Monday, August 29, 2011

Game Day

If you're a Southern girl like us, you LOVE Football! And what we love more than Football is planning the party every weekend! Here are some tips and ideas for planning the perfect game day party!

Chocolate covered strawberries gone Football! These are the perfect dessert your guests can nibble on in between plays. After you dip your strawberries, let them sit for a few hours in the fridge, then grab your ziplock back of melted white chocolate, cut a TINY hole in the bottom corner and make your footballs. This is so easy, and SO cute!

The SNACKSTADIUM!! What more could you need? Chips, bread, cheese, dips and meat. What a great idea! Fix this up and everyone is sure to love it!
Turn your favorite cheese ball that you planned on making anyway into a football shape, cut up some red peppers for the laces and you're done. So much cuter than eating it out of a regular old bowl!

Cupcakes are an easy way to serve dessert. You can either make them yourself or send this picture to your local bakery and get them made! 

These two banners are adorable! You can get them customized to your team on Etsy. You can even get your local High School team on a banner for your Homecoming parties! These are just too cute to pass up!

You can find these adorable runners on Etsy. Any team you want, you can get! This table runner would just set the table and the mood for Game Day no matter what your team!

Invitations are a must! Especially when they are this cute! Click here to order yours today!

GO VOLS, ROLL TIDE, WAR EAGLE!! Whatever your team is, be sure to enjoy your game and the time with the ones you love most!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Greenlee Kate turns 1!!

Hey y'all! This is Allison and I wanted to share with you some of the details of Greenlee's First Birthday Breakfast Brunch coming up in a few weeks! I am so excited for her to turn 1! I can't wait to see her dig into her first cake - this girl already loves sweets! This party is going to be so much fun and I am so excited to see it all come together!

I have ordered this banner to go behind the food table customized for Greenlee with a matching high chair banner that reads "I am ONE".

Every Birthday girl has to have the perfect outfit, and to me, this is it! There were so many to choose from, but I just thought this one was too sweet to pass up! There will be plenty of time later for pillowcase dresses!

Cake bunting is the new thing, so of course I have already ordered a three tier bunt that reads "Happy Birthday Greenlee". This is going to be just precious atop her pink ruffle cake :)
I love, love, love ruffle cakes! And what a perfect opportunity to use one! We're going to have a matching smash cake just for Greenlee Kate!

This will be on the food table. A Pom tree! I love poms - they are so cheap and fun to use!
And then we will have more poms suspended from the chandelier above the table. Pretty sure we'll be using a few more than this to make it more full.

This cereal bar display is adorable. We will certainly be using this! As well as these display ideas below. Those donut kabobs are precious!

The menu is a little extensive, but good! We're going to have my husband's famous Texas Mess, Hashbrown Casserole, Milk, Chocolate Milk, Orange Juice and coffee. Not to mention all of these other goodies...

Mini cinnamon rolls with icing.

A powdered donut cake.

Mini fruit pizzas.

And mini blueberry muffins too!

And I know these are totally unecessary, but I just had to have them! They are adorable and add so much color! These are going to be paired with Ball mason jars for the drinks. The drinks will be served from oversized milk bottles that I picked up at Hobby Lobby.

So, here's the overall look we're going for! This party is going to be over-the-top as usual, but adorable! I am so excited about it!

She has stolen our hearts :)

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Cheers! - A Beer Tasting

I adore a good wine tasting, a "bottle and brush" session with good friends, or an after-work wine and cheese "wine down" party with co-workers.  These parties are a clever twist on the traditional wine tasting - a Beer Tasting party!  Ever since I first came accross these, I have been talking it up to everyone I can think of...we need to do this party!  It's a great idea for any adult birthday, an engagement party, stock-the-bar shower, or after-work party.  My awesome brother-in-law Justin, Allison's husband, has a birthday coming up in October, so maybe we can throw him a beer bash!

How cool is this setup?!  I love all of the beers on display with the framed "brew" picture and the glass jars filled with bottlecaps...

Table the peanuts!  It has such a pub-like feel!

Bottlecap topiaries - genius!

Hang framed bar or beer themed pictures to create the ultimate beer bash atmosphere!

Use galvanized tin pails with ice to serve different brews.


So many beers...

Love the barley! Tie with a ribbon and place in planters with moss.

Beer bottles used as decor and a bottle-opening tray

Use these cute beer cards for reviews!

Guinness-themed description cards.

Use ribbon and bottlecaps to tie together your serving pieces and decor.

Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes and Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Love the little beer can picks!

An upgrade from the standard pretzels and nuts...including Tabasco Popcorn.  Yum!  Really, the possibilities for bar-inspired food are endless, but here are just a few more ideas...

Loaded Potato Soup "Shots"...

Shrimp Cocktail "Shots"...

Cheeseburger Sliders...

Chipotle Mac & Cheese Shooters...

and, of course, Cake Shots!

Happy tasting!

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Through the Looking Glass...A Mad Hatter Tea Party

"If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary-wise; what it is it wouldn't be, and what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?" - Alice, Alice in Wonderland
We love the idea of an Alice in Wonderland themed Mad Hatter Tea Party.  It can be adapted to just about any occasion - baby showers, engagement parties and, of course, children's birthday parties!  Everything about this party theme says, no screams, crazy, quirky and oh so fun!  So, let's step through the looking glass...

The herald of the party, the White Rabbit...he's late, he's late, for a very important date!

What an entrance!!

What a perfect setting for an "Un-Birthday Party," or any other kind of party for that matter!

I love this tablescape...look at the cheshire cat cups and the "eat me" tags...too cute!

These multicolored candelabras and chandeliers are on our "must, must have" list.

What a cute way to create a special place for each of your tea party guests...

and don't forget the guest of honor!

Love, love, LOVE this - especially the cookies!!

These cupcakes are so sweet, and I love the cake!

This cake is absolutely adorable, too...

But this one is a showstopper!! Definite winner!

Nevermind, it's a tie. :)

Royal Croquet Court with Wonderland character genius!!

Don't forget your mallets!!

A fun way to get everyone dressed for the occasion?  Set up a Mad Hat Station, where guests create their own crazy couture!

The poms, lanterns, butterflies and colored chandeliers combine for an absolutely gorgeous setting! And how cute are those signs?!

"Who's been painting my roses red? WHO'S BEEN PAINTING MY ROSES RED?  Who dares to taint wiith vulgar paint the royal flower bed?  For painting my roses red, someone will lose his head!" - Queen of Hearts, Alice in Wonderland

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