Thursday, April 16, 2015

PINK LEMONADE STAND - {Free} PRINTABLES

The weather has been beautiful here in Southern Cali. 
It's almost Summer season, and the kids will want to have a lemonade stand!

Last year I put together a sweet pink & yellow lemonade stand, 
complete with fresh lemons from our tree. 
I've updated my printable set, and shared it with Everyday Party Magazine.



Be sure to head over for my free printables! You can find the post, here


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

PRETTY PASTEL EASTER PARTY FOR MYGRAFICO

Hippity-hoppity, Easter is on the way!
I'm really happy to share our latest party for mygrafico, with you.
Sweet pastel colors, simple ideas, and fun inspiration!

I'm also sharing some of the printables I created for the party, as a free download.
You'll be able to add them to your own Easter celebration!











Click here to see the full feature over at mygrafico.


{Free} Printables
Click on the image that you wish to download.
 Print, assemble, and enjoy!





Laura





Wednesday, March 11, 2015

SPRING SOIREE PARTY, with Minted

Does Spring have you excited for fun gatherings & sweet celebrations?
We recently partnered with Minted, to help showcase some of the party decor they have to offer.
I truly adore how versatile the Botanical Wreath Party Decor is! The mix of fun patterns + florals is so eye catching & fresh! The set, and coordinating pieces work well for a Spring gathering, or Bridal shower. I could also see this being displayed as a celebration for Mom, on Mother's Day!

Their customizable party sign helped set the tone, and greeted the party guests with a simple "Welcome" message. I loved the simple detail of the rounded corners. The die-cut holes made it easy to string up with pretty ribbon. Or in our case, pretty peach colored tulle.

Desserts play a very imporant role in any gathering. I find that my guests love treats that are small, and pretty! I served cupcakes, apples, beautifully painted cookies, and sweet stacked cookies.

When I don't have time to bake, I opt for a quick & easy solution: I purchase store bought cupcakes, and dress them up a bit! Here I added a sweet polka dotted cupcake wrapper, and inserted striped straws that were embellished with the Botancial wreath sticker flags.

These darling stacked cookies added a sweet touch!

I also had some cookies made, to match the Botanical Wreath decor. They coordinated perfectly!

The candy apples looked too pretty to eat. I added tulle bows to the sticks, and displayed them on a cream colored cake stand.




Sticker stock is my new favorite thing to play with. Minted's self adhesive flag stickers are so simple to use! And I love their versatility. Here I added them to paper straws, and used them as cupcake toppers, {as seen above}. When you're setting up for parties, quick & easy decor is key!

The Botanical Wreath set also has wine tag charms to coordinate with the straw flags. I set them out on a pretty gold charger, and let my guests dress up their beverages!



Yummy food is a must for any party! A brunch is a fun time to have easy finger foods available for your party guests. Mini pancakes are not only adorable, but they're really easy to serve & display.

A friend of mine served "chicken & waffles" at one of her parties. I must say, they were delicious! She served them in a unique way, and I knew I wanted to do the same for one of my parties.

Waffle cones were filled with chicken tenders, along with a side of syrup, for dipping. I guarantee they will be a hit at your next gathering! So tasty, and super cute too.

The Botanical Wreath scalloped stickers are gorgeous! You don't need to limit their use to just favor bags. You'll want to display them everywhere! Here I added them to a small can. They added just the right amount of "Spring" to my chicken & waffles display.









You'll find many coordinating items that are included with the Botanical Wreath party package. I love the way the round banner shows the many patterns & colors in the set. One of my favorite things when decorating for a party, is to mix patterns!

 Minted also offers darling "thank you" tag stickers. They're the perfect size to add to cards, envelopes, favor bags, and favor boxes - like you see here! I like to send my party guests with a little sweet treat, so I filled up cute cupcake boxes, tied on some tulle, and finished it off with a "thank you" sticker.

I hope you're inspired to throw a Spring gathering of your own! From kid parties to bridal showers,  cards, and invitations, Minted has everything you need, to make your celebration a beautiful one. 

Vendor Credit:
Party styling/photography - LAURA'S little PARTY
Botanical Wreath party set - Minted
Cake stands - Minted and Vintage
Apples - Bella's bakery and bowtique
Painted cookies - She wears the crown
Stacked cookies - Sweet Talk Bake Shoppe
Cupcake wrappers, cupcake boxes - Paper Mart
Black & white striped Mason jar - Just Add Glitter by Marla


{Disclaimer: LAURA'S little PARTY received free products to sample, in exchange for our honest opinion. No other compensation was received for this review} 


Laura













Saturday, March 7, 2015

VINTAGE EASTER PARTY

Spring has sprung! And with it comes blossoms, and outdoor festivities.
We love to celebrate Easter outdoors, amongst lush greenery, and the sweet sound of birds chirping their happy Spring song! 

I love the feel of vintage parties. The colors are always rich & welcoming. I wanted to capture those two elements in our Vintage Easter party. My children love to be outside, so I created this little celebration for them.

I incorporated burlap, ribbon, and sweet printables. I also brought in some natural elements such as moss, and bird nests. Setting it up outdoors made for a sweet soiree. 

I adore the sweet printables that Jessica from Everyday Party Magazine created for me. Circle tags, flags, a banner, and sweet vintage rabbit & cabbage images, were perfect for the look I was going for. I couldn’t wait to attach them to just about everything! 

I wanted greens, and rich brown tones throughout the party. The kraft paper fry boxes were embellished with a vintage rabbit image, along with a touch of moss. I filled them with store bought Little Debbie snacks. 

The kraft paper boxes included moss, and a sweet printable tag that was scalloped punched, and attached with ribbon. These would serve as a favor box for the guests to fill with sweet treats.


The pretty cake stands held all the delicious treats. The cupcakes were set inside of mini nests for an added touch of whimsy. The sweet bunny apples, and pretty eggs & bunny cookies looked adorable at our table.






I created a faux cake to sit front & center of our Easter party. I achieved this look by stacking 2 wreath shaped styrofoam pieces, and then wrapped them with kraft paper. I then added moss around the top, to hide the paper seam. I inserted two kabob skewers, and then embellished with circle tags that were attached to twine. 


I painted my old fashioned bubble gum machine in a rich brown color from Rustoleum, and filled the machine with moss, and green & white plastic eggs. 

I purchased a couple yards of pale green burlap from Walmart. This was used as our table cover, and helped display our table setting perfectly!. The party guests sipped chocolate milk from plastic milk bottles that were tied with ribbon, and a vintage rabbit tag.



Small cabbage leaf plates were set on top of grapevine wreaths, and topped with mini burlap bags that held kid-sized bamboo forks. Above the table, I attached our Easter banner to dowels, and finished it off with twine & burlap ribbon.



Another fun element to our Vintage Easter party, was the seating. I wanted to find a quick solution to seat my little guests, without spending a lot of money. I purchased a couple car wash buckets from Dollar Tree. Because they were black in color, I spray painted them with the same Rustoleum paint as my bubble gum machine. 

Once they dried, I added a burlap sash, and tied it around the bucket. I attached a small circle tag banner, and added twigs from my backyard. They turned out just as I had hoped. I’ve used this idea before, for other parties, and it has always worked out perfectly!

{You can see another one of my seating ideas I created for my little one's Pirate Party!} 

I hope I’m leaving you with some sweet, Easter party inspiration. My little guests & I had a great time celebrating that Spring has finally sprung! 

Be sure to check out all the wonderful vendors, and store sites that helped me to create this fun, Easter party! 

Vendor Credits: 

Party styling/photography: LAURA’S little PARTY 
Chocolate apples: Bella’s Bakery & Bowtique
Bunny/Egg cookies: Sweet Talk Bake Shoppe
Kraft gable boxes: Paper Mart
Kraft fry boxes, bird nests, grapevine wreathes: Michael’s
Plastic milk bottles: Kara’s Party Ideas
Cake stands, cabbage leaf plates, boxed greenery: HomeGoods

Kraft paper, styrofoam, twine, car wash buckets: Dollar Tree


Laura