Friday, July 30, 2010

Time for a chandelier!!

It's been awhile since I posted anything about chandeliers and since I love them SO much I thought I better get back on track and post at least one...or two. :)
This first one (no I can't just share one) is made from Magnifying glasses.
Wouldn't this be perfect for your Scientist, bugs or even a detective Party??

And this beautiful one is made from glass circles hanging from a bicycle tire!
Ya...that's what you were going to do, right!!
Seriously...who thinks of all these amazing ideas?

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sweet 16 Inspiration Board

I've begun the planning of another party!
This time it's a Sweet 16 for my cousin's daughter.
She sent me a few ideas and I happened to come across this inspiration board that included the exact centerpiece she with this we plan. :)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Wedding cupcakes and display.

We had several ideas (this post) for the cupcake display at the wedding and this is what we settled on. The tiers are acrylic and were rented from a Cake store.
The very first layer and what the tiers are setting on are little votives I bought at Walmart and they are filled with a battery operated tea lights.
I loved the look of the candles under the cupcakes.
It made the display go even better with all the candlelight at the reception.
The cupcakes were made by the brides' high school friend and my daughter helped with the decorating.
This poor friend made at least a dozen different recipes for the cakes/frosting I think!
She did good though.....they were so yummy!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Tablescape sweetness

I could not help but notice the great idea used here with the printed fabrics flowing over the simple white tablecloth.
It just really finishes this table. The entire party where this table was used is just as cute as can be.
You can see it all over at Amy Atlas Sweet Designs.

Friday, July 23, 2010

A very "tweet" party!

What a "Sweet" Party this is!! Goodness...don't you just love the bright colors? the details?
the fun look of every food item?
I wish I would have been at this party! :)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Chocolate Cups!

Oh my, oh my!
CHOCOLATE cups from balloons??
I'm so making these!
I think they are going to be used at the Sweet 16 party I've started thinking about (it's not till October).
Here's where I found them ~ Maddycakes Muse...she found the idea from Bakerella and you can get all the yummy details so you can make some too! :)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Bugs, bugs

I have always loved a bug party.
Not really sure why, because I am NOT a fan of real bugs. :)
When I saw this BUG party I knew I had to save it and share it here!
I am so in love with her candy buffet!Beetle bugs and ants on a log!
And check out this BUG juice!
Party was done by JoAnne at Oh Goodie Designs and
printable created by
Pen & Paper Flowers Etsy Shop.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

And how about this table?

I love how this little bistro table is covered and then tied at the base.
It looks so much fancier that way. :)
From the Breakfast at Tiffany's Bridal Shower where the Carnation Balls I posted about yesterday were from.

Monday, July 19, 2010

How about those Carnations?

Carnations seem to not be the choice of most girls for decor, but here's a twist on them that I think really updates them and makes them very pretty.
Found this great idea on Eat.Drink.Pretty.
She shares a tutorial on her site.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Lemonade cookies..Yummm!

It's summer (I just realized that..been TOO busy to notice before) so get out that Lemonade and start baking!
I found this recipe at Save the Date for Cupcakes I'm going to have my daughter make them because I know she will LOVE to do so and they will turn out perfectly.
I can almost taste them already!
This recipe actually came from Jess at Paper and Pen and if you visit her site she shares some really sweet ideas for her Lemonade and Sunshine Party.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Wedding Pictures

The reception Hall. Photo by my daughter in law.
We used gold satin for many of the tables.
Fuchsia satin for others.
The gold table skirts were sewn by a were many of the tableclothes.
I also had a friend from church sewing.
The fabric tablecloths proved to be a much bigger task that we expected, but certianly worth it.
We hung 100 yards of organza from the ceiling.
This was our inspiration picture:
Not sure how much of our actual ceiling you can see,
but I do think we did pretty good with getting the same effect.

Some of these pictures are from the photographer.
She did a nice job!
I love the way she described the Wedding.....check out her site at Megan Wold Photography
My daughter made the signs.

The Candy Buffet
We had about 20 different kinds of candy from peanut butter cups, to rock candy, jelly beans, sour balls, kisses, taffy and much much more...all in the wedding colors.
The candy buffet was a big hit!
So glad we did that.
I will try to show pictures of the bags I printed on...if I can find a picture. :)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Here we go!! :)

The Wedding is over! I'm happy. It all went well. :) Now I can relax....for a bit. I am SO thankful for the help of MANY people that helped me's just a few:
Mom...she sewed, shopped, cleaned, decorated and lots more.
Amy who made the signs, frosted cupcakes, decorated, cleaned and was an amazing Maid of Honor!
My sister Lynette who did everything we asked her to do and more...from shopping to running around picking up stuff and decorating.
My friend Kim who so graciously lit all the candles for us so we could all walk into a beautiful setting.
Tom, Marlin and Mike for building the perfect backdrop for us!! Bride and Groom's parents were just the best. It's was really cool to see everyone working together from mowing and planting flowers, decorating, cleaning and all the behind the scenes stuff that I don't even know about. :)
I'm just the aunt of the Bride, and it was my pleasure to be so involved with all of this. And glad it's over too. :)

Here are a few pictures to share.
These are ones my daughter in law took ~
My daughter with the two Best Men (twin brothers of the groom)

The stunning Bride and her dad.
The Brides 3 little sisters.
The Happy Couple. Tomorrow I will post more pictures. Some of the decor. :)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Almost Wedding Day

Well it's almost Wedding day! It's been such an adventure planning a wedding.
Can't say that I am anxious to plan one anytime too soon! :)
I'm printing programs tonight.
2 1/2 days before wedding...but they are printing good so I'm happy.
We've had SO many crazy mistakes and mishaps with this wedding that I even mentioned that maybe we should call it off.
The groom said "no". ha ha

Remember the nice beverage dispenser I ordered?
Well as I was cleaning it and getting it ready I noticed that the spicket was loose, so I tried tightening it.
Not a good know where this is going, right???
Ya, it cracked the glass!!
So here I am 6 days before the wedding and I am thinking, "
how in the world am I going to get another dispenser???".
I called the company right away on Monday and I will have a new dispenser by no extra cost to me!
That's service. Now.......I just have to make sure that I DO NOT tighten the spicket!

I have more stories to keep checking back. :)
Oh, and hopeful some pictures too.

There is one thing I want to share with you tho and it's this website.
I found it while a last minute decision to make a kids table gave us the idea to make little wedding coloring books.
They turned very cute and I thought the pictures here were just adorable.
I only made 20 booklets, but they were pretty easy to do so making more would not be a problem.