The Most Important Wedding Registry Tip (No One Will Ever Tell You)

Wedding Registy Essentials

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The Most Important Wedding Registry Tip (No One Will Ever Tell You)

Hey ladies! Today we have one bit of advice that we are pretty certain no one has ever shared with you before. It runs contrary to popular opinion and may even make the super sweet brides among you balk. Every single bride-to-be we knows falls into this same trap. She never ever registers for enough gifts for the number of guests invited to all of the events hosted in her honor, let alone for enough expensive gifts. Yes, you read that right, you need to register for more luxury goods and big-ticket items.

Your wedding registry is NOT the place to prove to the world you are simple and have little need for worldly goods. If that is truly the case, simply do not register. Filling out your wedding registry is the time to be both practical and aspirational. It is not greedy to like nice things. Clearly your guests have lots of choices and hopefully, will be able to find something lovely to gift in their price range. Continue Reading →

10 Baby Gender Reveal Party Ideas

Gender Reveal Party Ideas

Gender Reveal Party Ideas

10 Baby Gender Reveal Party Ideas

Creating a gender reveal party post has been on the top of our “to do” list for ages.  Since we still have not gotten around to creating our own, we thought we would at least share some ideas from one of our “go to” party suppliers, Windy City Novelties. And as usual, we could not help ourselves and ended up  editing their copy and even throwing in a few (ok, more than a few) ideas of our own.

What are Gender Reveal Parties?

Gender reveal parties have become quite popular over the past few years. Oftentimes, gender reveal parties are held in the place of a baby shower, and both men and women are invited to the event. However, there are couples that will hold both a gender reveal party and a baby shower. At the gender reveal party, the guests, and sometimes the parents themselves, will find out the sex of their unborn child. The purpose of the party is to share the news and celebrate with close friends and family.

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Printable Patriotic Games

Printable Patriotic Games For Your Memorial Day, Independence Day & Labor Day Celebrations

Don't forget to print out a few printable patriotic games for your Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day Celebration Parties.  They are not very expensive so even if you don't end up using them this time, you will have unlimited printouts for 90 days which takes you way past Labor Day.

We love to have these games on hand just in case … just in case it rains, just in case the little kids (or the big kids) get antsy, just in case your party extends well into the evening after the sun goes down and the lawn games get put away. Printable games are also a perfect evening activity when camping since they are light weight and easy to transport.  Consider printing on recycled paper. Additionally, if you are looking for classroom activities for a patriotic school party, these are both educational and fun.

All six of these printable patriotic games will keep your guests guessing and laughing plus you can personalize all of them.

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Color-In Kids Thank You Notes

Color-In Kids Thank You Notes

Tiny Prints >> Color-In Kids Thank You Notes

Color-In Kids Thank You Notes 

How cute are these color-in kids thank you notes from Tiny Prints.  We are huge believers in teaching children from a very young age the importance of communicating gratitude.  In fact, we think the sending of thank you notes, at any age is an etiquette must. (Brides and grooms are you listening? We are still awaiting way too many thank you notes. Although your guests may have a year to send a present, you do not have a year to send out your thank you's. Think a few weeks – a month at the most!)   Continue Reading →