Friday, August 23, 2013

DIY Swan Straws

Your party seriously needs some swan straws.  What's a party without 'em?!  Ever since these little gals were born, I have had millions of ideas "swimming" around my head (I know...bad, right?!) for other styrofoam ball straw DIYs.  You just might see another one in the next few months!  To get started on your own li'l swans, head to Shop Sweet Lulu for the tutorial.

Girly Dino Party

My daughter is a girly tomboy (if that makes any sense!), so I love to take typically masculine themes, and give them a feminine twist.  I have some dino DIYs over at Confetti Sunshine if you happen to need some inspiration for a female dino lover!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

DIY Foxy Faux Cross Stitch Bags

This was one of my very first party blog contributions!  Instructions for making my foxy faux cross stitch bags can be found on the Confetti Sunshine blog.  Think outside the bag!  You're not at all limited to a fox pattern.  If you need help coming up with something to go with your party theme, feel free to comment or send an e-mail.  I would be happy to brainstorm with you!

Girly Pow Wow

Hey there!  I'm Abby, and I LOVE to plan parties for my kids!  My background is in interior design, but I decided to be a stay-at-home-mom, and found myself pouring hours into planning my daughter's birthday parties.  It is the perfect creative outlet, and I love my "client"! 

Last year, we put together a girly pow wow for her 8th Birthday, and my PBFF (pinterest best friend forever) became the social media director for Shop Sweet Lulu.  She offered to post the party, which led to a blog contributing position over at Confetti Sunshine!  

A few months later, Shop Sweet Lulu began to pull together a design team, and I was thrilled when Stevie asked if I would be interested in contributing for their site as well.  I am finally at the point where I feel the need to begin a blog of my own, where I hope to share any contributing work I have on other sites, as well as current party DIYs and projects!  I hope you'll take a look around, and be sure to come back for even more party inspiration in the near future.  I'm working on a 9th Birthday for October, so stay tuned!     

You can see more photos from my daughter's girly pow wow over at the Shop Sweet Lulu blog.  Be sure to stay a while, and check out my friend Stevie's work.  Everything she does is Ahhhhmazing!

PS I know there are different pronunciations of "fete", but on this blog, you'll have to appease me and make it rhyme with gazette!