Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Stefana's Brew Crew! // A 90's Themed Bachelorette Party!

Another party has been had which means another blog post to share all the fun details is in order! I was recently a bridesmaid in my friend Stefana's wedding and after her Bridal Shower was complete (you can read about that here and here) it was time to focus on the Bachelorette Party!

Stefana is a huge 90's fan. We're talking all things Backstreet Boys, Home Improvement, Fresh Prince and everything in between. (I'm serious... don't ever challenge her to a game of 90's heads up unless you plan on loosing.)

That being said, a totally 90's Bachelorette Bash was a must. As always, it began with a color scheme. I decided to go with a fun vibrant and neon inspired palette. 
From there I started to design the invitations. Now, I don't have any sort of a graphic design background but I have grown to love invitation design. Believe it or not, Microsoft PowerPoint is actually a crazy good resource for those of us who aren't real design savvy or who don't have editing software like Photoshop or Illustrator. 

Using the color scheme and everything 90's I could think of, I created these totally radical invitations. 
 (Front)
(Back)

While planning the shower, I came across possibly the funniest photo of baby Stefana I have ever seen. It's a photo of her, holding a cheesecake and looking MISERABLE. I had to incorporate it in the invitations and since I love a good invitation tag, here is how I used it.  
From there, I did something that I've never done before... I created a Snapchat Geofilter! 
(Based on the invitation design of course.)
 Cute, right? You can make your own here. It was surprisingly easy!
And here it is in action! Cool, right?

Another fun element of the party was the favor, custom fanny packs! As always, I used my friend Frankie from Go 2 Print Ink for these beauties. The top was lime green and the bottom was hot pink and he was able to use all the same fonts as the invitations (if you know me, you know how important continuity is to me). We landed on a classic phrase from a 90's favorite, Clueless (that we also ended the night watching) "Rollin with the Homies", and the hashtag for the event. 
The fanny packs were packed full of 90's goodies, like slap bracelets, ring pops, candy cigarettes and these little babies that I whipped up with my Cricut
Decked out in our 90's attire we hopped on the Craft Brew Tours bus and were off on our brewery tour adventure! Side note: I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to do a brewery crawl. The bus was nice and new and clean, the driver (Brandon, who I think might also be an owner) was very knowledgeable. When we ended up at a brewery that was PACKED, he suggested another place close by that was just as good but less crowded. We started the tour with a pour of Hell or High Watermelon from the 21st Amendment Brewery.
At the first brewery, Four Sons Brewing





Another thing we had in our fanny packs were these engagement ring shot glasses
That we, of course, filled with beer. 

At the second stop, Phantom Ales
(The last stop was Valiant Brewing Company but, believe it or not, I don't have any pictures from the last stop, haha.)
We stayed in this adorable airbnb. 
A photo backdrop and some custom props were a must (as always). 

All in all, I think the bride had a blast, which is the most important thing. 
Another successful party had!

Get the Goods!



Friday, July 29, 2016

#MrAndMrsFoxInSocks // The Bridal Shower

You may have seen in this post that I recently helped throw a bridal shower for my good friend Stefana. In my previous post I shared some of the behind the scenes prep of the shower and today I'll be sharing the final product! So... lets get started!

As always, I never take as many photos as I'd like, in fact, most of these were taken by one of the maids of honor, so they aren't even mine. There are still a few elements I didn't end up with photos of (like the favors) but, it is what it is at this point. Haha. 

As I do for most events I throw, I ordered the food from Jill's, it never disappoints. 
(Yes I know "Mashed Potatoes" is spelled wrong and no, I didn't write it, haha.)
We had a "Through the Years" game with photos of Stefana that guests had to try to put in order. I used a frame I got from the flea market, added some nails and twine and it made the perfect display for the photos!
Lots of fun colored glass and Dr.Seuss quotes were used as decor on all of the tables.

As well as some of the custom signs I made.

One of the other bridesmaids Wilma stopped at the flower mart and put together all of the floral arrangements. Aren't they gorgeous??


As always, a photo backrop was a must, complete with the couples wedding hashtag.


Stefana loved her little custom bridal throne and it made for some great photos.


The dessert table turned out so cute. The table is actually the entry table at my house but it worked perfect with the shower theme! I mean... it could have been a wedding dessert table or a styled shoot it was so flawless! (Cupcakes by Daysy)
How gorgeous is this bride-to-be?
"Mutual Weirdness Forever" cake topper made by me, cake by Sweet & Saucy.
Cupcakes by Daysy, toppers by me :)
The happy couple :)

Practice makes perfect...


This photo... I mean... so perfect.
Even the groom wanted a turn! Haha.
Stefana also loved the custom pillow I made her. 
Future Mr. & Mrs.!
The couple and the bridesmaids (minus one, who lives in Miami)


We had to get a roommate (Mommy, daddy and baby) pic!
The bride and I. 
A lot of blood sweat and tears went into this shower but I think it turned out absolutely perfect (aside from being a bit on the warm side). Stay tuned for details from Stefana's Bachelorette Party!