You have to know how much we here at Paper & Cake LOVE Operation Shower. It just doesn’t matter how many of their group baby showers benefiting military families we are involved in – we. want. MORE. This time, we designed a bohemian style collection of paper decorations for their “Dream a Little Dream” event at the Riviera Country Club at the Northern Trust Open. Sponsored by Carousel Designs, and supported by Birdies for the Brave and 4Moms, it was emceed by none other than Molly Sims!
I am a sucker for Birthdays! Birthday parties, birthday cakes, birthday decorations, birthday kids! After celebrating my daughter’s most recent birthday, I realized that I have unknowingly created a family Birthday Tradition: the candle photo op!
Hold on to your hats ladies and gentlemen… we have some MAJOR sparkle to share with you! This brand new Pink and Gold Glitter Birthday party collection is full of perfectly glittery decorations – without using any actual glitter. You heard right… NO glitter required!
There is nothing more heart-felt than receiving a hand written letter. Now, with that mushy sentiment in mind, we present to you a free printable origami Valentine! Make one for your mom, your dad your bestie or your dog! Just follow our easy instructions on how to print and fold it into a cute little origami shape – the written love note part is up to you.
This past Christmas, I drew my dad’s name in our annual family gift exchange. I really wanted to do something thoughtful, so, I came up with the idea of making him a cake. Now, this wouldn’t be just any cake, I wanted to make him the cake that his mom used to make for him on his birthday every year….a Swedish Cream Cake. She was in her 90’s when she passed away about 7 years ago. And before that, she lived in a home, with no access to a regular kitchen. So, it had been a whole bunch of years since he had had Swedish Cream Cake.
I would like to start by thanking YOU for coming to my “party”. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you – my customers, friends, family. This year has been fabulous! I’m not kidding. Yes, there are always ups and downs – but that’s to be expected for anything, right? But when I look back at all the support you have shown, and what Paper & Cake has accomplished, there is a good amount of wow factor there.
To celebrate the winter season and to showcase talents, the school my children attend has a great big event! We have dinner and silent auctions and enjoy performances from all the kids – kinder through 8th grade. Our tiny school does not have a place large enough to hold the guests comfortably, so we borrow a nearby school’s theater for the show, and their yard to put up some tents. You know where I’m going with this, right? Yup those tables needed some serious centerpieces on a budget!
The Barnes family has a family tradition of taking their funny holiday cards very seriously. We feel a little chuckle is always the best medicine to alleviate the stress brought on by the holidays. This year was no different. So, without further ado, the 2014 Barnes family Christmas card…
2014 “Barnes’ Family Umbrella”