DIY Wedding Favor Bags

Want to save on costs but also send your wedding guests home with a sweet treat? How about trying these DIY favor bags? With minimal effort {and a fabulous FREE template}, you can create these thoughtful treat bags to give your guests.

You’ll need:

Supplies
1. Scallop Cards from Paper-Source $6.50 for a 20 pack of cards
2. Lunch Bags
3. 1/8 in Ribbon $9.50 for 30 yards we used chartreuse
4. Eyelet Setter $4.50
5. Eyelets in Gravel $1.45 for 50
6. 1/8 Hole Punch

Instructions
1. Print out the Scallop Cards
2. Place Scallop Cards on the Lunch Bag
3. Punch holes through the card and bag at the same time
4. Place eyelets right side up and card right side down, use Eyelet Setter and a small hammer to set
5. Fill your goodie bags with yummy treats
6. Run 1/8 in Ribbon through the bag and card and tie

And you will have the most thoughtful favor bags!

Template and images via The Wedding Chicks

Welcome to The Celebration Shoppe!

Looking for fresh and modern party supplies? Want your next birthday party, baby shower, or special event to have a “pulled together” look? The Celebration Shoppe can handle that for you! Thoughtfully Simple is proud to be working with this stylish company and we wanted to take a moment to show off some of their fabulous designs.

Perfect for a couple’s baby shower- This “Guess whooo’s having a baby?” theme is adorable! Bye, bye rubber ducky, hello owl! These owl themed party supplies will be a hoot!

Aargh Matey! This pirate ship party is clever and fun. If you are looking for pirate themed party supplies— I highly recommend these. I love the use of red and white dots accompanied with the red and white stripes- a total “pirate” vibe.

This pink, black, and zebra motif is perfect for many girlfriend gatherings. Bachelorette party, birthday…. just because? This “Bubbly” theme can cover it all. Chic yet playful, what could be better?

These are just three of the fun modern party themes offered by The Celebration Shoppe. I will be sharing more of my favorites…. so stay tuned!

A Woodland Wedding

When Aleah {from The Good Life Event Specialists} sent me over this Woodland Wedding Theme, I knew I had to share it with you all. From the breathtaking trees to the sweet sentiments, this wedding in the woods was all about style and woodsy romance. I’ll let Aleah take it from here and share her experiences working with this adorable couple, Emily and Ryen:

We worked with Emily and Ryen to pull details from the surrounding forest Emily and her brothers grew up playing in. Being all about nature, the save the dates, place cards, invitations, and programs were brushed with a tree logo to symbolize Emily and Ryen’s story; they met while climbing.

Chock full of amazing details created by Emily’s father were details such as wooden directional signs pointing to “drinks, chapel,” and other fun locales on the property, a custom altar, and an absolutely amazing rustic wooden bar {see last photo}!

Fiddle ferns, moss, and hostas were harvested and incorporated into lush centerpieces.

Keeping with the wedding in the woods theme, we incorporated magical lighting an transformed Emily’s dad’s bar into a cigar and scotch lounge after dinner; check out the elk lamp! To top the night off, we had a rockin’ band play into the night. Having played with some of the biggest names in rock, the Chris Friel Orchestra kept everyone dancing and singing at Emily and Ryen’s own private concert. Congratulations, Emily + Ryen!

Here are some additional details:
Design and coordination: Nick and Aleah Valley – The Good Life Event Specialists: http://www.goodlifeevents.net
Floral: Floressence, Seattle: http://www.floressencedesign.com
Photography: Amore Studios: http://www.amorestudios.com
Band: Chris Friel Orchestra: http://www.chrisfriel.com
Dessert (cupcake bites): Susanne’s Cakes: http://www.susannesbakery.com
Catering: Ravishing Radish: http://www.ravishingradish.com
Paper goods: izzy girl: http://www.izzygirl.com
Rentals: AA Party Rentals: http://www.aaparty.com

Ceremony guitarist: Glenn Letz: http://www.glennlestz.com

Taste the Rainbow: St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes

So I was tweeting away last night about making these rainbow cupcakes ….well I wanted to share the finished pictures with you all. We are going to deliver these to our neighbors today wishing them a luck St. Patrick’s Day. If you are looking for a last minute treat– these are simple. I even had everything to make these rainbow cupcakes right in my pantry!

See how bright these are? I used plain white cupcake liners. And made these flags using my computer and a toothpick.

I couldn’t resist a close up!

They look so cheerful all in a row, don’t they?

What about on a tray? I got this great green tray at target for only $2.50, score! Here is a better look:

See, great tray… right?

Need I say more? Make someone lucky today and make these bright cupcakes.

*note: I did not have a box of white cake mix so I used this scratch recipe….really, really easy and taste so much better. I will never go back to the box.

Want a cheerful breakfast too? Check out these rainbow pancakes!

Rainbow Pancakes make for a Cheerful Breakfast

I got so much interest when I posted these on our Facebook wall, that I decided to share them here as well.

Want to make your family smile on a Sunday morning? Serve them up a cheerful breakfast surprise, rainbow pancakes! They are simple to make. Prepare your favorite pancake batter as usual- then divide it amongst separate bowls and add food coloring to each bowl (I used 5 colors here but you could use 6 colors in the rainbow). Then, cook like normal!

Enjoy!

You might also like this green pancake recipe (only one color)!

Inspiration from i am a mommy

Decorating with Paper Flowers

I love all things paper… but flowers? Yes, decorating with paper flowers is my new obsession. Just in time for spring and really whimsical looking. Here are a few paper flowers I discovered on Etsy and just love.

Fuschia paper flower bouquet with stems

These fluffy paper flowers remind me of paper pom poms {which I also LOVE}.

Love these colorful paper flowers. Check out the detail on the edging of the petals.

Stunning! This vase full of paper flowers looks, soft, romantic, and real!

FUN colors and adorable paper flower designs here… just imaging these used to decorate a …..

CUPCAKE! I know, cute right?! Love the idea of using paper flowers for cupcake toppers!

Have you ever used {or made} paper flowers for party decor?

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