Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for an Ice Cream Party!

A friend of mine recently helped host a bridal shower for a friend and they did an Ice Cream Sundae Shower! Here are a few pictures. This is a great idea for a birthday party, bridal or baby shower, etc AND it is budget friendly AND pretty easy!

If you want to have your own Ice Cream party here are a few ideas:

You could give the guest of honor these precious bowls with matching spoons from Ann Margaret's SpecialTea Shoppe.


These colorful ice cream bowls from Sur la Table would make a great hostess gift. Especially if they were paired with...

This monogrammed ice cream scoop from The Palm Gifts would be a great hostess gift for the guest of honor to remember the special day.

Don't forget a cute invitation...

You could get these preppy Cross My Heart Invitations via Paper Buzz

You could get these invitations from Paper Menu via The Paper Cafe.
Or these Cross My Heart invitations via My Gatsby

For a baby shower this one would be perfect! (It's from My Gatsby and done by Inviting Company)

Don't forget to sign up for the Mother's Day Giveaway!


Tuesday, April 29, 2008

GIVEAWAY--Why's Your Mom The Best?

Here's a fun giveaway from the folks at Preppy Monogrammed Gifts just for MMM readers! Leave a comment on this post through Friday, May 2nd about why your Mom is the best and one lucky reader will win a cute monogrammed photo album and a monogrammed bag tag to give to their Mom.

Click here for fabric options
Click here for monogram options

The cute albums are on sale right now at Preppy Monogrammed Gifts for $14.99 (plus free gift wrapping). They can hold 200 pictures or recipes! Mother's Day is Sunday, May 11th so order yours now! These would also make wonderful bridesmaid or baby gifts!


Monday, April 28, 2008

Reader Question--Wedding Gift

Reader "J" writes:

I just started to read your blog and I love it! I also live in Manhattan and live the preppy lifestyle. I need some advice on a wedding gift for a couple that got married a month ago at Battery Gardens. They are on the modern side so it is really tough for me to decide. I was thinking of monogramming something silver like a tray or a champagne bucket but I can't find those items anywhere. Any advice would be great!


Hi J!

Thanks for reading. I would suggest checking first to see if the bride and groom are registered anywhere. Most brides these days are registered at least one of the following: Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Crate and Barrel, Macys (or other large department store in their area), and usually a few small stores in their area. You can find out where the couple is registered by checking www.weddingchannel.comOr, just go to the websites/or stores and look their names up. Having just been a bride I appreciated most the gifts that came off our registry. Sure, I loved a few of the unexpected but more often than not those gifts were not returnable and if I happened to not like it, well let's just say they are in the garage at my parents house and did not make the move to the city! You mentioned you wanted to do something monogrammed so perhaps one of these items in on their registry at William Sonoma...they would all make great Preppy Classic wedding gifts. Good luck!!


Monogrammed Glass Ice Bucket

Monogrammed Pewter Tray

Monogrammed Stainless Steel Wine Cooler

Williams Sonoma monogrammed Pepper Mill

Williams Sonoma Monogrammed Carving Board

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Robin Miller Designs at Paper Buzz

I received an email awhile back with these precious moving announcements by Robin Miler . I wanted to share a few of the cute designs I found at Paper Buzz. You can even pick your own icons to go on yours. Check them out! I'll be sure to use these for our next move...

Friday, April 25, 2008

Preppy Spring Swap Thank You from Daisy

Dear Aunt Lisagh,
When my grandma sends packages she often includes a treat for me. Therefore, when ANY package arrives I get a little excited! So Mom got a package in the mail yesterday and my ears perked up. Yep, there was something in it for me--the "I" of the SPRING Preppy Swap. Just for me. "I" LOVE IT. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! It's pink and green (my favorite colors) and it even has a daisy on it! After carrying it around for awhile I realized the best part...there is a squeaker in it! I gotta tell you, I like to rip things open to steal the squeakers out. But, this toy is so pretty and Mom says it has a lot of love in it too so maybe I'll leave the squeaker alone. Does love squeak too? Anyways, here are some pics I wanted to share of me enjoying my treat. Thank you so very much. I hear you're sending a monkey to visit us next. Does it squeak too? Don't worry, Mom says I will have supervised playtime only with Monkey. Thanks again!

I was taking a little nap (with Dad's shoe and my bunny) when all of a sudden I heard Mom start opening a package.

So tired and ready for a nap with my "I."

Preppy Swap Package Arrives in the USA!!

Look what came in the mail Preppy Swap Package from the world's best partner Lisagh!

All the way from Canada...

Opening up...

Cute Card "Happy Spring"

Made especially for me by Lisagh!

Look what's inside!!


Are these not the cutest homemade pink and green flower cookies ever? Yeah, they are pretty yummy too. What wheat allergy? I don't have a wheat allergy--I feel fine. My husband ate about four last night proclaming that they were the best cookies he's ever had in his life. He also kept saying I can't believe I'm eating cookies from a lady from Canada that you met on the is good!

P=Placemats (yeah, she made them and they are revesible to pink with flowers)

R=Recipe Cards (they even have my name on them and the first two were filled with the sugar cookies and the icing)

I=I shaped bone for Daisy (Daisy would like to thank Lisagh in her own be continued...)

N=Monogrammed pink and green stiped napkins (that match my blog background)

G=Grosgrain Ribbon Hot Plate

SPRING goodies!! YEAH!! Thanks to Mrs. Charming for organizing this. It was so much fun for all of us. I can't wait to spell SUMMER. =)

I'll let her post what I got her...but here is it is all packaged up.

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