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Blast from Birthday Past

24th July 2013

Incase you haven’t noticed, it’s my birthday week so we’re celebrating all week long on the blog!

 today we’re taking a look back at one of my favorite birthday celebrations of all time… my mad hatter tea party brought to you as part of my party planning segment: hopeless hostess!

we were in no short supply of sweet treats the party, i whipped up a pound (or pick one up from the store), frosted some cupcake (or substitute mini brownies) and surprised guests with mini fruit pizzas (Sugar cookies, frosting & fruit). Finger sandwiches are a tea party must! Try crustless cucumber & fancy cheese spread (or mix whipping creme with italian dressing), their fun & filling! 
Sweeten the deal with candy that doubles as decor! Try dropping fresh fruit in the water for refreshing citrus drinks that tastes as good as it looks.
What’s a party without games? The hopeless hostess plays bingo with buttons, charades and the plate game for her most peculiar tea party.
My party was a blast, but the finishing touches were my fabulous & fashionable friends who always dress the party-part! They showed up in theme with character costumes or over-the-top, yet absolutely necessary, tea attire.
Oh, and since this was my 21st birthday, candles and cupcakes were a must! not just for the birthday girl and hostess herself, but also for all of the guest’s celebrating their un-birthdays. Make a wish… 
I hope you enjoyed looking back at one of my favorite birthday celebrations!
Want to keep the party going? We’re celebrating all week long on CMC including a birthday earring giveaway! Enter here, and goodluck to all! Stay tuned, the celebration continues tomorrow!

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she’s feeling twenty two

8th June 2013

yesterday, one of my favorite people turned 22!
so of course we celebrated in style…
little miss channing pickett is a darling superstar in the making. i’m constantly in awe by her beauty, charm and poise and i cannot wait to see her name in lights where it most certainly belongs! so here’s to you chan, i hope 22 treats you like the queen you most certainly are!
photo cred: claire eliza
photo cred: claire eliza

in kate spade ( dress // ring // similar bag // coin purse )
photo cred: claire eliza
photo cred: claire eliza
photo cred: claire eliza
channing in kate spade (dress [similar on sale] // bag [similar]) & michael kors.
p.s. these’s fabulous pictures were taken by the crazy talented claire eliza, one of the most inspiring and fantastic people around. thanks claire!
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happy birthday miss myles

30th January 2013

today is a special day!
i just wanted to do a quick post in
celebration of one of my dearest friends, miss mary myles.

mary is one of the sweetest people you will ever meet and continues to surprise me with the size of her heart. i’ve been lucky to call this doll one of my closest friends for about ten years now and am so blessed to have her. she is a shining star and has always been one of the biggest supporters of color me courtney. so i had to take this time to say happy birthday (in the biggest way i know how) to the fabulous miss mary myles. 
she was also my first official styling project, when she dared to step in as my personal paper doll a few summers ago, take a peak.
once again, happiest of birthdays to you miss mary!
you really are one of a kind!

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