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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tips and Trends Tuesday: Halloween Cupcake Toppers

It seems funny that not too long ago..we just put plain ol' cupcakes on the table.  Not now!!! They must be totally accessorized with liners and toppers.  Here are some of my favorite toppers just in time for  Halloween!

Fall Sale-10% Off I Dare You Handmade Vintage Style Halloween Cupcake Toppers-SET of 12-As Featured on The Front Page of Etsy

crafty pagan


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Animal Crackers Exclusive: Madeline's 5th Birthday

We designed and stylized this super fun "Madeline" party for a real Madeline's 5th Birthday!

Madeline Birthday Invitation
The invitation!

"Madeline Hat" cookies!

Drink labels were made from a vintage "Madeline" book.

The guest received "hat boxes" filled with goodies as favors.

"french flags"

I love the ruffle tablecloth!

Madeline Cupcake Toppers

Favor Tags

Chocolate bars wrapped in pages from the book

french toast sticks

gotta have "Animal Crackers"

Hope you love it as much as I do!


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Vintage Halloween

I love anything old..especially holidays!  I have always decorated my house with bright, fun halloween decor.  But this year, I think I will step back in time.  Here are some inspirations I found!

Coco and Bella

These are free printables.  Check Coco and Bellas blog for more labels!


martha stewart

artsy mama

Living Locurto

Hostess Blog

I Heart Shabby Chic

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Featured Party: Sesame Street

I absolutely adore this party by Taryn from Whimsy that she did for her little girl, Mailyn. 

Besides that it is Sesame Street (and who doesn't love Sesame Street!), the creative details are what got me!  She recreated the Sesame Street logo for food and drink labels and kept the "ABC" and "123" theme going throughout the party decor.  My favorite feature is how she used the characters names and likes as play on the names for the food. 

This favor station is too cute!  I love how Taryn labeled everything in the Sesame Street logo!

It is always great to find commercial products that fit perfectly in your party design.

Love the personalized favor buckets!

I love that she used actual toys as decor.

Love all the colors!

Thanks for sharing Taryn!