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I am finally back to writing here on the blog after more than a year away.

I am back and I wanted to share with you some of the projects that I worked in 2013.

The first one I am sharing is my son’s 1st birthday. Yes, we had another baby, a baby boy that keeps bringing joy to our lives everyday.

This party was by far my favorite! I had so much fun planning it and bringing it to life (in just 3 weeks). My husband had asked me to do a Noah’s Ark theme and I loved the idea. Once¬†I knew the theme I started to plan it but wanted to do the Ark my way ūüôā

Our baby is such a fun boy, and he loves his toys, his food and Sophie (his teething Giraffe). Based on that I decided to create his ark, with the things he loves.  And if you know me and my designs you already noticed that all my parties are a reflection of the invitation I create for such event. This one was no different. Here is the invitation I created for the party:

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And from there the party took shape…¬†

It is hard to tell you my favorite detail as I loved everything about how it all turned out.

We had in our backyard and the poles from the rented tent were the frame for the rainbow background I created using yarn. There was a lot of DIY projects for this party.

We had a naked cake (or almost naked) by Dona Doce Cakes as the centerpiece of the cake table and his name was used throughout.

A friend of ours used his carpenter skills and made the Ark that I used as the centerpiece for the favor/dessert table.

We had cars, trains and giraffes cake pops (amazingly delicious) by Cake Pops by Xpressive Designs.

Lots of candy and bonbons as part¬†of our Brazilian tradition, and of course, my latest obsession: MINI TO GO CONTAINERS! They were personalized with Noah’s name and inside I baked my favorite Orange Cake (recipe here).

I want to thank everyone that made this afternoon so enjoyable:

The amazing pictures (aside from the invitation that  I took with my phone) were by the ever talented Renata Rivera.

A huge thank you to my husband for supporting me ( and my out of the box ideas :P), to my mom and mother in law that were a huge help, and to the amazing Neide Lima, from GIF Floral and Events Designs, for bringing her talent and her friendship all the way from Orlando. To my dear friend Luciana from  Arts and Glamour Events and her husband for creating the Ark, and all the help and patience with me :).

Hope you enjoy the pics!

 

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Have an awesome Tuesday!!

Clemens Bastos

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Spring is here!! At least on the blog it is!

I’ve been working on a lot of things behind the scene and I am sorry for the lack of posts.

The month of January came and went and I can’t believe February is here.

I received pictures of the cutest 1st birthday party ever.

My little niece turned one and my sister in law did a great job at creating this amazing party !

She decided to go with a Picnic theme and came to me for ideas.

The result was beautiful!!

The pictures are from the talented Helio Campos, a Brazilian photographer that lives in Brasilia.

The party was done by my sister-in-law herself , with supplies from my Etsy store and all the customized party goods done by the talented Tudo de Bom company, in Brasilia.

I loved the colors and the mix of textures, the bird houses used all over the decor, the fabric tulips, my paper straws used on the Pinwheels and all the CANDY, oh boy, they look divine!!

I even spotted my favor tubes.

Hope you are ready for some eye candy images.

Credits:

Paper goods and Paper straws: Clemens Designs

Personalized paper goods (favor tags, invitation, etc): Tudo de Bom Arte e Festas

Photography: Helio Campos Photography

You can see more pictures here

Happy Wednesday!!

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It seems that I’m following a pattern…writing in this blog every other month – almost…sorry internet!

But you know If I could I would like to explain myself. It’s been pretty chaotic in our house now ( when isn’t???), my mom went back to Brazil last weekend after 3 weeks of intense shopping and sightseeing, Joshua got a cold and so did I, we were hit by a storm last Thursday and were left without cable/internet and on top of that I went back to school…so you see internet it not like I don’t have¬†anything to tell you I do, belive me… a lot! Is just that my boss sometimes acts like a baby ūüôā but a¬† very cute one!!

I got so extremely happy to open Casamenteiras and see our party there, yay!!! They are so amazing and the things they feature are to die for.

After planning this party everyone is telling me¬†I should do this for a living and Oh boy, I would love that, so my dear friend Roxy is trusting me with planning/decorating her son’s 1st Birthday and I’ll tell you more about that in a few days.

A lot of people are asking me how I did¬†Joshua’s party so I’m going to do a little behind the scenes with this post. First of all I need to tell you that I am a mom on a budget so everything was a result of a good bargain and a lot of hard work.

I thought I would give you the details of some of the things I did for the party and also the vendors I used.

¬†Joshua’s shirt was ordered from Melina at lilpinkchicken, on Etsy. She was so sweet, even called me to make sure she was using the colors I wanted.Will definitely use her again!

The sailor hat he’s using I got at Oriental Trading.

 

The white vases and the cake stand were  from my local Marshalls. The mini lighthouses from the Dollar Tree ( you can buy their stuff online now) The shot glasses, candy boxes and tubes were from Brazil ( I filled them um with blue M&Ms and coconut drops Рbala de coco).

I got the wood boats, lighthouses and anchors at Michaels, painted them with acrylic paint and voila!

My mom had this brilliant idea of hanging ribbons on this window and then gluing (actually double-sided tape was used) the origami boats that her friend in Brazil made for us and the miniature shapes that I also got at Michaels and painted. She did it on both sides of the window, the other side was facing the entrance of the party where we had the kids section with toys ( that I brought from home and used some of the church) and their food.

 

 

This is one of my favorites! We covered the windows on this wall with paper towel and decorated with pinwheels I made it myself and Origami boats and birds that my mom’s friend made it. I would never thought about using paper towel to cover anything but sometimes the simplest idea can transform a place.

I ordered the 3 foot balloons from here and they were just so magical.I used one of those air mattress machines to fill them up, I actually took one to be filled with Helium and it popped right away, so I used nylon thread and hung them from the ceiling down.

I also had 2 seagulls hanging from the ceiling, made by my grandpa right before he passed.It was my way of  honoring him.

And oh, the bears, I just loved them! They added so much to the table.

 

I got the straws here , the anchor, the J, the “1” sign (actually a clock I covered with a printed out number 1) and the cupcake wrappers at Homegoods. The banner and all the other paper goods, like the cupcake topper, I did it myself.

So, you see, it was a lot of things involved and a lot of time and work but oh boy I loved every minute!

My advice is be open. Don’t set your mind at finding everything at one store, keep you eyes open and take advantage of the deals and end of season sale. At the end the party needs to be stress free so you can all enjoy the labor of your love.

Are you planning a party? Or just had one? How did you do it? Would love to know!

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