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30 January 2021

Valentine's Day Love Packages

Well... what can I say...? last year did not quite go as planned!!!

As I was planning new parties for the year, Covid hit us, and suddenly our plans were cancelled. All our birthdays happened during lockdown, so needless to say, the celebrations were small and intimate....

We are now in our third national lockdown in the U.K., everything is closed appart from essential shops. No more school, no more interactions with friend, and some gloomy January weather.... We are all feeling a bit lonely and miserable.


With Valentine's Day just a couple weeks away, I thought how nice it would be to bring a little love to friends and families, people we know who might feel isolated. 

So i designed these cute Love Packages. And my love language being food (obviously!), I packed them full of home baked treats!!

I made the mailboxes out of cardstock and I included treats that would be easy to transport: a vanilla panna cotta pot with strawberry coulis and my favourite sugar cookies, topped with white chocolate drizzle and freeze died raspberries. Both recipes are super simple to make and are easy to make in big batches. Click here for the recipes.

3 March 2020

I'm back

Hello friends! long time no see!
I can't say i haven't been crafting at all for the last (nearly) 4 years but I haven't done much compared to what i used to do....

Life got in the way. One big move (from California back home to the U.K.), on huge "back to work" full time and life with three busy children... on top that there is a new house that needs a lot of work. There you have it, I have spent the last 4 years busy with the everyday and improving my power tools skills in between!!!

But I can't deny it, I've missed this!! I kept up to date with the party world, I styled a few birthday parties, but i haven't shared much. Let's change that!!!

Easter is coming up and it's one of my favourite holidays so I will try and share some fun ideas.

In the meantime here are a couple pictures for our little Valentine's party last month :)

23 June 2017

{Craft} 4th July Wreath

This wreath I created three years ago has been one of the most popular posts on the blog so I have decided to re-post the tutorial to help with the many questions I am currently getting :)
The original tutorial can be found on Catch My Party.

It's a super easy project. Enjoy!

The paper stars are really easy to make and here is a tutorial to re-create the wreath.

Wreath (I used a wire wreath but took out the inner and outer rings to make it thinner)
Red, white, blue card stock (I found the lovely blue one at Michael's)
Star template you can download here
Hot glue gun
Optional: A scorer for easier folding
Optional: Distress Ink (I used the color Frayed Burlap)

Use the template to cutout stars in three different sizes
For each star, score from one point to opposite inner angle like shown by the line.
Repeat for all 5 points.
Fold on every line.
Pinch each point to get the 3D effect (it helps to pinch the points two by two)

If you wish to distress the stars, simply use a small sponge or applicator to apply the Distress Ink. I started by making the fold lines dark and then applied some lighter stains in between the points.

Once you have a selection of stars ready, you can hot glue them to the wire frame. Use a ribbon to hang (I used red burlap).

6 June 2016

Strawberry Picnic

To celebrate the end of the school year we organised a Strawberry themed picnic with some school friends. The strawberry desserts were a huge success :)

I loved putting together this simple event.  Picnics always feel so relaxed...

We had a selection and sandwiches and Pasta Salad but strawberries were the real star of the show. We had Eton Mess (strawberries, whipped cream and meringue), Strawberries with chocolate ganache dip and my daughter's favourite strawberry biscuits (Jammy dodgers).

The adorable Strawberry party range is from Oriental Trading.

For activities, the girls enjoyed coloring their new journals' covers.

Styling: That Cute Little Cake
Berry Party supplies, Pinwheels, Coloring Journals: Oriental Trading

20 May 2016

Superhero Birthday Party

Well it will come as no surprise to anyone who knows my little boy that he requested a Superhero Birthday Party this year!!! He has been obsessed with the Superhero Lego range for the past few months... in fact I believe we must have pretty much all the sets now!

I was so lucky to get to partner with Bird's Party and Oriental Trading for this party.
Bird's Party has the cutest printables and of course I couldn't resist her colorful Superhero range. Since my son wanted to celebrate with ALL his favorite heroes at once, Bird's Party Superhero comic range was a perfect fit.
Oriental trading has lots of cute Superhero products, you can see my full list of supplies at the bottom of this post.

I had so much fun creating such a colorful party, and I hope you enjoy the pictures!

Styling, Photography and Sweet table: That Cute Little Cake
Printables: Bird's Party
Mylar BalloonsComic Straws, Happy Birthday banner, Superhero Backpack clips, Superhero stress toy, Cityscape Candy BucketsSuper villain toss gameOriental Trading

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