Friday, April 25, 2014

The Sparkling Spectac Seven {week of ridic in review}

In an effort to address my blogging New Year's Resolutions, {in late April} I am starting a shiny newly weekly feature~ The Sparkling Seven.

I am excited to showcase seven parties, ladies or ideas that went down during the social media week that made my heart happy. I thought I would do a little ridic recap of the fab I found-and hopefully spread a little kindness. This is all stuff or people that I deemed amazing, adorable and inspiring~ideas + chicks that I really think everyone needs to gaze upon. Celebrating the success and brilliance of others:) These are amazing women and you should be following them if you are not already!

Hoping this is a fun bus and I keep it up more than 3 weeks:)

No particular order:)

1. Melissa Newell's insanely amazing Annual Easter Egg Hunt for 75 people! Peep themed perfection. I am in love with the adorableness and the sense of family fun this brought. Very special. And cute!


2. J. at Your Service's Super Sonic the Hedgehog Birthday Party for her beautiful boy.
This one had style and sparkle. So many astounding little details. You can feel the amount of love and talent that went into this little gamer's dream. I am cray over the huge toy capsules. I went weak over the kid's dining table set up. Simplicity is the new overworked.


3. Party Pinching's Cosmic Cupcake Tutorial for Little Debbie
Norene astounds with her tiny food talents. We are all totally used to her dishing out the fab on a daily basis. Not sure how she keeps coming up with these ideas!. When I saw this insanely simple, yet devastatingly adorable space alien cupcake masterpiece, I went weak. I needed to rest. When I came to, I had the feeling I was abducted by aliens. Of the cupcake variety. Take me to your leader. BEE BOOP BEE BOOP


4. I Do Invitations by Michelle~ Cami's Rainbow Dash Pony Palooza
Everything about Cami's 5th Birthday Party makes me smile. The bright, vibrant styling and every last detail is rainbow coordinated. I fell hard for the gold doily banner. I love the banners that Piggy made. And Cami's dress was simply the cutest. Ever. I cannot believe how many years have gone by and now I am seeing this little sweetie turn 5! Shine on, sweet Pony Loving Princess:)


5. Theresa~the glam gem behind Lauren McKinsey Designs-no, her name is not Lauren..LOL!
For graciously sharing all of her newsletter secrets with me.  I am trying to get into the swing of a new system and she was beyond generous with her input, ideas and magic tricks.


6. Three Little Monkeys Studio Practical Joke Party for Reese
Everything about this party is hilarious + beautiful. Gretchen is beyond creative and a psycho with the deets. Such a gorgeous and whimsical party for her sweet little comedienne.


7. Sweet Georgia Sweet's Purple Perfection Fab Fabric Wreath
I am in lala love with this vision of plummy perfection. This is seriously how every door should greet its guests. Amazed by B's talent. Shabby chic spectac.



Friday, April 18, 2014

Penguins, Puffles + Pickles {Club Penguin for Gavin}

I usually write boring, yet hilarious,  long winded, over share-y novellas when I post, but not today.
I cannot find the right combination of letters and words to type to relay how much I love this little boy. There are no words to adequately describe my love for this child and there is no written way for me to convey it.
My Sweet Chimp has endured so much these past few months. He is our Hero. Stronger than I could ever be. I could never live without him. Ever.

He wanted a Club Penguin + Puffles Birthday Party. His favorite Puffle in the universe is the Orange One. I never liked the color Orange. I love Orange in a different way now and I always will. Orange is the color of heroism, love and strength to me now.

Orange Puffles have wacky personalities~ They love to play with cardboard boxes and green hula hoops. Their fave foods are cookies and white socks with a cherry on top.

The weather was unbelievably beautiful for a NY April day. I decided last minute to rent a bouncy house and snow cone machine. And he loved the snow cone idea so much that I changed half of the party ideas at the last minute to add in snow cone cuteness. I decorated with a lot of white and iridescence to give that chilly, snowy vibe. Basic, but beautiful.

And the boy loves pickles. Really loves them.

It was a perfect day, maybe not picture perfect, but it was Penguin/Puffle/Pickle Perfect. He was surrounded by those that love him. He was beaming. He was so happy.

Our beautiful, brave boy is 9.  He is sunny, funny and our pickle loving Hero.

I hope you enjoy the pics. I hope you can find some icy inspiration.

Glittery Gratitude + love to my Penguin/Puffle/Pickle Party Posse of Fab:

Vintage Confections~icy number 9 cake lolli + ice cube lolli pop love
Bird's Party~penguin printable perfection
Monkey See Monkey Do Art Studio~custom penguin masterpiece canvas art
Two Prince Bakery Theater~sweet ceramic penguin
Sparkling Events + Designs~the beautiful big boy orange puffle
Ink Chick Designs~coolio invitation printable design
Cuteness Reigns~rainbow of puffle die cuts
Lil Happy Thangs~ridic passel of felt puffles

Peace. Love. Pugs. Penguins. Puffles. Pickles.

Orange is the new purple.

That's him in the distance, by the road, looking down the hill to see if any guests are coming. Today will be emotional and beautiful. Happy Birthday Sweet Chimp.

 icy entry

glittered snowball centerpieces
drink table



One of the most charming and beautiful features of Club Penguin is that you can be anything you want to be~if you dream of being a pizza maker, a disco dancer, a Sensei or an astronaut~anything is possible. 
My boy loves these little penguins, their kooky costumes and decked out igloos. He loves the dance parties and secret events.
His imagination is fueled. He can live in that tiny world whenever he wants.
If you can dream it, you can be it. What a lesson for all of us.

Make a Wish  Believe in Magic.


the orange puffle loves to play with cardboard boxes
and green hula hoops

catered panera + pizza was on the menu

he loves pickles

 captain rockhopper pirate swords

indoor snowball fight

snow cone station

 snow cone society



wii club penguin tournie

clearly ran out of time and d├ęcor ideas for tv. lol

april madness

puffles and peoples love to play with cardboard boxes

after lunch. keeping it real, yo

epic indoor snowball fight

gavin put that festooning around the table. too sweet.
make a wish
dessert time
he wanted the "world's tiniest snow cone garland"
on his cake

glittered igloos held the cookie buffet

sock sundaes
orange puffles love to eat socks with a cherry on top

ice cube lolli perfection


dirty sock sundaes

cool as ice



peachy penguin gummies

penguins love fish
especially when they are really chocolate in sardine costumes
puffle party favor style
puffle super size sparkle sacks

pet penguins

 puffles also love to chew gum

 make your own snow to go

still playing with the cardboard boxes. lol

tiny bags of nice ice

little bags of rock candy ice

 party favor for the tinies
who did that?
when the end looks like this, you know it was a raver

the table when the party was OVA!

polar bear down