Monday, February 16, 2009

Party Planning 101-- Disney Cars Theme

Currently working on my son's 3rd birthday party. Decided to go with the Disney 'Cars' theme again this year. Both of the boys are into it & I just think all the characters are just adorable, especially that Mater!

Went to a party store located about an hour from us called, Party City--picked up a ton of decorations-- plates, napkins, balloons, pinata, goodie bags, banners, cupcake holders, etc.

I'm making cupcakes-- rainbow chip to be exact. Covering them with white frosting and using a red candy spray, topping them with mini characters from the movie. Titan's cupcake has a special topper-- this little guy right below...Living room will be filled with balloons hanging from the ceiling. As a door game, I am filling a Cars character with a bunch of candy and each guest must guess how many pieces are in it, closest to the amount inside, wins the whole thing.

Table scape:

Table Cover: Plastic matching theme cover found at the party store. Was going to go with a black & white checkered fabric, but it didn't quite fit the table right)

Centerpiece: Mater cutout (which was found at the Party store) I bought a 3-tier cupcake holder (Martha Stewart) which I am decorating it to match the theme.

I found this really cute red bucket that we are going to fill with ice and put some sodas and juices in. I also am making a punch-- Hawaiian punch, ginger ale & vanilla ice cream. Putting that in a matching red bowl.

Goodie Bags: Bought the boxed ones rather than the plastic. Only having a few kids, so I could go a little extra on the goodies. Filling them with some toys, cars, etc. Purchased some glow in the dark bracelets which the proceeds went to a children's foundation. Hubby came up with that idea!

We are also doing a pinata-- filled with tons of goodies, kids will enjoy that one!
We are going to cook hot dogs & hamburgers-- have chips & dip, chocolate covered pretzels & candy to munch on.

I'm really excited for this & can't wait to get the decorating started tomorrow. Enjoy your evening. Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's.

Monday, February 9, 2009

New Approach to Blogging

I decided to start using my blog as my journal. My space, if you will. Random thoughts, notes and sayings that I can refer back to for furture reference. I've tried the approach of having a journal nearby, but either kids are getting into it or I have misplaced it somewhere.

It's been crazy around here lately. Still have things from the old house in boxes. (which are being stored in our garage-- thank goodness we have a 2-car garage!) My hubby is here for 3-weeks and we are busy doing family activities, etc. This isn't a bad thing if you think of it, I'm getting a lot of pictures taken so I can scrap while he is gone.

My current projects are as follows:

1. Cricut Vinyl-- Get my quotes cut out and mounted in the living room, scrap room & bathrooms. Not quite sure what all of them are going to say yet, but I have the vinyl, so I'm one step closer.

2. Complete January Layouts-- I'm starting a Family Album which will include layouts of each month's highlights. Not quite keeping up with that.

3. Project 365-- So far, I have been staying up to date with that. I keep a Word Document saved on my computer of each day, the picture I will use and some journaling that will be added.

4. Preston's First Year Album-- This is where I am REALLY slacking-- I haven't even started on this album & he will be 2 in August!! Not stressing it. Keeping a journal to the side of what's going on as well as keeping his baby book updated.

So, that is what I am working with right now. Lots and lots of projects, some smaller ones on the sides that aren't really a priority right now.. I'll get to those later on.

Have a wonderful night & Happy Sunday!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Daisy Bucket: Loves Me Not

Totally in love with Daisy Bucket's line of Loves Me Not. Love the colors & design.