Picnic in the park!

IMG_1533I still can’t believe our daughter Leigh is one! Where did the time go?!

Last weekend we hosted her birthday party in a green area near our home – the theme was a picnic in the park. At first the weather was pretty hot, but then the clouds rolled in along with a nice breeze and it was the perfect afternoon with friends!

Setting up wasn’t easy, but with some help from Ashley we were able to pull it off.

IMG_1536For food we had PB&Js, Jimmie Johns subs, snack bags and fruit. And of course we had cupcakes and a smash cake for Leigh.

What I designed and made:

-ONE letters

-Cupcake and cake toppers

-Snack bags and signs

IMG_1539For the snack bags I used coordinating tape on the bags as a way of identifying what was what. This seemed to work well and brought in the patterns from the banner. I also made the flowers used to decorate the box with the snacks.

IMG_1504And of course we had a drinks table – this included Peach Margaritas (big hit), Sangria (so so), keg and soda/water, which was in the wheel barrow. I made the letters for the jars out of vinyl and they were easily removed the next day when I cleaned them out.

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IMG_1545The happy birthday sign was burlap with patterned tape used on the edges. I fell in love with the patterns and colors and really liked how it all came together. Another finishing touch was adding bows between each letter – it was a small detail but made a big change.

IMG_1551Our thank you gifts were small planting kits with vegetables and herbs. I figured that was something fun for the kids to do at home and also stuck with the outdoors theme.

IMG_1555The highchair banner matched the birthday banner.

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IMG_1538The cake and cupcakes were decorated with tissue flowers and ones in the matching tape. I was so happy with how these turned out. I made all of the decorations and the cupcakes were from Target and cake was from Harris Teeter.

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IMG_1590Birthday girl!

Headband: Etsy – young at heart

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IMG_1628Thank you to all our friends that made Leigh birthday so special. It was such a fun way to celebrate Leigh’s first birthday!

If you have any questions about the decorations seen at Leigh’s party or custom decorations please email me at cupadewdlede@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Cinco de Mayo

It was a fiesta for Lula’s first birthday! And sharing the decorations is the perfect way to celebrate cinco de mayo!

MaryBeth and I were chatting one day about her daughters first birthday and I offered to do a few decorations to help celebrate sweet Lula’s big day!

This was the invitation and what I used for inspiration.

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You need to have a highchair banner!

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I also made fiesta themed letters for Lula that could be used on the table.

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Here are some pictures from the party.

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The birthday girl getting ready to smash her cake!

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I also made a simple happy birthday banner with the party theme colors.

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Happy cionco de mayo from cup-a-dewdle-dew!

For custom orders email cupadewdledew@gmail.com

 

Design of the week – Lilly Pulitzer inspired cupcake kit

This week I wanted to celebrate the launch of Lilly Pulitzer in Target stores – are you going on Sunday? I selected the Lilly Rose pattern and designed a cupcake kit that would be perfect for any preppy party or shower!

LPHere is the Lilly Rose pattern by Lilly Pulitzer.

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And above are my rose cupcake toppers.

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The cupcake kit includes 12 rose cupcake toppers, 24 striped cupcake liners (12 pink & 12 lime green), and pool blue confetti. Cost of the full kit is $20. email cupadewdledew@gmail.com for orders.

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