Valentine Sweet Treats

Happy Valentine’s Day. Just wanted to throw some sweet treats your way!

Check out these yummy looking Valentine’s Day Sweet treats I found over at the Mad Baker:

Heart Shaped Ispahan

This dessert looks oh so tasty good!  I found it over on Zoe Bakes.  Head on over there for the recipe.

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Share a Valentine Sweet Treat with someone you LOVE today!

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Oh!  Don’t forget to check out the Submit a Party page.  There’s a new party lising process…so be sure to list your party TODAY!

Let’s Review What’s New! Party Listing…

I’ve got some exciting changes going on here at Creative Party Place! The changes will make it MUCH easier for all of you to submit your parties and have them be viewed by others. It will also be easier for you to find the party ideas you are looking for!

Be sure to visit the “Submit A Party” page. I’ve decided to go with a new submission and listing format provided by inlinkz.com. Each and everyone of you can now submit your parties under the appropriate category/categories. You will link your submission back to your blog and a thumbnail picture from the party will appear along with the submission. So, even if your party has been featured previously…PLEASE take the time to list it under this new format!

Once you list your party please grab this badge and add it to your blog’s sidebar to let everybody know!


Listed Party Badge!

Oh, and just in case you are wondering…YES I will still be featuring some parties on the main page during the week as well.

Here is a sample of how the submissions will look:

What are you waiting for? Start listing YOUR parties NOW!!!!

Scooby Doo Birthday Party

This Scooby Doo Birthday Party was originally hosted by Jenner Rose Photography.
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This party is bright and fun! The cake is so cool. Love that it is the scooby doo van and that they had a blow up “funhouse” version of the van there for the kids to play in too. I realize not everyone can spring for one of those. So I was thinking that another option would be to make a large cardboard cutout in the shape of the van and to let the kids paint it. But enough of my ideas…let get on with this party from Jenner Rose. There are more pics to see on her blog as well.

Enjoy the Scooby Doo Birthday…

snack

cake

drink

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Shout out time!! I’ve noticed that I have some people who are fairly faithful about leaving comments on the posts here at Creative Party Place. Just wanted to say THANK YOU to Eleanor from Pink Peppermint Paper for being an active commenter over the last few months. Head on over to her blog and leave her a comment today!

Construction Birthday Party

This Construction Birthday Party was originally hosted by Jessica from Juicy Bits.
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Jessica has a ton more pictures and details on her post of this party. I wasn’t able to simply and copy/paste this one, so I just grabbed a few of my favorite pics. Be sure to visit her blog to see MORE more more! This is really a fabulous party and would be great for any little guy in your life!

Enjoy the party…

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Construction Party Table Setting

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A little L-O-V-E for Valentine’s Day

I’m now a contributor over at Complete Organizing Solutions. Yesterday was my very first contributing post and it’s all about celebrating Valentine’s Day. Be sure to head on over there to see the full post with all the ideas I found for Valentine’s Day.

Here is a sneak peek:

One Charming Party put together an amazing Valentine’s Day Party filled with DIY treats and crafts. The decor and table settings are simply fabulous. You will definitely want to check this one out. It’s filled with inspiration!

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…..there’s more to see from me over at Complete Organizing Solutions!

Pink Pig Birthday Party

Be sure to visit the “Submit A Party” page. I’ve decided to go with a new submission and listing format provided by inlinkz.com. Each and everyone of you can now submit your parties under the appropriate category/categories. You will link your submission back to your blog and a thumbnail picture from the party will appear along with the submission. So, even if your party has been featured previously…PLEASE take the time to list it under this new format!
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This Pink Pig Birthday Party was originally hosted by Wendi from Wendi Schoffstall Photography.
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Oh I’ve fallen in love with this theme. Such an adorable idea and Wendi pulled it together in a BEAUTIFUL way. Oh and Wendi is a photographer so these pics are gorgeous! They are like TWICE the size on her blog too! So hop on over to take a look!

There are little pigs and big pigs,
pigs with long snouts and pigs with short snouts,
pigs with ears that stand up and pigs with ears that flop down.
But all pigs are beautiful.

The invitations, which you have seen before but I am posting them here just for good measure:

My husband and I made the banner…yes he has learned to help with this type of stuff. :)

I had everyone sign a copy of “If You Give a Pig a Party” for Audrey.  The pig on this table is a new version of the piggy she carries around EVERYWHERE.  I didn’t realize how gross her pig was until I saw the new one.

The small envelopes had magnets with Audrey’s photo for the adults, and the pigs on the right were for the under 2 crowd.

The over 2 crowd got a white piggy bank to take home and decorate.

This is the verse written above.  It is from the book “All Pigs are Beautiful”.  We found it by accident, but that verse couldn’t have been more perfect for my little Pig’s party.

I got these vintage cupcake picks from a seller on Etsy.  They were the inspiration for the color palette of the party.  Once I got them I realized they were much too small for a regular cupcake so I had to improvise and luckily a friend at a party a couple weeks pointed me in the direction of the perfect tiny cupcakes.

Does it get any better than pigs in ballgowns atop mini cupcakes? I don’t think so!

My Mom made Audrey’s party dress.  I wish I would have taken a photo of her standing in it.  I may force her to put it back on just for a photo.

This is the only photo of her during the party.  This is what happens when you ask your husband to take a photo of her blowing out her candles and you forget to adjust the setting on the camera before handing it to him.  Bad mommy!

When I started planning this party I knew a couple of things…it would be pigs, pink, super girly and all about Audrey.  And that is exactly what it was.  We served pigs in a blanket because uh, it was a pig party.  Angel and I also made a pig pinata, but I didn’t get any decent pictures of it before it was busted in half.  I recommend you don’t make your own pinata…something about your hard work getting beat to a pulp with a stick is a bit heartbreaking.

Because I know you are thinking it…I know she won’t remember her first birthday party, and most of the details went unnoticed by the people that attended.  But I know the love that went into those details and the planning and it was important for me to do that for my daughter.  So while she may not remember it, I most certainly will.

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Shout out time!! I’ve noticed that I have some people who are fairly faithful about leaving comments on the posts here at Creative Party Place. Just wanted to say THANK YOU to Wendy from Whimsy & Wise Events for being an active commenter over the last few months. Head on over to her blog and leave her a comment today!

A Mini-Feature for Monday

FYI…The party submission form is back up and running. New party submissions are now being taken! Thank you for your patience as I have worked hard to catch up!
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I’ve got lots of fun parties for you to attend today. So grab a cup of coffee and Party Hop with me!
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This Zebra Print Birthday Party is simply fabulous. It’s perfectly complimented by Hot Pink. Hop on over to Together is Our Favorite Place to Be so you can see all the fabulous zebra print details and decor!




Fig & Ruby decided to do something different and turn a girls birthday party into a shopping day! What girl doesn’t love to shop? Of course a purse party is the perfect compliment! Check out all the rest of this Shopping Birthday Party over at Fig & Ruby.


This next party is an ALL BOY Baby Shower. It was inspired by the baby’s nursery which is always a fun idea. I love these cute little wagon favors. Check out the original post from It’s in the Details to see the rest of the party!

I guess I have to admit that I don’t remember a whole lot from my Spanish Class in High School. This next party comes to us via a spanish (ok, somone told me it’s actually in Italian…shows you what I know!! )language blog…but party pictures transcend language barriers! So be sure to visit Nabiki’s Blog to see the rest of the details for this farm themed party!

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This is a simple clean modern Transformers Birthday Party. There are lots more pictures to see over on Mrixie Pixie.

The Idea Fairy threw a New Moon Party that all her friends enjoyed! Check out her blog for all the bloody details!

Mr. Linky Monday – Link Up Chicas!

Here are the theme requests that came in this week!!

  • Sweet Sixteen
  • Dinosaur
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Hannah Montana
  • Kai-Lan
  • 1st Birthday Boy or Girl
  • Surf
  • Airplane
  • Hawaii
  • Girls Birthday (combined for 2yr old & 5 yr old…multi-age)
  • She’s About to Pop
  • Baseball
  • Frogs & Lily Pads
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Olivia the Pig
  • Dalmations
  • Baby Girl Shower
  • Umbrella themed Bridal Shower
  • Man’s 40th Birthday
  • Vintage Inspired 1st birthday
  • Couples Baby Shower
  • Sesame Street
  • Bridal Shower
  • Pirate/Mermaid Combo
  • Cars & Trucks
  • Birthday on a Budget
  • Sugar, Spice and Everything TWICE
  • Boys 1st Birthday – Primary colors…Polkadots
  • Shower the Family – Co-Ed Baby & Bridal Shower
  • Centerpieces
  • Party Favors
  • Chic Summer Baby Shower
  • Girls 5th Birthday
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • 80′s Birthday party
  • Alligator
  • Golf

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REMEMBER to put the NAME OF THE PARTY THEME INSTEAD OF YOUR NAME!!
Please ONLY POST LINKS TO PARTY THEMES REQUESTED ABOVE!!!

Giveaway Winners…

I’ve got three winners to announce to you. I used random.org to pick the comment numbers and just went in the order they came in.

The Winners are:

Nicole-Lynn

Melissa Moore

Krissa

Shoot me an email to claim your prize girls!

creativepartygirl@gmail.com

What are the odds that all three winners would want the same invite. Looks like Elegant Green is the choice of champions! Ha!

Final Day for Giveaway!

The Giveaway ends at midnight tonight! (west coast) Be sure to enter today.  View the details HERE!

In the meantime….have you checked out my fabulous sponsors!!!



Printable Party Items: Who wants one?

****this giveaway is now CLOSED*****

Ok, I’m going to pick THREE lucky winners. Each will receive their choice of ONE of the following invites delivered to their email, ready to print and personalize for themselves!!

All you have to do to enter:
1. Be a follower (see right sidebar)
2. leave a comment letting me know which one you would want

**bonus entry….post OR tweet about this giveaway…come back and leave another comment to let me know about it!

here are your choices:

Happy 1st Birthday: Invitation, thank you card, cupcake toppers

Happy 1st Birthday Collection

Super Hero Boy: Invite, thank you & cupcake toppers

superhero boy_inviteThanksCupcake

Super Hero Girl: Invite, thank you  & cupcake toppers

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Elegant Green: Invite, thank you & registry card

Green Flourish

Mod Monkey Birthday Party

This Mod Monkey Birthday Party was originally hosted by Corin from The Simple Life.
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Requests for Monkey Party ideas come in to my email on a weekly basis. Corin did a great job with her monkey party and I think ya’ll will get plenty of inspiration.

Enjoy the monkey party…..

We celebrated Jacob’s birthday last Saturday, and we could not have asked for a more perfect day. The weather was gorgeous and, despite it being a pool party, not many kids went swimming. I’m kind of glad ’cause it would have been crazy. We had our signature taco guy, and the food was good, too bad I didn’t get to enjoy it. And the cake was not only cute, but delish. Unfortunately, with all of the running around, I didn’t get to enjoy the party at all. But I know Jacob did and that’s all that matters. The theme of his party was mod monkey, and I got tons of compliments on the party decor, goody bags, and cake. I had adults asking for goody bags and table centerpieces! A lot of time and thought went into this party and many thanks to my lovely family for helping me through the last couple of weeks. And here are the pix…

The invite I made…

Diggin’ into his smash cake…


About to take a whack at the pinata…

Centerpieces…

Decor…

Photo timeline from birth to 1 year…

Only game we had time for, pin the nose on the monkey…

Goody bags included a monkey tote, notepad, pencil, key chain, bubbles, sticky hand, fun straw, banana key ring, banana candy, Laffy Taffy, Skittles, and Starburst…

Many to feature…so here’s a Mini Feature!

Check out this Super Spy Birthday Party from Toad’s Treasures. Visit their blog to see more of this party!

This Baby Shower definitely has a ton of pizazz with it’s Zebra Print Decor Accents.  It’s brought to us by Alysia from Prost to the Host. Be sure to hop over to the original party post to see more!

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The Red adds just the right amount of romance to this Bridal Shower. The original post is brought to us by Sentimental Sublime and is filled with tons of details so don’t miss the chance to check it out!

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Let’s change colors and head on over to this Tickled Blue Baby Shower. More highlights from this baby shower can be viewed on the original party post from Razzle Dazzle Party Box.

Our last stop on the party tour today takes us to a Toy Story Birthday originally posted by the Fryman Four. Visit their blog to see more of the “story.”

Hope you enjoyed today’s party tour! Be sure to take the time to hop on over to each of the blogs above to see all the fantabulous party details!

Mr. Linky Monday

Here are the theme requests that came in this week!!

  • Modern Boy 3rd Birthday
  • House Warming Super Bowl Party
  • Pink Poodle  / Paris / Diva
  • Beach Inspired Party
  • Jungle Safari Party for Adults (500 people)
  • Pinkalicious
  • Pickles & Ice Cream Baby Shower
  • Sports Theme
  • Retro Sock Monkey baby shower
  • First year Birthday Boy or Girl
  • Couples Game Night
  • College Graduation Party
  • Cupcake Tea Party
  • Princess Party
  • Birthday for 8 year Old
  • Outdoor 30th Birthday Pool Party  (no BBQ or Luau)
  • Scavanger Hunt (girl)
  • Pink & Brown (2yr. old girl)
  • PHD Graduation Party
  • Pink Ladybug
  • Bridal Shower
  • Red & Turquois
  • Yo Gabba Gabba
  • Pink & Orange Birthday (girl)

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REMEMBER to put the NAME OF THE PARTY THEME INSTEAD OF YOUR NAME!!
Please ONLY POST LINKS TO PARTY THEMES REQUESTED ABOVE!!!

Airplane Birthday Takes Flight

This High Flying Airplane Birthday Party was originally hosted by The Robertson Family.
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I’ve seen a few different airplane parties but this one had some unique ideas. First of all having it out near the airport so you could see the planes landing and taking off…super cool idea. I also loved the terminal signs and the suitcase for the gift or “baggage” drop off.

Enjoy this airplane party….

Tate’s second birthday party “took off” this past Saturday as approximately 10 young passengers and their carry-on parents joined us for an airplane theme party.
First, the invitations were sent out to look like boarding passes:

My friend Eleanor at Pink Peppermint Paper did all of the creative and design work, and she is fabulous! She designed the “Tate Airways” logo that says “Flying High Since 2007.”
We sent the invitations in red envelopes with a tie closure to look like travel documents. The return address said “Tate Airways” and we printed “Important Travel Documents Enclosed” in a stamp font on the envelope to make it look official.
The location was Founders Plaza, which is an observation area at DFW airport where you can watch planes take off and land. I called the airport for permission and was told they never had a birthday party there before! But it’s one of Tate’s favorite spots to visit, so we thought it would be enjoyed by his friends as well.
A banner I printed at FedEx Office greeted guests to our picnic area.
Pink Peppermint also designed “Baggage Check” and “Baggage Claim” signs for the gifts and favor bags. The airport doesn’t allow you to bring extra tables to the picnic site, so I used pieces of luggage to hold the gifts and favor bags.
My sisters both wore white shirts and black pants to look like TSA security. I gave them badges that said “TSA: Tate’s Super Aunts.”

For lunch, we served Lunchables. Not only was it easy for a picnic setting, but the packaging looks like airplane trays! I also had individual packages of pretzels, because, you know, that’s what you get on airplanes. My sister cut out placemats in the shape of white clouds for the blue tablecloth.
We had some airplane theme toys for the kids to play with.
Cousin Blake brought his own seat. I guess he didn’t want to ride ‘coach’ with the rest of the party-goers at the picnic table!
Note that cousin Blake came dressed in an appropriate “wing man” shirt to serve as Tate’s sidekick!
The cake. Um yeah. It was made out of cupcakes and was supposed to be in the shape of an airplane. I’m not so sure. And I picked it up on the way to the party and didn’t even notice that Tate’s name was spelled “Take.” Luckily my Mom did a quick fix on it to correct it.
For the favors, I ordered white bags that look like air-sickness bags (aka “barf bags.) The stickers were done by Pink Peppermint Paper and say “We’re Sick to See You Go. On behalf of our captain and flight crew, thanks for flying Tate Airways.”
Inside the bags we had rubber ducks dressed like pilots, a glider plane, little plastic parachute men and individual luggage tags for each guest.
After the party, we sent thank you notes from “Captain Tate Robertson.”
We had a great time, and the birthday boy loved every minute of watching the “ah panes” land with his friends!

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