Friday, August 28, 2015

Mint and Gold Party

You know what they say if you are throwing a party. If it can go wrong, it will. 

In this case, I decided to get ice cream cake. You know, because this birthday party had a mint color scheme and mint chocolate chip ice cream is awesome. Notice there is no cake on that cute little cake stand from Hobby Lobby.

That's because ice cream melts. Especially on a hot day in May.

It melts very quickly, actually.

So we took it out, snapped one quick picture, and put it back in the ice chest.

Where it melted anyway.

But it tasted great.

I filled apothecary jars with mint chocolate chip meringues from Tuesday Morning, pearl gumballs, and Ferrero Rocher with the stickers and bottom wrappers taken off. They were perfect with the gold streamers we sewed and fringed. (Want some? Convo me on Etsy @ SissyBoomsPartyRoom.) A milk glass footed bowl was filled with brownie bites.

I made a mini picture banner with tags from Target Dollar Spot and Teresa Collins frames with Instax mini Polaroid pics. I cut out letters on mint paper to spell Happy Birthday.

The goody bags were from Target and Target Dollar Spot. I believe these were part of the Christmas stuff. Inside the treat bags was a L'oreal lip gloss from Dollar Tree and Jamberry nail stickers.

My daughter had to have the milk bottles with mint chevron paper straws and chalkboard labels. She added paper flowers from Michael's and labeled them with each guest's name with mini gold alpha stickers from the Dollar Spot. 

The tassels are Teresa Collins.

Invitations were mint and gold dot note cards from Target Dollar Spot with Party spelled out in more mini alphas. I just printed the party info on labels and stuck them inside. Super easy. Also added a few gold sequins to the envelope.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Teacher Appreciation Gift Card Basket

Teacher Appreciation Week is coming soon, so I've been thinking up class gift ideas since I am Room Mom this year.

The Dollar Spot had these cute buckets and I knew I had a Cricut cartridge with a bumblebee, so I cut some out and made a gift card basket.

I affixed the gift cards to wooden skewers and glued the bees so that the names of the givers showed but not the amount. Next, I made a sign with a chalkboard label that says, "You're the bees knees."

As a former teacher, I would have been overjoyed to receive a gift card basket like this for Teacher Appreciation Week! 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Easter Gift Ideas

IWith Spring in the air, so are the things that make me sneeze and my eyes itch, and my nose itch. A LOT. So I was scratching my nose like crazy and my daughter says, "at least you don't have Bill Cosby's nose." 

Well, yes. That is true. For a variety of reasons.

I feel much better now that I bought myself one of these little bunny cake stands. Actually, that would be a really small cake. So what are these, cupcake stands? Candle stands? Should it have one of those glass cloche thingys on top? I don't know or care. I like them and I thought my family might also, so I bought several.

Several of my relatives use lots of sticky notes in their line of work, so I thought these from J Crew were perfect. I love to use butterflies as tags for Easter gifts and I got these cute little sticky flowers from Target Dollar Spot.

If you are on Instagram, you may have run into some planner addicts. I'm thinking they would love this Easter stationery set with Target Dollar Spot items. This is listed in my Etsy Shop, SissyBoomsPartyRoom.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Changing Table Repurpose

When my daughter was a baby, we repainted this changing table. The finish was still fine. Until we moved. 

It's my fault. I've never used a moving company to move before. I assumed people would do things like I would. 

Which means not turn boxes upside down when you pick them up. So that chemicals leak and ruin paint jobs. Note to self: if you ever move again just throw chemicals away! Oh and make sure your husband gets renter's insurance so that when the enormous AC directly over your storage unit leaks, you're covered. 

We took out one drawer and made a shelf for my paper scraps basket and painted the other drawers pink to match the legs on my work table. 

Ahhhh, so much better. 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Easter Memory Banner

I dug out old photos from Easters past to make this memory banner. 

It's simple but I love how it turned out and I know everyone will love looking at all of the old photos. 

Easter Gift Ideas

Show some love with these fun stationery sets.

Your neighbor or a teacher would love one!

Who doesn't love pastel Hunter Wellies? If you can't give the real thing, give a rain boot paper clip.

Or a cottontail bunny paper clip.

Your Easter brunch hostess would love one. I promise. Or planner addict.

These are filled with all sorts of Easter goodness and are listed in my etsy shop. SissyBoomsPartyRoom

Favorite Springtime Fonts

Today I'm sharing some of my favorite fonts for Spring.

Spring Bunny
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Eggs and Easter Basket
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