Sunday, December 29, 2013


New Year's Eve is around the corner!  Here are some of our favorite ways to create a fun and festive party to celebrate! 

Happy New Year Banner!
"CHEERS" printed on 12 oz frosted cups. Perfect for New Year's parties or any celebration!

Fill shiny matchboxes with confetti to give to your guests.

Tinsel “sparkler” cake toppers:You can make some cake decor and drink stirrers with tinsel garlands. Simply attach a piece of tinsel to gold wire and stick them into cake.
Don't forget the DIY Party Hats!
Confetti Wands!  Perfect for any celebration.

Glittery Pastel Party Horns
DIY Glittered Bottles

Monday, December 9, 2013

Holiday Milk Bottles

These sweet little vintage style glass milk bottles are great for individually served drinks at parties!  They can also be used as a flower vase or fill them with candy and use as a cute favor.  Check out how you can dress them up for your holiday party! 

Milk Bottle Snowman!

Our Milk Bottles used for a Vintage Holiday party from 
Very cute Snowman Milk Bottles from Pottery Barn Kids
Our Milk Bottles used at a party for
How cute are these snowmen...Photo from BHG
Great Idea for a kids party!

Pretty Holiday Milk Bottles via pinterest
Get your set of Vintage Glass Milk Bottles from the shop today!

Monday, December 2, 2013

The Ultimate Holiday Giveaway

holiday giveaway post Celebrate the season of giving and enter for a chance to win over $1,300 in prizes in the Ultimate Holiday Giveaway 2013! Up for grabs is a KitchenAid Mixer (Color or choice), a Coach handbag, a gorgeous necklace from Tiffany & Co., $100 in PayPal cash to spend for the holidays, and a Fujifilm Mini Instant Camera! Thank you to our main sponsor Mom Spark and our secondary sponsor Where the Green Grass Grows Designs / Etsy shop. Thank you to the following blogs and businesses for making this giveaway possible. To see the full list of sponsors, please refer to the Rafflecopter entry form: Forever Your Prints, Design Dazzle, The Alison Marie Blog, Catch My Party, We Heart Mom, One Inspired Party, Simple and Trendy, Inkhappi, Pick Your Plum, The Pretty Party Shoppe, Saving By Design, Mimi's Dollhouse, Feterie, Cooking In Bliss, The Sugar Confetti Shop  
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Pom Pom Push Pins-DIY

Is there anything better than a homemade gift?  Brighten up your office or fridge with these easy and inexpensive Pom Pom Push Pins. 

 To make your Pom Pom Push Pins you will need: 

Hot Glue 

Start by wrapping the yarn around the fork 35 times. 

Take a piece of yarn and tie the middle of the pom pom (use the prongs 
as your guide) tight.

Slip the yarn off of your fork and tie again as tight as you can.

Use your scissors and cut open every loop.

Now trim your Pom Pom so that it looks even all around.

Hot glue your Pom Pom onto a tack, or you can use a magnet.

Cute right!  Now you can display all your photos or reminders on your fridge or cork board.

Making the Pom Pom Push Pins as a gift? Check out all the cute packaging in the shop to wrap up these cuties!

Monday, November 25, 2013

$100 Target Gift Card Giveaway!

Win a $100 Target Gift Card from the A Night Owl November Sponsor Giveaway!

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

If you go down to the woods today...Teddy Bear Party!

How adorable is this Teddy Bear Picnic Party by Clare from Mondocherry for her daughter, Tilly?  Clare said it was loads of fun, and very easy to prepare for. The party was held in a park and most of the party, decor and games were handmade. 

The invitations were created from extra large matchboxes which were covered with kraft paper, and had the words of the well loved Teddy Bear's Picnic song.  Little handmade felt Teddy's were slipped in the box.  Teddy's were easy to make - just two pieces of felt and a bit of wadding.  So cute!

                                  Everyone found the party!

            Check out this handmade gingham garland.....adorable!

     Handmade bear ears using headbands from the craft store and some fur.  

One of the games was a treasure hunt following (laminated) Teddy footprints. 

Lunch was packaged up in individual boxes - honey sandwiches of course!

The kids loved playing with Goldilocks and the 3 Bears wooden-spoon puppets.  Another handmade easy idea to make!

Plain brown paper bags were embellished with a Teddy face and furry ears for the goodie bags.

Thank You, Clare for sharing your Teddy Bear Party, and all your handmade ideas with us! 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Invitation Inspiration

Invitations are so important!  It's how you tell people how great your party is going to be, and it sets the tone up front.  Here are some of our favorite invitation inspirations.

Think...inside the box.  How clever and unique these can be...oh the possibilities.

The Wedding Invitation in a Box 

by Michiemay

The Happy Birthday Invite 
by Inchmark Journal.

A 40th Birthday Invite

Party Supply Invite in a Box


Halloween Party Invite in a Box....

The Sugar Confetti Shop

Stuffed Animal Invite 

Via Pinterest

Craft Party Invite

Fall Birthday Party Invite

DIY Honeycomb Invite

  Balloon Invite

DIY PiƱata Party Invite

Confetti in a Bag Invite

Destination Birthday Party Invite

NYC Bash Invite

Confetti Popper Invite

It’s a Party Invite-complete with a magnetic donkey tail and blindfold!»

Pencil Us In Invite

This invite was used for an America Doll Party!