The date was getting closer and closer for my annual hosting of our women’s group.

This group, here in my village, meets once a month; it’s always a Saturday morning and is totally social i.e. no agenda at all. Someone volunteers to host it each month so it rotates throughout the year. Lots of coffee and tea and then whatever food the hostess wants to make or serve.

So…combine that with Tiny Prints contacting me a few months ago to see if we could work together on some kind of “event” and the result was some added pizzaz to this party!

Let’s go through the steps involved in planning and executing a girlfriends’
“Sunshine Spring Party.”

1.  Invitations

In my case, the guest list is totally managed by one person who does it every month. An email is sent to the guest list (over 100 women!) and the RSVP is sent to me/hostess email.
But, thanks to TinyPrints, I DID have some actual paper invitations which are colorful and on target. They also added IMG_5934_wm

2. Theme
My color is orange. You know I love it. Try to choose a color, or set of colors, and generally stay with them. I wouldn’t try to mix pastels with neutrals…that kind of thing.


These are the labels they sent me: perfect for name tags as well as food descriptions.



Here I put the small labels in my place card holders from Paris: worked very well!


3. Napkins, flatware, plates, mugs, glasses, serve ware.
Think about all of them and plan which to use, or what to buy. What do you already own?

I started with these cute watercolor napkins and tried to follow through with the look. My new green tin tray with the glasses for Prosecco worked nicely:



 4. Food
Very important! I borrowed an enormous coffee maker, then had a smaller one for decaf and then an electric tea kettle on the counter. I knew I wanted one real “statement” piece and in my case it was the fabulous Buttermilk Pound Cake you have all seen here recently. Needless to say, it was a hit!
I also made “Breakfast Omelet Muffins,” Chocolate Chip & Walnut Cookies, and had a huge assortment of cut up fruit with toothpicks.


These are the Breakfast Omelete Muffins: a huge hit!

 And here….ta da….. are the mugs that Tiny Prints sent me.
I uploaded my own photographs onto their template for an 11 oz. mug, they made the decal and mailed me five assorted mugs. How cool is that?


But then, to go with them, I made these decorated plates.


Stay tuned, and I will show you how to make them!

I have a short video which I will post later this week which will show you how to do this.
I’ll also have a slide show with all five mugs and coordinating plate designs.

See you soon!





I was given the stated products from Tiny Prints but all opinions in this post are mine. This is not an affiliate sponsored post.