Fawn: June 2017


Friday, June 23, 2017

Outdoor Rehearsal Dinner

If you're planning on an outdoor rehearsal dinner this summer, be sure to check out a few lovely ideas I have over on the Oriental Trading Blog.

4th of July

Looking for some fun 4th of July Birthday ideas? Head over to Love the Day to check out a few festive ideas I have for the big day! 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Golden Girls Party

This review is based strictly on my opinion. I was provided the sample free of charge by Oriental Trading Company to provide my honest review. No other type of compensation was received. All ideas and opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. 

Golden Girls party

Raise your hand if you're a Golden Girls fan!
 Who doesn't love the geriatric hi-jinks of Dorothy, Rose, Blanche and Sophia?  
 My friends and I are huge lovers of the show and when I found out one of my friends was moving out of state, I knew I had to throw her the ultimate send off, Golden Girls style! When harnessing your inner Golden Girl, you can't have too many bright pinks and lime greens to inject some Miami flair into your party. So sit back and relax out on the lanai, grab yourself a slice of cheesecake and enjoy a party featuring your favorite sassy senior citizens! 

ORIENTAL TRADING had everything I needed for the party, right down to pink flamingos and palm leaves.  Blanche would be so proud...

Here's what you'll need  to create a fabulous Golden Girls inspired party:

These "Thank you for being a friend" ( now that song is in your head) favors were so quick and easy to make. Find the tutorial HERE along with the free printable. You can't go wrong with palm trees and jelly beans! 
Golden Girls Party

I'm a bit of a favor freak and my guests are always sent home with at least a couple fun favors from the party. I used hot pink parchment treat bags to create these goodie bags and my CRICUT machine to cut out the golden silhouettes of the ladies. 
Golden Girls Party

Check out how easy it was to make these "Stay Golden" favor bags HERE
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 I used pink vinyl, my CRICUT EXPLORE AIR 2  and clear acrylic insertable tumblers to make these classic quotes tumbler favors. 

"Shady Pines, Ma."
 I love when Dorothy repeats this veiled threat to send her mom, Sophia, to a nursing home when she is about to do something rebellious or if she says something out of line. Each guest received a tumbler with a Golden Girls quote on it. They were quite the hit!  
Golden Girls Party

Rose's hilarious and bizarre St. Olaf stories were the highlight of any Golden Girls episode. 
"Back in St.Olaf, that moose not only raised Yimminy, he put him through medical school."
Oh, how I love Rose! 
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And of course, we can't forget Sophia's Sicily stories! 
Golden Girls

I used flamingo pinwheels (very Miami-esque) as table decor and each guest home was sent home with one. How cute are they?!

What's a Golden Girls party without cheesecake? How many times did the girls talk it out over cheesecake...I'm thinking in the hundreds! Cheesecake solves everything, right?!  The oh-so-incredibly talented  Ali from Paperly Press designed these awesome Golden Girls toppers for the cheesecake. 
Golden Girls

 "Like we say in St. Olaf — Christmas without fruitcake is like St. Sigmund's Day without the headless boy."
Golden Girls Party

"Jealousy is a very ugly thing, Dorothy. And so are you in anything backless." 
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"Nobody ever believes me when I'm telling the truth. I guess it's the curse of being a devastatingly beautiful woman."
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"No, I will NOT have a nice day." 
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Thank you for being a friend and checking out this fun party! 
Now 'scuse me while I go binge watch Golden Girls with a slice of cheesecake. ;-)
Golden Girls

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Golden Girls Favor Bags

Our sassy girls were constantly rockin' the large, sparkly brooches and earrings in GOLD, of course.
Send your guests home with these shimmery gold favor bags reminiscent of  all that fabulous jewelry that adorned those hilarious ladies!

Here's what you need to make these fun goodie bags:

I used the Everyday Font- Something to Shout About on Cricut Design Space and sized the letters to be about 1" each. 

Select how many copies you will need and press go on your machine. Once the machine cuts out all your letters on the adhesive gold foil, peel them off and apply the letters to the pink treat bags.

How easy was that? 
Sweet and simple favor bags your guests will love! 
This review is based strictly on my opinion. I was provided the sample free of charge by Oriental Trading Company to provide my honest review. No other type of compensation was received. All ideas and opinions are my own.

Golden Girls Palm Tree Favors

This review is based strictly on my opinion. I was provided the sample free of charge by Oriental Trading Company to provide my honest review. No other type of compensation was received. All ideas and opinions are my own.

Remember Blanche's crazy palm tree wallpaper in her bedroom? I was always fascinated as a kid with her room and wished my room looked like a jungle. Maybe someday I'll wallpaper the bedroom with palm trees (ha!) but in the meantime, these cute palm tree favors will have to do! 

I love favors that are quick and simple and these are no exception. Check out how easy these are to put together. 
Golden Girls

Here is what you need to put together these palm tree party favors:

 Thank you for being a friend printable found HERE.

To make these easy party favors, simply fill the palm tree container with pink and lime green jelly beans. You can alternate by filling a couple of the favors with green jelly beans on top and pink on the bottom and vice versa.

 When your containers are all filled up, print out the "Thank you for being a friend" tag and cut it out.

 Next, punch a hole through the tag and thread baker's twine through the hole. Tie the tag around the middle of the favor and you're all set!

Your Golden Girls lovin' pals will adore these cute palm tree favors!
Golden Girls

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Tropical Party Hats

It's not a party unless you're wearing a party hat, right?! Head over to Love the Day for my quick and easy tropical party hat tutorial. Aloha!

Father's Day Gift Idea

Need a fun and practical gift idea for Father's Day? I'm on The Crafting Chicks blog with a Daddy's Car Wash Kit that your guy is sure to love!
Head over to The Crafting Chicks for a full tutorial HERE.

Happy Father's Day!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Veggie Go's with Moms Meet

Disclaimer: I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com), May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my honest opinion on my blog. The opinions posted are my own. Compensation was provided.

Are you always on the hunt for healthy, portable snacks for your kids? While I love having real fruit to give, sometimes that mashed banana at the bottom of my purse or that bruised apple just isn't going to cut it. 

Veggie Go's are delicious, healthy and the kids LOVE them! With one serving of fruit and veggies in every pouch or strip, you can feel good about giving your kids these tasty snacks.  

Here are just a few facts on these delicious snacks:
• USDA Organic
 • No added sugar
• 1 serving whole fruits & veggies
 • Non-GMO
 • Gluten free
 • $1.19-$1.29 each
 • Two convenient snacking forms:
 1. Veggie-Go’s Strips: The simplest form of whole fruits and veggies in a delicious strip.
 2. Veggie-Go’s Bites:
Unique flavor combinations and crunchy bits in a pack of poppable bite-sized pieces.
 • Available in 3 flavors: Strawberry, Chia+Beets (our favorite!) Berry, Rice Crisps+Greens and Orange, Cocoa Nibs+Carrots

I passed these fruit snacks out at our playgroup and the moms and kids both loved them and asked for more. So throw away those sugary, processed fruit snacks and give these amazing Veggie Go's a try. Your kids will love them!

Veggie-Go’s Fruit & Veggie Snacks are available to purchase in most Whole Foods Markets, Sprouts Farmers Markets, Amazon, and veggiegos.com. To find a store near you, visit: Veggi-Go's

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Perfect Bar

 I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com) to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links.

We recently had the opportunity to try the most delicious nutrition bar I have ever had. I'm not kidding. These are AMAZING! Perfect bars are packed full of protein and superfoods yet they satisfy your sweet tooth without being overly sweet.  They're also a great meal replacement bar if you're on the go.  They honestly taste like cookie dough but they are made with ingredients you can feel good about like organic nut butters, organic honey and 20+ superfoods.  

I've never been a huge fan of protein bars but these are a game changer. Our friends and family that sampled them all agreed that these were absolutely delicious and devoured them in no time. 
Perfect Bar

Perfect Bars also come in these fun snack sizes that help when you're wanting just a little something to keep you satisfied during that 3:00 pm slump. 
Our 6 year old comes home from school and immediately asks for a mini perfect bar, they're SO yummy! 

Perfect Bar

Check out all the delicious flavors HERE and be prepared to fall in love! They are the perfect, portable snack and your entire family will love them! 
Perfect Bar

Here just a few reasons why these are truly the perfect bars.

  • Non-GMO
  • Over 20 nutrient-dense organic whole foods expertly hidden inside the bars
  • Always gluten free
  • Made with high quality whole food protein

I cannot say enough good things about Perfect Bars. Try some for yourself and be prepared to become completely addicted (I'm lookin' at you, Dark Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter!).

Cheers to good health!
You can find these amazingly addicting bars in the refrigerator section at Costco, Trader Joes, Whole Foods, Amazon, Sprouts and Smiths. Find the store locater HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!