Posted by rene.bross on 8. May 2013 10:37
Do you have a little firecracker celebrating a birthday this 4th of July? Try a combo birthday celebration to honor the birthday boy or girl and our great country. Add some patriotic kaboom with fun red, white and blue party decor including loads of small flags for little hands to wave around, festive party banners, streamers and don't forget the strawberries and blueberries which abound in the summer. Here's some fun Little Firecracker and Fourth of July party inspiration to enjoy!
Photo credits clockwise from upper left: Little Firecracker Fourth of July Birthday Invitation by PartyMonkey on Etsy, Happy Fourth Party Banner from Country Living, Ice Cream Sandwhich Pops from Living Locurto, Firecracker Table Decor from Catch My Party, Fourth of July Tablescape from Bella Grace Party Designs, Mason Jar Mums from Newport Light Photography (link unavailable).
Posted by rene.bross on 14. March 2012 09:52
We are so excited to announce our new sister site on Etsy- Party Monkey. Party Monkey offers beautifully designed boutique style DIY Printable Party Invitations and Printable Party Kits. Now you can get a knock-their-socks-off party invitation at an affordable price. After Party Monkey customizes your invitation with your own party text, a downloadable file is sent to your in box within 24 hours. Take your newly downloaded .JPG file and print it on your own desktop printer, at your local Costco, Shutterfly or other print source. It's quick and easy-- and beautiful! Check out these amazing invitations and announcements...
Posted by rene.bross on 9. March 2012 08:57
We are so excited to share these photos of our Pink Giraffe Baby Shower! Taking inspiration from our Pink Giraffe Invitation, the dessert table is darling in soft pinks, white and a touch of golden yellow. Sweet treats abound with white and pink Jelly Bellies, salt water taffy, strawberry whoppers, delicious vanilla cupcakes, pink rock candy, pink popcorn, pink lemonade with sugared mason jars and the cutest baby giraffe cookies complete with pink spots. To be kind on the wallet, the beautiful glass apothacary jars were assembled with glass items found at the local Good Will store with these DIY instructions. The tissue pom poms were so fun to make with these easy instructions. We also want to share our delicious vanilla buttercream frosting recipe which was originally found here, but we adapted it a bit to have enough to frost cupcakes with a very generous swirl of frosting and so it's not too sticky sweet. We hope you enjoy these photos as much as we enjoyed taking them!
Photos by Rene' Bross
Pink Giraffe Party Invitation is also available as a DIY Printable Invitation on our sister site Party Monkey
Party Printables pictured above will be available soon on our sister site: Party Monkey
Best Buttercream Frosting Recipe
yields a generous amount of frosting for 20-24 cupcakes (depending on how generous you are)
1 cup butter - room temperature or softened in microwave for 10 sec at 90% power, then 7 sec on 90% power
1 cup Crisco (regular or butter flavored for extra buttery flavored frosting)
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
5-6 cups confectioners’ sugar (depending on how sweet you want it)
In a large bowl, cream butter and shortening until light and fluffy. Add salt, vanilla, confectioners’ sugar. Beat well.
This will make a thick frosting perfect for piping those beautiful swirls shown above. If you need a little thinner frosting, add a little mile to make desired consistency.
Posted by rene.bross on 5. March 2012 10:03
Round-up the gang and git on over to the ranch to celebrate your little cowboy's birthday. Your little buck-a-roo will have the time of his life celebrating his big day with his fellow cowboy and cowgirl friends. Gather up some old wagon wheels, bales of hay, railroad lanterns, old planks of wood for the table and plenty of bandanas for quick and easy cowboy decor. If a pony rental is in your budget, make sure to have a camera ready to take photos of all the little riders. The pony photos can even be used for custom thank you notes later! Rootin' Tootin' Root Beer floats or even Sassparilla makes for fun beverages. Straw cowboy hats make great goodie bag holders as well! Here's some fun inspiration ideas for the Wildest Birthday in the Wilderness!
Photo Credits clockwise from upper left: Cowboy party dessert table and Trail Mix Bags Kelly Addison Photography; Cowboy Cookies Oh Sugar! Events; Cowboy Birthday Table and Bandana Pendants Petit a Petit and Family; Wagon Wheels Dulce Design; Yee Haw Cowboy Party Invitation Party Monkey; Cowboy birthday cake Squidoo
Posted by rene.bross on 24. January 2012 16:21
Start your Engines for Some Serious Birthday Fun!
Race car birthday themes are so popular right now thanks to the Disney "Cars" movies. This fun birthday party theme lends itself to countless ideas and super fun decorating. Red and black are popular colors, but any of the primary colors will work. A black and white checkered motif matches red, green, blue, orange-- just about anything. Use your toy raching track strips to set up a car racing game. line up tires and orange cones on the grass for a fun obstacle course. Tape a black dropcloth down with duct tape road stripes for a push-car race track. Stack up chocolate "tire" donuts on a dessert table. Matchbox race cars make great inexpensize goodie-bag fillers. If you're looking for a fun and hip Race Car Birthday Invitation click here. Hopefully these photos will help inspire your little racer's next birthday party. Be sure to visit the credit links for more inspiration!
Photo Credits clockwise from top left: Race Car Entrance Mat JollyMom.com, Race car placesetting Juicy Bits... , Drink Fuel Station Juicy Bits..., Cupcake Race Track Display , Race Car Birthday Invitation from My Good Greetings, Race Car tablescape
Posted by rene.bross on 18. January 2012 11:57
I think every little girl.. and even the big girls... deserves a full-blown Princess Party. Pink, glitter, toulle, pink, satin, pink, tiaras... Did I mention pink? Every girl deserves to be treated like a Queen at least once in her life and when better than at her very own birthday party. Spa treatments with mani-pedi's for those wee little piggies may be in order. Tiaras and royal wands must definitely be at the ready. And pink and more pink should be everywhere. Here are a few photos for inspiration for your little princess' special day!
Photo credits clockwise from top left: Royal Princess Birthday Invitation from My Good Greetings, Pink Popcorn ErinCooks.com, 4-tiered Princess Cake Butterfly Sweets, Dancing Tutu's Bird's Party, Pink Boa ehow.com, Pink dotted Balloons TSJ Photography, Princess Party Decor CupKate's Event Design, Tutu Cupcake Stand Tip Junkie
Posted by rene.bross on 4. June 2011 16:16
Summer fun party planning is underway with Family Reunions, BBQ's, Fourth of July, Swim Parties and more. Through the month of June get 15% off any order over $49 with promo code: SUMMER15 at MyGoodGreetings. Start your Summer Party off right with a festive invitation printed eco-friendly on 100% recycled, FSC Certified paper and 100% recycled envelopes. Check out a sampling of our Summer Fun party invitations...
Posted by rene.bross on 7. May 2011 15:50
The Circus Birthday Party theme is one of the funnest of all the birthday themes. The possibilities for fun are endless with or without a juggling clown. A bucket of red foam clown noses, carnival games, a photo booth, balloon animals and lots of popcorn and cotton candy are just the beginning of a long list of fun ideas. Make sure the decorations are fun in red, white and blue. Let these amazing photos inspire your Circus event.
Photo Credits clockwise from upper left: Circus Party Invitation: My Good Greetings, Decorated Mantle: The Tomkat Studio, Bucket of Clown Noses: Party Like a Kid, Popcorn Cupcakes: Oh So Beautiful Paper, Dessert Table: Pen and Paper Flowers, Ticket Booth: SierraSmart
Posted by rene.bross on 8. April 2011 21:09
If there's a little lovebug on the way and pink and baby blue are too mundane, celebrate with the bright colors of a Little Ladybug Baby Shower. Bring on the smiles when bright red, yellow and green colors are brought together on a beautiful tablescape. Fill small buckets or planters with long green grasses or moss and add fresh or silk gerber daisies for easy flower arrangements. Create little ladybugs out of red and black felt and place around the table and onto the flower arrangements. Little white boxes with a silk daisy and little ladybug on top make sweet favor boxes when filled with candy such as red and white m&ms. Fresh strawberries with chocolate dip match the color scheme perfectly. If hosting your ladybug party outdoors in a garden setting, purchase real live ladybugs and have your guests release them into the garden as a natural and organic pesticide. Enjoy these photos as inspiration for your own Ladybug Baby Shower or Ladybug Birthday Party!
Photo credits clockwise from top left: Little Ladybug Baby Shower Invitation: My Good Greetings, Daisy Favor boxes: New York-Newport Wedding blog, Gerber Daisies: Hostess with the Mostess, Ladybug Tablescape: Tyson's Corner, Ladybug Cupcakes: The Cupcake Blog, Ladybug Cake: Katy's Cakes
Posted by rene.bross on 6. April 2011 11:50
If you have a little one hooo's having a birthday soon, have a super cute Little Owl Birthday Party theme! Brightly colored pendants, big tissue flowers, wood branches gathered from outdoors, handmade felt owls and owl cookies make for an easy to put together theme. Think of using outdoor elements such as moss, branches and even short sawed off tree trunks as table decorations. The creative possibilities are endless with this theme! Use our Little Owl Party collage for inspiration as you plan your event.
photo credits clockwise from top left: Owl Cake Topper: Across The Branch, NightOwl Tablescape: Creative Hostess, Owl Candy Favor bags: Party Like a Kid, Lemonade Bottles: The Party Dress, Owl Cake Pops: Sweet Design, Cute Little Owls Birthday Invitations: My Good Greetings