Monthly Archives: August 2012

Back to School

hback to school cover-p001Back to School…this phrase has been a constant for me for most of my life.  Many may not know, but I am was an elementary school teacher.  I do take a few substitute days here and there as I still enjoy the bustle of classroom life and I am not quite ready to give it up entirely.  With my own son entering Kindergarten this year, I have a whole new perspective and feel like the nervous momma bear letting her little cub venture off on his own for the first time.  I know he is excited and eager and well, I am too…just a little sad that he won’t be tugging at my arm at any point in the day to let me know he loves me or that his brother ‘touched him.’

When I created this party package, I was inspired by bright bold colors and cute craft projects.  This theme is young at heart, but it can still please an adult eye with its clean graphic patterns.  It is the ‘I heart School’ Back to school pack, and pardon my pun but it is ‘chalk’ full of fun ideas!

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I had some super cute apple cake pops made up by Carmen of Carmen’s Sweet Creations.   They tasted as yummy as they looked!

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C is for Cookies and wow did Evon of Cookievonster create some beautiful back to school edible cookie-art!  There were so many wonderful details to the designs that I just couldn’t bring myself to eat any…well, maybe just one…ok, ok two!

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There are some cute take to school printables;  ‘you are so sharp’ would be a great holiday gift for the teacher and/or boys and girls in the class, ‘you are one smart cookie’ is nice to send off in your kiddos lunch kit for the first day of school!

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Two bookplate designs are great to make sure your child comes home with their books each day, but they can also be used at home for books in the family library too!


The party package has A-Z and 1-10 Flashcards,  Preschool to Grade 12 mini pennants, toppers, tags, mini notes to teacher and friends and so much more.  It will have more uses than just the decor for the party you will have, possibilities are as endless as your imagination.  Have fun with it and make it your own!

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Taking pictures of the kids after they have enjoyed the party can be challenging at best.  They are on a blissful sugar high and have no desire to sit and pose, but yes we try anyway.  Here are some funny snapshots of what would seem to be a simple picture!

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I hope all of you and your lil kiddies have a great back to school start to the year ahead.  Be sure to pick up this fun and sweet I heart School package to celebrate this special time!



all the best ~

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Full party package is available in my Etsy shop, click here to view.



Vintage Ice Cream Parlour Wedding Table

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With soft pastels and a punch of red, I created a custom vintage Ice Cream Parlour for my brother in law and his new wife.  I used their initials and called it ‘T&T Original Ice Cream Parlour.’  It was a smash hit with the guests, young and old alike!


There were so many personalized details that I worked into this party package design.  These waffle cone sleeves added such a sweet touch and really worked to pull the parlour theme together.


I found these adorable syrup jars at the local supermarket and knew that they would look great all dressed up with my food labels…and not to mention, they helped keep the table clean!

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I designed several different style food labels, but my favorite were these straw flag tags.  I used some pretty pastel pink striped straws and glued a mini white jawbreaker to the top to add a finished look.  They looked absolutely fabulous darling ~

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The ice cream table worked as a great photo opportunity for Megan Edelman Photograhy to take some very sweet ring pictures!

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The wrappers and cupcake toppers were all coordinated and personalized with the custom monogram logo.  The banner attached to the front of the table also read ‘Love is Sweet.’

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Upon the announcement that the Ice Cream Bar had opened, a flood of guests came hurriedly to create their own special treat!

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And so it was, especially for my boys, a dreamy table of colorful and tasty treats. A retro vintage ice cream parlour that will not soon be forgotten!


Wishing T+T a lifetime of

Love, Laughter and Happily Ever Afters!

Vendor Credits:

Party Styling & Printables by tania’s design studio

Photography by Megan Edelman Photography

Sugar Cookies by Pink Frosting Cookies

Ice cream cups, wooden spoons, paper straws from In The Clear

Cake Stands from TomKat Studio Shop