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First Birthday Surprise Balloon Invitation

I’m SO excited to share this little project with you! I put it together for my daughter’s first birthday, but it’d be super fun for a baby shower (“Mom-to-be is going to POP!”) or a bridal shower/bachelorette (“He POPPED the question!”)

As Anna’s first birthday approached, we went back and forth (and back and forth, and back and forth) on whether we’d do a really large party with most of our family and friends or just a small celebration with the grandparents. Ultimately, we decided that the first birthday is really a celebration of the fact that we all survived the first year and that we’d just go ahead and do it up.

And naturally, as I’ve said a thousand times, it all starts with the invitations. The theme is rainbow. Just wait until you see the rest of the details!!

First Birthday Rainbow Theme Invitation IMG_1390 IMG_1394 IMG_1400

Custom Balloon InviteFirst birthday rainbow theme inivtation


Shower Host Gift and Free Printable!

Baby showers are a blast to throw! I love the excitement of a mom-to-be’s friends and family members as they plan to add a little one to their tribe. But I also know just how much work putting together a shower can be. Which is why when it was my turn to be the guest of honor, I made sure to have a little gift for the shower hosts.

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I wanted to make a “shower” themed gift, so I picked up a few shower gel/lotion sets from Bath & Body Works. (I selected scents that would transport them to a more tropical locale since it was February in the midwest.) I threw in a similarly scented candle and a couple tropical beverage kits. I finished it off with a “One great shower deserves another” thank you note and called it done.

Shower Host Thank you TagClick here to download and print this tag.

This could easily work for a bridal shower too. It could even be taken up a notch with the addition of a spa or nail salon gift card and a pair of flip-flops.

I think they turned out great – nearly as great as the wonderful shower they threw!


We’re back! (And one person stronger!)

Boy, oh boy has it been a crazy year! So crazy in fact, that I haven’t been here to tell you guys about it. Oops!

Not only did I get to work with many wonderful new and repeat clients in 2014, but we also added a new member to the Rosy Events’ team last March! After only 8 weeks with us, she joined me at a spring conference in New Orleans (but spent most of her time in the hotel room). Shortly thereafter, she came along on a site visit to Nashville (where she mostly just cruised around town with my mother).

I know she doesn’t sound like much of an asset now, but she’s growing and we couldn’t imagine life without her. Please allow me to officially introduce Anna Luisa:

Anna at work

Now that Anna’s nearly one (seriously, where did this year go???), we’re coming out of survival mode and reentering the real world. My goal for 2015 is to revive this blog and add two posts a month. That sounds so feasible – especially since we have a lot of catching up to do. And yet, it’s the end of January and I’m just getting started. Be patient with me, please. I’m still running on very little sleep. :)