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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:

pink cake mod party kit
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.

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

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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,


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!