Peppa Pig is all the rage and rightfully so. It is hard not to be glued to the television as this adorable little girl pig, her family, and other animal friends, all bearing human characteristics, go about their everyday activities. Just like the boys and girls watching these 5 minute episodes, they attend playgroup, go swimming, visit relatives, go to the playground and ride bicycles. All the while, the narrator of the series reinforces the action and humor, saying things like “Oh, dear” when something unfortunate happens (such as George starts crying) or “Look out!” when a character is doing something unsafe (such as Peppa riding her bicycle without looking where she's going). If you have not yet caught an episode, just ask your son or daughter what channel to watch!
A few weeks ago we took a first stab at a pink snowman party. Today we are refining the vision to create an adorable little girl's first birthday celebration.
The inspiration is this Zazzle invitation. Karl, we agree, the cute little pink cap beats the traditional snowman hat, hands down. We did not want the save the date to match the invitation so together we came up with a coordinating look to set the party's tone yet not take away from the invitation itself.……
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!
All aboard! Jump on the party train for your next birthday party or baby shower. Party Idea Pros will walk you through every step of your chic choo choo train party theme providing professional recommendation on just about every railroad party detail including invitations, centerpieces, napkin rings, place cards, party favors, and lots and lots of little extras. And of course we have plenty of ideas for the ever popular children's Dinosaur Train Party, Thomas the Tank Engine Party, The Little Engine that Could Party, and Chuggington Train Party.
Retro Paper straws are all the rage. They not only add a fun vibe to your table decor, they add color and a dash of whimsy. As you can see we have featured them individually displayed in mason jars in our patriotic theme parties. Sometimes we even add an antenna ball on top. For my own son's Bar Mitzvah we topped MLB antenna balls on coordinating straws and used them as place cards at the entrance to party. Just yesterday, my sister threw a handful of striped paper straws in a paper cup – just the right touch for her Labor Day barbecue.
Both Swoozies and Amazon has a nice collection of retro paper straws. Consider using the pink and blue polka dot straws for your next baby shower. We love the mini bat straws and orange and black stripe straws for Halloween parties. The red and green stripe straws are a must have for your cookie baking holiday parties. The yellow stars straws would be an adorable adder to a Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Party. And we believe the yellow & grey stripe straws are elegant enough to use at a chic, vintage chalkboard chic wedding reception. Another idea — choose your sorority colors for your next house party.
One more idea for children's birthday parties … choose a variety of straws and cut them into 1 – 2 inch strips. Now string them together to create cute paper necklaces. The leftovers can be used for every day, at lunch and dinnertime.