Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Scenes from the Vintage 40th Birthday Party for Larry

Theme: Vintage

The Old Shed just after being cleaned up and paper banners and clear lights hung.
The banner is made of black and brown construction papers, and beige papers that were printed with pictures of Larry's vintage snowmobiles on them....all stapled onto black ribbon.

Tables: were covered with a beige sort of burlap fabric with black felt and rust scrapbook paper placemats it the center of the tables. There were old time canisters filled with vintage candies. Candy cigarettes, photo confetti, and old games (magic 8 balls, wolly willy) were laying on the tables. Also had a couple candles sitting on the tables.

This is not the best picture since it was taken after is was all messed up!

Menu: Chili, Beer Bread, Corn Salsa and Chips, Kettle Corn, and Old Time Sodas.

Kettle Corn was served in Vintage containers purchased from Hobby Lobby.

Napkins were wrapped and sealed with a "Celebrate Larry" "Vintage 1968 Model" Themed papers that were personally designed by me.

The Birthday Guy:Party Date: September 20th, 2008

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Bridal Show and Popcorn

Well today Kelly and I went to a Bridal Show. I can't say that either of us had a very eventful day there. In order to sign up for the door prizes you had to be a bride to be, which neither of us are. So we looked around, got a few decorating ideas for parties, and that's pretty much it. But that's ok.
I set up a table at the local food fair today and sold 26 bags of popcorn!! Only came home with 2 bags left. That's exciting! I was not at the food fair except for the last 1/2 hour and even in that short time I was able to visit with a few people about my Party Business, so I am happy about that. It takes time for things to fall into place, but I guess eventually they do. I just need to be patient and that's ok too.
I did purchase another container today for my collection of candy buffet glassware. Eventually I will have enough to advertise them for rental.
Next plan is to get at least one party-to-go together and up for sale. And hopefully get some good pictures taken so I can do justice to the package. :)

Friday, January 9, 2009

New purchases

I did some after Christmas shopping and I do wish I would have bought more. The prices were amazing. I always 2nd guess my purchases and then later wish I would have bought more. One thing that I DID NOT buy and SHOULD have was sets of White with silver or gold trim Dinnerware . Each box had a 4 place setting and was marked down to $7.50. I thought I'd wait and see if I could get them just a bit cheaper. Well they went cheaper, the next day...down to 75% off which would have made them like $4 a box. They were gone when I got there. :( Shopping stresses me out!
I found this glass container at TJ Maxx for $8. It is filled with glittered balls, but I plan to use it for a Candy Buffet. Once I feel I have enough containers I will be putting them up for rental. Need to get a few more yet.
Lights...oh my goodness, I could have bought a ton of them. Of these I bought 3 packs at $1.99 each.

And these swag ones were just $1.99 each too. Got 3 sets.
And Dazzle Drape. I love this stuff. I used gold as garland on my tree this year and red as a tablerunner for Christmas eve. It is so pretty and easy to use. I think these were 1/2 off at $3.50. Only bought 3 and they are all different colors. Would really have liked to get more of each color but they were all gone.

And these!!!! Chargers. I love them. I got them at Walmart. They were 1/2 off at $3.00 for a pack of 4. Got 4 packs....16 silver chargers. Here I go again....I SHOULD have bought the gold ones too! :) These will be so nice to use. Glad to have them.

I found these crown napkin rings at Target. I took all the had. 10 of them. They were 75% off. $1.24 for a 2 pack. They will be very nice for a Princess Party. :)

Amy also found me a beautiful Punch Bowl. It was originally 39.99 and I got it for $9.99. Even though she thinks my party thing is crazy...she was shopping for the deals for me too. :)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Blog it Forward for a great cause!

let's eat cake fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Hospital

Let’s Eat Cake, an amazing fundraiser hosted by the equally amazing Melissa Margarita-DiStefano, is coming up quick: Tuesday, February 17th at the Plaza Paramount Hotel! Let’s Eat Cake is a cake decorating competition with all proceeds going to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Learn more about the fundraiser right here.

In an effort to make sure we get the word out to everyone (and raise money), we are starting this chain-blog (Ok, not sure if that is correct terminology. But it’s like a chain letter so let’s just go with it, shall we?)

Here’s what we need you to do…Repost this post (or create your own new version) on your blog and ask others to post it on their blogs. Melissa will donate one dollar to the fundraiser for EVERY BLOG that posts on Let’s Eat Cake this week! With the power of the blogosphere, that can QUICKLY add up! Let’s make Melissa Pay! Once you have reposted it, leave a comment letting us know that you posted it along with the url to the blog. It’s for a great cause and it will be fun to see how far it will go! So lets do it… Lets blog it forward and raise money for a great cause!!!

**Kudos to Unique Designs for creating this fun chain-blog effort!**

P.S. Ok, Melissa… time to kick in another $1! ;)

P.S.S. If any business wants to help out with a matching challenge, Melissa would love to hear from you!