Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Cami's Rainbow Dash {My Little Pony} 5th Birthday Party

It was no contest what Cami wanted her party theme to be this year - a Rainbow Dash party! Her room is full of My Little Pony's - I know more about each of the ponies than I would care to admit. I loved the idea - plus rainbow parties are my favorite so the planning began! Since her actual birthday fell on Easter this year, we decided to do a separate kids party for her this year.

It all started with the invitation I designed, read all about that here. Bright traditional Rainbow Dash colors along with some glittery gold accents. Thanks to the ridiculously talented vendors listed below for helping make my vision all come to life. You guys are amazing, and I am your biggest fan. So inspiring. ALL of you. At the end of this post I have links to every shop - so be sure to check them out. <3> 

The first thing I ordered for her party was the Happy Birthday Cami banner seen on the wall behind the dessert table by the talented Piggy Bank Parties. You must check out their shop - amazing favor boxes and handmade signs that are super affordable, too! In the dining room, I used festive wrapping paper to cover up the frames on the wall. Such a cheap and easy decorating staple. A last minute addition were the mini banners draped on each frame. The "Elements of Harmony" are six supernatural artifacts representing subjective aspects of harmony - one for each of the six main ponies. Rainbow Dash is loyalty, for example. Cami's adorable {and comfy} dress came from Palm Tree Princess on etsy.

I made the festive heart banner using gold doilies from Shop Sweet Lulu. I bought glitter card stock from Hobby Lobby and cut out small hearts to place in the center, punched some holes, strung some ribbon and voila! The prettiest little heart banner you ever did see! ;) Dina from Deliciously Darling knocked it out of the park with her gorgeous paper flower wreath and the cloud/heart rain drop decorations. She's probably my #1 party girl crush - her parties are always chock full of the most insanely creative details. My friend Kristin of Threading Marigolds 2 on etsy made the rainbow fabric pom poms I pinned to the front of the dessert table. They were perfect and I just loved her idea of using gold ribbon :)

I decorated my two side windows using colorful tissue fringe garland from Petite Party Studio.  Cami and I also made the rainbow wands using rainbow printables from Love the Day. See the tutorial on how we made those here. While we were at Party City ordering her balloons, I saw the rainbow chocolate coins seen in the glass container and couldn't pass them up. I made the glittery gold number five and added some ribbon and a heart b/c it just needed something! :) Ryan made the wooden Cami "five" sign. She was so excited her daddy made her a special sign! :) The Hip Hip Hooray sign displayed on the back of the dessert table was just perfect from Jenny of Evie Ivy. She also made the rainbow "Camryn" sign just for Cami and it was such a wonderful surprise!

Lets talk about the sweets. I mean really. Sandy from Firefly Confections made the delicious rainbow cookies. Perfection, I say. I adore this lady so much, can't really explain it. So sweet and so talented. The cupcakes are one of my favorites b/c they are just so pretty with rainbow fondant toppers by the amazing Brittany of Edible Details and glittery paper rainbow toppers from Kristy of The Purple Pug. Aren't they beautiful? Her glitter skills are out of this world. Little masterpieces I tell ya. My sister made the rainbow jello cups - which was her first and last time - ha! They turned out so great but very time consuming. 

My friend Ann made the mini rainbow heart cookies that we wrapped up so everyone could take home. Paige from Polka Dot Bakery made the delicious rainbow cake and cake pops. I am pretty much obsessed with the glittery floral cake topper I bought from Paper Treats on etsy. The cake pops were so cute with the rainbow heart skewers and gold sprinkles!

I bought the cute rainbow plastic milk bottles from The TomKat Studio and filled with bubbles for simple favors. We added some My Little Pony stickers on the lids and some ribbon and gold hearts around the front. I hired a face painter, who was fantastic and the kiddos enjoyed, we played pin the cutie mark on Pinkie Pie, and Cami's request - a pinata! Of course, the biggest hit was the bounce-house slide. 

Enjoy the photos below - my sister and I took turns taking them so you'll notice hers are better than mine! I do like the shot I got though of Cami and my sister taking a selfie ;) Enough talking...hope you enjoy and leave with a dash of inspiration!


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

New Personalized Railroad Crossing Train Sign

 I'm so excited about this! We had a client contact us who ordered one of our Sesame Street inspired signs last year that was looking for a train themed sign for her son's birthday this year. I talked with my hubby and he created the perfect sign! The lights he made are just perfect!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Cami's 5th Birthday Invitation - Rainbow Dash

Since pretty much last year, Cami's wanted a Rainbow Dash party for her next birthday. She's in LOVE with My Little Pony. I don't do character invitations so every year when she seems to want a character themed party it always gets a little tricky for me. I snapped some shots of her holding her favorite Rainbow Dash Build-A-Bear and that set the tone for the invitation. {I'm sure you know by now but I'm a big fan of using a photo on birthday invites!} I'm using the traditional rainbow colors to decorate and adding in some gold glittery accents along with some hearts. I really love how this turned out.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Rainbow Wands Tutorial


A few weeks ago my daughter and I did a little crafting and made these adorable rainbow wands for her upcoming Rainbow Dash party. I purchased the Rainbow Printables from Love the Day on etsy, printed them on a shimmer white card stock and cut them out. I bought the colorful ribbon at Hobby Lobby and simply cut strips of it and adhered to the back using permanent adhesive tape, my go to is the Tombo brand but you can use whatever you have. I just love how cute they turned out! Simple and fun for the kids and would make a great activity for learning colors.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Rainbow Heart Banner - Festive St. Patrick's Day Idea

 This past weekend my daughter and I had some fun crafting a few things for her upcoming Rainbow Dash themed birthday party. We made this heart banner using gold heart doilies I purchased from Shop Sweet Lulu. I just love ordering my party supplies from them - they ship SUPER fast, plus they are fairly local so I always get my stuff next day. Even better! I bought glitter card stock in rainbow colors from Hobby Lobby, cut out little hearts and adhered to the doilies using double sided tape, punched holes and strung some ribbon. Easy peasy and so super cute! We made this for her party but thought how fun this would be for some festive St. Patrick's Day decor. What do you think? LOVE this - would be perfect to hang on a mantle (so wish I had one of those!) or anywhere, really! :)

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Beers + Cheers Couples Baby Shower Invitation

I'm excited to share with you my new and original Beers + Cheers Couples Baby Shower Invitation. It was one of those ideas that I had spinning in my head that panned out exactly as I had envisioned! 

I love this neutral color scheme but the colors can be changed to your liking if so desired! :)
You can purchase the digital file in my etsy shop for only $15 or add on the professional printing option if printables aren't your thing! Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

New Rain Cloud Baby Shower Invitations


One of my favorite clients contacted me about creating a simple rain drops and cloud baby shower invitation and I immediately fell in love with the theme. I initially made the baby girl version but had to do a neutral and baby boy theme to add to the shop as well!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

All that Glitters is Gold 1st Birthday Invitation

I had a client contact me about doing a custom invitation for her daughter's first birthday. She loved my black + gold holiday photo card from last year and wanted something similar. Love how this turned out! You can purchase the digital file or printed invitations in my etsy shop!