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Real Parties: Under the Sea!

Kate and I had a blast putting together all of the cute little touches for our sister’s baby shower a couple of weeks ago and couldn’t wait to share the final pics with you.  We went a little overboard with the theme, but our sister was so surprised and thrilled with all of the fussing!  My favorite part was the two color letterpress in coral and pool invitation that Haute Papier (warning – shameless self-promotion) created just for her, though I think the mom-to-be’s were all of the clear balloon that looked like bubbles, including the giant ones that were three feet wide!  Now, we just need to be patient for another few days until this baby gets here!  Congrats to Ash & Darryl on the little miss!

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A First Birthday Party!

I had to share the pictures from Etta’s adorable First Birthday Party – they were just too cute to not!  Haute Papier worked hard to create a fun and playful theme based around unique colors and funky fonts.  Some of our favorite elements were the cake pops inspired by Bakerella, personalized plates from Boatman Geller, and polka dot garland, sewn by yours truly!  Stay tuned for a tutorial on the garland!

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A Crabby Party

I love this adorable idea for a crab-inspired birthday party!  It’s perfect for our region, especially if you’re spending part of your summer even closer to the shore!  Click here for more pictures and ideas from Hostess with the Mostess!

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Printable Invites & Favors

With canning and preserving so in vogue, I love the idea of hosting a canning party!  If everyone brings a different recipe along with the fruits or vegetables for it, just think of all the delicious home preserved goodies you could take home! 

These clever invites, labels, tags and recipe cards are available for free download from Cottage Industrialist via Paper Crave.  For more information on canning and preserving, check out these sites…

Pick Your Own is a fantastic resource for learning how to can pretty much anything.

Fresh Preserving has step-by-step videos on canning different types of goods, and they have an online shop where you can purchase canning jars and more.

The National Center for Home Food Preservation is another great resource with plenty of safety tips and recipes.

Sunset has a great article that gives you a basic outline for throwing a canning party. Recipes included, too.

Canning Pantry is a great resource for buying supplies. They have everything you’ll need!

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Host an Oscar’s Party!

My only real blog read every day is Twig and Thistle.  Kathleen comes up with the cutest ideas and does an awesome job of following through on making such great downloadable materials to go with the posts.  Hop over there today to download all of these templates and more to host your own fabulous Oscar’s party.  She’s even done all of the work of making the ballots for you and your friends to vote with.  I love it!!!

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Pumpkin Paperie

Haute_Papier_Halloween_CocktailI know, I’m posting a ton related to ghosts and goblins, but I can’t resist.  I just LOVE the creativity surrounding Halloween!  Yesterday we shared a plethora of pumpkin-inspired papier on Haute Papier’s Blog including templates you can download and print out on your own computer for a Halloween Party.  Here’s a sampling of the cocktail menu.  Visit the Haute Papier Blog for much much more and the downloads!

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