Thursday, December 23, 2010

Early Christmas Presents

This week I was beyond excited and so honored to open my inbox and see an email from
Kate Landers.  I don't know if you have ever looked at her blog,  but every single one of her parties are beyond gorgeous.  The attention to detail and special extras make me long for an invitation to a party like this.  They are such an inspiration when planning my own parties.

So, this week, she featured two of my parties,  Finley's first birthday party (Sweet Shop)  and my Crafty Kids Christmas Party

Check out both of my parties and get ready to drool over some of the other ones too.  Gorgeous!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sweet Baby Boy Shower

Having all girls and all pink all the time at my house made planning for this shower even more fun!   It isn't often that I get to plan a party for a sweet baby boy and I loved doing this for my good friend.  We called it a "shower" but it was a day of pampering for the mom to be and all of our friends.  We had wonderful food, martinis and mommy-tinis and even a mashed potato bar with lots of fun toppings!    All the ladies got mini massages and manis/pedis.   It was a wonderful day!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Finley's Sweet Shop

How many times do we say to ourselves, "Wow, time is really flying by?"  This year, I have said that so many times and really meant it.  As we get closer to Christmas, I begin to realize that my three little girls are going to be celebrating their birthdays in less than a month.  The twins are going to be four and my sweet baby is going to be two years old.  How did this happen so fast?

Last year, I did two separate birthday parties on consecutive weekends for the girls.  I was tired and I know all my friends and family who had to come over to our house two weekends in a row were tired too.  But, I feel like every child needs their own first birthday party and I wanted that for Finley.   This year, in just about 3 weeks, we are doing a combined party for all three of them.  It's going to be Vintage Circus and oh so girly.   I have been planning this party for almost 8 months now and I just can't wait to see all my ideas come to life.  And I can't wait to post pics of the day!

So, just because I am getting really excited about their party next month and also because I am a little nostalgic about my babies growing up, enjoy these pictures from Finley's Sweet Shop last year.  

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Featured on Catch my Party

This week I was totally honored and absolutely thrilled when Jillian from Catch My Party asked to feature my Crafty Kids Christmas Party on her site.  She features the most amazing parties and I feel so lucky to be part of such an amazing and talented group of ladies.  Thanks so much Jillian!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Our first annual Crafty Kids Christmas Party

This week I hosted the most adorable kids Christmas party for my twin daughters and their pre-school friends.  We celebrated the holidays with 18 kids and their mommies, lots of amazing food, a beautiful dessert table, some really cute Christmas crafts and a surprise visit from Santa himself!  Everyone had an amazing time and watching the looks on those little ones faces when they saw Santa walk in was priceless!

Printables by Amanda at Shindigs to Go
Food by Wegmans and me!
Cupcake ornament inspiration from Bakerella

Friday, December 3, 2010

More Cuteness from Amy Miller

i have posted about Amy Miller Designs before but with Christmas just around the corner, i had to post about this giveaway again!  she is giving away two of her mini cupcake ornaments!  they are so cute, i mean really, they look edible!  i don't know how she does it!  make sure you sign up!