Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Beary Cute Crackers

Little Charlie turned two last week & adores animal crackers. I found this cute bear full of animal crackers at Target but could not live with the label. A little left over scrapbook paper & ribbon & it is covered! Also, wouldn't these make a great favor for a circus theme or carnival party?

Wouldn't this container be great filled with gummy bears too?

Monday, August 30, 2010

My Thai Kitchen Invites

This morning, I found out we won a My Thai Kitchen Party from House Party.com! I wanted to send out some quick invites but did not want to spend any money. I went through my kitchen junk drawer, found some take out chopsticks & hand wrote the invite which says "Please help us Thai one on"!

pulled out lanterns I had left over from the dollar store

& reused the lantern packaging as my envelope

& all from items just laying around the house! I am attaching a small ribbon for a door hanger & will hang them on all our guests front doors tomorrow! SO easy, SO FUN, and SO much more personal than an Evite!

Lunchbox Surprise

I like to surprise my boys with little treats & notes in their lunch boxes. Last week, I wrapped new silly bands around their Gatorade bottles. This week I saw this cute & simple idea from justbento.com

& created my own version for my monkeys

super easy & fun surprise

that let's them know Mom loves them

How long do you think it will take Ziploc to design sandwich bags with silly faces on them? Or even better, sandwich bag stickers to decorate our kids lunches?

Sunday, August 29, 2010

80's Remix

Our friends are hosting a TOTALLY AWESOME 80's party next month & asked me for invitation & cake ideas. We loved this Mix Tape invite from Akimbo

this Rubiks cube cake

I plan on watching some of my favorite 80's movies this week for a little more inspiration!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sock Monkey Puppet Kits

Paper Source created this adorable DIY kit to make your own sock monkey puppets (my personal fave is the Superhero).

If you are really crafty, you could make Halloween costumes for your sock monkeys-I'm thinking witches, vampires, and cowboys, OH MY!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

My New Favorite Tutu

Look what I found in my mailbox yesterday! A few weeks ago, I won Jessica's Party Box Design giveaway from All About Tots! If you haven't already, you must stop by & visit Kristin's website & all her adorable creations!

I am loving Kristin's latest creations (especially the ladybug tutu)

this spider tutu would be so cute for Halloween

this Tinkerbell costume would be perfect for a fairy party

Thank you Jessica & Kristin for having such a great giveaway!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Flavor Straws

Have you seen these? Not only are they are great for parties but try placing flavor straws in your little one's lunch box for a fun surprise!

You can find them here.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Stamp of Approval

Have you ever had one of those weeks where just about everything goes wrong? This is my week....I desperately need these stamps for all the repair receipts, estimates, invoices, insurance claims (do I need to go on???) from the events from this week. Things can only get better-I am so glad it's Friday!

(from Z Gallerie)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Candy Necklaces

How sweet is this candy necklace idea created by the girls from Paper & Cake? I am in love with their presentation & packaging...

& the monochromatic color schemes

they look so easy & fun to make

what girl wouldn't love this

Please visit Paper & Cake for all the delicious details. P.S. I might have to "borrow" this idea for bracelets for a bridal shower.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Nice Stache

Found a fun favor & activity for all those Mustache themed parties out there...

Fingerstaches can be found here.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Color Bubbles

Have you heard of Zubbles? They are color tinted bubbles that are non toxic & stain free!

Zubbles are available in Presto Pink & Blazing Blue & you can find them here.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Fun Bots

Check out these fun robot finds from Fred & Friends...how cute are these YumBots?

& these Chillbots would be so fun to make in bright colors

chowbots would be the perfect addition to your next robot dinner party

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Silly Bandz

My kids are OBSESSED with Silly Bandz....and so are all of their friends. They collect, trade & covet these silicon bands

that keep their original shape

even my 12 year old is wearing these

I have now been give the mission to find & acquire Wacky Rings (ring size version of Silly Bandz-has anyone found these in stores?

Monday, August 9, 2010

Light up Hallowen Stickers

Have you seen these light up stickers from Martha Stewart?

what a fun accent for favor bags

What would you create with them?

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Summer Soiree

Don't you wish we were having lunch here? Lovin' this bridal luncheon designed by Stephanie Alexander.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

For Prince Charming, just add water

Gave this to my girlfriend who is a little tired of kissing frogs & searching for her prince. Packed in a box of filled with Hershey kisses (chocolate NEVER disappoints) with a little note that read "Some day your prince will come". Just a little something to make her day a little brighter.

(photo from Z Gallerie)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

40 ROCKS favors

It's okay, you can say it, you are tired of my fun 40's gifts. However, this time it is not for me, it is for my girlfriend who wants to have favors for her 40th birthday. She is a little happier about turning 40 than I am and thinks it is GREAT!

So for my sweet friend, I made these rock pops

box of rocks

filled with pop rocks

& bag of rocks

I just need your help deciding on which pop rock favor we like best and/or would love to hear any of your presentation ideas for this favor too!

Star Wars Sandwich Cutters

We all love the Star Wars Cookie Cutters & pancake molds from Williams Sonoma but have you seen these sandwich cutters?

perfect for your little Jedi's lunches, snacks, or next Star Wars party-it even comes with it's own tin lunch box!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Hugo's Circus

I am LOVIN' the vintage charm of Hugo's Circus spotted on LMNOP created by Ruth Thomas (click on photos to enlarge)

especially the canvas favor bags & clown straws

& the cotton candy cones are cute perfection

For more party details, please click here.