Wednesday, February 10, 2016

I Love Lucy Galentine's Day Party| Valentine Party Ideas

It's not every day you come across some amazing women and just know that you'll be best friends! Queue some silly antics, lots of belly laughs, a few fun-seeking-moms that love to make time for their favorite gals, and you've got yourself an I Love Lucy Galentine's Day Party!

We originally came up with the idea of an I Love Lucy party as we were driving home from a weekend conference, in Arizona. We were just coming off of a wonderfully inspiring weekend, and had 4 hours of driving time left. However, as luck + busy schedules would have it, we forgot about our fun idea until just a week before we set our party date! When a group of friends that love to celebrate start talking, fun things are bound to happen. This was our first collaboration together, and we had the best time!

We planned our menu, and quickly started dreaming up all the fun details of our I Love Lucy Galentine's Party. Red, black, and white were the perfect color combo, and sweet treats would seal the deal!

Michelle, from Michelle's Party Plan-It created all the fabulous printables: The I Love Lucy heart logo backdrop, party banner, favor box tags, popcorn box stickers, paper straw decor, and fun vinyl silhouette labels that resembled Lucy & Ricky. Oh! She also whipped up some delicious fluffy cupcakes! 

Blanca, with Creativities Galore, designed the cutest retro televisions, and red heart cupcake toppers! They were the perfect touch. Not to mention, super cute. 

Arlene, from She Wears The Crown made some darling I Love Lucy cookies, and the cutest candy apples! The sweet mini aprons were so cute. 

I created a faux cake that took center stage of our party table. They're so simple to make: All you need is a foam cake round, wrapping paper, and tissue festooning to finish it off.

Our party took place around noon, so we all opted for a luncheon, and feasted on chicken salad sandwiches, cups of potato salad, and fresh fruit. We also sipped on peach iced tea. The table was so fun & bright! We had fun setting it up together, and added our own special touches to each place setting. Before my friends arrived, I put a red rose floral crown on each chair. My daughter Nina was so sweet to make them for all of us! The girls & I loved wearing them, and even had a fun photo session with them! 

We laughed so much that day! To be honest, we laugh every time we're together. We enjoy one another's company, and often make jokes out of the silliest things! We gab about our kids, hubbies, TV shows, parties, crafts, and our business ideas. I can't think of a better group of gals to celebrate Galentine's Day with. I love us!

Be sure to check out Michelle's post about all the fun we had at our I Love Lucy Party! It really is possible to have this much fun, all the time! 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Boho Party Ideas| Shindigz

I recently had the fun task of styling a Boho Themed Sweet 16 Party, for Shindigz!
I enjoyed planning the celebration with my daughter, and we had a great time shopping together. 
I constructed a teepee, complete with sparkly gold fabric!

Maddi from Sweet Talk Bake Shoppe made a beautiful naked cake - it was delicious!

Arlene from She Wears The Crown made some darling cookies! Just wait until you see her teepee cookies. 

Head over to the Shindigz blog for more party details + pretty pictures of our Boho Sweet 16 Party

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Sundae Kind of Love| Valentine Party Ideas

Are you looking for easy ways to say, 'I love you'? I've got a Sundae Kind of Love party that's easy to recreate!

Love is in the air, and although it's a bit chilly these days in California, it doesn't stop any of us from enjoying ice cream. Whip up some easy sundaes for your family, and it will be an all around LOVE-fest!

Gather some sundae bowls like the one I found at Walmart, back in December. Fill striped paper baking cups with different Valentine candies, and set them out to use as toppings.
You can sprinkle M&M's, gummy hearts, X's, O's, and even tiny red lips!

Take a redi-whip can, and a 1/2 gallon of ice cream, and cover the labels with paper. It isn't necessary, but I like the idea of a well coordinated party table. 

It isn't difficult to set up a quick spread for your special loves. In fact, this spread can take about 30 minutes from start to finish.

Here's an easy way to create this look: Take two foam boards, like the two I bought from Dollar Tree. Wrap them with wrapping paper. I found this pattern from HomeGoods. This sweet paper actually inspired this party. I couldn't wait to use it and take lots of pictures of it. Crazy, I know...

Find a banner, and add it to your wrapped foam boards. I attached a felt 'Be Mine' banner that I used in my Be Mine! Valentine Party from last year. Can't find a table cover to match your party theme? You can take any fabric and make it your table cover. {one of my favorite things to do!}

Add some coordinating cake stands. You can stack anything on top - I like to add decorative favor boxes, and you can even embellish a few of them like I did here, with these darling glitter heart tags, from Creativities Galore

You can find these sweet polka dot boxes from Tutus & Bowties Events

Last but not least find something to use as a center point of your table. I took a heart shaped box, set a cake stand on it, and added some delicious stacked cookies, from Sweet Talk Bake Shoppe

 These heart shaped beauties were the perfect addition to our 'Sundae Kind of Love' party!

Simple, right?! The fun part is choosing different colors, patterns, and snack options! I hope you were inspired to show your own baby loves a sweet way to say you love them!