Thursday, May 26, 2011

Happy 40th Birthday Billie Jo!!

You know I've been really slacking on my posting.
But what you don't know is that I've been really busy with parties. :) 3 in a row and this weekend I have a graduation and a small family wedding reception I'm decorating for.

I put together a Surprise 40th Birthday party for my Sister-In-Law in just a few short weeks.
I have to say that I kinda enjoyed not having to fret over it for a long time was nice.
And the party turned out great!! :)
I wasn't sure what I would do with this sort of theme,
but it all worked out.
I have one problem though...forgot my camera!!!
Who forgets their camera for a party???
Well I did take a few pics with my phone,
so these are not good and I'm very disappointed in myself, but it is what it is. :)

I had done a search for Harley cakes on Google and this is one that I found.
I printed the pic off and my brother took it to the baker and wal-la this is what we got! :)
And it was SO yummy!!

I had ordered these Harley Davidson picks. I knew we wouldn't be doing cupcakes, but who needs cupcakes to put picks in....buns work just fine. :)
The centerpieces where just tall glass vases that I used a 12x12 piece of specialty paper {this one glossy silver} wrapped it around and added another strip with the design on it. Flames are bandanas from Hobby Lobby.

Another centerpiece.
I had 2 different designs.
The other one was covered with a black glittered paper and filled with black roses.
The birthday sign.
I just purchased a large roll of black paper from Hobby Lobby, cut the letters out with my Cricut and used them as a template to paint on the words.
I intentionally painted the letters on crooked because I knew I would not be able to line them up perfectly so this way it looks ok being crooked. :)
I had stopped at a nearby Harley Davidson store and told them what my project was and they gave me free balloons, bags, boxes, keychains, etc just to use for the party.
I cut the emblems off the boxes, put them on candle holders, signs, you name it.
I put that free stuff to good use.
They also did sell my some very cool Harley things to use.
WISH I would have brought my camera!!!!

Next up....I just finished up an Indian themed 15th birthday party that turned out fabulous.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Maci's Zoofabulous Party

Finally some pictures from Maci's Zoofabulous Party.

The food...oh so fun to make and display.
Let's see, we had
cake balls candy peanuts tucked in white bags dipped oreos animal lollipops made from candy melts {made by my daughter} all sugar candy straws and pretzel candies and an amazing cake my by Maci's Mom
The table and decor
also very fun to put together.
First of all...the fringed streamers {found idea here} LOVE these! :)
and Dora got to visit too!!
Maci had decided that she wanted a Dora party,
but I already had the zoo theme started, so I decided to bring Dora into the zoo.
What a treat it was to have her there. :)

The finger puppets {Oriental Trading} from the favor boxes were a hit!
We played "feed the animals", "ring the alligator", "hot banana", "animal footprints" and made animal visors.