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Allison’s First Birthday Hot Air Balloon Party

December 26, 2013


My baby, Allison, turned 1! Of course we had a huge 1st birthday party for her. The party theme was hot air balloons. I got the idea from Alli’s cute outfit from Gymboree, so I used the same design through out the party decor. Lots of DIY projects for this event: Handmade hot air balloon ornaments, cupcake toppers, luggage goodie bags/ favors, tissue paper flower bouquet, and hot air balloon photo corner. See my Pinterest for more ideas.

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Venue: The Lodge at Sierra Madre
Birthday Cake: LoveEmSweet
Desserts: Elizabeth Morinaka Specialty Desserts
Food: Phoenix Food Boutique, WingStop, WholeFoods
Children’s Entertainment: Parties by Stacey
Portrait Photography: Sarina Love Photography
Event Photography: Sothy Chhe
Photo album:
DIY Materials: Michael’s Arts & Crafts, Moskatels, Daiso, Oriental Trading Company

DIY Materials: Michael’s Arts & Crafts, Moskatels, Daiso, Oriental Trading Company

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Budget Wedding Articles

September 7, 2009

diy-wish-cardsI know the economy sucks. I was laid off from Disney myself back in January. But don’t worry, I’ve got a new gig (after 6 months break) at Kaiser Permanente. I kinda like the change. Anyway, I’ve met several couples on a tight wedding budget and thought this list of articles will help some of you out there as well.

Hiring a wedding planner will really help you stay on budget because we know vendors and industry pricing/rates, the type of freebies they can throw in *wink*, give you inspirations and ideas.

diy-menu-cardDo-It-Yourself is also a great way to save $, but remember to DO IT YOURSELF, dont volunteer your friends or family member if they didnt volunteer themselves, because the last thing you want them to remember about your wedding is, ‘omg, i can’t believe we have to do all that for her wedding, ugh!” 

Plan out everything before you go to Michael’s, IKEA, Target, Wal-Mart, retails shops and spend all your money on candles, vases, or everything of your wedding color. If you can’t help yourself, please keep the receipts, so we can return or exchange them.

Email me if you need a wedding coordinator for month-of to tie up loose ends, or full wedding planner to help you locate vendors, monitor budget and payment schedule, and set up everything on the big day.