circus tent | vintage carnival baby shower | a couple of amateurs

carnival baby shower

Annie and I were thrilled to be able to host this vintage carnival baby shower for our friend, Taylor. The menu included all her favorite things: popcorn, peanuts, pretzels, sweet treats and more. A carnival theme is perfect for either gender baby. This shower was for a baby girl, so

christmas cookie party and hot chocolate bar | a couple of amateurs

holiday cookie party

The holidays are here! The most wonderful time of the year. I seriously cannot get enough Christmas in my life, which is why I was very excited that my turn to host book club fell in December. Annie and I have been in the same book club for over five

cherry pie bites

One of the many foods that The Very Hungry Caterpillar eats through in his adventure by Eric Carle, is “1 Piece of Cherry Pie.” We wanted the food at Kim’s baby shower to be easy to serve up, so we decided to make bites of cherry pie rather than slices.

nautical baby shower

Annie and I are pretty used to hosting parties together, but sometimes its fun to work with different people to gain new knowledge and insight to different party planning techniques. This was a fun opportunity to host a baby shower for our friend, Katie, with a new friend of ours,

thirtieth birthday s’mores bar

I turned 30 last month. Leading up to the big day, I had let my husband (with much help from Annie) plan a surprise birthday party for me. It was really hard to not be in control of the situation. In fact, it was so painful, that I had to