DIY Tutu >>Winter Wonderland Tutu & Gumball Necklace
We are obsessed with this DIY tutu tutorial we found on Birthday Express. We generally turn to Birthday Express as our “go to” site for kids birthday party supplies but never really thought about using those same supplies in fresh new ways. It was one of those “duh” moments. Why not use tulle to make our own tutus, especially with Halloween just around the corner. And the fact is that although this DIY tutorial uses 2 shades of blue tulle to make a snowflake winter wonderland tutu (which could also be used as a Frozen costume), you could just as easily make a tulle tutu using any of the 14 colors of tulle offered on Amazon. Plus, you can easily adjust the length of the tutu to make mom + me matching tutus. We can already envision clown tutu costumes, flower & butterfly tutu costumes, and even tutus showcasing the colors of your favorite sports teams. Continue Reading →
May the force be with you as you plan your pint-sized Stormtrooper's next Star Wars Rebels birthday bash with a little help from Shindigz. Grab your Lightsaber and get ready to party!
First, for the few of you, who like us, have no clue what Star Wars Rebels is here is a quick synopsis.
Star Wars Rebels is a Disney Channel cartoon which premiered in October 2014. A brave and clever ragtag starship crew stands up against the evil Empire as it tightens its grip on the galaxy and hunts down the last of the Jedi Knights.
Young boys can spend hours recreating scenes from the cartoon. They love dressing up in star wars rebels costumes and they love to wield lightsabers but we highly recommend keeping the saber fighting to a minimum. It is ok to pick up a few sabers but be sure to use them in controlled ways. For example you could play a version of Limbo where rather than holding some kind of stick each stick holder instead holds a sabersword and they meet in the middle. Or create a scavenger hunt in search of a lightsaber. And, if you want to splurge you can even pick up a sword for each boy as a party favor but make sure you do not hand out the swords until they boys are saying goodbye. Trust us on this one! Continue Reading →
Overly stuffy expensive restaurants with pre-fixed Valentine's day menus? Us too!
Get creative this year and make Valentine's a do it yourself romantic night in. Picture you and your loved one making your own Valentine's Day Pizza and snuggling up to eat it with wine and a blanket. What could be more relaxed and romantic than that?
If you are like us and you are worried that you aren't Mario Batalli and your pizza will end up looking more like a kindergarten play-doh disaster than a masterpiece? Brush up on your pizza skills with a quick Online Food Craft Class at Bluprint.com.
These quick informative classes are awesome for learning anything from knitting to the art of cake design. You learn from the best in the comfort of your own home. Your new found pizza skills won't just come in handy for your romantic night in , think about “make your own pizza” station at kids birthday parties, as a dinner party theme, or even at this years super bowl party. There isn't anybody who doesn't like pizza, so you will fast become the favorite party host in your circle!
Jungle Safari Kids Party and Baby Shower Ideas
Party Idea Pros has an “old fashion” approach to kids' parties. We say keep them small, keep them short, and keep them simple. We love hula hoops, beach balls,, crayons, washable markers, glue sticks, and musical instruments. Generally, the number of guest should equal the age of the birthday child, but don't obsess if you are a few over or under — it is not worth the hurt feelings for an extra child or even two. Never, ever deliver invitations at school, unless every single child is invited!!!!! Save money – skip the jumpies and the pony rides.
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Personalize your Baptism and Christening Invitations with adorable keepsake photos
New year, new reasons to celebrate! It's Baptism and Christening season, and what better reason to celebrate than the birth of a child. This year don't just send a generic invitation, commemorate the event with a personalized photo invitation.
We've said it before and we'll say it again, invitations are your first chance to make an impression on your guests, and they set the tone for the entire event. Make the right first impression with an adorable personalized photo of your new bundle of joy. This is a keepsake you will cherish forever and with Tiny Prints 300 plus styles all on sale, its just as easy and inexpensive as sending one of those generic paper invitations.
TIny Prints makes it so easy to customize the perfect Invitations with matching thank you cards and even decorative envelopes with your return address printed right onto it. Just select which style card best fits your event, customized your event info, upload your own adorable picture and with promo code (check right sidebar for today's deal) you can save at least 10% on your entire order. They even offer 2 day rush delivery if you have procrastinated a bit too long and need to get things rolling.
And can we just say, no one can resist the charm of a newborn babies face, the invitation will cheer up everyone's day and make them look forward to joining you for your special event!
And don't forget Tiny Prints also has the perfect personalized photo invitations for First Communions and all other religious events.
It's not too late to take advantage of Mabel's Labels 50% off Plane Sticky Labels in the first ever Talk Like a Pilot Day 🙂 Offer valid on 9.20.13 only!
And if your son or daughter is passionate about flying, check out these great pilot Halloween costumes.
Our obsession with the royal family continues! Prince William just announced that Prince George's bedroom will be decorated with jungle safari theme nursery decor, in deference to his family’s love of Africa. “I’ll have toy elephants and rhinos around the room … “We’ll cover it in, you know, lots of bushes and things like that. [We'll] make him grow up as if he’s in the bush,” the new dad said in CNN’s one-hour special, “Prince William’s Passion: New Father, New Hope.”
So knowing that so many mom's-to-be look to the young royals for style ideas, whether it be their choice of strollers or baby names, we have put together an inspiration board with lots of adorable safari theme nursery decor ideas. Any of these nursery essentials would all be much appreciated gifts at any African inspired safari theme baby shower or even an elephant or giraffe theme baby shower.
Your children's stuff is too good to lose!
It's never too early to begin planning for the next school year and as the saying goes “the early bird catches the worm!” Help the little scholars in your life stay organized with Mabel's Labels. Identify clothes, footwear, books, backpacks and more with the Ultimate Back to School Combo. Save $3 and receive a coupon for $5 off a Laptop Lunches Bento Box (while supplies last) when you purchase the Ultimate Back to School Combo. Hurry, because this early bird pricing expires on 7/31.
This best selling label combo pack contains all the labels needed to identify children’s school gear and other belongings and keep them out of the lost and found! Skinny-Minis™ are slim, dishwasher-safe, waterproof labels ideal for school supplies such as rulers, pens and lunch containers. Teeny Tags™ are small metal tags to attach to backpack zips, pencil cases and sports bags. Laundry-safe Tag Mates™ peel and stick to clothing care tags while Shoe Labels are extra tough waterproof labels for the inside of footwear.
I'm also excited to share with you that Mabel's Labels now offers free shipping to the US on all orders. No minimum purchase necessary. Save with early bird pricing and take advantage of free shipping by shopping Mabel's Labels!
We are so excited to announce the launch of our newest venture – GreatGets.com. Developed to be one of today’s leading lifestyle magazines, GreatGets is dedicated to bringing you great finds, cool stuff, and expert advice on just about anything and everything. When we see something great we know it and know how and where to get it hence the moniker, GreatGets.. Our goal is to find products and information that wow us so we can wow you! No membership requirements – everyone is welcome!
And yes, there are faces behind the name, actually, an entire family of faces, quite often referred to affectionately. by one another, as the GreatGets. And yes, we are professional marketers as well as moms, dads, grandparents, lawyers, doctors, teachers, business people, and all sorts of other worker bees. We are also students, athletes, fundraisers, and hobbyists involved in way too many activities to list them all. What this means is that we have the resources and professional credentials to opine on just about anything and everything and if we can’t find an expert in our field, we all have lots and lots of friends and colleagues to call upon for their expertise.
GreatGets aims to do three things – all free of charge to you!
- Search the internet for irresistible products that wow us or make us smile and post them for you to enjoy also.
- Provide a personal shopping service for our visitors searching for hard to find items or that special something for any occasion or event.
- Act as your online personal assistant. Just contact us to see if we can help make your life a little easier.
If you find any great gets and would like to share them with our GreatGets visitors or have any questions whatsoever, please feel free to email us.
In spirit of Valentine’s Day, Mabel's Labels is celebrating the love by offering $2 off heart labels! These versatile sticky labels are durable, waterproof labels that are perfect for identifying lunch containers, bottles, toys, sports equipment and much more. You’ll be amazed at what you can label.
This is a perfect way to get the kids into the Valentine's Day spirit, label their school lunches with a special heart sticker, or their water bottle for soccer practice. This offer is only valid until 2/15 so don't miss out on this great way to make your kid's Valentine's day extra special.
Each label is designed and customized to your needs so they are one of a kind.