Ice Cream Social

I SCREAM you SCREAM, we all SCREAM for ICE CREAM!!!

This fall, I had the privilege to participate in an adoption benefit for

our church Pastor’s soon-to-be adopted daughter.

I jumped at the chance to help out, and what better way to fundraise for this great cause than an

Ice Cream Social!

Where the Green Grass Grows Designs Photography by: Lily Fields Photography

This was supposed to be on a bright sunny day, but the weather had different plans.

It was a stormy rainy day. The party was moved inside, but that didn’t hold us back from enjoying

some frozen treats.

My talented friend Susan from Lily Fields Photography was so kind to

volunteer her time to photograph this event.

This fundraiser was a huge success!

A warm thank you to all who came out to enjoy ice cream, celebrate

and support this special little girl being adopted into her

forever family. Where the Green Grass Grows Designs Photography by Lily Fields Photography

I went to our local wholesale grocery store and purchased in bulk:

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We had a separate table full of pre-scooped bowls of ice cream so people could crab their bowl and

then work their way over to get their toppings. Lot’s of seconds on the topping table.

It was pretty popular with the kids!

~VENDOR CREDITS~

Photography by Susan: Lily Fields Photography

All paper products by Andrea: Where the Green Grass Grows Designs

Scalloped Frames: Orange Blossom Shop

Cupcakes: Market of Choice Bakery in Eugene, Oregon

Vintage style Wooden Ice Cream Maker: Shopko

Glass Candy Dishes: Target

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Vintage Circus Party

Christy Worcester from Always Me With You was gracious to share her adorable

Vintage Circus Party she styled for her son Owen’s First Birthday Party.

This classic, sweet, nostalgic circus party is just adorable!

Look out for the custom painted circus animal face cutouts, gumball jars, classic cake,

sweet muslin goody bags, deck of cards banner, mouth watering beverage bar, pom pom and

fabric banner décor and so much more…! Screen shot 2012-06-25 at 9_40_57 AM

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A cotton baggie with a vintage circus playing card print, a few circus animal coloring sheets, colorful crayons and a lollipop.

The kids were thrilled as they pulled all the treasures out of the baggie.

It gives them a bag to keep things in, a coloring activity to do, a fun way to learn about colors, animals and letters and a sweet treat to enjoy.

Here is what Christy did with the DIY instructions…

~Favor bags with image~
-Buy cotton drawstring bags. She used these 4×6 muslin bags.
-Buy soft transfer paper for light color fabric. You can usually find this at your local craft store.
-Buy your desired image for the outside of the bag (she used a vintage deck of crazy 8 playing cards)
-Scan the cards in your computer and follow the directions on the transfer paper instructions (scan in, reverse image on computer, cut out, place on cotton bag, iron on, let cool, peel off, easy)

~Coloring Sheets~
-Find 6 themed coloring pictures or drawer your own.
-Add the name of each animal in an easy to read font
-Print out on card stock and cut to fit in bag

~Circus crayons~
-Buy mini candy molds. She got these cute circus animals.
-Buy crayons in desired colors
-Peel the label off the crayons
-Chop crayons into small pieces
-Place cupcake liners in a cupcake pan
-Put two crayons of the same color (or get creative and mix them up) into each cupcake liner
-Preheat oven at 350 degrees and bake crayons for a few minutes or until the crayon has almost completely melted
-Quickly poor hot crayon liquid into the candy mold (I only melted 6 cupcake liners of crayons at a time because they start hardening up fast)
-Let cool and your cute crayons will pop right out

~Thank you tags~
-Buy plain craft tags. They should have these at your local craft store.
-Buy two stamps: a cute thank you stamp and another stamp that goes with your theme. She got this stamp of a giraffe with a birthday hat. (she also used the giraffe stamp on the envelope of the  invitation and on the thank you notes)
-Buy two colors of ink
-Stamp thank you on one side of tag and other image on the reverse side

Carousel Party

Up and Down and Round and Round we Whirl!

Join us as we Celebrate the Birthday Girl!

One of my customer’s Elissa from Elissa Jan Photography  contacted me about creating a

sweet Carousel Party Design for her daughter’s 2nd birthday.

The party table is decorated with cotton candy, donuts with plenty of sweet treats.

Paper products are designed with a pretty pink carousel horse with a cute little girl silhouette holding a balloon.

I just love how soft and pretty this party is. All paper products are now listed in my shop. Enjoy…!

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Light Pink and White Bakers Twine Light Pink and White Straws  Photography and Party Styling by: Elissa Jan Photography

Paper Party Decor by: Where the Green Grass Grows Designs

Party Favors

I’m always looking fun new goody bag gift ideas. Here’s a fun delicious gift for your little party guests. My friend Stacey made these edible necklaces for her son’s Tractor Farm birthday party. Very easy and you can even get the kids involved.

All you need is: String, Cereal, candy, pretzels…anything with a hole in it that you can string through.

Tie off the ends and enjoy!

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She also handmade these adorable reusable fabric goody bags to hold them. One for each guest.

The tractor tags are from my Tractor Farm Collection.

To see the full Tractor Farm Party click here.

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