One of my favorite customers, who also happens to have the cutest kids, just hosted the most fantastic bounce house party for her daughter Grace! This lady has style... really! She hosts incredible parties for her children and I am always in awe of her style!
Do you see the eye candy above... seriously, LOVE every detail!
Ohhhh what else.... totally saw ELTON JOHN this weekend, Saturday date night with the hubs- which was faaaabulous! Charlotte spent the night at her Grandmothers... slept in until 9:30 this morn, ohhh yes we did! HEAVEN!
Got an offer on the house... lots of changes in the near future!
OHHHHH and how could I post without sharing something so special! My friend Amy... who I adore, surprised me and made Charlotte the most special birthday outfit!
BEYOND SPECIAL, RIGHT?!? Amy is one talented chica... really, SHE IS Martha! She sews, takes awesome pics, designs blogs, websites and makes the cutest damn cookies! She also lives across the country from me, which makes me very, V.E.R.Y sad, tear.
Anyhoooo... this tutu is sooo cute AND Amy has the best tutu tutorial HERE! Can't thank you enough Lady... YTB!
How freaking cute is this party decor?!? I loooove the colors and the theme, so so cute! I sometimes call Charli my little button! Plus damask and polka dots, great combo!
Ohhhh and if you haven't noticed we got a FACE LIFT!!! New blog design and oh my gosh, be sure to check out our site... Party Box Design is looking oh so shabby chic!
MUCH THANKS to my beyond amazing friend and web designer Amy! She really took my vision and placed it onto the web! I do not know how she does it, but this lady has skills! Ohhh and she also has a great blog, so pop on over and check out Coffee, Crafts and Cupcakes for some awesome inspiration! Thanks lady!
Hmmmm the major NEWS.... ummmm some beyond beyond amazing 140 lb card stock! OHHHH yes, this amazing paper is now avail at PBD! It's an optional upgrade to what we currently offer! So stoked about this because I still offer our affordable chic invites, but now just one step up for anyone who wants heavier paper! LOOOOVE!
What else... oh I think I have Charli's invite down... still making some tweaks, but the invite has been started!
Anyhooooo, happy almost Friday and be sure to check out our new site design!!!!
How fun are these new invites?1? When I was designing these I wanted to mix in the feel of a classic ice cream shop, hence the gingham but with a fun fresh twist... the giraffe print! I heart animal prints!
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We host 2 BIG parties a year... Halloween and Charlotte's Birthday! I really, just really can not believe that my baby is turning 3... kinda making her not a baby anymore- tear! Anyhoo, the save the dates were sent out months ago and party planning is in full effect.
I am BEYOND excited for this years theme, The Preppy Pink Crab!!!Since Charlotte is a Maryland girl and loves her crabs, I just couldn't think of a better theme.
We have some amazing vendors working with us, including Lulu & Co. who just sent us this ridiculously sweet party hat! Cute right?!? PLUS the quality is just amazing, beyond really! Thanks Lulu & Co.
Ohhh AND you can not, I mean CAN NOT, NOT not have a Preppy Pink Crab Party without some
Crabby Ale, est. in 2008!
oh and if you get even more thirsty, we must have some cute water bottles!
Can you tell how excited we are?!? June will be here before we know it so this party planing mama better get her butt in gear.
Ohhh and we are always looking for vendors to help us make this party spectacular, so please if interested shoot us an email!