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Baby Shower Ideas | Blue Baby Shower

May 30, 2011

Blue or pink color themes are simple and flexible ways to coordinate a baby shower. I've pulled together some ideas for a Blue Baby Shower, using all sorts of shades of blues.  I also pulled in umbrellas and raindrops to complete the "shower" theme. (Hint:  There's a great diy tutorial and free printable, so read on!) 1. The Invitation I chose our Oh Baby! Shower Invitations to set the tone.  I love all the different shades of blue incorporated.  Because they vary here so much, you can use...

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Giveaway | Bee Happy Necklace – WE HAVE A WINNER

May 27, 2011

We are happy to announce that the winner of the Bee Happy Necklace from Elena Grace is Nikki!  Our selection was made by random.org.  Nikki, we will have Tracy, the owner of Elena Grace, contact you directly so you can claim your prize. To everyone that wanted to win, but didn't, you can buy the Bee Happy necklace at Elena Grace's Etsy Shop for only $35. I'd like to give a big thank you to Tracy for providing such an awesome prize!

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Freebie | Printable Buzz Wine Bottle Labels

Freebie | Printable Buzz Wine Bottle Labels

May 24, 2011

Simply Swanky loves freebies!  We have a free (for personal use) printable wine label to match our Bee Birthday Party Style Board.  These are great for bee parties (for the grownups!) or just a fun night out with the girls.  Feel free to download and print out as many as you need.  To download, just click on the photo below. To use the labels, download them from the server by clicking on the photo above on on this link.  Print on 8.5x11 inch paper OR sticker paper.  If...

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Bumblebee Party

May 23, 2011

What's all the BUZZ about? Why, a bumblebee birthday party, of course! Bumblebees are an easy theme for birthdays, baby showers, and bridal showers. It's bright, sunny, and has SO many possibilities! GIVEAWAY ALERT:  We are having a giveaway for the amazing "bee happy" necklace shown below by Elena Grace.  To enter, head over to our giveaway post and leave a comment.  The winner will be announced on Friday, May 27th. FREE PRINTABLE ALERT:  Keep reading because we have a free Swanky Press printable for you to download......

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Giveaway | Bee Happy Necklace

May 22, 2011

To go along with this week's bumble bee party theme, we are SO happy to offer a giveaway for a wonderful necklace from Elena Grace!  Tracy, the owner of Elena Grace, is giving away this adorable "Bee Happy" necklace that is sure to put a smile on anyone's face!  The necklace would be perfect to wear the day of a bumblebee party, but I'm pretty sure I'd end up wearing it daily! I really can't rave enough about Elena Grace jewelry!  Tracy has been a close friend of...

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Recycled Crayon Party Favor

May 20, 2011

Have you ever seen those cool, shaped crayons?  Turns out, they are very simple to make, and make a great party favor!  Read on to learn just  how easy and affordable this recycled party favor idea really is. To make recycled crayons, you will need: old crayon stubbs, a candy mold in the shape of your desired finished product, a microwave, and a microwavable cup. For the stubbs, chances are you arleady have tons of crayon broken bits and pieces laying around the house.  If you need lots,...

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Mustache Bash Favor Bag

Mustache Bash Favor Bag

May 18, 2011

Having a Mustache Bash?  There's no need to spend money on fancy, expensive, or boring favor bags.  We've got something way better for you! Sometimes, crafts are WAY easier than they look.  Luckily, this is one of those cases.  I actually found it hard to come up with 4 steps to make this project.  You could probably make about 10 of these bags in 20 or 30 minutes.  They  only cost about $0.15 per favor bag, depending on where you get your bags.  Check the dollar store or...

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Mustache Bash

Mustache Bash

May 16, 2011

If you spend any time at all on etsy, you know that mustaches are everywhere!  I've taken this theme and wrapped it around a little boy's birthday party - featuring one of Swanky Press' most popular invitations.  Whether you call it a Mustache Bash or a Big Man Party, it's sure to be a great time. Don't forget to check out the diy tutorial to make the cute favor bags AND a free printable template to help make it. 1.  The Invitation I just designed this a couple...

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Organic Elegance

May 13, 2011

Angela Saban Design pulled together a great bridal shower recently at Nourish Restaurant in Scottsdale, AZ. and featured one of my invitations.  The theme was Organic Elegance, and the food was all gluten-free, too!  Angela is a truly inspirational party planner and baker - you're going to love her ideas for this beautiful bridal shower. The party was photographed by the incredibly talented Diana Elizabeth Photography.  Please check out her website and facebook pages for some beautiful wedding photos. I've spotlighted some of my favorite details below - but...

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Birdcage Party Lanterns

Birdcage Party Lanterns

May 10, 2011

As promised, I have a wonderful tutorial today by Laurie Cinotto  of La La Laurie.  She designed these adorable Bird Cage Lanterns and pulled together an easy to follow diy tutorial. These bird cage lanterns would look amazing strung as garland at a birdcage themed bridal or baby shower.  They'd make a cute addition to a playroom or nursery, too.     Thinking outside of the party world, they'd also just be a fun rainy-day craft with the kids! What You'll Need: An assortment of patterned and colored...

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Birdcage Couples Shower

May 09, 2011

Birds and bird cages are everywhere this season - and they make a wonderful theme for a bridal shower or couples shower. We've done some of the planning and legwork for you to make is simpler to pull the shower together. You can use the classic "love birds" idea, or take a different approach and play up the "nesting" idea for the shower. Let's be Flexible:  This party would work just as well for a baby shower - you could add a nest and egg in the birdcage...

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Givaway | PSA Essentials Stamps - WE HAVE A WINNER!

May 06, 2011

 We are happy to announce that the winner of our PSA Essentials Gift Pack is Jutta!  Our selection was made by random.org, and Jutta won for her comment about the Stamp Camp blog.  Jutta, we will be sending you an email soon so you can claim your prize. To everyone that wanted to win, but didn't, check out our sale on PSA Essentials Stamps! I'd like to give a big thank you to PSA Essentials for providing such an awesome prize! 

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