Friday, May 20, 2011

Party Potentials...

You know what they say: "busy bee, bare blog" (or something like that; thanks Hannah!).

I've just done a quick tally and have deduced that of the 127 days since we moved in, we have either been away or had guests staying for 51 of them! That's my excuse for the blog posting hiatus....socialising is too much fun and way more preferable to sitting at the computer.

Anyway, I'm back now (or our next guests arrive on Wednesday!).

It is birthday season again in our house and I've been having a quick trawl of the usual sites for some handmade party inspiration of the most basic and time effective variety. Here's a few items that have caught my eye:

These customised number t-shirts (also come in letters). From AydenGrace and about AUD$18 each:

This bunting from Studio161 is something I think I could whip up. Approx USD $25

I'm going to attempt this (perhaps as an activity for the party guests?). Using store bought party blowers, the kidlets can make the animal faces to poke the blower through. This comes courtesy of Martha Stewart:

Sugar Treats in Victoria make some delectable and unique cookies. I could never hope to pull off something so professional. These would make great party favours. AUD$24 for 6 cookies + postage. Check out the Sherrin footy cookies:

Poss & Wom make some adorable Australiana themed invitations, thank you cards, party bag ties as well as other decor items. AUD $10 for a pack of 12 party bag tags:

For AUD$25 Spunky Little Monkey from Adelaide will send you a digital file to print out all your party needs. Included is a birthday banner with custom name, food labels, drink bottle labels, cupcake toppers, thank you cards, food & straw flags, wine glass name tags (most important!). Talk about efficient use of time. Here's a dinosaur themed party pack:

I love a party game. SewLittleFabric in NSW will send you the pattern to make this Pin The Tail on The Donkey wall hanging. AUD $16. Look at those cute tails.

In Wayne's words "Party on, it's excellent".
S x

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