Mother's Day is just around the corner! This year, we were thrilled to partner with Cristy from Happy Family Blog who created this perfectly pink brunch, full of inspiration ideas and our FREE Mother's Day tag in celebration of this important day!!
One of my favorite details from Cristy's set-up is this adorable bar cart, stocked with glitter champagne bottles, beautiful cups with straw flags, fresh flowers and those special gifts for mom.
In our house, we host Mother's Day for grandma which also doubles as a celebration for our family. Our kids love helping daddy spoil me, which is such a treat!! This year, with baby girl due just 4 weeks away, we are opting for a low-key celebration, gifts and cake!
Every Mother's Day, I look for fun, DIY projects that my preschool aged children can help make for grandma. This year, we created painted standing wooden flower pots and put their most recent photos inside. We wrapped them in pink paper and added our FREE floral printable, available for download below.
Whether you are planning brunch or dinner, Cristy's decoration ideas are just perfect!! We pulled some of our favorite photos from her celebration to share with you below! To see all of her design ideas, be sure to pop over to her blog!
And, for the printable she used both at each place setting and as a gift tag, be sure to download it below!
Fiesta parties are always in style!! For this year, we wanted to go with a softer color palette than the traditional fiesta colors, opting for pinks, teal, yellow and purple over reds, greens and yellows. And, we are in love with cactus images, so we chose that as our jumping off point in terms of design.
The dessert table backdrop was covered in a pink paper using a staple gun around the edges. The paper roll is the perfect size to cover a 48x48” piece of thin plywood. We draped this Del Sol plastic banner across the top of our board and along the table linen, overlapping in places with this fun glitter scalloped garland.
To contrast with the pink backdrop, we selected this bold Bermuda blue polyester tablecloth for the base of our table. For fun, and added table height, we displayed this fun cactus standee to the opposite side of the draped table banner.
For table height, we added a fun cactus piñata underneath the draped garland, and to balance we displayed this fun cactus birthday cake on a tall wooden and metal pedestal. The centerpiece of the dessert table was a pedestal full of custom cactus cupcakes topped with pink flowers, anchored with these personalized cupcake wrappers. In addition to cake and cupcakes, we offered guests these personalized cake ball pops which perfectly coordinated with the fiesta floral motif.
For added personalization, we dressed up simple white paper plates with floral fiesta cutouts and round static decals, easily applied to the center of the plates for an instantly custom appearance. Water bottles and pink soda bottles were dressed up using custom, personalized bottle wrappers.
To capture photos during the party, we utilized this great cardboard fiesta floral backdrop, anchoring the front space of the photo area with inflatable cactuses. White maracas were set out for guests to get their fiesta on in photos as shown by our enthusiastic party guest.
Adult party guests took home planted succulents in bright pink, yellow and green tin metal pails as favors, with coordinating “Muchas Gracias” sticker labels attached to the handles.
Party Styling: Crowning Details
Cake & Cupcakes: Frost Bake Shoppe
All Party Supplies & Cake Ball Pops: Shindigz
Today marks the start of Teacher Appreciation Week, a full week of opportunities to shower our children's teachers and staff. As room mom for my daughter this year, I was searching for a fun, personalized way to show her teachers how much they mean to all of our families.
While teachers certainly appreciate ANY gift, they often prefer when asked items such as gift cards, handmade cards from the children, drawings or photo gifts from students, edible items they can enjoy or treats and longer lasting things such as a houseplant, potted herb or flowers over personalized gifts etc. And, that makes perfect sense when you think about it. If a teacher were to receive 2 mugs for every year they taught from students....well, that would be A LOT of mugs :).
So for this year's teacher appreciation week, I organized 3 days for my daughter's preschool class that were fairly simple.
Day 1, we offered potted orchids in beautiful green planters with a gift tag from the class, reading "Thank you for helping OUR DUCKS Grow!"
Day 2, I asked the moms to bring a small 'treat' of some kind from their child for the teachers. Small value items like a coffee gift card, homemade goodie, donuts, etc. We are bringing the teachers a cookie mix and wooden spoon with a gift tag reading, "Thanks for making me one smart cookie".
Day 3, each of her teachers will receive a laminated flip book with a card from each card shown above. I sent home the little cards in an envelope with each child 2 weeks ago and asked the moms to have their child tell them what their favorite thing(s) about their teachers were. And, for those preschoolers who could write their own names on the card, to add that little touch. I collected the cards, laminated them and added them to these little 1 inch rings as a keepsake.
We hope they feel loved all week long!!!
To create your own class flip book, or personalized love note from your child, download the FREE printable shown below. Or, to create a special note from your child to their teacher, download our large 5x7 size below.