Monday, June 28, 2010

See Belly Feathers on Project Wedding

I'm excited to report that Belly Feathers has an article in Project Wedding's Budget Savvy Bride series. It is full of budget wedding tips, so check out the article now.

Be sure to leave a comment on the Project Wedding site if you like any of the ideas you see!

Photography by K&R Photography in Leesburg, Georgia.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

4th of July Kids' Bike Parade Ideas

If you're looking for a fun way to celebrate the Fourth of July this year, it's not too late to host a neighborhood bike parade!  Check out these ideas for how a family in my neighborhood organizes a children's bike parade every year for Independence Day.

I enjoy making handmade goodies for the kids and parents participating like these festive pinwheels, which I hand out at the start of the parade.

Does your neighborhood host a bike parade? Tell us about it.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Hand-stamped Whale Stationery

Last week, my husband and I got to meet a teeny tiny cousin for the very first time. Joshua was so sweet with a contagious giggle. He had just learned to spin in a circle and make himself dizzy, which cracked him (and everyone else) up, especially since it barely took a full rotation to do the trick. So cute!

Here's a little stationery set and matching bathtub boat we gave the little guy. I printed his name on card stock and hand stamped a little whale underneath. It's hard to see in the photos, but the spray coming out of the whale's blow hole was embossed to make it look wet. For me, it's these little details that truly make a project shine.

I love how the packaging looked with the little anchor tied into the bow, too. Details, details!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Please Vote for My Cupcakes

I'm super excited about this Creative Cupcake Contest hosted by Thoughtfully Simple!  Pretty please vote for my Baileys Irish Cream + Chocolate cupcakes. You can vote once a day!

Get the recipe.

I am most excited because the contest is judged by the incredible Amy Atlas, designer of fabulously detailed dessert tables; the super successful party-products creator Kim of The TomKat Studio; and the writer of one favorite blogs, Tori of Thoughtfully Simple.  Just to have these ladies even lay eyes on my work would be a real treat!  So, please VOTE NOW!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Handmade Sesame Street Birthday Party
Uses Belly Feathers Idea

Parties full of handmade details are my favorites, and this Sesame Street Party by one of my Facebook fans and blog friends Staci of Lizard & Ladybug is so much fun!  She made almost everything for this colorful party for her son Jackson (age 4) and daughter Samantha's (age 2) birthday party, including these adorable centerpieces.

I love how the candy buffet was placed at kid-level for easy access by the guests. Staci said, "The bounce house was definitely the favorite with the kids...other than that - it had to be the candy buffet - they all seemed so excited that they could get 'whatever they wanted' and as much of it as they could get in their bags!"

I was flattered that Staci was able to use the "Oscar the Grouch's Trash Toss" party game idea from my Sesame Street Party Ideas post.

Be sure to visit Lizard & Ladybug to see all of the party photos and tons of other fun party ideas.  Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous photos and ideas, Staci!

I'd love to know if you use an idea seen on the Belly Feathers Party Blog!  Please email me at

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