Friday, March 20, 2015

Happy Birthday Kim!

Today is the fantabulous Kim Heggins' birthday! Woohoo!!! You know what that means here on Happy Dance, don't you? Yep. It's Party Time! Let's all celebrate Kim's birthday!! Once I win one of those big lotteries, I'm going to plan an irl birthday bash to end all birthday bashes, and you're all invited! Today, however, we're celebrating Kim's birthday within the confines of this virtual means, but you're all still invited to party along, then pop over to her blog, Cupcakes, Cards, and Kim and leave her some celebratory comments! So let's put our party hats on, sing "Happy Birthday Kim" really loud, and wish her the best birthday ever!

Now in case you don't have any party hats in your stash, I have a few extras...

Hostess with the Mostess® - Mickey Mouse Clubhouse...again completed with a twist thanks to mom's help for Loriah's 2nd birthday 7-13-13

DIY floral party hats! Perfect for your little princess garden party!

I could totally DIY this birthday hat for Maylea! Construction paper, a bow, super glue, felt, craft scissors, feather ribbon trim... pretty simple!

Hey, I found this really awesome Etsy listing at

A few decorations to get us in the party mood
Mickey Mouse Birthday Party Decoration Ideas

For a mickey/minnie mouse birthday party.. balloons!!! *add dots

A few appetizers for our gathering, starting with some chipotle popcorn chicken bites
Chipotle Popcorn Chicken | Not only will this recipe please the kids, but adults will also love the little chicken bites with a kick. Keep in mind that the chipotle can be quite spicy, so you can always make it a little milder for the wee ones.

Bacon jam on apples, this just sounds like fun, doesn't it?!
JULES FOOD...: BACON JAM with a little kick

Tenderloin crostini??!! Yes, please!
Pepper-Crusted Tenderloin Crostini by tasteofhome: Caramelized onions add a touch of sweetness to this elegant appetizer. Use the higher range of pepper if you like a little more zip. #Appetizer #Beef_Tenderloin

Some Spring rolls...
Fresh Spring Rolls: an elegant and ultra-fresh appetizer (raw, vegan).

Gotta try these Polenta-Olive Tapenade bites
Polenta-Olive Tapenade Bites

Jalepeno Poppers...
It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere Friday: Baked Jalapeno Poppers - The View from Great Island

7-Layer dips for everyone!!!
7 layer dip party cups awesome :) football baby

And some Salmon Caper bites. Yum!
Salmon Capers Appetizer | These elegant bites look lovely as they are, but you can dress them up ...

Now, it wouldn't be a birthday party without a cake or two...

Mickey Mouse Birthday Cakes and cupcakes <3

Mickey Mouse Birthday Cakes and cupcakes <3

I Love Lucy cake and cupcakes love the white with black dots...the heart cake could be the smash cake?    Another "Lucy" cake.

Get ready to "open" presents, Kim...

First, a poster for your craft room
I Love Lucy @gracia fraile fraile Gomez-Cortazar Abraham

A little necklace
I Love Lucy Necklace, Lucy Jewelry, Lucy Pendant, Lucy Charm, Lucy Glass Photo Art Pendant Necklace

A pair of fun Lucy shoes
I Love Lucy sneaks.  Who woulda thunk it?  I LOVE LUCY Canvas Sneakers Feature Classic TV Show Scenes

And a  little something to keep you healthy!
Bottle of #Vitameatavegamin. | I Love Lucy | Lucille Ball | Desi Arnez this was my favorite episode

Now for THE most perfect necklace...
San Francisco Giants MLB Baseball

Followed by the most perfect scarf
San Francisco Giants MLB Infinity Scarf on Etsy, $24.00

And the most perfect ring set MLB San Francisco Giants Logo Crystal Stacked Ring Set: Sports & Outdoors

And shoes for the game
San Francisco Giants Painted shoes

And I wish they had photos of tickets, but they don't. We'd meet up at every Giants/Cubs game all season long! At least I can 'give' you the schedule, and we can pretend we're together...

While we were at the Lake House together last October, Kim made this sweet, amazing card. I loved it then, and it's been in my mind ever since. Well, today is a good day to 'borrow' her idea, and CASE her a birthday card.

And my little tribute to Kim:

Since this is a birthday post, and since this post has been really long, if you want the "recipe" just shoot me an email. I will tell you that the little polka dot paper was kindly and oh so sweetly thrown into my scrapbox at the Lake House by Miss Kim herself. I hoarded it until I need the most absolutely special card with this most special paper!

Well, Happy Birthday Kim. Can I just say my life is richer for having known you?! It really is. You are a blessing, not only to me, but I suspect to all those who have the privilege of knowing you. True story. What an immense delight to have actually met you in person, too. I can still picture us sitting side-by-side at the dining room table laughing and crafting. Wonderfully perfect memories. Celebrate today. Enjoy your birthday. And may God bless you all the days of your life. 


Deepti said...

I always make it a point to visit your party posts :) I am sure Kim would love it :) your card is amazing and all the party foods made me hungry right in the morning LOL

~amy~ said...

What a fun party :) I can't wait until you win the lottery! Love both of your cards and it is so fun to see how Kim's card inspired yours!

I Card Everyone said...

I, too, am waiting for that win, Bev.. you have my number, right? Love those appetizers, by the way..
Off to visit the birthday girl!
=] Michele

Ardyth said...

Fantastic case of Kim's card! I know she'll be thrilled with all the thought and care you've put into her party! Have a great day!

Susanne Vargas said...

I just love your personalized parties! Hope you are PLAYING the lottery because otherwise winning is not very likely... ;) I am also in love with your colorful, cheerful card! It looks so spring like!
Have a great weekend, Bev!

Marybeth said...

You throw the best birthday parties in town. I have been lucky enough to craft with Kim and she is the real deal, funny, sweet and endless talents!
Your case of Kim’s card is gorgeous!

Geri said...

..the cake was yummy! The appies were yummy! The gifts were yummy! And your card is beyond yummy! (wait until you see my card...we think alike sista!)

Flowers, bright colors, a bit of twine, polka dots...totally channelling our dear friend!

Once again, you rule as Party Planner Extraordinaire! You are SO the Hostess With The Mostess!!!

Jacquie Southas said...

You sure know how to throw a party, Bev!! I'm hoping you win the lottery so it can be transformed from virtual to real like :)

Your card is perfect - love the trio of flowers on the sentiment panel.

Darnell said...

Omagawd, Bevie, this is a Part Tay!! You captured our Miss Kim to a T!! All her loves are included, your CASE of her fun and pretty card is equally fun and pretty, and your words are a lovely tribute to her sweet self!! Hugs, Darnell

Kim Heggins said...

OH MY GOODNESS! Where do I start???? This is some party, I love it from start to finish...Those cakes are just amazing and I would love a piece right now with a hot cup of coffee while I watch reruns of I Love Lucy (I have the day off the get to be crafty today and I Love Lucy is wonderful inspiration)...and all those yummy appetizers, just perfect for a party. Love the hats and those shoes...I already have the pair from I Love Lucy, now I need those Giants sneakers, just adorable. And your case of my card is just fabulous. I love your choice of papers, so sweet. I am so honored that you would take the time to case my card and throw me this over the top birthday party. I am so blessed to have you as a dear sweet friend! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Brenda said...

You throw an amazing party Bev and I know Kim will love it too, who wouldn't?! I love your CASE'd card from Kim, it is fabulous, bright and fun. It's always nice to meet up with bloggers and you ladies had such a grand time with each other-how do I know that? Well I've read about it on your blogs, but one can see how close all you Babe's are. Hugs, Brenda

Taunya Butler said...

Bev - you are a wonderfully giving soul!! Love that you celebrate others this way!! I happen to agree with every word you said about Kim - she is utterly delightful and I love her!!! Haven't met her yet - but meeting all ya'll - you, Darnell, and Kim is on my bucket list!! Thank you for a wonderful birthday post!! You are a treasure!!!

Anita in France said...

What a perfect Kim party, Bev ... good thing I had a small supper so there was space for all that yummy party food ... and cake ... hmmm, delish! Such perfect pressies too ... and the loveliest words for our sweet friend! Yep, I need to say it again ... a perfect Kim party! Gorgeous CASE too ... you captured Kim-ness beautifully and layered over your wonderful touch of Bev-esque warmth and sweetness! Here's to partying again IRL! Miss you ... hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Bobby said...

You throw the best parties, Bev. Those appetizers had my mouth watering. I love your CASE of Kim's card and I'm sure she will, too. Now I'm off to wish her a Happy Birthday.

Lynn said...

Your parties make me smile from ear to ear Bev. Seriously, I love how you know us each so well. You are the best. And Kim's cards are perfection!

Petra Swart said...

You really make a Blogland party such fun, Bev!!!! Enjoyed your party for Kim!!!

Kristie Goulet said...

I know I have shared this with you before but it bears repeating. You throw the BEST bloggy parties! Love your CASE of Kim's card! xo

sandie said...

this post made me smile-what fab photos and I am sure Kim was over the moon.
I saw your comment on Lynn's post today about you wanting some Uniko stamps so I thought I would let you know we have a AG challenge with a optional twist going on at the moment-Uniko evouchers to be won. You don't have to use Uniko stamps to play-pass the word if you can and join is and you may have the goodies sooner than you think-here is the link

Laura Norris said...

Love your party!! What fun for Kim to celebrate, and we all get to enjoy it with her :) Your card is great too!!

cm said...

Gosh dang, but I'm late to the party, and what a swell one it was, featuring all those charming, delightful things wonderful Kim adores! Your card...ACK! A stunning case of Kim's card, infused with your Bev-esqueness that is extraordinarily wonderful! The papers - excellent hoarding strategy, by the way - the sentiment panel (swooning over that font), and the wee polka-dots have me in love once again! Ahhhh and awe!