Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I don't know if I can handle all of the brilliant kiddie parties this week! This FANTASTIC one came via Brooke (thank you!), and I am eating up every little detail. The very talented (illustrator) Merrilee put together this fantastic shindig for her son's 3rd birthday. I want to get on her party mailing list ASAP! For more pictures and details see here and here.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Thank you to Melanie Lantin for sending me this AMAZING 2 year old 'Jedi Knight Training Academy' Birthday party! I can't enough of it.
...handmade Jedi tunics for all the kids
...inflatable light sabers
...Jedi packs for the guests
...Jedi Knight training session
...Jedi issue bottles as party favors
photos by...ja tecson
Melanie, I hope you'll plan my next birthday party!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Question of the week:
"We are having a Saturday night cocktail party for my husband's upcoming 34th birthday. I was trying to think of ways to make it a little more fun then your typical standing-around-for-drinks thing. I am clueless- help! Also, is it okay to have plastic cups and plates? What's the rule there (we don't have enough glass ones to cover the guest list)? Thanks! -Catherine"
To submit your query for question of the week, email me at: hickspapergoods(at)yahoo(dot)com
Saturday, March 28, 2009
I was so honored to be asked to compile a 'blogger's favorites' list for one of my favorite blogs, Simple Lovely. Thank you, Joslyn!
On a personal note... I've got a really, really full week coming up and anticipate my posts will be fewer and further between for the immediate time being. Don't give up on me, though! I will be back in full force soon.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Speaking of cupcakes, Gen just sent over this cute Valentine's Day cupcake picture. Yes, a tad late...but don't so many of us feel our brains are still trapped back in February? I can hardly believe it's almost April- the year is moving fast. Anyway- I think the idea of using a lollipop as cupcake topper is pretty awesome.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Yet again- I've spotted something this week that I though was a 'new' concept, but has in fact been around for decades. A cupcake tower/cake spotted on a 1960's cookbook- who knew?
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
I think if I ever decided to collect something, it would definitely be Vera linens. She made the most lovely napkin sets and tea towels in to-die-for color palettes! The color combo above is all-time favorite for me. I spotted this beauty on ebay.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
question of the week:
"In April, I am hosting a book club meeting for a bunch of 3rd grade girls. This is their first meeting, so I want to make it fun and special. Any suggestions? It's a late afternoon party. Thanks! -Dawn"
to submit your question, email me at: hickspapergoods(at)yahoo(dot)com
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Whitney and I were honored to be asked to design a collection of invitations for the official Kentucky Derby party website this year. It's the first time we've ever collaborated with another company, and it was fun to do something a little different.