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Sunday, April 22, 2012

:::Zebra&Elephant 1st Birthday:::

Zebra Elephant Party

I was so excited to style this event for a friend of mine. We combined her daughter's love of elephants, her obsession with zebra print, added in hot pink and the cutest birthday theme was born! We made sure to include the birthday girl and a cute elephant on the invitation.

Zebra Elephant Invitation

We had big plans for this party but the challenge was, decorations needed to be on a budget.
I painted zebra stripes on white paper and covered coffee cans for the centerpieces. We made tissue paper flowers in pink and black. The little balloons tied to elephant figurines were made from wire and pom poms.

Elephant Centerpiece

The dessert table turned out beautiful. I trimmed the front of the table with pink pom pom trim. 

Zebra Elephant Dessert Table

The cake was the main centerpiece of the dessert table and I made a pink tulle skirt to go around the cake stand. It sat on a box covered in zebra print paper.

 I designed a Mommy & Baby Elephant artwork and displayed it in a hot pink frame. Elephants held little name banners and cupcakes were topped with the little elephant design from the invitation.

Elephant Figurine with Name Banner
Cupcakes with Elephant Toppers
Zebra Print Name Banner

I painted a large elephant and little pink bows were cut out for guests to play, 'Pin the bow on the elephant.' Parents could also create 'Elephant hand print art' with their child.

Pin the Bow on the Elephant Game

Elephant Hand Print Craft

I had a great time styling this event...Happy Birthday Ava!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Easter Dessert Table...on a budget!

Easter Dessert Table
I was so excited to celebrate Easter with my kids this year. I wanted to create something really special and do it all on a tight budget. I gave myself a challenge to design this dessert table using things around the house or my mom's house. I could only go and buy the ingredients to bake the desserts. 
We celebrated the holiday at my mom's so it worked out perfectly to use her wall piano as the table. It gave me different levels to work with.

Easter Tree
Felt Birds

 I've always wanted to create an Easter tree. I used a cut branch off my mom's apricot tree. I made little felt birds to hang from the branches and tied green bows as leaves. To display our colored eggs I placed them on a cupcake holder in color wheel order and tied a bow on the top.

Easter Basket Cupcakes

The Easter basket cupcakes were pretty easy to make. I topped them with dyed green coconut, piped the edges and added egg shaped malt balls on top. To create the handle of the basket, I used a pipe cleaner and tied it off with a bow. To display each cupcake I used tea cups and saucers turned upside down and added green grass to cover the cup.

Easter Bunny Cupcakes

To create the  bunny cupcakes I attached cut out paper ears. They were displayed on a platter that was also turned upside down. Majority of the flowers were cut from felt and attached to wooden skewers. I also made felt carrots.

Easter Egg Flower Centerpieces

The tiny egg flower centerpieces were fun to create. I dyed eggs that were not boiled. I cracked them on the top and washed the insides out. I added a little water inside and picked flowers from the garden. I placed each egg on a brandy glass. It was so easy to create them and they turned out really cute.

Carrot Garland
 The carrot garland was made from string and cut paper. I created them by cutting paper into strips and folding them and gluing the tops together. Then I laced a string through the tops of the carrots. They were a little time consuming but I can always use them next year too.

Peep Giveaways
I also had lil' peeps in bags that my children gave to their friends.
 I designed a label that said Happy Easter to one of our favorite peeps!

The holiday turned out to be a very special time spent with my family!