Monday, August 31, 2009

Ein Prosit!

It's almost fall and time to celebrate with a traditional German Oktoberfest party. Here's a sneak peek at a party I'm helping my German friend Andrea plan. I can already smell the brats and sauerkraut! Yum....stay tuned!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Puck Party

Way back in March I planned a small get together for my boyfriend's 40th Birthday. He is a huge Chicago Blackhawks hockey fan so I decided to incorporate a small hockey puck theme into the party. I emailed pdf invitations, gave out hockey pucks as favors and had a cake made in the shape of a hockey puck. The cake was amazing! It was made by Luscious Layers Bakery and the party was held at Club Lucky restaurant. It was a lot of fun with family and friends.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Bar-be-que, Daisies and Gingham

My brother is getting married in October and my mom decided to give the happy couple a shower. I of course was totally all over it and asked if I could give her some ideas. She wanted the party to be a casual bar-be-que. So, I came up with a daisy, red gingham and lemon decor' theme. I had so much fun making the invitations, all of the banners, bride and groom nametags and setting up the table centerpieces and other decor' around the house.
I got the party favors idea from the hwtm website. Instead of using the jars as drinking glasses we filled them with lemon slice candies and put raffia ribbon around them and a tag with the couple's names and date of the wedding. So cute! And the party was a huge success.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Hula Hoopla!

My friend Sara, who lives all the way down in Louisiana is having a Luau party for her daughter Kiah. Since I can't be there and because I'm obsessed with party planning she asked me for ideas. How could I resist? I found this DIY hula hoop skirt invitation on the Better Homes and Gardens website It's sooo cute and totally easy to make.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

New and Excited

I am really excited about starting this blog. I absolutely love planning parties for friends and family. I'm hoping to one day become a full time event planner. In the meantime, my head is full of ideas that I want to share with everyone! Above is an inspiration board I created for a recent couples' shower I helped out with and decorated. This is just a glimpse......a lot more to come. Stay tuned.