Carnival Party Part 1: Awesome Invitations

Monday, February 28, 2011

I took much needed blog break for this last couple of weeks and it feels great to be back! I have a fun Carnival Birthday Party or our dear friend Kathie to share with you guys plus a lot of behind-the-scenes projects going on that will be revealed soon. So let's get on with Kathie's Carnival Birthday Party!

I made these invitations using House of 3 Birthday Decorations Digital Kit & the French Ooh La La Vintage tickets Kit

I ordered them from my favorite place, Persnickity Prints in Metallic 5 x 5 prints (only $0.79 each!), then glued them to 6 x 6 red cardstock. I stapled some blue polka dot ribbon to them, then tied some red barberpole candies to the invites to make them extra special. I put them in some 6 x 6 cupcake boxes I ordered last fall, and added some folded ticket strips that say "You are invited"

I tied the whole package with Aqua Divine Twine, which I am OBSESSED with.

Then I tied a big red balloon to them and dropped them off! This was so fun and perfect for parties where you're only inviting a few people.

Come back tomorrow for Part 2 of Kathie's Carnival Birthday, where we show you all the pictures from the actual party!

Valentines Day Recap

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

It's been really busy around here, and this week is going to get nuts so posting will be light! But I have a lot of exciting news to share with everyone (HINT" It's not a baby) so let the anticipation begin!

I just wanted to share how our Valentines Day went around here at the Watson Compound. We went over to our bestest friends Isabel & Diego's house for a super sugary & cupcake filled Valentines Party!

House of 3 Valentines Lovelies

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Did you catch the House of 3 Webshow last night? I only caught the beginning, then Braden interrupted my watching to watch a new show with him. So now I have to catch up

They have so many cute Valentines Digital Kits & this new Printable Love Crush Kit that I am loving.

AND they are having a sale! You can get 30% off of anything in their store until Valentines with the code love30! I must pick out my new kits now.

Inspiration Monday: One Charming Party

Monday, February 7, 2011

Valentines Day is one week away, so I wanted to share this Valentines Class Party with you guys from One Charming Party.

Olivia has a class party tomorrow, so I'll be sending some stacked Love Lollies and some of the Printable Valentines from One Charming Party- just download them and print on some cardstock and they're ready to go!

If you are a room mom for your child's class, there are awesome activity ideas for a class party to keep the kids entertained.

One Charming Party is full of great party themes and ideas- they even have party kits you can buy to download and use to throw a "designer" party. My favorite is their Baking Theme Birthday Party

All photos from One Charming Party & Nicole Gerulat (Like Care-a-lot) {That is so hilarious, she will forever have that tag line in my mind}. You should probably bookmark both and go their for daily inspiration!

PS- when I went to Nicole's blog I saw this:

I think I may need to schedule a visit up to Utah JUST FOR THIS!

Love Lollies

Friday, February 4, 2011

I saw these on Sweets Indeed blog and thought they were so fun! Olivia has a class party for Valentines next week, so I wanted to make some for her class

I found these supplies on Sweet Baking Supply

And used this recipe to make our own Raspberry Suckers! I'll post pictures Monday of the final Love Lollies the the stacked sweets on the skewers!

Best Day Ever!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Hip Hip Hooray! I am soooooooooo happy because I won the Mouse Paper Scissors Class that House of 3 was giving away in their Birthday Bash! Woot Woot!

There's going to be some crafty goodness going on in my house next month! Yipee!

Wednesday Webshow-Happy Birthday House of 3!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tonight's webshow is going to be so awesome- they're giving away tons of prizes and showing off their wonderful new Valentines Digi kits!

I had major craft lust so in celebration of the webshow I purchased these goodies today from Scrapbooks Etc.

I plan to stay up ALL NIGHT and craft away! I'm so excited- who's with me?

Tutorial Tuesday-Cupcake Decor

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Soooo, while I was falling in love with TomKat, I found that she does Cupcake Mondays and has a ton of tutorials. This one for DIY cupcake stands is my favorite.

Followed by this one for ruffled cupcakes.

Theres a ton more she has featured- I have a feeling my house is going to be overflowing with cupcake stands soon