Camping Boho Birthday-Christian’s 10th Birthday Party-Part 1

Calling all happy campers! I am super excited to share the photos from Christian’s recent 10th birthday party! I can’t believe how quickly he has grown and that he is now in the double digits! Kids really do grow up so fast. Big sigh…

When we started discussing his party, Christian knew he wanted it to be a camping/sleepover theme party! There was so much to celebrate about this big birthday and I wanted to plan a very memorable party for him turning 10! Unfortunately, where we live, the weather is not conducive to outdoor camping in March. However, we didn’t let that stop us from bringing the outdoors inside! So…Welcome to “Camp Christian!”

Today, I will be highlighting the dessert table. One of the highlights of this party was the donut wall backdrop. Donuts are all the rage right now and I knew I wanted to add lots of donuts to this party. As you know, all campsites are full of donuts, right?!? Too funny!

I asked our good friends to build this custom donut wall and then began adding delicious donuts in coordinating colors on the pegs. I purchased a wooden letter “C” and designed a printable 5×7 sign, “Donut You Wish You Were Here”. I was thrilled at how easy this was to do and what a great backdrop it turned out to be.

Another huge trend right now are drip cakes that are topped off with lots of mini goodness! This s’more cake from Pretty Sweet, had mini donuts, marshmallows, mini meringues, and my fav macarons! Oohhh this was a delicious, 4-layer cake! Yum!

Sticking with more s’mores, I added this S’more Station to the table and filled glass jars with marshmallows and graham crackers. Small galvanized buckets were filled with various mini chocolate bars for everyone to choose from.

This tiered tray is perfect for dessert tables and was large enough for the glass jars, buckets, and paper bags filled with home made trail mix. This recipe was adapted from Jenny’s Cookies amazing book, “Eat More Dessert”. I made this delicious mix with Cheerios cereal, mini marshmallows, salted peanuts, almonds, M&M’s, and chocolate drops. The cute little tag is included in the new printable package that will available in the shop soon!

Tip: don’t fill brown paper bags with trail mix unless you first use a plastic baggie as a liner. The oil from the peanuts was quickly absorbed by the brown bags and looked very greasy. Lesson learned! Fortunately, the boys didn’t seem to be bothered by it. They were too busy inhaling the trail mix! Hungry Campers!

A dessert table isn’t complete without cupcakes! I baked two different kinds of chocolate cupcakes and then added a few different toppings. My BFF made these yummy Rolo cupcakes awhile back and I knew that these would be a hit at the party…and they were! I whipped up my favorite chocolate buttercream icing, and added Skor bits and Rolos to the top of each cupcake. A few other cupcakes had teeny tiny marshmallows! You can’t have too many s’mores! Notice how I used pretzel sticks to attach the cupcake toppers? A little woodsy feel plus the salt from the pretzel mixed with the sweetness of the Rolos was divine.

The second batch of chocolate cupcakes included buttercream icing, chocolate drizzle, caramel popcorn and pretzels! So delicious and really simple to create.

These AMAZING cookies were superb and created by our sweet friend, Christy from Dolce Custom Cookies. She matched the cookies to the printables perfectly. She seriously is the best!

More mini donuts were added to the top of the milk bottles and finished off with a wood grain paper straw, and more printables. So cute, right!?!

I loved how these mini kraft ripple cups filled with popcorn turned out. They make great little snacks and are super cute!

I baked our favorite snickerdoodle cookies, bundled them into stacks, and then added these mini arrow wood pins from Michaels. They matched the theme perfectly!

Thank you for stopping by our campsite! So many more photos coming to the blog tomorrow! See you then!

Printables, styling, and photography: Marbella Printables

Smore cake and donuts: http://www.prettysweetco.com/menu

Cookies by:Dolce Custom Cookies

Trail Mix Recipe: Jenny’s Cookies

 

 

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Sweet Easter Bunny Hop Party

Hello friends! Easter is almost here and I am very excited to share with you our new Easter “Bunny Hop” Party! If you are looking for an easy set up with some fun diy’s, this party is for you! There’s also loads of ideas and little crafts for your kiddos to help out, too! So, “HOP” along for some spring time fun!

I was inspired by our “Easter Brights” printable collection and used all 4 colors that are designed in the printables: yellow, blue, pink, and green.

To keep the set up super easy, I filled the table with cupcakes, mini cupcakes, sugar cookies, mini gumballs, and this store bought cake that I added all the toppings at home!

I baked mini donuts, added a few marshmallows for the base, and then began layering mini coconut cupcakes, donuts, and finished it off with a few of our favorite Easter candies! So easy to do!

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If you want to involve your children, have them add little pom poms to lollipop sticks! We styled these with the mini cupcakes. This was my son’s idea and I think they turned out great! It was wonderful to have him help me with this party!

One of the crafts that we did together was make these pinwheels! We added a few to the wall for the backdrop and they also make a cute little centerpiece! Christian decided to place the little pom poms in the center of each pinwheel. These can then be given out as party favors and make fantastic photo props!

For the table setting, we added printable placemats, favor boxes, tiny buckets with Easter eggs, and mason jars filled with colorful juice! So fun! Don’t forget to add a personalized place card at each setting. Children love to see their names!

Adding these daisy cut lids with a paper straw and printable flag adds a special touch to any tablescape!

I found these sweet little favor boxes at a local wholesaler and new they would be perfect for the party. Fill them with any of your favorite Easter candy or treats, add little tag and ribbon and you are set!

Don’t forget to have lots of water on hand, too! No one says no to water when they are this cute!

A few more photos to share…

Thank you for joining me today! Wishing you a Happy Easter!

Photography and Styling by Marbella Printables

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Valentine’s Day Printable Tags-Cards {Freebie}

Hello lovely friends and Happy February! Today we are sharing a new, free printable…just in time for Valentine’s Day! These mini cards are perfect for your special love, teachers, or friends. Tuck these in a bouquet of flowers, chocolates, or simply as a little note for that special someone! Enjoy! xoxo

You can download these here:Valentines Day Mini Cards 2017 Freebie-2

 

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Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas-Tags & Labels

The most wonderful time of the year is sneaking up on us and I am getting excited! Are you, too? On the blog today, I am sharing a few, easy gift wrapping ideas! I used inexpensive ribbons, boxes, and other packaging materials that I had on hand. Make a cup of tea, sit back, and enjoy!

White gift boxes can be used all year round, so always keep a few different sizes on hand. These ones are from Michaels. For a classic, Christmas look, simple burlap and red ribbon with a few Christmas ornaments add the perfect finishing touch!

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If you like to wrap presents, keep a roll of brown, kraft paper on hand throughout the year. It’s amazing how creative you can get with this paper. For a rustic look, I add a little lace, raffia, cinnamon sticks, and a few red berries. Not only does it look great, but it smells amazing, too!

 

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If you prefer simple, elegant packages, add a grey satin ribbon and a personalized gift tag and you have a beautiful gift that is sure to impress!

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I always love to add a touch of modern to gift packages. Black and white stripes are a fav of mine! There is something so fun and yet classic about stripes. Here I used a striped, personalized tag from our, Etsy shop

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Also festive in green, too! Don’t you love the polka dots?!?!

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More stripes with red and green!

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Damask continues to be a classic and much loved pattern for all occasions and Christmas is no exception. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns, either. Here I added the damask tag to a chevron gable box. All the grey works beautifully together and the red adds a pop of color!

Classic + trendy=gorgeous!

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And…a little purple for a splash of color!

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What would the holidays be without a little glitter? I love these tags because they have the look of glitter (digitally added) without the mess of glitter everywhere! 

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I don’t know which ones I love the most!?!?! What about you? For all the personalized tags, please visit our shop: Marbella Printables

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Halloween Printable “BOO” Banner {Freebie}

Today is October 1st and so begins the countdown to a SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN! Throughout the month, we will be sharing many “fa-BOO-lous”ideas including FREE printables!

Let’s start with this easy DIY printable banner!

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This banner is designed with classic Halloween colors and fun patterns. I have used this graphic in other Halloween designs and I couldn’t resist including my favorite ghost in this banner, too! Download available here:Halloween Boo Banner 2015-1

I designed coordinating tags that are perfect for Spooky GHOSTLY treats. Remember these + the recipe?  http://www.marbellaprintables.com/?s=halloween

Enjoy!

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