Tuesday, August 30, 2011

One Fish, Two Fish.....

One Fish, two fish, an orange fish, a blue fish! I think this is the cutest theme for toddlers... goldfish! My sweet friend Laura requested a orange and blue theme for her cracker loving toddlers! So many cute ideas! Lots more decor to come....

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Farm Animal Cake Pops

How adorable are these cake pops recently designed by And Everything Sweet!! Just perfect for the Fresh on the Farm Collection!
Barnyard parties are especially cute in the fall! Be thinking of your autumn parties and all the cute possibilities of haystacks, bandanas, metal buckets, burlap tablecloths.... I could go on and on!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Birthday Week!

It's birthday week at my house and the girls are soooo excited! Today Anna Claire said to me, "Can I just turn 3 TODAY?" Sweet love! She is ready for her cupcake! I'm the mean momma who gives my children little sugar so having a cupcake is one of their greatest excitements! And this year they get a cupcake and ice cream! Woohoo!!

It will probably be a little quiet this week as I get everything together for their sweet celebration. So I leave you with my favorite picture from their first birthday.... and I'll try not to be sad that the last two years have flown by!! Happy Almost 3rd Birthday, Julia! Happy Almost Birthday, Anna Claire! Almost, almost! :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Ice Cream Parlor Party Invitations

There are two little girls getting very excited at my house!! I can't believe my babies are almost 3! I've been having trouble lately with Blogger not loading my pictures very clearly. Any suggestions?? If you click on the picture itself, you can get a much better view.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Under the Sea Collection: Mermaid Invitation

Has this summer absolutely flown by or is it just me?!! Wow, I can't believe September is around the corner. For those wanting to throw one last summer fling, think about an under the sea theme. It's also never too early to start planning for next year. Get those sand buckets, shells and summer goodies now as they go on clearance and you'll be ready for a great beach party that costs much less!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Tutorial: How to Make Cupcake Toppers

Hey Friends! Sorry I've been MIA lately. My husband was out of town last week and I had a small glimpse of life as a single mom. Whew! Hats off to those ladies!!

So I've had lots of customers ask about the details of making cupcake toppers. I put together a little tutorial to show you how very simple they are to assemble. Cuteness in just minutes! :)

Materials Needed:
four inch lollipop sticks
two inch scallop punch
Sweet Peach Printable Cupcake Toppers
Step 1: Cut your printable file into strips.
Step 2: Using the two inch scallop punch (or circle punch if you desire), center and slowly punch.

Step 3: Attach the scallop to a 4 inch lollipop stick with glue. I love clear fast drying glue, but simple Elmer's works just fine. Another option would be to attach the stick using 1 inch circle labels that are sold by Avery.Step 4: Insert your adorable cupcake topper and voila!
I didn't have any cupcakes in my house today, but there were a few leftover donuts from the daddy-daughters date this weekend. Pretty cute idea for a brunch or fun breakfast!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Meet Pinterest

Need another addiction? As if checking facebook, reading all your blogs and email isn't enough, let me introduce you to one more internet hot spot! Pinterest.com!!! I'm sure lots of you have already discovered this small heaven, but I just started enjoying this site a few months ago. WOW!!! So many beautiful photos! What a fabulous place to find party inspiration and so so much more! Style, decor, cooking, parties, you name it...you can find it, pin it and make it!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Back to School!

This summer has FLOWN by!! In the Atlanta area, lots of kids are going back to school on Monday, including my former school district. Before staying home with my girls, I taught 3rd grade for 6 years. I loved my job and still miss being in the classroom. The first week of school was definitely my favorite! I came across this picture and had a sweet memory of the same pencil vase that was made for me by a parent. It sat on my desk for years full of daisies. If your child is starting pre-school this year or going back to school, consider making a gift for your child's teacher. Write a small note or get her a gift certificate for a manicure. Or best yet, buy her some Sweet Peach personalized notes!! Make her a few and even share the file with her for future use. Teachers write LOTS of notes! From this former teacher, it is SOOOOO nice to receive a small gift the very first week. Your child's teacher has already put in so much work before the kids ever step foot in the classroom. It's a great way to start the year on a positive note.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Party Planning!

I can't believe it is August!!! My babies will be 3 years old in 3.5 weeks! When they say kids grow up so fast, it's true!! Get through the first 6 months and then all of a sudden time starts to fly! Makes me a bit sad, but at least we have a fun party to plan and time to celebrate my precious girls!

So I've started collecting. I highly recommend you pick a party theme a few months early so you have time to shop clearance bins and keep your party from costing the big bucks! My stash has increased greatly since I took this picture last week, but thought you might like to see a few of my bargains. My dining room table is always covered leading up to the girls' party. It gets them so excited and maybe me too! ;)
My first need was to find some classic ice cream dishes for our ice cream parlor. When I shared the girls' party theme, one of my sweet customers and new friends offered her ice cream soda glasses to borrow! Fabulous!! If you need some, they can be bought at Kroger. I had the red and white paper straws from the vintage red wagon shower I gave back in January so I pulled those out for our root beer floats. Our party colors are red, aqua and light pink so I went through my ribbon to find just the right colors. If you need to purchase ribbon, I always buy mine at Hobby Lobby when it is 50%. The red buckets also came from Hobby Lobby's 66% off summer clearance. Definitely a benefit of having a birthday at the end of the summer. The red baskets came from Joann's summer clearance for $.25!! Love those for the kids' table. I grabbed the red napkins out of the Fourth of July clearance at Walmart. Why solid red goes on clearance I don't know, but I'll take it! IBC root beer has also been on sale lately at Kroger and Publix so I went ahead and stocked up. My favorite steal of all is the red striped fabric from Ikea! I went looking for certain platters I've been wanting and had no luck. I decided to stop by the fabric on my way out and I'm sooo glad I did! It made my trip all worth it! Super cheap fabric (way cheaper than the same fabric I was just about to order online) and they gave me over a yard free since it was the end of the bolt! LOVE IT!! We'll see what fun things I can craft up!!

So party planning is in full swing! I know the girls' can't quite appreciate all the details just yet, but they are getting there. In the meantime, this is so fun for their momma!! :)