Shabby Chic Tea Party Brunch

Tea party brunch

Love it Soireés had fun creating this Shabby Chic inspired Tea Party brunch. tea party decor

tea party food

We used a brownie pan to make little cakes drizzled with white chocolate and sprinkled some confectionary sugar, topped with a raspberry and paper straw

Tea party brunch

Creative ways to use those adorable paper straws

cupcakes tea party brunch tea party table For the little ones customized Tea cups made by Holly Slay found on Etsy

yogurt  tea party brunch yogurt tea party brunch food Yogurt filled with Granola topped with raspberries, simple and elegant sweet tea favorsSweet Tea Favors for the guest, check out our Tutorial heretea time frame

Banana Pudding Made Pretty

Banana pudding fancy it up

Moving to the south I have discovered many new things that that I love! I Probably don’t need them in my life as much as I like but on occasion we like to splurge! That being said, Yes Banana Pudding…. Amazing is all I can say! Why I never had this before until I moved here I don’t know but I  must share this yummy easy recipe with everyone! Oh and by the way Sweet tea in the south is Heaven!

If you’re throwing a party — this is something light and sweet you can make. Preparation is easy and fast. If you have kids you can have your kids help lay the cookies down in the layering process. Usually I have seen banana pudding served in a bowl or platter but you can have fun with this! I layered mine in wine glasses and topped with whip cream and placed a cookie and some cookie crumbs to dress it up.  You can make them in mason jars if you have the little mason jars that would also be cute!

If you decide to pour yours in glasses I just used a ladle to pour the pudding mixture in. Don’t worry if you get some on the sides you can clean it off and your going to top with whip cream anyway! (Note I wait until I am ready to take out dessert because the whip cream will soften up)

There are many different types of banana pudding recipes out there, I have tried a few but this is my favorite!

Banana Pudding Recipe

1 large pkg Instant vanilla pudding,

2 1/2 cups cold milk

1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces)

1 container whipped topping, (16 ounces)

sliced bananas ( about 5-6 Bananas)

vanilla wafer cookies


Mix pudding and milk; add condensed milk. Blend it up add whipped topping blend until your filling has no lumps

Now you just layer your cookies down, top with bananas, pour pudding on top and repeat layers. For the top I lay my cookies down and crush a few all over.  If you want to dress up your pudding, you can put them in glasses or mason jars for a cute look! Just do the same layering method. For my wine glass I added whip cream to the top and dressed it up with a cookie and some crumbs!

Set in your refrigerator, you can eat this a few hours after being in the refrigerator but its best made the night before!

banana pudding party treats

Banana Pudding


Retro 4th of July Photo’s

What’s fun about having kids is you get to play dress up! And us mommies will take advantage of any occasion to throw together some cute photo props to create fun photos! We wanted a retro look inspired by Coca-Cola and the 1950’s for this photo shoot. First I had a lemonade stand that my husband had made for my daughters Vintage Carnival Party and I have used this stand over and over for many events! Plus my husband made it out of an old wood fence so it was free! But fence wood is not costly. I found the made in America sign at Hobby Lobby for $4.96!

This booth would be cute for a 4th of July Party or a retro party. I found the pinwheels a few years ago at Party City. I used poster command tape to stick my pinwheels to the wood. The pom poms and Coca Cola sign were found at Hobby Lobby. I found my Coca Cola crate at a flea market, but you can find them on craigslist. I found myRetro slushy Machine on Amazon. The money is worth it if you have children, during the summer it stays out!  I borrowed my Retro popcorn machine but here is one from Amazon Retro Popcorn Machine
We let the girls have fun, pretending to be a waitresses. Below we had fun with these pom poms. First we had them hanging from fishing line from a tree and then we used on the photo stand. I made an American flag crate My DIY tutorial here that was a perfect fit for toddlers to sit on and the older girls could lean over.
Crate was perfect size for this cutie!
Second photo look for our stand.
I found these Retro Popcorn Boxes on Amazon also for my daughters carnival, I used them as a cupcakes stand and saved them so I can use them for another event.
Mason Jar Drinks tied with some red and white twine and flag pinwheel straws from Target

Frozen party goody bag treat bag stuffers part 3

I came across these Frozen word search books last night at Target in the dollar spot section. They are the size of a coloring book, but could be rolled up to go inside a bag.

If you can find these Kellogg’s fruit snacks, they would be perfect for treat bags. I got this box at Super Target, but like Frozen merchandise goes, have yet to find more.

But be warned, the box contains assorted Disney princess pieces. So not every bag has Frozen on them.
ACMoore has a section of these Frozen books. Use a coupon to knock the price down.
Also at target I came across these $1 socks. They also sell Anna themed socks. Located in the Dollar Spot.
I found these small coloring books at Target in the books section. They are $1.89. Not a bad price.  They are small enough to fit in a treat bag.

11 DIY Frozen Party Decor

Every Child and mommy out there is loving some Disney Frozen right now! If you’re having problems finding Frozen Party Décor or you’re looking for something different — we bring you 11 Easy DIY tutorials to help you throw your own Frozen Party!

Elsa Crown

Diy Backdrop

Tulle Puffs

 Frozen Journal

Frozen Snowballs


Frozen Treat Bags

Frozen Stand

Frozen Hair Bow Favors

Frozen Bubbles Treat Bags

 Frozen Branches

Frozen Party Frames

 Check Out our complete Frozen Party here!

Alice in Wonderland

Shabby Chic Alice in Wonderland Party

This Shabby Chic Alice in wonderland inspired party was one of my favorite party’s  to create! I wanted the Shabby Chic style which was impossible to find so I found a paper design in my theme and used it to create most of the  pintable’s and treat bags.  is where I get all my table linens and chair covers
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Wal-Mart frame spray painted- favorite Alice In Wonderland Quote

Starbucks Glass with DIY printable
Custom Teacups as favors by hollyslay Etsy

Found these cute paper plates at
DIY treat bags fallow instructions here

Mad Hatter
Photo Props

Girly Pirate Party


Who says Pirates are for boys?
You can turn any boy theme into a pretty girl party! It might take you awhile to dig around finding the right décor to match your theme and stay in your color story, but don’t give up! Help from Hobby Lobby, Amazon and Etsy is where I found most of my treasures. Found all my cute printable’s from on Etsy! 
Tip:  if you find a printable you like but not the color or vision you have in mind message the designer your ideas and usually 100% of the time they can customize it for you!
Dress like a Matey station
Found on Amazon

Vintage Map scrapbook paper to add a little touch
 Found on Etsy, cute favor bags that we put chocolate coins and gems inside as favors
Dress up those swords with some Tulle
Dig For Treasure
Found these compasses at Hobby Lobby and added some
string to make as necklaces
Skull chocolate favors. Mold can be found at
 Hobby Lobby

Brownie Bites
Mold can be found at
Ac Moore

Lalaloopsy Party

Won’t you be a doll and join us for a Sew Magical Birthday Party!
 to create this Lalaloopsy party we used printable’s from nslittleshop found on Etsy
we also used the following…..

Table Décor (Used button wrapping paper as a table runner)


Sewing Station!
Table for the Boys!

Chocolate Button Pops, bought the chocolate sucker mold on Amazon

Treat Bags 
(Used stickers and placed on small treat boxes and bubble wands. Purchased pencil toppers at ToysRus.  Button punch from Martha Stewart line.)

Bought blank bubble wands at Target in the party section. The box comes in multi colors. I found Lalaloopsy stickers in a large coloring book at Marshall’s. This is an easy way to include your theme in the treat bag.

Vintage Carnival

Vintage Carnival Birthday


Who doesn’t like an old fashion Carnival. We tried to go back in time and bring everyone’s
old favorite candies, drinks, and junk food! The kids played different carnival games such as sack potato race, can toss and ring toss. Old wood fences were used to create concession stands. To help create our theme we used twine anywhere we could. Chose burlap to cover stands and crates,  Mason Jars for our drinks and we used MetroEvents on Etsy for all the printable’s.
Love Old Fashion Crates! They can be used for so many things!


DIY Games: take some root beer bottles,
spray paint any type of crate and take embroidery hoops wrapped in any fabric.


I already had a “can toss” game.  I covered the cans with some scrapbook paper and double sided tape. I chose a coordinating color scheme to match the printables.
Dollar Tree fish bowls with a little twine


Drink Station
Found this Coca Cola Crate at a flea market
Favors for the kids!
Found these popcorn boxes online to create a cupcake stand