Mar 14

Spring First Birthday Capsules

I’ve been excited to work on a bunch of first birthday capsules  that you can always find on Etsy.  First among them is my own Emmett’s capsule for his upcoming Guess How Much I Love You? first birthday party.  I’m looking forward to sharing more details from the festivities soon!

Emmett's Guess How Much I Love You Party

I also made a woodland animal capsule for my niece Brynn who was born only two weeks after Emmett.  I used photos of her nursery for inspiration.

Brynn's Woodland Wonderland Capsule

An Etsy client asked me to design a capsule inspired by her daughter’s pink and purple colored party with floral accents.

Maeve's Purple and Pink Flower Party

Another Etsy client asked for a Minnie capsule similar to one I had designed before.

Lyla Rose's Minnie Party

Sep 13

Bananas Over Pinwheels

I am sooo sooo excited to finally share photos from a wedding I “decor contributed” to this past April.   I had so much fun collaborating with MMD Events down in Florida on this whimsical gray/yellow weddingscape.   This wedding combined a lot of different design elements that I love (chevron!, pinwheels, damask!).  It was an absolutely phenomenal creative experience – even more so while under the influence of 9 month pregnant hormones!  Check out the pinwheels on Etsy too.  Congrats to the happy couple, Melissa and Stephen.  Thank you so much to Carrie Wildes Photography for the images.


Mar 13

Paper Party Pinwheel Rounds!

I have been completely remiss in not updating the blog in months!

Our Etsy shop has had a super busy start to 2013.  Our paper straws and time capsules continue to be hot sellers!  I’ve also been working with an event planning company down in Florida on a huge sale of what I’m calling “Paper Party Pinwheels!”  We just shipped out a box of over 70 of these pinwheel rounds for a huge March Florida wedding.  I just love the color scheme of grays and yellows – very unusual and striking!

We used a variety of beautiful speciality paper to complete the project.  Most of the pinwheels are going to be used to create a backdrop, but the super mini ones are going to be layered to make the groom’s boutonniere.  Can’t wait to share more photos and details after the wedding!

Stay tuned for these creations to be offered in our Etsy shop!   For an updated view of our birthday party time capsule boxes, please click here.

Speaking of which, our Etsy shop is going to be going on a bit of a maternity leave as we prepare for the birth of our son in a month or so!  All hand crafted items – so everything except for our paper straws and craft supplies – will be removed so I can focus on life with a newborn and a toddler!

We continue to be super grateful for our wedding and party inquiries, and I really do apologize for the super limited number of events I take each year.   The life of Better Together Events has certainly evolved as my life has evolved, and I appreciate the loyalty and understanding of our clients as life keeps moving!

Before I sign off, here are a few photos of my beautiful Bridget…

Oct 12

Our Biggest Little Event of the Year: Take 2!

Miss Bridget herself turned two this weekend and in Better Together style she did not let a pesky little hurricane put a damper on her stylish Curious George party!

Please visit our Etsy store to purchase the complete printable Curious George party, the invitation, the complete party box, and many more a la carte items from this party!

Tutu by FromDiapers2Divas on Etsy; Custom George Shirt by lilshabebe on Etsy

Invitation by BetterTogetherEvents on Etsy


All Printables by BetterTogetherEvents on Etsy

Cake and Cookies by Cakes by Karen

Sweet Bridget: I could never express in words how incredibly proud of you and how amazed I am by you on a daily basis.  Watching you grow is the miracle of my life, and it humbles me in a way I know I will never be able to put to words.

You just turned two and none of us can believe it.  You are such a little girl, but sometimes I still I look back at you in the back seat staring out into the sky, and I can still see your baby face and smell your baby smell.  I just love this age on you though.  Nothing gets by you and your vocabulary has just exploded.  And I know that you are only 2, but I just know you are determined, fearless, funny, and empathetic.

Thank you for sharing your world with me – it is much more interesting than my grown-up view of things.  Thank you for your hugs and kisses and the sweetest words I’ve ever heard my little girl say: I love you.

Happy Birthday, Bridget.  Love always, Mommy

Apr 12

Conor’s Around the World Sixth Birthday!

My nephew turns 6 today and over the weekend we celebrated his Around the World birthday party!  You can purchase the complete party here on Etsy or the printable version here.  Happy Birthday, Conor!

Check out all the fun details below…

Someone could not lay his hands off the petit ecoliers!

Apr 12

Birthday Shower Time Capsules

So when I started my Etsy shop, the party boxes were my main focus.  I’ve been pleasantly surprised in the interest that my birthday time capsules have found.  The idea came to me looking through ideas for Bridget’s First Birthday.  It was a big hit!  Guests wrote sweet notes that I think will be fun for her to look back on.  After the party, I filled the box with momentos from the day: the tutu she wore, an invitation, birthday cards, etc.  It’s definitely something I’m going to do every year to commemorate her birthdays.

Here are a few new capsules I’ve created for some awesome customers!

And coordinating notecards are now available so guests can leave comments in the capsule!

Mar 12

The Magic of Paper Straws

I’ve completely failed at keeping up with my blog the past couple weeks!  I’ve been busy getting the Etsy shop up and running!  I offer paper straws as a fun party supply and I’ve been amazed at the creative ways people are using them to spice up their parties and living spaces!

Right now I offer the straws in blue, red, and gray, but I hope to provide more colors soon!

Mar 12

Jen’s Owl Treetop Baby Shower

I was so excited to take part in coordinating Jen’s Owl Treetop Baby shower!  She’s expecting her first baby – a boy – in May, and it was a real joy and privilege for me to work together with her awesome sister, Lauren, on the printables for this festive event.  I’ve got a soft spot for super close sisters… :)

To make this party happen for your loved one’s bday or shower, check out Better Together Event’s Etsy store for the printables packagethe party box package, and everything you see below a la carte.

Thanks and Kisses to my littlest helper…