Chalkboard Sign- A Party Must!

I am excited to announce the next big thing from Between the Sheets Co. Chalkboard Signs! It's a party must! Great for the first birthday, or the 16th! Graduation, engagement, new job, baby shower, sip-n-see, or any other celebration! The poster can be customized to fit your event and is printed directly onto foam core. Measuring 18 x 24" this makes a great backdrop and keepsake for your guest of honor! Email us for more info!

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Sneak Peek: Baby Boy Baseball Shower

Whenever a client hires me to do a party for them, I go all out. As I've said before though, the first piece of the party the guests will see is the invitation so it is IMPERATIVE that the invite grab their attention and make them want to see the rest of the detail put into the event.

This client is showering her sister-in-law with a baby shower, baseball themed. (And with all boys in my house, this was right up my alley!) More to come after the event...I cannot wait to show off the party details!

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A Striped Save the Date

Who doesn't love a good stripe? When it came time to design a save the date for a pal I knew from the good ol' junior high days, I was giddy. I have been waiting to do this save the date and I knew she would appreciate the modern-ness of it, the simplicity, and the type styles I used.

This save the date can easily be turned into a wedding shower, baby shower, or birthday invite- just say the word and we'll get you a sweet, striped and sassy invitation!

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Cue the Confetti!

Have you ever been a fan of something for so long (like, since the 80's) and then all of the sudden in the year 2014ish it becomes wildly popular? Back when I was decorating my oldest sons bedroom, I chose this really fun chevron print for his curtains and what do you know...Chevron became the most popular pattern about a year later.

So, since the 80's, I've loved parties. I never knew that my passion would become parties or even a business at that, but I knew I'd take after my mom in styling parties and love planning them! It was during a session at Stationery Academy in 2011 when I was really able to drill down to what moved me in my paper business. Sure, I still love the hand written note, planners and calendars, but my true love is the art of the party.

As a graduate of not one, but two Stationery Academy conferences, I just adore the gals who speak, schedule and put the whole sha-bang on! This next class of attendees is going to be getting some fun goodie bags each day and I hope my treat of glittered confetti sticks, handmade my moi, adds a little sparkle to their weekend!

Party Recap- Sunshine for Ava

We have a sweet client who let us pretty much do the invite of our dreams for her daughter's first birthday. Ava, the sweet birthday gal, was the muse behind the invitation, which we designed to be more sweet and subtle, than in your face. Using the shape of the sun as another inspiration, this invitation and party was bright, fun and oh-so sweet.

For this party, we designed the invitation, food signs, 8 x 10" framed prints, banner and favor tags. Photography courtesy of Lauren Lionberger. 

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Happy Birthday, Ava! We cannot wait to see what year two brings! xoxo

Halloween Party Planning

If there is a holiday that I absolutely love for my's Halloween! Since my oldest was 2, we've been the house on the block that has the 'pre-party.' Nothing huge, just some treats and drinks, then off to trick-or-treating!

To get myself into the spirit, I like to start thinking about my Halloween party early in September and put little things away all year long. In my office, I have plastic bins, organized by holiday, making it easy to store. It also makes it easy for me to do a quick inventory of what is on hand and what I need to purchase or borrow for the party.

This year, I am working on a super cute theme...hint: there is a lot of black and white going on. Stay tuned for pics and free downloads!

Download my party checklist here.

Think Outside the Envelope!

Almost a year ago...we designed a MOST fabulous baby shower for my cousin. I wanted to share a few pictures with you to show that invites don't just have to go into an envelope, and the baby can get other gifts besides diapers and onesies (think melamine plate and bowl set, found here). Interested in creating a party that is "outside the box?" Contact us and we'll hook you up!

Dino Serving Plate Tutorial

OMG, ya'll. This is seriously the easiest thing to make...All you need is 15 minutes, a hot glue gun, melamine plate, and a figurine you can cut.

Step 1: Buy a melamine plate, one that is light enough to be held by a plastic toy. Buy the toy and mark where you are going to cut.

Step 2: Cut with a really sharp saw or knife (I used a knife for a cleaner cut.)

Step 3: Heat up the glue gun (preferably the high heat temp kind) and glue the "base" aka feet end of the toy to the bottom of your plate.

Step 4: Make sure the leg/base is glued really well before turning it over. When it's good and dry, glue the head or topper onto the top of the plate.

Voila! You now have a fabulous serving tray, custom to your party guests!

Party Recap- Boy Book Club: Dinosaurs Before Dark

We've gone and done it again. Another book club "discussion" in the books. This time, we tried to do less snacks and more talking, which worked really well! I asked a mama to lead the group in talking about the book and she did an excellent job!

The book we read this time was one of time travel and dinos. What's not to love? Since I kept this party a little more about the book, the food was pretty easy.

I purchased fruit punch for the "hot lava" and used my nifty round ice balls (found here) to freeze mini dino's in and drop into the dispenser. I used a green bucket for the dino toenails aka Bugles. The "something sweet" were super easy slice and bake sugar cookies, stamped with footprints from a plastic dinosaur toy. The cookie plate...I made! I'll share a tutorial on the next blog on how to make this super cute serving piece! And for the party favor (yes, of course I did one!), I spray painted mini dino's and baby jar tops and filled the glass jars with Sixlets...or dino eggs.

On the table, I scattered a few mini dino's and some temporary tattoos, another hit with these boys! The backdrop I used were felt circles sewn together with clear thread- thanks to my mom for this!

The boys had a blast reliving the tale from Mary Pope Osborne, author of the Magic Treehouse series. I cannot wait to find out what the next book is!