Archive for January, 2013

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We’ve got a couple Valentine’s Day designs in shop that are cute not only for a Valentine’s Day birthday but a playdate as well!

Our “LOVE” party has an awesome teal/pink/purple/red color scheme we are loving:

Our “Ladybug” party is in the quintessential Valentine’s colors and we love the little heart details on the back of our sweet little lady:

And our heart party is pretty straight forward:

Pair some of our new POP Party Supplies in Valentine’s coordinated colors with any of these parties:

 CUTE!

These straws, cups and balloons aren’t listed on our menu yet but they come in a large variety of colors so be sure to add them to your next party order and we’ll create a set that will match your party perfectly!!

Straws: 20 for $4
Party Cups: 20 for $4
Balloons: 5 for $4

Lastly but not “leastly”, enter to win a digital “you print” invite good for any party in our shop by leaving a comment on any post this week!

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We found ourselves on a hunt for Valentine’s Day activities you could do with your kids at home that weren’t too intimidating and we think we found a few that work for a number of age groups!

For actual Valentines, we’re always fans of getting creative.  Here’s some ideas:

Paint Swatch Bookmarks!!

We (Julie and Amy) find these to be DARLING… However our fellow POP Partner (Michelle) is not a fan of paint swatch arts and crafts… whatever floats your boat folks!  I’m laughing at the thought of Michelle seeing me promote these on our blog… oh the control I have… moooooooooooooohahahahah!  All you need to recreate this magic is to high-jack some swatches from your local hardware store, ribbon, and a heart hole puncher.  Nailed it!

Here’s some more Valentine’s all three of us agree upon:

From the valentine magnifying glass to the lolli valentine and butterfly valentine we are loving all of these for a number of reasons but our faves might just be the simplicity of the Kraft Paper Cookie Bag Valentines.  Have your child make one special just for you to save for keepsakes.

Don’t forget we’re giving away a digital “you print” invite good for any party in our shop to one lucky reader.  All you have to do to enter to win is a leave a comment on any post this week.

Where to Find it:
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We came across a few Valentine’s Day lunch ideas, we absolutely love and we think your kids will love them too:

The muffin tin mom strikes again with a heart shaped muffin tin meal  for your kiddos’ Valentine’s Day:

 But let’s be realistic… valentine’s day is all about the sweets and we certainly aren’t lacking inspiration for that!

A Farm Girl’s Dabbles had such sweet inspiration she gets her own collage:

For drinks, anything red or pink will do!  But if you want to get creative we are just dying over these Valentine’s Floats:

Just use cherry 7-up, ice cream and red sprinkles!  We also spotted folks using red vines as straws or you can nab a red/pink striped straw out of our shop!

Lastly, this love potion smoothie is a sweet treat that’s sure to make your Valentine smile.

For more Valentine’s day inspiration get back here tomorrow when we’ll be talking about unique valentines your child can hand out, as well as some activities you can do at home to keep the love flowing.  Also, 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:

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In the words of LMFAO – “We’ve been pigeon-holed and we know it”… Is that not how that song goes?

All too often people think POP and they think birthday parties.  But the reality is party decor is party decor and while it seems our top sellers happen to be birthdays we kinda have a love/hate relationship with being pigeon-holed as birthday parties ONLY.

In walks the holidays and we find ourselves reminding folks… WE CAN DO THAT TOO!!  Here’s a sneak peak:

We have some seriously adorable Valentine’s Day ideas that we are excited to share with you along with some seriously adorable party themes we’ll be featuring right here on the blog tomorrow.   Not only are these parties super cute for February birthdays, they’re super cute for anyone looking to throw a little V-Day event for their little one and some guests!

Get back here tomorrow to see what we’ve got up our sleeve and be sure 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!

 

 

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We’re so incredibly excited to announce officially that we have new polka dot balloons in shop!  For those frequent visitors of our Etsy Shop you may have noticed we’ve added balloons to each of our party listings in preparation to let all of our fans know we’ve expanded our product line a bit to include some of those birthday “must-haves” we get so many requests for.  Balloons are no exception:

We’ve got most of the primary colors that match our parties perfectly as well as:

 

these white balloons with colored dots for some of our softer colored parties.

This is part of our 2013 effort to continue to make Party On Purpose your one stop party shop and with the addition of these balloons, party cups, and straws we think we’re well on our way!

And for those of you that are here looking to see what today’s giveaway is… it’s a set of 12 custom cupcake toppers and 8 matching balloons!

Here’s a reminder on how you can enter to win (and yes every entry is also good for the $200 Shop Credit giveaway winner we’ll draw on the 13th):

  • Follow us on Facebook (already follow us?  FANTASTIC, YOU’RE IN!)
  • Get a friend to follow us on facebook.  For every friend that tells us you sent them, you get an extra entry and of course they get an entry for following.
  • Leave a comment on any blog post this week.
  • Sign up for our POP Newsletter: http://bit.ly/POPNewsletterOptIn

 

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At least once a week we get a request for cupcake liners or candy cups and it’s our pleasure to finally be able to say “Yes!  We can do that!”

These adorable party cups actually double as cupcake liners (if you’d like) but look so stinkin cute when filled with candy treats like party coordinating m&m’s, gumballs, goldfish crackers, and millions of little finger foods!  Pick your own color scheme or let us select the perfect set to match your next party:

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Today’s giveaway is featuring these sweet little party cups, 12 to be exact, paired with 12 party favor tags customized to match any party in our shop!

UPDATE: Congrats to Crystal Holmes, you’re our winner!!  Everyone is still eligible to be the $200 Shop Credit giveaway winner we’ll draw on the 13th, here’s how:

  • Follow us on Facebook (already follow us?  FANTASTIC, YOU’RE IN!)
  • Get a friend to follow us on facebook.  For every friend that tells us you sent them, you get an extra entry and of course they get an entry for following.
  • Leave a comment on any blog post this week.
  • Sign up for our POP Newsletter: http://bit.ly/POPNewsletterOptIn
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Who knew something as simple as a straw could add such impact to your child’s party?!  Not only can they be used for the drinks you’re serving:

They’re also functional/adorable when incorporated with your food menu:

 We’re delighted to be able to carry these in our shop now in a huge variety of colors.  Customers can select a specific color of choice or let us create a set that will match your party decor perfectly.  With a mix of dot straws and stripe straws we’re sure we have what you’re looking for:

red orange yellow lime aqua light blue mint lavender
gray black brown hot pink medium pink light pink

 

Today’s giveaway is featuring these darling straws, 12 to be exact, paired with a  customized door sign to match any party in our shop!

UPDATE: Congrats to Kelby Blosser, you’re the winner!  Everyone is still eligible to be the $200 Shop Credit giveaway winner we’ll draw on the 13th, here’s how:

  • Follow us on Facebook (already follow us?  FANTASTIC, YOU’RE IN!)
  • Get a friend to follow us on facebook.  For every friend that tells us you sent them, you get an extra entry and of course they get an entry for following.
  • Leave a comment on any blog post this week.
  • Sign up for our POP Newsletter: http://bit.ly/POPNewsletterOptIn

 Credit Where Credit is Due:
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We can all agree we spend the holiday season giving.

Giving to children, giving to spouses, giving to in-laws and nieces and nephews and brothers and sisters and grannys and grandpas and the list goes on and on.

Give my friends, and you shall receive.

We’ve got some awesome things going on over at Party On Purpose and we’re excited to share all of these awesome things with you starting today!

 It’s our first ever MAJOR giveaway and one lucky winner is walking away with $200 to spend in shop.  That’s enough dough to outfit your next party from top to bottom, from invitations to confetti, from party hat to cutlery!

Also this week we’re going to be highlighting some fun new items added to our shop for 2013 paired with a small daily giveaway.  One winner each day and one grand prize winner drawn Sunday 1/13/13.

You’ve done enough giving, it’s time to relax and start receiving.  There’s a couple ways to enter to win:

  • Follow us on Facebook (already follow us?  FANTASTIC, YOU’RE IN!)
  • Get a friend to follow us on Facebook.  For every friend that tells us you sent them, you get an extra entry and of course they get an entry for following.
  • Leave a comment on any blog post this week.
  • Sign up for our POP Newsletter: http://bit.ly/POPNewsletterOptIn
Do one option or do them all!  We’re keeping things as simple as possible and just want to say “Thanks!” to all of our amazing customers past/present/and future.  Good luck!
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This super sweet party made us smile all week and we hope the next time your little one thinks pink, you think Cherry Blossom:

A big “congrats” goes to Alycia Bollinger – you’re the winner of a digital “you print” invite good for any party in our shop!  We’ll be in touch with you shortly to start the process of claiming your prize!!

As for the rest of you we’ve got some EXCITING news to share all next week you won’t want to miss!  Stay tuned!

Where to Find It:

Foodmacaroonssweetsmacaroons2cherry blossom cordial cookiesraspberry meringue kisses, cherry blossom marshmallows,
Drinkteapink lemonade
Activityfelt cherry blossom, craft
Favorsparasolcookies
Decorfresh cherry blossomsparty lightschinese lanterns
Attire: dress

cherry blossom favors

There were a couple Cherry Blossom party favors and activities that caught our eye and of course one of them comes from one of our favorite children’s crafts/food blogs… Meet The Dubien’s:

Those cooky Dubien’s are always coming up with ideas that inspire us and we hope they don’t mind us passing the deets onto you all as often as we do!!   We’re really loving this particular Cherry Blossom Craft because it’s so easy nearly any age can do it, you really can’t do it “wrong” and each unique piece of artwork goes home with your guests.

A craft that might take some prep work on mommy’s end and be more fitting for the older age group are these Felt Cherry Blossom plants:

For favors we shared these Monogrammed cherry blossom cookies in yesterday’s “Food and Drink” post but you can also wrap ‘em, tie a POP “Thank You” tag to ‘em and call ‘em party favors if you’d prefer!

All of the above will make any little girl’s heart melt…. Am I the only one that wanted a parasol growing up?  Considering how useless it would have been in the Seattle rain I’m not sure why, but it’s the thought that counts!

Tomorrow we draw the winner of this week’s digital invite giveaway!  If you haven’t entered to win, it’s not too late, you’re just a comment away!

Where to Find it:
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