Sunday, February 23, 2014

More details for Avery's upcoming Sweet Shoppe 3rd Birthday Party...

Hey everyone! I've been busy, busy getting things ready for Avery's 3rd Birthday Party. We are doing a Sweet Shoppe theme for her party and the planning has been so much fun.

Who doesn't love candy?

This weekend I started assembling candy jars for the candy buffet (or candy bar, whatever you want to call it!).

This picture is before I spray painted the lids of some of mason jars I am using.

Almost all of the jars and vases I am using, I already had in my house! Those are the best kind, free. :-) But if you need some for YOUR party, you an easily hit up dollar stores or Walmart, Target or even Michael's (using a good 40 or 50% off coupon).

And I also created a Dum-Dum topiary that will sit on the main table.
Obviously, this isn't the finished product yet. I still have to get some
cute crinkly paper to cover up the Styrofoam.

It came out SO cute!  I will show you how I made it in a different post.

There is still more to do, and I'm slowly making progress. I just went out and spray-painted some of my jar lids, as well as the pieces for the cake stand I'm making. 

And ignore the light pink splatters of paint everywhere. The Krylon spray paint shot out everywhere in a
mess when I tried to use it whereas the Rustoleum sprays SO nicely and "neatly" (the darker pink).

I still have a couple more types of candy to get (some I ordered online at Oriental Trading and a couple of things I'll pick up at the dollar store) but otherwise I have everything I need! 

This is seriously going to be the cutest party and so far, I think it's been my favorite one to plan. Can't wait to see it all come together.

And if you want to see where some of my party planning inspiration has been coming from, feel free to check out my board on Pinterest. There are SO MANY awesome ideas (and seriously crafty people sharing their fun experiences) out there to take advantage of!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

An adorable M2M birthday headband!

There are so many things I could be doing but what did I instead decide to start (and finish) this morning??

Why, a made to match headband to match Avery's birthday dress, of course!

Like I mentioned in a previous post, we're having a Sweet Shoppe themed 3rd Birthday Party for my sweet little Avery.

I saw an adorable dress on a blog someone had written and fell in reminded me of gumballs! So I googled and searched and found it finally.

Of COURSE, we had to do a quick try-on and my girl spun and twirled all over the living room in approval.
Please excuse my big 'ol finger in this cell phone pic!
When this girl is spinning, you have to move FAST to catch the picture!

So, this morning I got an itch to make her birthday headband. Nevermind the fact that her party (and actual birthday) is not until March 15th. I just couldn't help myself!
It came out SO adorable, if I do say so myself. ;-)
You can't really see in this pic, but the headband elastic is pink and sparkly...PERFECT for Avery.
 She is the epitome of a girly-girl.  
Oh, and that matching fabric flower underneath? Heh heh, the dress came with a fabric "headband" that literally would have only fit an infant, definitely not the noggin on my almost-3  year old. So I snipped it apart and sewed it into the shape I want. Waste not, want not!
 I posted a pic on my Itty Bitty Bow Boutique facebook page letting people know I can make made-to-match headbands for them and I hope someone takes me up on it...I LOVE doing these.
I can't WAIT for this birthday party. It's going to be SO bright and fun. Ok, off to start working on some candy decorations. I promise to share soon! 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

There are LOTS of exciting new things coming to the Itty Bitty Bow Boutique this Spring!
I'm so excited I can hardly stand it!
Be sure to like my Itty Bitty Bow Boutique facebook page to be updated with info about upcoming giveaways, auctions, sales and **NEW PRODUCTS**!!
In the meantime, you know where to find us
for a little bit of whimsy,
and a whole lot of adorable for your little one!
 *Basic Korkers*
*Mini Korkers*
*Funky Loop Korkers*
*flower headbands*
*super fluffy tutus and tutu dresses*
 *chunky bead and bottlecap necklaces*
*paper party supplies such as cupcake toppers and birthday banners*
Follow the link to bring you to my etsy shop!
*korker strands for bow-making on your own*

...the list is endless...and yes, there is still more to come! 

Be sure to check back in soon!