Sunday, December 19, 2010

{Partylicious} and Safari Baby Shower

Hello everyone!

I finally decided to give this party planning idea a try for real, and I'm glad to announce I had my first formal job this month!

I'm really excited to share with you my latest project.  This was a baby shower for my high school friend Felipe and his wife Heidi, whom are expecting their second baby boy.  She really wanted to go with aqua, lime and chocolate and little jungle animals.

With the beautiful cake!

We used chocolate malt balls, wrapped chocolate bars, candy covered peanuts, lollipops {which I wrapped in tissue and ribbon to carry the color theme} and candy dipped marshmallows.  The dessert table turned out beautiful!  It's a shame that the cake hadn't arrived yet.  I adore the polka dot balloons.  I buy them at a local party supply store.

As party favors we gave marshmallow babies, made by my good friends at MEL's Designs and I made chocolate covered Oreos in cellophane bags.

The banner featured an elephant, monkeys and a lion.  The mom-to-be loved the centerpieces I made for the Turtle Baby Shower, so we adapted those using the same jungle animals.

I'm a happy camper... everything turned out beautiful and sweet!  And I'm even happier because there are a couple more jobs lined up for next year!!!

Thanks to all my friends for all your support! 'Till next time!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Turtle Baby Shower

The big day had finally arrived!  My sister-in-law's baby shower, in my opinion, has been one of the cutest projects I've done.  I'm so proud of what I have accomplished, so here I am sharing it with you!

The theme was turtles... she absolutely loves them.  So choosing the theme was rather easy, although I must confess I was rooting for those little vintage birds (next time, I guess!)

I really wanted to feature a diaper cake as the main thing on the dessert/candy table as a gift for the mom-to-be (or should I say the baby!).  I carried the turtle theme and the carnation flower arrangements the guest tables as well.  These flower arrangements were done using recycled bean cans and covered with scrapbooking paper in a variety of patterns and designs, arranged in trios in each table.  No two were alike.

As party favors we gave cello bags filled with chocolates and hand-dipped Oreo cookies in colored white chocolate, made by yours truly.

Since my baby's second birthday, I've been wanting to work a little more on fondant figurines.  So I found these little turtles online and thanks to a tutorial I found at The Cake Journal, I ventured into making them, as well as the little flowers.  I believe they came out great.  Of course I made my usual cupcake toppers to complement the cupcake stands.  A customized banner and beautiful balloons tied it all together.

The candy table featured mini marshmallows, sour gumballs, circus peanuts, orange gummies and other yummy treats for the kids.  They were all idetified with these little candy tags.

This party has been a great inspiration to launch my little business of custom birthday partyware and stationary, among other things.  Stay tuned for details are coming soon!!!

'Till next time!  ; )

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Zebra Print & Fuscia..

I made this banner and cupcake toppers in record time for my friend's {and my baby's Godmother} birthday! 
Happy Birthday, Sil! 

NEXT PROJECT: My sister-in-law's Baby Shower!!! So excited about the theme and all the inspiration.  I can't wait to get started!!! 

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Come fly with me...

So finally the big day is here!  After long nights and lots of planning, we finally pulled off a great Airplane party full of great details. 

First off the invitation...  this one was inspired by a Pink Peppermint Paper design.  The little plane I cut with my Cricut and I put a dimensional so it looks like it's on the air.

For the cake I wanted something different from what I've done before, so I asked for cupcakes.  The little airplanes on the cupcakes and the cake topper I did myself.  This was my first attempt at making fondant figurines... I think they came out pretty decent!  I showed you the little cupcake toppers I made for the rest of the cupcakes but things were so hectic I forgot to use them!!!

The dessert table included popcorn, sour gumballs, home made brownies and mascarpone tarts, and other yummy snacks!  I found a great tablecloth that tied it all together with the beautiful banner I made.

I used gable boxes for the party favors.  As always, they were personalized with each kid's name.  Also they included age appropriate favors, such as bibs and bath toys for the little babies, mini books and gummy treats for toddlers, markers, play dough, gliders, activity books, model airplanes, candy and lots more!  I got this great idea from a party I found at, where they put these genius signs over the favor box and the gift tables.  I also made favors for the adults: peanuts and pretzels.

Finally the piñata, a huge aiplane that was custom made by a very talented friend.  I also made a pilot license out of foam board so that our guests could take their pictures. 

Everything came out exactly as I expected and our little boy had a blast.  All the hard work was worth it for sure!!!  Happy 2nd Birthday little monkey!!!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

A break from birthdays

A couple of weeks ago I took a break from all the planning for my baby's birthday and created these darling invitations for a Baptism.  Aren't they cute?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Planning and creating: Mauricio's 2nd Birthday!

Hey everyone!
So here is a preview of what I've done so far for my baby's Airplane themed birthday.  I already have the invitations ready to print, so I'll post those later on.  Each kid will receive their own personalized gable box filled with candy and other goodies.  The airplane illustration is from  They have all kinds of cute stuff!

More details coming soon....

Monday, May 24, 2010

Change of plan-e-s...

Although I have been dreaming of making a Robot-themed birthday for my little boy, I recently decided to change the theme.  He is loving Airplanes!  So now I'm back to research mode.  My inspiration is the toy airplane from the New Arrival Cricut cartridge.  There are lots of beautiful ideas out there, and I already have some gathered up.  I'll share as I go along with the planning... the party is just a month and a half away, so I've got tons to do!

See ya soon!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Other Projects

Scrapbooking has been a little hobby of mine since I got married...ahem... 11 years ago (yikes! has it really been that long?... ;) yes indeed!) My first project was our honeymoon album. Since then, even though I've purchased tons of paper, stickers, embellishments, etc... I've done only a few projects. However, for the past couple of years, I've tried to listen more to my creative side and before long I was doing little projects... birthday cards, christmas cards, you name it! I even purchased my Cricut and that's when I really got back into it. Here are some of my most relevant projects:

Greeting card:

Baby Shower Invitations...

Menus for a wine tasting at our restaurant.  I love glitter paper!

Placecards for my dear friend's wedding:

Looking back... Our baby's Christening

For our baby's Christening, we prepared little treat boxes filled with almonds. Family and friends received personalized favors to remember such important occasion. Thanks to my good friend Elsy for all your help!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Looking back... Baby's Monkey 1st Birthday

I'm already planning my baby's second birthday. I know, it's three months away, but for me it's never too early to start gathering ideas and start making things. Starting early makes a birthday full of little details.

So before I keep researching Robots, I thought I might share a few photos of Mauricio's Mokey 1st Birthday.

Since there are not many premade monkey-themed birthday supplies, everything was handmade. Favor bags were personalized and filled with age appropiate goodies. Baby guests got banana baby food, little spoons with tags, Gerber chewey fruit snacks, cookies and monkey beanie babies. Older kids got handmade notebooks, monkey pencils, stickers, monkey candy holders. We set up an ice cream bar with yummy toppings. Adults got specially wrapped tic-tacs. Balloon art was made by a very talented friend.

Such a great day! Looking forward to your next party!!!


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