We recently had the oppurtunity to style this fun retro Sweets & Soda Shoppe dessert table for a client’s Graduation Party. The family served Root Beer floats from a Root Beer keg and they wanted to incorporate Root Beer Floats into the design of their dessert table, along with the colors of the college their graduate would be attending this fall – silver and purple.

Nothing thrills a bride-to-be quite like a little blue box from Tiffany’s. Well, wether or not their fiance sprung for the coveted jewels or not you can still celebrate the bride in style by throwing her a Tiffany’s inspired Bridal Shower. Here we’ve collected a few of our favorite celebrations sporting the pretty blue hue to inspire you.

 My sons favorite new television show this year was ‘Jake and the Neverland Pirates’, so of course for his birthday I had to design him his very own Pirate Party! Pirate Chest tin (purchased at Good Will), Hershey’s Gold candy, chocolate gold coins, and some scrap booking gem embellishments create the centerpiece pirate treasure!   Skull and crossbones and Pirate cookies were fun to decorate and a big hit with the kids. Find the pirate cookie tutorial here. I illustrated the pirate to… Read more »

  For this party color palette I was really inspired by all the beautiful changing colors of fall! Autumn is by far my favorite season; the cool crisp air, the changing fall foliage, and the excitement of the coming holidays! What would be better than a fall inspired party… how about a Fall Ombre Party!  French for “shaded,” ombre refers to a gradual shade change from light to dark or from one color to another. And what says gradual color changes more than fall! Photos: Alice… Read more »

I just finished designing a party set for the cutest theme ~ A Gnome Party! The client requested a Gnome, owl, mushrooms and a snail be included as well as colors of brown, green, and orange. Here is what I came up with for her (and now is available in our shop)! And a little inspiration to complete the party! Image credits: (top left) Hostess With The Mostess, Sweetopia, Wish Special Events  (middle row)  Me and My Insanity, Creative Hostess  (Bottom row) Amy Atlas Blog,  Gather and Nest,  Nicole Hill… Read more »

I am so excited to announce the Grand Opening of Itsy Belle on Etsy!We are finally up and running and to celebrate we are having a give away!Featuring our new Printable Party Collections! Each package comes with a personalized Invitation, personalized party circles, labels, and a banner. here’s how you can have your chance to win: [mandatory entry]just visit our Itsy Belle Etsy Shop and come back to leave a comment telling me what your favorite party package is! for additional entries, leave a… Read more »

I have to admit when my son informed me that he wanted a super hero themed 4th birthday party, I was less than excited at first. Images of the same old commercialized Spider Man party plates, bags and decor filled my head. Instead of panicking, I turned to Etsy! The many adorable designs I found inspired me to design my own version of the popular super heros to give his party that special touch! For the invitations I illustrated these cute cartoon kids… Read more »