Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Year's Eve and a Shout-Out!

There was an amazing competition between some West Coast and East Coast party planners. They each came up with black and white, kid friendly New Year's Eve celebration. Above is the East coast entry and below is the West Coast. I'm sorry to say that the East coast won. They did an amazing job putting together a comic strip inspired party.

Pug Crush of the Day
Kristy from the Purple Pug was the leader of the East coast team and was sweet enough to interview me as her "Crush of the Day". Kristy makes some adorable printables for parties...go check out her site. Hope all of you have an amazing 2011!!! See ya next year!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Cookie Exchange

 I attented a cookie exchange last week hosted by one of our tea group members. It was a rainy morning but her home was filled with warmth and candlelight. I made Rolo cookies and the retro cookie jars were from the Container Store. The cute labels are from Living Locurto.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Breakfast with Santa

I am in LOVE with this Breakfast with Santa from interior designer Tobi Fairley She even includes a video on her post on how she put together this Parisian themed breakfast tablescape.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Spelling Bee Dinner

Amidst a season of gift giving, picking the perfect tree and decking the halls, it is so refreshing to see a family celebrating the academic accomplishments of their child.
Melisa Lester of A Little Loveliness put together an amazing and frugal celebration dinner for her son on being chosen his class representative in the school Spelling Bee. She served homemade Alphabet soup and rolls with honey butter -too cute!
Melisa puts so much love in the details when expressing herself to her family and friends. Here is one of her quotes: One of my goals as a mother is to celebrate the talents and passions of each child -- cultivating a family dynamic of support and encouragement.
Something I strive for as a parent as well.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Green Wrapping

I found this great wrapping idea over at How Does and it is the best present wrapping advice--EVER! Make reusable fabric bags! Great for Santa gifts, family, teacher, odd shaped gifts, really anything. It could be wonderful for wedding or birthday gifts as well!

Candy Coated Christmas...for Kids

 Chris at Celebrations at Home always has the most amazing party ideas posted on her blog-everyday!
 This is an amazing party she hosted for her kids and their friends.
Please go a check out all of the details here.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Lost Art: Making Candy Canes at Disneyland

Custom Mini Christmas Trees

I am loving these custom mini trees that are sprouting up everywhere. At Tatertots and Jello, she made her trees with fabric and wooden finials.
Karin at Creative Chaos made these gorgeous crepe paper and glittered trees.
You can really get creative with these and have them match any decor. Of course, they would make  lovely gifts.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sound of Music Birthday Party

I can hardly stand how adorable this Sound of Music 3rd birthday party is! Find more info about it here

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Let it Snow!

I found an adorable snowman party on Catch My Party!