Saturday, May 7, 2011

Custom Marie Antoinette Party

What a week! Just finished up an entire party for the sweetest customer who adores all things French. She wanted a frilly, girly Marie Antoinette part for her darling daughter who is turning 3. She decided on soft blues, pink, white and grey. I added in touches of sparkle and whimsy, I hope she loves it.

The items she chose were of course a party hat for the Birthday girl, guest hats 4 for boys, 4 for girls- so I had to be sure to tone down the girly for them! She also requested cupcake picks which I found some great graphics for along with centerpiece picks, two banners one to say Happy Birthday and one "Let them Eat Cake". I also whipped up a bonus let them eat cake sign that she can use for her door or as a wall decoration. What a way to let know guest up front what's in store!

I am currently working on some crowns for the big Race for the cure coming up in Washington D.C. in June for the Susan G. Coleman foundation. Last year I made crowns for the top fundraisers- those who brought in $10,000 or more. They have asked me for my help again this year so that is what will be working on in the coming days.

I have also been busy in my garden, this year we decided to do raised beds and follow the square foot gardening book so I am excited to see how that turns out and can't wait to taste the results. The kiddos like getting involved too. Maybe I will be able to get them to eat some new veggies since they helped grow them. Will take some pics of those raised beds later, would love to hear from anyone who does them.