Sale at Belleza e Luce!

December 13th, 2013


Need holiday gift tags or party supplies?
10% off your purchase of $10 or more at Belleza e Luce:

Use Coupon Code: 10JINGLE
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Expires: December 18, 2013

{Featured} Frog Princess Party

December 13th, 2013

We are so pleased to have one of our photos from our Elegant Bayou Frog Princess Party featured over at Spoonful in a collection of frog party inspiration and ideas created by the talented Jillian at Catch my Party!

Pop over there and take a look at all the exciting and fabulous ideas & don’t forget to check out our entire Elegant Bayou Party here.

Have a great weekend!

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{Real Parties} 50’s Doo Wop Soda Shop 60th Birthday Bash!

December 11th, 2013

While a pleasure, designing a party for a family member has its own set of stress and the high standards I place on my work become even higher, especially when the guest of honor is your very own mom!  In May, it was an honor to create a 50’s themed soda shop/drive-in birthday bash!

And surprise her we did!

I created a 3-layer invitation after finding this awesome mirror-like cardstock.  It reminded me of car detailing and complemented the idea of the 50’s drive-in.  A collection of retro fonts and signage informed guests of all the important party details, complete with a bubble gum blowing, roller skating waitress!

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The invitations and coordinating invitations are now available at Belleza e Luce.  Additional coordinating items are available as well.

We requested guests to dress in their 50’s best, and were thrilled to see so many who did including my children.  My daughter’s entire outfit (poodle skirt, shirt, bobby socks, handkerchief that was tied around her pony tail, glasses, belt, and crinoline) was made by the extremely talented women at Hip Hop 50’s Shop.

I had a caricature of my mom made up to resemble the drive-in from the movie “American Graffiti” but in our party colors of pink, aqua, turquoise, black, and red.  It stood at the escort card, and later, favor table.  The place cards were old 45’s with a label we custom designed.belleza e luce invites-33

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Our hamburger and shake cake, complete with fries was created by the ever talented Elyse from Joy & Cake.  I cannot tell you how many people looked at the display and had no idea it was a cake; our family is still talking about it!

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  The tables were named after my mother’s favorite songs from the 50’s.  In the design, I included a short portion of the song along with the song title. belleza e luce invites-131  belleza e luce invites-133

We served typical drive-in and diner style food at the party starting off with appetizers (aka “The Temptations”), main dishes (“The Platters”) including fried chicken, meatloaf, turkey, and mashed potatoes, fun foods with kids young and old (“The Little Be-Boppers”) including grilled cheese, french fries, onion rings, and mac & cheese, and finally ended with cake, make-your-own sundaes and milk shakes (“Happy Endings”).  belleza e luce invites-135 Our favors were chocolate lollipops in the shape of records and each guest took home the glass Coca Cola glasses that doubled as their milkshake glasses for the evening.

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There were hula hoops, twisting contests, lots of dancing, laughs, and certainly many memories!

Popsicle Party Collection

July 16th, 2012

Some of you may remember the Popsicle Party playdate I threw for my children last year.  I’m so excited to share with you a complete whimsical, carnival-styled Popsicle Collection that I recently styled.

I am quite smitten with this collection, as to me, it just screams summer with the brightly colored stripes, and who doesn’t love an ice cold popsicle on a hot summer day (I’m partial to creamsicles myself!).  It is perfect for a child’s summer birthday but versatile enough for a family get together or pool party, and an alternative to a luau.

I created a multi-stripe background for the tablescape that matched the colors used in the collection.  Don’t you love those sample containers of paint you can get at Lowe’s or Home Depot?  They are perfect for projects like this!  An array of goodies, including cupcakes adorned with toppers and candy-created popsicles (credit where credit is due – I first saw this adorable idea here), sixlets in varying colors, candy dots, and of course, popsicles covered the table display.

The complete collection is now available in my shop and includes invitations, cupcake toppers, favor tags, bottle labels, signs, banners, and more!

In addition, to launching our new collection, I am pleased to offer this design as a complete Party Package for 12 which includes: invitations and party decor for 12 guests.  I will be expanding my Party Package line to include some of my other popular collections as well as our some new collections very soon!


Start your Engines Collection

January 9th, 2012

I am so pleased to announce that our Start your Engines Race Car Collection is complete and available for sale in the shop.

The collection includes pit pass lanyard invitation, cupcake toppers, favor tags & stickers, speed dough labels, trophy labels, water bottle labels, food signs, mini banner, and door sign.

Wedding Planning Checklist Printable

January 3rd, 2012

Congratulations to all the newly engaged!

While there are many ladies who have been envisioning their big day since they were little girls and have planned countless Barbie weddings, there are those who are completely overwhelmed at the thought of planning a wedding.

Yes, planning a wedding can be overwhelming at times, but it should also be a time of happiness, excitement, and fun.

To help you through this wonderful time of your life,  I have created a free printable planning checklist.

I hope you find it helpful in planning your special day!

Download it here.  Instructions for assembly: print on home computer or bring the file to your local copy shop.  Printing on cardstock paper is recommended.  Each file page contains 2 pages of your planning checklist; trim pages to 5×7″ size and fasten together with brads, staples, eyelet, or binding method of choice.  Blank note pages are included to jot down questions, contact info, and reminders.  Print out as many pages as you need.



Happy New Year!

January 1st, 2012

Happy New Year!

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Here’s to a year filled with happiness, health, success, and of course, parties!

Spirit of Giving Giveaway Winner #2

December 8th, 2011

Thank you to everyone who entered the 2nd Spirit of Giving Giveaway.  The lucky winner has been selected and that winner is …

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Pinky Sade
I want to get some nice books for myself.



{Giveaway} Spirit of Giving Giveaway – CLOSED

December 1st, 2011

This Giveaway is now CLOSED.


How is everyone’s shopping coming along?  I hate to admit it, but I haven’t even started yet, and worst of all, I have no ideas what to buy anyone!  I certainly need to get moving in this area, and finish up the decorating as well!

To help one lucky winner with their holiday shopping, our next Spirit of Giving Giveaway is for one (1) $25 Visa Gift Card!

Simple Ways to Enter:

Post a comment stating who you still need to purchase gifts for or (if you are lucky enough to be finished shopping) what you would purchase for yourself with the gift card.

For an additional entry, become a fan on our facebook page and leave a separate comment telling me you have done so.

This contest is open to US residents only; contest ends at 11pm Eastern Wednesday, December 7, 2011.  One (1) winner will be selected.


Good Luck!

Giveaway {Spirit of Giving} Winner!

November 28th, 2011

Our first winner in the Spirit of Giving Giveaway is ….

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Jessica Allen

I think that my boys would probably name him Mr Elf. They’re still a bit young to name things and are not very creative.. :)



Congratulations Jessica!

Stay tuned for another giveaway coming in just a few more days!