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Sendoff To The Graduate

posted Jun 12, 2018, 12:52 PM by krissy gillette   [ updated Jun 12, 2018, 1:08 PM ]

 Sendoff to the graduate!  
This cake made for 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, I think back to this fun graduation party theme.

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

It may have been a tad time consuming to make those 3 batches
but I say it brings in the "wow" factor, so it is worth it! 

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 Sep 9, 2020, 4:59 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!

Breakfast at Tiffany's Bridal Shower

posted Nov 12, 2016, 10:31 AM by krissy gillette   [ updated Nov 13, 2016, 9:37 AM ]

Fabulous little invitations tucked safely inside these shopping bag pockets which carried the BRIDE & Co theme!

Who says you cannot have candy for breakfast?

Every party deserves a little sparkle!  Gifts for the Brides company.
Every party needs a little sparkle, gifts for the company.

Classic Tiffany's blue champagne cocktail
 given to each guest when they arrive.

Don't forget to wear your pearls!  These bubblegum
 necklaces were my favorite thing I made for this party.

To make your candy table pop keep in theme with
your party.  There is no end to your imagination.

Audrey of my collection adds a special touch to the table.

This side of the table offers more serious treats.

Tiaras not only support the theme but decorate these yummy cupcakes.

Every party needs a cake, it makes the best focal point for your table. 

Bride & Co theme magnets, fun and fabulous disappeared
quickly.  ;)  A fun way for your quests to remember the day.

A fabulous way to showcase the bridal party.  These little
frames held a picture of the bride and bridesmaids with nametag. 

For anyone wondering....yes we did have brunch!  :)

Have fun with your parties, try new things and adding
a touch of you will make it memorable for years to come!
Party On!

An engagment party for the groom & bride-to-be.

posted Jun 28, 2010, 11:15 PM by krissy gillette   [ updated Nov 13, 2016, 1:44 PM ]

These fabulous little invitations set the mood and theme for our daughter's engagement party.  

Engagement "Toasts" Fortune Cookies

Planning parties something that I love to do and one that was very special to me was planning
an engagement party for our daughter.  Wanting to do something different my husband and I made fortune
 cookies. Easier than you think these cookies were fun to make - maybe making the fortunes was  better!
You have to work fast to shape the cookies before they cool, so having the fortunes already to go is key.

A great trick is to use a bowl to shape the cookie.  With the fortune laying on top,
fold the cookie in half  then fold again around the edge of bowl.  Seam side up.

Keep a kitchen towel handy to allow cookies to cool completely before packaging.  

Each cookie had either a funny or sweet fortune for the loving couple.  I found heart bags and
wrapped each one individually.  Made ahead of time they stored perfectly in this container.

Rather than offering the traditional toasts, each guest had a glass of champagne and read
 their fortune to the groom and bride to be.  It was a fabulous way to bring everyone together at the end of the evening.

Keeping it easy I try to limit the amount of things that I make.  Good ratio is to purchase
 2 things to every 3 that I make.  This allows me to add a personal touch without
 spending too much time in the kitchen.  

Have fun with your theme and try to use what you already have.  Being
 creative with what you have on hand makes it fun for you and your guests.

With each cake I make, I learn by my mistakes.  I try to not get so hard
 on myself  when I make mistakes, there is always a way to hide your oops!

Who would have thought a $3.00 package of diamond rings would be
such a hit!  Everyone was wearing them by the end of the evening.

Diamond ring cookies were the perfect favor for guests to bring home.

 The best way to have a successful party is to make it your own.  Having a theme is a great way to start
and then brainstorm ideas.  Some ideas may have to be saved for the next party, keeping it fun
 but simple is important because you'll be able to enjoy the party as well!
Party on!!

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