Thursday, July 28, 2011

Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, on Snow White DIY mode I go!

I may have to postpone working on the candy buffet post as I am extremely busy with work and with the DIY stuff I'm putting together for a special 7th birthday party this coming October.

So far, I have done a number of drafts for the invite, and had scanned many nooks and crannies of the Internet to find great templates, printables, freebies, cliparts, etc. for my share of the party: the candy buffet! :) 

Everything is still on draft mode (meaning: still on to-be-improved mode).

Friday, July 22, 2011

Busy Busy Busy... :(

I've been thinking about kiddie parties on a daily basis, and I still do... But I've been quite busy for the past few days (quite busy is an understatement), and have to take a couple weeks off from blogging. I work from home, which means my every day is a crazy mixture of house work, baby duty, wifey chores, and hours of online work (have to pay the bills...and save up for future parties. hehe).

My head's been filled with whimsical thoughts of a really princessy candy buffet for a party I'm helping out with this coming October (a 7th birthday for a sweet little girl). And I've been scouring the web for ideas. I must say, candy buffets are the new 'it' stops in any kiddie party! I am loving how most of the candy buffets I've seen came with a lot of DIY ideas, and that there are also numerous resources online for party printables.

I hope I'd be able to work more on the draft of my next post (my current obsession: candy buffets. Oh, I think I said that already.), but for the meantime, here's another great site for awesome party styling ideas:

Happy Kiddie Party Planning guys! :) 

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Themed Parties, anyone?

I don't remember ever having a themed kiddie party of my own. Just the usual cake-balloons-spaghetti kind of thing every year. My childhood was great just the same, but it made me think just how fun it would be to look back on those birthday memories if I had a themed party....

Oh well, done with reminiscing. :)

I really couldn't blame the 'modern kiddie party world' if it had to give birth to party themes, as they make those special events even more memorable, and yes, easier to organize.

Why Would You Want to Have A Themed Party?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

What is a Gift-Buying Guide?

Gifts are an important element of any party, especially one being held for a kid. Just imagining a little child's face light up when he/she opens a present, is enough consolation for going through the stress of planning a party.

But has it ever happened to you that you got gifts that your kid wasn't able to use, wear, or simply did not appreciate? I'm pretty sure you've experienced that at one time. :)

It seems inevitable, that we'll get birthday gifts like clothes that are too big or too small, toys that cannot be played with by your kid at his/her age, or items that your kid simply can't use.

BUT THEN AGAIN, gift registries and wishlists happened.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Supplier Spotlight: Babies and Hairbows

Dressing up your baby girl for her pre-event shoot can both be exciting yet challenging. Our little princesses are already naturally adorable, but of course, we would want them to look extra special not only on their pre-birthday pictorials, but also on the day of the party itself.

This was one of my priorities when I was laying out my things-to-do for my daughter's first birthday party last year. Her first birthday had a princess theme, and I wanted her to look every bit like one, and still be unique. I don't remember exactly how I stumbled upon this site, but the first time I saw Babies and Hairbows' products, I fell in love.