And now for the fun!
Tip: Save money by making some or all of your decorations. Get creative with dollar store staples such as streamers, tissue paper & ribbon- the options are endless! (I made tissue tassels & streamer curtains that made a big impact without dropping a lot of money).
Keep decorations that can be re- used for other parties & celebrations (like multiple birthday parties!)
I carried the pink, gold, & polka dots throughout both parties, re-using some of the decorations for both. A fun bonus was the Minnie Mouse balloon sculpture courtesy of Coco Globo balloons- it was the perfect fun finishing touch I was looking for.
If you’re looking to entertain your guests with talented performers, you could use Headliner to find a band that suits your party’s atmosphere. You only really need to focus on sorting some entertainment if you are hosting the party at your home. If you are having a party at an indoor play center, for example, there is no need for entertainment because the venue provides that in abundance!
The Family Party
The Goodie Bags
Tip: Keep these fun favours budget friendly by combining some homemade goodies with 1 or 2 larger items.
I did slightly different bags for the lil ladies & gents (but all had some sugary treats for the parents, including some homemade candy skewers!)
Tip: Don’t be afraid to ask for some help with the menu! I was fortunate to have my Mom and Mother In Law help with the family party and one of my girlfriends contributed beautiful homemade cupcakes for the friends party to help offset the cost & work.
The cakes lovingly made by my mama in law! (I LOVED the smash cake!)
And the gorgeous cupcakes my friend made for the friends party- eek those bows!
The freebie cake from our local Thrifty’s (you get a free cake when your lil one turns one!)
Pick items that are great layered or as stand alone pieces. For example, a dainty name necklace looks great on it’s own, as well as when it’s paired with a few other similar necklaces. It’s all about mixing and matching when it comes to jewelry!
necklaces and bracelets that are affordable, stylish, and extremely versatile
for any outfit. Pieces range from $28- $32 and are available in the JQ Etsy Store and select retailers in the Vancouver area.
Vancouver in March of 2013. At the time, I started noticing through social
media and boutiques that a lot of local bloggers and jewelry designers were
emerging. I went to Fashion Design School so I felt I had the basic knowledge
on business and design. I’ve also always loved accessories so I decided designing
jewelry would make a great hobby and business adventure as well! It began with
a lot of research on different necklace designs, pendants, what other designers
were doing, what stores were selling and how I could be different. I had a few
visions of necklace designs so I, again, researched and then started ordering.