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Michelle's Party Plan-It: May 2012

Michelle's Party Plan-It

Michelle's Party Plan-It: May 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

It's a Girl - Baby Shower

I love designing for baby showers, so when my friend Alexi asked me to design a baby shower theme for her bestie Paola, I couldn't say no!  How exciting! Paola is expecting her first girl, so of course something pink and dainty was in order.

I used a variety of patterns in the design, polka dots, chevron, damask and butterflies with a splash of light aqua. Her party pack included candy bar wrappers, water bottle wrappers, cupcake toppers, stickers, favor tags, tent cards and an "It's a Girl" banner with little rompers attached.  I love how Alexi styled the party, my favorite part is the tulle poms and paper lanterns over the dessert table. Alexi is also a renowned photographer, as you can see by the wonderful photos.


What a lovely baby shower! Thank you for sharing Alexi!

Congratulations Paola!

Vendor Credits:
Styling and Photography - Child Essence Photography
Party Stationery - Party Plan-It Designs
Cupcakes - On a Whim Cupcakes

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mother's Day Celebration

Mother's Day is a very important day for me, not only because I am a Mother of three, but it's also a day I can express my appreciation to all the lovely Mothers in my family.  My Mother, my Nana (whom we miss very much), my Sister-In-Law and my closest friends are great examples of WONDERFUL Moms. So in the spirit of "All Things Mom" I created a celebration to honor them all.  I loved the flower petal garland I made for our Easter Brunch so much, I decided to use it as my inspiration for the theme. Pinks and yellows were my colors of choice along with a touch of green.  Flowers, birds and butterflies were also peppered throughout the decor which added extra femininity.

Being the wonderful ladies they are, the aforementioned Mothers wouldn't take no for an answer when they asked what they could bring to the celebration. My Mom made a delicious whole wheat pasta salad, chocolate dipped strawberries, deviled eggs and a veggie tray with dip.  My sweet and dear friend Jamie made the dipped Marshmallows, brownie bites and yummy cake pops and tissue pom poms to coordinate with the theme.   My Sister-in-Law, Lydia made a refreshing fruit salad.  My sweet friend Lisa brought the punch and the chicken for grilling and her daughter, Sharon did all the dishes. What a wonderful group of ladies! My husband and his closest buddy did the grilling.  The kids played, swam, ate and had a great time!

Fun Tidbit: My friend pointed out how I chose "Mother's" brand lemonade and circus cookies for the table.  It wasn't intentional, they just were the color I was looking for. :)

These dipped marshmallows were as yummy as they look!

My mom surprised me with tons of chocolate strawberries which I thought were the perfect touch to the table.

These delicious Brownie Bites were the first to be eaten, they were a huge hit!

I'm not that much of a baker, these are cupcakes that I ordered.  I dressed them up a bit with food safe flowers, cupcake wrappers and candy pearls I found at Michaels for variety in addition to the cupcake toppers I made to coordinate.

I made tulle pom poms for the water bottles.

Only the mommies were given the glass jars with straws. 

 I decorated these letters I found at Hobby Lobby with some ribbon roses and grosgrain ribbon.


This was the centerpiece for my backdrop at the smaller dessert table.  It captured my thoughts for the occasion exactly.

Jamie made the tissue pom poms, they came out perfectly.

I made this Ribbon Topiary from the DIY Tutorial on Catch My Party with the ribbon I had left from past projects.

These of course are sugar cookies from Casey's Confections.  You will be hard pressed to find one of my parties without Casey's cookies. She is my favorite baker and oh so talented.  She even sent me a special batch of her signature cut out cookies in chocolate and vanilla marble that were to die for!

Tokens of Appreciation:
Each Mother was given cake pops, cookies, flower petal soaps, a sticky note pad and candy.

Let's Eat!

 Time to cool off!

Thank you ladies for all of your help, the day was perfect!

I also wanted to say a special Thank You to my husband, Garrett. 
Thank you so much for all of your help during the pre-party preparation.  Not just for this Mother's Day Celebration but for the countless parties we have hosted during the past 14 years. I love you and thank you for being so supportive.

Now let's get ready for Father's Day! ;)

Thank you for visiting!

Vendor Credits:
Party Stationary: Party Plan-It -Water Bottle wrappers, straw flags, favor tags, stickers, cupcake toppers
Cookies - Casey's Confections

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