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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Posh Pickle recently launched their Spring/Summer clothing line and I couldn’t help but fall in love with all the Preppy Nautical possibilites!!  Be sure to visit their full line at PoshPickle.com.  Such cute outfits for the little ladies and wonderful prices too!

Become a Posh Pickle Facebook Fan for all the sale updates!  Holly is the sweetest owner so say hi and let her know Sweet Peach Paperie sent you!  Happy Spring Shopping!

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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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Need a fun stocking stuff for that naughty person on your list?  I love these adorable “Lumps of Coal” from Favor Boutique by Angelique.  Angelique created the fun turtle soaps as our favors for the girls’ preppy turtle party that you can see HERE!   I am all about cute and practical!  The girls loved their turtle soaps and they smelled so good!

There are plenty of fun choices for the well behaved too!  Angelique’s schedule is filling fast so run over to her shop and order asap!  Be sure to let her know that Sweet Peach Paperie sent you!

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I have another great giveaway for you!!  Have you seen the creations by Lynlee’s Petite Cakes?  Talk about some talent!! Lynlee’s work is simply adorable!  To celebrate 10,000 facebook fans, Lynlee’s Petite Cakes has put together a fabulous giveaway with over 50 vendors.  I’m honored that Sweet Peach Paperie in one of them!  Organizing a giveaway can take a lot of time, especially one of this grand size!!  As you’ve noticed, I have taken a break this season from hosting the giveaways for that exact reason.  Instead, Sweet Peach Paperie is doing all the giving and I love it!!  Woohoo!  Please be sure and stop by Lynlee’s Petite Cakes  to say hello, enter this fabulous giveaway and maybe you will be the winner of the SPP $50 shop credit!  Good Luck!

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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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With this week’s freebie, you are on your way to one SWEET party!!  The wonderful Cookie Jar is back again and offering one dozen custom cookies for our lucky winner!  If you can dream it, I am confident they can make it!  Absolutely adorable cookies will be customized to your party theme or special event!  Ira and Lisa are the kindest husband and wife baking team.  They love what they do and it shows in every single detail!  Visit The Cookie Jar for more ideas and sweet inspiration!

In addition, the very sweet Courtney Dial Whitmore of Pizzazzerie is giving our lucky reader an autographed copy of her latest book, Push- Up Pops!  Push-Up Pops includes 30 delicious recipes for these way cute and creative treats!  Pizazzerie is a wonderful website full of fabulous party inspiration!!  If you haven’t stopped by, be sure to visit! Courtney recently went on a book tour with her successful, Push-Up Pops and has a new book, Candy Making for Kids, coming out soon!

And there is MORE!  Sweet Peach Paperie is including a $50 shop credit to use for your next special event.  Choose from any existing party collection or stationary printables.  Custom designed cookies, recipes for your big event and lots of party printables!  It’s time to enter!


PRIZE:  One Dozen Custom Cookies from The Cookie Jar, “Push-Up Pops” by Courtney Dial Whitmore, and a $50 Shop Credit to Sweet Peach Paperie.

Entry #1:  Become a fan of The Cookie Jar.  Leave a comment below.  If you are already a fan, let us know too!

Entry #2:  Become a fan of Pizzazzerie.  Leave a comment below.  Already a fan?  Tell us!

Entry #3.  Become a fan of Sweet Peach Paperie.  Leave a comment below.  If you are already a fan, shout it out!

Entry #4:  Reshare this Fabulous Friday Giveaway on your Facebook page.  Leave a comment below that you shared the excitement with your FB friends.


Please leave a SEPARATE comment below for EACH entry.  One winner will be chosen using on Friday, July 27th at 11pm eastern.  Be sure to leave your email so we can contact you!  Good Luck!

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Today was a very big day for Kara Allen of the incredible party site, Kara’s Party Ideas!  She just announced the pre-sale of her newest book!  Full of party ideas, printables, styling inspiration and more, ”Kara’s Party Ideas” is now available for purchase on Amazon.  Kara’s site is one of my favorites and always on my list as I start brainstorming and party planning.  So hurry over and grab your copy!!

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Now that things are settled at our new site, it is due time for a GIVEAWAY!!!!  I have several great freebies in store for you over the next month and I can’t wait to share all the fun!  Today, two adorable shops with two wonderful owners are offering $25 shop credits.  Check out all the cuteness from Chickadee Chickadee and Lil Mar & Co.

Lil Mar & Co is offering a $25 shop credit to use as you please.  Julie, the sweet owner, has the most beautiful handmade jewelry that would make for such a fun birthday necklace or photo shoot accessory.  Even if you don’t have a girl in your family, think of how fabulous it would be for a gift!  And aren’t her models just beautiful?  Lil Mar & Co has beautiful accessories for your next festive event!

You can find lots more of Lil Mar & Co on Etsy as well as Facebook so be sure to stop by and become a fan!

Our very lucky winner will ALSO receive a $25 credit to Chickadee Chickadee Children’s Clothing.  My sweet friend, Ashley is the owner and talented seamstress behind all the adorable designs.  Chickadee Chickadee holds ”Ready to Ship” (RTS) sales on Facebook so be sure to become a fan!  You won’t want to miss her incredible sales!

Ruffle pants, peasant dresses, pocket shorts, rompers, and even fun for the little guy, Chickadee Chickadee has a large selection of styles and fabrics so you are sure to always find something you love in her great sales!  I heard she is working on some cuteness for back to school styles!

So are you ready to win TWO awesome shop credits?  Below are the details for how to enter.  You have 4 possible entries.

PRIZE:  $25 shop credit to Lil Mar & Co AND $25 shop credit to Chickadee Chickadee

Entry #1:  Become a fan of Lil Mar & Co.  Leave a comment below.  If you are already a fan, let us know too!

Entry #2:  Become a fan of Chickadee Chickadee.  Leave a comment below.  Already a fan?  Let us know!

Entry #3.  Become a fan of Sweet Peach Paperie.  Leave a comment below.  If you are already a fan, shout it out!

Entry #4:  Reshare this Fabulous Friday Giveaway on your Facebook page.  Leave a comment below that you shared the excitement with your FB friends.

Please leave a SEPARATE comment below for EACH entry.  One winner will be chosen using random.org on Friday, July 6th at 11pm eastern.  Be sure to leave your email so we can contact you!  Good Luck!


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