Happi Tree Baby Shower


The Happi Tree Party Supplies will give your baby shower a vintage feel. The owl and her baby are perched on a tree. This is great for a gender neutral baby shower. If you do know the sex of the baby, you can choose from the blue or pink beverage napkins. Also, there are both pink and blue dessert plates.
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The Happi Tree 9″ Dinner Plates and Paper Cups are extra cute, featuring mom and baby owl.

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The baby shower sweet server is perfect for those adorable cupcakes!  And don’t forget the Happi Tree Cupcake Decor and those vintage baby candy bars!
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The perfect addition to any baby shower is your decor items.  Pictured here is the Happi Tree Circle Ribbon Banner and the Bermuda Blue and Yellow Bright Tone Latex Balloon.
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The Happi Tree Hanging Cutouts are hanging near the gifts!

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What Baby Shower would be complete without a Personalized Banner?

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Please check out our Recipe Blog to find some great Baby Shower Recipes!

We Want To Know What You Think About These Baby Names


Take our Poll and let us know what you think at http://poll.fm/4b8q1

Hi Everybody, I’m Mary Collins and this is your Shindigz News Blast.
Wedding bells will ring soon for 46 year old actress Halle Berry.
Berry and her fiancé Olivier Martinez, are planning to get married this weekend in Paris
The couple is expecting their first child together in early fall.

We don’t know what they’ll name their baby yet…but we do know what some of the more popular names are according to the website Nameberry.

We love to keep on top of this at Shindigz because we specialize in personalizing your products, and we like to know what names are coming our way.
Here they are:
Number one for girls is Imogen; for the boys, Asher.
The list is based on 8- million total votes. Now we want you to vote at http://poll.fm/4b8q1 . Check out the top 10 for each of these celebrity infused list and let us know your thoughts. If you liked the Hunger Games, you’re going to like the list, and sorry Kim and Kanye, North West didn’t make the Cut.

Shindigz Party News Blast for Wednesday 5-29-13


Hi, I’m Mary Collins and this is your Shindigz Party News Blast.
 

 
Did you watch “The Voice” Tuesday night? If not everybody’s talking about it today and here’s why: Coach Adam Levine was shocked and disturbed that two of his three remaining singers were voted off the competition. The Maroon 5 singer muttered, “I hate this country.” As you can imagine sparks have been flying every since.

Blake Shelton who is also on “The Voice” will host his big benefit concert for the victims of last week’s tornados in Oklahoma. You can watch tonight at 9 on NBC.

The lineup includes: Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill, Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts and many more.

New developments in the Kim Kardashian’s baby saga.

Last week we showed you the baby shower invitation.

And today we know when we’ll find out if it’s a girl or a boy.

Khloe Kardashian is not telling, though she seemed tempted to when she sat down with TODAY’s Matt Lauer this morning.

She says that will be revealed on “Keeping up with the Kardashian’s”, this Sunday, June 2nd on E.

 

 

Welcome Your New Arrival With Pooh and a Little Honey Baby Shower


“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh?” he whispered.
“Yes, Piglet?”
“Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s hand. “I just wanted to be sure of you.”
― A.A. MilneWinnie-the-Pooh

This Pooh – Little Hunny Decorating Kit helps your shower to be both classy AND adorable.

 

 There is something almost intangible about the fondness we have for Winnie the Pooh and the House at Pooh Corners. Maybe it’s looking back on our own childhood, remembering fondly tea parties with our own stuffed animals and hearing stories about Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Kanga and Roo, and of course, Eeyore, but there’s more. There is a timeless joyful wisdom in A.A. Milne’s classic stories that resonates with children and adults of all ages.

Remember when Pooh gets stuck?

Whether or not your new bundle of joy is having his or her nursery decked out in Winnie-the-Pooh paraphernalia (Poohphernalia!), celebrate at your baby shower with tableware, favors, and decorations that conjure up the smile (I know you smiled) that’s on your face right now from watching Winnie the Pooh get stuck.

This may go without saying, but plan ahead and make sure to get invitations straight from the Hundred Acre Wood. All things Pooh are gender neutral, so your guests won’t think they’ve guessed anything from the color scheme, and it sets up the theme for the shower.

One of the elements at the heart of all things Pooh is whimsy. It may be springtime now, but no matter when your shower is, adorning windows and bare walls with brightly colored 100 Acre Woods themed paper fans will transport your guests to that childlike happy springtime place the instant they arrive. It is also easy and inexpensive to serve up delicious snacks and dessert on the sweet face of our favorite “hunny” loving bear with matching dessert plates and napkins.

Now, there are obviously tons of different options for baby shower games, but here’s one to stick with the theme:

What Flavor is the Hunny?

Typically, you can play “guess the baby food” by just taking the labels off of baby food jars and having guests taste them. This time, take it up a notch.

Use paint designed for painting on glass (ask someone at your nearest craft store to point you in the right direction) and paint the baby food jars blue or cream colored after you’ve removed the labels. Next, use either a black sharpie or a glass paint marker in black and write “hunny” on each jar. Now you have an adorable baby shower game that matches the theme.

Bonus: You can use them as centerpieces until you’re ready for the games!

“We’ll be Friends Forever, won’t we, Pooh?’ asked Piglet. Even longer,’ Pooh answered.”

 

Finishing touches:

For the pièce de résistance that would make even grumpy ol’ Eeyore perk up, create your own diaper cake for the star of the shower. Never made one (or seen one)? Instructables has some fairly easy to follow instructions you can follow along with. However, instead of “boutique style,” how about using Winnie the Pooh printed crepe paper streamers (try gold along with it!) and different colored confetti to decorate?

Hopefully, now your baby shower with a bit of “hunny” is really on a roll. For some extra motivation, here’s another clip to remind you why Winnie the Pooh is a good idea.

Celebrate Grandma with a Ya-Yas Party


As blended families are on the rise, increasingly the parents of the bride or groom find themselves become grandparents overnight. Whether related by birth or marriage, grandparents still want to spoil their grandkids, but preparing for multiple little ones arriving in one’s life at once can be difficult, especially for grandparents also helping to plan their child’s wedding. Hosting an “Instant Grandma Shower” for a friend or loved one in this very situation can be a heart-warming surprise to really help them out. Recently, a group of friends shared their story about hosting an Instant Grandma Shower for their friend, Cris.

Jacquie, Sarah, Sherrill, Stacy, Shelley, Carrie, and Cris play together as a tennis team, but are inseparable off the court too. The group was dubbed “the Ya-Yas,” by one of their daughters because their close-knit friendships, lively antics, and giggle fits are reminiscent of the women’s relationships in the bestselling novel Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. The group includes women of different careers, faiths, and ages, but they spend their summers together by the pool laughing, trading books, and confiding in one another about family, husbands, and the ups and downs of life. When summer ends, they meet at least once a week for tennis and cocktails after, keeping their bonds strong.

This year, Cris’s daughter, Emily, married a man who already had three children, ages three, five, and eight. Though Cris had raised her daughter and a son, she at that point didn’t have any grandkids yet, so after the wedding she would instantly have three grand-kids to love all at once. She spent most of the summer preparing for the wedding, which was largely a DIY event. She assembled favors, helped plan the food, and even grew all the flowers for the wedding by herself. Meanwhile, she also ran her own wallpaper business. To say her hands were full is an understatement.

After seeing how busy and stressed Cris was, the Ya-Yas sprang into action and put together a secret Instant Grandma Shower. After tennis one

night, they surprised Cris with a “Three Little Monkeys” theme, as Cris was gaining three grandkids. For the t

heme, the Ya-Yas used ShindigZ Monkey Party Deluxe Kit-N-Kaboodle for tableware and decorations. They even ordered a cake with the three little monkeys design on it. For gifts, the group put together an assortment of supplies a grandmother needs, ranging from chalks, crayons, and other art supplies, to books, puzzles, and movies to keep the kids entertained. Now, when the three little monkeys come to visit, Cris is prepared.

It meant a lot that her friends thought not only of the stress involved in planning a wedding, but also of the unexpected joy of gaining older grandchildren. Helping her prepare for the kids in addition to supporting her through wedding planning showed how much they cared. You can also host an Instant Grandmother Shower.

Since the Instant Grandparent Shower is a new tradition, there’s tons of ways you can style it. Choose a traditional baby shower theme for younger kids and a classic look, or for a fun spin like the Ya-Yas took, choose a theme featuring a youthful character, such as Elmo party supplies. Keep the event simple, as the new grandparent is likely also busy with wedding showers, planning, and other events. The party should be a time for you to show support and have some de-stressing fun. For shower gifts, make sure friends bring a range of items and toys that are suitable to the grand-kids’ ages. Craft kits, games, and movies are especially fun ideas as they provide a way for the grandkids to interact with their new family members.

If you have grand-kids, share your favorite activities for grand-kids or crafts for grandparents and grand-kids to do together. Instant grandparents will appreciate the help with ideas on how to bond with a special child who’s just arrived in their life.

Are you an Instant Grandparent? What are some activities or ideas that helped you bond with your new grandchildren?

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