I didn’t know I had so many scraps in pinks and reds! Have a lovely Valentine’s Day!
We are getting ready for Valentine teas, parties and fun around here! I love a good party!
I love using my stash of vintage linens, especially for a sweet friend. I made this for her baby shower which was one of the cutest ever! A Charlotte’s Web theme!
The newest cinematic installation of the Harry Potter saga is coming out soon. I recently attended a kids’ party celebrating the stories penned by J.K. Rowling.
We arrived at Hogwart’s full of wizards who resembled Hermoine Grainger and Harry Potter, himself.
My favorite costumes? The golden snitch, of course!
Harry’s owl, Hedwig, also made an appearance.
Professor Mcgonagall quizzed the students on trivia and led them on a tour around the castle. It was a perfect night for a friendly game of “quidditch” freeze tag.
It’s not a party without treats… or is it? We were welcomed into the delightfully sweet world of Honeydukes.
…but be careful what Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans you try.
( I didn’t get a photo of one of the biggest treats of the party. Butter Beer!! It was a hit! A mug of creme soda mixed with a buttery caramel sauce until frothy. mmmm. Might be making that again post Potter.)
A simple 30th birthday surprise!
I placed a tissue paper wrapped floral foam ball into a reusable container and inserted 30 suckers the prettiest way I knew how. The gift that keeps on giving! Happy birthday Megs!
…as I was saying, I had a really great night with friends surrounded by a barrage of Japanese culinary delights.
Blah, blah, blah. Yadda, yadda, yadda.
I could go on and on… but I won’t. I know it was more fun for me than it is for you to hear about it. Here are just a couple of highlights.
- edamame + lychee martinis
- seared scallop + toasted sesame microgreen salad
- cold shrimp + soba noodle salad
- an assortment of sushi rolls
- japanese ice cream sundae
And this was the centerpiece. I love my new battery powered candles!! I placed them in a bamboo steamer with brown rice surrounding them. So simple, so pretty.
With summer heat beating down on us, it is time to pull out all the stops for a beach themed party. I thought I would share this party so that you can get alot of BANG! for not alot of bucks!!
One of the 1st things to establish is your color scheme. This a great time to mix up vibrant colors to make a couple of focal points. This banner is so simple to make but makes a huge impact. Wouldn’t it look great in her room for the afterparty?
These little centerpieces are so cute! You could easily print these out and glue them onto candy/lollipop sticks.
And what is a beach party without a little sand? These little touches really tie everything together.
And let’s not forget about the food…
This multi-tiered cake stand was purchased at Michael’s. The hostess adhered coordinating scrapbook paper under the glass cake stands. Cute!
The kids flipped over these! It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “shoveling food”.
Sometimes little touches can add so much.