Sunday, November 18, 2012

Ready-To-Pop Baby Shower Take 2

Last October, I got a phone call Friday afternoon asking for help setting up a baby shower party for the following Sunday.  It was less than 2 days notice, yikes!!!  I was tempted to say 'no' since I had a full weekend planned (Stampin' Up! Workshop, Pumpkin Patch outing, church, etc.).  But I didn't.  The client requested the Popcorn Party, she was there the last time we had it..I thought since I've done it before and I already knew where to get supplies and such, it was doable.

I didn't know where or what the venue looked like.  The baby shower was held at the parents home of the mother-to-be.  It was a beautiful home right next to the golf course.  They had the tables set up outside in their backyard.  I had a hard time taking pics because they had this green netting over their fence to protect their home from flying golf balls, so my pics look greenish, oops! 

I found the red striped bowls at World Market where I also bought most of the Popcorn supplies just like the last time.  The red beverage dispenser was from Target.  It was around $5 from their 4th of July clearance.  Of course, I bought two...we just ran out of room, lol!

The wrought iron cart is perfect for these water bottles.  I bought it at Rod Works.  I think I had a Living Social deal that I used.  There's a lot of fun stuff at that store.

I made circle tags for the popcorn labels and attached them to paper straws.  I also added a washi tape flag to complete the look.

mini red velvet cupcakes

lemonhead treats
"popcorn" favors
diaper cake
tables for guests
It's awesome the homeowners were used to having parties.  They had several tablecloths custom made for their tables...they just happened to have red ones and I had some extra white ones to make them into runners.  Considering I had less than 48 hours to set this up, it turned out pretty nice!

Thanks for poppin' by!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Ready-To-Pop Diaper Cake Tutorial

Oooh, aaah...and it's sooo easy!
buy these at Michaels using a coupon
they're found in the cake/baking aisle
(or anywhere else you can find cheaper)
tie the ribbon you'll be using to form a band
fold diapers in half
I use Pampers Size 1 diapers
fill the ribbon band with the folded diapers
I roll a couple diapers to fill the center
tie the ribbon for the 2nd layer
I don't measure the ribbons
I just guess how big my bands should be
fill the 2nd layer with folded diapers
I bought popcorn boxes at World Market and rolled a couple diapers in there
I've used Target's popcorn containers from the Dollar Spot before
I've also seen popcorn boxes at Michaels
I topped the popcorn box with a rubber ducky
 and a baby shampoo
ta-da! then wrap it in cellophane or some netting

for this cake, I used 31 diapers for the bottom layer
and 16 diapers for the 2nd layer, totalling 47 diapers

Aren't they cute?  Go ahead and try making one, it's fun!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Orange, Brown & Gold Celebration

Last February, we had a Nerf party for my 8 year old nephew.  His grandma, also my husband's aunt, asked if I can do that  kind of setup for "older folks," too.  We joked around that we're going to have a Britney Spears themed party for her 75th birthday.  All kidding aside, the birthday celebrant decided on orange, brown and gold for her celebration.  This is what I came up with...

DIY paper fans
don't be fooled,
it was easy but time consuming
cookies from World Market
cheese balls from Sam's Club
napkins from Target
Marshmallow Pops
paper straws from Target

Stampin' Up! treat boxes

water bottles
Aunt Norma, timeless beauty

gallery using Ikea frames
iced tea
orange hand towels
food from Thai BBQ
with my sister and Faith
Happy 75th Birthday, Aunt Norma!