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Operation Shower Baby Liberty Event Recap!

A couple months ago I flew across the country to Jersey City for the “Baby Liberty” Operation Shower event – a vintage Americana style baby shower that I styled in collaboration with Operation Shower‘s Amy Belle Isle.

With nearly 200 guests, a beautiful waterside venue, and all 3 Kardashian sisters co-hosting alongside Babies R Us, this was quite a production! It also took a small village of fellow “party girls” and volunteers that generously donated their talents and time to bring the event to life on this level – so a special thank you again to everyone that helped. :)

In all honesty, I was a little worried about tackling the vintage Americana look at first, as my style naturally leans very modern, but in the end I loved how it turned out! One of my favorite challenges was trying to come up with playful “on theme” phrases when designing the table signs – i.e. “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Naptime” (so true, right?!) – and “Give me Hugs or give me Kisses” – which is much more powerful when you think it in a Patrick Henry style tone. ;) The Americana Baby Shower Collection is now available in our Hostess INK store too!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– DIY hot air balloon centerpieces made from paper lanterns, dowels, & ribbon
– Eclectic mix of bottles + gorgeous patriotic florals (I just LOVE that blue thistle!)
– Pregnant wire form centerpieces dressed up with fabric rosettes & sashes
– Giant confetti balloons with fabric tassels + hand-painted burlap table runners
– Vintage bow cake pops, incredible royal icing cookies, & more amazing treats!

Operation Shower Baby Liberty Event Recap!

Operation Shower Baby Liberty Event Recap!

Operation Shower Baby Liberty Event Recap!

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Family Friendly Flatbread Tacos Recipe {+ Fiesta Inspired Decor & Free Printables!}

Happy Thursday! I’ve got some fun news to share with you guys today about a different sort of project we’ve been quietly working on over here for the past couple months! ;)

Krusteaz® recently asked me to collaborate with them on a creative campaign starring their brand new Flatbread Mixes. The creative concepting & prep work has been happening for a while, and then a few weeks ago their team came to our house and shot a handful of DIY videos that will be released intermittently over the next several months. Each video has a totally different theme and features a simple, yet tasty flatbread recipe (who says everything we eat needs to be super complicated, right?!) + matching party decor ideas and DIY projects. Oh ya… can’t forget to mention the free printables too. :)

Theme #1 – Flatbread Tacos + Fiesta Inspired Fun!

I’m excited to share the first video with you today, which is centered around a family-friendly taco night with a creative twist. The Flatbread Tacos recipe is very straightforward (& super tasty!), but seeing it in video form should give you a good understanding of how to work with the flatbread dough. At the bottom of this post, you’ll also find links to the DIY decor projects and free party printables. I hope you enjoy them!

P.S. I’d also like to say a special thank you to Krusteaz® – it’s been an honor to work with such a wonderful company, and I look forward to working with them again next week at the IFBC!

Family Friendly Flatbread Tacos Recipe {+ Fiesta Inspired Decor & Free Printables!}

The Tablescape

My inspiration for the fiesta tablescape started with what looks like the “table runner” – but is actually a $14 scarf from Target! I just loved the color palette of the scarf, which ended up setting the tone the entire table and the printables as well. I also never pass up the chance to break out the aqua blue mason jars. ;)

Washi tape and tissue fringe were my other key element – they dressed up everything from tin cans and bottles to the DIY cork placemats!

Family Friendly Flatbread Tacos Recipe {+ Fiesta Inspired Decor & Free Printables!}

Family Friendly Flatbread Tacos Recipe {+ Fiesta Inspired Decor & Free Printables!}

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{Party of 5} Pink Christening, Princess & the Pea, Minnie Mouse Birthday, Sunshine Lemonade, Construction Birthday

Here we go with the latest round of Friday Party of 5 picks from our HWTM.com members! Just click on a party title or collage to check out the full album & details from the following creative events:

 Pink Rose Christening Dessert Table
 Princess & the Pea Pajama Birthday Party
 Pink & Gold Minnie Mouse Birthday Party
– “You are my Sunshine” Lemonade Birthday Party
– Work Zone Construction Birthday Party

1. Pink Rose Christening Dessert Table (pictured above) from My Sweet Celebration

{Party of 5} Pink Christening, Princess & the Pea, Minnie Mouse Birthday, Sunshine Lemonade, Construction Birthday

2. Princess & the Pea Pajama Birthday Party by SnowyBliss

{Party of 5} Pink Christening, Princess & the Pea, Minnie Mouse Birthday, Sunshine Lemonade, Construction Birthday

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{Party of 5} Hot Air Balloon Shower, Geometric Rock Climbing, Dino Mite Birthday, Twins Elephant Shower, Mechanics Shop

Here we go with the latest round of Friday Party of 5 picks from our HWTM.com members! Just click on a party title or collage to check out the full album & details from the following creative events:

 Hot Air Balloon Baby Shower
 Geometric Rock Climbing Birthday Party
 Dino-Mite Dinosaur Birthday Party
– Twin’s Elephant Balloon Baby Shower
– Vintage Mechanic’s Car Shop Birthday Party

1. Hot Air Balloon Baby Shower (pictured above) from Swish Printables

{Party of 5} Hot Air Balloon Shower, Geometric Rock Climbing, Dino Mite Birthday, Twins Elephant Shower, Mechanics Shop

2. Geometric Rock Climbing Birthday Party by Vintage Mingle

{Party of 5} Hot Air Balloon Shower, Geometric Rock Climbing, Dino Mite Birthday, Twins Elephant Shower, Mechanics Shop

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Here we go with the latest round of Friday Party of 5 picks from our HWTM.com members! Just click on a party title or collage to check out the full album & details from the following creative events: – Floral Pretty Little Birthday Party – Pink & Aqua Elmo 1st Birthday Party – Country Fresh Cupboard Bridal Shower – Summer Pool Party – […]

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Here we go with the latest round of Friday Party of 5 picks from our HWTM.com members! Just click on a party title or collage to check out the full album & details from the following creative events: – Hot Air Balloon 1st Birthday Party – Vintage Cafe Racer Birthday Party – Mad Scientist Birthday Party – VIB (Very Important Babies) […]

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