Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A Very Bubble Guppies Birthday!

UPDATE June 3, 2013

**GREAT NEWS** Bubble Guppie fans! We are now offering our set of printables used for this party FOR FREE!! All you have to do is visit the FB page for our new blog (HERE) and become a fan. Once you do, email us at and we will send you the digital file for your personal use! Parker and Ty is our new blog all about the wonderful world of children's books. Browse children's books before purchasing them, plan book-themed parties, find crafts and be inspired to build your own children's library.

Our sweet baby boy turned two on Saturday! To celebrate, we hosted a party that was sure to appeal to one of his current obsessions...The Bubble Guppies (or Bubbies as he likes to call them)! Bright colors, bubbly faces and some extra sugar helped make this day special and one of our favorite details definitely had to be the adorable fondant cupcake toppers from Sugared Up. It's not easy to recreate the detail in the cute little faces but Missy from Sugared Up did a fabulous job and they were show stoppers with all of the kids.

We custom designed all of the paper goods starting with the boxed invitations, all the way down to the gift tags on the sand buckets. To keep Tyler and all of his pint-sized friends occupied, we loaded the park with inflatable beach balls, crawl-through tunnels and goodie buckets for each kid that had a kite, play dough and bubbles. I especially love when we can give away treats that the kids can play with right away instead of having to wait until the end of the party to hand them out. 

I put my baking skills to the test and made his cake myself using M and M's as the decorations and a #2 cake pan from Amazon. By the time he was ready to blow out the candles, the frosting was melting and the M and M's were falling off but it was still cute. For the applesauce, I purchased cute wooden spoons from Michael's and hand stamped them with Tyler's name. Tyler's Birthday is truly one of my favorite times of the year and I am already plotting my plan for next year because I'm crazy like that. With our second son due this fall, I'm going to have plenty of birthday parties to keep me busy in the late summer and early fall and I can't wait.

Friday, July 20, 2012

SPOTTED in Stationery Trends Summer Issue!

What a fabulous way to start the weekend! Our very popular navy, green and burlap wedding invitations that were designed for our dear friend have been included in the summer issue of Stationery Trends Magazine. Ever since we debuted these special invites on our blog and Pinterest, the inquiries have been coming in to create more so don't be surprised if some customs versions appear on our blog later this year. Thank you ST Magazine!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Tyler's 2nd Birthday!

I cannot believe that our little boy is already about to turn 2 years old! I think every parent says that same thing, but it really does go by so fast. I love the different phases of obsession that he goes through and one that has been around for a long time is a passion for the Bubble Guppies! The Bubble Guppies is a show on Nickelodeon, which Tyler affectionately calls Bubbies.

Last year we designed a Fire Truck themed party and this year, it wasn't difficult to decide on a theme featuring the Bubbies. We are currently planning some fun "under the sea" type details for his party and wanted the invitation to be fun and appeal to toddlers. Since I don't know many toddlers (or adults for that matter) who can resist goldfish crackers, we included them as part of the invite in a separate cello bag. The 5x7 Kraft boxes were lined with deep blue glitter card stock and then I designed an invite and a custom label to match. Hopefully it was a fun surprise for all of his friends to open. Check back soon for pictures from the party!