Sunday, August 21, 2016

Samjoco Celebrations New Game Day Party Kit

 The Game Day Football Collection is here! Throw an amazing sports party your buddies won't dare to miss with this complete party kit. Filled with team spirit decor and supplies, adult drinkware, drinking game items, a printed book with recipes and inspiration and much more...this kit makes celebrating your favorite team easy. PLUS, you can select your team's colors to celebrate in style.

Samjoco Celebrations is a unique party supply company that creates + curates complete party kits for all types of celebrations. With an emphasis on handcrafted goods and supporting small businesses, every Samjoco party kit is special and made with love. 

Be sure to check out Samjoco Celebrations for beautifully created party kits! 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Eating the Alphabet - Children's Book Club

 It isn't always east to get our kids to eat their veggies, right? For our children's book club this month we chose to read Eating the Alphabet. It got the kids interested in trying new fruits and vegetables as well as teaching uppercase and lowercase letters. Plus, we had a ton of fun with all the fruit theme favors and crafts from Oriental Trading!

The cutest little banana pens you ever did see were given out at the book club. I don't think the kids can ever go back to using a regular pen now that they have a banana to write with! 

Adorable fruit erasers were a huge hit at the book club. The stems can be pulled off and put back together which the kids thought were awesome.  I love party favors that are cute but also practical and won't end up in the trash. The kids can bring these fun erasers and pens to school when they start back later this month.  How cute is that tiny pineapple?!

I put all the sweet little favors in these darling berry cellophane bags and attached a tag I made using Canva

Along with trying new fruits and veggies, we also did a fun and quick craft.  The kids decorated orange slice craft kits which were the perfect activity for our book club. The little guests loved coloring and gluing seeds onto their orange slices. 

As we read the book, we made a list of  the fruits and veggies we haven't tried yet. The book was a great tool in teaching the younger kids letter identification and the older kids loved learning about fruits and vegetables from all around the world.

I hope you enjoyed our children's book club!
 Thank you so much for stopping by!

Products used from Oriental Trading:

This review is based strictly on my opinion. I was provided the sample free of charge by the company to provide my honest review. No other type of compensation was received. All ideas and opinions are my own.  

Friday, July 29, 2016

Pancakes and Pajamas Party

                                                                           Hi friends!
I wanted to share a fun party I did for the Eighteen 25 blog last month.
Our daughter has been BEGGING for a sleepover and honestly, I'm just not quite ready for the whole slumber party thing.  I met her halfway and suggested the next best thing....a pancake and pajama party! We invited her little friends over on a Saturday morning in their jammies to watch cartoons, nibble on pancakes and play games.

I made the invitations using the small fun size cereals and covered them with these darling retro inspired cereal box papers.

I cut the paper to size and attached the paper to the front of the boxes and tied bakers twine around the box. I also tucked a tiny wooden spoon through the bakers twine because you simply can't eat cereal without a cute polka dot spoon, right?!

The inside of the invite had the details of the party on this cute nostalgic paper. How fun are those retro TVs?

Each child received a cereal invite and party hat to wear. Pretty sure this was the first time any of the kids had received a box of cereal as an invitation. ;-) 

Remember when you had to wait all week to watch your favorite cartoons on Saturday mornings? No? Ugh. Guess I'm just old. Anyway, here's another shot of the retro inspired party hats. The kids loved wearing their silly Saturday morning breakfast hats while watching cartoons.

I poured orange juice in little bottles that had fun Saturday morning sayings attached to them. Who doesn't love breakfast?!

Of course we had to have pancakes at our pancakes and pajamas party! I made stacks of itty bitty pancakes for the kids to enjoy. Even with all the sticky faces and spilled orange juice, we had a blast and it was the best un-sleepover we've ever had! 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Supplies used:

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Sweet Swan Birthday Party

Happy Birthday to my sweet little niece! She wanted a swan party for her 3rd birthday and you better believe I was going to make that happen! We had such a blast celebrating our little Solvi turning the big 3. With all things sparkly and pink, I'm pretty sure the birthday girl and her guests were in heaven. Check out all the party details below! 

This gorgeous swan party collection by the incredibly sweet and talented Jen T. By Design could not have been more perfect for the party. Silver, cream and blush were exactly the colors I was looking for to style the party. 
Here is the beautiful invite complete with sparkly stars and a swan wearing a tiny crown. So sweet! The collection included a welcoming sign, cupcake toppers, straw flags, cupcake wrappers and water bottle labels. Take a look at all the cuteness!  

This sweet sign welcomed all the little guests to the party. 

Swan water bottle wraps and straw flags dressed up vintage glass bottles. 

Dessert toppers tucked inside a pile of delicious meringue rose cookies. 

Can you see all that sparkly edible glitter?!

Dessert toppers aren't just for cupcakes! I also used them to embellish fun party hats and attached the straw flags to the top of the hats. So many fun uses for these printables! I love this swan collection and swooned over it every time I looked at it. So gorgeous.  

My cousin Leigh from Baby Gabey Cookies  completely outdid herself with these cookies! Look at all that gorgeous detail on the feathers....and don't even get me started on those tiny glittery star cookies! Edible glitter might be my new obsession. 

Here's another look at these beautiful swans that taste just as incredible as they look!

Cookie masks.... I just about died when I saw these.
 Keep on scrolling and feast your eyes on these gorgeous cookies! 

Cue all the heart eyes in the world for this incredibly beautiful banner from Grey Dot Co. How perfect is this for the party?! Not only does it make insanely beautiful party decor but it also doubles as gorgeous bedroom decor. I hung this in my daughter's bedroom so she can always remember to have courage and be kind. 

Beautiful blush, cream and gray adorn the swan banner as well as the most perfect saying for little girls. I just love this banner so much and it will always remind me of the special day we got to spend with our sweet Solvi and all our friends. 

How fun is this feather garland? Perfect for a swan party, wouldn't you say? 

These darling hair ties from Plum Polka Dot were a huge hit with all the little girls at the party. Beautifully crafted hair ties were a fun and unique favor for the guests (which they immediately insisted on tying in their hair or wearing them as bracelets). I love the personalized custom message that was printed on the cards to let each little guest know how much we loved having them attend.
I placed the hair tie favors in little bags, attached a white plume and tied them with ribbon. LOVE this idea for party favors! 

The pretty hair ties were tied in hair.....

....and worn as bracelets. The girls and moms alike fell in love with them!

Thanks so much to all the INCREDIBLE vendors that helped make this birthday party so special and perfect. I couldn't have done it without you! 

Thank you for stopping by and have a happy day!

Swan Printable Collection :Jen T. By Design
Swan Banner : Grey Dot Co.
Swan Cookies and Meringue Rose Cookies: Baby Gabey Cookies
Custom Hair Tie Party Favors : Plum Polka Dot
Feather Garland, Swan Dessert Toppers :Pretty Social
Tassel, Honeycomb Balls: Eve's Party Market

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Summer Kids Camps with Oriental Trading Company

The long days of summer have begun and the kids are already chanting "I'm bored!".  Sound familiar? Fear not, parents because  Oriental Trading Company has got you covered! With so many fun activities that focus on creativity and getting your kids outside, you're bound to cure those summertime boredom blues.

This summer, I recruited several other parents and together, we created our own summer kids camp. Camp Runamuck was born! Our plan was for each parent to host one day at her or his house and then we'd rotate throughout the week. Our little summer camps have become the highlight of the week for our kids (and parents!) and they look forward to the fun themes we have planned for that week.

For my first week of Camp Runamuck, I chose to focus on nature. Each child received a camp adventure backpack to take on our nature walk. They're the perfect size for the kids to carry their water, snacks and treasures they found along the way on our trek.

The campers took along a notebook  and colored pencils to draw interesting plants, birds and insects they found on our walk.

 I remember how much I LOVED doing nature prints as a kid and I was thrilled to see Oriental Trading carried them. I couldn't wait to share with the little campers how cool making sun prints were. They gathered leaves, rocks and wildflowers to place on the paper and were amazed with how they turned out. They were a HUGE hit with the kids!

What's a nature walk without a little bug catching (catch and release, of course!). The campers loved making and decorating their own bug catchers and searching for bugs to study.

We finished up our camp by making these adorable handprint craft kits to commemorate our fun nature day at Camp Runamuck.

For hundreds of ideas to make your own summer camp amazing, check out all the Summer Camp Craft Ideas  from Oriental Trading Company!

Have a creative summer!

4th of July Ideas

The 4th of July is just a few days away but you still have plenty of time to whip up some quick crafts for the big day. 
Since there's always a little bit of down time between the morning parade, BBQ and late night fireworks, I put together little fun packs for the kids to enjoy. I filled them with sparklers, treats, glow sticks and a darling coloring page from Laura Kelly which you can download HERE. 

Here are some fun party hats I made for the kids to wear while watching the parade. The hats use paper from Photoplay Paper Main Street Parade Collection and cute stickers from Pebbles Inc.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great 4th of July!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Berry Sweet Farmer's Market Birthday Party

Hi, friends! 
I was thrilled to collaborate with Andressa of Twinkle Twinkle Little Party using the Strawberry Birthday Picnic Invite for this berry sweet farmer's market birthday party!

My good friend's little girl, Elle absolutely adores going to the farmer's markets with her mommy. She loves gazing at the wildflower bouquets, dancing and clapping to the fiddlers, pony rides and of course, munching on all those yummy fruits and veggies. As her 4th birthday was approaching, my friend asked if I could help her with a farmer's market party.
Being the party freak I am, I jumped at the chance to help celebrate Elle's big day! 

The darling berry invites set the tone for the party and were reminiscent of  warm summer days at the market picking out ripe, red berries.

The little guests each received mini jelly jars filled with berries that were topped with red gingham fabric and bakers twine.  

Can we just talk about these incredible cookies for a minute?! Honey pots, jam jars, strawberries, veggies and adorable vintage farm trucks were the hit of the party. 

Little guests sipped from old fashioned milk bottles adorned with cheery paper bows. 

As a parting gift, the guests received little red polka dot goodie bags with a berry sweet label attached with a mini clothespin to the top. Be sure to grab your free berry sweet printables HERE

This fun banner was made using wood banner pieces from The Wood Connection and seed packet scrapbook paper. 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a berry sweet day!

Vendor credits:
Digital Invitation and Berry Tags - Twinkle Twinkle Little Party Shop Twinkle Twinkle Little Party Shop
Styling and Photography - Fawn - Handcrafted Celebrations 
Cookies- @babygabeycookies Baby Gabey Cookies
Berry Baskets and Mini Clothespins -Eve's Party Market