Posts Tagged ‘Entertaining’



Easter Entertaining

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

If you need more Easter inspiration you absolutely must check out The Wedding Style Guide’s special Easter feature in their current issue. Included are some of the most beautiful details for a perfect Easter brunch. Themed invitations, place card tags, and mini paper poms are some of the charming details included. Best part, the invitation and tag templates are available for free in their downloads section! Hoppy planning! *wink



Twig & Thistle Etsy Shop!

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

I am SO excited to announce that I’ve opened up shop on Etsy over the weekend! I hope to be able to share more templates and other craftables in the future but for now I’ve got just the one project (in 4 colors). I’ve received several requests for my Baby Quiz Scorecards from my friends shower that I designed and hosted, and I thought it would be a good place to start.

These PDFs are editable, so you can fill in your own questions and answers and then print and cut. The best part is that once you’ve downloaded the template it’s yours to keep and use again and again! Below are some pictures from my first listing at the Twig & Thistle Store on Etsy.

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Choose from Blue, Pink, Yellow or Green

To see pics from the shower that these were originally designed for check out Baby Shower: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. If you have any specific ideas on what you’d like to see next or more of, I’d love to hear from you! Just leave a comment below.



DIY Fabric Garland

Monday, January 19th, 2009

My niece’s first birthday is quickly approaching and I’ve decided to try out a few projects for her upcoming party. First up is a fabric garland to decorate the walls and ceiling. I couldn’t wait to share this latest project because it turned out to be so easy and super fun to do! I wish I had a birthday party to celebrate every month just so I’d have an excuse to make these.

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More pics and step-by-step instructions after the break! (more…)



Cherry Blossom Cupcakes

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

I was looking for inspiration for my niece’s 1st birthday during the Seattle “Snowpocalypse” and came across these charming little cupcakes. There are so many stunning cupcakes to see in this set on Flickr, you must check it out! Here are a few of my favorites…

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Cherry Blossom Cupcake 2

Cherry Blossom Cupcake 3



Baby Shower: Katie, Part 1

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

It was an honor to host my friend Katie’s baby shower this last summer. I have finally gotten around to collecting all the photos so I wanted share them.

Let me start off by saying that this was by far my favorite event to plan and design. Katie knew that she was having a baby boy and his name would be Sebastian Sanchez. I decided to celebrate the new baby and his beautiful parents by illustrating them as a little owl family. I thought it would be fun to play up this icon and use it throughout the whole system.

I letterpressed the invitations on a press we have at my office.The party favors were packaged in a white pillow box that I affixed a sticker to. Inside was a fabric pattern and batting so each guest could make their own Baby Sanchez doll! I printed the pattern on printable fabric sheets that I ran through my Ink Jet printer.

More details and pics of the shower to come, so stay tuned!