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Happy Birthday, Blog

Hello, Blossomers!  Today, we are celebrating a very momentous occasion.  One year ago, this little blog of ours was created and the first post was published.  I can still remember how excited I was to announce to everyone (I mean, everyone) that the blog was officially launched and that there were published posts ready to be read.  Forty-four posts later and we’re ready to take our little blog to the next level.  Expect some exciting changes in the near future.  In the meantime, we’re going to celebrate!

Remember our friend, Kate from Sugar Therapy who made some delicious cupcakes for our Mod Party Kits??  Well, she and I worked together to surprise the office with some delicious cupcakes styled up with the help of our Cupcake Party Mod Party Kit.

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I would like to thank a moment to thank everyone who has contributed: our wonderful retailers who have participated in our “Quick Q+A’s,” Kate from Sugar Therapy, and of course the entire Event Blossom Family for all their support from getting their pictures taken to helping me brainstorm some good topics.  I would especially like to give a huge thank you to everyone who has stopped by our little corner of the internet and read our posts.

It’s been an exciting year, but we’re only getting started.  Here’s to more happy blogging!


Make Waves at Your Next Beach Bash!

One of the wonderful things about living in Southern California is being able to go to the beach all year round.  I’ll say it time and time again, we’re pretty spoiled with great weather and great scenery around these parts.  While I enjoy having the crashing surf provide a soundtrack to whatever book I happen to be reading, braving the waves and attempting (and usually failing) to body surf, and moseying down the pier or into quaint little stores, my favorite part of the beach has to be the bonfires.  A good beach bonfire can beat the winter chill and can cook up some of summer’s best BBQ — an amazing activity for all year round.  So if you love the beach just as much as I do, you’ll also love throwing beach themed parties.  And the perfect companion to every seaside bash: our Beach Party Mod Party Kits

 beach mod party kit

My perfect beach party would start when the sun rises, end long after it sets and include a very specific list of things.  Components I deem necessary for a beach party:

  • Body board
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Something to read
  • Football (I WILL learn how to throw one properly, someday)
  • Sunscreen
  • Firewood and all things to start a fire (including someone else to do it for me)
  • Lots of water
  • Good friends
  • Good food

Nothing too fancy or complex.  I’ve gone to the beach completely alone and on a total whim plenty of times and still managed to enjoy myself; if you haven’t already gathered, I don’t require much to have a a good time.  I know what you’re thinking, “so why would you need a mod party kit?”  Well, because despite the few needs I have in order to pull off a fun day at the beach, when you throw in a big group of people, organization and planning is your best friend.  Also, not everyone shares my let’s-just-go-and-see-what-happens philosophy especially when they don’t know whether or not they’re going to have something to eat.

A great teacher of mine (and the school’s activities director) used to quote a clever fellow named John Heywood, “many hands make light work.”  It applied to my life when I was on student council helping out with campus events, and it still applies years later in my adult life — especially when it comes to planning events.  In my opinion, nothing beats a potluck when it comes to making “light work” of a party.  With proper planning, a potluck ensures that there’s enough food for everyone and that no one person has to break their small (tiny, in my case) budget.  The brand new mod party kit you received can help you get all the pieces organized. Here’s how:

  1. Each Beach Mod Party Kit comes with twelve menu cards with four different designs: palm tree, seashell, starfish, and seahorse.  Break down your menu into four categories represented by each of those four designs.  Include these cards with the invitations you send out.  The categories I use are: snacks, appetizers, side dishes, and dessert.  Yes, there is a difference between snacks and appetizers.  Snacks are things you can eat on the go and usually grab by the handful, like chips or pretzels.  Appetizers are still bite-sized, but a little more substantial like pigs in a blanket or deviled eggs.  The snacks will stay out as long as they last while appetizers usually go out when we start cooking dinner.
  2. As the host, I usually provide the main course, plates/cups/utensils/etc., ice, and drinks (or ask everyone to bring their own beverages).  I always like to let everyone know this in the invite as well.
  3. Invitations should include all the important stuff plus the potluck information giving everyone a key for the different menu categories.  If you feel it’s necessary, add in a note about using disposable and covered food containers.  The disposable part is optional but a cover is definitely a must-have at the beach.
  4. When your guests RSVP, ask them what they’re bringing and create a master menu list.  This way, if there are any duplicate dishes, you can call and ask if they have an alternative item to bring.  This would also be a good time to ask your friends to bring umbrellas, coolers, and folding tables if you don’t have any/enough yourself.

I mentioned earlier that when I host, I usually provide the main dish.  When it comes to bonfires, I stick with the classic hot dogs and veggie dogs (with their own a separate skewer — this is important!) for my vegetarian friends.  I also make sure to bring all the fixings.  After all the details practically sort themselves out, you can focus on which pair of sunglasses goes best with your newest swimsuit.

Usually, I am so excited to take pictures of my creations, but this week’s project turned out to be me just writing things on the menu cards with a permanent marker.  Good idea? Yes.  Interesting picture?  Not so much.  So I did something a little different…Here’s a glimpse of what I see when I go to the beach, just for you, Blossomers!  Photos taken one lovely morning in Laguna Beach, compliments of my iPhone.

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my new friend, Mr. Seagull
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wearing a long dress didn't stop my from getting my feet wet!
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taken right before those very waves somehow managed to splash me in the face.

Other ways to use your mod party kit at the beach:

  • Decorate the volleyball net with the pennant banner or mark off an endzone for football.
  • Top your masterpiece of a sandcastle with the party icons
  • Keep up the summer theme and make these Margarita-Flavored Cupcakes by Sugar Therapy and dress them up with the cupcake wrappers and toppers.  These zesty and refreshing cupcakes make a great summer dessert for all ages!

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Until next time,  I’ll be at the beach.



It’s Your Day, Go BIG!

Weddings are all about the bride and groom.  Baby showers are all about baby.  Every celebration has a celebrant, but every party also has one big centerpiece.  Sometimes that centerpiece involves some intricate decorative design and sometimes it’s the food or dessert.  Well, this week’s party kit can help make an even bigger showcase of the best kind of centerpiece: the cake.

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Pink Cake Mod Party Kit

When I see this kit, the first thing I notice is all the pink.  Pink is the ultimate girl power color and there’s just a perfect amount of green to help make those pinks pop!  This kit can work for almost any occasion, but I focused on having it for a girl’s birthday party.  I don’t know about you, but this kit just screams “girl’s birthday bash.”  Maybe because it’s my birthday this weekend,  and I’m making a big deal out of it.  Usually, I’m perfectly content with having a fun night out with my closest friends or not even really doing anything at all, but this year I’m going on a little birthday getaway.  Why?  I have a better question: why not?

Before we start talking girly parties, I have a confession to make.  I’m not that big of a girly-girl.  I prefer blue and green over pink and purple, and I’m more likely to splurge on a pair of flip flops over heels.  Okay, that’s not entirely true, I love high heels.   But just as with most things in life, I just have to be in the right mood.  However, big party or not, my birthday usually gets me pumped up — and when I’m in the mood for a big party, I go all out.

So in the spirit of going “all out,” I decided to deck out a table that helps showcase the fabulous, over-the-top cake I imagine having at this sort of shindig.  With the help of a hefty amount of pink tulle and the pennant banner that comes in the party kit, I created a cake table worthy of the Princess(es) in your life.

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pink tulle, galore!

This table reminds me of two things: 1. a ballerina and 2. ball gowns.  On a scale from one to girl power, both of those things are off the charts.  And as an added bonus, it’s actually really easy to do.  If you’re handy with a needle and thread (I, sadly, am not) you can sew the tulle before putting it on the table.  Since I really, really fail at sewing, I just draped layers and layers of tulle over the table until I got the the full skirt I was looking for and then bunched some around the edges to get a cloud-like effect at the top of the table .  Like I said, really easy!  Add in an extravagant cake (or whimsical piece of decor) and voilà!

pink cake mod party kit

Your table doesn’t have to be round; I think that a rectangular or square shaped table could pull off this look rather nicely as well.

Try out using a different color, mix and match colors, or you can even use different types of fabric.  It’s your day and your party — do what makes you happy.  I know that’s what I’ll be doing for mine!  You know who else has a birthday coming up?  Kate from Sugar Therapy.  When?  The day after mine! We’ll be embarking on this little birthday adventure together and, needless to say, we’ll be sharing a cake at midnight.  Or maybe a cupcake — a very delicious cupcake.  Just like these Pink Lemonade Cupcakes:

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Perfect for Summer Birthdays!

The best part?  The frosting matches the party kit perfectly!

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Click the photos for the recipe!

Happy Birthday to all the Summer babies out there!


A Bit of Word Play Before the Big Day

A major part of planning a wedding is making decisions.  A Fall or Spring wedding?  Destination or local venue?  Should Sally or Sarah be my Maid of Honor?  Should we serve chicken or beef?  And that’s only a sampling of the questions you’ll have to answer.  Not to mention that it’s highly unlikely that every decision will only have two options to choose from.  The last thing you need to worry about is planning a wedding shower.  Even though the bride doesn’t typically plan her own shower, our Wedding Shower Mod Party Kit makes it simple for whomever may be throwing the party.

Don't forget matching favors too!

I’m loving the colors pink and gray together.  The neutrality of gray balances out the girly shades of pink — so having a co-ed bridal shower is definitely not out of the question.  After enjoying a stress-free bridal shower, you can move on to other important questions that need answering like: “should we write our own vows?”

Some feel very strongly towards one or the other.  So strongly, in fact, that it isn’t even a question.  Personally, I’m pretty torn between the two.  Traditional vows are timeless and meaningful no matter how often they’re used.  Self-authored vows are unique to you and your husband or wife-to-be.  It’s also very courageous if you ask me; it’s nerve wracking enough just getting up in front of everyone and speaking (even if you’re not speaking directly to them) let alone getting in front of everyone and saying something you wrote yourself.  As someone who enjoys writing, I get my fair share of anxiety when I give someone a copy of my work for review.  I can only imagine how nervous I’ll be if I have to actually read what I’ve written out loud to my future husband…at my wedding…in front of everyone.  It makes me nervous just thinking about it and I don’t even know who my future husband is yet!  On the other hand, I would thoroughly enjoy writing my own vows and being able to express myself in my own words.  I would also really like to hear what my hubby comes up with as well.  Like I said, torn.  Luckily, I think I still have plenty of time before I have to make that decision.

I’m also pretty fortunate to have a dependable support group to help me with those decisions when the time comes.  I also know that there are plenty of people in my life I can go to when I’m in search of some much needed advice.  What can I say?  I’m a lucky girl.  The problem arises when I have to recall these tidbits of tips from memory.  I drew inspiration from a bridal shower I attended a few years ago for a solution.    One of the activities we did, after we made toilet paper bridal gowns of course, was write down some words of wisdom for the bride.  Obviously, many of them were regarding love and marriage.  I’ve been seeing a lot of specialized wedding keepsakes that come with designer cards and holders for just this purpose.  Always a fan of things hand/homemade, I decided that I would create a custom little memory book that put the Mod Party Kit’s address labels to use in a different way.

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A Bridal Shower Keepsake!

Extra supplies (found at a craft store):

  • Small album (called a “brag book” where I found this one)
  • decorative stickers, paper, etc. (choose things you like, I kept it simple with pink, grey, and a light tan cardstock)
  • scissors (to cut down the cardstock to 4″ x 6″ blocks)
  • Sharpie Marker (these come in a bunch of cool colors, I suggest silver)

Have your friends and relatives write their words of wisdom on the address labels.  You can pre-cut the cardstock and stick the labels on ahead of time or save that part of the project for another day.  Don’t worry about not having enough cards to fill the album; just add your favorite pictures to fill in the empty slots!

Place these at the entrance to your shower where guests will see them.  It’ll be fun to read and share with everyone when the party’s winding down or to enjoy quietly to yourself after everyone’s gone home.

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Days, months, and years later, you and hubby can take a walk down memory lane with this special keepsake.  Another way to savor some good ‘ol memories is by whipping up the same treats you shared on that day.  And if you make these cupcakes by Sugar Therapy for your wedding shower, you’ll definitely want to make them again.

wedding shower mod party kits

Chocolate Mousse Cupcakes.  Yes, they’re just as delicious as they sound.

 wedding shower mod party kits

When you and your hubby are sharing some quality time on the couch looking through your memory book, these cupcakes are the perfect size to snack on and they go great with coffee.  How do I know that?  I had one for breakfast with my morning cup of coffee and I don’t regret it one bit!

For the Sweetest Kind of Bun in the Oven

“Sugar, and spice, and everything nice…”  You’ve heard all the stories.  You’ve digested all the well intentioned advice.  You’ve read all the books.  You’re as prepared as you’re ever going to get.  But since you discovered that your little bump is a baby girl things seem to have gotten even more hectic.   Between getting the nursery set up and buying an almost unreasonable amount of those adorable little dresses, it’s pretty easy to forget that you’ve got a baby shower to plan.  Now, your baby girl is weeks away from arrival and you have no idea how to pull together a party worthy of your Little Princess to be.  Don’t worry!  Style is in the little things, and our Pink Baby Mod Party Kit has all the details covered:

pink baby mod party kit

It probably comes as no surprise that pink is the classic go-to color for a girl’s baby shower.  The great thing about classics?  They never go out of style.  Just like the classic little nursery rhyme I mentioned at the start of this post.   For this party kit, I decided to keep it simple; add a dash of creativity to something simple and the stylish possibilities are endless.  If you haven’t checked out some of the personalized favors we offer to match these party kits, you should go do that right now!  Okay, finish reading this post and then go check them out… I decided to go with the personalized candy jars.  They’re one of our most popular items and the list of things you can do with them is a pretty long one.  While most will put in their favorite candies, I chose a more theme-fitting blend: cinnamon sugar mixed with a bit of nutmeg.  Just to “spice up” this simple little favor, I used only two added supplies: pink ribbon and the favor tags included in the party kit.

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that is one dressed up little jar!

Being one of our most popular items, we also get a lot of questions about these jars.  There have been quite a few that I can think of, but I’d like to mention a couple of the immediate tips that come to mind.

  • You don’t have to fill them to the top, but as a reference: these jars can fit approximately 75 jelly-bean-sized candies or four liquid ounces.
  • Put the labels on after you’ve already filled and sealed the jars.  Otherwise, you might end up with upside down labels.

I also added a message at the back of the tag and a note of the jar’s contents, which I highly suggest for any edible gift if you aren’t sure about your guests’ food allergies:

pink baby mod party kit

You can keep these off to the side or set them up right in the middle of the action for a little added decor.  Since we’re going with the classics for this one, don’t forget to play some of those favorite baby shower games; guess how big mom’s belly is, what flavor is the baby food, and baby bingo to list a few.  When all the games are done and prizes won, move on to my personal favorite part of the festivities: dessert!  We’re all about pink for this mod party kit, and Kate over at Sugar Therapy made some great cupcakes to match.

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Strawberry Shortcake...YUM!

Share some of your favorite baby shower stories in the comments!

Until we meet again,


A Welcomed Ray of Sunshine

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

That is the first thing that popped into my head when I saw these classic mod party kits:

Something Blue Mod Party Kit

After daydreaming about beautiful diamond rings and New York City for a good minute, the next thing that came to mind was that little phrase:

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.

Sound familiar?  Well, that’s probably because I’ve already mentioned it in a previous post…Or, maybe it’s because this is a pretty popular phrase around weddings.  Who knows?  Either way, this phrase inspired the name for this week’s featured mod party kit.  As for this week’s project, I was inspired by Pinterest.  I could go on for days about Pinterest, so I’ll save all of that for another post.  Long story short: it’s addicting fun, has the potential to be a very good business tool, and it’s a great place to find/share creative ideas.  I also watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s during the brainstorming period of this project to try and spark some ideas.  It’s one of my favorite movies and favorite theme idea for everything from special events to home decor.  How could I not watch it?  It wouldn’t be fair to say that I didn’t get any ideas at all, but oddly enough that lightbulb over my head never went on while immersed in the world of Holly Golightly.

The funny thing about that little lightbulb is that no matter how hard you try, it just won’t turn on until it’s good and ready.  That time came at 6:30 am one sunshine-y morning while I was relaxing before I got out of my PJ’s.  Recently, “me-time” has become my morning ritual.  Sometimes I read, sometimes I write, and sometimes I’ll even clean or do laundry.  On this particular morning, I decided to spend my coveted completely-alone-time on Pinterest.  Believe it or not, this precious little poster that a friend had pinned was the switch to my lightbulb:

something blue mod party kit

After I saw this, the image I had in my mind became clearer and clearer and all of the ideas I had gathered came together.

The diamond ring in the party kit.  The ending scene from Breakfast at Tiffany’s.  I won’t ruin it for those who haven’t seen it, but I will tell you that in this particular scene it’s raining.  Rain falls from sky.  Sun is in the sky.  Sky is blue.  Party kit is blue.  Sun is yellow.  Yellow would go great with blue.  So on and so forth…

Now, the moment you have been waiting for.  The final result of all my brainstorming:

something blue mod party kit

Here’s how I incorporated all of those elements I mentioned into these bright, yet simple centerpieces perfect for your upcoming engagement party or bridal shower:

I wanted the yellow to stand out (easy) but not overwhelm (not always very easy), so I picked out about five full yellow flowers to create a sun-shaped bundle at the top.  I am not a florist and have no idea what I’m doing as far as real flowers go, so forgive me for not knowing the names of these fake flowers.  I added in the smaller white blooms to accent the bouquet and to make it look a little fuller.  Also, don’t forget the party icon from the mod party kit!

something blue mod party kit

Using florist tape, I taped the stems and the party icon together then wrapped it in a strand of fake pearls allowing the excess to hang freely.  Before putting the bouquet in the vase, I put in a couple of our medium sized diamond paperweights and added water for effect.

something blue mod party kit

The paperweights aren’t as visible as I would have liked them to be, so I would suggest either a lightly tinted vase or having some colored linen underneath the centerpiece.  The final touch was the aqua blue bow around the vase and placing some extra white blossoms at the base.  *Note: tie the bow before you put anything in the vase.  All supplies not Event Blossom brand were purchased at the local craft store, except for the vase.  The vase was borrowed from my home.

This sky, rain, and sunshine combo also comes to mind when I think about weddings and marriage.  At the risk of sounding totally cheesy, allow me to express one little tidbit I have on the people we choose to marry.  I’ll sum it up in this one question: Shouldn’t this person be there for you through all the stormy weather and be the sunshine that comes after?  The short version of my complicated answer is absolutely, yes.  Call me a hopeless romantic, that’s just me.  But the people who are the sunshine in your life aren’t limited to spouses or significant others.  Family, friends, pets, that stranger who smiled at you, the neighbor who wished you a good morning — any of these folks can bring those warm, fuzzy rays into your life that make it just a little brighter even if only for a few seconds.  You know what else can brighten up your day?  A cupcake.  Especially this cupcake:

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this refreshing cupcake made me so HAPPY

 You know where to find the recipe for these little blue and yellow presents…Sugar Therapy!

Something blue mod party kit
a little burst of sunshine for your special day!

Who or what brings sunshine into your life??  Don’t be shy!

Until next week,




Go Bananas for a Birthday!

I remember this one trip that I took as a kid…I was on a raft in the middle of a crocodile infested river.  Either side of the banks was a dark, dense jungle teeming with dangers I couldn’t wait to face.  I was on a mission to get a picture of an elusive jungle cat found only in the darkest cave right in the heart of the jungle.  As my partner and I made our way down the river, I scanned the banks ahead for a good place to go ashore while he kept a lookout for danger that may lurk beneath.  Out of nowhere,  there was a big BOOM!  Before I knew it, I was scrambling beneath a layer of bubbles trying to reach for the surface of the water that would be my sanctuary!  My partner, a dashing fellow who (if my childhood memory serves) had an uncanny resemblance to Harrison Ford, was grappling with a monstrous croc looking to turn us into a meal.  After making a narrow escape, the grueling hours that followed were spent swinging from vines, running from wild animals, and scaling treacherous cliffs…

Sorry, I got a little lost in my memories.

If you didn’t already guess, that wasn’t a real memory.  The reality of the situation was that I filled a backpack with the necessities (plastic binoculars, a hand drawn map, and a pb&j sandwich), piled other “supplies” on my raft made from couch cushions, and began my journey down the river at the faraway town called “My Living Room Floor.”  As for my “dashing fellow” of a partner, now that I’m thinking about it, he had more of the teddy-bear-look than the Indiana Jones one.  What can I say?  I was a very imaginative child, just as I would expect every child to be if you let them.  Which brings me to this week’s featured Mod Party Kit: Jungle Safari!

A  safari themed party is cool at any age.  What adult wouldn’t be ecstatic to transform their home into a jungle and invite all of their friends over to dance the night away to songs like “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” and “Jungle Boogie?”  I would totally do something like that!  But since kids are so great at making an adventure out of anything, I wanted to focus on using these kits for a child’s birthday party.  As soon as I realized my focus, I realized that I was totally stumped; with the entire contents of the mod party kit in front of me, I spent a good minute racking my brain for an idea of what to do with it.  After I spent a couple of frustrating moments  writing down ideas only to cross them out, I settled on a plan of action: I would take a trip to a couple of stores and walk the aisles until inspiration showed its face.  It did!  Even better — I felt like a kid again, outfitting myself for my next big adventure into the great unknown.

Here’s some of the loot that I picked up on my own shopping safari:

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goodies, goodies, goodies!

It probably looks like another pile of random stuff.  Well, that’s because it is a pile of random stuff!  However, with a little creativity and some handy Mod Party Kit supplies, your future jungle guides will have all the necessary supplies to navigate their way through the deepest parts of any jungle:

jungle safari mod party kit

Safari Pack Supplies:

  1. Drawstring Style Bag – they’re festive, practical, and durable
  2. Spyglasses for spotting those faraway creatures
  3. Jungle Animals because no safari would be complete without them
  4. Event Blossom Notebook to record all your findings in
  5. Candy.  Even the most seasoned explorers need sustenance

You can find all of these supplies at the craft store, party supply store, and of course, Event Blossom.  The spyglasses came with a different label on them so I just wrapped them in wet paper towels and peeled the labels off.  Then I used the mini decor stickers from the Mod Party Kit to re-decorate them.

If you can’t find similar bags, another great way to package these goodies is in a Jungle Safari Sweet Shoppe Candy Boxes.

jungle safari mod party kits

Hand these out at the next kid’s party you throw, let them loose in the yard, and watch their adventures unfold right before your eyes.  I even encourage you to join in on the fun!  When your little explorers are ready for a snack break, give them some of these awesome Banana chocolate chip cupcakes.

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the safari gang's all here!

Yes, Kate over at Sugar Therapy has done it again, click the pics for the recipe!

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Deliciousness of ELEPHANTINE proportions!

Don’t forget to save a cupcake for yourself.  If you forget to eat it, don’t worry — being an adult means you can have cupcakes for breakfast, and these are perfect for breakfast.

Yes, I ate one for breakfast.  I won’t tell if you don’t!


Celebrate Your “Joie de Vivre” in Style!

“Joie de Vivre” translates to “Joy of Life,”

and it is definitely worth celebrating.

Having a fun Girl’s Night with your closest girlfriends is a great way to accomplish this.  And sometimes, that involves making a spontaneous trip to Paris!

Unrealistic?  Yes, but I can dream…

A mere four hour drive away, Las Vegas will just have to do — Paris Hotel and Casino is close enough, right?  So, buckle up and let’s get this party started!

Now when I say “girl’s night,” I’m thinking about the ultimate Girl’s Night Out: a Bachelorette Party.  I have to admit, I have always imagined my future Bachelorette Party being celebrated in Las Vegas.  Don’t get me wrong, Paris would be amazing; but like I said, unrealistic.  So instead, I will settle for a replica over the real Eiffel Tower.  And with the help of one of these kits, I’ll be able to imagine the real thing no matter where I choose to throw a party:

Paris Party Mod Party Kit
Can't go to Paris? Bring Paris to you!

I love the look of this Parisian theme.  It’s classy and feminine: everything a girl could want for her bachelorette party, birthday party, or just another girl’s night.  Decorate your hotel room (or wherever you are), put on your party dress, and what classy affair would be complete without cupcakes?  Are you surprised that on of my party necessities would be cupcakes?  No?  You know me so well!  And as you also know, our Mod Party Kits come with cupcake wrappers and toppers so that even your sweet treats can get dressed up for a fun night too.

Another great thing these party kits can help you dress up?  Water bottles!  I know what you’re thinking, water bottle labels for water bottles…very creative, Kimi, very creative.  Don’t worry, I haven’t run out of new ideas to share.  As a matter of fact, I went into my little workshop and managed to dress up even the dullest of party supplies: plain white, plastic cups!  See for yourself:


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add a little excitement to any drink!

A couple of notes to keep in mind when putting the labels on cups:

  • The shape of the label is not meant to accommodate the shape of a cup.  You have to apply the labels at a slight angle for them to stick flat.  I found that the best technique for this was to take an unpeeled label, stick the center flat onto the middle of the cup (sticking down the icon part of the label worked perfectly), and then guide the label down on each side individually, following the natural curve of the cup.
  • These labels will only cover a certain circumference, therefore I used small cups — they were about 4 inches tall.
  • Another result of the label shape is that there will be a little triangle shaped gap in the back, but I just put one of our satin bows to cover it up a little bit
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black and pink satin bows make everything prettier!

Fill these cups with your favorite drinks and enjoy with these scrumptious Fruit Tart Cupcakes straight from the Sugar Therapy kitchen:

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these moist cupcakes will melt in your mouth!!

Now please excuse me while I enjoy the start of a great weekend with yet another cupcake.  Follow my lead: grab a party kit, whip up some refreshments, and tell the girls to come spend an evening with you in Paris!

How do you celebrate your “Joie de Vivre,” Event Blossomers?  Inquiring minds (aka, yours truly) want to know!



It’s a Boy — Now Throw a Party!

So you  found out that your little bun in the oven will soon be a bouncing baby boy and you can finally place that order for the Blue Baby Shower Mod Party Kit!  It’s got everything you need to decorate your baby shower in style and that brilliant brain of yours is bursting with creative ways to use it.

blue baby shower mod party kit
click here for more info about this mod party kit!

Now take a moment and visualize this scenario with me:

There’s a knock at the door…You open it and discover that your Mod Party Kit has finally arrived!  You tear open the box and dump its entire contents onto the floor before you.  As you excitedly go through all of your shiny new toys, you pick up the invitations… After those first few seconds of thinking, “Ohmygosh, these are so cute!” one tiny, little detail begins creeping into your head:  “how am I supposed to print anything on these?”

Does this sound familiar?  I have to admit, this has happened to me…a lot.  Not necessarily with our party kits, but I can’t even begin to count the number of times that I have bought labels or custom designed paper only to realize that I have no idea how to print them out.  Addresses would print out halfway on one label and the other half on the label next to it; my message would print out on the border of a decorated sheet of paper; or my printer ate it (I swear, the printer was out to get me!).  That being said, I completely empathize with those of you who have been inquiring about how to print your invitations.  Here’s what I did:

  1. Open up Microsoft Word
  2. Go to File > Page Setup
  3. Under the Margins tab, input the following measurements:
    top: 2.75″, bottom: 1.25″, left: 1.25″, right: 1.25″
  4. Under the Paper tab, change the paper size to:
    width: 5″
    height: 7″
    orientation: portrait
  5. Press OK
  6. Type your message, my example is aligned in the center
  7. When you’re ready to print, go to the print menu (File > Print)
  8. Click Properties
  9. Change the paper size (either to 5″x7″ or just “custom size”)
  10. Press OK
  11. Print! (make sure you know which way to feed the invitations — this varies amongst printers)

And then…

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Ta-da! Custom printed invitations!

These directions were created using Microsoft Word 2003, however they should be easily translated to fit newer versions of Word as well as other word processors.  Don’t be discouraged if it takes a few tries to get right, and definitely do not hesitate to comment with any questions you may have.

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Sometimes I Fail...

I know that you have a limited supply of these per kit, so here’s a simple technique to avoid wasting all of your invitations:

  1. Take a plain sheet of cardstock (regular paper will work just fine too)
  2. Trace an invitation onto the cardstock (you can fit two of them per 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet)
  3. Mark off where the borders are located (approx. 2″ from the top and 1.25″ from the bottom)
  4. Cut out and use as “test invitations”
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No need to use up more invitations than you need to!

Now that you’ve got the invites out, it’s time to dig into the rest of the party kit supplies and get creative.  I know that Kate over at Sugar Therapy sure did and members of our Event Blossom Team were the lucky guinea pigs for these treats:

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SO Good.

Click on either of these images to check out the full recipe for these Cinnamon Sugar Cupcakes on Sugar Therapy!

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Boys are allowed to be sweet too!

Check back next Friday for a new Mod Party Kit post!  Until then, I’m always up for some fun conversation — leave your comments below!


Let US Eat Cake!

There has been A LOT of new and exciting things in the works over here — a couple  of the newest and most exciting things being the launch of our Mod Party Kits and the launch of our blog.   Soon after the arrival of our Mod Party Kits, we decided that we wanted to do a special blog series about each of these great new products.  As we were checking out all the goodies each kit held (and being the cupcake lover that I am), I got especially excited about the adorable cupcake wrappers and toppers.  Then, a brilliant idea came to me.

But first, a mini history lesson:

The phrase “Let them eat cake,” is the English translation of the French quote: “Qui’ils mangent de la brioche.”  This was a quote supposedly uttered by Queen Marie Antoinette when she was made aware that the peasants did not have any bread.  Although there is no actual record of her speaking these words, it was meant to capture the queen’s obliviousness to the current struggles of the very people she ruled over.   Nowadays, it’s just a fun phrase to say when it’s time for dessert.  Or maybe that’s just me.  Now I really want a cupcake…What were we talking about?

Oh, right, blog series:

I’m so happy to announce that for this fun project, we have collaborated with fellow blog Sugar Therapy in order to bring you wonderful Blossomers a very delicious treat!  Our delightful friend over at Sugar Therapy is one baking genius and we’re so thrilled to be working with her.  Just take a look at one of her creations:

Doesn't this look AMAZING?!

While we give you some fun ideas about how to use each kit, this brilliant baker gal is whipping up special recipes to go with each Party Kit Theme.  It’s going to be one creative, tasty adventure and we want you along for the ride!

Stay Tuned, Event Blossomers!

– Kim