Saturday, March 31, 2012

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

"What are Little Boys Made of" Birthday Party

How cute is this "WHAT ARE LITTLE BOYS MADE OF" BIRTHDAY PARTY submitted by Haley Tukere of Lovely Like You?! Such a splendid theme all about boys! I just love it.

Haley said-- “Having just started my new petite event business in Auckland, New Zealand called 'Lovely Like You' my sons first birthday was the perfect occasion to kick things off!

I wanted a theme that was original, age appropriate and although for a boy still soft and lovely to look at. After much thought, the old ‘What are Little Boys Made of?’ nursery rhyme seemed perfect for my little guy:

'What are little boys made of?
What are little boys made of?
Frogs and snails
And puppy-dogs' tails,
That's what little boys are made of.'

We are surrounded by gorgeous parks and given it was summer and we were talking ‘boys’ the outdoors seemed a great place to host the party.

I kept an element of rustic with old wooden crates, hessian (or burlap in the US) and brown card. Baby blue softened the mood and a dash of red here and there added punch to the overall colour scheme.

The main table was loaded with sweet treats, which included the chocolate 'frogs', 'snail' sweets and long marshmallow 'puppy dogs tails'. Delicious snail topped mini cupcakes and frog cake pops were created by Miss Melicious Cupcakes. My fabulous sister took on the challenge of sprinkling the cake (quite a task!) and my husband, who is a designer, created all the labels and tags.

Parents lounged on big mats under umbrellas and the kids enjoyed the park, sack races, egg and spoon races, the tee pee and the little store on the corner (named by my husband to the older kid’s amusement the 'Pip Pop Plop Shop’).

The children were given 'puppy dog tails' to wear and they took home a paper bag of froggy treats. It was a lovely day- relaxed, gorgeous and fun!”

Event Styling & Planning: Lovely Like You
Photography: Misty Lynn Photography
Cupcakes & Cake Pops: Miss Melicious Cupcakes
Little store on the corner, bunting & letter blocks: Seedling
Vintage bottle crate, treat cones, plastic bottles & paper fans: dotsnspots

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Pick Your Plum $100 Giveaway!

My next FABulous giveaway is brought to you by Pick Your Plum! Enter to win a $100 Plum Box filled with crafting supplies, party accessories, pampering products and awesome swag!

What is Pick Your Plum, you ask? Well, Pick Your Plum offers incredible daily buys. They offer one 'Plum' per day at a killer deal...from high fashion lace shirts, twine, vinyl, jewelry, party supplies, tags and everything in between. But the thing is, there are only so many to go around. Once the daily deal is gone, it's gone!

If that isn't exciting enough, like I mentioned above, Pick Your Plum wants to give YOU a $100 Plum Box full of swank crafting, fashion, & accessorizing swag!!

Scroll to the bottom of this post to see how to enter the giveaway, and check out some of the awesome items that Pick Your Plum has offered in the past! Your $100 swag box will be filled with items like these...

Each person can leave up to FOUR separate comments! ONE comment PER task completed. The more things you do on the list, the more comments you can leave! All entries will be verified.

1. Like Pick Your Plum on Facebook and come back and leave a comment saying you did so. 

2. Sign up for the Pick Your Plum Newsletter and come back and leave a comment saying you did so.

3. Follow Kara's Party Ideas on Pinterest and come back and leave a comment saying you did so.

4. Facebook, tweet or blog about the giveaway {with a link} and come back and leave a comment saying you did so.

Good luck!

*Giveaway ends Tuesday, March 27th at 11:59pm MST. The winner will be contacted the following day and announced at the top of this post*
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