2nd Birthday Party :: Bubbles Theme

This past weekend one of our lovely little lady friends turned two. Emianna had such a beautiful bubbly birthday party and her mom Ashley did not let any touch float away. (Hee hee! Don’t you just love a good bubble pun?)Ashley used bright and bubbly pinks and repeated the bubble vibe throughout every detail. The invites set the tone… How adorable are these? I love how even Emianna is wearing bubbles. The copy is equally clever “Popping on over?” – too cute!

Each kiddo got a bubble gun which was absolutely brilliant for so many reasons. No adults needed to blow the kiddos bubbles meant that us adults actually got to chat among the floating balls. And the kids had a blast! Even the tablecloths and food kept in the bubbly spirit! Check out how adorable those cupcakes are. Such a subtle and artistic nod to the theme.As if the fun party, the cute kiddos, and the bubble guns weren’t enough, they left us with bubble bath favors. (Again, notice the bubbly ribbon? I did!) Way to go Ashley & Co. You guys did a fabulous job celebrating your adorable girl! Thanks for letting us be a part of her day.
(Photos taken by my uber-talented friend Steph who will be starting a business soon. Right?)


30th Birthday Party :: Bee Picnic

A couple weeks ago my sister Ellie, “The Bee,” turned 30! Yahoo! Instead of a big party, she and her huz opted to go to Vegas just the two of them. My mom, sister-in-law, and one of Ellie’s best friends, Brooke, couldn’t let her get away without some kind of celebration so we were planning on a midweek lunch with the birthday girl at my mom’s house. Little did we know what my mom really had in store for her… and us. A totally cute, surprise Bee Picnic. Since there were only 5 of us, my mom packed individually wrapped sandwiches, salad, and soup into one picnic basket. She set up a low beach table and we sat upon pillows to lunch and gab away.I personally couldn’t get over the sandwich bags. That Crafty Jan sewed muslin sacks and printed the bee graphic she designed on iron-on transfers. So darling! Totally stealing this idea. Or better yet… begging her to make them for a party I throw! Loving the detail on this napkin set up. A teeny bee on a wire was floating above the ribbon, and eco-friendly utensils and the cutest paper straw ever were poking right out. Perfectomundo!Totally adorable water bottles…
… and cute labels for the food.You certainly cannot go wrong with yellow tulips.
Throw in some mimosas and you’ve got yourself a very happy Bee-day girl!And what birthday would be complete without dessert? Loooove that thick candle.My mom even stole my niece right after Ellie arrived and dressed her up in a bee costume! It was such a cute, unexpected and super adorable birthday party. That Crafty Jan needs to have her own blog! Until that happens, I promise to keep showing off her darling parties and pretending like I had something to do with it! Here’s the happy birthday Bee!