Monday, March 31, 2014

Society Shirt Update!


Hi Friends!

I feel blessed and honored to share with you some 
exciting Society Shirt news!!

In late September 2012, I launched 
(read story here)

Through Society Shirts I am raising funds to provide
"birthdays in a bag"
for children temporarily placed in the 
OKC Emergency Shelter over their birthday.

Each child celebrating an upcoming birthday is asked what theme they would like for their special birthday dinner. I am sent an email with those details and I purchase the supplies. As of 2014, Brown Egg Bakery now provides the children with a personalized birthday cake too!

I am happy to report, since my launch in September 2012,
I have delivered THIRTY ONE birthday parties to the shelter!

Below are highlights of the birthdays & their theme since my last update in January 2013:
(age - theme)

January 2013 -
5th – Puppy Dog
7th – Barbie
18th – Football
7th - Football

March 2013 -
13th – Sweet 13th

April 2013 -
10th – Thunder Basketball
13th - Black & Red

May 2013 -
7th – Monster High
12th – Girly Glitz
10th – Army

July 2013 -
10th – Puppy Dog

August  2013 -
12th – Musical Notes

September
17th – Gold , Black & White
7th – Barbie

October 2013
7th – Superman

November 2013
9th – Barbie
** Thanksgiving Feast D├ęcor **

February 2014
9th – Power Rangers
13th – Hearts
16th – Sweet 16 Zebra
14th – Thunder Basketball
10th – Sharks

March 2014
9th – Transformers
15th – Disco Fever
17th – Tie Die Peace Signs

I wanted to 
THANK YOU
 for contributing to this AMAZING birthday charity!

Since my launch, I have had 242 orders through Etsy and numerous more through word of mouth and supportive friends!
(Several who donated above & beyond to make sure each child received an extra special birthday party!)



Without your support and donations, Society Shirts would not be as successful as it is!



Thank you for blessing these kids in OKC and ME! J


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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A Kentucky Derby Party!

It is that time of year again;
time to start planning for the Kentucky Derby!

I am excited to share with you the pictures from my
139th Kentucky Derby
date party I threw for our closest friends!

My friend, Amy Flick, helped plan for this amazing event!



Vendor Credits:
Linens, Chargers, Plates, Champagne Buckets & Chairs - Marianne's Rentals, OKC
Horse Ribbons - Hodges Badge Company 
Roses and Rose Cupcakes - Uptown Grocery, Edmond
Cupcake Cups - No Regrets, OKC
Horse Decor, Frames, Vases, Ribbons - Hobby Lobby
Faux Silver Platters & Plastic Horses - Dollar Tree
Custom Koozies -  24 Hour Wrist Bands
Offical Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Glasses -  KentuckyDerby.com
Kentucky Derby Platicware & Coctail Napkins - Amazon.com
Peronalized Trophies for Guests - Edmond Trophy




Welcome wreath made out of wire, fabric, ribbon & horse shoe shaped paper punches

Table Setting #1


Red velvet cupcakes with red rose icing by Uptown Grocery, Edmond
Black & white cupcake cups purchased at No Regrets, OKC.
(Also found online @ Save on Crafts)




Table Setting #2


Chair tie backs using:
 Black fabric, ribbon & personalized horse ribbons from Hodges Badge Company 

Floral centerpieces using:
Silver champagne buckets from Marianne's Rentals, OKC
and red roses from  Uptown Grocery, Edmond


Derby horse display using:
Black & white polka dot candle sticks, plastic grass & horses, paper

The plastic horses were bought at Dollar Tree
Scrapbook paper was simply cut & glued to backs

Giveaways using:
Rose shaped cookies, plastic baggies, horse shoe shaped paper punch & ribbon


My friend loaned me her daughter's American Doll horse for this cute display!
We sat him on a silver cake stand and placed a red napkin over his back. The red rose is a
yummy cupcake from Uptown Grocery, Edmond.


Custom koozies were purchased from  24 Hour Wrist Bands



Offical Kentucky Derby Mint Julep glasses were purchased from  KentuckyDerby.com

"There is no such thing as too much good whiskey." - Mark Twain
This quote seemed to be the perfect saying for a day like today!
Sign made by using:
Silver platter, black cardstock, white paint pen and tape

I ordered five peronalized trophies & handed out to our top guests!
Trophies were awarded to:
1. Best Hat 
2. Best Dressed Couple
3.  Best Southern Cuisine
4. Winning Horse ($1, randon draw)
5. Triple Crown (Best All Around)

Horse display made using:
Black Hallmark boxes, ribbon, faux roses, plastic grass & horse, ribbon & paper.

Each couple was asked to bring their best southern inspired cuisine to share!


The official Mint Julep bar!! 
Stocked with all the goodies you could find at the actual race!

The drink lineup included: 
Mint Juleps, Whiskey Sours, Mojitos, Club Specials & red & white wine.
Red horse head from Hobby Lobby & napkin and plasticware from Amazon.


Sign made by using:
Silver platter, black cardstock, white paint pen and tape




**PARTY PICS**

I LOVED how all our friends showed up in 
head -to- toe 
DERBY!


My sweet hubby & me!

 
My friend, Amy Flick, who helped plan & set up for the big event!


Look at her HAT!
**It was AMAZING**

The Flick's

The Reed's

The Herndon's

 
The Stewart's

The Barnett's

Heather

Ashley


The Lee's

The Goltz's

















**THE BIG WINNERS**

 

Best cuisine & Triple Crown

Best Couple

Winning Horse

Best Hat



Cheers to the horses!



I hope this blog has inspirted YOU to throw a 
Kentucky Derby
party this year!


Best of luck!