Saturday, March 24, 2012

Welcome Spring Picnic

We had  a small picnic to celebrate Spring! The girls were on Spring Break last week and the weather was just gorgeous for a picnic!
 The picnic was very simple and layedback. For the backdrop, I used a wall accent on a foam board that I purchased from Hobby Lobby for $10. The Wall accent is now on my daughter's bedroom wall. ;) 
I also made a balloon banner to dress up the table. Balloons are an inexpensive way to bring colors to your party. For the cupcake toppers, I used scrapbook flowers that I found at Michael's for 50cents!!! Crazy, insane cheap right? I also found the plastic candy container with mini scoops at Michaels for 50 cents, too!!Don't you just love when you find a good bargain? ;)
I purchased the mini paper cupcake stands at the brand new and fabulous Petite Party Studio. What a cute store!! Love it!!
For snacks and treats, we had whole wheat turkey flower sandwiches, pigs in the blanket, chocolate covered strawberries, ants on a log(celery sticks with raisins), carrots, homemade red velvet cupcakes, M&Ms, chocolate kisses and cupcake pizzas. The kids played card games, climbed trees, blew bubbles, played in the playground, blew dandelions and also rested on the blankets.
 The picnic was a wonderful way to celebrate Spring! 
The girls really enjoyed spending the afternnon outside. One of my daughter's girlfriends said that the last time that she had a picnic was when she was four and that we need to do this more often! I couldn't agree more!!
I love when I can pull together a simple and affordable get together for my children and their friends!
Free spring/picnic labels from Sew Craft Create.

Friday, March 2, 2012

St. Patrick's Day - Ombre Style

I love seeing ombre styled parties, so when time came to plan our St. Patrick's Day celebration, I new it was a perfect chance to use different shades of green to celebrate our Irish heritage! I contacted my very talented friend, Bird from Bird's Party  to design the St' Patrick's Day printable.
For the backdrop, I used different shades of shamrock cut outs that I purchased at the Dollar Store. I used my wine cabinet to display all the goodies. All the sweets were in different shades of green, we had marshmallow pops, shamrock pops, homemade meringues, cupcakes and green apple licorice twist. We also had St. Patty's sliders,  green shots{vegetables} and shamrock shake. 
Each girl received a princess green tiara and the boys green hats and bow ties.  The children painted shamrocks using their thumbs and painted their own lucky gold rock. It was a very fun green afternoon!

Party styling, food and photograph: Crissy's Crafts
Printable: Bird's Party