Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Rock Star b.a.s.h Preview

Beatriz is a 9 year old DIVA! As an actress, an athlete and a dancer...she is bound to be on the Disney Channel....any day now! I am not at all exaggerating!

So, for an aspiring pop sensation like her...what better party than a Rock Star b.a.s.h? Her friends guests are all performers too, so it did not take much for their personalities to star shining through!!

More to come when we brighten up the pics for you! :)

welcome signage!

foodies table decor!

backstage passes of course!

mini makeover table!


quenching the thirst!

birthday gal rocks out!

All the Diva's at their finest!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Halloween Fun 2009

At work we have an annual halloween bake off.
Check out my entry: Costume Cookies!
Some of the co-workers having some fun with the cookies. :D
Here's a pic of the costume i made for my 4yr old.
She reaaaaally wanted to be a flower pot.
So, I got creative and pulled something together! :D

Monday, October 26, 2009

Jungle Party Photos - Finally

In case you did not have a chance to watch Kira's 3rd birthday party slide show, here are some photos for the b.a.s.h! It was a roaring great time!!









Thursday, October 22, 2009

A 1920's and Speakeasy Joint

What a super amazing fun night we had at the 1920's Speakeasy b.a.s.h we threw for birthday duo Damien (29) & Kirsten (30).
Inspired by the prohibition movement in the 1930's and the jazz swing era of the roaring 1920's we immediately set the tone for the party by having guests go to a secret website. The site gave the guests instructions on dressing to the time period, giving the doormen the secret password, and bringing with them a bottle of 'hooch.' :)
We had a popcorn buffet with 1920's posters as a backdrop - made the signage and the grab and go cone display. There was a photosection with props and a background. The setting was surrounded by candle light and uplighting behind draping floor to ceiling curtains. Vintage slang cards for guests to ramp up on their 1920's lingo, and games like backgammon and cards that were popular during that time. Alcohol was served in paper cups, and sliders were brought out as an after dance snack. As soon as midnight struck, cupcakes were displayed and the birthday song was sung.
Below are a few photos from that evening. But please...check out the slide show. There are so many great pictures. We had a professional photographer come in for the photo section part, however, do not have a hold of those pics yet. But, for now..check out the soiree from the b.a.s.h.ful view!
Everyone looked so fabulous. People really got into their costumes and character. The bartender even looked like a gentleman from the past!
Thanks soooo much Damien and Kirsten - you've been b.a.s.h.ed!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Pom Poms in a Pot

Made these for the princess party from a couple weeks back! :) So easy and totally bashed up the partay scene!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Owls and Birds and CUTE OVERLOAD!

Ok...I just came across one of the most stinkin CUTEST products ev-ar!

The Artist:
Lauren Alane

Needle felt woodland birds & owls


From there you can link to her etsy shop and her blog! I need not even talk about it anymore...just feast your eyes on this CUTENESS!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

Rawr...A Jungle Inspired Soiree

A last minute venue change took place for the GDG (Go Diego Go) b.a.s.h. It was super ugs weather on Monday...windy, rainy..then windier and rainier before the partay.

Anyways, little birthday gal, Kira, was sooo cute. Annaliza gave her the jungle themed tutu to wear and she accessorized with some pink mid-top chuck taylors. ka-yooot!

So the most challenging part about planning this party was to find a connection behind what Mom wanted (strawberries) and what Kira wanted (GDG.) Annaliza did her homework and discovered that there was an episode of GDG, where their mission is to save Abuelito's farm.

So, we incorporated that storyline when presenting the strawberry cake mom special ordered from an out of state bakery.
The activities for the kids included:
  • Face painting & tattoos
  • Decorate a goodie box - using stencils, markers, stamps and stickers
  • Make a rain stick - using recycled paper board, rice and dry beans
  • Explore a station - assortment of I-Spy books, magnifying glasses, finger puppets
  • Save the strawberries - white ceramic planters lined with plastic cups so kids could 'plant their strawberries', using ice cream, Oreo's or graham crackers and of course strawberries on top.
  • Photo op backdrop - hung up a green canopy, turned a super sized tote bucket upside down for sitting, floor pillows and an elephant for props, along with a variety of animal masks.

The kids had a fun time, even the older ones. Hope you enjoy this little montage...created by Annaliza!

View this montage created at One True Media

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A Princess Party Preview

We had an eventful long weekend!!

Both were for 3 yr old on Saturday was a Princess b.a.s.h. and the one on Monday was a Go Diego Go b.a.s.h.

On Saturday - the winds were angry! They were strong, and loud and I was worried! The 12 pm party was to be held at a park with a large gazebo shelter. I was about to contact some in door locations for a last minute move...BUT...there was ray (literally) of hope as I started to pack up my car to haul stuff over to the park. The clouds slightly parted and sunshine peeked through.

I went to the park and began setting up...the winds didn't calm down...if, anything...they got stronger. I figured, we could beat the wind...just not a wind and rain combo! It was definitely a challenge, but we used LOTS of glue dots (my new best friend) to hold things down.

The birthday girl showed up with a twinkle in her eye and a huge smile on her face - delighted to see tutus and wings, and pinks and purples and sparkles everywhere!!

It was a big success - the day was filled with:

  • Dressing up: The girlies were princesses and the boys were knights
  • Glamming up: Lip gloss & sparkle dust for the girls while the boys got knight tattoos
  • Pictures: A castle backdrop hung up between pillars and the kiddies stood in front of it after getting fancied up for photos.
  • Craft Time: Wooden treasure chest decorating with jewels, pompoms, and markers and foamies stickers. And of course to fill their coins!! :D
  • Fun Time: An assortment of puzzles, books, coloring books, and finger puppets all princess or pirate themed (knight themed books were a bit hard to find) were laid out for little hands to explore and play.
  • Cupcake Decorating: Chocolate and vanilla cupcakes were handed out along with little icing spreaders. The kids went to town with icing and sprinkles and gel writers! It was GREAT!
There were over 200 photos taken, but Azila was able to put together a short montage of the day with some of the pics. So, here's a video preview of that special b.a.s.h. ALSO - notice the cute custom tutu that Birthday Girlie - Macaela is wearing. That's the one that Azila made!!

Watch Princess Preview - click here

View this montage created at One True Media

I'm also waiting for photos from the Mommy of the Birthday gal! I know she took some awesome pics too! :) More to come!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Triple S for Mr. T

For 6 year old Tristan..we made those goodie baggies..and OMG..smack me upside the head please! I was soooo excited to hand them over to his mom at the party, that I FAILED to take a photo of the final product! please tell me this has happened to you too!

I did manage to capture a few photos of a fave element of we put in the bag. It was Azila's idea and with my graphic design skiiiiiillz, I made it.

That's right friends...they were push-pops turned into Lightsabers! You KNOW that's cool! :)

So, other than that item for the bag, I didn't get any other ones! :( Let me tell ya, I am a Nintendo kid, so I have no idea what Sonic the Hedgehog was all about, or know too much about Star Wars. So, I studied up on Tristan's faves and totally covered the details to make his goodie bag one he'll remember forever!

Here's a list of fun stuff that went into the favor baggie:

  • Lightsaber Lollipop aka Push-Up Lollipops
  • Sonic the Hedgehog Chaos Emeralds aka Gushers, Jewel shaped
  • Super Mario's Fireball Power aka Red Bouncey Ball
  • Star wars Tatoos
  • Custom Activity Book containing all three characters
  • Box of crayons

It was such a cute favor. My most favorite part was when Tristan got his Favor bag, opened it up and his eyes lit up! He was soooo into how I called everything by their proper video game name! He even corrected people when they refereed to an item not by it's character name! :) He wanted to go outside and play with his stuff, then he looks over at his mom and is like, Mom...hold my fireball, It's my secret power!

I just about died with excitement!