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Congraduation!

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

 

Tips:

-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 ~

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Spring Party Ideas: Sips & Straws

Spring is everywhere. Pastel colors are taking over and before we know it summer will be here! But while we still have the freshness that is springtime we’ve got spring parties on our minds. Nothing is more fun than dressing up in your favorite dress, perhaps donning a hat or cardigan and joining your friends for good conversation and some delicious drinks.

We’ve seen a lot of fun new drink recipes floating around and we wanted to compile them in one place to be enjoyed by many!

Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria How Sweet Eats (recipe)

SoNo Sunrise At The Table (recipe)

Lemoncello Cocktail A Communal Table (recipe)

Which one are you going to try first?

~ Carson ~

Halloween Party: Costume Ideas

Halloween is one of the greatest times of year. Why? Kathleen & I love costumes. We love getting dressed up when a theme is involved or even if it just means rocking a crazy outfit for an event. It can be a ton of fun putting a lot of crafting & DIY effort into your attire (as you’ll see below).

And as the nature of our blog, we decided to share with you some of our best (or just plain ridiculous) costume ideas throughout the past. These are all costumes we rocked at actual events or parties! Perhaps they’ll unleash some inspiration towards your own costume ideas for Halloween this year!

Itty Bitty Halloween Costume Ideas

We’d love to hear what you’re planning on dressing up as for Halloween – share with us some of your favorite costumes from Halloweens past (or present)!

~ Carson ~

Sparkle!

Put a sparkle in your step with some bubbly drink recipes!  If you’re having a get together (or just enjoy refreshing drinks), try something other than the standard bottled bevies. You don’t have to spend a ton of money to make your party memorable. Something as simple as a signature drink or a scrumptious appetizer plate will get your guests talking. If you do have some extra cash to spend, spring for some fun glassware. Why not add a sequin blazer or dress just to tie everything together!

Dainty Champagne Olive & Cocoa

Guava + Club Soda + Mint Leaves

1 part Guava Nectar – this can be found in the Mexican food aisle of your grocery store in cans or quarts

2 parts Club Soda

Handful of lightly crushed fresh Mint Leaves – crush leaves with the palm of your hand or with the back of a spoon

guava

Pear Nectar + Champagne Bellini

The Italians got it right when they decided to add fruit puree to sparkling wine.  Tasty & you get your vitamin C!  …right? A traditional Bellini calls for Prosecco, a sweeter white wine than a brute champagne.  If you can’t find this around your neighborhood stores, champagne will work just fine.

1 part Pear Nectar – this can also be found in the same aisle as the guava nectar

2 parts Champagne or Prosecco

Try serving this tasty treat in these delightful glasses from BHLDN

Rosey Cheeked Coupes BHLDN

Mrs. Arnold Palmer

Tee off with the femme version of an Arnold Palmer. Use sparkling lemonade to give this drink a pop!

1 part Iced Tea – freshly brewed & cooled or store bought

1 part Sparkling Pink Lemonade

Trader Joe's pink lemonade

Hibiscus Tea + Ginger Ale

For the more exotic taste buds, try this tropical creation. A sweet bubbly bev with a colorful burst of fruit.

1 part Hibiscus Iced tea (which you can find & brew your own from Republic of Tea)

1 part Ginger Ale

hibiscus photo by Feather & Stone

Cucumber + Rosemary + Orange Spa Water

It may not exactly be sparkly, but this concoction gives the elegant feel of a day at the spa. If you have a more savory pallet, this recipe should do the trick. This particular drink is perfect for serving in an infusion jug. Not only are these containers simply adorable, they also serve an army of people.  Check out this sleek dispenser from ZGallerie.

8 cups of water

1 cucumber, sliced with the skin on

1 orange, sliced

2 sprigs of rosemary, leave whole & on the stem

Ice cubes

Let this mixture sit for a while before the party starts so that all the flavors can fuse together.  Then pour + sip + enjoy!

duo glass bev dispenser ZGallery

Cheers! I hope these bevies bring out your sparkling personality. Happy sipping!

~ Kathleen ~