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 27. February 2012 11:01
A Heavenly Springtime Affair
Do you know someone special who will soon be baptized or christened? Planning a luncheon to follow the ceremony is the perfect way to celebrate the event. Along with the Christian rite of passage in to the Church, baptisms or christenings symbolize rebirth and renewed life. Try going green with fresh flowers or plants. If you use ones that are potted, they can be replanted by the recipient and be a constant reminder of their commitment to faith, as well as being earth friendly. Punch it up and enjoy a refreshing beverage. Try a new recipe and bring out the punch bowl for this special occasion and turn the ordinary in to extraordinary. Finish the gathering with a prayer and heavenly treat. A little slice of heaven is all you need. Hosting a reception can mark their new life, whether infant or adult, with joy, love and all your blessings.
Photo Credits clockwise from upper left: Christening Invitation: My Good Greetings; Pink Baptism Cake Fanciful Events; Sprinkled Rim Mason Jars Kara's Party Ideas; Eco-Friendly Lamb Favors Perfect Party Favors; Candy Wrappers Etsy; Baby Lamb Stuffed Animal Christening Wardrobe
Posted by rene.bross on 28. October 2011 12:22
Looking for a really fun and sweet Holiday Party theme this year? Try a retro or vintage Holiday Party theme in festive reds and blues. Reds and blues give a hip twist to traditional reds and greens and is even perfect for a Holiday Baby Shower! These party photo ideas are here to inspire your next Holiday gathering!
Photo credits clockwise from left to right: Vintage Celebration Invitation: My Good Greetings, Dessert Tablescape: The Party Dress, Wine Bottle Wraps: Pizzazzerie, Candy Cane Candle Holders: Pizzazzerie, Candy Wraps: Pizzazzerie; Present Favors: Pizzazzerie
Posted by rene.bross on 24. June 2011 08:46
Introducing your newborn to an eco-friendly lifestyle starts well before they are actually born. And hosting a green baby shower doesn't have to be daunting. It can actually be very fun and creative with many fun decorating ideas drawn from mother earth. Start with a party invitation printed on 100% recycled paper with 100% recycled envelopes such as the Eco Friendly Garden Shower Invite from My Good Greetings. Be sure to add a note asking guests to forego traditional gift wrap.
Think as green as possible for party decorations utilizing recycled papers and greenery from the yard. Forget the disposable plates and utensils and break out your good china instead. Don't have a china set? Don't worry, think about borrowing pieces from friends or other hosts. Mix and matched china can make a unique and beautiful tablescape. Use potted flowers as table decorations and then give them away as party favors. Tree sapplings potted in reusable glass jars with a name tag make for great place settings and each guest can plant them later in babies name. Sachets of burlap tied with raffia and filled with wildflower seeds also make great favors. Encourage cloth diapers as gifts or collect donations for a month or two of diaper service.
Buy local produce and ingredients as much as possible. A visit to your local farmer's market may inspire more green ideas as well. Be sure to talk with the vendors- they often have wonderful ideas. And when the festivities are over be sure to recycle as much as possible and compost the food scraps. Set up easy to spot recycle bins for guests to use. We hope the following collage board inspires your next green party event. Be sure to read the photo credits which will lead to more wonderful ideas.
Photo Credits clockwise from upper left: Diaper Cake: A Birdie Told Me, Eco Friendly Garden Baby Shower Invitation: My Good Greetings, Green Cupcakes: Baby Shower Food, Footprint Hand-held Fan with Seed Circle: Good Day Asheville, Mason Jar Greenery: Hey Now Whoa Now
Posted by rene.bross on 6. June 2011 19:04
Nothing says summer more than a festive Fourth of July BBQ party featuring decorations in traditionl red, white and blue. Party ideas are endless with fun pinwheels, red, white and blue banners, star fruit, sparklers, strawberry lemonade and my personal favorite- strawberry and blueberry American flag whip cream cake! We hope these beautiful all-American photos inspire your own Patriotic Party!!
Photo Credits clockwise from upper left: Big Fourth of July Party Invitation: My Good Greetings, Strawberry & Blueberry Flag Cake: Life123, Pinwheel Flower Centerpiece: Skip to My Lou, Hanging Pendants: The Constant Gatherer, Pretzel Sparklers: Blisstree, Super Star Fourth Party Invitation: My Good Greetings, Strawberry Lemonade: Martie Knows Parties, Tablescape: Nest by Tamara, Patriotic Cupcake Holders: The Next, All-American Sliders: Passion for Parties
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 27. April 2011 21:18
Earthy hues of brown, cream and taupe with a touch of mustard yellow sets the tone for a wonderful organic and woodsy themed wedding. Think wedding tables of reclaimed barn wood, mix-matched wooden chairs, dinner by candlelight, soft wildflowers in glass mason jars and the wedding menu cleaverly written on a blackboard. The possiblilites are endless to make this theme one your guests will never forget. We hope these photos inspire some ideas for your big outdoor day!
Photo Credits clockwise from upper left: Wedding couple in fall leaves & Flower Arrangements: Elizabeth Ann Designs; Modern Taupe Wedding Invitation: My Good Greetings; Wedding Dress & Tablescape: Elizabeth Ann Designs; Wood Crayons: Style Circle; Upcycled Chairs: Playground for Dreamers; Wood Wedding sign: Elizabeth Ann Designs; Taupe Bridal Shoes: South Dakota Wedding Style; Wedding Cake: Ashleys Bride Guide