Wednesday, May 9, 2012

~a princess party and a mothers day giveaway~

My niece turned 3 this past week and I helped my sister 
create a princess party for her and her friends.
 My mom made this beautiful and really simple cake, topping
 it with apple blossoms off a tree in her yard.

I put together the party bags for all her friends to take home.
I got the bags, as well as a few other things from this etsy shop.

 I created the label using printable sticker paper from Office Depot.
The monogram can be customized here.
I filled the bags with items from the dollar store:

mini bubbles from the wedding section
clip on earrings
mini nail files
marshmallow ropes
princess notepads
pink candies

 All the pink plates, napkins, and cups came from the dollar store as well.
Also at each place setting, each guest got their own tiara to wear and take home.
On each plate I put a little white bucket
{also available in the wedding section at the dollar store}
and filled it with pink and white animal cookies wrapped in tulle, from, you guessed it, the dollar store.
{tiaras from there too}

 The tiara pops are from Oriental Trading, and the striped
 straws from the same etsy shop where I got the bags.
I love children's parties, they are so much fun.
I am so glad I have little nieces and nephews to decorate for now that my kids are getting bigger.

Finally, one of my dear sponsors would like to give one of you a $50.00 gift card to use in
her shop! 
This giveaway will run now through Sunday and I will announce the winner on Monday.
Please take a moment to visit Jenn's lovely shop
The Covered Porch.
You can find a ton of last minute unique Mother's day gifts here.
Leave me a comment here telling me you did so and what your plans are for moms day.
And remember, you can still enter to win the Lalicious giveaway from Haley's Cottage here!


Suburban prep said...

What a darling shop. I really like the pillow covers and the notepads.

As for Mother's Day more than likely I will be with my mother and father and some more family members and my husband will be with his mother.

Heidi said...

Lovely! We are doing an early brunch with my husband's mom and stepmom and grandmother, then grilling out at the farm for my mother. Should be a nice day!

pballard said...

Thanks for such a generous giveaway... I visited her shop and love the pillow covers. I will spend Saturday with my other 5 siblings having a work party for my mom. She has cancer and is very sick. We want her to have a great feel good day! I work Sunday as a waitress. It is the busiest day of the year... So relax when I get home..

Mrs Foote said...

Great shop! Love the plaid pillow with the barn! I'll be spending this weekend with my family (sans the hubby) - mom is having surgery this morning and will be recovering over the weekend. I'll be traveling home Sunday but at least I'll be able to take care of the woman who took care of me for so many years :-)

Anonymous said...

I visited her shop and LOVE it! So creative!

Mother's Day we're taking my parents and grandparents to their favorite restaurant and coming to our house for dessert and maybe a game of Apples to Apples ; )

BumbleBeeLane said...

The princess party turned out sweet.Love that it went together without breaking the bank...I visited her shop..We'll be at fleamarket in the morning then a ball game in the afternoon for mothers day.Warm Blessings!~Amy

slip4 said...

The Covered Porch has the cutest pillow covers! For Mother's Day, we will go to church (probably without my son as he sleeps off prom) and have lunch and dinner out. Relaxing :)

Maureen said...

I agree, really cute pillow covers! Since I just started taking a pastry class, I will be spending the first 5 hour in the baking lab!! Following that I will be spending the afternoon with my family and my mom for a backyard bbq (and eating all the fun stuff I created)!

Jennifer Alexander said...

I love the monograms and the printed goods. Thanks for the giveaway!

Mary Jane said...

I am loving the paper goods she has...I will be totally relaxing and planting some flower pots for my deck on mothers day. Then I will be able to sit back and enjoy the view from my comfy chair!
Happy Mothers Day to you!

Our Learning Collection said...

What beautiful pillow covers! We'll spend the day together going to church and having lunch together.

Pristine Cristine said...

The bee notecards are sweet :-) Thinking of a picnic in the park for Mother's Day. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

Ashley @ Life with Kids said...

I love the pillows and the notecards!! How cute are those dog pillows?

I will be taking a trip to visit my mom's grave and then spending Mother's Day with my husbands family. We are doing a BBQ at our house.

♥ Ashley

dmw212 said...

I will be taking my first trip to Ikea as my mother's day gift from my daughter and son. Gotta love kids like that!

Amy said...

I loved The Covered Porch's site! I will be spending the weekend with my family and going out to lunch on Sunday!

Alyssa said...

Cute shop! The pillow covers are too cute.

For mothers day, I'm going to the spa with my mom and sister!

alyssa_hammond7 at yahoo dot com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

What an adorable shop! I really like the monogrammed note cards. This Mother's Day, I'm planning a picnic at the park for my family...then later, we might go out for a nice dinner

lauren51990 at aol dot com

Leigh said...

The Covered Porch has such adorable pillow covers!! This Mother's Day is special for me, as it is my first as a new mom! I have no idea what my husband has planned, but knowing him something memorable for us and our baby girl.

Wehaf said...

I don't have any plans besides calling my mother.

I love the Chloe collection cards.

urchiken at gmail dot com

Judith said...

The 'Little Love Pillow' is sweet. Haven't made any plans yet for Mother's Day but usually do a brunch for all the family.

indiansummer said...

Cute! She has some really unique pillows.

We're taking my mom to a nice restaurant right on the water and intend to spoil her rotten! She deserves it.

Happy Mother's Day, Melaine and all the mothers out there!

Jody.Kippels said...

Love the pillows! Thanks for the chance to win. On mother's Day, I will be having lunch with my extended family- including the moms and all the kids who made us moms!

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