Archive for March, 2013

Spa Party Inspiration Board

It’s been a Spa-cial week sharing all of our Spa Party Ideas with you!  This is one of those parties that actually seems easy to tackle while still maximizing on creativity:

Congrats to Michelle W.!  You’re the winner of a digital “you print” invite good for any party in our shop.  We will be contacting you shortly to start the process of claiming your prize!

Where to Find It:
Food: spa cookiesscooped out cucumberspink slipper cookiesnail polish topperscucumber popsiclescookiesspa cheese and crackers,
Drink: aqua punch
Favors: spa favorsbasket of flip flopsfavor tagsnon toxic nail polish
Activities: foam spa mask arthomemade spa maskspa products
Decor: Cupcake Liners, Straws, Toppers

Credit Where Credit is Due:
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Spa Party Activities are pretty self explanatory which takes the whole weight of needing to be creative off your shoulders.  Super easy from head to toe (literally).  Kick things off with this easy and all natural deep conditioner:

Put the girls hair back and secure it that way with a cozy headband:

Next up comes the all natural face mask… don’t forget the cucumbers:

At this point your party guests should be looking a little something like this:

The fun can conclude with a Hand massage paired with a mani:

a foot massage paired with a pedi:

and a pat on the back for the hostess!  Those wet piggies will keep feet and hands planted for a little while and maybe you can snag some of the goodies off the treat table we talked about yesterday!

If you want to keep the fun going let guests decorate their own spa masks and flip flops to take home as part of their party favors:

Sending the little ones home with a bottle of nail polish or loofa and a simple “Thanks for making my party spa-cial!” tag is our favorite spa party favor:

 If Martha Stewart had it her way it’d be more like:

party bags filled with a comb, hair ties, scrubbing pads, scented soaps, nail polish,  lip gloss, bobby pins, washcloth, and bubble bath.  Guests will head home feeling revitalized, relaxed and ready to keep the pamper session going!

Today’s your last day to enter to win a digital “you print” invite good for any party in our shop!  Simply leave a comment on any blog post this week and you’re in.  We’ll announce the winner tomorrow along with our Inspiration Board for this week’s Spa Party Ideas.

Where to Find it:
foam spa mask art, spa favorsbasket of flip flopsfavor tagsnon toxic nail polishhomemade spa maskspa products, mayo image, coconut image, olive oil image, avocado image, banana image, yogurt image, honey image

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The spa party is a great excuse to put cucumbers to good use ;) .  Not only do these refreshing little veggies add a healthy spin on some of your eats, they coordinate awesomely with our Spa Party Decor.  Win win!

Hungry Happneings strikes again with this crazy creative spa cheese and crackers,!  Did any of you have the same double-take I did?  Too awesome!

For sweets we are loving these pink slipper cookies (from guess who… Hungry Happenings) and these nail polish topped cupcakes are an adorable idea! 

Drinks should be light, refreshing and healthy… all things spa:

Sipping a smoothie out of a stripey straw while your face is adorned with mud is about as spa as it gets, your guests are gonna have a relaxing blast!

Find all of our party decor to match the Spa Party in our Etsy Shop 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!

 

Where to Find it:
spa cookiesrock candy imagescooped out cucumbersaqua punch,  cucumber popsiclescookies

 

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The one and only Scary Mommy actually used our Spa Party decor for her daughter Lily’s Spa Party!  We were so honored to be included ;) .  You can read all about this self-proclaimed glutton for punishment’s internal battle with hosting a party at home vs at some play space outside of the home where a lovely staff is left with your mess, here.  Or hop to the photos of our decor below:

Thanks to Scary Mommy for making us feel so Spa-cial and sharing all of the party details with your perfectly imperfect readers!  Anyone interested in purchasing this decor can find an example package in our Etsy Shop.

We’re chatting all about food and drink ideas for the spa party tomorrow, so get back here to check that out.  Leave a comment on any blog post this week to be entered to win a digital “you print” invite good for any party in our shop.

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We could all use a day at the spa:

but we want to be clear that our Spa Party should not be confused with a day at the spa for Mom.

Hopefully the giggles and smiles that will likely ensue post facial/mani/pedis will be well worth it!  Our decor should help set you up for success:

Get back here tomorrow where we’ll be showing off our Spa Decor in action and be sure to leave a comment on any blog post this week to be entered to win a digital “you print” invite good for any party in our shop!

Camping Inspiration Board

This week’s inspiration board makes us smile…  Something about this spin on a good old fashioned campout makes us excited for the summer months, and all the things a great camping adventure offers:

Then we remember it’s still winter, it’s still freezing stinking cold outside and we won’t be camping any time soon and suddenly we’re liking this party even more because it lets us pretend ;) .

Congrats to Jade (and thanks for your kind words on Tuesday) – you’re this week’s winner of a digital “you print” invite good for any party in our shop!  We’ll be in touch shortly to start the process of claiming your prize!

Next week we’re moving from the bold woodsy dark hues in the camping party to pastel and pretty and it’s pretty fantastic.  We hope you come by to check it out!

Where to Find it:
Foodcookiesants on a logsmore stationtrail mix barhotdogssmores barsmores dipmarshmallow pops, corn on the cob, buckets
Drink: mud puddles, water bottles
Favors: diy s’more kitsbandanna favor imagebandannasflash lights
Activitiestent diytree branch blocks
Decor: straws, cupcake liners, balloons, campfire setcake topperlantern
Attire: iron-on

 

 

 

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We loved the real party campground featured Tuesday on this here blog we thought it was worth mentioning one more time as we round up a couple favor and activity suggestions for the Camping Theme.

Mama Bear pushed all of the couches and end tables out of the way so her entire downstairs was committed to the make-shift campground complete with tents created easy peasy using this tutorial.and a campfire thanks to  A Heart For Crafts.  You’ve got to see this campfire set in person to believe it:

sometimes just setting the scene and letting the kids be creative from there is all you need to do!  The kids at this party had so much fun weaving in and out of the tents and roasting faux marshmallows!

We’re also loving this idea for tree branch blocks and army men.  An inexpensive activity that again allows your happy campers to roll with their imagination:

For favors we love these s’mores-to-go and think wrapping them in a bandanna tied to a stick is the most darling way to send your campers onto greener pastures post campout ;) .

If the party ends after the sun goes down, flashlight favors can lead the way home as well:

Tomorrow’s 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 so get to it and get back here to check out our Camping Party Inspiration Board as well!

Where To Find It:
bandanna favor imagebandannasflash lights

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Traditional camping goodies like hotdogs and corn on the cob pair great with treats like ants on a log, it’s creativity for the kids meets nostalgia for you and all your older guests that have certainly been camping at least once in their life!

Keeping the corn warm wrapped in tin-foil will be both functional and adds to the rustic camping vibe.

Next up we had to give mad props to the creator of this trail mix bar and we’re dying to know just who that is!  I gave TinEye a try which will search for the origin of an image based on the image url and I got nada.  If you happen to know who deserves credit for this please leave it in the comments.  In the meantime, we’re happy to enjoy the idea and believe this bar doesn’t look too shabby when paired with our centerpiece sets and our Trail Mix Bar sign (if you’re looking for our most humble opinion).

For sweets what’s more token camping than sticky, melted marshmallows?  We’ve got a couple variations included in the collage below along with some of our camping cupcake toppers and these adorable camping cookies.

Speaking of s’mores you can also get all fancy shmancy and take a some inspiration from this s’more roasting station:

Our absolute favorite sweet for the camping party is actually the simplest of all… an “out of the box” cake, brown frosting and this adorable fondant topper set which comes custom with your child’s name!  TOO DARLING and for just close to $20 total (including the cake), we’ll worth it!

 and don’t forget about fish, worms and frogs… camping party musts!

For drinks we’re stealing the “mud puddles” idea from the party we featured yesterday and agree that chocolate milk is the way to go!  How cute are our straws in those washed out frappucino bottles??  Our water bottle labels aren’t too shabby either ;) .

Who’s ready for a campout!?  Tomorrow we’ll highlight some fun activities and favors for the camping party so come on back here for that and if you haven’t already, 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:
smores barsmores dipmarshmallow popscandy buckets, camping water bottle labels, straws, food signs

Credit Where Credit is due:
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We might say this every time we see one of our new designs live in action, but this Camping Party might just be our new favorite!  We love each and every little detail our Lead Designer (Miss Michelle) worked in from the wood grains to the ginghams to… well why don’t you just have a look for yourself!

Here’s our door sign welcoming guests as they arrived at Camp Noah:

Our invitation on display with a party favor, and friendly little snake (nice touch Mama Bear ;) )…

The happiest camper of all, Noah, who’s an excellent model for our new iron-ons – this one turned out too darling!

And now onto the food:

Mama Bear worked with another Etsy vendor to complete her cake, and the fondant from Haute Tart turned out amazing!!  The tiny little s’mores set is to die for!

We’re loving what a functional snack this “Happy Trails” mix turned out to be!  A couple cleaned out soup cans keep with the rustic elements of the party and the goodies that go inside are perfect for the little ones to munch on (think raisins, cheerios, goldfish crackers, white chocolate chips, pretzels, etc.)

And how cute is this… send kids to a separate space aka “The Campground” and push all your couches out of the way so you have room for some good old fashioned camping fun!

This fireplace set is from the brilliant A Heart For Crafts, and you’ve got to see it in person to believe it:

Well worth the $50 price tag not a single detail is spared, this set is something your happy camper will have fun with on future campouts and really sets the scene for your guests!!  The tents were based on this tutorial.

For favors Mama Bear picked up the orange bowls at the $1 store and was able to fill the bowls with DIY s’more sets, toy snakes and other goodies:

We’re hoping Noah had as much fun at the party as we had seeing all of our party decor live in action.  Mama Bear couldn’t have done a better job of setting the scene and bringing our decor to life!  Get back here tomorrow when we’ll be elaborating on some of the food and drink ideas shared today (and more)… and if you haven’t already, 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’ve had a lot of requests for a camping party and we’ve actually been sitting on this design for a couple months now hoping someone would order with enough turn around time that we could take some photos before we ship… we finally lucked out!  Introducing our New Camping Party!

“Happy Trails” Mix for your guests is the perfect munchie… here’s a a couple kid friendly recipes we think work great.

Featuring our new iron-ons for the happiest camper of all… the birthday kid!  Would be cute to have the parents in “Camp (inset bday kid name here)” matching t-shirts as well ;) .

and we’re still crazy about all of our new POP Party supplies and the finishing touches they give all of our party decor!

Get back here tomorrow to see all of this decor in action at Noah’s Camping Party and stick with us all week as we uncover all of the little details we think help take this party to the next level!

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