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January 31, 2013 Issue 1

Premier Issue *Mardi Gras Party by Magnolia Creative *Operation Shower Ft. Campbell, KY *Easter Party by Fanciful Events *$50 Budget Party by Let’s Get This Party Started! EVERYDAY PARTY MAGAZINE

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Event styling and coordinating*Invitation and printable designs

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Everyday Party Magazine is a new magazine that will cater to the everyday moms and a love for crafting. We will be creating, inspiring, and designing parties that are easy to re-create and not make something that's so expensive and unattainable. We are your source for budget friendly, DIY, and sharing “Real Mom” parties.  Celebrating YOUR everyday moments. Happy partying! ~Suzanne and Jess EVERYDAY PARTY MAGAZINE

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ABOUT SUZANNE Inspired by her oldest daughter, Suzanne started Fanciful Events back in 2008 when she was planning that 1st birthday. She realized that she couldn’t find exactly what she had in mind or envisioned, and decided to design and plan the party herself! She fell in love with the party planning process and all the details it involved. It started as a fun hobby but since has turned into a serious passion for designing, creating, and styling parties for all occasions! Now a mom of two beautiful girls, Suzanne has designed and created several parties for her daughters and her work has been featured on Amy Atlas, Kara's Party Ideas, Lil Sugar, Pottery Barn Kids, Rosenberry Rooms, Bird's Party Magazine, Tip Junkie, Plush Little Baby, Operation Shower and many more. Everyday Party Magazine came about when she met fellow party planner and friend Jessica. They quickly saw that they made a great team and decided to work together to start a creative DIY magazine that would cater to the everyday moms who want to be able to recreate and do parties themselves. Their passion for parties is the real deal. It continually inspires them to design themes for everyday occasions to turn into a reason to celebrate everyday moments!

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ABOUT JESSICA Jessica is a devoted wife, mother of four young boys, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, and friend. While her family takes much of her time, she has always felt the need for a creative outlet. She has often been jokingly referred to as Martha or The Party Hostess, both nicknames she truly loves. As far back as high school, she loved to throw elaborate parties, hosting and designing the Junior/Senior prom her Junior year. College took her in a different direction, but when her sons were born, she went back to her party love and threw them elaborate, and sometimes over the top parties. As her boys grew and started going to school, she began volunteering for their PTA and planned fundraisers and events flawlessly. With all of her boys in school full time, and her friendships with other event planners developing and strengthening, she and Suzanne believe now is the right time to publish a budget friendly and DIY party magazine. When she designs a party, Jessica truly immerses the guests in the theme, whether it's turning her house and yard into a full service water theme park, building castle doors with her husband, or constructing a monster truck track for power wheels. Jessica truly does capture every tiny detail better than almost anyone. Jessica's work has been featured on such notable party blogs and magazines such as Hostess With The Mostess, Bird's Party Magazine, Amy Atlas, lilsugar, and Spaceships and Laserbeams. Jessica enjoys family vacations to their cabin in the TN mountains, as well as frequent trips to The Walt Disney Resort in Orlando, FL. Jessica can often be found in the kitchen baking, cooking and creating to relax. She has never found anything that didn't look better with a little spray paint, and always has projects lined up for her and her husband to create. It is her hope and desire that this magazine will inspire you to create the party of your dreams.

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In Every Issue: $50 Total Budget Party Tutorial Article Vendor Spotlights Operation Shower Real Mom Party Features: Pg. 18~Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler

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Pg. 18 * Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler Pg. 75 * Operation Shower Pg. 69 * Easter Duckling Brunch Pg. 60 * $50 Budget Party

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Pg. 25~King Cake Cookie Recipe and tutorial Pg. 28~Rustic Romance Wedding Pg. 33~Smooches & Staches Pg. 38~Vendor Spotlight Brittany Rumohr Pg. 41~Real Mom Party, Clifford the Big Red Dog 11


Features: Pg. 46~Shamrock ‘N’ Staches Pg. 50~Superchick

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Pg. 60~$50 Budget Bubble Party Pg. 66~Vendor Spotlight Kori Clark Pg. 69~Easter Duckling Brunch Pg. 75~Operation Shower Ft. Campbell, KY Pg. 81~Earth Day--> Pay it Forward Pg. 85~Real Mom Party, Hoppy 1st Birthday Pg. 89~Bird Houses Celebration

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This issue’s featured stylists

Emily Welch, Magnolia Creative Emily Welch is the founder and creative director of Magnolia Creative Co., your one stop shop for all things paper, paint and party! With a degree in design and a life long love of parties, Emily brings a fun and fresh touch to her whole party line. Emily's work has been seen in many print magazines and online publications including Parenting Magazine, Hostess with the Mostess, Kara's Party Ideas, Pizzazzerie and the honor of being a National Stationery Show Product Pic to name a few. Look for many of Magnolia Creative Co.'s custom designs to become new collections in the print category in 2013 along with some fun new products and parties.

Cineca Keck, Dreamin’ N Details Dreamin' N Details is a full-service wedding & event planning company in Northwest Arkansas. Although our main focus is Complete & Day-Of Wedding Coordination, we also specialize in Birthday Parties, Baby & Wedding Showers, Cocktail & Dinner Parties, Fundraisers & Holiday Events. If it's a celebration, we want to help make it special & memorable for you. Our work has been featured on Arkansas Bride, Weddings In Arkansas, The Budget Savvy Bride, Pizzazzerie, Hostess With The Mostess, Kara's Party Ideas, Martha Stewart's Dreamers Into Doers, Piggy Bank Parties, Macaroni Kid's, Catch My Party & Amy's Party Ideas.

Stefani Khan, La Belle Parties Party stylist, crafter and owner and designer of La Belle Parties printable shop. labelleparties@yahoo.com http://www.labelleparties.blogspot.com/ www.etsy.com/shop/LaBelleParties www.facebook.com/labellepartyplanning EVERYDAY PARTY MAGAZINE

Staci Golden, Lizard & Ladybug My crafty side really showed up after my kids were born. Birthdays and Holidays tend to bring out the DIY in me! But I enjoy making special moments out of ordinary days too!! I love the challenge of a new project and if it's an affordable one, even better. Sharing tutorials, ideas and inspiration are really what I enjoy most. If I can help another regular ol' mom create something special for her children, I'm happy!

Gretchen Brittain, Three Little Monkeys Graphic designer and mother to three little monkeys. I studied at the University of Kansas earning a BA in History, and then studied new media at the Kansas City Art Institute. Being the picky mom that I am, I made all of my children’s invitations. Then one day someone suggested I sell them on Etsy., I launched Three Little Monkeys Studio in June 2011.

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LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULER! Louisiana Mardi Gras Celebration by Emily Welch, Magnolia Creative

I was so honored when Suzanne and Jessica asked me to design a Mardi Gras spread for this new party magazine. As a life long Louisiana resident Mardi Gras is something very dear to my heart. My parents took my brother and I to New Orleans starting as young children and there were parades and events surrounding it. My daughter was even born during the Carnival season and since we live on the parade route her birthday party always incorporates Mardi Gras. Many of the decorations come from my own collection but I included several DIY elements and a new set of printables that you can recreate yourself to throw your own Mardi Gras bash! Laissez les bon temps rouler!

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Look for these DIY projects: • King Cake Cookie Recipe from Aimee Broussard & Co. • Mardi Gras bead chandelier • Spray painted chargers and hurricane glasses • Ombre layered table skirt The shoot took place a lovely wedding reception venue called Hill Country Village. The bar area was decorated by a purple, green and gold tassel garland by the Flair Exchange. On there table was an arrangement of sticks spray painted gold. Trees along Louisiana parade routes are usually covered in beads, many of which can stay for up to a year. This arrangement paid tribute to that. Also on the bar was a framed new printable showcasing all the many words associated with Mardi Gras. This free printable collection is available on the Magnolia Creative Co. website. The highlight of the bar was the King Cake Cookies. Aimee Broussard & Co. created these delicious treats and took top prize at the Mixed Conference. I made them myself and they were so yummy! Above the bar hung a Mardi Gras bead chandelier, another DIY project. I used the tutorial from Dollar Store Crafts but I had to edit it a bit. My base hanger was a little different so I found a round steel ring in the plumbing department and use that to attach my top beads to for hanging. The highlight of the dining table was the hand dyed ombre table skirt. I had so much fun making this! I found several tutorials on sewing your own ruffled table skirt but I faced facts that I can't sew so I altered it. I took a fitted white tablecloth that I already had and used that as my base. I bought some plain cotton muslin, enough to make the top and the strips. I cut the strips into 3 equal parts and rolled them up. Using Rit dye I dyed each part a different color and layered it for an ombre look. After the strips were dry I laid the top on the table skirt base and and then started hot glueing the top (purple) strip while folding it over to create the ruffles. Then I glued the bottom layer (yellow) and lastly the middle layer (green). On top of the table was a brass bowl filled with purple, green and gold ornaments and doubloons. One tip in decorating EVERYDAY PARTY MAGAZINE

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for Mardi Gras, buy all the gold and green decorations after Christmas when they are on clearance and then you'll only have to pay full price for purple decorations. It's a huge money saver! The place settings were plain glass chargers that I spray painted the back using a doily as a stencil. It left a beautiful design and since it's on the back it's food safe. The hurricane glasses were also decorated with the same spray paint which was faded out towards the middle. Each glass was topped off with a Mardi Gras tag and some matching ribbon. On the gold chairs hung beads wrapped with a bead wrap to keep them neat and ready to be thrown to guests and get your party started! Free printable collection includes: 2 signs fill in invitation recipe card 2" party circles 4" party circles bead or napkin wraps cupcake wraps tent cards a banner http://www.scribd.com/magnoliacreativeco

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Credits: Event styling and print design: Magnolia Creative Co. Photography: Daniel Strickland Photography Location: Hill Country VIllage, Shreveport, LA Tassel Garland: The Flair Exchange Embellished Spoons: The Sucre Shop Paper Lanterns: Paper Lantern Store Chair Rentals: AAA Rental Gallery King Cake Cookie Recipe: courtesy of Aimee Broussard & Co. Aimee Broussard shared her photos and her award winning recipe with Everyday Party Magazine below.

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KING CAKE COOKIES By: Aimee Broussard Aimee Broussard & Co.

PECAN PRALINE KING CAKE COOKIE Do you know what’s better than a pecan praline or a yummy slice of king cake? A pecan praline king cake cookie, that’s what! In preparation for the Mixed conference, the folks at Dixie Crystals have teamed up not only as a sponsor and advocate for their Bake It Forward program, but as host to a mini BAKE OFF contest. If you’re unfamiliar with Bake It Forward and you love to bake, please take a moment to head over to their website and see how you can participate. There’s nothing more special than baking up something wonderful for someone deserving and sending some happiness to their mailbox! I debated and debated the cookie recipe I’d submit for the BAKE OFF. But in true Southern spirit, I modified several recipes and created something that’s delicious as it is sassy and an absolute representation of the state I’ll be representing. I mean, after all, I’m pretty sure I’ll be the only Louisiana girl in attendance. And besides, who can wait until Spring for king cake? Not this girl! Without further ado, here’s what you’re going to need:

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The marriage of the pecan praline and the beloved king cake wrapped into a bite sized explosion of happiness. Author: Aimee Broussard Recipe type: Dessert Cuisine: Southern Serves: 12-15 Ingredients 1 1 cup butter, softened 2 1¾ cup sugar, divided 3 3 egg yolks 4 1 Tbs honey 5 1 tsp vanilla extract 6 ½ tsp lemon extract 7 2 Tbs ground cinnamon, divided 8 2½ cups all-purpose flour 9 1 tsp baking powder 10 ½ tsp salt 11 ½ tsp cream of tartar 12 Pecan Praline Topping: 13 1 cup brown sugar 14 1 cup white sugar 15 ½ cup evaporated milk 16 2 tablespoons butter 17 1¼ cups pecan halves 18 ¼ tsp vanilla extract 19 *optional sprinkles/edible glitter for garnish Instructions 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. In large bowl, cream butter, 1¼ cups sugar, and ½ Tbs ground cinnamon until light and fluffy. 3. Beat in the egg yolks, honey, vanilla and lemon extracts. 4. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and cream of tartar and gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. 5. In a shallow bowl or baking dish combine remaining sugar and cinnamon. (Depending on how much you like cinnamon you may adjust your cinnamon and sugar mixture to taste.) 6. Shape a heaping tablespoon of dough first into a golf ball size ball, then roll a 6″ log. Roll the log into the cinnamon and sugar mixture. 7. Take your log roll and loosely wind into a circular spiral. 8. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks and cool completely. 9. For the topping: 10. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine brown sugar, white sugar and milk. Bring to a boil. 11. Stir in butter, pecans and vanilla. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and let cool 2-5 minutes. Unlike making an actual praline, you want the consistency to be liquid enough to “glaze” over the cookie but thick enough to set. Continue stirring until desired consistency is reached. Pour over your spiral lovelies. 12. **I put wax paper, aluminum foil, etc under the wire rack to catch the excess praline topping. Otherwise, you’ll have a mess. ** 13. Sprinkle with purple, green, and gold sprinkles! A little or a lot, just give the sprinkles a shot. 14. {Because I’m picky about the sprinkle ratio, I combine the colors in a small ramekin, mix, and make sure I’m happy with how much purple to green I have going prior to sprinkling}.

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RUSTIC ROMANCE by: Cineca Keck Dreamin’ N Details

I'm very proud of the hard-work, the DIY details & the outcome! When the bride contacted me, she said she wanted an outdoor ceremony, preferably at a barn, with a Rustic Chic feel. That was music to my burlap loving heart! I combined the relaxed with the elegant by stocking up on all things rustic, crafting most of the decor myself (including the Lemonade Stand, Hanging Aisle Flowers, Photo Window Pane, Chalkboard, Welcome Sign, Programs & Favors) and bringing in touches of elegance. To accomplish the 'Chic' feel, we incorporated chandeliers, beautiful table settings with gold chargers and glass dish ware, and a mixture of gorgeous flowers and candles. Did I mention that this wedding was planned in only 10 weeks?! Grab a glass of sweet tea, sit back & enjoy some Rustic Romance.

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RUSTIC ROMANCE CONT. It was 95 degrees on the big day and the bride really wanted a lemonade stand, so my hubby, Mr. Dreamin', built this rustic lemonade stand two days before the wedding. The bouquet was composed of ranunculus, hyperican berries, and freesia, sweet William lined the aisle in burlap wrapped mason jars & the bridesmaid's carried bouquets of peonies and oriental lilies.

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RUSTIC ROMANCE

The bride found this vintage chase lounge in a resale shop.

Venue: Stables On The Hill Photography: Krista Campbell Photography Cake: Bizzy B's Bakery Rentals: Krutons, Festivities, Botanicals Flowers: Flora of NW Arkansas Catering: Whole Hog BBQ Cafe Dresses: She Said Yes Bridal Tuxes: Bride N Groom Coordinating, Styling, DIY: Dreamin' N Detailsďťż

The beautiful family.

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SMOOCHES & STACHES VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY By Gretchen Brittain Three Little Monkeys Studio

The inspiration for my shoot came from the mustache Duck Tape I picked up from Staples for $5. Duck tape is such a fun product and so versatile, and I used it to create flags, milk bottle labels, bubble labels and more. The Bubble Gum Favors were picked up at Sam's Club for $10 for a 24 pack. From Dollar General I picked up two packs of suckers, two packs of bubbles, and a small metal tray for $5. From Target's dollar spot, I picked up the adorable lips & straws set (6 total), cupcake liners, and two packages of Valentine's Day ribbon. I also picked up some cake mix for the cupcakes, marshmallow fluff, graham crackers for a total of $19. Next, I hit up my local grocery store for flowers and Cakesters for $16. I already had melting chocolate, my mustache lollipop mold, lollipop sticks, sprinkles, chalkboard spray paint and twine from some other projects, but those can all be picked up inexpensively from local baking supply shops, hobby stores and online.

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SMOOCHES & STACHES CONT. To make my inexpensive chalkboard prop, I covered the edges of my $1 tray in duck tape and spray painted it with chalkboard paint to create a cheap and fun chalkboard. I wrote "I {mustache}" you to be my sweetheart" on it to carry on the mustache theme. I used a mix of homemade and convenience items jazzed up with homemade touches. I made homemade "Kiss Me S'More Cupcakes" using chocolate cupcakes covered in marshmallow icing and graham cracker bits. "Smoochie Pies" were a play on whoopie pies and were Oreo Double Stuff Cakesters rolled in red sprinkles. Chocolate mustache lollipops were made using melted chocolate and a mustache mold. Other treats included dollar store bought strawberry suckers shaped like lips and cherry soda. For party favors, I gave out bubbles and tubes of bubble gum. I designed all of the printables for the collection, which are available as a free download on threelittlemonkeysstudio.com.

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VENDOR SPOTLIGHT

Suzanne and I have both been lucky enough to work with the super sweet and talented Brittany of Edible Details. She is amazing to work with, and her talents are second to none. ~Jess

Brittany says, I've been in the world of sweets for about 6 years now and after working in the field of high end cakes,cupcakes and even a couple episodes of "Ultimate Cake Off" under my belt, I made the career shift to fallow the part that I loved the most: FONDANT! I've been in the fondant topper business for over 2 years now and its been quite the whirl wind! Never would I have guessed that a job in hand sculpted fondant and fondant toppers would turn into a full time crazy busy career! I love it and wouldn't trade it for anything! I get to do what I love for my career and I wouldn't have it any other way! I'm working on updating the site with many new topper listings for orders and am also working on exclusive tutorials with "Best Friends For Frosting" and "SugarED" which I'm very excited about! https://www.facebook.com/EdibleDetails http://www.edibledetails.com EVERYDAY PARTY MAGAZINE

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A few of Brittany’s favorite and most popular creations...

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CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG A real party by a mom that loves throwing her daughter cool parties.

My daughter LOVES dogs. She has a dog, but to be fair, she LOVES Clifford the Big Red Dog even more than her own. So, when her 4th birthday rolled around, we knew the theme right away. I started planning this party around 4 months in advance. I like to develop a theme early on (March when she is a September baby). This allows me to search for deals at various shops such as: Target, Oriental Trading, Ikea, and Michael's. I bought many of the items featured in this party at Oriental Trading, Target Dollar Section, and Michael's. Olivia's party had a general flow of the party planned out, but as guests arrive, things and times change. The party was set at 1PM on a Saturday. This gave the children time to visit the several stations laid out. When guests arrived, they were directed to the Adoption Center where they adopted a Webkinz puppy (which were stuffed dogs in an actual crate). Next, the guests were directed to the grooming station where they gave their puppy a bath, filled out their adoption certificate, and chose a collar for their pup. The guests also received a puppy dog hat or homemade puppy paw corker bows, and created their very own dog tag necklace. Of course, the children couldn't just fill out their adoption certificate, it needed to be framed. The guests each hand painted their very own picture frame (wooden frames purchased at Ikea). When all of the stations were completed, the items were placed in their "Doggy bags" for take home. Then it was lunch time. The tables were laid out about an hour before the party started. Each child had their own dog bowl to eat out of and their own fire hydrant cup.

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DOG PARTY CONT. I let Olivia set the tables, and choose where to place each friend's place card. They had Puppy punch, hot dogs, fruit kabobs, and chips. All of the guests enjoyed their lunch. Next it was pup-cake time. Each pup-cake was hand made by my daughter and myself. The colors of the party were red, white, and black. The pup-cakes matched with red icing and cocoa puffs (to look like dog food) and black icing with Scooby Doo dog treats (cinnamon graham cookies in the shape of dog bones). The birthday girl blew out her four candles and was ready to switch into her bathing suit. In fact, I believe all of the guests couldn't wait to get wet. September parties in Florida are hot, so water had to be incorporated. We have two waterslides that were purchased before the party for actual get togethers on our block. They were purchased at an extreme discount (paid $150 for two water slides after season that would have cost over $800 in season) at Target. Olivia even put fake poop in the water. It was hysterical. My daughter and several of her guests said that this was the best party they have had or ever been to. It was a great day! MJ Vehmeier is a school teacher and party lover in central FL.

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SHAMROCKS ‘N’ STACHES St. Patrick’s Day Play Date By Staci Golden Lizard and Ladybug

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SHAMROCKS ‘N’ STACHES By: Staci Golden Lizard N Ladybug

St. Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays that can often be overlooked. So I wanted to create a cute (and very simple) party to celebrate this fun holiday. An after school play date made perfect sense. I decided Shamrocks & Staches would be the perfect theme. I wanted to keep the menu ‘snackfoody’, somewhat healthy, and simple. Our after-school activities were Making & coloring rainbows and a shamrock hunt throughout the house. How I put this Shamrocks & Staches play date together: Jessica, Let’s Get This Party Started, created all of the printables. Contractor’s paper, from the home improvement store, is my go-to table cover when the kids are doing crafts. It’s cheap, practical & cute! I had the shamrocks from last year & used them for our Shamrock hunt. The snacks came from the store. A few Lucky Charm snack bars cut in half made perfect bite-size bites. Sprite with a drop of green food coloring turned into the Leprechaun Lemonade. And a rainbow of fruit on bamboo sticks.

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SUPERCHICK Genevieve Richer answers personal questions and announces the winner of her recent Kandy Kone Styling Contest.

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SUPERCHICK Genevieve Richer, known more famously as THE Superchick is a mom of three and an Event Stylist. She has an insane obsession with creativity and taking new risks and designs to a whole new level! She is a trendsetting Stylist, the mastermind behind Superchickland & the creator of the Kandy Kone™! She radiates confidence, tells it like it is and takes EVERYTHING she does to the next level! Visit her lifestyle blog for party inspiration & an overflow of witty banter! Kandy Kones™ are the next exciting addition to the party world! You can fill the Kandy Kones with sweet treats, candies, nuts, chocolates or whatever you fancy, the possibilities are endless! Kandy Kones are the new modern twist to a classic paper cone creating a spectacular new vessel that's eye catching, unique and being able to display desserts in a whole new way! Kandy Kones can be CUSTOM ordered to match ANY party theme or color palette! Imagine all the fun things that you can add and match to your party theme! Genevieve is so passionate about Kandy Kones and wants to start a new trend in the way we see, think, and decorate dessert tables. Being an event stylist is about re-inventing yourself and being able to showcase your true passion and art for a theme or your design. She recently hosted a Kandy Kone Styling Challenge to showcase the many possibilities her creations can have and how it can define and change a party one design at a time. Here is how the contest worked and who entered this awesome challenge!

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SUPERCHICK Q&A Everyday Party Magazine: Who is the Superchick? Superchick: Once upon a time, she was my alter ego, but she and I quickly became one! EMP: Who inspires you? SC: Fearless, independent women! EMP: What inspires you? SC: Color, photography, fashion, design… Everything! EMP: Why the Kandy Kone? SC:Because they’re innovative! "In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different" - Coco Chanel My Kandy Kones are different! EMP: Who is your favorite band/group? SC: Depends on my mood! The pendulum can swing from Pink to Krall in a blink! EMP: Who would you go through time to meet if you could? SC: Coco Chanel EMP: What are your dreams for the future? SC: Biz wise… I have this vision! I want to empower women somehow! Teach, coach… idk! Maybe I’ll grow Superchickland into something more authentic! A creative platform where women can harness their inner Superchick! Whoa! How Fab would THAT be?! EMP: What is your favorite drink? SC: Grey Goose + Red Bull EMP: If anyone in the world could plan your dream event, who would it be and what would it be for? SC: I want Colin Cowie! FLAT____LINING at the very thought!!! And I’m thinking a LUXE, weekend long event for a few close friend! Beachfront property… Tuscan themed brunch, evening clambake … OMG! Freaking out!!!!! EMP: What is your favorite color? SC: purple… no blue… green… orange maybe

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WHERE TO FIND THE SUPERCHICK! SHOP: http://www.etsy.com/shop/SuperchickStudios BLOG: www.superchickstudios.com

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Introducing our first ever "Kandy Kone Styling Challenge"!!! (8) FABULOUS Superchicks are battling it out to win the title of Supreme Superchick Stylist!!! Who will reign as the ultimate Kandy Kone Styling Queen?! But before I jump in, I have to spill some truth! This challenge stems from a place of styling BOREDOM! It's true! Clients are consistently asking me for Kandy Kone "styling tips" & honestly, I'm fresh out of brilliance!!! The Challenge Deets! 1 ~ Challengers were asked to INCLUDE 6 custom Kandy Kones in a VDay themed display! 2 ~ They were asked to FILL their kones creatively! 3~ And MOST IMPORTANTLY, they were asked to STYLE their kones in a unique, imaginative, trend setting! The Competitors {8} Total 1 ~ Audrey from Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats with Love Is Golden! 2 ~ Jasmine from IDEA! Event + style with Mint To Be! 3 ~ Feather from Printable Parties To Go with Cupid's Candy Shoppe! 4 ~ Melissa from (Truly Chic Inspirations) with Lovestruck! 5 ~ Lauren McKinsey with I Pick You! 6 ~ Talia from Luxe. Event Design LLC with VDay B.L.U.E! 7 ~ Nicole from The Party Animal with Bear Hugs & Kisses! 8 ~ JoAnne from Oh Goodie Designs with Love Is Wild! These designers took Kandy Kones to a whole new level and made them all look super CHIC! The best part is that we get to show you who the WINNER is show you their design and get to know a little about the winner!

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AND THE WINNER IS... Love is Golden by Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats! This is what Audrey had to say;

It was SO fun to see all the different concepts come to life! I never cease to be amazed by all the incredible party styling talent out there and this challenge was no exception. I feel honored to party with these SUPER CHICKS ;) My theme: Love is {GOLDEN} I wanted to work with a palette of pale pink and gold! I knew I'd be incorporating lots of vintage goodness...but honestly...I let this display flow pretty naturally. I asked my talented friend Barb Conner, of Cross Creek Antiques in Fairfax {Simply Iowa}, if I could setup in the front greenhouse of her shop. Barb has the MOST amazing antique shop EVER... I've spent a LOT of time there (I grew up directly across the street!) I venture down often when I'm in party planning mode...for inspiration...and to find the perfect party props :)It was a chilly afternoon to be setting an outdoor display...about 13 degrees I think...but the sun was shining so that was a definite bonus! Barb did laps with me through her shop...pulling pieces to work into the dessert table...it was SO fun just watching things come together! I've been working with some new Cake Pop decorating techniques, and this gave me the perfect reason to play with them some more! I made some with a golden "marbled" effect that really stood out.I almost always add some semi-homemade treats to my dessert displays. It's a nice way to add some variety to the table, without the stress of creating everything from-scratch. For this particular table, I added gold-tone food coloring spray to decorate some store-bought meringues and heart-shaped marshmallows. Easy Peazy! I also want to thank my friend Kristi of Luella B. Photography and Design for working a little editing magic! I take my own party photos...but I'm by NO means a professional. I hope you enjoy my submission! It was really fun to put together...and gave me a chance to play around in my kitchen...which I rarely pass up :) Sources: Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats Display Styling, Desserts and Photography Super Chick Studios Custom Kandy Kones Simply Iowa Vintage props, event location Green Party Goods Striped paper straws (Cake Pop "sticks")

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A little bit about Genevieve’s cojudges, Courtney and Bird. Courtney, author of Push-Up Pops and Candy Making For Kids, as well as, the founder of Pizzazzerie; and Bird of Bird’s Parties and Bird’s Party Magazine; and the Superchick herself had the daunting task of voting on the Kandy Kone contest. Courtney Whitmore is a well known Stylist and Writer in the Entertaining world, as well as in decor. She has released two books, Push-Up Pops and Candy Making For Kids, with a 3rd book to be released in 2013. Courtney is an expert on all things party and is very well known for Pizzazzerie her own blog that’s a great resource for parties and diy’s, tips, and recipes. https://www.facebook.com/Pizzazzerie www.pizzazzerie.com

A creative mom of two, graphic designer, editor, party extraordinaire and lifestyle blogger. She founded Bird's Party and Bird's Party Magazine as way of sharing her creative ideas and connecting with like-minded friends, bloggers and industry professionals. Bird offers party stationery, custom invitations, party goods, Christmas and holiday printable cards and party decorations, party planning, party ideas, party inspiration - party designs and printable fun! Her party designs, events and editorials have been seen on numerous international publications both in print and online.

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$50 TOTAL BUDGET PARTY Bubbles and Fun by: Jessica Roe Let’s Get This Party Started!

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$50 Budget Party Bubbles and Fun! Jessica Roe Let’s Get This Party Started!

When Suzanne and I first discussed doing an e-magazine, I knew that it needed to include easy to replicate and budget friendly parties. With that thought in mind, we decided that each issue will showcase an entire party for at least 6 guests for $50 total. Printables to coordinate with the party will always be included to download for personal use. Our first $50 party is reminiscent of a party my mom hosted for me as a child. My mom always worked so hard to make sure my sister and I had memorable parties. We celebrated birthdays, end of the school years, beginning of the school years, holidays, and regular days that just needed a little extra celebration! For my childhood party, my mother set up a plastic kiddie pool and filled it up with water and Mr. Bubble. My friends and I played in that pool for hours, and even more than 30 years later, I still smile when I think about it. For this party, I created a nontraditional circle invitation with overlapping dots to mimic bubbles. I chose to carry that theme throughout al of the printables and party decorating. To help stay within the budget, I served finger foods and snacks. I decorated my backdrop with wrapping paper from Target. The activities were simple and affordable, two pools, bubble wrap, blowing bubbles, and bubble art. Favors were dressed up items from the dollar spot at Target and the Dollar Tree.

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For the foods, I chose to use kid friendly, fun finger foods. I served grapes, Captain Crunch mixed berries cereal, store-bought cupcakes, mini marshmallows, jello jigglers, juice pouches, and water with blue circle ice cubes. The food cost just about $13 from Target and my local grocery store, Publix. I had just purchased doughnut holes for my own sons the day before, so I used those as well. They cost $3, and we used less than half the container. I also ALWAYS have candy at my house to use for various parties and gatherings. *Party styling tip- I re-use gum balls for all my parties for decor or filler. Some is bought online to match specific color schemes, but a lot of it is purchased locally at various party stores or mass merchants on clearance and saved. The gum balls I used for this party were from Family Dollar and just $0.50 for a yard of red, white, and green gum balls. The doughnuts and gum balls add another $3.50 to the food budget, for a total of $16.50 so far. I kept the backdrop simple and affordable. I found fun wrapping paper at Target for just $3 per roll and stapled half the roll to a piece of scrap wood we had in the garage. On the table, I used a vinyl table cloth I have had for years, but a simple sheet would work well too.

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BUBBLES AND FUN CONT. I originally intended on using a plain sheet, easily purchased at Wal-mart for $3, and bubble paint it for the backdrop, but that was a Pinterest fail for me. I have a large collection of clear glass vessels and white serving dishes that can easily be used with any party style or theme. Instead of using a traditional cupcake stand or simple large serving platter, I chose to use a clear chip and dip plate. I used the attached dip bowl to hold mini marshmallows, for height, I added an extra bottle of bubbles I had. I placed the cupcakes on the chip plate and added embellished toothpick toppers to every other cupcake. The activities were simple, affordable, and most importantly, FUN! I filled an $11 kiddie pool from Toys R Us with an entire bottle of bubble bath and water. There were more bubbles than water, and the kids LOVED it. I borrowed another pool and filled it with a few inches of water and added half filled balloons. I used my clear glass drink dispenser for a bubble refill dispenser, and simply added car wash soap and water. I was lucky and stumbled on bubble wands for $0.25 at Walmart to use, but I planned on making some with pipe cleaners. The kids table was covered in recycled bubble wrap. The bubble wrap served as a decoration and an activity. I had paper available for the kids to texture color and paint with as well. For an added pop of fun against my plain white vinyl fence, I hung one of our regular pool floats. I recently saw them at Target, but I used our old one. I try to always send guests home with useful favors. For this party, bubbles were the easy and obvious choice. I found small bottles of Mr. Bubble in the Dollar Spot at Target. If I hadn’t found them, I would have purchased a large bottle of bubbles and poured it into travel size bottles as favors for roughly the same cost. I also included Dollar Tree blowing bubbles. To dress the plain bottles up, I used adhesive paper from JoAnn’s. It cost just under $2 and I still have 2/3 of it left for future projects. I used it to recover the bubble bottles and embellish the plain plastic cups on the food table. Finally, I added a few pieces of Double Bubble Bubble Gum from a Dollar Tree bag. I used a cello bag with a tag on it to hold the favors, but I think a simple lunch bag style paper bag would be cute too!

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I used simple blue plates and polka dot napkins from Walmart purchased for just $1.50. I placed them in a $0.50 oval mini bucket from the Dollar Tree. I used some of the sparkling blue adhesive paper left over to add circle punched embellishments to plain clear cups. I also added card stock bubbles to paper straws from Target. Though, the straws went unused. The kids had a blast, and I have been asked a few times for a repeat party. I truly hope this inspires you to celebrate without breaking the bank. Many times the simplest concept is the most fun! Cost break down: Dollar Tree items; Large blue bowl for drinks, (2) 3-packs of bubbles, bubble gum, bubble bath for the pool, 2-pack small blue oval bowls. $6 total Target; (6) Mr. Bubble bubble bath ($6), balloons for the second pool ($2), jello ($0.50), wrapping paper for the backdrop ($3), grapes ($1.50). $13 total Walmart; Bubble wands with extra bubbles ($1.50), plates ($1), napkins ($0.50) $3 total Toys R Us; large kiddie pool $12 total Publix grocery store; cupcakes ($7/12), cereal ($2.50), Capri Sun($1.50) $11 total Joann Fabric; blue adhesive paper $1.50 Overall total; $46.50 Added gum balls and doughnut holes $3.50 Free printables available for personal use http://www.scribd.com/documents

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VENDOR SPOTLIGHT

Suzanne and I both consider ourselves so blessed to be able count Kori a friend. She is a true and genuine person and a gifted artist. Her work speaks for itself. http://www.etsy.com/shop/ paperandpigtails http://www.paperandpigtailsparty.com/ https://www.facebook.com/ PaperandPigtails ~Jess

Paper & Pigtails is starting 2013 with a lot of fun and a lot of new printables! I have had the chance to work with other sites and companies to provide new free downloads and designs and hope to be able to offer more throughout the year! I have been having a blast recently coming up with designs for Valentines for DIY Network! I was able to combine my love of silly puns and graphics to come up with some cute free downloads. Kori’s amazing work has been featured by hgtv, DIY network, celebrate magazine, Kara's party ideas book! Yum food and fun magazine, occasions magazine, huffington post home, style me pretty, oh hello friend, Amy atlas, HWTM, and more! EVERYDAY PARTY MAGAZINE

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A few of Kori’s newest designs and a few of her all time favorites...

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AN EASTER DUCKLING BRUNCH By: Suzanne Olvey Fanciful Events

Why not celebrate the little ducklings in our life? What a sweet and unique twist for an Easter Design. I decided to do a sweet, simple Easter brunch and use a touch of ducklings throughout her theme. I wanted to do this theme a little differently and change up the pastel color scheme with coral, turquoise, yellow and touches of gold. Since this was a “duckling” theme. I wanted there to be lots of “egg” elements throughout the dessert table so I incorporated them in the decor, dessert displays. I used egg cartons filled with fun candies as take home favors. I also added the fun and festive Easter “Nutcrackers” to the decor.

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EASTER DUCK BRUNCH CONT. The brunch menu was simple but full of wonderful things such as waffles on a stick, powdered donuts, mini cinnamon rolls, mini blueberry muffins, donut holes, mini cupcakes, and a couple of sweet treats. Vendor Credits: Concept, Design, and Styling: Fanciful Events Ruffled Garland and Duckling Pegs and Bunny Peg: Craft That Party Little Fondant Duckling: Edible Details Ice Cream Mini Cups, Yellow Candy Cups, Mint Straws: The Tomkat Studio Balloons, Egg Cartoons, Candy Pedestal: Shop Sweet Lulu Pedestal by: The Pastry Pedestal Printables done by : Let’s Get This Party Started Photography by: Amy Craft Photography

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SWEET TEMPTATIONS https://www.facebook.com/ SweetTemptations.me

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OPERATION SHOWER Birdies for the Brave Ft. Campbell, KY

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OPERATION SHOWER What is Operation Shower? Operation Shower is about celebrating and honoring military families and providing joyful baby showers to ease the burden of deployment. How it got started: Operation Shower was started back in March of 2007 by LeAnn Morrissey when she was looking for a way to give back to her uncle who was deployed overseas and was asked to send a card to 4 women who were expecting babies while their spouses were deployed. LeAnn decided to try to do much more for these families. She set out with family and friends to send a “shower in a box” to the four military families who were expecting babies while the husband was deployed. The overwhelming support she received putting these boxes together and the messages of thanks she received from these moms left her with little doubt that this was something worth doing — over and over again! She joined with Kris Jackson, to hold the first unit-wide shower at Ft. Bragg, NC in June 2007. From that point forward, they made it official and Operation Shower was born! As of August 2012, the Operation Shower team has, through the generous donations of individuals and corporations and through volunteer-power, showered over 850 women. We have held 24 unit-wide showers on military bases across the country for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and National Guard. Operation Shower feels blessed and honored to be able to join with these women for a special celebration during what is otherwise an often stressful time. The showers provide wonderful items for the new babies and moms, and help bring the women together to celebrate with others in the same situation. Operation Shower was founded specifically because we know that moms in a military family who hold it all together at home — moms who go through a pregnancy without their spouse by their side, deployed to a another part of the world, proudly serving our country, but wishing they could do more for those at home — these moms deserve our support, our thanks, our love and of course, they deserve a party!

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OPERATION SHOWER CONT. Operation Shower is run by: LeAnn Morrissey who is the Chief Shower Officer of Operation Shower and is responsible for the overall management of Operation Shower, as well as implementing the organization’s strategic plan, mission and working to make each and every shower an event that is worthy of the women and families they support. & Amy Belle Isle who is responsible for the spectacular event planning related to the unit-wide showers and Operation Shower events and make sure that each box that each Military mom receives is beautiful and full of what they need. Operation Shower was founded specifically for moms in a military family who hold it all together at home — moms who go through a pregnancy without their spouse by their side, deployed to a another part of the world, proudly serving our country, but wishing they could do more for those at home — these moms deserve our support, our thanks, love and the greatest baby shower they could imagine! Operation Shower has put on so many wonderful baby showers so far and have many more to go but here is one of their favorite showers that they did recently! Ft. Campbell, KY Photography by: www.facebook.com/ holleylorainphotography

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Ft. Campbell, Ky Over the Moon Shower Sponsor List: Birdies for the Brave PGA Tour Carousel Designs Paper & Cake The Marshmallow Studio A Twist of Cake and more...

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EARTH DAY ---> PAY IT FORWARD 2013 By: Jessica Roe Let’s Get This Party Started!

Earth day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970. The brain child of Wisconsin Democratic Senator Gaylord Nelson, was proposed to bring national attention to environmental protection. As time has progressed, Earth Day celebrations are wildly used as an opportunity to involve the younger generation in community clean up. I hosted my party to celebrate Earth Day, as well as start a chain of “paying it forward”. I am blessed to live in beautiful, sunny, central FL. However, recently with the beauty, Floridians have had to live with an increasing amount of vacant homes. My neighborhood was targeted by many real estate speculators several years back. Since many of these speculators didn’t actually live in the homes, we are left with vacant, overgrown eyesores in our neighborhood.

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EARTH DAY CONT. For my party, I invited five friends to meet at my house. I included work gloves in the invitation. I warned them that this party would be all about work first, followed by an evening of fun, food, and fellowship. When everyone arrived, we chose an empty house and began clearing away the trash. We cut back the overgrowth, cleaned the exterior windows, re-mulched the flower beds, and did general light maintenance in the front and side yards without actually altering the the house. (While it REALLY needs an exterior coat of paint, I am not legally allowed to do that) With so many friends, we were able to finish all the work fairly quickly. Once we finished, we enjoyed the simple and light food table I set up using scrap lumber and pallets we found in the yard. I embellished the table with scrap fabric bunting, an engineer print of the invitation, rustic containers, and green serving platters. I used reusable bottles and mason jars to drink out of, and my personal service-ware to eat with. As the sun set, we cleaned up our tools and walked back to my house to let our kids play while we relaxed around

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our fire pit and enjoyed frosty beverages and hot roasted marshmallow s’mores. It was a lot of hard work, and a very tiring day, but it was truly gratifying to be a small part of a neighborhood revolution to Pay it Forward. We are still working on our next Pay it Forward Day, but, I am sure it will be soon!

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In our next issue, we will chat with Courtney about her new book, Frostings!

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ABBY’S 1ST HOPPY BIRTHDAY A real mom birthday party!

by Stephanie Von Csaky-Kaplan A little about Abby's party: When baby Abby was born she looked like a little Bunny. She was so soft and delicate. Her nose was so little and her eyes were so big. She reminded me of the bunnies in Bambi. So I just had to do a HOPPY BIRTHDAY theme party to celebrate my little bunny's 1st birthday. I decided to do a soft pastel theme and use her sweet baby picture as a main decorative element throughout the theme. I made the dessert table simple and very sweet and decided to go with a present backdrop. As party favors the kids got to take home sweet little bunny ears and candy filled to look like carrots! It was a fun and memorable day!

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VENDOR CREDITS: Printables: http:// www.totfulmemories.com Ceramic Bunnies: Pier 1 Vanilla Cupcakes: Albertson’s Pink Bunny Mini Sprinkles: http:// www.gygi.com Bunny Marshmallows: Target Crystal Tree: Pottery Barn Kids table center flowers: Pottery Barn Balloons, Napkins, plates: Lets Party Candy: Carousel Fine Candy Monterey, CA Photography and cake pops: Stephanie Von Csaky-Kaplan

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BIRD HOUSE By: Stefani Khan La Belle Parties My boys love birds so we decided to have a For the Birds party. I used our collection of bird houses to decorate the snack table. I found a super cute bird jar at Home Goods that I filled it with pretzel sticks/twigs. It was my big splurge for $17. I wrapped the handles of the push up pop containers with twine, filled them with trail mix then put mini cupcake wrappers on the top and bottom and voila, bird feeders. I made haystack cookies shaped into birds nests with jelly beans inside and hung them from the tree in an old school pie tin bird feeder. For a little fun and creativity I channeled my inner DC Cupcakes and made a tree branch with the mini cupcakes. I used a foam pool noodle covered with packaging wrap and stuck the cupcakes on with tooth picks. I added a metal rod in the middle of the noodle to make it stand up. Finally I served red punch/ nectar in mason jars as hummingbird feeders.

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BIRD HOUSE CONT. For our activities we made bird feeders to hang in the trees. The kids used cookie cutters to cut out their shapes and I used a straw to make the whole for the twine. Then we set them aside to dry. And what is a for the birds party without building a bird house? Well after making bird houses with my kids and waiting for paint and glue to dry, I decided to mix things up and go non traditional. We made edible bird houses! I gave them graham crackers, candy and frosting and let them have fun. Styling and Photography by: La Belle Parties Printables by: Let’s Get This Party Started

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VENDOR SPOTLIGHT

Many of you may know Renee for her AMAZING cookie and cake pop talents. And while she has moved away from creating her yummy goodies, she is equally as talented at designing logos (she designed the magazine Logo), wedding invitations, and other paper party goods. And, as if that is not enough, Renee is a top notch photographer! All of that talent, and she is as sweet as pie too. ~Jess

About Renee: This is where you get to learn more about me! For starters, I'm based out of Tampa, Florida. I've lived here for most of my life, minus two years spent living and working in downtown Akron, Ohio. Today, I'm happy to be back in the Sunshine State as a newlywed, with my wonderful husband, Brandon, and our two ridiculously spoiled pups, Bella and Maci. Besides those important details, I'm a fanatic for blogs, music, miniature schnauzers, and an amazingly styled dessert table. I have a major sweet tooth and I love to bake up new concoctions in my spare time. I'm shamelessly addicted to Pinterest, vintage typography, quotes, and all things party planning. When I graduated in 2008, my college degree labeled me as a graphic designer, but I've always dabbled in all areas of creativity and design. These days, I can be found doing anything from designing invitations to having a fun little photo-shoot, or even hand-decorating sugar cookies. Want to get to know me even better? Feel free to drop me a line, I'd love to talk! Or better yet, I can always be found over on my Facebook page or on my blog posting my latest projects and day-to-day inspiration. I can't wait to hear from you! EVERYDAY PARTY MAGAZINE

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SPRING FIESTA BY: SUZANNE OLVEY Fanciful Events

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SPRING FIESTA by: Suzanne Olvey Fanciful Events

Spring time in San Antonio is all about Fiesta! To me, Fiesta is also about celebrating family, health, and fun. And what could be more fun than a home made Fiesta? I didn’t do very much for this party except decorate a small table with candy. I found festive store bought cupcakes, party decor and favors that would be used to really give that FIESTA feeling! I used simple store bought party hats that I embellished with poms, party blowers and confetti of course! For such a simple and easy party it turned out to be a fun, light hearted Spring fiesta that was also about celebrating my daughters and their friends! We realized that sometimes you just need to stop and take it all in and know it is worth celebrating! Hope you will throw yourself a little fiesta fun too!

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SPRING FIESTA CONT. Styling and Party hats by Fanciful Events Balloon, confetti, fringed garland and candy cups from Shop Sweet Lulu

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Suzanne and I would like to thank Renee Nicole Designs for her dedication to making our magazine logos look amazing. Renee was a dream to work with, and we are so lucky to have her in our Everyday Party family. xoxoxo ~Jess We would also like to thank our amazing contributors for their hard work.

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