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DIY Painted Pumpkins

Happy Fall, Y’all!  It’s officially the first day of Autumn and I’m so excited to share with you a fun, easy DIY Painted Pumpkins Tutorial!

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I’ve never really been a big fan of carving pumpkins.  It’s a huge mess and I really don’t think they’re all that cool.  Yes, jack-o-lanters are a traditional part of Halloween, but I’m more of a Fall and Autumn person, not  Halloween.  I love everything that Autumn brings… pumpkins, cozy sweaters, boots, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, fires, football, and the turning colors of the trees and leaves.

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This year, I thought I’d try something a little different.  Instead of carving pumpkins I decided to paint them!  I’m not talking painting funny faces on the pumpkins like you find at the grocery store, but I wanted beautiful, glam, decorative pumpkins!   And in my world that means gold and glitter!

I had a local vendor (Wicked Stickerz) cut the letters for me using her Cricut cutting machine, but you can use any store-bought letters as long as they are stickers.

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You can paint your pumpkins any color or with any design, but this tutorial is to show you how I made my pumpkins to get you inspired to create your own!

DIY PAINTED PUMPKINS

Supplies

  • 1 large pumpkin with a long, firm stem
  • Mini pumpkins
  • White gloss spray paint
  • Gold metallic spray paint
  • Gold acrylic spray paint
  • Gold glitter & glitter glue
  • Clear coat glossy finish spray paint (optional)
  • 1in round paint dabber
  • 1/2 in paint brush (or any small brush)
  • Plastic paint tray (or something to spray the paint onto for dabbing)
  • Masking tape
  • Newspaper or a work surface that can be painted on
  • Vinyl sticker letters/words (download my letters here to be printed with a sticker cutting machine)
  • Black ribbonDIY Painted Pumpkins | JavaCupcake.com

Instructions (for a large pumpkin)

  1. Prepare the pumpkin by washing the surface and completely drying it.
  2. Tape off the stem completely so it doesn’t get paint on it.
  3. Lay newspaper down on your work surface and place the pumpkin in the center.
  4. According to the instructions on your can of spray paint, spray three coats of white paint on the pumpkin covering it completely.  Don’t worry too much about turning the pumpkin on its side to get the bottom, just do your best to get to the base of the pumpkin so no orange is visible.  Let the white paint dry overnight.
  5. Spray the gold metallic paint onto the paint tray.  Press the round paint dabber into the metallic paint and paint dots in random order on the pumpkin.  There’s no right or wrong way to put the dots on your pumpkin.  If you like a lot of dots, paint a lot and vice versa.  You will need to spray more paint onto the plastic paint tray as you continue to paint with the gold. It dries fast so only spray a little at a time.
  6. Using the small paint brush, paint the stem metallic gold.   Allow the gold to paint to dry over night.DIY Painted Pumpkins | JavaCupcake.com
  7. Apply the vinyl letters carefully to the pumpkin.  Once you press the sticky part onto the pumpkin DO NOT LIFT IT UP for it will remove the paint it is stuck to.  Plan out where you want the letters and commit.  I had a local vendor cut these letters for me using her Cricut machine, but you can buy any sticker letters at the craft store or print them yourself if you have the cutting machine.
  8. Spray the entire pumpkin with a glossy finish spray paint if you plan to keep your pumpkin outside.  This will help protect it from the weather.  I did not spray mine because I plan to keep my pumpkin inside.
  9. Tie a bow around the base of the stem of the pumpkin.  Trim the ends at an angle.

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Instructions (for mini pumpkins)

  1. Prepare the pumpkins by washing the surface and completely drying them.
  2. Lay newspaper down on your work surface and place a pumpkin in the center.
  3. One at a time and according to the instructions on your can of spray paint, spray three coats of paint on the pumpkin covering it completely.  Allow it to dry completely and gently lay it on its side and spray the bottom of the pumpkin.  Allow it to dry completely.
  4. Repeat with the remaining pumpkins and let them dry completely over night.
  5. Using the glitter glue,  squeeze the glue out of the tube onto the pumpkin in any patter or design you wish.  Words are fun with this step too.  Immediately sprinkle glitter over the top of the glue and tap off any extra.  Allow to dry over night.
  6. For a white pumpkin, paint the stem with the gold acrylic paint and paint dots around the outside.
  7. The possibilities are endless!  Just have fun!

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Bake Bright Grease Proof Liners – See the Difference!

Why settle for cupcake liners that allow the oil and grease of your cupcakes to soak through?  Why settle for a beautiful cupcake liner that you can’t enjoy after you bake in it because the design has disappeared?  You don’t have to settle any more!

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I have tested hundreds of liners over the last 6 years of baking cupcakes and I have come to several conclusions.  Not all cupcake liners are made the same!  The past weekend I made my rich dark chocolate cake in Wilton cupcake liners and in Sweets & Treats Boutique liners.  I wanted to see the difference side by side and really compare the pros and cons of the two liners.

Wilton Cupcake Liners:

PRO:

  • The Wilton cupcake liners come in hundreds of colors and patterns for all holidays and occasions.
  • They are sold in almost every grocery store, craft store and baking supply store.

CON:

  • The Wilton cupcake liners are NOT grease-proof.
  • The grease/oils from the cake seep through the paper making the outside greasy and messy.
  • The color and design of the liners do not stay bright and/or visible when baking a dark color cake batter because of the oils that have seeped through the paper.Wilton Liners vs Sweets & Treats Boutique Liners - Whose are the best? Find out on JavaCupcake.com

Sweets & Treats Boutique Cupcake Liners:

PRO:

  • The Sweets & Treats Boutique cupcake liners ARE grease-proof.
  • When baking dark colored cake, these liners keep their color and pattern with little to no oil soaking through the paper.
  • The STB liners come in a large variety of trendy patterns and colors.
  • These liners are priced reasonably for the amazing value of the product.

CON:

  • The STB liners do not come in many floral or holiday patterns.  (This is just my personal preference – although it doesn’t take away from the awesomeness of the product.  I’d just like to see some cute snowflakes at winter or eggs at Easter, etc).

THE VERDICT:

Personally,  when I purchase cupcake liners that have colors or patterns on them it’s for a reason – to coordinate with the theme of the cupcake and/or party they are for.  I hate spending money on a product that is useless.  And that’s how I feel the Wilton liners are… useless.  You can see the difference in the photo above.

The Wilton liner on the left is wet from grease and has not maintained it’s color or pattern.  However, the Sweets & Treats Boutique liner is almost completely dry and it’s color is bright!  Why would you ever want to bake your cupcake in anything other than STB after seeing this?

FULL DISCLOSURE:

I met the owner of Sweets & Treats Boutique, Shannon, online a few years ago through a fellow baking blogger and we instantly became friends.  Shannon has sent me so many of her liners over the years to try that I’m pretty much stocked for life, but let me reassure you that our friendship does not change the fact that I think her liners are better than any other on the market.

Shannon has a passion for her business and she works every day to make it better.  Shannon saw how dark my chocolate cake baked in her liners and she was determined to come up with a product even better than what she already had.  A cupcake liner that could stand up to even my chocolate cupcake recipe.  And guess what… Shannon did it.

MEET THE NEW STB LINER:

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The cupcake on the left is baked in a mini Wilton cupcake liner and on the right is the new and improved grease proof bake bright liner from Sweets & Treats Boutique.  ZERO grease comes through this paper leaving 100% of the color and design visible.  How amazing is that?

Don’t worry… the cupcake liners will be folded and formed when they’re ready to be sold to the public… I tested the paper out for Shannon with my chocolate cake recipe and giving her feedback on the results.  But seriously though, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…

Sweets  & Treats Boutique Bake Bright Grease Proof Liners time and time again prove to be the best in the industry at keeping their shape and color, even with the toughest of batters like my chocolate cake!

And one more awesome thing… all the new liners in the new #BakeBright Grease Proof liners will be made 100% in the USA! How amazing is that!?

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Wilton Liners vs Sweets & Treats Boutique Liners - Whose are the best? Find out on JavaCupcake.com

Sweets & Treats Boutique provided me with the mini cupcake liners to test but all the opinions are my own.

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Fourth of July Soiree

This post is sponsored by Hebrew National via Mode Media.

Fourth of July is right around the corner… are you ready? Here are some fun, easy ways you can celebrate America’s Independence by hosting a Fourth of July Soiree!Fourth of July Soiree | JavaCupcake.com

Planning for this party was pretty easy since our Nation’s colors are Red, White and Blue.  To mix things up a bit, I decided to go with a light blue instead of the traditional dark blue for the party color scheme.

I set the table with a red table cloth with a white runner and set out light blue coasters around the table for drinks.  The table centerpiece is made of several tissue paper tassels placed around a short 8 inch round cake plate to add height.  I topped the cake plate with a white painted mason jar and silk flowers.   Simple, festive and super cute!

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For the food, I had to go with a classic… hot dogs!  I had my husband grill up my favorite Hebrew National All Beef Franks for the soiree and then served them with a variety of toppings.  Ketchup, mustard, onions, tomatoes, and relish… just to name a few!

Keeping with the patriotic theme, I served a red, white and blue fruit salad.  This side was super easy to toss together and features fresh sliced strawberries, bananas and blueberries topped with watermelon cut into star shapes.  I used a small cookie cutter to cut the melon.

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Finally, I made a big plate of nachos… red, white and blue nachos!  I melted white pepperjack cheese over blue corn tortilla chips then topped it all with fresh diced onions and tomatoes.   Served it with a tomato salsa and these nachos were ready to party!

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Note: The combination of franks and these toppings may not be Kosher.

During the party, my guests enjoyed the food while rocking out to the best of the best patriotic music.  Here’s what was on my playlist!

“Born in the USA” – Bruce Springsteen
“R.O.C.K. in the USA” – John Cougar Mellencamp
“American Girl” – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
“Our Country” – John Cougar Mellencamp
“Empire State of Mind” – Jay Z/Alicia Keys
“American Boy” – Estelle (feat. Kanye West)
“Rockin’ in the Free World” – Neil Young
“American Woman” – Lenny Kravitz
“Living in America” – James Brown
“Ragged Old Flag” – Johnny Cash
“Independence Day” – Bruce Springsteen
“New York, New York” – Frank Sinatra
“American Pie” – Don McLean
“America” – Simon & Garfunkel
“Carolina In My Mind” – James Taylor
“An American Trilogy” – Elvis Presley
“New York City Boy” – Pet Shop Boys
“Georgia On My Mind” – Willie Nelson
“4th of July” – Shooter Jennings
“Sweet Home Alabama” – Lynyrd Skynyrd
“Philadelphia Freedom” – Elton John
“Surfin’ USA” – The Beach Boys

How will you be celebrating the Fourth of July this year?

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AuthorLogoWhat makes a Hebrew National kosher hot dog premium? It’s all about what makes the cut (And what doesn’t). We’re choosy about what goes into our franks – we use only premium cuts of 100% kosher beef from the front half of the cow and then choose the best from that. No artificial flavors, colors, fillers or by-‐‐products. When your hot dog is Kosher, that’s a hot dog you can trust! For more summer fun with Hebrew National, visit facebook.com/hebrewnatonal.

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Kick Off Summer with a Hot Dog BBQ


This post is sponsored by Hebrew National via Mode Media.

Summer is finally here and what better way to kick off the season than by throwing a back yard BBQ for your family and friends?  But not just any BBQ… a hot dog BBQ!

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I planned and hosted this BBQ in just one day using the party decor I already had on hand.  I recycled several tissue paper tassels from other garlands to make the yellow, red and white garland for my party and had a few red paper lanterns then hung them all from the planter rods in my back yard.

Keeping the theme going, I served yellow lemonade in yellow cups with fun red paper straws and red and white napkins.  I only used the yellow, white and clear serving plates and bowls from my kitchen for the hot dog condiments.   A big plate of watermelon rounded out the table’s colors perfectly.

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This BBQ was going to be all hot dogs and I used my favorite Hebrew National All-Beef Franks as the stars of the party.  These hot dogs are my go-to every time my family wants to BBQ.  They’re juicy and full of flavor!

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For this BBQ, I wanted to offer four options of toppings for these hot dogs.  I decided on a classic, my husband’s favorite with pickles, my family’s favorite with caramelized peppers and onions and a German-inspired variation.

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The Classic:  This hot dog is a favorite that everyone can love.  Top your Hebrew National All-Beef Frank with mustard, ketchup and relish.  Simple perfection.

The Pickle Spear:  My husband had a hot dog like this a few years back in Seattle and wanted me to recreate it.  This Hebrew National All-Beef Frank is accompanied with a pickle spear, diced tomatoes and onions, yellow mustard and celery seed.  The pickle adds a tangy crunch while the celery seeds adds a hint of an earthy taste to the hot dog.

The Italian: If you love Italian food, you’ll love this hot dog! Caramelized onion and bell peppers with a tomato sauce are surprisingly delicious toppings for the Hebrew National All-Beef Frank.

The Kraut: Inspired by German cuisine, this Hebrew National All-Beef Frank is topped with warm sauerkraut and a coarse, dark German mustard.  If you love German food, you’ll love this hot dog!

Please note that some of the above topping combinations may not be Kosher.

As the summer gets going, elevate your back yard BBQ with a few of these delicious hot dog toppings and party decor ideas!  It’s fun, easy and your family and friends will love the care and time you took into planning it for them as they shove these delicious dogs in their mouth!

AuthorLogoWhat makes a Hebrew National kosher hot dog premium? It’s all about what makes the cut (And what doesn’t). We’re choosy about what goes into our franks – we use only premium cuts of 100% kosher beef from the front half of the cow and then choose the best from that. No artificial flavors, colors, fillers or by-‐‐products. When your hot dog is Kosher, that’s a hot dog you can trust! For more summer fun with Hebrew National, visit facebook.com/hebrewnational.

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My Favorite Things Party

Spoil your best friends with a party filled with your favorite things by hosting a My Favorite Things Party!

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I’ve been living in Germany for the last 4 1/2 years and my time here is sadly coming to an end. To celebrate the ladies that have made my life here special and who have become my Army Family I threw them a “My Favorite Things Party”! I originally got the idea for this party from my sweet friend Jenny Kelly of jenny cookies who hosted a MFTP in 2014. It looked like such a fun time, I wanted to throw one myself!

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If you’re not familiar with the concept of a MFTP, let me break it down for you. First, you invite a group of your favorite people over for brunch or maybe dinner and ask them to bring 5 of their favorite things to share with the party. They should bring 5 of the same thing with a value of $5-10 each item. For example, I brought 5 painted mason jars filled with flowers. I ordered these super cute invitations from Tiny Prints which matched my gold color theme perfectly for this party! How to host a My Favorite Things Party | JavaCupcake.com

Other ideas include 5 of your favorite lipstick, 5 of your favorite book, 5 potted plants, 5 coffee mugs or even 5 Starbucks gift cards. The possibilities are endless, just encourage your friends to stay in the budget and think outside the box!

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Once my friends arrived at the party, I had them find their name on a mini chalk board, pick up a DIY glitter clothespin and display their favorite thing on one of the trays I laid out around my living room. The mini chalk boards came in a 6 pack and were originally on a long skewer, but I popped those off so they could be displayed with my glitter clothes pins.

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The color theme of the party was mint/aqua with gold, peach and white/cream. I wanted the party to feel light, fresh and full of color! I hung custom made tissue paper garland on the wall above the buffet and used a second garland on the table center piece. Love Garlands did an amazing job capturing the colors of my party!

EXCLUSIVELY for JavaCupcake readers, Love Garlands is offering 15% off your next order using the code JAVACUPCAKE!

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I included fresh flowers every where I could. Tulips were in season, so I bought enough of them to fill every painted mason jar I owned plus a big bouquet as the centerpiece of my table.

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Since this was a Sunday brunch party, I served food that I could make ahead of time. An asparagus bacon quiche, a Southwestern fajita quiche, a yogurt bar using cute paper bowls from Bake it Pretty, blueberry muffins baked in Sweets & Treats Boutique Bake Bright liners, fruit salad along with apples and peanut butter dip. And finally… cake and cupcakes!

How to host a My Favorite Things Party | JavaCupcake.com

How to host a My Favorite Things Party | JavaCupcake.com

And what’s brunch without mimosas? Orange juice plus bubbly champagne topped with fresh berries were the perfect addition to my brunch. I served the mimosas in champagne flutes with matching paper straws from S&T Boutique. I also used recycled Starbucks Frappuccino bottles as milk bottles for those who didn’t want alcohol.

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For dessert, I made a chocolate cake filled with peanut butter buttercream topped with vanilla bean buttercream garnished with edible gold flecks. I even wanted my cake to be coordinated so I topped it with the word CAKE cut out from gold card stock paper and attached to S&T paper straws. The cupcakes are in matching liners and are pb&c too!

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How to host a My Favorite Things Party | JavaCupcake.com How to host a My Favorite Things Party | JavaCupcake.com

How to host a My Favorite Things Party | JavaCupcake.com

How to host a My Favorite Things Party | JavaCupcake.com

Once everyone’s bellies were full, it was time to get the fun started! Our favorite things! Each person was given five gold tickets and during the allotted times, they could redeem tickets for items that others had brought. How to host a My Favorite Things Party | JavaCupcake.comBefore it was time to ‘shop’, each person told us what they brought and why it was their favorite thing. This allowed us to get a feel for what we could choose from and learn a bit about each other. It was really fun to see the variety in favorite things brought!

How to host a My Favorite Things Party | JavaCupcake.com

How to host a My Favorite Things Party | JavaCupcake.com

Some of my guests brought 5 different items, which was a fun twist! One person even brought five goodie bags full of her favorite things because she couldn’t just choose one thing! The possibilities are endless and really, there are no rules when it comes to your favorite things!

How to host a My Favorite Things Party | JavaCupcake.com

How to host a My Favorite Things Party | JavaCupcake.com

I made gold glitter dot tote bags for each of my guests to put their favorite things in. Each bag had a blue yarn tassel with their name on it to add a bit of a personal touch. This was a perfect way for my friends to store their items and carry them home in! I’ll be selling these tote bags in my new online boutique Cupcakes & Peonies later this year!

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After all the favorite things were chosen, I brought out some special extra favorite things to shower my friends with.

First, I had custom notepads made from Tiny Prints with a friendship quote on the bottom. It reads, “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” (by Tim Cahill). It’s a perfect quote for military spouses who are in each others lives for such a short period of time before moving… it’s not about the miles, it’s about the friendship and memories shared.

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I also had a journal custom made for each of my friends from Tiny Prints. I spent several hours picking out each journal special for each of my friends, making sure I thought they best matched their personality and style. Each journey had their names printed on them. I told each person how much I loved and cared for them as I presented them their notebook… it was a an emotional gift… but so worth it to tell my friends how much I am thankful for them.

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I am obsessed with elastic hair ties, so I ordered elastic from Inspire Away and custom made a set of elastic hair ties in the party colors. I wear one of these every day and they truly are my favorite thing!

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I was introduced to these gorgeous sequin hangers by a fellow Army wife here in Germany. She makes them for her shop Glitter & Bow and has shared them with me and Emily over the last few years when she’s come over to do our hair/makeup for military balls. They are perfect to make your special day even more special. Each of my guests went home with one!

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This My Favorite Things Party was truly magical. I had never hosted anything so amazingly special before and I truly hope my guests felt important and loved.

How to host a My Favorite Things Party | JavaCupcake.com

How to host a My Favorite Things Party | JavaCupcake.com

How to host a My Favorite Things Party | JavaCupcake.com

How to host a My Favorite Things Party | JavaCupcake.com

How to host a My Favorite Things Party | JavaCupcake.com

After the party was over, all the dishes were done and I had time to reflect on the day… I opened up the custom Thank You Notes I ordered from Tiny Prints to write a note to each of my guests. I wanted to thank them personally for coming to my party and for the impact they have had on my life… because ultimately, each person who came to my party was my favorite thing. Each person was special, important and influential in my life during the 4 1/2 years I lived in Germany. With the thank you note, I included a picture of each person and myself that was taken at the party.

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Please, make sure to check out all the amazing vendors I worked with to make My Favorite Things Party possible! These are some of the best people in their industry and I am blessed to know them!

Cake & Cupcakes: JavaCupcake https://javacupcake.com
Cupcake Liners & Paper Straws: Sweets & Treats Boutique https://shopsweetsandtreats.com/
Cupcake Washi Tape Flags: Well Dressed Cupcakes https://www.etsy.com/shop/welldressedcupcakes
Paper Tubs for the yogurt bar: Bake it Pretty https://bakeitpretty.com
Bonjour Note Pads: Tiny Prints http://tinyprints.com
Customized Spiral Journals: Tiny Prints http://tinyprints.com
Tote Bags: Tote Bag Factory http://totebagfactory.com and Cupcakes & Peonies http://cupcakesandpeonies.com
Tissue Tassel Garlands: Love Garland https://www.etsy.com/shop/LoveGarlands (Remember to use code JAVACUPCAKE for 15% off your next order!)
Painted Mason Jars: Tastefully Rustic https://www.facebook.com/tastefullyrustic
Gold Sequin Hangers: Glitter & Bow Goodie Bar https://www.etsy.com/shop/glitterandbow
Elastic for the hair ties: Inspire Away https://www.etsy.com/shop/inspireaway

 

Simply enter the form below for your change to win! One winner will be chosen on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Contest is open to USA and Europe residents only.

Compensation was provided by Tiny Prints for this party, but all the ideas & words in the post are mine.

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Vintage Baby Shower

Today’s post is a little different!  Today, I’m sharing with you a stunningly beautiful vintage baby shower from Natalie of Natalie Creates.  Her party showcases some of my most favorite things including fresh flowers, pastel colors and inventive ways to jars to display the silverware and candy! I really hope you are inspired from Natalie’s creativity as much as I am!

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From Natalie:

“With the recent announcement of our dear friend, Wendy, expecting a baby girl we immediately started planning the sweetest baby shower to celebrate the mom-to-be. Inspired by the pastel colors of Spring, we decided to pursue a soft yet fun color palette for the décor of the party.

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For the décor of the baby shower I also incorporated vintage finds from my home and paired them with potted Ranunculus plants wrapped in simple brown paper to enhance the garden party theme. I even styled a picture of Wendy’s family on an acrylic photo block as part of the table setting. Definitely a fun personalization touch to the décor.

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I layered peach, white & gold linens on my table to texture and color to the setting. I placed clear jars full of pretty candies among the potted flowers. I even added small bud vases with simple spring flowers for a pop of color.

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When guests arrived, they were greeted with an array of healthy snack foods along with a table brimming with pretty flowers & lit candles. We sipped on drinks, shared food, chatted & showered Wendy with gifts on the back patio.

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It was the perfect Spring afternoon for a garden party to celebrate sweet Wendy & her bundle of joy on the way!”

Vendors:
White tablecloth, copper utensils, decorative glass jars – thrifted
Polka dot gold runner – Hobby Lobby
Home Sweet Home Pillow & Acrylic Photo Block – Tiny Prints Home Décor Collection
Paper plates, straws – Hobby Lobby
Embroidery Hoop- Doss Haus Design
Gold Glitter Happy Flags – Natalie Creates
Name banner – Rifle Paper Co
Chalkboard – Vintage
Confetti – Knot & Bow 

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