Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Cupcake Inspired Baby Shower Invites & Tags...

Sometimes I think my tag line should be anything and everything cupcake-lol!!!

Jessie, a mommy to be(so exciting)... recently contacted me after seeing my previously posted cupcake inspired baby shower, and asked if I could create some goodies for her as well! Of course... I love cupcakes! Jessie will be offering the bake your own cupcake party favors at her shower, so she asked that I make matching tags as well! What do you all think?!?

P.S. Happy Hump Day!

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Creative Block Bug...

I have caught the creative block bug for Charlotte's birthday invites... I have designed and deleted, designed and deleted ahhhhh! So frustrating right?!? Thankfully I still have time. MAYBE I will post a few options and have you all vote!!! Prob the best bet!!!!

I would also like to note that my eye is now black and this awful shade of yellow! Seriously, ICK- REALLY BEYOND ICK! I considered posting a pic, but honestly... it was just too awful to post- like scarey AWFUL! Like strangers looking at me awful!

Anyhoooo... the PBD Shop has been kicking and I am so beyond thankful!!! I am also planning another give away for next week, but please be sure to ENTER the TWO current ones!!!

OK baaaack to work for me!

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Monday, March 29, 2010

OOOOOuchy Times 10...

What a sweet angel you say?!? WELL... that sweet angel gave ME that big ole BLACK EYE! A BLACK EYE.... serious head butt to the face! Last night we were snuggling, getting ready for bed, and WAMMMM she flung her head back... straight into my eye!

This pic was taken at 7am this morn... and it looks WORSE now... if that's even possible! UMMMM no one told me this was part of the job! Dirty diapers, sleepless nights, temper tantrums... BUUUUT black eyes- UMMMM REALLY?!?

Mommies has this ever happened to you?!?

P.S. Please excuse my uncurled eye lashes and messy hair!

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Another GIVE AWAY...


YES... another GIVE AWAY here at PBD! I realize not everyone is a Mommy, so Mommy-Tini Tags won't really work... sooooo how about some Cupcake-Tini Tags!?! Perfect for any fun get together! Enter to win your very own set of 12!

TO ENTER: Visit Party Box Design's Website and tell us what products you love most, OR what products you wish we offered!

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES:
1. Blog about this Give-Away with links to Party Box Design(blog).
2. Add our button to your sidebar.
3. Follow us. If you already do, thank you!
4. Become a Face Book Fan!

Deadline to Enter: April 4th, 2010
Please leave an extra comment for each entry and your E-Mail address. Winner will be chosen by True Random Number Generator.

Hope you all had the most lovely weekend!

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

GIVE AWAY TIME: Mommy-Tini Tags


Are these not the cutest cocktail tags?!? PERFECT for a kid free Mommy Night!!! Enter to win your very own set of 12!

TO ENTER: Visit Party Box Design's Website and tell us what products you love most, OR what products you wish we offered!

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES:
1. Blog about this Give-Away with links to Party Box Design(blog).
2. Add our button to your sidebar.
3. Follow us. If you already do, thank you!
4. Become a Face Book Fan!

Deadline to Enter: April 4th, 2010
Please leave an extra comment for each entry and your E-Mail address. Winner will be chosen by True Random Number Generator.

P.S. Yesterdays event was FABULOUS! With all the hussle and bussle this busy lady totally forgot to take a pic of my table! Serious D.U.H moment! I will tell you that my cupcakes were crazy good- people kept asking if they were real, LOL... and my damask table cloth, killer gorgeous!

Hope you are all having the most lovely weekend!

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Wish Me Luck...

Well, I am off to my first PBD Event! Hopefully the shoppers S.H.O.P!!!!

Have a fabulous day everyone!

P.S. Promise to post pics!!!

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Friday, March 26, 2010

Cupcake Vote!


Ok Bloggers...PBD needs your help! Tomorrow is my big event and I am planning to offer cupcakes along with my party decor! Question is... which two cupcake options should I bake?!?! PLEASE offer your lovely most appreciated opinion!!!!!

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Charli's FIRST Pony Tail EVER...


Today is a BIG day... why you ask, well- Charli Paige is a kid! I mean look at these pics, where did my baby go?!? Today she is sporting her VERY FIRST PONY TAIL ever!!!! A PONY TAIL you guys... I know this post is crazy silly, but oh my gosh the cuteness is over flowing! UBBBBBER CRAZY INSANE CUTENESS....

HAPPY ALMOST FRIDAY!

P.S. These pics were taken EARLY morn- so excuse the messy bed!

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Who Needs a Mommy-Tini?!?



I DOOOO! Thought I would post these cute custom made signature cocktail tags I recently made for a Mommies Night Out!!! So fun right?!?

Sorry, I dont have much more to post... this mama is crazy busy! I hope you are all enjoying this beautiful day!

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

BuSy....

Party Box Design has a busy next few weeks!!! WOOHoooooo... lots of party decor, invites, and an event on Saturday!

My VERY First event, where I will be displaying my designs... my VERY First! My own rectangle table filled with party decor, a cupcake tower, stationery, cupcakes and MORE.... I am so very excited, ummm can you tell?!?

Wish me luck!!!!

P.S. Have a crazy great day everyone, can you feel spring in the air... I CAN!
P.P.S. Be sure to check out my guest post tomorrow on The Creative Party Place

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Monday, March 22, 2010

DIY Lime & Babies Breath Floral

Because these floral arrangements were such a hit, and because I have received many emails asking for assistance in re-creating them, I thought, hmmmm... why not do a pic tutorial!

Your Shopping List
Pretty Ribbon
Glass Vase from Michaels Craft Store
Double Sided Tape
About 5 Limes
4-5 Bunches of Babies Breath

Now go makes some pretty florals for your next event! Happy Monday...

Special Notes: When you start adding the babies breath, it will not look good... as displayed in the third to last pic! You MUST add at least 4 large bunches of babies breath to get a big puffy cloud of white look.

Please be sure to fill the vase with water and flower food prior to adding babies breath!

P.S. Sorry I didnt get a great shot for the final look, its rainy and icky out and my pics were not looking to hot!

P.P.S. Please feel free to comment with questions and I will answer in this post!

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

DIY Floral Post Next Week: Limes & Baby's Breath...

I have received so many email inquiries regarding the florals I did for Charli's First Birthday.... sooooo, I have decided that I will be posting a DIY Floral Tutorial next week!!!

So exciting, right?!?

Hope everyone is having a most fabulous weekend! I AM!

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Almost Two...


Dear Charli Paige,

This morning I found myself looking through some old baby pics, tears came to my eyes as I just can't believe you are almost two. It seems like just yesterday you were a chubby little baby and now you are pointing to pictures of titty tats!

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Tooooo Pretty to Eat!

Pink Bow Ribbon cupcake with polka dot cupcake wrapper


Have you all seen this cupcake from the Pink Cake Box?!? I think this is the cutest cupcake I have ever seen!

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Birthday Sweet Treat Lollipop Invites!


2 New Invitation Designs now available at Party Box Design!!! From invitations to party, all your decor will match!

I just love sweet treat birthday parties! Such a cute theme.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patty's

I hope you are reading this post while drinking your leprechaun coffe!!!

Anyhoo this busy Mama is taking the day off and celebrating a care free day with some fabulous girlfriends!!! Charli and her Daddy will be spending some QT together while I am re-living my college years- well, kinda-lol!

Have a fabulous day everyone, hopefully you are out celebrating as well!!!

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Leprechaun Coffee!

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My Little Cupcake Baby Shower Invite...

I recently designed this baby shower invite to match the "My Little Cupcake" baby shower theme! What do you all think?!?

This will be available for purchase on the site shortly! Have a great day everyone and PLEASE be sure to make suggestions in the below post!

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Guest Blogger Post: The Creative Party Place


Shannon from The Create Party Place contacted me and asked if I might do a guest blog feature... of course I said YES! How could I not... it's a super fabulous blog filled with amazing party ideas!

Anyhoo...I get a lot of emails asking for party planning help, but I am a very busy lady these days and although I wish I could respond to each and every one of you with ideas- I just don't have the time!

SOOOOOO here is your chance to make some suggestions for my party planning feature next week! Either make a comment, or shoot me an email! So excited to see your suggestions!

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Your Favorite Color: What it Says About You...

My favorite colors are pink and green! I just love them, always have and probably always will! Pink cocktails, pink cupcakes, pink paper, etc! There is also so much green in my house. Green cabinets, green fabric, green rugs!

What are your favorite colors and what do they say about you?

Pink: This color embodies the gentler qualities of Red, symbolizing love and affection without passion. Women who prefer Pink tend to be maternal. Pink desires protection, special treatment and a sheltered life. Pink people require affection and like to feel loved and secure, perhaps wanting to appear delicate and fragile. Pink people tend to be charming and gentle, if a trifle indefinite.

Green: The color of harmony and balance, Green symbolizes hope, renewal and peace, and is usually liked by the gentle and sincere. Greens are generally frank, community-minded people, fairly sociable but preferring peace at any price. Green people can be too self-effacing, modest and patient, so they may get exploited by others. They are usually refined, civilized and reputable.

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Custom Save the Dates & Envelope Seals



Are now available at Party Box Design!

We love custom orders, so please do not hesitate to contact us!

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FREE SHIPPING Special...


On all orders placed TODAY!!!

Coupon Code: cupcake

Have a crazy fabulous Sunday Everyone!

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Recipe Archive: Baked Brie w/ Candied Pecans


Well, it's raining in Baltimore- the wind is crazy and gosh is it gloomy outside, beyond gloomy! Weather like this makes me want to snuggle up in a warm blankey, bake some yummy food and relax. Well, the relaxing isn't going to happen for quite a few years- so the yummy food part will have to do.

I felt like re-posting this crazy yummy appetizer incase you didn't see it previously... plus its Saturday, the day for entertaining!

Baked Brie w/ Candied Pecans
1 Round Brie(any kind will do, wholefoods always has a great selection)
1/2 cup Brown Sugar(add more if you like)
1/2 cup of chopped pecans
1 box of fresh raspberries
2 tart apples( I like granny smith)
1 box of assorted crackers

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Remove the thin white film off the top of the brie with a knife and place brie in a pretty baking dish(no need to transfer once heated as who needs more dirty dishes to clean). Spread the brown sugar and pecans over the top of the brie- then softly place fresh raspberries on as well. Bake approx 30 minutes, or until center is a gooey yummy mess.

While the brie is baking, cut the apples into thin slices(but not too soon, as the apples will turn brown, so shortly before its ready).

When the brie is done, remove and surround with apples and crackers!

YUMMMY! Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Polka Dot Party Post & Friday Special...


Theme: Polka Dot Party
Colors/Patterns: Shades of Pink & Orange, White, Polka Dots
Center Pieces: Bright and/or Puffy Flowers & Oranges
Kid Party Favors: Large Lollipops
Signature Cocktail: Sangria with Orange Slices
Children's Drink: Jones Cream Soda

I just love this theme. I realize these colors are for a girls party, but you can use all these yummy details for a boy by simply switching your colors! Now head on over to Mammalicious Finds for MORE party details!

It's FRIDAY...which means I am happy, which means I am offering yet another SPECIAL! Place an order today for any party decor and receive a FREE party consultation with your purchase!!!! This special is for today only... so don't miss out!

Have a fabulous day everyone!

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Bubble Machines...

As many of you know, my daughter Charlotte is turning 2 in June! I am beyond excited for her party, and started planning the minute she turned 1! Yes, I realize that is crazy!

Anyhoo, along the way I have purchased many items and felt the need to share a recent purchase with you... a BUBBLE MACHINE! Bubble Machines are great for any outdoor childrens party! They add an element that is both fun and unique. Perfect for an under the sea theme, nautical or a polka dot princess party!

Have a fabulous day everyone!

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

More Easter Party Decor Pics...

As promised... more party decor pics for Bailey's Easter Party! I just can't wait to see the entire event come together!

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