eKeenan's mom had a specific vision in mind for her son Keenan's 1st birthday party....tools....not construction. So, we jumped in at the last minute to assist her with styling and bringing her ideas and concepts to life. For this particular party, we jumped in at the last moment, analyzed the items his mommy had purchased, reviewed her budget, concept, venue and overall ideas and then worked to pull everything together in a simple design plan. We offered suggestions such as adding the peg board backdrop, printable designs, item placement, activity ideas and overall placement of decor items the day of the party.
Some of our favorite details to note include:
-Peg board "tool" backdrop adorned with tool theme paper banners and inflatable tools
-The fun toolbox cake made by a family friend
-The "saw" cake knife
-Simple, modern children's table with tool aprons tied to each chair
-The fun "hammer" station activity
Give thanks this Thanksgiving to friends, family, neighbors, co-workers and teachers!
This easy apple butter recipe is the perfect homemade gift when packaged in small canning or mason jars and our "Homemade From Us" tags.
Apple butter is a great Fall treat, spreadable on a variety of baked goods.
For the recipe:
Ingredients: 3 pounds crisp and sweet apples, such as Gala, Honeycrisp, and Braeburn, peeled (about 8 apples)
1 cup apple cider
1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1. Cut apples into 1-inch pieces. Bring apples, cider, and 1/2 cup sugar to a rolling boil in a Dutch oven over high heat. Cover, leaving lid slightly ajar, and boil 20 minutes or until apples are tender and most of the liquid has evaporated; stir every 5 minutes.
2. Process cooked apples and cooking liquid in a blender until smooth. Return mixture to Dutch oven. Stir in cinnamon, cloves, and remaining 1 cup sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low, and simmer, uncovered and stirring often, 15 minutes or until thickened. Cool about 45 minutes. Spoon into airtight containers, and refrigerate up to 2 months or freeze up to 6 months.
For the gift tags, visit our etsy store: www.crowningdetails.etsy.com.
Party Styling & Printables: Crowning Details
Cake: Obviously Orange
Backdrop, Entrance Signage and Baseball Snack Stands: Created by Jackie
Personalized Guest Sign-in Bat: http://sluggergifts.com/
Custom Koozies: http://24hourwristbands.com/
Wooden Silverware: Etsy-Ella Jane Crafts
Birthday Boy Shirt: Katie Farkash
High Chair Banner: Handmade by Casey Clardy
Photography: Saskia Matser