Owl Themed Baby Shower

I wasn’t planning on posting a baby shower theme today, but when I discovered the work of Melody Brandon via her blog My Sweet & Saucy…. I became mesmerized by her fabulous cake artistry. This owl themed baby shower cake really caught my eye. I thought you might all enjoy it as well.

Have you ever seen a cuter owl? Melody created this by pulling inspiration from an invitation given to her by her client.

The brown and white polka dots really add a lot to the overall owl themed decor. Also- the simple addition of a few runners of green and white polka dot fabric pull the theme together brilliantly. I Love the green and brown color scheme.

A closer look.

See….gorgeous right?

Here is one last look at the owl cake that caught my eye. Great work Melody! I am sure I will be sharing much more of her cake and dessert creations with you all in the future.

*Sweet & Saucy Shop is located in Long Beach, CA– check their amazing work!

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:

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

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!


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

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