Friday, August 29, 2008

Special Delivery

Sweet Pea Designs offers traditional birth announcements as well as photo cards and shower invitations. They have some wonderful new designs available. I love their birth announcements so much that I have used them for all of my kiddos!

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Notable Notes

I love these cheery folded notes from Boatman Geller. You will definitely brighten someones day by sending them a note like this! I have many different styles to choose from. Be sure to make an appointment to stop by and see the latest designs.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Calling all Princesses!

If you happen to have a little princess in your life, why not make her own personal fairy tale come true by making her a princess for a day. Princess parties are very popular right now and there are several ways to make them special. Listed below are a few of my favorite ideas.

The Invitation
Cross My Heart

Some Wording Ideas
Hear ye Hear ye! Calling all fair maidens and knights in the kingdom....your presence is requested at a Royal 3rd Birthday Honoring Princess Grace.

The Royal King and Queen of Rogers request the honour of your presence at a celebration honoring the third birthday of their daughter....Princess Alexis.

Come as a Princess and celebrate with me
It's my birthday....I'm turning three.

Please join us for birthday fun....we'll have our hair and fingernails done! It's a Princess Pampering Party in honor of Natalie's 6th Birthday!

Menu Options
Petit Fours
Miniature sandwiches cut into tiny triangles
Princess Punch (aka pink lemonade with sugar rimmed glasses)
Of course the fairest cake in the land...a glittering castle or tiara topped masterpiece.

The Games
Kiss the frog (pin the lips on the frog)
The Princess and the Pea (read the story of The Princess and the Pea then use a pillow and a ball to create a game of the story with all your princess guests)

Since all princesses love to play dress up, have all your girls come in their best princess outfits and provide them with the necessary accessories. The extra tiaras, crowns, and jewels laying around will serve as a sparkly touch to your party decor.

Anything that sparkles! Hair clips, stickers, you name it. The more glitter the better!

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Ready Set Go!

Having three little men of my own, I know that little boys are always on the go! Therefore, in order to plan a Birthday for a little boy you should try to come up with something that requires them to be active. Listed below are four of my favorite boy theme Birthday party ideas with some tips to make them worth remembering!

Invitation Ideas

Cross My Heart

More Wording Ideas
Our little bug is turning two so this is what we are going to do! Don't dress up just come and play 'cause we're playing with bugs on Andrew's Birthday!

Grand Slam Party for Landon's 12th Birthday! Be a Good Sport....and join in the fun!

5...4...3...2..1...Lift off! Please join us for an Out-of-this World Party celebrating Griffin's 5th Birthday.

A'hoy Mates! You've been summoned to help search for buried treasure! In honor of Jordan's 10th Birthday.

Bug theme party options
For the games...have a bug hunt. Hide (fake) bugs all over the backyard or inside the house,then provide the kiddos with a bug collecting bag and pretend magnifying glass so they can inspect the bugs once they have found them.

Some buggy snacks include ants on a log (raisins on peanut butter celery sticks), dirt pudding, bug gummy snacks, and a bug theme cake.

Decorate with "grass", bugs, and magnifying glasses.

For the baseball party
For the of course! For smaller children, provide them with plastic bats and wiffle balls and play a game of Home Run Derby. Simply draw a line in your yard to determine what a Home Run is and have the kids take three swings to see who gets a Home Run.

There are so many options for baseball snacks....a few are popcorn, peanuts, and cracker jacks. Hot dogs and nachos are also a must.

Decorate with red, white, and blue streamers and have party guests wear their favorite team's hat.

Out of this world party ideas
Have a moon rock hunt! Decorate rocks with glow in the dark paint, glitter, and or aluminum foil. Hide the rocks around the house and set the kids loose to hunt. Whoever finds the most moon rocks wins a prize!

Turn you favorite Frisbee into a game of flying saucer! Split the kids into two teams and play touch football Frisbee or Frisbee tag.

Some great snack options are flying saucer pizza, Cosmic Candy (cotton candy), Jell-O Planets, and Alien juice (green soda pop or 7up with green food coloring or green ice cubes).

To decorate make your own "space room". Anything that glows in the dark is a must. You can also make your own planets (construction paper, glow in the dark paint, and glitter) to hang around the room.

A Pirate Party
Have a treasure hunt or play musical islands (use hula hoops to stand in instead of chairs).

Meal ideas for your little mates include hot dog ships (spear a toothpick through a small piece of paper to make a sail and then pierce it through a hot dog, then add a few Goldfish crackers). Serve with some frosty ale (root beer) in a mug. Don't forget the pirate cake!

Treasure chests, fish netting, and skeletons are just a few ideas of how to make your house ready for the high seas.

Whatever theme you choose to have, remember to include the Birthday boy in the party planning and decorating. This will be one Birthday he will never forget!

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Friday, August 22, 2008

Back to School

What better way to label your child's belongings than to use a personalized sticker. Boatman Geller offers square and rectangular stickers in a variety of themes to suit your child's personality. Shown below are just a handful of their samples.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

How to spread Holiday Cheer...

Send a great Holiday photo card! I offer a wide variety of styles and price options so be sure to make an appointment to stop by and see what is available.

Holiday photo cards, stationary, and invitations are available from the following designers....

Sweet Pea Designs
Boatman Geller
Stacy Claire Boyd

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Monday, August 18, 2008

It's a girl!

Cross My Heart has some great birth announcements available. They can also add glitter, buttons, bows, etc. to the cards to make them extra special.

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It's a boy!

Here are a couple boy theme birth announcements from Cross My Heart.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Welcome to Busy Bee Paperie!

As a busy bee mother of three I have grown to love stationery over the years. Between baby showers, birth announcements, and children's birthday parties, etc... I am always on the look out for what is new and exciting in statioeary products. I have selected my favorites to bring to you at a reasonable cost. I specialize in invitations, weddings, baby announcements, note cards, Holiday cards, personalized gifts, baby bag tags, enclosure cards, stickers, bookmarks and more! I hope to help you find what best suits your needs as you celebrate memorable moments in your life. Please think of Busy Bee Paperie for all of your stationery needs.

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