Growing up I went to sleep away camp. I spent 10 summers there. It was the best 10 summers of my life. When the summer would end and I came home to begin the school year, I would spend approximately one week sobbing in my room. I missed the summer so much I couldn’t bear the thought of it ending. Well that feeling never really went away. As much as I love a good fall wardrobe and the cooler nights I hate to see the pool days go…
Here’s a little recap of how this summer went for my family…along with the winner for our “Join the Party” contest…drum roll please….
Congratulations to Amanda Kauffman! You have won yourself a Little Miss Party in a box for a party for 8! Please email me here to claim your prize.
And now for my Ode to Summer:
Oh, to the late afternoons by the bay
Oh, to be sipping on loads of Lemonade…outta mustache straws.
Oh to be cooking up a storm on the Big Green Egg…Ribs…Beer can chicken and Brisket…
We’ve had the opportunity to be a part of a few really cool launch parties over the past couple of years. And last week we had the chance to help welcome a brilliant new site to the world: Well Rounded NY.
Earlier this year we met Jessica & Kaity and instantly fell in love with the two of them and the website they created.
Well Rounded NY is an outlet for pregnant moms in NYC who are looking for cool places to eat, shop and talk babies & kids.
Since both Michelle and I are now mothers we thought we were a match made in heaven with these two…
So when they asked if we could help design the party they were throwing to launch their “baby” we jumped all over it. The direction for the party was a Sip n See “granny chic” style where they drew inspiration from the adorable floral straws that they found on Pinterest. When I think “granny chic” I think of my Boobie. I think: lace, gold accents and doilies which I found tons of in all shapes, sizes and colors here at Party City.
I went to the garment district to source floral fabric from Mood and lace from M&J Trimming. I used these both with doilies & twine to wrap bottles and vases that I had on hand and filled with tons of white, green and pink flowers to place throughout the party.
The party was held at a fabulous showroom called DucDuc in Soho. The girls who work the showroom are lovely and they sell furniture for all ages that is absolutely beautiful. It was such a great spot for this party because of the size of the space and the great items they had for us to work with. I just loved setting up the bar on this cart that they have and they let us use all of their glasses – what a bonus!
On top of this bar cart we set up a glass mason jar beverage dispenser topped with granny chic fabric that I found and tied with twine. We filled this with rosemary infused lemonade and tons of ice which made for a refreshing mocktail for all those moms who were steering clear of wine and beer. Of course we set out a tin of floral straws that Jessica & Kaity provided to go along side this signature drink!
To nibble, the girls worked with a couple of super talented chefs. The Nourishing Vegan provided healthy vegan bites that were incredibly tasty. I got to chat with Chef Jenné for a little while. She was super sweet and so passionate about healthy eating! As for the delectable desserts that were provided by Chef Mary London…I went nuts with the styling. Each bite was prettier and more delicious then the next…
The desserts transformed into looking granny chic simply by plating them on frilly cake stands and surrounding with vintage frames. I also took some wooden baby blocks and sprayed painted them gold to stack on the table which looked really sweet.
We also took mini animals that they sell at Party City as cake toppers, sprayed them in gold paint and tucked them around the sweets to honor the “baby” in this party.
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I recently wrote about our day out in Montauk and how I needed a check list to keep organized and make for a fun day. I opened up the discussion to anything I may have been missing and guess what…I found out there was! Do you have a wet suit bag? You should! I just got one from my new friends over at Snapping Turtle and I love them! I send it in my son’s camp bag every day now…so there are no more soggy clothes in his bag when he throws his swim towel and suit in there. Add it to the list!
If you haven’t done so already, you’ve got to check out the duds for lil ones at Snapping Turtle Kids…they are adorable! My best friend and her kids came to stay with us last week and I scored the cutest swim suit for her daughter. I love the colors & design, the fit was great and this babe worked it.
I was so intrigued by this new discovery I made after testing the swimwear and accessories on my friend’s kids and reading the bio for this brand online…
Snapping Turtle Kids prides itself on designing swimwear and accessories to make your job as a parent a smooth sail. Our collection features stainless steel snaps for swimsuits, and 100% cotton terry cloth for beach cover ups and hats. Each collection was designed in New York City’s Garment District, and is inspired by our favorite vacation spots across the country.
We all know what it’s like to change a toddler out of their swimwear so to find a suit that makes this process as easy as possible is pretty awesome! And when it looks this cute…these swimsuits are a no brainer.
From swimsuits to tote bags you won’t go wrong with the sweet styles from this charming line of kids wear. Check em out…there’s still a few weeks left of summer…and then we need to start thinking about a winter vacation!