Breakfast Club Anyone? - June 22, 2014 by Admin

I am in love with this idea.

A monthly breakfast club with some of your closets friends, family or neighbors. What a great way to come together, enjoy each other and eat/make some great food. Each month the host could rotate, the menu theme could change & everyone could go home with a breakfast club gift bag full of yummy goodies.





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Rainbow Breakfast Birthday Party - June 14, 2013 by Admin

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This colorful RAINBOW BREAKFAST BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Vanessa Coppola of See Vanessa Craft.

I love all of the fun colors and ideas. This surprise breakfast party would have been a blast to wake up to!

A few of my favorite elements are:

  • The milk straws
  • The wooden spoons
  • The rainbow napkins
  • The rainbow jars with flowers in them
  • The paper straws
  • and MORE!

Party Styling: See Vanessa Craft

Party Printables: Lauren Haddox Designs

Party Invitations: Pear Tree Greetings

Party Favors: Cold Stone Chocolate

Beverages: Shamrock Farms

Wooden Spoons: Spiral Sage

Paper Straws: Glitter Daisy Shop

Treat Tubs/Bowls: Bake It Pretty

Rainbow Napkins: IKEA

Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:

Striped Paper Straws

Wooden Spoons

Glass Jars

Circle Paper Punch

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Rainbow Assortment Gumball Tubes

Rainbow Party Printable Package

Rainbow Pom Poms

Rainbow Paper Flowers

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Vanessa said this about planning the party- “I recently hosted a surprise birthday party, rainbow style, for my dear friend Nicole of Petal Wishes.The entire party was inspired by Pear Tree Greeting’s “Color Stream” rainbow party invitations. I took the rainbow theme of the invitation and ran with it. Lauren Haddox Design created the rest of the rainbow party printables used throughout the party.

The main centerpiece of this morning party was the cereal bar. I filled big glass containers with everyone’s favorite cereals, including Lucky Charms and Fruit Loops to match the rainbow theme. I included strawberry, mini marshmallow, chocolate chip, banana, and raisin mix ins for guests to add to their cereal. We also had donuts, donut shooters, fruit, mini chocolate chip muffins, a coffee station and OJ on the menu.

I made my own party backdrop out of plastic tablecloths that I found at the Dollar Store. Cost effective and only requires a little bit of time and effort. For table centerpieces, I painted the inside of mason jars using rainbow acrylic paints and stuck faux rainbow flowers inside. I hand stamped wooden spoons with the word “Celebrate!” and they were a perfect match for the colorful tub bowls used for the cereal. I glued rainbow pom poms to the tops of wooden sticks to use as coffee stirs and adorned striped paper straws with printable flags.”

Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:

Striped Paper Straws

Wooden Spoons

Glass Jars

Circle Paper Punch

Hors D’oeuvre Picks

Rainbow Assortment Gumball Tubes

Rainbow Party Printable Package

Rainbow Pom Poms

Rainbow Paper Flowers

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Breakfast With + At Tiffany’s Baby Shower - April 19, 2013 by Admin

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This creative BREAKFAST WITH + AT TIFFANY’S THEMED BABY SHOWER was submitted by the incredible Jen Carver of Banner Events.

Such a cute shower theme! A few of my favorite ideas in this Breakfast At Tiffany’s themed party are:

  • The baby carriage party favor boxes
  • The fondant Tiffany box cupcake toppers
  • The doughnut hole tree, baby pancake stacks and french toast sticks offered for breakfast
  • and MORE!

Event Concept & Styling: Jen Carver, Banner Events

Assistant Event Stylist: Vivian Kerr, Kerr Kreations

Photographer: Rochelle Pettingill

Graphic Design Suite & Invitation: Anders Ruff Custom Designs

Invitation: Anders Ruff

Coordinating printable suite: Anders Ruff

Centerpiece mirrors, little black purse manicure sets, high heel cake server, glass vases, black baroque frames/placecard holders, silver chargers, : Wholesale Event Solutions

Baby buggy party favor boxes: Piggy Bank Parties

Crocheted diaper cover & bow tie: A Piece of Crochet
Diaper cake: Simply Shontay Diaper & Towel Cakes

Onesie sugar cookies: Flour Child

Cake & cupcakes: 4 Kids Cakes

Fondant cupcake toppers (gift boxes with bows): Edible Details

Fondant cupcake toppers (rattle, baby buggy, bottle): Fondant Flinger

Napkins w/ ribbon wraps & carriage charms. White chocolate baby suckers. Lidded white oatmeal/fruit cups & wooden spoons: Something Chic

Blue cupcake boxes. Custom created door wreath: Greyson Design

Decorative platter with vinyl baby buggy logo: Creative Designs by Toni

Jumbo confetti balloon & tissue garland: One Stylish Party

Custom cupcake wrappers: A Little Lollipop Tree

Custom vinyl decor for archway, vases, etc: Ten23 Designs

Custom diaper bag, minkie blanket, burp cloths: SookEe Designs

Polka dot blossom dessert cups, silver petite cups, petite glasses, striped straws: Via Blossom

Custom appliqued onesies & burpcloths: Mainely Applique

Silver & blue glitterstix: Desserts & Designs

Gourmet cake balls: Evie and Mallow

Shimmer gumballs (white & blue): SmashCake Studio

Custom Tiffany inspired hair bows: Giddy Up & Grow

Gourmet desserts (sparkled sugar cookies, coconut macaroons, meringues, cake truffles, clear lollipops, marshmallows: Cakealicious by Reem

Custom handmade bow ties & ties: Baybloom

Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:

Apothecary Jars

Pearl Gumballs


Mini Wooden Spoons

Striped Paper Straws

Ice Cream {Oatmeal} Cups



Here’s what Jen said about the party- “When you have a gorgeous & glamorous friend named Tiffany who just so happens to be expecting a baby boy, hosting a “Breakfast with Tiffany” baby shower is a no-brainer. (This theme is so versatile! Think: bridal shower, baby shower, birthday and more! Substitute any special mom or bride-to-be’s name for equally as much fun!)

Inspired by the 1961 film by a similar name, starring the beautiful Audrey Hepburn, my friend Vivian and I wanted to create a pretty breakfast setting with pops of glitz and glamour. We recruited some of the best in the graphic design, event planning, baking, clothing & accessory businesses to help us with this special celebration. (Be sure to check out the amazing vendor list below to recreate our look!) A big “thank you” to our talented friend, Rochelle Pettingill for capturing the fun of the day with her photography.

Invitation Suite:

Guests received gorgeous invitations designed by Maureen of Anders Ruff Custom Designs inviting them to come join us for “Breakfast with Tiffany”. I love the vintage pram style baby buggy logo used throughout the designs. Because our guest of honor requested a diaper shower, Maureen created a darling enclosure card (in lieu of baby registry info) with a little poem inviting guests to help Tiffany stock her diaper & wipe supply. The invitation suite, including the custom address wrap were so classy with the Moroccan design, decorative frame, flourishes & formal script.


Guests were greeted with this beautiful vinyl “Breakfast at Tiffany’s sign when they entered ( Ten23 Designs).  This was such a fun detail to set the stage for a themed event. Breakfast was served from a buffet counter, covered in coordinating tablecloths and accented with a lovely tissue fringe garland ( One Stylish Party) & fresh flower ranunculas arrangements. We added some fun special touches, such as vinyl baby buggy accents on the vases and utensil holders ( Ten23 Designs). Some of my favorite details were the napkins wrapped in gorgeous ribbon with little silver carriage charms. A yummy white chocolate baby pop accompanied each one! ( Something Chic did an amazing job on those details!)

A variety of beverage options were available from our beverage station. One of my favorite DIY ideas from this event was the circle garland we created by punching out several circle sizes from coordinating cardstock and stitching them together with a sewing machine. It added some bling and interest to the large sliding glass window overlooking a very cloudy day. Notice the cute printable bunting? It’s part of the coordinating printable package from Anders Ruff Custom Designs.

Apothecary jars were dressed up with rhinestone studded ribbon & party printables and filled with coordinating shimmer gumballs from SmashCake Studio. (Gumballs are a great way to tie in party colors & can also serve as a take home favor.) Along with another darling printable banner and perfect little blue satin bow wrapped boxes, the mantle was decorated with the most adorable baby buggy favors custom made by Piggy Bank Parties. (We filled these with coordinating wrapped mini chocolate bars for guests to take home.) The focal point of our mantle was a custom designed platter with vinyl lettering & coordinating baby buggy ( Creative Designs by Toni ).

Throughout the event space, we carried the diaper shower concept. A diaper shaped bunting hung from a sofa table. A beautiful 3-tiered custom diaper cake was the centerpiece at the welcome table. A custom crafted diaper bag, designed by SookEe Designs was filled with beautiful newborn essentials and accessories from talented vendors ( Mainely Applique, A Piece of Crochet, & Baybloom. From minkie blankets, to appliqued onesies and burp cloths to a tie/bow tie combo and a hand crocheted diaper cover & bow tie.
Our decor even carried over to the guest of honor’s children. Custom hair accessories were made for the beautiful daughters of the expectant mother by Giddy Up & Grow. It was fun to have a few photos taken of our sweet friend and her daughters. Doesn’t the confetti balloon and tassel garland add such an element of fun to their photo? ( One Stylish Party)

Food & Drink:

With a guest list of over 60, our greatest challenge with this event was coming up with a breakfast menu that was A.) palate pleasing B.) affordable and C.) manageable. After all, we wanted to be able to ‘enjoy’ breakfast with Tiffany too. I think you will find our menu fit these perameters nicely.


Petite pancake stacks with mint leaf & blueberry garnish & syrup drizzle accessorized with printable party flags from Anders Ruff’s collection & pearl accents
French toast sticks with syrup sauce served in petite glasses accented with printable 1″ monogram circle accents
Bacon skewers (kept warm in a chafing dish)
Sausage links (kept warm in a chafing dish)
Mini Quiche served in tasting spoons
Fresh fruit cups served in accessorized individual portion cups. Aren’t the scallop labels cute? You can find them in Anders Ruff’s printable package.

Mini Yogurt granola parfaits served in dessert parfait glasses & embellished with ribbon & 1″ circle monograms from AR’s printable package
Homemade muffins (banana, blueberry and cinnamon) served in polka dot muffin cups
Cinnamon Roll ‘Rattles’ (created with Glitterstix from Desserts & Designs).
Powdered sugar donut towers (an easy but impressive DIY project)
Beverages included: 1% milk, orange juice, apple juice, white grape juice and mango juice. Beverage glasses were dressed up with coordinating labels with fun striped straws accented by blinged out party flags.

Dessert Table:

If you want to excite guests, be sure to have a take away dessert table. Because our shower was an open house style brunch, we wanted a beautiful display of desserts that guests could nibble on during the shower, but could also take to go. We created the beautiful background using our DIY PVC pipe backdrop stand (see tutorial here) and some inexpensive curtain panels from IKEA. An old picture frame received a makeover with a coat of silver spray paint and was a perfect focal point for our 16 x20 welcome sign (printed for a few dollars at Office Depot). Most of the decor and serving trays were gathered from things I had on hand. The tiered stands were an inexpensive DIY project using 3 different sizes of centerpiece mirrors from Wholesale Event Solutions. I simply attached the mirrors to glass candlesticks from the Dollar Tree. They were so easy to put together and worked perfectly to hold beautiful custom desserts made by Cakealicious by Reem, Evie and Mallow, Fondant Flinger & Edible Details. Another tiered stand held shiny silver chargers from Wholesale Event Solutions, filled with additional sweet treats from Flour Child and others previously mentioned. Notice the exquisite blossom & petite cups that the meringues, truffles and cake balls were displayed in ( Via Blossom). Silver trays were home to beautiful baby onesie cookies baked and decorated by Flour Child. And of course, the beautiful cake by 4 Kids Cakes was the main attraction. It was as equally delicious as it was beautiful with delicate sugar flowers and beautiful fondant detailing. The cake was almost entirely edible from top to bottom.

Shower Activity:

Most of our guests prefer socializing over organized shower games. Our open house style shower allowed plenty of time for eating & gabbing. However, we did want to leave our guest of honor with a fun remembrance of her special day. Guests were invited to leave a sweet message for the mom-to-be and baby on these adorable diaper notes made by Anders Ruff. At the end of the shower, we drew 2 diaper notes to receive a door prize– these darling little black purse manicure sets from Wholesale Event Solutions .


Guests certainly didn’t leave empty handed. Beautiful favor boxes contributed by Val at Greyson Design housed scrumptious cupcakes baked by 4Kids Cakes & embellished with satin ribbon and custom thank you tags. Guests also had the option to fill the adorable baby buggy favor boxes ( Piggy Bank Parties)with treats from the dessert table.
Breakfast with Tiffany was enjoyed by all!

Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:

Apothecary Jars

Pearl Gumballs


Mini Wooden Spoons

Striped Paper Straws

Ice Cream {Oatmeal} Cups

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Breakfast Meet & Eat Baby Shower - November 6, 2011 by Admin

This weekends party feature goes to this super clever BREAKFAST MEET & EAT BABY SHOWER submitted by Nicole Gould of Million Dollar Smile Celebrations! Love it! Instead of a “Sip & See” Nicole planned a wonderful alternative. I love all the doughnuts, cereal & “morning newspapers”. Look at the felt doughnuts on the door wreath! Everything is just so cute.

Here is what Nicole said about the party- “We’ve all heard of the Sip & See… Now introducing the Meet & Eat! Baby Grace, born on August 8th, is a tasty little one with a mommy, auntie, and grandma who love all things breakfast. Hosting a breakfast-themed party was just as delicious and fun to plan as it was to host. After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day…
Inspiration – Bright Colors! Cheery Flowers! Felt! Sunday Morning Comics (My grandpa used to call the comic section in the Sunday paper the “Funnies”)! I wanted party guests to feel like they were walking into a donut shop from their favorite comic strip. Incorporating yarn, felt, and comics set a whimsical world for breakfast time….


Invites – Guests received mini cereal boxes that included a clear sealed bag with an adorable slide-open invite and a funky and fun fashion ring (every cereal box needs a prize, right?)! The invite featured a real Fruit Loop acting as the “O” in the saying “Oh, isn’t she sweet?”. The bag was sneakily placed and resealed into the cereal box. A custom sticker displayed on the front of the cereal box said, “Look: Prize Inside”. Edible and interactive… guest RSVP’d eagerly to see (and taste) more!!!!
Food – Guests filled their plates and bowls with a variety of breakfast treats and eats. A donut shop, including a K-Cup ‘U Brew’ station displayed the brightest and yummiest Dunkin Donut specialties (Yes, they do custom orders). A cereal buffet indulged guests in their favorite childhood cereal and included several flavors of milk and crazy toppings like sprinkles, sugar, chocolate chips, and marshmallow confetti. N’Counter, Grace’s mommy’s favorite breakfast spot, provided the most delicious bran and blueberry muffins. A whopping 12 inch, fresh-baked donut displayed Grace’s banner, hand-glittered by The Purple Pug, and set the centerpiece for the display. For the health conscious, fresh fruit and healthy breakfast bars filled up glass bowls on shelves. 
Drinks – Mommy’s allowed to have a mimosa so why not make it one to remember. Jell-O cubes were placed in flutes for a bright and fun twist on the classic cocktail served in flutes with beaded stems. Add juice and bubbly, then sip & see. A couple of guests were baking little buns of their own so a “Milk Mixin’ Station” allowed guests to drop a Got Milk? flavor straw into a refreshing cup of the Moo-Juice. Speaking of juice, guests could choose from “Fresh Squeezed” mini carafe bottles or “You Squeeze” orange sippers. Insert, squeeze, and sip (a Purple Pug inspiration)! 
Décor – With the help of a few strong men, a few rolls of wrapping paper, and some rented tables and linens, my living room and home office transformed into a fanciful and fantastic breakfast hot-spot. Then, Dez from Papercandee, did the rest. She created the most enchanting printable collection perfect for the party. From the tiniest donut flags to the donut-shaped banners; it all incorporated the colors, theme, and the most adorable little sunshine. I set the tables with mini centerpieces (tiny cereal boxes, small fabric flower blooms, and felt donuts) and arranged transparent Louis Ghost acrylic chairs around the tables to off-set the rather bright décor around the room. Paper pinwheels, empty cereal boxes, comics, felt garland, fruit loops on yarn and paper poms set the backdrops and hanging décor. My favorite details were the donut-shape balloons and ‘almost good enough to eat’ flower arrangements. I placed six gerber daisies in empty Dunkin Donut boxes to look like tasty treats. I stacked a few closed boxes, and then left the one with the flowers open for a sneak peek of the flowers inside.
Favors – Cereal flavored lip glosses that I found at Target were placed into hand glittered boxes (Purple Pug). Guests also filled ‘to go’ boxes for the kiddos at home taking cereal box prizes, donut holes, cereal bars, apples, you name it. But the oohhs and aahhs really came from the personalized spoons that were beaded for every guest by Grace’s grandma (thanks again Puple Pug for so many awesome ideas).” 

Muffins – N Counter –
Paper goods – Papercandee –
Glittered banner and favor boxes (and tons of inspiration) – The Purple Pug –
Paper pinwheels – Designs by Mary Grace -
Felt garland – Applesauce Crafts -
Paper poms – Party’s On -
Felt donuts – The Felt Bakery -
Striped straws – HeyYoYo -

Floral – Luxe Floral -

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Advantages Of A Bed And Breakfast Over A Hotel Reservation - October 4, 2009 by Admin

Traveling for business or vacationing always has one thing in common – you need a place to stay. Unfortunately, many individuals choose large hotel chains which have no personality and do nothing more than provide a place to sleep for their guests. These travelers are usually clueless about that wonderful invention called the Bed and Breakfast, where customer service is king and guests are well taken care of, unlike in larger hotels. In fact, there are several benefits a Bed and Breakfast has over regular hotels.

Cozy Ambiance

Room availability is usually scarce in bed and breakfast inns, but this can actually be an advantage to the traveler. However, each room has a lot of personality and is generally decorated around a theme and focuses on the comfort of guests. You can’t go wrong either with the decorations in bed and breakfast inn rooms, as they really give you that at-home feeling. No more generic, been-there-seen-that hotel-style rooms. It’s all about having a cozy ambiance when staying at a bed and breakfast.

Start The Day Right With A Great Breakfast

A bed and breakfast inn specializes in breakfast, just as their name would suggest. Hotels generally serve boring old butter-and-toast continental breakfasts, while bed and breakfast inns give travelers more options and better food. This is because innkeepers take pride in serving well balanced and tasty meals allowing guests to enjoy every aspect of their stay. Although every Bed and Breakfast is different you can generally expect a full breakfast of meat and eggs with fresh baked muffins, fresh squeezed juice and fruit. Bed and breakfast inns don’t scrimp either on the cutlery and plates, as you get silver cutlery and fine china for the most part.

Save More Money

You may think that we’re putting you on. But it’s true, it’s true ? you will get more bang for your buck when you consider the total cost of your stay at a bed and breakfast. You may think that the fees bed and breakfast inns charge are exorbitant, but they are all-inclusive fees that include making local calls, watching good movies, and taking advantage of concierge and parking services. These would normally be incidentals on your hotel bill and could cost you much more. All things considered, your money is best-spent at a bed and breakfast inn, as opposed to the usual hotel stay, due to the convenience and amenities you could be getting.

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