Big Hero 6 Party


Just in case it wasn’t obvious to you, the 3 kiddos above are superheroes. They are smaller in size than their favorite Big Hero 6 characters – Wasabi, Baymax and Honey Lemon – and they don’t have the ability to fly on an armed marshmallow man, but they are brave, kind, smart and amazing kids who possess their own superhero powers.

We celebrated the superhero in them, and all their friends at a Big Hero 6 party this summer. After all, it is one of our favorite animated movies. Even Jessica’s girly, sparkle-loving, princess-adoring daughter loves the kids superhero action film.

So, we invited family and close friends to join us for outside, yard games and a special drive-in movie showing for a Big Hero celebration.

It’s all in the details, so here they are…

DIY Honey Lemon-ade Stand

While Gabriella was all-in for a Big Hero 6 theme, something had to be pink and colorful, and well, girly. She wanted to dress like the scientist character, Honey Lemon and host her own Honey Lemon-ade Stand. Jessica created her stand with a DIY balloon arch made with a Balloon Time helium tank above her new, red Wayfair table adorned with ribbon.



Drive-In Movie with DIY Cardboard Box Cars

The DIY cardboard box cars were the hit of the party. Each kid had his/her own car at the Big Hero 6 drive-in, along with a ledge to hold their popcorn and candy. Since the party was in the daylight, we opted for a drive-in movie theatre in the garage. There was a bonus we hadn’t even considered – while the kids were at the DIY drive-in movie, the adults enjoyed some kid-free time upstairs.

The cardboard cars were made with cardboard boxes, duct and packaging tape, white paper plates {wheels}, black paper {wheels and grill}, green paper {license plates} and red paper {break lights}.






No drive-in movie is complete without a concession stand. We transformed packaging styrofoam into a backdrop with colorful wrapping paper and photos of the Big Hero 6 characters.




Yard Games

Before the kids sat to watch a movie, they played various yard games to release their boundless energy.


We transformed our favorite Bucket Ball game into Baymax Bucket Ball. The game was played with the same rules, but players tried to shoot the ball into Baymax buckets filled with water, instead of plain, white buckets. To make the Baymax buckets, we simply cut circles from black card stock, and taped them with a large piece of clear packaging tape. The tape also made the eyes waterproof.


Another fun game was Go Go Tomago Disc Toss. We bought hoola hoops, and hung them with rope in-between large trees. Players tried to score points by throwing the ‘Go Go frisbee’ into the hoola hoops.



It’s not a party until you break open a piñata. Jessica bought a soccer ball piñata, and retrofitted it with red, fringe tissue paper and black eyes to make it a Baymax head.



Kids went home with white pint containers with DIY baymax shirts inside, balloons and their cardboard cars.



Jessica’s hubby carved a DIY microbot for authentic Big Hero 6 decor. He made it from packaging styrofoam and the kids helped us by painting it black.


Red lollipops were also a detail in the movie we re-created with wrapping paper sticks {spray painted white} and red plates glued to the top.


Invitations were custom-made by Jenna, of course. We went with a modern, clean approach and added a playful Baymax balloon. You can buy the invites here.



Invites: Fleur de Lis, a paperie
Balloon arch: Balloon Time Helium Tank


DIY Hanging Wall Art

Words to live by…


See all the details on how we made the back to school-inspired DIY hanging wall art on Momtastic.

Thanks Fleur de Lis, a paperie for the adorable printables!

Green Wedding Inspiration

It seems fitting to look at photos with a splash of green with St. Patrick’s Day approaching. And, it doesn’t hurt that this wedding has a handsome groom and stunning bride, too.

Jenna had the honor to work with this couple, and their wonderful families on their wedding invitations. They created a gorgeous large, black linen custom-made square pocket, with the invitation on shimmery white stock attached with a custom flourish design in black and bright green, and the details cards inserted into the pocket on the back side of the invitation. The invitation style was in line with the tone for the wedding day: unique, exciting, and contemporary but with an underlying elegance and tradition.

Here is the love story in the words of the bride:

Our love story begins about 6 years ago. It began at a Chili’s restaurant where John and my older brother bartended, which I would frequent to try and get his attention. After 3 years of being friends … when the time was right we began to officially date. We would go on motorcycle rides, go up to Aspen to our family cabin, and spent countless nights with friends around the fire-pit. We shared so many laughs and memories over that next year that we will never forget. I kept hinting that a ring would be nice sometime soon and his response every time was “it will come soon.” I waited and waited, waiting impatiently for that magical day where he would propose. On a freezing cold February day, he suggested that we take a motorcycle ride up to Red Rocks. I was hesitate at first because who goes on a motorcycle when it is freezing outside, but it was something that we both loved to do so I got all layered up. When we got to one of the parking lots he said he had to go to the restroom and would be right back. Instead of waiting for him in the parking lot I decided to walk up to one of the scenic overlooks, where he came up to meet me. As I turned around from looking at beautiful downtown Denver, he was down on one knee with the most gorgeous ring I had ever seen. He was nervous but the words “will you marry me?” came out and the tears started flowing. I couldn’t say ‘YES!” fast enough. He hands were shaky but he put the ring on my finger we shared the best hug and kiss. We were both freezing but all that went away because excitement was the only feeling we had.

Over the next year we planned a wedding that we thought would be absolutely perfect. The theme of our wedding was classic and traditional with a pop of bright green and a day where we could share our love with all our friends and family. On June 7, 2014 the two of us became one in front of 240 of our closest family and friends, it was perfect!

gorgeous bride

wedding gown back

wedding gown hanger

bride and mother

monogram on flowers

wedding dress detail


hansome groom

custom wedding invitation

custom wedding invitation pocket

happy couple

walking down the aisle

wedding rings

table seating poster


table names

wedding bouquet

happy couple

married couple dancing

married couple


Wedding Gown: Felice Bridal
Invitations, Reception Paper Ware: FLEUR DE LIS, custom paperie
Hair & Make Up: Chelsea Garcia

Hot Cocoa and Marshmallow Valentine Treat

marshmallow-heart-hot-chocolate-cup-valentine-cupid-arrow-textWe shared some gooey, yummy and sticky details on how to make the cutest cupid’s arrow made of marshmallows at Momtastic. Read more before you sip your next cup of hot cocoa.

Jessica is late to everything, and this post is no exception, but you still have time to make the arrow before Valentine’s Day tomorrow, and package it for friends and family like we did below. If not, there’s always next year!


Here’s What you Need to Do:

  1. Buy packets of hot cocoa.
  2. Create paper pockets. We ran out of cellophane bags, thus we created our own pockets for the packets made from Astrobrights Papers. Follow these instructions to make the paper pockets. It’s easy. All you need to do is fold paper and have a glue stick handy.
  3. Print the free printable, I love you like hot chocolate loves marshmallows, designed by Jenna at Fleur de Lis. Click here to download the printable.
  4. Glue the tag on the front of the pocket.
  5. Insert the packet in the pocket.
  6. Insert cupid’s arrow in the pocket. We wrapped our marshmallow arrow in a skinny cellophane bag and used Washi Tape to seal it.


For all you pink lovers out there, don’t miss the Wayfair Homemakers Housewarming Party, PINK edition at Pink Heels, Pink Truck. Our I believe in Pink ‘birthday in a box’ DIY was featured in her round-up. Y’all are going to get your pink fix…an absolute necessity before Valentine’s Day!

{images via j. sorelle}

Day 11: Custom Lip Balm Label Favor

smooch me on NYE

On the 11th day of Christmas, j. sorelle gave to you…Smooch Me on NYE and Every Day After lip balm labels.

We know, how can we possibly talk about New Year’s Eve when we are totally overwhelmed with Christmas just one week away? Because one can never be too prepared with small details for a holiday…especially when it comes to kissing.

Whether you are hoping and praying for that perfect, magical NYE kiss, or you plan to snooze your way through the new year and dream about the year ahead, make sure your lips feel soft and smooth with custom Smooch Me on NYE and Every Day After lip balm labels.

New Years Eve lip balm labels


Get the labels here, download instantly, print on white sticker paper, cut and wrap around lip balm. The label fits most shape and size lip balms.

These make a perfect NYE party favor too!

We hope you make a little midnight magic this NYE with soft, touchable lips.

If you want custom labels with different colors or custom text, reach out to Jenna. Labels made by Fleur de Lis.


lip balm New Years Eve custom labels

New Years Eve lip balm party favors

{images via j. sorelle}