Back to School Party

Ok, people…I confess…it’s late…very late! I almost was going to skip posting because I’m tired…but I couldn’t let you down. I am however keeping it simple!

Here is another fabulous party from Susan over at Poca Cosas. She always has such fun parties to share! This one is for Back to School….ENJOY!
WELCOME to our Back to School Bash! We had 8 boys in attendance for our day of school fun! Upon arrival, students were assigned a “class schedule” which listed times & activites for the day. 1st period: Art

Students created original works of LETTER art

Showing off their masterpieces

2nd period: Home EC

Our budding chefs made the edible crayons I posted last week (I forgot to take a picture of the finished project but they turned out great! The boys placed them in pencil boxes & took them home as a favor.)

3rd Period: Math class

4th period: Lunch

Served cafeteria style

After a morning of classes, they boys were HUNGRY

After lunch, the boys went to 5th period Music class (they played Guitar Hero on Wii).

6th period: Sundae School.

The boys said this was SSWWEEEET

we also had a few favors for our students

stored in locker bins with index card labels

And the finale, 7th period: Science

Step One: Place Mentos in tube

Step 2: Pull cord

Step 3: RUN for cover!

The boys had a BLAST & are already talking about next year’s party!

I’m Shameless!

Some of you may already know that I am not only the hostess of this party blog..but I’m a blog/web designer! Please vote for my design in this contest. There are prizes for voting!!!

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Carnival Party

This Carnival party was originally hosted by Brittany over at Perfect HARMONy.
This Carnival party is overflowing with ideas! So many fun touches. The two cakes are fabulous and compliment the theme wonderfully. From the moment the guests walked up the to the front door they were invited right into a down home carnival! Games, refreshments, and even a kissing booth!

Have a look, leave a comment, and then hop on over to Brittany’s Blog to see what else she’s got going on!

Enjoy Brittany’s Carnival party…..and don’t forget to visit the original party post for more pictures and details!


Rhett’s first birthday was a carnival themed party. I love a good party, and I really had so much fun planning this one! I will admit, I came up with the idea before he was even born. So, I had a long time for it to marinate and come to fruition. There were still things that didn’t happen that I had planned, but all in all, I think it was a great party. It was a crazy hectic week leading up to the big day, but we made it none the less, and now my house is back to normal, with a whole lot more toys! Thank you to my friends and family that helped get set up! Enjoy the pics (LOTS OF THEM!) Thanks to everyone who helped celebrate the big day! We love you all so much!

There are so many more fabulous pictures over on Brittany’s Blog. So please click on through to the original party post for more Carnival party inspiration.

Mr. Linky Monday – Variety of Parties

There have been some themes that keep getting requested each week, like monkey, polkadots, abby caddaby, Dr. Suess….Please look at previous Mr. Linky Monday posts before you put in your request….I get so many that I’m going to try to keep some variety.

Here are the theme requests that came in this week!!
*Berenstain Bears
* Backyardigans
* Rock star sleepover
* candy buffet
* Wall-E or robot
* 7yr. itch anniversary
* heicoptor
* apples
* hello kitty
* Elmo / Sesame street
* Ladybug
* Where the Wild things are
* Glitz & Glamour Birthday brunch (30th)
* Wedding
* Candyland
* Asain (girl)
* Nautical / Sailboat
* Elephant
* Little Pony
* Little Mermain / Under the Sea
* Male 50th Birthday
* Barbie
* 3 Musketeer
* Yo gabba gabba
* Crayola Crayons
* Ice Cream
* Fall
* Cars
* #1
* Tweety Bird
* Pool Party
* Lemonade Social
* Halloween
* Thanksgiving
* Christmas
* Ocean
* Save the Wales
* Beach



Sneak Preview

Change is coming….here is a little sneak peak:

so….are you excited???? If you are, let me know!

oh…and want to know something ironic? I run this party blog, but here I am midnight before my son’s party…cupcakes need to be decorated, stickers for the take home goodies need to be designed and printed, it’s a water war party with super soakers and it’s now supposed to rain tomorrow….OH and because the soccer schedule kept getting delayed I didn’t even get to mail out invitations…I literally text all moms on Monday for the party today! Good thing you guys are all keeping it together and throwing amazing parties because this creative party girl seems to be losing her mojo!

Fancy Nancy Themed Birthday Party

This Fancy Nancy Party was originally hosted by Hillary over at Divis-Licious.
Nancy is certainly Fancy and this party definitely lives up to the Fancy Nancy standard. I love all the pink feathered boas. Do you see how she even hung some from chandelier? Fabulous idea! All the girls are so cute dressed up and Hillary did a great job with all the dress up supplies. It really looks like the whole space was transformed and I’ll be the eyes of each little girl lit up when they walked in the door!

Have a look, leave a comment, and then hop on over to Hillary’s Blog to see what else she’s got going on!

Enjoy Hillary’s Fancy Nancy Birthday party…..and please be sure to click on over to the original party post because there are a lot more pictures and many more details!


Most of my party plans & stuff came straight from Peppers & Pollywogs & Martha Stewart.

The invite –

Lunch was served! We had little flower-shaped ham & cheese sandwiches, farfalle pasta salad, mini fruit kabobs, and punch. I wish I’d taken some detailed pictures of everything! I added rhinestones to the ends of the forks/spoons to make them extra fancy!

The favor bags, straight from Martha, had candy lipstick/jewelry, heart-shaped sunglasses, butterfly hairclips, pearl-ish necklaces, and lip gloss in them, with a boa/crown pen on the outside of the bag. The girls could also take home a pink feather boa. I got the sunglasses, clips, necklaces, & boas from Halo Heaven & they have some amazing prices in case you’re looking for party stuff or a ton of other things! Check them out!

I know this is gonna sound like I’m at an awards show, but thank you SO much Abby, Summer, & Mom for all your help! You guys are awesome & I seriously couldn’t have pulled it off without your help before the party! Thanks for staying & helping too, and also Tana (and I still can’t believe you drove your girls all the way here for the party – you rock!) & Kelly.

Art filled Eco-Friendly Party

This Eco-Friendly Art Party was originally hosted by One Charming Blog.
I absolutely LOVE the concept of an art party! Such a fun experience for the kids. But this party isn’t just creative…it’s ECO-FRIENDLY. Art smocks and banners were made out of recycled clothing and all the food was organic.

Have a look, leave a comment, and then hop on over to One Charming Blog to see what else she’s got going on!

Enjoy One Charming Blog’s Eco-Friendly Art party… sure to hop on over to the original party post to see more pictures and details. You won’t want to miss a single detail!


Since this was an eco-friendly artist party, I focused on eco stuff. And artsy stuff.

The main table, with my rainbow of juices. I used resuable dishes to eliminate waste.
I made fabric banners out of stained clothing and old pillowcases, items that otherwise would have been thrown out.
so much more to see!!!

So Many Party Ideas to Share!

So many parties…so little time! So…I’ve got another mini feature for ya’ll!

This shark party was a big hit and you can view the details over at SMR Party Wear

This first birthday celebration can be viewed over at Mayken, Inc.

This polkadot party was thrown for 3 little princesses! It was hosted over at Life on Brixton Lane.

This next party was fancy…..Fancy Nancy! Hop on over to Busy Bee Birthday to see more.

Mini Feature Time!

I’m rockin’ the mini feature today! So be sure to click through to each party to see more pictures and party details!


Check out the Mystery of Disguise birthday party from Three Pumpkins Little.

Abigail from Piece of Cake threw a fun Jungle themed party!

Mrs. J from Bless our Nest blessed some friends with a farewell party

Remember to click through to view these parties!

Safari Birthday Party

Allison submitted her picasa web album of the Safari Themed party she threw for her son’s second birthday. Be sure to view her entire album because there are soooo many more fun pictures to see!

Mr. Linky Monday – You can Inspire Someone Today

Here are the theme requests that came in this week!!
* Carnival Baby shower
* Minnie Mouse
* Wear your old bridesmaids dress
* Little girls tea party
* tinkerbell
* girl Rock Star
* Martini Party – 50 yr. old
* Pink Baby Shower
* Ni Hao Kai Lan Birthday
* Tailgate Shower (Couples Shower)
* Halloween Wine Party
* Boy Train Party
* Abby Cadabby
* Girls 1st Cupcake
* Zebra/Teen
* Army
* Book Themed Baby Shower
* GI Joe
* Bridal
* Halloween Costume Party – 25th birthday
* Girls Disco
* Dr. Seuss
* Butterfly Garden Baby Shower
* Olivia, The Pig
* Strawberry Shortcake
* Backwards Party
* Turtle Theme (1 yr.)
* Baseball (5 yr.)
* Birthday for a 1yr. old & 5yr. old born on same day



Weekend Etsy Feature – PartyPoms

Sorry everybody…I’m a bit delinquent getting the request form up this weekend…but it’s up now!

Found a fun etsy shop today and thought I’d share! It’s called Party Poms. Check out this little picture of eye candy and then head over to etsy to see more!

Giraffe Inspired Birthday Party

This Giraffe Inspired Birthday party was originally hosted by Amy over at Tonality Designs.
I love when parties are inspired by the little things that kids love. And this kid loves giraffes. The invites are super fun and unique. I love how they really transformed the backyard and created zones for all the party fun. This party just looks like it was filled with laughter and life!

Have a look, leave a comment, and then hop on over to Amy’s Blog to see what else she’s got going on!

Enjoy Amy’s party…..and make sure to head over to the original party post to see more pictures and get more details.


The inspiration all started with Drew and his love for giraffes. “Giraffe” could almost be considered Drew’s first word after MaMa and DaDa, so Drew’s parents knew they wanted a giraffe motif, but they didn’t want anything too cheesy. Hence the modern and fun Pingg Evite we designed.

I think we created a perfect setting for all to get lost in the fun. Created balloon arch and had different “kid zones” – slide, bounce house, train and puppet show.

Yes the details were all there.
Drew-2-11 Drew-2-10
Drew-2-13a Drew-2-12

Pink & Brown Baby Shower

This Pink & Brown Baby Shower was originally hosted by Kristin over at A Chicky La La.
*reminder…I’m now posting fewer pictures and info in each party post. Please click through to the original party post for ALL the details!*
Take Pink & Brown and throw in some polkadots and you’ve got the perfect recipe for an adorable baby shower. The pink baby buggy is such a sweet and fabulous addition to the decor. The polkadot cake is just way too cute and the table settings look very inviting!

Have a look, leave a comment, and then hop on over to Kristin’s Blog to see what else she’s got going on!

Enjoy Kristin’s Baby Shower… sure to head on over to her blog to see more pictures and party details!


My first shower was yesterday…. I am still so exhausted from putting all the wonderful gifts away, but I had to do an update!!

I had a wonderful time, everything was beautiful and my mom was an excellent hostess!

My AWESOME cake… my friend Amy is a pastry chef and made this special for me. I told her I didn’t want to know a thing about it- definately a stray from the usually Kristin. Hehe.

It tasted amazing and it looked great. Everyone raved about how cute and yummy it was! Yah!!

Close-up of the diaper cake.

Close-up of the little buggy.

Sock Monkey Birthday Party

This Sock Monkey Birthday Party was originally hosted over at Oh My Gluestick!
*reminder…I’m now posting fewer pictures and info in each party post. Please click through to the original party post for ALL the details!*
Sock Monkey….it doesn’t get much more timeless than that! And what a fun and cute idea for a party theme! Oh My Gluestick has put together a great party with lots of ways to incorporate the sock monkey into the theme. I really love the magnets….fantabulous!!

Have a look, leave a comment, and then hop on over to Oh My Gluestick to see what else she’s got going on!

Enjoy Oh My Gluestick’s Sock Monkey party…..don’t forget to click over to the original post for many more details!!


This year, for my son’s first birthday we threw him a sock monkey party. For Halloween last year, he was a sock monkey {super adorable!} and the image of him has stuck with me since. Every time I see a sock monkey, I melt and think of my sweet little boy.

When it came to planning the party, I had a really hard time finding anything sock monkey party related! So, I rolled up my sleeves and designed the entire party from start to finish myself from favor bags to his smash cake topper.

The invitations

The favor bags are tiny and perfect; just enough to hold a few small treats and not worry other mommies with, “What in the world will I do with this?” I designed a special and unique favor bag for each tiny guest. No one had the same one. They each had a hand designed tag with their name on it and were filled with a few hershey kisses, a swirly straw {huge hit and 99 cents for a box of assorted colors at Walmart in the party isle}, a mini kazoo {my son’s absolute favorite instrument}, and a handmade sock monkey fridge magnet on top of homemade crinkle paper. Thank you tags were tucked inside for each guest.

Favor Bags

Thank you tags

Sock Monkey Fridge Magnet party favors

Most of everything you see here is available at If it’s not there and you want, just ask. I can duplicate anything in this post custom for your party.

Don’t forget that there are MORE Sock Monkey Party details to see over at Oh My Gluestick! Make sure to check it out!

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