customer: princess Ava

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Little Ava turned four a few weeks ago and her mom, Suzy, made sure she was treated like a princess!

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Don’t you just love the DIY ribbon topiary? Suzy made two of them! And did you notice the “A” and the “4″ woven into each?

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The color palette didn’t stop at the dessert table. Suzy adorned her guest tables with pink and green polka dot table decor from my princess collection, edible centerpieces and tulle chair wraps. Just lovely!

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Here’s another look at this beautiful table showing off the fun crown favors.

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Thanks for allowing us to share your little one’s party Suzy! And thanks to Amy & Bri of Savvy Moms Guide, good friends of Suzy’s, for blogging about the big day and sending it our way!

If you’ve invited guests with our invitations or styled your party with table decor or printable items from The Celebration Shoppe, we would love to see! Send a link or pictures to customercare@celebrationshoppe.com. (By submitting information and/or images you are giving us the right to publish your events details with the appropriate credits.)

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customer: perfectly pink

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I was admiring this beautiful party over at P is for Party, especially the height of this room with the pom poms… so lovely… when I realized this very talented mom, Christine, purchased some of her table decor from my princess castle collection!  Her little one, Sadie, is shown in the bottom right image, tuckered out after what was obviously an exquisite and fun filled party.

For all the details, many more pictures (courtesy of Leslie Gaworecki of Goodlight Photography) and all the fabulous resources used to pull this perfectly pink party together, hop over and see Christi’s original post.

Happy Monday everyone!

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a royal birthday

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We launched a fabulous, if I do say so, Prince & Princess birthday party invitation last year. It’s fairytale castle and fire breathing dragon make it perfect whether you have a little prince, a little princess or both. And this year, we launched a slightly girlier version, Princess Castle, focusing more on the castle and a whimsical gated entryway. I’m not sure which I like more.

So with our new design we also wanted to style a new table. Don’t you just love this fuchsia and white polka dot plate and napkin set with lime green rim!?

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To this we added favors including enchanted carriage boxes:

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Princess crowns for the special girl:

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Royal court tiaras for all of her guests:

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And of course we had to create some new printables to go with our already popular pink polka dot cupcake wrappers and princess crown and castle picks:

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Like crown embellished napkin rings:

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And princess straw slips:

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Stop in our shoppe to check out all the details and more. I hope we’ve inspired you for your next celebration! 

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pink & brown tablescape

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We often get calls from customers asking about items in photos that we used for staging, but don’t sell in the shoppe,  so I’m going to start doing a better job of giving you all the details. We staged our new baby bump shower a few weeks ago. Most of the items we offer in our decor, but here are the few things we don’t:

Placemats – these are just 12×12 sheets of DCWV (Die Cuts With A View) Glitter Pink-Brown Flower Dots cardstock from the craft store.

Candy vase – I was browsing the candy store (as I do too often) and ran across these strawberry flavored malted milk balls. Well after I thought “yummy!” I thought how adorable they could be in the new baby bump tablescape. So long story short, I melted down some pink chocolate, covered a few pretzel rods, sprinkled them with pink crystals (available in the shoppe) and settled them into a ribbon embellished short vase of strawberry flavored malted milk balls.

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Tulle napkin ring – I was browsing for inspiration for our new black & yellow buzz theme and ran across a table setting that used a black chrysanthemum as a napkin ring. It was really beautiful so I thought about trying to find one at the craft store. I wasn’t in luck so I decided to make my own version for baby bump using pink tulle. To make these yourself you’ll need pink glitter tulle and florist wire. And here are the easy step-by-steps:

  1. Cut 12 4×4″ squares of tulle and stack them.
  2. Fold the group like an accordian.
  3. Pinch them in the center and wrap them with a small piece of florist wire.
  4. Trim the ends as shown.
  5. Cut a straight line between each fold to the florist wire separating the folds into individual petals.
  6. Carefully separate the individual petals and pull upward to give the flower fullness.

It takes a little patience, but it’s worth it… don’t you think. {wink}

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Hope you’re inspired!

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introducing princess printables

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As many of you know, we started a printables collection last week with the launch of our “on the farm” birthday party theme. The response has been wonderful so now we’re planning on adding printables to a number of our existing themes. This one is of course an addition to our popular princess birthday party themes (prince & princess and princess castle) and are as simple as print, cut and party. Enjoy!

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new birthday designs

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I know I’ve been missing in action this week and I apologize, but I promise it was for good reason. Here’s a preview of the two new birthday party invitation designs that will launch early next week.

The first is brand new and I loving call “down on the farm.” Don’t you just love the little pig in his mud puddle?! And I can’t wait to share the creative table decor, goody box and cupcake wrappers.

And the second, “princess castle,” is an adaption of our “prince & princess” theme. This one has much more pink and yes, it is missing the fire breathing dragon!

I’ll post a big announcement as soon as they’re a go. Wish us luck with the photo shoot this weekend; my weather man says it might rain…

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princess tier cake

princessbirthdaycake_parentingThis idea for a princess birthday cake (have a look at our invites and décor) from parenting.com takes the cake. {smirk} A little decorating talent is needed, but mostly patience will be the key. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

Ingredients:

  • 5 sugar cones
  • 2 Kids Cones (mini-ice cream wafer cones)
  • 3 pink ice cream wafer cones
  • 3 Tbsp light corn syrup
  • ½ cup pink decorating sugar
  • 1 (8-inch) round cake
  • 1 (9-inch) round cake
  • 1 jumbo cupcake, paper liner removed
  • 2 cans (12 oz) whipped vanilla frosting
  • 1 roll Bubble Tape
  • ¾ cup Smarties
  • Orange and pink Runts
  • 2 bags sour gummy Life Savers
  • 2 rolls Necco wafers

Read all the directions and see a template for the cake sections on parenting.com. Happy baking!

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princessgameHere’s a twist on pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey, pin-the-jewel-on-the-crown. Here’s what you need:

  • 1 yard brown or gold wrapping paper
  • Jewel tone craft paper or construction paper
  • Blind fold
  • Double sided tape
  • Prizes

And here are the simple steps:

  1. Cut a crown shape out of the wrapping paper.
  2. Cut shapes (diamonds, octagons, circles) out of the jewel tone craft paper.
  3. Cut an “X” out of the jewel tone craft paper.
  4. Just before the game begins, put a piece of double sided tape on the back of your jewels. (Tip: Do not use “permanent” unless you want them to play the game only once.)

And here’s how they play:

  • Mark the crown with the “X” showing the kids what they’re aiming for.
  • Blind fold each, spin them and let them put their jewel (with double sided tape) on the crown.
  • Whoever gets closest to your “X” wins the round and the prize.
  • Keep playing as many times as it takes for everyone to win or you run out of prizes. {wink}

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princess cupcake castle video

I had a great time on NBC4i’s Daytime Columbus this week. Gail Hogan is a very gracious host and lets me just talk and talk, which of course I love to do. {wink}

Here’s the video to go with our step-by-step instructions I posted earlier. Happy crafting!

 

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princess cupcake castle

 

Princess Cupcake CastleToday on Daytime Columbus I’ll be creating a princess cupcake castle. For all you moms who want to bake and decorate the birthday cake of your little girl’s dreams, this is for you. Here’s what you’ll need in addition to your cupcakes:

  • 3 cake plate sizes (these are 12″, 10″ and 8″)
  • Craft paper
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Sugar cones
  • Pink melting chocolate
  • Tooth picks
  • Curling ribbon
  • Cloth ribbon
  • Glue gun
  • Silicone brush

Simple steps:

  1. Cake plate embellishing:
    • For the bottom tier, using a scallop ruler cut out the design on thick craft paper (DCWV green embossed polka dots shown). Apply to the cake plate with a glue gun and then trim with a fuchsia ribbon. (NOTE: Apply the glue to the paper, not the plate. To clean up, simply pull it away.)
    • For the top tier, apply the same ribbon as the bottom tier using hot glue.
  2. Castle towers – melt pink chocolate (available in the baking section of craft stores) in a double boiler and apply to sugar ice cream cones using a silicone brush. (TIP: Place the cone on a lollipop stick so that you can ice all the way to the bottom of the cone.)
  3. Castle flag – using the same craft paper as the scallop, cut two rectangles (1 ¾” x 5/8″) and then trim a triangle out of one end. Pipe hot glue to the inside of the paper; insert a toothpick and then top with the second rectangle.
  4. Princess scepter/wand – take a lollipop stick and apply a dot of (non-toxic) glue about 1 ½” from one end. Apply an end of green curling ribbon and then roll the stick in your fingers to stripe it like a candy cane to the top of the stick. Apply another dot of glue to secure the ribbon. Curl 6″ strands of green, blue and pink curling ribbon with a pair of scissors. Starting with the green and ending with the pink, layer the curling ribbon on top of the stick.
  5. Embellishing cupcakes – ice each cupcake with pink icing and sprinkle sugar around the edges of each. For the cupcakes in the middle tier, tie them with the fuchsia ribbon. (TIP: Apply the ribbon before icing.) Insert your princess scepters in every other cupcake on the bottom and middle tier, alternating positions. (Do not insert scepters in the front facing side of your tier.)

Rather watch a video of how to pull this one off? Here you go!

You can find the cupcake tins, crown cookie cutter, princess invitations and so much more in our shoppe. Happy crafting!

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