Archive for January, 2013

pinwheel diy collage

It’s no surprise that we’ve determined the perfect Pinwheel Party activity and party favor, is indeed pinwheels themselves!

We found a number of awesome pinwheel crafts or pre-made pinwheels you can either have your guests DIY or send them home with pre-made.  In the DIY zone we’ve got:

diy glitter pinwheel, pinwheel templateflower pinwheel craftpinwheel craft kit, pinwheel wreath

And we also spotted this lovely little shop that sells “Design Your Own Handheld Pinwheels Sets”

 The perfect addition to any pinwheel party!

For a favor/activity combo we are loving this pinwheel medallion necklace:

 Too cute right?!

Additional fun favors include:

pinwheel candy favors, valentine pinwheels,

We also thought these little pinwheel charms were… well… charming!

Today is your last chance to enter to win a digital “you print” invite good for any party in our shop, by leaving a comment on any post this week before we draw the winner tomorrow… happy commenting!

Credit Where Credit is Due:
pinwheel flowers in milk bottles


There’s a quick and easy way to have a festive pinwheel spread for your next pinwheel party, and that is to simply… stick with pinwheels:

 ham and cheese pinwheelsturkey pinwheelspizza pinwheels,  pinwheel flowers and bacon pinwheels will serve as your salty and substantial options while:

pinwheel cookiescherry pinwheelspinwheel pastriesapple wedgespear tart, pinwheel cupcakes, pinwheel cake, peppermint pinwheels will serve as your sweets!

For drinks you can either stick with the color scheme via sparkling juices like izze, or go with a more whimsical option by placing little pinwheels inside a mason jar drink and call it a day!  We like how they stuck limes at the bottom of these drinks to give the pinwheel something to cling to.  A lemon slice (with our color scheme) would work perfectly!  We just love this coordinating piece of fabric tied around each jar, so charming!

Our Pinwheel inspired set of straws pairs with all of these drinks smashingly as well!

Tomorrow we’re taking a turn towards favor-town and the university of activities… we hope you’ll come back to enjoy the journey!  Enter to win a digital “you print” invite good for any party in our shop, by leaving a comment on any post this week!

Where to Find it:
melon rumballa

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Our Pinwheel party makes us smile and we hope when you see it, you feel the same way:

We are thrilled to have finally listed this charming party in our shop, and remember anything on our shop menu can be customized to match this theme!

The centerpiece sticks would be so darling inside large mason jars filled with coordinated candy like strawberry o’s!

Pair our decor with our POP Party Supplies and you’ve got Pinwheel Party magic:

Tomorrow we’ll be talking about food and drink ideas to pair with your next Pinwheel Party and don’t forget,  you can enter to win a digital “you print” invite good for any party in our shop, by leaving a comment on any post this week!

pinwheel watermark

When we first got a request for a Pinwheel Party my brain instantly went to:


Thank God I’m not the POP designer and Michelle is:


We’ve talked about how Michelle’s creativity will blow your mind here… and we think this party is a perfect example of that mind blow-age.  Where does she come up with this stuff??  We’re certainly not complaining!

You might be surprised to find there is actually a lot of different things you can do with a theme as simple as a pinwheel and your end result will be an incredibly unique, charming, fun party that’s extremely easy on the eyes.  Stay tuned this week for pinwheel mania as we highlight food ideas, diy tutorials and of course our new adorable design now in shop!

Enter to win a digital “you print” invite good for any party in our shop, by leaving a comment on any post this week!


mustache bash ideas

We’d love to stay and chat but we really

Our favorite part of the Mustache Bash is the entire party revolves around not taking yourself too seriously.  Throw on some silly mustaches, speak in a terrible English accent, and just have fun!

Congrats to Kim Schellert!  You’re this week’s winner of our digital “you print” invite good for any party in our shop!  Thanks for leaving your “stashing” comment ;) .  We’ll be in touch with you shortly to start the process of claiming your prize.  Next week we’re taking a sharp turn from this extremely “manly” theme to a very charming girly party, you won’t want to miss it!

Where to Find it:

Food: cookiesmanwhiches, food tents with custom “mustache theme” labels
Drinkwet your whiskersblue drinkglasses, milk mustache
Activitiespin the musstache on the little man, photo boothmustache pinata, photo booth props, mustache garland
Favorslip and mustachemustacheschocolate pops
Decor: mustache party cupcake toppers, mustache party favor tags, blue and green POP Party Suppliesmustache cut-outs, mustache stickers
Attire: onesie

pin the mustache on the little man

Our activity ideas for the Mustache Bash have us SMILING…Literally…

If you

We’re talking about the Little Man’s Photo Booth:

Pick up a piece of fun fabric from your local fabric store to create a DIY back drop… fill a mason jar with these awesome photo booth props and have fun getting shots of each of your guests at their silliest!

We also love this spin on the more traditional “Pin the Tail on the Donkey”… how about “Pin the Mustache on the Little Man”??  Nab a cute photo of your little guy, send it our way and we’ll take care of the rest!

You could also add a neck tie to this mix if you’d like to doll your little man up even more:

Once everyone’s got all the sillies out, get out the last bits of energy by smashing this  mustache pinata:

As for favors there are a few fun ideas out there but these chocolate pops were our favorite:

Or fill a goodie bag labeled “stache” with things like fake  lip and mustachesnose/glasses/mustache sets, pins along with blue and green candies:

Remember if you leave a comment on any post this week you’re entered to win a digital “you print” invite good for any party in our shop!  Work the word “mustache” into your comment and you get an extra entry!

Credit Where Credit is Due:
photo booth imagesfake mustaches 1, fake mustaches 2,


little man food and drink collage


these awesome ideas for your next


The Mustache Bash is a great opportunity to get creative with some Party On Purpose Food Labels and make a menu fit for the man of the hour!

The “Wet Your Whiskers” glasses were a set we spotted on Etsy, but we also thought these were super fun, just replace the beer with root beer ;) :

Fun!  Fun!  Fun!  For more mustache bash party ideas  bop back here tomorrow where we’ll be talking about activities and favors you absolutely MUSTACHE!

Leave a comment on any post to week and be entered to win a digital “you print” invite good for any party in our shop.  Weave the word “mustache” into your comment and you get an extra entry!!


Where to Find it:
walking stickesneck tiesmilk mustaches

Credit Where Credit is due:

little man mustache bash


 you a question…

Are you stumped on a theme for your little man’s next birthday?  Be stumped no more!  This little man mustache bash is a perfect theme for a baby shower or a little man that might not quite have developed a little obsession with anything in particular quite yet.

Our POP Party Supplies pair nicely with the tags and cupcake toppers in this listing but don’t forget we can customize anything on our shop menu to match this theme!  Just drop us a line and let us set up a party to fulfill you and your little man’s party needs!

Don’t forget to leave a comment on any post this week in order to be entered to win a digital “you print” invite good for any party in our shop!  Winner will be drawn on Friday and tomorrow we mustache as you another question… what shall one eat at the mustache bash??  Get back here to find out!

little man colors

How on earth facial hair like this:

Inspired a full on party theme as cute as this:

we may never know… but what we do know, is it’s darn cute and we aren’t arguing with it!  We’ve actually done this party with a couple different color schemes (keep in mind we’re happy to customize!), some that focus on the stache and others that focus on the neck tie:

This week we’ll be focusing on the blue/green/black combo and the mustache!

Stick around for all things “Little Man Mustache Bash” all week and be sure to leave a comment on any post this week (see if you can incoporate the word “mustache” for an extra entry!) and you’re entered to win a digital “you print invite good for any party in our shop!


Valentine’s Day is such a fun excuse to tell your kids you love them (for the millionth time) and get a little festive all just because you love them.  Who doesn’t love that?

We were inspired by the mix of “super simple” and “some effort involved” food, activities, valentines, etc. and we hope you all were equally inspired to give something a try.

Congrats to Xiomara!  You’re the winner of our digital “you print” invite good for any party in our shop!  We’ll drop you a line shortly to start the process of claiming your prize.

We’re taking a sharp turn from the pinks and reds of this week to a much more manly color scheme next week… all you mama’s with little men, stay tuned!

Where to Find it:

Foodxoxo cupcakescake popsvalentine macaronsheart browniesconversation hearts marshmallowsdipped cookiesbrownie bitesvalentine’s day lunch ideas, muffin tin meal, m&m bars
Drinkred jones soda, valentine’s float
Activityvalentine’s votivebird feedervalentine’s day globesheart tree tutorialdot marker hartsvalentine’s wreathcrayon hearts
Creative Valentinevalentine magnifying glassvalentineslolli valentinebutterfly valentinea farm girl’s dabbles
Decor: straws, balloons, party cups,
Attire: boy’s tie , dress, hat