Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Wish I Was Here

I LOVE these rustic, outdoor spaces from Country Living. Sigh................

Monday, March 30, 2009

Easter Bunny is Comin' To Town

Have you started decorating for Easter yet? These centerpieces from Martha Stewart may just be what we need to get started!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Sweet Dreams

Party Wishes
Party Wishes

How FUN is this tablescape for your next slumber party! I love how Donna from Party Wishes made the table up like a bed! It is so colorful, fun and completely coordinated down to the last detail! Great job Donna!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Tiny Prints

Tiny Prints has introduced Nickelodeon prints! Finally, CUTE, custom invites for your next Spongebob or Dora the Explorer party! Thank you Tiny Prints!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

WS Home and West Elm opening tomorrow

Be sure to stop by the grand opening of Williams Sonoma Home and West Elm this weekend! Their showrooms are located in The Scottsdale Quarter directly across from Kierland Commons. West Elm: 480-948-1950. Williams Sonoma Home: 480-948-3433. WS Home is one of my favorite stores with their simple, classic and timeless designs-I can't wait to go!

Thirsty for Blood

Hostess with the Mostess has the most creative ideas! You can download these amazing labels from HWTM for your Twilight party! They would also be great for True Blood or Dexter fans too! Or why not take a four pints as a fun gift for the doctor or nurse in your life!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Serena & Lily

Serena and Lily design classic, timeless bedding that can grow with your children. They have coordinating rugs, lamps, accessories, window treatments, and paint palettes for each grouping. For the nursery, the offer completely organic bedding too! You can visit their website at www.SerenaAndLily.com.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Wii tournament

These Mii cupcakes from Bakerella and Wii remote candy favors are reason enough to host your own Wii party! Send out a Wii invitation from Evite to your friends and family. Host a bowling tournament with small prizes for the winning team. Serve "concession style" food, hot dogs, nachos,wings, pizza) and get ready for a great night of family fun!

Wii love Bowling

Hostess with the Mostess Blog
The Finer Things Blog

Pumpkin Petunia Blog

Found a few more fun ideas to inspire you to throw your own Wii Bowling party-Enjoy!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

And the envelope goes to...

Adnagam on Etsy! They have fun, original envelopes for the invitation for your next event! I love the classic yearbook photos for a high school & college reunion or graduation!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Its all in the packaging

I saw on HWTM that Jo Gartin’s Weddings has great ideas for guests favors for weddings! I love the packaging for the midnight snack pictured above! It would also be cute for a special birthday treat for your favorite co-worker or for your child's class birthday treat!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Kids Choice

Every year, my kids love to watch the Kids Choice Awards (KCA) on Nickelodeon. For those of you who don't know, children vote for their favorite stars, shows, music, and movies. They love to watch celebrities get "slimed" and the burping contest is their favorite. I saw the above party from Setting the Mood and thought this would be a perfect party idea! Invite the kids to dress as their favorite star or character, hand out KCA ballots for the kids to vote, and throw out some popcorn and candy for them to munch on. Have plenty of soda on hand and host your own burping contest (trust me, the kids will love it). Let the kids vote by secret ballot for the best celebrity look-a-like contest. And of course, slime would be the perfect party favor for this event! The KCA is March 28th & check out nick.com for more info.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I Spy

Remember the "perfect" invitations for Jake's Alex Rider spy party I posted last month? They were $150! This is my inexpensive alternative created with file folders from the Container Store, envelopes from Staples, and my computer! The "recruits" received their assignment & had to decipher the location, time, and date of their mission. Their "training facility" is at Stratum, the world's largest laser tag arena. Our spy kit favors were created from boxes from the Container Store with the Alex Rider logo printed on clear mailing labels. More details to follow...........

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Luck o' the Irish

On Marthastewart.com, The Finer Things and Hostess with the Mostess blog, I saw these simple and fun ideas to bring a little of the Irish home to celebrate the holiday. The cookies and cupcakes are great to do with the kids and big boys love Stout floats (a little Guinness, vanilla ice cream, what's not to like!). Happy St. Patty's Day!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Peter Cottontail

Pottery Barn Kids has the cutest Peter Cottontail place settings for Easter. I thought it also would be perfect for a baby shower or a 1st birthday as well. To play up the garden theme, place vintage watering cans filled with fresh flowers. Tie seed packs with twine or ribbon for napkin rings. Host it outdoors in a beautiful garden setting with bunny statues hidden within the garden. Serve field green salads with all of Peter's favorite veggies. Don't forget to serve carrot cake for dessert!