Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I love party planning.

Truth be told, I'm not that sociable.  I can be sociable, I just prefer not to be.  Until a party comes around.

As mentioned in this post, I'm hosting a baby shower for my sister and she wants a monkey theme.  So I searched around the net and stole all kinds of ideas.

Actually, I never steal anything - I'm too much of a goody goody to do such things, but sometimes I borrow. (a Spongebob episode is coming to mind here)

Here are some goodies I've made so far.

The monkey heads will be toppers for my large diaper cake (4 tiers) that will be the centerpiece for the food table and smaller ones will grace side tables around the family room.  This idea came from her and her.

These tags will go on the ribbons that wrap up the gifts for winners of games.  My idea but graphic is from her.  She offered downloads for free.

And these matchbooks (with mints inside) will just be lying around or in little bowls.  I got this idea from Oriental Trading Co.  Ignore my nails.  I had a few break so I cut the rest off in a fit.

While it might be easier just to buy these things, I never do for a couple of reasons.  First, I'm super picky and I always have an idea of just what I want.  Unfortunately, I can never find just what I want.  Secondly, paper crafts are just plain fun to do.  Nothing here was hard.  

For the tags, I had to clear out the mod monkey print and type in my sister's shower info.  The monkey heads were simple since I used my circle cutters from CM.  For the matchbooks, I had to type up quotes and figure out how to line everything up.  Btw, I have 18 matchbooks with the quotes upside down for sell.  Grrr.  That was the toughest part.  Apparently, I have spatial reasoning issues.

So that's my start and I have less than two weeks before the big day.  Thankfully, the rest is in my head.



  1. It's all adorable! It's going to be a great shower.

  2. Thanks, Sara. I've really got to get it in gear though. You know cleaning all those things you put off when you don't have folks over. Well now, I've gotta do it.

  3. Stopping by from the Hip Homeschool Hop! You have a great writing style! And clever ideas---so I look forward to following you!

    I am not that sociable either, but I also enjoy planning parties...I love all of your ideas...very creative!!

  4. Phew! I had never heard of a diaper cake so I had to look it up, what a great idea! I thought you mean something like this!

  5. Awesome! great Job.
    I LOVE planning, but not the socializing.

  6. WT- How the heck are you? That cake was NASTY! But thanks for sharing. :o)

  7. I love the monkey cards and topper, wow, very creative!


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