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Michelle's Party Plan-It: April 2012

Michelle's Party Plan-It

Michelle's Party Plan-It: April 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

A Captain America Party for Peyton!

Happy Monday! I don't know about you, but my house is super excited about the Avengers movie opening this weekend.

So in the spirit of all things super, here is a fantastic Captain America party my friend Courtney from Picture Perfect Party Designs and Buttercream Bling created for her son. Here are the highlights according to Courtney....

"My five year old really believes he will be a super hero when he grows up, so in the mean time he passes his days being obsessed with the best of them! Captain America is by far his favorite though. So when it came time to think of a theme for his party, it was a no brainer!

He played a very active role in the planning of his party, he was adamant there be cake pops, a Captain America figure on his own Jumbo cupcake and a pinata! Those were easy orders to fill. We got Michelle from Party Plan-It Designs to help out with a massive banner to match everything. I also enlisted the help of my very talented photographer friend Erica Williams.

Through my cupcake business, Buttercream Bling, I made the cupcakes, cake pops, cake balls, cookies, fondant toppers and other desserts. My party planning alter ego, Picture Perfect Party Designs created all the other decor.

We played several games, one in which the kids rescued the world from the evil Red Skull and were rewarded with Medals of Honor. In addition to the snacks and dessert bar, we served Bahama Bucks shaved Ices, "The best shaved ice on the planet" in my son's opinion. It's pretty amazing.

We also asked the kids to come dressed as their favorite super hero (we made his Captain America Costume ourselves) and they made their own shields. It was a great party"



Thank you Courtney for sharing!

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

DIY Petal Garland

Happy Thursday!

Today I'd like to show you how to make the Flower Petal Garland from our Easter Party!

I've had these flower petals in my craft stash for a long time, I don't remember why I bought them but I finally put them to use at our Easter Party. I found them in the wedding isle at Joann's Fabric Store. This particular pack also has tulle petals which I love for this project.

All you need is:
  • Petals of your choice (you can also use paper circles, paper squares, paper doilies or cupcake liners)
  • sewing machine
  • thread of your choice (I used white for this project)
  • 20 minutes to spare
You don't need to be a master seamstress to do this project, all you need to know is how to sew a straight line using a long stitch.

To make it easier on myself, I separated the tulle petals from the fabric petals then stacked them in piles of 20.  Each of my strands had 40 petals for the space I wanted to cover. I made a total of 24 strands for my backdrop.

Start your machine and make sure you have a bit of a thread lead then start sewing your petals.  I spaced mine about 1 inch apart just to give them a more "suspended look" but you can sew them close together if you choose.

Sew the petals to your desired length.  When you are done, back-stitch and leave enough of a thread "tail"  for hanging.  I tied the thread to a strand of tulle and ribbon to hang as my backdrop.

And there you have it! A pretty petal garland for your next party...you can also use the same technique to make your own leis for your next luau!

Thanks for visiting!

P.S. Was this tutorial useful? I'd love to see your comments and projects!

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Fun and Games!

Here at Party Plan-It Designs we take fun very seriously...ok not really, but we do LOVE to have FUN!  We have all played "Pin the Tail on the Donkey", right?  Well, today I'd like to share with you our spin on the age old game (made to match our party themes and available in our store).


Monster Theme
Pin the Eye on the Monster

 See more of our Monster Party party here on our blog!

Owl Theme:
Pin the Beak on the Owl

Carnival/Clown Theme:
Give the Clown a Nose

Wizard of Oz Theme:
Give the Tin Man His Heart

Monkey Theme:
Give the Monkey a Party Hat!

Baking/Cupcake Theme:
Put the Gum Drop on the Cupcake


Easter (not limited to Easter, we have also made this one for1st bdays):
Pin the Beak on the Chick

See more of our Easter party here on our blog!

Pin the Beak on the Turkey

Put the Star on the Christmas Tree

Thanks for visiting!

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Five Fabulous Party Decor Finds

Happy Wednesday!

It's no surprise that I love parties.  My favorite part of the party planning  process is picking the decor. Today I am sharing Five Fabulous Party Decor Finds from Etsy.  Each make my "Must Have List" for any party!

Ruffled Crepe Paper by Party Patisserie

Tissue Poms by Pom Decor

Fabric Rag Garland by Fresh Squeezed Baby

Felted Garland by FairyFolk

Cake Bunting by Blue Bird and Violet

What are your must have party decor items?  I'd love to hear from you!

Thanks for visiting!

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Our Fun Filled Easter Sunday

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a wonderful Easter with your loved ones.  We sure did! Here are some highlights I'd like to share with you all from our wonderful day.

Sweets & Decor:


The Table Settings:

Kiddie Table

The Lollipop Patch:

Before we left for Church, my youngest son planted jellybeans in the Lollipop Patch in hopes that they will sprout into Lollipops when we returned.

(A friend of mine was telling me that her family does this every year and now it's a tradition we have adopted for our family. Thanks Samantha for sharing this idea, the kids loved it!)

Our sprouted lollipops!

Easter Brunch:

Our dearest friends brought a wonderful spread for Brunch.

The Menu:
Pecan Praline French Toast
Soy Chorizo and breakfast potatoes
Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
Lime Sherbet Punch

My dear friend made this peep tree for me as a hostess gift. 

The Festivities:

 After Brunch, we made crafts and played games....

Let the Easter Hunt Begin!

Time to fill up the goody bags!

Event Styling - Party Plan-It Designs
Party Stationery and Coordinating Decor: Party Plan-It Designs
Easter Cookies:   Casey’s Confections

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