Archive for Party Planning

Mason Jar Lemon Centerpieces

Any time I plan a party I want to it to come together perfectly.  I always use my Party Planning Guide  to make sure that everything from food to decor is covered.  We recently celebrated Avery's baptism that centered around pink and burlap so I wanted something natural for my centerpieces.  I created Mason Jar Lemon Centerpieces that were simple, yet elegant.  The great thing about these centerpieces is that the ...

Baptism Party Decor & Dimple Prints Giveaway

This past weekend we celebrated Avery's Baptism with family and friends.  The service was perfect and we are so thankful to our family and friends that were able to attend this special event.  I had so much fun planning her Baptism Party and seeing it come to fruition was fabulous.  I wanted to give you all peeks into our Baptism Party Decor and I'll be sharing recipes and tutorials ...

10 Summer Party Ideas

There is nothing better than a good party during the Summer.  I love being able to take advantage of the warm weather and plan a gorgeous party outside.  I’ve found some amazing Summer Party Ideas that won’t leave you disappointed. 10 Summer Party Ideas

Transportation Centerpieces

A while back I shared my nephew’s Transportation Favor Bags and showed you how inexpensive, adorable favor bags can be.  This time I’m going to show you the Transportation Centerpieces to the party and these were even thriftier than the favor bags!  You’ll need to have access to an editing program in order to create the name and number tags, but Picmonkey is free and simple to use!

Party Planning of 2012

We had an extremely busy year in 2012.  We were blessed within our own little family and our extended families.  In order to celebrate those blessings, I did what I do best.  I went to work with my party planning skills.  There’s nothing that I love more than seeing all of my planning come to fruition.  I love paying attention to the minute details that no one else will even …continue reading


Party Planning Guide Printable

As many of you know my profession is a reading specialist.  I love my job because I like knowing that I make a difference in the lives of my students.  As a reading specialist, I work with multiple classes, which allows me the opportunity to get to know many different students and their learning styles.  I have a confession to make though.  I’ve found within the last two years that …continue reading

Cupcake Fairy Birthday Party

I am over the moon excited to share Riley’s birthday party.  The party was inspired by Riley’s favorite book, Camilla the Cupcake Fairy by Tim Bugbird.  If you haven’t read it, I promise you won’t be sorry.  It’ll have your little princess even more excited about cupcakes than she already is.  My color scheme for the party was hot pink and lime green.  I tried to carry the color scheme …continue reading

Cupcake’s Birthday Sign

Riley’s birthday party was an absolute success!  She had tons of fun and I think the guests had just as much.  I’m certainly pooped.  I promise to share her party with all of you, but I’m in the process of editing the photos.  So, I thought I’d show the sign that greeted all of the guests as they entered her party.  If you missed her Cupcake Centerpieces, you’ll notice there’s …continue reading

Cupcake Centerpiece Tutorial

I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving with family and friends.  We traveled down to Virginia Thanksgiving morning to spend the weekend with my husband’s family.  It was great to see them and Riley had a blast with her one year old cousin Hunter.  I’m hoping that Riley will keep trying to be a big help just like she was with Hunter.  Love her!  Unfortunately, on Saturday I woke up …continue reading


Transportation Favor Bags

I adore planning a good party.  I feel it is all about tying everything together from the decorations to the food to the favor bags.  Since I have a tendency of trying to “help” plan the majority of the parties in my extended family, I’ve gotten extremely good at finding ways to save by doing it myself.  My first attempt at a party was my daughter’s Minnie Mouse 2nd Birthday …continue reading

Fall Tasting Party

I recently had the opportunity to put together a gift basket from World Market. I quite honestly adore that store.  There are so many amazing items, but I was inspired by a fall table runner and ended up putting together a Fall Tasting Basket.  How stinkin’ cute are those little tasting bowls, cups, spoons and plates?  I feel like it’s a party being put together for kings and queens just …continue reading

Ruffle Photo Backdrop & Giveaway

I can’t even begin to explain to you how thrilled I am to introduce my guest post today.  Tabby from Shipwrecked on Fabulous Island is one of my first bloggy friends.  I fell in love with her honesty and spunk.  Plus, she has my dream job – a party planner.  Squeal!  You know this is going to be good right?  Well, she’s also here to give away a $25 Visa giftcard! ***************************************************************** …continue reading

The Melrose Family