Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Holiday Cards Sale!

Christmas will be here before you know it. So you better start thinking about ordering those Holiday Cards. They are available for sale at use the code HOLIDAY2011 and get 10% off your order.

*This deal is for a limited time only.

Thank you so much! Hope to hear from you soon :)


Gingerbread Love

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Holiday Grid

Snow Friends

(The cards above were designed using the graphics from license #33615)

Baroque Christmas

Cupcake Snowman

Fun Dots

Gingerbread Family
( if you want to add extra ginger people to the card, just let us know)

Happy Owl-idays!

Holiday Floral

Peppermint Stripes

Santa Buckle

Jolly Snowman

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Aidan's Circus Train Party - 1st Birthday!

I still can't believe a year has past, and my little boy, Aidan, is now 1 years old. It seemed like just yesterday that we brought him home from the hospital and our whole world had changed.

We decided to celebrate big and throw him a circus party, since I've always wanted a circus party, but then I found a train you could rent at, and it evolved into a Circus Train Party extravaganza!

Of couse as you already know, it all begins with the invitations. It was printed on both sides and even included a train ticket you could tear off. Artwork was from Nitwit Collections (license #33615) 

To order this Circus Train Invitation, go to our website we also have 5x7 for sale on the site as well. Or if you are looking for a custom invitation that you don't see on our website, or our etsy store, then contact us at

My friend had made me onesies for each month, which was great because then we would remember to take pictures every month for a year. I used the pictures for the invitations and had them at the party as well. 

Custom address labels are a must with my invitations & cards....presentation starts with the envelope. As I always say, it's not necessary...but it surely does look cute!

And here is the centerpiece of the party...the circus treats table, it was loaded with different candies, candy apples, cotton candy and animal cookies. There was also mini cupcakes & a yummy chocolate cake from A Piece of Cake.

Here's all the details from the treats table. I decided to decorate the cake myself so that the cake would match the party, there was mini bunting flags and a circus train on there, that I cut on my sillouette. The mini cupcakes were bought from Walmart (I was so lucky the colors matched) I bought cute little clear gable boxes and put animal cookies in there and they had labels saying, "Aidan's Circus Animals" The polka dot background was wrapping paper I found at Paper Source and all the popcorn containers I found at the Dollar Tree store (that place is a like a treasure chest for finding random things you need for parties)
This display was my prize counter for the carnival games we had in our backyard. We had a raffle for bigger prizes, but everyone is a winner at this party and all the kids got to choose from yo-yo's, clown bouncy balls, train bubbles/whistle and circus ducks.

I found the vintage circus train toy on ebay, and when it arrived, I was so happy to see how big it was, which gave me the idea to fill it with lollipops. We didn't have a real clown, but the 3' clown balloon was floating around greeting people. I think the signs were great addition, we had a train stop sign, signs for the games, even a sign for the "snack bar" where guests filled up on hot dogs, pizza and nachos.
Here is the train that started all this party madness. Funny thing is that when I booked it I was afraid it would be like a boring tram ride, but when I saw it and rode on it the first time, I felt like a kid. There was music playing like the rides at Disneyland, and it actually went pretty fast (definitely put your seat belt on). The conductor was wonderful & everyone had an awesome time on it...even the adults :)

I found the cute little clown costume on Zulily. I was so happy when it arrived the day before the party.

See the rest of the pictures on the here.

Vendor Credits:

Invitations, matching stationary & signs: 
Party Styling:
Train Rental & Popcorn Machine:
Red striped treat bags: Skyler's Party (at etsy)
Vintage Circus Train: