Saturday, February 22, 2014

I'm moving....

I have made a new home for Party 'til Dawn
come visit me at 

(i'm a dot com :)!!!!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Feeling inspired...

I have been spending time getting my office/studio space
set up.
Pretty things inspire me
a bunch of sharpened pencils in a pretty cup
cake plates 
apothecary jars
to name a few :)

so, when I stumbled onto these darling prints from Abby & Grace
I knew they would be perfect for my space!


I am working on adding some new things to my party repetoire
which I hope to share soon!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Grad Party!

This Grad Party was for my son Blake
He is planning on becoming a fireman
so, of course, I had to add a little touch of that to his party :)

I found the fireman hats from Oriental Trading 
which were the perfect touch for my "sweets" 
table and a fun party favor

My apothecary jars were full of Blake's favorite candies
and I found these darling black and white striped paper
bags from Oriental Trading
as well...they have such 
a great selection of party goods and have always been one 
of my "go to" party suppliers!

This dog table was made by my father-in-law 
for my boys years ago, and I knew
I needed to use it for my party!

For my drink station I used the water bottle labels from Oriental Trading
I loved them because they are not paper, so they can be put 
in ice and will not fall apart...PLUS they came on a large roll
and all I had to do was peel and stick!!! 
Love that!!

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Teacher Appreciation~

I was asked to decorate the staff room for Teacher Appreciation at my 
Daughter's school.  Our teachers give so much, I was happy to "pretty up" 
their room for the week.

When setting up for this kind of an event, where I am not in charge of the food and have no
idea what will be served and how, it's a little harder for me :)  And with a Coke machine on one
side and a water cooler on the have to work with what you've got!!

I set a main table and left cake plates for the PTSA to use for food, the round banner says "Thank You" and I found some great free printables on Pinterest that I printed and framed!

On the four rounds, I used glasses to create the Pencil vases, and  with all
the paper available at school was able to make the table runner and squares!!  
The black paper makes for a great "faux" chalboard too!

Regardless of how much or little I long as our teachers know
that we appreciate all the hard work they do, then it was a 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Published!!! {Mingle Magazine}

In October of 2012
I submitted my Little Red Riding Hood Party to Mingle Magazine.
I received an email sometime later that my submission had gotten
lost in the editors "spam" file
she loved my party and wanted to publish 
some pics in their upcoming Spring issue!

Well, today it came out!!!!

And...there is MY  party on page 129!!
(I took this photo in my car with my phone right after I bought the magazine!!)

I am thrilled to have my work recognized!
Thank you Mingle Magazine for making this girl's dream come true!

Polka Dot 1st Birthday Party

I had such a wonderful time styling my very first 1st birthday party
My client, is also a good friend, and she wanted her daughter Ava's birthday 
to be so special.
Ava's room is decorated in chocolate brown with multi colored polka dots
so I carried that theme over into her party.

I handmade all the cupcake picks, birthday banner and 
tissue poms!

I used small suitcases to hold the paper goods!

One of my favorite things is to frame the birthday invitation
and set it on the dessert table.  I think it ties the whole party together!

All of the candy had a "polka dot" theme
and since this party was right before Easter
the colors were perfect!

I created a kind of "drop cloth" to go under the 
high chair to catch any cake that may fall :)

With 25 pictures of the birthday girl
a number 1 was made!

The birthday girl and her family♥

Happy Birthday Sweet Ava♥
I loved being able to style your very first party!!