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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Party Tip Tuesday

On occasion, I receive emails asking for party tips or party advice so I've decided to start "Party Tip Tuesday".  I will gather up some of my favorite party tips and post them every Tuesday.
I hope you can put them to good use!
I will also be posting them via Instagram and Facebook if you would like to follow me. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

{Real Parties} Little Chefs Pizza Party

I know I've mentioned how lucky I am to live in a great neighborhood where I love my neighbors. Yesterday, I hosted a play date pizza making party for the kids.

The little chefs got to decorate a chefs hat and make their own pizza and decorate a cupcake. It turned out to be a ton fun!

chefs hat decorating station

toppings bar
adult beverage station
adult snack table
pizza makin'

Such a fun crowd, GRATZIE to all who participated!

Monday, July 14, 2014

{Real Parties} Summer Fiesta

Over the weekend, I hosted a party of my own, which is a rare treat these days.
This was a 'summer fiesta' theme for our neighborhood Mom's club.

Entry refreshment station: I love to start the party at the
door, whether it's by placing a big wreath on the door
or placing some lanterns outside the door. It makes your
guests feel like the party has begun

A friend of mine recently started a business making these great signs. I gave her the theme,
colors of the part, sign wording & the size of the board and she worked her magic!
Email me for info if you are interested in one of these signs


Cactus cupcake favors:
Oddly, one of my favorite party decorations
are the favors. I use them as a big part
of the décor. Groupings always make a
statement so why not use them?

Monday, June 2, 2014

Calling All Interns!!

Fabulous Fetes is looking for interns in the Northern Virginia/DC metro area
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Monday, April 7, 2014

{Real Parties} Airplane Themed 1st Birthday Party

I had a lot of fun planning this airplane themed 1st birthday party. I think my favorite part of the party was the "Jet Fuel" adult drink station with the propeller paper straws.
Sadly, I missed taking pictures of the entire room and the kids table & paper airplane station.
"Jet Fuel" for the adults... bourbon iced tea


"In-flight snacks"for the little ones consisted of yogurt drops,
goldfish, and banana puffs

Pilot's License photo prop

Airplane cake, smash cake and propeller cake pops

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

{Real Parties} Rustic Fall Wedding: Stephanie & Brian

I had so much fun with this wedding!
Stephanie was a dream bride in so many ways. They were both very easy to work with and Stephanie translated her vision so clearly.
As you can see from the photos, they are a very handsome couple.

The reception was held in the Old Town Hall in Fairfax
Virginia's historic district. It was the perfect
setting for a rustic wedding reception

 guest book

Brian's mother made these delicious pickles for the wedding
favors (I know this because I got one...maybe she'd be willing
to share her recipe??)

Cake & cupcake combination

I tried to mimic the back of a wedding dress on the top tier

Groom & Mom

Brian's family is from NuMine, PA so the send-off pennants honored NuMine

Stephanie and Brian, I wish you many years of love, health and happiness. Thank you for allowing me to make your dream wedding a reality!!