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A few weeks ago Bill and I traveled to Tulsa for a maternity photo session and Bethia and Joel’s baby shower. I had the honor of designing the invites and some of the printables (as well as helping plan it). I love party planning. It’s in my blood. It gets me excited. So when Bethia told me she wanted to do a fun outdoor monster themed baby shower I was excited at the chance to do something different.
The first step was to create an invite. We pulled the tree image from the sweet trees Joel hand painted on baby Addie’s nursery walls. The colors are also pulled from Addie’s nursery. They turned out pretty much perfect and I can’t wait to see more folks use this design.
We also created some circles and party labels for the event. I kind of love them. They’re monsters but they’re also cheery. The circles topped key lime cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and lime zest as well as dark chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting.
One thing I’ve wanted to do for a while was the whole cover-the-table-with-black-paper-and-write-food-labels-with-chalk thing that’s been all over pinterest. The mother-to-be and grandma-to-be and aunt-to-be were all for it so we did it for the Taco Salad Bar and I think it looked fantastic. We also created a few large signs to say HEY this is a taco salad bar.
The outdoor games were all Bethia and her family. The day before the shower Bill helped Bethia’s dad make a giant yard sized Jenga game out of 2x4s. We will be making one of these for our house for sure. It’s pretty great! There was also croquet, which the men played a very competitive game of while saying things like “well done good chap” and “cheerio” and things like that. Bill tried to find stick horses so they could play polo but alas Target was fresh out of stick horses.
Last but certainly not least, Bethia’s sister handled the decorations. I’d forgotten how fun and happy simple streamers can make a party. She certainly is a streamer pro at this point.
And that was the baby shower, in a very quick recap. Thanks to Bethia for getting pregnant so we could all celebrate. And thanks to Bethia for taking lots of instagram photos. Issabella decided to have a major freak out the moment people arrived for the shower so I spent a good deal of time trying to calm her down and didn’t take a single photo of my own. Photographer fail.
But there is designer success because now you can purchase the Monster Baby Shower printables on our etsy shop DilibertoDesign. Better yet we can customize the invite, 2″ Party circles, and all the components to turn the Monster Baby Shower into a Monster Birthday Party or just a Monster Party! Just sent us a message and we’ll get started.
I love our printable party designs that we sell in our Etsy store. Designing them is my outlet. It’s something I get to design just for me (and ultimately the wonderful people who purchase them). I get an idea and I go for it. Recently I was thinking of all the other things people could print at home, especially in this age of DIY, crafty, creative folks. Then I had an idea, and I went for it…Printable Custom Recipe Cards. I may be the only person on earth who would use or appreciate these but I made them anyway and they’re there on our etsy shop for sale.
My friends and I love to share recipes and I’ve got loads of post-its around my kitchen and on our kitchen home command center that would be much more organized if they were written on a recipe card. I figure they’d make a great Christmas gifts too with a nice waterproof pen, tied with ribbon or with your favorite recipe written on one with all the ingredients or a special pan to make it with.
I’m currently working on a few more designs but for the moment The Vintage Custom Name Recipe Card is the only one I have completed and in the shop.
They’re very “me”. But I figure they could be very someone else too.
Like I said, more designs are coming, but in the mean time I’m really excited about these!! Hopefully you are too.
What kinds of designs would you like to see for Custom Printable Recipe Cards? What other printable gifts could you use?
These dinosaur 2″ circle party printable decorations are piping HOT off the presses (or off the computer I suppose). I haven’t even shot the promo shots for them yet. I was just too excited to have them just sit in my computer files, waiting to be shared with the world.
I’m really really excited about them!
I don’t think you could tell.
They make me wish I had a little boy to throw a dinosaur party for because as I was making them I was getting all these awesome ideas of party games and DIY projects. And since I don’t have a little boy to share them with I’ll just share them here on my blog so I can live vicariously through mom’s with little boys and dinosaur themed parties.
First off, I created an Dinosaur Birthday Party Etsy Treasury and there is A LOT of cool stuff out there, but more on that in a moment.
A Dinosaur Birthday Party Game
So I thought it would be hecka cool if you did a child style archeological dig. It would be great if you already had a sandbox, if not I suppose you could use a tarp and cover it with sand. OR you could use the game as a good excuse to build a sandbox <link to a SWEET sandbox I pinned. But make sure you build a sandbox with a cover on it, or neighborhood cats will thank you for building them the ultimate giant litter box. And let’s face it, you don’t want your party guests digging for that kind of treasure.
1. I found these very cool personalized sand pails from DeLaDesign over on etsy. She’ll do them in just about any color, so you can have them match the green, orange and blue in the party printable design. She will also do them with a SWEET dinosaur on them instead of the alligator pictured. The goal is to get your guest list nailed down ahead of time (by sending out our dinosaur themed printable party invites, wink wink) so you can have Debi over at DeLaDesign create one for each of your guests. I’d definitely suggest getting a few extras, without names, just in case.
2. So what will your child guests be digging for…well anything really, candy, fake dinosaur bones, those little plastic dinosaurs you can get at the dollar store, tubes of bubbles, anything. OR they could dig for this. Yep, that’s right, its concrete dinosaur bones, and at a great price too. I’m the educational type so I’d take the opportunity to teach the kids all about archeology and dinosaur bones and all of that.
They’d love me or they’d hate me.
3. But they’re guarenteed to love me if they’re also digging for these. This are probably the coolest cookies ever! They come individually wrapped in cellophane bags with ribbon. If you made sure that ribbon was tied really tight I’m pretty sure you could bury these in your sandy archeological dig without them getting…sandy.
The rest of the Dinosaur Birthday Party Etsy Treasury is below, there’s a lot of really good stuff down there; handmade dinosaur bunting, dinosaur shaped crayons, and patterns for DIY crochet Stegosaurus, Brachiosaurus and Triceratops. I’ve also included some decoration staples like cupcake papers, cupcake stand, dino cookies, striped straws, and an oilcloth tablecloth in coordinating colors. It’s the perfect dino party for sure!
Introducing July 4th Party Printables from Diliberto Photo & Design! Hurrah!! July 4th is just around the corner, its become a much bigger holiday in my household since my husband and I got married. He’s from Philadelphia and they do it BIG in Philly. One day we’ll spend the 4th of July in Philadelphia but for the time being I think we’ll do it BIG with a party at home.
These are delicious vanilla cupcakes from Stacy’s For the Love of Cake. If you wanted to extend your red white and blue theme and add a little summer flare you could add a few raspberries and blueberries to each cupcake before baking. Make sure to coat them with flour before you add them to the batter to help keep them from floating to the bottom.
I used candy sticks for the cup dsfcake toppers (found them at Michael’s Crafts) and the ribbon was from Hobby Lobby. Hobby Lobby has a special place in my heart. They also always have their holiday stuff in months before the holiday rolls around, this also means that a few weeks before the holiday most of their stuff is on sale. It’s wonderful.
I got this bucket on sale at Hobby Lobby as well. Several of these in different sizes would be great to serve snacks or used in a red, white and blue candy bar. A simple blue and white polka dot ribbon dresses the bucket up for the occasion. I used a 1/2 foam ball covered in a fourth of july themed scrapbook paper to stick all the wonderful cake pops in. Some pops are tied with just red, white and blue ribbon others have the printables on them. I did two hole punches (with a standard size hole punch) in each printable and slid them on.
Everything ties in together with some red check fabric and some more themed scrapbook paper used as a placemat. You’d be surprised how far a yard of fabric goes and at $2.40 a yard (with a 40% off coupon) and its much cheeper than a standard table cloth and the patterns are basically endless.
And thats the Fourth of July collection! I’ve also created some Thank You printables. There are invitations to come as well (leave a comment if you’re interested and I’ll put them at the top of my design to do list. Thanks for reading and Happy Fourth of July!!
I am absolutely ecstatic to be introducing my own line of printable party designs. I was totally inspired while helping with my friend Kristen’s baby shower and developing the chandelier and onesie theme for her baby shower. I kept getting more and more ideas the more I thought about all the different kinds of parties and events. I LOVE that the things I create get to be a part of people’s lives and a part of their memories. Its the greatest honor I could ask for.
Over the next few days I’ll be introducing each of my most recent party themes right here on the blog. I’ll be including different and creative ideas to help further your theme as well as tons of pictures from the awesome shoot I did with lovely Stacy from For The Love of Cake.
So stay tuned! And for now here’s a little preview…
Oh and if you just can’t wait for this week’s string of posts you can view and purchase all the collections at dilibertodesign.etsy.com
This last friday there was a baby shower for a good friend of mine. The story about how baby Riann came into the world is just fantastic. It begins as a before baby mini vacation that turned into a five week when can we bring home baby San Francisco adventure. Their story is not mine to tell but I can only share that I am so thankful that they are finally home safe and sound with the ever so perfect baby Riann in tow.
And thus, upon their return we had their baby shower. Which now that I’ve been to a shower where the baby has already arrived, I much prefer it.
Nicole, Stacy and I prepped for this shower weeks ahead of time. We planned. We toiled. We labored. And here are our fruits!
Ok so I’m really proud of the sweets table! It was truly a team effort and it worked out beautifully!
I had the grand honor of making all the printables. SO awesome! I may post a free template…who knows.
Someone gave her a framed photo of the first time she felt baby Riann move. Mad props for A. Taking the picture and B. Framing it so beautifully.
And Stacy hung a clothes line across all her banisters. When we sent out the invites we also sent a little card encouraging guests to bring an unwrapped onsie. SO FUN! Tons of onsies decorated the banisters. It was grand.
And at the end of the shower the most perfect, baby doll sized little girl came to visit us. I love her. Seriously, she’s perfect.