Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Magical Santa Experience {Photo Session}

You're invited to a Magical Santa Experience in Mooresville, AL, on Saturday, November 17th.  Have your child's photo taken with Santa and so much more!

Build the anticipation for Christmas in your child's heart.  Imagine their excitement as they open the mail to find a letter from Santa telling them of his upcoming visit. Each letter includes a number that matches a special surprise at the event held at the charming 1818 Farms in Mooresville, Alabama

After arriving, your child will have an exclusive visit with Santa himself, while the amazing Sarah Brewer of Click Photo Designs captures this special moment. You'll receive five digital photos that you can print an unlimited number of times for your Christmas cards, scrapbooks, and treasured keepsakes. 

Then your family is welcome to enjoy some homemade browned butter iced cookies baked by yours truly, Betsy Pruitt of Belly Feathers, while your child enjoys a fun activity in the warmth of the 1818 Farms classroom.

One child will be chosen to grace the cover of Madison Living Magazine's December issue By participating, you'll also have access to a variety of Christmas Cards designed by Belly Feathers exclusively available to Click Photo Designs' customers.

This entire experience is available for $100.  Contact Sara Brewer at to reserve your child's Santa experience.

"I am so excited to be doing a collaboration shoot in conjunction with Belly Feathers, 1818 Farms, and Chrissie's Collection!" shares Sarah Brewer of Click Photo Designs. "By working with a group of super talented local small business owners, I believe we can create a totally unique and memorable experience that your kids will be talking about all year!  More than just a visit to Santa, your kids will enjoy a magical Christmas experience that will leave them full of wonder and anticipation for Santa's visit!"

Chrissie's Collection will be designing some gorgeous hand-painted furniture pieces just for this photo shoot to create a unique look, while the 1818 Farms provides a scenic backdrop unlike any Santa photo session you've ever seen. And, of course, Click Photo Designs by Sarah Brewer will be there to capture the magical expression on your child's face as they see Santa for the first time this season. I'm so excited to be styling this one-of-a-kind event and can't wait to see you there!

If you're looking to have your kids picture taken with Santa this year in Huntsville or Madison, AL, you won't want to miss this Magical Santa Experience!  Only seven spaces are left, so contact Sarah Brewer at to reserve your child's experience now.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Back to School Party Fun

Back to School is such an exciting time of year.  Lots of anticipation for the school year ahead, butterflies in the tummy, and reuniting with little friends you haven't seen in what seems like an eternity. I miss those days, so it was a thrill to get to style a Back-to-School Party for the cover of Madison Living magazine's September issue.

For all you sentimental mommies, I think it helps to look at these photos with "This Time of Year" by Better Than Ezra playing in the's my fall jam!

Back to School Party Ideas

All of these wonderful photos were taken by the amazing, Sarah Brewer of Click Photo Designs.  I love working with her on special events. She's fabulous at capturing all of the special little moments, so I highly recommend her for your children's birthday parties and especially family photos.  If you book a session with her in 2012, you'll get exclusive access to Christmas Cards designed by Belly Feathers.  A special perk just for Click Photo Designs customers.

School Party Decorations

I love how this pencil vase turned out.  It's just a mason jar surrounded by pencils held on with an elastic band, which is nicely hidden by the green polka dot ribbon. Super easy and super cute! This mini chalkboard was quite a find in Target's Dollar Spot section for only $2.50. I think I'll have a lot of fun with this around our house, too.

Back to School Fun

One of the best parts of school is snack time.  We had little cartons of pretend apple juice and butter cookies with the little holes in the center strung together with red and white baker's twine.
Back to School Party Snacks

The super adorable outfits the kids are wearing were all provided by Bonnie Blue Boutique.  Isn't the headband above just gorgeous?!  This whole outfit is by Persnickety, and Bonnie Blue Boutique just happens to be the largest retailer of this clothing line in Alabama.  I can see why!  Owner Jennifer is fabulous at helping you pick out a great outfit, and I particularly love Persnickety because all of the pieces are mix and match, so you can create a really versatile wardrobe out of just a few pieces.

Back to School Party

All of the decor for the party was simple and sweet.  I based everything off a cute apple rubber stamp and fresh green and red apples. I had my heart set on a chalkboard for the kids to play with, and when we couldn't find one, I made this one out of a thrift store mirror and chalkboard spray paint - a much easier project than I thought.  I love using my cupcake stand in non-traditional ways, and the fresh apples couldn't have been cuter displayed on it.

School Party Fun

Hope everyone has a great school year full of bright ideas, special memories, and of course, fun PARTIES!

School Party Ideas

To see more Back-to-School Party photos, check out the September issue of Madison Living magazine.

Madison Living September 2012

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