Disclaimer: I was invited by Candice to the Project Life Party and Becky Higgins & Persnickety Prints provided products for us to use. No other compensation was received and I wasn’t asked to review or link to any product.
A while back, Candice came up with idea to do a Project Life party for a few bloggers. Since I am not a craft blogger, I immediately volunteered to make the food so that I could snag an invite to what I knew would be an awesome evening! Although I had heard about Project Life, I had never done anything with it. My friend Trisha introduced me to the world of scrapbooking many moons ago, but I haven’t really kept up with it as my family has grown. The great thing about Project Life is that you can put together a whole album very quickly. There are even helpful hints if you find yourself to be a little creatively challenged (ahem!).
What I really wish, is that I had printed off more pictures to use. We were provided with printing from Persnickety Prints, and all I can say is, if you’re looking for quality service and speedy turnaround, check them out! I got a shipping notice 90 minutes after I uploaded my images! Plus, they print the best instagram pictures. I got adorable little squares on card stock, and I’m thinking up a million ways to use them (besides scrapbooking!)!
So, back to the party. Candice’s idea was to scrapbook out Summer, so I thought that fun Summer food would be the best thing. I already wrote about the debacle that was the cotton candy, but everything else turned out perfectly. I used the recipe for whipped cream cake to make orange cupcakes, then there were the caesar salad bites, and some spiced fruit salad. For drinks there was pink lemonade and sparkling water in blue mason jars.
We set the food up along a wall that Candice and her amazing mother (the owner of Paper Bandit Press) had decorated. Who knew that you could do so much with paper? I love hanging out with these ladies; they are a constant source of creative inspiration. If you want to read more about the party you can check out Candice’s post, Amanda’s post and Colleen’s post. I’m kind of tempted to head right out to Hobby Lobby to buy more Project Life supplies, but Doug just asked me how much time I spend searching the internet for ways to spend money? (I was checking ebay for overhead projectors!)
Parties with a project may be the best kinds of parties! What are your favorite parties?