Monday, April 9, 2012

Creating an Inviting Party Entrance

Creating an Inviting Party Entrance

I love to host parties and when I do I want my guests to feel like the are special.And that happens from the moment they walk up to the entrance to the party. 


I am planning a cupcake decorating party and this is an idea to help decorate the front entrance of any party. This party is at home.  

First, I bought a small table and covered it with a white table cloth. I then placed a satin purple piece of fabric over the white table cloth. I found a chalkboard and wrote on the board to welcome the guests to the party. You can
add cards or clings around the frame of the board. Or pretty much anything to match your theme. Here are a few example from Different parties I did. Really cute idea and your guest will love to be greeted at the door with something pretty.
Add this sign for a girls spa party

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Create place cards for a birthday party


Create place card for a child's birthday party

I am working on a party and wanted to personalize the party for each child. So I came up with a few ideas that I  did.  

There are several ways to create a place card.
1. you can print one from your computer. Take a image that matches your party and use Word to insert the image. Then type the child's name next to the image. You can cut it out and use colored paper to put behind it. 

This is for a cupcake decorating party
2. You can get cute stickers to match your theme and create the place card that way. Then take matching paper and cut out to match the stickers or theme. 

I created a place card for each activity the children will be doing. It makes it easy the day of the party so there is no fighting about who will sit where. The children love to find there spot at the activity and look forward to each fun thing planned.




I made these place cards to go with the cupcake decorating party that we are creating. Check out this blog and my store for other cool ideas. 

And you  can email me your favorite place cards and I will add them to this article.
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Making necklace to match cupcake theme

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Tips for Hosting a Party

Tips for Hosting a Party

People love party favors
I am right now planning a cupcake decorating party. It has been a lot of fun and hard work.  I have been planning her party for about 3 months. And her day will be next weekend, So here are a few tips to help you plan a party.

1. First think of a theme that you want to do. A princess party, a pirate party, a spa party, etc. 

2. After you figure that out Google the theme and look at the images to see if anything sparks your interest and also look on this blog for some past parties I have done. 

3. Compile the images and notes in a folder on your desk top. That will make it easier to find ideas later, 

4. Think of you budget and how much you can spend. And figure out home much you can do yourself. Sometimes party places will rent up supplies at a fair price and that will save you time and money trying to find the stuff yourself.  Once the party is over it all goes back and you are free and clear of the mess. 

5. I like hosting  small parties.  I think they are more fun and you can spend quality time with your guests. You can also make the party extra special because it is a manageable group. When I host a party I like to personalize everything and really show the guest a good time.  



Personalizing things for the guests will make them feel special
Beautiful china I found at a consignment shop

6. Another place to look for decorations for a party is at consignment shops. People give away lots of good stuff that you can use to decorate and them you get it cheap. I got the china from a consignment shop. What a deal and they were beautiful. So start looking!!!

7. People love party favors. Make sure they go home with something to remember your party. At this party the girls went home with a personalized hanger and a party dress. They girls were in heaven that day. 

8. Food is always a big concern. Make it simple and easy. At this princess tea party I made sandwiches cut out with cookie cutters. And then I served chips and grapes. Then I made pink lemonade and the girls loved it. 

9. Play games that are fun and easy. You can play bingo or bean bag toss. Kid love it and it is fun. 

10. Relax and have fun. Not everything will always go as planned but it will always work out.

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Good luck planning your next celebration. Make sure to check out my website for some ideas and products to help you make your party extra special.




Sunday, April 1, 2012

Princess Tea Party Ideas

Here is another great tip to add to your next tea party. You want to invite a handsome prince and need some ideas to make sure to include them. Then take a look at these great ideas. 

The boys loved protecting the princesses at this party
 This is a great idea if you want to include the boys. Transform party goers into a knight in shining armor. Set includes knight smock and knight hood. You can also get a hat, shield and sword.
The children had a great time pretending to protect her.


Great way to display the outfits



 Great way to display your outfits for the little knight. You can set up a table and cover with a gold tablecloth. Then a put a wicker basket in front and placed all items on and around the table. All items can be purchased from my site. Just email me and I can quote you a price.
The boys had a blast


Just keep the food simple to and fun. I cut out different sandwiches using cookie cutters. Then I served grapes and small chips. Perfect for their little hands. 






Great table addition to any tea party


The table was easy to set up. It was a kids table and I put a gold tablecloth and found gold coins and little knight figures. Then I found knight  plates and little gold bags for them to put all of their treasure in.


All of these items can be purchased. I can help you create the perfect party for your little princesses, knight or anything else you can think of email me to discuss planning your next party. 

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