Friday, December 16, 2011

Roost is now offering event rental and design.

Holiday Parties are so much fun!  This party hasn't happened yet but I finished decorating early so I thought that I would grab some pictures and post them while I have time..

Theme:  Christmas party

My "thing" I guess you can say is that I love all things vintage and upcycled so this party was right up my ally.  The Host was my dad for a Business party so nothing overdone, just simple and elegant.  

Here is how it turned out...

Roost is now offering event rental and design.

Here is another party that I was actually the Hostess at.

9TH Birthday Party
Theme: Superheroes Unite Birthday party
Vintage and retro meets corny batman.

My son was turning 9 and he wanted a Superhero party.  Well the first thing that popped into my mind was all those party place themed stuff or a party in the box.  However that's not really the way that I roll so I pondered how I could throw a more "vintage" or "retro" style of event and still make all those kids "super" excited.  Everything in these pictures was handmade by me exclusively for this event.  All paper products (stickers, signs, graphics) were created by me with a simple design program called Print Shop Deluxe

Here is what came out at the end...

These letters are available at Jo-Ann fabrics for 3.99 each.  I just scanned vintage comics and printed them out and decoupaged them onto the cardboard letters.

These capes were made by me and cost around $2 each.  The masks were from a local party store called PartyMart.  They were $1.16 each

These were super cute! I had originally planned on making capes for each of these bottles but of course bit off more than I could chew and ran out of time, but I think they still ended up turning out cute.

Of course if there are kids you cannot NOT have a candy station right?   The individual candy bags I got at a local candy shoppe called Sugar Sugar you can find them on Facebook here.  Graphics on bags were added after purchase

So I ended up running all over town for these little pez and eventually found them at Fred Meyer but they were $1.50 each and they only had 8, so on my way out to the barn I stopped at the local Dollar Tree and found the rest that I needed and they were only ...... $1.  While I was there I happened to look around and I found these really great vintage inspired comic books that came 2 to a pack for ..... yes, $1

I'm not really a great cake maker so I passed the baton onto my mom for the birthday cake.  I wanted the cake to be super simple so we went with a 9 inch cake in butter-cream frosting in yellow with a teal "dot" border.  I printed the little graphics out in Print Shop and cut them out and attached them to sticks.  (cake was inspired by pinterest)
So these jello cups were really fun and as a little embellishment I added the striped straws.  The really funny thing was it didn't dawn on me that the kids didn't think of the straws as embellishment they thought that they were really supposed to "drink" the jello.  It was so funny watching them trying to suck the jello up the straw.  My son who by now is used to my quirky "food accessories" was like "my mom just did that for looks"  they all kinda looked at me as if I was trying to play a joke on them.

This banner again was made with Print Shop where I designed the little grey shape and added the letter.  I then backed each letter with yellow felt and hole punched each corner and laced black ribbon through the holes to create a fun theme banner. (banner inspired by pinterest)

I'm not super fond of balloons in general, but for a kids party I felt that they gave good texture to the event.  I love the contemporary feel to them as they are all lined up and the same height on the tables.

All in all it was a wonderful party and to top it off we built a zip-line for the kids to fly down and Robin came for a short visit too.

Thanks for checking my DIY Superhero Birthday party

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Roost is now offering event rental and design.

Roost/I have been super busy this last 6 weeks that's part of being M-I-A in the blog world.  I know that I haven't posted any pictures of the Heritage Holiday Faire yet and I am super sorry... However I am super excited to post some pictures of several events that I have designed and put on at the Roost Barn.  So here they are:

40th Birthday Party
Theme: Southern Gentleman with a western vintage twist
This party is by FAR one of the most fun parties I have ever planned.  The Hostess was amazing to work with (happens to be a friend of mine) and her guests were so fun!  She even got a live 5 man band that was really good.  Here are some highlights of the event

 Mini Apple pies made from scratch out of the Roost Kitchen

 Chocolate covered gooey caramels

 Mini Southern Pecan Pies from the Roost Kitchen

 Now these were something I haven't tried before and yes I had to steal one.  Chocolate covered potato chips.  And yes they were really good!

 This was a really great idea for the RSVP card for the party.  She did an ad lib card.  You fill in the blanks to make a really funny story about the birthday boy.  

 Lots of comfy seating... unless you are like me and allergic to hay. 

 Got to have the Monogram in there!

 I love these cake stands.  I made them a couple days before the party and I can't wait to use them for spring!  I think that a woodland themed easter would be fun to do.

 Can't have a southern party without the Southern Sweet Tea!

Very simple centerpieces for the cocktail tables

 I love this idea... Whiskey bar!  All the best stuff served straight or on the rocks.

 But if you didn't ant whiskey they had these wonderful hot spiced apple tini's

  Adam's Ribs was there with their onsite BBQ.  OH my word if you haven't had their brisket or chicken...  Fingerlicken GOOD!  You can click here for more information on their restaurant and catering.

  Sarah from Studio Sub Dio was there doing her amazing photo booth.  For more information on Studio Sub Dio and their rates click here.
 Here was her bag of tricks for this event...

 This was a super fun and SPECTACULAR event at the Roost Barn!