Monday, June 23, 2014

The Grand Glittery Giveaway!!!

We are so excited to be a part of this fantastic givewaway hosted by The Purple Pug along with Something Blu Events and 71 other fantastic party girls! This giveaway is going to be epic! We are celebrating The Purple Pug reaching 14,444 Facebook fans and she decided to celebrate with a giveaway! So excited to be a part of this….. so here are the details:

THREE randomly chosen winners will each receive $444 USD in funds via PayPal. You must have a PayPal account to enter.
TWO randomly chosen winners will each receive $44 USD in funds via PayPal. You must have a PayPal account to enter. 

Contest is open from June 23, 2014 at 12:00am EST to July 4, 2014 at 12:00am EST. The winners will be chosen randomly through the Rafflecopter form. The odds of winning depend on the number of people who enter. Giveaway is open worldwide to all participants 18 years of age and older. Void where prohibited by law. Winners are solely responsible for any taxes, duties or reporting as required by law. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize. Should they not claim their prize within this time, another winner will be selected. Please ensure that the email thepurplepug [at] thepurplepug [dot] com is on your "safe list" as we would hate for you not to get your prize!

This is an independent blogger giveaway. It is in no way associated with PayPal, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or any other social media network. I did not receive money to be part of or promote this giveaway. Should you have any questions, please contact Kristy at The Purple Pug via email at thepurplepug[at] thepurplepug [dot] com.

Use this Rafflecopter form to enter this Glittery Fantastic Giveaway: a Rafflecopter giveaway

Now here is the most exciting part of this giveaway! The party bus will be making a very special stop! A $444 donation will be given to Operation Shower on behalf of all of the passengers of this great giveaway. Operation Shower is an organization all about honoring and celebrating military families expecting a new baby or have or experiencing deployment. Operation Shower host baby showers, deliver products to the families and help create an experience that is unforgettable for that mom in a military family holding it all together. Something Blu is so excited to be a part of this! We hope you join in on the fun! 

Thank you so much to The Purple Pug for making this all possible and having such a generous heart!

Good luck to everyone and make sure to enter soon. The giveaway ends July 4, 2014 at 12:00am EST.

Have a Blu day!


Friday, June 13, 2014

Picture Your Future Grad Party

We had an amazing time putting together this "Picture Your Future" graduation celebration for my nephew. He recently graduated from 8th grade and will be beginning his freshman year of high school in the fall. His parents wanted to celebrate where he was going so we decided to use his soon to be school colors of forrest green, gold and white.

When I saw the printables from Piggy Bank Parties I knew it would be perfect for what I was trying to create for Anthony. The set included this cute banner, party signs/cards and a photo banner amongst other items.

On the dessert table we had some really cute sweets. The graduate cap sugar cookies were done by Torrance Bakery. We lined the wooded tray with green liner from Michaels to add some color.

I purchased some Pirourette chocolate filled waffer cookies and hand tied green ribbon to resemble a diploma. They were really a hit!

We layered the table with a green and gold material from Joann's to add pops of green along side the black and white printables. Some other accents we used were bottles of Jones soda. It was fun and was a suttle and we added green ribbon when possible. When purchasing store bought cupcakes add toppers and liners to give it a different look. We used "cap" toppers and graduation liners from Party City to give the ordinary yet tasty cupcakes some flair.

The fabolous cake pops from Creole Primas were amazing. I love that they added black and white straws which was the perfect accent. The lemon flavored pops did not last long!

 Class rings! Of course, we used assorted ring pops! What do you think?

Included in the printable set from Piggy Bank Parties was a photo banner.  I asked the parents to send school pictures of Anthony. We added pictures from Kindergarten all the way to 8th grade. I think we saw a few tears from the parents!

Each guest was able to write a note to the graduate and send him well wishes as he embarks upon his high school journey. Piggy Bank Parties included these sheets and left spots for photos. We are going to add pictures from his graduation and make a special scrap book for him as a gift. Nice personal touch!

Here are more pictures from the celebration that we enjoyed!

We are so excited and proud of Anthony for his accomplishments. He graduated with a 4.0 grade point average and received the Presidential Award. We look forward to great things from you and best of luck at St. Monica's High School in the Fall.

Have a Blu day!

Vendor Credits:

Event Planner & Designer: Something Blu Events
Catering: Current Catering
Party Printables: Piggy Bank Parties
Cake Pops: Creole Primas
Sugar Cookies: Torrance Bakery
Photography: Something Blu Events

Friday, June 6, 2014

A class of their own....

In addition to Something Blu Events, I am also an educator. This year I had Kindergarten and 1st grade students. It has been a challenging yet productive school year with my kiddos but I wanted to give them something to remember me and the great year we had together. I saw this awesome picture on Jo's Photo Mojo  so I decided to create one of my own. I really focused on my students reaching their goals and knowing what they wanted to be when they grew up. This picture summed it all up!

This DIY project was simple and required little to nothing. I purchased some chalkboard spray paint from Home Depot and sprayed a few old dry erase boards that I had. The paint dries within 8-10 minutes so it was ready shortly after. Each child told me all the great things they wanted to be and it was awesome to see how excited they each were. I used the photo editing collage maker in Picasa to create the picture. Once I created it I sent it to my local photo shop to print and gave each student a copy in a nice frame as a keepsake. What a way to end the year. I hope that each child and parent will cherish this for years to come!

*All students pictures were used with adult consent.

Have a Blu day!