Do y’all remember that show Pinwheel from the 80s? “Pinwheel, pinwheel, spinning around…” I had to google it to be sure I wasn’t making it up in my head. It’s exactly what I remembered! For the rest of you 80s kids, see if this takes you back! I’ve had that in my head the entire time I’ve been working on this invite!!
The Pinwheel Party Collection that will be added to the shop soon! Every once in a while, I get to take on custom orders and this was one of them. Last year, I had the pleasure of working with such a sweet momma on her son’s bow tie party! If you missed it, check out these beautiful photos by Andrea Wood Photography. Thornton’s mommy included so many special touches! You can see the full “Little Gentlemen” party HERE! I can’t believe a year has already gone by! One of my favorite parts of this business is getting to know YOU! I’m so thankful for the loyalty of so many of you!!

Welthan, Thornton’s sweet mommy, desired a two sided pinwheel invitation with the party details on the back. It was fun to create and I love the colors she chose! Very classic! Once we finish the collection, I will load it to the shop. If you need it before then, just yell. Also, please feel free to always ask about available party themes. I receive so many emails that read… “I don’t see it in your shop, but wanted to be sure” I really appreciate those!! I’m honored that you would check with me before moving on to another shop. Often, I can be of help! I have several party collections that have yet to be listed. Always on my to-do list, but you know how that can go. If you see a pinwheel party or baby shower in your future, I would be happy to help! More to come!

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No tricks, just treats! Courtney Dial Whitmore of Pizzazzerie posted the cutest FREE printable Halloween tags and I had to share! I love these! They will be perfect for the girls’ teachers. You can see more and find the download link HERE! Thank you, Pizzazzerie! So cute!

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This summer, I shared a few of these beautiful photos on the Sweet Peach FB page, but am excited to finally share more! I had the pleasure of working with the SWEETEST bride as she planned her Preppy Nautical wedding on Chesapeake Bay. So fun!! The photography is by LizandRyan.com and event styling by lemon and lime event design. From the original Preppy Nautical collection, I replaced the sailboat with a monogram anchor, simplified the invitation and created her collection in coral, navy and a few touches of green. From the invitation set to the welcome baskets and throughout the bayside reception, I loved seeing our collection in so many details…




This creative bride had so many fun ideas! I love how she put the Preppy Nautical favor tags to a new use!












Do you recognize those anchor cookies?  I discovered Sweet Goosie Girl when I was planning for Eliza’s Preppy Nautical Party and have loved her ever since!  I was excited to see this sweet bride felt the same way!





I’m unable to share a photo of the Preppy Nautical Wedding Invitation as C+G desired to keep those details and their identification very private.  However, you can see a sample with revised details in this previous blog post.  I love how it came together with the RSVP card and informational enclosure.  The bride was so cute with her fun wording!

C+G, it was such an honor to be a small part of your very big day! Your creative touches came together in such a beautiful and fun way! Congrats to you both!!

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10/1
2014

Sweet Customers

It’s been a little while since I have shared some of the most adorable customers! Be sure to follow Sweet Peach on Facebook for more regular updates to our Sweet Customers album. {Please know that permission is always given and all personal info is revised for privacy} Take a peek at just a few of the precious faces that land in my inbox. Happy, happy birthday to each and every Sweet Peach customer!! It is such a delight for me to be a tiny part of your big day!










You can find the full Preppy Nautical Collection and Preppy Whale Collection in the SHOP!

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It’s pretty much impossible for me to go to Target without checking out the dollar bins. Wow, I think today may have been one of my best finds ever…. just a couple months too late. If you are planning a black and white party in the near future, be sure to check out the Target dollar bins asap!! Look at the all this cuteness! And this was just the beginning! Striped straws, black polka dot plates and napkins, white and black favor bags, coasters, labels, stickers, ribbon, mini buckets, and the list goes on. It’s all marked as holiday in the Halloween bins, but sure looks like the makings for a Little Miss party if you ask me!! The same straws and ribbon are sold in other parts of the store for three times the price! Kinda crazy! Grab your black and white goodies! Happy Wednesday!

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I’m asked often where I buy my milk bottles. Mine are actually recycled Starbucks Frappuccino bottles! They have worked perfectly for me and give great purpose for indulging in my guilty pleasure! I always thought the ones in online shops were way overpriced. If you want to find them locally, Michaels now carries them. I spotted them this week and they are on sale for $0.99! This is an even better deal than my thrifty recycled bottles!! They read “Dairy” and have a cute cow on the glass. They would be absolutely perfect for a farm party! If you don’t love the wording, you could easily cover it with a water bottle wrap.

A reader shared on the Sweet Peach FB page that you can also find them at Ikea. Another fan suggested they would make cute vases with some flowers and burlap ribbon. Love that idea! I could see them lined on the center of your fall table. So cute!

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Like so many little girls, Eliza loves dress up, playing mommy and tea parties. She is almost always in someone else’s shoes… usually her sisters’ tap shoes or my high heels. It started early and funny enough, “shoes” was actually her first word after “momma” and “dadda”. This year, pulling off a big party just wasn’t feasible, but fortunately, the only thing Eliza requested was a tea party with her best girlfriend, Blayke. Absolutely, I can do that! I sought the help of the talented Casey at Sugar Studios. She created the adorable silhouette and I just LOVE how it came out!

Eliza and Blayke are only one day apart, born in the same hospital and our rooms were just down the hall from each other! Her mom and I are dear friends and our daughters have shared such a special relationship, literally from the very start. Look at the most precious photos captured by Kim Craig Ali Photography. These two just adore each other!


The white dresses were hand-me-downs from my Anna Claire and Julia and I asked Blayke’s mommy to send along her pearls and heels. The girls were sooo eager to get dressed up. It’s easy to forget sometimes that the most simple things can be so exciting to little ones! I wish I had a picture of Eliza’s face when she saw her room. She was so excited! The night before the party, Eliza got to sleep in our bed and I transformed her room after she went to sleep. Timing was perfect as we were sadly taking down her crib, putting away the glider and making way for her big girl bed. We used our Carolina play table and chairs from Pottery Barn Kids. I pulled in Anna Claire’s nightstand for our cake table and we used Eliza’s dresser as our “serving station”. Our Harper Rug is also from PBK. It was a very simple setup, but the girls felt sooo fancy!


The Little Miss Collection includes the following: invite, pennant banner, water bottle wraps, place cards, favor tags, cupcake toppers, welcome sign, flat note, stickers and straw flags. No matter how small the party, I can’t help but still love all the details! My husband just laughs at how excited I get, but it is so fun! Enjoy it while we can, right?



The beautiful cake was made by local baker, Kate Petronis. Kate shares my love for parties and has designed some incredible cakes!! You can see lots more of her work and party ideas on her blog at And Everything Sweet. I found the inspiration for this cake in a random google search and sadly, I do not know where. To the creative mind behind the original cake, thank you for sharing your talent! I hope our take is a compliment to you! I apologize for not being able to give correct credit where credit is due. Kate did an awesome job and of course, it was sooo delicious! The whole “too pretty to eat” does not stand true in our house! We had a family party that night and dug in!



After we dressed up, the girls were ready for their “tea cake”. On birthdays, I let them completely spoil their meals so we ate cupcakes first. You can see Eliza was not keen on sharing. She took her time, yet the rest were ready to nibble hers as seconds! That face!
I only set the table for Eliza and Blayke, but the big sisters really wanted to be part of the fun. We decided Anna Claire and Julia could be the waitresses and they just LOVED that idea!! I set up Eliza’s dresser as a serving station with drink pitchers, napkins, snacks and their boxed lunch. The white gable boxes came from Smash Cake & Co. I dressed it up with the silhouette sticker and polka dot ribbon from JoAnn. The snack containers were filled with yogurt and can be found in the Sweet Peach shop. The pink striped napkins came from the Target party aisle and matched perfectly.


For the favor, I bought these white boxes at Michaels and filled them with some girlie fun…. pink nail polish, pink lip gloss that looked like lipstick (they loved that), and some play jewelry.



After lunch, the girls just played… squealed, scooted around in heels, laughed and played! It was a simple celebration, but so sweet! I’m sooo thankful I had Kim Craig Ali Photography come over. She captured some of the most precious pictures that I will absolutely treasure! My little Minnie Pearl…

I wish this picture was a video! I would love to remember what they were laughing about! Something extremely silly, I’m sure, but they do have the cutest giggles together!


Happy 3rd Birthday to our dear friend, Blayke! {We sang to both of them!} You have such a sweet, tender heart, Blayke!! We are so thankful for you and your precious friendship!

And Happy 3rd Birthday to my my most precious, Eliza! You absolutely brighten our family! Your spunky personality, contagious giggle and 3 going on 13 conversations bring us so much laughter! I am so blessed to be your momma!

Thanks again, Kim, for such sweet photos! If you have someone special you would like to celebrate, be sure to check out the giveaway below!

{GIVEAWAY!!} I’m so excited to share our sweet celebration with you! I would love to bring a smile to one lucky reader as well! If you have someone special that you want to celebrate (no expiration), be sure to visit the Sweet Peach Facebook page for all the details. If you want a head start, leave a comment on this post and you’ll be on your way! One reader will be randomly chosen on Friday, September 12th at 3pm EST for a FREE printable party collection of your choice!

Party Printables & Plastic Containers: Sweet Peach Paperie
Photos: Kim Craig Ali Photography
Silhouette: Sugar Studios
Cake: And Everything Sweet
Gable Boxes: Smash Cake & Co.
Striped Straws & Favor Boxes: Michaels
Table, Chairs & Rug: Pottery Barn Kids
Napkins: Target
Polka Dot Ribbon: JoAnn
Black Stitched Ribbon: Hobby Lobby
Table Runner Fabric: Hancock Fabrics
White Dresses: Bailey Boys
Bow Top & Bloomer Set: Posh Pickle

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MOMS!!! This will change your mornings!!! I spotted this awesome checklist by Kori Clark and it has helped my girls GREATLY!! We are on week four of school and still getting our morning routine down pat. The girls now attend our church’s private Christian school, which we just love, but our mornings are very early and extremely time sensitive. In the world of Atlanta, you live by traffic patterns. It takes anywhere from 25-50 minutes to get to school so it very important that our mornings run smoothly and we get out the door on time. This checklist is so wonderful!! I created one for the girls that was just a bit more specific to their needs. I slipped it into a clear page protector and put it on a clip board. They carry it around the house with a dry erase marker and we reuse it each morning.

Between the two of them, I felt like I was asking 9 million questions every morning. “Have you brushed your teeth yet? Have you gone potty?” You know the drill! The girls were getting frustrated with my “nagging” so this has been a perfect cure for us. The girls LOVE it and think it’s really fun!! It’s a win-win for all involved, especially their momma who does not love early mornings or 5:45 alarms. {Whew, still working on this one!} You can grab your free download from Kori Clark or cruise Pinterest. I had no idea these were all over the place. I hope back to school is a smooth transition for you and your kiddos! Happy September!

Photo by Kori Clark

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Hey everyone! After a wonderful summer break and blogging vacation, I’m back! Our summer was filled with some fun adventures. We took an awesome family trip to Kennebunkport, had a sweet little tea party for Eliza, and celebrated my Anna Claire & Julia with a Barbie Party. Add in the beach, lake and lots of pool time… what is there not to love about summer?!! Another sweet event was the birth of this handsome little guy! Welcome Baby Oliver! Oliver’s talented mommy, Katie Davidson Photography took the adorable photo. Katie goes to church with us and has taken lots of our family pictures. {You just may recognize a pair of adorable twins on her welcome page!} She is the proud momma of 3 sweet boys and little Oliver makes boy #4! This Bow Tie Birth Announcement is a newly added design and I just love the white background. It is the larger 5.5 x 8.5 size and has the option of a coordinating back and professionally printed A9 envelopes. It is definitely my favorite announcement and could easily be revised for your little lady. If I can be of help with sharing your big announcement, please reach out! Congrats to the Davidson Family! Baby Oliver is just adorable!

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It’s summer!!! YAY!!! I absolutely love summer! I’m so excited to have a break from our regular schedule! My girlies are all home and I have decided to take a blogging vacation for the summer. I’ve not done this before, but want to take something off my plate for the next couple months. My Anna Claire & Julia start school in August and I long to soak up every extra minute I have with them. The shop will still be open and I’ll be posting regularly on Facebook, but the blog will be quiet. The list is long of all the customer parties and new collections that I want to share with you so look forward to August! Enjoy the summer and please reach out if you need anything at all! I’m still here!

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