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Free Kentucky Derby Chalkboard Sign

Free Kentucky Derby Chalkboard Sign

April 06, 2014

The 140th Annual Kentucky Derby will be held on May 3rd, and we’ve been busy filling tons of Derby orders.  Our most popular design this year is a chalkboard style invitation, so I thought it would be fun to make a free printable to coordinate. This chalkboard style Kentucky Derby poster can be printed to hang on the front door of your party – greeting the guests as the arrive. Or, consider cutting it down to 8×10 inches and placing it in a frame on either the bar (which is serving Mint Juleps,...

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Tractor Party Inspiration

Tractor Party Inspiration

March 06, 2014

I live outside of Nashville, in a part of the county that has a lot of horses and beautiful farms.   Combine that with the fact I grew up in Nebraska, and a tractor party seems like perfect inspiration.  Be sure to follow my Tractor Inspiration Board on Pinterest – I’ll be adding fresh new ideas as I find them. 1.  The tractor invitation is available exclusively at Swanky Press – I had a lot of fun creating this design, trying to get something that would make a little guy happy but still...

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Our Crazy Week

Our Crazy Week

February 26, 2014

I’ve got a little glimpse behind the scenes for you this week.  The majority of our clients are moms, who are always busy and often shopping last minute for something they really meant to get ordered a few weeks ago.  We get it.  Here at Swanky Press, we are all moms, too.  So when you call in stressed that you forgot to order your son’s birthday invitations until the last minute, we understand.  We’ve been there and done that. My 3 kids are in elementary and middle school,...

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Gymnastics Party Inspiration

Gymnastics Party Inspiration

January 15, 2014

I have three kids, and at one point or another I’ve thrown each of them a gymnastics party.  Combine that with all of the gymnastics parties we’ve been invited to, and you have a very well-used party theme.  Typical gymnastics parties are either pink (for girls) or primary colors (for boys), so I decided to take a fresh spin on things and design party in a coral and melon color scheme.  The inspiration is still “young and fun”, but it has a touch of sophistication that’s sure to...

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Sweet Roses Birthday Party

Sweet Roses Birthday Party

October 29, 2013

Little girls are so sweet, aren’t they? We are just loving this “Sweet Roses” themed birthday party trend.  Soft and delicate, this sweet party theme is perfect for a first birthday, a girlie-girl toddler, or even an older little girl!   From the invitation to the dessert buffet, go all out with this “Sweet Roses” birthday party theme for a girl.  Check out all of our ideas for throwing this party that everyone will  remember. 1.  These pistachio dusted cupcakes adorned with baby pink sugar roses look too...

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Birthday Party Themes for Boys

Birthday Party Themes for Boys

October 21, 2013

When planning a birthday party for kids,  we love to  plan around a theme. From the invitation to cupcake toppers to banner and party hats, a coordinating theme makes for an adorable and memorable birthday party. Choosing a unique theme can be a challenge which is why we are here to share some great birthday party themes especially for boys! About these themes above: 1) Wild Western theme. We love the vintage woodblock font and think you could go really far with this theme!  Get some cowboy hats and...

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Halloween Party for Kids

Halloween Party for Kids

October 15, 2013

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve shared inspiration for an adult themed Halloween party (Boos and Brews!) and a Zombie Halloween party.  Today we are bringing it back for the kids!  Afterall, Halloween is all about them, right?   Check out these great ideas for a ghostly kids Halloween party. From top to bottom, left to right find these great projects and products around the web by clicking below! 1.  Ghost invitation by Swanky Press 2. DIY Witches hat tutorial 3. Orange burlap wreath 4. Chevron pumpkin pillowcase dress 5. Milk shooters ...

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Zombie Brain Cupcakes for Halloween with blood (cherry) filling

Zombie Party Inspiration

October 10, 2013

Halloween is a fun time to get creative, especially with a party.  At Swanky Press we are loving the zombie party trend simply because there’s so much room to get creative! From your invitation to decor to food, bring out the zombies and enjoy some inspiration here. Find all of this great inspiration on the web, from top to bottom, left to right. #1:  This Halloween decor looks great on a mantel, from One Kings Lane. #2:  These spooky zombie hands go under your door! #3:  This zombie apocalypse invitation can be found at Swanky...

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Boos and Brews Halloween Party Inspiration

Boos and Brews Halloween Party Inspiration

October 04, 2013

While Halloween tends to be a time for children to dress up and trick-or-treat, there’s no reason why adults can’t have a little fun during the season too.   Which is why Swanky Press has rounded up all the best ideas for an adult Halloween party or as we like to call it: a Boos and Brews Party!   Find all of these great decor items, party supplies, and DIY craft tutorials around the web here. 1)  Jack-o-lantern stickers for martini shakers from Etsy.  Adorn your classes with these easy...

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Barn Party

Barn Party

September 26, 2013

Libby O here and I am thrilled to guest post today on Simply Swanky!  I have been a customer of Swanky Press for years and share their passion for invitations, great parties and beautiful custom designs.  When it came to plan my daughter’s 4th birthday party at Lawton Stables in Hilton Head, I scored some great items from Swanky Press to make the party complete.  Here’s a look back on all of the party details. The birthday girl arrived her personalized t-shirt which I ordered at Swanky Press. The adorable farm yard...

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Glitter Trend | Free Printable Glitter Poster

Glitter Trend | Free Printable Glitter Poster

September 24, 2013

It’s always fun to see what trends take off in our designs.  This month, we played around with glitter-look designs, and had the joy of watching your response to it.  You’ve made our Glitter our number 1 selling iPhone case, and we’ll be adding some more sparkle throughout the site over the next few weeks.  Just for fun, I’ve designed a free, downloadable poster that you can print at home on 8.5 by 11 inch paper.  I think it sums up what a lot of us are thinking at the...

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Mermaid Party

Mermaid Party

August 25, 2013

We threw a party for my daughter’s 7th birthday this weekend with a Mermaid theme.  My sweet daughter has been a bit obsessed by mermaids recently, so I was really able to have some fun with the theme!  We were aiming for an elegant feel … more like a casual beach wedding than a Disney mermaid party.  We tried to pull in the elements of ombre blue/aqua, pearls, and starfish.  Please feel free to leave comments…I’d love feedback!  You can see the inspiration for a lot of these...

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