Monday, July 21, 2014

Welcoming Baby Angels J & S

7.19.14 | Two special ladies from our church are having babies due next month.  With the help of other ladies, we celebrated a "sprinkle" that eventually turned into a downpour for these two lovely mommas.

Since we're celebrating the arrival of a baby boy and a baby girl, Paper Glitter's FREE Baby Party Kits were perfect.  All the printables came from her website and I decided to use both the boy and girl versions and have a pink and blue baby shower with the theme Welcoming Baby Angels!

Baby J's guest list received the blue ones and Baby S' guest list got the pink version.

We held the celebration at one of our Sunday School rooms at church, I do like that sunburst even if it doesn't go with our color scheme, lol.

mini cupcakes from Cupcakery 
Baby Angel Water Bottles
I couldn't pin stuff to the walls so instead of hanging the "wings" (which were Pottery Barn Kids Fairy Wings Chairbackers that happened to be on clearance anyway), I brought our PBK chairs to mount the wings, yes, I'm lazy like that, ha!

custom cookies by Simply Sweet Treats by Mary Ann
I now have a go-to cookie lady...Ms. Mary Ann and she delivers, too.  I gave her a copy of the invitation and she made pink and blue angel cookies plus some coordinating mini cookies as well.

mini cookies by Simply Sweet Treats by Mary Ann

What's a baby sprinkle/shower/downpour without diaper cakes?!!

Another lady brought a very nice diaper cake.  I heard she sells them, too!

gifts for Baby J

Ikea frames are always handy to have around...and we (Las Vegans in general) are all excited that Ikea is finally coming to Vegas, woohoo!!!  We do have to wait two years, but at least there will finally be one :))))

gifts for Baby S
~the first round of gifts~
the gift table was overflowing eventually
prizes for the games 

prizes, games, and some drinks
some of the ladies
Baby J's mom
Baby S' mom

~Congratulations, mommas~ 

We can't wait to meet lil Mister J and Miss S!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

East Meets West Wedding Part 2

06.14.14 | I've known Stephanie since 2005.  She was the GATE (Gifted and Talented) Specialist and I was the ELL (English Language Learner) Specialist at Roger Bryan Elementary School.  We had many hours put in together for lunch duty and lounge clean up back then.  She threw my baby shower in 2007 along with other RB peeps.  Good times!  When she told me she's ordering Panda Express for her rustic, Asian wedding in June...I was a little doubtful.  But, ha! It worked.  They also had yummy BBQ.  Considering a 3+ hour drive up to Duck Creek and all the setting up before the wedding, I was starving by 8 pm, lol.

cake and cupcake station
her mom passed away when she was in high school
~in honor of Mrs. Tran~
again, they made their own cake and cupcake stands
her friends who made the cupcakes
even found Asian characters and toppings
drink station

love these DIY signs they made
mason jars, burlap and flowers
DIY wedding altar
ceremony site

DIY Welcome Sign
more chalkboard signs
their story

sign in table
guests were invited to sign their enlarged engagement photo,
their photo book and rocks
and to read the instructions in the brochure
and grab a Woot, Woot, Hooray flags

yes, if you know her...she's the queen of details!

Swains Creek Pines pond in the background
Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Auclair!


East Meets West Wedding Part 1

06.14.14 | I had the privilege to celebrate and participate in Stephanie and David's rustic, Asian wedding in beautiful Duck Creek, Utah.  It was held at the Swains Creek Pines Pavilion.  Stephanie asked me to help set up a candy buffet and a s'mores bar couple months ago.  The rest of the decor and all the DIY projects were done by the Auclair family and the couple's friends.

they chopped up real wood to make platforms for the mason jar vases
she d├ęcoupaged their engagement photos on wooden plaques
take out boxes were ordered online
chopsticks were from Oriental Trading Company
I made the tags for the take out boxes

Love is Sweet banner by Sweetly Scrapped
candy buffet gumballs, rolos and candy sticks were from Party City
we used traditional Herhey's, marshmallows 

and graham crackers for the s'mores bar
I bought a variety of Ghirardelli chocolates 

and golden Hershey's Kisses from Walmart
I used my clear vases, white platters, baskets, 
burlap, twine, black and red ribbon 
and some Asian digital paper 
to pull the Rustic-Asian theme
the milk bottles housing the skewers 
were bought from Decor Steals last year
I hung DIY oriental ornaments on my PBK Easter tree 
the big, giant rustic ball was from West Elm
those containers with red lids are acrylic
and they were from Christmas chocolates from Costco 

free printable from Elli that I put in a PBK frame
to be continued...