I just saw this costume on the Today show and thought, wow — easy and fun! You can create it using one box or three boxes askew, solved or unsolved, large or small, with arm holes or without. Wear tights or black pants underneath. You can get as fancy as you want. If you have truly waited until the last minute — simply spray paint your boxes black with quick drying paint. During the 15 minutes it takes for the paint to dry completely, cut out your squares of colored paper. Now glue or tape them to box(es) being sure to leave space between the squares so it appears they are outlined in black. If you don't have boxes at home your local postal store or office supply store generally stock boxes. If you don't have a paper cutter or glue gun consider investing in one for the next time! Continue Reading →
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:
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.
Party Idea Pros will walk you through every step of your shoe theme party providing professional recommendation on just about every detail including high heel invitations, centerpieces, napkin rings, place cards, party favors, and lots and lots of little extras. Remember ladies — in event planning the details matter!
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