Party Photos from Your Homebased Mom
Monday, July 27, 2009
I subscribe to Your Homebased Mom and she has been hosting some fabulous parties this month! She takes great photos and shares EVERYTHING from recipes to decorations to crafts to all the little things that sometimes don't go exactly as planned at a party (but she always makes the best of it). Leigh Anne is a Christian work-at-home mom of four and her blog is inspiring and a great way to start my mornings. :)
Let me jump right in to tell you about these party photos!
The pink and white polka dot cupcakes above are a Strawberries and Cream cupcake recipe that Leigh Anne used from Our Best Bites.
I love her addition of the white sugar candy pearls - don't they make the perfect polka dots?
You can make these cupcakes with vanilla or white cake too and use food coloring for the icing. Read more about Leigh Anne's Pretty in Pink Party for her daughter's 16th birthday.
Then she made pink tissue pom-poms with a tutorial by Martha.
I love this simple photo below of pink balloons decorating the ceiling of Leigh Anne's party. You can do this with ANY color scheme and the balloons make the perfect "polka dots".
An inexpensive birthday decoration, helium balloons are always a must. Get to know your local party store owners, place your order ahead of time and have a friend pick them up for you the morning of the party. We even found polka dot latex balloons for my daughter's 5th birthday!
Don't these pink balloons add the perfect splash of color? When guests arrived, they surely knew this was a PINK party!
Now on to the wedding reception Leigh Anne planned - not a birthday party, but these ideas are universal and fabulous!
First, this is my favorite photo! Three wide ribbons in her wedding colors tied into a bow on the chairs. I just love this idea. What about decorating the children's chairs at their table with these ribbon bows? You can find ribbon in every color and pattern these days and ribbon tied ANYWHERE just makes a party extra-special in my opinion!
And finally the wedding cupcakes! Leigh Anne made so many cupcakes for this reception and she is sharing all of the recipes too. I thought these cupcakes would be perfect for a pink and chocolate polka dot party:
You can leave off the cherries for kids, but I love how the icing is piped on so you can still see the chocolate cupcake underneath. Place these cupcakes on your table as a centerpiece...your guests will be so impressed.
That's why I love reading Your Homebased Mom - she gives you so many great ideas and tells you exactly how to do-it-yourself. Thanks for all the inspiration, Leigh Anne!
Now go subscribe to her blog and get started making your "inspiration/idea list" for your upcoming polka dot party! :)