Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Construction Themed Birthday Party!

Today I had the privilege of being on Charlotte Today's segment on birthday parties on a budget! We had a $200 budget to create a birthday party for ten kids. We had to include a cake or cupcakes, 1 or 2 activities, and a favor. Here is what I came up with and my budget break down...Enjoy! Check out the story here.

Cake: Dirt cake in a Dump Truck
Pudding, Chocolate cookies, chocolate cake mix, and gummy worms from Wal-Mart= $6.36
Total= $6.36

Favors: Lego's in a Box
Tub of Lego's from Wal-Mart= $16.00
Favor boxes from Michael's= $5.99
Total= $21.99

Activities: Painting Dump Trucks and Making Tool Boxes
Wooden dump trucks from Michael's= $10.00
Three paint sets= $3.00
12 Tool Boxes from Oriental Trading= $7.99
Total= $20.99

Game: Digging for Dump Trucks
Dump trucks from Party City= $5.90
Shovel from The Dollar Store= $1.07
Total= $6.97

Cups, napkins, and spoons from Wal-Mart= $5.00
Juice Boxes from Wal-Mart= $1.97
12 Construction Hats from Oriental Trading= $5.99
Fabric table cloth from Wal-mart= $8
Centerpiece saw dust= $3.45
Invitations by Nuage Mulberry= $25.00
Construction templates and decorations from Plum Party= $15.00
Total= $64.41

Birthday Party Total: $120.72

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Royal Wedding!

Check out my blog post on Weddzilla today about the Royal Wedding! Are you having a viewing party?? If so, share your thoughts and ideas!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Bunny Cupcakes

                                            Easter Bunny Cupcakes
It is always fun to add a little something special to your holiday table. Check out this adorable recipe from Family Fun for Easter Bunny cupcakes! I have made these before and have to say they take some time to do, but they are super cute! Helpful hints: I skipped the coconut and just used white frosting. I also cut mini marshmallows in half instead of the big ones and used chocolate sprinkles for the whiskers. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Earth Friendly Confetti

Check out my blog post today for Weddzilla! With the celebration of Earth Day this Friday, I thought that this was a great thing to share! Click on the link and if you are oh so kind, please comment or like to your Facebook profile!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Weddzilla Post

Check out my post on Weddzilla today about S'mores!
Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hotel Sierra

Yesterday I had the privilege of meeting with Sarah from the new Hotel Sierra in Charlotte! It is beautiful! From the moment that you walk in you feel the swanky, modern vibe and it is carried out in the bar and the guest suites. Their event level has a great event space, soft seating lounge area, and their rooftop pool even has a clear dance floor that can be rented to cover the pool which would be great for a cocktail party, reception or even ceremony. Be sure to check out the new Hotel Sierra when you are Uptown!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Gean and Joe's Wedding!

I can't even begin to tell you how excited I was when I got the Facebook message from Lindsey Lee that the photos from Gean and Joe's wedding were up on her blog! They are amazing and I just had to share them with you! Lindsey and her husband Joe are super talented and were such a pleasure to work with. Wait until you see the slide show, Gean and Joe just look so happy and in love! Be sure to check them out on her blog.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Amazing Giveaway!

I am sooooo excited to let you in on a little secret! One of my favorites Erin McDermott from Erin McDermott Jewelry is having an awesome giveaway! Follow this link to District Weddings and enter to win up to 6 pieces of Erin McDermott Jewelry!!! I know what you're thinking, AMAZING right?! So go check it out and good luck!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Magnet save the dates!

There are so many save the date options out there, and I just had to share this idea! One of my adorable couples Sara and Ryan, sent out their save the dates and they turned out super cute! They wanted to do magnets but wanted to incorporate various pictures, not just one. They ended up creating them on Magnet Street and I think that they turned out great! So if you are looking for a great place for magnet save the dates, check out Magnet Street!