Sub Heading

Sub Heading

Monday, November 29, 2010

Pocket Full of Parties {Monday's Great Find}

This Monday evening, I would like to share an amazing resource in the candy and sweets world: Sweets Indeed!!  Sweets Indeed specializes in custom, high-end dessert and candy displays.  My favorite thing that they offer are the candy kabobs!  You have to take a look at their website (candy kabobs) to see for yourself what they are, because my description alone cannot do them justice....did ya look yet?!  Are you not AMAZED?!

I ordered 12 of them for Kira's August birthday party and used them as a centerpiece at the kids table.  They were one of my favorite, whimsical, and delectable purchases for Kira's party.

I am telling you, if you want to add holiday magic to your Christmas celebration this year, you must reserve your holiday-themed Candy Kabobs ASAP!!!  Follow this link: Reserve Candy Kabobs

I would love to hear your stories about your experiences with Sweets Indeed and their candy kabobs. Post/comment here! 

Monday, November 15, 2010

Pocket Full of Parties {Monday's Great Find}

Life has been crazy for the past several months, so I have majorly slacked on taking time to give love to other professionals in the party planning business!  But, today is a new day, and I am re-committing myself to posting a "Monday's Great Find" blog at least semi-regularly.

Today, I would like to feature someone who is a wonderful contact in the industry and who has become a great friend (even though we have not yet met!).   

Her name is Kim, and she is the owner of Little Ladybug Designs (custom announcements, invitations, and more).   

 Birth Announcements, Birthday Invitations, and Holiday Photo Cards
Little Ladybug designs has been in business for three years now, ever since Kim and her husband adopted their precious daughter. 

Even with a quick glance on her boutique's website, you can see that Kim offers a plethora of products, from announcements, to invitations, to photo cards, to stationary (and much more).  I especially would like to feature some of her newest items.  While it is still the fall season, I am honored to show off her Pumpkin Patch printables set (available here):

The photography for this line is gorgeous and showcases it well!  I love the colors in this set.  My favorite printable items are the bunting banner (so cute!!) and the straw tags.  This entire set would make for a wonderful fall-themed party or for Thanksgiving decor. 

Additionally, I have fallen in love with Kim's die cut holiday photo cards (available here).  I think these are the holiday cards I am going to send out this year!!  I just have to decide which one to choose!  Here they are, each one more unique than the next:

I must ask, which one would you order if you were me?!

Besides what is pictured in this blog, there is so much more to see!  Please visit Kim and Little Ladybug Designs at her boutique's website, on her blog, and on Facebook.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Red and Green Holiday Party

As I mentioned in my last post, the ideas for holiday parties are endless.  Shown in this post is my sample inspiration collage for a traditional red and green themed party, with an emphasis on Christmas trees.  You can purchase a similar inspiration collage, personalized to your own needs, for $25!  E-mail me at to request your holiday party collage (with all sources).

Also, I wanted to mention that I am going to try to continue my "Mondays Great Find" tradition, which has been on hold since August.  Due to my busy schedule as a working mom, I may not be able to do this every Monday, but I will do it as often as I can.  Tomorrow, I have a feature coming up that I am very excited about!  Come back tomorrow to find out what party planning business I will feature!! :)


Tree with Printable Ornaments

Holiday Party Invitation

Red and Green Candy Corn Favor

Colored Paper Christmas Tree

Ribbon Wreath (makes a great craft activity for children)

Green Christmas Tree Centerpiece

Christmas Tree Cookies

Modern Christmas Tree Fondant Cupcake Topper

Candy Cane Platter

Friday, November 12, 2010

A Children's Winter Party Inspiration Collage

Although I am currently dreaming up Thanksgiving party plans for my own family, winter and the holidays of December are on the back of my mind!

I decided to put together Winter Wonderland children's party collages to inspire myself as well as my readers.  In my search for winter party ideas, I have found ENDLESS inspiration!!  The current collage I put together was motivated by the themes of snowmen, snowflakes, and Santa and also by the colors of ice blue and red. 

I will hopefully do an entire series of collages on winter holidays, so stay tuned!  (And remember, you can have a custom inspiration collage for your own party for just $25!)

Candy Cane Arrangement

Holiday Tablescape

Holly Jolly Cupcake Toppers

Snowflake T-Shirt

Snowman Cupcake

Snowman Cupcake Tree with Large Topper

Snowman Tablescape

Snowman Craft

Santa Craft

Stacked Donuts

Snowman and Snowflake Cookies

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Purple Psychic Party

My cousin, best friend, and creative consultant for Pocket Full of Parties just held her 27th birthday party, inspired and designed by Pocket Full of Parties (although the business focuses on children, we cannot resist planning ANY great party!).

The theme was psychic readings/fortune telling, and the color scheme was purple, silver and gold.  The best part of the party, of course, was the psychic who provided 30-minute readings to all interested party guests (and, let me tell you, based on Melissa's reading, this psychic was GOOD!!).

The party guests delighted over all of the little details: the amazing invite (designed by Melissa herself), a signature purple party cocktail (e-mail me for the was a hit!), rooms illuminated by color-coordinated candles, an amazing selection of appetizers (fried ravioli being my favorite choice!), and the perfect sprinkling of purple desserts (lavender M & M's in purple bowls, a purple flowered ice cream cake, and brownies drizzled in purple frosting and presented in gold cupcake wrappers).

The mystical mood was enhanced by a combination of relaxing mood music (think yoga) and modern music with just the right flair (think Silversun Pickups, Muse, Metric, Incubus, Shiny Toy Guns, etc).

Additionally, guest entertainment and fortune-telling fun was enhanced by way of fortune cookies and Magic 8 Balls (so hip!).  Also, a spiritual healer accompanied the psychic and kept the guests mesmerized between psychic readings.

This was one fabulous birthday party with a theme that tops my list of unique party ideas!