Archive for February, 2013

pin the spots on the ladybug

Our sweet little lady has inspired a few fun party activities and favors we can’t wait to share with you, so here goes!

“Pin the Spots on the Ladybug” is a fun game that’s hard to lose… since our Lady has spots all over her back ;) .  A game where everybody wins never hurt nobody:

Give each child a ladybug cake pop for their effort:

A couple craft activities we thought would be fun include rock painting as well as red and black beads:

Kids can paint their own ladybug rocks and make their own ladybug friendship bracelets.  The fun in all of this is there is absolutely no right way to do it!  Creativity is welcomed!

We also loved this tutorial for a old can of Folgers coffee turned ladybug jar:

If you want to get really ambitious, pick up a couple packages of these fake ladybugs and send your guests on a hunt around your yard/house to fill their jar.

After a couple activities on the more “calm and quiet” side we thought something more upbeat would be nice and while this Ladybug Pinata looks fun and all:

there’s something about whacking a ladybug with a bat that just doesn’t seem right, so we found a much kinder alternative:

Lastly we thought this simple little Ladybug tic-tac-toe set was fun and could keep kids busy on the side:

Send your guests home looking like little ladies along with all of their new little crafts in hand for the perfect party favor combination!

And we just had to give a little love to these ADORABLE polka dot outfits… ummmm… so stinkin’ cute right?

With today being Valentine’s Day we thought this theme was so spot on (pun intended)!  Plus, our Ladybug is more of a Lovebug since the spots on her back are actually hearts.  Come back tomorrow to see all of this week’s ideas compiled into our Ladybug Party Inspiration board and 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!

 

Where to Find it:

activity ideas,  favor jar wings and antenna set hair clip, ladybug jar, ladybug beadsladybug dressladybug dress2hair clipskirt, red beads, black beads

sweets collage

Sometimes the most simple color schemes can actually provide room for plenty of  food and drink inspiration.  With the Ladybug Party all you really need is red and black and you’re good!  Think red candies, black olives, red fruits, black berries, red punch, black straws… you catch our drift.

Or take things quite literally and make ladybug bites!

Doesn’t our cutlery mix in smashingly?  For sweets we couldn’t resist this ladybug cake pan and you don’t need mad frosting skills to do a chocolate head, red body, and chocolate dots!

We also love these sweet treat ideas from the ever-so-creative RoseBakes:

For a refreshments we spotted this tasty looking ladybug punch!  Those are blueberries floating inside:

Now wasn’t that easy?  There’s more simple ideas where these came from coming up tomorrow in the form of activities and favors so don’t forget to come back and check ‘em out!

Enter to win a digital “you print” invite (a $15 value) good for any party in our shop by leaving a comment on any post this week!

Where to Find it:

ladybug cookieritz ladybugscandylicoricestrawberry ladybugswater bottles

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Our Ladybug Party has been a top seller of ours for a while so we’re happy to finally be featuring it over here on our blog.

The mix of pinks/reds/and black and all the layers of patterns make this basic color scheme so so much more than basic.

And our happy little birthday hat makes for the most perfect birthday photos for your little lady.

Finishing touches can be found in the form of balloons straws and cupcake liners.

It doesn’t get much better than this!

Tomorrow we’ll be giving you a bunch of food and drink ideas to keep your guests from munching through leaves at your next Ladybug Bash, come back and indulge with us won’t you??

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.  You could be our next winner!

ladybug image

We’ve come to know a few pretty darn famous Ladies in our time…

Lady and the Tramp

Lady Lovely Locks

Lady Gaga… and perhaps the most influential…

Lady Bug.

Her innovative style, touch of whimsy, and lovable details are sought after by many but achieved by few.  We’re devoting our entire week into uncovering her secrets ;) .

Enter to win a digital “you print” invite good for any party in our shop by leaving a comment on any post this week, specifically one that mentions how gosh darn darling this party is and how you can’t wait to order it from us asap… and yes flattery improves your chances of winning!

drago inspiration board

Here Ye Here Ye!  What dost thou think of ye Knights and Dragons Festival!??

 We’re hoping you just love it!  Such a unique party that will certainly be different than anything your guests have attended to date.  Especially if you’re able to keep up your royal accent for the entire event ;) .

Congrats to Zabeth, you’re this week’s winner of a 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’ve given the boys a good amount of attention this week and next week is for the “ladies”… stay tuned!

Where to Find it:

Foodsword food picks, meatballsdrumsticksdragon dessertfunky sandwiches
Drink: goblets,  steaming punch
Activitiesactivities, craft and decorate shieldspinata
Favorsknight tunic tutorialaluminum swordknight helmet
Decor: Straws, Liners, Snack ups, Decorations
Attire: T-Shirt8 pack of party hats

 

 

 

 

knights collage

How’s a knight expected to valiantly slay a dragon without the proper training and weaponry?  Let your knights create their own swords using this swords tutorial:

All you’ll need is:

  • inner tubes of wrapping paper rolls
  • cardboard strip to make the hilt
  • aluminum foil

Done and done!

Next up craft and decorate shields:

 

Put on the armor:

and prepare for battle!

Jousting:

Gladiator Duel:

Tug-o-war:

 and of course, dragon slaying:

By the end of it all your guests are sure to be worn out and ready to leave the royal castle behind for a royal bubble bath.  Send them on their way with a bag of pinata candy along with all of their fun new Knight gear and your party favors just served as a two-for-one (our favorite kind!)

Today is your last chance to enter to win a digital “you print” invite good for any party in our shop!  Leave a comment on any post this week, and you’re in!

 

Where to find it:

knight tunic tutorial, knight attirepinataknight helmethorse on a stick

sweets

There’s few things that make us smile more than watching people get creative with food your kids probably eat on a daily basis.  These fire breathing sandwiches transform your Knights and Dragons party from plain old “PB & J” to “Sir Peanut of the Butter and Lord Jelly”!

We understand it might not be the most practical option to be providing your adult guests with dragon shaped sandwiches ;) … so offer them these dragon toe drumsticks:

paired with as many different items as you can scewer!  How fun are these adorable little sword turned tooth picks?

Those veggie boats are a Knights and Dragons theme birthday no-brainer!  ADORABLE!

Once your royal supper concludes, we think the following sweets will keep all your little knight’s sweet tooth’s at bay:

and for drinks we’re greatly enjoying the idea of filling these royal goblets with steaming punch:

Tomorrow we’ll be talking about Knights and Dragons Birthday activities and favors fit for a king!  Enter to win a digital “you print” invite good for any party in our shop, all you have to do is leave a comment on any post this week!

 

Where to Find it:

dragon dessertcookies, sword and shield cookies, castle cake, fruit image, meatballs, lil smokies

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We’re thrilled to have recently added this adorable new party to our shop and we hope you love it as much as we do!

We love the bold primary colors:

The happy little dragon and valiant knight:

And we’re pleased how nicely all of our POP Party supplies compliment the design:

We’ll be giving away a digital “you print” invite good for any party in our shop, all you have to do to enter to win is leave a comment on any post this week!  Get back here for food and drink ideas fit for a king comin atcha tomorrow.

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We have to warn you…

Should your child want a Knights and Dragons birthday

And should you kindly oblige

you may be fueling a fire that could burn for years to come

Not that this is bad or good, it’s just your warning.

Knights and Dragons Party Week is here so grab your shield and sword and let the games begin!  As usual, we’ll be giving away a digital “you print” invite good for any party in our shop, all you have to do to enter to win is leave a comment on any post this week!  Tomorrow we’re introducing our Knights and Dragons theme “New in Shop”… it’s adorable… you won’t want to miss it.

 

Credit Where Credit is Due:

child begging image, gamer image 2, gamer image 3

 

pinwheels collage final

If you learned anything from Pinwheel Party Week we hope you learned that really ANYTHING can be made into a cute birthday theme thanks to our amazing lead design genius, Michelle.  That’s why one of our fave motto’s is “There’s a party for that!” because we know that if you can dream it, Michelle can put your thoughts on paper and help you Party on Purpose!  Who woulda thunk a sweet little pinwheel could spur such party inspiration:

Congrats to Megan Pile, you are walking away with a digital “you print” invite good for any party in our shop!  We’ll contact you shortly to start the process of claiming your prize.

Next week we’ll be taking a steep departure from this extremely girlie theme towards a theme fit for a king!  Come back and check it out!

Where To Find It:

Foodham and cheese pinwheelspinwheel cookiescherry pinwheelsturkey pinwheelspizza pinwheelscherry pinwheelsapple wedgespear tart
Drinkizzemason jar drinks
Activitiesdiy glitter pinwheeldiy pinwheelflower pinwheel craftpinwheel craft kitdiy pinwheel
Favorspinwheel favor
Decorpinwheel wreathset of 8 pinwheelsstraws, cups, liners, balloons, decorpinwheel flowerspinwheel garden
Attire: dressclips