Slumber Party – A Bright & Colorful Table

I love bright colors and I love to party. But not always do I want to spend days or even weeks prepping for the party.

Bright Party Ideas

This darling party table from Lantern & Lampion is simple and easy to pull together in a rush. And let’s be honest, the lanterns and poms bring much needed height to the table and make it well… pop!

A few store bought treats, some well placed color and it’s a party!

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As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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Pillow Fight! Host a Slumber Party in Animal Prints

Pillow Fight! {grin} If you have girls in your house you’ve likely hosted or are planning to host a slumber party. The Celebration Shoppe’s Slumber Party supplies collection is perfect for tweens to teens!

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In bright, bold colors and fabulous pink animal prints, the girls are sure to have fun! In this perfect collection for celebrating your diva’s Sweet 16 birthday, having a sleepover to ring in the New Year, or just hanging out for a girls night in, you’ll find:

  • Invitations,
  • Thank you notes,
  • Banner,
  • Cupcake toppers and wrappers,
  • Candy bar wrappers,
  • Favor tags,
  • Napkin rings,
  • Cello toppers (4″ bags),
  • Straw slips, and
  • Dessert tags

Check out the full collection of Slumber Party birthday party supplies in the shoppe. Be sure to take a look at our other birthday party collections for your next event while you are there.

Now back (tomorrow) to your regularly scheduled Christmas party planning programming. {wink}

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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teenage party ideas

Deanna from Mirabelle Creations here, and I’m so excited to share my daughter Mira’s 10th birthday party with you.  For her party, Mira wanted to have a small slumber party with her five closest friends.  Additionally, when we started discussing themes, she didn’t want an over the top, all-out theme.  (Teenage, or in this case, ten-ager, birthday party ideas are hard.) Mira has always loved rainbow sprinkles.  In fact, it’s the only ice cream topping she likes.  Also, she loves having breakfast for dinner, so we decided to host a Sprinkles “Brinner” (brunch for dinner). 

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Instead of sharing all the little details of the party (you can read more about them on my blog), I wanted to share what made this a special tween party. 

I have always believed in the power of creating meaningful party details to celebrate the guest of honor.  But, for tween girls, it’s crucial to also celebrate and encourage everyone at the party.  Tween years can sometimes be trying.  It’s tough finding your place in the world and a group of friends that celebrate you.  During this time, tweens are trying to figure out their values and beliefs.  Their experiences during these formative years will contribute to the teens and young women they become. 

So, here are a couple of tips to make a tween or teen birthday party special for all the girls:

  1. Create a special space:  During the party, the girls sat at a table specially decorated just for them.  They were so excited to see their special space and all the fun décor we made just for them.  They ate their dinner there, then returned to the same spots for cake, and for breakfast the next morning.
  2. Include one activity to build encouragement:  While the girls were eating Brinner, I encouraged them to each write a positive statement about everyone else sitting at the table on pieces of the circle cardstock that decorated the middle of the table.  OH MY GOODNESS!  I never imagined what a wonderful moment it would be for all of them.  Not only did they write beautiful statements about each other, but they also read aloud all of the affirmations.  That led to them engaging in a lengthy discussion about all the things they loved about each other. 
  3. Give them choices:  Of course, my daughter had many ideas about what she wanted me to incorporate in her party.  But, I also intentionally gave the other girls choices to make during the party.  Allowing girls to make choices empowers them to believe in their own wisdom.  One simple way I incorporated this idea was setting up a Yogurt Bar where they could choose to build their own parfait.  Additionally, one activity they enjoyed was painting their own canvas.  While the girls were painting, I overheard the girls praise each other’s paintings.  These were simple ideas to plan, but were both confidence-building activities. 
  4. Limit technology:  By foregoing a movie and keeping the television off for the evening, the girls were able to role play and just talk with one another.  They developed some elaborate scenario where they were all pretend sisters who also happened to be famous singers.  They spent hours role playing and giggling!

Yogurt Bar

All the gorgeous décor and desserts make for a beautiful party.  I live for and dream about all the little beautiful details for parties.  But, what I truly loved about this party was creating a space where my daughter and her tween friends could be encouraged and empowered to be their own person!

Rainbow Party Favors

You can find me and more details about my sweet girl’s slumber birthday party, including how to create the chalkboard signage on our yogurt table and how to make these sprinkle rings as party favors, on my blog at Mirabelle Creations.  

As always, we hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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slumber party ideas

I’m talking slumber party ideas over on Kellogg’s Snackpicks.com this week. As a little girl I didn’t think there was anything better! A bunch of my friends coming over to have an all night gab fest while munching on yummy treats and watching movies… perfection!

A few years ago I used a Kellogg’s cookie, Murray’s Sugar Free Shortbread Cookie, to garnish cups in an Easter table I did for Parents magazine and I thought it time to do it again! I love how this looks and you can bet it will get the girls giggling!

Skip on over to Snackpicks.com for indoor s’ more recipes, slumber party pillowcase crafts, an easy breakfast bar idea and more!

And make sure you visit the shoppe for my printable slumber party collection for beverage wrappers, dessert table labels, banners, favor tags and more!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake and create!

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real parties: breakfast bar

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I love this idea from Kristy of The Purple Pug blog. It would be perfect for a fun and easy back to school breakfast party, especially for little ones like mine who are excited and apprehensive at the same time. If I wasn’t completely out of time, I would host one for my boys and all their little classmates just to help warm the waters. I could also see this being perfect for a slumber party. Since its difficult to determine when guests would wake up after giggling all night, you could put together a cereal buffet table and just let them help themselves as they rolled out of bed!

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How fun are these real orange juice sippers?!

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And I’m just loving the personalized beaded spoons for each child. Very smart favor idea! Make sure you hop over to Kristy’s blog to see all the details!

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introducing slumber party

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I’m very excited to introduce our newest custom invitation, thank you and printable collection: slumber party. Using bright pinks, blues, greens, oranges and even brown, we created a fun and chic collection that even includes all the components to host a beautiful candy table. Something I’m certain would help make any slumber party a success. Mom might be a little wary of the sugar highs, but let’s face it, the girls are going to spend the entire night giggling anyway so why not let them indulge. {wink}

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Here’s a look at several of the candy table labels. There are eight pre-filled labels (in addition to the ones above, there is also “jelly beans,” “soda,” and “cookies”) and a blank sheet of labels in the collection.  

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We’ve also created an adorable banner to hang over the candy table (or anywhere else). I loved putting this one together because it is so simple: trim out the design, thread the banner blocks with a beautiful grosgrain ribbon and hang. And for the backdrop, we actually used the same hot pink/fuchsia tablecloth as the candy table (available in the collection).

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As for tableware, we’ve paired the collection with two placesettings, our pink and lime green polka dot plates and our Serengeti brown and white print.

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Here are the napkin rings we designed to go with the pink and lime green table decor.

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And here are the napkin rings (loving the flip-flop!) that we designed to go with the Serengeti table decor.

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As always, we’ve designed cupcake wrappers and picks that coordinate with the decor and save you from slaving over a three tier cake if you don’t want to. This time we chose the phrase “SLUMBER PARTY!” and flip-flops for the picks, pairing them with a hot pink and white Serengeti print wrapper.

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Here’s another shot of the flip-flop cupcake.

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And no worries about favors; we have you covered with cello bag toppers,

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candy bar favor wrappers, and

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favor tags in case you want to go beyond sweets and give your guests their own pedi kit or sleep mask.

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We also designed straw slips in the six patterns found in the invitation (so no one has to worry about losing their soda pop).

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I’ll leave you with a few tips on how to set up your own candy table. 

  • First, think symmetry; have two or four of everything.
  • Second, popcorn cones are super easy if you use a little hot glue to close the cardstock {wink} and have a hubby nice enough to drill a few holes in a board for you (cover the board in a beautiful wrapping paper, insert lollipop sticks to hold up your cones and you’re in business). 
  • Third, use sheets of cardstock in the place of serving platters (a cheap way to make sure your table colors are consistent), but make sure you have extra on hand when you replenish your table because sometimes your treats will leave a stain on the paper.
  • Finally, use lots of color in your candy and visit your local bulk candy shoppes for the best deals. 

As always, I hope you’re inspired by our new slumber party collection.  

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new collection sneak peek

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So I know it seems like I’ve been missing in action for the past few days. So sorry about that, but I swear I’ve been super busy. We’ve designed and are in the process of shooting a new slumber party collection. These are just a few of the rough pics off the camera. Much more to come on Monday including the custom invitation, thank you notes, printables and adorable table decor.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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modern sleepover

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When I create an inspiration board, it’s usually one thing that inspires the rest. This time it was these adorable slipper cookies from Family Fun magazine. I just love this simple and yummy (donut hole covered in coconut), yet oh so pretty idea.

From there I thought about my nieces, now teenagers, and what would appeal to them and their friends. My oldest niece recently celebrated her sweet sixteen in hot pink and black bliss, so I’m very confident she will approve of my choices:

The slippers led me down the sleepover path, but these ideas could lend themselves easily to a modern bridal or baby shower too. As always, I hope you’re inspired.

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slumber party campout

slumber-party-campoutWhat girl wouldn’t love not only a slumber party, but a campout slumber party {and who says it has to be outdoors}!

These s’mores are a modern twist on the classic from the book S’mores: Gourmet Treats for Every Occasion (image from Point Click Home.com). Chocolate chip cookies instead of graham crackers and… what is that in the middle… peanut butter. {yum}

The brownie cake with Twix candy bars as sticks, tissue paper for the flame and Peanut M&M and marshmallows for added effect, is from BrightIdeas.com. They have some of the coolest kid party ideas. {You’ll see them here often.}

The super cute favor, a pajama teddy bear, is from the Party Wishes blog. I love that the guest gets to enjoy the favor at the party and has a keepsake {that will last for slumber parties to come} to take home.

The invite is ours of course. You can personalize your campout sleepover party invitation here. And if you’re looking for décor that is a little more slumber party{ish} check out our multi color polka dot décor and our pink polka dot décor.

And last but not least, these modernly adorable tents are from habitat.com. I first saw them on KimVallee’s blog. {She’s worth the trip.}

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modern slumber party table

slumberparty_realsimpleI love unique ideas like this one from Real Simple. {I only wish we had thought of it first!}

How wonderfully simple for a slumber party… make the table look like a bed! Our decor is fuschia pink and white polka dot and would look wonderful. A fushia tablecloth (aka sheet) with pink and white polka dot plates, napkins and cups. Add a fun pillow, stuffed animal and book (or music CD) and your table is set.

And here are some more fun slumber party ideas.

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