Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Wanted to wish everyone a Happy Halloween!

Working on some new designs and promise to share early next week!!!

Ooooops, gotta cut this blog post short, Snow White is waking up from her nappy nap! Pin It

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Thank You Notes...

Dear Mr. Card Stock,

Thank you for finally arriving at my house. I have been waiting for you- and I am thrilled you are here! You are so thick, beautiful, brightly colored, and bottom line- fanfreakintastic!

To express my love, I have made you into beautiful thank you notes & cupcake toppers!

These lovely thank you notes will be available on the website shortly... however, if you are in need of thank you notes asap- please do not hesitate to contact me!


AND....ubber cute envelope seal!
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PBD just Featured on Hostess with the Mostess!

Party Box Design was just featured on Hostess with the Mostess! How exciting!!!

Go check it out and leave some PBD Luuuuv....
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Monday, October 26, 2009

Party Decor Pics...



As promised, here is your pic overload! The party was fantastic, the weather was amazing, and creating memories- priceless! Honestly, the day could not have been better, and I am so thankful for all my amazing friends.

Hopefully you can use some of these ideas at your next Halloween Bash ! If you have any questions, just ask!

Enjoy & Happy Halloween!

PS- My little taste tester approves of the cream cheese icing! She is my biggest fan! Pin It

Sneak Peek Pic!


The Halloween Sunday Funday Party was FANTASTIC!

18 Kiddos decked out in the cutest possible costumes, and fun had by all! Here is a sneak peek pic of the party decor!!!

Promise to post more asap! Pin It

Friday, October 23, 2009

CuPcAkEs & Then Some....

Well ladies and gents(?)... I am procrastinating- BIG time! The blogging world has taken me captive and there are far too many interesting blogs out there... seriously! So I have been "forced" to put my cupcake making self in time out! Time outs are based on age right... sooo hmmmmm how many minutes is that? lol!

The "big" party is this weekend and I need to make 48 cupcakes, and at least 25 candy apples- all with a 16 month old running around! Super easy right!

Anyhoo... hope everyone has a fab weekend and I promise to post pics of the party early next week!

PS- The WEBSITE is open for SHOP! Lots left to do, but custom items may be purchased!!! Pin It

Questions...

I get lots of them...all the time!

Hey Jess, how did you make the icing for the cupcakes at Charli's Party? Or mmmm, loved what you made at last weeks dinner party, could you send me the recipe? SURE, I always say- happy to offer great advice along the way. Oh Jess, loved that app- how did you make it!

WELL... in an effort to share all this fun advice with everyone here in bloggy land, I figured I would post some blogs along the way about Frequently Asked Questions!!!

SOOOOO if anyone has any questions, shoot me an email or comment on this post and I will blog about it! That way I can share what you enjoyed with everyone else! Pin It

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Cocktail Tags...


As promised- MORE Pics!

Spooky kitty cat cocktail tags! Anyone who attends any of my events knows there will always be a signature cocktail! This year I am going with a spiced cider mixture, and felt this spectacular cocktail needed a nifty glass and of course- a tag!

I LOVE mason jars, I am drinking from one right now!!! They are multi use, and fantastically inexpensive! They also bring in a bit of charm, a warmth- you know what i mean?!?!

These cocktail tags will fit perfectly with the cupcake toppers(shown below)! Next on my list... the boo banner!

ps- shout out to my lovely husband who took charli paige with him as he ran some errands! Allowing this busy mama to get some crafty work done! Pin It

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Halloween is...


right around the corner! Check out these BOO-Licious Cupcake Toppers! More decor pics to follow....

Have I mentioned how much I love Fall!!! Pin It

Ooooh Guess What...



Charli's First Birthday Party was just featured @ The Creative Party Place! How exciting!!!! Please check it out and leave some love! Pin It

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fall how I love you...


Super fantastic weekend! Homecoming with my ladies, and a relaxing Sunday with our best friends!

NOW...it's time to get to work. The Halloween party is a week from today- Candy Apples, Cupcakes, Candy Bar, Boo Banner, Cocktail Tags.... better get this tushie in gear!

Additionally, check out this new Happy Birthday Banner! The pattern is perfect... just love the colors! If you are interested in your very own banner, please shoot me an email! Pin It

Friday, October 16, 2009

Bumps in the Road...

I am tired, moody, self doubt is creeping in, and there are never enough hrs in the day. Self doubt is the worst though...

The website is live, it looks great- however... now it needs content, pictures, and PRODUCT! Well... guess who has hit a major block in the road? ME. Figuring out how to make a website look the way you want it to look is ridiculously difficult, hair pulling, screaming out loud HARD. User friendly- NOT! Ugh....

I do have a solution. I have decided to hire my husband, he will be paid with love- end of story. I will tell him what needs to be done and he will miraculously just know what to do! LOL... at least its a plan right! Either way, this "bump" stinks!

Next issue- my camera sucks... the evidence can be seen within this very blog, which i apologize for!!! Bottom line... I need a new camera. Let me just go outside and pick some money from my tree! Be right back.... Seriously though, I will make cupcakes for you- cook yummy dinners, all for camera donations! I will even wash your car, cleaning bathrooms- OUT!

Moving forward... I need more time. T.I.M.E! There never ever ever ever seems to be enough.

Light at the end of the tunnel, I felt inspired after listening to Miley Cyrus' newer song "The Climb"- so my self doubt cant be too far down the mountain!!! RIGHT? After all its all about the climb...

My blogging for this evening must come to an end.... as my lovely husband has just arrived home from work, and with him- a new pair of sperry rain boots, which will be perfect for tailgating! They have a fantastic hounds tooth pattern on them- LOVE!

So looking forward to tomorrow... mommy day off for me, and a day with my azd's! Pin It

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Yummy Cupcakes!


The cupcakes were a hit! The nurses at Mercy LOVED them!

Is there anything yummier then carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese icing? Perfectly Fall! Pin It

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bales of Hay!


Yesterday morning my wonderful husband delivered 13, YES 13..... Bales of HAY!
Why in the world would anyone who is not a farmer need 13 bales of hay????

Well... someone who is planning a super fun Halloween Party!!!!

$Money$ Saving Tip: Instead of renting tables for an outdoor Harvest/Halloween party... use hay bales as tables and chairs! Place two large hay bails together as the tables and cover with festive linen, then use the smaller bales as chairs! Perfect for the kiddos table... Pin It

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Thank You!


Today was a very special day, first its Sunday- family day! The hubster is home, charli paige has both mommy & daddy to play with... and I was able to visit my god mother in the hospital.

My god mother recently under went a very serious surgery and has months of recovery ahead. Yes, months. The good news, she is doing well! The doctors and nurses are positive, and I felt inspired to make some cute cupcake toppers to go on top of some yummy harvesty cupcakes as THANKS, for all they do. The harvesty goodness cupcakes have yet to be made, as I want them to be very fresh and yummy for all the nurses... However, here are some pics!

PS. I am up late working... so please excuse any typos! Delirium is setting in, and I have less then 7 hrs before the snicks wakes up! Also, working on pic quality!'

PPS. Thank You def. goes a long way! These would be super cute for any occasion you feel warrants a thanks! Teachers, friends, colleagues, etc.!
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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Welcome to Party Box Design!

If you are reading this post, then either you know me- or happened upon this blog accidentally(woohoo)! follow me-read on....

Within the pages of this blog you will find the trials and tribulations of starting a new biz, the glamorous life of mommyhood, fantastic recipes, cocktail creations, lots of cupcakes, and most of all- anything & everything party!

I am starting this blog and my new company because I can't resist my desire to conquer the event design world any longer, one little cupcake at a time! :) No, in all honesty... planning parties, hosting events, creating menus, and party decor is a passion- a true love. Stationary brings me such joy, it's sad I know! Beautiful card stock just sends me over the edge. Anything with damask- its just over!

My motivation for taking this giant leap... Charli Paige, my spunky pretty lil lady! I am sure you will see pics of her along the way, and lots of stories for sure. So rather then write a continued blog post... I shall write a small letter to my precious luv! One day my dear, you will understand why your mommy worked so hard to make her dreams come true!

Dear Charlotte-
From the moment you were in my belly, you reminded me everyday how hard it was going to be raising a child, from the pukyness I felt, to the sleepless nights. But what I didn't know at that time, was the joy you would bring to my life, the motivation you would give me, and the amount of love you could actually have for your child. I have only known you for 16 months, but the memories you have given me could fill a lifetime.

My bright light, I hope to give you the strength to live your life to its fullest and follow your biggest dreams!
Love, Mama Pin It