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Baby Shower Nautical Themes & Ideas

[Original Post at https://www.jazzyscreation.com/blog]


Decorations

DIAPER CAKE: One of my favorite baby shower gift/decoration is the diaper creations. I made three pieces: Diaper Cake, Diaper Tug Boat and Diaper Wheel with just ribbon, cardboard and diapers– these lovely gifts are fun to make.

ONESIES BANNER: I also created a banner of onesies by designing 5 simple nautical clipart, then ironing them on, and slowly peeling them off.
-You can find vinyl sticker at Amazon.com
-Use your cutter (on low settings) to cut out the vinyl layout/design
-As instructed on the vinyl sticker iron, cool, and peel

FLOWER DECOR: For the flower signs I got this set of 6 sea creatures made out of wood from Oriental Trading and hot glue long sticks on the bottom to create the signs. I was able to paint them to the color of the theme and write baby words on them with chalk pencil.

GIFT BAG FAVORS:  As thank you gifts for all of the Aunties (lovely ladies who assisted with the baby shower planning) I got Anchor Bag Favors from Oriental Trading. To personalize them and make them a little more special I screen-printed “Auntie, you are the best” in red paint to pop. I added some tissue paper, sanitizer, soap, chocolate, Starbucks drink and more to go with my tag that read, “Bring me smile when I am sad,
Bring me sunshine when I am old, Give me kisses to warm my heart, Keep me safe from monsters underneath my bed, I am very thankful to have you in my life.”

For GUEST BOOK, Great Grandpa Ron was able to cutout a Wooden Anchor which will look amazing in nursery room.

Food
Grandma Janny made a BOAT CAKE that fit perfectly with the theme. She added some post (sticks) with white paper signs as flags. She also made:
-crab Sandwichs
-rock/seashell candy
-mint lifesavers

Custom CAKE TOPPER was designed and hand painted by Letter’s and Dust (who happens to be one of my closest friends!). Thanks!

Baby Shower Games
Here are the games we played. The PDFs will be available in the next e-newsletter (so don’t forget to sign up).
-Name the Baby Animal
-Bingo
-Guess How Many Fishes? (in the jar)
-Guess the Size of Mommy’s Tummy?
-Guess who said what, Mommy or Daddy?
-What’s in your Purse?

Amazing Prizes
Doesn’t hurt to have amazing gifts. Aunt Sherry who is the owner of The Blue Puffin, hand makes these glass beads jewelry and for the Baby Shower she made eight colorful bracelets with nautical charms. And what a special prize! Some of the shells & glass came from Portugal, others were from antique blue canning jars plus her design touches on the beads made them unique. They were absolutely beautiful and definitely one of a kind jewelry.

Daddy’s Gift
I know it’s not traditional to have the father attend, but I wanted my husband to feel included so I did create a gift  for first time daddies. With so many great ideas on Pinterest I was able to personalized the baby tool belt for my husband (it’s like a diaper bag but for men). My husband is a handyman and very manly (which I admire) so I added blue buttons, harness clips, with “race track” pattern and jean fabric.

Other Beach Decorations
-Hand Painted Rocks
-Painted Wall for backdrop
-Hanging Seashell and more

For more pictures FLICKR
visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/35812116@N04/albums/72157665849564009

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Jax’s 3rd Birthday Pawty

(Original Post: https://www.jazzyscreation.com/blog)

Today, we celebrated Jax’s 3rd birthday pawty. I can’t believe its been 3 years already. I got up early this morning to bake Jax a Peanut Butter Birthday Cake with bacon sprinkles and cheese frosting. And with the same cake batter I had enough for peanut butter cookies.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
Use: 
-1 cup of white wheat flour
-1 tsp of baking soda
-1/4 cup of peanut butter
-1/4 cup of vegetable oil
-1 egg
Take out in 25-30 minutes

Once, I finished frosting the cake I made a cake topper, some birthday party hats, and paper fans to decorate the table.

For more photos and videos visit: https://www.jazzyscreation.com/blog

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[FALL]ing in Love Wedding

Here are couple of ideas on how to save money when you do it yourself:

Coloring Program: For J+D’s Wedding we decided that the wedding program would serve as the coloring book for kids. So making the clipart as line art and using black and white–> the kiddos can color the program. Plus it’s very informative for the adults.

Sparkler & Little flags: Do-it-yourself and print on cardstock paper to create simple decorative paper goods.  Cut to the shape you like and with a hole-punch make inserts for the sparklers or sticks (for flags).

Chalk Signs: Make your own chalk signs to save on signage plus it help direct your guest to activities.

Spray-Painted Signs: with cutout stencils and spray paint–> you can make these lovely table numbers. Place the cutout number on top of the small canvas (available at Michael’s Craft Store) and spray paint right to left (be more heavy on the left side by leaving the spray-paint longer in that area).

For more pictures of setting up this beautiful fall theme wedding:
visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/35812116@N04/sets/72157687711529070
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October’s Mini Giveaway


Happy Halloween
, every month I do a mini giveaway for my Instagram followers. This month the giveaway is three mini cat piñata(s) stuffed with an assortment of toys from Oriental Trading. To enter follow www.instagram.com/jazzysdesign

 

 

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Tea Party Surprise

Everyone thought they were attending my 30th birthday party. But I had a lovely surprise for my guest. This was a fun way to announce the new addition to our little family. So towards the end my husband was in charge of the recording so ignore his excitement. The game was a circular scratch-its underneath each tea cup. Each tea cup had one letter with a matching color so when guest got together with the same color they could make up the word/phrase (“we” “are” “having” “a” “baby”).
Thank you family and friends!
For signage visit @lettersanddust, for the delicious cake visit @justadashcake
For more visit my social media pages:
*Background music is from http://www.orangefreesounds.com
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Marilyn’s (U.S Italian) Wedding

This is why I haven’t done the “my wedding” post. The article for this would be pages long. I told myself I wouldn’t be a bridezilla— Oh, but I was! I had 4 wedding dresses. I had two photographers. I did do it all, but I kept telling myself that that was ok because we only get to do it once. Here are some broken down wedding topics:

  1. Picking the right attire or DIY
  2. Theme Inspiration: I brought Italy to Portland
  3. Photos around Italy form Photographer Marco
  4. Reception Photos from Photographer Juan
  5. Rings Options
  6. DIY Wedding
    1. Signage
    2. Numbering Tables/Seating Chart
    3. Guest Favors
    4. Personalize decor
    5. Labels
    6. Centerpieces
    7. Guestbook
    8. Caketopper
    9. Stationery/paper
    10. Entertaining Kids
    11. Tables
    12. More
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Time Flies… Beach Decor

TIME seems to pass very quickly so much has happened an a year… so bare with me…

“After couple of years, our adventures got more official, Maxwell got down on one knee with the help of Jax, our little white terrier dog, to propose to me during our road trip to Washington Olympic Peninsula.”

I know that I will treasure this moment forever, and I wanted to display the beauty of the beach on the wall. INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO DIY: So I added a hook to this piece of driftwood on top, wrote the date/location/time, and hot glue the pictures and shells I found during my beach walk onto the string. 

 

 

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Quick Love Story Update

– Save the Date Map Invitations: Map envelope layout available on past newsletter download.
 DIY Wedding Veil: Sewing pattern on past newsletter download.
– DIY Wedding Flower Accessories: How To Instructions on past newsletter download.
Seal Wax and Gold Foil Wedding Passport Invitation: Seal Wax video on @jazzysdesign instagram.

*only newsletter subscribers get downloads

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Mini Seahorse Piñata

Our mini seahorse piñata were featured on It’s a Pink Life by Francis from FHJ. Check out her beautiful Layla’s 6th birthday beach party. She has created adorable party decor and partnered with some creative companies (including me).

 

(pictures from Francis from FHJ). Visit the blog post below:
mypinklifefj.blogspot.com/2017/05/laylas-mermaid-inspired-6th-birthday.html

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10 Easy Steps to Create a Mini Unicorn Piñata

Hello Friends, It’s been awhile. I finally got around to making a video on how to make a mini unicorn piñata. Enjoy!

P.S. Happy Birthday, Debbie!