A Boho Chic Party

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I love when I get a chance to sit down and design a new fun, feminine party collection.  With a house overflowing with dinosaurs, trucks, and anything that shoots, I relish the chance to think pink (or salmon in this case).  And this one… well… just happens to be one of my favorites.  A tribal, boho-inspired theme was on the docket for a long time floating around in my brain.  And it came together so well!  I just love the mix of the vintage photo with the boho chic feel.  There’s a full matching party package in the Etsy shop and soon to be coming to Oodles-and-Doodles.com.  With lots of digital goodies and even more items on the way (like a chalkboard poster).  And don’t forget, invites are always available professionally printed.

 

And, you can find a matching baby shower theme here as well with tons more options including diaper raffle tickets, dear baby wish cards, bring a book instead of a card inserts, and much more!

Happy Party Planning!  (And if you need a little party inspiration, head on over to the Tribal Pinterest Board with lots of chic party styling tips).

Our Little Noah’s Special Day….

Our sweet little boy, Noah, had his big Baptism day a few weeks ago.  But it all started many, many months earlier when I was pregnant with him.  Knowing that I would want a really special way to celebrate his christening, I got to work designing a Noah’s Ark Baptism theme all based on the most beautiful Noah’s Ark Music box that his big brother received on his Baptism day.  Little did I know at the time that I would end up having a little boy … and naming him Noah.  I guess some things are just meant to be.  The Baptism turned out beautifully, and the theme ended up being a perfect fit for our little one. I made up sweet and simple favors with a little turquoise grass on the bottom and lots of animal crackers.  How can you have a Noah’s Ark party without animal crackers?!

For centerpieces, I used one of my favorite tricks … dollar store clear glass vases and some coordinating scrapbook paper.  It’s a super simple solution for a centerpiece that coordinates perfectly.  Not only is it an inexpensive option, but you can use the same vases over and over for different events so you don’t have to store tons of vases in lots of different colors.   So here’s how it works:

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1. Purchase medium sized cylindrical clear glass vases. (I usually get them from the Dollar Store, but you can find them at craft stores and in floral departments).

2. Print out (or purchase) your coordinating scrapbook paper.  (This is one reason why I usually include digital paper in my printable party kits).  Measure the vases and trim the excess paper  off.

3. Roll the paper into a circle and place inside the vase … I like to tape the ends on the inside just to keep everything nice and tight in the vase.

4. Find a smaller glass or cup (I like juice glasses) that will fit in the vase.  You’ll want to use this to actually hold the water for the vases so that the paper doesn’t get wet.  Arrange your flowers and put them into your juice glass. (Hint: Purchase flowers from floral departments at grocery stores. We have a lovely store by us that will special order the flowers that I want.  Much less expensive than a florist and a much better option for someone like me who knows nothing about flowers or arranging them).

5. Place the juice glass inside the vase… and that’s it!  I like to decorate the vase either with a nice bow (and maybe a cupcake topper hanging from the bow) or in this case, I used some coordinating paper wraps printed on Avery full sheet sticky labels. I also designed some sweet little placemats with fitting biblical quotes for the event, and mixed and mingled the patterns for some extra visual interest.

 

I wish I was able to grab some more photos of Noah’s day.  It’s so hard to grab your camera when you’re taking care of a little one and chasing a toddler around and keeping everyone happy, but overall, it was a fabulous day!  And I’m so glad that my little one got to celebrate with something made just for him.

Free Printables: Baby Milestones & Growth Chart Templates

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After a few minutes of online searching for a quick and easy printable template to track baby milestones, I realized that nothing was really available. I’ve learned by the second baby that those adorable baby books that you intended to fill out never happened. So by the second kid, I’m being a bit more realistic.  Hence, the search for a quick one page template that I know I’ll fill in and throw into a baby book once I get a chance to making it (which will definitely be years later).

So, since I couldn’t find anyone that offered anything, I was forced to sit down and make one myself. And all those second (and third time) parents can download it for free. The download includes two pdf files … baby milestones and a coordinating growth chart available here. (Please note, that the files are for personal use only and can’t be resold or re-distributed in any other manner).

Happy charting!

For a Special Baby Boy on His Way…

Inspired by a very special little boy scheduled to make his arrival in the upcoming weeks, this baby shower party kit is perfect for any baby on his way!  The printable shower kit is full of every little detail to make your shower the perfect party.  A customized invitation, thank you notes, fill-in-the-blank “Dear Baby” cards, envelope seals, favor tags and tons more all adorned with sweet baby blue and soft gray and tan polka dots along with an adorable airplane.  What more does a little boy need?  You can check-out all the digital goodies that just arrived  and are ready to deck out your next baby shower in the Etsy shop.  Happy showering!

Sweet Sophistication: Pink & Green Noah’s Ark Baptism

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Baptisms can be so hard to style.  Personally, I’m not a fan of the overly religious themes.  I think it’s the soft, subtle details that create the air of sophistication.  And what’s better than soft pinks, taupes and modern green for a baby girl?  Add in a little bunting, adorable animals in an ark, accented with uplifting polka dots and sweet scallops… and a you have one fabulous celebration!  Check out all the sweet and sophisticated party styling tips including OandD’s Noah’s Ark printable designs. Lots of personalized touches are available in this party package from a matching diy bunting to coordinating personal stationary.  And for even more sweetly sophisticated ideas, visit this Pinterest board completely dedicated to a Noah’s Ark themed baptism for baby girls and boys.  Happy planning!

Photo Credits:
Baptism InvitationMint Green CakeFavor BoxNoah’s Ark Paper GoodsMacaroonsPink & Green TablescapeNoah’s Ark Personal Stationary

Onesie Baby Looove …

OandD recently created a custom Party Package for a special little baby boy on the way!  The blue and green onesie theme was accented with sweet polka dots and light blue chevron all made to match one very adorable cake.  Take a look at the great photos from the big day!  And check out OandD’s etsy shop for the party package which will be available shortly.

 

Tree Blossoms Baby Shower Party Package in both Pink & Brown and Yellow & Brown

Looking for a different theme for that special baby on the way? This sweet brown polka dots Baby Shower Party Package includes every little detail to make your baby shower the perfect party! A bold Pink & Brown Polka Dots design accented with a sweet tree creates the perfect party design to welcome that special baby girl.  This package is also available in Yellow, Green & Brown for a gender neutral option.

Look Whoo’s Having a Baby!

Look Whoo’s Having a Baby!  This sweet Owl and Polka Dots Party Package contains all the perfect little personalized details to help welcome that special baby girl on the way.  View full Baby Shower Party Package details here and Pinterest Owl Party Ideas.

Oh Joy! It’s a Little Boy!

This sweet Baby Boy Elephant Shower Party Package includes every little detail to make your baby shower the perfect party! A bold polka dot and chevron design accented with an adorable baby elephant creates the perfect party design to welcome that special baby boy. Please note that this party package can be adapted to twins/triplets as well.  View the full Baby Shower Party Package in Blue and Gray here  and  the Party Package in Blue and Green here..  You can find lots of Elephant Party ideas on this Pinterest Board.