Posts in the ‘Invitations’ Category
We've gotten some gorgeous Halloween tablescapes and photo shoots on our site. If you are planning a Halloween party, you must check these out. They run the gamut from traditional orange and black, to unexpected pink and purple. So whatever you're planning for Halloween, if you're looking for great printables and party ideas, these talented women have got you covered!
Kim S's Halloween Glam Dessert Table
Pamela S's Boo Crew's Children's Halloween Party
Courtney D's Pink-o-Ween PartyHalloween Trick or Treat Tablescape
Cartolina is a company that sells beautiful greeting cards and paper products.
They've recently launched an iPhone app for $2.99, where instead of sending a plain email or text, you can send a gorgeous "Cartogram."
According to the site, you just choose from a selection of designs, customize your message, and send. Here are a few samples to get the idea...
I think they're really beautiful, and how special would these be to send to someone? Plus, the app costs less than an actual card. I'm in.
What a great way to make a statement at a party. And the best part is, they're something new. You might have seen pomanders made with real flowers, but I bet not like this!
So I asked Brittany if she would do a tutorial on how she made them, and she so graciously said yes. Our lucky day!
Here are all the details, as told by Brittany...
Recently, I was looking for an alternative to your run-of-the-mill tissue paper flowers for an engagement party that I was designing. I ran across some beautiful crepe paper rose pomanders from Danielle at Homespun with Heart .
So, I decided that I would try these instead, but I wanted to put my own twist on them by using party crepe paper and tying them with wide ribbon.
So today, I am sharing them with you! Beware, these are totally time-consuming, but also totally worth it!
- Styrofoam balls of assorted sizes. In this case, I used two 5” and one 6”.
- Crepe paper in the colors of your choice, roughly 4 large rolls for this project
- Hot glue gun and sticks
- Wide wired ribbon (2 rolls)
- Floral pins
1. Take crepe paper and measure out lengths around 20” each
2. Fold strips of crepe paper in half lengthwise. This will make the crepe paper longer as you do it.
3. Hold the end of the folded crepe paper around your pinkie finger.
4. Wrap crepe paper around your pinkie a few times to secure. 5. Continue to wrap around your pinkie, folding over as you do. This creates the “petal” look. PS, I really need a manicure.
6. Be sure to wrap pretty tightly, otherwise, the “rose” will unwrap. 7. Secure the end of the rose with hot glue. It only takes a touch. And be careful with the hot glue, I burned myself, oh, roughly 500 times while doing these.
8. Once the rose is finished, glue the rose to the Styrofoam ball.
9. Repeat this 1 billion times, until you fully cover the ball in roses.
10. I recommend cutting or tearing the crepe paper as you go, since you don’t know how many strips you will need upfront. Plus, once you start on this project, you can pretty much eyeball the lengths that you need. 11. Dry overnight preferably. 12. Wrap the completed ball in the ribbon and tie off at the top. Cut to the length desired to hang.
13. Secure the top and bottom of the ribbon by inserting floral pins directly into the balls. This will secure that the ribbon does not slide off the pomander.
14. Hang with ribbon! And voila, you have created a rose pomander that will never wilt, and saved you hundreds! I spent $24 on this entire project, so this is completely cost-effective and a great addition to your next party, or even a little girl’s room!
These pomanders are beautiful! Thank you, Brittany, for the wonderful tutorial.
To learn about Brittany and read more of her party tips and ideas, check out her event company, Grey Grey Designs. Plus, you can see more of her parties here at Catch My Party. Also, if you'd like some pomanders for your next party, but don't want to make them yourself, you can buy them at Brittany's Etsy shop.
Do you have a DIY project from one of your parties that you'd like to share? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd love to show it off!
My Little Day is a French kids' party site selling party supplies, bunting banners, garlands, invitations, party masks, and favors. But the best thing about My Little Day is how beautiful the photographs are. So lovely!
It always makes me happy and inspired to see such pretty things.
Believe it or not, here in LA, we've had one of the coldest summers on record. This week, however, the weather has changed and it's starting to get hot!
So in honor of good weather, here are some of my favorite pool party ideas from Etsy.
First, an invitation from Lilly Mae Designs.
Next a banner from IE Creations.
Some DIY printable pool party decorations from Paper and Cake.
Pool party cupcake toppers from Toadally Cute Products.
And to make your cupcakes even more decadent, how about some fondant cupcake toppers from Kids Cakes.
A large galvanized tub to keep your drinks cool from brodyandma.
And so no one mixes up their drink cups, here are some chalkboard tumblers from Party Bzz.
Some wooden boats to decorate your pool from duckduckgoosetoys.
And to add a little excitement and fragrance to your party, how about these fizzy pool bombs from Les Treasure.
And finally, so no one goes home empty-handed, some flip flop cookie favors from Whimsical Originals DB.
And shouldn't the kids get something extra? Personalized beach pails from Bumble Bee Lane.
Stay cool and happy swimming!
Pamela is the creative mind behind Party Starters, a site that sells handmade party essentials -- party favor boxes, party banners, cupcake toppers, bottle labels, signs, and invitations. You can see her products in her Etsy shop here but she also loves custom orders.
She has a great blog filled with party ideas, inspirations, and tutorials. She even shares with her readers what it's like to be both a mom and an entrepreneur, a balancing act many of us struggle with.
Her site is turning 1 and she's throwing a party from July 5th - July 9th. A real online party!
She's having guest bloggers all week (of which I will be one, thanks Pamela!) and there will be festivities and prizes galore!
So what should you do?
Knowing Pamela, I think this will be a very good time!
If you read my blog, you know I love anything personal and quirky when it comes to parties... especially weddings.
So when I saw this wedding invitation, or should I say, 20-page wedding "comic book" on Offbeat Bride, I had to write about it.
The story, written by the bride and groom, is touching. The illustrations, drawn by the groom, are gorgeous.
Here's the beginning...
To see the rest, go to the groom, Giles Timms' blog. It's a lovely tale.
I just saw this on the Bella Grace Party Designs blog.
Paper and Pigtails has some free July 4th printable party circles, great for cupcake toppers and stickers.
They will also be offering a coordinating printable "4th of July Party Pack" in their shop by the beginning of next week, complete with water bottle labels, snack cups and favor tags for $25, and a customizable invitation by request for $15.
They do beautiful work so check them out.
I fell in love with Morgan + KTs Picnic Engagement Party the first moment I saw the pictures.
What speaks to me about it is that it's homemade, low key, beautiful, fun, and all about love. What could be better?
What was your inspiration for the party?
I can't remember my exact inspiration for the party but I know it was just coming out of winter and I wanted to get outdoors and into the sunshine! Also a lot of our friends were also having night time engagement parties and we wanted to do something a little different.
We wanted to create a laid back picnic feel, where people could dine on the grass, enjoying the sunshine and where we could spend a lazy Saturday afternoon with our friends and family. Unfortunately the weather didn't co-operate for us and we ended up having to bring in shelters and no-one really 'picnicked' on the grass (instead on chairs) but we had fun just the same. I created a mind map for the event and starting listing all the ideas that came to mind when I thought of a picnic party - and it kinda grew from there.
Here is what i wrote on my blog: “simple a little country (to compliment our wedding which is being held in the country) picnic style a red & orange colour theme and a M+K= <3 theme (which many of our guests cleverly used too!)”