Sunday, September 25, 2011

A Sweet Tea Party with Dolls and TuTu's

The blog world is pretty extraordinary. You meet a lot of different people and build connections that you never knew were possible. One of my blog readers, Pam contacted me and wanted to share the excitement of planning her daughter's 4th Birthday. Pam was so excited that I wanted to see everything she was doing. I even surprised her and came to her home (per her request, I just don't barge in, lol) and assisted with some hanging placements.
Check out this unique theme that was beautifully executed. To see the full details of this party go to the post here at AndersRuff

Vendor Credits:
Invitations/Coordinating Printables: AndersRuff (
Pettiskirt: DreamSpun Kids (
Tea Pot cookies: Sugar and Flour (
Fascinator: Charming Necessities (
Baby Doll Tutus: Lindsays Whimsies Tutu (
Cupcake Wrappers: Hey Yo Yo (
Doll Shirts: Linda Loves to Sew (
Streamers- Serendiptee Design (
Yellow striped fabric- Funkalicious fabrics (
Birthday Party Hats- Sweet Things Kids (
Cake Topper- Creating from the Heart (
Pom Balls- Pomtastic (
Birthday Cake- Cakes Plus (
Photographer – Alison Harbaugh/Freckle Photography (
Rentals: Select Event Rentals (

Sunday, September 4, 2011

35th Birthday Party Recap

My 35th Birthday Celebration was great! My friends came down to DC to help me celebrate with laughter, joy and of course alcohol. We began the festivities and Embassy Suites in NW DC then moved the celebration over to the Park at 14th for a night of dancing.

My friends were surprised that there were still "Monique" decorations in the hotel room. They have come to expect anything from me. As I stated in the previous post. I wanted to spend as little as possible and reuse items from birthday's past.

The frame in with the Birthday sign is actually my cork board in my home office. I just added paper and ribbon with glue dots.

The only new items that were purchased were the flowers for the arrangement and the peacock feathers found at Michael's. My friends Emesha and Alex made all of the food items for me(we know I can't cook). It was delicious. We had rum cupcakes, rice and peas, steak skewers, crab balls and meatballs. My friends really support me and all of my craziness. But one thing they know for sure is that we will always have a fabulous time. Thanks girls and I look forward to next year in Atlantic City!

Notice the Peacock flower in my hair. I purchaed this at Artscape in Baltimore. The designer is Koleen of Design by night. Check out her etsy shop here

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Happy Birthday To ME!

This year I decided to celebrate my birthday at the last min. I won some fabulous invites from Jess at Party Box Design by way of Celebrations at Home. Unfortunately, since I couldn't get my act together and waited too late, I decided that I would use my winnings from another party.
Below is the invitation (that I so love) in an inspiration board.

I'm still doing a party but I'm relocating it to a hotel room in DC to be followed by a night of dancing. I decided to do a little decorating as well with the goal of not buying anything new and reusing party goods from birthday past. View Here and Here.

Michelle of Maddycakes Muse did a cool thing on her birthday by telling bloggers 10 things they did not know about her. I thought this was great so I wanted to also share some things (5) you didn't know about me.

Here it goes:

1) I am a preachers kid. My father, however was very cool at letting me make my own decisions and encouraged me to grow in develop just how I wanted in life.

2) Though I love to party plan, I have another passion-Human Services. This is why I chose the profession of being a Probation Officer. I love this and would never leave and become a party planner full time.

3) I never crafted anything until I was 29

4) I commute to my full-time job everyday. A total of 3 hrs driving time

5) I thank God for introducing me into the party blogging world where I have made great connections and have been inspired deeply.

Credits: Shoes: Kate Spade Christa Peacock Satin(no longer available)

Candy Buffet: Amy Atlas

Invitation: Party Box Design


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