Breast Cancer Awareness

The month of October is dedicated to raising awareness about breast cancer. Organizations from all over the world will be joining in and so will I. I’m taking part by participating in two wonderful events in my home town.

First up is a multi-vendor fundraising Bosom Boutique for Team Julia. A local charity providing assistance to families and individuals affected by breast cancer while also raising awareness about the disease. This specific event is taking place next Saturday the 11th of October and I’m delighted to be working with some awesome vendors. I’ll be putting together a variety of seasonal awareness and pink themed baking and party supplies for sale locally and in limited quantities in my Etsy shop, with a portion of the proceeds from the sales going directly to the charity we’re representing.

Bosom Boutique BCA | Posh Little Designs

I’ve also been invited again to be one of the vendors at an Annual Mammogram Party also happening locally. The event will offer mammograms by donation to women without a prior appointment, while also raising awareness about breast cancer. This event is taking place Friday October 17th. You can learn more about my participation in last year’s Mammo event here.

It’s shaping up to be quite a busy month but I’ll have plenty behind the scenes details to share with you in the coming days and weeks as I prepare for both events.

Happy weekend!! I’ll be sporting the color pink for breast cancer awareness this month and I hope you do too!

More to share soon.

xo

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Real Parties: Hello Kitty Lemonade

Happy Friday all! It’s been a nonstop few weeks for me but I’ve finally had a bit of down time, and the opportunity to edit photos from my daughter’s 5th birthday party. My sweet girl has had her heart set on a Hello Kitty party for the last 5-6 months, but to make it a little more summery we tied in the Lemonade theme for an sweet sunshiny twist.

Our party location this year was completely different from any of the parties I’ve done for her in the past, at a local water park, which the kids absolutely loved. It was quite an experience to get everything transferred and setup under such a short time-frame but it all came together beautifully and just in time!

I began with the invitations.

Hello Kitty Lemonade Invitation | Posh Little Designs

Then 1 month before the party, started gathering all of my supplies for the celebration. I’ve got a good amount of odds and ends on hand from previous parties that I’ve done, so it was nice to be able to  re-use! Such a great way to save money!

For most of my character parties, I choose to keep the details a bit more subtle. I usually start with a white backdrop because I love having a blank canvas to work with. I tie in my colors from there. We went with a pink and yellow scheme, with Hello Kitty hand printed designs throughout. I put an emphasis on hello kitty’s silhouette and bow and centered the prints around those 2 components. Everything from the invitations, to the bunting for the dessert table, lemonade stand and cupcake toppers and labels were all created and printed in photoshop using these details.

I’m kind of obsessed with oversized balloons these days as I love the look and feel they add to a parties, so I made sure to incorporate those in pink, yellow and white, along with a few Hello Kitty character balloons. We had plenty of mismatched mason jars that I filled with loose stem blooms in shades of yellow and white for a bit of a shabby feel. Many of the flowers I was able to use from my Mother-in-laws garden. Another great money saver!

Hello Kitty Lemonade 5th Birthday | Posh Little Designs

The kids had their own table in the center of the room with color coordinating placemats and a favor bag filled with themed goodies.

Hello Kitty Lemonade 5th Birthday | Posh Little Designs

We chose to keep the menu as simple as possible but still a bit gourmet. We had a build your own sandwich station with plenty of options to choose from and my mom made her homemade fried chicken. We served it all alongside fresh fruit, side salads, and fresh chips and crackers with dips and antipasto.

We had a designated location for homemade lemonade which I made by hand squeezing what I think ended up being nearly 40 lemons with homemade simply syrup and purified water. We had mix-ins for the kids – fresh fruit puree’s and for the adults–homemade lavender syrup, rosemary and mint, in addition to other assorted beverages.

Hello Kitty Lemonade 5th Birthday | Posh Little Designs

Hello Kitty Lemonade 5th Birthday | Posh Little Designs

Hello Kitty Lemonade 5th Birthday | Posh Little Designs

Hello Kitty Lemonade 5th Birthday | Posh Little Designs

For dessert:

Hello Kitty Lemonade 5th Birthday | Posh Little Designs

We served homemade lemon sugar cookies with royal icing, shaped like lemons, hello kitty’s face and hello kitty’s bow. I’ll have the lemon cookie cutters available for purchase in the etsy shop within the next week!

Hello Kitty Lemonade 5th Birthday | Posh Little Designs

The cookies were decorated with the assistance of my two lovely sisters! I also made homemade lemon bars using the recipe I found on Bakers Royale which turned out amazing! I highly recommend the recipe. I chose to make the crust dairy free and they were still so great…definitely worth trying!

Hello Kitty Lemonade 5th Birthday | Posh Little Designs

Cupcakes were homemade with a strawberry lemonade buttercream frosting. Each cupcake was lined with a Paper Eskimo baking cup and then garnished with a pink paper straw and a quartered strawberry for a finishing touch! They turned out so pretty!

Hello Kitty Lemonade 5th Birthday | Posh Little Designs

In addition to the desserts, we had fresh lemon jelly wedges, yellow and pink sixlets and lemon drops displayed for our guests to enjoy. The candy was displayed in vintage milk glass dishes, miniature wood crates from Michael’s and mason jars.

Hello Kitty Lemonade 5th Birthday | Posh Little Designs

Hello Kitty Lemonade 5th Birthday | Posh Little Designs

Hello Kitty Lemonade 5th Birthday | Posh Little Designs

The cute little miniature lemonade stand decoration seen on the dessert table was hand-made by yours truly. I’ll have DIY instructions up soon!

Hello Kitty Lemonade 5th Birthday | Posh Little Designs

Hello Kitty Lemonade 5th Birthday | Posh Little Designs

I also  made a special bunting specifically for the birthday girl’s cupcake!

Hello Kitty Lemonade 5th Birthday | Posh Little Designs

Here she is blowing out her candle! Happy birthday to our sweetheart!!

Hello Kitty Lemonade 5th Birthday | Posh Little Designs

and here’s baby sis enjoying her cupcake! I made a few dairy free for me, her and a few other guests to enjoy!

Hello Kitty Lemonade 5th Birthday | Posh Little Designs

We finished the party with pin the bow on hello kitty and gift opening. All of the kids seemed to have a great time and after the party was over, my daughter came to me and my hubby and told us that it was the best day she’s ever had!

Ahh, I so love these moments, and the fact that she’ll have the memories to look back on for a lifetime. It is truly a blessing to have such special daughters. They are my main source of inspiration and the reason I do all that I do. Seeing them happy is what life is all about.

Hello Kitty Lemonade 5th Birthday | Posh Little Designs

Thank you all for reading! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Much more to share soon!

xo

This specific Hello Kitty Lemonade invitation and party design is hand created and specific to Posh Little Designs, seen first on Posh Little Designs. All Rights Reserved. 2011-2014.

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Hello Kitty Lemonade -sneak peek

August so far has been wonderful and busy! My oldest turned 5 last week and we celebrated with loads of Lemonade and Hello Kitty details. I can’t believe how much of a whirlwind it was it! The day felt like it was over before it began, but she had the time of her life, will all her little friends. That was so precious to see!

I will have more on the party to share with you soon but in the mean time I have a little Instagram sneak peek for you, complete with some of the details that made her milestone 5th extra special!
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Plenty of pink and yellow, wildflower floral arrangements, an extra sweet dessert table and oversized balloons for the birthday girl. Party perfect!

If we aren’t friends on IG yet you can find me: @poshlittledesigns.
And you can check back for the full party reveal appearing soon.
Thank you as always for reading! Much more to share next week!
xo!

An auction for Kylie

You may remember a few weeks back I shared information about the little angel Kylie who has been battling neuroblastoma. Neuroblastoma is childhood cancer, that can cause deadly tumors throughout the bodies of infants and children under the age of 5. Kylie has stage 4 high risk neuroblastoma.

I learned about this little angel about a month ago after being contacted by Amie Salter on Etsy to take part in an upcoming Instagram Auction held @cupcakesforkylie with all proceeds going directly to Kylie and her family. Kylie immediately captured my heart! Hundreds of vendors including myself will be donating items and taking part in this event happening this Sunday June 22nd from 7am-7pm.

I’ll be donating baking products from the Posh Etsy shop for the event and will also be donating a portion of all sales in my shop running through mid July.

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Please mark your calendars for the event and if you’re on Instagram, show support and spread the word.

Thousands of people have banded together in continuous prayer and positive thoughts for this little angel and her family. It is quite miraculous to witness how far she’s come. Kylie exudes the spirit of a warrior with incredible courage and will to live. She and her family have become such an inspiration for me! Their faith and strength is nothing short of amazing!!

I feel honored to take part in this event and I hope you come join us to help this family who is so incredibly deserving!!

Please continue to send prayers and positive energy to Kylie and her dear family.

For more information about Kylie’s story and to find out how else you can help visit here:
Prayers for Kylie
Facebook Prayers for Kylie, God’s Little Warrior
Instagram: @prayersforkylie
Instagram Auction: @cupcakesforkylie

You can also find me on Instagram @poshlittledesigns.

Your support is appreciated!

More to share soon!

Ombre Minnie Mouse

As we enter Spring, I ask myself where has the time gone? Although I’m thrilled for the new season’s arrival, I find my self wishing there were not only more hours in the day, but that my girls would stop growing so fast…(sigh) It feels like just yesterday that we brought our youngest home from the hospital and I can’t believe she’ll actually be turning 2 in less than two months. Eeek! That means a very special party for a very sweet and always smiling 22 month old will be taking place soon, and so surprise what theme she chose! She’s all the sudden grown very fond of minnie mouse, which is actually funny because when my oldest turned two, she wanted a minnie mouse party as well! So…..Minnie Mouse it is! But, not your typical Minnie Mouse party. I’ll be adding some unique touches to make this one extra sweet and chic! And now that the clock is ticking, no time like the present to begin the planning process, starting of course with some posh inspiration to get the ball rolling.

Here’s what’s inspiring me right now. It’s all about the ombre!!

Ombre Minnie Mouse | Posh Little Designs

Shades of pink, with many hints of minnie mouse throughout. From colored balloons to baking cups, to sweet treats and floral arrangements all within the color story. Keeping the hues super light and airy this time around. I don’t plan to use a lot of black like a typical minnie mouse party, but there’s nothing typical about my almost 2 year old, so this will suit her perfectly!

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I’ll be sharing many of the DIY projects and details I create for her Ombre Minnie Mouse party over the next several weeks. Now onto the invitations, party decor and menu planning. I’ll have much more to post soon.

On another note, temps actually made it to the 60s today! Can’t wait to get some work done in my garden and begin spending more time outdoors in the sunshine! Happy Spring!! How have you spent your first few days of the new season?

xo

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New Happenings

 The Seahawks are going to the Superbowl, and Valentine’s day is nearing, and I have yet to post about either topic. This is because I’ve been incredibly busy in life, and with PLD lately. Right now I’m working on launching new products for the shop, as well as planning and prepping for a few upcoming events happening in the next few months. The first is a sponsorship for a West Elm Event in Orlando hosted by Sarah the DIY and Lifestyle Blogger from Sarahhearts. The event happening February 6th is called Meet+Makewhere guests will enjoy a fun evening, creating Valentine’s themed artwork and crafts.

Here’s a look at the product my company will be supplying for each of the attendee’s swag bags.

PLD - Heart Cookie Cutters

PLD Heart Cookie Cutters

Perfect for Valentine’s Day! I’ll have more details to share about the event in the coming days and weeks and some fresh concepts coming up soon!

In the mean time, if you’re in need of Valentine’s themed baking and party supplies, be sure to visit my Etsy Shop.

And of course, you can find and follow my Instagram here.

 Happy Friday!

xo

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Black + White Halloween

Halloween is one week away, can you believe it? Do you have anything fabulous planned? This holiday is reserved for my girls, so no major party plans on my end. Instead I’ll be spending my evening trekking the streets with Rapunzel and the cutest kitty cat you ever did see! But, if you’re in need of inspiration for a last-minute Halloween party you’ve come to the right place!

Right now I just happen to be obsessed B&W so it felt right to create a board revolving around both. Especially for Halloween! The black seen throughout offers some chic with a bit of a spooky edge that you look for with this type of holiday, while the white adds a touch of clean and modern. When paired together they are nothing short of spooktacular!

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Not only is black and white trendy at the moment, but it’s also timeless, meaning you could use this color scheme time and time again and never go wrong. Especially in the months of Fall and Winter, when the weather gets cold.

 If you’re still looking for ideas, I’ve put together some useful tips that will make throwing your next party a breeze!

Happy Halloween!

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1 Diamond Fabric 2 Stripe Fabric 3 Cat Masks 4 Bunting 5 Decorative Pumpkin 6 Invite 7 Stemware 8 White Cake Stand 9 Black Cake Stand 10 Cupcake Liners 11 Gumdrops 12 Crystal head Vodka 13 Striped Paper Straws 14 Chevron Paper Straws

Posh Party Tips

Consider an upscale evening cocktail party with your closest friends.

Send out your invites via email, or you can even hand deliver.

Choose a color scheme of black and white, the most sought after shades of the fall season.

Decorate simply but with statement making fabric for table linens.

I love the look of an all white pumpkin. If you can’t find them locally you can always break out the paint, like I did here!

One of the things I’m currently obsessing over is cake stand. They are so pretty to look at! Mix and match, or stack atop each other for a gorgeous dessert display.

Pour. Champagne and sparkling wine is one of my favorite ways to kick off a party. Line the rims in black and white sanding sugar for a touch of sweet and serve in memorable stemware as seen above. The Crystal Head Vodka could be used as a centerpiece on its own. Such a stunning bottle which I’m sure would also make a mean martini (sorry for the bad pun.) And don’t forget the paper straws! A party isn’t complete these days without them! The specific ones seen above can be found in my Etsy shop.

Sweets. If you’re short on time, dress up bakery bought cupcakes with a simple topper and an additional cupcake liner for a layered look. You can really serve anything black and white to tie in your theme, from dipped oreos, and black and white macarons, to licorice wheels and gumdrops..oh my!

There’s more coming up this week so do check back soon.

Thanks for reading!

xo

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