Category: It’s Time To Party

County Fair Themed Birthday Party

county fair themed birthday party

We had a county fair themed birthday party last weekend, for Monet’s 2nd birthday.  Once again, I did a horrible job of photographing our decorations, but nonetheless, I’m still going to share.

Here was the invitation:

county fair birthday invitation

We provided the drinks; rum and Coke, lemonade, and tea.  Along with that, we also had a fancy dog bar where we had a host of toppings for the nitrate free hot dogs, brawts, chicken sausages, and tofu dogs that we grilled.

hot dog bar county fair themed party

Guests also brought sides, pies, and appetizers to enter in our “blue-ribbon” prize, county fair food competition.  The winning items included a rhubarb-apple pie, homemade bread with homemade strawberry-rhubarb jam and hand-churned butter, and a variety of homemade pickles.  The winners received a ribbon and a prize from our prize table.  Prizes included: coke glasses (just like these on Etsy, but made by my hubby), chicken screen-printed t-shirts and little farm animals for the kids (idea from tip-Junkie), along with other random prizes.

county fair themed party

I decorated the tables with simple burlap tablecloths, and I placed vases of flowers, picked from the garden, down the centers.  Along with that, we placed candied almonds, salt water taffy, and freshly popped kettle corn on the tables.

county fair themed party

county fair themed party

county fair themed party

Guests drank out of mason jars, and Coke glasses, like the ones I mentioned earlier.

county fair themed party

The kids played in the yard, the sandbox, and played an adorable game of pin-the-tale-on-the-donkey.  I hate that I didn’t get pictures of the game being played.

county fair themed party

Here’s Monet and I, eating kettle corn, while resting our tired feet.  A few guests even wore cowboy hats and boots, including Josh and I.

All in all, the party was a huge success, and fun was had by everyone.

Fabric Applique’ Greeting Cards

Everyday Napkins Published in Bridal Magazine

everyday napkins

A set of my everyday napkins were featured in a styled table-scape challenge, and were photographed by the talented Kelsy & Butch McCartney, a Wisconsin-based destination husband & wife photo duo.

They are super talented, so talented in fact, that the photos they took were published and made the cover of The Best Wedding Sites Magazine.

You can head on over and view the online edition of The Best Wedding Sites Magazine to take a look.  You can also read more about how this happened here.

Amazing, right!?

Making a House a Home: Sewing Tutorials

sewing tutorials

When it comes to the art of making a house a home, I believe it’s important for some of the items in your home to be made by hand –I’m not talking about items just for your home, but items used by loved ones in your home as well.  Here are a few sewing tutorials that I hope inspire you to create something special for your space, and the people you love who live in it:

  1. Pleated Tote Bag Tutorial by U-Handbag
  2. Cathedral Windows Pillow Tutorial by House of a la Mode
  3. Headband Tutorial by JezzePrints
  4. Spider Web Quilt Block Tutorial by House of a la Mode
  5. Diamond Quilt Top Tutorial by Urban Patchwork
  6. Add a Zipper to your Pillow on Sew, Mama, Sew!

Alice in Wonderland Themed Party Ideas

Back in June, Josh and I threw Monet an Alice in Wonderland themed birthday party?  And last night, while making a treasury on Etsy, I was noticing tons of cute Alice in Wonderland party and Halloween items for sale.  So today, I thought I would share with you the treasury I made on Etsy, along with past photos from Monet’s Alice in Wonderland themed birthday party.  Hopefully these beautiful pictures will inspire some Halloween party and costume ideas for you.  Enjoy!

What do you think?

‘Alice in Etsyland’ Treasury by The Artists’ House

$18.00

$38.95

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$4.99

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$9.00

$149.00

$10.99

$11.95

$65.00

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$5.00

$24.95

$34.50

$35.00

$46.00

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Alice in Wonderland Themed Party

Josh and I have decided to do an Alice in Wonderland themed party for Monet’s first birthday.  What do you think of this awesome invitation Josh made?  I guess it is still a work in progress.  I think that the arrows need a bit more shape.
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Already we have started to gather supplies from various thrift stores and shops.  You can see some of our great thrift store finds by following the previous link.
When Josh and I first picked this theme, I jumped on the internet to find ideas.  I was excited to find the following links.
Picture taken by Adrienne Gunde

What do you think?

These photos inspire me to throw the most beautiful party for Monet.
It will be a wonderland for sure!

It’s Time To Party, Thrift Store Quiz

At 9 a.m. on Saturday morning, Monet, Josh and I headed out to do a little thrift store shopping.  Monet’s birthday is coming up and so Josh and I thought maybe we could get a jump start on finding decorations for her party.
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After deciding on a theme, and finding a few goodies to jump start our party decor, I jumped online to discover that one of my favorite bloggers had a party with this same theme back in 2007.

What theme have we chosen for Monet’s party?  And which popular blogger am I referring to?

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