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

22 February 2016

{Spring Tablescape} Carrots, Cabbages and Bunnies!!!

It definitely feels like spring already in California and with Easter just a month away I got started on my Easter Tablescape.
However this tablescape would also be perfect for any Spring gathering.

I completely fell in love with these carrot napkins and cabbages napkin rings from Pier 1 and I grew the design from those two items.

Carrot napkins, cabbages napkin rings, Bunny and snail cupcake stand, Bunny dish, Salt and pepper bunny and carrot: Pier 1
Tablecloth: homemade using fabric form the Bee My Honey range by Moda (Clover in light green)
Graphic orange candles and wine glasses: IKEA
Dark green glasses: Michaels
Plates: Homegoods
Chargers and white cutlery: Party City

Linking to:
Metamorphosis Monday
The Scoop
Inspire Me Tuesday
Wow Us Wednesdays
Tablescape Thursday
Open House Thursdays
Home Sweet Home
Be Inspired Friday
Feathered Nest Friday

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