Alison @ Just Add Confetti@justaddconfetti

Alison McKown-Graphic Designer, Content Creator, and Party Stylist at Just Add Confetti blog 💕 Sharing creative ideas that are attainable
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Alison @ Just Add Confetti

I chose a naked cake for the birthday cake at our little dino-mite celebration. 🦖🦕 I love the earthy, natural look of naked cakes and I think it worked so well with this theme. Our amazing and talented friends at @bellachristiez made the cake. I thought it was so pretty, clean and simple (and absolutely delicious!). The two smaller succulents are made of fondant and the larger succulent in the back is real. To fit with our dinosaur birthday party theme even more, I added crushed Oreos to the base of the cake as well as sprinkled finally crushed cookie crumbs on the top of the cake. Then, I added three small dinosaur fossils (that come in the dinosaur box from @kikiboxes ) to finish the look. The little fossil figurines are so fun! I also used them in a Dino Dig activity for this party too. My boys loved them!! 💙🧡💚


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Alison @ Just Add Confetti

All of the items and colors in the dinosaur box by @kikiboxes are so fun! I love the earthy shades of green paired with the blue and pops of orange and yellow. 💚🧡💙 The custom designed cookies at the party were made by @bellachristiez and could not have been a more perfect match to the plates! They were incredible and so delicious! 🦖🦕 Also, I just couldn’t resist designing the little “dig in” tags. I just love a good pun! 😂 Sometimes it’s the simplest little details that can really make your celebration original and stand out. You can put these little tags anywhere on the kids table where all the little party goers will be eating. But I really love the way they look stuck within the prongs of the wooden forks. You can grab these tags, as well as all of the other printables from this party, for free at the bottom of the blog post (direct link in my profile).


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Alison @ Just Add Confetti

My wild dino babes are roaring for ME today because it’s my birthday!!! 🎉 This mamasaurus is feeling so loved...showered with flowers, homemade cards, drawings, gifts and treats! ❤️ Doesn’t get much better than that! Wonderful day! #roarmeanshappybirthdayindinosaur


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We’re stomping into this week with a ROAR! 🦖🦕 So excited to share all of the details of our Dinosaur Party collaboration with @kikiboxes 🎉 The full party post is live on the blog now. Check out the link in my profile to see all the dino-mite fun! 💚💛🧡


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Alison @ Just Add Confetti

Happy Friday, friends! Our dino-mite collaboration with @kikiboxes will be stomping to the blog on Monday! Can’t wait to share all of the fun details...it’s a party of prehistoric proportions! 🦕🦖🦕🦖


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Alison @ Just Add Confetti

It’s Friday! We made it! 🎉 Even for being a short week this one was so BUSY! I can’t wait to share the fun projects I have in the works with all of you very soon! I’m SO excited about them! ❤️ But in the meantime, I hope you have the sweetest weekend, friends!!


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Alison @ Just Add Confetti

It’s been a little rough this morning getting back to reality after such a fun long, holiday weekend! 🍎 May your week be as fun as a sprinkle rimmed bottle and blowing bubbles in your milk until they overflow!


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Alison @ Just Add Confetti

Work Hard and Be Kind. ❤️ We have a few mottos that are repeated regularly in our house and this is definitely one of them so I knew I wanted to incorporate it into our little back to school celebration. After the festivities, I moved the corkboard and sign into our house and we currently have it hanging on the wall. I absolutely love it! If you would like to make a sign like this for your home be sure to grab the free printable at the link in my profile. 🍎✏️📚


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Alison @ Just Add Confetti

My greatest hope and passion with my business is that I can be a resource and serve as inspiration to help you to capture and celebrate special moments with your kids, family and friends. If I am able to do this—in my mind—I will have truly succeeded. ❤️ During our little family back-to-school celebration, both Sawyer and Easton completed their “first day of school interview” and also drew self-portraits of themselves on the first day of school. They had so much fun answering the questions and working on their drawings. At the start of every school year from now on we are going to have a family celebration and the boys can add an updated interview and drawing to their binders. I think it will be so fun to look back at the answers to their interview questions over the years and see how their interests, likes and dislikes have changed. Also, I already treasure their drawings and I know they will become even more precious in the years to come. Since the memory book is a simple three ring binder it will be easy to update over the years. Also I can easily add an additional “this is me on the first day of school page” and include their first day of school photos too. ✏️🍎 All of these printables are available for free on the blog. The link is in my profile. Capture those moments, mamas (and Dads too!)! Do it for you and them. When it comes right down to it, memories, traditions, family and friends are really the best parts of life! ❤️✏️📚


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Alison @ Just Add Confetti

What’s a back-to-school party without some treats! Milk and cookies are always a huge favorite around here but these adorable cookies from @givemiacookie took it to the next level! ✏️🍎📏🗒They were such a perfect addition to our little celebration!


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Alison @ Just Add Confetti

It is the official start to our back-to-school season over here! Sawyer will be starting kindergarten at our neighborhood elementary school and Easton will be in preschool for the very first time ever. To get even more excited for these new beginnings (and distract from any nervousness and anxiety, mostly from me—not them...😂) we decided to have a little back-to-school party and, in turn, start a new family tradition. 🍎📚✏️ It’s undeniable that my little guys are growing up (cue the mama tears!). So recently I’ve been trying to think of unique yet simple ways of capturing little “snapshots” of them now and in the years to come. After thinking about it for a little while, I came up with our School Memory Book keepsake idea...and a new family tradition was born! ❤️ I’m sharing all of the free printables from the party and also the School Memory Book pages (and fully editable and customizable cover!) at the link in my profile! ❤️ I hope you can use these printables to celebrate and create memories with your kids now and in the future!


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Alison @ Just Add Confetti

Happy Sunday, friends! I hope you are all having a great weekend. Played a little catch up this afternoon and I’m so excited to share some new back to school fun with you all tomorrow. 🍎📚✏️In the meantime, all of the personalized party printables from our Drive-in Movie party are now available in the Etsy shop. Cruise on over and take a look! 🚗🍿(See what I did there? Beep! Beep! 🚙😂) Enjoy the rest of your weekend!! ❤️


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