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May The 4th Be With You

posted May 4, 2022, 6:31 PM by krissy gillette   [ updated May 4, 2022, 6:36 PM ]

May The "Fourth" Be With You!!
Our kids grew up loving Star Wars, so what else could I do but have a party for the premier of the final movie. 
  What better day than today to look back and remember.  

  First it had to be a black and white theme - what else! :) 
 Then I started looking around the house for anything Star Wars!

I actually had a lot of fun going through drawers and closets putting things together.
Gracious we had way more than I ever thought!

You cannot have a party without Darth Vader!  Everyone wanted a picture with him lol! He was huge!
My nephew had the best outfit!

My attempt of turning the hallway into a light speed galaxy.  While it was really hard to photograph it was fun to walk through! 

I am all about a signature drink when I host a party.  Vader-tini anyone?

It was really important to me to keep the spirit of fun even with the food!  
I was on a roll with some of these tags! lol  Even the ice was part of the theme! 
Once again I incorporated rings into my cupcakes!  I have shared this before.  Everybody loves them, don't ask me why
 but they are always a hit!  A fun party keepsake plus they're a easy and fast way to decorate a cupcake! 
At one point I had to climb up into the attic and dig out all of my boys treasures.  Yes, every room
 had to have something Star Wars!  Did I tell you my boys now are in their 30's now?  Lol 

Sometimes you just go with the flow.  Who has Yoda on their back?
A game we just made up and it was hilarious.  If you said the word you had to wear Yoda on your back!  
Come to the dark side ...... we have cookies.... 
There was no time to make a cake for this party.  So what better than Wookie Cookies!!
We would all be heading to the movies, I thought  cookies to go would be the best for everyone! 
I am always amazed how the simplest things are always a hit at a party.  
These mask I found at all places - the dollar store.  Worn by everyone!  This party literally had to be put
together rather quickly.  It was just a week before Christmas!  I wanted it to be special as it was the last movie - yet the
time of  year everyone was so busy.  I knew it just had to be something stress free yet a time we could get together
 for a quick bite and drink before the show.  
Parties are what you put into them, your love of fun and family.  This is what makes 
memories last forever.  We still talk about this party and who wore Yoda the most! :)
Party ON!

He Asked She Said Yes!

posted Oct 24, 2021, 4:59 PM by krissy gillette   [ updated Oct 25, 2021, 7:50 AM ]
A beautiful rustic country engagement dinner party
 to celebrate "he asked and she said yes"!
  Autumn is my favorite time of year and I think the perfect time to celebrate an engagement party, 
especially if you love a country rustic theme!

To keep everything bright and cheerful we went all out with a sunshine yellow theme.
Instead of traditional favors I created a farmers market table.  Baskets filled with miniature mason jars with an
 assortment of homemade marmalade, candy and local honey;  all in keeping with our yellow theme!  Guests had so much fun
 going through the baskets picking out what they wanted!  LOL  there was nothing left!!
With a small space to work with we were able to fit 22 people with room to spare!
Adding white silk chair covers and large white flowers gave the party elegance and the wow factor to the room!
It never ceases to amaze me how guests go nuts over a little plastic ring! Every engagement party I create I suggest these!  
 So much fun, these faux diamond rings cost pennies and add fun to a cupcake!  Honestly even the men join in the fun! Too funny!  
Remember to use a variety of texture and pattern when having a rustic theme.    From baskets, hay bales,
 pumpkins and leaves to vintage wine bottles and glass, look first to what you have around you before you purchase.
No party is complete something memorable.  Rather than make a cake I decided to go with engagement ring cookies!  
Each bag held a decorated silver diamond ring with two miniature heart cookies.  Truly so much fun to make! 

Picking a party theme can be as easy as choosing a color - so remember do not fret if you do not have a "theme"
just pick your favorite color or your favorite dish and plan your entire party around that!  You will be amazed how quickly you will find
more and more items that will fall into place to carry out your party design.   
Party ON!

Sendoff To The Graduate

posted Jun 12, 2018, 12:52 PM by krissy gillette   [ updated Jun 8, 2022, 12:21 PM ]

 Send off to the graduate!  
This cake was the perfect way to end the evening celebration.

  June is a time to celebrate so many things.  With Father's Day approaching and Fourth of July
 just around the corner, it was the perfect time for this graduation party! 

Easier to make than you think, it is just a matter of blending 3 colors of cake batter 
 for the cupcakes 
and then piping together 3 colors of buttercream frosting. 

It may have been a tad time consuming to make the individual batches
but in the long run well worth the "wow" factor!  

Now on the other hand.... lol the cake was a bit more of a challenge for me because of the weather.  
Unexpectedly we had a heatwave!  I had to work quickly and yes I once again 
had to become creative with my design to hide any "goofs" that occurred. 
Fondant loves to tear when it becomes too soft. But all in all I was happy with the final results. 

I always try and make my food or candy labels part of the party fun! 

The best part of a party like this is finding what you have around the house before buying anything!
We got the entire family involved, it was so much fun seeing it all come together.

The "best" parties are the ones that make you smile when you think back on them. 

You don't have to spend an enormous amount of money but you 
do need  to be  organized.  Plan ahead, make your lists and prioritize
the things that are the most  important to you; do those things first and check  
them off.  If you have time then  try to add  something else, otherwise let it go.  
This way you are guaranteed  to enjoy  your party with everyone else.  
Party ON!

ohhhhilovethat wins 5th place!

posted Feb 15, 2018, 10:52 AM by krissy gillette   [ updated Feb 15, 2018, 10:53 AM ]

Just one year from launching our site, ohhhhilovethat 
wins 5th place in the Zazzle November Referral Contest!

Say It With Socks!

posted Jan 3, 2018, 4:07 PM by krissy gillette   [ updated Oct 24, 2021, 4:55 PM ]

ohhhhilovethat Gift Ideas Make Zazzle Editors' Pick! Shop All Over The World.
No Cold Feet, Groom Socks and More!  
Say it with love!  The perfect gift to give at the rehearsal dinner, 
the groom or bridal party will love receiving these socks from you.
Tableware for your engagement party and fun gift ideas for the bride or mother to be!
Perfect for someone special; personalized lip balms, fleece blankets and stickers to celebrate the holidays.  

Ohhhh Boy! Party For Daddy

posted Nov 5, 2017, 12:17 PM by krissy gillette   [ updated Jul 7, 2018, 10:33 AM ]


Ohhhh Boy!! A party for the Dad-to-Be
It's A Boy!
 Not only fun but a simple and easy office party to celebrate the new father.

 These stickers not only fun to make but easy to use.  

A funny way to serve cream for coffee, but keeping it fun!  

After relabeling these bottles, getting them back onto the plastic handles was tricky, 
but made for a better presentation.   First glance,  second glance, still third 
glance it took before anyone realized these labels were not just ordinary!  ;)

These labels took some time but were fun to make. 
It is important to always have fun with your 
party theme and to make one special thing.  It is that extra touch that makes it fun for everyone.  
I found out that almost 2 years later, this "dad" sill has one of these unopened bottles as a keepsake! 

No party is complete without a candy bar!  Everything went into mason jars. 
Simply remove the top covers for easy access.
 Makes for easy transportation and is perfect for parties with limited table space.   

I learn with each cake I make.  Spending time on research before you begin is important.
You can use other things besides cake when decorating. 
 The  bottle is  made of rice cereal and marshmallows,  then covered with fondant.  Easy and fun! 

As I remember fondly about this party I am reminded that each party is unique and different.  
Some parties will be extravagant and others simple and small.  Even a small party can be just as fabulous as a huge one.  
With this I look back and realize this is our one year anniversary here at ohhhhilovethat.  
 I want to thank all my patrons from all over the world.  It is my wish for you when visiting our site, 
you have and will continue to be inspired to have a fabulous party, whether large or small and 
to remember to keep it simple,  fun and most importantly make it your own!  
Cheers to another year!!
Party ON!

He Popped The Question

posted Aug 10, 2017, 2:10 PM by krissy gillette   [ updated Feb 14, 2018, 1:32 PM ]

Turn a beautiful photo into something really fabulous just by playing with color! 
It is hard to believe that it has been two years since I was asked to help
 with this engagement party and now this sweet couple is newly married!  

He Popped the Question and She Said Yes!
Diamonds &  polka-dots made this theme truly sparkle and pop!  

Party favors make a great presentation when grouped together in baskets or tins. 

Every party I love to make miniature banners, each with it's own special expressions of love.
These can be used in so many different ways and help add special detail to your party. 

The groom gave vintage bottle openers to his groomsmen,  I found fabulous
 fabric and made custom tags and bottle bags to complete the presentation. 

The bride-to-be asked for special paper bags for her gifts. 
They make a wonderful  display and tuck beautifully inside a basket.   

At the end of the evening everyone took a message in a bottle
and read to the happy couple their message of good wishes. 

Another easy and fun give-away are magnets.  Everyone always loves them!  
Trust me you wont have any left over! 

Of course no party is complete without popcorn!  

Another fun way to showcase your theme is with paper lanterns.  Made with velum paper
they transform your glass candle containers to glow your special message. 
Hershey kisses with your special sayings can be easily made
and add a special touch to your party!  

Each party I learn a little more about cake decorating! 
This cake allowed me to hide my mistakes with another polka-dot! ;)

Each party is a adventure, don't sweat the stuff you cannot control
but rather expand on what you can and make the day fabulous!
Party ON!

Bride-to-Be Lingerie Shower

posted Mar 10, 2017, 5:35 AM by krissy gillette   [ updated Mar 10, 2017, 7:51 AM ]

These fun and sassy invitations came inside their own corset envelope. 

Another bridal shower for this Bride-to-Be, small and intimate! ;) 

 We used lots of hot pink, kisses and sparkle to fit our lingerie shower theme.
This invitation is so much fun, just click on it or
email me to find out how you can make it your own.

Easier to make than you think, you just need a good quality drill bit and a steady hand.
These lip straws made them extra fun! 

A play on words.....will make your thank you more memorable.

A sneak peak of the take home goodie bag.

Personalizing your table décor' is key to making it special.
  This something "old" makes the table sweeter and will be passed onto the next generation.

Having "fun" is also a must at any party!  These little shoe ornaments add
 sparkle to the dining room chandelier and make a great accent to the table centerpiece.

Attention to detail, these added sparkle to every room, what fun!   

Sweets for the sweetheart.

I couldn't resist, being a Barbie lover I always have to sneak somewhere in.  ;)  

Each party is special because you make it that way.  Each party is memorable because it is a reflection of you!
Party ON!

Mrs. Lips Collection - As Seen on NBC Today Show

posted Dec 30, 2016, 2:29 PM by krissy gillette   [ updated Mar 10, 2017, 7:44 AM ]

Zazzle's Bride leggings are the perfect attire to wear any time, perfect for lounging, running errands  
or to wear while working out. Get your Bride on ... As seen on NBC's Today Show 
20% off with .... Mrs. Lips Collection Leggings. $63.30 ... I'm Engaged Collection Leggings. $63.30. 

I am soo very honored to have two of my favorite collections 
as a part of the NBC's feature Bride Leggings &Tights!
Party ON!

Gatsby Collection Glimmers

posted Nov 17, 2016, 5:21 PM by krissy gillette   [ updated Mar 10, 2017, 6:36 AM ]

 What a fabulous surprise to see one of my newest wedding collections featured on

This lovely wedding invitation is part of a traditional art deco black and gold theme 
that also includes a save the date, rsvp and reception card.     
The Gatsby Gold collection offers more of a modern twist to the famous Gatsby theme. 
It as well includes matching save the date, invitation, rsvp and reception card.

These beautiful invitations were inspired by my one of my dearest friends,
who always lives life with laughter, passion and fun! 
Party On!

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