Easter Event Planning

Hoppy Easter Everyone!

Easter offers an array of pastel colors for event and party planning. The theme for this month’s collaboration was around the word HOP, relating both to the bunny as well as our young toddlers. The party was planned for kids who enjoyed a picnic table filled with tasty Easter-themed treats. Plus, the table was surrounded by soft throw pillows in the color palette. This party included so many small details, read on to get all the deets.

Easter Event Planning by Celebrate You Events

Rachel Hunter, owner of Celebrate You Events designed this month’s party for our little explorers – the crawlers and toddlers. The party room was decorated with pastel-colored and oversized balloons, marquee lights spelling HOP, and spring floral sets. To complete the party, we had a picnic table filled with goodies in the color palette. Rachel always finds the finest and most talented local vendors to carry out her vision to the last detail. Read below about all the different small businesses that came together to create this beautiful party.

Rachel from @celebrate.you.events

Floral Arrangements by Seed & Soil

Beautiful pastel-colored floral baskets were placed at the base of the backdrop. In addition, a few smaller arrangements were added to the picnic table to tie in all the colors of the Easter party.

Susie from @seedandsoilfloral

Rentals, Marquee Lights, Balloons, and Gold Backdrop by A Perfect Touch Events

The backdrop of the event included a beautiful golden shimmer wall, oversized pastel balloons, and marquee lights. Also, all the rental equipment for this event was provided by A Perfect Touch Event.

Stephanie from @aperfecttouchevent

Cake & Cake Pops by Tulle & Tools

A DIY cake pop set, ready to decorate with dipping chocolate and sprinkles, was given out to the kids. This eye catching cake in theme colors was also on display for the festive occasion.

Daniela from @tulleandtools

Cookies by Cherished Treats

An array of beautifully detailed Easter-themed cookies were on display. Additionally, mini egg-shaped cookies dotted the table, accentuating the theme.

Cherish from @_cherishedtreats

Charcuterie Baskets by BoardYum

Each plate setting had a personal mini charcuterie basket. Moreover, the baskets included Easter-themed goodies mixed with meats and cheeses.

Shannon from @boardyum

Soft Play Venue, Softopolis

The event took place at Softopolis, a new children’s wellness center in Coral Springs. The venue is a Montessori-based relaxing play space for caretakers and children. The space offers flexibility for all party setups and therefore was the perfect spot for this Easter event.

Courtney from @softopolis_

Stir Sticks by D Shelez Designz

Each plate setting had its own bunny cup with a matching Easter-themed stir stick. Additionally, the stir sticks had Easter and Spring related words on them

Danielle from @d_shelez_designz

Photography by Tina Da Silva Photography

This wonderful hoppy Easter event was captured by Tina the photographer and all photos in this blog are her work of art.

Tina from tinadasilvaphotography

Whether you plan an Easter Egg Hunt, a feast, or a picnic, we hope this blog gives you plenty of ideas and inspiration to make your Easter egg-citing. If you’d like to consult with Rachel about your next party, please fill out the form on the booking inquiry page.

This blog was written by Libby Alpert, owner of MyTwoCentsOnBusiness, dedicated to helping businesses set up their digital presence.

Happy Tr”HOP”ical Easter!

Happy Tr”HOP”ical Easter!

Easter party

A Tropical Easter Party

Adding the HOP to Tr”HOP”ical, this South Florida Easter party was one for the books! I wanted to add some vibrant colors to an otherwise often pastel holiday. I’m so grateful to have my own platform to share additional details of some of my favorite parties. Last year I pulled together amazing female small businesses to create this bright, cheery and fun Easter party. It featured elegant tables and festive cocktails for the adults, and playful treats and activities for the kids.

For the Adults

A full wall balloon backdrop with a custom acrylic sign set the tone for this playful party. We curated themed cocktails with palm shaped stir sticks and pink flamingo straws. Vibrant tropical florals were draped everywhere, and our centerpiece vases were made of real pineapples! Bright pink linens had place settings complete with custom cookies. These cookies had names on the ribbon, which served as a tasty name card.

For the Kids

The kids section had an inviting rainbow soft play area complete with toddler bounce house. The kids table featured a statement palm canopy with dangling Easter eggs flanked by balloons and pink flamingos. The table runner was dotted with candy eggs and mini egg cookies. Each place setting had a paint your own Easter egg bath bomb activity. They even had adorable embellished bunny ear headbands to wear while they painted.

The Sweets

I’m obsessed with beautiful, edible, in-theme sweets! They’re so custom and unique and truly tie together the vision I have for my parties. These women nailed their assignment! From the name card cookies and bunny bum cupcakes to the plumeria cake pops and statement cake.

Whatever your Easter plans may be, I hope you have a special day with those you love most. I want to thank these amazing vendors for helping bring my vision to life:

Carolina from Carolina’s Newborn Photography (IG: @carolinasnewbornphotography) – Photography
Mindy from Lilly and Blue (IG: @shoplillyandblue) – Custom signs, skewers & stir sticks
Danna from Sweet & Dandy (IG: @dandysweettreats) – Cake, cake pops & cupcakes
Claudia from Claumellows (IG: @claumellows) – Cookies
Crystal from We Mix It Up (IG: @we_mix_it_up) – Cocktails & mocktails
Allie from Karma Bath Co (IG: @karmabathco) – Bath bomb painting kits
Dylan from Kind of a Big Dyl (IG: @kindofabigdyl_) – Balloons
Anastasia from Happy Happy Soft Play (IG: @happyhappysoftplay) – Bounce house & soft play area
Julie from Paradise Petals (IG: @paradisepetalsfl) – Floral arrangements & table arch
Judith from Just Tables & Chairs (IG: @jtcparty) – Table, chair & linen rental

St. Patrick’s Day “Lucky to Have You” Event

Lucky to Have You

St. Patrick’s Day is coming and the luck of the Irish fills this month with vibrant greens and pots of gold as we get to celebrate how lucky we are. March’s vendor collaboration highlights a few local vendors, each contributing their own work of art. Rachel worked her magic touch to bring it all together and create a colorful display for St. Paddy’s Day.

Event Planning by Celebrate You Events

Rachel Hunter, owner of Celebrate You Events, chose to concentrate this month on the joys and shenanigans our kids bring into our lives. The party was designed with the famous St. Paddy’s green, yellow and pops of gold accompanied by plates that said: “Lucky You”. The main message of the party was about how grateful we are, as parents, to have our kids in our lives.

Rachel from @celebrate.you.events

Baked Goods by Short and Sweet Treats

Oh my gosh! Talk about deserts that look too good to eat. Ryan dazzled us with her amazing talent for making sweets in every shape and form. Chocolate cake pots of gold, an exquisite elegant cake, and sugar cookies filled the table with colors and tastes.

Ryan from @shortandsweettreatsfl

Floral Arrangements by Seed & Soil

A whimsical floral arrangement was placed at the base of the backdrop next to the pot of gold. Another one was placed as the main centerpiece of the kids’ table tying in all the colors of the room.

Susie from @seedandsoilfloral

Balloon Garlands and Stir Sticks by By Yunay

Balloon garlands in tones of yellow and green complemented the St. Paddy’s themed backdrop. Cute clover and star-shaped stir sticks added touches of dark green and gold to the vibrant table.

Yunay from @by_yunay

Bracelets by The Bead Connect

A rainbow-shaped DIY bracelet kit had beads in shades of green, yellow, and gold. Each bead set included letters and rainbow charms as well to let kids create with their imagination.

Doreen from @thebeadconnect

Favor Boxes by Nelza Party Decor

Intricate crafted favor boxes with the words: “Lucky you” on a pot of gold were placed next to each plate setting. This custom box is the perfect favor idea for any St. Patrick’s Day party.

Nelza from @nelzapartydecor

Backdrop & Cutouts by The Party Print Shop

A beautiful green backdrop with the words “Lucky to have You” stood in the middle of the brilliant display. Next to it, a rainbow added an array of colors. Cute star cutouts accentuated the full display.

Yesenia from @thepartyprintshopcorp

Photography by Photography by Christina S

Christina S Photographer

Christina, a local photographer full of smiles captured the St. Paddy’s event. All photos in this blog are her work of art.

Christina from @photographybychristinas

Table, Chairs, and Linen Rentals by Just Tables and Chairs

Yellow linen covered the round table and gold Chiavari chairs were placed around the table to add a touch of gold.

Judith from @jtcparty

We hope this Irish luck-themed event has inspired you to add colors and details to your own St. Paddy’s celebration. If you’d like to consult with Rachel about your next party, please fill out the form on the booking inquiry page.

This blog was written by Libby Alpert, owner of MyTwoCentsOnBusiness, dedicated to helping businesses set up their digital presence.

Shenanigans Encouraged

Shenanigans Encouraged

st. patricks day party

A Festive St. Patrick’s Day Party for Kids!

Last year a group of fabulous female-owned small businesses came together to create a unique spin on a St. Paddy’s day kid’s party! It was action packed and playful.

The Kids Table

We styled the table with a stunning green centerpiece atop a St. Patrick’s Day themed coloring tablecloth. The kids used rainbow shamrock-shaped custom crayons to color it in while eating their golden boxed lunch. Of course, they had a couple sweets to snack on too, including a mini cupcake and golden macaron! We created acrylic name tags to slide over their straws on their mason jars. They also had cookie name plates at each setting. We added sparkling shamrocks to jazz up the gold chiavari chairs. Next up, we decorated cookies!

The Hunt

This golden nugget hunt was so fun that the kids kept asking me to hide them for weeks to come! I simply spray painted them gold and wrote affirmations on them with white paint pens. I superglued plastic coins on them, and made sure to count how many I had before hiding. They had a blast and burned some energy running around.

The Dessert Table & Backdrop

I love this playful theme. A simple white backdrop with a Shenanigans Encouraged sign was flanked by tonal green rainbow balloons. On the table was a statement cake, a pile of golden macarons and shamrock cookies. The kids were able to make their own Lucky Leprechaun float complete with shamrock stir stick and sprinkles.

A special thanks to all these contributors:

Janett from @janetloveshop – backdrop, pedestal & balloons

Danielle from @d_shelez_designz – sign, stir sticks, name tags

Natieka from @thesoireeaesthetic_florals – florals

Daniela from @tulleandtools – cake & cupcakes

Michelle from @michellerichardphotography – photography

Paige from @thesweetestpaige – macarons

Shannon from @creativecrayonsworkshop – crayons & coloring tablecloth

Judith from @jctparty – table, chairs & linen

Rachel from @celebrate.you.events – design & planning

Your Ultimate Galentine’s Party

Your Ultimate Galentine’s Party

As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches, we all know that girls like to have fun in their own Galentine way. We had the chance to put together a dream Galentine’s party and we’re here to share the details. We’re happy to highlight the local female vendors that helped make this event beautiful to the last detail.

Event Planning by Celebrate You Events

Rachel Hunter, the owner of Celebrate You Events, is the event planner and is responsible for designing, party styling, and sourcing local talented vendors to execute her beautiful vision. In creating this event and thinking about women, the word that came to her mind was UNSTOPPABLE. This event is full of vibrant colors, treats, decorations, and activities, all expressing how unstoppable women are. Here’s a list of talented entrepreneurial women, each talented in her own way.

Rachel from @celebrate.you.events

Rachel Hunter, Celebrate You Events

Floral Arrangements by Seed & Soil

The floral arrangements were placed at the base of the backdrop and as centerpieces, creating a big statement as they filled the room with the theme colors.

Susie from @seedandsoilfloral

Balloon Garlands, Stir Sticks, and Name Tags by By Yunay

Pink, red, and white balloon garlands hugged the colorful panels to complete the backdrop. Flowers and heart-shaped acrylic string sticks decorated each gold drinking cup. An acrylic name tag was placed at the top of each plate.

Yunay from @by_yunay

Baked Goods by Short and Sweet Treats

A Galentine’s party wouldn’t be complete without some sweet treats. A beautiful three-layered cake with intricate piping work, cupcakes with gold-plated hearts almost too pretty to eat, and heart-shaped Galentine’s cookies filled the table with amazing colors and tastes.

Ryan from @shortandsweettreatsfl

Favor Boxes by DIY Parties Inc

Each plate setting received a customized giveaway paper craft with the word UNSTOPPABLE on it. The beautiful paper craft is filled with candies, perfect to make an impression.

Nelza from @diypartiesinc

Backdrop, Cutouts by The Party Print Shop

Pink, red, and white layered panels created the backdrop. Heart outline cutouts topped off the panels accentuating the Galentines theme. The word “UNSTOPPABLE” stuck out of an arch panel using a signature technique. In addition to the beautiful print work, the whole photoshoot took place at The Party Print Shop’s location, a true blank canvas for trial setups, for showcasing designs and for having photoshoots.

Yesenia from @thepartyprintshopcorp

Photography by Photography by Christina S

The whole event was captured beautifully by Christina, a local photographer. All photos here are her work of art.

Christina from @photographybychristinas

Photography by Christina S

Galentine’s Goal-Setting Activity

As women, we like to inspire each other and push each other. Rachel put together SMART Goal worksheet activity aimed to inspire and motivate you. SMART goals are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely. If you want to include a SMART goals activity in your party, simply download it here.

Rachel from @celebrate.you.events

Bracelets by The Bead Connect

To emphasize the UNSTOPPABLE theme, each lady received a bracelet with beaded letters spelling out the word accompanied by more theme-colored beads.

Doreen from @thebeadconnect

Table, Chairs, and Linen Rentals by Just Tables and Chairs

Blush color linen covered the table while gold Chiavari chairs complimented the theme colors to perfection.

Judith from @jtcparty

We hope this beautifully crafted event has inspired you to take your Galentine’s party or any other party to the next level. If you’d like to consult with Rachel about your next party, fill out the form on the booking inquiry page.

This blog was written by Libby Alpert, owner of MyTwoCentsOnBusiness, dedicated to helping businesses set up their digital presence.

Love You A Brunch


valentines florals

Valentine’s Day is just a month away, so now that my website it up (and I’m still learning how to use it), I wanted to get caught up on sharing all the details from our mother-daughter Galentine’s Day brunch from last year.

We started with a statement backdrop opting for fun, bright colors. Then showcased all the brunch goodies in front of it. Bubbles, fruit, muffins, meringues, cake and charcuterie cones! If you look closely you can see I took a wire basket, spray painted it pink, flipped it over and used it to hold the charcuterie cones.

For the tablescape, we complimented the stunning floral centerpiece with colorful, mixed place settings. I added DIY placemats using scrapbook paper cut to an arch shape. Each cup had a cute candy heart stir stick and straw as well.

We had two activities at the party. First there was a beautiful dried floral bar. We designed an acrylic sign with a sweet quote for each person to attach a mini dried floral bouquet to. We also had Mama & Mini bracelet kits (in our color palette, of course). A sweet memento for the day.

What’s a party without a party favor. In addition to the fun activity goodies, guests were able to choose some Colorstreet nail polish sets and a hand-made hair bow.

Special thanks to these small businesses who helped make this day happen!

Lindsay from ARCH the Party (IG: @ARCHtheParty) – Custom balloons

Natieka from The Soiree Aesthetic Florals (IG: @thesoireeaesthetic_florals) – Floral arrangements & floral bar

Ariadne from Crate Your Party (IG: @crateyourparty_events) – Backdrop rental

Danielle from D Shelez Designz (IG: @d_shelez_designz) – Custom acrylic signs & stir sticks

Jackie from Two Besties Bakery & Events (IG: @twobestiesbakery) – Cake & cupcakes

Cathy & Shannon from BoardYum (IG: @boardyum) – Charcuterie cones

Judith from Just Tables & Chairs (IG: @justtablesandchairs) – table & chair rental

Stephanie from Lady Eleanor Co (IG: @ladyeleanorco) – Handmade hair bows

Doreen from The Bead Connect (IG: @thebeadconnect) – DIY bead kits

Tsin Tsin from Color Street (FB: @So Mani to Choose From) – Color Street Nail packs

Michelle from Michelle Richard Photography (IG: @MichelleRichardPhotography) – Photography 


A major goal this year was to create a website.

I went back and forth with how I wanted to approach it. Should I try to tackle building it myself? Should I hire someone to build it completely for me? I finally landed somewhere in between, but I’ll fill you in on that journey soon.

First, I knew I needed to have all my content in order. I had loads of stunning pictures from all the events and collaborations I’ve done, but not many with me and in my brand colors.

Thankfully some wonderful friends of mine stepped in, helped beautify me, and brought my brand dreams to life. I’m definitely more comfortable behind the scenes, but we had a laugh together.

Meet the team: Marisa (@marisaplotnickphotography) – Photography; Christina (@mrscromanello) – Makeup; Gabriela (@sugarkitchen_fl) – Cake; Lindsay (@archtheparty) – Balloons; Brenda (@festivefetti) – confetti