Happy Halloween Week!!!

It is a very busy Halloween Week!
We are finishing up orders, baking Halloween goodies, glamming up a good little witch’s costume, carving pumpkins, enjoying a couple get-togethers and of course trick-or-treating!

Here is a peek into one of the gatherings we've had so far! 
 A full post will follow next week!
 Wishing all of you ghouls and goblins a fabulous and “sweet” week with your family and friends!
Have a Wonderful Wednesday!


{Planning} Pumpkin Decorating Play Date!

Picture via Whipperberry
I am working on a quick impromptu
Pumpkin Decorating Play Date
for my sweeties!
Here are a few sites I have visited for inspiration.
I love the pumpkin decorating ideas from whipperberry!
Those pumpkins look beautiful!

Picture via Amy Atlas
A play date is not complete unless you have a yummy treat!
This inexpensive and cute display of little treat bags by Amy Atlas is a great idea.

Picture via How Does She
 These oreo cookie mummies from How Does She would make a fun festive treat too! Check out their site to see a video tutorial.

Picture via How Does She
It is always fun to take home a yummy treat! I am on a constant search for the perfect caramel recipe. I am going to try this one from How Does She. It will be fun to dress up the jar and send it home with each child to enjoy with their families!


{Designs In Bloom} Baby Shower Designs!

"Fire Chief Design"
I have been busy working on three custom baby shower themes this month. You may have seen this "Fire Chief Design" on my vendor table for cupcake camp. This custom design is for a fireman and his wife expecting their first baby boy. The invitations are complete and now I am working on accessories (food labels, tags, banner etc.) to complete the collection and to accessorize the party!

I am working on a special request for a "Modern Mom Design"
I LOVE the color scheme that the customer chose, fresh and modern!
I will post pictures as soon as the design is complete.

"Pink Owl Design"
Last, but certainly not least is the "Pink Owl Design"
This is for a baby shower I am throwing for my special friend who is expecting her third little lady!
 So exciting!

"Fall/Thanksgiving Design"
I am busy adding to the
"Fall/Thanksgiving Designs" 
that I gave you a peek at last week.

Also, "in bloom" are a couple really fun
 "Winter/Holiday Designs"
I so want to give you a little peek,
but it is going to have to wait!

Have a Wishful Wednesday!


LIL' SK8R Party!

Our Lil' Man turned Four in May!
We celebrated with a Lil' SK8R Party!

One of my favorite elements was the Happy Birthday Banner!
I designed it and the little ones helped me trim and string it on the ribbon.

Party Favors!

We chose pinwheels and bubbles as part of the party favors.
I attached a favor tag to the pinwheels.
I had seen this bubble idea and I thought it was adorable!
I made the label and wand, and filled the container with homemade bubbles.
(Lesson Learned: in the future I will simply find a store bought bottle of bubbles that will fit into the container)

The cookies were also part of the party favors! 
I worked with Jess of pen n' paper flowers to create the little skater silhouette.
I love how it turned out!
I designed a bag topper with the silhouette to seal the bag and keep the cookies fresh.

The Marshmallow Pops were a quick and fun addition!

Yummy cookies and cupcakes!

The favor bags!

I designed the tag and printed it on sticker paper!

The Children's Table!


I love to involve my little ones in the whole process of designing their parties!
They enjoy it as much as I do! (well maybe almost as much)
They like to brainstorm ideas and help put it all together.
I love how excited they become and how special they feel!
 This little man requested his picture and skateboards be on his invitations.
Together we designed his invites!

The Snack Table!

Jackson really wanted party hats and balloons at his party.
 I made these little hats and added a tag. They were cute, but I didn't quite figure out the trick for keeping the elastic string from coming off...lots of staples and tape didn't work.
I would love your ideas for keeping the string on the party hats!(pretty please)

The snack table consisted of foods that matched the color scheme.
I designed little food labels to pull the table together.

The Lil' SK8R and his Sweet Sister!

The party was at The Toy Factory!
This was the second year in a row that we have had the lil' man's party there!
Remember the Wild Animal Party?
The Toy Factory is a great location for a party!
I love the blank canvas that allows for any theme or color to look amazing.
The kids enjoy the variety and selection of toys.
I also enjoy the fact that I don't have to clean the house before and after the party :)

Have a Marvelous Monday!


{Parties just Bloomed} Quick Peek of SK8R Party!

Hello Friends! Happy Friday!

I was planning to share the entire SK8R party and pictures with you today, but this little darling wants to play!

So who could resist the opportunity to enjoy a sunny day with this adorable little man!

The post can wait!

We have an adventure to go on, bugs to follow and leaves to collect. 

So for now just a quick peek as I run off to explore with my little man!

Have a FUN Friday! 


{Inspiration} Decorating for Fall!

I am in love with this gorgeous display of fantastic Fall decor from the Made with Love and Glue blog! I want a place like this to display these great and inexpensive crafts!

You can find the easy to follow tutorial to make the framed black crows here!

Thank you for the inspiration Rachel! Now I'm off to the craft store :)


{Designs In Bloom} Fall Inspired Designs!

A little peek at our Fall Inspired Tags!

Giving Thanks for my sweet and supportive family and friends!

Have a Wacky Wednesday!!!


Featured On Bella Cupcake Couture!

So excited to see our 
featured on

You can see our Halloween Tags on Bella Cupcake Couture's Website and Facebook!

Bella Cupcake Couture makes the most 
gorgeous cupcake wrappers!
You must check them out!
I absolutely love every design, but my favorite is definitely the Zoe Skulls/Crossbones!

Carrie of Bella Cupcake Couture and I

I am so thrilled to have met the amazingly talented
Carrie of Bella Cupcake Couture!
She is very creative and super sweet.

Have a Fabulous Friday!


Giraffe Design!

The Giraffe Design!
This is one of my most favorite designs!
Designed just for my little man when he was turning 3.

We had a "Wild Animal Party" for him.
During the planning process, I had asked him what he would like his favor bags to look like, he said he wanted Giraffes. That is how these little bags were created!

I recently designed the invitations to match!

I added a thank you tag to the backside of the bag. This tag could be personalized with the guest's name too.

Have a Terrific Thursday!


Bicycle Design!

Isn't this a cute idea!
Celebrating a milestone that all children look forward too, riding their bikes without training wheels!

This "Bicycle Design" includes:
3 inch Bicycle Tags
2 inch Thank You and Ride Tags
Congratulations Sign

As always, all designs can be customized to fit your party and theme. We can make you your own design package, adding or subtracting items.

I am currently working on adding a surf board to the bicycle as I think it would make a cute beach theme for boy or girl!
Have a Wonderful Wednesday!


Cupcake Camp! {My Vendor Table Display}

I had such an amazing time this past weekend at The Oregon Coast Cake and Cupcake Camp! I have an abundance of information that I want to share with you!  Here are some pictures of my very first vendor table! I went with a Halloween theme, but couldn't resist throwing in a few of my other party designs!


My favorite part of the entire table was the cupcakes! I couldn't go to cupcake camp without cupcakes! So I contacted Jessica of Rocket Queen Cupcakes in Albany. She makes the most amazing cupcakes and they are as delicious as they look! She did a wonderful job matching the colors in my designs! Jessica is fantastic to work with and she is into detail like me! I am excited and looking forward to working with her much more in the future.

Did you notice those amazing cupcake wrappers? Aren't they so cute!!! They are from Carrie of Bella Cupcake Couture! They are the Zoe skulls/crossbones design! Carrie was so sweet and added these to the cupcakes as I was setting up. I couldn't believe the difference they made in the display!

Carrie's vendor table was right next to mine and it was so fun getting to know her! She is as sweet as her cupcake wrappers!

I also displayed a few of my recent party designs!

The Halloween Designs I used to create this table are now available for $9
simply email me terabluhm@msn.com

A Big Thank You to Celeste of Nye Beach Market in Newport! Thank you for an amazing event! You did a fantastic job and for a wonderful cause!

The proceeds of this fabulous event went to Donate Life Northwest! This is a wonderful organization, if you haven't already, I urge you to check it out and to tell your friends and family about the importance of being an organ donor.

I was honored to hear the testimonies of some of the participants at cupcake camp. They told of how they themselves or their family members had been organ recipients. I was so moved by their stories and learned of the important works of Donate Life.

Thank you
 Jessica of Rocket Queen Cupcakes for the fabulous cupcakes and
 Carrie of Bella Cupcake Couture for the gorgeous cupcake wrappers!


Halloween Designs 2010 and More {Available Now!}

The Party Designs seen on display at the
Oregon Coast Cake and Cupcake Camp are
now available!

Thank you for the many inquiries about how to purchase our party designs!
Our online boutique is coming soon,  but for now...
Simply email me at partydesignsinbloom@live.com and I will email you the files for you to download and print!
The files can be personalized with your information and colors for a small additional fee.
The turn around time is currently 48 hours!


 The Halloween 2010 Design Collection
 is on sale for only
Isn't that a

You will receive:

Fill In Invitations (personalized for additional fee)
Large 3 inch Owl Tags
2 inch Halloween Tags (10 designs)
Large Candy Bar Wrappers in Purple and Green
Mini Candy Bar Wrappers
Labels (use to label your food etc.) (these can also be personalized)

Check back for a link to our boutique! We are working on a great Christmas Design you won't want to miss!