Thursday, September 4, 2014

That's a Wrap - Family Movie Night

With the summer coming to a close and the cooler weather coming our way in New York, outdoor movie nights are our family Friday night mainstay.   We pop a movie in our outdoor projector, blow up our screen and break out the snacks. 

This fun family party and more details can be found in the Fall issue of Polka Dot Balloon Magazine

Here is some inspiration for your next Family Fun Movie Night.



















Until Next time - Party On Friends

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Credits: 

Party Styling and Photography:   www.melissanewell.com
Personalized Pillow Covers  https://www.etsy.com/shop/MinnieandMaude
Movie Night Fondant Toppers  https://www.etsy.com/shop/FondantFantasy
Movie Night Cookies  http://www.elementalcookies.com/
Movie Night Favor Necklaces    https://www.etsy.com/shop/charmingspot/about
Plates, Napkins & Cups  http://www.partypail.com/
Paper Straws     http://www.thesugardiva.com/




Monday, September 1, 2014

Back to School Breakfast


The Summer has passed us all by....was it shorter than usual?  Seems it to me....

even though we home educate the children year round, the summer flew by! 

A fun Back to School Breakfast is in order this week!

(The entire party and write up can be seen in the Fall issue of Polka Dot Balloon Magazine)



Using printables by D&P Celebrations and canvas boards, creating these Back to School pictures were a breeze! 




I love how you can celebrate with pretty pinks and bold blues...



A little "flaire" from The Flaire Exchange sure does add the missing touch!


Instead of candy in these candy tubes (from Party On Designs), I used pencils. 






I hope your Back to School time is fun and exciting!  Cheers to 2014/15 school year!


Until next time - Party On Friends!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Patriotic Picnic

I am red, white and blue... how bout you?

Patriotic Picnic



Simple entertaining is what it is all about. Using what you have and making it work.  I have used the base of my Flair Exchange garland for SO many parties...restringing and added some color all the time. I love how it's held up! 


Self serve drink station - less muss and fuss on the host!


It does not have to be all red, white and blue - you can throw some yellow in there for good measure. I love to mix and match patterns also. 


A HUGE Hit with the children.  When dusk comes they grab an insect container and have at it.  The backyard is lit up like a Lite Bright at night.







I hope your Fourth of July Entertaining is fuss free and fun!  Making memories for all!


Until next time - Party On Friends!


Linking to these fabulous blogs:

SNAP Creativity
Craft O Maniac
Skip to my Lou


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Fourth of July Tablescape Ideas Easy DIY



Only 1 month until we celebrate the Fourth of July!  

 I am over at Catch My Party sharing my easy DIY Ideas for taking your Fourth of July Tablescape from Adult theme to the children's theme in no time and within a tight budget!

Adult Tablescape and Light Menu



Using a vintage linen tablecloth that I picked up on one of my off-the-beaten path antique excursions was a no-brainer for this party.  I have been dying to use it and thought it was great with this theme.  It adds that little "old fashion" inspiration I was looking for. 

A simple setting with layered plates and tin patriotic buckets kept this red, white and blue theme going throughout the party. 


The star tin buckets not only hold their cloth napkins (which I love to use in small intimate gatherings) but they also hold their eco friendly wooden utensils and a flag fan to help keep them cool on the hot day.  

For the adult menu:  I would be serving a light fruit parfait with a green salad with slices of skirt steak with a balsamic reduction on it.  Dessert would be a cool sherbet.  

Children's Tablescape and Menu



First order of business is to get those plates out of the way and replace them with some disposable fun colored plates. 

 The only thing I did to the tin bucket is put some strawberry licorice in there to give it that childlike flair. 


Adding a fun and festive centerpiece of dollar store gumball holders filled with color coordinated gumballs did the trick.   

I love the patriotic buttons for the children.


Besides the fun cupcakes, I would serve the children cold watermelon wedges on sticks, assorted veggies with dips and sandwich wraps, sliced thin. 
 

Affordable Fourth of July entertaining is easier than you think! 

Until next time - Party On Friends!


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Credits: 
Party Styled and Photographed by: Melissa Newell
Flag Fans: Oriental Trading
Patriotic Pins: Dollar Tree
Star Plates: Dollar Tree
Star Tins: Dollar Tree
Gumball Holders: Dollar Tree



Friday, May 30, 2014

Sowing the Seeds of Love Party


Most of the time it's one small object, picture or pattern that gets my brain full of ideas for a celebration.

 For this Sowing the Seeds of Love party for my children, it was these Breeve Gable Boxes from Pamela Smerker Designs.  

I knew I had to use these colors and her custom boxes!  

Just look at the colors and pattern...aren't they beautiful! 



Adding some coordinating bakers twine and a hand stamped tag complimented these goodie boxes!



Our youngest could not wait to get her hands on these yummy cupcakes!



The backdrop was our backyard. Just as the bushes were starting to pop with color I took advantage of it!

You can see more pictures and an article over at the Summer Issue of Polka Dot Balloon magazine!

Until next time - Party on Friends!

Linking to:  A Pretty life