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Helicopter Birthday Party May 6, 2013

Helicopter party ideas

My son, Asher, is crazy about helicopters so the theme for his 2nd birthday party last year was very easy to decide.

For the decorations, I kept a very simple blue and red color scheme. I hung large white tissue pompoms from our chandelier to give the effect of clouds and I used blue paper fans on the backdrop. I purchased a wooden A from my local craft store and I spray painted it light blue. I figure that I can use this after the party in his bedroom.

For the dessert table, I ordered large sugar cookies from “C is for Cookie” to match the printables. One of my sweetest friends, Ashley, made vanilla bean cake pops for the table. She of course made them using light blue chocolate and she added red sprinkles. The chocolate cake and the vanilla cupcakes were from a local bakery. I also had Hershey Kisses which I’d personalized with stickers that said “A Kiss From Asher”.

Since his party was in the morning, we served breakfast food, including powdered doughnuts which we called “Doughnut Clouds”…. The kids thought that was fantastic. For the adults, we served a green chili sausage casserole and fresh fruit with dipping sauce.

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The majority of the children at the party were aged between two and four years old, we decided to forego traditional party games. Instead, we had a plethora of toys available for them to play with and we set up a glitter tattoo station. That was a huge hit with the parents as well as the kids! Since we had Danielle from All Things Great and Small Photography taking photos at the party I was able to relax and do the glitter tattoos instead of behind a camera taking photos the whole time.

For the party favors, we gave out “Marshmallow Clouds”. These were basically glassine envelopes that I’d filled with large white marshmallows. I added a large label and tied a “thank you for flying with me” hang tag using blue and white twine. I displayed them up at the drink station inside a red cardboard suitcase with a tag that read “Baggage Claim”.

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Thank you so much for Danielle from All Things Great and Small Photography for capturing all these wonderful memories. If you live in the Pensacola area, I highly recommend contacting her and checking out her website here and her e-mail address is: MySmallMemories@gmail.com

Please follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. I have loads of party ideas for an aviation themed party on this board. If you have any questions or need to know where I purchased any of the supplies for this party, just leave a comment on this blog post and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks.


Tristan’s “Vroom Vroom” 2nd Birthday Party! December 3, 2012

Aqua and Blue Car Party


I met Laura last year when she contacted me via Facebook with a request to design her son’s first birthday party. She wanted an Elephant theme in blue and light green. You can see photos from that party here. I noticed that she lived in my area so I ended up inviting her over one evening and helped her put together the party pieces for Tristan’s party. It was her first time throwing a party using prinables and I had fun showing her how to cut out and assemble the individual pieces. Suffice to say, a friendship developed and even though she moved to Texas, Laura asked me to create a collection for Tristan’s second birthday party.

I love designing a new collection and enjoy the entire collaboration process with my client. Laura was especially easy to work with! She asked for a fun pattern (we ended up going with chevron) in aqua and red. Her son is really into cars at the moment so that was the theme. I think everything turned out gorgeous and Laura did a fantastic job with the party. Can you believe that everything was hand-made? Tristan’s grandma even made the cupcakes and frosting from scratch.  The sandwiches were cut out into car shapes and the number two (using cookie cutters), Laura’s sister made the cake pops and the chocolate race cars with teddy grahams was a team project. The idea for the little race cars came from Pinterest.

Thank you so much Laura for letting me share the photos from Tristan’s second birthday! He is such a gorgeous boy and I look forward to working with you next year to design his 3rd birthday party printables.

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This aqua and red car collection is now available in my Etsy store. You can purchase the water bottle wrappers, cupcake toppers, banner with name, car cut outs, and thank you favor tags. The favor tags are designed to be cut into squares. I love how Laura rounded the corners and stuck them on red and white Chinese style take out boxes.


Tristan’s First Birthday! An Elephant Party March 4, 2012

I love getting photos from my clients of their events. This elephant party is especially adorable. Mum, Laura, thought of everything. She even dyed her deviled eggs blue and green and gave out M&M candies with her son’s face printed on them! Her son, Tristan, has the Eli elephant bedding set from Pottery Barn Kids and loved it so much that she wanted to continue the elephant theme for his first birthday party. She served open faced tea sandwiches, deviled eggs, veggies with dip, elephant shaped rice crispy treats and elephant shaped cookies. For dessert she offered home-made cupcakes and the birthday boy got to dig into his very own smash cake!

Check out these party photos, taken by Christie Griffin Photography. If you live in the Pensacola, Florida area, be sure to contact Christie at 850.207-0551 to arrange for her to photograph your next party! Her e-mail address is: cadgriffin1989@att.net: 


All these items are now available in my Etsy store and the full collection is available here. I think this party collection would be fantastic for a baby shower. I can change the text for you if you do need it for a baby shower so just contact me via e-mail… apartystudio@gmail.com

Enjoy the rest of the party photos!


Thank you Laura for sharing photos of Tristan’s big day! You did an amazing job with the party and I am blown away with the special touches.

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You Are My Sunshine Party! February 24, 2012

My client Lauren is planning a You Are My Sunshine party for her soon to be one year old son, Hayden. I had so much fun collaborating with her on this project and designing a collection that focuses on orange and yellow with blue as an accent color. She recently sent me a photo of her first birthday party project. How adorable is this?

Can you believe she found this adorable bucket at the dollar store? Thanks for sharing Lauren!

For the tag, Lauren used one of the You Are My Sunshine cupcake toppers. These are now available in my Etsy store! You can check out the whole collection here.






Super G Turns Three! Superhero Birthday Party Photos February 13, 2012

I love, love, love it when my clients send me photos from their parties! Not only do I get a huge kick out of seeing the products I designed and personalized for them ‘in action’ but I also think it is amazing how each of my clients takes the particular party collection and gives it a different look! For example, check out these two Mickey Mouse birthday parties- one for a girl and one for a boy! I was SUPER excited when Heather sent me photos from her son’s third birthday party! They threw him a fun-filled superhero birthday party with lots of great home-made touches! Check out these photos:


I designed the tent style buffet table labels especially for Heather. I will add them to my Etsy store soon but in the meantime, I have included them as an option in the full party collection.

I love the cute lollipops wearing masks and capes! That is too cute and I bet the kiddies loved these. She decorated the top of the cape with one of the cupcake topper party circles.


Heather- thank you so much for sharing your party photos! I can tell that Super G had an amazing birthday. You can see more pictures, including some action ones from the party games, on Catch My Party!

You can check out a couple other Superhero parties that feature my printables here, here and here. I also have a Superhero Pinterest board that you may want to check out and follow. Don’t forget to like my Facebook page and follow me on Twitter!










Brayden’s Airplane and Helicopter Birthday Party! January 27, 2012

I was so happy to receive a request for a boy’s helicopter and airplane birthday party! The mom, Dyan, had a very specific color scheme in mind- she wanted denim blue, light blue, cream and sage green. I think those colors are gorgeous and after some collaboration, the final collection is stunning! Perfect if your little pilot loves both helicopters and airplanes.

Here’s the invite I created specifically for Brayden’s party as well as the welcome door sign. Isn’t the birthday boy stunning!


For the party, Dyan put out chocolate and vanilla cupcakes which she decorated with the personalized cupcake toppers. She also had cute airplane party favors- homemade chocolate lollipops in blue and white- which she put in clear bags and attached the matching hang tags. I’m sure those were a huge hit.



Happy third birthday Brayden and thank you very much Dyan for sharing your party photographs! I’m sure that Brayden had a wonderful day.

All these items are now available in my Etsy store.

If you need anything custom made for your next party- decorations or favors- please contact me at: apartystudio@gmail.com and don’t forget to like my Facebook page!








Paolo’s Superhero Birthday! November 12, 2011

I love getting party photos from my clients and was really excited when Sophie from France emailed me pictures of her son’s 5th birthday. She threw him a Superhero themed party, using red, blue and yellow as the main color scheme. This is one of my favourite party themes and this party looks like it was a blast! Happy Birthday Superhero Paolo.


Sophie used the personalized party circles on the back of the invites. And I really like how she kept the red theme going by using red gift bags for the goody bags. These she personalized with the thank you/favor tags. These tags read: Thanks for making my party SUPER fun! Paolo

She also used the cupcake circles in the popcorn cones! And don’t you just love how she used the hang tags to make ‘capes’ for the lollipops?

Sophie already had invites made so when she purchased the collection from my store, I sent her extra large “P” emblem. She used this to decorate his pressies and also on the skyline:

Sophie used the personalized notecards for buffet labels! And I love how she put action figures around the table!

The water bottle wrappers and the starburst tags!







Now Available: Medieval Knight Birthday Party August 17, 2011

I am so excited about this latest collection! After the cute and ultra girly Pink and White Damask collection, it was fun to switch gears and do something very manly! What could be more boyish than a medieval themed birthday party! Thank you Brigitte for contacting me about creating these them for your son’s upcoming party!

By Royal Decree, a Knights Tournament there shall be! Prepare to test your strength and power with the greatest knights of the kingdom! This birthday theme is sure to be a huge hit with boys of all ages! Wouldn’t you agree? As with all tournaments, there are two teams… in this case, the red team (the mighty griffin) and the blue team (the regal lion). All the party printables reflect these two team colors and logos. There can only be one birthday invite though so you get to choose which you’d prefer. Here they are:


If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you know that I LOVE welcome door signs and absolutely ADORE cupcake toppers!

Every tournament has to have some friendly competitions! Here are some signs you can post at each game station!



Buffet food labels and water bottle wrappers add a manly touch to this party’s theme!  And of course, no birthday party would be complete without a banner and thank you tags for the favor bags!



This medieval knight party printable collection is now available at my Etsy store. If you want all the party pieces shown here, the cost is only $45! Such a bargain! Don’t forget to LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! If there’s a themed party you’d like to see me create, please contact me! I LOVE custom work.



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