As someone who loves a good pun, I really enjoyed planning this puppy birthday party. From “Pupcakes” and “Lollipups” to “Top Dog Awards” and ice cold “Pupsicles”–it was a fun filled (pun-filled) party to plan! After making a list of all the dog puns I could think of, I came up with a color scheme of black, white and bold and started designing the printable decorations. I incorporated my new favorite pattern, Dalmatian print, and lots of pretty florals to give it a girly touch. While in the planning process, I was contacted by Oriental Trading Co. about doing a product review and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect! They carry a ton of items that were perfect for our event – it was hard to narrow it down. I chose a bunch of fun puppy favors & bold decorations. The result was the perfect party for our little girl– pretty, playful and filled with puppies!
Coming up with a boy & girl baby shower theme can sometimes be a challenge, but when I found out that my friends who are sisters were expecting babies at the same time (one with a girl and one with a boy), I immediately started brainstorming for a joint baby shower! Both of them love fairy tales, and since Sleeping Beauty was a mutual favorite, it became the inspiration for a Royal Baby Shower fit for both a boy and girl. I started by designing the printables with sweet prince and princess silhouettes and some fairy tale touches like the ‘Once Upon a Dream’ banner.
“Make it pink… make it blue!” The color palette was straight out of Sleeping Beauty with both pink and blue and some neutrals mixed in– Mint green and gold.
The cake decoration was as neutral as possible, and it was finished off with a cute crown candle holder I found at Hobby Lobby as a cake topper.
Both of the moms-to-be love crowns, and we used them throughout the shower on the beautiful cookies and handmade cupcake toppers.
Just like Sleeping Beauty, this baby shower took place “Once Upon a Dream”.
Of course the Moms-to-be were treated Royally. No thrones but pretty decorated chairs were setup for each.
Each guest got one of our Baby Shower Bingo cards to fill out for gift opening.
Even the gift table was decked out in Royal Style with our printable banner design.
Our Prince and Princess party ideas would be perfect for a joint baby shower, twins baby shower or even a gender reveal party. You can download all of the printables in our Paperie.
Credits: Styling, Printables and Cake: Itsy Belle, Tulle Tablecloth: Candy Crush Events, Cookies: Bambella, Mint Paper Fans: Minted
Get our FREE printable Mother’s Day Keepsake I created for Project Nursery’s Readers.
A sweet Mother’s Day Keepsake – Simply print, paint child’s hands or feet, and press them to the paper. Frame it and you’ve got an adorable keepsake (or gift) for Mother’s Day!
Get the free printable here: http://goo.gl/I2AQEv
Happy Mother’s Day!
If you didn’t already know, Mother’s Day is this upcoming weekend and we have a sweet Mom and me spa party to share with you. I loved creating this Mother’s Day Spa Party filled with pretty floral and lots of sweets to inspire you to call up your besties and grab your littles to celebrate Motherhood together.
This January marks the 3rd Anniversary of Itsy Belle Studio. It’s hard to believe it’s been 3 years, nearly 2,000 sales, 2 websites and 3,700 fans since we opened shop! These past years have been such a journey. From the humble beginnings of me being introduced to Etsy via a borrowed laptop while on pregnancy bed rest with my daughter, to a full time passion and business that supports and celebrates us as a family… I am so grateful for all the love and support that makes it all possible. I wanted to give celebrate our Anniversary with all of you with a Giveaway! This is your chance to win your very own “Party of your Dreams”! One lucky winner will receive over $450 in amazing party goods from my favorite vendors – to create a custom celebration of their own! From Professional Planning, invitations, attire, sweets & decor, we’ve got your covered! All of these ladies are truly fabulous at what they do, so be sure and check them out after you’ve entered!
Li’l Rookies Superbowl Party by Itsy Belle
I set out to create a unique and fun Football party that even the little fans could enjoy, and our Li’l Rookie’s Superbowl Bash was a hit with kids of all ages.
Who says Valentine’s Day is just for couples? These affordable gifts are perfect for friends, family & that special lady in your life (pay attention guys!)
Today I am sharing our Brave Knight in Shining Armor 7th Birthday Party!
“Since it is so likely that (children) will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage.”
― C.S. Lewis
It’s been a while since I’ve created an inspiration board, and these colors have been calling my name. I’ve updated our popular Rustic Floral Wedding Suite to include hues of the Pantone Color of Year: Radiant Orchid as well as subtle Peaches & Plums. What’s not to love? See our coordinating Wedding Paper’s in the Paperie.
Peach & Plum Rustic Floral Wedding Invitation by Itsy Belle, Table Setting and bridesmaid/boquet via Wedding Chicks — Styling & Photography by Tamara Gruner Photography, French Macarons via Food Babble, Cake via Style Me Pretty by Persephone Bakery, Rapunzel Ring by One Garnet Girl.
As I sit here reflecting on 2013, I’m coming up with a list of what “worked” and what didn’t “work”. Itsy Belle went from 1,000 fans to nearly 4,000 fans on our Facebook page, we tripled our shops income, and I become a stylist for Carousel Party Magazine… so obviously some of the things we did in 2013 must have “worked”. I chalk it up to smart investments in new design hardware & software, well planned Giveaways, working with amazingly talented collaborators and Pinning everything to Pinterest like a maniac!
That said, my goals for 2014 aren’t about getting more fans or making more sales or styling more events…actually quite the opposite. My goals are to pare down what I’m doing to get to the core of what really matters.