Sunday, September 16, 2012

Pink, Gold and White Baby Girl Shower with a Chandelier

I have a new niece coming soon and wanted to do a very girly shower for her mom, Elizabeth.
I chose pale pink, white and gold as the colors.
My sister-in-law, Kambria, posted the pictures of the party on her blog- Living in Heels.

The guests were greeted with ruffled wreath on the front door with a chandelier hanging in the center.
I used a chandelier theme to carry on from Elizabeth and Justin's wedding last year.
The chandelier is a Christmas Ornament from Hobby Lobby.

My chandelier is usually bronzed iron which didn't match the shower decor at all so I wrapped it with ribbon, looped pearls and hung crystals to girly it up. I added a pink sild flower for added fun.
I bought the ribbon and crystals from Tai Pan
The pearl necklaces and flower were from Dear Lizzies.

The dessert bar. Hanging gold oval frame with a crystal "M" for Marabelle .

One of my favorite ways to do a dessert bar is by using a piece of furniture.
If you have a piece of furniture you want a specific color for a party you can paint it.
Or if you are located in Utah, Tammy from Finders Keepers can do it for you.

The cake with a gold chandelier was made by Dippedee. It was perfect for the shower.

I displayed handmade booties and headbands (made by Holly Minshew)
with pink merengue cookies in a jewelry I found on Etsy.

The table setting used gold chargers, Pottery Barn white plates with gold trim.

The party favors were homemade soap that my friend Tara taught me how to make.
The favor labels were made by Becky from 

The whole table

I found the idea for the floral arrangements on Pinterest.
The fabric was from Home Fabrics, the jewels on the containers were fun Hobby Lobby.

The banner letters were from Becky at .
I added glitter, gold paper and background pennants made from Cricut.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


This is a party is threw last summer for my brother-in-law, Justin, and his fiance, Elizabeth.
I chose a luau for a relazing way to introduce the families before the wedding.

I designed the invitations, the food labels, and the favor labels.
The banner was made from fabric with the paper bamboo lettering created using a Cricut machine.
The banner is hung with rope and clothes pins from bamboo poles.
The tiki torches were filled with citronella oil to keep the bugs away and add to the festive atmosphere.
The smaller orange lanterns were tied with ribbons and had battery operated lights inside.
The orange bike was a fun touch.

Next the guests arrived at the food tables. Batik fabric was used for the tableclothes.
The lanterns were  from Luna Bazaar.
At night the lights above lit up the food.

The lantern, flowers and ribbons were from Tai Pan Trading

I used large leaves, hydrangeas and tulle (from Hobby Lobby) over brown fabric to hide the metal poles.

I don't have a closeup of the dessert table. But it had a beach theme to it in blue and white.

As the guests were leaving they could grab a candy favor bag
topped with "mahala" which means "thank you" in Hawaiin.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Red & White

My husband gave me a red purse that I love so much I took it to the hardware store
and had paint matched for my front door.
Red makes me happy- so what better color to blog about.

My friend, Kim Walus, who is a fabulous quilter and cardmaker, shared photos of her daughter,
Ariel's wedding in new Zealand.

I loved the dress Ariel wore- vintage. To make it her own she added a sassy red petticoat.
She definitely vintage glam going on.

Next came her Vivienne Westwood shoes. A found a link to the heart shoes on ebay.

Kim created a work of art for her daughter's bridal bouquet.

Kim's blog has a tutorial on making this fabric bouquet.

Other Red, Pink, and White items I adore...

Red Velvet Macaroons by Delectable Deliciousness

See the recipe HERE

Cakes can help set the tone for the wedding-
Like this artsy cake

Wedding cake found at Gotcha Covered.


This stream-lined cake from Real Simple sophisticated.

or a whimsical cake

Red and white look lovely for a Summer Wedding

As displayed by The Perfect Palette. Notice the shoes again?


a Winter Wedding

The Perfect Palette is a site for finding the perfect color combo for your wedding or party.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Paris Birthday Party

For my mom, Sidnie's, 70th I planned a Paris theme luncheon for 20 women. This is the dessert bar.

One of the table settings. I decorated popcorn boxes and used them for the salads.

               Antique bottles adorned with roses and flags.   Favors bag with soap hand made by Tara Tarbet

                   Another table setting. I hung a chandelier with beautiful ribbons from the ceiling fan.

Close up of the chandelier hanging from ceiling fan.

Close up of the table setting. Each of the daughters received a packet of pictures from Mom's life.

Spectacular center piece made by my sister, Holly Minshew.
Find the tutorial by Nikki for the Eiffel Tower at The Vintage Farmhouse

Guests wrote birthday wishes and pinned them to the mannequin.


Details of the front door. Silk flower with ribbons and Paris picture found online.

When I took the cake to my mom for us to sing to her- I tilted the cake and it slipped. See picture below.

The cake is from Dear Lizzy
I hot glued the trim on the cake stand to go with the decor. Peeled right off after.
The Photos were taken by Kayla Morris

These where made with dyed coffee filters, tissue paper and cubcake liners.

I used big tissue balls, tulle, and ribbons for the window. Even put up brown linen drapes.
The party was wonderful and my mom felt adored and loved.
I would enjoy hearing comments. If you have questioned about how to make something just ask. 
I will add the invite later- it was perfect for getting the guests excited for the party.