Samuel Tiger’s Neighborhood

I think that since I get to help other people with their parties, I tend to be more conservative when planning my own. Lately, I’ve been keeping them very small, keeping the decorations to a minimum and just raid my craft bins rather than the shelves at the store – not even to save money, just to waste less!

This was definitely the case for my son, Sam’s, 1st birthday. We invited a few friends to join us for a family day of fun at the Dupage Children’s Museum in Naperville, Illinois, and I even made my own Daniel Tiger cake from scratch (which was a new -and very stressful- experience for me)!

My baby boy adores Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood which makes me exuberantly happy considering my own childhood love for Mr. Roger’s… I made a couple of small “Daniel” circles for the red paper fans I already had in my supplies and some scraps of fabric became a decorative swag for the highchair.

So here are a few pictures from Sam’s cute little party at the Museum. Not pictured, the disco ball in the party room, the magical bubble machine, and the parents’ Prince and Michael Jackson dance party.

Sam loving his birthday party…just a little bit.
My DIY Daniel Tiger Cake | Mini-Coloring Books and Crayon Rolls as Party Favors
The Party Star with his entourage
Daniel Tiger Party Decorations
Big Bro Leo loving the Bubble Machine
Fun-fuel so that we all could play all day






Ravinia Artisan Market

From the Grace & Lyric Artisan Market Pop-Up Shop!

Featuring hand made items and gifts from Infinite Warrior, Randellas, Pastiche Events, PAPERandPASTICHE, Yep, It’s Personal, Enchanted Greetings and MORE!

Saturday, November 15th, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM


Sunday, November 16th, 2014 11AM to 4PM

Held at Design Quartet of Ravinia

595 Roger Williams Drive in Highland Park, IL

No Entry Fee – Free Event

This is just a portion of what will be available for sale at this festive event. Click on any of the photos to be brought to the Grace & Lyric Artisan Market Facebook page.

Happy Holidays!

Festive Ornaments from Randellas   Infinate Warrior Yoga Inspired Jewelry
Infinite Warrior's exclusive holiday line

Kitschy Cupcake Toppers by PAPERandPASTICHE

Wine Country by

Santa Sparkle by

Pretty in Pink by

North Pole Sweets Shoppe by

Mid Century Reds by

Raffle Prize! Gift Basket valued at $500
Onesies by Randellas