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Valentine’s Day Inspiration Recipes Kids Parties Free Printables On the cover: Lilley’s Baptismal Shower by A Lively Affair


October 2016 Volume 4, Issue 4

Features: On the cover: Lilley’s Baptismal Shower by A Lively Affair pg. 38 Valentine’s Day Inspiration begins on pg. 16 Easter Parties begin on pg. 62

Contents:

Recipes: Sprinkled White Chocolate Fudge by Fronie Mae Bakes pg. 72

Mardi Gras Earrings by Everyday Party Magazine pg. 34

Chocolate Caramel Butter Cream Valentine Mini Cakes by Everyday Party Magazine pg. 22

Free Printables: Football Banner by Pineapple Paper Company pg. 14

DIY: Love Nest Sign by Ritzy Parties pg. 16

Play Ball Baseball Party by Custom Mae’d pg. 36

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Contents:

* pg. 38 ~ Lilley’s Baptismal Show- *pg. 72 ~ Sprinkled White Chocoer late Fudge A Lively Affair Fronie Mae Bakes

* pg. 8 ~ Guns or Glitter Gender Reveal Party A Lively Affair

* pg. 44 ~ St. Patrick’s Day Celebra- * pg. 74 ~ Magical Unicorn Party tion Jen T. by Design Everyday Party Magazine

* pg. 14 ~ Football Banner Pineapple Paper Company for Everyday Party Magazine

* pg. 50 ~ Play Ball Baseball Party Custom Mae’d

* pg. 16 ~ Love Nest Sign DIY Ritzy Parties

* pg. 56 ~ Mix, Make, and Mingle Birthday Floral Arranging Class at Home Fern and Maple Events

* pg. 22 ~ Chocolate Caramel Buttercream Valentine Mini Cakes Everyday Party Magazine * pg. 24 ~ Follow Your Heart Valentine’s Day Brunch BellaGrey Designs

* pg. 82 ~ My Little Pony Party Carmen Navarro Designs

* pg. 88 ~ Tea Party Creativities Galore

* pg. 62 ~ Hoppy Easter Creativities Galore * pg. 68 ~ Easter Brunch Pineapple Paper Company * pg. 30 ~ Oscar’s Party LAURA’S little PARTY * pg. 34 ~ Mardi Gras Earrings DIY Everyday Party Magazine

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Letter from the Editor As I sit here and reflect on each issue I have put together over the last several years, I can’t help but get a smile on my face. It has truly been a blessing to work with so many amazing stylists, designers, graphic artists, bakers, cookie artists, and everyone in between. This issue, is packed full of amazing parties, free printables, recipes, and Spring inspiration. Thank you all so much for your constant support! We are currently accepting submissions for the Summer and Fall 2017 issues, as well as seasonally appropriate content for the blog, www.everydaypartymag.com.

~xo Jess

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Guns or Glitter Gender Reveal Party by A Lively Affair

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haring the excitement of finding out your new baby’s gender is one that many expectant parents are embracing by way of a now increasingly popular gender reveal party. So, when Dad is a super tough FBI agent and Mom is a self professed “girly-girl” a “Guns or Glitter” gender reveal is the only way to go. I was so happy to create a memorable event for second time around parents-to-be and a really excited big sister. Naturally, I used camouflage and glittery pink decor along with custom designed signage. To encourage friends and family to make their guesses a tally board was created and surprisingly, Team Guns and Team Glitter were evenly divided. Many gender reveals use balloons in boxes, confetti or baked good with a blue or pink center. In this case, I wanted to use silly string to reveal the gender. Silly string is a little unexpected and well, silly. Not to mention super fun! With festive scrapbook paper, ribbon and double-stick tape, the cans, with color-coded tops removed, were easily transformed to something befitting the theme. Tip: Be sure to leave the pink or blue tops at home so there is no chance to accidentally give away the big secret. I think the best part of using silly string is how much fun the guests had dousing Mom, Dad and Big Sister in what turned out to be PINK string! A pink sequin linen, camouflage toy guns, custom backdrop and balloon garland were used to carry the theme through to my party staple, a dessert station. The anchor of the dessert station was a fabulous tiered cake with pink icing ruffles and buttercream and fondant in earthy shades of greens and browns. To finish off the cake, a camouflage onesie and pink tiara cookies were used as a topper. Cookies in shapes of onesies and tiaras, green and pink shimmering cake pops and glistening cupcakes enticed guests and were the perfect ending to a super sweet reveal. With so much excitement for her arrival, this sweet Baby Girl is already loved beyond measure. Cheers for all things GLITTER!


Many thanks to the vendors who aided in pulling together a really fun reveal! Styling: A Lively Affair Photography: Sarah Vanderford Photography/ Graphic Design: Amber Dominique Designs Events & Creative Outlook Designs Cake and Cupcakes: Just Cupcakes Cookies & Cake Pops: Cookies by Design Virginia Beach Rentals: Distinctive Event Rentals


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Football Banner

by Pineapple Paper Company for Everyday Party Magazine

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re you hosting a party for the big game this year? We typically host or attend a family friendly football party. It’s our year to host again and I am pretty excited. My husband’s hometown team is Rising Up and he could not be more excited to see them play in the big game. I am excited to watch the commercials and the half time show. I really don’t follow football, so I call it a win that I even know who is playing! When I realized it was our year to host the party, I was dramatically underprepared. I reached out to my friend from Pineapple Paper Company to see if she could help me with the printables and of course she came through, as she always does with a printable banner I love! The banner will be available on the blog on Friday, February 3rd as a free printable. Vendor Credits:: Styling and Photography by Everyday Party Magazine Printables by Pineapple Paper Company


Love Nest Sign DIY by: Ritzy Parties

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his “Love Nest” sign on a wood slice is the perfect DIY décor for Valentine’s Day. In a pretty, unexpected palette of red, aqua and pink, it’s not only unique, but very stylish. Black and white striped ribbon gives it a modern twist. In any room of your home, this cute DIY wood sign is a real “tweet”! What You’ll Need: Large Wood Slice Craft Paint in Aqua Paintbrush Pink Pom Pom Trim Black and White Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Fabric Tac Glue by Beacon Adhesives Kunin EcoFelt in Red and Sandstone Scissors Glittered leaves, trimmed from silk floral stems Hot Glue and Glue Gun Sizzix 3D Flower Die Sizzix Calligraphy Alphabet Thinlets White Cardstock Sizzix Big Shot Machine


Begin by applying a single layer of the aqua craft paint onto the surface of the wood slice. Leave about a ¼” border, as shown. Using the Sizzix Calligraphy Alphabet, cut the words “love nest” from white cardstock and apply to the surface of the wood slice with craft glue. Adhere the twig branches to the wood slice with hot glue. They should come from the left center and twist slightly, just like real tree branches would. Note that the twigs do not lay flat on the sign, but are dimensional. Using Sizzix 3D Flower die and Big Shot machine, cut approximately five to seven large and small flowers from red felt. Assemble the flowers, and glue to the surface of the wood slice in a cascading design, ensuring that the base of the twig branches is concealed fully. Trim approximately twenty pink pom poms from the trim, and glue to the border of the wood slice, leaving about ¼” of space between each pom pom, as shown. Glue individual glittering leaves to the twigs to cover the ends, and give the appearance of a tree with leaves. Hand cut birds can be created by hand cutting the shapes from Kunin EcoFelt in Sandstone, and glued to the bottom branch. Use a black marker to create the eye, and a small triangular scrap of red felt to create a beak. A small red heart cut from red felt makes a cute accent. Hand cut birds can be created by hand cutting the shapes from Kunin EcoFelt in Sandstone, and glued to the bottom branch. Use a black marker to create the eye, and a small triangular scrap of red felt to create a beak. A small red heart cut from red felt makes a cute accent. Once the glue has dried, your “Love Nest” sign is ready to hang!


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Chocolate Caramel Cream Buttercream Cakes by Everyday Party Magazine

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e will find any reason to celebrate, and enjoy cake…and Valentine’s Day is great reason to make heart shaped mini cakes!

I started with a boxed cake mix, but, I added an extra egg, and substituted butter for oil. I also baked it in a casserole style dish. While the cake was baking, I made the caramel sauce for the buttercream and the buttercream frosting. I was inspired by Tikkido’s recipe for Salted Caramel Buttercream. I tweaked the recipe for caramel sauce from the Caramel Creams website, but, instead of regular caramel creams, I used Chocolate Caramel Creams. I unwrapped two dozen Chocolate Caramel Creams and placed them in a double boiler with 1/2 a cup of heavy cream. I heated them over medium high heat until the caramels melted into a sauce. I creamed butter and sugar in a mixer and added vanilla extract and heavy cream, as I would for any buttercream recipe. Next, I added just under 3/4 of a cup of caramel sauce, and mixed it well. Once the cake was fully baked, I flipped it onto a cookie cooling rack. I let it cool some, and carefully cut out 6 heart shapes using a cookie cutter. I put the heart shaped mini cakes in the freezer for an hour, and then sliced them in half, giving me 12 heart shaped mini cakes. Now it was time to add the frosting, I added a generous amount of frosting on one cake and then added a heart on top. I made a simple chocolate ganache with heavy cream and chocolate chips. Cook 1 Cup of cream in a sauce pan over medium heat until it reaches a gentle boil. Remove from heat, and add 1 and 1/3 Cup of chocolate chips. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes. Stir gently, and allow to sit for 10 to 15 more minutes. Drizzle over the heart shaped mini cakes. I put the cakes back on the cooling rack over a cookie sheet before I covered them with the ganache. Finally, I added a quick dusting of powdered sugar on the corner of the mini cakes and served them with fresh strawberries. Look for the pin-able and printable recipe on the blog 2/7


Follow Your Heart Valentine’s Day Brunch by BellaGrey Designs

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t’s all about following your heart and doing what you love! What I love is styling pretty parties and photo-shoots, complete with easy peasy DIYs! I also love the color combo of gold and blush pink. This year, I used all of those components and brought them to life in our Follow Your Heart Valentine’s Day Brunch! I am sappy when it comes to this holiday, all about love! I chose the element of the arrow to signify following your heart. The colors gold and blush pink are reminiscent of the romance this holiday holds. Once I established the theme and colors it was easy to pull the brunch together. Dressing the table, was the first step. A simple but elegant vibe was what I wanted to create. A ruffled white tablecloth, was the base for a gold sequin and blush pink tulle runner. Clear dinner plates topped with detailed dessert plates were placed at each setting, along with a DIY arrow and name tag. A pretty pink ruffled napkin adorned each setting as well as beautiful feather angel wings on each chair. Decor is important when styling. A matching balloon garland, tissue tassel banner, XOXO and love balloons tie everything together. Adding different angles, heights and textures give the decor depth.   No party or brunch is complete without a dessert table or bar cart. Serving pink donuts with strawberry flavored heart shaped waffles and dessert shooters, is sure to please your guests. DIY marbled Oreos, strawberry popcorn, meringue cookies, Rolos, Jelly Belly jelly beans and pink gum balls are perfect for a brunch style party. Don’t forget the beverages, pink lemonade and cran-raspberry juice + champagne of your choosing is a great way to get the party started. PARTY TIP: Add mini arrows to your champagne glasses to keep with the theme and help your guest keep track of their glass.  


For more styling inspiration, follow Jennifer of BellaGrey Designs. You can find her style on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter.   Vendor Credits: Design/Styling | Jennifer Kirlin, BellaGrey Designs Balloon Garland/Tissue Banner | One Stylish Party Lite Pink/Gold Dot Baking Cups | Hoopla Events Gold Sequin Runner | Oriental Trading Company Honeycomb Balls | Celebration Lane Photography | BellaGrey Designs


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Oscar’s Party by LAURA’S little PARTY

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nd the Oscar goes to… Every year I look forward to watching the Academy awards! I love seeing the stars walk down that red carpet. The dresses. The jewels. The hairstyles. Everything about Oscar night is so glamorous! I love to set up a small area for all the award watchers in my house. Over the years I’ve had my girlfriends over so that we could watch together. I hand out Oscar ballots, pour the bubbly, and pop the corn! Looking for some Oscar party inspiration? I’ve got a couple easy ideas for you! Big or small, your Oscar party can be as fun and glamorous as you like. This year I couldn’t wait to use my new popcorn machine! I set up a fun movie sign and attached a strand of round light bulbs. I ordered a cake from Walmart and decorated it myself with star picks, and edible star glitter. I served popcorn in cute tuxedo boxes from Dollar Tree, and set them out for my guests. I served Coca-Cola in champagne glasses, and added star garland to the stems, and fun star paper straws. I kept the decor simple by setting out a glitzy gold table runner, gold balloons, paper lanterns, and an iconic cardboard standee of Audrey Hepburn. The fun part was getting to set up the party inside of my new home studio! Invite your friends over for some red carpet fun!

Vendor Credits: Styling and Photography by LAURA’S little PARTY


Mardi Gras Earrings DIY by Everyday Party Magazine

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ome years we really like to celebrate Mardi Gras with a party, good cajun food, friends, and good drinks. Other years, however, we just make a family meal and enjoy a quiet evening. This year we will celebrate quietly with family. However, my son wanted to make sure we all had something appropriately festive to wear, and he asked if he could make earrings for his aunt and cousin. (He told me I could make shirts for the boys.) I was lucky enough to find a DIY earring kit at Oriental Trading Company, and my son whipped up several pairs of earrings in no time! He started by laying out the pieces of the earrings and getting two pairs of pliers from his jewelry tool box. He started by hooking the mask to the pin, and closing the hook tightly. Next, he threaded the beads. Purple, silver, and then green. Finally, he threaded the straight pin through the earring hook, and made a loop with the pin and secured it tightly.

Photos by Everyday Party Magazine Earring kits provided by Oriental Trading Company


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Lilley’s Baptismal Shower by A Lively Affair

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here is always something special being involved in a milestone event for a family and even more sentimental when the venue has hosted every event for them from engagement parties and wedding receptions to their two children’s baptism receptions. I have come to know that in the Greek culture baptisms are a very special time for the whole extended family and a big celebration follows an amazing service filled with beautiful traditions. I met with Theresa, Lilley’s mother to determine the look and feel of this event. She knew she wanted a sophisticated look, but some whimsical elements suitable for a little girls baptism. After a trial run with floral and pulling some linen samples, we decided on blush cabana stripes with banana leaf overlays, a second blush sequin linen and gold beaded chargers. I think it’s a requirement to incorporate flamingo’s when possible and our pink feathered friends made an appearance in the lush centerpieces. It was just the right element of whimsy we were looking for. Seeing it all come together just makes me swoon. I felt pretty lucky to work with a client who’s design aesthetic is so similar to my own. You may have noticed the amazing custom crest commissioned just for sweet Lilley. Incorporating the artwork in the invitations, place cards and menu cards to the table numbers and dessert station backdrop had to be be my favorite part. I think it really pulled all the decor together for a beautiful and cohesive look. We even used the artwork for the specialty cocktail station signage. Lilley’s nick mane is “Bunny” so I created the “Cottontail”, a sweet pink drink complete with a poof of cotton (candy) tail. It was delicious! Here’s the recipe: Ingredients: Cotton Candy (pink in color) Champagne (Sprite for a non-alcoholic version) St. Germain Liqueur Dessert and sweet stations are my most favorite things to create. Can you


even believe that cake! And how about those flamingo cupcakes? I had to use my favorite cookie shop to make the sweet monogrammed cookies‌another staple at any event I design. The attention to detail is simply amazing. With so many options of truly decadent treats, you’re sure to please event the pickiest sweet tooth. To keep kids (and kids at heart) engaged, we brought in an artist specializing in charicatures. Anyone who wanted could sit for their portrait and take home as an extra special keepsake. Smiles and giggles were plentiful and a good time had by all. This was so much fun and I holding out on getting to plan her Sweet Sixteen celebration! Vendor Credits: Event Design & Styling: A Lively Affair Photography: Deanna Casey Photography Floral Design: Leslie Hartig Floral Design Linens: Waterford Event Rentals Cake, cupcakes & cake pops: Cakes by Liza Cookies: Cookies by Design Virginia Beach Macarons: Hummingbird Macarons & Desserts Venue: One Fish Two Fish Charicature Artist: Vivid Expressions & Bailey-Keen Designs Consulting & Design Studio


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St. Patrick’s Day Celebration by Everyday Party Magazine

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s a little girl, I loved learning about my family’s heritage and ancestry. I wanted to know about the family that came over on the Mayflower, and the family that rode with Paul Revere, and the family that escaped Germany and changed their names to sound more American. I liked reading about the countries that had a tie to who I was and am. As an adult, I have learned a little more, and I know I have a healthy amount of Irish in me. My mom’s maiden name is McCracken, and when I saw that I could customize a banner from Oriental Trading Company, I was so excited! I had the sign made, and used it as a backdrop for our small St. Patrick’s Day celebration. We had a few friends come over, and we enjoyed traditional Irish foods, beer, an amazing dessert, and fellowship. I ordered everything but the food and the beer for the party from Oriental Trading Company, and I loved the rustic Irish Pub look of it all! Bottle coolers were perfect for the guests that didn’t want to drink the Guinness, because, everyone needs to have an Irish beer on St. Patrick’s Day. Guests enjoyed single serve Shepard’s Pies in 5” pie pans from Baker’s Party Supply for the main course. Dessert was a decadent Chocolate Irish Cream Mousse Pie. A stack of Irish Pub napkins were stacked on the bar near the dessert plate. We enjoyed card games, and inappropriate conversations while the kids played in another room. It was a fabulous way to celebrate the holiday, and we are already planning next year’s celebration! I used green plastic beer cups as favors for the party, and I filled them with delicious brownies and gold coin candies. Look for the recipes for the Irish Cream Chocolate Mousse, the brownies, and more on the blog in late February.


Vendor Credits: Styling and Photography: Everyday Party Magazine Banner, favor cups, napkins, gold coin candies, bottle coolers: Oriental Trading Company Mini pie pans: Baker’s Party Supply


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P lay Ball Baseball Party by Custom Mae’d

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e had a ball wishing our little slugger a Happy Birthday with this red, white and blue baseball birthday party.

Our baseball inspired menu consisted of grilled hot dogs, orange slices, popcorn, peanuts and, you guessed it, Cracker Jacks! We rounded out our concessions stand with bottles of classic Coke and water bottles which featured photos of the birthday boy himself! The Autograph Sign sure was a big hit!  A baseball covered with birthday wishes from his friends certainly makes a fitting keepsake!  A one-of-akind souvenir he’ll treasure for years to come. All of the decorative items shown here were purchased as printables by Custom Mae’d and printed on our home printer, keeping our party super budget friendly!  Even they party favors are DIY!  Cracker Jacks were purchased in bulk.  To that we added a single pack of baseball cards, some bubble gum, and a baseball!  You’ve got yourself a home run! Download an ‘Autograph Sign’ for your little slugger on the EPM Blog on 3/1!  If you prefer a personalized sign as seen in the party photos above, you can purchase a printable file for $7.  Vendor Credits: Styling and photography by Custom Mae’d Mae will offer a 10% discount on all baseball party supplies for readers of Everyday Party Magazine.  Use code #EVERYDAYPARTY at Custom Mae’d on Etsy.


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Mix, Make & Mingle – Birthday F loral Arranging Class at Home by Fern and Maple Events

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love flowers, for the longest time I’ve wanted to be able to put my flowers into a vase and have them look more as I see them in my mind. Nothing too fancy, just a few simple techniques to make them look more professional would be brilliant. This led me to thinking about taking a class or two in floristry. I looked around and there were lots of options, but really classes are so much more fun with your friends. So it wasn’t long before I’d talked myself into hosting a floral workshop in my home. My birthday was coming up so it was the perfect excuse to have my friends join me for drinks, nibbles and an evening of flower arranging. I have done several events now with Susan of Bloomin Couture. I love Susan’s floral style and we always have such fun. She is very entertaining and quick to laugh. It led me to thinking that she might just make the perfect teacher and partner in crime. The words were barely out of my mouth before she had accepted and we were lining up our calendars. What fun, a craft based evening as well as good conversation and champagne. Before I knew it I’d coined the phrase “Mix, Mingle, Make”. I just can’t help myself sometimes, I always need a theme and this one perfectly represented my love of hosting a mix of friends & introducing them to new friends, as well as having an “activity”. Having something to do at a party is always a great conversation starter and always leads to laughter. It really breaks down the barriers as people don’t actually have to approach one another and start the conversation cold, they have a natural opening. Susan and I settled on 8 guests plus her and myself, a total of 10 which was manageable from both a teaching and hosting perspective. A nice mix you would say. My dining table would fit those of us learning and I had a smaller table that could be placed at the top end to give Susan the


room to teach. Next step was the invite, I wanted to incorporate my brand color, an aqua/mint in addition to pink (of course) and the feel of creating something. Ashtyn from Plum Box Express came up with a gorgeous chalk board based design with a fun font. I also used a larger version of the “mix, mingle and make” text and floral design as a larger print on the backdrop. With the invite out and my guests confirmed, the fun then began. Susan set off to select the best flower choices based on my request for shades of pink and blush and to test out arrangements that would work well for a group class. We settled on a foam based vase arrangement which is easier to work with, gives everyone a nifty trick to use at home and really looks impressive. I worked on the décor. I have a love affair with peg board at the moment. It is so versatile, you can push things into it, tie onto it and hang from it. A party planners dream really. I thought about how pretty it would look having the flowers attached to the peg board in little vases. The idea was born. I attached my Mix, Mingle and Make sign in the right position and then counted out the spots for vases. Susan came over early before the party with mini tubes that we then tied to the board with a gorgeous dahlia in each. All sourced and grown locally and bought here at the San Francisco flower mart. This gave me the backdrop for my first area of focus, the dessert table. The centerpiece for this table was the chalkboard cake. It was my birthday after all. The chalkboard design was based off the invitation


graphics and integrated perfectly with the sign, if you sat down and looked up the cake looked like part of the sign. I also added champagne bubble and rose sweets, delectable! Finishing off with more florals in candy jars. To incorporate the blackboard look and feel of the invite into the table setting I used a chalkboard oilcloth. This really can be written on with chalk and it is waterproof so works well for flower arranging. Down the center of the table I used 3 clear acrylic magazine holders as “vases”. These held the main blooms in a variety of pinks that each guest would use in their arrangement. Each guest had at their place setting a white ceramic vase and a small tray of tools. The trays from were mint and personalized with my catch phrase. I then had the floral tools (shears, wire, tape, bamboo sticks etc.) in the trays. Each tool had a tag of description and my friends were able to take home their tray and tools to use again at home. Of course I couldn’t forget a plate (a chalkboard party scene) for yummy nibbles and personalized napkins and champagne glasses. The food was nice and simple: sushi, cheeseboards and other food that could be nibbled on. I’m definitely a bubbles girl so a Champagne Bar was a must, simply decorated and with a “Champagne Please” bell. I have to admit, I was called on with a “ding ding” on more than one occasion. Very funny girls. Susan was set up on her own table with a larger tray and the tools of her trade. She walked us through


her background, the flowers and a range of techniques. We used wet foam and she helped each of us with positioning of our flowers but gave us freedom to create. It was fascinating to see how different each person’s arrangement was with all of the same tools and supplies. That is what I love about crafting and makers parties. We all had a blast. Lots of comparing our handiwork of course and I was really impressed with the fantastic floral arrangements. Susan was a great teacher and the environment was really relaxing to play around with our designs. Everyone left with a smile and a beautiful arrangement to remember their evening by and my home smelled of gorgeous dahlias for days. Divine! Contributors: Party Styling, DÊcor and Photography: Fern & Maple Events Floral Designer & Teacher: Susan Chambers Bloomin Couture Cake: The Cake Shop, San Mateo, CA Graphic Design: Plumbox Press Sweets: Sugarfina Paper Florals: Blossom Papers Personalized Glasses, Napkins & Trays: Swoozies Drink Stirrers: Jollity & Co


Hoppy Easter by Creativities Galore

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ello everyone, I am Blanca from Creativities Galore and in this issue I am so hoppy I mean happy to share an Easter party with you all. When throwing a party don’t think that you must have a huge budget you can easily throw a cute party with a small budget. Let’s get started with the dessert table, I kept it simple and used pastel colors to give it the Easter look and feel. For dessert I set out Rice Krispy Treats but to dress them I added a popsicle stick to them which was then decorated with washi tape. I also put caramel popcorn in the carrot shaped treat boxes that are inside the basket, blueberries were served to balance out the sweets. I served my cake a little different; I started by baking my cake once it finished and cooled I cut out pieces, in some mini glasses I layered cake and frosting then topped with pecans. When serving cake it is fun to think of different ways to serve than the traditional cupcake or tiered cake. My favorite element to a party is always the tablescape, it is where you get to sit down with your guests and enjoy a good conversation. For this table I used a simple pink table cover and bought in more color and pattern with the rest of the items. I used some adorable paper plates that have an Easter egg pattern and some of the eggs have a nice gold detail to them. The napkins were a beautiful aqua color and had a white frame detail to them, I rolled them up and put them inside burlap bunny ear napkin rings. To add a final touch I also put a wooden spoon and a white and lavender polka dot paper straw in the napkin ring. It’s always nice to add a centerpiece to tie the look together, in this case I did a small floral arrangement. I hope this party inspires you to throw your own little Easter gathering!! Vendor Credits: Styling and photography by Creativities Galore


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Easter Brunch by Pineapple Paper Company

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aster is such a special time for me. Our littlest one was born just after Easter, and her older brother was just before Easter. Spring is on the horizon, flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and everything is fresh and new. Each year we host our friends and family for an Easter brunch. I love to decorate with subtle pastel colors, and a more sophisticated Easter theme. Chocolate bunnies are acceptable, but in a vintage glass dish full of jelly beans. Peeps are also acceptable, as long as they are in a petite glass covered cake stand. Baskets of rye grass line the center of the table, and colored eggs are scattered throughout the basket centerpieces. Fresh flowers are placed all over the house as well! Simple paper plates are placed on glass chargers to make them look a little more special. The kids dye eggs, and hunt for more. They all get so excited to find the eggs, even the bigger kids. I prepare a large meal, but, I prep several days in advance so I can enjoy all the holiday has to offer without being stuck in the kitchen. Vendor Credits: Styling and Photography: Pineapple Paper Company


Sprinkled White Chocolate Fudge by Fronie Mae Bakes

3 cups Granulated Sugar 3/4 cup of Butter 2/3 cup Evaporated Milk 12 oz white chocolate chips 16 oz marshmallow cream 1 teaspoon vanilla Sprinkles of your choice Parchment paper 9” x 13” pan Directions: Combine sugar, butter and evaporated milk in a heavy 2.5 qt saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in white chocolate chips. Add marshmallow cream and vanilla, stirring until combined. Pour into a 9” x 13” parchment paper lined pan, add sprinkles to top. Cool at room temperature. Cut into 1” squares. Keep leftovers in a sealed container.

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Magical Unicorn Party by Jen T by Design

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nicorns have captured the hearts of many young girls, and my sweet little niece is no exception. So, it was no surprise when she asked to celebrate her 9th birthday with a Magical Unicorn Party. According to the little boss lady, incorporating rainbows was a must.  I opted for a softer color palette, focusing more on pinks, blues, and greens, with some gold accents for a touch of whimsy, and incorporated all of those colors and elements into her invitation design. Some of my very favorite “scores” for the party were goodies from My Paper Crush and Handcrafted Parties.   The ombré tableware with gold trim and rainbow candy wands were absolute perfection! I jazzed up gold foil straws from My Paper Crush with pink and gold straw flags, and made coordinating water bottle wraps for bottles at each place setting. A Unicorn Birthday Party wouldn’t be complete without pink cotton candy clouds, and thanks to The Cotton Candy Confectionery, we got them!   Not only did they add the perfect touch to our cake table, the consensus was that this was the best cotton candy many of us had ever had.  Seriously delish!!! The DIY backdrop for the cake table was created by stringing paper hearts and shimmering pom poms, and hanging them from a sturdy branch that I spray painted gold. A little toy unicorn served as the topper for our cake, and was accented with a printable rainbow cake banner.  If I do say so myself, it was pretty stinking cute.  :)


The focal point of our party area was our DIY Rainbow Wall, complete with clouds, sparkling gold glitter stars, and DIY Unicorn Headbands for each of the girls. Our Custom Unicorn Party Sign added a special, personalized touch to the display. When I was brainstorming Unicorn Birthday Party Ideas, twinkle lights seemed like a given.   We pulled out the Christmas boxes and found our icicle lights, which were perfect for the favor table backdrop! Our Unicorn Favor Table Sign, and a few paper star cut-outs here and there, and voila!  Our favor table really did look magical.  :) Party favors consisted of cotton candy clouds, DIY rainbow bracelet kits with bottled unicorn magic charms, rainbow notebooks & pens, rainbow marshmallows, rainbow saltwater taffy, and rainbow hair ties.   The kiddos also got to keep the candy wands and unicorns from their place settings at the food table, as well as the rainbow yarn artwork that they created as an activity. Rainbow yarn art, rainbow limbo, and a rainbow relay kept the kiddos occupied during the party. The Rainbow Wall also served at the perfect photo backdrop, so we took lots of pics there.  Too bad the girls weren’t into it at all.  ;) All in all, the party was a success, but most importantly, that very special little 9-year-old was a happy girl.   AND, that cute little shirt she’s wearing?  It was made just for her by BASE Camp Collections...and she loved it!!!

Party Styling & Photography: JenTbyDesign.com Unicorn Party Invites and Paper Party Accessories:  JenTbyDesign.com Unicorn Headband Tutorial:  on JenTbyDesign.com here Ombré plates, cups, and napkins, gold foil straws, and gold glitter banner on favor table:  My Paper Crush Rainbow Candy Wands:  Handcrafted Parties Cotton Candy:  The Cotton Candy Confectionery “I Believe in Unicorns” Shirt:  BASE Camp Collections


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My Little Pony Party by Carmen Navarro Designs

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enelope’s My Little Pony Party was such a fun party to style! There were so many fun details went into this party; from the fluffy clouds on the table to the rainbows on the cupcakes, no detail was left untouched! I definitely had fun designing all the details, I mean you only turn 5 once, so it’s essential to have an amazing birthday party that fits your personality! Penelope’s personality, like many five year old girls, is bright, cheerful, and bubbly! The dessert table was placed in front of a gorgeous cascading rainbow balloon garland. All white linens, white cake stands, and clear candy jars were used so all the colorful treats made a bold statement. Cloud fluff was spread out on the table, it was an inexpensive and simple detail that truly made a huge impact! We used the birthday girl’s collection of My Little Pony characters with hand painted pony decor and custom party signs made by Penelope’s mom to accentuate the table and party room. An oversized balloon with a rainbow tassel garland rounded out the party room. Lots of small details put together made a huge difference in this party. The birthday girl and her friends instantly felt like they were part of the My Little Pony world! The party was a huge success, and Penelope didn’t stop smiling for the whole party!

Vendor Credits: Styling - Carmen Navarro Designs Photography - Leah Rae Photography Graphics - Kat Lange Designs Cupcakes - Kellsey Barker


Tea Party by Creativities Galore

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ello everyone Blanca here from Creativities Galore and I am so happy to be here sharing this kids tea party that I put together. It was fun and easy to put together, with the perfect party supplies and some store bought desserts you too can put this party together. For my dessert table backdrop I used white fabric and pink ribbon strands, I then added pink and blue paper fans with tea pot and tea cup cutouts. I have a white tea pot and knew it would be perfect to use with my floral arrangement. On the dessert table I had semi-homemade treats and store bought treats. For the semi homemade treats there was a Strawberry Almond Salad and mini trifles. Then there also was yogurt topped with raspberries, madeleines, and mini cupcakes. On the center of the dessert table I placed these cute top hats that each little guest would receive as a party favor. They are so easy to make you can see my tutorial here. The tablescape was so fun and whimsy I absolutely love how it turned out. I used this beautiful rosette table cover that set the tone beautifully! Each place setting had a beautiful tea pot plate with a coordinating napkin, the cutlery wrapped in a paper doily, a little pink favor box that had a nail polish and costume jewelry inside, an adorable paper tea cup with drawing on it that the kids could color, and 3 crayons wrapped in matching paper. The place setting turned out just lovely and perfect for the occasion. I hope you can take inspiration from our Kids Tea Party for your own party! Vendor Credits: Styling and photography by Creativities Galore


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