‘In the Night Garden’ A Magical First Birthday

Today I’m featuring an adorable and magical first Birthday party submitted by Tala of Perfect Packages. It’s not often that I feature a child’s party but when you can get an email from one of your readers from Switzerland, a theme this magical and a glowing baby girl’s face it’s impossible to not share it. Enjoy!

in the night garden dessert table

I was recently asked to design and style an “In the Night Garden” themed 1st birthday for a special little girl called Kiki, who is a total fan of the tv series. I had to watch a few episodes first before making any plans, and soon realized that this party had to be big, bold, colorful and extremely magical to appeal to very little people . So I set to work and decided I wanted to have an “edible table” – with daisy cookies and grass-daisy cupcakes placed on fake grass pieces, and with “Iggle Piggle” character cake pops and a 2-tier “Upsy Daisy” birthday cake. I mixed and matched orange chevron patterns with blue polka dots, and literally covered the table in butterflies and flowers!

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Cheerful Pink and Orange Spring Paper Place Setting

cheerful pink and orange spring paper place setting

Today is such a fabulous day! It’s the first day of Spring, tonight I’m joining a group of creatives for a spring entertaining Pinterest party (you should be there) and today the Divergent movie hits theaters! Fabulous day, right? Who’s planning on seeing Divergent? I have a girls date Friday night and can’t wait!

I had to kick off the new season with some fun colors so I give you a cheerful pink and orange spring paper place setting.  I use to shy from paper products and I have no idea why I did such a thing. The Target seasonal section and dollar bins continue to inspire me and that’s where I got all the paper products for this simple table setting.  I can’t wait to get my hands on some of the new Oh Joy products.

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An Outdoor Floral Woodland Display for Tiny Prints

an outdoor floral woodland display for tiny prints

Floral and woodland displays I heart, big time.  I teamed up with my friends at Tiny Prints for another inspirational display and this one showcases my style perfectly.  When I can take the antlers off of our dining room wall and easily incorporate them into a chic woodland display I get all kinds of giddy.

I’m all about discovering and sharing ways to entertain guests in a simple fashion.  From woodland themed Birthday parties to fancy spring dinner parties, unique and simple is always Melissa Creates approved. Wink.

an outdoor floral woodland display

Head over to the Tiny Prints blog for more details and photos! Working with the Tiny Prints team is always a pleasure so make sure to peruse their site.

An outdoor floral woodland display for Tiny Prints:
Styling , photography and concept by Melissa Creates  / Custom watercolor sign by Kori Clark Designs
Sparkling water provided by Onli  /  Thank you cards provided by Tiny Prints

DIY Colorful Springtime Centerpiece by Melinda Tomasello

DIY colorful springtime centerpiece by Melinda Tomasello

Yay for spring! My sweet and very talented friend Melinda Tomasello is sharing a DIY colorful springtime centerpiece with us today and it’s super cute. Melinda and I have worked on a few projects together including the Retroween and Lakeside Christmas display. She’s hilarious and has loads of talent to share with the world.

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#SpringMakes Pinterest Party

Spring Makes Pinterest Party

Happy Friday, friends!

Next week I’m co-hosting a #SpringMakes Pinterest party and you need to be there.  I’ve teamed up with a phenomenal group of talented ladies and we will be pinnnig all things Spring entertaining including craft ideas, recipes and party ideas! Grab your iPad or iPhone and chillax for one hour in the evening and pin your little heart out. We know you love entertaining guests, whipping up new recipes and showing off your crafty side as much as we do. No need to RSVP just simply be there!

Not sure what to do? Follow along and see our pins via Facebook and Twitter and jump in when you feel comfortable just make sure to use our event hashtag #SpringMakes when pinning and chatting about the online party fun. Two lucky pinning attendees will leave the party with a $50 gift card to either Williams Sonoma or Hobby Lobby just for simply joining us for the hour of fun!  If you have any other questions feel free to leave a comment or email me directly- melissaccreates@gmail

Before you leave, make sure to visit our Pinterest party hosts and follow their Pinterest pages:

Melissa Creates / Dukes & Dutchesses / Giggles Galore / The Flair Exchange / Simply Jessica Marie
She’s Kinda Crafty / Cupcakes & Cutlery / Kori Clark Designs / Aimee Broussard & Co.


Shabby Chic Pennant Banner Favor Bags

Chic Banner

I came at you with shabby chic magical wands and now I’m back with more shabby chicness.

While cleaning out my craft supplies I came across a few random items that looks pretty phenomenal together in my opinion. My gal Sandy gifted me floral shabby chic clothespins because they obviously have my name all over them. I have strands and strands of ‘play pearls’ on hand because you never know when a fancy soiree might pop off, am I right? (yes, I said pop off).  While at Alt Summit we were able to take home a few precut pennant banner fabric pieces which was super thoughtful.  So what does one do with all of these shabby chic inspired pieces? Combine them and create a unique shabby chic pennant banner favor bags station of course!

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