Nice to be back….!!!….well, almost…!

Hi Everyone, in case you’ve been wondering what happened to us, our site here has had many technical problems and I’ve been unable to post or pretty much do anything. Actually, we are still working on the site trying to get all the problems and errors resolved so we can get back to our Party Blogging…!!!
I apologize for the problems, however these kind of problems is something I know nothing about and was completely out of my control or reach. I’ve had such a difficult time getting the site in working order. It’s been this way since I first purchased it last year and never worked quite right. That’s why I did not post here very often. It just didn’t work…!!!

GOOD NEWS though, I am having the site completely redesigned with a fresh new look and will have Mr Linky restored so you will be able to post your parties again…YAY…!!!

Thank you so much for being patient with me. I look forward to sharing with you many more events, parties and will be adding other fun features here as well.
So keep checking back with me to see what’s NEW and if you have a special party or event you’d like to share, you can send that to me via email until we have Mr Linky back up. Please send all parties and request to me here: athomewithdiannewood@msn.com

Thanks so much,
Your Creative Party Hostess,
Dianne

Yummy New Colors

When the delivery  truck arrived yesterday I ran to the door to bring in the boxes they left because I KNEW what was inside…
NEW YUMMY COLORS  of our beautiful PAPER STRAWS..!!!! I just couldn’t wait to rip them open and feast my eyes on
these exciting new colors.    First up…..Our delicious new BROWN…

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This one made me
“Squeal With Glee”.

 The PERFECT shade of BROWN…..!!!! 
Now….what do we name this yummy color.
Well I believe it’s written there on the mug……….

CHOCOLATE !!!

Yes, that’s it…….Chocolate Brown…..perfect….!!!

OR…..wait, what about
Chocolate Cake … that’s a yummy name

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Oh my, what’s a girl to do…..I love them both
Chocolate Brown … OR …
Chocolate Cake 
or maybe Fudge or Cocoa…!!!

However, I guess my FIRST thought should be the one I choose…….

SO  CHOCOLATE BROWN it is….!!!

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Milk and Cookies anyone…..

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look how yummy….!!!

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Our precious adorable Milk and Beverage Bottles

filled with sweet milk and served with a side of cookies.

OK….I’ll have some Cake with my Cookies…

Sip, Chew, Swallow then repeat…!!!
YUM…!!!
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Moving on, This new color just  Stole my Heart……

Beautiful and Perfect hues……
POWDER BLUE
……. oh so SWEET….!!!

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Makes you SMILE….!!!
   
SO…..introducing our POWDER BLUE

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This new color will be PERFECT with our new PARTY FAVOR BAGS …. Below is just a “sample mock up” … Bags will be arriving  late next week.
LOVE our new CANDY STRIPE BAGS….
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Then there’s one more that will Melt Your Heart…….   

Sweet, Soft, Charming, Vintage,  IVORY CREAM …..

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This Soft Vintage Style Paper Straw will add the perfect touch of sophistication to weddings and other special events. Use them at luncheons and dinners for a quiet upscale accent of modern charm……SO PRETTY…..!!!
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Use them with our new Ivory Cream Party Favor Bags as favors place at your table settings for guest to carry home…..

Dinner Is Served

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Hope you’ve enjoyed seeing a few of our new colors. All these colors are still a few weeks out yet, however keep checking back for MORE SAMPLES of many more to come.

Here’s a list of them for you to look forward to: Ruby Red ( a deeper REALLY Red )   Candy Apply Red  ( bold bright REALLY Red )    Apple / Lime Green ( one of my favorites )

Apple/Lime Green Dots     Yellow Dots      Hot Pink Dots      Pink Hearts      Kelly Green      Navy Blue     Midnight Black    Deep Orange  and more new colors of  LONGER 10 1/2” long paper straws to fit your Party Soda Bottles….

OK….that’s it for now. I’ll be back soon with new Party Favor Bags and more pretty Paper Straws.

Until then,

Eat, Drink and Be Happy….!!!

Cheers,
Dianne
The Sugar Diva

Tailgating Party Truck

Oh PLEASE invite ME to tailgate with YOU…!!!
How charming and romantic…

The picture above came from Country Living Magazine

Don’t you love it when you see something that makes your heart say “ Oooohhhhhh”…..Well that’s what happened when I saw the beautiful PARTY TRUCK And look at the details…. So beautiful. Please, I want to DO THIS…!!!!
And look at these yummy “Sugared Pears”….

Aaaaaahhhhh..!!!!! I need a truck…How romantic. Pictures were found HERE: at Margaria’s Party Inspirations. Stop in to visit her.

Ok, I’m on the hunt for a TRUCK…!!

Cheers,

Your Creative Party Girl,

Dianne

More Creative Halloween Party Ideas

OK….I got MOST of my Halloween decorating done this week end. Still have a few more touches to add, but
YES, It’s definitely starting to look like the Spooky Fall Season around here. I stumbled across a few more ideas that you might like. This table is from Martha Stewart’s collection of faBOOlous decorating ideas. Go here for details: 

This one is MY FAVORITE……Love the broom with the
flag pennant with guest names written on them to use
at place settings on your fall tables. You can find a step
by step instructions on how to make these at HGTV decorating HERE……Witch broom place settingsAnd I love, love, love this one…!!! Pretty Black Ribbon Wreath. So charming and seems very easy to make.

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Oh how fun……Funny Fanged Pumpkins…!!!
Cute, Cute, Cute….:) Find them Here

Love these creative Party Pumpkins….
 
And check out these Mummy wrapped  Scare Bars….

And if you think Gingerbread Cookies are only for Christmas….think again.   LOVE these adorable sweet fellows…..
 

Find these and more over at Tied Up With String

OK…hope you’ve found a little more Halloween inspiration and ideas.

I have some Great News that I will be sharing here SOON…!!! Until then, Happy Haunting,

Cheers,

Your Creative Party Hostess

Dianne

Send in those pictures….!!!!
I’m waiting for them.
Please them to me here:

athomewithdiannewood@msn.com

FaBOOlous Halloween Decorating Ideas

OH MY…….!!!!!
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October has arrived and it’s time to dig out your SPOOKY décor and frighten up the house a bit…!! So I decided to start this scary season off by sharing a few decorating ideas with you…..BEFORE I head out into the yard to start placing my decorations out for this year, take a look at what we did last year to grab a few ideas for you to use.
This is one of my favorite decorating ideas…….Charming GHOSTS holding hands and dancing around the yard waiting for a fun filled Spooky Night….!!! We bought these from Grandin Road, however I’m sure you can make your own.

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Hanging from the upstairs window is this “Shackled Ghost” spotlighted at night to scare off any “Uninvited Guest”….!!!

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Web Pic GhostFor the side porch where most of our friends and family enter, I use this SWEET little “Pumpkin Girl” painted board. She stands by our door among lighted pumpkins and fall flowers.
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100_0514A good place to start is at your driveway. This is the entrance to our driveway with a mix of Spooky yet a Warm Welcome as you pass by…..
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Below is a cute “CAKE STAND” turned upside down and filled with pumpkins, pine cones, acorns and other natural elements and topped with a fun Witches Hat…!! A great idea to use something that you already have. Just flip it over……Perch a beautiful candle on top…..OR…..a bowl to hold candies and treats….!!!
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Place ribbon adorned dishes around your home filled with candy to much on while passing by. Love the Witch Legs tucked under this treat bowl. 
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Using another CAKE STAND……Make a row of Black OR White Roses using tape then sit your favorite pumpkin on top for a CHARMING CENTERPIECE……
100_0458100_0459I actually made two of these, one with creamy white roses and topped one off with a Crown…..
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Just the right touch for my kitchen counter top….!!! 100_0466Here’s my mantel idea that is fairly simple using white pumpkins, a Halloween garland with black leaves and corn candy with a vintage style
BOO BANNER….!!!
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Be sure to create a nice “Picture Taking” area out side for posing in those fun costumes. This makes a great background to capture your groups of Trick or Treaters and family. Stack a few straw bales for height and top it off with pumpkins, tombstones or anything to add interest to the background.  Then place a bench in front or extra bales of straw for guest to SIT and POSE…..BE sure to get your family pictures first before the night begins….!!!100_0647

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I LOVE areas like this filled with skeletons and bones. This is perfect at the top of your drive, to welcome guest when they stop by. 

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Your guest will love walking up to your front porch to be greeted by ghost of the past….Check out Mr. Snaggles here….:)

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A giant SPIDER clings to the MUMMY sitting on the porch  to greet anyone who dares to past.
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This fun fellow “Raises his Head”…. and Speaks to you as you come down the walk…..
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Inside Halloween Hostess’ greet you to hand out your treats.

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My daughter’s home is the PARTY PLACE on Halloween Night…With music blaring and lights a blinking…… her door flung open and her FaBOOlous Stairway all decked out with Halloween Bling her guest enjoy Hot Cocoa and Buckets full of Treats….!!!!  Neighbors and friends don’t miss stopping by her Haunted House and it’s where we all gather for a night of FaBOOlous FUN…..!!!!    And this little Trick or Treater says……More…More…More….!!

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OK…..my hubby is waiting for ME outside…….to place our Halloween garb out for another fun season of Spook and Charm….  Hope you were able to grab a few decorating ideas when YOU go out to set up YOUR SEASON..!!!

Cheers,
Your Creative Party Hostess,
Dianne

Birthday Party

I just couldn’t resist grabbing this pretty photo using our PAPER STRAWS…. Just one more great entertaining idea…..

 LOVE the color combinations and
oh so cute beverage bottles….!!!
Cheers…!!!

Your Creative Party Hostess
Dianne

SHE’S Finally Eighteen…!!!

  I’ll always remember her telling me, over and over again,…" Gran, I’ll be sitting in your lap when I’m 18 ". We were joined at the hip…!!! Then SHE grew up. I’ve watched HER grow into an amazing young lady…and SHE is now a Senior preparing for college. Friday was the BIG DAY…And SHE CELEBRATED in STYLE….:)
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It started with a LIMO parked at school to pick up HER and her friends for a fun trip to her Mom’s salon for make up and hair…Then to a photo studio for a Photo Shoot….Then to dinner and finally home where the other guest would arrive….They changed clothes before coming out and were READY for the PARTY to begin….I got to ride in the LIMO to her school along with her Mom and Dad….My camera was READY TO ROLL..:) 
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Missy filled the limo with Feather Boas…Favor Bags and Sparkling Lemonade iced and ready for a first BIRTHDAY TOAST…!!
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I just HAD to go INSIDE and LOOK for HER….LOL…:) With my camera of course…..and there she was all dressed up for her big night with her friend by her side….
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Loaded up and ready to go…!!
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Let the PARTY BEGIN…!!!
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 First stop…..Mom’s salon for touching up make-up and hair before heading to their PHOTO SHOOT…!!! Yes, they were going to a local photographer for pictures of the BIG DAY….:)
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 When we opened the door at the photographer’s studio, sprinkled on the floor was colorful FUN Confetti that lead the girls all the way back to the dressing rooms…..And a Happy Birthday banner across the front counter…HOW FUN…!!!
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The confetti trail led us all the way back to where the girls would be changing and getting ready for the photo shoot….

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The girls had SO MUCH fun having their pictures made and we can’t wait to see them……
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With pictures done….it was time for DINNER and then to HOME where HER other Birthday Guest waited…
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Mallory wanted to light HER CANDLES…!!!
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Then it was time for CHEERS and the night had just begun…!!!!


This party was just getting started and as more & more guest started to pour in, we knew that was our signal to disappear.
They had a blast and Mallory’s 18th Birthday Party will certainly be a memorable event..!


Cheers….!!!!
Your Creative Party Hostess,
Dianne
 

Princess Puppy Party

Adorned in Pink, this birthday girl had her party face on and eagerly awaited her party guest. With her adorable PUPPY PARTY HAT and beautiful tutu, Katie was all set…!!

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As each puppy guest arrived, they were given their own Pink Tutu and Party hat with Puppy Ears to wear.
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The girls LOVED stuffing their puppies and adding a special STAR that they kissed, made a wish and tucked deep inside before stitching them up..

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Then it was time for a group picture to show off their new pups….!!!
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Next the puppies headed over to the Photo Booth to take a few Silly Pictures with Photo Props made by Katie’s mom……SO CUTE…!!!!
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Then it was time to EAT…!!! And the Party Table was brimming full of delicious eye candy goodies.. Please enjoy…!!
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Homemade Crown Cookies and yummy cupcakes with fun Princess Puppy Toppers….and sweet little bottles wrapped with matching party labels with pink striped paper straws tucked inside waiting for a yummy Party Drink….!!!

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Doggie Bone Rice Krispie  Treats sprinkled with Pink Sugar….Lollipops and carry home favor boxes placed on this beautiful fun table for guest to enjoy.
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What an adorable Birthday Cake….topped off with a giant cupcake and paper party topper…!! This little puppy was ready to blow out her candles.
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The most awaited time came for this Lucky Pup who had just turned 5 … Presents …!!!
Katie was excited to receive here first ever……Gift Card

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A little more Silly Time to spend together before each little puppy headed home. Enjoy the many faces of this adorable
BIRTHDAY GIRL on her special day.
Frightened Pup………Pitiful Pup
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Begging Pup……………….Happy Pup
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Precious Pup…..Happy Birthday Katie…
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The girls had a blast at this PRINCESS PUPPY PARTY.
Created, Designed and Staged by the birthday girls mom,  Sherry at Party Pops.To see more pictures or to purchase these fun party supplies, visit her at
www.partypops.blogspot.com  OR www.partypops.etsy.com

And I must add…Katie is my granddaughter….!!! I’m a proud and lucky Gran….!

Thanks for visiting Creative Party Place.

I apologize for the lack of post here. Work keeps me so busy and there’s little if any extra time to PLAY…!!!
If you or someone you know would like to guest post here, please contact me.

Your Creative Party Hostess
Dianne

Little Mermaid Birthday Party

How precious and sweet is this adorable Little Mermaid Birthday Girl….!!!  This feature is long but just couldn’t resist all the cute pictures and party ideas… ENJOY….!!!
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She’s all smiles and fits right in with her beautiful PARTY TABLE… Love her dress and party hat.
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And the Polka Dot Balloons add so much color and excitement.
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Peanut Butter and Jelly FISH Sandwiches….Yummy and cute..!!!
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After the food, it was time to Go Fishing….Katie and here friends grabbed their buckets and poles. Love the Fishing Game that this mom made…
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This is the fishing game she made, the girls had a blast could not get enough of this game.  It was so easy to make out cardboard and wrapping paper.
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The girls caught different types of fish, jewels and bubbles, They got buckets with their name to put their catch in
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Next up was the Bean Bean Bag Toss game,  I made this out of ply board (with Hubbys help) and covered it with wrapping paper.  Simple but fun game, the kids

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The Girls went home with all the prizes they caught fishing and a few other surprises!  You have to check out these Marshmallow treats on a stick  made by StixNPops on Etsy. They are so adorable and they taste great. 
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This fun Mermaid Party was created by Sherry at Party Pops.
Visit her Etsy shop for all these adorable party supplies and more….!!!

www.partypops.blogspot.com

Until next time,

Cheers,
Your Creative Party Hostess,
Dianne

Cupcake Sundae Ice Cream Party

I’m in love…..Again…!!!
Beautiful Party filled with the sweetest yummiest treats.
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Talk about a Cake with a Cherry on Top….
this one “takes the cake”.
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Another beautiful party display using our Pink Dot Paper Straws…!!!      Yummy…wish I had one.. Love this….:)
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And these beautiful Soda Fountain Cookies….LOVE these….!!  Just so amazed at the creativity and talent…Love how she used our Pink Dot Paper Straws

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For more fun ideas please visit Paige Reese on her blog. She owns a bakeshop and I’m sure will make some of her beautiful treats for YOU….!!!  http://www.paige-reese.blogspot.com/

Pink Polka Dot Paper Straws:
http://www.thesugardiva.com/item_571/Paper-Straws-…………-Bubble-Gum-Pink-Dots.htm
Until next time,
Cheers,

Your Creative Party Hostess
Dianne

Retro Party with a Cherry On Top

Oh my goodness……It’s happened again. I just stumbled on this most adorable RETRO CHERRY PARTY and my heart is skipping a beat….!!!! Seriously….:)

This entire party is OVER THE TOP…….. Cherry Sugar Coated ……. wish I could have been there. And the CAKE, well, I LOVE IT….!!!


So many fun exciting touches…..Makes me Smile…





For more creative goodness and fun, visit Lindi Haws on her fabulous blog: www.love-the-day.com  

Cheers,
Your Creative Party Hostess
Dianne
www.thesugardiva.com

Art and Yoga Party

This sweet party was sent to me by Beth Beattie….Colorful Fun and Sweet….!!!! This pretty party table awaits eager young guest……

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A creative Art Table was set up for creative party goers to showcase their talent while having a blast under this huge Party Tent….!!!
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And oh my goodness, don’t you just LOVE IT….:)
Looks like Cake Balls for paint with a chocolate dipped Pretzel Paint Brush….!!!!     So Clever…..

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Sassy pink dot Painting Smocks hanging on art easels and ready to grab.
Masterpiece……:) 
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Paint brush pretzels
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Luscious tempting party truffles lined up on a painters pallet
and an ice cream treat in fun printed paper ice cream cups.

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Yummy Ice Cream Bar…….Cool Treat
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And to wash it all down……this icy cold drink ready for sipping with a fun spiral striped Paper Staw…..!!!
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Then to work off some of those delightful treats, yoga mats were ready for a few exercise moves….

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Stop by Beth’s blog or website to see more inspirational party ideas…!!!!

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Until next time……Cheers…!!!!

Your Creative Party Hostess

Dianne

Enchanted Prom Birthday Party

When Melissa from Buckets of Grace sent me these lovely pictures of her daughter’s birthday party, I was smitten…!!!

Take a look at all the details she created. LOVE the Cake…

And all of these pretty creative party treats….


Pretty little Cupcakes…..each one sitting on it’s own little pedestal all tied up with pink satin ribbon……SWEET…:)


She even had  Paper Corsages and Prom Gloves 
for the girly guest…


A table full of party guest favors….WOW….!!!
With Pink and Green Polka Dot Favor Bags to fill with take away goodies….

And for a “Sparkled Glass of Prom Punch”, personalized glasses with pink striped paper straws added charm and class to the beautiful party table…….

For more of this fun party theme, visit Melissa at: www.buckets-of-grace.blogspot.com
Cheers….!!!
Dianne
Your Creative Party Hostess

Sweet Shop Candy Party

Bubble Gum, Lollipops and Gumdrops and party fun galore….!!!  Doesn’t she look like a model…..:) CUTE picture..!!

Guest were welcomed with this colorful Gumdrop Candy Wreath and the lollipop lined walk way with cute chalkboard signs…… 

And of course the Candy Buffet…..Yummy & Colorful

A yard filled with fun games and Sweet Take Home Treats

Fabulous DETAILS everywhere you look…..!!!!

Do me a Favor….!!!! Visit www.thoughtfullysimple.com to see more details of the sweet Candy Shop Party…..


Celebrate Happy…. 
Cheers…..!!!!!
Your Creative Party Hostess
Dianne

Farmhouse Brunch Baby Shower

Another sweet idea for using our SIPPY STIXS….:)
Little bottles of cold milk with our Bubble Gum Pink Striped Straws clustered together in an antique wooden tray and being served with French Toast….!!!
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And a beautiful table full of delicious breakfast  savory and sweet treats.
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Compliments of Trish …… Frilly Milly Events
Visit her here: www.frillymillyevents.blogspot.com

Cheers,

Your Creative Party Hostess
Dianne

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