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Burlap and Lace {30th} Birthday Bash!!

So I hit the big 3-0!! YIKES!! And my husband was determined to throw a huge birthday party, double YIKES!!! Don’t get me wrong, I love having parties, just not for me. I don’t even like having birthday dinners or make a big deal over it. Not sure where this comes from, but I gave in.

Now, you would think that because I create cute party decorations I would know what I wanted for my own party, right? WRONG!! I kept going back and forth on designs, colors, patterns and themes. My mind went crazy. That is until I found this picture that inspired me.

color inspiration for burlap and lace party

Inspiration for Burlap and Lace Party Pictures found on Pinterest – original link could not be found

As soon as I saw that picture of the pier and the accenting colors I fell in love. I knew this would be my color scheme. As I searched for party essentials I came across this second picture and knew I had to incorporate the Robin’s Egg blue with Vanilla and Kraft Paper Brown. And out of nowhere, I started thinking about Burlap and Lace.

With my colors, patterns and party elements set, the next task on my list were the invites.  I didn’t want anything fancy or complicated. Just something small and simple, and definitely no pictures. So this is what I came up with.

Bulap and Lace Invitation Set

I love how they came out!! Since I was going to use burlap for my table runners, I decided to use that as my invitation background and added a little of lace. Once the invitations were done and set, then came the fun part, the decorations.

My husband wanted to create this calm, relaxing outdoor atmosphere to set the tone for the event.  We chose to have a small intimate dinner party with our most closest friends and family. He wanted dimmed lights and soft music playing on the background, he knows me too well.

Because I knew we needed lots of candles, I chose to use recycled jars for my centerpieces. So I gathered up all of my glass vases, votive candle holders, mason jars, and pretty much every single glass that could hold a candle I owned. In total, we used over 80 containers, wrapped them in lace, burlap and ribbon, and put candles in them.

Burlap and Lace Party Candles and Table Setup

It was very hard getting good pictures with such low lighting, so I had to re-do our Chocolate Fountain Treat Table and take better detailed pictures of the vases.

I wanted to create something different to hang from our tarp. I didn’t want tissue paper pom pom, something more of a chandelier. Thankfully, I remembered about this cute baby mobile I found on Printerest with clear diamond beads and decided to add a smaller ribbon chandelier to the center. I added burlap to the top and voila! My very own party chandelier!

Burlap and Lace Chandellier

And it’s not a Birthday Party without a cake. My sister always makes my Party cakes. I just give her my theme, colors and patterns and she creates such beautiful designs. I’m so lucky!!

Burlap and Lace Party Chocolate Fountain Setup

For this Chocolate Fountain Table Set up, I used a backdrop made out of fabric scraps and lace. I was fortunate to find all my fabric at my local Joann Fabric Craft Store on clearance with an additional 50% Red Tag discount. Not to mention the additional discount I got at the register when I used my additional 10% sale and regular priced purchase!! I couldn’t believe how much I saved. I added different colors of lace and tulle with the fabric. With the help of my mother-in-law and dear friend, we ripped fabric strips and tied it to a long piece of rope twine to match our theme.  Then we added lights to the back for that special effect.

Burlap and Lace Backdrop Closeup burlap and Lace Backdrop night

I made water bottle labels and got cups and napkins from Party City in Robbins Egg Blue and Vanilla.

Burlap and Lace Drinks

Due to so many orders I had to complete, it took me a few months before I could take better pictures of the candle centerpieces. But so happy I did, otherwise these details would not have been able to be displayed.

Burlap and Lace Centerpieces

Burlap and Lace Chocolate Table

Burlap and Lace Table Setup complete

Overall I was extremely happy with the results. It was a lot of work but I had plenty of help. And best of all, I was able to share it my family and friends. ❤


Corn Husk Autumn Wreath – Tamale Leaf Autumn Wreath

Corn Leaf wreath 2

I am so in love with my Corn Husk Autumn Wreath. This project took me an hour to complete (without interruptions – which is almost impossible in my home).  And can you believe I did not even use my hot glue gun?!! Amazing!!

I plan to use this wreath as a backdrop for our Thanksgiving Dinner Dessert Table. So Exciting!! Can’t wait to share the details to that event as well.

Corn leaf wreath 1

For more information on how you can get your own, please email me at

I currently service the Los Angeles and surrounding cities. I can also ship this bad boy across the country.

Easy DIY Headband Holder

I found this very cute and easy Pinterest project for my girls’ room. I thought it was such a cute idea and had to try it myself. Unfortunately when I tried going into the webpage, it didn’t allow me to. It said something was wrong with the link. Nonetheless, I am sharing with you my instructions so you can make your own as well.


  • Empty and clean container
  • White paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Glue Gun
  • Fabric of your choice
  • Lace, ribbon or trim of your choice

Headband holder pic 1

I chose Country Time’s Lemonade containers but you can choose any kind. I have seen other people use empty oatmeal containers as well. Make sure you measure your headbands on the actual container first for acuracy.

Because my containers of choice had a bold print, the actual design would see through the fabric. I chose to line the containers with regular white cardstock paper using my glue stick.

Headband Holder pic 2

Next, I measured the fabric and cut according to the size of my containers. Both containers I used are slightly different in size. I really only needed one fabric square for both containers.

I used the glue stick to apply the fabric, and made sure I stretched it as I applied it. Once the fabric was placed I measured and cut a piece of pink ribbon trim for both the top and bottom and applied it with the glue gun.

Headband Holder Pic 3      Headband Holder Tutorial 4

Last step was to place my daughter’s headbands to the finished containers and voila! Done!!

Simple, easy and fast! It took me about 15 minute to finsih both.

Headband Tutorial Pic 5

I hope you too can make your own cute and easy headband holder. Please share your creations with me. I would love to see what you came up with.

Big Sister-To-Be Shower

Since we chose not to know the sex of our children-to-be, (crazy I know! – hubby’s idea!) we knew that choosing a gender neutral color scheme for our shower was essential. It was also very important that we somehow include our four year old daughter into the festivities. I found these adorable Big Sister shirts and even thought that allowing her to open all the gifts in front of everyone would make her feel extra special. And that’s when the light bulb went on. Why not have a Big Sister Shower?!! A Shower for the Big Sister where she would be the center of attention and all gifts would be for her to use on her new brother or sister!!

We decided to go with a soft yellow and gray theme. I chose the polka dot and chevron patterns to compliment all the printables. When it came to the invites, my brain was on a blank. I wanted to incorporate certain essential elements. Lace, ribbon, and a picture of the Big Sister to be were at the top of the list. But how would I incorporate them? I started with creating the digital invite and finding the exact wording. It took us quite some time to come with the perfect rhyme, and I absolutely love how it came out. The next step was to add the picture but because of the large poem, we fell short of space. The only option was to add that element to the outside of the invite and it worked. Little by little the essential features began to blend together. At the end, I decided to add a little velum to give it a soft feel.

These are by far my most favorite invites. I love how everything blended together.
Big Sister Shower Digital Invite      Big Sister Shower Invite w tag      Big Sister Shower Invite

Now that the theme, colors and invites were finalized I started thinking of the decor. Since I knew I would be busy with orders and fufilling deadlines, I knew this event had to be as simple as possible but with some Heavenly Hands cuteness. We did not have a candy bar as we usually do. Doing so would cause me more work and with my huge belly, that was not an option. So I thought of using real flowers that I could get the morning of the event and quickly make small floral arrangements. I created round centerpiece toppers with the Big Sister in mind. Last minute, I decided to make cupcake liner centerpieces. With the help of my sister-in-laws, we made them in no time at all.

Big Sister Shower Floral Centerpiece 2 Big Sister Shower Floral Centerpiece 1 Big Sister Shower Centerpiece 1

I proceeded to create the water bottle labels, mason jar labels for drinks, and food labels for every item in the same coordinating colors and patterns.  I even created tissue paper garlands for the food and gift table.

Big Sister Shower Water Bottle Labels    Big Sister Shower Tassles    Big Sister Shower Mason Jars    Big Sister Shower Food Labels

My sister gave us this really great idea of making churros as a treat for our guests. We just cut them in half, popped them in the oven, sprinkled them with sugar and cinnamon and served. The kids went crazy with excitement.

For food we had Birria, a traditional Mexican plate my mom made along with delicious beans and red rice. The cake was created by the very best cake baker/artist, also known as my sister. How lucky am I that I have connections for each of my events! Yummy!! She never dissapoints and always amazes me each and every time!!

Big Sister Shower Cake     Big Sister Shower Cake 3     Big Sister Shower Cake 2

For the kids, we got a face painter who we always try to hire for our events.  The kids are always excited and the line is never short of kids wanted to get some really great art on their silly faces.  For the adults we set up a photo booth backdrop along with props for us to enjoy and have some fun.

                        Big Sister Shower Family Pic 1     Big Sister Shower Family Pic

Overall, we had a blast! It was a simple and intimate event with our wonderful family and friends.  And as if that wasn’t enough, our little miracle from God decided to push her way into this world an entire month early. That same night after the shower, my water broke in the middle of the night. As you can imagine, we had nothing prepared, not even my hospital bag. Since my maternity leave was suppose to start the day following our shower, I had an entire month to prepare our home and arrangements for the baby’s birth. But that story is an entire blog post within itself. But here she is, born February 4, 2013, Kayla Sarai Jurado. Our little miracle.

Proud Big Sister

Welcome to my Blog!!

WELCOME!!! I can not tell you how happy I am to finally start blogging!! The plans to start a blog has been a desire of mine for quite some time now and I finally have the time to do so.
There is so much I want to share and write about. Mainly, I would like to share with you the details of each event I have the honor of creating for you. I currently have a Facebook page where I display all of my recent work. Unfortunately, there’s only so much you can write about and describe under each picture. I once started a “Party Tip Tuesday” feature, but explaining the details of each tip seemed hard to do without tutorials, examples and pictures.

I hope this blog will finally give me the opportunity to express myself without restrictions and give you tips for creating your own party decor. But I will not limit myself to just party designs. I love all things handmade. I will also feature homemade gifts, home decor, home improvements and tons of those wonderful Pinterest DIY projects!!

Also on the to do list will be free printables created by yours truly, party features designed by some of my favorite Party Stylists and much, much more!!!

I’m really excited and can’t wait for my first party blog feature! Bare with me as I get the hang of things. And stay tuned for lots of fun stuff in this new venture in my life!!