Thursday, April 12, 2012

Storybook Bookmarkers



I love when our customers ask us to design something NEW and original. The baby shower theme was based on storybooks, such as Corduroy Bear, Hungry Caterpillar, Goodnight Moon, Curious George. 
How cute and innovative are these favors? Afterwards like a lot of people do instead of throwing them away these favors you can reuse them.



Hope you like theme. Soon they will be available in our shop. Have you passed by our site lately? Check it out more to come. Malu Boutiques.

xo,

Maylene 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Operation Shower {Florida}

I know that we all live a very busy life but I would like to ask a favor of my family, friends, customers, and fans.
 I am honored to be participating in Operation Shower on May 6th & 7th in Jacksonville, Florida if you are not familiar with what they do, they put together AMAZING Baby Showers in different places through out the United States for military families who are expecting a new baby.
 Being an ARMY brat myself while my father was stationed in Mainz, Germany he was part of the Company A 2nd Battalion 28th Infantry 8th Division and I was born in Wiesbaden Air Force Hospital state side he was part of  Co.A 1st Battalion 503 Infantry 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in Fort Campbell, Kentucky so this for me really is a part of who I am.

While we all sit in our comfy houses and think that life is stressful and in a lot of cases it is we sometimes don’t realize the sacrifice that these soldiers and their wives do, That they have made it their job to defend our freedom and our lives so that we can live and enjoy life here at home, so, that we can do parties and post them on the Internet, read blogs, and get ideas, that while we may be able to enjoy our pregnancies and plan baby showers these ladies are alone holding down the fort and for that deserve our loyalty, our undying gratitude and most of all our donations to show our support.

They need to that their sacrifice is appreciated.

If you would like to mail some baby goodie for me to take when I go, you can email me at Maluboutiques@yahoo.com  

So please help us become a fan on facebook 

You can also go to their page directly and DONATE!!!!!!!!!!! 



Thank you!!!

xo,
Maylene 






Monday, February 27, 2012

Nautical Baby Shower

 
Having the opportunity to design different and unique invitations is
what I enjoy most. When I first heard this theme, my brain went
into over load. I really enjoyed designing the whole event, from the
invitations to the decor. The invitation sets the style and mood for
the event and this shower was sure to be elegant.
 
The invitations were designed in a classic yellow and blue.




When guests arrived, they cut a string to guess what size the
Mommy's belly was. This is one of my favorite games. 


This is the entrance to the shower. The parents wanted something a
little different for the favor boxes so we designed little sail boats
and they loved it! Each one was filled with white life saver mints.
Aren't they darling?

Here is an up close picture of the tables settings.
We placed a fishing net in the middle of the table as a table runner.
Tied it with jupe rope on the ends and placed shells on the top of the
fish net. The large glass vases were filled with sand and branches.
Each guest had a sail boat.


Here are a few pictures of the food display. We also filled some of
the apothecary jars with sand and shells. Apothecary jars aren't
always for candy. You can always find something to fill them with.



 
This was the dessert table display which included a sail boat theme
cake, cupcakes, vanilla pudding, strawberries stuffed with
cheesecakes filling, cookies, chocolate covered marshmallows, and
chocolate covered donuts. Sounds yummy right?


I love how our JELL-O sail boats came out.


Here are some of the desserts! The chocolate covered marshmallow
display we designed.


Thank you to some of our vendors.
 
Invitation and styling - Malu Boutiques 
Food labels - Crazy For Design 
Cake and Cupcakes - Cakes by Jeanette 
Cookies - Sweet Dough


Hope this Nautical Shower inspired you. Have a nautical shower
that you would like for us to share send it to
 
xo,
Maylene
Our banners are always different. How cute is that cake topper? It
matched perfect with the cake.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Miranda's Sweet Shop

While planning our "Sweet Shop" party we had so much fun. Working with Miranda's mom was easy and fun, Miranda and my son go to school together. We chat every morning. So when she asked us to help her with her daughter's party, we stepped up to the challenge. We immediately started brainstorming with all the little details that can be done.
We were so excited and could not wait.


The party day came and it was so windy. The day was beautiful, but very windy! Setting up was a challenge.  


This was candy station. Talk about a sugar rush huh?!
Let's break it down as to what candy's we had.

Candy Hearts and Mint Thank you treats.

 



Rainbow Nerd and Rock Candy.

I LOVE the rainbow nerds.
Yummy!


Sour worms and gummy fish


Chocolatete covered sixlets


Marshmallow Cupcake Pops



Are you having a tooth ache yet? Well there's more. Of course we had to have Misha's Cupcakes. The flavor was Vanilla, Chocolate, Red Velvet, Cookie Dough, Guava and an extra large Cupcake for the birthday girl. One of my faves is the guava.
They are just delish have you tried one yet?



When designing our banners we try to make each banner different for everyone. That's why when designing this banner I had a blast. I spelled out her name with lollipops .
I fell in love with the banner.

Do you like it?


The backdrop was purchased at Home Goods. I found it darling and perfect for the party.



We made topiaries made from cupcake liners.  They were Pink, Green, and Yellow. Along with a sign beside them saying sweet treats. Take a look.



Each guest received a gumball machine as their "Thank you for coming."
There's was a large gum ball machine during the party for guest to enjoy.





Hope you had a wonderful birthday Miranda. Reyna thank you for letting us be a part of your daughter's special day.


Hope our Sweet Shop party has inspired you for your next event.

xo,
Maylene




Monday, January 30, 2012

Me and My Dolls Line

Welcome ....... to our Me and My Doll Line!

My daughter loves the whole idea of being a princess. One day she had asked me to make her crowns for her and her dolls.
I thought what a cute idea right?
I made them and thought to myself why not start making them for other little girls and their dolls.  
This is just the beginning. I made these very plain. My daughter's favorite color is pink so we did pink.  They are sold plain with your choice of colors and are tied with ribbon in the back.  
If you would like for us to embellish them just tell us what you are looking for and we will give you a quote.

Take a look at my model. Her and her dolls


Even Ariel has a crown.



Go and check it out on Etsy.

Let me know what you think.

xo,

Maylene

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Candyland {Sneak Peek}

We have a few new things headed your way. Can't wait to share some from a Candyland themed party we have today. She's going to be one surprised little girl. Candy sticks, Lollipops, and Gumballs galore........
Happy Planning!!!
xo,
Maylene
 
 

Friday, December 30, 2011

NewYear Resolutions and Free Printables




As the year comes to an end most of us find ourselves making our year end resolutions list, the things we want to acquire, the pounds we want to loose, the places we want to go, how organized we are going to get and where we would like to be by the end of the following year. RIGHT!. Then half way through the year cause we live in such a fast paced world we get disappointed.  We have not been able to accomplish some of the things on our expectations list, well this year I have decided to do it differently. I have made a list of the things I did do this past year as small as they may be and be grateful for them. As for the coming year I hope to enjoy everything I have right now cause more is not necessarily better. Just think whatever you’ve got right now even if you think its bad it can always be worst so I believe if you love, enjoy, and are grateful for what you have now. Everything else that you accomplish big or small even if its nothing is just icing on the cake. I laugh cause my mom who is a very silly person by the way, I would ask her how are you? She always responds if I am here talking to you I am ahead of the game. 

Thank you for a wonderful year, I wish you the best for the next and hope you continue to follow.

I leave you with a poem that my mom gave me a long time ago. She has been reading it for years, she keeps it on her computer desk and she also read it every morning while she drinks her coffee. Due to morning schedule I read it at night. Sorry if it’s a bit wrinkled I hope you enjoy it.  Below you will also find FREE printables from Paper and Pigtails.

Enjoy!!

Xo,

Maylene



Again sorry for the wrinkle paper. (Very old)