Thursday, October 21, 2010

Grand Opening of Maddycakes Party Location

I know!!!! Finally a post of pics of the Grand Open House!! It has been so crazy trying to get the old house ready to open for business!! The Open House was all day and I wanted to have a few treats on hand for all who stopped by. I decorated the party space for Halloween which worked perfectly. That same evening, Historic Glendale had it's Friday Night Lights with the theme of Treats no Tricks~where kids were all decked in their costumes and families went from shop to shop gathering goodies. I had a huge cauldron at the door filled with treat bags. I literally was still painting the night before and had so many things left to do with the store that I had NO time for preparations for the food display!! Thank God for Paula of Frog Prince Paperie!! I got her gorgeous Trick or Treat party printable. I LOVE this printable ~ I really wished that I had more time to use everything from the printable package. However, the great thing about purchasing printables other than the fact that it is so convenient, inexpensive and color coordinates everything....is that it is yours to use whenever and as often as you want. So since I didn't get the chance to use all of the items this time..it's okay..I have all of the files to use next year! If you are planning a Halloween party...it is not too late to get this...check out Frog Prince Paperie...Paula is super duper talented and equally sweet! Paula customized the food label tags. This is an option I think is totally worth doing!

The back containers needed some height so needed a quick solution~ I took cardboard square bowls and flipped upside down, wrapped them with white duct tape and used double sided tape to stick on cupcake toppers. So the original plan was to take these popcorn balls from Walmart and put them in cellophane bags and tie with coordinating ribbon and add the circle tags from Frog Prince Paperie. Time just ran out ...at least the popcorn ball wrapping was orange and black!

Remember my fireplace Craigslist find for $90, right?? Well, here it is all decked out for Halloween. I filled my spray painted Goodwill iron bowl with Dollar Tree glitter skulls. I adore old window panes so when I saw this one at a yard sale for $2, I almost broke my neck trying to get to it! I added a black feather wreath with spray painted black pine cones. What is the proper name for this dish, anyone?? Got this lovely from Goodwill for $3~ it's real marble people!! I thought spidey would be comfortable inside.I not a matchy match type of girl hence the different plates. I always like to mix things up with different patterns.Close up of the Halloween table display. Here is how the sideboard table looked on opening day. Got the frame idea here!

I needed a little orange and found this lovely glitter pumpkin at HomeGoods.

One of my favorite clients turned friend came to open house and saw that I had a TV still in box in the kitchen. She asked why it wasn't up and I told her that it cost too much to have mounted so it would have to wait. The next day she was down to the shop with her whole family and had my TV installed! Isn't that amazing!! I actually cried and still get teary eyed when I think how blessed I am to have this wonderful woman in my life and to think it all started with her little girl's birthday party!! So here is a pic of my new digs~ of course it's on a swivel mount so can be viewed throughout the space!! BTW, the hubby surprised me with the TV!



Here is the hallway that leads to the boutique, bathroom and activity room. More details pics to come. I must go work on Maddy's party and a Super Mario party. Having a hard time with the Super Mario theme~ I'm not a gamer and have no idea about it so I rented the game for my Wii to see what inspiration I can get!! (Yes, we own a Wii but I played it once....such a shame!) If you have some suggestions, I'm all ears!

I want to thank all my blogging peeps who stopped by to visit. It meant the world to me!! Especially want to thank Kendra from Me and My Insanity for bringing her 4 children and spending time with me!! Girl, you rock!! It was so awesome to finally meet you. Kendra and I think it is HIGH time us Phoenix blogging girls get together... I happen to know of a good party location!!

19 comments:

  1. WOW! Everything looks great. Thanks for taking the time to share these pictures with us...I know you are super busy!!!

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  2. Congrats! Looks amazing! Thanks for sharing! Kerri

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  3. Everything is so stunning! Congratulations again!

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  4. I love it all! & that was so sweet of your client to come by and mount the tv for you!

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  5. It all looks so great!! Congratulations & much success!!

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  6. everything looks incredible-you did an amazing job! :) I wish we would of had a chance to stop by & say hi!

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  7. Everything looks so cute!!!!!!

    The little glass thing.. its a cloche. Love them!! I have one like yours but I paid a little more than that for it, it was at an antique store instead of a yard sale.

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  8. Have you checked out livinglocurto.com for lego inspiration? She is such a great inspirational resource!

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  9. Congratulations! It looks awesome! I am so impressed! And you seemed to do it so quickly. Cannot wait to see your theme next month!

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  10. Congratulations!! I can only dream of doing this one day :)
    Best of luck and blessing on your new adventure!!
    XOXO
    everything looks awesome!

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  11. Looks awesome!!! What a great idea! I am doing my Mario party on Saturday, so maybe I can help with some ideas!

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  12. Congratulations! I'm so excited for you on the grand opening of your party place!

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  13. Congrats! Everything looks wonderful! :)

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  14. Congrats!! Everything looks perfect!! Love it!!

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  15. It all looks fantastic...I knew it would! I am really proud of you. You had a dream, you made it happen! Bravo!

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  16. Michelle, I've been reading your blog for some time and am very happy for you. I feel like I know you...even though you have no idea who I am :)

    Regarding the Mario Party. One thing that you must have are the extra level mushrooms, some super speed starts, wings (for the sky levels), feather (that's from the super nintendo days) and maybe some of those bad guys (a turtle or that little brown thingy (don't remember their names). I'm sure you will do just great!!! Looking forward to your pics.

    Once again CONGRATS!!

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  17. Congratulations - I wanted to wish you great success!

    I love your decorations...what a great find with the fireplace.

    You should enter some of your decorations in my Halloween Decor Contest. Frog Prince Paperie is one of my sponsors. Paula does have wonderful printalbes!

    Good Luck with it all!

    Susan,
    http://entertainexchange.blogspot.com/
    Party and Entertaining Inspiration

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  18. Congrats! It looks amazing! I am so excited for you!

    Shelley @ http://divinepartyconcepts.com/

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