Thursday, June 2, 2011

Birthday Outfits!

I am in the process of planning my kiddos' birthday party. They are both October babies and although they are four years apart their birthdays are only sixteen days apart. So, alas I have decided to throw them a joint  party. I just can't imagine throwing two big parties in a three week time span....Seriously, I think I'd go crazy! It was hard deciding on a theme that would fit both of them. Ava's four and a half and a serious girly girl, and this will be Max's FIRST birthday! So after browsing some of my favorite blogs, and Etsy of course I decided on a Sock Monkey theme! One of my first tasks was deciding what Ava and Max would wear. I could not be happier with what I've chosen! Ava is going to wear this darling knot dress.

 Max is going to wear this super sweet jumper.

You can can find both of these adorable outfits at 3 Lil' Muses Etsy shop.

How do you choose a party theme? Where do you find your favorite party pretties? I'd really love to hear from you!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hippity Hop! Just in time for Easter!

Are you planning a get together for Easter? Do I have a treat for you! This week I'd like to share some adorable Easter party printables. Simply Creative Insanity created the following printables, and you can purchase them here The entire set is only $5.00- What a great deal!

The set file includes everything pictured above;  Bunny Noses Favor Tags, Water Bottle Wrappers , 4 Inch Banner Circles "Hippity Hop", 2 Inch Party circles Great for Cupcake Toppers Napkin Rings Drink tags etc., Fold over Tent Cards (Great for place cards, food labeling, or favor bags),  6 Inch Circle: Happy Easter Bunny Sign,  6 Inch Circle: Bunny only Sign

Cupcake Toppers


How cute are these?!?

Gotta have water bottle labels!

OK, are you ready for the cutest thing EVER? 


What an awesome idea! Glass bottles filled with pink jelly beans = BUNNY NOSES! 

So, there you have it....An affordable and adorable way to spruce up your table this Sunday!  Hoppy Easter friends! 

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Hello, my name is Karie and I'm and addict. I am completely addicted to planning parties. I'm obsessed with every single detail, and have been known to "take over" my family members parties....Well, now that I have that off my chest I feel much better! Welcome to my little corner of the Internet, I hope you visit often, share, and perhaps become inspired from time to time. I plan on featuring parties on a weekly basis, so if you have a great party to share please contact me at

I'll kick of by featuring a party I planned for my daughter, Ava. When I choose a theme I try and include my daughter. I want her to be "into" the party. When Ava was almost 3 she became very interested in Alice in Wonderland and begged for an Alice in Wonderland party. I have to be honest I LOVE Disney, we live in Florida and have passes, but I don't LOVE Disney themed parties. That being said, to each their own! I knew that if I was going to throw Ava an Alice in Wonderland party I would need to embrace the theme and search Etsy for invitations that didn't scream Disney. I was so happy with what I found! These are from Viva La Violette, you can find them in her Etsy shop here

These are from Viva La Violette, you can find them in her Etsy shop here

I rented a gazebo at a local park for the party. 

For decorations I knew exactly what I wanted and that a lot of it would need to be handcrafted.  

The White Rabbit's stop watch with the party time.

White roses "painted red"

The Children were served Strawberry Jam sandwiches, fruit cups,  cookies and lemonade in tea cups. 

Strawberry "ONLY" Sandwiches (Per Ava's request)

 My amazing friend Kashmira made the cake. Isn't it beautiful? I smile every time I see a picture of it. It was exactly what I wanted.

After cake, we played croquet of course! 

 Oh! Did I mention that the guests were instructed to "come dressed as their favorite Wonderland character"? Check out these cuties!

The birthday girl! 

The party planning crew

So, there you have it. My first blog post! I would like to give a shot out to the fabulous Dawn Hiatt of Elemental Images for shooting all of the images above.  So, now that I've "shown you mine" will you PLEASE show me yours? 

Happy planning!