Chalkboard Chic Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

 Chalkboard Chic Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Chalkboard Chic

Chalkboard Invitations, Place Cards, Table Numbers, Party & Home Decor, and  More

It doesn't take more than a minute or two perusing Pinterest to know that vintage is in.  Brides have especially been loving our vintage tin tile  outdoor wedding photography backdrops and magnetic seating charts & escort card boards.  Today we want to make sure every one is aware of the newest trend in vintage — chalkboard everything.  At first we thought it it was our personal obsession after discovering a ceiling tile chalkboard  but after my daughter called and said she painted a chalkboard wall and created 2 chalkboard side tables in her summer apartment rental, I knew I was on to something.  Izzy is always a beat or two ahead of burgeoning trends.  And then today, I opened my email and there waiting for me was a note from Tiny Prints with the subject  “Chalk it up to Birthdays”” featuring their latest fashion forward invitations.

So today we have chosen to  showcase this chic new chalkboard trend in invitations and suggest coordinating your place cards / escort cards, table numbers, party & home decor.  Once we began our quest, we were amazed at how much chalkboard “stuff” is readily available online. Plus, as Izzy could tell you, you can easily transform just about anything into a chalkboard decor yourself using a can of chalkboard paint or chalkboard peel & stick papers.

Just a note of caution – if you DIY, make sure you check the color on the container.  Turns out chalkboard paint comes in both black and green.  I wanted black but mistakenly bought green paint.  I ended up trying the green, not liking it, and repainting my ceiling tile chalkboards with the black  chalkboard spray paint.

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Wonder Woman Theme Party & Gift Ideas!

Wonder Woman PartyWonder Woman Theme Party & Gift Ideas!

Wonder Woman, the dashing and dazzling, the iconic super heroine reminds us that inside every woman is a Mighty Aphrodite full of courage, confidence and charisma. ~M·A·C

Explore this great selection of Wonder Woman gifts and accessories including fabulous Wonder Woman cosmetics, pajamas, flip flops, aprons, jewelry, greeting cards, home decor, and even Wonder Woman celebration decorating ideas!

 

M·A·C WONDER WOMAN COLLECTION

M·A·C “s new line of limited edition Wonder Woman cosmetics. was the inspiration behind our Wonder Woman Theme Party package. Stock up today because although the collection was only officially only available from February 10, 2011 through mid April, 2011 we have found a few products still available on Amazon!  These make amazing gifts!

M·A·C WONDER WOMAN COLLECTION

SHOP M·A·C WONDER WOMAN COLLECTION ON AMAZON

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Good Things Come in Small Packages — A Party Theme with a Charitable Twist

Good Things Come in Small Packages -- A Party Theme with a Charitable Twist

Good Things Come in Small Packages —

 A Party Theme with a Charitable Twist

Recently we came across a question asking for ideas for a “good things come in small packages” themed bat mitzvah.  Seldom do we come across new great theme ideas, so not surprisingly, we were hooked from the get go especially since there seemed to be so many positive ways to incorporate a lovely message into the celebration. Although we have not developed an absolutely complete theme package, this post is fairly comprehensive and covers most elements needed to put together a great party with an emphasis on charitable giving.  This unique party theme would also be perfect for a baby shower, school fundraiser, quinceanera celebration, or birthday party or retirement party for anyone of petite stature.

The Charity (or Mitzvah) Project

I love the idea of knitting tiny hats and booties and blankets for neonatal units. In fact even if you don't knit, it might be worth learning! Either join a group already doing knitting, start a group of your own, or find another way to support these wonderful and fragile children arriving in the world as the tiniest of G-d's gifts. Look at the following organizations for inspiration or maybe contact your local hospital's neonatal intensive care unit to see if it has any particular needs:

Knit for Bliss
The Preemie Project
Hadassah Hospital
Baby Charity Knitting Patterns

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Invitation Idea – The Smaller the Better!

I like this Lavender reverse card by William Arthur since it is only 3.5″ x 5″ yet can hold all pertinent celebration information plus a small motif symbol on the top. I centered the text and used a second font for the name, used brown ink and added the lavender and brown Circles and Stripes liner. This particular card is engraved — a special touch which compliments the emphasis on quality in this theme. Consider packing the invitation and any other necessary cards,(ie response cards and envelopes, evening celebration cards) into a small deluxe gift box lined with plumped tissue paper so the cards are inset into the tissue paper. Then wrap the box in personalized wrapping paper.  Affix a mailing label. I can't think of a more perfect way to set the tone for the theme good things come in small packages! Yes, it is a bit over the top but my motto is always think big and then scale back, i.e. instead of a box you might use a bubble mailer.

            

Lavender reverse card by William Arthur

Peace Dove Postage

Consider personalizing a contemporary style business card as your invitation.  If there is too much information to include on one card, just stack numerous cards in the box.

Modern Interior Business Cards       Swirly Frame Business Cards       Retail Expert Business Cards       Flourishing Tree Business Cards

Bold Bliss Business Cards       Unique Style Business Cards      Monogram Marvel Business Cards       Fresh Logo Business Cards

Personalized Business Cards as Invitations

Centerpiece and Party Favor Ideas

Bonsai is the art aesthetic miniaturization of trees …

Camellia "Hot Flash"      Rock Cottoneaster      Dwarf Crepe Myrtle

 Orange Citrus Bonsai Tree      Satsuki Azalea      Flowering White Jasmine


To add more mass to your centerpiece consider displaying your bonsai and various other small items on a tiered display rack.

Tiered Display Rack
The third tier can be filled with any of dozens of miniature favors.  Here are my favorites …

Cheesecake presents       individual towel cakes       bloembox flower seeds

Individual present cheese cakes (visually fabulous but over the top expensive)

Individual towel cakes,

Bloembox flower seeds

Also consider polka dot favor boxes tied with beautiful  midori organdy ribbon and filled with a single  personalized Hershey Kiss and a small tag saying something like “Hadassah Hospital Neonatal Care Unit thanks you with a kiss.”

polka dot favor boxes      

Polka dot favor boxes

Midori organdy ribbon

Personalized Hershey Kiss

Small tag

Place Card Holder Idea

This  mini photo album works nicely with this theme.

mini photo album favor

Little Book of Memories

Food Ideas

Skip the large plated dinner. Just serve lots of courses with bite size morsels (tapas, tea sandwiches, small plates) throughout the night.

For dessert serve cupcakes, or mini brownie pops, or two tiered mini cakes.

mini brownie pop       mini tiered birthday cakes

mini brownie pops

two tiered mini cakes

Hope this helps jump start your own take on this great theme.

Party Hearty!