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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Earlier this summer, sweet Lucy celebrated her first birthday with the Ice Cream Parlor Collection! Do you recognize the red and white parlor stand? It is just like the one we used for Anna Claire and Julia’s 3rd birthday. My dad whipped up another that was just perfect for their backyard event. In fact, Lucy’s smart mommy purchased all our extra party supplies and put them to fabulous use! Paula is an amazing planner!! She had Lucy’s party theme chosen before she was even born!
New 2.5 inch circle stickers were designed for the ice cream cups and straw flags are also now available.


These beautiful photos were taken by the very talented Atlanta Photographer, Andrea Wood. Andrea took one of my very favorite pictures of the girls for our Christmas card two years ago!


Atlanta’s famous diner, The Varsity, catered with their food truck. I just love that idea!



Ice cream coloring, stickers and ice cream bubbles are perfect ideas to keep all ages entertained!


And of course, lots of ice cream! Paula always puts together the sweetest parties and this one was no less.





Happy 1st Birthday, Lucy! Thank you, Paula, for allowing Sweet Peach to be a small part of this special day!



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I love all the candy corn treats and party ideas that have been floating around Pinterest! Last year, I designed a new Candy Corn Invitation to go along with this fun theme. If you are planning a fall party, this is a great one with so many creative ideas! The candy corn krispie treats are by Glorious Treats and the candy corn meringue cookies are by Make Bake Celebrate. Both include recipes and tutorials.

For more creative finds, check out the Sweet Peach Pinterest board: Candy Corn Party Ideas.

Candy Corn Krispie Treats: Glorious Treats
Candy Corn Meringue Cookies: Make Bake Celebrate

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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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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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Today is National Turtle Day! Who knew? For all the turtle lovers, I have the perfect Preppy Turtle Collection! Colors can be revised for the little guys as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It has been quite the spring of Preppy Nautical birthdays, showers and weddings.  WOW, thank you for all your orders!  It brings me such delight for others to enjoy this collection as much as we did for our sweet Eliza!  I have received lots and lots of questions specific to this party theme so I thought it would be helpful to compile those FAQs.  If I have not answered your question, please send me an email through the contact box and I would be happy to help!

How did you create the stripe backdrop for your dessert table?
The backdrop is a piece of dry wall (borrowed from my Dad’s workshop) covered in fabric. The pink stripe fabric was purchased online through Fabric.com. Find the exact fabric HERE and grab a coupon HERE.

Do you offer the Preppy Nautical Collection in other colors?
Absolutely! The full collection is available in the original pink/navy, bright pink/navy, red/navy, light blue/navy, Kelly green/navy, yellow/navy and orange/navy. Those color options are now offered as choices in the drop down menus with each Preppy Nautical listing. If you have a custom color request, please let me know. An additional fee will apply.

Where can I buy the plastic “Catch of the Day” containers?
I was asked this question so many times that I am now carrying the plastic containers in the shop! YAY! You can purchase in the listed quantities or request a custom order. Find the containers in the shop HERE!

Do you offer a package with everything included?
Yes! The FULL Preppy Nautical Collection includes the invite (classic or photo) along with every file pictured. The FULL Collection is a total of 16 files. If you need just the basics, a MINI party package is also available with the invite and a total of 8 files.

Where did you buy the mini parfait containers?
The mini parfait containers that we used are actually plastic and can be purchased at Party City for $4.99! I have also seen mini glass parfaits at Pier 1 and Walmart.

Will you print and ship the full collection?
At this time, I am only taking printed orders for invitations. I have been able to make a few exceptions when time has allowed, but overall, my schedule is very full. Always feel free to ask!

Can I purchase the small wooden sailboats?
Yes, my dad is the one who builds the boats. They are $8 each. The kit includes a coordinating fabric sail and all parts for assembly. Once they arrive, it takes about 10 minutes for a toddler to assemble with a bit of adult supervision. To place an order, please request a PayPal invoice. The kids loved the boats we built at our Preppy Nautical party!

Can the wording of the collection be revised?
Sure! The Preppy Nautical collection has been used for birthdays, baby showers, bridal showers, weddings, club events and fundraisers so wording can be revised accordingly.

Is it possible to add wording to the flag banner?
Yes, I do have the flag banner available with “Happy Birthday” and “I am 1″. Additional choices are possible for a custom fee.

Where did you purchase the navy envelopes?
The navy envelopes pictured are from Paper-Source.com. The A9 envelope shown is needed for the 5×8.5 invitation style. If you prefer the standard 5×7 invitation, you would need an A7 envelope.

Can I substitute one of the items in the Preppy Nautical MINI package?
If it is an even exchange, absolutely!

Where did you purchase the favor bags and what was inside?
The pink striped favor bags came from Shop Sweet Lulu. As the favor, I created personalized stationery. We gave navy notes to the boys and pink notes to the girls. The children also took home the sailboat they built at the party.

Where did you purchase your cake stand and white dishes?
I LOVE this cake stand and it is such a bargain! You can buy the exact stand as well as the smaller matching stand at Pier1 Imports! Pier1 is also where I have purchased many of my white serving plates. HomeGoods and TJ Maxx are also great spots to find them.

I hope these answers will help you create a very special Preppy Nautical party! For the full blog post on Eliza’s 1st Birthday and more party details, click HERE!

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