Thursday, May 28, 2009

Something from Almost Nothing!

For my daughter's birthday, I wanted to create some things that were truly unique.  But
I really do have a small budget.  So I literally created something from almost nothing.  For my 
first feat, I took an ordinary box that I got from work....



Truly amazing, if I do say so myself.  It is awesome what foam stickers, popsicle sticks, wrapping paper, and cardstock can do.

And for my next magic trick, I purchased an umbrella from The Dollar Tree along with some felt from Joann Fabrics....




These two creations along with some other items I purchased will be a part of the centerpieces.

Saturday is the big day and I will be posting pictures of the celebrations.  So check back for my greatest magic trick of all!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Countdown: 1 Week until Hawaiian Paradise

My daughter's birthday party has been set for May 30th, this Saturday.  I am busy finalizing the details and finishing some of the decorations.  I will be posting some of the decor either today or tomorrow.  And then pictures of the party itself will be up on the Sunday following the party.  So come back to see the culmination of all the planning for "Mahogany in Maui".

Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Hawaiian Party Theme, Part 2

Now, in my quest for the perfect decor for my daughter's 9th birthday party, I stumbled upon
some good, but cheap additions to my party package.

Upon entering my local Target, I come upon their dollar section. Below are pictures of the items I picked up --- a couple of flamingos, some bamboo placemats (4), some little pick buckets, and some bamboo poles. I have decided to make runners out of the placemats. And I will make the poles and the flamingos apart of my centerpieces.

I have also been brainstorming and have come up with some interesting, but, I think, doable creations for the party as well. Here's a clue, see if you can figure it out: What do get when put together cardboard boxes, popsicles sticks, and several sheets of cardstock in vibrant colors? The answer: I'll have it for you next week....So stay tuned!

Gloria Wong is Fabulous!

If you need floral or event design inspiration, I promise you that Gloria Wong is fabulous on both fronts. I found her sight by way of Mints Floral Design, which was just recently featured on Hostess with the Mostess.

She has a wonderful eye for detail, a flair for the beautifully dramatic and eclectic, and her aesthetic is like a breath of fresh air. So please visit, and I guarantee it will be chic, sweet, tailored, AND tasteful.