Jun 12 2018

Miles’ Camp Themed 1st Birthday Party

Oh did I have a blast planning Miles’ first birthday party! I decided on a Camp Theme, “Camp Miles” and we held it at our home, which I felt would make it special and intimate and allow me lots of creative freedom.

I went with a color scheme of greens, pops of gold, and black and white plaid to give off a campy vibe. I incorporated greenery, vines and wood signs into every nook and craney of our home.  I loved added DIY touches everywhere I could. I wanted each kid to feel special and the party to be totally unique to Miles.

We had Music Man Dave come to play camp songs, the The Meanie Weanie Hot Dog Truck was dishing out amazing gourmet hot dogs (the mac & cheese was a huge hit!) and we had Suzy from Lumi Photography there to help us capture all of the special moments.

1st Birthday Camp Sign

Camp Birthday Party Wood Sign

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Camp Themed Birthday Party Centerpiece

Camp Themed Party Dessert Table

Camp Themed Birthday Dessert Table

1st Birthday Party Marshmallow Smash Cake

Camp Themed Birthday Cookies

Green Highchair Banner Cake Smash

DIY Camp Themed Favors

DIY Camp Themed Favors

Miles Parker Schey Camp Birthday

Miles Parker Schey Camp Birthday

 

Camp Party Banner

Camp Party Decor

Camp Party Trail Mix Bar

Adult Bug Juice Camp Party

Camp Themed Bar

Camp Themed Buffet

Arts and Crafts Station Camp Party

Kids Snacks Camp Party

 

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Camp Themed Cake Smash Marshmallow

Camp Themed Cake Smash Marshmallow

We DIY-ed a majority of the creative elements and then found some great Etsy shops for the rest. For things like linens and tableware, we found great deals on Amazon.

Banners: Camp Miles sweet table banner, camp miles fireplace banner and highchair banner from HouseofHooray on Etsy

Balloons: green balloon bouquet from Party Dialect, and I added in gold orbs from OhShinyPaperCo and the 36 inch green balloons were from BlushBazarre. I added on the green garland.

Sweet Table: marshmallow smash cake and cookies from Love and Buttercream, s’more and nutella donuts from Donut Bar Detroit and mini teepee from TenesseeTeeppes 

Tableware: Bear plates and napkins by Meri Meri, bark cups from SteshaParty, woodland bear sippy cups from Amazon, palm leaf plates and silverware from Amazon, black + white plaid napkins from Zazzle, birch straws from Amazon

Arts and Crafts table – wood rounds from Michaels, stickers from target, signs DIY-ed

Favors – DIYed using mini gable boxes filled with gummy worms, camp patches, s’more trail mix and camp themed bubble wands 

Trail Mix Bar – Happy Camper Bags from HHPaperCo, plastic bins from Oriental Trading, teepee from TenesseeTeeppes, sign was DIY-ed

Greenery: Used everywhere, hung on garage, on balloons, on staircase, around signs. All from Amazon

Huge Brown Bears: Amazon

Teepee in Basement: faux felt firepit from TheHomespunMarket 

Linens: Black + White Plaid tablecloths from Amazon

Pennant Flags: DIY-ed

Wood Slice Signs: DIY-ed

Cake Stand: DIY-ed

Happy Camper Sign: DIY-ed

Favors: Name Pennants, s’more trail mix, labels DIY-ed

Arts & Crafts and Favors Hanging Banners: DIY-ed

Wood Photo Hanging: DIY-ed

Water Bottle Labels: DIY-ed

Adult Bug Juice sign: DIY-ed

Mason Jar Centerpieces: DIY-ed

Outhouse Sign: DIY-ed

Hot Dog Cart Outside Sign: DIY-ed

Again, thanks to Lumi Photography for all these shots. Feel free to reach out if you want more info on how we DIY-ed everything.

 

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Mar 30 2016

Party Must-Haves for The Best Bachelorette Party Ever

Wedding season is right around the corner, which means bachelorette & bachelor parties are about to be in full swing. Whether you are heading out for a relaxing spa weekend in Napa or hitting the clubs in Vegas, TGI is here to give you party essentials to plan the perfect bachelorette party. If you need more inspo, check out last years post on my own Miami Bachelorette weekend.

The “Oh Shit Kit”

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Every smart party planner knows that the day after is never fun. These “Oh Shit” hangover kits are cute and key to a long weekend. Have a fun bag stuffed with your favorite hangover cures for each of the guests.

*TGI Suggestions: Advil, Tic Tacs, Wisps, Eye Drops, Mini water bottles, Hangover Joes Hangover Shots

Via Evermine

“To Have and To Hold- Your Hair Back” Hair Ties

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If the party is a success, majority of you will need to tie your hair up at some point (either due to dancing the night away or because the bride is praying to the porcelain god). Either way, these hair ties are a cute, functional, and customizable.

Via Emmaflhair

“Mini Crown” For the Bride-To-Be

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It’s important for the bride to stand out but if she’s not so much the fake veil type, these mini crowns are perfect. Understated yet just sparkly enough to catch everyone’s eye.

Via LittleBlueOlive

Personalized Quizzes

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No bachelorette party would be complete without a couple of games. Create a custom quiz that tests the guests’ knowledge of the special couple. Start the night off by handing each guest one of these and see who knows the bride best.

Via Heavens to Besty

Custom Tanks

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For a bachelorette weekend, matching tank tops are a great keepsake. Let the jokes on each top reflect each guest and reminisce on old memories while also creating new ones.

Via LineLiam 

Temporary Tattoos

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Gift each guest one of these funky custom tattoos. They may actually end up being a lifesaver if one of the bridesmaids ends up being a tad over-served…

Via Love and Lion 

“Kisses From Your Bitches”

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At the end of the weekend, have each girl kiss a canvas. Once you are home get it framed and then give it to the bride. We promise every bride will be thrilled to receive this personal and sentimental keepsake that commemorates her “last” wild weekend.

TGI Tip: Try to get each girl to wear a different shade of lipstick. The multiple shades will make for fun and colorful home décor.

Via A Beautiful Mess

We love hearing about what you ladies did for your favorite Brides-to-Be. Tell us in the comments below and browse our Bachelorette Pinterest board for more fun ideas.

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Dec 21 2015

Last-Minute DIY Printable Gift Ideas

Printable Calendars

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via Etsy, Sunshine Parties 

Printable Wine Labels

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Via Design Eat Repeat

Banana Bread Free Printable Labels

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Via I Heart Naptime

For Your Mistletoes Tags

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via Bloom Designs Online

Printable Watermellon Wrapping Paper

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Via Brenda Bird Designs 

3D Printed Personalized Pez Dispensers 

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Via Makezine 

DIY Terrarium Kit w/ Free Printables

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Via Wit & Whistle

Perfect Printable Paper Blooms 

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Via The Pretty Blog

 

Any great last-minute DIY Printables you are loving and using this year!?  Tell us in the comments below!

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Oct 27 2015

Favors + Recipes Ideas for a Top Notch Halloween Party

It’s the spookiest time of year, and The Gift Insider wants to help you throw the best Halloween party yet!

RECIPES: These are two tasty recipes that your guests will love, and they are totally creative. Yum!

Pumpkin Pretzels

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Via Butter With a Side of Bread

The Graveyard Taco Dip

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Via The Chickabug Blog

DECOR: These festive DIY decorations are really simple but are a great way to spice up the party decor.

Spider Ice Cubes

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Via Pink Peppermint Design

Mummy Candy Cups

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Via The Taylor House

FAVORS: Send your guests home with a scary, tasty Halloween treat!

Bags of Tricks Favors

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Via Good Housekeeping

Oreo Witch Shoes Favors

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Via Your Homebased Mom

Check out last year’s Halloween party inspiration!

Happy Halloween!

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Oct 13 2015

Gifts That Give Back: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month with these pretty & pink gifts!

A Bracelet That Holds Your Hair Tie 

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This BitterSweet bracelet holds your hair tie and supports Bright Pink, a wonderful organization dedicated to the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.

Splits59 Warrior Line 

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via ShopBop

Spiral Sun Charm Bangle

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These bracelets are always a hit and a great way to support a good cause!

Via Alex and Ani

Fierce Pink Ribbon Quilt

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Such a fun and sentimental DIY gift!

Via Luv Bug Living

Mammo-Grahams

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YUM! These are so funny and a great treat to bring to any October party.

Via Apron Strings

Pink Candy Apples

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Mmmm who doesn’t love PINK candy apples?

Via Rose Bakes

Happy Gifting!

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Aug 4 2015

Make a DIY Emergency or Survival Kit For Life’s Big Moments

Mini emergencies can totally throw off someone’s day! These kits are a totally fun way to give them an extra boost.

Bridal Emergency Kit

Even the happiest day of your life can be a stressful one! This pre-wedding gift will be perfect for taking care of last minute mishaps.

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Via Something Turquoise

New Mommy Hospital Survival Kit

Any new mom would smile ear to ear if they received this totally cute hospital kit. It’s sweet and sentimental.

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Via Next On Tiff’s List

Mile-High Care Kit

This is a fun and creative gift for someone studying abroad or anyone who is embarking on their own travel adventure.

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Via The Kitchy Kitchen

Back to School Emergency Kit

What a creative gift idea! Use your imagination and customize it for a teacher or student!

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Via A Pumpkin & A Princess

Job Survival Kit

A new job is exciting but can of course be nerve-racking! Give a friend or family member a boost right before they start this new part of their life.

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Via Time 2 Partay

TGI Extra: Toiletry Kits to Donate to Hospitals, Homeless Shelters or Ronald McDonald House

What a great way to give back to your community and those in need! This gift will absolutely make someone’s day!

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Via Livin In SD

Happy gifting!

 

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Jul 7 2015

Alcohol Gifts! Cheers!

DIY Mason Jar Cocktails

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This is a quick, easy, and fun gift that anyone will love! Great way to get creative!

Via Something Turquoise

Liquor Lollipop Bouquet

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Put your baking skills to the ultimate test with this awesome gift idea! Great for a hostess!

Via Hostess With The Mostess Blog

Mini Liquor Bottle Jar

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Whether it be for the big “twenty fun” or a friend’s 30th, this always makes for a super cute BFF gift!

Via Curious Daisy

Bottles With Notes

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Simple and sweet! Perfect gift for the significant other who has been working around the clock!

Via Loving Here

Jolly Rancher Vodka

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This yummy gift works for so many occasions! The birthday girl or boy, the hostess, or just the jolly-rancher lover will be so excited!

Via Mix That Drink

Glittered Patron Bottle

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This is definitely a TGI favorite! Pretty, creative, and extra cute! Great diva gift!

Via Stress Case

Happy Gifting!

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Jun 30 2015

July Fourth BBQ Gifts

Here’s our roundup of the perfect mix of salty, sweet, fruity, and even healthy gifts for any 4th of July BBQ!

Dipped Pretzels

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Mmmm. Who doesn’t love salty & sweet?

Via The 36th Avenue

S’more Bark

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Here comes some chocolatey decadence!

Via A Pumpkin & A Princess

Patriotic Oreo Pops

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Oreo’s are a kid’s best friend!

Via Makoodle

Watermelon Shaped Jello Shots With Fresh Limes

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Something fruity and sweet for the adult crowd!

Via Clossette

American Flag Vegetable Tray

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Keeping it healthy this 4th of July!

Via Living Locurto

Fruit Salad Cones

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Yum! Fresh fruit on a warm summer evening!

Via Bakers Royale

Happy Gifting! Happy Eating!

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Jun 18 2015

DIY End of the Year Teacher Gifts

The end of the year is the best time to thank teachers for all of their hard work! Get creative with these DIY gifts, and they will be totally impressed!

Apple Jar

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away! Such a yummy and creative gift for the chocolate loving teacher!

Via The 36th Avenue

 

Crayon Monogram

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This is personalized, totally cool and as colorful as it gets!

Via A Mom With a Lesson Plan

 

Bucket of Sunshine

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Summer is all about sunshine! Love this is happy and cute gift!

Via Thirty Handmade Days

 

Pencil Vase

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A super pretty gift that puts pencils to good use!

Via Cincy Shopper

 

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries & a Custom Tag

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YUM! A sentimental note with these strawberries makes a great personalized treat!

Via Craftibilities

Happy Gifting!

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Jun 2 2015

DIY Father’s Day Pinterest Picks

Father’s Day is the perfect time to tell Dad how much you love him! DIY gifts are a sentimental way to show your appreciation, and they’re lots of fun. Here are some of our favorites we rounded up from Pinterest.

Salt Dough Footprint Keepsakes

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This is a totally sweet gift from the kids that will last forever!

Via The Imagination Tree

Homemade Six Pack of Treats

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Such a fun gift from the whole family! Make sure to picks his favorite sweets!

Via Soap Deli News Blog

Beer Gift Basket

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This is a funny and cute gift that will make Dad laugh and very happy! Great gift from the wife!

Via Man Crates

Bacon Bouquet

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YUM! This is totally funny and will go perfect on a tray for breakfast in bed! Whip up some eggs and toast, and Dad will have the perfect start to a perfect day! This is awesome as a gift from Mom or the entire fam!

Via Our Best Bites

‘I love you’ Pillow Case

Don’t forget Grandpa! This is an adorable gift from the grandkids that will give him a huge smile!

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Via Mama. Papa. Bubba.

Happy gifting!

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