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It’s graduation season again (they grow up so fast!). The class of 2013 will be walking across the stage & moving on to the next chapter in life. Graduate school, high school, college, conquerors of kindergarden, we congratulate you all!

Aside from figuring out what gifts to give, what should you wear to all these celebrations? Itty Bitty has a few looks to keep you feeling & (most importantly) looking cool in the summer heat. Take a peek at these outfit ideas for the graduation ceremony & after party. Whether you’re sitting in the crowd cheering on a family member or making an appearance while the party is in full swing, you’ll be sure to look fabulous.

Ceremony Look 1

After Party Look 1Ceremony Look 2

Look 4



-At the Ceremony: Always have a travel tissue pack on hand, you never know who or when the waterworks will hit.

-At the After Party: Disposable cameras are a great novelty. Pass it around! Let it leave your sight for a bit & see what develops.

You’ve seen our positively purdy Prom fashions, now take a gander at our Grad wear. Carson is looking classy in her cap & gown. She’s shared her high school graduation photo (in the white gown) & is showing her Appalachian State pride when she graduated from college. Kathleen picked a photo of her standing in front of Riley Art & Design Hall at the University of Notre Dame. And who could resist cap-tassel mustaches?!

Grad Collage

Happy Graduation!

~ Kathleen ~


Memorial Day: Bring Out The BBQ!

Memorial Day is just around the corner, and if you had a childhood like ours, it is basically the kick-off event to summer. Time to banish all those spring time sweaters and break out the flip-flops, sundresses and fire up the grill.

We love getting together with our LA friends right in our very own backyard and grilling up a tasty meal, followed by our favorite after dinner sweets! We’ve rounded up a few patriotic pieces that would be a delightful addition to any Memorial Day get together.

Patriotic Cake Pops!

Recipe for these patriotic gems here.

Patriotic Decor Pieces

Makoodle shows how easy it is to add a little red, white & blue to your home
using store bought beans (cost effective & adorable). Check out her designs here.

Outdoor S’mores Bar
Martie Knows Parties: Outdoor Smores Bar
Martie Knows Parties shares an entire list of how to create a
great outdoors S’mores bar – because you already had the grill out anyways!

And as always – a little gem of us hanging with our friends celebrating the great red, white & blue!

~ Carson ~

Inspirational Thursday

Sprinkle Bakes: Pink Vanilla Pocky Cake

This yummy treat (Pocky Cake) conjures up sweet bridal & baby shower ideas!

~ Carson ~

Easter Ideas & Inspirations

Easter is nearly here & spring is in full swing out here in Los Angeles. We’re enjoying some warmer weather & loving all the hints of spring popping up around our neighborhood. With St. Patty’s behind us, it’s time to focus on one of the daintier entertaining days of the year; Easter! We’ve rounded up some adorable Easter ideas from around the web to help kick your spring fête into high gear!

House That Lars Built1. How to Build Easter Egg Terrariums
By: The House That Lars Built
Step-by-Step Guide: here.

2. Painterly Pastel Eggs
By: papernstitch
Step-by-Step Guide: here.

House By Hoff3. Easter Bunny Garland
By: House By Hoff
Step-by-Step Guide: here.

~ Carson ~

Valentine’s Day: Sweet Treat Round-Up

Valentine’s Day is a day for delicious sweet treats. We believe whether it’s your sweetie, your bestie or even your co-workers – Valentine’s Day should have a little extra dose of sugar on top. We’ve found some adorable Valentine’s Day recipes from all around the web that are sure to make you the apple of someone’s eye this V-day!

1. Valentine’s Day Sour Cream Pink Pound Cake

Valentine's Day: Sour Cream Pink Pound Cake( via Mini Baker  || recipe here )

2. Valentine’s Day S’mores Cookie Sticks

Haniela's Cookie & Candy Project

( via Haniela’s || recipe here )

3. Cherry Chocolate Kiss Cookies

The Curvy Carrot - Cherry Chocolate Kisses

( via The Curvy Carrot || recipe here )

~ Carson ~

Super Bowl Sunday: Quick Party Fixes

Good morning football fans! Super Bowl Sunday is upon us & we’re sharing just a few of our favorite quick snacks & decorations with you. We’ve all had the realization before “that event was TODAY?!” Assembling a last minute game watch is no sweat, the items we’re sharing are fast & festive! If you have guests coming over to watch the big game, you can still add some sporty touches to your party-in-a-pinch.

Printables are great for last minute decorations. If there is ink in your printer, there’s still time! Add these mason jar covers to snacks sweetly arranged in little jars. We love the simple playful design from Spaceships & Laser Beams Etsy shop.

Football DIY Printable Collection

If you’re looking for disposable food containers, labels, or decorative bags then look no further! There are a ton of stadium snack inspired printables from Hostess with the Mostess. Fill your game day space with these football field snack baskets. Just download the PDF, print, assemble & your guests will be cheering you on! You’ve also just saved time on clean up.

Football Party Printables

Looking for a quick appetizer? You’ve heard the phrase “bacon makes everything better” before. Well, it’s true. Bacon does make everything better. Serve bacon on its own or accompanied with home fries served in pint glasses with this recipe from Tide & Thyme. Beer Candied Bacon only takes 10mins, so if you have a little extra bacon in the house you have time to make an appetizer that will cause your guests’ taste-buds to do a touchdown dance.

Beer Candied Bacon

If your sweet tooth is calling the plays, whip up a batch of these adorable football Brownie Whoopie Pies from Created by Diane. If you have a box of brownie mix in the house, you have a winning dessert! Use a football cookie cutter or a hand-drawn template to make the football shape, bake & assemble with frosting. With the brownie batter baking for only 15-20mins, you’ll be passing these decadent football pies around in no time.

Brownie Whoopie Pie

Three cheers for football, food & friends! Last minute decorations can bring your party to a whole new level (and no one has to know you didn’t slave over every detail). Don’t forget to take a look at our previous football party & tailgating tips that we came up with earlier this year.

~ Carson & Kathleen ~

Party Tip: Holiday Playlist

Whether you’re a caroler belting it out in the snow or a cocoa sipper snug in your living room, just about everyone loves Christmas music. Hearing it on the radio or in the shops lets everyone know “Tis the season to be jolly!”. Itty Bitty knows the right music for your holiday party is key. Music sets the mood, guides the energy level & can even give guests a warm fuzzy feeling deep down. But what kind of holiday tunes should fill your home?

We’ve whipped up two Holiday Party play lists for you (just call us DJ Itt Bitt), one vintage & one contemporary. If you need to get the party going, throw on the contemporary playlist to lift everyone’s spirits (and feet). If you’re feeling nostalgic, the vintage list of crooners will set a classy elegant mood.

record player


-“Merry Christmas to You” – by Dean Martin

-“Let it Snow” – by Harry Connick Jr.

-“Rocking Around the Christmas Tree” – by Brenda Lee

-“Winter Weather” – by Squirrel Nut Zippers

-“Dreaming of a White Christmas” – by Bing Crosby

-“Santa Baby” – by Michael Bublé

-“O Tannembaum” – by Nat King Cole

-“Sleigh Ride” – by Ella Fitzgerald

-“Blue Christmas” – by Elvis Presley

-“Winter Wonderland” – by Leon Redbone

-“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” – by Frank Sinatra


-“All I Want for Christmas is You” – by Mariah Carey

-“The Christmas Song” – by The Raveonettes

-“Mrs. Claus Ain’t got Nothing on Me” – by Little Jackie

-“Last Christmas” – by George Michael

-“Santa Claus is Coming to Town” – by The Jackson Five

-“Christmas Time is Here” – by Vince Guaraldi Trio (also known as the The Peanuts Christmas song)

-“Little Drummer Boy” – by Johnny Cash

-“Donde Esta Santa Claus?” – by Guster

-“Electronic Santa” – by Blazer Force

-“A Wonderful Christmas Time” – by Paul McCartney

-“It’s Christmas” – by Coconut Records

-“What Christmas Means to me my Love” – by Hanson (yes, that Hanson)

Have  a wonderful time rockin’ around the Christmas tree!

~ Kathleen ~