Thursday, January 29, 2015

Valentines Party

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, (Ahh...It feels like I just took down my Christmas decorations.)  and knowing the kids were going to have to make Valentine boxes for school, I thought I'll do a Valentine's party and have them craft the boxes too.

In addition to making the boxes, I also wanted something fun for the kids to do together.  Some fun activities were, Tic, Tac, Toe with colored candies and they made Fruit cereal Friendship bracelets.

Thinking of a theme, I choose a whimsical take on the holiday. I first started with the design concept of the printables. I wanted something bright and light, so I went with fun colors like pinks, reds, turquoise and yellow.  There has to be hearts for Valentine's day, so of course those were included.

Christina with Hello Blue Photography took these amazing pictures and she's so fun to work with.

Here is the kids table set up. Yes, that's a gold sequin table cloth because every party needs "Just a little Sparkle". (tee hee)  If you follow me on Instagram, you saw me post a picture of those conversation heart candies balls. This is how I used them and I loved how it came out.  I also paired whiffle balls I found at the dollar stores and just painted them pink and red to pull in the centerpiece.

For the centerpiece, one element I used was the Acrylic Blocks from Tiny Prints. I created my own image, uploaded the file and in a few days this beautiful artwork came in the mail. They're really sturdy and you can either create your own image or upload a photo to have it made into these Acrylic blocks. 

Here is a close up of each of the table settings for each girl.  We had some popcorn, a personalized mailbox, bracelet making kit and a "sweets box".  See the utensils, I'll have a blog post about how to make those soon.

Here you can see the Fruit cereal bracelet kit laid out. Just some fruit cereal and rope licorice added with a cute tag and you have a fun activity.

Inside the boxes were conversation hearts and a lip balm. I created a fun printable to add to these and then washi taped the lids to create a little more sparkle.

Onto the dessert table set up.. I've been working closely on my last few projects with Sweet Jelly Parties and so I called Jamie to help out with this too. Her prop rental selection is stellar and look at this new table we used for this shoot. The drawers are lined with pink texture and the sides of the drawers are painted gold.. 

I used a lot of arrows in this theme and so I pulled them in through the desserts too. I used those marshmallow sugar hearts, stuck to the ends of a paper straws and added some tissue fringe to the opposite ends.  They came out so cute, they look like little Cupid's arrows.

The heart cookies and Cake Pops were by Sweets by Gigi. Ingrid is local to me in the Orange County, CA area and I love using her. She always has the same vision I do and creates such delicious works of art.

 We set up a fun Tee Pee for the kids to play their Tic, Tac Toe game and to just lounge. We used some fun pillows from Tiny Prints.  Like the acrylic blocks, you can upload your own images and have them printed on pillows. Can I just tell you, these are just adorable in person! They're big, super soft and add a fun with this design.  You can upload pictures of your kids, printable designs, ANYTHING.. They're just fabulous.

Here is a close up shot of the Tic, Tac, Toe game. 

The girls had lots of fun making their Valentine boxes. There was stickers everywhere, but they enjoyed it.

Thanks to my fabulous vendors who helped make this possible.

You can find all the printables used HERE


Printables and Styling: Just a little Sparkle
Prop rental & Styling collaboration: Sweet Jelly Parties
Cookies & Cake Pops: Sweets by Gigi
Acrylic Blocks & Pillows: Tiny Prints

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Cookie Decorating Party

Jamie with Sweet Jelly Parties and I had discussed doing a Christmas party this year and instead we did a fun, super cute and whimsical Christmas Cookie Decorating party for the kiddos.  

The kids really enjoyed this one it's all about playing with frosting and sprinkles

Styling & Props: Sweet Jelly Parties
Cookies: SunshineBakes
Candy Spoons: The Glitter Shoppe
Cake Pops: Sweets by Gigi
Aprons: Tutu Tushies