Posts in the ‘Party Favors’ Category

What is a Cricut?

by Jillian Leslie on

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.

  • Lily Pie Studio
  • Sassaby {DIY Printable Parties}
  • Stockberry Studio
  • Lemonade Moments

How to Throw an Out of this World Bar or Bat Mitzvah

by Jillian Leslie on

I love Bar and Bat Mitzvahs.  I love them because they're like weddings, only a lot of times, more festive.  You can go over the top with a Bar or Bat Mitzvah and nobody cares because it's a party for a 13-year-old!

So to get some insight into what's hip and cool right now in the world of Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, I talked to two event planners -- Terri Bergman on the east coast and Carol Rosen on the west coast -- who plan a lot of them.

  • The Party Garden
  • BC Paper Designs
  • Your Blissful Day
  • Ellison Reed
  • Little Free Radical

The Party was a Success!

by Jillian Leslie on

The party went off without a hitch!!  Lainey had a great time, we had a great time.  It was a lot of work, but well worth it.  Here are some pictures to show you what it looked like.

Setting up before the party.  Everything was in Lainey's favorite colors -- pink and purple.  The day couldn't have been more beautiful and if you look in the distance, you'll see the ocean.

  • Cutie Patootie Creations

3 Days Until Lainey's Birthday Party... All the Deets

by Jillian Leslie on

So Lainey's 3rd birthday party is this Sunday and I'm excited.  Even for this "nothing special" party at a local park for 25 kids and 35 adults, it's amazing the number of lists I have going, and the amount of time I've spent planning instead of blogging.

Now that it's all set, here are the details... For the kids, I've ordered pizzas from Rosti, a tasty local Italian joint up the street, and for the adults, as I mentioned earlier, I ordered the most awesome 24 inch sandwiches from Bay Cities Deli.  Delish!  To go with the sandwiches, I bought a case of Kettle Chips on Amazon.  I'm addicted to Amazon Prime.

  • Piggy Bank Parties
  • Mimi's Dollhouse

Who Doesn't Love a Lollipop?

by Jillian Leslie on

A birthday lolly

I think I'm in a nostalgic mood.  Today, my two-year-old daughter, pretending to be a doctor, gave me a shot, then offered me a pretend lollipop to make me feel better.  Remember when all it took to make you feel better was a lollipop?

Well, I found this cool site called the Sweet Lollipop Shop that makes custom lollipops for all occasions and I thought what a great, inexpensive party favor idea.  They've got birthday and holiday pops, wedding and shower pops, and lots of pops for kids, of course.  Here are a few of my favorites...

  • OC Party Supply
  • My Princess Party to Go