Welcome Baby Sip n See


A little over a year ago our family welcomed our sweet little Aaliyah Isabelle. Getting adjusted to being a family of five took a little time, okay it took a lot of time – like a year or so! I’ve finally gotten into the swing of things, updated the blog and plan on sharing a lot of the past years events & crafts that I haven’t had a chance to share. Before I can share Ally’s 1st birthday party, I should probably share her Welcome Baby party (Sip-n-See for ya’ll in the South).

I fell in love with the “Come one, Come all” theme from Loralee Lewis and thought Circus / Carnival would be the cutest theme ever for our sweet baby girl party. If you haven’t checked out LL’s store, you are missing out. She is beyond talented and the sweetest person ever. So happy I was able to work with her on such a special event.

I went with all things pink for my baby girl’s party. After two boys, no amount of pink is too much. “Are you sure you want so much pink?” …um “yes, I’m sure”. Since I’m obsessed with all things gold, obviously spray painted Circus animals were a must. {Tip: Michael’s Craft Store has lots of little adorable & nicely priced plastic animals that look fab after a spritz of gold spray paint}.

I just love how the dessert table turned out. Featuring gorgeous pink candy apples from the one and only Roni’s Sugar Creations & beautiful pink & gold sequin linen from Crush Candy Shop, this party has to be one of my favorites. Obviously, I’m biased! I love the adorable elephant cookies made by my sweet friend Deb of Yummy Delicious Cookies & the stunning cake by Kathi from My Sweet Things! Can you believe the chocolate covered oreos?! Maria from Love & Sugar Kisses created the most adorable pink circus glittery goodness ever. I hope you enjoy all the eye candy. Pop down to the bottom for the full list of vendors. Thank you Lauren Nicole Studios for capturing such beautiful images!Sip-n-see-0139

















Vendor Credit || Event Design, Styling: Deliciously Darling || Photography: Lauren Nicole Studios || Invitations, Baby Banner, Favor Tags: Loralee Lewis || Cake: My Sweet Things || Mini Cupcakes: Jilly’s Cupcakery  || Mini Bundt Cakes: Nothing but Bundt || Pink Candy Apples: Roni’s Sugar Creations || Gold & Pink Sequin Linen: Candy Crush Shop || Sugar Cookies: Yummy Delicious Cookies by Whimsical Originals  || Chocolate Covered Oreos: Love and Sugar Kisses ||

The Great Bambino Predicts Gender Reveal Party


Hello Loves! I has literally been forever!!!!! Life has definitely gotten in the way of blogging. Let me fill you in…

Last June I was happily blogging. In July we discovered that I was expecting a baby. Long story short. It was an extremely exhausting pregnancy and my two boys didn’t take it easy on their expecting mama. I decided to put my passion aside to focus on my family and growing a cute baby. Many months pass and our little one arrives and I’m finally ready to get back into the swing of things.

That being said, it’s totally impossible for me not make it through a pregnancy and not throw a party or two! So ready to share them with you all.  First up is my Gender Reveal party. I love the idea of a gender reveal party. I know it’s the trendy thing to do at the moment but it is such a fun way to share your baby joy with your friends and family. I must have sat for weeks thinking about what theme will be. Off the beaten path, I decided on a Fortune Teller theme. But what to call my amazing talented Fortune Teller? The Great Bambino of course! Check out the gorgeous pictures & details below:









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Graphics & Printables

When I started planning this gender reveal, I knew I wanted the party to have a vintage feel and remind me of the old school fortune teller machines (a la Zoltar in the movie Big). I asked Gretchen from Three Little Monkey Studio to create the printables and asked Kori from Kori Clark Design to create the illustrations. Gretchen is absolutely awesome. I love her design style (and parties). She has this ability to take a bunch of my rambling ideas and create the most amazing printables and Mrs. Kori is beyond words. I just love that I requested a “Zoltar-esque” Fortune teller graphic and she made the most awesome dude! Seriously talented. I’m so very fortunate that I got the chance to meet both these amazing ladies!

Dessert Table

Where to start!? How about with the beautiful table cover? Thank you to Jeanette from The Candy Crush shop. She sent over her beautiful gold sequin linen. I just love it. Desserts included, gender reveal cake, chocolate covered oreos, whoopie pies, homemade french macarons, oreo parfaits, sugar cookies and cupcakes. The Gender Reveal cake was created by Kathi from My Sweet Things – isn’t it just gorgeous. The Brown Sugar Caramel Cupcakes were made by Chris from Ratio Bake Shop. I have to say, hands down, these are the best cupcakes I’ve ever tasted. Chris is a phenomenal pastry chef & baker. The sugar cookies were made by my sweet friend Deb from Yummy Delicious Cookies. I just love the gold question mark cookies.

For the backdrop I used an old gold frame that I have and layered natural linen fabric behind it to appear curtain-like. I made the awesome “Bambino” marquee out of mache boxes, tons of gold glitter & christmas lights. I have to thank Gretchen for this incredible idea. She was sweet enough to share some of her tips in making the marquee letters. I also added some black and gold signage. Love how “The Great Bambino Predicts… Boy or Girl” backdrop turned out.

Champagne Bar

Pop the champagne! I love the idea of a champagne bar, even at a baby shower or gender reveal. Some of my tips to a cute champagne display: Custom Glasses, Glittery items and custom straws.  I jazzed up plastic champagne flutes with vinyl question marks. Used glitter wrapping paper as the runner and added glitter to the sign frame. Finally, adorable paper straws with Baby’s Future Prediction Flags. I love that Gretchen created straw flags that say things like “Future Donut Tycoon” and “Roller Coaster Tester”. I love little detailed touches and this is one that I really loved.

Guessing Table & Favors

Part of a hosting a gender reveal is having guests vote / guess the baby’s gender. This was my favorite part of the night. My guests each grabbed a ticket. I love how the tickets were so personalized – Gretchen did an amazing job. Our friends circled their predictions and placed them in The Great Bambino’s bowl. {Side Note: Vinyl is my new favorite craft item. I used it to make a question mark to jazz up an old candy bowl}. At the end of the night we tallied up the votes and cut the cake to reveal the gender.

The guessing table also displayed a few sweet treats for guests to take home.  Guests got to take home gumballs, Hershey’s kisses and chocolate cigars (and lots of desserts). Huge thank you to Jeanette from the Candy Crush Shop for sending over gumball favors and chevron treat bags.

Now the big reveal! The Great Bambino Predicts… It’s a Girl!


Vendor Credit || Event Design, Styling & Paperie: Deliciously Darling || Photography: Lauren Nicole Studios || Printables: 3 Little Monkeys Studio || Graphic Illustrations: Kori Clark Designs || Ombre Rosette Cake: My Sweet Things || Brown Sugar Caramel Cupcakes: Ratio Bake Shop  || Whoopie Pies: Yoss Baking || Gold Sequin Linen, Gumball Favors, Treat Bags: Candy Crush Shop || Question Mark & Boy or Girl Sugar Cookies: Yummy Delicious Cookies by Whimsical Originals  || Wooden Stamped Forks, Spoons & Scoop: Sucre Shop || Black and White Plates: Petite Party Studio || Gold Star Paper Straws: Sweets and Treats Boutique  ||