Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Get ready to party, with Minted!

I've recently teamed up with Minted -  a unique design marketplace that features beautiful art work, brought to life in the form of pretty stationary, fabrics, and home decor!

I am thrilled to show you some of the products they offer! Their paper pretties are perfect for Bridal showers, Kids' parties, and Weddings! I'll be showcasing a few party collections that are available, along with a link to their beautiful Wedding invitation line. Everything is so gorgeous and I'm thrilled for the opportunity to create a Spring soiree, using party products from their Spring Party Decor collection.      

One of my favorite party sets is their Botanical Wreath Party Decor, by Alethea and Ruth. Here are a few pretty examples of what is included in their collection!




I adore the mixture of patterns + florals! This party set would also be the perfect compliment for a Bridal Shower! With the help of their gorgeous party pieces, I'll be styling a delightful party that will have you swooning for everything Spring has to offer. I can't wait to show you what's in the works!

Not only does Minted have pretty party decor for Spring parties, they also have an impressive collection of cute & colorful Kids' birthday decor! These fun party items are sure to make your celebrations a happy one! Just look at the darling themes they offer. I especially love that you can order coordinating garlands, and table confetti!

Here is their Vintage Race Car Party Decor, by Tim St. Clair
Perfect for the little racers & car lovers!











I can't get over the sweetness of their Girlie Cakes Party Decor, by Brooke Rochon
So adorable for your little cucpake!












I've fallen in love with so many of their party decor items! I seriously need to plan more celebrations, just so I can use more of their products. Don't take my word for it, head over to their site, and check out all the beautiful products and great selection they offer!

Be sure to click on the link so you can start swooning over Minted's 2015 Wedding Invitation Selection. Oh my!

Soon I'll be showing you the beautiful Spring Soiree we designed with Minted - stay tuned!

Laura

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Oscar party ideas + FREE printables

And the Oscar goes to... who else gets excited when they hear those words?! 
I've got some simple, last minute ideas for your Oscar party gathering.
Big or small, there's always room for a little glitz & glam!


Parties & gatherings don't need to cost a fortune to look fabulous.
I love to find inexpensive ways to dress up items I already have. 
I also love to make store bought treats look festive!

I dressed up my Martinelli's sparkling cider bottles with a tuxedo!
I found these cute mini tuxedo favor boxes at Dollar Tree.
The sparkling cider bottles fit perfectly inside!

Add a fun paper straw, like this gold chevron one, tie it with tulle,
and you've got yourself a spiffy looking drink!

Have a bubbly beverage already poured, and ready for your guests to sip.
How about sparkling some plastic champagne glasses from Dollar Tree?
Not only do they look glitzy, but I added a small tag to the bottom, for a little added glam!


Store bought treats, such as cupcakes, can also look Red Carpet ready!
I picked up some red velvet cupcakes from Walmart, and gave them a mini glam makeover.


I gathered some decor from home, added a few balloons, 
got the popcorn popping, and...
we were ready to take center stage!



Ready to throw a Red Carpet affair of your own, with my easy tips?
I've got some printables to help you out!
Please note: They are for personal use only.

Enjoy!


Friday, February 13, 2015

Showing our Disney Side - Cars style!

Disclaimer: I received free products in order to host a 
Disney Side @Home Celebration.
The opinions expressed here are my own.

Recently, we were chosen to host a Cars themed party for the
DisneySide @Home Celebrations campaign.

We were beyond excited, and anxiously awaited the arrival of our party kit!
Once our UPS mobile tracking app alerted us of our delivery date,
we made sure we were prepared to pounce greet our UPS driver!



Our Disney Side Celebrations box was filled with 100% Disney magic!! 
My little guy was truly filled with joy.
{and I had some fun of my own, as I sprinkled the opened box with star confetti}

So many fun items inside: from laundry soap, lugguage tags, party supplies, and snacks!
We couldn't wait to rev our engines, and get planning!

We are Disney annual pass holders, and visit the parks often!
{We live about 25 minutes away.}
I couldn't think of a better place to have our Cars themed party,
than inside Cars Land, at Disney California Adventure park!
We gathered our friends & other mommies that are also annual pass holders.
We knew they would be the perfect combination to help show off our Disney Side!

We didn't travel lightly for this trip to Disney California Adventure Park.
We made sure to bring everything we needed, to host a super fun Cars themed party!
The parks' picnic spot served as the perfect place to hold our celebration.
There were plenty of tables, shady trees, and lots of room for our little guests to spin their tires!

We made sure our party guests were given the Disney Side treatment...
We handed out pit passes, and super fun party crowns!






 My little guy's smile is proof that he was enjoying the party!
Nothing better than showing your Disney Side, with friends.

And no party is complete without tasty treats & drinks!
Disney inspired cake pops were as cool looking, as they were delicious.






Lightening McQueen inspired cookies raced over for an apprearance!
The mini checkered flag cookies made our cupcakes even more fun to eat.



The party table was my favorite. I incorporated cars, checkered duck tape, and tool boxes.
I used black spray paint to cover some gold chargers, 
and then I hand painted road stripes all around to give it speedy look!

A strip of checkered duck brand duct tape added a fun element to our bottles of punch.



Each party guest received a mini tool box, found at the 99cent only store.
We filled them with Crayola crayons, notepads, race cars, a slinky, and other fun stuff!

The cool car shaped food holders worked out great for
holding our Ritz crackers & mini bottles of Hawaiian punch!



After the treats & festivities, we all headed over to Cars Land! 
One of our favorite things to do, is watch the Radiator Springs racing cars speed by.



The guests loved cheering on their favorite colored race car!

Our Disney Side @HomeCelebration was a success!
Sharing our Disney Side with friends is what it's ALL about!


A big thank you to the following vendors/friends, for donating their time, talent, product, and 
little people, to help make our Disney Side Cars party a SUPER FUN time!! 

If you're interested in visiting any of the Disney parks, and would like more information on all the great stuff the parks have to offer for the family, 
we suggest ordering a free Disney Parks Vacation Planning Video!
It's filled with all sorts of great information about tours & places to stay.

PARTY STYLING & CONCEPT: LAURA'S little PARTY
PIT PASSES/CIRCLE TAGS: Whimsically Detailed

PARTY GUESTS: 
Jordan, Dylan, Liam, Lea, Jake & Joseph 


Disclaimer: I received free products in order to host a 
Disney Side @Home Celebration.
The opinions expressed here are my own.