Custom Event Creations

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Open House

I wanted to share some pictures from the open house I participated back in September.  It was at a beautiful farm here in NC.  I was asked to make favors for the event.  I made apple brickle dip with green apples. 

I included all the dry ingredients in the mason jar so that all the guests had to do at home was add the cream cheese & vanilla.  The jar & apple were then wrapped in a cellophane bag, tied with raffia & a handmade tag.

I also set up a candy buffet for the event.  The hosts choose the candy they wanted to share with their guests.  I had several jars that we used.  The banner was made out of burlap tied together with twine.  I simply printed the letters out using microsoft word to make a stencil.  Then I filled the letters in with white craft paint.

I made custom candy jar tags to coordinate with the colors of the event for each of the containers...

 These labels can be found in my etsy shop.

The host also purchased these burlap bags for the candy buffet.  I added some ribbon & the logo of the farm house to the bag to dress them up!

It's so fun creating custom pieces for events! 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

New birthday tradition

Emma celebrated her 8th birthday this summer. Wow!!  Time sure does go fast!  

We make signs for each other and hang them all over the house to wish the birthday girl, boy, mom or dad a happy birthday.  It's always fun to wake up & find signs in different places. This has become a great tradition in our family that we all look forward.

I wanted to share another idea I found to celebrate your child's birthday. 
 Found this one on...where else...pinterest!

Just roll up a dollar, stick inside the balloon, inflate and hang.  One balloon & dollar for each year.  

 I believe the picture I saw had the balloons hanging in a row from a door frame.  I decided to bunch them together & hang them over our kitchen island. 


Eight balloons for Emma this year!

I like this idea...maybe it will become a new family tradition around here!  Do you have any special traditions for your children's birthday?