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MommyB’s Q-Vids Birthday Bash Edition

Hello there readers!! I’m so sorry that I haven’t kept up with my Q-Vids, I really did have the best of intentions, however life happened. I did however decide to do a quick Q-Vid in honor of my Birthday Bash that I’m hosting on my site this month. I hope you like the question, I can’t wait to hear your answers!

My Answer? My favorite birthday party was when I turned 11, I got to have lunch and watch a movie with a friend and then walk to the bowling alley to have my party. I felt like such a big kid being able to hang out with my friend without my mom and there were so many parts of that day that were so special to me including my usual homemade cake. My mom was always really great at making my birthday special and fun and I hope to do that for my children as well.

Birthday Bash – Sweet Tweets: Whoo’s One

Intricate designs, and playful themes, adorn the sugary creations by the one and only; Sweet Tweets. Self-described as, “Distinct, Unique, and Deee-lish,” and every word is true about their amazing treats. Sweet Tweets makes both cookies and cakes, and is located in Texas. While shipping a cake may sound like a good idea, opening up the box would be a different story. Lucky for us, Sweet Tweets ships their cookies, {insert excitement here}, so that everyone is able to enjoy their beautiful-goodness.

When I saw their designs I was in awe that someone could create such amazing detail on a cookie. I’ve seen the printables where bakers use photos and slam them on desserts but this goes above and waaaaay beyond! Each Sweet Tweets creation is hand-made, that means their each unique.

We asked Sweet Tweets to recreate our, “Look Whoo’s One,” theme onto a cookie, and here’s what they came up with:

Sweet Tweets Owl

Our owl from the theme, pink, brown, and white number “1”s and Neapolitan “C”s were the inspiration for the cookies and they turned out beautifully. Everyone at the party was so impressed by the look of these treats, and I was completely amazed at the fine details. They not only made a great addition to our dessert table, but they also served as decorations during the party and individually wrapped favors for our guests to take home.

Here are a few more shots of our Sweet Tweets:

Sweet Tweets CookiesSweet Tweets Cookies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

{As you can see I put them in a cute tray and accented it with ribbon and gumballs to create color in between the spaces.}

Now when you think of cookies in general and looking at these desserts you may be saying to yourself, “Yes, they look great, but how to they taste?” I wish I could tell you in one word, but I can’t so I’ll say buttery, fresh, and delicious. Three words, not bad. The guests were also making comments on how they had tried similar cookies with designs but were used to them being dry and tasteless.

So Sweet Tweets gets an A+ on design and a big YUM for taste, a great combination in my book.

Sweet Tweets shop is currently closed for orders, but will resume their beautiful work on May 23rd. If you’d like to check out their website you can find them at: http://sweettweetsonline.com/ be sure to tell them MommyB Knows Best sent you!

What desserts have you used for parties that you absolutely love?

I received samples of Sweet Tweet cookies in order to complete my honest review for this post. The opinions expressed in this post are my own opinions, yours may vary.

Birthday Bash – Mabel’s Labels Loot Bag Combo

Let’s talk about favors baby, let’s talk about you and me, let’s talk about all the good things Mabel’s Labels has to offer up for Birthday goodness. {did you catch a song in there?}

Let me first start off by telling you a little bit about the amazing company that Mabel’s Labels is. Mabel’s Labels were started by a group of Canadian moms who were frustrated by the amount of stuff that left their houses, never to return. Thus was born Mabel’s Labels.

Their sticky labels and clothing labels are made for everyone in your household. Mabel’s Labels are dishwasher, microwave and laundry safe, and customized with a child’s name, and offers great choices of colors and . They also offer child safety products and household labels too!

Mabel's Labels Loot BagFor birthday parties Mabel’s Labels offer several item choices, but recently, they’ve come up with this great Loot Bag Combo. You get 1 personalized bag tag and 5 personalized labels per favor. Each Loot Bag set come with 6 bag tag/label combos and at $30.00 you’re spending $5.00 per child on something that is not only useful {not going to be thrown away like so many other birthday favors} AND it has their name on it!

You can mix or match your favorite Mabel’s Labels products from 27 design choices. They have robots, cupcakes, rocket ships, princesses and so much more!

Get your Loot Bag Combo and check out some of Mabel’s Labels other products while you’re there. http://www.mabel.ca

I received samples of Mabel’s Labels in order to complete my honest review for this post. The opinions expressed in this post are my own opinions, yours may vary.

Birthday Bash – Boogie Boutique

Are you ready to boogie? How about a, “Birthday Boogie”? If so then you’ll need a cute Boogie Boutique outfit to commence. Baby C is beyond ready:

Baby C in Boogie Boutique

First off, you have to love the name, Boogie Boutique. Secondly, once you see their line up of uber-cute, frilly, girls clothes and adorable boys wear you’ll have a hard time picking your favorites.

In keeping with the cute, “Look Whoo’s One” owl theme I challenged {and I say challenged as more of a request than a demand}, Boogie Boutique to create a specific look for the onesie, and to my surprise it wasn’t quite what I asked for…..it was much much cuter. They added their own little signature through pink sequins on the owl and coordinated the bow with our Neapolitan colors. I fell in love as soon as I saw it wrapped so sweetly in the package it arrived in.

This three piece set started off with the adorable onesie (you can opt for a t-shirt instead), personalized bloomers with matching bows, and sassy, matching tutu, which Baby C LOVED! Boogie Boutique also has a great selection of hair clips, bibs, burp cloths, embroidered banners, and so much more and not everything has to be matchy-matchy if you want to mix it up a little.

Not only was everything beautifully made, but all of the pink cupcake frosting washed out so Baby C was able to wear it for her 1 year photo shoot, {which you’ll see is coming in a Birthday Bash post soon} and she can wear it until she outgrows it, after all she’ll be one for a year! I encourage you to check out Boogie Boutique’s shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/boogieboutique and look for your child’s next holiday gear.

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Baby C Boogie Boutique Bloomer

I received samples from Boogie Boutique in order to complete my honest review for this post. The opinions expressed in this post are my own opinions, yours may vary.

Birthday Bash – HET Designs by Rachael

Yesterday I talked a little about Birthday party themes and to follow suit I have to show off a great Do-It-Yourself Printable site: HET Designs by Rachael. Like a lot of my favorite products, Rachael has an Etsy site to show off and sell her work.

She created the perfect designs to go with the, “Look Whoo’s One” theme and once I saw it I knew it would be perfect to accent Baby C’s birthday bash. I used her tags all over the place, well except for on Baby C, I spared her. But I used the cute brown and polka dot water bottle labels:

HET Designs Water Labels

Also I printed and punched out the Cupcake Toppers, added stir sticks and voila, they became a great accent for the cake pop centerpiece:

HET Designs By Rachael Cupcake Topper

And of course my favorite, the amazing banner that we hung over the mantle and above the Artsy Canvas Girl photo cards:

HET Designs by Rachael Banner

The pictures definitely do not do these cute customized printables justice, but you can see them up close on Rachael’s website www.etsy.com/store/hetdesignsbyrachael and check her out on Facebook too. She has great prices on her printables and makes it super easy to just click and print. All you have to supply is the printer {with ink} and standard card stock and you’ll have your very own decorations to use for a single occasion or use for every party, it’s up to you.

I received samples of HET Designs by Rachael’s printables in order to complete my honest review for this post. The opinions expressed in this post are my own opinions, yours may vary.

Birthday Bash – Choosing a Theme

Coming up with a party theme can be trying, especially when you’re looking for the perfect theme for a one-year-old’s party. I don’t know too may one-year-old’s asking their parents for a specific theme for their party, so, it’s left up to good old mom and dad, (and in most cases mom).

More often than not the themes are the number 1 with fun girlie or boyish accents. I love themes for parties, in fact Miss A’s parties have been {in this order}: Bunny party {after her lovey}, Dora/Diego party {she LOVED both of them}, and her last party was a tea-party.

When it came to Baby C I had no clue where to start, so I stumbled upon 1stwishes.com and started browsing through their 1st birthday party supplies.

Things to keep in mind when looking for a party theme in general are:

  • Find something that the child has requested or really likes
  • Pick 1 to 3 colors and create a party from those colors
  • Choose a theme that is attendee friendly (if you’ll have both genders keep this in mind)
  • Consider the location, outdoor, indoor, at a party venue
  • Be proactive and purchase items on sale for the next yearLook Whoo's One Party

Fortunately, after looking for only a little while I found the perfect theme for Baby C’s first birthday. We fell in love with, “Look Whoo’s 1” theme. I loved the adorable girl owls so for the party we bought a few items, dessert plates, mylar balloons, and 2 small stuffed owls.

Along with the “Look Whoo’s 1” theme I decided to compliment the theme with Neapolitan colors, white, pink, and brown. That way I could purchase colored items that were a little more cost efficient and not have overkill with the theme.

 

Take a look at the cute, “Look Whoo’s 1” items we picked up:

Look Whoo's 1 Balloon

Look Whoo's One Owls

What have been your favorite party themes?

Birthday Bash – Artsy Canvas Girl

Happy May Day! Ready for a Birthday? How about a Birthday Bash?? Today marks the first day of the MommyB Knows Best Birthday Bash and I’m excited to introduce you to Artsy Canvas Girl. When I first stumbled upon Kathy’s work I was very impressed at the way she manipulated the photos, using texture, colors, and words to enhance your average photo.

Kathy at Artsy Canvas Girl created a beautiful pink, brown, and white inspired owl banner collection of prints for Baby C’s birthday party. I sent her 12 photos from the different months of Baby C’s first year and gave her free reign on the photo cards. This is what she came up with:

Baby C Birthday Banner

Isn’t it absolutely adorable? I ended up putting them in chronological order before the party started. I opted to place them on the mantle right under Baby C’s “Happy Birthday Banner” however these would also look great strung together. Check out the great attention to deal here in a couple of close ups Kathy created (feel free to, “ooooh” and “ahhh.”:

Artsy Canvas Girl Birthday BashArtsy Canvas Girl Birthday Bash Print

 

 

Artsy Canvas Girl, photo stylizer, loves working on projects from Weddings, to Graduation announcements, and of course Birthday parties.

If you’re looking for a beautiful, unique photo creation for your special occasion that will become one of your favorite keepsakes, I strongly recommend Artsy Canvas Girl. Kathy is amazing to work with, very professional, yet personable as well.

Artsy Canvas Girl LogoFind Artsy Canvas Girl here:
shop: www.ArtsyCanvasGirl.etsy.com
facebook: www.Facebook.com/ArtsyCanvasGirl
twitter: www.twitter.com/artsycanvasgirl

In honor of the first day of the Birthday Bash, Artsy Canvas Girl would like to give one lucky MommyB Knows Best reader a portrait (12×12 or 11×14 format) professionally printed with a choice of glossy, lustre or metallic finish mounted on mat board ready to frame. (retail value $49.95)

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Giveaway ends June 1st @12:00 am. The winners will be chosen at random, verified, emailed, and announced in a Winner’s post. The winners will have 48 hours to respond to the email from MommyB to claim the prize, if the prize is not claimed within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen at random. You must be a US resident and 18 years or older to enter.

I received samples of Artsy Canvas Girl’s work in order to complete my honest review for this post. The opinions expressed in this post are my own opinions, yours may vary.

MommyB’s Birthday Bash

MommyB's Birthday Bash

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear, almost everyone, happy birthday to you. Now I know not everyone has spring/summer birthdays, but birthdays tend to be pretty popular, some sources stating that August is the busiest birth month. And of course these are the nicer months so lots of birthday venue options are available too.

Both of my girls are spring/summer birthday girls so I thought it would be nice to celebrate for everyone throughout the whole year this May! For the entire month of May I will be telling you about some great places to go to for birthday cakes, decorations, favors and more! I hope you will get inspired and learn about some amazing companies too.

I’ll be posting an ad page for all of the participants so you can find them quickly, and also, each day one company/product will be featured so you can learn more about what they do and what they offer for your next event. So whether your little one (or you) have a birthday in June or October there will be plenty of ideas for everyone.

If you’d like to write a post about this event or interview me I’d love to tell you more, contact me at mommybknowsbest{at}gmail{dot}com