Posts in the ‘Party Favors’ Category
Here's how pretty their favors look:
And to make them, all you need is this:
What I like about these favors is that they're inexpensive and easy to make, they're kid and adult friendly (who doesn't love a s'more?), and while they'd work great at a "camping" themed party, they could really work at any summer party.
I know I'd be psyched to go home with one of these!
Here are some of my favorite design elements from the July 4th parties we've seen on our site.
From Lindsey M's Little Firecracker's 4th of July Riverside Soiree
This party is all about the gorgeous sweets and the beautiful party printables. Lindsey and her partner design the printables themselves at Paper and Pigtails.
Some of my favorite things: the delicious confetti cupcakes, the hand-dipped marshmallows, and the lemonade bottles and straws. The whole party has such a festive spirit. It puts me in a good mood.
Daphne J's 4th of July Backyard Bash
What's great about this traditional BBQ is how it's taken to a whole new level by adding all these gorgeous printables. The printables are designed by Daphne and are available in her store Moo Moo's & Tutus.
Notice how the hamburgers, and even the straws, become something to celebrate when they're given a little decoration.
Molly E's Celebrate Our Independence!
This is a sumptuous party. The flowers, food, and decor make it seem rich and beautiful. I want to eat everything: the sliders, the corn, and those fabulous parfait and tart desserts.
And to finish it off, the favors are sweet and simple -- red, white, and blue candies in little jars. They look elegant and give the table punch. It's true, sometimes less is more.
Staci G's Old Fashion 4th
This party has "kid" written all over it. My favorite details: the red, white, and blue robot and the painted coffee filter decorations. What a great way for a mom to come up with arts and crafts projects for her kids that she can then use for a family celebration.
And how fun are the firecracker cookies with sprinkles and pop rocks? Nice touch.
Claudia S's Red, White, and Blue Ladybug Party
Great idea for this party -- a July 4th "slash"ladybug birthday party for a seven-year-old.
Again, custom decorations is where it's at this July 4th. Claudia and her partner designed these. You can find more at Tini Posh.
My favorite thing about this party is how both themes are incorporated. Check out the red, white, and blue cupcake toppers with ladies bugs, stars, and photos of the birthday girl on them. Combining themes does bring something new and exciting to your party. Definitely try it.
It's so much fun seeing all your great ideas. Thanks for sharing!
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!
Need an activity this summer? Make a beautiful lemonade stand with their printables.
And this one is so gorgeous you don't even need the excuse of kids to do it!
For $14.95, here's what the Paper and Cake kit comes with:
Invitation (fits A7 envelope) + Pennant Banner + Coasters Cupcake Picks + Lolli Wraps Lolli Flags Straw Markers Jar Labels + Treat Wraps + Skinny Treat Wraps + Snack Box + Pinwheels Paper Doilies Menu + Signage + Lemonade Recipe Card Stand How To Foam Ball Cover Sheets Paper Chain Sheets Full Pattern Sheets
You will definitely be the talk of the neighborhood with this!
Becca from the Birthday Girl Blog, one of my favorite party blogs, asked me to write a guest post for her while she enjoys her first days of motherhood.
So in honor of her new baby girl, I thought I'd write about some of my favorite baby shower details that I've pooled from the gorgeous baby showers on our site.
Here is the post.
Thanks Becca! (And I hope you're getting sleep.)
Plus, "old school" elements, like vintage straws and vintage popcorn bags, are popping up at even the most posh events.
So when I found Hey YoYo, this awesome store on Etsy that caters to all things kitschy, whimsical, and retro, I had to post about it.
As I was browsing through, I couldn't help saying to myself, "I remember that!"
Below is just a small sample of the cool stuff they sell.
Hey YoYo is such a fun find. Even if you're not planning a party, it's definitely worth a look!
My daughter finishes school this week so I definitely have summer on the brain.
I saw this sprinkler-themed party idea on Martha Stewart and had to blog about it.
For anyone with kids but no pool, what a fun way to have an outdoor party in the heat. The key is to have a lot of sprinklers so the party starts to feel like a water park. You can even add a Slip N Slide for more fun.
And it's easy to tie in a water/fish theme with invitations, food, and favors.
I like the idea Martha Stewart has of DIY fish towel favors. Cute and functional.
I'm loving Save on Crafts. It speaks to the DIYer in me begging to come out.
I browse through the site and think about all the crazy things I could do here:
I could make a cool sweets table with the apothecary jars.
I could string twinkle lights all over my backyard to set a really awesome mood.
I could make a great cupcake tree.
I could hang up some homemade pom poms.
I could even throw some ecofriendly confetti at a wedding... or just because.
So much to do, so little time.
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!)”
A bunch of users have mentioned using a Cricut to add details to their parties. So of course I had to ask, what is a Cricut?
It turns out it's a pretty cool electronic cutting device to cut out shapes and letters for scrapbooking and craft projects.
Here's what one looks like. No computer necessary.
They seem to range in price from about $100 to $350, but where it can get even pricier is when you add in the cost of the cartridges you need to make the cool shapes. These run anywhere from $25 to $80 each.
So the question is... is it worth it?
And the answer is... if you are a "crafty" person, yes! There's really nothing like it. Take a look at some of the things you can do with a Cricut.
In fact, they even have a new food Cricut for cake and cookie decorating. Check out this cake.