Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Fairy ParTea

Here is my part of the ParTea Swap- A Fairy Tea Party!!

P- Pretty tea cup & saucer

A- A little something for your garden (seed sticks for Butterfly flowers)

R- Really yummy Strawberry & Kiwi Tea

T- Tiny Fairy

E- Edible candy bracelet

A- A bunch of bubbles

Plus some beautiful molded butterfly sugar cubes and some fairy dust!

I had so much fun putting this together! I hope I can find another fabulous swap to join!

ParTEA Swap

I joined a ParTEA swap with some bloggers through a fabulous party planner's blog, Risa. She owns The Partea Planner in San Clemente, CA. We were given a partner to swap with and I was paired with Mica, a wonderful artist from Washington. She sent me this beautiful Vicorian Teddy Bear Tea. As soon as I send her package, I will post my pics of what I sent to her (I don't want to spoil the surprise!).
Her heritage is Latvian, so she sent me some Latvian tea. She is an artist, so she sent me copies of her artwork. So special! Thanks Mica! I can't wait to enjoy my special tea!

Saturday, June 9, 2007

6th Grade Grad Party

My oldest son graduated from the 6th grade Friday morning. Friday night, the parents hosted a grad party at the clubhouse for 160 graduates. It was an American Idol theme and I was in charge of the decorations. I went down to the flower mart and was able to create 12 floral arrangements for $31! I already had the vases, blue glass chips and submersible blue lights. The posters were donated by a dad who works at Fox Studios. The cake was made by the grandmother of a graduate.

We had a red carpet entrance, back stage passes and "bouncers" at the door. We hired a DJ for dancing and the karaoke contest. We served pizza, chips, Dippin' Dots ice cream and cake. The kids got to take home "swag" bags filled with a choclate CD, bracelet, beach ball and an American Idol poster.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Mini Golf Party

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Today was my son's 9th birthday party. It was a golf theme. We had Putt-2-Go set up a mini golf course in our backyard. There were 5 holes and the kids were divided into threesomes. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd places received engraved trophies.

I made the cupcakes and custom made the flag sticks out of scrapbook paper. They sat on tiered stands dusted with raw sugar to simulate a sand trap. The kids signed a scrapbook page, guessed how many tees were in the canister (299 FYI) and received golf hats and medals.

I served hot dogs, chips, limeade, lemonade, fruit and custom printed M&Ms.

My son wrote the menu on the homemade chalkboard.

I made the bunting flags that hung from the patio cover and made the flower centerpieces. I went nuts on eBay by buying lime and navy tees and 100 range balls. I couldn't resist buying the tiny golf pencils from Smart & Final. At the end of the party, I sent the kids home with chocolate candies I made (choc golf club pretzel rods and white choc golf ball lollipops). I bought range ball cards for the raffle and guessing game. The kids all had a fabulous time especially my son, which is why I do this anyway!

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