Life: A Hello Kitty Birthday Party

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Last weekend we celebrated our little goddaughter’s 7th birthday.  She had never had a party and we couldn’t be happier to be able to do it for her.  We decided early on to make it a surprise party and we didn’t tell anyone in the Hubby’s side of the family.  We were hoping to have a beautiful sunny Southern California day but unfortunately it was extremely cold.  It was so cold I had to bring out blankets for everyone to use.  I know that if my family from Kansas is reading this they will laugh at us but give me a break 50 °F is cold to us.   If you follow me on Twitter or on Instagram you know that I got a cold the day after Thanksgiving.  I wasn’t planning on getting sick and as a result I didn’t have time to finish up some projects I had planned to do.  Without further ado here’s the small party we had for our little goddaughter.

Hello Kitty Tables

Hello Kitty Water

Hello Kitty Marshmallows

Hello Kitty Banana Pudding

Hello Kitty Cake

Hello Kitty Cake Pops

Hello Kitty Dessert Table

Hello Kitty Pinata

Birthday banner: Party City.

Hello Kitty hats: I added the Hello Kitty faces to hats from Target using my friend’s Cricut cartridge.

Hello Kitty water: I got the idea from here.

Hello Kitty cotton candy: I bought it at the 99 cent only store.

Hello Kitty marshmallows: I bought them at Daiso Japan.

Banana pudding recipe: Here

Cake and candle: Ralphs

Hello Kitty cake pops: Bakerella

Hello Kitty Piñata: Our local hispanic water store

I hope you enjoyed the little party we threw for our sweet goddaughter. It was a lot of work but it was well worth it. One thing I learned during this party was that if I’m hosting I don’t have time to take pictures.


Lets cut the cake…

Garment District, Wedding

To add to the things I purchased at the Garment District recently is our knife set. This is pretty much how it went down.

My mom said, “Aren’t you going to buy a knife set?” I replied, “No I don’t think we need one.” My FMIL said, “I think you might need one to cut the cake.” I replied, “We aren’t having cake but we are having cheesecake. You ladies are right I should get one.” Meanwhile the cashier is waiting for me to pay for the flower girl baskets. I asked him, “How much are your knife sets?” He replied, “They start at $3…” I stopped him and said, “I’ll take it.” I figured since this wasn’t so important to me I would take the cheapest one they had.

Here is my $3 knife set:

You know you love it. Once again a bit of ribbon and a flower goes a long way.

Here is a closer glance at our knives. Not bad considering they are more expensive at the store and they are stainless steal. I don’t think it was necessary to have a fancy set engraved with our names.

What made me feel even better about my purchase was going to Michaels and seeing it for $24.99. Yes that’s right you the price underneath is for the same knives sets.

Are you using a knife set and are you having them engraved?

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One more thing off the list!!

Flower Girls, Garment District, Wedding

I’m so happy that I’ve finished yet another project. Our church told us that flower girls could not drop pedals in aisle as they walked in. I was trying to come up with an alternative because I still wanted the girls to carry baskets. I bought the baskets last week at the Garment District which I have spoken about here.

This is a picture of one of the baskets I bought for $7.

I saw a similar basket at Michaels for $15.99 and that is why I love going to the Garment District. When I went they had cheaper baskets for $4 but I bought the cutter ones.

I headed over to Michaels since they are having their Dollar Days Sale to buy some artificial flowers because I won’t have time to add real flowers the day of the wedding. I ended up spending about $10 on all these flowers.

I also purchased some foam to keep things together and hoping that the girls won’t move it.

I ended up spending about $24 for both baskets completed. I ended up not using the white flowers so I will be returning them to the store.

Our your flower girls going to throw flower pedals before you walk in? What do you think of my flower baskets?

Garment District + TLC = My Boutonnieres

Boutonnieres, Garment District, Wedding

Here they are my long over due boutonnieres. Like I previously mentioned I went to the Garment District in L.A. to buy the supplies needed to make my boutonnieres. Here is the break down of how much I spent.

I only bought one of these flowers because I wanted to make sure this is what I wanted. You can get a dozen for $5.00 or one for 50 cents. The flower comes closed up but it looks great when you open it up.

See the difference after you open up the pedals. Yay for spending 50 cents.

I also used these blue flowers which cost 75 cents a bunch and will make 5 boutonnieres.

I also purchased green petals for 75 cents a bunch which should be enough to make about 5 boutonnieres.

Then I moved onto ribbon which cost me $1.00 and will be used in more wedding related items.

Another type of flower I used was these little orange ones. These cost 50 cents a bunch which should also be enough to make 5 boutonnieres.

I used floral tape to bind everything together and a glue gun to add the ribbon. Here is final product. I hope you like it. Please let me know if I should change anything.
Viola! Total cost for 5 boutonnieres should be:

Blue Flower: $2.50
Small blue Flowers: 75 cents
Orange Flower: 50 cents
Ribbon: $1.00
Floral tape:$ 1.50

Grand total: $6.25 and I will have extra ribbon and tape left over.
Per boutonnieres: $1.25

So, what do you think?