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July 2014 Fall Volume 2 Issue 3

In This Issue Free Back To School Printables Fall Recipes Free Dinosaur Party Printables Fall DIY’s Halloween DIY’s

Back to School Celebrations Fall Inspired Parties Halloween Parties Vintage Bake Sale Everyday Party Magazine Fall 2014 Page 1

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July 2014 Volume 2 Issue 3


Bake Sale An out of the box and beautifully styled PTO Fundraiser Styled by La Belle Party Planning pg. 52 Circus Birthday Party A fun and adorable circus themed birthday party with loads of inspiration! Styled by Mad Momma Events pg. 37

Pirate 1st Birthday An ARGGG-dorable 1st birthday party on the beach Styled by LAURA’S little PARTY pg. 62

Glitter and Gold Baby Shower A classically styled baby shower with gold and glittered accents Styled by Between the Sheets Co. pg. 70


In Every Issue: Operation Shower Apple of My Eye Baby Shower pg. 88

In this issue: Printable downloads available at www.everydaypartymag.com

Back to School A fun pre-kindergarten Back to School Celebratio Styled by J. at Your Service pg. 8

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Contents: *pg. 6 ~ Back to School Printables *pg. 8 ~ Back to School Party At Your Service *pg. 12 ~ Owl Always Love You Baby Sweets from Heaven

*pg. 32 ~ Dino Roar Birthday Party La Belle Party Planning

*pg. 66 ~ Princess Izabella’s Birthday TiniPosh

*pg. 37 ~ Circus Party Mad Momma Events

*pg. 70 ~ Glitter and Gold Baby Shower Between the Sheets Co.

*pg. 42 ~ Fall Open House The Party Designers, Inc. *pg. 46 ~ Confetti Pop Baby Shower Just a Little Sparkle

*pg. 16 ~ Back to School Breakfast Splendid Design *pg. 20 ~ Labor Day Sunflower Soiree Hatchett Event Planning and De- *pg. 52 ~ Fall Bake Sale sign Group Everyday Party Magazine *pg. 27 ~ A is for Apple My Thrifty Sister

*pg. 58 ~ Cinderella’s 3rd Birthday Morsels Parties *pg. 62 ~ Pirate Party LAURA’S little PARTY

*pg. 74 ~ Down in the Rabbit Hole Chakoda Designs *pg. 78 ~ Chili and Beer Tasting Party Let’s Get This Party Started! *pg. 82 ~ Happy Fall Y’all Printable Parties to Go *pg. 88 ~ Apple of My Eye Operation Shower *pg. 92 ~ Double, Double, Toil, and Trouble La Belle Party Planning *pg. 96 ~ Trick or Treat DIY Modern Holiday

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Letter from the editor W

e love Fall, new colors, new styles, more parties...it’s such a welcome change from the dog days of Summer! We hope you are inspired by one or more of the beautiful parties we are sharing in this issue. Please be sure to follow our webpage, www. everydaypartymag.com for more party inspiration, DIY’s, and recipes!




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Back to School J. At Your Service


s the return of school approaches and you are thinking of ways to prepare your child, try a fun a little party to get them pumped for the new school year. I put together a small celebration for my soon to be Kindergartener. A simple, but tasty, dessert table was all we needed! I created a back drop to resemble preschool writing paper with the alphabet printed on the lines. I hung a small paper clip garland across the backdrop for the added color. I purchased the cotton candy, apples, popcorn, alphabet cookies and rock candy. My friend Kayla made the fun cupcakes. I served the popcorn inside adorable notebook paper bags, and push up pop containers were filled with cotton candy and embellished with star stickers! The rock candy was placed in a fun bucket with a handwritten “School Rocks!” label. For the favors, I made "Back to School" kits. Everything you need to prepare for that first day! My kits included cereal cups, after all, breakfast IS the most important meal of the day. We can’t forget the second most important step to a school start, brushing your teeth. I picked up cute battery powered Crayola toothbrushes from the Dollar Tree. I also included a pencil boxes full of pencils, erasers, child scissors and a roll of crayons. A fun party activity that will also prepare your child for school, are workbooks. My local party supply store carries counting and coloring workbooks! Great for learning AND coloring their little hearts out! Vendor Credits: Photography and Styling by: J. at Your Service!

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Owl Always Love You, Baby Sweets From Heaven


hen my very best friend of 15 years found out she was pregnant with her 2nd child, she was so excited and even more excited to find out she was having a little boy! She really liked owls for her son’s nursery. With that in mind, I knew I needed host an Owl Always Love You, Baby shower for her. The guests were greeted at the front door with a chalkboard sign that encouraged them to share any smartphone photos from the event with the hashtag #amysowlbabyshower . I love that Amy is able to simply search that hashtag to see candid shots from her special day! I had such a fabulous time showering my best friend and her new little man. Vendor Credits: Styling and Photography by: Sweets from Heaven Owl Cake Pops by: Bella’s Bakery

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Back to School Breakfast Splendid Design


set up a simple breakfast that for my daughter’s first day of school. It was her official first day of preschool and I wanted to do something special for her. Of course, sometimes we remember to do something special for our kids at the last minute. I knew that my daughter would be excited and nervous at the same time so I decided to make her morning extra special. Since it was the night before her big day, I realized that I would have to rely on items that I have already and free printables from Pinterest.  I knew that I would not have time to make warm breakfast in the morning so I decided to bake some chocolate muffins the night before. In the morning I set the muffins on a cake stand. I placed on top of two books to add a little school house feeling to the table. I placed her favorite yogurt in a glass and her chocolate milk in an up-cycled milk glass bottle. The cupcake toppers are part of a pack of free “Back to School” printables I found of Pinterest, printed and hot glued to toothpicks. The two prints “Back to School” and “ You are Braver than you Believe...” I created on my computer and printed the night before. I used left over Michael’s scrapbooking paper as a placemat. Simple, cute, and affordable! This special breakfast cost me nothing, but the excitement on my daughter’s face that morning was priceless! Vendor Credits: Styling and Photography by: Splendid Design

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Labor Day Sunflower Soiree

Hatchett Event Planning & Design Group


ne of my favorite summer holidays is Labor Day. Why Labor Day? Because of what the holiday itself stands for, why we celebrate it in our wonderful country, also because it is the last summer holiday that extends a weekend to three days instead of the normal two. It’s the holiday that closes summer, typically the last holiday that you are able grill out. In recent years, my female family and friends have vowed to make Labor Day a ladies only celebration. I love a themed party, so I chose to have a “Labor Day – Sunflower Soiree.” It is something a little different and fun. And, I just love sunflowers! Sunflowers remind me of the slow entrance of Fall being on the horizon. The total cost for this celebration was $125.00. I was able to keep the costs lower in part because I own and operate an event planning and design business. But, a great budget tip is to shop your own inventory for parties. By using what I already owned, I kept the celebration affordable! We held the sunflower soiree in my parents’ beautiful backyard. The backdrop is beautiful, with trees, greenery, and a lot of space. Their yard is great “venue” for outdoor celebrations; and trust me when I say, we’ve enjoyed many back there as a family. I created a gorgeous board by spray painting a corkboard metallic silver. I added a double-strand of pearls and glued sunflowers to each corner to keep in line with the theme and colors of the event. I

added all of the paper products from our event, including the save-the-date, the invitation, menu card and thank you notes. It was a simple and cost effective way to add more visual appeal to our celebration! The board is a great talking piece, is beautiful to look at, and can be reused for future events or in our home. I borrowed one of my mother’s white lace tablecloths, for the table-setting. I sewed the sunflower table runner and cloth napkins myself. I bought the fabric from Hobby Lobby using the weekly 40% off coupon. I also created the pearl sunflower napkin rings; which consists of three rows of pearls and a sunflower glued on top of the ring. The centerpiece is made from a glass vessel vase that I use around my own home. It was partially filled it with pearls with an added strand of lace fabric to the center and the elegant flower piece at the top. The table settings included a sliver 13” inch charger plate, a white dinner plate topped with the napkin and napkin ring holder. For added flair, I created the pearl and sunflower chair jewelry to mimic the look of the napkin rings. The silk sunflowers were purchased through one of my favorite vendors, Silk Flowers Factory online. Their web address is www.silkflowersfactory.com. I think that their prices are very reasonable, and their products are very good quality. As with most soiree’s, appetizers and dessert are a MUST! We served deviled eggs for the appetizer. I created a small dessert bar in a separate section of the backyard under a large beautiful tree. I baked a lemon filled coconut cake, zesty lemon bars and added powered donuts for an added touch of white. I set the bar up on one of my wine racks and saved money by baking the desserts myself. The only thing store bought were the powered donuts.

For our guests’ party favors, I created “Sunflower Savors” which were packs of lifesavers wrapped in a sunflower wrapper I designed on my computer. For so many reasons Labor day will always be my favorite summer holiday, and our annual ladies only celebration certainly adds to my love.

Vendor Credits: Styling and Photography by: Hatchett Events

Easy Deviled Egg Recipe Ingredients 12 hard-boiled eggs 1/4cup  MIRACLE WHIP Dressing 1/4 cup  Yellow Mustard 3 Tablespoons of sweet relish 1/4 tsp. of salt 1/4 tsp. of black pepper 1/4 tsp.  paprika

Instructions Cut eggs lengthwise into halves. Remove the yolks; place in small bowl. Break yolks into crumbs with a fork. Season the yolks with the salt and pepper. Add MIRACLE WHIP dressing, mustard and sweet relish; mix gently and well. Spoon mixture into egg white halves with kitchen teaspoon; sprinkle with paprika. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe By: Traci Hatchett, Hatchett Events Photos By: Hatchett Events and Everyday Party Magazine Look for the printable recipe on Everyday Party Magazine’s Webpage

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A is For Apple My Thrifty Sister

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s I get ready for Fall, I think about all the places I’ve lived where it gets cold and the leaves change color and you get to wear warm clothes. Here in desert we get ready for fall by putting on long sleeves and getting ready for back to school. One of my favorite aspects of Fall is the use of apples in decor! Apples are perfect for Back to School and Apples for the Teacher, Apple of my Eye baby showers or birthday parties, Harvest & Apple picking decor and party themes, or even The Big Apple with a New York Theme! Each of the apple ideas in my party could easily be adapted your own Fall party theme. My guests were greeted by a good old fashioned country scarecrow that I made with a few supplies. Scarecrow Joe, as I named him, was a perfect front door welcoming committee. I couldn’t have an apple party without caramel apple bar! I served slices on lollipop sticks for guests. This made it easier for guests watching their weight, as well as allowed each guest to try a variety of topping without wasting too much food. The caramel was crockpot caramel recipe I found on the Everyday Party Website. And, I can assure you I will be making this delicious smooth caramel again, soon! The rest of the menu was full of apples as well, and it included dried apple chips, apple pie doughnuts, Snicker apple salad served in a cored apple bowl, avocado chicken and apple sliders on Hawaiian sweet rolls, turkey and apple meatballs, an apple tasting table, and apple juice! I tried out a trick I found on Pinterest to keep my apples looking fresh throughout the party, submerge slices in ginger ale or a lemon lime soda for 10 minutes, drain and they will not brown. I had fun setting my table with red and apple green colors, including a torn calico garland. I used my 1” hole punch scrapbook pages in shades of red, and glued them back to back on a thread pulled from a yard of burlap. I added some painted acorns

and country wood apples that doubled as guests gifts and place settings. Vendor Credits: Styling and Photography by My Thrifty Sister Be sure to look for recipes and DIY’s on Everyday Party Magazine

Country Wood Apple DIY My Thrifty Sister

Supplies: 2”x2” wood Paint Sand paper Drill Branches Ribbon I cut a 2” x 2” piece of wood and cut it every 2” to make my squares, and painted red. The hard work in this is the sanding on all side to show the wood beneath, and small sanded points at the base of each side. I cut a branch and drilled a hole to add my stem and tied a torn scrap of calico for my leaf. I just love the way they turned out.

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Dino Roar Birthday Party La Belle Party Planning


y 3 little boys all have summer birthdays only a few weeks apart, so we have one big party for all 3 of them. Getting them to all agree on a theme isn’t always the easiest, but this year they were all excited about having a dinosaur party. We found the COOLEST dinosaur stand up at Oriental Trading Co. to use as our backdrop and then we had a blast creating from there! We covered the tables with craft paper, added some felt mud puddles, plants, dino bones and dinosaur hats for each kiddo. We used the awesome t-rex stand up for the backdrop on our dessert table. Seriously, how cool is that!!?? Then we went crazy with dino suckers, gummy dinos, dino eggs, dino tattoos, dino dig pudding, cupcakes with chocolate boulders and an AMAZING cake! Can you believe that the library tech Becca at our school made that cake?! She is insanely talented! We also had a great piùata that we used as decor because one of my boys decided it was his friend and he could not let us break it open. How do you argue with that? For the party favors, we filled plastic containers with a super cool dino skeleton and sand so the kids could do a dino dig. They also got a paleontologist kit complete with a net, brush and a giant dino bone. Now lets talk about those amazing dino bones. Are you ready for this? I made them out of Styrofoam!!! I am so in love with how they turned out! I also made a T-Rex skull for the front door. For some extra fun, we made paper mache dino eggs and hid them around the yard. The kids had a blast hunting for the eggs then re-hiding them for each other. All the kiddos had a great time and my boys are still talking about how cool their dinosaur party was.

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Circus Party Mad Momma Events


ho are the most enchanting characters at the circus? The elephants, of course! So, why not have a golden elephant to greet our guests at this circus themed 2nd birthday party? We made this fun party prop with an elephant pi単ata, spray painted with gold metallic spray and hot glued on top of a large round hat box to give it the appearance of balancing on a ball. Glass apothecary jars filled with red gum ball "clown noses" and circus peanuts to feed the elephant were placed next to the elephant! Cake pops and a beautiful two-tiered cake lined with gum balls were the perfect treat on this special day. The dessert table also included a festive lollipop display. I simply wrapped a foam brick in paper, and embellished it with poms and fringe ribbon! The desserts were featured in front of a fun custom backdrop. The backdrop was made The backdrop was made with gold spray painted PVC pipes. Streamers were twisted and then stapled to add color and whimsy and paper fans were tied to the top. The center fan was adorned with a wooden initial "A" painted in bubblegum pink. The table cloth was made with a chiffon material sewed along the base of a turquoise and white chevron fabric. The elephant table banner was made with precut white cardboard elephants spray painted gold and adorable custom party hats! The striped hats were topped with pom pom and lined with red pom fringe. Finally, I glued them all to light blue tulle all lined up for their circus debut! Each table was decorated perfectly for the theme! Buckets of shelled peanuts were used to hold acrobatic elephants in birthday hats! This was such a whimsical touch to the party, and truly something nearly anyone can achieve! Plastic elephant figurines, glued to a painted Styrofoam ball on top of a small dowel rod. The dowel was hot glued inside the pink metal buckets and the buckets were then filled with peanuts in the shell to hide the glue and help stabilize the dowel rod. We set up a photo booth with a suspended gold frame and silly props. The photo booth area was made by tying a lightweight frame to two tiki

torches. Many of the props were hand painted. Clown noses, over sized sunglasses and fake mustaches were a hit. The guests enjoyed carnival goodies; steamed hot dogs, fresh popped popcorn, and swirled cotton candy from vintage food carts. The giant elephant pi単ata was a hit! Our circus vendor provided real carnival games and a beautiful carousel bounce house for the little ones to enjoy. When the party ended, the guests left with custom favor bags filled with circus animal cookies. Another easy to create touch with a lot of visual appeal. I filled regular ziploc bags with circus animal crackers and attached a custom bag topper I created in PowerPoint and printed on card stock paper. Budget: Cake & Cake Pops: $75 Circus Rentals, attendants, and Carousel Bounce House: $775 Hot Dogs & Buns: $80 Decor: Paper Goods: $11 Paper Fans: $26 from Beau-Coup Elephant Pi単ata: $13 Pink Chevron Hat Box: $12 Table Cloth Fabric: $39 Centerpieces: $15 each Photo Booth Area: $20 Animal Cookie Party Favors: $20 for 40 Without the circus rental and attendants, this party look can be achieved for a fraction of the cost! Vendor Credits: Coordination and Styling: Mad Momma Events & Styling Cake and Lollies: Wildflour Bakery Vintage Games and Bounce House Vendor: Party Connection, INC. Photographer: Amanda Moreth

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Fall Open House The Party Designers, Inc.


ur Fall Open house was wonderful to plan! A client of ours contacted us to help him throw a “surprise” 50th birthday & Open House for his wife. Of course we were delighted! We love surprises. The client asked for the event to be low key, relaxing and quiet. The family had moved into their new home about a year prior to the event. During that time they had taken on some large renovation projects in the home. So, this was a great opportunity to share their new home with loved ones. The fall décor was provided by Hollywood Pop Gallery. They dressed the front entrance with gorgeous cornstalks and fall leaves, along with a variety of pumpkin and fall mum arrangements. They also added other fall arrangements throughout the house including, front foyer, kitchen and common rooms. Food was provided by Aux Delice. The menu began with light appetizers and was followed by delicious main course options. The food buffet was adorned with fall décor, also from Hollywood Pop Gallery. The sweets were provided by Cake Suite. We chose a small fall themed cake, cinnamon vanilla flavored with a vanilla buttercream. The cake was accompanied by coordinating pumpkin and cinnamon flavored cupcakes. Throughout the event, musical entertainment was proved by Michael Hienzsch. The adults socialized while the children were able to decorate pumpkins! Sparkling Apple Cider, from Connecticut’s Own

Bishops Orchard, was given to the guests as a token of thanks. The event was a great way to celebrate the client’s birthday, new home and the wonderful season of fall. Vendor Credits: Styled by: The Party Designers Cakes and desserts by: Cake Suite Decor: Hollywood Pop Gallery Food: Aux Delice Entertainment: Michael Hienzsch Music

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Confetti Pop Baby Shower Just a Little Sparkle


his was my baby shower and as you will be able to tell, I’m having a boy! He’s our second child, but the first boy for my side of the family, and we couldn’t be happier! I love a modern feel to things and wanted something a little different so I choose a “Confetti Ready to Pop” theme in turquoise, mint, yellow, and grey. Guests were greeted by an adorable onesie banner by Lolo’s Boutique & Paperie. The custom clothes pins holding each onesie were by One More Sunshine. Customized Diaper Cakes by Babee Cakes Boutique, confetti garland by Taffie Wishes, and baby blocks by Wendy’s Printable Parties decorated the mantel. We included a diaper raffle with the invites, and guests that arrived at the shower with a package of diapers filled out a diaper raffle card to win a prize at the end. We also asked the guests to fill out their wishes for our little man at the “Wishes for Baby” station. Mimosa bars are very trendy right now, and for good reason, yum! We played with the name a little and came up with “Mama-Mosa’s Bar. There were three varieties of juices, champagne. There was also an array of fruit choices to garnish their own confetti champagne glass. I used outdoor rated, various sized, silver and metallic vinyl to add a little flair to otherwise plain champagne glasses! I decorated the dessert table with confetti dots, and I couldn’t have loved it anymore! I used my Cricut to cut circles out of card stock paper, it made my job so much easier! We used a simple yellow polkadot fabric for the table cloth allowing the desserts and accent pieces be the stars. Simple Baby’s Breath and Yellow Gerber Daises were dressed with “Ready to Pop” and “It’s a Boy” rosettes. I loved the all of the boutique decor for the party,

including the Confetti filled balloons with tassels from One Stylish Party. The “Ready to Pop” Banner by Peckled sparkled in the lighting perfectly. The adorable Onesie Napkins were from Wrapsidazy.com and the Confetti Garland hanging was also from Taffie Wishes. There were so many delicious desserts on the table that fit the theme so perfectly. The cake pops were from Roni Sugar Creations, complete with Bling Sticks from Made by a Princess. The French Macarons were from Le BonBon and the cupcakes and meringues were from French’s Cupcake Bakery with cupcake toppers from Astonishing Cakes. The adorable sugar cookies were by Treats 4 Ta-tas. Each guest took home a bottle of champagne with custom labels I created to match the theme as well as their confetti champagne glass. Vendor Credits: DessertsSugar Cookies: Treats 4 Ta-Tas Cookies Cake Pops: Roni Sugar Creations Bling Sticks on Cake Pops: Made by a Princess Fondant Cupcake Toppers: Astonishing Cakes French Macarons: Le BonBon DECORATIONS: Onesie Napkins: Wrapsidazy.com “Ready to Pop” Banner: Peckled Balloons and tassel garland: One Stylish Party Printable Baby Blocks: Wendy’s Printable Parties Confetti Garland: Taffie Wishes Onesie Banner: Lolo’s Boutique & Paperie Clothes Pins: One More Sunshine Diaper Cakes: Babee Cakes Boutique Photography: T Photography by Tina Hall All Paper Printables and Styling: Just a Little Sparkle

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Bake Sale

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his year I am the president of the PTA at my little guys’ school. I thought it would be fun to have a Fall Bake Sale themed dessert table at our first PTA meeting. Who wouldn’t want to come to PTA meeting with a dessert table?! Right?! Because it was for a school function, I decided I would use store bought treats. To create a vintage bake sale theme, I collected my vintage baking tools and made cute little tags to resemble old cash register keys. I layered a couple of vintage tablecloths and added a crocheted runner over the top. I spread out my baking tools around the table and served the treats in vintage bags and dishes. To finish off the table I added a cupcake garland on the table and the cake and a fun bake sale sign on a cookie sheet. It was a simple and fun fall theme and a great way to get some new people to check out the PTA. Styled and photographed by Everyday Party Magazine

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by Morsels Parties

Cinderlla’s 3rd Birthday


nce upon a time, there was a beautiful little princess who held a Royal Ball for her third birthday... We had a magical Cinderella-themed party for Miss K’s third birthday. Complete with a Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and a Cinderella castle cake. A friend of mine helped design the invitations, complete with a sparkly silver border. We chose a light blue, a pale mint blue, and silver sparkle color scheme. Oh yes, and GLITTER, lots, and lots, and lots of glitter. Even the French macarons, after several attempts to get them right, matched the color scheme! We transformed our living room into Kylie’s Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. There were two princess assistants at the party to help the girls get their hair done, nails painted, and dressed up with tutus, necklaces, shoes and tiaras. We even had matching headbands for our little princesses. The dessert table was covered in princess shaped Rice Krispie treats, French macarons, cake pops and almost-midnight clock cookies. But, the centerpiece of the table was the two tier cake in the shape of Cinderella’s castle. The girls took home Cinderella puzzles, activity packs, and bracelets . Sticking with the theme, we had inflatable swords and shields for the boys. Miss K had a great time celebrating her magical Cinderella third birthday! Vendor Credits: Invitation Design - Courtney King K’s Cinderella Shirt - Sew You Boutique Cutlery Bags - The Party Fairy Chalkboard Sign - Kates Kanvas Banners, Tutus, Necklaces, Headbands, Tulle Wands, Cake, Desserts - Morsels Party Planning

Pirate Party by LAURA’S little PARTY

My little guy’s 1st year went by so quickly! His pirate themed party took nearly 12 months in the making; which really isn’t much time at all. I decided to do his party on the beach, while on a family vacation in San Clemente, CA. From there, everything fell into place very nicely. I created a few DIY projects for the party. The projects included a pirate teepee, a ship’s mast, a sword shack, and painted car wash buckets, that served as seating, for the little party guests. (Look for the DIY instructions on Everyday Party Magazine’s webpage soon!) Party menu: We served the kids gold coin nuggets, sweet corn on the cob, and mini cups of fruit. The adults feasted on chicken & veggie kabobs, kale salad, and beans. Party desserts: My little guy’s 3-tiered pirate cake was nothing less than spectacular! The detail, and love that was put into it, was just amazing. Not to mention, delicious! We also had yummy mini Oreo cookies that had the most detailed treasure maps, swords, and hooks that I’ve ever seen! We also served cupcakes that I bought from the grocery store. I added some fabulous ship cupcake toppers, and printable circles to them, and they so perfectly completed our dessert bar. Party table: I added a few fun elements here. I took little wooden spoons, and stamped them with pirate lingo. I embellished plastic milk bottles with twine, pieces of burlap, and pirate printables. I then added some cool paper straws that had skulls on them. The kids ate on pirate ship shaped plates. The table scape included pirate hooks, and paper crowns for each guest, embellished Ikea lanterns, and a mini pirate ship, on top of a burlap runner. Party favors: The guests got to take home black flip flops {perfect for the little beach-goers}, swords, eye patches, goody bags that were filled with bubbles, ring pops, along with a few other “treasures.” And to help contain all their pirate’s booty, they carried everything home in their

bucket seats! Party decor: I painted a wooden high chair for the birthday boy, and added the most beautiful, personalized, handmade garland. It was made from burlap, skull fabric, and pompoms. This is something we’ll treasure & use for years to come. Another fun element were the hand painted Mason jars! Decorated with stripes, and twine, they held our pirate skull lollipops, oh-so-perfectly. I also had the pleasure of displaying a darling letter D {for Dylan}. It was decorated so sweetly with a map background, and a cute little anchor that was connected with rope. I just fell in love with all the handmade decor from so many fabulous vendors. They added so much cuteness, and a wonderful personal touch that we will all truly treasure. Party crowns: One of my favorite touches for this pirate party were the handmade birthday crowns! No birthday child should go without one. They were beautifully crafted, and it was just perfect that the big brother got to feel included on this special day, by getting his own birthday crown! I can’t believe how quickly our little Dylan’s first birthday party came & went! But, it was perfectly celebrated with lots of love, and wonderful vendors that helped make it so special!

Vendor credits: Party styling & concept: LAURA’S little PARTY Photography: Maria Healey Photography Party printables, paper baking cups, red ice cream cups, wooden spoons, stamp set, paper crown template, and paper festooning: The Tomkat Studio Pirate cake: Oh For Cake’s Sake Mini oreo cups: Bella’s Bakery & Bowtique Ship cupcake toppers: Creativities Galore Pirate ship plates: Pottery Barn Kids Chicken & veggie kabobs: The Cooley Family High Chair garland: LillyPaul Designs Plastic milk bottles: Kara’s Party Ideas Paper straws: House of Creative Designs Birthday crowns, birthday boy’s shirt, skeletons: Shawna Brockmeier Styled Events Letter D: TancysCreations Digital paper used for paper crowns: mygrafico. com Mason jars: Just Add Glitter by Marla Printable straw flags, pirate swords, eye patches, skull suckers, pirate coins, pirate flag: Oriental Trading.

Princess Izabella’s Birthday by TiniPosh


nce upon a time our tini Princess Izabella turned FIVE!

We celebrated with an all girl Princess party. She is obsessed with all things pink, sparkly & and princess therefore choosing her theme and colors was an easy choice. Guests were given the royal treatment upon entering the Princess’ Castle. Each tini guest was given a beautiful tulle tutu and tini lace crowns. The tini ladies entertained themselves at a jewelry and makeup bar before being seated for royal tea and snacks. It was a magical day for our tini princess and her court! Vendor Credits: Photography - Capturing Your Heart Izabella’s Crown - The Knock Knock Factory Printable Princess Invitation and Banner - Paper Glitter Cake - Cakes By Emy Cookies - The Frog Prince Cake & Cookie Design French Macaroons - Jaime Emerson Straws - The Sugar Diva Princess Belle - The Party Princess Productions Styling, Tutus, Birthday Outfit, Wands and Lace Crowns - Tini Posh

Glitter & Gold Baby Shower

by Between the Sheets Co


osting a baby shower is no small feat. And, when it’s your British sister-in-law’s shower... well, let’s just say that no detail should be left unturned. You see, my brother, a native Texan, married a British gal. In Britain, baby showers are not really a “thing.” So when they told me they were coming to visit this summer, I knew a fabulous party was in order to celebrate Caroline. The parents-to-be don’t know the sex of the little one, so instead of flooding my home with blue and pink, I chose to go the classy, elegant route by using metallic golds, with accents of white and black. It was oh so gorgeous! Between the Sheets Co. custom designed all the paper goods, which included the invitations, party banner, food signs, baby wish cards, beverage napkins, and favor tags. We had a large wreath custom designed using metallic white and gold netting. Tied to the wreath were small items such as baby lotion, teething toys, and baby spoons. The food we served was a mixture of sweet and savory, the hit was the mini quiche made by one of our hostesses. (Look for the recipe on www.everydaypartymag.com soon) We wanted to bring a little bit of British tea time food to the shower by making two of Caroline’s favorites, finger sandwiches and scones. We also served were Caprese skewers, fruit salad, and vegetable crudites, in short glasses with a spoonful of dressing. The food was displayed on gorgeous gold, glass and white serving pieces, on a crisp white tablecloth and gold sequin table runner. Each food sign was enclosed in an elegant white frame. Inside a custom made baby cradle, painted white and sprinkled with gold glitter were the table centerpieces...an extravagant floral arrangement of hydrangeas, lilies, roses and daisies. We really wanted to ‘wow’ the guests with the dessert, and I think we did just that! The cake was a two tier, vanilla flavored cake, iced to perfection with delicious white and gold butter cream icing.

Adorning the cake was a baby rattle made from gold fondant and a sweet banner that read, “Congratulations Caroline & Scott.” As the gifts were opened, each guest received a 5 x 7” card to fill in their wishes for Baby. Caroline loved this idea and had a blast reading through the special notes each guest penned. As the celebration came to a close, each guest left with a small golden box with two square bath fizzies from Fresh. Each box was tied with white stain ribbon and custom designed favor tag. Caroline had an amazing time and we loved spoiling her with a traditional baby shower. Vendor Credits: Styliing by Between the Sheets Co.

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Down in the Rabbit Hole by Chakoda Design


had so much fun styling this “Down the Rabbit hole� Un-birthday party!

My clients backyard was so beautiful, full of greenery and gorgeous trees everywhere, it was a perfect fit for this theme! I created a whimsical Mad Hatter table with non-matching chairs to make it more fun and colorful. The centerpieces were brightly colored bird cages with butterflies and large keys to fit the fun world Down in the Rabbit Hole. I own a rental company, so, the props and decor came from my large inventory. The Wonderland theme is so much fun, so I am always on the lookout for unique, fun & funky props to add to my inventory. I added the characters for a more lifelike storybook touch. My client had the Alice in Wonderlan soundtrack playing throughout her yard; it really made the un-birthday celebration feel as though we were all in the actual movie! The un-birthday girl told me she wished she could pause time so she can have an un-birthday forever, she was so excited! Vendor Credits: Chakoda Unique Themed Rentals & Event Design Photography: by Charlene Freelance Photography (909) 559-0989

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Chili & Beer Tasting Party by Let’s Get This Party Started!


ur family loves to have friends and family over for dinner, and my boys always expect it to be a party. We decided to host an informal chili and beer tasting party with a few friends. Each guest family was asked to bring their favorite beer and small crock pot of their favorite chili. We made a large crock pot of my husband’s famous chili, and some corn muffins. We set up a tasting bar with grated cheese, sour cream, chips, baked potatoes, and white rice. We also had a bucket of beers, including root beers for the kids. I placed flannel checked fabric over the table cloth and used some of our repurposed wood boxes to create levels for the food. Potatoes were served straight from a wood tray with a linen towel in it. All the food from the tasting bar was placed in small metal buckets. I simply put the cheese and sour cream in small serving bowls on top of ice in the metal buckets. I lined the buckets up in another wood box. Chips and corn muffins were served out of larger metal buckets lined with paper napkins. The beers were kept cool in a galvanized bucket of ice. I used scrap wood planks as the backdrop and labeled the food with small hanging chalkboards pinned right to the backdrop. I wanted to keep it simple so everyone could enjoy themselves without feeling uncomfortable. We had such a great time, several friends asked us to host more parties like this more often!

Vendor Credits: Styling and photography: Let’s Get This Party Started!

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by Printable Parties to Go

Happy Fall Y’All


hen I think of Fall I imagine the leaves changing colors, pumpkins and the holidays. With these thoughts in mind I came up with an idea of a Happy Fall Y’all theme. I kept the design simple with a fun Scarecrow which reminds me of Fall time. With my primary focus on Fall and the Scarecrow I knew I needed a color scheme of orange, yellow and brown. Keeping up with the latest trends I used the chevron pattern with pops of the colors blue, green, yellow and orange. Creating Awesomenessity decorated cookies that matched perfectly. I purchased the other desserts from a local vendor and photographed the table set up of all the goodies! Concept & Styling: Printable Parties to Go Photography: Printable Parties to Go Printables: Printable Parties to Go Cookies: Creating Awesomenessity

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Apple Of My Eye Operation Shower


ilitary moms-to-be whose spouses are deployed members of the U.S. Navy and Army National Guard were honored during an Operation Shower/Birdies for the Brave group baby shower in the Birdies for the Brave Patriots’ Outpost located near the 16th Course at TPC Sawgrass during tournament week of THE PLAYERS Championship 2014. The event was sponsored by Acosta Sales & Marketing, with support from THE PLAYERS, TPC Sawgrass, Lend Lease US Community Fund and Chicco. The “Apple of Our Eye”-themed event was hosted by Tabitha Furyk, wife of PGA TOUR player Jim Furyk, and emceed by news broadcaster Tera Barz. Special guests included Holly Finchem, wife of PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem; Robin Williamson, wife of Admiral Ricky Williamson, Commander of Navy Region Southeast; Reyna McCall, wife of Captain Wesley McCall, Commanding Officer of Naval Station Mayport; and Teri Wanamaker, wife of Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax) Executive Officer Captain Howard Wanamaker. “For military wives who are expecting a baby and whose spouses are deployed or soon to be deployed, the impending arrival of a child can be both exciting and stressful,” said Operation Shower Founder and Chief Shower Officer LeAnn Morrissey. “Operation Shower was created specifically to honor these courageous military moms for

all they do at home that enables their spouses to proudly serve our country. We want them to know how much they are loved and appreciated, and provide them with an opportunity to celebrate this special milestone together.” The shower included lunch, prize giveaways and an opportunity for the honorees to share camaraderie and gain support from other military moms in the same situation. The highlight of the event was the presentation of Operation Shower’s signature “Shower In A Box.” Each mom received a box containing an array of unique, high-quality products and gift items for mothers and babies that were generously donated by companies including Carousel Designs, Kids ii and Chicco. The gifts will go a long way toward raising the spirits of the moms-to-be, many of whom would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience a baby shower. “We are honored to express our gratitude and support to these extraordinary military moms-tobe, whose service and sacrifice at home deserve to be recognized,” said Acosta Sales & Marketing Chief Human Resources Officer Rebecca Steele. “In the military, families serve, too; it is because of the strength, courage and perseverance of these amazing women that their military spouses are able to defend our freedom and help ensure all Americans enjoy a quality of life unmatched around the world.” To find out more about how you can support Operation Shower, visit their website at www. operationshower.org

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Double, Double, Toil, and Trouble by La Belle Party Planning


love Halloween! I love a little spooky combined with a little elegant. Now don’t get me wrong, I am a complete ‘fraidy cat so I do not like creepy or gory. Just a little hint of scary is all I need. When I found this amazing black feather wreath and I just had to have it! I knew it would set just the right tone and make the perfect chandelier for my cocktail party. Why feathers you ask? Because I am deathly afraid of birds! They completely freak me out, and what bird could be scarier than a creepy black crow? So black crows and feathers were just what I wanted. Because it was a cocktail party, I thought it would be in everyone’s best interest to use flameless candles on the table and the chandelier. Safety first! For the table I used black webs and a picture frame to create the backdrop. Then I arranged the table with a glittery black pumpkin and a glittery tree branch, a skull, and several crows. They created the perfect balance of spooky and elegance I was looking for. I only wanted a couple of desserts because it’s Halloween and lets face it, there is plenty of candy already. I stuck to the black and white theme with a cake and marshmallow covered brownies. As for the cocktails, I added a label to a wine bottle for my wine-drinking friends. Then I mixed up black vodka martinis and even served some shots in little bubble jars. To complete the spooky ambiance I added some dry ice in a caldron. It turned out exactly how I hoped it would, a fabulous Halloween party with costumes, cocktails and friends. Vendor Credits: Photography and styling by: La Belle Party Planning

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Trick or Treat by DIY Modern Holiday


very year, we host a “Trick-or-Treat” party at our house because our neighborhood is where a lot of the kids’ friends come to get candy. It gives all of the parents a place to hang out, and a place to dump coats, extra candy, and the inevitable younger sibling who has had enough of walking from house-to-house. This year, we’re sharing a peek into our plans for a cute treat area where the guests can pick a couple of sweets to take home (on Halloween, how much more candy do they need)?! First we created a simple, modern printable invite and coordinating tags in bright colors (orange, yellow, and green) to decorate the party with. We filled glass carafes with coordinating Koolaid, and filled glass jars with candy in the same hues. The candy jars also have vinyl decals attached that match the party graphics! We covered some chocolate donut holes with Halloween sprinkles and placed them in a milk glass bowl to display. Rice Krispie treats were coated with white chocolate and then we adorned them with fondant spiders and spiderwebs before we placed them on sticks to make them easy to grab. Sugar cookies (the dough is colored with food coloring) were sandwiched together with buttercream icing and were topped with modern white silhouettes made from modeling chocolate to match the graphics as well. We made chocolate cupcakes and used the round tags on sticks as cupcake toppers, and small lime green treat bags were used to make small takehome packages. One of our favorite items is the DIY Trick-or-Treat bag that was made using a plain orange reusable tote and painted using a stencil we designed! Look for the stencil for the tote bag on www. everydaypartymag.com in late September! Vendor Credits: Styling, desserts, fondant, and photography by DIY Modern Holiday

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DIY instructions and pattern available on www.everydaypartymag.com in September!

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