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Sunday, November 6, 2011

New Look for Madly Stylish Events

You may have noticed that i have been very quite on the blog during the past few weeks.  As you know Madly Stylish Events was getting a new look and I'm thrilled to say that we are live.  We have been live for 2 weeks now and if you follow me on Facebook, you already know that :)!

Well, I am learning the ins and outs of WordPress the new format that my blog is on, so it has taken me awhile to start blogging again.  But I have officially made the move and as of this week will be blogging from the new site.  Bear with me as I am still learning all the features on WordPress!  You my readers, need not do anything if you already subscribe to the Madly Stylish blog.  If you do not,  this might be the perfect time to do so.  It ensures that you will not miss any post!  So spread the word, tell your friends!

While I am sad to leave my original blog, I'm excited by how far we have come and all the new adventures that await us in this new format.  I must thank you all, my readers, for staying the course and look forward to seeing you on the new blog.  Till then, I leave you with this!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Easy Fall Decorating Ideas

I am always looking for interesting decorating ideas.  I cam upon these in Better Homes and Gardens.  They are so simple and easy yet create quite an impact.  Some simple and inexpensive elements guaranteed to add a little pizzazz to your fall decor!!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Escaping to Under the Sea

I know that we are in the throws of the Halloween spirit and fall is certainly upon us!  But I thought I'd  brighten your day and take you back to the magical days of summer with an Under the Sea themed birthday party I did two weeks ago.  Loved working on this sweet party for an even sweeter little girl who loves The Little Mermaid and thereby inspired the theme.  I loved the colors...the white, sand, sea foam green and light turquoise created a magical, airy, beach feel without being too "kitchy".  I made the starfish wands as party favors for the girls.  The got to make "pearl" necklaces from pearlized bubble gum and  princess bracelets which they also took home as favors.  Check out my Facebook page for more pics

I LOVED this cake!

birthday girls was too shy for a picture, but her little brother was a ham!!  isn't he adorable?

super delicious cake by Tiffany & Cake!

Design and Styling:  Madly Stylish Events
Party Printables:       Frog Prince Paperie
Marshmallow Sea Sponges:          Allyson Jane Couture Desserts
Cake, Octopus Cakepops, Mermaid Cookies:      Tiffany & Cake
Beach cookies:    Bee's Knees Creative
Sea Shells with pearls: Modern Luxe

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Halloween Snacks for Class Parties

Halloween is almost synonymous with candy!  Given that,  I thought I'd put together an array of healthy snacks the kids can enjoy in between the sugar rush that they'll be experiencing!  So here goes:

Candy Corn Veggies with Ranch dip (pic via Pinterest)
Franks and Bolts (pic via
Juice box mummies

Apple bites

Spooky Smoothies

Mini caramel apples

these would be great for teacher's gifts! (via Pinterest)

this one does include a super cute owl cupcakes but I think the fruit kabobs and the spidery cheese and crackers make up for it!  (One Charming Party)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Halloween Games for Class Parties

With Halloween comes the first class party of the school if you are the class parent, then you need to start thinking about what will you do.  Well, no worries, I am bringing you decor, games, and snacks that you can use for your class parties. Today's post will feature games the kids can play in class.
Tomorrow will be fun and healthy snacks; Friday will be decor!

Here are some ideas....

Candy Corn Guessing Games

This is an all time many candy corns are in the jar?  Shake it, roll it around, and hope you guess right!  This is super easy.........find a clear jar and fill it with candy corn.  Empty the jar out into a bowl and count the candy corn., refill the jar with the counted candy corn.  The child who guesses the closest number wins the jar and get to take it home.  A plastic jar is best for little hands!

Ghost Busters
via Pinterest

I found this game a little while ago while surfing the net and can't remember where but I thought it would be a fun game.   This is a relay race game that gets the kids moving!  Make sure to check with your child's teacher to see if you can play this has you will need a little running room.   

Unfold and lay out a single sheet of tissue on a table. Place the balloon in the center of the tissue wrapping paper.Create balloon ghosts. You'll need small balloons (like water balloons) and white tissue wrapping paper or large white paper napkins. Blow up an entire bag of balloons.
Gather the tissue around the balloon and tie a ribbon around the base of the balloon to create a head and body of a ghost.
Line up two chairs so that the children can burst their ghosts.  Place all the ghosts you created in a large box or tub about 30 feet from where the kids' chairs are. Then create a "dead ghost" box for each team. You can place them where you like, but make sure that the distance between this box and where the "live ghost" box is the same for each team.
Divide the players into two teams. Each team lines up behind the respective chairs. Then you start the relay race.
The first player runs to grab a ghost from the box. He or she must run back to the chair and burst the ghost by sitting on it.
After the player has burst the ghost, the next player takes the ghost and puts it in the team's box, then runs to get his or her ghost. He or she brings it back to the chair and bursts it. This continues until all of the ghosts are burst.
The team who bursts the most ghosts wins the race!

Donuts on A String

What kids doesn't like donuts?!  This is one fun game and I'm giving you two options depending on your class set up.

Option #1
Tie a very long string around a donut and fasten the other end of the string to a very sturdy ceiling hook or fixture.  The donut needs to be just above the contestant's head. The object is for the player to eat the donut using his or her teeth only (no hands). The player must jump for the donut.

 courtesy of Tiffany Boerner

Option #2
Use one long piece of string and string 10-12 donuts through it.  Have two adults hold each end of the string and hold it above the kids head.  Space out the donuts and have the kids try eating the donuts with their hands behind their backs and using just their mouths.  In both options, the winner is the one who finishes first and the prize is the eaten donut!!

Here's a game for the that the pre-school set can also enjoy!

Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin


Much like pin the tail on the donkey, except this time it's a nose and a pumpkin!  Choose a very large pumpkin; you can make it out of cardstock or just buy one.  Make sure the eyes nose and mouth are large and clear.

Give each player a triangle shaped nose with their names written on it.  Blind-fold each kid, spin them around , point them towards the pumpkin and have them "pin" the nose.  The child who gets closest to the nose wins.

I'd love to know what games you played and how your party went, so please leave a comment!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

EXTRA EXTRA: Read all about this Baby Shower

Things have been slow on the blog as I am busy with several parties, a bridal show and working on the new website......all good things so I'm not complaining.  It does mean however, that something has to take a back seat and in this case, it's my blog.  But today I had to bring you this baby shower worth writing about.  I love the newsprint, vintage theme and how nicely it was carried throughout, the dessert table, and, of course,  the various shades of grey that were used.  You know I love grey!

This shower was thrown for the co-owner of Layla Grayce, which is filled with beautiful items for your home, great gifts, and lots more!  If you're looking for something unique, be sure to check them out.  Here are some pics from the shower.  Styled by Sara Westbrook Designs, you'll find lots of inspiration if you're looking to throw a baby shower, whether it's a boy or girl!!

There are lots more pics on their blog! So be sure to check them out!