2nd Birthday Party :: Minne Mouse Theme

“The Happiest Girl On Earth” turned 2 at the end of last month! My niece Kevy celebrated in style with a Minnie Mouse themed birthday party and my sister and Crafty Jan put on quite the shindig for this little miss!Isn’t she the most adorable little mouse in the world?! Since they had a pretty big party for her last year, they decided to keep things small this year and kept the invite list to our immediate family – which is acutally pretty big in itself! There were 11 adults and 4 kids so it’s not like this little one was hurting for an audience! The theme was chosen obviously because Kevy loves Minnie Mouse, but also because she got to go to Disneyland that very same morning. What a big day for a big girl!They kept things in Minnie’s signature red & black color scheme. They enlisted me to do the printables and I kept things simple by using a Disney-esque font and drawing some “Kevy ears” then doing what I do best… use and abuse the same design over and over and over again!The banner’s shape on the mantle is supposed to be reminiscent of the old Disneyland sign and the “2” is even wearing Minnie ears.Inspired by the many Disney parties on the web, my sis & Crafty Jan made plates look like Minnie heads – complete with a napkin for a bow! – and even a pinata with ears! How cute is this? Made from a black paper lantern and tissue poms! Love!The cake was another fabulous creation from the gals at The Crimson Cake and Kevy only wanted to eat the ears on top! So cute.hkhTarget seemed to know that Kevy was turning 2 and had plastic plates ready for scooping up! The kid’s table had these as place settings, as well as Mickey shaped sandwiches for their tummies.That Crafty Jan made everyone ears! Glittery ones for the ladies, please! And they were so comfy, we all kind of forgot we were wearing them. I think my husband woke up with them on the next day! Ha!How cute is this birthday trio of mice (soon-to-be foursome?)The party was perfect in every little way. Kevy even matched the tablecloth thanks to my mom who MADE her adorable dress! She’s unreal. Everyone left with Kevy cookies (and black tongues to go with them! That icing was potent!)Thanks for hanging in there with this blog! I know it’s slow going but I swear I am up to my (Minnie) ears in parties over the next few months so there should be a lot of fun posts to come!Now go kick a pinata! (Oh, and a Minnie/Mickey party will be available in the shop soon! If you don’t see it, convo me and I can likely put something together for you.)

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Free & Awesome :: Ice Cream Tag Printables

I don’t know about the weather in your neck of the woods, but it is H.O.T and fabulous in SoCal at the moment. These fantastic free ice cream gift tag printables from Amy Moss at Eat Drink Chic, match my mood to a T. Ice cream & summer go hand and hand. Such a happy little set of tags. I’m sure you’ll find some great ways to use these darling things. Have a happy Friday and see you next week!

Baby Shower :: Sugar & Spice Theme

Today I am thrilled to share with you a really fun “Sugar & Spice and Everything Nice” baby shower my friend Jess put on her for her sister-in-law Lisa. What a FABulous job she did! Aside from helping her with the printables, Jess and her mom did everything themselves. I am totally dying over the lollipops up the driveway! What a way to set the tone!Jess’ friend Christina of A Sweet Addition created this gorgeous candy bar. Jess made the cake pops herself. I just love pink and green for baby showers! So fresh!Balloons, tissue poms, and banners were hung everywhere.I keep saying baby “shower” but really this was a “sprinkle.” This is Lisa’s second child but first girl! How sweet! Above the photobooth Jess requested a sign that said “Say Grace!” since the baby girl will be named Gracie. Just adorable. One of my favorite touches was the pink sugar-rimmed mimosa glasses. How much fun would it be to drink out of these?Jess’ best friend’s mom, Barb Sowles, made the banner for the mantle among other adorable things like pillows, quilts, etc. She is a master seamstress… If you’re interested in anything of the sort, leave me a comment and I will see if she’s taking on extra orders.The clothesline got a fun kick with the addition of GRACE spelled out.One of the dearest things they did was create big baby blocks for the guests to sign. What a great keepsake and they already have a home in Gracie’s room. I love this idea and have never seen anything like it before. So clever.sdsfJess was a busy bee because she sent everyone home with cupcakes in little mason jars. Just adorable. You guys really nailed it with all the fun details. Thanks for the photos of this sweet sprinkle! I think I need me a cupcake!

Free And Awesome :: Cinco De Mayo Printable Banner

Yahoo! We got our 300th ‘like’ this weekend on Facebook and to celebrate I am giving you another free printable banner! Yes I know it’s not even Easter yet but let’s head south of the border… Cinco De Mayo will be here before we know it!
Thank you once again for supporting this blog! I am so excited to be a part of this party world and it’s you guys who make it so much fun for me.So get ready to take down your spring banner and put up a Cinco De Mayo one! Thank you once again for the ‘likes!’ I am beyond excited I can’t even believe it! Click below to download the PDF and happy printing!
Cinco De Mayo Banner

Free And Awesome :: Happy Easter & Happy Spring Printable Banners


Happy Monday! How about a present to kick off your week?
So I’ve been CakesLikesAPartying for just over a month now and I cannot thank all of you enough for the encouragement, kind words, and enthusiasm you’ve thrown my way. Oh… and “likes!” This weekend Cakes Likes A Party hit 200 “likes” on facebook and I couldn’t be more excited about it. Thank you, thank you, thank you lovely people! To celebrate and to show my appreciation, I am posting free printable “Happy Easter” and “Happy Spring” banners to gussy up your house for the season.
So Happy Easter! And Happy Spring! And Happy Printing! And most importantly THANK YOU for letting this party into your home each day. It’s fun being a party girl when people like you are at the party!
Click the links below to download, then print and share the love! More to come when I hit 300 likes! 
Happy Easter Banner :: CakesLikesAParty_HappyEaster

Happy Spring Banner :: CakesLikesAParty_HappySpring
To assemble, just punch holes in the upper corners and string on a pretty ribbon!