I love seeing your parties!! It is so fun to see how you put your party goodies to use! Sweet Savannah celebrated her 3rd birthday with a pink and navy Preppy Nautical party. With the wonderful event services of Enjoy by V&E, Savannah partied in preppy style! Thank you, Ebony, for sharing these pictures of Savannah’s big day!


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Our sweet Eliza B. is TWO! This year, we celebrated with a small family watermelon picnic. It was simple, but a sweet celebration! The weather was so nice and the sunset was beautiful. With exception to the mosquitos, it was the most wonderful night for a picnic!


 
The neighboring field was the perfect setting for our watermelon picnic. The red Pottery Barn table came straight from our play room, covered with a handmade eyelet table cloth. My mom had made it for a former party and I have used it again and again. White table cloths and white dishes are great party staples! My dad built the garden bench and I borrowed it from my parents’ back porch. I love the feeling of bringing furniture outdoors.
The adorable chalkboard print came from Dear Lillie. If you haven’t visited Dear Lillie, be sure to do so! They have beautiful home décor inspiration, pillows, and hand drawn prints. It’s a great blog to follow!

My talented mother-in-law (or “mother-in-love” as she sweetly calls herself) created the watermelon with watercolors and I digitally added it to the collection. I asked her to paint for me, but didn’t tell her my exact purpose. I was so excited to surprise her with a full Watermelon Picnic collection using her art!


The adorable watermelon cookies were custom designed by Kristie of Peapods. I love her style and was so impressed with her incredible work! If only I could bake!!


One of my new favorite punches by Martha Stewart was used to create the decorative eyelet edge on the lunch bags. Add a wooden spoon and collection sticker for an easy Watermelon Picnic lunch.

Thank you to the precious owner, Jamie, at Creations Bakery for the delicious cupcakes, cake and rosette chocolates! Her cupcakes have always been my favorite!!

The beautiful photos are by the talented Kim Craig Ali Photography. Kim is sooo great to work with! If you are in the Atlanta area, you want to check her out. Inspired by Eliza’s Watermelon Picnic, Kim will be offering watermelon mini sessions soon!


The Watermelon Picnic Collection can be printed with a straight edge or rounded corners. The corners can be hand cut using the provided tracing lines or cut with a rounded corner punch.

Watermelon slices make for a great summer birthday cake!


Liza B. loves watermelon!! By the end of our picnic, she was dripping in watermelon juice and one happy girl!

Happy Birthday, Eliza! We are so blessed by you! Your sweet laughter, silly faces and adorable personality bring so much joy to our family. We love you!! Happy 2nd Birthday, big girl!


Vendor Credits:
Party Printables & Styling: Sweet Peach Paperie
Photography: Kim Craig Ali Photography
Cookies: Peapods
Cakes, Cupcakes & Rosette Chocolates: Creations Bakery
Chalkboard Print: Dear Lillie

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Over the last couple of months, I’ve had the great pleasure of working with fellow Atlantan and New York Times bestselling author, Emily Giffin! Emily’s daughter, Harriet, celebrated her 6th birthday in sweet style using the Ice Cream Parlor Collection! I was so honored to receive her request! We made some revisions to perfectly fit Harriet and created a wonderful collection for her special day! A sneak peek of the invitations along with some very kind words from Emily…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Tracy’s invitations are so fresh, fun, and original-and she is a pleasure to work with. Through several rounds of edits and design changes, she remained patient and eager to please, creating a beautiful final product for my daughter’s birthday. I highly recommend her for your own parties!” – Emily Giffin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are a fan of Emily Giffin’s books and movie, be sure to visit her Facebook page. I received an email from Kate today, Emily’s wonderful assistant, asking that we spread the word. Emily is hoping to turn Something Blue into her next movie. With 10,000 likes on her post, she will send those comments to the producers.  Help Emily bring her next novel to the big screen!

Happy 6th Birthday, Harriet! I hope you enjoyed all the details of your sweet celebration!!


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I am so in awe of incredible bakers and Australia’s Sweet Love Cake Couture is one of them!  Chloe’s very talented momma used the Ice Cream Parlor Printables and made this amazing matching cake for her daughter’s special day!  Love it!

 


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It is such a joy to work with wonderful customers!  Over the past couple weeks, I had the privilege of helping the sweetest momma create a magical first birthday for her baby girl,  Stella.  Some wonderful vendors came together to share their talents, including Rachel of The Fondant Flinger!  She made the cutest fondant toppers for Stella’s big day.  I can’t wait to share more of this new butterfly collection coming to the shop soon!

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2012 has been quite a year for Sweet Peach Paperie.  In May of 2011, I opened my etsy shop in hopes that I could keep busy by simply selling the printable files.  Before Eliza was born, I offered full printing services on every single order.  Yes, whew!!  I  knew I could not keep up with such demand as a momma of an infant and two toddlers.  I was worried that the shop may not transition well, but wow, Sweet Peach Paperie has grown this year in such incredible ways!  Thank you so much for following along this journey with me!  With every single order, I can truly say I am honored that Sweet Peach Paperie was your choice.  As I have been reflecting on the year and making goals for the next, I thought it would be fun to share the top 5 party collections of 2012.

#5 DAMASK BRIDE COLLECTION

# 4 FRESH ON THE FARM COLLECTION

#3 ICE CREAM PARLOR COLLECTION

#2 VINTAGE BARBIE INSPIRED COLLECTION

And the top selling collection of the year…

#1 PREPPY PINK & NAVY NAUTICAL COLLECTION

It’s been a sweet year and  I am even more excited to see what 2013 holds!  Happy New Year!

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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 stacymizephotography.com.

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…..it 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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I’ve had several customers recently request a substitution order using the layout of Eliza’s Preppy Nautical Collection.  For a small custom fee, it is usually possible so please feel free to ask.  These are a couple of my recent favorites….  pumpkin, owl and carousel invitations that fit perfectly with just a few minor changes.

 

 

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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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I’ve had lots of requests lately for photo invites to be added to a few of the party collections. Now in the shop …

Preppy Nautical Collection

Fresh on the Farm Collection

Vintage Barbie Inspired Collection 

Fonts and colors can be customized.  If there is a photo invite that you are hoping for, feel free to let me know!

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