Monthly Archives: August 2011

GO DIRECTLY TO JAIL

Here are some pics from the table I set up for the Table Setting Show at Beth El Temple.  The show runs through Monday so if you are in the Indy area stop by and check it out.  There are approximately 
30 wonderful tables to view. 
The 3-D “PLAY” sign was the centerpiece for the sweets table and chocked full of monopoly parts..monopoly money, tokens, hotels and houses, deed cards etc.
Water works iced cookies-my first attempt at painting cookies ; )
Sweet & Salty Chex mix with custom mini cookies
Scottie Dog wrapped licorice
Rice Krispy Treats with custom edible wafer paper 
Mini Community Chests filled with chocolate $$$$

Electric Company Painted Cookies

Dice Lollies

Deed Card Chair Banner

Oversized Monopoly Board table topper
Tokens, Dice and Houses Napkin Rings

Water Works Drinking Glasses

A special thanks to Rachel at A Classic Party Rental for the Linens, Tables and Chairs!
These boy party ideas were also featured on Spaceships and Laser Beams.

Real Wedding Album: Barbie

This just cracks me up!!  Check out this Barbie & Ken wedding shoot from Glamour Magazine.

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Super-talented—and super-creative!—photographer Beatrice de Guigne masterminded this ingenious photo shoot then captured it all on film over three days. I found the photos over on Rock n Roll Bride and just had to share them with you!
Beatrice told Rock n Roll Bride: “Barbie & Ken were married at Faraway Castle, in Plasticity. The bride bought her dress from The Fairy Godmother shop and her shoes from the Cinderella Store. The groom wore a suit from The Prince Charming Emporium. The couple met more than 50 years ago (yes I know they look young). Barbie was tired of waiting so she asked Ken to get married.”
You can read more about what inspired the shoot and what went into it on Beatrice’s blog.
Photos: Courtesy of Barbie & Ken and Beatrice de Guigne

Read More http://www.glamour.com/weddings/blogs/save-the-date/2011/08/real-wedding-album-barbie-ken.html#ixzz1WB7R9Wqc

CORINNE’S ANIMAL PLANET

This animal loving bat mitzvah gal had only a few requests for her party. She wanted pink, green and orange and lots of her favorite animals.  Here is the logo we designed for her shindig.
Each table had one of Corinne’s favorite animal silhouettes 
with a different patterned paper for each animal.
 We also hung large animal silhouettes above the dance floor

Her placecards notated the animal assignment on top in the 
same pattern paper that matched the centerpiece

Here’s a pic of her candle lighting display

AND….the B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L and sweet Corinne.

PINK & GREEN CANDY BUFFET

My sweet sweet friend and WONDERFUL photographer Erin Hession asked us to decorate a candy buffet for her office.  Check out her logo above…its pink and green and bright and bubbly…just like Erin  (Notice the diamond heart dotted “i”‘s?…You’ll see these later too).
  Erin had the brilliant idea of doing this candy buffet because her wedding ring shots are often placed on the candy from the candy buffets at the reception.  She blew up some of her ring shots and hung them above this candy buffet….what a great idea!!
  
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 See the pink fortune cookies?  They had custom messages inside!

 Here is Erin’s very own “ring shot” …see the heart shaped diamond?  Just like in her logo!

LAKERS INSPIRED MITZVAH

Our Bar Mitzvah boy LOVES the Lakers and wanted his party to reflect his passion for purple and gold. Here is the scoreboard we created for above one of the bars.
This Bar Mitzvah was held at the beautiful Indianapolis Art Museum.  
Two entire walls were windows showing the perfectly groomed gardens. 
Here is a close up of the centerpieces.  They were about 4 feet tall and had
purple and gold LED lights in the glass cylinders.

We made these table top runners to look like the basketball court… complete with Eli’s logo.
Kids Bar Area

Ticket placecards

Cocktail table centerpieces
Real basketballs for the sign in.
Even a cake with Eli’s Takin’ it to the Hoop logo.  Mazel Tov Eli!

IT’S STATE FAIR TIME!

Who doesn’t love the State Fair?  The food, the rides, the animals, the beautiful home grown fruits and vegetables, did I mention the FOOD?…I love it all.  Our State Fair theme party last weekend was timely in that our own State Fair started just a few days ago.  So, this Bar Mitzvah was a great kick off to the upcoming fair festivities.

Mini Ferris Wheel centerpieces for the cocktail tables

The adult side of the room was called the Blue Ribbon Pavilion.  Centerpieces were bushel baskets full of farm fresh veggies and beautiful sunflowers.  The other half of the adult centerpieces were miniature windmills.  As a part of the mitzvah, the fresh veggies were donated to Second Helpings after the event.

We created blue ribbon table numbers for the adult tables
Bandana bunting hung from the ceiling

We even brought the decor into the bathroom with sunflowers and bandana hand towels

The kids section was the MIDWAY!  Each kids table was a different midway ride.

We lined the outside cocktail area with bright colored flags that you could see from the street.

sign in book

oversized ticket placecards 

Amazing vendors that helped pull this all together:

All the photos were taken by the fabulous Sue Huffer of Sue Huffer Photography.
The fun photo booth was from Indy Photo Booths
All of the farm fresh vegetables were donated to Second Helpings
Tim Fuller of Tim Fuller Entertainment did an amazing job of keeping the dance floor full the entire event.
The party was held at the beautiful Broadmoor Country Club.
The incredible home grown sunflowers came from Seldom Seen Farms.

MOD OWL DOOR DECOR

I visited my sister again to help her get her classroom decorated for the new school year.   This is a (bad phone) picture of the door decor we created to welcome the students.
The theme is “grow in knOWLedge”.

I love looking at how people plan ideas out before they are executed and thought you might too, so I also attached the sketch we came up with the night before we decorated.

I have many many events to blog about, so stay tuned….I promise  to try to blog on a more frequent basis again.

WONDER WOMAAAN!!!

I had the privilege to decorate for a sweet little 6 year old birthday and guess what she wanted?  WONDER WOMAN… I mean, are you kidding me?  I LOVED (and still love) Wonder Woman! In fact, I thought I was Wonder Woman running around in my Wonder Woman Underoos in the late 70’s.   So, how did this little cutie know about Wonder Woman?  Her mom of course, introduced her to the Super Friends DVD and that’s where it all began.

The look on Shelby’s face was just priceless.  She ran right over to her Dad and gave him a hug and thanked him….sooooo sweet.  Isn’t she adorable in her Wonder Woman “get up”?

This is a pic of the candy buffet and trinket station.  The background is made of lots of wonder woman comic book covers and the iconic Wonder Woman logo.  Notice the superhero boots on each end?

This is a shot of the adult tables with WW glasses and comic bubble placemats.

The kids were seated around one big long table.  Tables and chairs were provided by Tabletops for Tots.  They are the cutest kids tables and chairs ever! 

Shelby requested to say prayer before everyone dug into the pizza.  That was the sweetest part of the day for me (besides seeing her face when she walked in).

A superhero can never be caught out of costume…not even when eating.

Shelby’s custom WW cake and gourmet caramel chocolate popcorn for the adults

All of the photos shown were taken by another Wonder Woman….Erin Hession.  I love how she captured the adult centerpieces with the Winger Woman backdrop as if she is busting out of a comic ready to lasso someone.

The candy and trinket buffet was a huge hit. 

Some selections were Wonder Woman chocolate lips.

Golden Lasso’s (Twizzler Twists tied in knots)

Bubble gum, lollipops, Hot Tamales, super hero puzzles and more.

The Super Hero craft station got a lot of action as well.

Superfriends chose either a Wonder Woman tiara or super mask to decorate.

Gifts and games completed the day.  Happy Birthday Shelby!!!