Archive | September, 2010

>Sneak Peek – Mickey and Minnie Stixnpops

28 Sep

>Today I am sharing Some Sneak Peeks of a Mickey and Minnie Mouse order for a customer from Suwanee Georgia for her Son Franco’s First Birthday Party. The order included Mickey Mouses and Minnie Mouses for the girls. She wanted as personalization the number 1 and the colors light blue and yellow to match her party decor.
I just love how these turned out!

>Fairy Princess Tea Party

22 Sep

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I week ago was my daughter Valeria’s Fairy Princess Tea Party…. I can’t Believe she just turned 3…it seems like yesterday the day she was born!
I took me a while to choose which photos to feature… we took thousands of photos… Valeria had the party of her dreams…. all the lil’ Fairies and lil’ Peter pans had a blast… I am still exhausted but it was worth it! I am sure my Fairy Princess will remember this day forever!

I enjoyed the planning and making  almost everything from the crepe garlands, cake, tutus, and decorations…I enjoyed the most watching all the little happy faces, all those innocent eyes full of excitment and joy to be living a fairy tale… there was sparkles AKA glitter everywhere…. I can not describe  enough the happiness we felt at our home… even though it was packed… and it rained… but every moment, every little detail was pure happiness! happy Birthday my baby Valeria…. you will always be my baby!

I decided to put photos in segments… pretty much in the order all the activites happened! I am also sharing some photos from a photo shoot I did with Valeria and Sofia at Vines Gardens Park …one of my favorite parks (Valeria felt like a Fairy in the forest… or as a tooth Fairy… as she calls herself) sit back and enjoy… there are tons of pictures!

Decorations and Welcoming

I made simple but cute invitation using the same Fairy Clip art I used in all the party’s decor… the clip  is by Whimsy Primsy

The handmade Crepe garlands had two purposes: decorations, and dividers… I blocked my living room from little sticky fingers… just in case (I have a new living room… and did not want to be worry about kids being there)
Beautiful flower crowns (head bands)

All the tutus decorated our stairway!

Once the guests entered, each one was able to dress up, For the  lil’ Fairies wings, tutus, flower crown, wands… and the lil’ peter pans, hats and swords!

even the boy “Peter pans” got some sparkles!
The Main Table, Cake and Favors

The main table  was decorated with  the cake, Fairy StixNpops, pink lemonade fairy dust, and treat bags, full of goodies!!!
I also made the pom poms… even though I have seen them so much.. these were my first! not so bad!
The beautiful banner…. in coordinating colors was made by Sherry from Party Pops 
I love it!!! Sherry did a great job with it! thanks a lot Sherry!
The Magical Fairy dust lemonade was basically… pink powered lemonade with sugar crystals (as fairy dust) in the back of the jars were the instructions, so each one could make it at home.

the Paper treat bags were also handmade.. I filled them up with sweets, more glittery, girly stuff, and Personalized back bag tags!

 StixNpops were an important part of the main table decoration!!!

Each guest went home with a StixNpop!!! Of course! The girls took fairies and the boys star wands!!!
The Food


sorry these pics are not so clear… but the Tea party Commensals… enjoyed, mixed tea sandwiches, deviled eggs, cream cheese croissants,  stuffed cucumber appetizers, fresh fruit, fruit salad,  mixed spreads with pita chips, almond macaroons, sandwich cake…. among other goodies… there were things for everyone’s appetite!
Playing Tea Party

The cute little tea party table!!! all the kids went crazy… and I was not sure of how things were going to happen, and the all the kids were going to sit down… but actually they all did! and behave really well!

Each guest found their own name in a cute little basket holding their name cards
Dessert Table… Sweets and Treats!

I could not have a tea party without a Dessert table!
every dessert was either pink, purple, or in coordinating colors with the party!

a front view!! featuring my latest paper creations!! pompoms and crepe garlands!


I decorated these shortbread cookies all with pink, purple, and blue butterflies… love how they look together… and they were yummy too!
I just felt in love with these mini wafer cubes… I found them in the farmers market in the Asian Aisle…  I decided to decorate them each with a flower and leaves… love how they turned out!

I also debuted with paper cones… I was going to fill them up with caramel popcorn… but noticed that the sugar levels were already high..so decided to filled them with a savory treat… white cheddar Pop Corn! it was a hit!

The Brownie Bites were forted with Strawberry cream cheese frosting, and decorated  with Beautiful Fairy Picks by Pam from Party Starters 
Thank you Pam they look adorable and are the perfect final touch!

Fun, Fun, Fun
Magical Crafts, face Painting, and Nails and Body Fairy Dusting


Fairy Godmothers Station! full of goodies
face painting supplies, nails glitter, and body glitter

As a craft I had a Door hanger, for each little one to decorate… they were all into it!!! 

The Fairy Godmothers and the “lost” Treasure

I gracefully volunteered my mom and our good long time friend Ada, to be the Fairy Godmothers…we were going to sew dresses for them…but just run out of time…so they wore white clothes, with wings, flower crowns, feathers boa, and white gloves… and voila!!! Fairy Godmothers!
I had prepared a treasure hunt outdoors…but it was raining…so we decided to have the Godmothers find the lost treasure and bring it to the castle’s little guests…. my mom and good friend Ada did a great job as Fairies Godmothers… they had so much fun…. but before opening the treasure chest they came up with some magic words…to open it! after all it turned out great!
The Cake and Details

Cake decorating is one of my many hobbies…. I just love how this cake turned out!
a magical garden! It took me a whole day decorating!
The cake was a 4 layer cake, of strawberry and vanilla…it was rich and moist…delish!
Surprise! Lets sing, make a wish, blow candles, and have some cake

One thing that  my Valeria kept saying while  I was decorating the house for the party… was ” all my friends coming to my party and they are going to say surprise Valeria”
so I decided to make that dream come true… in some way… since the party was not a surprise…but before “cake time”  I told everyone to come to the dining room except for Valeria and the Fairy Godmothers…. their job was to escort Valeria to the main Room… and so it happened…. once the came in to the dinning Room we all shout out… SURPRISE!!! and you can just see her face…it still makes me cry!!! she could not stop saying thank you, thank you! We will never forget it!
Enjoying time and playing with all my friends!
Once it stopped raining… we all went outside… and had all the little ones sit down to have some ice cream pops my mom made… 


it was time to burn some energy out…and without telling them anything they all started running, “flying” following each other! it even was fun  just watching them so happy!

To end the party with a golden finale! we had a bouncy castle!!! perfect to burn them out…
you can just see how energized those kids were! 

It was the perfect party, for our Perfect little girl! 
Anything we do, won’t be enough to express our love for you!  We love you, and wish you a long and happy life, full of blessings,  and great experiences that will make you wiser, noble, and greater! 
May all your dreams come true!

>Sneak Peek – Pink and Green Ladybug

21 Sep

>Here is the latest Custom order for a customer from West Palm Beach for her Daughter’s First Birthday,
Nicole wanted Cute ladybugs in pink and green and as Personalization  she wanted the letter S and number 1.  Now I am in love with ladybugs! I can’t wait to see some party pics, I am sure this party  will be Adorable!

Just Lovely!!
The whole ladyBug with personalization details
Personalization details
I just love how they look together….love the colors!
All spread out on my dining table, ready to be packed!
If you have ever wonder what the back of the StixNpops look like…here is a pic of  our Sticker!
I loved them so much.. I just kept taking pictures!
All packed… ready to be shipped!!

>Sneak Peek – For First Korean Birthday!

16 Sep

>Here is a sneak peek of an order for a customer from  Elk Grove California, Jennie is celebrating her son’s Fist Birthday… She order cows and  blue Ox StixNpops…. Look how cute these turned out…. I can’t wait to see party pics!

All Blue Ox in Blue with Capital C
All Black and White Cows with Personalization #1
Details of Personalization

>Halloween StixNpops

2 Sep

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Are you ready for Halloween? we are!

Here are the Newest StixNpops… The Halloween Collection which consists of: Dracula, a witch, Frankenstein, a Jack o’ lantern, a mummy, a cute Black cat and 2 stacked pumpkins (cute Jack o’ lanterns)!
You can Personalized them, or just order them with Boo, trick or treat!!!!
Order you Halloween StixNpops for you next Halloween Party!!! Please place your order at least 2 weeks in advance, for more information please visit my Etsy Shop 

cute witch even with “witch stockings”!

>1st Birthday Party Backyardigans Theme-Customer Photos

2 Sep

>I have been so busy in the last couple of days,  with StixnPops orders, Paintings, parties, and planning my daughter’s Tea Party, that I have abandoned the blog… but here I am back, with beautiful  pictures from my friend’s son Lucas First Birthday party.! it was a gorgeos party filled with details, family friends, we all had a very good time! Enjoy!!! Lucas  and his brother mason are very lucky little guys, they are half Korean and half Vietnamese, and come from a very loving family… Lucas’ First Birthday party (dol) was a Backyardigans Theme Party. For those of you who does not know what a dol is here is a brief  description from wikipedia: “Dol or doljanchi is a Korean tradition that celebrates the birthday of a one-year-old baby. This ceremony blesses the child with a prosperous future and has taken on great significance in Korea.”  You can also find more information about dols at Korean First Birthday  

Beautiful Cake!!

Cute pieces of a traditional Korean Game… can you believe these are made with rice?

Great food, and great traditional Korean goodies too!!

Beautiful Family!

Dad and the Birthday Boy!!! 
…you can even see our Backyardigans Stixnpops in the background as favors and part of the decorations!


The favors table, and a beautiful frame  with Lucas’ Life in Pictures!

All the kids enjoying their favors!!! StixNpops!