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5 Ideas for Throwing a Pumpkin Baby Shower

31 Aug

Are you planning a pumpkin themed baby shower this fall?  We have five great ideas to help you plan the perfect party!

Five Ideas for a Pumpkin Themed Baby Shower

  1. When planning a pumpkin-themed baby shower, try to incorporate all sizes of pumpkins and gourds for decorations.  You can hand-paint them the color of your theme (or gender) and even use stencils on them.
  2. If you’re planning a sit-down luncheon or brunch, you could make your own place settings with mini-pumpkins with guests names on them (also a cute favor to take home).
  3. Throwing a gender reveal party? Carve a pumpkin and the lid is removed to “reveal” the gender.
  4. Serve dips in carved out pumpkins.
  5. Plan a photo opp area with bails of hay and some pumpkins.

To set the tone of your pumpkin themed baby shower,  you can send personalized pumpkin baby shower invitations.  You can get even more ideas on our Pinterest board for Fall Baby Showers.  We are always adding the latest invites and party trends to help you plan the perfect party.  Happy Planning!

xo,

Jennifer

 

 

Personalized Napkins: How Many Should I Order?

17 May

Personalized napkins add the perfect touch to any celebration you are having.  From weddings, bridal showers, baby showers to graduations and birthdays, personalized napkins are something your guests will remember.

Many of our customers ask how many napkins they should order for their special events, and we’ve put together a napkin ordering guideline to help you plan for all of your special events.

Napkin Ordering Guideline

Formal Events  (such as a wedding or benefit)

Order 3-4 beverage napkins per guest For Beverage and Appetizers. Typically there will be a formal cloth napkin used for the meal.

Plus

-For multiple Bars and/or multiple Appetizer Stations, add 1-2 napkins per guest.

-For a Sweet Table, order 1-2 beverage napkins or luncheon napkins per guest.

-For a Midnight Snack, order 1-2 beverage napkins or luncheon napkins per guest.

-For a Photo Session, order 1-2 beverage or luncheon napkins per wedding party guest for wine, cheese and light appetizers.

 

Semi-Formal   (such as a rehearsal dinner, baby shower, bridal shower or special birthday)

Order 2-3 beverage napkins per guest for beverages and appetizers.

 Plus

-For a buffet or sit-down meal, add 1-2 dinner napkins per guest. The alternative is a  printed guest towel or formal cloth napkin.

-For a Sweet Table add 1-2 beverage napkins or luncheon napkins per guest.

 

Casual Events   (such as a graduation party, BBQ party, birthday, child’s party)

Order 2-3 beverage napkins per guest for beverages and appetizers.

 Plus

-For a buffet or sit-down meal, add 1-2 luncheon or dinner napkins per guest. The alternative is a printed guest towel or casual cloth napkin.

-For a Sweet Table or special dessert, order 1-2 beverage napkins or luncheon napkins per guest.

 

Cocktail Parties

Order 4-6 beverage napkins per guest as these affairs usually involve heavy appetizers and drinks throughout the evening.

Plus

-For a dessert buffet or passed desserts, add 1 or 2 beverage napkins or luncheon napkins per guest.

 

Washrooms

If you have a private washroom for your event, guest towels are typically used. Order 2 guest towels per guest.

If you have further questions about ordering personalized napkins, you can contact one of our customer service specialists who are always happy to help answer your questions about wording, color choices, quantities and more.

Best,

Jennifer

DIY Easter Egg Bath Bombs

1 Mar

Easter is around the corner and I thought this year it would be really fun to include some homemade Easter egg bath bombs in my kids Easter baskets.  If you have a tween or teen girl, you know how much they love bath bombs.  I recently learned how easy (and somewhat inexpensive) they are to make at home.  Besides Easter, you could make these for any occasion.  Birthdays, baby showers, bridal showers, etc.  I think these would make great bridal shower favors.  You could use our personalized favor tags & bags to make it an adorable take home favor!

My daughter Emily and I made these over the weekend and we had a lot of fun doing this together.  It was messy, so keep a vacuum nearby!  Here is the recipe we used from diyprojectsforteens.com:

Ingredients and Supplies:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 1/2 cup Epsom salts
  • 1 tsp. water
  • 2 tsp. essential oil
  • 3 tsp. oil (olive oil)
  • food coloring (any color you want)
  • bowl
  • whisk
  • jar
  • bath bomb mold

Step One

Place the dry ingredients in a bowl and then mix them all evenly with the whisk.

Step Two

In a separate container, mix the liquid ingredients together. Note that in this step, the essential oils, fragrances and colors are added. This is an important step! Make sure to pick out lots of fragrance oils to try out here, as you can make many fabulous combinations for bath time.

Step Three

Slowly add the liquid mixture to the dry mix, one small spoon at a time.

Step Four

When well mixed, you simply pack this mixture into a bath bomb mold and pack tightly, then let it dry. Work quickly so as not to let the bath bomb mixture dry out.

We packed plastic Easter Eggs and clear ornament molds I found at a craft store.

My daughter Emily proud of her Bath Bomb creation!  You can combine different colors and scents if you’d like to make more colorful combinations. 

Enjoy!

xoxo,

Jennifer