Halloween Party Invitations for the Little Ones

Are you planning to put together a fun Halloween Party for your little one{s}? If yes, you will love these invitations from Minted. For those that may not know, Minted features many independent designers and sells their best designs as stationery, wall art, and d├ęcor for the home, holidays, and occasions. The following Halloween Invitations are my favorites but what I love about Minted is how you can even change the shape of the invitation {rounded corners, scalloped edges and much more}. Some of the designs even offer coordinating party decor. And, of course, it's always fun to create some of your own decor. For example, I can totally envision cat silhouettes cut out of black paper and hole punched to be strung onto ribbon as a garland if using the Striped Cat invitation design.

BabyCard.ca offers unique Announcements & Invitation ideas

If you are looking for a truly unique Birth Announcement or Birthday Party invite, Babycard.ca can help! Based in Toronto/Ontario, Babycard.ca is comprised of a team of talented designers that are dedicated to creating the most unique custom baby and birthday cards for your little one. You can choose from one of their template designs or have them create a custom card if you have something specific in mind. I just LOVE the magazine cover announcements - SO clever and a great way to share the news with your family and friends! Be sure to stop by their site today to view all of the amazing templates that are available!


Tiny Prints Sitewide Sale: 20% off Any Order

It's a Memorial Day Sale at Tiny Prints! Now through May 28th you can SAVE 20% off your entire order - SITEWIDE. Just enter the code: MEM20SW at checkout to take advantage of this fantastic offer! Now is the time to place your order for Invitations, Birth Announcements and Photo Gifts. There is no minimum purchase required for this promotion. Offer expires 5/28/13 at 11:59 pm (PT)


Vendor Spotlight: 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! Their newest line of personalized wall prints includes designs such as the Mod Alphabet print, Family Name print & Storybook print - the perfect addition to your nursery and home! Here are just a few of my favorites from their Etsy Shop. ENJOY!



Vendor Spotlight: Stewart Design Studios

This week's vendor spotlight showcases the amazing Stewart Design Studios - specializing in Graphic Design, Event Design & Photography. We invite you to browse their online shop where you can find many pre-designed items that can be completely customized to fit your needs just like these super-cute Personalized Birth Announcements. You can print these anywhere you'd like or you can take advantage of Stewart Design Studios newly added professional printing services {pricing based on quantity and items purchased}. We are delighted to welcome them back to our online Baby Shopping Guide this year and hope that you enjoy their designs as much as we do!

Stewart Design Studios, est. 2009, started as an interior design specialty, consulting around Denver and Southern California. Once Etsy was discovered we found a way to design graphically for anyone around the world. Completely custom designs are our specialty, branding your life in every way possible - party decor, posters, announcements, holiday cards, etc. Have an idea? We will make it into reality.


Holiday Photo Cards by Polkaprints

Have you starting thinking about your Holiday Card Design for 2012? One of my favorite things about this time of year is opening my mailbox and seeing all of the lovely cards that are sent from our family and friends - especially the photo cards. Today, I am delighted to bring you an AMAZING collection of Holiday Photo Cards from our newest blog sponsor Polkaprints Design + Prints

All Polkaprints prints and designs are 100% customizable – your color, your text, your way! There are several Holiday templates to choose from and once your design is complete and approved, you will be able to print them at home or at a photo retailer of your choice.  We invite you to visit Polkaprints online shop today to browse all of their incredible products including Personalized Birth Prints, Invitations, Announcements, Printable Party Goods and more!

Gender Reveal Invitations by Tiny Prints

Gender reveal parties are becoming increasingly popular these days as a creative way for couples to announce the gender of their baby-to-be to their family and friends. It's also not uncommon for the parents-to-be to also be surprised...that is, if they can withstand the temptation to open that little white envelope containing the results! If you or someone you know is planning a gender reveal event and are looking for some adorable invitations {with matching thank you cards, address labels, gift tags + photo gifts}, we invite you to visit Tiny Prints. They have an amazing selection of high quality products, PERFECT for your next event. How adorable is this Charming Reveal design? I LOVE the question mark and colorful back design...

This simple Boy or Girl design has a fun, retro vibe with creative lettering...look closely!

How about this Can't Bearly Wait design? The pastel polka dots are super cute...

To view more adorable designs or shop for your baby event invites or announcements, please visit Tiny Prints today! You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest for the latest news and updates. 

Birth Announcements from Paper Heart Company

For today's Handmade Feature, we are delighted to bring you an adorable assortment of Birth Announcements from Etsy shop Paper Heart Company. Caitlin and Tomai have an amazing selection of designs available in their shop and all of them are fully customizable to fit your needs. Add your favorite photos, change the font type, color scheme or sizing - they will work with you to create the perfect invitation or announcement. Here are just a {few} of my favorites...

Another great feature of Paper Heart Company is that you are able to print your own invitations or take them to your favorite local or online print lab. Once your design has been approved, they will send you a print-ready, high resolution PDF to print!

We are happy to have Paper Heart Company listed in our Baby Shopping Guide and invite you to visit their Etsy Shop today to view their entire collection of Announcements, Invitations and Wall Decor.

Modern Alphabet First Birthday Party

Today's inspirational feature is a Modern Alphabet {First} Birthday Party from Papermints. I really love the simple, clean and modern approach that Samantha takes in this design. Look how adorable this birthday banner is! It can even be personalized with your child's name and age.

How about these darling customized invitations and matching birthday toppers?

Let's not forget the favor name tags for the goody bags and the personalized food labels to let your guests know of all of the yummy treats you're providing!

As you can tell from all of these amazing products featured above, every Papermints creation reflects their passion for innovative design and high-quality custom products. Although the products featured here showcase a blue, green and orange color palate, there are many other ink color options available for you to choose from to coordinate with your party's theme!

If you are interested in the full details of any of the above products or would like to place an order, we invite you to visit the Papermints website. They also offer a printable line via their {Etsy shop} for those of you that prefer to Do-it-Yourself.

Above photos courtesty of Min-d {min-d.com}, Dessert Table collaboration by Miriam Corona Events

Waiting for Baby: Valentine's Day Inspired Baby Shower

Since we're almost into February, I thought it would be fun to put together a "virtual" Valentine's Day Baby Shower and share some of my favorite things that would make a lovely event!

I came across these really great Red & Pink Heart Valentine Shower Invitations from Lil' Duck Duck and throught they be a perfect fit for the Valentine's Day theme. They could also be used as Birth Announcements if you know of someone that is having a Valentine's Day baby, and are also available in blue!

How about  this {AMAZING} simple valentine's heart banner from Rebecca at Simple as That. Not only does Rebecca feature truly inspiring photography, but she has a ton of great simple craft ideas! You can get the full "how-to" on this heart banner by following this {link}.

Now...onto DESSERT! How yummy are these treats from Jamberry Bakeshop? Featured on the left are some scrumptious Carrot Cake Cupcakes with adorable personalized toppers, and on the right are some bite-sized delights - Cheesecake Pops covered in chocolate and sprinkles...

Now don't forget a shower favor for your guests! These darling Heart Shaped Tea Infusers from Beau-Coup are sure to make a practical, lovely gift!

I hope that you {HEART} these Valentine's Baby Shower Ideas! If you're looking for more ideas and inspirations, please visit my Pinterest board Valentine's Day for Kids!