DIY Tutu & Gumball Necklace


D.I.Y. Snowflake Winter Wonderland Tutu and Gumball Necklace
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 →

DIY- Knotted Fabric Wrapped Favor Boxes

DIY- KNOTTED FABRIC-WRAPPED FAVOR BOXES

DIY- Knotted Fabric Wrapped Favor Boxes

We are thrilled to inform you that Minted, one of our very favorite merchants curating stunning artisan designs on stationery, party goods, wall art, and now even fabric, is hosting their Spring Event.  From now thru May 16, 2015 you can enjoy 15% off sitewide with promo code HAPPYSPRING

So what are we eyeing? Fabric and more fabric. We are obsessed with these DIY- Knotted Fabric Wrapped Favor Boxes especially since you can choose any Minted fabric to match your party or shower theme.  And the step by step directions we found on Minted's blog could not be any easier. Even non-crafter types can handle this very on-trend party favor DIY project.  Continue Reading →

Custom DIY Pennant Banner Fabrics

Custom DIY Pennant Banner Fabric

Custom DIY Pennant Banner Fabrics

As we all know paper pennant banners are all the rage in party decor but truthfully not only are they easily ripped and crumpled, depending on the paper they are printed on, they can also look a bit cheap. So today while pouring over Zazzle's new Custom Fabric by the Yard (yes, we are obsessed) we were delighted to discover this fabulous custom DIY pennant banner fabrics.  The designer has come up with an easily customizable keepsake pennant banner made from your choice of fabrics.

This is a really cool concept! Here is how it works >> Continue Reading →

Snowman Theme Girls 1st Birthday Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Snowman Theme Girls 1st Birthday Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Today we received an email seeking ideas for a snowman theme girl's 1st birthday party.  We loved the idea and once we started searching, we had trouble reigning ourselves in.  Although we gained inspiration from some of our other  Winter Wonderland  party packages, this party needed to be different – we wanted it to be pink!

We always like to start with the invitations because to us invitations are like the title of a paper – they set the tone for the entire party. We particularly like the wording of the light blue and pink card inviting guests to join them for Winter Onederland Fun!  How adorable is that for a January winter birthday party!

Next we searched for paper party goods.  We could not find anything particularly girly so we decided this might be the perfect occasion to create your own party kit. All you need to do is peel and stick an adorable pink snowman label / sticker onto a solid pink paper plate and cup. Best of all most of the stickers can be personalized to wish a happy day to the birthday girl!

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Free Printable Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids!

Free Children's Valentine's Day Cards

Through Valentine's Day, Frecklebox is offering FREE printables (and customizable) Valentine's Day cards for kids in addition to their FREE coloring pages, which they offer year round.

These cards are great for kids to bring to school, give to friends or decorate for family members. Kids can personalize, download, print and get creative! This is a great way to get your kids involved in the holiday while also prying them away from the TV and video came consul.

These are just two of the adorable cards to choose from.  Click here for the “I'm wild about you” or the ” You're out of this world” or pick from any of the other fabulous cards.

Happy Valentine's Day >> Party Hearty! 

Beading & Jewelry Making Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Beading & Jewelry Making Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

This morning as I was watching the morning news shows, sipping coffee and enjoying our incredible San Diego summer, I felt almost saddened that many Americans will be forced to spend these last few weeks of summer vacation indoors due to inclement weather. So of course this got me thinking. I called the Party Idea {Pros} gang together and posed today's challenge – Let's create a fun indoor end of summer gal party that can be tailored to kids, teens, college coeds, or even moms needing a break. After a bit of brainstorming we unanimously decided upon Continue Reading →