The Party Hop | Season to Sparkle | Day 5

Friday, November 14, 2014

Well... it was fun while it lasted and I hope I can be part of another Party Hop. Thankfully we are left with LOTS and LOTS of gold glitter and sequins on the last day of the Season to Sparkle Party Hop hosted by Sara of Confetti Sunshine. I'm SMITTEN with the Glitter Party Glasses by Dianna of Whatever Dee Wants, sequined Holiday Napkins by Tan of Squirrelly Minds and Scatter Sparkle Party Favors by Kristin of Kojo Designs. Its been a GREAT week and I can't wait to use all of these crafty DIY ideas for the holiday season.

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Check out all the details from these Glittery Party Glasses by Dianna of Whatever Dee Wants.



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Check out all the details from these DIY Holiday Napkins by Tan of Squirrelly Minds.



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Check out all the details from these Scatter Sparkle Party Favors by Kristin of Kojo Designs.

Party hosted by Sara of Confetti Sunshine

The Party Hop | Season to Sparkle | Day 4

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Its Day 4 and we are still going strong on The Season to Sparkle Party Hop!! Today is special day since I am sharing my step-by-step tutorial for making Balloon Fringe Tails. I used white and gold shimmer tissue paper and lots of ribbon to coordinate with the party color palette. We are also featuring the Holiday Garland by Amy of Modge Podge Rocks and Glitter Bow Cupcake Toppers by Holly of Paisley Petal Events. See you back here tomorrow for the last day of the Party Hop. So sad...

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Check out all the details from this DIY Balloon Fringe Tail by Bump Smitten (or simply scroll down a bit).



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Check out all the details from these Glitter Bow Cupcake Toppers by Holly of Paisley Petal Events.



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Check out all the details from this DIY Holiday Garland by Amy of Modge Podge Rocks.

Party hosted by Sara of Confetti Sunshine

DIY Tutorial: Bump Smitten Balloon Fringe Tail

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

This was a super fun activity PLUS it didn't cost a lot. The tassels took a bit of time but it went by quickly while watching a couple TV shows. I've seen these balloon fringe tails featured in all types of parties and events so I thought it would be a great addition to the Season to Sparkle Party Hop! Enjoy this step-by-step tutorial and remember... you can't go wrong with fringe!

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Materials Needed:
Tissue Paper
Scissors
Tape
Thin Ribbon (to attach the tassels to the balloon)
Wide Ribbon (similar color to tissue paper)
Balloons

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Unfold the tissue paper and cut along the middle. Take 2-3 sheets of the cut tissue paper and fold in half. 

2. Roll up the ends so that is easier to cut strips. Cut strips 1/2", leaving 1" at the top.
3. Unfold the tissue paper and separate the sheets.
4. Roll up the paper and twist the center and form a loop.
5. Repeat steps 1-4 until you have enough tassels for each balloon.
6. Attach the tassels to the ribbon and you can make it as short or long as you want. 
7. Wrap the top tassels with tape and then cover with the wide ribbon. 
(Optional: Tie the same ribbon throughout to add some additional color)
8. Attach to balloon. 

Tutorial & Photography: Elizabeth from Bump Smitten

The Party Hop | Season to Sparkle | Day 3

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Ready for another day of Holiday tutorials and super cute ideas?!?! Count me in! I'm definitely going to be making some of these Cashew Turtles Heather of You Made Do as well as the rock candy drink stirs from Laura of L.G. Rollins (FYI -- I will be buying those from the store since it took over a month to make them with my kids). I'm also SMITTEN with those sparkly party hats from Kendra of Me and My Insanity. Get inspired and see you back tomorrow for more DIY crafts, including yours truly, Bump Smitten.

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Check out all the details from these yummy Cashew Turtles by Heather of You Made Do.



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Check out all the details from these Drink Stirs + FREE Printable by Laura of L.G. Rollins.



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Check out all the details from these DIY Glitter Party Hats by Kendra of Me and My Insanity.

Party hosted by Sara of Confetti Sunshine

The Party Hop | Season to Sparkle | Day 2

Monday, November 10, 2014

Welcome to Day 2 of tutorials from the Season to Sparkle Holiday Party. Each one is super A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! I'm loving all the bright and cheerful colors used in the wreath and sequin envelopes as well as the gold and black cupcake toppers. Such a fun mix!! Lots of great ideas... Enjoy!

Check out all the details from this gorgeous DIY Sequin Holiday Wreath by Becca of Cake Events.




Check out all the details from these adorable Cupcake Toppers by Paula of Frog Prince Paperie.




Check out all the details from these fun DIY Glam Sequin Envelopes by Sara of Confetti Sunshine.


Party hosted by Sara of Confetti Sunshine

The Party Hop | Season To Sparkle | Day 1

Sunday, November 9, 2014

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I am very excited to be a part of this amazing Holiday Party Hop organized by the oh so talented Sara of Confetti Sunshine! She gave us a theme, The Season to Sparkle, as well as a color palette of green, blue, fuchsia, red and black mixed with LOTS and LOTS of gold glitter. I especially like the pillow, invitations, custom gift wrap, tray and easel art from Tiny Prints. There will be a WEEK of amazing DIY tutorials and ideas from the following bloggers:

Sara of Confetti Sunshine / Paula of Frog Prince Paperie / Becca of Cake Events / Heather of You Made Do / Laura of L.G. Rollins / Kendra of Me and My Insanity / Elizabeth of Bump Smitten / Holly of Paisley Petal Events / Amy of Modge Podge Rocks / Dianna of Whatever Dee Wants / Tan of Squirrelly Minds / Kristin of Kojo Designs

Be sure to check back everyday to find out more about all the holiday party ideas pictured below. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all the sparkle!!!!!! Don't you?!?!

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Party hosted by Sara of Confetti Sunshine / The following Tiny Prints items were featured in the Season to Sparkle: pillowinvitationscustom gift wraptrayeasel art

Maternity Photography: Florida Beach Baby Bump

Thursday, October 2, 2014

I love all the playful images captured by Darin Crofton Photography of this darling couple!! Each and everyone of their props was adorable -- from the children's books and beach ball to the "Freddie" and "We {Heart} You" banners. Every photo is unique and different from the last.

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From Darin.. While vacationing in Florida, Kim & Will wanted to capture their maternity photos in a unique way at a unique venue. Referred by a mutual friend, we planned their session to be tailor-made to show their relaxed and playful style! What a fun day it was at The Postcard Inn on St. Pete beach with these 2 (and a half) and I look forward to their next visit to FL to photograph them once again, but as a family of three! :)

Photography: Darin Crofton Photography / Location: St. Petersburg, FL / Submission from Two Bright Lights