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  • Peony’s Envy – Cut flower field


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    Last year you may have remember we went to Peony’s Envy in Bernardsville – beautiful peony’s gardens. This year they’ve opened a cut flower field where you can go and cut your own (if you go they recommend bringing your own gloves & clippers). Another tip – is getting some of the flowers that are less full bloomed so they’d last a bit longer, I was so excited to get the biggest boutique I ever saw that I couldn’t help myself!

    There were so many flowers, as well as so many ticks (that was the down on the open fields). We had to do a tick check after and found 2 on each of us! This location is on a farm – so there’s Chickens & goats and a few other animals around so it makes for a fun afternoon!

    Do you know of any flower fields in NJ? Let me know! Always looking for new flower spot for photos! 🙂

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  • A Two Wild West Birthday Party Inspiration

    Rose gold silverware (sold on amazon $39.99 for set of 300) | Straws | Partyware & some on Amazon or another shop on Etsy | Cactus plates & napkins (some of the plates are currently on backorder, sorry guys I think I purchased the last ones!!) | Cactus stirrers | Tables (I spray painted these white!) | Pillows from Homegoods

     


    For the flowers, I just went to the local grocery and picked out some beautiful blooms! Cacti & Succulents I found a good selection from Lowes.

    I got my sweets from Greensleeves Village Bake Shop, a New Jersey nonprofit organization providing support services to children and adults with disabilities. Wonderful treats, supporting a great cause! I would highly recommend and use again!

    How cute is this little shirt! I just happened to walk into Zara about a week before his party and came across it – how fitting, it was simply made for him (I’m not able to find on their website but check your local store maybe you’ll find it on sale)!


     

    I got this acrylic drink dispenser from Crate & Barrel. It was a great purchase since the one I have is beautiful but it’s glass and I’m always afraid around the kids it’s going to get broken! These signs I got the inspo from PartywithLenzo and designed them myself then got them printed at Staples.

    I got these custom acrylic cake toppers from Cakewords, who was so wonderful to work with and through in a couple little extra goodies! I also got the ‘Let’s Party’ acrylic topper  & wooden hexagon name from Letterstou who works on the most creative party designs I’ve ever seen!

    Glass Cake Stand / Acrylic tier stands / Mini ice cream stand & baking rack


     

    The balloons I got from a variety of places, I also did a technique called ‘layering’ to get a specific color (like the opaque mint green) and searched on YouTube in order to create a balloon installation. I also got one of those machines to fill it with air (not helium).

    Giant 3′ Balloons / 16″ & Mini 5″ Balloons / Electric Balloon Pump

    I made a few extra cupcakes myself, some strawberry ones since the kids just love the extra sugar in them! To make these little swirly yellow (M’s favorite color) toppers, I used a pencil and cut thin strips of fondant and wrapped it around the pencil.

    Cactus Candles / Pastel Fondant / Foil Firework stirrers

    No party is complete without the cotton candy machine!! 🙂


    Yay! Candles

    And to make it extra fun – we got a bouncy house from Bouncin’ Blast! It was so perfect since it was a beautiful day the kids could be outside and entertained! The look on Maddox’s face says it all!


    Signs by MaddoxandLoren



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    cropped-img-maddox-mom.pngComing up with the theme of this birthday didn’t take too long, I wanted to do something with wild twos. I saw a few examples and some inspiration on instagram, pinterest and other places. When I came across ‘PartywithLenzo’s’ New years eve pastel pool party, I knew I wanted to do something with pastels, cactus’s, flowers and create a Palm springs / Arizona vibe to it (which is where the ‘west’ came in). Though a lot of people at first thought we were doing something with cowboys :). Maybe not the most boy-ish theme, but he’s two and how much longer will I really have a say!? Hope you find some inspiration from this for your next party!

    Enjoy!
    Loren

    CREDITS:
    PARTY DESIGN & STYLING: MaddoxandLoren / PARTYWARE: Parties Made Pretty / CUPCAKES & SWEETS: Greensleeves Village Bake Shop / STATIONARY: MaddoxandLoren / FLORALS: Maddoxandloren / BOUNCY HOUSE: Bouncin’ Blast / BALLOON INSTALLATION: MaddoxandLoren / INSPIRATION: PartywithLenzo / ACRYLIC PARTYWARE: Cakewords & Elizamade / WOODEN PARTYWARE: Letterstou

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  • First Father’s Day – A special gift

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    EXPRESSO MACHINE: NESPRESSO // BARCART: HOMEGOODS ALSO LOVE HERE OR HERE // ART PRINTED: HERE OR HERE // FRAME: NICOLE MILLER (SOLD OUT) OR HERE OR HERE // WATCH: GOVBERGS HAS THE BEST DEALS, ASK FOR JOSH AND SAY LOREN & TROY SENT YOU //


    I have gotten pretty creative this year with my gifts (see also my Patience Present post)! For Father’s Day I thought I’d get Troy a Nespresso machine – we used one on our trip to Chicago at the Peninsula and loved it! I was able to find the perfect ‘bar’ cart for our bedroom at Home goods for a steal at $100 in comparison to the others I’ve seen online. I filled it up with some expresso mugs that we already had, sugars & bottled waters and wheeled it in Sunday morning! Troy thought it was great and felt like we were on a vacation at a hotel somewhere! He joked around asking if I would turn the sheets down too.. 🙂 funny guy.

    I also got him some pictures framed that we had taken of Maddox (look for the newborn photos post coming soon). They came out so great! It was hard to choose which to frame, I just wanted to hang them all up. Then lastly – since he had gotten me a watch for Mothers Day, which he only did so I would feel obligated to get him one for Fathers Day..I’m smarter than he thinks..I had gotten him an older watch he had been eyeing up.

    We had a great rest of the day, after going with my sister to her church in the morning we went over to my Brothers to celebrate the new & old dads by BBQ’ing and swimming. Maddox even got in for a little dip! Took him a minute to get used to the water (which felt like a bath at 85 degrees) but he soon loved it!

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