introducing Trick or Treat

I’m so excited to share our new Trick or Treat Halloween collection with you this morning!

We shot this collection and our new harvest collection, which I plan to share with you next week, in late July. Both were photographed by my good friend Angie of Angie Arthur Photography and both on an actual working farm, Freeman’s Farm, not too far from my home. There was tons of rain and super hot days in July leading up to the shoot and then the day of was a mild 82 and beautiful. Thank goodness for us and for our little monsters!

This collection was inspired by traditional Halloween costumes. You know. The ones we wore as kids. Witches, mummies, Frankensteins (or Frankette in this case) and vampires. Okay, so maybe I was a princess a time or two… and maybe Strawberry Shortcake… but I digress.

I love Halloween, but I’m more of a “treat” kind of girl than “trick,” so I wanted to style a fun party without the fright. The farm turned out to be the perfect backdrop, a large white barn, raw wood interior, there were even a few real bats living in the barn. I’m glad to report that they didn’t come over to investigate.

For the table décor, we hung large pumpkin lanterns. 

I asked Sew Jewell to create table runners and chair backers monogrammed with the collection’s screech owl. Both are available in the shoppe with the rest of the collection and through Sew Jewell!

We designed an entire printables collection full of placecards, beverage wrappers, napkins rings, favor tags, cello toppers, banners, and much more!

We crafted several DIY ideas like the cauldron centerpiece and spider forks. I found mod orange and white polka dot tableware with black crepe placemats (both available in the shoppe). And the little glitter pumpkins holding the placecards are last year’s find from the dollar store.

For the dessert table, I raided the candy store. I mean, it is Halloween, right?! {innocent smile}.

And we invited guest’s in with a witchy grin.

For the cupcakes, playing on the name of the collection, we created “trick” and “treat” printable designs. You’ll notice that the “trick” cupcakes are a little wiggly. {wink}

We also created cello toppers, perfect for bulk candy confections that aren’t individually packaged or homemade sweets.

And we teamed up with our cookie partners at Sweet Tooth Cottage. As usual, their yummy butter cookies were to die for!  

Not to mention, owl-dorable. {I kill me!} Both cookie designs are available in shoppe with the rest of the collection (Baked, packaged and shipped from Sweet Tooth Cottage. Shipping cost included in the price.)

But my absolute favorite craft for this project…

are my monster pedestal candy dishes. Super simple to make and a great focal point for any spooky fun you have planned this season!

And last, but in no way least, 

are the fabulous costumes created by Sew Jewell, from the capes, to the skirts, to the mummy wrapping, it all turned out perfect! You can find the witch, Frankette and the vampire cape in her Etsy shoppe in the next day or so.

 And with all this cuteness, you must get tons of pictures so we created a few photo props just for the occasion.

Shop custom invitations, table decor, printables, custom cookies, table runners, and even t-shirts in the shoppe. And as always, I hope you’re inspired!

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beep. boop. bot. robot party!

My oldest is turning seven next month… seven! I can’t believe it. He’s the little guy that is in love with science, as you can see from last year’s birthday party. {proud momma smile}

Well he also LOVES robots. He’s attempted to build them. He draws them. He’s completely fascinated by them. So when we started the design on this collection’s invitation I wanted to make sure that it wasn’t just a robot, it had to be like a schematic for building your own robot with gears and nuts and bolts.

I’m so thrilled with how it turned out and he is too. He even named a few of the callouts: extendable arms and magnetic feet! 

And so for his birthday this year we’re going to build robots. He’s learning about electricity with the Snap Circuits series for kids, but we’re going to keep these a bit less complicated since there will be tons of other kids present, but fun nonetheless. 

This invitation and thank you are in the shoppe with tons of decor soon to follow.

As always, I hope you’re inspired!

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end summer with a splash, II

I shared some pictures of my new Splash Bash and Deep Blue Sea collections almost a week ago, and this morning I’m showing tons more. With summer closing in on us, why not go out with a splash?!

It’s as simple as packing a picnic lunch.

Throwing a few goodies in the basket, like these starfish, crab, angelfish and beach ball cookies (available in the shoppe with the collections, but baked and shipped from our partners at Sweet Tooth Cottage), innertube donuts, raft sugar wafers and embellished cupcakes.

Inviting a few good friends.

Heading out.

And having a blast!

You can find the Splash Bash and Deep Blue Sea collections, including this fun crab monogram on a t-shirt from our partners at Sew Jewell, in the shoppe. {You can convo Sew Jewell directly on Etsy if you’re interested in the towels.}

  • Thank You Note
  • Party Printable Supplies

And what about a good ole water balloon fight. As always, I hope you’re inspired!

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end summer with a splash!

I hate to say it, but summer is coming to a close! EEk! And with school looming only a few weeks away, why not go out with a splash! Introducing my Deep Blue Sea birthday party supplies.

Have a picnic at the pool or local splash pad! The party collection offers things like beverage wrappers, straw slips, napkin rings, lunch bag tags (perfect to allow guests to grab and go),

cupcake wrappers with waves and cupcake picks with the crazy crab from the Deep Blue Sea collection, as well as 

cupcake picks that say SPLASH! I have tons more to share, so look for part II of this post next week! Or check out the invitation and decor in the shoppe and these other ideas:

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

Photography by Angie Arthur Photography.

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off to a shoot this morning

Good morning everyone! The team is off to a beautiful farm this morning to shoot two new fall collections. And although I can’t share the details just yet, I thought I would leave you with a shot of my youngest son’s recent pirate birthday.

He loves Disney’s Jake and the Never Land Pirates and insisted that his photo prop say “Yo Ho, Let’s Go!” (Sorry moms. This one won’t be in the shoppe with the other photo props since this phrase is TM by Disney. But there will be several other fun ones!) And I thought it very appropriate for us this morning as we pack up the studio and head out.

Much more to come on his pirate party, the recent Splash Bash & Deep Blue Sea shoot I shared a peek of yesterday and everything we’re doing today.

Happy Tuesday!

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deep blue sea & beach cookies

Hosting a deep blue sea, ocean or pirate birthday party? These sea creature (crab, fish and starfish) and beach cookies are so perfect for your big day!

These lovely (and amazingly soft and yummy) cookies are just a small peek into our Deep Blue Sea party supplies collection shoot from late June. My sweet and super talented friend Angie Arthur of Angie Arthur Photography captured the day and all the fun that came with it!

I have tons to share, but I thought I would kick the week off with the custom butter cookies from our partners at Sweet Tooth Cottage. You’ll notice our crazy crab, fish and starfish (he was so simple, but so pretty!) from the Deep Blue Sea collection.

You can find my Deep Blue Sea birthday party invitation and Deep Blue Sea party supplies in the shoppe! As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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pool party invitation & decor

We shot our new Splash Bash collection last Tuesday at a local splash pad (free water park with huge sprinklers, water guns and bucket water falls). We had eight models ranging in age from 4 to 12 (because let’s face it, there is no age limit on water fun), over 100 water balloons, lots of snacks, and some creative DIY ideas. All of which I can’t wait to share in a week or so.

And the fabulous thing about this collection is that it doesn’t have to be a birthday party to celebrate summer. We designed printables perfect for a picnic or a playdate. And what’s more, with indoor water park destinations like  Great Wolf Lodge (indoor water park list by state), it doesn’t even have to be summer outside!

Stay tuned for tons of details, but until then, visit the shoppe for the invitation and thank you notes to start your planning!

As always, I hope you’re inspired!

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