Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Moving Day!!!

Hello friends!  So today I started blogging on our new site and I am going back and forth on whether or not to share our new name.  I'm going to hold off just a little longer as tomorrow we will have a logo for you and so...we will share with you then.  : )

Happy Wednesday!!!

Sending you sugar!

Jenn

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Three Little Monkeys Studio Free Thanksgiving Printables

We absolutely adore Gretchen at Three Little Monkeys Studio!  Her work is adorable and her personality is beautiful!  We recently used her printables for a Tea Party Shoot we did and as usual, precious!

Gretchen has a free Thanksgiving Printable on her website...check it out:


Stop by her website and download for free, ThreeLittleMonkeysStudio.com




Here are just a few other items from Gretchen's Etsy shop that we love!  {If you click on the image you will go directly to the item in her Etsy Shop}








 Gretchen-  we love working with you!!! xoxo

Enjoy!

Jenn & Alexis

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Wind

Wind has been our enemy at each of the last few parties!  What do you do when you client's party is outside and your tables are full of decor that ties the theme together and the wind just picks everything up and throws it around?

We improvised!  We filled decorative gable boxes with candy (just before Halloween so it was perfect!) and for yesterday's party we filled personalized cups with decorative duct tape.  It ended up being super cute, but boy did we fight! : )

Happy Sunday!

Jenn

Sunday, October 28, 2012

A Success!

We woke up this morning feeling refreshed and excited that yesterday's party was a success!  It was one of the bigger parties this year with a little over 150 people in attendance and there were many parts that needed to come together and they did!

We will share pictures and more party details soon, but I had to send out a HUGE thank you to all of the vendors that helped yesterday.  Especially, Superior Party Rental!!!  You guys went above and beyond and we truly appreciate all your help!  You rock!!!

For any of you in the Palm Beach County area, Superior Party Rental is in Jupiter.  Check out their Facebook Page... https://www.facebook.com/SuperiorPartyRentals

I can say with certainty that Superior Party Rentals offer amazing products, their staff is out of this world and they really care about making your event a success.  Thank you Victoria, Isabel, Andres and each of you for all of your help! 

Hope you're all enjoying your weekend!

Enjoy!

Jenn


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Love and Sugar Kisses...


As I mentioned in the last post, during the blog conference we met amazing and talented women.  We want to feature these ladies because they quality of work they create is amazing!  

One bite of the Chocolate Covered Oreo she made and we were in love.  Not to mention, she has the sweetest personality.  Maria with Love and Sugar Kisses makes beautiful and delicious desserts.

Take a look for yourself...









The detail in Maria's work is incredible.  We recently ordered cupcake toppers and chocolate covered Oreos from her and everyone raved about the taste and the detail.  Please stop by LoveandSugarKisses.com and LoveSugarKisses.blogspot.com learn more!


Enjoy!

Jenn

Monday, October 8, 2012

Our Big News!


Inspiring Giggles was inspired by the laughter of children.   What a sweet sound ... especially those belly laughs! Celebrating a birthday is a BIG DEAL and we have been blessed to help celebrate so many of them with you and your little ones!  Thank you!
So are you ready for some BIG NEWS?

Alexis Campbell Event Styling and Inspiring Giggles have partnered and we are now one! To be perfectly honest, we are still figuring out all of the details ...but, both companies have now merged under the joint ownership of Campbell & Shah! 

We are in the process of re-structuring our companies into one (can you hear the big WOO HOO's?) and between that and party planning we've been swamped.  But, that being said, we want to be sure to update our friends with the best information possible via our blog. We want to share parties we have done, highlight vendors and peers that you'd love, and give you a heads up on the newest trends in party planning.

In our endeavor to become effective bloggers, we attended a conference called Blog Fete and spent the weekend with women who have mastered blogging, planning, baking, etc.  We are talking "the cream of the crop!"  And we've learned so much (while sampling oodles of cupcakes and sweets...yummmm!)

So here's the first post ... and hear us loud and clear: we'll be meeting you here every week so come on back!!! But, before we sign off, we want you to know that the merger of Inspiring Giggles and Alexis Campbell Event Styling will mean that the scope of our individual businesses will soon be expanded to help you with any of your upcoming special events. 

Thank you for being here!  We cannot even begin to tell you how grateful we are for your support!  The next few blog posts will share a lot of fun stuff, so stay tuned!

Hugs!
Jenn & Alexis

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Moss Wreath Tutorial

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We loved having our Fairy Party featured on Pizzazzerie!  Then Hostess with the Mostess did a featured detail post about our Moss wreath.  You've asked for the tutorial so here it is : )  And thanks for that because it forced me to finally get another blog post in! : )

All the items I used were purchased at Michaels:

I bought a 16" foam wreath circle

Hiawatha Moss



9" Letter


I used acrylic paint to paint the letter "G" pink and used left over artificial flowers to add decor on the "G".

I covered sections of the wreath with Aleen's Tacky Glue.  I'm sure spray glue would have been much easier but applying the glue is just my preference.  I sprinkled the moss on top of the glue and added more glue and moss to cover the wreath.  I let it dry overnight then went back and added more to sections that I felt weren't covered well.  This is extremely messy!  So be sure to use a plastic table cloth or garbage bag so you aren't cleaning moss up for days.

The hardest thing for me was getting the "G" centered in the wreath.  I used fishing line to secure the letter from the top and the bottom.  This took several tries.

Finally, I used green raffia to hang the wreath at the party.  It came out cute and with the baby's breath pom poms it was perfect decor above the food table.

: )  Enjoy!
Jenn

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sticky Fingers

I started writing about organization and how I'll be dotting i's and crossing t's this Summer...but then sticky fingers (Lex, my 1.5 yr old) grabbed my mouse and ran, then ran back over and grabbed my mouse pad.  He's since dropped those and is playing with my floral tape.  I haven't a clue where he got that from. : )

Typing up a blog post takes forever with my little one's running around and though I've been waiting to post something fun like a tutorial for the wreath I just made or pictures of one of the recent parties I know that my good intentions will likely lead to another month without a post...so here it is. : )

I'm grateful to be working on some parties, a new website, collaborations with amazing local talent, building SHAH HOUSE (the branch of our company that will style and plan adult and corporate events) and most importantly enjoying my family.

I hope you're all doing well!  

Jenn


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Hello hello!  My it's been some time since I've posted.  And for good reason, PARTY PARTY PARTY! : )  So if you follow us on Facebook you know that for the last three weeks I've been immersed in planning decor details for a huge party.  There were 4500 tickets given out and they anticipated 3500.  It was certainly the largest party I've had the pleasure of being a part of.  The party was this past Saturday and it was great! Yippie!!!!

Well, with that corporate party, parties coming up and conversations about more parties it got me thinking.  When I started Inspiring Giggles last year I really wanted to focus on children's birthday parties but I'm thrilled to share that we will now be expanding our services.  : ) Inspiring Giggles will remain our children's birthday party planning company and SHAH HOUSE will be our Event Styling and Planning company.  Thank you to all of you who have been so incredibly supportive!  I truly appreciate it!

Jenn

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Easter Carrot Candy Holders

I LOVE these Carrot Candy holder DIY from OhHappyDay.com.  Jordan has the DIY tutorial here but all you need to put these together is orange paper, green paper, tape, scissors and the treats.

I think this is an Easter craft we'll do with the kids tonight!  They'll make great gifts for Sunday!



Enjoy!

Jenn

Friday, March 30, 2012

The EASIEST craft and my daughter loves it!

So my little girl (Ella) and I have our "craft time".  We string beads on ribbon, or paint, or do the foam sticker art, etc.  The other day she was playing with Dora dance stickers and so I said lets "let's go make her dance"... I asked Ella to pick out her favorite and put it on card stock.  There's more than one of each design so we put the another of the same on card stock.  I cut them out and hot glued both onto a popsicle stick back to back.  Here's what it looks like...


Then I put the stick between my hands and rubbed back and forth (as though I was warming up my hands on a cold day) and it looked like she was spinning.  It was the easiest thing we've done and she love'd it.

Enjoy!

Jenn

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Have you heard of...

The Oreo Puddin' Poke Cake? I hadn't either! But thank God I found it, it looks delicious and so I of course wanted to share...

This comes from Brandie,  The Country Cook.  It looks easy and delish!!!






For all the baking details, visit The Oreo Puddin Poke Cake - The Country Cook

Enjoy!

Jenn





Thursday, March 15, 2012

Some cute things I've found for parties...

So in my quest to find things for upcoming parties, I've of course stumbled upon a ton of things I adore.  Here are a few...

I'm using these wooden spoons for a Surf Party in a few weeks, too cute!

Sucre and Spice 


I will be using these in a princess party, how cute are these???

Cakeadoodledoo


Don't know what party to put this one in, but I adore it, so you'll see it somewhere!

Cakeadoodledoo


I love the bright colors Nina uses, it's absolutely adorable!

The Paper Kingdom

Enjoy!

Jenn

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Using Food as Decor...love!

So I've recently come across a few ideas that I think are adorable and so I wanted to share...

I am currently working on a "Surf" themed party and when I came across this watermelon, I loved it!  So did my client.  : )  I found the tutorial on Creative Party Ideas by Cheryl.

creativepartyideasbycheryl.blogspot.com


I absolutely LOVE the use of this baked pineapple slice as a flower on a cupcake!!!  Gorgeous (and yummy)!

http://www.duitang.com/people/mblog/20209417/detail/


I love the use of Cotton Candy for these Dr. Suess inspired cupcakes.  Too cute!

creativepartyideasbycheryl.blogspot.com



With Spring and Summer coming around these fruit in ice cubes are fun and cute!

culinarytribune.com

Enjoy!

Jenn

Monday, February 27, 2012

Use what you've got...

When I saw the "Showered with Love" baby shower in Scrapbooks etc. I thought all the details were absolutely adorable, but I LOVE how Lisa Storms used a heart shaped punch to make rain!




Why bother cutting out drops by hand when you have a perfectly good punch willing to help!  I love these kinds of ideas!  Gotta use what we've got for tons of different things!  I have used my heart shaped punch to make flowers but this hadn't occurred to me.  How did I miss that? Very clever!

Read about all of Lisa's details... http://www2.fiskars.com/Activities/Crafting/Articles/Baby-Shower

Enjoy!

Jenn

Thursday, February 23, 2012

I'm still around! : )

So, I just wanted to tell you all that I'm so sorry I haven't kept up with my blog posts recently!  I'm really trying to find my way on juggling my family, home, work and keeping all the social media's updated.  It's a lot! : ) My hat is off to all of you who do it all and make it look SO easy!  I've been updating Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest on a regular basis so please come visit me there, but I am still around the blogging world and vow to blog at least once a week!

So today's post is about my little ones, this includes my two kids and my dog (my third kid).  Well, being a mom is my first job and I adore it.  I truly love being able to enjoy every moment with them.  Ella, my daughter just started school and loves it.  Though I do not love all the cold's she brings back home.  Lex (short for Alex), my son is the second and I feel he gets shafted.  I don't read as much as I did with my daughter, we don't go to as many places, and we don't have as much alone time as I did with her.  So while Ella's at school he and I have been going to gym class, the park, etc.  And it's been really nice!  Today he chased a duck screaming "duck", "duck", "duck". : )  I know now that the days go by too quick and that they go from a tiny little thing to off and running.  My poor fur-child needs some attention too. So today we'll take a long family walk.

So til next week, we will rendezvous between diapers, dinner, Real Housewives, parties, and crafting!

Enjoy your day!

Jenn

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A fun game for Valentine's Day

So if you follow me on Pinterest you quickly learn that I adore the "Oh Happy Day" blog.  So incredible!  I found this fun post of "Fortune Balloon Garland" and I loved it. I thought it could be a fun game for Valentine's Day.  I will have to upload pictures of our Vday tomorrow, but a fun game we're playing tonight is "find your Valentine's Day gifts" using the fortune balloon garland.  I hid small gifts for our kids and put a note in red balloons and tonight we'll be popping them and will watch our little one's run around looking in the places noted.  If you need a last minute plan....this is super easy and cute.  Our daughter likes to pop the balloons so this will get her going.  : )  Here are some pictures from Ohhappyday.com, but visit them for the DIY instructions.

Fortune Balloon Garland (OhHappyDay.com)

Pop Balloons (OhHappyDay.com)

A Fortune, Hiding Spot or Love Note (OhHappyDay.com)


Enjoy!

Friday, February 3, 2012

My Friend's Friday - Old friend/New Drink...

So, while in college did you wonder what everyone would become? I didn't! I mean I realized everyone was there with the intent to graduate and move on, but I really didn't wonder what we'd all be in the years to come.  Well, I have to say, everyone has done really well.  And I'm VERY grateful and fortunate to have spent amazing times with them then and now I get to enjoy the amazing things they're putting out there.  Since I have so many talented friends I thought I would share at least once a month about them and their businesses. So, first up...Chad and his wife the lovely Melissa!

Drink Cocoa

If you know me, you know I LOVE chocolate.  All kinds and all ways! Just give me some chocolate! But isn't there something about a cold day and a cup of rich cocoa or just wanting to start the day of with something rich and sweet.  Yummy!  Well, if you're looking for delicious cocoa, visit DrinkCocoa.com (Drink Cocoa Facebook Page).  There are over 25 flavors! 25!!!  Let me know which flavor you try!





Enjoy!
Jenn

PS Please send me any businesses you think we should know about. There's nothing better than a referral you can trust. : )

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Valentine's Day Gumball DIY...

How cute is the DIY Gumball Machine?  I absolutely love it!!!


This DIY came from Pamela Susan's Fine Jewelry & Gifts via the Dollar Store Crafts blog.  So creative and adorable!

What you need:

  • Flower pot with drainage saucer
  • Glass bowl
  • Paint
  • Wooden ball or knob
  • Glue
  • Candy
Visit Pamela Susan's Fine Jewelry & Gifts for the tutorial.  Love it!

Enjoy,
Jenn 

Must see gift ideas from Creative Designs by Toni...

Toni from Creative Designs by Toni has some great gift ides on her Etsy site.  Adorable and priced extremely well!  Check these out and see the rest on Etsy...

Personalized Letter Hooks, you can choose colors and themes!  Too cute!
Personalized Letter Hook


I love this as a housewarming gift!

Personalized Ceramic Tile

For newlyweds or a new baby, so pretty!

Personalized Plate

A Class Sign, great Valentine's Day teacher gift!!!

Wood Class Rules Sign

Enjoy!!!
Jenn

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Girly Girl

In general I'm a so blessed to have my little ones! But, I'm also so grateful to have one of each so I get to do the ruffles and lace, as well as the rough and tough good stuff! : )  But isn't it something how flippin cute girl stuff is? I found some cute things I wanted to share...

These leg warmers from Summer Inspirations are too cute!

Summer Inspirations

This apron from Anthropologie are just adorable! Perfect for keeping the jam off of the clothing when making PB&J's!
Apron Anthropologie

Little Ms. Dior! So chic!
Baby Dior Via Bergdorf

Love a little Lilly - Lilly Pulitzer that is...Darling!

Lilly Pulitzer Kids Via Zappos

Being a mom = being a stylist...for now anyway : )

Enjoy!
Jenn



Tuesday, January 24, 2012

LOVE Pinterest!

Here are some of my recent Pinterest Pins...

http://pinterest.com/pin/268104984036618066/
http://pinterest.com/pin/268104984036560393/
http://pinterest.com/pin/268104984036594789/
http://pinterest.com/pin/268104984036625208/
http://pinterest.com/pin/268104984036634991/


If any of you need an invite, just let me know! : )

Jenn