How to Make Flower Stool

Maggie and I were ecstatic when Hostess with the Mostess featured my daughter’s Fairy Birthday a few weeks ago.  If you have not seen the full feature, check it out, here.  It is simply adorable! I styled the party using a lot of party supplies from our Fairy Collection and I also made some very easy yet darling DIYs like these Flower Stools I am showing you how to do today.

Flower StoolsTo make the Flower Pillows you will need:

  1. Silicone Glue Gun
  2. 10″ pillow inserts ( as many as you need )
  3. 3″ yellow Felt circles
  4. 15″ Baby Blue Felt Circles
  5. 6″ Baby Blue Felt Circles

Flower Pillows Guide

Flower Petals:  Cut five 8″, five 6″ and five 4″ Felt Petals.

Flower PetalsTo make the base stool, you will need:  A small round Waste Basket and Gold Spray Paint.

Waste Basket and Gold Spray PaintStep 1:  Spray the Waste Basket with gold spray paint and let it dry.

pillowStep 2:  Using your Silicon Gun glue the 15″ Felt Circle to the pillow insert by folding the fabric inward as shown above.

pillow blueStep 3:  Glue the 6″ Felt Circle to the Bottom of the Pillow.

Pillow Light BlueStep 4:  Glue the Petals on top of the covered pillow starting with the large 8″ Petals, then glue the 6″ Petals and finish with the 4″ Petals. Glue the yellow 3″ Felt Circle to the center of the Flower Pillow for the perfect final touch.

Last Step:  Glue the Flower Pillow to the gold Waste Basket and Voila!!  A very girlie and pretty Flower Stool!!!

pretty Flower StoolAren’t these Flower Stools adorable yet easy to make?

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Gender Reveal Baby Shower Ideas

The element of surprise in Gender Reveal Baby Showers just makes the celebration more memorable and fun. Today we are showing you some great ideas for throwing a Gender Reveal Baby Shower.

Boy or Girl?First things first: Pick a Theme.  You can either choose the traditional yet adorable Pink and Blue Theme or go for a more unique “What Will it bee?”  Baby Shower.  No matter which direction you take when it comes to choosing the Baby Shower Theme, it is important to have the right Party Supplies.  Here are a few of our Favorite Baby Shower Supplies from the Via Blossom Shop.

Pink and Blue Baby Shower Theme

Pink and Blue Baby Shower Theme 1. Pink and Blue Polka Dot Flag Banners 2. Pink and Blue Giant Balloons   3. Pink and Blue Gingham Petite Cups  4. Pink and Blue Baby Shower Cupcake Toppers  5. Pink and Blue Petite Blossom Cups  6. Pink and Blue Baby Booties Party Favors  7. Pink and Blues Paper Straws  8. Pink and Blue Onesie Party Favors

“What will it Bee?”  Baby Shower Theme

"What will it Bee?"  Baby Shower Theme

1. Yellow and Black Paper Fans 2. Bumble Bee Favor Box  3. Black Striped Straws  4. Yellow and Black Candy Wrapping Paper  5.  Cupcake Toppers  6. Black Cupcake Wrappers  7. Cupcake Stand  8. Yellow Petite Cups  9. Petite Blossom Cups  10. Bumble Bee Picks  11.  Bumble Bee Bowl

The big Reveal is the awaited moment of the Baby Shower.  We have compiled some fun Gender Reveal ideas you can incorporate to your Party.

Gender Reveal ideas

1- Gender Reveal Cake Pops:  Add a few drops of food coloring (either Pink or Blue) to the cake mix when preparing your Cake Pops.  Offer one Cake Pop to each guest and have them take a bite all at the same time to reveal the gender.

2- Surprise Cake:  I  love the idea of filling a cake with Candy.  It is definitely an unexpected way to reveal  the baby’s gender.

3- Gender Reveal Cake:  A classic way to  reveal the baby’s gender is to simply use either Pink or Blue frosting between the cake layers.

4- It’s a Girl Piñata and It’s a Boy Piñata:   Fill the winning piñata with Tissue Paper Garlands and mini Balloons.

5- Lips or Mustaches?:  Have your guests choose between Pink Lips or Mustaches and see which team wins.  These are also great props for your Baby Shower photo booth!!

6- Gender Reveal Piñata:  Filled it with Pink or Blue Confetti and candy.

7-  Silly String Cans:  How about giving each guest a can of silly string!!  Crazy but Fun!!

8- Personalized Fortune Cookies:   Personalize your Fortune Cookies by creating It’s a Girl or It’s Boy Messages!!  We love this idea!

9- Blue or Pink Frosting Filled Cupcakes:  This one is a classic gender reveal idea but we could not leave it out.

10- Gender Reveal Box:  Fill a large Box with helium balloons representing the gender of the Baby.

Our favorite Gender Reveal Baby Showers:

Royal Baby Shower Dessert TableThis Royal Pink and Blue Party Theme featured on Project Nursery is perfect for a Gender Reveal Party.

Royal Pink and Blue Party ThemeWe love this “What will it Bee?”  Baby  Shower styled by Kelli of KLM Events.   We actually featured the whole Party on the Blog, here.   She made yellow Cake Pop Flowers using Petite Blossom Cups from Via Blossom.   So Pretty!!

We hope you are filling inspired to throw a Gender Reveal Baby Shower for a loved one.  We’d love to hear your ideas!

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Scrumptious Tea Party

Today we are sharing photos of my niece’s Gaby Tea Party.  It is filled with Maggie’s darling details  with a vintage touch.  Gaby will sure cherish this beautiful afternoon for years to come. Hopefully this post will help to show you how to plan a girls tea party event.

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Little Ladybug Party Theme

Ladybug Parties are a classic yet very popular party theme for little girls’ birthday parties and Baby Girl Baby Showers.  It is one of our all-time favorite themes because of the adorable details involved and all the red polka dot cuteness.  Today, I am reposting a LadyBug Party that Maggy and I Styled, which was featured on the amazing Amy Atlas Blog .  This party is dear to our hearts because it is the first party we styled together using Ladybug Party Supplies from the Via Blossom Shop.


We were inspired by the natural beauty of the scenery and kept the decor fun and fresh thanks to our selection of woodsy props to display our delicious treats.

Our sweet treats included coconut macaroon chocolate cupcakes, chocolate truffles, vanilla bean cupcakes, brownie cake pops and almond snow ball cookies.

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Floral Fiesta Party

We are so excited to share our newest Party Theme:  Floral Fiesta!  It’s all about sharing and celebrating summer time with friends and loved ones.  What I love the most about this new collection is that it is so versatile; it is perfect for adult parties, bridal showers, baby showers but also girl parties.  The floral pattern  is so vibrant and the Mexican Fiesta Banner adds a delicate festive touch to the whole collection.

Floral-Fiesta-party-theme Floral Fiesta Banner, Mexican Fiesta Banner, Floral Fiesta Plates, Floral Fiesta Napkins, Mini Margarita Glass, Parasols Picks, Mason Jar Daisy Lid, Treat Holders

Make sure you stop by the Shop and check out our super festive party theme, here.

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A Maine Inspired Nautical Brunch

I hope you enjoyed the Guide to Planning a Nautical Party that we recently posted.   Today we’re sharing photos of a Nautical Brunch that we styled last summer and that was featured in two of our go to party and entertaining blogs:  Pizzazzerie and Swanky Chic Fete.  This brunch was a celebration of the many years I lived in Maine and the memories I have of summer days spent strolling around picturesque lobster fishing towns with my kids and hubby.

Nautical PartyThe focal point of the table was a gorgeous Sail Boat placed on a Vanilla- Raspberry Cake. I framed it by hanging a yellow Flag Banner that added a pop of color to the red, blue and white tablescape. I used many props like a Fisherman figurine, a wooden anchor, life guards and lobster buoys that I had been collecting from antique shops or small gift shops to create a true nautical atmosphere.
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Nautical Party Planning Guide

Nautical Party Planning Guide

A Nautical Party is a Summer Classic!  It’s such a versatile theme, with so many possible variations.  No matter the size of your party, it is very important the pay close attention to detail  and use the right decor to create a unique atmosphere.  We put together this Nautical Party Planning Guide to help achieve an amazing party.

Nautical Party Theme

Tips for Planning a Nautical Party:

1- Hunt for nautical decor in Flea Markets or Antique Stores.  Look for sailboats, anchors, sailor knots, lighthouses, shells and old bottles.   It’s not only fun but also, you would be amazed by the treasures you could find at a fraction of the cost.


Nautical Party Decor

2- Choose a color scheme.  There are so many possible color combinations:   The traditional navy, red and white or you can add other colors like yellow, turquoise or orange for a unique touch.

3- The right nautical party supplies can help you create the  atmosphere you are aiming for.  Flag Banners are wonderful because they create the illusion of a sailboat.  Mason Jars are perfect for serving fresh drinks.  Our Sail Boat Petite Cups and our Tri-Color Petite Blossom Cups are an adorable way to add a unique touch to your nautical theme.  Food presentation is key:  Wooden berry baskets, mini margarita glasses and deli baskets are a fun and easy way to display it.  Nautical-party-supplies-viablossom

1. Flag Banners  2. Tri-Color Petite Blossom Cups  3. Sailboats Petite Cups  4. Mason Jar Lids  5.Deli Baskets  6. Berry Baskets  7.  Cupcake Wrapper  8. Striped Straws  9. Mini Dessert Glasses 10. Wooden Spoons

Nautical-Party-Food-Ideas1. Crab Croissant  2. Hot Dog Sail Boat  3. Fish and Chips  4. Mini Quiche  5. Lobster Boil  6. Crab Cake Sliders  7. Lobster Roll

4-  Get creative with food by turning hot dogs into sail boats or croissants into crabs!  A backyard lobster Boil would never disappoint, especially if you have adult guests.  Having lived in Maine for about 10 years I had to include my very favorite: Lobster Rolls!  Fish and Chips and Crab Cake Sliders are also a great way to tie the theme.  Using Flag Picks to decorate the food is such an easy way to add a nautical touch to any food.

Nautical Party Dessert Ideas

1. Watermelon Basket 2.Nautical Cake Pops 3. Mason Jar with Life Saver Stirrers 4. Sailboat Popsicle Mold  5. Cake pops arrangements with Petite Blossom Cups  6. Starfish hard candy pop 7. Drink dispenser  8.Lobster Lollipops 9. Sea Life Cookies  10. Sailor Cupcake

5-  Desserts and refreshments:  Shaping fruit like sea creatures is simply genius!   Turning traditional Cake Pops into Sail Boats is such a creative yet easy idea.  I also love how a Mini Donut can become a life saver!  A Cake Pop Floral arrangement with nautical colors will sure make a beautiful and fun centerpiece.  Starfish and lobster lollipops are always a hit among the children.  These decorated cookies and this sailor fondant cupcake topper are just adorable!

Our favorite Nautical Parties:

Sailer-party-party-wagonSource:  The Party Wagon

Nautical PartySource:  Via Blossom and Pizzazzerie

Ahoy,-Baby! Nautical Baby Shower partySource: HWTM

Pretty-Whale-PartySource:  HWTM

I sure hope our Nautical party planning Guide gave you enough inspiration to throw a memorable party this summer!

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Flamingo Party Inspiration

There’s no question that Flamingo Pool Parties will be all the rage this summer!  What girl doesn’t love Flamingos?  Certainly, because they’re pink but also because they’re so stylish and fun!  Maggie put together this ultra cute Flamingo Party inspiration board with must have summer party supplies.


1-  Paper Fans:  They’re a great and easy way to create a festive back-splash.

2- Flamingo Party Straws:  Don’t you love these cuties!!!  Ideal for sipping pink lemonade by the Pool.  They go so well with our Glass Milk Bottles.

3- Polka Dot Balloons:  They add an instant pop of color and pattern to the party.

4- Tableware:  Our new line of striped paper plates, cups and napkins look adorable when paired with the Pink Flamingo decor.

5- Flamingo Goblet:  So cute!!!  Coming soon to Via Blossom!

6- Mini Flamingo Yard Decoration:  They’re so perfect for creating floral centerpieces!

7- Candy Wrapped Paper:  Perfect for achieving the desired color palette.

8- Palm Tree Food Pick:  They add a touch of Palm Beach Chic to your Party Food!  Coming soon to the Shop!

9- Dot and Stripes Black and White Petite Cups:  Ideal for displaying delicious mini desserts.

10- Flamingo Candles:  Simply adorable!

11- Polka Dot Cupcake Stand, Cupcake Wrapper and Flag Picks: Pretty Cupcake presentation!

Are you feeling inspired?  Our Flamingo Party Theme has even more ideas and decorations for a fabulous summer party.

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Garden Tea Party

We are so excited to be featured at The Party-Wagon today!  Lydia of The Party-Wagon has an exquisite taste for party decor and a keen eye for detail.  So, what an honor she is sharing my niece’s, Gaby, Garden Tea Party in her lovely blog.

110If you need inspiration for a Garden Party look no further.  Just make sure you visit The Party Wagon to check out all the adorable party details and ideas, here.

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Mickey Mouse Party Feature

Today, we are sharing a submission from Rosanna, who recently celebrated her precious daughter’s 2nd Birthday.  Little Rebeca is crazy about Mickey, so red, yellow, black and lots of polka dots were an important part of the adorable decor.
4We loved the Mickey Mouse Cake; it is so fun and cute!  We also liked Rosanna’s DIY Happy Birthday sign as the focal point of the table.

3Our French Square Milk Bottles were turned into adorable party favors!

1Our red and black Cupcake Wrappers completed the party theme.

9These super cute Mickey arrangements were created by using our red and black polka dot Bowls!




5Party Supplies used for Rebeca’s 2nd Birthday available at Via Blossom:

French Square Plastic Bottles

Red and black Cupcake Wrappers

Red and Black Bowl

Polka Dot Balloons

Paper Straws

Tissue Paper Fans

Great Job Rosanna!  Thanks for sharing your lovely pics!

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