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Michelle's Party Plan-It: February 2013

Michelle's Party Plan-It

Michelle's Party Plan-It: February 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Great Apple-licious Giveaway

Welcome to the Great Apple-licious Giveaway
March 1 - 24, 2013 

I'm so excited for this giveaway!  We have joined forces with other bloggers and party peeps to bring you a chance to win one of 3 prizes! Yes that's right... there will be....


First Place - 34GB iPad
Second Place - 16GB iPad Mini
Third Place - 16GB iPad Mini
Open Worldwide
Contest is open worldwide from March 1 to 24, 2013. All entrants must be at least 18 years of age.
Winners will be selected randomly via Rafflecopter. The odds of winning are dependent on the number of people entering. Should the winning entrant(s) not respond within 48 hours of being emailed, another winner(s) will be selected. Please ensure spaceshipsandlaserbeams@gmail.com is on your safe email list. We would hate to have to redraw another winner!
The winner(s) have the option of selecting an Apple giftcard or PayPal funds in lieu of receiving their prize. This option will be awarded as follows: first place $603.43 USD, second and third place: $340.22 USD

The following blogs and businesses have joined together to bring you The Great Apple-licious Giveaway:
Spaceships and Laser BeamsThis Little MamaMimi's Dollhouse , A Sweet Spot: HomePretty My PartyDimplePrintsMichelle's Party Plan-ItProject:Party PerfectParty Printables Saving by DesignI'm With CupcakePrint The PartySweet Eats CakesBe SweetLivingston's House {full} of BOYSStunning PartyPaperCandee Squared Party PrintablesBellaGrey DesignsWhimsically DetailedCreative JuiceOhSoPrintableSoiree Event DesignHaute SugarMagnolia Creative CoParty Pants LLCNot Just A MommyI DO Invitations by MichellePartyTalesFlaired AffairsInkberry Cards + DesignMade by a Princess Parties in StyleYumtasticsGemini VintageCreative Designs by Toni Itsy BelleAutumn Lynn's Chocolate Sins NBrynnMy Paper Pinwheel Marie Louise Candy Buffets and EventsCapes & CrownsTwo Blonde Chicks Inc. Angelina's Dream PartiesPainting Paris PinkVanessa Grant EventsRibbon Revelry Party On PurposeThe Inspired OccasionThree Little Monkeys StudioPaige Simple StudioThe Flair ExchangeGreen Beansie InkFrog Prince Paperie Sprinkled with PaperMy Garden PartyMiss Party MomOh goodie designsFeathered Nest BoutiqueCupcake Express Confetti & CakePaper and Style Co.Printable Parties to GoSuperchickland

This blog was not compensated for being part of the giveaway and all opinions are our own. The prizes will be shipped by Spaceships and Laser Beams, we are not responsible. This event is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media network.  If you have any questions about the giveaway you can contact Stephanie from Spaceships and Laser Beams at spaceshipsandlaserbeams [at] gmail [dot] com. Good Luck!


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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sailing Away with Mickey - Part 1

My little fella loves Mickey Mouse and anything to do with water, especially boats. One day while visiting Paradise Pier at Disneyland's California Adventure, it hit me! A nautical Mickey Mouse birthday party would be perfect for his 3rd birthday party!

Here are the highlights of his big day!

The Details & Decor:
To set the tone, I started with the invitation utilizing traditional nautical elements with some Mickey Mouse inspired details in red, white, aqua and navy blue. With the nautical theme being trendy right now, it was easy to find decorative items to coordinate. I even found Seagulls to hang overhead for that extra touch.  I also reused several elements from past parties in the same color palette to stay within my budget. I handcrafted most of the paper items using my cricut. I also learned how to make paper boats and sailor knots on YouTube. What ever did we do before the internet and YouTube?

I personalized sailor hats for each child and hand painted muslin favor bags with red anchors and filled them with foam boats, whistles, anchor tattoos, bubbles and fish necklaces.

The Food/Desserts:
We served grilled salmon and lemon herb chicken, baked potatoes, macaroni and cheese, crab salad, green salad, cheese toast and clam chowder. The dessert tables were filled with candy and cupcakes along with Mickey cake pops, marshmallow cereal treats and cookies made by my friends Jamie and Theresa.

Fun & Games:
Planning a nautical themed birthday party in February calls for flexibility. Weather is very unpredictable this time of year in Southern California, I needed to have a back up plan in case it rained. It rained days before the party and right after, but luckily we had a gorgeous day filled with sunshine. You can read more about the fun and games in Part 2 posted here.

Thank you to all of our closest family and friends who joined the celebration as Liam enjoyed every minute of his big day.

photo courtesy of Brian Ortega Photography

Thank you for visiting!

Vendor Credits:

Michelle's Party Plan-It
Event Planning, Styling, Set Up, Party Stationery, Customized Coordinating Decor and Photography (unless otherwise noted)

Edible Details
Fondant Cupcake toppers

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