Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Yummy Food

So many things going on in my kitchen! Today we rolled the chocolate peanut butter cake pops and I just pulled out the most amazing gluten/dairy/corn free peanut butter cake for the allergy friendly cake pops. This is delicious, so much better than my gfdf sugar cookies. They sort of taste like dinner.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Vintage Luau Tablewares

I'm having so much fun! In vintage luau fashion, here are some pics of the eating utensils. I did find some flower decked, non bright enough cups for the grown ups to sip out of. I made the kids out of smaller $ store cups and each has their own vintage Hawaiian picture. I think they are so cute, I found a great website that puts the pics on postcards and other stuff. Here's a plug since I feel a little guilty using all their awesome photos without actually buying their stuff: http://www.islandartcards.com/. I also printed some of the same images on stickers for the plates. The plates are recycled cardboard and stuff (probably made from corn, which is funny only if you're me) and therefore a little brown like cardboard. They already match great and make me feel all green and stuff, too.
My napkins were on clearance at Party City, straight out of the luau section, and the "silverware" is also green/corn/etc so it also has that natural feel. It was very time consuming to wrap it all up, but I love them! The basket is $ store, and the raffia, which has so far tied all my cards and all my silverware and isn't even half way gone, was also from the $ store. Talk about stretching  a buck! Makes me feel better about spending more on the recycled stuff. Why does green stuff cost more?? so annoying.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

First Birthday Party

So here is the big reveal, the  baby's first birthday party theme. I love parties, expensive, every little detail counts kind of parties. I do try to be as thrifty as I can on all the details, and darn it, I feel like sharing how I did it all. So the big reveal......drum roll...... Vintage Luau. Oh ya. Like some old school Hawaiian surfing ladies and no bright colored flip flops and beach balls. Theres nothing wrong with it, just not for this party.
I'll start at the beginning with invitations. I found beautiful, fancy wedding invitations on clearance, 30 for $10. Not too shabby, and half the work is done already. I put back $15 worth of scrapbook paper and these are super fancy. Plus I can use the rsvp envelopes for thank you cards later. I used the rsvp cards to print my handsome baby's photo on. Check em out.
And I tied the card in raffia instead of the brown ribbon that came with the cards to add some beach flair, though didn't get a pic of it, sorry.