While perusing this month's House Beautiful, (the cover story is The Color Pink, so I obviously slowed down long enough to read it!) this wonderful tablescape caught my fancy. Dylan Lauren of the famed Dylan's Candy Bar in NYC, was the guest stylist. What is not to love?!! A candy lover of any age would adore this.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
After weeks of dismal winter weather, the sun is shining in Texas and the Garden Gnomes are ready to come out in the garden! PickleBelle styled this local party using items from Belle's Etsy shop, AdorabelleDesign. What fun we had with this vintage dessert display!
We were so excited that the baker bought into our "mushroom" look for the cupcakes. They were perfect for the personalized cupcake picks. And these hats! How could you ever forget them when they are attached to delicious cupcakes?! Apples were a nice natural touch of red...however, I'm not holding my breath that any of the little gnome guests will choose them over all our other delectable treats!
The charming banners that AdoraBelle Design created tied our theme together!
Gnome kisses - I mean really, can you get any cuter?
Little gnome guests will love creating thier own magical gardens with these seed packet and flower favors. We attached these charming tags to all the potted flowers!
Always remember, there is no place like Gnome Sweet Gnome.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
These little pumpkins had a blast dressing up and crafting their own paper crowns (thanks Adorabelle!) and bracelets made from chenille stems, Fruit Loops and Lifesavers. Okay, so more Lifesavers and Fruit Loops were eaten than adorned chenille stems.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Since I have started designing birthday parties for everyone else, I felt a bit of pressure when my little one's third birthday approached. What to do, what to do? Luckily, the fiftieth time I read her the story of Little Red Riding Hood, inspriation hit! With a little guidance from the super cute party I saw on Kara's Party Ideas I started putting things together! First we had to call Brandi from B4 Photography to take some photos of the birthday girl.
Creating the invitations was one of my favorite parts! The little wolf could be removed - which turned out to be a BIG hit with the three year old crowd.
Now on to the party. . .
|Photo by B4 Photography|
I hand stamped and embossed the envelopes with a super cute handmade stamp I purchased on Etsy from Corrabelle Etsy Shop - who could resist the name!
Now on to the party. . .
The big bad wolf greeted the guests as they walked in the door - then meet a terrible fate as our pinata!
Our dessert table. I don't think these kids slept for DAYS - lots of sugar here!
All of the guests were so excited to hear the story! I found a bit kinder, gentler version of Little Red Riding Hood explained in the Mary Engelbreit Nursery Tale Book. Beautiful illustrations too!
The little felt cookies were a challenge! Sewing is NOT my forte - but they turned out cute!
All our guests took home fabulous Red Riding Hood capes, along with a basket of cookies they earned by playing games set up in the backyard!
Pickle and Belle's Little Red Riding Hoods. . .
Be sure to check out my etsy shop AdoraBelleDesign to purchase all the decor you need to recreate your own fairy tale!