I can't believe it was almost a year ago that I showed off these back to school parties. Time is definitely speeding up.
I can already tell fall is just around the corner with the days getting shorter. I have mixed feelings this time of year. I'm sad the summer is winding down, but I always get excited for what's to come.
Long story short... My daughter loves piano, so my husband found a used keyboard on Craigslist. We picked it up in Manhattan Beach (about 40 minutes from our house) and there's a HomeGoods nearby. My husband, being the kind, generous, and patient man that he is, hung out with my four-year-old, while I got to shop.
It turns out that HomeGoods is owned by the same people as TJ Maxx, where I went a few weeks ago, so it was no surprise that they had many of the same items, but much much more. The store is heaven if you love parties, entertaining, and decorating. I felt infinitely creative just walking through the door.
Since we're all trying to save money throwing parties these days, I'm always looking for new ideas.
Mariah L threw this incredible Sock Money Baby Shower and I can't believe she did it for $100! I had to know more (and make sure she wasn't lying :)). So here's what she had to say about her party...
Brenda and Belen! Congratulations to both of you... You were the numbers 1 and 4 people to enter the giveaway sharing what your favorite party planning posts were at Punchbowl.
Today we're giving away this sweet set of FREE under the sea birthday printables from Neta at NecessiTees. Now if you're thinking under the sea, think of these happy little printables!
The collection includes invitations, party circles, favor tags, water bottle labels, napkin rings, and a banner.
My friends Rebecca and Shannon from Fresh Chick Design Studio sent me these FREE back to school labels they designed and I had to post them!
How cute would it be to send your kids off to school with their books and lunches labelled like this?
What can you buy at Jilly Bean Kids? The better question is what can't you buy?!
They sell everything you could ever want for your party -- gable boxes, paper straws, favor bags, baker's twine, tags, nuts cups, carnival tickets, washi tape, craft supplies, giant balloons... Are you tired yet because I could keep going. :)
Woo hoo!! We are giving away another collection of free back to school printables. This fun set was designed by Krysten at Clickable Party.
What's great about this collection is that there is every kind of printable you'd need to throw a fabulous back to school party (party circles, cupcake wrappers, banner, food tags, etc)... But there are also book labels, tissue box labels, and hand sanitizer labels for you to add to little gifts for your teachers. Love this idea!