Ohh Pinterest. You tricky, tricky witch. You are so full of ideas and "easy" DYI decorations and perfect tablescapes for parties, how I love to loathe you. Last year we went all out for my older daughter's first birthday and this year I wanted to "scale back". We may have cut down the number of invites but did I really scale back? You be the judge!
The letter of the day is B for birthday! We recently celebrated my daughter's second birthday and we spent her special day at "Elmo's house" (Sesame Place in Langhorne, PA). Thinking of taking your toddler to Sesame Place? Let me tell you all the ways you can make their day even more exciting with a flick of Abby's magic wand!
If you've watched any programming on TLC over the past 10 years you've seen at least one commercial for "Say Yes to the Dress". Filmed at Kleinfeld Bridal in NYC the series shows brides of all shapes, sizes, and backstories shopping for their wedding gown. If they find one they love? They are ultimately asked one very important question, "are you saying yes to the dress?"
DIY Feather Centerpieces
I'm at it again folks! Trying my best to recreate pins I find on Pinterest and sharing the results. Recently we baptized our second daughter and since baptisms occur so early in the day (and on Sundays) it isn't really feasible to get flowers for the centerpieces, shops aren't open that early (or at all) for delivery in the morning and while we could have gotten them the day prior, I was afraid they may have started to droop and wilt overnight. So I started searching on Pinterest for non-floral centerpiece ideas that seemed easy enough to make on my own.
Recently I had an interesting thing happen to me. I was given a surprise party in my house. I had no idea, I was not expecting it and quite frankly I'm pretty impressed that my family was able to pull this off. So much so that I'm sharing tips on how you too can throw a surprise party for someone, in their own home.
This party has been a year in the making! Our princess has turned ONE. I first started thinking about it as an event that was a long way off, then I started thinking about it as "okay I need to start really planning" then next thing I knew invites were purchased, decorations were being made and ordered and before I knew it the big weekend was here and I was not (emotionally) ready at all.
DIY Highchair Tutu
Princess C's Birthday is coming up and I've been party prepping for what feels like, forever. The invitations have been sent out and I'm waiting for the RSVPs to start rolling in. Currently we are at an extremely slow trickle, I hope the pace picks up soon. While waiting for the RSVPs I've been securing my decorations; purchasing what I can online and browsing through Pinterest for anything I might be able to make. One thing I've seen over and over again is the "highchair tutu" that is used for photo ops during the typical 1st birthday party for a little girl.
I, like most little girls had a vision of my wedding from early on. I knew I would want to incorporate my favorite color (pink) and my favorite Disney Princess (Sleeping Beauty) but I also feared it looking like someone dumped a bottle of Pepto Bismol all over the place and a child's birthday party. I wanted the pink to not be too overwhelming and the Sleeping Beauty touches subtle.
Soda Box Number One
Princess C's first birthday is quickly approaching and I've started tackling some DIY projects for decorations. I've said it before and I'm sure I'll say it again, I would much rather pay someone to do these types of things for me since I was not really blessed with the "crafty gene" but since becoming a mom I've realized it is best to spend our money on more important things than decorations. So I searched on Pinterest (of course) for ideas, EASY ideas. I stumbled upon these huge number 1 decorations and I decided this might just be the project for me.
My husband and I got engaged on Valentine's Day back in 2015. After going over different schedules we decided to set our wedding date for July 16, 2016, leaving us plenty of time to plan our big day. I'll post about our wedding soon but for now I want to focus on our engagement party because as you'll learn our engagement party and wedding shared a themed; Sleeping Beauty. The engagement party would focus on the first half of the tale when Aurora (Briar Rose) was in the woods and then the wedding would feel like a royal affair.