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Real Baby Shower: Little Blossom is on the Way


Thursday, September 13, 2012


If you like pink, you're going to be head-over-heals in love with this very pink "Little Blossom is on the Way" baby shower by Vintage Pretty. Tuli Dee Design & Events not only created all the different graphics, but also photographed this very girlie baby shower. This party is filled to rim with DIY crafts and ideas. Enjoy!

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From Pearl... Get ready to see a lot of PINK! 

I did a DIY tutorial on my blog on how to turn a shoe bx into a gift box. Especially cute for a baby shower gift! And when she opened it there was a little suprise waiting for her to see. 


The clothes hanging on a string with clothes pins. So cute!!

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Hostess: Vintage Pretty / Design & Photography: Tuli Dee Design & Events

Baby Shower Idea: Little Red Riding Hood


Tuesday, September 11, 2012


I'm head-over-heals for this red, green, white and brown combination of colors -- so rustic chic! Enjoy one stunning photo after another from the extremely talented Karen of Karen Lisa Artistic Photography. PLUS, I was super excited... and I'm sure you'll be as well... that these "Little Red Riding Hood" graphics are available for purchase from the lovely ladies at One Sweet Party. They are too cute for words!

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From Johanna and Yadira... A few months ago we put together this party, somewhat inspired by the recent Little Red Riding Hood movie. We kept the woodsy feel of it but added bright colors and sweet illustrations–perfect to bring smiles to any little girl!

Karen from 
Karen Lisa Artistic Photography did an incredible job capturing the table display as well as the gorgeous surroundings. She successfully managed to use the environment and lighting to create just the right visual mood to complement the theme.

Mike and Desiree from 
The Dream Cakery crafted an elegant yet simple cake that fit in perfectly with the table d├ęcor. The delicate white details balanced out the two bright red bands at the bottom of each cake tier.

The delicious custom decorated sugar cookies were created by Anne of 
Flour Box Bakery. She created flower cookies, which were displayed on a tree branch beside the table, as well as the red riding hood and personalized forest cookies. These were all customized designs based on the Little Red Riding Hood Party Printables. 

The rest of the desserts we made ourselves. There were dirt cups, chocolate cupcakes, mini cupcakes served in small clay pots and topped with Oreo crumbs, chocolate-dipped marshmallows, and cupcake poppers. It was so fun making all the yummy desserts! Alongside, we had bright-red fruit punch as the beverage.

Cathy from 
Forget Me Not Flower Shop captured the essence of the theme to create these amazing floral arrangements. The flowers not only added the perfect touch to the table but also tied everything in.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!



Photography: Karen Lisa Artistic Photography / Event Styling, Graphic Design & Printables: One Sweet Party / Custom Hand-iced Sugar Cookies: Flour Box Bakery / Floral Arrangements: Forget Me Not Flower Shop / Custom Cake: The Dream Cakery

Real Baby Shower: Yellow & Gray Woodland Theme


Thursday, September 6, 2012


Here's a yellow and gray baby shower that revealed lots of blue at the end! Love the super sweet invites by Invites by Christy as well as the matching wish cards and water bottle labels. Such an adorable design! All these pretty details were wonderfully photographed by Pennies Photography. Plus, you can find all the pretty details below from the fabulous hostess, Jennifer. I doubt she left anything out. ;)















From Jennifer... We were told via Skype, on Christmas day that my dear friend Missie and her husband of over a year were going to have a baby! Having just moved to Pittsburgh, their new blessing was all of the more sentimental and special, as we don't get to see them very often. It was announced that they would be making a visit around Easter-time and wouldn't that be the perfect occasion to throw a baby shower. Knowing that Missie only loves fabulous things, I stepped in along with her two other dear friends, Brie and Leti to help plan this shower for over 93 invitees! This included family from Florida, and close friends of the popular couple!

Missie is a vegetarian and loves organic, sustainable, and earth friendly products, along with the colors Yellow and Gray. She is caring and thoughtful and all the while fabulous and spunky. At this gender reveal shower, we decided that it would have a woodland, yet modern and fabulous feel to it. Invites were sent out the first week of March and we watched the RSVPs roll in to the tune of over 70+ guests, co-ed, including children! The invites, were gray and yellow with baby birds, owls and deer adorned across it, and a separate yellow registry card was included as well.

We rented linens, chairs, tables and a 20' x 40' tent and held the shower in our friends, the Cruz's beautiful and spacious backyard. Lanterns were hung from the tent and minimal decoration was added, with bird house centerpieces along with beautiful yellow roses in cubed vases, with gray ribbon. These yellow roses opened up beautifully throughout the day.

Well Wishes cards for Baby Weagraff were laid out and guests were asked to fill those out and place them in the large birdcage/card holder. A photo display was held inside, as guest were requested to ship their items to the couples' home in PA, and we asked that they bring a photo of their selection so they could be thanked properly.

A waffle bar, complete with other brunch foods: Bagels, danish, fruit, roasted potatoes and a Mimosa Bar completed the menu. A bright yellow candy bar entertained the children as well as cupcakes and cake pops of strawberry and lemon flavored, hand baked by Leti, one of the hostesses.

After the guests had some time to settle in, enjoy the food and mingle, we decided to reveal the gender of Baby Weagraff. Up until this point, only the parents, their son Nate and myself knew the gender of the baby. This was such a wonderful surprise to see the baby blue balloons released into the air, alerting all of those present and the super anxious grandparents... that Baby Wea is a BOY! And will join his exceptional big brother Nate, who was not at the shower.

The planning was task in itself, from picking up the rentals, to drink selection (Champagne, beer, white wine, over 5 juices and bottled water and Starbucks coffee, Blonde Roast) to the food menu and what party favors! Etsy and many of it's talented artists contributed to everything from the candy goody bags to the birdseed onesie party favors. We wanted to select something guests could use and enjoy, as opposed to the average favor, which usually site or isn't purposeful.

Our wonderful friend, Penny Clayton of Pennies Photography, took some maternity session photos with the Parents-To-Be and then worked her way to the shower, photographing all of the little and special details of the day. With gorgeous Orlando sunshine and a slight breeze, it provided the perfect backdrop to her photography. The party/brunch began at 11:30am and carried on until well after 3pm. After a group photo was taken, and the gender reveal, the kids enjoyed themselves at the candy bar and guests began filling and sharing their "Well Wishes for Baby Cards".

Altogether, it was a perfect day full of laughter, sunshine and the celebration of life. We could not have asked for a more perfect day and all that it offered. It was a tremendous amount of work but we were all a great time and pulled off a wonderful large shower for our dear friend Missie.




Graphic design for Invitations and Well Wishes Cards: Invites by Christy / Photography: Pennies Photography / Birdseed Onesie Party Favors: Rustic Hutch / Florist: Lee Forrest Design

Baby Shower Idea: Ballerina Bakery Party


Tuesday, September 4, 2012


As I get ready for my daughter's first ballet class (at age 3 -- should be pretty funny to watch) I couldn't resist featuring this Ballerina Bakery Party by Melissa and Kellie of Icing Designs. You know you're in for a major treat when these girls design a party! Beautifully captured by Bloom Photography by Meredith Price, this birthday party would also make the perfect theme for a baby shower. And... if you want to make it just like this one, you might want to get in touch with Potter and Butler for the mini pom poms, JP Creatibles for those super cute cookies and Dough A Deer for the yummy mini doughnuts.

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From Melissa & Kellie... We are so excited to finally share some photos from our "Ballerina Bakery" birthday party with you! We created this party for my twins 4th birthday! Maia and Sophia are smitten with ballet right now, and what little girl doesn't love sweets...so we decided to combine the two and came up with a "ballerina bakery" theme! Our invitations were created especially for this party, we are really excited about them because they are great for any ballerina party and perfect for twins!

We had so much fun creating the actual party and even had my father in law build an actual bakery case for us to display the sweets in! We set it on top of a 3 foot card table covered with tulle and a sparkly pink table cloth. Above the table we hung a mixture of paper poms from Paperwhite Designs and paper lanterns from Luna Bazaar and a gorgeous pink fabric ruffle garland that our sweet friend Katie made for us. Above the case we hung a “Ballerina Bakery” hand-glittered letter garland.

We filled the case with cupcakes topped with hand-glittered “4” ruffled cupcake toppers that we made and mini pink chocolate ballet shoes, chocolate covered oreos, chocolate covered French palmiers, chocolate covered oversized marshmallows topped with the cutest “peppy toppers” from Potter and Butler, tiny tim cookies, the most beautiful ballerina cookies we have ever seen from JP Creatibles and delicious mini donuts from Dough A Deer! We also made hand-glittered scalloped food labels to go in front of each bakery item.

On top of the case we filled apothecary jars with pink, white and grey gumballs, mini marshmallow wands and pink rock candy. We made DIY tulle tutus to go around the apothecary jars and put a scalloped, glittered food label in the front of them. We also found the cutest pink eyelet bakery boxes so that they girls could fill them with extra treats to take home.



Invitations, Paper Products & Design: Icing Designs / Photography: Bloom Photography by Meredith Price / Pom Poms: Paperwhite Designs / Paper Lanterns: Luna Bazaar / Peppy Toppers: Potter and Butler / Cookies: JP Creatibles / Mini Donuts: Dough A Deer