DIY Confetti Ornaments for Place Cards and Favors

When it comes to holidays and gift giving, I love being able to create something that can serve as a fun place card at the table setting, but also a take-home favor (holiday gift) for the guests.

These DIY Confetti Ornaments are not only festive when filled with my Festive Fetti in your favorite color combo, but they can be personalized with stickers and hand-writing the guests name on in permanent marker or paint pen. The clear ornaments can be found at local craft shops and even in the Target dollar spot during the holiday season.

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I loved how Susan of Shop Sugar Parties LA took the idea from my Instagram post and re-created it with my holiday Festive Fetti tucked inside for a Santa-saurus ornament for her son's classroom tree.

Your boys will squeal with delight having their very own Dinosaur Christmas Ornament like this one. It's a DIY confetti ornament filled with Festive Fetti. Click to see how to create your very own personalized ornaments for your kids on Christmas. As seen on Giggle Hearts

And, don't forget - the adults can have their very own Confetti Ornaments too.

Simply choose your favorite Festive Fetti confetti mix that matches your holiday party, bridal shower, wedding, even baby shower, or any other party you have planned - add in the confetti and personalize with the guests name. It's a party favor and gift they will treasure. A fun presentation idea is to place the ornament on top of their drinking glass or on the napkin draped over their plate.

Celebrate your next holiday party, bridal shower, wedding or baby shower with a DIY Confetti Ornament that your party guests will love. Write your guests name on the ornament for a place card that becomes the take home party favor and gift. Click to see how to create your very own personalized DIY Confetti ornaments for your festive parties. As seen on Giggle Hearts

Free Printable "Little Bug" Father's Day Cards + The Perfect Gift for Dad

With Father's Day this coming Sunday, I have designed a printable Father's Day card "from your little bug" or "from your little bugs" if Dad has more than one child. The downloads are ready to print onto 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock and once printed, simply trim in half vertically and then fold the card in half. PS: be sure to see below for the most amazing gift idea for your child{ren} and dad.

Have you ever looked for a super fun and unique gift for dad? A gift that dad can enjoy with his children? And, one that doesn't involve any electronics?

If yes, then you will LOVE Cooper & Kid - the first subscription service that puts the power of play in dad's hands. Each kit features amazing hands-on adventures for sons and daughters. The activities highlight different discoveries like flight, the ocean, space, music, magic tricks and even bugs {like the kit my daughter was able to sample with dad/hubby}. Hence, why I created a "buggy" Father's Day Card for you :) These bugs were a surprise in the package when they opened it.

Don't Delay - surprise Dad this Father's Day with a Cooper & Kid kit - it's something completely unexpected, but a gift that encourages focused + quality time with the kids.

Ready to see all that's included in a Cooper & Kid box?
• A shipping box that turns into a toy!
• An activity book that guides you through the theme and the contents of the box
• A bedtime story {WE LOVED THE ONE WE RECEIVED!!!}
• A separate website of related digital resources
• Links to even MORE theme-related activities that are ‘Beyond the Box’
• Parenting and topical links to resources that are ‘Just for Dad’
• A themed dinner menu with recipes

* The free download was created to be enjoyed and shared, but it is for personal use only.

Read. Dream. Play. Repeat. Gift Ideas from Stories that Inspire Imaginative Play by Addie and George

I absolutely LOVE the idea behind Carey's adorable handmade shop, Addie & George. Carey's original hand-drawn siblings, Addie & George, love to dress up and act out their favorite scenes from their beloved books. In the Addie & George Shop you will find nursery wall prints, book themed decor for children's and nursery rooms and even the sweetest stuffed Addie cloth rag doll for your little girl. These are perfect gifts for readers, writers and booklovers this holiday season and all year long. As Carey writes . . .
Through these two siblings, I hope to reintroduce a little bit of childhood that allows us to see secret passages in the wardrobe, doorways to other worlds in a tall field of hay or cast spells with a wooden stick.

For me, the Addie & George logo says what every childhood should be like . . . Read. Dream. Play. Repeat. Wouldn't you agree?

PS: Don't forget to follow Addie and George on Facebook for sneak peeks and discounts!

2014 Giggle Hearts Holiday Gift Guide

I am thrilled to share with you the very first Giggle Hearts Holiday Gift Guide - I hope you enjoy this specially curated holiday guide featuring a select group of wonderful shops and their products that are sure be wonderful gifts for your loved ones this holiday season {and maybe even upcoming birthdays too}. PS: after you've read through the gift guide, I have two free holiday printables that you can download, but you'll have to check out the holiday guide to get the links :)

Reserve Your Spot in the 2014 Giggle Hearts Holiday Gift Guide

Taking a quick break from the Halloween posts today to let everyone know about the 2014 Giggle Hearts Holiday Gift Guide that is underway. I am so excited about this guide I'm putting together but I need your help to make it a success. I'm putting a call-out to all of the baby and kid shops to do the following . . .

Reserve your placement today in the 2014 Giggle Hearts Holiday Gift Guide and let everyone know about your GREAT products for "crafting childhood memories" this holiday season.

If any of my readers have shops they love or want to suggest to be a part of this guide, please leave a comment so myself and Jackie can reach out to them to be involved.

This Holiday Gift Guide is like no other as your products are in the spotlight and not mixed in on a page with other "competing" products. You can have up to 5 pages dedicated to just YOU for only $20 each!!! You can see a real example of a page that will be appearing in the guide in the promo above. Your ad would look like this one with a 5" image, your business name, description of your item/shop along with the price and a direct web link to your shop.

Reserve Your Holiday Gift Guide Placement Today

The Giggle Hearts Holiday Gift Guide will be published on Issuu which means you will be reaching the Giggle Hearts audience {both on the blog and via social media} PLUS all the followers of those that see it on Issuu which can be huge. But, even more huge - is that you will also reach over 30,000 people on the social media sites of Brenda's Wedding Blog {this is my other site for those that may not know} . We can't forget about those flower girls and ring bearers this holiday season, right? :)

Don't Delay . . . Reserve Your Spot Today so you don't miss out - this guide is expected to publish first thing in November.

Birth Announcement Prints from Papermints

Papermints offers custom stationery + modern wall prints for celebrating life's special moments. Choose from their collection of themed invitations for children's birthdays & baby showers including vintage circus, modern alphabet & hawaiian luau designs or have them design your custom invitation and paper partyware for your next big event! We absolutely LOVE their personalized wall prints that include designs such as the Mod Alphabet print, Family Name print & Storybook print - the perfect addition to your nursery and home! 

SAVE 15% on your next Makaboo Personalized Gifts Order!

Our new friends at māk•a•boo Personalized Gifts have created a special discount code for you, our readers to SAVE 15% OFF your next purchase at their online boutique. Simply enter the code BestBaby15off during checkout from now until 1/15/13 and take advantage of great savings on GREAT products! māk•a•boo is your #1 source for the web’s cutest personalized gifts - choose from the highest quality newborn, baby and toddler products and add FREE personalization and embroidery to your order to make it extra special!


māk•a•boo Personalized Gifts was launched in St. Louis, MO in December of 2009 with the goal of becoming the nation’s premiere online destination for high-end personalized children’s gifts. Since its launch, māk•a•boo has shipped gifts to all 50 states, and has been featured on a variety of local and national media outlets. Since māk•a•boo is primarily an online retailer where customers cannot see and touch its products, the site features brands that moms already know and love such as Angel Dear, Bella Bliss, Kissy Kissy, and Swaddle Designs. We are proud to include our one-of-a-kind personalization experience, embroidery, and darling packaging free with all of our gifts.



Cookie Favors & Gifts for your next Baby Event

Today we are delighted to share some incredible {and edible...} favors and gifts for your upcoming Baby Shower or Event thanks to Flour Box Bakery, creators of hand-iced sugar cookies that make people smile! Each cookie is made from scratch and is hand-rolled and hand-decorated. The main ingredients of Flour Box cookies are love, creativity, and dedication to details. This Baby Boy Collection and Baby Girl Collection would make the perfect gift for any new or expecting parents and features an assortment of their 10 most popular baby-themed cookies {two of each of the following}: onesies, rattles, bottles, bibs, and baby carriages.

Celebrate the arrival of a new baby, a christening, or a baby on the way with this sweet set of Sheep Cookies. Each cookie is hand-rolled and hand-iced with great care and includes 10 sheep cookies.

About Flour Box Bakery

Owner Anne Yorks started the business in 2007 when she left the ‘real world’ to be a stay-at-home mom and pursue her dreams of owning and operating her own company. A baker since a very young age, Anne is self-taught and has perfected her cookies and recipes over years of trial and error. Baking is Anne’s passion! It is a true dream for Anne to be working in a career that provides her with so much enjoyment. She loves the act of baking and she loves the reaction from happy clients that enjoy her sweet treats. Over the years, Anne’s cookies have played a supporting role in major life events like weddings, parties, baby showers and other special occasions. Nothing gives Anne more satisfaction than knowing that her cookies are making people smile every day!

Handmade Feature: A Bird Parade from Gifts Define

Today's Handmade Feature comes to us from Gifts Define and showcases their {LOVELY} Bird Parade nursery collection designs! I absolutely love the detailed craftsmanship and charm that is seen throughout all of the handmade designs in their shop by using such vibrant colors and attention to detail in each piece. This Bird Parade Mobile features storybook birds made of soft wool with embroidered expressions and wings on both sides with your choice of a favorite deco centerpiece. The mobile comes standard with gender-neutral vibrant colored birds, but custom color options are also available (a small design fee is added).

Another great coordinating product that's offered is the Baby Announcement Bird that comes with a mini chalk board attached so that you can write your own special message such as your pregnancy or baby's birth announcement! You can clear the chalk with the swipe of a sponge and change your message as you see fit - what a great idea!

If you are looking for something to add that "special touch" to your next event, these Bird Parade Favors are PERFECT. These hand sewn storybook birds can be displayed in so many ways and are a great parting gift for your guests to remember your event.

Let us not forget about a special gift for our favorite little one with this Bird Parade Pet Pillow that will surely become your child's new best friend! Made from super soft premium fleece and available in five comforting color combinations, they are the perfect cuddle-buddy for your child.

We invite you to visit Gifts Define to view their entire collection of {AMAZING} handmade gifts, home decor and party favors. You can also follow them via Facebook and Twitter.


Giveaway: Mother's Love Necklace from Artwark

Congrats to Elizabeth for being selected as the winner of this giveaway! Be sure to stop by each Wednesday as we launch a brand new contest right here!


I just {LOVE} Wednesday's because it means we get to share a brand new GIVEAWAY with all of our followers! This week we are excited to bring you the "Mother's Love Necklace" from Artwark {valued at $28}. This piece is inspired by the "special love that Moms have for each of her babies" and Sarah is willing to customize your necklace to fit your personal needs. This handcrafted necklace is AMAZING and would make the PERFECT gift for Mother's Day!

To enter the contest please visit Artwark and come back here to post a comment with your favorite product from their shop. The contest runs thru Tuesday April 24th, with a winner being announced on Wednesday April 25th. Please be sure to leave your email address on the comment form so I can email you if you're the lucky winner {it will not be published} 

For Additional Entries Into The Giveaway:

"like" Jewelry By Artwark on Facebook and then come back and leave me a new comment that you now like Jewelry By Artwark on Facebook

follow Artwark on Twitter and then come back and leave me a comment that you're now following @artwark on Twitter

follow BestBabySites on Twitter and then come back and leave me a comment that you're now following @BestBabySites on Twitter

"like" Best Baby Sites on Facebook and then come back and leave me a new comment that you now like Best Baby Sites on Facebook

Tweet the following: "I just entered to win a Mother's Love Necklace {valued at $28} from @artwark on @BestBabySites - Enter here:" and then come back to leave me a new comment with a link to your tweet and your twitter id.

You must be 18 years or older to enter and reside in the United States to be eligible 
(shipping is provided to US only if applicable).