Monthly Archives: April 2012

It’s a Pirate’s Life for Luka

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I am so excited to share my son, Luka’s, fifth pirate themed birthday party.  It was so much fun creating the party package, planning the party, styling the day of and of course…

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My boys have really been into pirates this year and so this party took on a life of its own when they got dressed in costume, waving their swords and swinging their hooks!

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The kids had a table of pirate costume accessories to don and they wore it in such a way that any true pirate would be proud to join their crew!

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When I was designing the party package, I knew I wanted to create a cupcake topper that would look like a mini pirate ship and when assembled and placed together, would look like a fleet.  I was so happy how the “shipcakes” turned out…I used a bamboo skewer because it looks more authentic, then I used a 1/8 hole punch at the top and bottom of the pirate flag sail.  The top flag was the created with one of the straw flag designs included in the party package, taped and trimmed.  So easy and so cute…I mean tough!

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Marshmallow pops are a must at all of my parties, not only for the kids, but my mom loves them too! She must have had at least three, but who’s counting…love you mom!  I drew on the faces with an edible marker I purchased from Micheal’s and dipped the tops into red chocolate wafers that I had melted in the microwave.  They took maybe ten minutes to make, I would really recommend making them for the pirate theme because they are so easy and effective!

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I made the cake, yes it was simple, but it is like a large version of my cupcake shipcake.  Same idea in assembling the sail and I finished it with a cute pirate sugar cookie.  There are many designs of cupcake toppers in the package because really what is a party package without cupcake toppers!


I have to send some Etsy love on over to Ira of Batches, The Cookie Jar for the adorable and tasty sugar cookies!

137 306 All my party packages come with favor tags and thank you notes. It is a nice way to tie the whole theme together from start to finish.  Our pint sized guests each received the pirate costume goodies and fistfuls of gold! arghhh..chocolate gold coins that is!


the blue streamer backdrop  had to be twisted around the railing because as many of you well know, moms can’t control the weather and the wind was a blowing! Just have to go with the flow with these sorts of things.

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It really was so much fun celebrating Luka’s fifth and I hope you enjoyed taking a peek into our party life at home.

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the full party package is availabel in my Etsy shop.

Happy celebrating!






Donut Shoppe Party

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So in my opinion, the next best sweet to cake has to be those fluffy, glazed pieces of dough we call donuts.  Therefore, when I was asked to create a donut shoppe themed party package, I was on board! 


This talented party momma made the adorable clothespin cake topper…so cute!  Perhaps I will be contacting her for my boys next birthday party…


It’s a modern classic donut shoppe theme design with a pink, turquoise and red color scheme, with a little yellow in for some fun!  I really like how she used both the 2″ circle paper punch and the 2″ flourish punch which gives that pretty scroll edging.


How cute are the bags of donut seeds? Using food labels, she easily created candy bag toppers.


Thanks so much for sharing Alejandra and happy birthday to your sweet lil donut! All the very best!!



Somebunny Loves You Easter Collection

easter 2012 cover-p001Easter is right around the corner! I designed a NEW Easter Printable Party Collection that is so bright and cute, it is hard not to smile when you see it!  I started the design process by thinking of the color combo and I wanted it to incorporate a rainbow of bight pastels…pinks, yellows, greens and blues.


These bunny cupcakes are so easy to assemble and full instructions are provided with the party package.  I even added some extra cuteness with the cotton tail!


Somebunny got an invitation to an Egg Hunt!


Pom poms on party hats always make for a nice finish, but it is even more sweet with the Easter package as it echoes the cotton tail!  I also think the burlap and twine are a great neutral base for all the happy spring colors.

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This party package comes with so many more items, I just can’t fit it all in this post.

Are you planning on celebrating Easter with a beautiful gathering with family and friends?

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The full party package is available in the Etsy shop!