Last weekend, my sweet little mermaids celebrated their 5th Birthday! We sent the boys away and had the sweetest “Mermaids & Mommies” celebration! I can’t wait to receive all the photos from Kim Craig Ali Photography so I can share the details with you!

Photography: Kim Craig Ali
Necklaces: Lil Mar & Co

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I hope you had a wonderful time celebrating this glorious day!  It has been such a fun day at our house and now I am ready for bed!!  My husband and I were up until 3am putting together the girls’ “Majestic Mansion”.  WOW, that was quite a chore, but the squeals of excitement made it worth every minute.  I hope it was a precious day at your house as well.  Merry, Merry Christmas!

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At the beginning of the month, we collected branches from the backyard to create our first family Thankful Tree. The girls have loved adding their leaves to the tree each day. One of those leaves reads, “Thankful for Sweet Peach Paperie!” I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Please know that I am very thankful for you!

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For the girls’ 4th birthday, we celebrated poolside with a pink and green sea turtle beach club theme.  During our family beach trip, the girls spotted a baby sea turtle and watched his LONGGG voyage from the nest to the ocean.  The fun experience and a desire for a pool party quickly decided their preppy birthday theme! Once home from the beach, we whipped up their invites and celebrated a week and a half later.  It was very fast party planning, but the girls really enjoyed it!  To be just four years old, they are the best shoppers, which made searching for all their pink and green party goodies all the more fun!

The dessert table was set up on the clubhouse balcony, overlooking our neighborhood pool and lake.  With the help of some wonderful vendors, the party was simple and sweet, but most importantly, a really fun time for the girls!  I designed the invitations and paper decor, and then sought the help of some great talent…

The adorable cookies were custom designed by Sweet Goosie Girl to perfectly match our preppy pink and green sea turtle theme.  Be sure and visit Terri for your next cookie purchase!!  Her creations are not only adorable, but so delicious!

The turtle cupcakes and cake were created by a local baker, Creations Bakery.   The owner, Jamie, is so kind and wonderful to work with!  You name it, she can bake it!  Thank you Creations for our sea turtle sweets!

A very big thank you goes to Stacy Mize Photography for sharing her time and talent!  Stacy photographed Eliza’s big day, formerly Princess P. Photography, and was back again for more fun.  What a pleasure to work with!  See more of Stacy’s work at

The polka dot napkins were a dollar find at Walmart!  The printable napkin wraps will be available in the shop with the sea turtle party collection.  Pink and green polka dots, lattice and greek key patterns were used on the paper decor throughout.

“Lil Turtle Lunches” were made for all our party friends.  Each sand castle pail was filled with a starfish sandwich, green apple and some goldfish “Turtle Treats”.  The sand castle pails were found at Party City.

Thank you to Fun Paper Straws  for our pink and green straws!  What is it about paper straws?  I just love them!!

The girls’ initals were made of patterned card stock, cut into the letter shape and lined with green yarn.  Thank you Anders Ruff for the inspiration!  My desire was to make the girls the focus of the party table versus our cake or a traditional centerpiece.  By using their initals and pictures, I think we did just that!

The girls’ favorite turtle backpacks made a party appearance as well.

Favor Boutique by Angelique created the pink and green soap favors, which were a big hit with my little ones!  Yes, these adorable sea turtles were handmade soaps!  Isn’t that a fun favor and practical too?  Thank you Angelique for sharing your talent with us!

The pink and green party balloons were kindly supplied by Party Depot.  Nancy, the sweetest owner, carries my favorite polka dot balloons along with paper plates, napkins and LOTS of your needed party goods!

Our sea turtle theme invited our friends to “Slow Down and Celebrate” and that is exactly what we did!  We enjoyed sweet treats and some wonderful catering thanks to The City Bistro.  The City Bistro is another fabulous vendor in dowtown Cumming that helped make our day so great!

Beautiful weather, dear friends and family… was the most perfect night to celebrate our precious girls as the summer came to an end! Happy Birthday, Anna Claire!  Happy Birthday, Julia!  We love you so much!!

A VERY BIG thanks to all our fabulous contributors!!

Catering:  The City Bistro

Balloons: Party Depot

Cake/Cupcakes:  Creations Bakery

Photography:  Stacy Mize Photography

Party Favors:  Favor Boutique by Angelique

Paper Straws:  Fun Paper Straws

Cookies:  Sweet Goosie Girl

Invitation and Paper Decor: Sweet Peach Paperie

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Two weeks ago, we celebrated our precious daughters, Anna Claire and Julia!  My little girls are FOUR!  Yes, I know to those of you with older children, they are still babies.  To me, we have turned a corner and they are getting so big!  I have to say that I often miss them as babies.  As hard as that stage was, I would love to go back and truly enjoy it.  With all the worry and question that goes into being a first time parent, it just seems you can enjoy the ”second child” so much more.  Don’t you agree?  I’d love to step back in time for a few days, but we all know it doesn’t quite work that way.  Instead, I flip through my bazillions of pictures and watch all those random moments I have on video!  For the many of you that do not know me personally, change is not very easy for me.   The fact that my little ones are growing up fast goes into that category!  Happy Birthday to my “BIG” girls!  You give your momma so so much joy!!  I just wish you could slow down, just a bit!

Thanks to Sweet Goosie Girl, we had some adorable sea turtle cookies that were such a hit!!  Lots more to come of the girls’ pink and green sea turtle pool party!

Beautiful Photos courtesy of Stacy Mize Photography

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Over the past year, I have been mommy as well as pre-school teacher to my little ladies. I have such a heart for the classroom and have loved teaching the girls from my kitchen counter. We have used a variety of curriculums to work through the alphabet with a letter of the week…. or well, every two or three weeks! We finally arrived at Z and ended with a trip to the zoo to see the zebras! I designed an “A to Zoo” alphabet list and have shared this FREE printable with you as well.

If you want to add a little abc learning to your next zoo trip, download your free printable at the Sweet Peach Paperie scribd page.  As you tour the zoo,  have your child add the animals to your list.  Enjoy!

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How is the summer coming to an end?? I absolutely L-O-V-E summer!!! It makes me quite sad really. At least the weather will be warm for a while longer and I’m not putting away my flip flops any time soon! I hope you have a wonderful long weekend. I am actually looking forward to some catch up time in my office. The month of August has been extremely busy for Sweet Peach Paperie. My small shop has grown immensely this year, with leaps and bounds over the last month. As you’ve noticed from the fewer posts, I have not been able to blog as often as I’d like. I have so much to share with you so that will definitely change next week. It’s an exciting time and I look forward to what is to come! Thank you for all your support and business! Enjoy your extra day off! For all those headed to the beach, I leave you with some love from our last beach trip… Have a great long weekend!

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If it has seemed a little quiet this week, this would be why….

Your orders are being filled to the sounds of thc ocean.  Have a great rest of the week!

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Shop is OPEN!

My husband and I are back from a wonderful week away and the shop is open again!  Thanks for your patience and sweet messages while I was away.  I will return your emails as soon as possible.  Thanks!

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I am very excited to say that my husband and I are off to celebrate our anniversary!  Six years ago, I was blessed beyond measure to marry one incredible man!  Sweet Peach Paperie will re-open Monday, July 16th.  Have a great week!

The Biltmore, Atlanta, Georgia

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