Monday, July 25, 2011

Tiffany Blue Bridal Shower from Paperbox Press Parties!

This bridal shower was for my beautiful sister and I had the pleasure of hosting a small shower for her and we went with a Tiffany blue and silver color scheme.  We had such fun planning it and it was a great parties tend to be for larger crowds and what a treat to be able to do one for a small, intimate group!   We wanted a simple and elegant look, which came together nicely.
Pleasanton Rentals helped us put together a beautiful dining table with all of the trimmings...oh, how I love it when everything coordinates!  And the folks there really helped pull our vision together.

 One of my favorite things about the whole shower was the monogram decoration at the favor table.  I love monograms and we used it as a running theme with the shower.....Say It With Letters did a fabulous job on the monogram and it was a nice gift to send home with the bride-to-be!  I think it would be a great addition to any bridal shower or wedding event!

 Whip It Good did an amazing job matching the monogram on the cookies to the rest of the decorations at the shower.  Erin is truly you can get frosting to look that perfect is a mystery to me!  And of course, they were delicious as ever!

 I was itching to do another small favor, so I found some sixlets candies in just the right color shade....added a customized printable and voila....cute and yummy!

 We did a dessert buffet and dressed it up with some of our favorite globe balloons from Ziggos!

 We accessorized the dessert buffet with some cute printables from our store.

And a big thank you to Krystle Stetson for photographing the special day!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Outdoor "Drive In" Movie Party!

I have hosted a LOT of parties and I have to say, this is one of my all-time favorites to date! We had an outdoor "drive in" movie party and it was SO much fun! It was really simple to put together.....since the party didn't start until dark, I just did popcorn and a candy bar and decorated with some cute retro drive-in printables....but the sky is the limit with this could go crazy if you wanted to! The best part was looking out into my yard and seeing all of the parents and kids, snuggled up together in their blankets....watching the movie with big eyes and smiles! I have seen pictures of these parties but seeing the huge screen in real life was great! I am just in LOVE with the whole theme....something new and great for all ages!  I think next time I'll do a Grease sing-a-long....or maybe a favorite 80's movie for all of the parents! 

Fun Flicks was the company who helped bring this party to life....if you're thinking about hosting a movie party, you should go for it!  Fun Flicks is offering a fabulous promo to Paperbox Press readers....for $300, you will get a movie party package that includes complete set-up and take-down of the awesome movie screen, popcorn (from a cute vintage popper!) for 50 people, and no charge for travel within 30 miles of the Tri-Valley area! This is a $200 savings and your friends and family will absolutely love it! Fun Flicks can also do Rock Band or video game parties, and can stream live TV (how many of your husbands would love to host a "fight night" boxing party!).  Here in the Bay Area, you could easily host an outdoor movie party from now through the end of October, or even a winter holiday party!You can contact FunFlicks SF Bay Area by calling Paul at 510-502-5082 or emailing them HERE.  Don't forget to check out their website and "like" them on Facebook!  And tell them that Paperbox Press sent you!  This offer is good for parties Sunday through Thursday and can be used through December 2011.
BONUS: The first person who books with Fun Flicks will receive a FREE party printable package from Paperbox Press that includes invitations, popcorn bag templates, drink labels, candy labels, movie night banner, and it's all customized for you!

Some brought camping chairs, others brought sleeping bags.....and EVERYONE had a great time!

This is the blow up screen in our backyard....there wasn't a bad seat in the house!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Surfer Dude First Birthday {Feature Party}

I'm in love with this surfer dude birthday party from our own designer, Sarah!  She did an amazing job for her little kahuna's 1st birthday!  The invitations, thank you's and printables can be found on our site and you'll love the ideas below!