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{Giveaway} Favor Tags & Party Banners

I recently designed favor tags and a birthday banner for Jenn's daughter at Sugar Pop Ribbons.  The party was princess themed and was designed around cupcake wrappers she had from Wilton.  She is currently hosting a giveaway which includes favor tags and a party banner designed by me!  

The final products:

The contest ends on March 30th and you can visit her blog here for details about the party, the party supplies and how to enter the contest.

The princess collection will be in my Etsy shop soon!

{Real Parties} Vintage Circus

My sincerest apologies for the radio silence the past few weeks.  After my daughter got sick, I did as well and it really wore me down.  On top of that, I'm working on the new website that is scheduled to be launched on April 9 or so!  I'm super excited about it and all the new products I will have for you!  

Enough of that - onto the party!

I came across this party and thought it was a brilliant idea - a vintage circus party to celebrate a child's baptism as well as his 1st birthday and his mom's 30th birthday!  This party was originally hosted by Kate at  I Love Parties.  Kate did a fabulous job using vintage tin toys as decoration and creating a 'big top' tent using fabric at her food table.  Without further adieu, on with the show!


In May this year, my son and I had a combined Christening and 1st Birthday (him) and 30th Birthday (me...obviously). He and I share a Birthday which means double the party fun for the next couple of years (while I can still get away with it).
The theme was vintage circus - the perfect theme to cover all age groups.
The room was decorated with colourful banners, vintage circus posters and a "homemade" big top (long strips of calico and lots of red paint!).
The tables were decorated with red and white striped table runners, tin toys, circus megaphones and bunches of red, yellow, blue, green and white balloons.
Brown kraft paper favour bags were decorated with variety of ribbons and filled with old fashioned lollies (including large jaffas, sherbet bombs, bananas, bullseyes, conversation hearts and lollipops) and some red "Admit One" tickets.
We set up a fairy floss, peanut and popcorn stand for people to help themselves. The peanut and popcorn bags were from etsy.
We had the meal catered, and it was a lovely BBQ with fresh salads and bread. I printed signs for the "Big Top Bar" and "Big Top Buffet". The kids ate fairy bread, cheese sandwiches and cupcakes with clown toppers and drank ice cream sodas.
I found a beautiful vintage clown doll on eBay that I propped up on the cake table.


{Real Parties} Ella's Tea Party

This party was originally hosted by Cindy at Cindy Scorsone's Family Blog.  I am in love with this party!  The toile ribbon and soft pink everywhere - oh my!  Cindy made much of the decor herself, including the banner, tissue poms, and the hanging centerpiece in the dining room - WOW!  A beautiful party for a beautiful little girl.  Cindy had her friend, Lacey of A Cherry on Top Photography there to document the festivities.  Enjoy the party, leave a comment and then visit their blogs, too!


I have a sweet baby girl and today we had her first tea party for her first birthday. I have been thinking about her first birthday party since I found out I was having a girl. It turned out just like I dreamed! I loved how everything went together so perfect. I don't really think I had a favorite thing about the party. I loved every bit of it! I look forward to having many tea parties with my little girl!

Thank you Lacey for taking these beautiful pictures of the party. It was so nice to be able to host without worrying about pictures. You did an amazing job!

Thank you Shannon for all your hard work getting ready for the party. I really would not of been able to do it without you!

This is one of my favorite pictures of Ella. My Uncle took it when she was 5 months old.
I love this picture of Ella! My sweet girl in her sweet satin dress.

Playgroup girls are really growing up!

Madison's hat was perfect for the tea party. I love that hat!

I think this is one of Ella's favorite gifts! She loves playing with it!

This babydoll is so cool! It sucks when you give it a bottle and blinks its eyes when it giggles. We named her baby Kate.

She loved every bite!