Monday, July 21, 2014

A Coffee Bar

At my Mom's surprise birthday party, I set up a fun coffee bar for guests to enjoy.

The kicker?

Neither Dave nor myself drink coffee.

However, a lot of people do!

I've decided to keep it up in the kitchen for if you love coffee, come on over!

(or maybe we'll become coffee drinkers yet...doubt it.  For me at least!)
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday Fête

Oh my goodness!! This party is hilarious and super creative!
A Potty Party!

I might have to do this one day...


Go check it out!


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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Having a BALL since 1954!

My mom turned 60 on Monday (July 14th).  
I was able to pull off  a fun,  mason jar inspired party.  

The best part...

It was a complete and total surprise!

My entryway chalkboard held the theme for the evening along with some fabulous mason jar string lights.

I covered the TV with the same vintage sheet from "The Perfect Housewife" shower I hosted a few weeks prior.  

Along with mason jars, the other main decoration was pictures.  I was lucky enough to find a huge box of pictures at my Mom's house.  She had no idea I took them.  

The cake was a plain white cake that I decorated with a mason jar cut out and a simple bunting banner.

Since the party was held after dinner, I did desserts and drinks for everyone.
The desserts consisted of cake, brownie bites, creme puffs, and lemon bars.

The chalkboard in the kitchen held some fun statistics from the year Mom was born.

I added fresh flowers to blue mason jars for centerpieces.

Drinks were set up in the kitchen.  
Guests had their choice of tea or water (in mason jars, of course!), wine, or coffee.

Friends and Family from near and far joined in the celebration!

I was so happy with how everything turned out, but even more happy that I was able to do this for my Mom.  Happy Birthday, Mom!

Here's to many more...cheers!

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Happy, Happy Birthday to...

Happy Birthday, Mom!!
 (Sue Sue, Ms. Susan, Sue, Susan)

Hope your day is wonderful!  We love you!

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Catch My Party

I was so excited to get an email from Catch My Party letting me know that my "The Perfect Housewife" bridal shower was featured as not only the party of the day...

I get so excited when stuff like this happens.  I know it might not mean much to you, but I love creating these parties, and to get recognized is such an honor!

Thank you, Catch My Party!
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Monday, July 07, 2014


I have been doing a few things here and there in the kitchen lately. 
 Decor wise. 

I found these letters at the flea market back in April.  They were marquee letters that use to light up.  They are BIG!

I knew I wanted to hang them in my kitchen so I cleaned them up a little bit with some clorox wipes and spray paint! 

Once they were ready, I Dave hung them up right above the window!

They make such a big and bold statement and I love it!

Oh, and check out the new light fixture.  What do you think?  World Market.  CLEARANCE.  
Love a good deal!

More on the shelf later...I've got to figure out what to do about that table...
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Friday, July 04, 2014

Friday Fête

I love when people use clever ways to display drinks at a party.  Granted, sometimes a tub and some ice is all that is necessary, but when given an opportunity, I love to think of something creative.  Remember these radio flyers from Warner's 1st birthday?  I had two.  One for kids drinks and the other for adult drinks. Easy and sure to make a statement!

Check out these other fun drink display ideas!

I hope everyone is enjoying their Fourth of July!

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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

A Bridal Shower in the Making: The Game

I realized I should have posted this prior to the shower reveal, but I'll admit, I created it the night before. As in 11:00 PM the night before...
So, you're getting it now. And another apology for the camera phone picture.
On to the game!
I wasn't planning on a game, but after a little searching I found these purse games and thought it would be easy, quick, and fun. It also serves as an ice breaker of sorts and helps to move the party from food and mingling to the bride opening gifts.
Since it was super last minute I ended up using ideas from a bunch of different purse games I found online and creating my own.
Here is what I came up with.
All you do is look in your purse to see if you have any of the listed items. You circle what you have, add up your points, and the guest with the highest number wins!
(In this case they won a whisk wrapped up in a tea towel)
It doesn't get much easier.


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