Party Goodies From Yellow Owl Workshop

I love a good party invitation and these colorful invites and party treats from Yellow Owl Workshop are awesome! From the folks who brought you the coolest stamps this side of elementary school, they have put their modern take on some fun party goodies. Playful and bright, they are sure to kick off your next fete with a bang! The invitation is the first thing your guests will see, so if you are looking for something colorful and fun, these great Party Kits are perfect. Each kit comes in sets of eight: invites and envelopes, envelope seals, favor bags and bag seals. 

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Party Kits from Yellow Owl Workshop are amazing; they are so fresh and modern. What I really love about them is that they are ready for any party, adult or child, shower or birthday, absolutely anything! It's bringing back the simple, classic party in a spiffy package.  The designs scream party, and I'd love to go to any party that was inspired by these. Rainbow hearts or fun fiesta? The color combinations are to die for.  Not to mention those little elephants with balloons, oh the cuteness!

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I am dying to use these invites for our annual holiday party, so adorable yet edgy. I'm really loving the non-traditional colors and animals that are used. Be sure to hop on over and check out these great additions to the Yellow Owl Workshop family. Psst...I'd snatch up these early, you don't want to miss out! I think the holiday invites will be super popular, and typically if I don't buy it right away, it's gone by the time holiday comes around.

Host a Book Donation Party

I'll be the first to admit, kid parties have gone wild. Kids love parties but it is also an opportunity to teach our children about giving. Milk + Bookies is a wonderful non-profit organization that helps get books into the hands of children that don't have any. Kids without books, doesn't that just break your heart?  Founded in 2004 by Meredith Alexander, when she threw the very first Milk + Bookies party. IT was a simple party at a local bookstore where kids picked out a bedtime story to give to children that didn't have any and magic happened. Since then, they have raised over 47,000 books and inspired over 11,000 young “future philanthropists”. Milk + Bookies has figured out and fine tuned the mystery behind how to have a book donation party and they want to show you how. It's as simple as ordering a kit, complete with with well-designed stickers, bookmarks and balloons. You have everything you need for your child (or school or library) to host your very own book-raising party.

A book-raising party is a great way to bring books to your LOCAL community. Kids love to share and this hits home for them, kids without books? How is that possible? They are the biggest little advocates to help make the world a better place and they will have fun doing it. Also, if the next birthday has you cringing about more toys...this is the perfect solution. Besides, they even have garland to print out. The decorating is practically done for you! 

So the question is, when are you planning to host a Milk + Bookies party?  

HOW TO MAKE A GIANT PAINTERLY BIRTHDAY BANNER

Hi folks! Have you missed me? I have a little treat for you today that ANYONE can make. All you need is a pack of letter sized cardstock, some acrylic paint and a brush. Yep, make your own giant birthday banner. There is no reason to settle for one they sell at the party store when you can make this in 30 mins. All I did was paint, the messier the better, a light color down on the cardstock. Let dry. Add a second messy coat, let the brush strokes show, in the darker color over the top of the first color.  Let dry. String with twine and voila. I told you it was easy.

We've (Jennifer, Jenn, Rina and I) have been hard at work in a whirlwind of a book shoot for Trophy Cupcakes, which finally wrapped up on Friday! Check out the sneak peek available for pre-orders! If you have been following along my instagram you can get more sneak peeks. I know the posts have been light lately, and they will still be a smidge longer, but I am planning some great things for H+H so stay tuned! You see, on top of being crazy busy crafting more crafts than I ever have in a 5 week time frame, I have been sick since I got back from Alt. I finally made it to the doctor (bad Jenny) and got some antibiotics so I should be kicking this bad boy anytime now. There's lots of great things ahead, just bear with me as I get back on track.

BOY VALENTINE'S IDEA: HOW TO MAKE EYEBALL LOLLIPOPS

The easiest thing you can do for your little one's Valentine's Day party? Add a little something extra to make it special, EYE don't think that is too much to ask, do you? Ha! I have a terrible sense of humor. Check out my super simple DIY for these little eyeball lollipops that match these adorable Minted valentines over on their blog Julep. Did you know that Minted makes classroom valentines? They are crazy cute, in the mini card size and totally customizable. Read: names and even pictures! I bet Henry will be the only one in class that has his name PRINTED on the valentine, amazed sighs will happen, red hots will rain from the heavens...score one for Mom! Check out the full instructions here. xo

 

HOW TO MAKE A DIY PEEL AND STICK TREE

Peel and stick vinyl for all! It's finally available in small reasonably priced sheets! I found mine at Joann's in the scrapbooking paper aisle. Cut, peel and stick. (psst...you can buy individual sheets and metallics in store) Seriously, does it get any easier? I used some to decorate the boys' play table. They love rearranging the dots, what could you do with this stuff? Check out my full tutorial over on Hellobee. Don't forget you can just decorate the walls with the stuff! Hallelujah!

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