MY DECOR PORTFOLIO

I have always had a love for arts and crafts, which over the years has grown into a passion and love for incorporating DIY projects into event decor. Over the past couple years, I have had a few opportunities to try my hand at creating and developing decor for a variety of personal and volunteer events, as well as parties, baby showers, and projects. I would love to share my work with to provide inspiration and showcase some of the beautiful event design work I have created while working with a small budget. I'd love to hear from you, please feel free to share your thoughts on my personal projects!

I am also available for hire to plan your event and/or design and create the decor for your event: party, birthday, baby shower, bridal shower, wedding, etc. Please contact me at 3DMemoirs@gmail.com.

(You can find samples of my wedding event design & planning/coordination under MY EVENT SERVICES > REAL WEDDINGS.)

A Spring Wedding With All the BLING!

Spring Wedding with Pops Of Color & Bling to Match

Gwen's Inspiration Board

 

I was ecstatic to be selected by Gwen Meyers to plan her and her fiance’s special day! After our initial consult, I kicked of our planning journey with an inspiration board that visually captured her described perfect wedding day – purple, fuchsia, and bling!  I must say she was in love with the visual and we spent the next 12 months making her lovely vision a reality. Today I would like to share this beautiful wedding that was featured on MUNALUCHI BRIDE with you. You’ll hear from me and you’ll hear from the bride – bon appetite! 

 

{DEETS FROM THE WEDDING PLANNER – Elvira DeCuir}
This beautiful Southern CA wedding took place at a very unique and beautiful venue, a neighboring Episcopal church and a Masonic lodge, which made a rather lovely combination for the exchange of wedding vows between this Bride & Groom. The church’s gorgeous ceiling-to-floor stained-glass windows made for a jaw-dropping entrance for the bride, and the reception hall’s hilltop location provided amazingly beautiful views of the local port and surrounding areas. You’ll notice that a lovely shade of purple plus beautiful pops of fuchsia infused with rhinestone elements were used to decorate the church and the reception hall. The Bride’s chosen color palette and beloved bling were complimentary and absolutely stunning when paired together. In addition to these beautiful elements — the draping, lighting, floral arrangements, candles, lovely wedding stationary, adorable Bride & Groom cake pops, fun photo booth, great weather, fabulous food, great song selections & DJ, and the joyous love witnessed between the bride and groom — were the perfect ingredients combined for a FABULOUS and BEAUTIFUL wedding in the historical port community of San Pedro.  Enjoy the beautiful pictures below by the talented Cary Pennington!
 
{DESCRIPTION IN THE WORDS OF THE BRIDE – GWEN MEYERS (now GIVENS)}
 
Our Wedding Day
 
The morning of my wedding day I awoke with this calm that I hadn’t had the night before.  Actually the night before I was really nervous, I am not sure why because I’ve know my soon-to-be husband for almost a decade and there was nothing that I wanted to do more than to marry this man — the love of my life. On my wedding day, I couldn’t wait to see the man of my dreams waiting for me at the altar. While I was getting my make-up done and thinking about my upcoming nuptials, I felt at peace about everything. Anyone who knows me will tell you that for being an A-type personality, this was truly rare for me. I definitely give the credit to my wedding planner, Elvira DeCuir, who took care of every detail and made it very easy for me to stay in the moment and enjoy my wedding day worry-free. As my bridesmaids and I made our way to the church for the ceremony I was so overjoyed with the notion of finally marrying my best friend that a wave of emotion overtook me. When it was finally my turn to walk down the aisle, I immediately locked eyes with my fiancé and that was it — the whole world around me disappeared except for him.  The day that I had waited for was finally here. Our marital vows were traditional and with every word my heart filled with so much joy that I couldn’t wait to kiss him.  It seemed like forever, but finally we were pronounced man and wife and I got to kiss the man of my dreams and call him my husband. 
 
The Details
 
The wood details and innate beauty of the church required very little decor, so when I saw the aisle runner and freeze dried rose petals placed perfectly down the aisle, I was overwhelmed with emotion. The church looked absolutely beautiful and it was the perfect setting to say, “I DO”.  Before the ceremony, I had the chance to walk into the reception hall and I was truly amazed! I am not sure how my wedding planner, draper, and caterer pulled it off, but it exceeded my expectations and turned out to be more than I could have imagined. Lovely purples and sassy bright pinks with the touch of silver and bling beautifully filled the room. My flowers and floral arrangements were perfect, the details were on-point, and immediately I fell in love with the room. It was at that moment that I knew it was going to be an amazing day, the wedding day that I had always dreamed of.
 
During the planning process my main source of inspiration for the cake, invitations, decor, etc., was Pinterest and I also got a lot of wonderful ideas from my wedding planner’s blog ( http://3D-Memoirs.com). I must admit that I was in love with her blog even before I got engaged.  I loved Elvira’s style and ideas so much that after my mother she was the next person I told that I was getting married and the first person I hired for my wedding. We made a great team. She owned the planning process and helped me every step of the way from securing my vendors, providing ideas for DIY projects, decor and other wedding details, to helping me with making some difficult decisions throughout the planning process. 
 
My fun DIY project for the wedding was glass cylinder vases wrapped in rhinestone ribbon, filled with crystals and a floating candle, and surrounded by pink, purple, and clear crystals. (These items were purchased from Shinoda Design Center and Hobby Lobby.) 
 
I can’t tell you how amazing my wedding day was to me! The day was beautiful, everything was perfect, and I would love to do it over and over again. I know it may sound a bit cliche but this was truly the best day of my life!
 
 
{Vendors:}
 
Wedding Planner & Stylist: Elvira DeCuir – DeCuir Details & Design (also blogger of 3D-Memoirs)
Draping, Lighting, Fantasy Skirt (cake table & sweetheart table): SBD Events 
Florist: Ninfa’s Flowers 
Wedding Cake: Torrance Bakery 
Bride & Groom Cake Pops: Sis’s Sweetness
Wedding Dress: Ferndales Bridal
Make-up Artist: Jessica Davis
MC & DJ: DJ Tee
Hair Stylist: Jevonne Outerbridge
Wedding Stationery: Dymesha Sherell
Photo booth: The Perfect Photo Booth 
I hope you enjoyed this beautiful wedding as much as I enjoyed being a part of it and making this bride and groom’s wedding dreams a reality! The wedding day went beautifully and flawlessly just as planned! If you are interested in working with me in planning your special day, please CONTACT ME for a FREE initial consultation! 
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Madagascar 3: Circus Themed Kid’s Party

{It’s been a while since I’ve posted on my blog. As we all know at times life can be hectic and pull us in other directions, however I’ve never stopped loving event decor nor have I stopped planning events or parties – I just haven’t had the opportunity to share with you in awhile. Keep an eye out over the next couple months as I’ve got a few events I’d like to share with you on the blog!} XOXO ~ Elvira 

Madagascar 3: Circus Themed Birthday Party

Those that have been following me for some time know that I go all out every year for my son’s birthday party. His 1st birthday was a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse theme, his 2nd birthday was a Jake & the Neverland Pirates theme, and for his 3rd birthday last year I went all out with a Madagascar 3 Circus themed birthday party! This year’s party was over-the-top, full of DIY projects, fun, wild, colorful, and full of sugary, sweet delectable goodies = guaranteed success.

As usual I made sure that I didn’t miss a planning detail or decor element and Natalie from Natalie Isabel Photography did an amazing job capturing all of the creative party details that you will see below.  After I decided on this year’s theme for my son’s birthday party, I went to work on creating the invitation.

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FOOD

When it came to food, I decided to stick with the theme to start the guests were able to help themselves to salted shelled peanuts or buttery popcorn. When it came to lunch I  stayed simple and went with a hot dog and hot link bar with all the fix in’s, chips, and veggie tray.

 

 

DESSERT TABLE

The dessert table was my pride and joy, I’m just surprised I was able to keep all the guests at bay until it was time to enjoy the delicious goodies. The dessert table consisted of the following tasty goodies: Cracker Jacks, cotton candy, animal crackers, bundtinis (lemon, red velvet, chocolate, and white raspberry flavors), cake from Albertson’s. I created a Circus backdrop with pinwheels for the table, a birthday banner, tassel garland, a painted decorative tub, colorful circle cutouts, decorative tags for all the items, and a yellow fringe swag to go across the cake. The favors were adorable large lollipops I got from the 99 cent store adorned with creative stickers I made on Moo to fit the circus theme! (Click on the photos below to view a larger detailed picture.)

 

DECOR & DIY

Other decor and DIY projects besides the dessert table were the centerpieces (birthday hats, balloons, mini gum ball machines, Madagascar cutout, colorful circle cutouts, Madagascar confetti), hanging window and door fringes, Madagascar 3 birthday sign, flag bunting, food place cards, photo booth backdrop, photo props and sign, framed signs for the balloon artist and makeup artist, framed Madagascar, & wood welcome sign! Also, there is one more important detail that really turned the party space into a circus theme and that was the colorful and affordable beautiful linens from Linen Tablecloth! From the pumpkin round table cloths for the guests table, to the vibrant red, to the gorgeous ivory linen tablecloths – it really brought my party to life! (The really do offer quality linens at very affordable prices, I encourage you to consider using them for your next event.)

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Since January weather is always unpredictable in southern CA, I decided to book an inside venue.  However, my challenge was how do I entertain 25 kids indoors without going crazy and running around like a crazy lady! So, I made the best decision ever and decided to hire entertainers for the birthday party. I hired a local children’s entertainment company called Creative Parties for an hour. Lisa, the owner, was great to work with – flexible, personable, creative, experienced, and caring. She was really great at listening to my needs and wants for the party and deciding upon great entertainers and entertainment that were a perfect match for our circus themed party. We had 3 party entertainers show up – a clown, lion, and helper with a top hat. These entertainers were awesome and the kid’s loved them from the beginning! They sang songs, played games, did activities, and kept all the kids and even some adults entertained for an hour, ending with pictures and a birthday song for the birthday boy. I am really glad I chose Creative Parties – they definitely made the party a success.

My other great entertainment choice was hiring an amazingly talented balloon artist and face painter duo. Don from Don’s Twisted Balloons came by referral and I’ve got to admit that he is one of the most talented balloon artists I have ever seen. He does the most creative and difficult balloons and the kid’s loved them! What I also love about Don is that he comes with a big board of balloon options, which makes it easy for the kid’s to pick and choose there favorite. I am happy to report that all kids got at least one balloon and it was a complete hit at the party. Don’s partner, Erin from is an excellent face painter and also did some fabulous artwork on the kid’s and a couple of adults that jumped in line. The kid’s loved the entertainers, mommy got a break for a while, and everyone was happy – I couldn’t of asked for more. I am so happy with my decision to hire the entertainment and would hire these folks again in a heartbeat!

 

After reviewing all these fabulous photos and party details, I’m sure you could confidently guess that we had a BLAST at this Madagascar themed birthday party!! As always, I enjoyed putting every beautiful detail together and LOVED seeing it all come together beautifully in the end! Here are a couple of pictures of the hubby and I with the birthday boy – it’s all worth the smile on his face!

 

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It was one “Circus” of a party if you ask me! If you would like some help in transforming your party (birthday, bridal, bachelorette, baby shower, anniversary party, etc.) into a FABULOUS event riddled with amazing decor and a creative theme, don’t hesitate to contact me as my talent is definitely for hire!

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10 DIY Christmas Decorations + Giveaway

 

10 Gorgeous DIY Christmas Decorations + Giveaway

Its the most wonderful time of the year – yep my FAVORITE time – Christmas!! Last year I put together some awesome DIY ideas in a 2 part post for delicious food and libations (DIY Holiday Dinner Party – Food & Drinks) AND amazing DIY decor ideas (DIY Holiday Dinner Party – Decor). This year I’m going to share some awesome DIY Christmas decorations that I have found across the web and Pinterest, PLUS I’ve got an amazing holiday giveaway for you as well!

{DIY Christmas Decorations} Here are a few of my favorite DIY Christmas Decorations I found. You’ll be sure to save some money this year by creating these beauties – no need for costly store decorations! For more inspiration, follow my DIY Christmas Decorations board on Pinterest.

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DIY Glitter Pear Ornament by A Pumpkin & A Princess | DIY Christmas Trees by Little Inspiration

 

DIY mantle decoration

DIY Gold Leaf Pine Cone Garland featured on Sweetest Occasion | DIY Merry & Bright Mantle Decoration by The Lovely Cupboard

 

DIY Christmas decorations

DIY Lamp Christmas Decoration by Blissfully Ever After | DIY Waterless Snow Globes by Tidy Mom

 

DIY tissue pom pom and wool wreath

DIY Tissue Paper Pom Poms by Tara Dennis | DIY Wool Wreath by It’s Overflowing

 

DIY twine garland

DIY Bakers Twine Garland by Lolly Jane | DIY Twine Lanterns by Anthology Destination

 

{GIVEAWAY}

I have the pleasure of hosting a giveaway for a beautiful Christmas collection from the talented Marsinah from Blushing Pearl! You will fall in love with her lovely collection we are giving away. One lucky winner will win the following: 6 Folk Christmas Letterpress cards, 8 Cozy Knits Letterpress Printed Gift Tags, & 4 Gingerbread Dear Santa Letterpress Printed Flat NotesThis is a perfect collection for the upcoming holiday season!

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{How to Enter}

1. Share this giveaway on Facebook with the following message:

@3dmemoirs and @Blushing Pearl design + letterpress are teaming up for this amazing holiday giveaway. For a chance to win check out www.3d-memoirs.com for more details!

Then come back and comment below letting us know you shared this on Facebook.

 

{For additional entries}

1. Tweet this post using the SHARE buttons at the bottom of the post with the following message:

@3dmemoirs & @blushingpearl have an amazing holiday #giveaway! Details on 3d-memoirs.com!

Then come back and comment below letting us know you shared this on Twitter.

  2. Follow 3D-Memoirs & Blushing Pearl on Facebook (3D-Memoirs & Blushing Pearl design + letterpress), Twitter (@3dmemoirs & @blushingpearl), & Pinterest (3D-Memoirs & Blushing Pearl) and then come back and leave a comment for each social media stating that you are now following us. (Each social media follow for both of us is 1 additional entry. A total of 3 additional entries.)

Our winner will be chosen and announced on December 10, 2013 on 3D-Memoir’s Facebook page! One exciting last detail, Marsinah is offering all 3D-Memoirs readers a special discount code for 15% off your entire purchase in her shop until 12/18/13: CHEERS13. Rush on over and take a peek, I’m sure you’ll fall in love with something!

{DIY Christmas Inspiration}

This year I wanted to do a DIY Christmas decoration inspiration shoot, but I just couldn’t make it happen due to time constraints. So as a final takeaway, I wanted to share with you my DIY Christmas Floral Centerpiece that I made for less than $10. I bought the silk flowers, vase, ribbon, and gold Christmas trees from the Dollar Tree and I used pieces from old pinecones as the vase filler and the remaining pine cones as decorative pieces. I hope you like my creation!

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DIY Baby Shower Candy Buffet

DIY Baby Shower Candy Buffet

Oh sweet baby! This past weekend I put together the most vibrant and gorgeous candy buffet table for a baby shower. Filled with DIY projects, this creative candy buffet was a hit with the guests! I loved the final product so much that I couldn’t wait to share it with you. I hope that it provides you inspiration for your next baby shower or candy buffet.

The inspiration for this candy buffet came from this adorable Pink Safari baby shower invitation from Party City.

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I loved the invitation because it shyed away from the ordinary by encompassing a fuchsia, pastel pink, white, and black color palette plus 2 different patterns – zebra print and leopard spots. I knew this was going to be a fun challenge for me to combine these various components together cohesively in a beautiful candy buffet.

First I searched around for appropriate “candy jars” and decided to go with a variety of different shapes, heights, widths, and sizes. I purchased vases from Walmart, Dollar Tree, and Michaels since I found them to be the best retail options. (I also purchased some from a wholesaler I have membership to called Shinoda’s.) DIY alert: To add additional height to 2 of the cylinder vases, I simply purchased a glass candlestick holder from the Dollar Tree and glued it to the base of the vase. For added accents, I bought various ribbons matching the theme colors and patterns and hot glued them to the vases. (The best way to do this is to tape one end of the ribbon to the vase, wrap it around and then hot glue the other end of the ribbon to the overlapping ribbon base. This way you can always pull off the ribbon and reuse the vase for a future event.)

Note: remember when you are looking for vases for a candy buffet you don’t want to get anything with a skinny neck that would make using tongs or a scooper difficult for your guests to grab the candy. 

Next, being a big DIY fan as you know, I decided to make a tissue paper tassel garland and make the banner, instead of purchasing one. Thanks to HGTV’s DIY instructions I was able to pull off a beautiful complimentary tissue paper garland tassel for the candy buffet table. It is really easy to make, cost effective, and a gorgeous decoration addition to any event or themed table. I am sure this won’t be the last one you see from me. :)

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For the banner I came up with a creatively cute idea, instead of the typical “It’s a Girl” or “Baby Shower”, I came up with “Oh Sweet Baby”, which I thought was the perfect word play to tie together the event and the candy buffet. I made the letters on my computer, cut them, and then adhered them to patterned scrapbooking paper. Then I punched holes in the top and strung ribbon through each letter. It came out beautifully and was a perfect addition to the backdrop for the candy buffet table. Lastly, adding a few paper pin wheels from Party City along with the banner made for an amazing backdrop.

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A huge plus for this gorgeous candy buffet were the fitted white rectangular linen and the fuchsia table runner from Linen Tablecloth. The quality of the linen was amazing and elegant plus it just looked so much better than a paper or plastic tablecloth would have. The satin table runner had the perfect brilliant fuchsia color making everything on the table pop! At only $2.39 it is a steal of a deal! I really do recommend purchasing linens from Linen Tablecloth because they are really affordable (usually cheaper than renting) and they provide quality linen that you can re-use over and over again. If you don’t believe my raves then head over to their site www.linentablecloth.com – read the reviews and try for yourself!

Last but not least, in addition to the candy I added elements like fuchsia boa’s from the Dollar Tree, extra tissue paper tassels, a picture frame, small vase with carnations, candy scoopers, and matching favor bags from Party City with Thank You stickers. Take a look at how it all came together beautifully! (Make sure you check out my tips for pulling off a beautiful candy buffet table below.)

 

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For my first candy buffet table I was really blown away with the results once I was able to visually see everything blend together beautifully. I encourage you, especially my DIY readers, to do a candy or dessert buffet and share the photos with me, I’d love to see your creation and I’m always looking for beautiful content and DIY projects to share on the blog! Please contact me if you have something you think would be perfect to share on 3D-Memoirs!

Please let me know what you think by leaving a comment below! I’d also love it if you could be so kind as to PIN the photos on Pinterest and/or share the post on FB or Twitter! Also, if you didn’t know 3D-Memoirs is now on INSTAGRAM! Follow me @3DMemoirs for lovely wedding inspiration, party ideas, and more DIY projects! I look forward to connecting with you soon!

Here are a couple of tips for a successful candy buffet table:

  • Add height and depth by utilizing various vases/jars, staggering on the table, and/or adding decorative boxes or crates for some of the vases to sit on
  • Make sure you buy enough candy to fill the vases/jars at least 3/4 of the way
  • Add fillers to the table that matches the theme of your occasion (i.e. crystals, toys, flowers, feathers, etc) 
  • If you have a 6 ft table you’ll probably need 12-15 vases/jars for it to look full and complete
  • If you can get candy that fits your color palette it always looks awesome but it is not a requirement
  • Don’t forget the scoopers, tongs, or favor bags for your guests 
  • If it is going to be outside and it’s a hot day, it is best to avoid having chocolate
  • Use a table runner, garland, backdrop, banner, tags, or decorate the vases to add beautiful touches to your table

If you love my work and would like to see more, please check out my portfolio. If you are interested in hiring me to plan or make decor for your next event, please email me at 3DMemoirs{at}gmail.com!

 

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DIY Country Bridal Shower

Country Bridal Shower

You must be wondering “how did you come up with the creative idea of an elegant-styled country bridal shower?” Well as you know by now, I have a hankering for DIY projects and event decor, so I was super excited when I received this lovely linen from Linen Tablecloth and was told I could have my way with it!

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Linen Tablecloth’s – Spring Harvest Tablecloth

I loved the pattern and lace trim of this quality linen, which definitely had an orchard or barn-like country flair, so I decided to create an elegant country bridal shower DIY tablescape using this lovely patterned linen as the base and as inspiration for the decor. My goal was to develop a unique tablescape that could be utilized in both indoor and outdoor settings with a down-home country and elegant rustic feel to it. In order to compliment the gorgeous linen, I went with a navy blue and white color palette infused with gold accents (chargers, candlestick holders, glitter, paint, ribbon and sequins) and tan elements (wood, burlap, and twine). What’s amazing about this elegant country theme is that it would be perfect for a Spring, Summer, or Fall bridal shower, wedding, or baby shower (changing a few elements)! In the end it all came together beautifully, just as I had pictured in my head, and Natalie Henderson did an amazing job capturing all of the minute lovely details that went into this DIY Country Bridal Shower! (Click on the photos below to see the full-sized picture.)  

 

 


{Vendors} Event Styling & Design – Elvira DeCuir from DeCuir Details & Design | PhotographerNatalie Isabel Photography | Table Linen & Linen NapkinsLinen Tablecloth

I hope you enjoyed this DIY Country Bridal Shower, please let me know what you think and your favorite decor element by leaving me a note below – I’d love to hear from you! In love with the invitation? If so, I’ve added it to my Etsy shop so that you can simply purchase the invitation pdf to make your own DIY country bridal shower invitations! Also, if you are interested in the DIY instructions for the adorable napkin ring holders, click here. Last but not least, please do me a HUGE favor and share this post with your friends and family, on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and any other social network that you love – I would really appreciate it if you could help me share this lovely DIY country bridal shower with more people! THANK YOU so much for being a loyal reader of 3D-Memoirs.com! (If this is your first time here – Welcome! Please hang out with me and check out the rest of the blog – there’s so much eye candy that it’ll keep you coming back for more!)

 

Country Bridal Shower Collage

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Jake & The Neverland Pirates Birthday Party

Jake & The Neverland Pirates Birthday Party: Bryson DeCuir’s 2nd Birthday Party

 

I hope by now that you guys have realized what a huge arts & crafts/DIY fan I am – I LOVE working with my hands and creating things, plus it’s very therapeutic and I love to see my work come together. For those of you that missed it, last year I went DIY crazy for my son’s 1st Birthday party – a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse theme. Well this year, I also decided to pick one of his current favorite shows and decided on putting together a Jake & The Neverland Pirates themed birthday party for his 2nd birthday. I had one caveat though with this theme, which was to pull off a creative Neverland pirate’s theme with no skulls – personally I am not a fan of skulls, especially for kids – so if you know anything about pirate parties, skulls are everywhere. I definitely had a challenge on my hands, but I saw it as a creative challenge to create more DIY decor items for the party – fun, fun, fun!

First, I created a Jake & The Neverland Pirates invitation to mail out to close family and friends. Here is the invitation:

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After the invitations were taken care of I went to work on brainstorming and soon after began shopping for items at my favorite stores: Dollar Tree & Michaels! After a month or two of planning and DIY projects, it all came together beautifully for his 2nd birthday. I am super excited and couldn’t wait to share the amazing pictures with you – a huge THANK YOU to Danny Mariscal from The F Stop Design & Photography for taking these awesome pictures that captured all of my hard work!

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DIY Projects: Food Tent Card Labels & Water Bottle Labels

 

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Jake & The Neverland Pirates inspired DIY food tent card labels

 

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Jake & The Neverland Pirates inspired DIY Birthday Banner, Pirate’s Flag and Dessert Table Decor

 

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Homemade Birthday Cake, DIY Burlap Bunting & Pirate Ship Sail Banner Cake Toppers

 

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Birthday Cake on DIY Cake Stand

 

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Jake & The Neverland Pirates Dessert Table
DIY Projects: Cake & Cupcake Stands, Treasure Maps, Goblets, Tent Cards, Treasure Chest & booty for guests.

 

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Jake & The Neverland Pirates Dessert Table

 

Jake & The Neverland Pirates Cupcakes

Jake & The Neverland Pirates Cupcakes by Rebekah Zavala from Let Them Eat Cake

 

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Pirate Cake Pops by Rebekah Zavala from Let Them Eat Cake! DIY Treasure Chest filled with gold & gems!

 

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Pirate Cake Pops by Rebekah Zavala from Let Them Eat Cake! DIY Treasure Chest filled with gold & jewels + tent card label.

 

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Jake & The Neverland Pirates Cupcakes by Rebekah Zavala from Let Them Eat Cake. DIY projects: goblet filled with gold & jewels & pirate map.

 

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Gold Doubloons, DIY tent card, and burlap table runner

 

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DIY Treasure Maps & Tent Card

 

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DIY Treasure Maps made out of Jake & The Neverland Pirates Coloring Pages

 

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Jake & The Neverland Pirates Dessert Table

 

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DIY Pirate Booty Favors for the guests!

 

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Jake & The Neverland Pirates Party DIY Treasure Chest Centerpiece!

 

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DIY Treasure Chest Centerpiece

 

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The Birthday Boy – Captain Bryson!

 

My Family - me, the hubby, and the birthday boy!

My Family – me, the hubby, and the birthday boy!

 

My months of planning paid off and boy did the birthday boy and his guests have a blast! The kids, and even some adults, got to enjoy inflatable slides and a foam shooting range for 1.5 hours, plus face-painting, caricature drawings, and pirate favors for all the kids. It brought joy to my heart to see all the smiles on our friends and family’s faces. I really can’t tell you how happy I am that all my DIY details came together beautifully and were perfectly captured by Danny’s photography! I am proud to say that every single detail that you see in these pictures were designed, coordinated and/or created by me, except for the Jake & the Neverland Party stickers, Jake & The Neverland Party shirt, and the gorgeous cupcakes and cake pops that were made by Rebekah from Let Them Eat Cake! (Please find the vendor credits below.) There was cutting, painting, burning, designing, tearing, purchasing, planning and many more activities involved in these DIY projects and did you notice that I was able to pull it off without any skulls?! :)

SHARE WITH ME: I want to hear from you – what do you think of this Jake & The Neverland Pirate themed party? What do you think of the details and DIY projects?

HIRE ME: Want to have a creative and unique party for your child? Baby shower? Bridal Shower? Wedding? Any other event? As you can see I take pride in my work and make sure that I plan for every detail. No matter what the event or occasion, I will make sure that your event has the WOW factor and will leave your guests talking about it for months. Let me help you create memories and celebrate your special day! Contact me today for a FREE consultation – I can’t wait to plan your next event! (See more of my decor projects here.)

 

{Vendors}| Event Decor, Details, & Styling: DeCuir Details & Designs | Photography: The F Spot Design & Photography  | Cupcakes & Cake Pops: Let Them Eat Cake | Custom Jake & The Neverland Pirates Stickers:  Lily Pads Invitations | Jake & The Neverland Pirates T-Shirt: Fun Fashions, Etc

 

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Mad Hatter Tea Party Baby Shower

Mad Hatter Tea Party Baby Shower

Today’s DIY topic is Baby Showers! I can’t believe it but a couple years have already passed since my baby shower and I meant to share it with you guys earlier, but better late than never. When I had my baby shower in November 2010, I really wanted a Mad Hatter Tea Party themed baby shower. With my planning and DIY obsessed self, I couldn’t just sit back and let my family plan for me – no, I had to be involved. I came up with the idea and had so much fun being involved and making the decor that you will see below. (My only regret is that I didn’t have a photographer capture the beauty, so please forgive me for these novice pictures.)

 

When it came to the baby shower invitations, I wanted something really fun and clever that would match the Mad Hatter theme. So, I contacted my amazing graphic designer girlfriend Marsinah, (Owner of Blushing Pearl), and she came up with the design for these adorable invitations – I added the verbiage – and viola I had a beautiful invitation that I loved! (FYI – I cut off the bottom to remove the personal information.) What do you think?

 

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The invitations set the tone for the baby shower and from there I went DIY and baby shower planning crazy! I bought all kinds of unique tea pots for centerpieces, filling each teapot with hot water and allowing my guests to choose their own tea bag flavor and additions. I made “This Way” & “That Way” signs out of cardboard, scrapbooking paper, and painted popsicle sticks to hang around the venue. I made my own hanging tissue paper poms to hang from the ceiling. I made creative favor boxes that said, “Eat Me” full of white chocolate suckers, and “Drink Me” full of personalized tea bags for my guests. I stacked teacups on top of each other along with flowers, playing cards, and confetti for the tables. I made a sign requesting advice from my guests and ordered custom advice cards from VistaPrint. I also ordered the most amazing decorative, fun, and tasty cake from the talented Sara, owner of For The Love of Sugar, and it went perfect with the theme! Take a peek at the party details below!

 

 

All in all it was a fun affair and I am happy  that I was able to pull off  a fun and decorative Mad Hatter Tea Party baby shower, of course with the help of my sisters and best friend. I had a wonderful time and opened many lovely gifts for my little one! I hope this post serves as inspiration to any of my DIY readers.

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40th Anniversary Party

I hope you are ready for some eye-candy today! I couldn’t wait to share pictures with you from a recent surprise 40th Anniversary Party that I had the privilege of creating the decor for. The event was held on the lovely patio of a local restaurant and the colors for the event were red, black, and white. With it being such an intimate evening celebration, I decided to set the appropriate mood with a romantic feel and beautiful yet simplistic decor that encompassed the event’s colors.

 

(My decor elements pictured above included the rose centerpieces, rose cluster and baby’s breath square vases, votive candles, rose petals, and decor for the guests of honor’s table and cake table.)

The delicious cake provided by Hansen’s bakery was enjoyed by the guests. As a favor each guest received a white chocolate sucker in a two-heart mold with a LOVE ribbon, and each family received a magnet with a wedding picture of the couple.

Working with this perfectly fitting modest venue space, it was important to added a proportional amount of decor to really enhance the intimate character of this celebratory event without overdoing it. The ambiance was beautiful during the daylight and very romantic in the evening. I am happy to report that I received an appreciable amount of positive feedback on the decor elements from not only the guests (comprised of close family and friends) but also from the guests of honor.  It is always wonderful to receive positive feedback on my work but at the end of the day, I do what I do because I enjoy it and I LOVE to see the smiles on my clients and their guest’s face= priceless.

 

This surprise 40th Anniversary party was given by the honoree’s oldest children (Sylvia, Ericka, & Aaron (not pictured)). Here is a great picture of my happy clients!

 

Love the smiles on the honoree’s faces! They were pleasantly surprised, overjoyed, and had a great time. What an amazing occasion to celebrate–40 years of marriage! Wishing them many more blessed years together!

 

COPYRIGHT © ELVIRA DECUIR

 

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DIY Summer Wedding

Summer is the most perfect time of the year for a wedding–I LOVE summer weddings! To kick off this summer, 3D-Memoirs featured a DIY Summer Bridal Shower Inspiration post including some awesome DIY ideas and lovely Wedding Paper Divas eye-candy! (If you missed it, please check it out!) Fast forward a couple months and wow, can you believe that summer is almost over? Before summer becomes fall, I thought I would share some creative ideas and unique concepts for a DIY Summer Wedding!  You are in for a real treat! I can’t take all the credit for this wonderful post, as you will see below I have two wonderful ladies that have contributed to the amazing content in this post!

 

The color palette that I chose for this DIY Summer Wedding post is SHERBET (like the ice-cream):

Based upon these bright summer colors, Sara from Burnett’s Boards (inspiration for bright-minded brides), was so kind to develop a special Sherbet wedding inspiration board just for this post! After I shared with her that the inspirational vibe for this DIY summer wedding post was “fresh, fun, and romantic using vibrant sherbet colors with a touch of elegance (gold accents)”, this is the lovely board that she came up with:

 (Make sure you stop by Sara’s blog, Burnett’s Boards, to check out all of her unique and creative inspiration boards–you will definitely find the wedding inspiration that you are looking for! I am a personal fan of Burnett’s Boards and I am sure you will become one too!)

 

Based upon this amazing inspiration board, I created 3 DIY items to share with you for a DIY summer wedding. (For the step-by-step DIY instructions, please click on the titles below.)

Wedding Favors

   

 

Wedding Escort Card

                                          

 

Wedding Centerpiece

Individual Components

  

Collective Components 

 

 

In addition to this creative DIY collection, Rebecca from Lady B Paperie, has contributed a lovely and unique sherbet-inspired Botanical DIY Printable Invitation Suite (includes the invitation, RSVP card, insert, & Thank You card)!

 

How lovely is this invitation suite?! Rebecca is so awesome and loves 3D-Memoirs so much that she is giving our readers a FREE printable DIY “Thank You” card! Before downloading your FREE Thank You card, please make sure to stop by and purchase the rest of this beautiful DIY invitation suite for your wedding!  (Rebecca is so talented, if this style doesn’t fit your wedding theme, stop by Lady B Paperie to check out all of her other beautiful invitation suites–I’m sure you will find a perfect match!)

Is this your first time purchasing a DIY printable invitation suite? If so, no worries! Rebecca has provided easy instructions on how to print these lovely invitations, along with DIY printable tips!

 

THOUGHTS: What do you think of this DIY Summer Wedding inspirational post? What did you think of the sherbet color palette? Which one of the DIY projects is your favorite? How much did you love Sara’s inspiration board? Rebecca’s invitations suite?

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COPYRIGHT © ELVIRA DECUIR

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Welcome to Bryson’s Clubhouse! Oh Boy!

MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE BIRTHDAY PARTY

I am proud to share with you a big milestone that we just recently celebrated, my son’s 1st Birthday!! I had so much fun planning his Mickey Mouse Clubhouse party (his favorite cartoon) and wanted to share my DIY decor with you! We had an amazing time and most importantly, so did my son. :) Meeska, Mooska, Mickey Mouse! Check out Bryson’s Clubhouse! (Click on the photo below to see the full-sized photo.)

 

I hope you enjoyed this party as much as we did! Interested in duplicating some of the creative DIY decor?

About The Details:

Love the frilled streamer? You can find the DIY instructions here.

The beautiful “Welcome to Bryson’s Clubhouse” & “Happy 1st Birthday Bryson” Banner was done by My Paper Pantry.

The delicious cupcakes were made by For The Love of Sugar

The custom stickers were ordered through Moo.

The DIY instructions for the Mickey Mouse Ears was found on Disney Junior.

 

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