As I peruse the internet for birthday party ideas for my little loves and showers for my fantabulous friends, I am simply amazed at the amount of talent that is "out there" in the world! I noticed that most of the blogs were from large cities here and there. I sort of felt like I needed to represent the small{ish} towns out there, like mine. Mostly because I am surrounded by a mega-talented group of friends! This blog is dedicated to all of them and to all of you. For the love of a sweet soiree!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Welcome to CANDY LAND!

Leave it up to my friend, Angie , to pull off another hit of a party {seriously, she and her 2 sisters should FOR SURE go into business!!!} for her daughter's birthday. She took a classic favorite of every child and made you feel like you were actually inside of the game! Can't you just remember the magic and nostalgia of CANDY LAND when you see these pictures? Pretty, pretty details!
Here is my favorite decoration. Her daughter's birthday is around Christmas so she even did the tree up in CANDY fashion! Look at the wrapped rice lanterns! Who would have thought?!?! I LOVE that!!! I am hyperventilating a little just thinking about how great that is!

And the candy table was just perfect!

All you need is some bright table cloths and it goes so perfectly with the theme!

She even had all the kids decorate their own gingerbread houses! I love this because it gives the kids an activity when it is too cold to play outside, but you would also prefer to not have 30 kids running around inside either! Keep them busy and they love what they get to take home!
Thanks for sharing your sweet vision with us, Angie!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Cupcakes and Cocktails 30th

Turning 30 is a huge milestone. You MUST do it in style! I LOVED this absolutely gorgeous and unique 30th, given in honor of my friend, Tiffany {you HAVE to read all the details on her blog}! Her party was in a boutique and was very chic best of all, captured the essence of who she is!
I loved the cupcake toppers and how they matched the invite!

Adorable drinks!

Her party favors were rolled like a cupcake!
And in lieu of confetti, her mom made these personalized petals!

Now THAT'S turning 30 in style!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Hello my friends! Check out my new button to your right! Please grab it and put it on your blog if you are a fan of the site, AND if you have been featured on this blog, grab it and brag on yourself a little. Go on! You are a rock star party planner!


Monday, April 19, 2010


I first want to say that my inbox is flooded with GORGEOUS parties of all kinds! PLEASE keep reading and I will post them as I get to them! I am working on having a button made so you can post it to your blog when you are featured so stay tuned! Now, on to the post...

Nest type things with owls and birds are very prominent lately. I love the look, it sort of brings a fun and antique take on a classic. My friend, Sara, made this mobile in honor of her friend's upcoming birth of twins! I thought it turned out beautifully. The cookies were by our Waco favorite, Cecile Crumpler! If you ever come thru, you should call her for a cookie or two!

She also made this cute little cage topper. You can find the DIY template on her blog!
These owls were hanging over the the gifts! GREAT shower!

This birthday party was done by my, oh-so-crafty friend,
Laura. Her daughter was getting this bedding for her birthday, so she went ahead with the "Hoot" Theme!
Laura is the one who is always urging me to get a Cricut and I will say, she almost has me sold! Her banners are always so cute!
She made this little picture collage.
And paper mache trees!
LOVE these suckers! How precious?!?
And here was the hit of the par-tay. Cake pops on pretzel sticks posing as trees! YUMMY! If you haven't tried to make cake balls, you should. You look like a rock star fo rmaking them, kids and adults love 'em and they are so easy to make!
And what's a birthday party without cupcakes and toppers? Another HOOT of a party!! Keep all of your parties comin'!!! xoxo

Monday, April 12, 2010

Puppy Party

This is an adorable party from Caryn who just gives the most PRECIOUS kid's parties! I love all of her parties because she pays close attention to the little details and EVERYTHING is personalized! Many of you have mentioned to me wanting to do a Dog or Puppy party, so I thought this would inspire you! The thing I love most and tried to highlight was that she worked on labeling everything to make it perfect!

Park benches lined up and all the doggy bowls had the names of guests!

Again, love the picture element! Just makes it so special!

Thanks Caryn for sharing your super cute party with us!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Antique Sip and See

Here is one of the best soirees I have seen, and it is from my hometown! I wish I could take some credit for it, but it was done by my friends for my friend, Katy. This is hands down my favorite Sip & See as far as decorations go. It was simply beautiful. Every detail was perfect and a lot of time and love was put into it! It does not hurt that one of the hostesses owns this perfect little paper shop! I just loooooved looking at all the intricate details--look at the old toys and books!

This is a favorite at showers in Waco, use glass baby bottles to drink out of. You know, it is ALWAYS sure to be a crowd pleaser! You can find glass bottles at most baby stores and on-line. Very inexpensive and fun.
Our local cookie lady, Ms. Crumpler {isn't that the perfect cookie lady name?!?!?} made these and as always they were cute and yummy.

Again, this was a big winner in my book of many soirees! Well done, ladies! Well done!