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"Summer Social" Guest Project — Throw an Aqua & Orange Summer Birthday Party!

22 Jul
Hi, my name is Mae from Mae Armstrong & Co., I 
was inspired by all the handmade parties I’ve seen online and wanted to
give myself a similar challenge. 
 I’d love to share my Aqua and Orange Birthday Party. 
Planning for this party began five
months in advance. I wanted it to be super special for my twin boys and
husband. All three of them share the same birthday. How amazing is that?!

The
trick of course was finding the time to finish all the different
elements I wanted.
Between all of my normal mommy duties, household
chores, errands and freelance gigs, I was able to sneak some time to
research, learn a few DIY birthday projects, design and create my very
own handmade birthday party.

The aqua and blue circus theme was
inspired by a paper carousel from Meri Meri given to my boys
. I loved
the elephant especially, so that became the centerpiece of my design.
After
creating the party invitation, everything began to fall into place.
I
sewed a simple elephant themed fabric pennant and a crochet banner.
 
I
repurposed my old baby food jars into these pretty little containers for
Jelly Beans
.

I whipped up some homemade caramel popcorn as another
party favor, we added a jar full of animal crackers and goldfish to our
dessert table.

I made birthday shirts, pj’s and bibs for the boys.

I
also created three giant smash cakes. The party hats were handmade too!

As
an added touch – my husband hired his co-worker to play ‘Happy
Birthday’ and some other songs on his bagpipes.

It was an ode to the
boys half-Scottish heritage and filled the neighborhood with some pretty
cool tunes.


Happy 1st Birthday to the sweetest little boys in
the whole world and my loving husband.
Thank you for putting up with me
when I am in my crazy creative moods. I love you and am looking forward
for many more years of celebration.

Huge Thanks to the following vendors.
Sweet Zugar Cakes for providing the main birthday cake
email: sweetzugarcakes@hotmail.com
Katie Cakes for helping me frost and decorate their giant smash cupcakes
Thanks for sharing your special Aqua and Orange birthday party, Mae.
You put so much time and details into this celebration!
Be sure to check out Mae’s blog for more amazing ideas!!
Be sure to tune in to Mae’s site for fantastic parties and creative ideas!! 
Have a Great Day!

xoxo

PSIt’s Friday — my favorite day of the week!! Why?? It’s almost time for the Weekend Wrap Up Party. Come show of your ideas!! The party starts tonight at 6 pm MST. 
I can’t wait to see what you have been working on.

  

Giveaway Monday — $100 to Smidge & Pinch {Party Supplies}

16 May
UPDATE — Giveaway closed.
Winners are #139 and #199

 Happy Monday!!
Today I would love to introduce you to one of my favorite new friends — Theresa from
 Theresa has a shop that sells the most amazing  party supplies!! 
Sometimes the details are what make a party.  
And the items from Smidge and Pinch can add so much to party festivities!

From cupcake liners…
 To toppers… 

Sprinkles…

Cookie Cutters…
And so much more!! 

All the cute things you need for a festive party!! 

Theresa from Smidge and Pinch is giving away  
TWO $50 credits 
to her shop!!
{two winners}

Here’s how YOU can win: 

  • “Like Smidge and Pinch on Facebook – where they have random prize drawings. one entry. 
  • Share this giveaway with your friends through Facebook, Twitter or your Blog. one entry each.
and if you want another entry: 

  • “Like” Tatertots and Jello on Facebook – where I love to show new projects and ideas. one entry.
 {this giveaway ends May 23rd}
xoxo
PS — Coming up this week: 
A T-shirt embellishment project 
A big surprise 
A Typography Tutorial
An Outdoor DIY Tutorial
A Spring Jewelry tutorial 
{And more!}

Giveaway Monday — $100 to Smidge & Pinch {Party Supplies}

16 May
UPDATE — Giveaway closed.
Winners are #139 and #199

 Happy Monday!!
Today I would love to introduce you to one of my favorite new friends — Theresa from
 Theresa has a shop that sells the most amazing  party supplies!! 
Sometimes the details are what make a party.  
And the items from Smidge and Pinch can add so much to party festivities!

From cupcake liners…
 To toppers… 

Sprinkles…

Cookie Cutters…
And so much more!! 

All the cute things you need for a festive party!! 

Theresa from Smidge and Pinch is giving away  
TWO $50 credits 
to her shop!!
{two winners}

Here’s how YOU can win: 

  • “Like Smidge and Pinch on Facebook – where they have random prize drawings. one entry. 
  • Share this giveaway with your friends through Facebook, Twitter or your Blog. one entry each.
and if you want another entry: 

  • “Like” Tatertots and Jello on Facebook – where I love to show new projects and ideas. one entry.
 {this giveaway ends May 23rd}
xoxo
PS — Coming up this week: 
A T-shirt embellishment project 
A big surprise 
A Typography Tutorial
An Outdoor DIY Tutorial
A Spring Jewelry tutorial 
{And more!}

Tasty Tidbits Thursday: birthday party giveaway!

24 Sep
Thanks for stopping by for my birthday party. We are having cupcakes to celebrate!
cupcake with daisy

You know how I am obsessed with Sprinkles?
And to celebrate, I am giving away a Sprinkles cupcake mix.
 You have the choice of: Banana, Vanilla, Dark Chocolate or Red Velvet. They even come with the Sprinkles candies to put in the middle!
 Just leave me a comment on this post. I will choose a winner tomorrow night (Friday) at midnight! Good luck!
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Thanks for coming by for my party!
XOXO

Tasty Tidbits Thursday: birthday party giveaway!

24 Sep
Thanks for stopping by for my birthday party. We are having cupcakes to celebrate!
cupcake with daisy

You know how I am obsessed with Sprinkles?
And to celebrate, I am giving away a Sprinkles cupcake mix.
 You have the choice of: Banana, Vanilla, Dark Chocolate or Red Velvet. They even come with the Sprinkles candies to put in the middle!
 Just leave me a comment on this post. I will choose a winner tomorrow night (Friday) at midnight! Good luck!
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Thanks for coming by for my party!
XOXO

Creative Fridays: Free Printables!

11 Sep

When I was looking around for some cute labels for the Moms’ PJ/Movie Party, I came across some other fun, free printables! Aren’t they great?These lemonade labels and cupcake pics are fantastic from Dandy Bread and Candy!



Here is the link to Eat Drink Chic who has the free downloads for a fun ice cream party!And if you have a shower or party to throw, what better favor to make then one of these wonderful tins from The Inspired Bride? You can buy the tins from most craft stores.
And, I love the idea of printing on paper bags. These from Flights of Fancy are so adorable!
And I love these popcorn bags from Mushy!
Mommy of Two gave me the One Lovely Blog award! Thank you so much! She is the cutest mom and is due to give birth to her second child any day!!!
Heidi from Blue Eyed Blessings gave me the Uplifting Blogger Award. Thanks so much Heidi! If you don’t know her, Heidi is really fun girl. She has great organizing ideas. She also has a fun monthly crafting challenge. The next one is Halloween-themed!
Thank you ladies for the love! And thanks to all of my other blogging friends for all of your kindness and support. I haven’t been very good about passing awards on lately, but I am turning over a new leaf! I would like to pass these lovely awards on to YOU!

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And one last thing — I won something!!!
Danielle from Wedding Bliss was giving away this beautiful Paris necklace:
And I won!!! Yay – I am sooo excited!!! Thank you Danielle!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Are you doing anything fun?
My husband is out of town so I am staying in — eating sushi and watching movies tonight…
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XOXO

Favorite Thing Wednesday: Neighborhood Moms PJ/Movie Party!

9 Sep

Whew, yesterday was a busy day! I did my usual things, but also got ready to help throw a neighborhood mom’s night out: movie/PJ party! We had the event in one of my neighbor’s gorgeous yard. We had a candy buffet and a popcorn bar.

I made these tissue paper flower that hung in the trees.Cupcakes!
My father-in-law set up the projector for us – what a nice guy!We had a PJ fashion show!
At the end of the night, we sat around her cozy fire pit and gave out prizes for the best PJs!
I found a wonderful site — Eat Drink Chic — that had free, downloadable lables. Aren’t they cute?It was a very fun night. A great way to celebrate the start of school!

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Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
XOXO