Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Lemonade and Sunshine Party

Jess from Pen N' Paper Flowers styled this super cute vintage lemonade and sunshine party for a combined birthday party for her oldest daughters. The colors are great, the theme is age appropiate, and the styling is wonderful. Great job, Jess!

The party was held outside under the tress

Jess used a cupboard to display old fashioned desserts

I love how she decorated the wrought iron chairs...who new that tin cans could look so sheek?

Some pink lemonade for the guest....

Served in mason jars

The birthday "banner" goes right along with the creative!

The cupcakes: mini lemon cupcakes with lemon cream cheese frosting

Lemonade sugar cookie sandwiches

A pink lemonade cake

Lemon drop filled jars

And the favor buckets

I really enjoyed all of the details from this party. I hope that you do as well!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Shower for Baby "Z"

This past May, photographer Wendy Updegraff gave her sister am amazing baby shower with no details forgotten. The Tiny Prints invitation served as the inspiration for the shower's orange and pink color palette. A tent covered the beautiful table setting, and was decorated with paper lanters and a special “baby Mama” banner. They made sugar scrub jars for the party favors which also doubled as the placecards. The large "Z" that Wendy and her mom made using artificial flowers made a HUGE visual statement {the baby's name is Zoe}. I love it! Check out more of Wendy's photographic work when you get a chance.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

A Cupcake Summer

I have several events this summer that I plan on making cupcakes for and I am super excited to try out some new creative designs. Here are a few of my new summer-inspired favorties:

Ice Cream Cupcakes
These miniature desserts are dressed up with a refreshingly delicious scoop of gelato

Corn-on-the-Cob Cupcakes
This cupcake creation capitalizes on summer's quintessential farm-stand find: corn! I am definitely trying this one out before the end of the summer.

Huckleberry Cupcakes
Huckleberries are the perfect topping for sweet cream-covered cupcakes!

Shark and Beach Cupcakes
No words necessary. Everyone will love these, especially if you are at the beach.

Strawberry Cupcakes
A fun twist to the traditional summertime Strawberry Shortcake.

Patriotic Cupcake Pops
Bakerella's cupcake pops would be great for this weekend's 4th of July celebrations. You could decorate regular cupcakes the same way as well.

We would love to see your creative summertime cupcake creations. Have fun baking!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Sip & See Shower {Pre-Event Setup}

Sheek Shindigs was busy with 2 events today! The first was a Sip & See Shower for a baby boy named Gavin. Here are a few pre-event pictures. More pictures of the actual event will be posted soon.

The color sheme was blue and brown (with some polka dots).

One of the custom banners made by Sheek Shindigs

Custom "GAVIN" letters

The buffet table decorated for cake and desserts

Custom "mini" banner for the buffet

The topiary food card holders were super cute!

To go along with the Sip & See theme, Sheek Shindigs put together these tea tins for each guest to take home. The custom tins were filled with a set of round Ginger Peach flavored tea bags.

Stay tuned for more pictures to come...

Thursday, June 24, 2010

4th of July Fab Find

This week's Fab Find feature is a set of 4th of July DIY printables....for FREE.
WH Hostess designed these tent cards and cupcake toppers to help you get ready for your July 4th celebrations. Click on the links to download the images and print.

Cupcake Topper Printables

Tent Cards Printables

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Two Tiny Hands Fundraiser Launch Party

Sheek Shindigs is helping out a great new foundation with their first fundraising event this Saturday, June 26th. If you are local, please consider stopping by. There will be activities and food for the kids as well as several opportunites to support Two Tiny Hands.

You can find more information about Two Tiny Hands, how to support this foundation, and details about their fundraising launch party here.

Baseball Birthday Party

Beth of Beth Kruse Custom Creations submitted this cute baseball party that she did for her son's first birthday.

The invitation

A sign directing guest to the back

Beth set up a concession stand out of her porch windows. So creative!

It wouldn't be a true baseball party without a hot vendor!

The desserts included cake pops, a home plate cake, and chocolate marshmellows made by Beth as well as cookies made by just-iced on etsy.

Other ballpark concessions...

And the party favors {bats and balls}

My boys would have loved this party! Great job, Beth. Stop by her blog when you get a chance to check out more of the details and pictures.

Monday, June 21, 2010

An Edible Landscape

Parent's Magazine offers a great alternative to the ordinary at your next playdate. Make your snack table come alive with a few simple steps {and delicious treats}! Cover a table with butcher paper and paint it into the cutest buffet ever. Plan out your masterpiece according to your bowls and platters. Pizzas make great wheels, silicone cupcake liners work perfectly as caterpillar cookie stands, and carrot sticks make colorful sun rays. Your kids will have a blast helping you plan it out and their friends will enjoy the final result.

Flying High 1st Birthday Party

Friday, June 18, 2010

And the Fab Finds winner is...

Melanie Gowen. Congratulations, Melanie. We hope that you enjoy your fabulous new items!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Fab Find {Custom Luminaria Set}

This week's Fab Find is Paper Acorn's custom luminaria sets. They are simple, yet SO creative. These would be perfect for a wedding, rehearsal dinner, reception, birthday party...the list goes on. AND, what about a Halloween party! It would be so cute to line your sidewalk with luminaria "BOO"s.
Check Paper Acorn's etsy shop out

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A San Francisco Styled Wedding

This is Sheek Shindigs first wedding feature and I just adore all of the DETAILS. This San Francisco couple opted for an intimate, low-key wedding which included 70 of their closest family and friends witnessing their exchange of vows at San Francisco's City Hall. They then led their guests through the streets to their favorite German restaurant for an afternoon meal to celebrate.

The couple announces their martial status on the front steps of City Hall

The invitations were designed by San Francisco artist Jeff Canham

The table decor. L-O-V-E it!!

The wedding favors were sourdough pretzels dipped in chocolate and packaged in glassine envelopes stitched with red thread. Details, details!!

The couple built and painted this amazing stacked cake stand to display an assortment of "Ridiculous Rum Cakes" by Pamela Cianci of Sugar and Spike. This is just been added to my DIY list. I have to make one for myself!

You can see more details about this event