Chalkboard Chic Holiday Cards and Inspiration

We told you we were obsessed!  We love Minted’s new inspiration board builder and are going crazy creating boards.  Our latest board features three of Minted's chalkboard theme holiday cards and coordinating postage, adorable chalkboard chic labeled  mason jars and retro paper straws for Santa's treat,  and chalkboard frosted-glass tea light holdersto use  as party favors, place cards, and to add sparkle to your holiday table. More Chalkboard Chic Party Ideas

If you too enjoy creating boards like this we would love to partner with you by offering to host your Minted  Inspiration Board Challenge entry right here on PartyIdeaPros.com.

So here’s how Minted's contest works:

1. make

Find your favorite Minted holiday card or Christmas card.

Click the green plus sign  to start your Inspiration Board. Now double click the image you just added to edit your board.  To upload more images and style your Board there is an easy to use interface running just above the board itself..

2. share

Embed your Inspiration Board on your own website or blog (Pinterest or Facebook do not qualify) by clicking to retrieve your code or we will be happy to host your inspiration board as a guest blogger on PartyIdeaPros.com if you send us the code.

3. win

To enter the contest, submit the link to your website or blog where you embedded your Inspiration Board.  If we host your board, we will email you the link so you can submit it to enter the contest.

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Ask Your Date to Homecoming with CanvasPop

Ask Your Date to Homecoming with CanvasPopHomecoming dances are just around the corner.  If you haven't yet asked your date to Homecoming and are still looking for a fun and unique way to pop the question, CanvasPop prints have just become a very affordable option.  Simply take a photo of a child or submit a photo of yourself as a kid and automatically receive a $25 CanvasPop gift voucher.  This brings the price of an Instagram CanvasPop down from its current special price of $39.95 to just $15.00 – a really great deal for a lasting memory!   Plus, you will then be eligible to win a $100.00 gift voucher to CanvasPop to capture your party memories forever, not just the ask! (eligibility rules apply)

Enter CanvasPop Kidster Photo Contest

Once you enter the contest and receive your $25.00 voucher, simply

  1. Go to  CanvasPop,
  2. Choose Instagram
  3. Choose the photo you want (it might be extra fun if you can find a photo that somehow relates to your Homecoming theme!)
  4. Play with it to achieve the desire effect
  5. Order your final print – be sure to enter your voucher code – and voila, you are finished.

You can check out our  CanvasPop Review – Turn Instagram Photos into Canvas Art to see exactly how we created our own 12 x 12 photo canvas and learn from our successes and our mistakes.

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Win a Nordic Getaway from Tea Collection!

Nordic_Getaway_Tea_Collection_Contest

Here's another great contest to jump on from our friends over at Tea Collection.  This time they have partnered with Jetsetter and are offering you the chance to win a Nordic Getaway + a Tea Collection gift certificate to pack your suitcase full of   their adorable Nordic inspired children's clothes!

..Boys Mod Stripe Tee

Enter to win here. Don't miss your chance because this contest ends on 9/25.

 Tea Collection Nordic Giveaway Prizes

Best of Luck!

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Tea Collection’s Around the World Activity Contest

Tea Collection's Around the World Activity Contest

Tea Collection's Around the World Activity Contest  Tea Collection's Around the World Activity Contest

by Ariel Diamond

I couldn't wait to spend the summer at home after my freshman year at Michigan State.  As much as I loved my first year of college, I looked forward to spending time with friends and loved ones.  Unfortunately between my summer school class schedule, course assignments, and juggling two jobs I had yet to spend the day with my favorite seven year old, my cousin Alyssa.

Alyssa and I love imaginary travel and have especially enjoyed children's books that take us to lands far, far away.  Over the years we probably have read Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are dozens of times.  We have joined both Babar and Curious George as they roam Africa and particularly enjoy Madeline's escapades in Paris.  When I read about Tea Collection's Around the World Activity Contest I had one of those “aha” moments.   Now that Alyssa has turned 7, I thought she could appreciate and begin to understand the cultures of the world through crafts.

I meticulously began to plan our special day together!  I would like nothing more than to win a $500 Tea Shopping Spree for Alyssa's back to school wardrobe!  Together we have already picked out some adorable pieces for Alyssa and even found a cute easy to wear, run-around dress for me!

Tea Collection Marguerite Banded DressTea Collection Laululintu TeeTea Collection La Rambla Dress

Tea Collection Marguerite Banded Dress | Tea Collection Umi Moraine | Tea Collection Laululintu Tee | Tea Collection La Rambla Dress

All I needed to do was

  1. Take a photo of Alyssa completing a DIY activity based on one of Tea's Anniversary destinations (Brazil, Turkey, Japan, Korea, or West Africa).
  2. Add a photo caption describing the destination inspired craft
  3. Share our experience as part of Tea Collections Facebook entry page

Since PartyIdeaPros.com has been a huge supporter of Wrap2gether.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to global education and social justice, I had access to the most amazing art project ever.  Izzy had designed and fabricated original handmade African inspired dwenimmen jewelry to  foster cross-cultural relationships and benefit the Mancona International School in Odumase-Krobo, Ghana Eastern Region.   Lucky for me and for Alyssa, Izzy had enough supplies left over so we could actually complete an age appropriate project using hand made dwenimmen, a West African Adirinka symbol representing strength, humility, wisdom, and learning.

Alyssa's West African Dwenimmen Jewelry Making and Lion Cupcake Baking Day   Alyssa's West African Dwenimmen Jewelry Making and Lion Cupcake Baking Day   Alyssa's West African Dwenimmen Jewelry Making and Lion Cupcake Baking Day

We decorated the leather with markers and puffy paint to give it that nice tribal feel. Once finished Alyssa couldn’t help but model and show off her new creation.

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