Friday, August 30, 2013

I HEART MY CUSTOMERS: Teddy Bear Tea Party!

Could this set up be any cuter? This week's thank you goes to Jennifer Jayne Photography for the absolutely gorgeous, TO-DIE-FOR photos she took using my pink and cream backdrop and Teddy Bear dress and to PROP INSANITY for the awesome feature on your blog! Thank you SO much! Love these folks and was so happy to work with them. Just look at these stunning photos...
Oh my goodness, this baby is so precious!
Love the crate and natural wood, and this girl is just darling. So happy to have these photos! But my favorite shot might be this one below. Too beautiful for words. 
Thanks, Jennifer, for your beautiful work and thank you Prop Insanity for the wonderful site and inspiration your offer us all!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

A Beachy End-of-Summer Craft

What to do with all those pretty little treasures collected on the beach? 
Make some home made jewelry! Easy and fun!  We found so many on the shores of Bethany Beach this year! We used a thin rope and shells that already had holes in them. My daughter would string one, then I'd tie a note, string another, tie a note, and so one.  Before you know it, we had a necklace and bracelet set. 
Makes such a sweet bracelet!
My lil model is loving her new set! Think Momma needs one, too!
The only thing better than being at the beach with your kid? Savoring the memory together with a unique craft! Next up is hot glueing the rest of the shells to a jar or vase!

Friday, August 23, 2013

I HEART MY CUSTOMERS: Awesome Under The Sea Party!

When a friend of mine asked me to make her a few things for her daughter's Under The Sea themed birthday party, I was really excited. Wendy is a teacher, a writer, and very creative so I knew that whatever she did would be spectacular! Well, she really went all out to create this fantastic & fun party! 
Pretty table display! I just LOVE all the cute buffet cards she made and all the clever sea-related food!
My favorite is the oyster and pearl cookies that this birthday girl made herself! Go Lily!
Is she a cute kid or what? And a sweetheart, too!
How adorable are these water balloon tied flip flops! Such a great idea!
 My contributions to this party were the custom Under The Sea water bottle labels...
...and this hand made banner with Lily's name on it. Available in my Etsy shop, Pretti Mini! Click on any of the links to take you to the shop!

My pal, Wendy, did the rest! So much attention to detail! Great job! See Wendy's blog here for more fabulous details! And thank you so much, Wendy, for being a friend and customer!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

HORSING AROUND with Easy Pony Crafts!

Horsing around at Barclay Farm! It's a wonderful place where my daughter takes riding lessons and also the home of Pony Party People! Had a wonderful time helping out at their pony camp this week. It was my job to do the arts and crafts. Had such a great time!

Here are a few of the fun things we made:

Easy horse head mask shown above. Just print a bunch of these images, color, cut out the head and eyes and hot glue to a wooden dowel and you have yourself a fun mask the kids will enjoy!

I used this image and layered it over colored cardstock, then cut and punched holes in it to create lacing cards. The kids used lots of colorful yard to tie them together.
You can find the original image here.

Easy peasy. Print and cut out the horse head image below and glue little bits of tissue paper on it! Attach an eye and yard for hanging!

You could also color and hot glue to a long stick for a "stick horse". You can find the original image here.

This was my favorite craft. The kids really enjoyed it and were so creative. I found horse images online and printed them out - 9 to a page. Cutting them all was a bit of work, but well worth it. I hot-glued a long toothpick on each. Next, I used green floral foam for the base, but any styrofoam piece would do. This is just what I had lying around. I cut popsicle sticks in half for the fence. Many of the kids colored theirs with marker before putting in the foam. We used markers to color our horses, too, and glued on feathers to make the manes and tails. Before putting the horses in their ring, we put a thin layer of glue down and added hay. Without the hay - and with a colored fence - it looks like a little carousel. Fun craft!

Last, but not least, we did horse ribbons on the last day. I had taken pics of them throughout the week. I gave each kid their photo to cut into a circle. I have a 3" hole punch that makes the flower shape and then I brought a bunch of ribbon. They could use 1,2, or 3 ribbons to tape to the back.This was daughter's sweet ribbon. We pinned them on all the kids at the end of the day. :-)

Have fun making your own sweet crafts! Would love to hear your ideas and comments below!

Monday, August 12, 2013

I HEART MY CUSTOMERS: Minnie Mouse Party!

This week's customer photo was sent in by a talented mom named Yasmine who did this ADORABLE Minnie Mouse party for her daughter. She ordered my Minnie Mouse Fabric Backdrop to use behind the dessert table. I just LOVE how everything turned out! And how about that cake? Here's another view:
Great job, Yasmine! Thanks for sharing!

Saturday, August 3, 2013


This week's feature and thank you goes out to Grace! This was a wonderful spa party held for one awesome birthday girl and her 15 wonderful friends. I made the spa wraps and decorations. A seriously fun day with some great girls!

Fall & Halloween Fashion For Kids!

Are you ready for Halloween? It's not too early to start thinking about fall! There a few new things "brewing" around here at  PRETTI MINI PARTY GOODS & DRESSES ! Introducing:


Had such a wonderful time shooting these darling girls in my dresses! Such little beauties! I feel so lucky to have such good friends that lend me their gorgeous kids to photograph! The kids always have a good time dressing up and I get such a warm feeling watching them shine. 

*I can make an American Doll dress to match any of the dresses in my shop! Click on any of the links above to go to Etsy.

Have a beautiful day!