Snowman Theme Girls 1st Birthday Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Snowman Theme Girls 1st Birthday Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Today we received an email seeking ideas for a snowman theme girl's 1st birthday party.  We loved the idea and once we started searching, we had trouble reigning ourselves in.  Although we gained inspiration from some of our other  Winter Wonderland  party packages, this party needed to be different – we wanted it to be pink!

We always like to start with the invitations because to us invitations are like the title of a paper – they set the tone for the entire party. We particularly like the wording of the light blue and pink card inviting guests to join them for Winter Onederland Fun!  How adorable is that for a January winter birthday party!

Next we searched for paper party goods.  We could not find anything particularly girly so we decided this might be the perfect occasion to create your own party kit. All you need to do is peel and stick an adorable pink snowman label / sticker onto a solid pink paper plate and cup. Best of all most of the stickers can be personalized to wish a happy day to the birthday girl!

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Cheap Chic Holiday Gifts >> Cupcakes in a Glass Bell Jar

Cheap Chic Holiday Gifts - Cupcakes in a Glass Bell Jar

Cheap Chic Holiday Gifts >> Cupcakes in a Glass Bell Jar

We recently stumbled upon a DIY gift idea involving baking mini banana breads in  ball mason jars (lightly oil the jars and only fill batter about half way up).  We liked almost everything about the project except the bedraggled cloth tied to the lids – it cheapened the entire look and not surprisingly, we believed we could find a way to make a good idea even better >> hence, Cheap Chic Holiday Gifts – Cupcakes in a Glass Bell Jar !

As usual, however, when we begin obsessing about a project, we never quite know the direction our research will take us.  This time we got sidetracked and quickly became enamored with these featured wonderful Miniature Glass Bell Jars with White Fluted BaseHoliday Cupcake Wrappers, Cheap Chic Holiday Gifts - Cupcakes in a Glass Bell JarHow great would it be to add an adorable holiday cupcake wrapper to create a festive, chic and expensive looking little gift of thanks.  It would be especially cute if you used the Merry & Bright Cupcake KitThe Nutcracker Cupcake Kit, The Twelve Days of Christmas Cupcake Kit, or create more of a non-denominational winter wonderland look using the damask light blue patterned cupcake wrappers (perfect for teacher gifts!)

OMG – now that we are thinking of it these would make fabulous party favors for just about any celebration.  For Thanksgiving make pumpkin cupcakes and decorate them with the Turkey with Hats Cupcake Kit. For baby showers think Peter Rabbit, Animal Parade, and vintage baby cupcake wrappers.  And how perfect are these glass bell jars for a chic Paris Party!

Buy the glass jars in bulk (they are cheaper that way) and store them away for whenever you need a cheap but chic little gift of thanks.

Party Hearty!

Best Groomsmen Gift >> Think Flasks!

Best Groomsmen Gift >> Think Flasks!

Are you still searching for a fun, elegant & memorable groomsmen gift?  Think Personalized Flask.  Yes, as you can quickly see flasks come in all shapes, sizes and materials.  The classic flask is either metal or metal & leather but today you can also find collapsible canvas flasks, vinyl wrapped flasks, and glass flasks.  Their designs range from simple to well, not so simple such as a flask that looks like a retro cell phone or one that sports the insignia of your favorite NFL team or even  a horn-shaped flask.

So where to begin?  Flasks are hot and they are everywhere from the traditional wedding favor shops to interesting handmade flask designs on Etsy to a sterling silver flask from Tiffany & Co.  Most quality flasks are priced from $25.00 – $35.00 but sterling silver and specialty genuine leather can cost you a pretty penny.

Like each bride, each groom has his own unique style (even if he doesn't realize it ) so if we were choosing we would narrow our choices to the look most fitting the groom even if it doesn't 100% go with the wedding theme.  A groomsmen gift is all about the guy relationship so if you are all sports buddies go for the sporty flasks.  If you are a fun loving goofy bunch, the mustache flasks might be just right, the camouflage flask might appeal a group of guys who go hunting together, or the traditional Wall Street guy might want to stick with a classic black or brown leather style

The Knot | GiftTree | Beau-Coup | A Gift Personalized | Personalization Mall | Custom Vinyl Wrapped FlasksPersonal Creations | Sports FlasksAmazon | Waterford | Etsy Homemade Groomsmen Flasks | Brooks Brothers FlasksTiffany & Co

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Wedding Welcome Bag Ideas & Inspiration!

Wedding Welcome Bag Ideas & Inspiration!

With so many decisions to be made during the course of planning a wedding too often the welcome bag is left to the last minute and then the whole process can get a bit overwhelming.  Chances are your first stop is Pinterest – we know ours is. Once there, we inevitably fall victim to what we like to call Pinterest envy. OMG everything is stunning and every little detail is addressed in a chic & stylish way.  But then we start pricing out all those details and after all is said and done some of those “little bags” filled can cost upwards of $50.00 each.  We don't know about you, but the thought of spending $5000 on 100 welcome bags seems insane.  Plus, we are not huge fans of plastering the bride and grooms face on every water bottle and mint tin but rather prefer to choose one signature item and make that item special – think welcome to our wedding weekend Minibooks™ cards!

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Baby Shower Party Activities, Game Ideas & Prizes

Baby Shower Party Game Ideas, Prizes, and Supplies

Here is a wonderful collection of baby shower games and activities that are sure to get your party started!

Baby Shower Printable Games!

Quick. Easy. Fun.  These printable games are great whether you planned your party activities in well in advance or like many of us, waited until the last minute.  Many games can even be personalized! Continue Reading →

Top 8 Best Selling Bridesmaid Gifts

Best Selling Bridesmaid Gifts

Top 8 Best Selling Bridesmaid Gifts

Have you always wondered what other brides are buying as bridesmaid gifts? We turned to our partners at Beau-Coup & Dessy to answer just that question. Interestingly, when we first wrote this post a few years ago, these Engravable Bridesmaid's Compact Mirrors and Pink Bridesmaid Personalized Flasks topped Beau-coup's list of best selling bridesmaid gifts. No way would we have ever guessed. Today matching bridesmaid robes, metallic bridesmaid t-shirts, flip flops, slippers & ballet flats, pashminas and totes galore top the list! Continue Reading →