{Event} Little RockStar

This weekend we celebrated my son’s 1/2 birthday. I know I know you are saying 1/2 birthday! But when you are  an event planner you enjoy celebrating and styling at every opportunity. My son, Mason, loves LOVES to dance! It’s one of his favorite activities to do with Dad (mom can’t dance), so this was an easy theme to design. I also decided I would use simple but bold colors, black, gray, white, and green! I think the green was just perfect!

Here are a few photos:

We used a vendor from Etsy:Bites Baked Goods.  We loved plating these on white serving dishes along side “drums” made from our Mint oreos.

 Cake! We loved what Chickadee Hill Cakes did for us. Since it was a half birthday we wanted half the cake!!! Love how this came out

 The table also included guitar strings from black licorice, and drum sticks from pretzels and and marshmallows, and printables from yours truly.

Birth Announcement!

No I am not pregnant! But you or someone you know may be and that’s why you are reading this post. I was looking at a few pictures back from when my son was born and remember feeling extremely unable to complete a simple task never mind send out birth announcements. My son was born toward the end of September and we sent our announcements combined with Thanksgiving Cards in early November.

So over the weekend I decided to combine our Nursery Prints with a Birth Announcement that I think would be so adorable to send out to family and friends or even to post on social media outlets such as Facebook because you know its not “official” until its on Facebook. This new announcement, in my shop, provides your new bundle of joy’s birthing stats in a poster style format. Colors and wording can be customized. 

So if you are pregnant it may be a good time to start thinking about sif you want to send out announcements and in what format. If you decide to have professional photos taken make sure you receive express permission from your photographer in order to use the photo in future stationery pieces.

If you don’t see what you are looking for in our shop I would love for you to email me to discuss custom design options. 

Valentine’s Day Toppers

I love Valentine’s Day. If you read some of my previous posts you know that February 14th is a special day not just because its Valentine’s Day, but because its my husband’s birthday and is when we found out we were pregnant with our son!  Since this day has so much meaning for us for the last couple of years I tend to spend a lot of time on the details surrounding this day.

When I had a client ask me to help her with her Valentine’s Day plans I knew exactly how we could help and loved creating the below toppers for her special day with her significant other.  The conversation hearts have six different words displayed: Be Mine, Together, Love, Sweet, True Love, Forever. 

We love custom work and being apart of our clients special moments.

Free Thanksgiving Printable Table Tents

Things have been crazy good busy working on a Little Man Party and a Shark theme one too for some special Birthday Babies celebrating next month. I cannot wait to share the end results. Stay tuned. 

Now that I am back (just in time for the holidays) I thought I would return with a freebie for my lovely followers. Last night I whipped up some food tents/ place settings I’ll be using this year at Thanksgiving. So if you are in need of a cute way to display your food options or where Aunt Gertrude will be sitting then these freebies are for you! Just print as many as you need, cut, and fold! There you are, done!

Thanksgiving Polka Dot Tents: Click Here
Thanksgiving Fun Tents: Click Here

Feel free to share them. All I ask is that you send your friends over to this page or my Facebook page to get theirs.

Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving. I’ll be in touch soon with some Holiday Excitement so don’t forget to come back here or visit my shop!

Happy Halloween

A Delicate Gift would like to wish you a Happy and Safe Halloween! 
This year my husband and I get to take my son Trick or Treating for the first time. Last year he was just too small and even this year he will likely not understand the fun of going door to door showing off his cute little cow costume and asking for candy, but this year is all about memories for this mom and dad! 
Here are a few pictures of my handsome boy at his friends Halloween Party!  

Supporting March of Dimes

Today we are proud to hand March of Dimes (working together for stronger, healthier babies) Gift Certificates towards A Delicate Gift services or shop items to auction off at their Tasting for Tots and the Signature Chef’s Auction.  

This organization has a special place in my heart as premature and preterm labor hits very close to home with my son being born early. We were fortunate that he was born healthy, but it was comforting to know of the resources available by the March of Dimes organziation. 

For more details on this organization and events please visit their event page http://www.marchofdimes.com/newhampshire/events/events.html

Lunch Box Notes…Perfect Birthday Gift

I fell in love with the Skip Hop Lunch Boxes when I first set eyes on them (photo credit to KidCrave.com). My son now officially has three lunch boxes; which I’m pretty sure we could have survived with one. BUT if you know me, when I like something I don’t just get one I get one in every color (my closet is an example of this).  So I love these lunch boxes so much I have decided all of the little ones in our life also need a cute lunch box and shall receive one for their birthday, Christmas, or another special event calling for a gift. 

We recently went to a birthday party where  I decided to gift one of the  Lunch Boxes with a set of personalized Lunch Box Notes made by us. The note cards will be coming out soon in my shop. Yes, you can purchase the Skip Hop Lunch Boxes at any retail children store, but one of my favorite local business is the children’s boutique, Nini Bambini, in Bedford, NH. Give them a call to purchase yours. They do ship. AND check back in my shop for your very own personalized Lunch Box notes.

Fall Love

My favorite season is Fall. I love everything about it from the weather to the food to the cozy warm sweaters I get to wear. On this rainy day I’m smitten on the Fall weather and the treats I crave to eat. Today I planned out a few October projects one of which will be Halloween treat bags to hand out to guests, play dates, teacher, or your little one’s classmates. If you don’t want to give out chocolate you can change out the candy for some healthy options, but come on its almost Halloween…have some chocolate!

To find how to make these treat bags visit Peachy Cheek. She has a whole section devoted to Halloween projects that are so cute and perfect.

Part one of Circus Decor

As I promised here are some details of the Circus Party featured earlier this week.

The invitation was created in Photoshop (this is where I do most of my design work) using its stamping and brushing tools. I then took my file to Staples to have them print double sided and to cut. When I got home I took a ruler and my perforating tool (Tonic perforating tool) to preforate the invite details where I wanted to imitate the look of a ticket it also allowed guests to tear off the part of the invitation offering all the party details. 

What you don’t see in the picture is how I lined my envelopes with red/white paper giving my white plain envelopes a little bit more color. For more details on how to line your envelopes visit Martha Stewart’s site.  

A few other projects completed in Photoshop where the food labels, Popcorn “She is Ready to Pop” tags, favor tags, and signs on tables. Again I used brushes and stamps I had purchased for Photoshop.

The cotton candy and peanut bags were purchased at a local bakery. I think they charged me 2 cents per bag. Better then buying a hole box I didn’t need!

The elephants and giraffe see in the pictures above were purchased at Michael’s.
Additional decor included paper flowers and blue and red tickets throughout the room.

So much more to share. In the next day or two I’ll tell you more about the food, favors, and games played!