Friday, May 27, 2011

I can't believe it...

I know it's happening, but it just doesn't feel real.
For us type a's change is hard. 

I am not looking forward to 10 hrs in the car, 2 doggies and a 3 yr old... yeah I need a nanny! LOL
However, the minute we arrive... heading straight for the BEACH!
Can't wait to see Charli and the doggies running in the sand!

Anyhoo... today is the LAST DAY to place orders that will be shipped before we leave!
You can for sure shop Party Box Design, while we are away... gosh, please do!

All orders will be processed upon return, in the order they are received!
We will be closed May 30th -June 5th

Have a great holiday weekend everyone!
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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Maryland Crab Cake Recipe

We love our crabbies here in MD and after having a crab feast you may just have some left over crabbies!

Well we did, soooo we picked these yummy yummy crabs...
and made crab cakes!

Now, there are lots of crab cake recipes... but this is how we make them here at PBD!

1 pound backfin blue crab meat or other lump crab meat
8 saltine crackers
1 egg beaten
3 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tsp dijon mustard
lil squeeze of fresh lemon juice
1 tsp of hot sauce (we like em hot)
1 tsp Worcestershire
1 tsp Old Bay seasoning
salt to taste (you prob don't even need it)

Crush the saltine crackers and mix with the other ingredients. Gently fold in the crab, mixing just enough to combine ingredients. You don't want to break up that yummy crabby. Shape into 5 crab cakes, and refrigerate for 1-2 hrs!

Heat about 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a non-stick frying pan. Saute until golden brown on each side. This will only take about 3-5 minutes per side.

You can thank me later! :)
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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A Preppy Pink Crab Party!

My daughter Charli loves crabs, she is from MD... and I must admit, I heart prep! What other possible theme could there be then, a...
Preppy Pink Crab Party!
If you are from Maryland, or have lived here... or even visited, you know you just can't have crabs without some Crabby Ale from The Crabby Bar!

A Crabby Place where you can find only the best water in all of Maryland!

oooo and some yummy cocktails as well...

You may want to sit back, relax, listen to the ocean waves(which were playing on the porch) and enjoy some some sweet treats!
smell the roses

or head over to the bouncy bounce to play with your kiddos!

Pure JOY
Total LOVE
What parties are all about!

"Charlotte, if you wear the most gorgeous hat ever... you can have some crabby cupcakes to go"

After all the fun had been had, the kiddos and adults couldn't leave without some crabby party favors!

and the most amazing crabby cookies EVER...
AND some Crabby Spice!

Overall, this was our favorite party yet. So many amazing vendors and a fantastic photographer. This party really felt like "us", more then just a theme but rather a great party that celebrated all the things we love.

A huge thanks to Destinee from Cellar Door Photography for all the amazing photos! She was pure joy to work with and I just adore her!  She also has a facebook page, so be sure to check her out! If you are local to MD and need a photographer, she is your lady! Thanks Destinee, you were just so wonderful!

Also, as mentioned in a previous post... all the vendors we used at the party were nothing short of AMAZING! Can't give a more glowing review.

Be sure to check them out!
 Lulu & Co.
Coffee, Crafts and Cupcakes
Polka Dot Market
Cookies are my Canvas
CupKate's Event Design
Lynlee's Petite Cakes
Bottle You Brand
Pom Flair
Party Box Design

P.S. We love press... yup, not shy about that!
So please oh please oh pretty pretty please feel free to share our party, but if you do- include links and a vendor list!
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Monday, May 23, 2011

Sweet Pea Baby Shower and More...

I just beyond love this theme for a baby shower, one pea or two?!? Just oh so sweet... I mean can it get any cuter then a little sweet pea? Anyhoo, all of these invites are listed at Party Box Design!!!

sooo for the "and more"... insane packing, lots of orders, AND we will have the preppy pink crab party pics THIS WEEK! OOOOO I am so so so excited to get our photos from Cellar Door Photography! When I say excited... I mean over the moon!
Well... it's Monday- which got here way too fast! Wishing everyone a great week!
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