Monday, March 28, 2011

Great gift find!

So what’s new?

 I am still in the planning stages for my daughter’s upcoming Easter party and still trying to figure all the fun details. Along with doing that I have been helping a dear and sweet friend who is getting married this year and as always I am on a quest to find unique and one of kind things, ideas, and decor out there and byGeorge I did!! As anyone knows planning a wedding and trying to find even the littles details can be time consuming but so much fun and when you stumble upon a cool and great idea, you may have to snap it up for yourself!  Look at what I found!



How cool and unique are these?! They would be great gifts for the bride to be, groom to be, baby gift, the list can go on and on!! The possibilities are endless!

I just love this awesome idea! I am seriously considering using it for  my daughters 1st birthday celebration and I just may! I am already in the planning stages for her birthday believe it or not! I know I have a ways to go but I just love planning parties! So, where can you find this cool item you ask? Well, it just so happens that you may find these gift items on Esty by Lila Frances. Here is her Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/lilafrances

Again, I just wanted share this awesome find!

Happy Party Planning!

Suzanne


Monday, March 14, 2011

Easter Decor and ideas

I am planning a little Easter party for my daughter and getting into the spirit of finding cute and unique ideas of how to decorate it! As I have searched and looked for things I have stumbled upon some really cute ideas and decor for any little girl to cherish this Easter season!



Here is what I found!


Twenty Little Toes makes these really cute baskets for Easter or for any special occasion! How cute and sweet is this? Check them out on their Etsy site:http://www.etsy.com/shop/TwentyLittleToes?ga_search_query=easter+decorations&ga_page=37&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=




Then I found these super cute blocks!
Wouldn't these look so cute on top of a dessert table?! These blocks are made by sassytalk!  She has some really cute things in her t Etsy shop! You can check her out on: http://www.etsy.com/shop/sassytalk?ref=pr_shop




 I found these really cute Table cloth and accessories by withlove,Ruby! Go check her out on her  Etsy site and see what cute things she has besides this adorable bunny table cloth! It would be just perfect for a dessert table for sure or for an Easter picnic!! You can visit her shop here:http://www.etsy.com/shop/withloveruby?ref=pr_shop


If you need an Easter wreath well then have I found the place for you! The Wright Wreath
has so many precious and great looking wreath for any party needs or decor! You can check out their Etsy shop athttp://www.etsy.com/shop/TheWrightWreath?ga_search_query=easter+decorations&ga_page=62&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=

Here is a great wreath that would really add a touch of whimsy to your Easter party





Doing something with a vintage feel?  Vintage Scraps, that has a whole lot of vintage!! Check out her Etsy site at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/VintageScraps?ref=pr_shop




Need a touch of Posh   to you party?? I found this fabulous and awesome party/ wedding favor shop on Etsy!  The Posh Event.com  They have such cute and awesome things it really makes it difficult to pick one for any event! Check them out on their Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/ThePoshEvent?ga_search_query=easter+decorations&ga_page=43&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=&page=1

Here is some pictures of what they have, so so cute!

PERFECT FOR AN UPSCALE EASTER EVENT!
SWEET FOR AN AFTERNOON EASTER TEA PARTY!

GREAT AS A PARTY OR WEDDING FAVOR! TRE CHIC!
NOW THIS WOULD BE A GREAT PARTY FAVOR FOR ANY WIZRD OF OZ PARTY!

And now for a   sweet sweet Treat! I stumbled upon this sweet and incredible blog called 
I am baker  and does she have some amazing treats and confections! You can check out her amazing blog at: http://iammommy.typepad.com/i_am_baker/2011/03/index.html 

Here are a few pictures of the amazing and beautiful cakes you will find on this site!  Just lovely!




Hope these inspired you or gave you an idea of many wonderful things you can do for your next Easter gathering or your upcoming party!


Monday, March 7, 2011

Sweet Vintage Pink Bunny Christening!

Sweet Vintage Pink Bunny Christening!


 Last weekend I had my 5 month old baby girl baptized and it turned out just beautiful! I wanted to share how it turned out and who I had the absolutely pleasure of helping me create a memorable and special occasion! I worked with several wonderful women who made all the small details count and really matter!




The Invitation

I asked my sweet friend  Kori from Paper & Pigtails to help me design a one of a kind sweet vintage pink invitation with polka dots, damask, a bunny and cross on it! I also asked if we could do a wrought-iron scroll border around it and this is what she designed! It was absolutely beautiful and EXACTLY what I had wanted!!! Isn't it pretty?!? The printables she did to match were just as darling and beautiful!




The Gown
I found this gorgeous gown at: www. PinkPrincess.com and it was absolutely beautiful! If you need a christening gown or know of anyone who needs one I highly recommend this site!! Great finds for sure!



The Reception


 I wanted my daughter's baptism's theme to have a light pink vintage feel with touches of polka dots, damasks and a sweet bunny throughout the theme. The main color scheme was light pink, creams, and touches of silver. The decor was very minimal because it was at this gorgeous hotel and I wanted to do something small. I wanted the feel of the theme to be a vinatge pink with a small french flair to it. So I decided that the food would have a french theme to it was well!  It was very simple but very sweet!

                  The Result!



I was originally going to have alot of desserts on the table but since I had gone for a "french theme for the menu" there was a buffet style table as well as a table full of mini french pastries! There would have been way too many desserts and sweets!I wanted the people to eat up the cookies, donut bites, chocolate covered oreos and the cake as well even though it was soo pretty to cut into! So, I kept it sweet and simple!


                   The Details


Banner from AtoZebra Celebrations & Ribbon Wreath from Polka Dot Market


Blessing Tree



Hydrangea Poof Balls { made by Fanciful Events}


Goregous Cookies made from The Cookie Jar





                                 Decor



Chocolate Coevered Oreos made from Kim from Sweetie’s by Kim





        Mini Donut Bites from SweetiesbakeShop



Sweet Bunny bucket from MonekySee Boutique


Cupcake mix favors from FavorboxBakery






   Beautiful Matching Printables from Paper & Pigtails



Table Runner from Sweet Tea and Linen



               Gorgeous Ribbon and Cross Cake 
              by Cupcake Couture in San Antonio




My Sweet Baby Girl!



My Girls and their Beautiful Hair Accessories from Tradewind Tiaras Inc.






Vendor Credits and their Websites!

The gorgeous flower tiara and flower heabdband worn by my 2 daughters
came from the talented Nicole from Tradewind Tiaras, Inc. 
All my handmade decor and sweet treats came
from Etsy! I got the amazing cookies from Lisa from 
The Cookie Jar
{ www.batches.etsy.com}, the chocolate covered oreos came from Kim
from, Sweeties by Kim
{ http://www.etsy.com/shop/sweetiesbykim}, the mini donut bites came
from Dulce's shop called Sweetiesbakeshop 
{ http://www.etsy.com/shop/Sweetiesbakeshop}, the table runner came from Carolyn from Sweet Teaand Linen
 { http://www.sweetteaandlinen.etsy.com}, the banner came from
AtoZebra Celebrations  { http://www.etsy.com/shop/
atozebracelebrations}, the beautiful ribbon wreath came from 
Polka Dot Market { http://www.polka-dot-market.com}, the favors which were
cupcake mixes came from Michelle's Favorboxbakery {http://www.etsy.com/shop/FavorBoxBakery},  the beautifully designed invitation and
printables came from the wonderful Kori from Paper & Pigtails
the bunny was sitting in came from MonkeySee Boutique {http://www.etsy.com/shop/monkeyseeboutique}, the flower arrangements came
form my local grocery store and the gorgeous cake came from Cupcake
Couture here locally in San Antonio. All the silk flowers used in the
flower balls and sparkle beads came form Hobby Lobby. All the
glassware came from Homegoods! Some of the beautiful photography is
courtesy of Brandi Sutherland Photography
{ http://www.brandisutherland.com} and some of the other pictures
where taken courtesy of Fancilful Events the reception was held at:
The Westin La Cantera Resort in San Antpnio, Texas 

Working with all these women was such a sweet and enjoyable experience! Everyone went out of their way to help me and create something to beautiful for this special occasion! I would like to thank each and everyone of you who made all this possible and for giving me great memories to remember! The desserts were just wonderful, the decor and accessories added that extra special touch, the favors were just perfect, the hair accessories added that much needed sparkle and glimmer and the photography was just beautiful and a true keepsake! Thank you again to all of you who helped me with Adriana’s Baptism, it was a real special day! I really appreciate all your help and enjoyed working with you all!





Happy Party Planning!
Suzanne Olvey