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Rocket Pop Molds

Family Tree Baby Shower

These Rocket Pop Molds are so much fun for kids… of all ages!  Each set of 6 reusable molds comes with a custom mold stand and drip guards. $16 per set at Urban Outfitters.

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Family Tree Baby Shower

Family Tree Baby Shower

Here’s another baby shower idea that I recently worked on for Parents.com… This theme plays on the idea of Mom-to-be’s expanding family tree and is full of bright colors, mod tree patterns & accents, and lots of pictures to celebrate past, present, and – of course! – future generations.

While working on this “Family Tree” shower, I felt like it was both an obvious and unusual theme idea at the same time…what do you think? Have you ever been to a shower that used this theme? {full theme details over at parents.com}

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Sugar Rush…

Just found out that I need to wait a couple more days before sharing the pics from the Candyland party with everyone, so I had to set that post back to draft status – sorry about that!  The pictures and full recap will be up later this week…stay tuned!

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Thursday Update…

Hi everyone! Apologies for the lack of posts the last couple days… I left for Colorado this morning to work on the birthday party for Max Sutter this Saturday and had so much to do before I left! I didn’t even go to bed last night if that’s any indication of how the week has been, and I’m actually attempting to blog from my iPhone right now while waiting in line at the car rental place… Gotta love multi-tasking!

Anyway, I plan to take lots of pictures of the candyland theme to share with you and will try to get a little preview up tonight or tomorrow if I have Internet access. Okay… I think I’ve reached my max of one-finger blogging now ;) Be in touch soon!

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SURPRISE GIVEAWAY: Wedding Paper Divas

WINNER UPDATE 8/11: This giveaway is now closed – thank you so much to everyone who participated! We loved reading all your great comments…sounds like there are a lot of parties & showers coming up!  And the lucky random winner is… Comment #20Sarah, who said “I LOVE LOVE the Moving Key announcement. I’m moving into my new place, on my own THIS Saturday so it would be perfect to announce my new place.” Congrats, Sarah!

giveaway - wedding paper divas

Happy Tuesday…it’s Giveaway time! And I think you’re going to like this one…because it’s from the fabulously contemporary custom stationery company Wedding Paper Divas…and they’re offering up a $100 Shopping Spree for a lucky someone to use towards stylish wedding invitations, wedding announcements, bridal shower invitations, moving announcements, personalized thank you cards, and more!

And if you’re in the market for designer baby/kids announcements and party invites, you’re in luck – because the $100 Shopping Spree prize is also transferable for the Wedding Paper Divas sister site: Tiny Prints!

giveaway - wedding paper divas

Pictured above: various wedding, engagement, and moving announcements.  Pictured below: fabulous wedding and party invitation designs…how fabulous is the Chandelier design?!  Read on for details on how to enter… (more…)

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Sprinkle Baby Shower

sprinkle baby shower

Parents.com recently asked me to create some new baby shower theme ideas for their website, and the first round launched yesterday! Here’s a peek at one of them – a “Sprinkle Shower“, which is an increasingly popular theme idea for repeat moms who already had a big shower the first time around, but still want to celebrate the arrival of baby #2 (or 3 or 4!) with friends…you might call it a “shower lite”.

This theme features fun elements like colorful umbrellas, blue signature drinks, “raining” paper lanterns, and sugary treats covered in sprinkles (of course!)… and the fabulous illustrator from Parents even came up with the super cute, coordinating invitation design pictured above, which you can download straight from their website!

sprinkle baby shower

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ISAK…beautiful, happy things

isak

When you arrive at the website of Sandra Isaksson’s gift & home accessories line – ISAK – you’re greeted by a little sign that says “welcome to our world of beautiful, happy things” – and that’s exactly what you’ll find there! The ISAK products feature wonderfully cute, creative & contemporary patterns that you just can’t help but swoon over a bit…  A few favorites are pictured here – check out isak.co.uk for the complete line & retail info.

isak

isak

Pictured above: Kids Animal Cups, Kids Animal Tray and pink & yellow Daisy Plate. Pictured below: Tulip Cutting Board, Bird Plate, Apple Cutting Board, and Blossom & Bill Tray. (more…)

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Simply Stated: Bling It On!

bling party ideas

Today over at Simply Stated: Celebrations – find lots of budget-friendly ways to add a little bling, bling to your party!

bling party ideas

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iPod. iPhoto. iDo.

ipod wedding gift

If you’re looking for a a think-outside-the-box gift idea for an extra special couple or bride-to-be, here’s an idea that beats the heck out of another pair of fancy-schmancy crystal candlesticks: a blue iPod nano, custom engraved with their names & wedding date or another special message!

This would actually make a super thoughtful group gift from a bunch of close friends, the wedding party – or from the bridal shower hostesses to the guest of honor. Give the shiny little “Something Blue” to the future Mrs. along with a disc of digital photos for her to load onto it right away, featuring good times with her friends and future hubby.

Speaking of photos…you know those cool photo books you can order online where your photos are printed right on the page? Well, you can create and order those right within iPhoto now.

ipod wedding giftIt’s super easy – you basically just pick a design theme (13 styles to choose from), drag the photos that you want into the book, add text, select page layouts, and rearrange photos as desired. You can choose from hard cover, soft cover, or spiral bound books, ranging from $9.99 – $29.99.  My friend recently gave hard cover books of wedding photos as special thank-you presents for her parents and in-laws, and they turned out beautiful! This is also a great way to make keepsake books of the bachelorette party, bridal shower, and other pre-wedding festivities…

And while we’re on the subject of Apple, I just gotta give a shout out to my new favorite toy(more…)

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