Woodland Animal Theme Party Supplies

Woodland Animal Theme Party Supplies

With our obsession with woodland animal themes (What Does the Fox Say?) we were a bit surprised when we somehow managed to miss these Woodland Gnome party supplies and Happy Camper Party Pack. As usual we want to thank our visitors for alerting us to the cuteness of woodland animal theme party supplies!  Thank you! Continue Reading →

Train Diaper Cakes – The Perfect Train Theme Baby Shower Centerpiece

Baby Shower Centerpiece Gifts Train Diaper Cake

Probably one of the most re-pinned and favorited items on our Pinterest boards is this train diaper cake. Although perfect as a centerpiece for train theme baby showers it is not like a traditional diaper cake where the train is built with diapers rubber banded together but instead it is  all  held together with glue so after the shower the mom-to-be will not be able to actually use the diapers.  She will, however, be able to use the  baby care items (baby shampoo, wash, lotion powder & diaper rash ointment) placed in the middle train cars. Currently it is available in green on Amazon and in blue, pink & green on eBay.  Because diaper patterns change, the actual pattern on the train will vary depending on availability.  This particular train is made from baby items – diapers, baby bottle, wash cloths.  It measures about 11 inches tall, 27 inches long and 3.5 inches wide (Again, from the merchant – this is a glued keepsake decoration and not intended to be used – this is not a toy). Update:  We have messaged this merchant to verify the details as presented   and will update you once we hear back from her!  Our gut is that we may be taking her words too literally because truthfully, not being able to use the diapers rather defeats the purpose of a  creating a diaper cake.)

Train Theme Baby Shower Centerpiece & Gift Ideas - Train Diaper Cakes,

Here are a few more adorable diaper cake trains that can be found on eBay and Etsy and Amazon.  The selection varies  from day to day but each one is cuter than the next!

More Train Theme Baby Shower Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

You might also want to check out this YouTube DIY video on How to Make a Choo Choo Train Diaper Cake .  It isn't as easy as you might think.

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Fall Wedding Save the Dates, Invitations & Stationery

Fall Wedding Save the Dates

Fall Wedding Save the Dates

Fall Wedding Save the Dates, Invitations & Stationery

We know this might seem a bit premature but it is NOT TOO EARLY to begin planning your Fall wedding.  In fact, End of March – May are the months to get your Save the Date mailed. Remember the whole process takes time – try not to be in a rush.  Also, if your mailing requires more than 1 stamp, please make sure you order enough the first time because you never know if the stamps will still be available when you go to mail your final invite.  Mixed stamps give a sloppy first impression.

Here are a few things to consider:

Autumn Wedding Colors

The colors you naturally think of for fall (deep reds, oranges, and browns) work great, but if you want to open it up a little, consider olives, purples, dark yellows, and cream.

Some great color combos include:

Eggplant – Dark Olive – Light Olive Chocolate – Dark Red – Orange Chocolate – Light Brown – Cream Eggplant – Chocolate – Light Brown

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The Perfect Gift Card Box – Keep it Simple or Dress it Up!

White Eyelet Gift Card Box

The Perfect Gift Card Box – Keep it Simple or Dress it Up!

One of our clients' most challenging conundrums is really one of the simplest details – what to do with the gift cards at their wedding reception or other celebration. Truthfully, we are not so enamored with the ever popular birdcage gift card holder option. First, we don't love that people can see how many cards you receive and secondly, unless you are hosting a garden theme event, we just do not get the connection. After much soul searching we realized part of our discomfort is we are loathe to admit  how uncomfortable we are with the concept of presents being such a conspicuous part of the event. We much prefer when gifts are sent separately to the recipient's home or envelopes subtly palmed and discretely placed in an inside jacket pocket, out of sight. Having said all that, we do understand that gift card boxes are a practical reality and are not going to disappear from the celebration scene any time soon. So when we happened upon this Martha Stewart White Eyelet Hexagon Shape Gift Card Box, we immediately knew this was the one. We love the shape. We love the subtle texture. We love the price (just $14.54) We love the box's simplicity. And we love that its easy transformation is limited only by your own imagination. Make it elegant, make it whimsical, add bows or flowers or a personalized printed label to coordinate with the rest of your visual theme.

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