entertaining inspiration and design


Is it June? I can hardly believe it’s 2013, let alone halfway through the year! It’s been a busy first half, and I’m excited to share lots of projects with you all this summer.

Most recently is a shower I had the pleasure of co-hosting for one of my dearest friends. She’s keeping the gender a surprise until the delivery, so we decided on the shower theme “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” and played up the gender possibilities with rosy-pink and minty-blue accent colors, balanced out with kraft paper, golds and whites. Who said gender neutral couldn’t mean both pink and blue tones? The recipient address calligraphy on the envelopes was done by Mizue Ohira, isn’t it beautiful? Enjoy the invitation photos, event photos coming very soon!

With Thanksgiving officially so last week, I finally had a moment to photograph my son’s birthday invites for his upcoming Paper Airplane Party. He’ll be two in a few weeks and like most two-year old boys is fascinated with planes. So I combined his love for paper (yes…he still loves the box and packing more than the item) and airplanes together – mixing in a bit of vintage airmail, stars and stripes, and a few flying paper planes for the invite. Enjoy the photos!

The invitations are available on my Etsy Shop now with the coordinating partie kit coming soon!

I’m totally loving the whole gender reveal party craze that’s happening lately, and couldn’t help but get on board! Inspired by my Kitschy Little Man birthday party, this gender reveal invite is a my peppy take on the whole “little mister or miss” theme. Being a mother of one who couldn’t wait to find out what we were expecting, I love the idea of getting friends and family together to cast a vote, celebrate the baby and then be part of the reveal. A fun mid-pregnancy party for the first baby, or a great way to celebrate the second (or third…or fourth…) in lieu of a shower! Invites sold on my Etsy Shop with the partie kit and styling tips coming very, very soon!

This summer I’ve had the pleasure of working on several custom projects for brides. From shower invitations to wedding materials to planning and styling bridal party dinners, it’s all been so much fun! Today I’m sharing the invitations I designed for a Champagne Bridal Shower. The hostesses wanted to throw a sophisticated shower to celebrate the bride’s impending nuptials – and nothing says ‘celebrate’ better than popping some bubbly! The invitations complemented the bride’s navy and white wedding colors, and were designed with a wrap-around band reading “bubbly and bliss”, which when removed revealed all the shower details. Enjoy the photos!

I’m loving all the creative shower themes that are out there now. I had a client approach me about creating custom Bridal Shower invitations for a Food & Flowers Bridal Shower. How creative, right? The bride-to-be’s two favorite things are good food and beautiful flowers, so my client created a shower theme just for her. The shower was catered by a local chef, and the shower guests created their own flower arrangements with the help of a florist. Additionally guests were asked to bring their favorite recipe for the bride. I wasn’t there for the party, which I’m sure it was fabulous, but here are the invites and recipe cards I designed.