Wednesday, April 30, 2014

One Direction Candy Buffet

For my niece Aubrie's 7th birthday party she had a One Direction theme. I set up a 1D themed candy buffet for her. All the candy had either a 1D or rock/pop reference. It came out so cute, check it out:

Ring Pops

Rock Candy

Harry's Hersey Kisses

Liam's Lollipops
Zayn's Zoo Animal Gummies

I found these cute signs that I put into frames

Niall's Nerds

Pop Rocks

Louis's Licorice 

I got the 1D printables here.

If your interested in my candy labels feel free to email me I'd be happy to send them along!

Puppy Love Treat Bar

For my friends Amy & Mike's jack and jill engagement party last year, the bridesmaids decided to set up a treat bar for the happy couple. The both have 3 dogs and love them like children so we knew right away we wanted to make it a "puppy theme". We called all the treats "doggie treats". 

I was in charge of all the candies. I found and borrowed glass jars from friends and the Goodwill. I then bought cute little black and white frames from Michael's to label the treats. I made a sign for the table labeled "Doggie Treats".

Here's a picture of me trying to organize all the candies

I printed the labels out on the computer and then added scrapbook "doggie" stickers.

Here's a list of the "doggie treats" I used:
  • Rub my Bellies (Jelly Bellies)
  • Yorkshire Terriers (York Peppermint Patties)
  • Doggie Kisses (Hersey Kisses)
  • Puppy Tails (Marshmallow Twists)
  • Chew Toys (Laffy Taffys)
  • Pup Pops (Tootsie Pops)
  • Runts of the Litter (Runts)
  • Doggie breath (mints)
  • Leashes (Twizzlers)
  • Sticks (Twix)

Here is the table all set up:
I also printed out pictures of their adorable pups and them throughout the years and framed them for the table.

Melissa, the MOH, was in charge of all the baked treats. We had:
  • Lola Lemons (lemon cookies). Lola is one of their pups!
  • Sweet as Sugar Sophias (sugar cookies). Sophia is their newest addition.
  • Ginger Paws (Ginger cookies)
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Bones 
  • Pupcakes (cupcakes)
  • Brownie Bones

I also made "puppy chow" (chocolate chex mix) and Peppermint "Barks" (peppermint bark) and we had Sam-gria (sangria) (One pup is named Sam) to drink. The MOH also rented a frozen yogurt machine to make little sundaes!

We had little plastic bags guest could fill the treats with and called them "doggie bags". 

The adorable couple!

Cosmic Run

In my quest to have fun working out and lose those pesky lbs I decided this year to do some fun runs. Here's pics from the Cosmic Run I did in Providence:

My lovely outfit



With my sis and her bf

It was so much fun!

My new motivation: new running sneaks

Up next: 10k, Color Run, and half marathon!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Thinking of You Gift Idea

For a fellow teacher and her family who lost a loved one recently, my coworkers and I put together this "sending you sunshine" gift basket. Everything in the basket included YELLOW items to brighten their day.

Yellow Items Included:
  • hand soup
  • hand sanitizer
  • candle
  • taffy
  • happy notes desk calendar
  • Various candies: gummies, gum, chocolate bars, cotton candy
  • Daisy plant
  • Stuffed bunnies for her 2 children

The notes said "let the sun shine in" and "sending sunshine your way to brighten your day" 

Minnie and Mickey Birthday Party

I love helping in some small way for my nieces' and nephews' birthday parties. For my goddaughter Amiyah's 3rd birthday party I was so excited to help make Minnie and Mickey goodie bags for her special day! 

These bags were actually super easy to make. I bought small black and pink paper bags at Michael's. 
I then cut out circles for the ears.

For Mickey: I cut out little red rectangles and hot glued small white buttons I found at Michael's. 
For Minnie: I cut out rectangles from a cute polka-dot patterned scrapbook paper I found at Michael's. I then hot glued little bows I also found at Michael's in between her ears.

Here are some other details from the amazing party my sister-in-law Tabitha and Mother-in-Law put together! So cute.

Cupcakes my MIL made. How stinkin' cute right?

The bday girl!

The table all set up

The Minnie cake my MIL made!

close-up of cupcakes

fun game the kiddos played 

Centerpieces for each table 

Such a perfect party!