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Inspiration ~ A Winnie the Pooh Party

All you have to do is read one of Winnie the Pooh’s quotes to fall head over heels for the cuddly little old bear.  I read my beloved Winnie the Pooh book over and over again as a child, and I cannot think of a better theme for a party for a one, or two, or three year old or for a baby shower than Winnie the Pooh.

Winnie the Pooh helping Piglet with the Quote "If you live to be 100, ..."

This quote displays the emotion which draws us to Winnie the Pooh.

Winnie the Pooh, Winnie, Pooh bear, baby shower invitations, tea invitations

I discovered these lovely little favors on Etsy, but thought the image and the quote would be perfect for an invitation.

Winnie the Pooh backdrop or party setting or tablescape

This lovely vignette was put together by Lynlee of Lynlee’s Petite Cakes.  I think this child-size table set on the grass with the basket nestling Piglet and Winnie the Pooh, fits the theme.

Winnie the Pooh, Piglet punch served in bottles with pink and white straws

Winnie the Pooh's Honey Pot made into a punch bowl

Inspiration ~ A Nerf gun party!

I haven’t had a “little” boy for many years now, but I am learning that it isn’t just “little” boys who love Nerf gun battles; in fact, it isn’t just boys!  I understand that Nerf gun battles are all the rage, so why not plan a party around the battle and turn it into all out fun?

Nerf gun, nerf party, nerf battle, boys partyStart out with a fun invitation like this one!  I love how they used the Nerf dart right on the invitation.

Nerf Party, Party backdrop

What wonderful decor with the darts stuck on the window and the little targets on the bunting!  I love Laine Studios’ Nerf party for her little boy!  Check out all the adorable ideas she used!

Nerf gun party

How about these target cupcakes for a Nerf party?

Add some fun games like this one, in addition to the all out Nerf battle!

Nerf gun party food

Alice in Wonderland Party Invitation Inspiration

The theme party I have been wanting to have for the longest time is an Alice in Wonderland Party.  I think there are so many ways to go with Alice in Wonderland, a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party or an invitation from The Queen of Hearts, for example.  I headed out on the internet in search of some creative potential Alice in Wonderland themed invitations, and came across so many examples, that I chose to share a post today all about these invitations.

Alice in Wonderland invitations, invitations, party invitations, wedding invitations, Pink and gold and white, pink and white

These invitations were designed by Jag Nagra at Page 84 Design.  This is an entire suite of invitations for a Mad Tea Party themed wedding.  This took a very modern twist to Alice in Wonderland.

Alice in Wonderland, invitation, invite, baby shower invitation, birthday invitationI really liked the curiouser and curiouser with the vintage image of Alice.  These were designed by The Blue Egg Events, available on Etsy.  She used images from The Graphics Fairy to design this invitation.

Tuesday Tips – Yapp: Create an App for your next Party/Event!

Looking for a creative way to get the details of your next party to your guests? Why not send them the details via an app?

Yapp is a new web application (currently in beta) that allows party planners to create a mobile application for their event.  The final mobile application is accesible to your guests via Yapp’s iOS app or through their phone’s mobile browser. Hopefully an Android app is in the works.

Yapp Logo: Create an app for your next event!

App creation takes place on their website, on your web browser of choice. The user interface is very simple to understand. Anyone will be able to easily pick this up.

Yapp mobile application builder

With 25 themes to choose from, there is a good variety and you are likely to find something that will fit the style/theme of your event.

Yapp theme selection.

The Anatomy of a Party – “Time for a Party,” Part II: Invitations

This is the second in a series of posts outlining the planning and implementing of a cocktail party, the first post can be found here.

The watch/clock theme was selected, and I had to figure out how to incorporate that into a unique invitation.  The wording for the invitation was no problem, it simply became:

“It’s time to have a party”

…the rest of the invitation details followed.

I printed the invitations in a dark brown ink on a light brown card stock, two invitations per 8 1/2 x 11 sheet.  The font I used is Chocolate Box.  The sheets were cut apart, and each invitation was carefully rolled as not to crease the card stock, and was tied with a narrow brown ribbon.

Invitation Closeup, Clock theme party

Time to decide how to embellish my invitations.  I used a watch image from The Graphics Fairy and printed it out on sheets of  Shrinky Dinks Rough and ReadyPrintable.   I went to work printing.