Is it a boy or is it a girl?

Having a baby is such a blessing! You get to eat all the food you want and no one can say anything to you lol, but we all know what comes with that belly … A BABY SHOWER!!

Many couples like to find out what the gender of their baby will be, and there are also a lot of people who choose to wait for the big day. How can you prepare a baby shower when you don’t know what the gender of the baby is?

We were recently hired to set up a dessert table for a Surprise Baby Shower, where the Mother-to-be did not know what the gender of the baby was. We added both pink and blue to represent both boy and girl.

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Custom sign read “What will baby Allen Be?”

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There were alot of DIY projects done by the aunt-to-be and she did an awesome job. She made the diaper cake centerpieces, which came out super cute. She also made the marshmallow pop rattles, the party favors, the jars with the straws, the banners and the cupcakes! Check them out:

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When the parents-to-be want to play a guessing game with their guests they sometimes add either blue or pink to the inside of the cake so that when they cut the cake open, the gender will be revealed.

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Thank you for reading!

Yosie

#yourdecoratingdiva

The Ultimate Emergency Kit for Wedding Planners

As Wedding and Event planners we highly recommend carrying an Emergency Kit with you….At all times! A good wedding planner will always have a stock of emergency wedding supplies, including items that the bride and her attendants wouldn’t think to have on hand! While we hope you don’t have emergencies on the big day, it is always better to be safe than sorry. We created our own Emergency Kit and we each carry one in our cars at all times “just in case”!

The cool thing is that we have used it for a wedding or two. We had to sew the buttons back onto the suit of one of our grooms one day and we’re glad we had our handy little sewing kit available ;o)

The Favors & More Emergency Kit

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Pharmacy

  • Johnson & Johnson First Aid Kit (band aids, gauze, antiseptic wipes) – $0.99
  • Acetaminphen-Fever Reducer/Pain Reliever – $1.99
  • 4 Alka Seltzer packages $0.99
  • Eye Drops – $1.99
  • Kleenex – $0.99
  • Q-tips – $0.99

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Hair Products

  • Bobby Pins & Hair Clips – $2.99
  • Brush & Comb – $3.69
  • Hair Elastics – $2.99
  • Mini Hairspray & Mouse – $2.00

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Beauty Products

  • Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder – $0.99
  • Chapstick – $2.99
  • Secret Antiperspirant – $1.19
  • Mini Nail Kit – $2.99
  • Sally Hansen: Clear Nail Polish – $2.00

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Dental/Food

  • Wisp disposable toothbrush – $0.99
  • Orbit Gum – $0.97
  • Mini Scope Mouth Wash – $.99
  • Chewy Granola Bar – $0.89
  • Nutrigrain Bar – $0.99

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Tools:

  • Sewing Kit – $1.99
  • Downy Wrinkle Releaser – $1.50
  • 4 packs of Wet Ones – $0.99
  • Travel Lint Roller – $0.99
  • Cabooble Bag – From Target $19.99

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Total Estimated Cost for Emergency Kit: $68.31

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So think about it … with just about $70 you can possibly save the day. Before you restock your emergency Kit for your next event, be sure to contact your bride & make sure she has no allergies to any specific medications you may have or any snacks you pack in your kit.

Here are Some other Wedding Day Emergency Kit Essentials we found on http://eventplanning.about.com/od/eventplanningbasics/ss/Wedding-Planners-Emergency-Kit-Supplies-To-Prevent-Wedding-Day-Emergencies.htm:

  • Facial blotting papers for reducing shine on both women and men
  • Cotton swabs for fixing makeup mishaps
  • Tweezers for errant eyebrow hairs (or unexpected splinters!)
  • Green floral tape and pins in case a boutonniere needs to be improvised
  • Moleskin bandages to prevent or ease the pain of blisters caused by new shoes
  • White chalk for masking stains on a white wedding gown
  • Hem tape, double-sided fashion tape and safety pins in white and black to repair attire as needed
  • Anti-static spray
  • Hard candy in case of dry mouth, sudden low blood sugar, or jitters
  • Acetominophen, chewable antacids, and anti-diarrheal medication in case of illness
  • A spare pen, preferably an elegant one, in case one is needed for the guest book
  • Long-handled candle lighter for votive candles

FEEL FREE TO LET US KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE IN YOUR EMERGENCY KIT!

Is Pinterst Right for you?

It’s a proven fact that we spend most of our day perusing the Internet. So of course, when it’s your turn to be the Bride-to-be, it’s completely normal that you look to the Internet for some inspiration. It’s very rare that we find an actual Wedding Planning book in the hands of our brides these days. We often have brides approach us with emails filled with ideas they have found all over the web or in magazines. And lately the biggest trend is Pinterest. THEY ALL LOVE PINTEREST & SO DO WE 

So what is Pinterest?

“Pinterest is a pinboard-style photo-sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, and hobbies. Users can browse other pinboards for images, “re-pin” images to their own pinboards, or “like” photos.” Wikipedia 😉 “Pinterest is a tool for collecting and organizing things you love.”

How to use it?
First things first request an invite from their homepage. Once you get one, log in and they will direct you to a “Pin it” link that you can drag into your bookmarks or favorites bar.

Pin it: A pin starts with an image or video you add to Pinterest. You can add a pin from a website using the Pin It bookmarklet or upload an image right from your computer. Any pin on Pinterest can be repinned, and all pins link back to their source.

Creata Board: A board is where you organize your pins by topic. You could pin ideas for remodeling your bathroom to your House Projects board, for example. Boards can be secret or public, and you can invite other people to pin with you on any of your boards.- – So, for example, if you find a DIY tutorial on wedding Card Boxes, you can add it to your “Wedding board” and it will always be available for viewing at a later date.

Follow: When you follow someone, their pins show up in your Pinterest home feed. You can follow all of someone’s boards or just the ones you like best

Is there other ways to Use Pinterest??
But of Course! Now you don’t have to print anything or email a bunch of attachments. Pinterest is a great way to share your inspirations & Ideas with other people including your Wedding planner, photographer, Invitation Specialist & your cake Baker and any other vendor. There is also a free app on the Iphone or Ipad available to download so you can pin at any given time. If you feel a bit overwhelmed with looking up attachments and old emails/ printout this website will work wonders for you! Download it today 

Check out our Pinterest and brose our Boards for some neat ideas that we have uploaded & Repined for your next event!

DIY Project: Mason Jars

Looking for a semi-low-cost, awesome looking centerpiece that has a classic look with a vintage flair?   Here is a quick DIY project that may save you some money and will have your guests wanting to take all of your fabulous looking creations home with them!

What you will need:

  • Mason Jars.  They come in various sizes and have regular and wide openings.  You can purchase them online (Amazon), Craft stores (such as Michaels or A.C. Moore) or you can get them at some dollar stores (Jack’s 99 cent stores carries a variety of sizes!).

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  • Various Tools you will need to decorate the mason jars include (but are not limited to):  Scissors, Glue (Hot Glue gun preferred), Ribbon (in various styles/colors/widths), Twine/Rope, and you can get a can of spray paint to paint some of them.  You can also purchase or make little flowers made of paper, fabric or felt to decorate the vases to your liking.

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  • You can overlap the decorative items you have to have various designs and to keep the jars cute and interesting looking. Feel free to use a good amount of glue as it may come off easily when on glass.

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  • When you are done decorating the jars, you can add flowers (if you have a large number of arrangements to make, and/or if it’s for a very special occasion like your wedding, it is best to work with a florist on this project…contact us for a Quote!), floating candles and/or short branches to decorate an event.
  • You can also use these decorative pieces in your living room, kitchen or office to hold pens and pencils!
  • Below are some images of the finished products that we made for a recent wedding.  The couple wanted a vintage look that we paired with Birch Vase Centerpieces.  The wedding was stunning!

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Click Here for Facebook Pictures of this Wedding

Photographer:  Pepper Negron

~YJM~