All posts by Ishrat Joosub

Bridal Shower Luncheon – Sweet & Chic Theme

{Sweet & Chic} Teal Bridal Shower Luncheon

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS:

– Sea Foam Green Macarons, Bow Embellished Cake Pops and Wedding Date Heart Shaped Cookies – Mini Champagne Bottles with Ribbon & Polka Dot Straws – Bride To Be Banner (on beautiful garden style chairs!), Instagram Sign & Ring Shaped Balloon – Hanging Honeycomb, Lantern and Tissue Pom Gazebo Decor – “I Do” Cupcake Toppers and “AS” Initial Letter Candy Dishes

{Sweet & Chic} Teal Bridal Shower Luncheon

{Sweet & Chic} Teal Bridal Shower Luncheon

{Sweet & Chic} Teal Bridal Shower Luncheon

{Sweet & Chic} Teal Bridal Shower Luncheon

{Sweet & Chic} Teal Bridal Shower Luncheon

{Sweet & Chic} Teal Bridal Shower Luncheon

{Sweet & Chic} Teal Bridal Shower Luncheon

{Sweet & Chic} Teal Bridal Shower Luncheon

{Sweet & Chic} Teal Bridal Shower Luncheon

{Sweet & Chic} Teal Bridal Shower Luncheon

{Sweet & Chic} Teal Bridal Shower Luncheon

{Sweet & Chic} Teal Bridal Shower Luncheon

{Sweet & Chic} Teal Bridal Shower Luncheon

Source: Hostess with the Mostess

Christmas – Table Centrepieces

As Christmas 2013 fast approaches us, I can’t miss all the holiday and Christmas posts that are doing their rounds on the web. I have come across these wonderful and simple Christmas centerpieces on Pinterest that are quite easy to put together yourself. I don’t celebrate Christmas but it is always nice to see what the latest trends are in decor and hear all the wonderful stories of how families come together and celebrate.

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Party Themes

  • Winter Woodland Dessert Table
  • Glam Holiday Table
  • Bright & Merry
  • Vintage Rustic Christmas Wedding
  • Hanukkah Inspiration

Winter Wonderland is my favourite! I am so excited as my son will be turning one next month.. I can’t believe how quick time flew us by.. My little man will be one and probably walking by then too.

Of course, we can’t not celebrate his birthday (and another reason for me to throw a party!) I have lots of ideas and can’t wait to start with the party preps!

Watch this space to see what I have in mind!

1. Winter Woodland Dessert Table

{Party of 5} Winter Woodland, Bright & Merry, Glam Holiday, Christmas Wedding & Hanukkah Treats

{Party of 5} Winter Woodland, Bright & Merry, Glam Holiday, Christmas Wedding & Hanukkah Treats

2. Bright & Merry

{Party of 5} Winter Woodland, Bright & Merry, Glam Holiday, Christmas Wedding & Hanukkah Treats

{Party of 5} Winter Woodland, Bright & Merry, Glam Holiday, Christmas Wedding & Hanukkah Treats

3. Glam Holiday Table

{Party of 5} Winter Woodland, Bright & Merry, Glam Holiday, Christmas Wedding & Hanukkah Treats

{Party of 5} Winter Woodland, Bright & Merry, Glam Holiday, Christmas Wedding & Hanukkah Treats

4. Vintage Rustic Christmas Wedding

{Party of 5} Winter Woodland, Bright & Merry, Glam Holiday, Christmas Wedding & Hanukkah Treats

{Party of 5} Winter Woodland, Bright & Merry, Glam Holiday, Christmas Wedding & Hanukkah Treats

5. Hanukkah Inspiration

{Party of 5} Winter Woodland, Bright & Merry, Glam Holiday, Christmas Wedding & Hanukkah Treats

Source: HWTM

Kids’ Birthday Parties

Bandanna Birthday Party

Bandanna Birthday Party
Creating a theme from scratch can be as simple as selecting fun paper and rubber stamps. Martha used bandanna and dot patterns to create a festive celebration that’s perfect for children of all ages.

Tea Birthday Party

Tea Party Birthday
 Cherry blossoms, finger foods, puppets, and, of course, tea create a room steeped in charm that little girls will love.

Tiny Birthday Party

Tiny Birthday Party
The big idea here is that it’s a small world after all. At this charming party, girls will feel like Alice after she goes tumbling down the rabbit hole

Polka Dots Birthday Party

Polka-Dot Birthday Party
What little girl doesn’t have a soft spot for polka dots? They’re colorful and playful — and most of all, they’re fun! With that in mind, celebrate a birthday by having everyone see spots.

Whacky Birthday Party

Wacky Birthday Party
Invite a gaggle of girls (or boys) to celebrate silliness at your child’s next birthday.

Source: Martha Stewart

Reflections..

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Let’s cut to the chase yesterday I came to the realization that I am alive… but I am not living.

After losing three very close people to me this year.. It finally sank in that life is short and despite my responsibilities and daily chores… I need to find time to live.. Or at least live in the moment.. How do I do that..? That is the question that I am still trying to figure the answer to..

Maybe enjoy everything that I do in my day? Enjoy the time with my adorable kids which I already do but maybe put in more effort in it and truly cherish those moments. People are here today.. gone tomorrow.. that is the lesson I have been taught this year… I need to appreciate the people in my life and most importantly.. MAKE time for them. Even if I don’t have the time.. I promise myself to find the time and pick up the phone and ask how they are doing and wait for their answer.

There’s always a lesson to be learnt as life passes us by.. and value and appreciate the people I know and care about is my biggest lesson, challenge and blessing. Will that make me feel like I am living? Maybe.. 

Until next time.. I have a very important phone call to make.. Actually make that a few!!

TC

Ish xoxo

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