Friday, June 7, 2013

Summertime Fun

Hello Cutie Patootie Followers,

We have been busy, busy, busy working on new and exciting events for our families.  Blessed to be able to bring smiles to your faces, we continually brainstorm about different ways to stay fresh in the minds of our amazing new friends! Cutie Patootie Birthdays & Such now offers an array of services: birthday parties, baby showers, bridal showers, weddings, daddy & darling dances, fancy schmancy tea parties, summer camps,  mini workshops, play dates, patootie playrooms and last but not least Pink Patooties, our in-house store.  Take a peek into our Cutie Patootie World below!

Birthday Parties
We are very close to celebrating our 500th birthday party - Whooo Wheeee!  We have a big surprise for our  birthday girl and can't wait to let her know!

Bridal Showers, Weddings and Baby Showers
We planned our first bridal shower several years ago and over Memorial Day weekend celebrated the pre-arrival of their first bundle of joy.  The realization that Cutie Patootie Birthdays & Such had come full circle was overwhelming.  While planning this wondrous celebration, mommies' hormones and our memories made keeping a dry eye quite impossible!

Knot Now Events:
Our Knot Now events (Daddy & Darling Dances and Fancy Schmancy Teas) are very near and dear to our hearts.  It is with these events that parents and grandparents get to share and build yet another emotional bond with their little loves.

Daddy & Darling Dances
 Our moms get sooo excited for their husbands and daughters to attend a dance.  They buy the tickets, coordinate the outfits and even purchase the flowers.  Can you imagine how we feel when we have to tell them that they are not invited??  UGHHHH, that is the hardest to explain.  We wish we could have moms experience what we experience when we have a room full of men with their little girls.  There isn't a dry eye in the little white house with pink shutters at the end of that event!

Fancy Schmancy Teas
Our fancy teas are becoming quite a staple not only with little girls and their grandmothers but with grown women and their girlfriends.  It's precious to see little girls in their Sunday best but to see women dressed in beautiful flowing dresses with fancy hats - now that's amazing. 

Summer Camps
*If you are still looking for a summer camp for your daughter, give us a call, we still have a few slots available: girls 4 - 6 yrs old (Patootie Pink Palace) and girls 7 - 12 yrs old.  See our website for details:

*Stay tuned for several evening workshops we are developing for our girls during the summer.

 Play Dates
*Don't wait for us to schedule a play date - gather some friends together and plan an impromptu one - can be a mini tea sitting, mini spa, creative play & movement or a girl's night out - yes, adults enjoy Cutie Patootie too!

 Patootie Playrooms
*The Dalia family hired the Patootie Play Room to care for 12 children of guests during their wedding.  Within two hours, we created a one minute dance routine which they were allowed to perform in front of all the guests - brought everyone to their feet  -  not to mention, they got to eat cake!

Pink Patooties
We still have room for a few vendors to help fill our store with trendy items for girls.  If you know a creative individual with an amazing hobby or craft, let us know.  We'll be happy to showcase their items when we have our Grand RELAUNCH of the bigger and better Cutie Patootie Birthdays & Such!

Last but definitely not least
We are looking to expand into the District of Columbia and Virginia.  If you are interested in learning how to become a part of Cutie Patootie Birthdays & Such,  let us know! Send us an e-mail at

{Big Hugs} until we post again,
Karen and Marisol

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Amanda's Telephone Call

Hello Cutie Patootie Followers,

We received a telephone call from Amanda yesterday. "My mommy said that if I wanted to get an answer to my questions, I had to ask". With open ears and a little fear of what was to come (we all know that kids say the darnedest things), we replied "Ask on little one, we're here to answer all of your questions".  With no hesitation, Amanda proceeded - "Me and my friend Molly want to come to your camp but she has a wheelchair and I can't carry her".  Our hearts filled with overwhelming warmth as we responded "we would love for Molly to attend camp with you - guess what, we have a ramp, much like a hill, that she is going to love to ride up and down on".  Miss Amanda was sooo happy to hear that her friend Molly, the magician who could do wheelies in her wheelchair, would be able to spend a whole week with her at Cutie Patootie!

We talked about Amanda for quite some time after that phone call.  We couldn't figure out what impressed us the most about the whole incident - Was it the sense of independence the mom was instilling in her eight year old daughter by having her take the initiative to ask questions to get answers? Was it the great sense of love and admiration Amanda had for her special friend who happened to be confined to a wheelchair?  Was it the joy Amanda couldn't contain as she rushed us off the telephone to call her friend Molly with the good news? We decided that each of the above was equally important and deserved acknowledgement.

We've had several parties and play dates for children with special needs.  Although we are not certified to handle these special seeds, we work closely with parents to create an individual experience their child and guests will enjoy.  We are extremely flexible and understand that there is a good chance that the planned party could change a bit, a lot, or end abruptly or it could go as planned without a hitch.  Our main goal is to make a difference in the lives of many while dealing with each child as an individual no matter what.

We experience lots of amazing girls at Cutie Patootie, each one making it very crystal clear why we love to do what we do.

Brain Budge: 
Special Seeds - planted in the belly of special mommy's who help them to grow and who will take care of them forever

{Big Hug} until we post again
Karen and Marisol

Monday, April 1, 2013

We are strong - mind, body and soul!

Hello Cutie Patootie Followers,

Happy April 1st!!!!

Patootie Lynx (Links)
We have chosen to use this time to reflect, revise and renew our lives. This revelation became quite evident as a result of our first Patootie Lynx (Links) event held on Tuesday, March 26, 2013.  Twelve women joined us that evening as strangers and departed as old friends.

As with all get-togethers with new faces, it took quite a bit of time to warm up with one another.  We introduced ourselves, sipped some wine, talked about our families, sipped some wine, spoke about our dreams and our goals, sipped some more wine.  By the time we were done, we learned so much about not only ourselves but the others in the room as well.  The focus of our meeting was not to discuss hardships, struggles, bad relationships, or horrible bosses.  It was to release our innermost wish, our greatest desire of which we've only told ourselves.  One woman had planned to go back to school after her children started school - well, her children started middle school this year.  She had completed her undergraduate degree in political science and had wished to one day apply to law school.  Well, I wish I could say that we had a law school admissions counselor on site to hold her hand and walk her in but we didn't.  What we did have was a woman in attendance who agreed to tutor her so that she could study for and sit for her LSATs within the next year!

Our lives have been enriched with the women in that circle. We are all not where we want to be in our lives right now.  Some are stuck for one reason or another, others are taking baby steps in the direction of fulfillment while others have thrown themselves head first into the light, praying that they have made the right choice at the right time - We are here for you and will forever provide a place where all dreams and goals matter!  Look at us, we threw ourselves head first through our door of opportunity and realized that with hard work, dreams can become a reality!

Stay tuned for our next Patootie Lynx Wine and Cheese!

Pre-Mother's Day Patootie GIFT IT (Gifted) Shop:

On April 27, 2013 from 7 - 9 p.m., Cutie Patootie will hold it's first "Gift It" shopping experience in time for Mothers Day.  If you have items or services that you would like to sell, please give us a call (240 342-2570 or 301 674-2643) to secure a venders table.  Table with chair is $25. 

Weddings, Weddings Weddings

The wedding season is quickly approaching - we're finding that many of our ladies are scheduling their weddings before the summer months.  We have five weddings this month alone - we're coordinating three bridal brunches, two rehearsal dinners and three Patootie Playrooms.  Patootie Playroom is a service we provide for kids ages 2 - 10 yrs old for special occasions. During your special event, Cutie Patootie hostesses travel to your venue to provide fun-filled, age-appropriate entertainment for the children of your guests - we've had quite a few try to talk their parents into living with us!  Give us a call about our service.

Patootie Summer Camp

It's that time again!!!

Last year was the first time we offered summer camp to our girls - what a success!  The girls had such a great time that the moms and dads have been asking since January about summer camp dates!  Check out our website to see what we are offering this summer -
*Spaces fill quickly so register early!

Birthday Parties, Daddy and Darling Dances, Fancy Schmancy Teas

Birthday Parties
Visit us on the web as well to find find out about our exciting birthday party themes and available dates!

Daddy and Darling Dances (5 - 7 p.m.)
($35/couple, additional guest - $18)
Live D.J, Unlimited Photo Booth Photos, Refreshments, Games and Face Painting (4 - 12 yr olds) April 21, May 19, June 9, 2013
Patootie Fancy Schmancy Teas: (10:30 - 11:30 am) ($35/couple, additional guest - $18)
Enjoy an elegant tea with your very special girl. Come dressed in your Sunday best to enjoy a beautiful sit down tea with mini pastries, tea sandwiches, yogurt parfaits and fresh berries. Tea etiquette 101, face painting and story time for little ones included. (ages 4 - adult)
April 20, May 11, 2013
WHEWWWW, this is what happens when we take too long to write!  We hope you can take advantage of a Cutie Patootie experience.  You'll never forget it!
{Big Hugs} until we post again,
Karen and Marisol 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Patootie Lynx

Hello Cutie Patootie Followers,

We are so excited about our Patootie Lynx (links) event we have scheduled for Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7 p.m.  We've met so many smart and talented women during our three year journey that we decided to put everyone into one room to start a fire under those who need a little push to live their lives to the fullest.

When Marisol and I decided to devote ourselves to Cutie Patootie, we were scared to death to say the least! We always wished we had someone to talk to, someone to ask questions - we decided on a super woman, one who started a business with a family and a full time job.  We even made up our very own fairy dust wish: "fairy dust, fairy dust with all your might, send us an answer in the form of a mother and wife" - this still makes us laugh hysterically!

We are surviving and we've been helping women kick themselves into gear ever since.

If you have a dream you'd like to fulfill, a business you'd like to start, a business you'd like to keep - come join us!

If you have a talent you'd like to share, come join us!

If you just need a little adult conversation - come join us!

This will be a FREE meet and greet with wine and cheese - reservations are required as space is limited 240 342-2570 or 301 674-2643.

Come in, kick off your shoes and let your hair down - we can't wait to make your acquaintance!

{Big Hugs} until we post again,
Karen and Marisol

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Consciously Paying it Forward

Hello Cutie Patootie Followers:

Today is February 26, 2013 and as we sit and plan the remainder of the year for our Cutie Patooties, we reminisce on the hundreds of moms we met on our journey to this point.  Like us, we've met moms struggling with the day to day, trying to keep their family lives as normal as possible.  We've met talented, smart, vivacious, funny moms with stories quite similar to ours.  We sat for hours sharing stories, swapping resources, giving advice and encouragement.  We realized that although we are not little girls, as moms, we still do not have all the answers to all the questions - and it's o.k.  As a result of these impromptu meetings, we have been blessed to partner with several moms willing to come in during our clubhouse hours to offer classes to our girls.  These workshops have been beneficial to our girls and our moms in soo many ways.  

Our Patootie Club House offers workshops centered around four themes we believe are essential in the lives of girls today: Education, Entrepreneurship, Health and Positive Self-image.  Our mission is to provide girls ages 5 - 16 yrs. with an opportunity to empower themselves to become great leaders.  We challenge them to think on their own by creating consequence based and decision-making opportunities that build self-esteem, self-confidence and self-expression.  A few of our MOST popular workshops have been:

Book Club 101: Introduction to chapter books 
Attacking the College Essay Before it Attacks You: How one should prepare themselves to become more marketable while in H.S.? When should one begin to write their college essay? What should be included and what should be removed?

Your Junk, Someone’s Treasure – How to de-clutter to conduct a yard sale
For our mini hoarders and clutter bugs, teaching girls how to de-clutter their closets and organize dresser drawers’ thereby removing items no longer in use.  Girls bring these items to the cottage to sell (parental permission required) during our yard sale.  Girls learn how to research and price all items for sale (cost analysis and depreciation) and conduct their own yard sale with supervision.

Storybook Yoga:
Using the creative minds of our girls, we create a story incorporating the use of yoga poses, meditation and creative movement.

Positive Self Image
Bullying is for Bulls: Bringing out the positive aspects of each girl, recognizing that we are all different and special in our own skin.

If you are willing to spend a few hours a week awakening the minds of girls, give us a call; we’d love to hear from you!
We have created a group - Patootie Lynx (Links), for those who wish to come in, relax and network.  Our first quarterly meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 26th at 7 p.m.  This will be a FREE meet and greet with wine and cheese reservations are required 240 342-2570 or 301 674-2643We can't wait to meet everyone!

Well, it’s time to get back to work.  Let’s make today count – put a smile on your face and love in your heart!

{Big Hugs} Until We Post Again,
Karen and Marisol

Saturday, February 16, 2013


Hello Cutie Patootie Followers!!

We've missed you soo much! Please accept our apologies for dropping off the face of the earth for a while but believe us, we've been busy.  We just celebrated our THIRD year of Cutie Patootieness - what a joy!  We can't lie, as with all new businesses, it was hard to get to this point but we did it!!  We've celebrated 376 birthday parties, fifteen daddy & darling dances, forty amazing tea parties, one snowball and ice masquerade ball, four wedding rehearsal dinners, seven bridal showers, thirteen baby showers (hi babies!), one summer of summer camp, and one spring of spring break camp - whew! The life of a mompreneur is not easy but with dedication and devotion, we've learned that all things are possible (I've become an over night business guru and Marisol has become an over night jack of all trades lol). We never knew the gifts we could pull out of our magic hat once we were pushed in a corner - I don't know whether to hysterically laugh or cry right now.

We are now ready to move into phase two of our growth which is to finally open our store at the cottage and online - "Pink Patooties".

Stay tuned for the cutest, most amazing items you could ever dream of!

Thanks for keeping us in your prayers!

Big hugs until we post again - sooner than later
Karen and Marisol