Introducing PLDCo ♥ wedding & homes

DSC01174

  Since the creation of  pinterest,  planning your dream wedding, home, party –   life –  has never been easier.  With the click of a few buttons, you have an instant vision board FILLED with every single pretty little idea on … Continue reading

November is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month

I will definitely have to whip up a batch of my delicious peanut butter Italian buttercream frosting and create a cupcake to honor this yumtastic campaign for the PT Pet Supply’s 100 cupcake order for this Saturday’s CA$H MOB!!! The frosting literally MELTS in your MOUTH… You’re welcome.😉 Not going?! GASP!!! Change that!!! Search Webster Cash Mob Loyal 2 Local and get all the deets!!!!!

ALOHA! It’s a purple polka dot Luau Pool Party!!

aloha party girls birthday party Gabby

When my client first told me she had suggested a luau pool party for her daughter’s 7th birthday party – Miss Gabby didn’t seem to thrilled about the idea. Turns out, she just didn’t really know what a luau was, … Continue reading

signature “gift area”

 Always included in our Create & Capture Couture Event package

is a decorated gift area…

a pretty little area designed to be a focal point

while the birthday child {or guest of honor}

opens their gifts.

In addition to looking good in your photos,

this area helps define the gift opener’s SPACE,

visually discouraging little “helpers”

from getting too close.

This in turn reduces the guest of honor’s stress,

as well as the attending parent’s and host/hostess’!

PLEASE NOTE: 

We book one Create & Capture event per calendar day.

To ensure your first choice date for your event,

please call    774-242-04346   and  speak to Gina.

outdoor party games // Summer

 When the weather is hot and sunny,

and you have an outdoor space at your party,

Birthday games are easy peasy to plan for.

For two of my girls’  favorites,

all you need is a faucet, bucket and paper cup!

Water tag

  1. Fill bucket and hand to the child who is “It”.
  2. “It”  then has to run after the other children, and
  3. “tag” them by splashing them with the water in the bucket!
  4. That soaking wet child is now “It”!
  5. Refill bucket and repeat. 

Drip, Drip, Drop

  1. Fill cup with water and hand to child who is “It”
  2. All the other children sit in a circle and “It” walks around the circle {in Duck, Duck, Goose fashion} chanting drip (drips some water on each head) and then… DROP! (drops remaining water in cup on child’s head and that child springs up and chase “It” around the circle until they a) catch “It” placing “it” in the middle of circle for remainder of game or b) Do Not catch “It”, allowing It to sit in their abandoned spot, making the child standing “It”).
  3. Refill cup and repeat. 

Splish Splash Elmo a 2nd Birthday Bash

july parties 00073

Typically parents want to create a “pink” party for girls. And while I love, love, LOVE all things girly when creating a celebration, I was excited to work with Tiffany, who’s favorite color is blue and little Miss Sophia, who’s favorite … Continue reading

Rainbow Tie Dye 8th Birthday Party

RTDcenterofdessetttablefromair

When I was a child, my mom did everything by hand and from scratch. And I hated it. Complained incessantly. I STILL remember how excited I was the October she hurt her back, {she was moving a bureau to dust behind it. No, she wasn’t Fall cleaning, she did this … Continue reading

Petting Zoo 2nd Birthday Party

Last June we received a call from a customer who had at ordered cupcakes and a cake for her daughter’s second birthday.  After seeing our County Fair Kindergarten  Graduation  Party post,  she decided she’d like us to create a party to compliment the petting zoo she had booked for her daughter’s 2nd birthday.  It was just one week until the BIG day, and we already had another table + shoot booked, however,she insisted that just me {Gina}  setting up the event and leaving would be fine.

It was fun to mix bright colors and patterns with a black and white cow print

the client had specifically asked for,

image

Polka dotsgingham, plaid, candy stripes, burlap... oh the fabric!

Ruffled and grosgrain ribbon.

Balloons and sunflowers.

image

Here is a shaded look* in at the dessert table…

image

The charm of this table was adored + exclaimed over by the children and parents alike!

One of the  favorite’s were

the This Little Piggy Rice Krispie Treats on a stick

image

Everyone loved their fondant faces + little curly tails!!

However, the real star of the table was the cupcake tower

filled to the brim with light + fluffy Orange Creamsicle cupcakes

and fresh + juicy  Strawberry cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting.

image

My hostess took a risk in the heat,

ordering my real buttercream + cream cheese frostings

{and I’m glad she did!}

They held up rather well,

and were devoured within seconds of me getting this snapshot anyway.

I always advise my clients to choose taste over looks

IF the looks aren’t completely compromised by the conditions &

they are not being served at an uber formal affair.

Every party guest attending mumbled through mouths full of  cupcake goodness,

how wonderful the cupcakes tasted and what great flavor choices* for the event.

One last table detail…

Fringed cupcake liners + black and white paper straws

image

provided a cheerful way to keep the bugs out of drinks, while outside with the animals.

*I want to take a moment to touch briefly on hostesses – this one in particular.

Many clients come to me because they (and I quote) “Do not have a creative bone in my body.”

I beg to differ.

Because once I lead them into a discussion about colors and theme,

often  their ideas are flowing faster than my pen writes to take notes.

All they need is someone who can articulate what they have in their head

and who knows how to transfer those visions into reality.

And that’s where  Trish and I come in.

And we ENCOURAGE our clients to put their personal touch on their event –

and love sharing with the guests the hand our host/hostesses had in creating their surroundings.

Many guests at this party teased the hostess about her lack of, I believe they called them

“Suzie Homemaker” or was it “June Cleaver” skills. {all in good fun}

But it was wonderful to point out the fact(s)

The hostess had purchased the cow tablecloths {LOVE!}  that popped up throughout the event,

image

{and we added whimsical paper buntings in every nook + cranny}.

She also requested the cupcake flavors + hay bale seating,

Directed me as to where she wanted what  and

provided me with a vintage milk bottle to fill with wildflowers from her yard

and

that ONE thing

a framed photograph of

her daughter’s FIRST BIRTHDAY portrait

to add to the dessert table.

Our vintage potato sack races are always a BIG HIT at kids’ parties –

even in this age of tablets + video games,

boys and girls alike still dissolve in giggles

when hopping across a yard with their friends.

image

Below is a snapshot of

the gift area + our classic knock down the cans game

image

The weather was beautiful, the decor was charming, the treats delicious, the guests had fun

and best of all,

our hostess was able to enjoy the day right alongside her children, family + friends

and

THAT IS PRICELESS!

*I feel like I am stating the OBVIOUS here, but Trish did not photograph this event.

However it was such a fun kids’ party, I had to share.  And boy does looking at it all

through the lens of my Droid Razr phone make me ALL THE MORE  appreciative  of

Trish’s talent! While we offered this hostess the event at deeply discounted price, we

decided afterwards that we were unwilling to comprise our process and will only offer

one party/event booking per calendar day.   Thus, the idea of the “Create + Capture”

Couture event package was born. Trish and I are dedicated to creating magical events

of the highest creativity and personalized level possible and capturing it all for you

in professional images we share with you,  that will be cherished by your family for

years to come.

                     These are the moments, YOUR moments… let us make them pretty for you!

Splish, Splash Elmo Bash {sneak peek!}

elmo sneak peek

 Cheery colors? Polka dots? Elmo? Water? !?? This theme couldn’t have more fun to pull together! Stay tuned for all of the party photos and details – including EASY DIY projects + vendor links coming soon…

Tie Dye rainbow party {sneak peek!}

mack8collagesneakpeek

Coming up with  a PRETTY and different design for a rainbow tie dye party {the specific request of the to-be 8 year old guest of honor}  theme was challenging but after embracing turquoise and pink, and giving the “rainbow” colors an … Continue reading