Monday, February 23, 2009

Pink and Green Party Pictures Are Here!

The party was a hit! All of Naomi's (the birthday girl) friends arrived at her house and found themselves in a pink and green wonderland! The first thing the party guests did was take silly pictures in front of a pink and green backdrop. While they played "Jonas Brothers Trivia" and "All About Naomi" we uploaded the pictures to a computer and sent them off to be developed at a local drug store. The kids were starting to get pretty hungry by this time so next it was hot dogs, buffalo wings, and chips. Let me tell you, 12 year olds sure can eat! After lunch , the girls decorated picture frames ( a popular activity ) and before we knew it, it was time to sing Happy Birthday ( in front of a pink and green cake of course ) and open presents. Naomi's birthday guests left with marabou trimmed favor buckets, and picture frames (that they decorated) with a photo of them and the Naomi!...What a blast!  Enjoy the pictures!

Pink and  green gatorade were served alongside water bottles with lime green labels.

Pink and green bandanas were used throughout the party space!
I painted a paper mache "N" that I got  from a craft store with lime green paint, and then used decoupage glue to attach pieces of a photo-copied hot pink bandana.

The pink and green candy buffet was VERY popular!
I used a cupcake stand to hold paper cups filled with green M&Ms.

Pink plastic shot glasses were re-purposed to hold pink and white nerds!
I trimmed pink and green buckets found at Target with marabou!

All the guests went home with lots of goodies and fun memories!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

More She and Him....because I love them!

I love love love the sound of Zooey Deschanel's voice! So therefore, I cannot stop listening to her or dedicating entire blog posts to her either! Enjoy these recordings from her and M. Ward!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Springtime Offerings From Target

How do I love Target?....let me count the ways. I was shopping for nothing in particular the other day at Target when I stumbled upon their new springtime lovelies , of course I wanted it all....but I also want money in my bank account. Such is life. There is something for everyone within this collection. Fun flowers, simple whites, damask print in mellow blues and greens,butterflies, and the classic polka dots and stripes. Love love LOVE! Check it out!

Invitations for Pink and Green Party!

Hello! Here are a few pictures of the invites for the pink and green party being thrown for Naomi's 12th birthday! I decided to use bandana print as that unifying element of the party to keep things fun! Each invite was wrapped up in a lime green bandana and tied with hot pink yarn. The pictures show the progression of unwrapping the invitations!
(above) all tied up and ready to go!
Guests are asked to please wear jeans and  a pink or green top to the par-tay!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Sweet as Sugar Valentines Day Playlist

Ever notice all the love songs that reference all the sweetest things? Here are some songs to celebrate the sweetest day of the year! Sugar, Spice, and everything nice.....Happy Valentines Day!

1. Sweet Darlin' - She and Him

2. I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)- Diana Ross and The Supremes
3. Sugar - Billie Holiday
4. Brandy Alexander- Feist
5. Sugar, Sugar - The Archies
6. How Sweet it is - Michael Buble
7.Sugar Pie - Ella Fitzgerald
8. Syrup and Honey - Duffy
9. Ain't She Sweet - The Beatles and Tony Sheridan
10. One Sweet Love - Sarah Bareilles

What's Not To Love About Isla Fisher?

How adorable is Isla Fisher?....I mean really? Beautiful auburn hair, bright smile, and quirk coming out of her ears!Fisher has many acting credits to her name including Wedding Crashers, Definatley Maybe, as well as the movie adaption of the bestselling book Confessions of a Shopoholic (in theatres today).A little known fact: she's also a writer! At age 18 she wrote 2 teen novels, has recently co-written a script with Amy Pohler entitled Groupies, and also has a project called Cookie Queen.She's stylish, a talented comedian, endearing, and fresh....what's not to love?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I Heart Bakerella! is quickly becoming one of my favorite blogs!She posts tons of tips and recipes for the cutest baked goods, or posts like this one with just a very creative idea baking required! She came up with the cutest idea for a Valentines Day treat! Simply use a small heart shaped cookies cutter to cut into an Orea Cakester Cake, and you have a sweet fluffy treat that you didn't even need to preheat the oven for! Check out her other fun posts!

Mood Board for Pink and Green Party

It's party tim once again! This time around the party is for a little girl named Naomi who is turning twelve! She LOVES hot pink and lime green so that's where I started. I wanted to add some fun, young elements to the party to keep things fun so I decided on accents of marabou and bandanas ( in pink and green of course ) Here is the mood board for the event, it helps me to keep on track from a design perspective and also helps me to more easily share my vision with the person I am planning the party for. Invitations, party preparation, and the pics form the party soon to come!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


This yummy raspberry infused cocktail was originally created by chef David Burke to be served at Bloomingdale's in New York City, but for the occasion I am going to re-name it the "Valentini"'s the recipe:

Ingredients: (makes 1 cocktail)
-6 raspberries
-2 oz. Stoli Razberi
-1 oz. sweet and sour mix
-1 oz. cranberry juice
-1/2 oz. cream
-sparkling white wine to finish

Crush 3 raspberries in a cocktail shaker. Add Stoli razberi , sweet and sour mix, cranberry juice, and cream. Shake and strain into glass. Top with a splash of sparkling white wine and garnish with 3 raspberries.