Bright & Merry Holiday Party {Another Happy Customer}

These pictures were submitted by the wonderful Holly at Paisley Petals Events. This is actually the second time I have had the honor of working with her, she is an absolute delight and extremely talented! She designed this party for her daughter and her friends to come over and decorate graham cracker gingerbread houses. Using our Holiday Sweet party Collection she created one stunning party. For more details on Holly’s Gingerbread House Decorating Party head over to her website

Colorful Christmas Party

Polka dot cups & favor bags – Shop Sweet Lulu

Have a great day, Thanks! Cathy C.

Please Welcome….Monica to the 505 Design+Paperie Team

Over the last year I’ve had the pleasure of working with some amazingly creative people who have the most unbelievable parties. I have been promising these wonderful ladies that I would share their party photos – and I have yet to do so.

Well, the time has come to expand my business and I could not think of a better person to work with then my dear friend Monica at Andary Studio. She will now be in charge of all the photo editing for your party submissions – I’m giving her the fancy title of Chief Photo Editor for 505 Design+Paperie;-)

Monica, does an amazing job of capturing beautiful images. She will be cleaning up all the photos and getting them ready for the website.  We have quite the line up of parties, from an Engagement Party in Brazil to a Baseball party from a customer right in my backyard (literally less than a mile away and she had no clue when she place the order).

 If you live in the Metro Detroit Area and are interested in a photographer – you will not be disappointed. Stop by and vistit her on Facebook

Our first feature starts tomorrow, see you then! Cathy C.

Let’s Play Ball

Wow, what a month! I can’t believe it has been nearly 3 weeks since I have posted. Custom orders and my Niece’s 1st Birthday have kept me super busy these past couple of weeks (plus the kiddies and the hubby and the day job).

Last weekend was my sweet little Niece’s party and it was amazing. My sister-in-law did a fabulous job with everything and I can’t wait to share all the pictures. I am working hard at editing them and getting the Chocolate Factory listing up in the shop.

At the party a friend ask if I had any ideas for her son’s baseball themed first birthday party, of coarse I do! She really liked the customized banner and food labels so we came up with this.

The baseball themed banner will be available at the end of next week along with 4 other new party designs!

Barbie Doll Inspired Birthday Party Theme

I have been fairly busy with custom orders lately and I can’t wait to share all of them.
First up is an adorable Barbie Inspired Birthday theme that I created for a wonderful friend. Her daughter is turning 5 at the end of the month and she is having the local bakery make her the traditional “Barbie in a Cake”.
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Barbie and I go way back (well, not that far back since I believe I played with Barbie’s until I was 12…maybe 13). I started with a version of the Barbie face silhouette and added items from there. Originally I was thinking the traditional pink and black, but since it’s spring time my friend suggested adding yellow and other bright colors. Here are some of the items, I am so happy with how it turned out.
The Barbie theme will be available mid April 2011 (right after I finish up the Chocolate Factory theme). However, if you are interested in your own Barbie theme party before then contact me and I can set up a custom listing for you in Etsy.
Thanks for visiting!

Willy Wonka Inspiration: Chocolate Factory Birthday Theme

My favorite sister-in-law and I will be working our little booties off creating an adorable party centered around Charlie & The Chocolate Factory for my Niece’s First Birthday. From the moment she told me her theme idea the wheels started turning; chocolate fountains, candy, Oompa-Loompas’ and a whole lot of other chocolaty goodness!
Here’s a little sneak peak at the invites I created.
This invitation and other Chocolate Factory Themed Birthday Party Printables will be available in my Etsy Shop sometime Mid April 2011. If you are interested in your own Chocolate Factory Printables before then please contact me.
Thanks for visiting my blog and good luck creating your own wonderful parties!

Cathy C.

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Ugly Doll Birthday Party

I am so excited to share this amazing party. About a month ago I was contacted by a friend from high school to create party printables for her son’s first birthday. She decided on an Ugly Doll themed party and together we came up with this. She did an amazing job tying everything together, she even had an Ugly Doll factory where the little ones could go to create their own dolls, adorable!

Smash Cake & Cupcake Tower created with Cupcake Toppers
Green, Blue & Orange Candy Bar Creating using Food Labels
Centerpiece Circle with Pattern Paper Backers
Letter Panel Birthday Banner & Triangle Banner Created Using Pattern Paper
Triangle Banner Created Using Pattern Paper
Snacks to match the Green & Orange Theme (So Creative!)
Smash Cake with Ugly Doll Figurine
Ugly Cookies with Printable Thank You Tags
Ugly Dolls the Kids Could Create
Ugly Doll Cookies
If you are interested in throwing your own monster themed party,
check out our Etsy site for the Silly Little Monster Collection.

Thanks for visiting my site, Cathy C.

Please Mind the Gap

Anyone who has traveled the London Underground is well aware of the “Mind the Gap” sign and public address as you enter the station platform.  I thought it would be well suited right about here since I’m in the midst of……something…..I’m not sure what to call it.  I don’t even know how to fully describe it, but I’m going to run with it for a while.

In my previous post labeled “My New Years Resolution” I listed a few things I would like to accomplish this year. I started on #1 and was doing great, then my best friend (lets just call her Barbie) informed me she was joining a gym and getting a trainer. Now what kind of friend would I be if I let her do this on her own? (Plus the thought of standing next to “fitness Barbie” this summer – ummm yeah, I’ll join with you!). Over a month later, I am down 10 pounds  – halfway there baby! 

This is where my “gap” comes in.  I am working my “real job”, taking care of my house and family, driving the big-little one to school, traveling most weekends with the kids, and exercising 5 days a week.  Plus I still try to plan play dates, have a date night every now and then, talk to my girl friends and work on custom orders. Phew.

I guess what I am trying to say is that I can’t do it all - right now - all at the same time.  From the moment I found out I was preggo (just over 4 years ago), I gave up everything and gave my kids every single ounce of me. My little one will be 2 this June and I feel it is time for me to do something for myself.

Call it a Pre-30-Awakening or a Mini-Mommy Melt Down, whatever it is I am going through, I like it.  I have turned a new page and realized I still need “me” time. 

Please mind the gaps in my posting while I work on me.  I am still here, I still LOVE creating party printables and I will continue to post new ideas and parties as they come. I just believe I need to get myself together before I start trying to get this company off the ground.

Here’s to achieving all of your goals this year!

Cathy C.
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Free Valentine’s Day Favor Tags

I love those adorable little heart shaped candies that seem to appear right around January, they just melt my heart (well the orange ones do at least).  When I was trying to come up with favor tag ideas for my daughters class, conversation hearts immediately came to mind.  Here is my take on the sweet holiday favorite.


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Monstrous Inspiration…Ugly Doll Birthday Party Ideas

A friend from high school recently contacted me to help her with her son’s first birthday.  I jumped for joy at another chance to create adorable party printables.  She decided on an Ugly Doll Birthday Theme and once I checked out there website, I was in love.  Fun bright colors, plush little dolls so ugly they were cute – perfect!

I put together this inspiration board to help with the theme.

Starting from the top left, here are the links:
I hope my ideas help you create your own moster or Ugly Doll themed party, good luck creating!
Cathy C.