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.

Surprise 40th Birthday Party

Hired by the guest of honor’s sister to create  a 40th Birthday dessert table at a surprise outdoor party, we were completely on our own for inspiration. Contemplating the birthday girl’s heritage – Polish, we decided to honor her with … Continue reading

Just ask.


The most important thing I have learned as a person this year is…  just ask

I come from a long line of hearty New England stock and I was raised with the notion that you don’t 

ask,  for ANYTHING. If you can’t do it yourself or afford to buy it yourself,  you figure out a way to

do it yourself or buy it yourself or you go without.  

 I lived by that rule for the first 37  years of my life.

Then my mother passed away, completely unexpected,  at age 57;

Joining my father, who had passed at age 53exactly 6 and 1/2 years before.

All of a sudden I couldn’t breathe. And everything I wanted in life seemed urgent..

Now, I’m not talking about material things.

I am talking about a quality education for my daughters.

Something for me to do with my time, now that my daughters

were growing up and growing wings…

To be happy, on a daily basis.

To embrace life and live it to the fullest

most importantly, to find out what that  meant to me. 

So I started asking.

 I asked if I could go back  to college.

Admissions and financial aid said, “Yes, here’s how.”

I asked if there was a way my daughters could go to 

a school whose hours and curriculum would fit  my

daughters’ needs for learning and mine for scheduling.

The principcal said, “Yes, and here’s how.”

I asked if there was something that could be done about 

 the daily pain I lived  with, caused by my [old] hip injury. 

My doctor said, “Yes, and here’s who you need to talk to.”

The orthopedic surgeon said, “Yes, and here’s the plan”

People asked me  “Can I order cupcakes from you for my party?”

I said, “Yes,  you can!”  and “Thank you very much.”

When I saw a facebook status from another mom in the school having a horse and pony

at her children’s kindergarten graduation…

I asked if she would like a cupcake tower.

She asked me to DM her.

The result was this remarkably wonderful County Fair kindergarten graduation party.

Which wouldn’t have been complete without  THESE

 farmstand  milk bottles + Yankee Doodle paper straws:

Which I spotted online at http://www.shopsweetlulu.com and just HAD to have.  Except it

was 5 days before the event and I didn’t have $90+ to overnight them – so I asked 

Jesse if she could guarantee I’d get them in time if I ordered them with 3 day

shipping.

She said yes.

And I did!

So if  I could pass one sweet morsel of knowledge,

not necessarily party related, along  to our readers

it would be this…

                                                       

                                                                           

“sassy grad” graduation dessert table

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When I first heard the words hot pink + black zebra and classy, shower-like feel, my mind drew a blank. Those words didn’t seem to belong all in the same sentence together. Then,  I thought of the old print, well, … Continue reading