet Pods: Polka Dot Market
Eve Lollipop Favors: Whimsical Boutique
and Samantha's Sweets for the Rice Crispy Trash Cube dessert idea : )

Friday, June 15, 2012

Fishing Themed Garland {For a 1st Birthday Celebration}

I was asked by JoAnne of Oh Goodie Designs to make some fishing themed party decorations for a very special 1st birthday that she is coordinating. I crafted a fishing themed wreath, felt fish garland, fabric fish garland, and paper lantern fishing bobbers. I thought it would be fun to show you how it all came together.

Felt Fish Garland

Fishing Wreath

Fabric Fish Garland

Paper Lantern Fishing Bobbers

I originally made these with white lanterns for the Boy Bash on a Budget Challenge, however my local Dollar store only carries red, blue, and star themed paper lanterns this time of year so I used red lanterns and spray painted them white. I think they look even better than my original ones!

Happy Birthday Miles!

If anyone is interested in purchasing a fishing decorations, contact me for pricing.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Get Pool Party Ready!

This post is underwritten by Old Navy. Whether you're looking for a tankini, bikini, or a one piece, Old Navy has you confidently covered at a great price.

 I am thrilled to share some party ideas with you using Old Navy's new swim collectionOld Navy is my favorite place to buy swim gear for myself and the buggers.  I can tell you that the boys play extra hard all Summer long in their swim suits and rashguards -- these suits hold up!

Here are a few of my favorite looks. 
Love the bright colors and patterns this year.

I chose the fun, flirty green ruffle swim suit as my inspiration {and official outfit} 
for a relaxing Pool Side Party! 

Some Quick Pool Party Ideas...

1. Make sure your pool party outfit is as rocking as your party! I picked this Old Navy Ruffled String Bikini not only to wear but I also used the preppy green color and ruffled texture of the swim suit as my inspiration for my pool party decor. 

2. Send Pool Party invitations to let your guests know the where and when details.

3. Create a signature drink for the party like this Mojito Recipe, rather than opening a full bar. Give your signature drink a fun name. 

4. Hang some party decorations in the backyard. Tissue poufs, festive fringe garland, and tissue fans add flair without breaking the bank. 

5. Serve appetizers and kid friendly snacks. Filling party cones with popcorn takes no time at all and is always a big hit at our parties. 

6. Set up an area where people can refuel and refresh with cold waters, sun screens, bug sprays, mists, sunglasses, and towels.

7. Have plastic bags available for party guests to put wet suits in and a place for guests to change.

Most importantly have fun relaxing and swimming with all your pool party guests!


Thank you again to Old Navy for sponsoring my post. I was compensated for this post as a member of Clever Girls Collective, but the content is all my own.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Fishing Bobber Wreath for Oh Goodie Designs

I was contact by the ultra fabulous Joanne from Oh Goodie Designs to make some fishing decorations for a special 1st birthday celebration. The party is going to bright and fun primary colors with accents of polka dots, ric rac, and stripes.

Here's how the fishing bobber wreath turned out... I wanted it to be playful and fun.

Such a cute birthday theme!
The wreath would also be perfect for Father's Day.

Special thanks to Piggy Bank Parties for the rustic ware mini bunting, found here.

Next up, time to make more of my paper lantern fishing bobbers!

If anyone is interested in purchasing a fishing bobber wreath or paper lantern bobbers, contact me for pricing.

Linking to:

Tip Junkie handmade projects

Sunday, June 10, 2012

One Week Till Dad's Day!

One week until Dad's special day.
Have you planned anything special?
Last year we made Daddy this wreath for the front door.

This banner, held together with golf tees

And these cupcakes.

My hubby loves, loves, loves cutting wood. 
So we bought him this card 
and are going with a manly wood theme.

For more Father's Day ideas visit my We ♥ Daddy Pinterest Board
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