Saturday, April 16, 2011

More Prom Prep...

A few weeks ago, I posted about my dilemma of what to do with these cute whirly pops that I have for the sweets table for Grace's Prom Party.

After seeing this adorable cupcake stand from J. At Your Service, the wheels started turning...



Here is what I came up with:


I found the pre-made hat box at Hobby Lobby, added a layer of Styrofoam to the inside and then hot glued a feather boa to cover the Styrofoam.  I then added the contrasting pink ribbon to the rim and then hot glued the bow on the front.  I LOVE it!  I'm thinking I want to make another one now for the adorable cookies I have coming....  This happened to be the last one at my Hobby Lobby so hopefully they will get another one in.

And just when I thought I had adopted Jeannette's cute cupcake stand and come up with my own clever idea, I saw this picture of an adorable Dr. Seuss inspired party on Hostess with the Mostess

Dr. Suess Birthday Party Ideas

At least I can say I have good taste :) 

Stay tuned for a sneak peak of my disco ball topiaries.  Another great idea that I thought was original and then low and behold, on TomKat Studio, a similar interpretation...

Our prom fashion show won't come with it's own beauty queen though...:)
Enjoy the weekend.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Chocolate Bunny Inspired Easter Egg Hunt Fun!

We held our 1st Annual Collar Easter Egg Hunt today.  What a great day!  The snow and ice pellets of a week ago turned into thunderstorms and sunny skies and 70's one week later. In fact, the candy in the eggs actually melted!  Who knew!  As I mentioned in an earlier post, I used printables from Green Beansie Cards for the sweets table.  I also used the adorable printables from Heather at Chickabug for the Easter Egg Hunt.  There are just so many adorable Easter printables out there, it's hard to just use one!

This post is a picture overload, but I had a hard time narrowing it down. 

Ethan and Grace's adorable preppy bunny shirts - This Pretty on Etsy.

Sweets Table

Chocolate Bunny Cookies from Happy Cookies.


 Carrot Chair Backs
For a "How To" click here.

The Easter Egg Hunt!

(We had more kids - moms and dads just prefer them not to be on the blog.)
For a "How To" on the $1 Easter Buckets, click here.

It was a GREAT day and we are really looking forward to next year!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Buckets of Easter Buckets

This weekend we are hosting some family and friends for a small Egg Hunt and brunch at our house.  The snow has melted (yay!) and the grass is slowly starting to turn green.  We may have to rain our rain boots and jackets, but there shouldn't be any ice pellets raining down on us while we hunt for eggs!  One Easter we literally hunted for eggs in the snow.  When I see all the cute pictures of girls in their pretty Easter dresses and boys in their cute seersucker shorts hunting for eggs, I realize that will never happen here - even if Easter is at the end of April.

When I saw this adorable printable set featured on Pizzazerie by Green Beansie Cards, I knew that was the perfect inspiration for the Egg Hunt and brunch.  I absolutely love the color combinations.

PIZZAZZERIE FEATURED  Chocolate Bunny Printable Easter Collection - 50% OFF

The color combination perfectly matches my dining room.  In preparation for Sunday, I put together the banner and hung it between my barn windows and Easter egg wreaths.

Instead of filling the eggs with lots of candy, I decided that each child will find one of each color (prevents my daughter from hoarding because I know she'd be "that kid.")  When they have found one egg of each color, they can turn them in for a prize.  Each mom agreed to bring one "prize" for each child - chalk from the dollar aisle, bubbles, etc.  I was racking my brain of what we could put those cute prizes in when I came across these perfectly colored pastel sand buckets at Michael's for $1! 

Using my Silhouette, I cut out a bunny and each of the kids' names and added them to the bucket.  Add a little polka dot ribbon to the buckets and voila! an adorable Easter bucket!

Here's hoping for a Sunny Sunday!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Buckets of Gratitude!

You know how it's the little things that just make your day?  Well that's what I received today!  Today Buckets of Grace was featured by the Uber-cool and sweet Kristy from the Purple Pug as the Crush of the Day. 

Pug Crush of the Day

Thank you Kristy for making my day!  I am honored and humbled to have the blog featured by such a talented and crafty super-party designer! 

Here is a link to the post!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Lollipop Lost....

Next project for the Enchanted Prom...  The Whirly Pops...

I purchased these lollipops a while ago and wanted to put them on the favors table for Grace's Enchanted Prom Party.  Problem is, I don't know how to display them.  Instead of a traditional "sweets" table, I am going to do a "favor table" - at least that's what I think today.  I have all sorts of trinkets for the girls to grab and to use to dress up as a Prom Princess - white gloves, prom sashes, jewels, etc. 

I also have a few sweets for them, including ring pops (as their bling for the night), large pixie sticks and these Whirly Pops.  I am stuck though as to how to display them.  I'd love to hear your talented ideas!

It was hard to get a good picture of what I did to the Whirly Pops.
I added a disco ball sticker that says "Grace's 7th Birthday Enchanted Prom." 
I also added the ribbon that coordinates with the colors of the Prom.

In the past, this is how I've displayed Whirly Pops, but I just don't think the grapes crate will cut it for the Prom.

To see some of the other things I have for the Prom, check them out here.and here.  I'd love to hear your thoughts as you are all so much more talented than I :)