Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Madeline's Encanto Birthday Party

 Hi friends! I'm so excited to finally be sharing a full rundown of Madeline's Encanto Birthday Party. Ever since she saw the movie for the first time, she had been asking for an Encanto themed birthday party :) We were hooked on the movie the very first time we saw it! The album plays in our car on repeat and just like so many of y'all, we know all the words. As Encanto is built on the idea of family, so it's been fun and pretty entertaining to related the Madrigal family to ours haha. This theme was SO fun to plan, and Madeline said it was the best birthday party ever, which of course warms my heart and made every second of this planning so worth it. The entire theme was so bright and happy, just like her and her personality. She and all her little friends had so much fun. It was really neat to incorporate lots of the movie surprises throughout the party, in the decor, the food, the favors and more.

I'm going to share some photos from the party to give y'all a little run down, then I'll get to the details :) I'll talk more about each part of the party, and at the end of this post, I'll link each item + the vendors I used. Let's get started! I hope this post can give y'all some inspo!

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Madeline's Encanto Birthday Party - Something Delightful Blog #EncantoParty #KidsBirthdayParty #BirthdayPartyIdeas #Encanto
Madeline's Encanto Birthday Party - Something Delightful Blog #EncantoParty #KidsBirthdayParty #BirthdayPartyIdeas #Encanto
Madeline's Encanto Birthday Party - Something Delightful Blog #EncantoParty #KidsBirthdayParty #BirthdayPartyIdeas #Encanto
Madeline's Encanto Birthday Party - Something Delightful Blog #EncantoParty #KidsBirthdayParty #BirthdayPartyIdeas #Encanto
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Madeline's Encanto Birthday Party - Something Delightful Blog #EncantoParty #KidsBirthdayParty #BirthdayPartyIdeas #Encanto
Madeline's Encanto Birthday Party - Something Delightful Blog #EncantoParty #KidsBirthdayParty #BirthdayPartyIdeas #Encanto

The Decor:

If you've seen Encanto, you know it's so bright and colorful! With the family having different "gifts", there are so many fun ways to incorporate the theme. Butterflies with Mirabel, flowers from Isabella, food with Julieta, the weather with Pepa, animals with Antonio and more. With my parties I've done, I usually plan two main focal points: the food table and the favors table. With these, I'll usually plan for a backdrop (again, everything will be linked below), a balloon arch, themed food with some clever food labels to incorporate the theme, colorful plates, cups, utensils and napkins and more. 

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Madeline's Encanto Birthday Party - Something Delightful Blog #EncantoParty #KidsBirthdayParty #BirthdayPartyIdeas #Encanto

One of my little traditions with Madeline's parties is crafting these fun paper mache letters, usually displaying the age she's turning (or you could totally do a name). SEVEN was the biggest number yet haha, but I still found creative ways to craft them. If y'all want to see a video of these letters coming to life + the full decoration process, check out this reel on my IG :) But you can have so much fun with these, no matter the theme! I always start with some paint for a base coat then add on the decorations. You can use things such as ribbons, print out characters on card stock paper, felt, beads, and more. Even just taking a walk through your local craft store will get the ideas rolling and give you so much inspo. I'll link some of what I used to create these in the list below as well. 

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I also incorporated the Encanto theme into the decor through some balloon bouquets, the colors of the tablecloths, the fun door banner on the bathroom door, the flower arrangements with some colorful floral bouquets and more. Just with the paper mache letters, I printed out some of the characters on card stock paper and hot glue gunned them to the vases. I also added in these little butterflies to the arrangements to continue the Mirabel theme. 

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We also have a blank door that is always great for displaying another decor theme...Isabella! I used these tissue paper flowers, which ended up being such a fun, colorful touch to the theme! They're linked below, but just a heads up, they do take some time to put together! Plan accordingly :) The bright colors and touch they added was so worth it. 

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Party Favors:

The party favors are always such a highlight for the kids. My friend Meghan at The Sugared Moon Cookie Co.  created these INCREDIBLE Encanto themed cookies for the party. I was BLOWN away by her creativity and talent with these. She didn't miss a detail. I'll again link her info in the list below :) The kids each got to take a cookie home. I also ordered these cute little Casita favor boxes for the kids to fill. They could add some of Felix's Fidgets, Pepa's Clouds (marshmallows) and Abuela's candles (lollipops). 

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Madeline's Encanto Birthday Party - Something Delightful Blog #EncantoParty #KidsBirthdayParty #BirthdayPartyIdeas #Encanto

Activities & Games:

We always rent a bounce house for the kids, which is by far the biggest hit! I had been wanting to rent one of these trendy white bounce houses. Last year we rented a generic one (and had a pretty disgusting experience with it), and these white ones require a good bit of cleaning after usage. It made me feel a lot better about the overall cleanlines haha. 

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I also always like to have a fun little activity for them. I usually place these on the tables in case they want to take a break from jumping. Have y'all seen these cute little peg characters on Etsy? I thought it would be fun to let the kids create them on their own. The supplies are linked in the product list below. They were a hit!

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And for fun, we also had "Pin the rat on Bruno" (The kids LOVED this), Encanto Bingo and this super cute ring toss cactus (since Isabella finds she can grow a cacti). It served as both a drink cooler at the base and a ring toss game, which was super fun.

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Food:

Last but certainly not least, the food! This is where you can really have fun in a party theme. We got pretty creative here! Not only did the kids find this super fun, but the adults did as well. I highly recommend using some food labels to bring these little food surprises to life. I'll link the incredible and oh-so talented food label maker, who I have used for every one of Madeline's parties, in the product list below :) The food was enjoyed by both adults and kids! Here's what we had:

"Coffee's for Grown-Ups" coffee punch 
"Capybara Citrus Soak" water with sliced citrus (IYKYK)
"Julieta's Arepas" served with salsa 
"Isabela's Grapes that Thrive on a Vine" 
"Taco Bout Bruno" Mini tacos
"Dolores' Dip" Chips and Queso
"Mirabel's Butterflies" Check out this reel to see how I made these :)
"Antonio's Animal Crackers"
"Camilo's Shapeshifting Nuggets" (Because he shape-shifts and all haha)

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Madeline's Encanto Birthday Party - Something Delightful Blog #EncantoParty #KidsBirthdayParty #BirthdayPartyIdeas #Encanto

And a local cake artist (again, her info will be linked below), designed this incredible cake!

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Product and Vendors List:




Bounce House Rental: Sweet Peach Rentals

Balloon Arch Designer: CWM Balloons & Events

Cake Artist: Wild Flour Bakery



Flowers: Multicolored flowers, Tall Vases, Butterflies 

Gold Butterflies Scattered throughout decor

Table Cloths: Lavender Rectangle, Lavender Round, Fiesta Cloth for Kids Table




Number Balloon Holder (Such a statement but definitely set aside some time for assembly) + Small Balloons  and Large Balloons I filled it with (and added to the balloon bouquets)




Backdrops: Encanto La Familia Madrigal Backdrop, Fiesta Backdrop (and I HIGHLY recommend investing in a Backdrop frame to hold these)

Tissue Paper Flowers (It took two packs to cover the door I pictured above. Takes some time to assemble but they're such a cute statement.)






Table Skirts (These are AWESOME and give you so much bang for your buck. They come with a set of velcro adhesives to secure it, which alone buying a set from a craft store costs almost as much as this kit. Best part is that you can machine wash them after and use again).

Chair Slip Covers (If you throw a lot of parties, these are great to invest in. So easy to place on chair + protects chairs. Also machine washable)


Paper Mache Letters: (Letters here, ribbons, Felt, Card stock paper, Jewels, Yarn, Beads, Paints

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Whew! I think that's everything :) If I missed anything, please shoot me an email with any questions. And if you find any of these ideas helpful to use for your next party, please do tag me in your party fun @racheltimmerman.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

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Saturday, May 21, 2022

Walmart Fashion New Arrivals Summer 22

 Hi friends! I'm back again with another roundup of cute Walmart fashion arrivals, because oh my word they're too cute not to share! Tops, dresses, a romper and the BEST swimsuit! I cannot get over what an awesome suit it is for only $25. I love finding pieces that are cute, great quality, affordable and I'll get lots of wear put of. I'll link all the pieces below each piece + sizing details. If you want to check out these pieces in more detail, check out this reel on my IG :)

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Green Open Back Babydoll Top ($26, TTS, comes in several colors) // Pink Bow Sandals (only $25 and SO cute! TTS) // White Jeans // Pink & Green Earrings

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Ruffle Criss-Cross Back Tank (only $14, TTS, Comes in several colors) // White Jeans // Walmart Bow Platform Sandals (Only $28, TTS) // Earrings

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Ruffle Criss-Cross Back Tank (only $14, TTS, Comes in several colors) // Denim Shorts // Belt // $20 Sandals  // Earrings

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$25 Walmart Swimsuit (SO SO GOOD! Excellent quality, full coverage in rear, flattering, TTS, removable padding, beautiful gold shimmer details) // $15 Sarong // Straws Bag // Straw Earrings // Studded Sandals

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Walmart Dress (This one would look better if you're taller...I'm 5'2, Size down) // Walmart Sandals // Denim Jacket

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Walmart $19 Tiered Dress (SO cute!!! Available in two colors. Can't believe this one is under $20, a must have! Size down one size) // Pink Bow Sandals (only $25 and SO cute! TTS) // Earrings

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Walmart $16 T-Shirt Midi Dress (Again, SO good! Definitely one I'll grab in another color or two. Size down one size) // Bag // Denim Jacket // Hat // Earrings

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Orange Flutter Sleeve Dress (SO cute! Size down one size. Also comes in pink) // Walmart Sandals // Rattan Belt

Which is your favorite?! Thanks for stopping by :)

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Thursday, May 12, 2022

Recent Target Finds for Spring/Summer 22

 Hi friends! It's been awhile since I've shared a try-on of new pieces on here with y'all. I've been meaning to upload some super cute recent finds from Target. We're officially getting into the warmth of the year, and that means cute, comfortable shorts outfits and easy, breezy dresses for me! Let's jump into these new Target finds (+ a few closet staples mixed in). I'll also be sharing a try-on over on IG stories :)

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Eyelet Sleeve Top ($20, TTS, Comes in several colors) // Flowy Shorts (On sale for $15, TTS, Available in several prints) // Braided sandals (I sized down half a size, On sale for under $50...reg. $120) // Earrings

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Flutter Sleeve Top (TTS, also available in several colors) // Flowy Shorts in another print (Also love these shorts in the "brown floral") // Bow Sandals (TTS, come in several colors) // Earrings

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Ruffle Midi Dress (TTS) // Braided Sandals (TTS, come in several colors) // Belt // Earrings

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Pink Tiered Dress (Size down! Also love this one in olive green) // Pink Sandals (Similar pair here) // Earrings // Headband

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Ribbed Tank (best. tank. ever. TTS) // Paper Waist Chambray Shorts (SO good! Super comfy. TTS) // Pink Sandals (Similar pair here) // Earrings

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Lavender Eyelet Top (TTS) // Best Denim Shorts (relaxed, loose in the legs fit) // Similar Braided Sandals // Earrings

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Pink Button Up Shirt (SO cute, super versatile. I did my true size) // Shorts // Jeans (love love these, super comfy!) // Pink Sandals (Similar pair here) // Straw Jeweled Sandals (I sized down half a size) // Earrings

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Closer look at these CUTE Straw Jeweled Sandals

Which look is your favorite? 

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Monday, March 14, 2022

St. Patrick's Day Charcuterie Board

 Hi and happy Monday friends! I hope y'all had a great weekend. Goodness this time change has been tough! I love the longer days, but I think more than ever before, I am just not in a place to loose an hour haha. What about y'all? 

Over the weekend, we had a little got together. Madeline had a friend in town, and my brother-in-law's family came to visit (we all feel like family), so we all got together for the day. Hannah and I prepped another board for everyone to enjoy. With St. Patrick's Day in a few days, we wanted to add the appropriate twist to this board. We didn't want to only include some hints of green but also add in some Irish elements, such as corned beef, fig jam, Irish soda bread, etc. And when I saw it was SUCH an awesome spread, I mean it! By the end of the evening, all that was left were crumbs from the breads. Have a look at the board below, and see a list of everything we placed on the board below, along with a recipe to Irish Pub Cheese. And if you're visual, like I am, check out this reel to see our board come to life step-by-step. 

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Board is linked here :)

What's on the board: 

Irish Pub Cheese (See the recipe here)

Pastrami

Salami

Corned beef

Irish cheddar cheese

Pepper Jack cheese

Dubliner cheese 

Pumpernickel Rye Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Celery sticks

Green Grapes

Sour Kraut

Dill pickles

Fig Jam





Thanks for stopping by! If you re-create the board, please share it with me! Tag me on IG, @racheltimmerman :)



 

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