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the invitations are in the mail…

I love these invitations…the perfect mix of girly and vintage!

Invitations are hard for me.  I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted but I knew it had to have something to do with Strawberry Lemonade…a favorite of my birthday girl.  Stefanie, of Anna and Blue Paperie, took my ideas and created this perfectly sweet invitation….somehow she knew exactly what I wanted!

More on the upcoming party soon…including a few DIY projects!

Happy Tuesday!

Oh…and don’t forget to enter the Mad Hatter Mercantile Giveaway!

Invitation photography by the crazy talented Kate of Kate Ward Photography … if you are in the Dallas/Fort Worth area…you will love her!

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

crafty: graffiti backdrop and party favor

It’s hard creating a “cool” party for boys as they get a little bit older!  The stuff I make is usually cute…but cute definitely wasn’t going to work for my birthday boy.  After deciding on the graffiti theme, I decided to have him help me with the backdrop!  This is wear the bubble letters that you made in middle school start to come in handy.  If you can make a bubble letter…then you are a graffiti artist!

I gathered supplies…all of which we had on hand…

  • brown craft paper
  • spray paint in various colors
  • craft paint  in various colors

The first step is to draw the bubble letter saying “Aidan is 8″ in pencil.  After drawing the saying, I grabbed my helper and we headed out to the driveway.  Using spray paint, we traced the letters holding the spray can about 12 inches from the paper.  We did it a couple times.

Don’t worry about your letter details…you will be using the craft paint to paint the letter shapes to ensure they are clear and to add a little color.

Then we added a little yellow and white spray paint filling in the letters.  I held the spray can just a few inches away when filling in the middle of the letters to show the shape of the letter better.  We scribbled and splattered…and splattered a bit more!

After letting it dry, we added a bit more color with craft paint in blue and white…

There wasn’t any method to the madness…the mistakes and splattering only made it look more authentic!

And here is the finished product….

For the party party favors, I used the same technique but on white baseball hats.  A little black spray paint and a few splatters…

The kids were able to customize their own hat with fabric markers…graffiti style.  Here is a shot of the birthday boy wearing his graffiti hat while blowing out his candles…

Have a great week!

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

8th birthday party…graffiti style

8 year olds are picky…and they definitely have an opinion on what is “cool” and “un-cool”.  Graffiti is “cool” in my son’s opinion…so, we decided on a graffiti style party focusing on blues and yellows.

The hardest part of every party for me is the invitation.  I turned to Paige of Paiges of Style to create a custom invitation.  Creating an invitation for an 8 year old boy that is cool AND that his mother likes is NOT an easy task.  Paige nailed it.

You should have seen the smile on Aidan’s face when he saw the invite!

The party itself was simple…a bunch of crazy 8 year olds, some front yard football, pizza, lots of sweets and a couple episodes of Wipeout!  The front yard football was not a planned part of the party…but it was a great way to start.  It also kept all of the boys occupied while everyone was arriving.

The pizza & dessert table was a huge hit…

The cookie cake towers were gone in a matter of seconds…

Such a simple way to make a “cake”…  I baked a large cookie cake and cut it into squares.  I stacked them with buttercream icing in between each layer.  I colored two chopsticks black with a sharpie and attached the word “Eight” with thread.  It served as the perfect “cake topper”.

The birthday boy blowing out his candle….while wearing his graffiti baseball hat…

I will post more next week on how to make your own graffiti-style backdrop, as well as the graffiti baseball hat party favors:)

Have a great weekend!

Friday, April 29th, 2011

customer’s party…ice cream shoppe design

A couple months ago, I was asked to create an ice cream sundae design.  The birthday girl’s mom, Janeen, sent me the party photos earlier this week and I love the way the sweet Modern Frills tee works with all of other party designs.  Here are a few of the party photos…

…the adorable invitation by BeeCustom Design

…the amazing cookies done by the birthday girl’s mom, who happens to be the owner of Paige Reese Designer Bakeshop

and the birthday girl…

To see the full party post, click here.

The Ice Cream Sundae design will be listed in my shop this week!

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

party: elmo glam

Noelle of Sweet Craft Cakes threw an amazing party for her sweet little girl’s 3rd birthday.  I can honestly say that I have never put the words Elmo and Glam in the same sentence…until now!  I am loving her take on Elmo Glam…

The precious birthday girl wearing her Modern Frills tee

The birthday girl and her very talented mom…

[all images via Sweet Craft Cakes]

Amazing party!  Stop by Sweet Craft Cakes to see all of the party details and lots more pictures…

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

anna’s circus party …

Need a smile…If this picture won’t do it, I don’t know what will…

How fun is this precious circus party…the cake, the decorations and 100 rolls of plastic tablecloth…

and one happy birthday girl!

A big thanks to Heidi for sharing her little one’s birthday party!

birthday tee … Modern Frills

circus animal cake decorations … Smalls Sweet Shop

Friday, February 11th, 2011

a ladybug party…

Glory (…of Glorious Treats) emailed me a few months ago about her daughter’s birthday party.  Absolutely LOVE getting those kinds of emails as I have been a fan of Glory’s blog and her creations for some time.  I had so much fun creating Joy’s birthday shirt!

I had a feeling the party was going to be fabulous…and Glory did not disappoint!

I am guessing that smile means the birthday girl had fun too…

The cookies (by Sweet Sugar Belle) are amazing…almost too pretty to eat!

Stop by Glorious Treats to see the rest of the party photos as well as the list of vendors she used!

[All photos are courtesy of Gene Chutka.]

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

a birthday party teaser …

Pretty spectacular…right!  I know you are nodding your head right now!  You probably want to see the rest of the photos from this amazing ladybug party…but you will have to wait a few more days!

One more hint … click here to find out who put this little party together!

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

sweet snowflake party …

Kim of The TomKat Studio is one of my daily, favorite blog reads.  What a nice holiday surprise when Kim featured this snowflake party…and the adorable birthday girl was wearing a Modern Frills tee…
Quite an amazing party…
Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

A Vintage Rudolph Collection by The TomKat Studio & a Giveaway Teaser…

It is crazy fun collaborating with Kim of The TomKat Studio.  Why you ask?  Because she rocks!  Her latest holiday collection, designed around my Modern Frills Vintage Rudolph design, is complete perfection.  

Oh…the ideas spinning around in my head.  I am so excited to get my hands on these fabulous printables!

I am guessing you want to get your hands on these printables too!  How about a little TomKat Studio giveaway on Monday….BUT not just one winner…how about THREE WINNERS…Stay Tuned!

[All images via The TomKat Studio by the amazing Laura Winslow Photography.]


Friday, November 26th, 2010