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!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Wagons Away!

This 1st birthday was one of my FAVORITES! It was just so cute! My friend, Cari, put this together for her son and she made every detail so perfect! She collected wagons and used them as rides, serving pieces, drink coolers and decorations! It turned out to be the perfect party for a very warm, May day! Look at her beautiful banner! She made it! Also, you can't see it that well, but the burger toppings were in little wagons! Ahh!
Precious cupcake toppers!

I also loved the little cheerio favors in the wagon as favors! How age appropriate!!!

Such a fun and creative boy party!!!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Thinking Outside of the {Party} Box!!

These two parties epitomize what I mean when I talk about thinking outside of the box. When kids {especially boys} are old enough to have a strong opinion about their birthday parties, those of us who love to plan parties cringe a little inside. Only because they want such generic themes that come with cheesy decorations. HOWEVER, there is a way to have the best of both worlds without having to buy the "party in a box"! I love what these two moms have done to make two popular themes, "Batman" and "Cars", super fun and UNIQUE!!! This is my friend, Angie, who is a Martha-in-training, which bascially means she can do anything on the homefront. Her son is a die-hard Batman lover. He was overjoyed when his mama put this shindig together for him! And Angie looked like a rockstar for vamping up the comic book theme! Dipped marshmellows

Logo cupcakes

{my fave} popcorn cones

And for an activity, the kids all got their own sand pail to dig in the sand box!

And no party is like my friend, Brittney, who has endless creative juices flowing thru her body {Uh, did I mention that BOTH of these women are VERY pregnant?}! She took the most beloved boy cartoon of all time {CARS} and made it spectacular!!!

Yep. You are seeing this correctly. That's a REAL life Lightning McQueen.

I thought this was creative--she handed out little wallets with a stash of "cash" and the kids could "buy" their snacks! Fabulous! Kids love to do that!

The kids all got to sit and watch the movie on the big screen! Love this! I maybe doing something similar for my son's 4th party since he is OBSESSED with watching movies!

BRAVO! To these two mamas for showing us the way it should and can be done!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Two Lovely Little Firsts!

I know I am always harping on details, details, details. Let's be honest though, would there be all of this fabulousity out there if it weren't for the little details??? I wanted to share with you some precious girl first birthdays. And, yes, the details are what caught my eye!
My friend, Rebekah, put together her little's shindig all inspired by her daughter's favorite giraffe lovey! Of course, I am always lovin' me some picture banners!
And look at the cutesy sign!

All her sentiments were just so pretty and sweet. It really made me smile to think that she came up with all of this revolving around the lovey! That is always what I am talking about when I say make each party your own! Be creative with your child's likes whether it be a book, a favorite food or in this case a giraffe lovey!!!
And this mama went all out for her daughter, Audrey's first birthday! Holy cow!
This is such a good idea. Just wrapping the plastic ware makes it look so much more presh!
Little "a" cut outs everywhere!
Look at this spread. LOVE the paper mums! Not to mention, the manzita branch trees! The curtain in the back made the whole thing tres chic! Wow!
Framed pictures along the wall.

Who could resist this?
Thanks again, Nicole and Rebekah for sharing your wonderfully special parties with us!