Showing posts with label yellow. Show all posts
Showing posts with label yellow. Show all posts

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Ahoy It's a Boy Classic Coastal Baby Shower

~ repeating themes of blue and yellow on white, with touches of red
~ rope, knots and seashells
~ lots of jelly jars and vases with sand and white candles
~ nautical illustrations
~ I did a maternity photoshoot with the mommy-to-be and used it as a projected slideshow backdrop since this was a nighttime shower

~ sea chanty's and classical 18th and 19th century piano pieces

~ potato and corn chowder
~ rolls with butter
~ green salad with dried cranberries and apples
~ strawberry lemonade and mint infused water
~ cranberry cupcakes with salted caramel frosting

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Queen Bee

 My mom turns 60 this month.  So I'm throwing a "Queen Bee" party for her.  Her sisters are coming in to town to celebrate, and all of the parties and themes really started from this side of the family.  They have been hard at work brainstorming ideas for the menu.  And I just designed the critter cards.  All of the menu items are kickbacks to the theme and what my mom's tastes are now and when she was a child.

... with a few veggies and chips thrown in so we don't make ourselves sick on sweets.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Feather Her Nest Baby Shower

A gray and yellow bird themed baby shower with an emphasis on clean lines, bird silhouettes and eggs.


~ white backdrop for the buffet table with yellow matted, black and white pictures of the mommy-to-be
~ buffet table was flanked with silver lamps, and I used a custom made yellow overlay over the white tablecloth that matched the three yellow table runners I made for the long rectangular table where the guests sat
~ the food labels were printed on white cardstock and anchored with home grown eggs that I blew out the white and yolks, and then painted the coordinating yellow
~ I used a silver cupcake stand for the dessert, and instead of using the top tier for an angel food cupcake, I placed an oversized cardboard egg, also painted the coordinating yellow as a "cake topper"
~ at the drink station, I used a glass punch decanter for the lemonade, and yellow acrylic pitcher for the ice water
~ each table runner was laid across the table horizontally and a centerpiece of a #10 size silver can held branches that I spray painted gray and clipped on a small yellow bird which were anchored in lemons (which repeated the color scheme and evoked an egg shape)
~ egg and feather front door sign that read "be 'tweet' and enter through the side gate"
~ white lights criss-crossing above the entry path for when it got dark (this was a dinner that started when it was light, but ended at dark)
~ shepherd's hooks lined the pathway from the gray and yellow sign in book (from Michael's) and gift table to the buffet. I stretched silver organza between the hooks, and each one held alternating yellow and white rice paper lanterns
I used yellow plates, and clear forks that were displayed in a silver mint julep type cup, and clear plastic tumblers

The soundtrack:

An assortment of modern jazz with female singers including:
~ Yael Naim
~ Madeleine Peyroux
~ Adele
~ Colbie Caillat
~ Zooey Deschanel

The menu:

The dinner was a light open house buffet style meal with
~ grilled chicken caesar salad
~ onion and plain bread sticks
~ lemon curd tarts in cream cheese dough shells
~ individual angel food cakes served with sweet cream on the side
~ sparkling lemonade and ice water with lemon slices


~ first, dinner and socializing
~ as the guests were finishing up their desserts, I introduced the game where they had to guess how the mommy-to-be would answer these words/phrases
~ the winner who had the most matches received a jar of the homemade lemon curd that was served in the tarts covered with the yellow fabric used for the table linens and recipe attached with yellow ribbon

~ then the gift opening and ooh-ing and ahh-ing over all the cute baby things

It was a good night.

Saturday, May 22, 2010


My son just graduated from our homeschool preschool. For our ceremony, I made preschool diplomas, and caps with tassles that matched our red, blue, yellow, with hints of black color scheme. It was a pot luck with some yummy desserts, and for the food table backdrop, I used a shower curtain, and projected the "class of 2010" image I designed and traced with Sharpie, and filled in with paint. I got the food and beverage signs from Hostess with the Mostess ( which has awesome printables.

The kids walked down the red carpet, and got to share their favorite memories of preschool through the microphone, and after the Pomp and Circumstance, we played the Rocky theme and they threw up their graduation caps and released balloons. Afterward, everyone got to mingle while listening to songs like The Climb by Miley Cyrus (one of the preschool girls was a big Miley fan), Here's to the Night by Eve 6, and I Will Remember You by Sarah McLachlan. My baby's growing up- soon it'll be college!

Here's the recipe for the sparkling lemonade we had at the drink counter:

~ 2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice
~ 2 cups sugar
~ 12 cups water
~ 1 2-liter lemon lime soda
~ lots of ice and sliced lemons

Congratulations all you other class of 2010 graduates and enjoy!