I think it’s fair to say that everyone is getting tired of the “typical” school photo. Nothing against those backdrops, but I think sometimes we are all looking for something a little different. Veronica and I had the privilege to work on pulling together a spring school photo session for her daughter’s preschool and we are so pleased how it all came out. The kids were such a blast and the parents were thrilled with getting an image that was served up a little differently.
I’m so excited to start a fresh New Year! I have a lot of new parties I am working on (and some recent ones I haven’t even posted yet!) But I am happy to start this year off with a wonderful stylized mini session with photographer Veronica Huang. I just love Valentine’s Day and the hint it gives me that “spring” is around the corner! This year Veronica is including mini Valentine’s with her session and I just LOVE the idea! It adds such a unique, personal touch to all those classroom valentine’s. Book your session quickly because her time slots are limited and will fill up! You can email Veronica at email@example.com.
I was so excited to be able to help Veronica with her Fall/Holiday Mini Session this year. She asked me to design a small Holiday set up for her mini session that she offers to clients who are looking to update their children’s images and use as holiday gifts and cards. There is a little sneak peek of the display in her flier, but we didn’t want to reveal the entire set up. So reserve your spot today! These fill up quickly!
I’m sure everyone is in crunch time getting ready for the long last official weekend of summer! If you’re like me, then I’m sure you are all running around getting last minute school supplies, new shoes, haircuts, and at the same time squeezing in one more lazy day BBQ with your friends and neighbors. SO, with that in mind I have decided to extend the giveaway to the end of this week! Enter now by liking Sweet Boochie’s Facebook page!
One of my favorite things about summer is picking up our CSA farmshare box to see what wonderful bounty was picked for that week. I LOVE the fresh, local vegetables that we receive and feel so good feeding my family with these healthy goodies. It seems like everywhere you look there is a new Farmer’s Market stand popping up, which lead me to the theme of our next Picture Perfect Playdate. I wanted to give it a modern, sleek touch vs. the rustic images you would imagine with this farmer’s market theme. As always, Veronica Huang from Veronica Huang Photography captured everything beautifully.
I started by doing a few DIY projects such as the white stand made from $1 foam board from the Dollar Tree, as well as the berry garland using red pom yarn and shamrock felt buttons. I also decided to make “shovels” for cupcake toppers using lollipop sticks that I cut and glued to make handles and used craft paper to make the shovel part which I then stamped “dig in”. I found these great fruit gumballs at Home Goods which were perfect to add to the cupcakes as well as plastic tubes as favors for the kiddos.
For the sweet treats I used Chinet’s Cut Crystal 9oz cups to hold chocolate pudding and cookie crumbles to resemble the “dirt” to the beautiful vegetable cookies that Dolce and Biscotti made. I also made cupcakes with my shovel toppers and served apple juice using Chinet’s Cut Crystal 14 oz cups.
Activities included some “farming” for the girls. At each place setting I had material for the girls to plant some seeds of their own favorite fruit/vegetable. And the day wouldn’t be complete without a farmer’s potato sack race! The girls had a great time hopping to the finish line, which I made using Chinet’s Classic white dessert plates. I folded the plates in half and cut them on the diagonal and hot glued them to some polka dot ribbon that matched the table runner. It was a perfect way for them to enjoy these last few weeks of summer!
Chinet is offering a wonderful giveaway for all the products I used at this party to help you pull together an easy get together for your children and their friends. Their products are among my go-to for children’s parties since they are durable and non-breakable (a must around children).
ENTER to WIN! Just “like” my Facebook page and leave a comment here saying you did and/or leave a comment on this post telling us what would make a great, unique children’s themed summer party. The winner will be announced on my blog and Facebook next Tuesday August 27th.
Chinet sent me free product and a stipend for food and decor for this post. All opinions are mine. Don’t forget to check out Chinet on Instagram and twitter @mychinet
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In between the raindrops, we were able to have a July 4th Picture Perfect Playdate. The girls had so much fun riding the carousel and playing with ribbon wands and a parachute. They enjoyed a lite picnic lunch and cooled themselves down with some lemonade and popsicles. Here is a sneak peek…