Tuesday, February 25, 2014

blush + gold

i looove party details and party planning on a budget, and feel like i have done a ton of it this year, so i thought id share some party pics from my 30th birthday dinner and a recent bridal shower. we used blush and gold for both and i just loved it!

i adore this gold runner from ETSY $12
found these votives in Target's clearance section, and the gold rimmed water glasses are from Dollar Tree! the gold chargers were from Goodwill for .25 cents each.
ranunculus and garden roses- my fav! dipped in glue, then glitter (by mrs lindsey benefield)
best.cake.ever. by mrs kara simonson. vanilla bean 3 layer with almond butter cream. i love how she did the gradient gold sprinkles and the "wonky" candles as she called it (kindof at an angle). the cut glass dessert plates are also from Dollar Tree! garland from ETSY.
try this bichon frise recipe, it is so delicious & girly.  i made the cocktail stirrers with washi tape and wood skewers
so curious what im telling them- ha!

and the following weekend.... a bridal shower for our sweet former RUF intern, kelly!

engagement ring wreath! i wrapped a cardboard wreath form with gold glitter tulle and hot glued a diamond shape out of glitter paper. it was all from Michaels (remember your 40% off coupon)
i made the pink fans by accordion folding 3 pieces of card stock and taping the sides.  
i loved my sequined runner but needed something bigger to fill out the table so just added stripped wrapping paper underneath (from target)!
Blush Stock paired with pink Ranunculus for our blushing bride- i mean sooooo pretty!

I kindof am obsessed with silhouettes and so i made this wedding couple cake topper and hot glued it to a skewer- check out how i make my silhouettes here! Ombre cake by THE ms amy kitchel!!
we had a pink "blushing bride" cocktail and a "perfect pear" cocktail (champagne and pear juice). i made gold cocktail skewers by simply hot gluing gold poms on wood skewers.
$17 for this ETSY chalkboard banner! make sure you get a wood one, fabric and paper aren't so great... i actually leave this up and write different things on it week to week.
we had so much fun with our photo booth! we made sure all of our guests got a pic taken and we are going to make a book of them for kelly.  i made some of our props out of paper and some were from a target kit. our blushing bride is a red head and so we had a red wig and a veil to dress as her, and a mustache and bow tie to dress as the groom. pictured is here is the groom's mom and grandmother- too cute!!
cute couple dressing as each other!

blushing bride, sweet kelly, we loved putting together this shower for you!!

Next up is our noahs ark 2x2 second birthday party details- get excited! thanks for checkin in, and i hope you leave inspired with some budget friendly crafts and tips! xo.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

what to get a 2 year old

our second birthday is coming up, and I have been having so much fun planning our "noahs ark 2x2" party! here are some thing on my wish list, and also some things the girls have just enjoyed having! hope that helps you if you're on the hunt for a fun gift for the littles in your life ;)

ginormous lion
retro kitchen

dwell studio books
everybody poops

face sticker pad

craft supplies
must have cart