Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Birthday Party: Radio Flyer Red Wagon Theme


Surely the most adorable Vintage Toy, The Radio Flyer Red Wagon, a beloved American Toy Icon. As soon as you get one for your little toddler,  he will ride for countless voyages of childhood fantasy...




For this new party theme, we are throwing a party for the soon to be a wagon rider, Aiden.
Aiden's parents hunted down a vintage radio flyer for his 3rd birthday's gift and requested us to create a full party decoration inspired by the adorable vintage wagon.






Full collection includes :
  • 2" Party circles (personalized with NAME, AGE)
  • 2" Party circles with Happy Birthday, radio flyer, little red wagon, radio flyer graphic
  • 4" Party circles (personalized with NAME, AGE)
  • 4" Party circles with radio flyer,ride on and radio flyer graphic
  • 2" Favor tags (personalized with NAME)
  • 2.4" x 9"Water bottle label with (personalized with NAME, AGE)
  • 10" x 7.5" Welcome sign : Welcome to (NAME) Birthday Party
  • 10" x 7.5" Party Signs, 4 designs : Happy Birthday (NAME), free rides,please take one!,wagon parking
  • 5"x7" Thank you card (personalized with NAME & AGE)
  • 5" inch squares banner with "happy birthday " and personalized up to 8 alphabet (NAME) banner 
  • Penant Banner pieces  4 design in stripes and polkadot
  • Mini Penant Banner with "Free Rides" great for games
  • Mini 2.5' squares banner with "RADIO FLYER" great for tabletop decoration
  • Cupcake wraps 2 designs with happy birthday
  • Straw/ toothpick flags
  • 7" Party Cones for candy, popcorns or snacks
  • 3" x 4.5" BLANK Fancy/Food labels and 3,5" x 2.5" Blank Tent label
  • 12 Food Label tent cards (3,5" x 2.5" ) - cupcakes, sweet treats, cookies, drinks, chips, ice cream, popcorns, hotdogs, candy, cake pops, sandwiches, brownies
  • 5"x7" BLANK cards (great for thank you note or games)
  • 7" radio flyer and 4" circle wheels graphic cut out,  2" & 2,5"circle wheels graphic cut out/punch them with paper punch, great for decoration!
  • 4 coordinating papers




DIY paper Radio Flyer








MINI collection includes :
  • 2" Party circles (personalized with NAME, AGE)
  • 2" Party circles with Happy Birthday,radio flyer,little red wagon,radio flyer graphic
  • 4" Party circles (personalized with NAME, AGE)
  • 2" Favor tags (non-personalized)
  • 2.4" x 9"Water bottle label (non-personalized)
  • Cupcake wraps 2 designs (non-personalized)
  • 10" x 7.5" Welcome sign : Welcome to (NAME) Birthday Party
  • 5" inch squares banner with "happy birthday " and personalized up to 8 alphabet (NAME) banner 
  • 3"x 4.5" BLANK Fancy/Food labels  
  • 3,5" x 2.5" Blank Tent Food abel
  • 5"x7" Thank you card (personalized with NAME & AGE)
  • 2 coordinating papers







Cookies with Red Wagon fondant



Thursday, February 16, 2012

Sneak Peek: Red Wagon Radio Flyer

Vintage Radio Flyer Red Wagon


Surely the most adorable Vintage Toy, The Radio Flyer Red Wagon, a beloved American Toy Icon. As soon as you get one for your little toddler,  he will ride for countless voyages of childhood fantasy...




For this new party theme, we are throwing a party for the soon to be a wagon rider, Aiden.
Aiden's parents hunted down a vintage radio flyer for his 3rd birthday's gift and requested us to create a full party decoration inspired by the adorable vintage wagon.



DIY - 8" Cut Out Radio Flyer

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Fresh New Set: Sock Monkey Party Set


Sock monkeys were originally sewn out of Rockford Red Heel socks by women in the early 20th century. Since then, sock monkeys have become a piece of nostalgia loved by both children and adults. If you're looking for a trendy vintage birthday theme for your toddler then hold on to your socks and get ready to go bananas with a bunch of cuddly monkeys! 



Full collection includes :
  • 2" Party circles (personalized with NAME, AGE)
  • 2" Party circles with Happy Birthday, monkey see monkey do,let's go bananas!
  • 4" Party circles (personalized with NAME, AGE)
  • 4" Party circles with "let's go bananas!" and sock monkey graphics
  • 2" Favor tags "thanks for swinging by!"(personalized with NAME)
  • 2.4" x 9"Water bottle label with Happy Birthday (personalized with NAME, AGE)
  • 10" x 7.5" Welcome sign : Welcome to (NAME) Sock Monkey Party
  • 10" x 7.5" Party Signs, 3 designs : Happy Birthday (NAME), thank you for swinging by!, let's go bananas
  • 5"x7" Thank you card (personalized with NAME & AGE)
  • 5" inch squares banner with "happy birthday " and personalized up to 8 alphabet (NAME) banner
  • Penant Banner pieces 4 design in polkadot,stripe and plaid pattern!
  • Mini Penant Banner pieces 4 design, great for table decoration
  • Cupcake wraps 2 designs, polkadot and plaid pattern
  • Napkin Wraps 2 designs, polkadot and plaid pattern
  • Straw/ toothpick flags, stripes and plaid pattern
  • 7" Party Cones, for candy, popcorns or snacks
  • 3" x 4.5" BLANK Fancy/Food labels and 3,5" x 2.5" Blank Tent label
  • 12 Food Label tent cards (3,5" x 2.5" ) - drinks, cookies, lollipops, candy, cupcakes, cake pops, banana, banana chips, monkey munchies, monkey juice, monkey vines, monkey treats
  • 5"x7" BLANK cards (great for thank you note or games)
  • 8" sock monkey graphic, 3 design graphic cut out, great for decoration
  • 4 coordinating papers



  





MONKEY BIRTHDAY PARTY GAME IDEAS & ACTIVITIES


MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO - Have the kids form a circle around the birthday child who will serve as the first leader. Play fun music like Tarzan and have the birthday child do silly dance moves, or monkey moves, or whatever he/she wants and all the other kids must imitate the leader. After 1-2 minutes let someone else be the leader. Keep going until everyone has served as the leader.

MONKEY GAME - BANANA SCAVENGER HUNT - Make banana-shaped envelopes from yellow paper. Insert a prize into each banana and staple it closed. Prior to the party, hide all of the "bananas" and when it comes time to play, have each of your guests find one banana.

MONKEY GAME - HOT BANANA - This game is played like Hot Potato except you will use a banana. Have all the kids sit in a circle and have the birthday child start with the banana. Turn the music on and have everyone pass the banana to the child on their right. Play continues until the music stops and whoever is left holding the banana is out of the game. Repeat until only one child remains and he/she shall be the winner.

MONKEY IN THE MIDDLE - Have all the kids stand in a circle and place the birthday child (monkey) in the center. Give one of the kids in the circle a big yellow ball, the "banana." The object of the game is for the kids in the circle to pass the banana to one another, while not allowing the child in the center to grab it. If the "monkey" in the center intercepts the banana, then whichever child threw the "banana" will now be the monkey.

MONKEY BIRTHDAY PARTY MUSICAL CHAIRS - Set chairs in two rows, back to back using one less chair than there are players. Turn music on and have everyone walk around the chairs while acting like monkeys, making monkey sounds and moves. When the music stops, everyone must try to get to a chair and sit down. The child left standing is out of the game. Repeat until only one child remains and he/she is the winner.






MINI collection includes :
  • 2" Party circles (personalized with NAME, AGE)
  • 2" Party circles with Happy Birthday, monkey see monkey do,let's go bananas!
  • 4" Party circles (personalized with NAME, AGE)
  • 2" Favor tags (non-personalized)
  • 2.4" x 9"Water bottle label with Happy Birthday (non-personalized)
  • Cupcake wraps 2 designs (non-personalized)
  • 10" x 7.5" Welcome sign : Welcome to (NAME) Sock Monkey Party
  • 5" inch squares banner with "happy birthday " and personalized up to 8 alphabet (NAME) banner
  • 3"x 4.5" BLANK Fancy/Food labels
  • 3,5" x 2.5" Blank Tent Food abel
  • 5"x7" Thank you card (personalized with NAME & AGE)
  • 3 coordinating papers










MONKEY BIRTHDAY PARTY DECORATIONS

The best colors for a monkey birthday party are red, brown, and yellow. Decorate the wall with our pennant banner design, the dessert table with our mini penant banner. If you want to add some jungle flowers, then you can spiff up your color scheme immensely! Create a festive jungle atmosphere at your home by using some of the following ideas:
  • Decorate ceilings with twisted streamers and clusters of balloons with curling ribbons in your party colors.
  • Hang the welcome signage from our printable package on your front door.
  • Decorate archways or doorways with streamers in your party colors for your little monkeys to walk through.
  • Decorate wider walkways with sheets in your party colors and tied back with rope.
  • Decorate walls with oversized bananas, monkeys, and trees to create a jungle atmosphere
  • Cluster helium balloons in your party colors throughout room










"I'll go bananas if you don't come!"

Monday, February 6, 2012

Fresh New Set: Dalmatian Firefighter

Sparkles, the first Safety Dog

When fire is cried and danger is neigh,
"God and the firemen" is the people's cry;
But when 'tis out and all things righted,
God is forgotten and the firemen slighted.

from The Fireman's Journal, 18 Oct 1879






Full Decoration Set


Throw a burning hot birthday bash your little firefighter will never forget with our firefighter birthday party ideas!


Favor Tag






Activity
Before the party, call your local firehouse or volunteer firefighters. Often they are willing to drive a fire engine to your home during the party. Many fire houses have a room where you can hold the party and will give the kids a tour plus let them sit in the fire trucks. If the party will be held at the fire house, you won’t need to plan any other games.



Games
  • Firefighter Rescue – Have a group of small toy figures and two large serving spoons. You’ll also need two empty boxes or bowls. Divide the guests into 2 teams. When you say “go”, the first child on each team should pick up a figure with the big spoon and carry it safely to the empty bowl, then run back and give the spoon to the next team member. The first team to rescue all their toy people wins.
  • Put Out the Fire – Make a chalk drawing of a burning house on your driveway, and prepare lots of water balloons. At the party, ask the children what should be done about the burning house. They will likely answer that they should put out the fire. Then bring in the water balloons and let the children toss them onto the chalk drawing to put out the fire.
  • Pin the Tail on the Dalmatian – Use a poster of a Dalmatian and cut out lots of tails from construction paper. Play it just like Pin the Tail on the Donkey.
  • Smoke, Smoke, FIRE! – Play Duck, Duck, Goose but instead call it Smoke, Smoke, FIRE!
  • Fireman Tug-of-War – Set up a kiddie pool full of water and lay a long piece of rope across. Divide the children into two teams and let them tug!
  • Fire Truck Coloring Pages – Check out this list of free firefighter coloring pages. Just print out enough copies for your guests, and provide crayons and markers.
  • Fire Truck Craft – These directions show how to make a cute fire truck from construction paper.
  • Pinata - And don’t forget a bright red fire truck piƱata!



"Happy Birthday" Banner







Decoration set
Full collection includes :
  • 2" Party circles (personalized with NAME, AGE)
  • 2" Party circles with Happy Birthday, dalmatian,fire truck,fire hydrant graphics
  • 4" Party circles (personalized with NAME, AGE)
  • 2" Favor tags (personalized with NAME)
  • 2.4" x 9"Water bottle label with (personalized with NAME, AGE)
  • 10" x 7.5" Welcome sign : Welcome to (NAME) birthday party
  • 10" x 7.5" Party Signs, 3 designs : Happy Birthday (NAME), please take one!,fire station
  • 5"x7" Thank you card (personalized with NAME & AGE)
  • 5" inch squares banner with "happy birthday " and personalized up to 8 alphabet (NAME) banner 
  • Penant Banner pieces  5 design in polkadot and stripes!
  • Mini Penant Banner pieces  4 design in polkadot and stripes!
  • Cupcake wraps 2 designs
  • Napkin Wraps with dalmatian,firetruck,fire hydrant graphics
  • Straw/ toothpick flags with "fire extinguisher"
  • 7" Party Cones for candy, popcorns or snacks
  • 4" Party circles with dalmatian, fire truck and fire hydrant graphics
  • 3" x 4.5" BLANK Fancy/Food labels and 3,5" x 2.5" Blank Tent label
  • 12 Food Label tent cards (3,5" x 2.5" ) - chips, cookies, brownies, cakepops, popcorns, cupcakes, hotdogs, candy, sweet treats, ice cream, fire extinguisher, fresh drinks
  • 9" dalmatian,firetruck and fire hydrant graphic cut out, great for decoration
  • 5 coordinating papers







Firefighter Party Food Ideas

When it comes to food, partygoers are usually perfectly content to eat pizza or hotdogs, which is certainly much easier on the hosts! However, if you have the time and would like to serve some specific fireman birthday party snacks, consider these ideas:
  • Use red and yellow sand pails decorated with firefighter stickers to hold chips, cutlery and napkins.
  • Label your food with fire related names like Blazing Hotdogs, 2-Alarm Chili, Flaming Chicken Tenders, and Water-Hose Melon.


Firefighter Cake - A cake your child will love!

  • Create a firefighter's helmet by baking a domed cake in an oven-proof bowl, and one round cake. Cut a crescent shape from the round cake to create the bill of the helmet (you won't need the rest of the round cake, so feel free to eat it as you decorate!); fit the crescent shape snuggly against the base of the domed cake. Next, cover both cakes with red frosting (i.e. white frosting with red food coloring in it). Then use gel food coloring in a dark color to create 3 crisscrossing lines across the top of the domed cake, to resemble the markings on a fire helmet. Affix a plastic fire chief badge to the front of the helmet, or draw the outline of a badge and use icing to write "Fire Chief" within it.
  • You can turn a 9" x 13" rectangle cake into a fire truck. First cover it with red frosting, and then draw the outline of a fire truck using dark icing. For wheels, place two chocolate cookies at the bottom of the cake.


Dalmatian Cookies - Serve Dalmatian Doggie Biscuits! Just use our sugar cookie recipe, and a bone-shaped cookie cutter. After baking, ice the cookies with white frosting, and press chocolate chips upside down into the frosting to create spots.







Decoration set

MINI collection includes :
  • 2" Party circles (personalized with NAME, AGE)
  • 2" Party circles with Happy Birthday, dalmatian,fire truck,fire hydrant graphics
  • 4" Party circles (personalized with NAME, AGE)
  • 2" Favor tags (non-personalized)
  • 2.4" x 9"Water bottle label (non-personalized)
  • Cupcake wraps 2 designs (non-personalized)
  • 10" x 7.5" Welcome sign : Welcome to (NAME) birthday party
  • 5" inch squares banner with "happy birthday " and personalized up to 8 alphabet (NAME) banner 
  • 3"x 4.5" BLANK Fancy/Food labels  
  • 3.5" x 2.5" Blank Tent Food abel
  • 5"x7" Thank you card (personalized with NAME & AGE)
  • 2 coordinating papers

MINI Decoration Set

When a man becomes a fireman his greatest act of bravery has been accomplished. 
What he does after that is all in the line of work. 
~Edward F. Croker