Vintage Baby Shower From Eat More Dessert {Book By Jenny Keller}

So excited to share that my talented friend Jenny of Jenny Cookies has released her first book: Eat More Dessert: More than 100 Simple-to-Make & Fun-to-Eat Baked Goods From the Baker to the Stars and it’s perfection!

Eat More Dessert | from Jenny Keller of JennyCookies.com

With beautiful photography and sweets that will have you planning a party, Jenny’s book is a must have for every hostess. Just take a look at a few sneak peek photos of her Vintage Baby Shower! These bib cookies with the little ribbons are just too sweet!

Baby Bib Cookies | Eat More Dessert with Jenny Keller

Cookie Pops from Jenny Keller's Eat More Desserts

Rattle Baby Shower Cookies from Jenny Keller's Book Eat More Dessert

More about Eat More Dessert:

Jenny Keller, creator of JennyCookies.com and baker to the stars, is best known for her amazing dessert tables she makes for celebrity parties. The secret is she makes it simple with batch recipes and by doctoring boxed cake mix to easily bake a whole table full of treats.

You’ll also learn how to design the perfect dessert table, from choosing a theme to styling your sweets. Each theme has multiple desserts to fill the table, ranging from simple, crowd-pleasing sugar cookies to show-stopping, over-the-top cakes—and everything in between.

Praise for Jenny Keller's Book Eat More Dessert

You can purchase Jenny’s book in beautiful hardcover on Amazon right now! (It’s even available on Prime for free shipping. Love free shipping!)

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

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Foxy Momma-to-Be Baby Shower {Orange & Aqua}

Now that the holidays are behind us, it’s time to start planning all those spring baby showers and birthday parties! And lately there is nothing hotter than the fox! {grin}

Foxy Momma-to-Be Baby Shower | TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Here are some super fun party ideas to help you plan a lovely foxy momma-to-be baby shower:

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lil pumpkin orange & blue baby shower

Lil Pumpkin Fall Baby Shower Party

Planning a fall baby shower, or have a lil pumpkin about to have a birthday?

My “Lil Pumpkin” party theme is perfect for both! It’s even a fun choice if you’re planning a gender reveal baby shower. With bright and cheery colors like orange and blue, you secret is safe until it’s time to tell!

Here’s a list for some great resources to help you get the look:

  1.  Wood Pencils from Patina Stores
  2. Cake Stand from Layla Grace
  3. Baker’s Twine from Web Restaurant Store
  4. Milk Bottles from Crate & Barrel
  5. Cupcake Wrappers from The Tomkat Studio
  6. Lil Pumpkin Invitation from Mirabelle Creations
  7. Paper Fan from Birthday Direct
  8. Wood Platter from Acme Party Box
  9. Rock Candy from Nuts.com
  10. Napkins from Layla Grace
  11. Thank You Tags from Mirabelle Creations
  12. Polka Dot Balloons from The Tomkat Studio

You can stop by my shop, Mirabelle Creations to have a look at my entire Lil Pumpkin Party Printable Collection, including invitations, cupcake toppers, banners, drink flags, place cards, party signs, water bottle labels and thank you tags.

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

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introducing Amelia + a harvest party

Introducing Amelia Marie Design

I’m thrilled to introduce you to Amelia of Amelia Marie Design! She will be contributing her talents here on The Celebration Shoppe once or twice a month. Her first contributing post is a beautiful peach harvest party near her home. A perfect venue for a bridal shower or baby shower.

In her words…

Peach Harvest Party

In celebration of the local peach harvest, and August being national peach month, Amelia Marie Design produced, and hosted a sunset dinner for a small group of friends. Surrounded by fruit laden trees, a farmhouse table offered fresh and local eats, including Peach jam, Olive Artisan loaf, fresh garden salad, an assorted cheeses board, and lattice peach pie.

Homegrown flowers and fresh peaches accompanied the beautiful spread, adding a burst of vibrant colors.  The dinner guests, four friends who have shared a special bond since childhood, laughed and reminisced as the evening lingered on.

Peach Orchard Harvest Party
Peach Orchard Harvest Party

Dinner Concept | Design & Styling | Amelia Marie Design
Venue | Showalter’s Orchard. Bridgewater, VA
Hand Lettered Chalkart Placemats | Lily & Val 
Fresh Peach Pies | Fresh Salad | Olive Bread | Cinnamon Bear Bakery & Deli
Cheese Platter | The Cheese Place
Homemade Peach Jam | The Country Canner
Pretty Party Skewers | Pen N’ Paperflowers

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

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personalized favors {boxes & bags}

personalized favors

Love giving personalized favors when you host a gathering? Check out these adorable and hand drawn favor boxes from Darcy Miller, Editorial Director of Martha Stewart Weddings. Darcy designed these when Bergdorf Goodman hosted a party for David Stark’s beautiful new book, David Stark: The Art of the Party.

Want to know how she created these adorable favor boxes? In her words:

“I sketched David in four different outfits, and in each he’s holding something different in his hands that’s relevant to content in the book: a basket of berries, a bouquet of flowers, a watering can, and of course the book itself.  Smitten on Paper printed my sketches onto the sides of their two white boxes, with the upper half of his outfits printed onto one box, and the lower half onto the other. Then I stacked them, which created a twisting block that lets you turn them to pair a different top with a different bottom. One box is filled with dark chocolate covered almonds from Nuts.com, while the other holds berry-flavored gummies by Sockerbit; the candies are in cellophane bags sealed with a sticker featuring David’s photo. On the bottom of the lower box, I wrote ‘Congrats’ and ‘Bergdorf Goodman, May 14th, 2013.’ Then I tied everything together using black waxed twine and, voilà!”

personalized favors

Don’t have Darcy’s talent with a pencil? Me either. How about monograms?! When asked by the Martha team, these were my favorite choices to share for weddings, baby showers and birthdays:

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

Courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings. Copyright ©2013. For more wedding favor ideas, check out www.marthastewartweddings.com. Photography credits: picture this, Marcus Nilsson and personalized favors, Stephen Lewis

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how to make a wreath

How to make a wreath

It’s time to decorate for spring! Did you see my Mother’s Day brunch post yesterday? This easy to make wreath is a perfect complement for my spring placesetting idea.

Styrofoam balls covered in fabric

Join me for all the easy DIY details over on Red Barn today and make your own wreath!

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

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mother’s day brunch placesetting

Mothers Day Brunch

I’m absolutely giddy for Spring. I’m an early riser so I tend to see the sun come up each morning and this time of year that means I also get to hear the birds chirp the day in. It’s my favorite time of day to just think and be creative.

And those little chirps led me to this Mother’s Day brunch, sweet baby shower, or even Spring party placesetting idea.

I picked up these lovely new Easter dishes from Target. I love how girly they are. I’m the only girl in a house of four so sometimes it needs to be a bit about me. {grin}

The malted milk ball candy eggs make this party placesetting perfect for a baby shower…

Mothers Day Brunch

but I chose to craft little baby birds for a Mothers Day brunch. I just thought how sweet to be able to put the number of babies in the nest that each guest has!

As you can see, I have two little birdies in my nest! {proud momma smile}

How to make a paper blue bird

So here’s how you make these sweet paper bluebirds. You’ll need:

  • Blue cardstock
  • Yellow cardstock
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scissors, small and sharp is best
  • Hot glue
  • Stick glue
  • Optional: Sharpie if you’d like to add eyes

How to make a paper blue bird

And here are the easy steps:

  1. For the mother blue bird, trim strips of scrapbook paper in 2″ (body) and 1 3/4″ (head) strips
  2. Curl the paper slightly by running it through your fingers. If you don’t the paper will crease.
  3. Determine your body circle size (based on your nest and plate) and hot glue the ends together trimming off any excess. Repeat for the head, making it slightly smaller.
  4. Trim an oval out of the yellow scrapbook paper, then trim down the sides to a beak shape.
  5. Attach the beak with glue, not hot glue or it might show.
  6. Perch the bird on the nest with a small dot of hot glue and hold 5 seconds until it sets.

Note: Baby birds strips should be 1″ and 3/4″.

Mothers Day Brunch

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

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DIY paper pinwheels

Remember the feature we did on the simple and sweet mason jars from Holly at The Dandy Byrd? Well, she didn’t stop with just one fabulous idea–nope, she crafted the whole party! {grin}

Check out these easy paper pinwheels; what a great way to jazz up a large space with a bit of scrapbook paper and a few other craft store items!

What you’ll need:

  • Scrapbook paper
  • Flower Confetti (or other fun accent)
  • Ribbon (various widths–narrow is better)
  • Glue Gun
  • Small hole punch
  • Scissors

To recreate this eye-catching craft:

  • Fold each square piece of paper over and under like an accordion in roughly 1/2 inch folds. (I suggest using a boning knife for cleaner edges).
  • Then cut the edges of the folds (She rounded the edges)
  • Fold the accordion in half and use the glue gun to secure the exposed edges together.
  • This creates a part of the pinwheel. Repeat this 2-3 times. Combine fans to make 1 pinwheel.
  • Punch a hole about 1/2 inch from ends of pinwheel on each side and connect the pinwheels with ribbon.
  • At the top of the pinwheels, keep the ribbon longer so it can attach to something to hold it up.

Once all the pinwheels are complete, they make an lovely display or background. Holly used hers to create a amazing wall for her baby shower banner. Holly was inspired by a tutorial via The Wedding Chicks, but simplified it quite a bit.

Thanks, again to Holly for sharing her incredible talents. Don’t forget to go see the rest of the adorable baby shower she created for her dear friend.

We hope you’re inspired to craft, bake and create!

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burlap & blue baby shower craft

I just love when a simple craft turns out fabulously. Then I can not help but to see it’s possibilites everywhere!

That’s just what Holly from The Dandy Byrd did with these adorable mason jars she whipped up for a baby shower for a dear friend and she’s sharing them with us today!

To make your own mason jar and burlap flower vases you’ll need:

  • small mason jars (approx. 16 oz)
  • burlap ribbon
  • your favorite ribbon — two widths in coordinating colors
  • glue gun

So simple to assemble, here’s how:

  • cut the burlap ribbon (2 inches’ in width)
  • wrap it around each jar and glued at the back, overlapping slightly, as to not show any of the jar underneath
  •  repeat with the larger ribbon (1 inch in width) and the tiny ribbon is wrapped around and tied in a bow at the front of the jar

You could also use the mason jars for your beverages like Holly did for her baby shower. She added a safety pin and a coordinating paper straw with ribbon flag and it was adorable! Plus, after the party is over the hot glue pops right off the jars and they’re ready for your next party!

Notice the sweet wooden stamped circles that accent the jars…yep, Holly created those, too!

She’s a real whiz, but you can create these for yourself, you’ll need:

  • wooden circles small and large
  • paint (colors of your choice, Holly used 3 colors)
  • stamp pad
  • small set of letter stamps
  • baby feet and hand stamps

And here’s how:

  • paint each wooden circle (she used alternating colors),
  • let them dry for about 5-10 minutes,
  • stamp a phrase on each one, along with either a set of feet or hands (Holly advises using black, since it worked best for her), and
  • it’s important you press down firmly with the stamps, because they will fade slightly, absorbing into the wood

A big thanks to Holly of The Dandy Byrd for sharing and as always, we hope you’re inspired to craft, bake and create!

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baby shower applique activity

Flavia of Fete a Fete is having a little one! She’s already the proud momma of one little boy and now a little brother is on the way. Not wanting to go traditional blue, Flavia chose a sophisticated black, yellow and white color palette for her family celebration.

The day was full of detail, but my very favorite is the activity she set up for her guests — a “laundry-like” area where her friends could customize a shirt or bodysuit with iron-on fabric appliqués! Isn’t it adorable?!

Flavia dressed the table with H&M organic white baby shirts in several sizes, appliqués from Etsy (three resources below), an iron, a small ironing board which she “dressed” with a cute cover found at Barefoot Lake on Etsy, a galvanized bucket, and clothespins she painted yellow with white dots.

She also hosted a lovely brunch! She prepared most of the food herself, even these mini jars of homemade granola (Flavia provides the recipes on her blog).

I love that she used her sonogram image as inspiration and to wrap drink bottles. So sweet.

Hop over to Fete a Fete to see more of Flavia’s party details. And as always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake and create!

Vendors for iron-on appliqués: The Ladybug LadiesThe Applique Finery and Kinder Cuts

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