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thank you cards


These are little thank you cards that I made for Avery's birthday last year and this year. The last image (taken with my iPhone, btw) was how we packaged them up this year before giving out--with a sprinkle of Papabubble candy! The thank you cards were inspired by this blog entry on inchmark.


more birthday favors

These are some simple favors I made for the last little celebration of Avery's 2nd birthday.  (Btw, this photo was snapped with my iPhone because I was in a hurry.)  I punched holes in nut & party cups, tied and knotted grosgrain ribbon on each side to make a handle, filled each cup with some Valentine's Starbursts and a stretchy dinosaur from Target and voilà!  Favors!


avery's second birthday

This year's birthday celebration for Avery was small but still sweet.  She had a fun time, especially with all the balloons (but really, what two-year-old doesn't love balloons?!).  Since her birthday is near Valentine's Day, red and pink served as color inspiration.  We'll see what Avery decides on for next year!

From left to right, top to bottom:

Valentine I love you mix from Papabubble in NY.  Each piece of candy is a work of art.

Cookies from IKEA with a smattering of heart-shaped sprinkles.

White peach marshmallows from our local Blackmarket Bakery.

Coconut meringues from Blackmarket Bakery.

Mother's Circus Animal cookies.  A classic.

Recycled heart-shaped crayon favors.

Blackmarket Bars from Blackmarket Bakery.

Mini Creme Brulee Tarts from Blackmarket Bakery.  Definitely some of their best tarts!

Kettle-cooked jellies from Trader Joe's.  Avery absolutely loves these.

Vanilla and chocolate cupcakes from Susiecakes.  Best cupcakes in town!

A make-your-own-snack mix bar with pink polka dot portion cups from Bake It Pretty.

Avery's kid-sized table made by Way Basics.


nightmare before christmas party

Check out the genius birthday party my cousin Amy threw for her son Logan!  It was Nightmare Before Christmas-themed and oozed tons of Halloween inspiration!  I loved the vast array of spooky treats (the Children of the Kettlecorn and Zombie Fingers were among my faves) and the amazing details and time put into the eerily delightful decor and styling of the party.  The kids enjoyed decorating cookies, making aprons and painting Halloween-themed photo holders!



balloon place cards

These balloon place cards via Frolic would go well with the balloon invitations I posted about a couple of weeks ago.

Image: Frolic