Posts Tagged ‘party’

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 🙂

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:


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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Countdown for Christmas

I’m sorry for being so bad, I really am. We were away for Thanksgiving and it seems that a very annoying flu decided to ride back home with us and we’re all sharing the same sore throat, cough and bodyache.

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and were reminded of what really matters in life, because sometimes we get cought up on things and forget the real deal.

On another note, November is gone and can I just say that Christmas is right around the corner…Oh my!! I haven’t even put up our decorations yet, have you?

I haven’t checked any website or blog since we left for Thanksgiving and I’m so overhelmed by all the post that are out there. There are so many things going on that I’m afraid I won’t be able to catch up, but to start things right and put you and myself in the holiday spirit I have a few things to share with you today.

First of all, I did my first Christmas wreath and let me tell you that i got fooled by the whole project, it seemed to much easier than what it was, but at the end it came out ok. Not perfect, but ok for being the first one

I used the wreath wire that I got at Michaels for less than $4, Christmas balls from the Dollar tree ( some of them I covered with yarn – found that less expensive than using styrofoam balls) and a few sweater flowers that i did myself. The inspiration came from Kristi from Life through the lens and I’m aware that mine is far away from hers but it was my first …. 🙂

We even used it as a prop

what do you think?

Also, starting today, I’m going to be doing an inspiration board to get you (and myself) inspired. I’m planning a Christmas party for the church and I’m loving all the ideas that are out there.

I just love this one from The White Library and I love how the red, white and silver are displayed

And how about a red and aqua dessert table from Green Apple Paperie

What color palette are you using for your party? I would love to know

Stay tuned for our next inspirations and don’t forget to LIKE US on Facebook.

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Thanksgiving at church

Hello everyone! Are you ready for Thanksgiving?

We had a special celebration on Sunday at our church and I wanted to share with you how it went.

The Communion Table

And then after eating so much we had some fun (remember the “blessing board”, well is wasn’t quite finished but we sure had fun with the frame)

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post. You will L.O.V.E our Wednesday love!


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Oh Boy! I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is a week away! I’ve been planning a lunch celebration for our church that’s happening this coming Sunday and I have sooooo much to do.

Joshua is being sick for the past week ( poor baby got a stomach virus and 3 teeth coming out) so things here have being a bit chaotic – to say the least.

I had planned a dinner party for Saturday night but when Joshua woke up with a fever I had to cancel everything.

So, back to the Thanksgiving Celebration… here is the invite I designed

And I just can’t plan a party without having an inspiration board

all images Martha Stewart

I’ll keep you posted on what’s getting done. In the meantime here is something to brighten your day

I just think he’s the cutest, most handsome boy, but I might be bias


Happy Monday y’all!!!

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So as I said it here  I was asked by my friend Roxy to help with her son’s 1st birthday. The party was last weekend and it went really well.They are such a wonderful family. We went with a beach theme and she wanted something simple but special. Here are a few photos:




Here’s the birthday boy, Jaden. Isn’t he so adorable?!!! I just want to eat him up!

I made this banner for Jaden. Oh, note to self, double side tape DO NOT stick to a brick wall!

Look at them, they were laughing at us for not being able to sing Happy Birthday in spanish.

I used the 3 foot balloons again and the kids loved them! They wanted to take them home 🙂

The Pinata

Here is my Joshua giving Jaden a birthday hug. Too cute!!

I loved doing this party for Jaden. I’m ready for the next one….anyone?

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As my friend pointed out today “all the blogs out there have photos and not video”  . So in order to keep things less complicated I promise from now on to only put photos – maybe a video of Joshua playing his drum set , thanks to my dear friends Juliana and Joyce. 🙂

here are a few photos from his Sailor Party





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