Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I won something!!

I've been on vacation this week and haven't had internet connection until just now (It's been killing me!) When I opened up my email, I had a message from Brandie at www.dreamcustomartwork.blogspot.com stating that I won a $40 custom artwork from Tip Junkie's birthday party!!! I'm so excited to pick out my artwork! Thanks Brandie and Thanks Tip Junkie!!

Also, if you get a chance... go vote for #A12 on Luana's blog, because if I win, you could win! Really, though, I need more votes!!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

I'm on Twitter!

...don't know what I'm doing, but I'm on there now! My profile is @pamperedparties. Come follow me!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Vote for my Slogan and win a $25 gift Certificate!!

Luana from My Simple Indulgence is hosting a contest for the best slogan and I need your votes!! You could win a $25 certificate to her online boutique if I win! She has some really cute stuff to choose from!

Here's what you do:
1. Click on View Designs to open a new browser that will display all the entries.2. Select 1 design to submit as your vote. There will be only 1 winner over all not from each category. My designs are all the ones in PINK. However, let's focus on #A12 so all the votes will be going to one. So everyone pick #A12!
3. Then return to her voting page and click Add Comment to vote. Leave your first name and last initial and #A12.
Please only vote 1 time.
4. Come back to this post and leave a comment to let me know you voted for me! If I win, I will pick one voter to receive a $25 gift certificate to her boutique! If you don't have a blog, make sure you leave me your email address so I can contact you when it's done!

Tell EVERYONE you know to come and vote for my design!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Tip Junkie is having a Birthday Bash

Tip Junkie is a blog I visit regularly on my "to-read" list everyday. I have to visit the site to find all the cool ideas and tips for entertaining, homemaking, creating, and just having fun! Tip Junkie is celebrating turning 2 by moving from blogspot.com to a dot com. So go visit her Dot com birthday bash because she is giving away 10 fabulous prizes every day this week! Can you tell I'm excited??!!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Design a Slogan Contest

My blogger friend, Luana, from My Simple Indulgence is holding a contest over at her blog for 2 more days. Luana makes the most stunning rhinestone t-shirts! In fact, she created a t-shirt for me to wear to parties I host by turning my logo into fabulous rhinestone bling!

Luana is holding a contest to come up with a cutest and most creative slogan. All you have to do is email her the slogan you've come up with! How easy is that?!

If you win, you'll receive:
  • 50 in cash

  • $25 My Simple Indulgence Gift Certificate

  • 2 - 25% off My Simple Indulgence coupons for you and a friend

  • 1 Rhinestone t-shirt of your winning slogan in the size of your choice

  • A write up on My Simple Indulgence webite, Facebook and blog along with your picture

  • Automatically Entered into our Rhinestone Slogan of the Quarter contest

  • Free reign to gloat about winning!!

So run over to her blog for all the details because the contest end on June 15th!

Monday, June 8, 2009

All-Star Baseball Party

My nephew, Cale, recently celebrated his first birthday with a baseball themed party. I was honored to help my sister-in-law with the party details. It was so much fun! We went with the whole "All-Star" theme using red, white, and blue along with stars and baseballs all over the place. Here are the photo invitations I created for the party. I created a "Chicago Cubs" logo using Cale's name as seen on the invites.

I made popcorn and peanut party cones using star scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby. The cones were placed in fun baskets from the Dollar Tree.

My first birthday banner- Yay! I used coordinating papers from Hobby Lobby.

The tablescape- I used green indoor/outdoor carpet and cut it into small squares. I turned in to make a baseball diamond placemat. I used paper baseball plates from our local party store. You can't see the plasticware wrapped in napkins very well, but I made a napkin holder out of the same scrapbook paper from the birthday banner and used little felt baseball stickers to keep it in place. I also wrapped scrapbook paper strips around the cups and added a fun red circle for guests to identify their cups. The centerpieces were a last minute detail. The large baseball in the centerpiece was actually a wooden doorhanger that I turned upside down in the pot. I used a fourth of july pre-made centerpiece found from Hobby Lobby to also place in the pot for a little pizazz.

We ordered this fun baseball blow up cooler from Oriental Trading.

These are the baseball cookies each guest took home. Again, I used the Cale logo for the tag. I didn't get a picture, but the other side of the scalloped circle said "Thanks for coming...we had a ball!"

Here is the birthday boy with his custom bib from Rachel's Golden Shop on Etsy.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Watermelon Picnic

I have 2 confessions....
#1 I am a sucker for anything pink and green... possibly because they were my sorority's colors in college.
#2 Even though I think the decorative and party elements of a watermelon are so much fun, I'm really not a fan of the taste of watermelons!

I decided to put together some party inspiration after walking through the mall on Sunday and seeing Gymboree's new clothing line for little girls "Watermelon Picnic". It's so stinkin' cute!

Cupcakes from The Cupcake Review
Cupcake Toppers from TheBirthdayHouse on Etsy
Watermelon Kabobs from Watermelon.org
Cookies by Taste of Home
Invitations from Tiny Prints
Watermelon Keg from Intimate Weddings Blog
Napkin Rings from Plum Party
Jell-o Watermelons from Chocolate On My Cranium
Melamine Plate from Kate's Plates