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Victorian Baby Shower

By Designed 2B Sweet Inc. February 3, 2015 463 Views No comments

Victorian CupcakesDid you know many of today's new moms love Victorian Baby Showers? For many busy moms, it's tough sitting down and relaxing with friends, especially while planning for a new baby. Since new mothers barely have time for themselves away from kids, consider creating a baby shower with a more relaxing, elegant theme that focuses on talking and enjoying time together with friends. Best of all, it is fairly inexpensive, allowing you to put on a fun, picture-perfect baby shower without spending a fortune on the baby shower itself.

Baby Shower Sugar CubesVictorian Baby Shower: Food

When it comes to food for your party, elegance is key. Go for foods that are beautiful and decorative, like tea cakes or cupcakes. When it comes to drink, make sure to also be careful with your selections since most soon to be mothers are restricted when it comes to caffeine. Just to be safe, have a selection of caffeine free and herbal teas available so that everyone at the party, including the guest of honor, has a chance to enjoy a nice, hot cup of tea as you play baby shower games and talk.  Also, don't forget the little details, like baby shower themed sugar cubes for the tea!

Vintage Table Cover

Victorian Table Setting

Victorian Baby Shower: Decorations

Like any party, decorations are key to setting the mood for any baby shower, especially a Victorian baby shower. For this type of baby shower, vintage colors and flowers are a major part of the decor. Various shades of pinks, red, and purples should be focused on when picking out decorations. If you can find it, also things with a lace like look to make the party room look as elegant as possible. As well, try encouraging those attending the party to pick wrapping paper and decorative bags with these themes, to keep everything cute and elegant, to help the new mom feel special.

Victorian Baby Shower: Table Setting

As part of the decorations make sure you find appropriate tableware for your baby shower. While you may be tempted to get out the fine china for the baby shower, it isn't necessary. You can find beautiful, vintage-decorated paper and cardboard tableware that is not only beautiful, but elegant. This is a great way to reduce mess at the party and keep stress down for both you and the guest of honor since clean up won't take long at all. You can even find elegant plastic tablecloths that can be thrown away from the party, making things as easy as possible for you as the organizer. In the end, it's easy and inexpensive to create the perfect Victorian baby shower for your best friend!

Things to Buy in Bulk For Kids Parties

By Designed 2B Sweet Inc. February 3, 2015 421 Views No comments

Six Fuchsia Wings

Did you know buying in bulk for kids parties can save you a lot of money? When many of us start planning for a kid's party or large event, we can very quickly get overwhelmed. Buying for lots of children can quickly get expensive, especially if we want everyone involved to have a variety of fun prizes, party favors and candy. The problem, however, is that if you buy everything at normal prices, the costs very quickly add up, leaving you wondering what you have to cut to stay within your budget. One trick that smart parents, companies, and non-profit organization use to stay within a tight budget is buying everything they need for the party in bulk!

Six Blue TutusThings to Buy in Bulk for Kids Parties: Costumes

If there is one thing we love, it's cute costumes. Nothing is better than seeing the smiling faces of little girls as they pretend to be princesses, ballerinas, or even fairies at parties. The problem is that buying enough for every girl can be very pricy unless you start excluding some of your daughter's friends. Many people don't realize that we sell a variety of tutu, fairy wing, and other items in sets to allow parents to save money by buying multiple costume pieces at once. You can even make your own sets by mixing and matching colors! If you don't see the right sets you like, just contact us.

Things to Buy in Bulk for Kids Parties: Tableware

Even though many of us don't think about it, tableware can very quickly get expensive for large parties too. While you can buy things in sets, it doesn't always take care of everything. All too often, you find that you don't have enough plates, cups, or sometimes even plastic utensils. In many cases you can buy these items in bulk as well, allowing you to have a themed parties for lots of kids without a scary price tag, and ensuring you have enough of everything to go around!

Candy and ToysThings to Buy in Bulk for Kids Parties: Candy & Party Favors

While candy may seem cheap at first, it can very quickly add up. Buying candy for a few dozen, all the way up to hundreds of kids for an event can be downright frightening for party organizers. Even buying cheap candy to fill Easter eggs might leave you wondering how you are going to buy other items and stay under your Easter budget. Buying candy especially in bulk allows you to pick up a large variety of candy at a discounted price. Even if you don't see it in bulk on a site, always contact the company. We are delighted to offer bulk discounts on many of the products on Designed 2B Sweet, especially some of our candy!

Fairy Princess Party On A Budget

By Designed 2B Sweet Inc. February 3, 2015 369 Views No comments

Are you trying to put together a fairy princess party on a budget? On our daughter's special day, any of us would want her to feel like as much of a princess as possible. This means we want to give her the best party possible - adorable decorations, a beautiful cake, and even a costume for her so that she can act the part of a princess on her birthday. Unfortunately, it can sometimes be hard staying on a budget, especially if we want to give our daughter everything she dreamed of on her big day. Luckily, we have the perfect tips for helping you create the perfect fairy princess party on a budget!

Fairy Princess Party on a Budget: Party at Home

While you may be tempted to have the party at a venue or your child's favorite restaurant, you may want to consider keeping the party in your own home. By having the party in your own house you can control the cost of food, avoid courtesy fees for location, and avoid the costs of purchasing tokens for games. As well, many venues have restrictions about the type of decorations that can be used and have clean up fees that can be costly for parents. Best of all, you can easily turn a home birthday party into a sleepover, making for even more fun for your daughter!

Fairy Princess Party on a Budget: Clearance & Sales

Once you have figured out your budget for party supplies, including decorations, tableware, and games, start making a list of everything you need and take a look at sales and clearance items. Many people don't think to check to see clearance section, assuming that they won't find what they need for their daughter. In many cases you will find a lot of fun surprises, including discontinued designs and other items that can easily match your theme. Best of all, you can even find party favors and games in this area, allowing to fill goody bags with fun treats without spending a small fortune, even if you have lots of kids attending.

Fairy Princess Party on a Budget: Buy in Bulk

Want to know the secret to how many parents can have out of this world parties? They buy items for the party in bulk. By buying candies, tutus, wings, and other items in bulk, they are able to save quite a bit of money, allowing them to purchase items for all the kids at the party at a large discount. Instead of buying one or two fancy costumes for their daughter, they can buy tutus and wings for all the children at their party, allowing every little girl to be a fairy princess for a day at the surprisingly low cost of only a few tutus. While it may seem pricy at first glance, the individual cost of each item is much cheaper in bulk, allowing you to save time, money, and create picture perfect moments for everyone at your daughter's fairy princess birthday party.

Easter Activities for Kids

By Designed 2B Sweet Inc. February 3, 2015 451 Views No comments

Assorted Easter CupcakesLooking for some cute Easter activities for kids? As hard as it may be to believe, Easter is going to be here before we know it. For many families, this is the time when all the kids get together and have a fun day of family games and crafts. Since Easter usually involves lots of children of various ages, it is important that you think ahead and have a plan together to make sure all the kids involved have fun throughout the day, and even the days prior if you want to get your own kids assisting. Below, we included some of our favorite Easter activities that are perfect for kids of all ages!

Easter Activities for Kids: Baking

For many kids, nothing is more fun than making treats in the kitchen with mom and dad, especially if they know they get to enjoy them later with family and friends. One of the most simple baking activities that kids love is being able to decorate their own cupcakes. Instead of just having kids put just icing on cupcakes, find religious themed sprinkles or even sprinkles with a fun Easter theme. As well, decorate the cupcake with fun Easter themed cupcake toppers and skirts to give them a fun and festive look before putting them in cupcake boxes. Older kids may also enjoy making their own Easter themed candy in the shape of crosses, eggs, and Easter bunnies!

Cross NecklaceEaster Activities for Kids: Jewelry

Another classic Easter activity for kids is making jewelry. Since Easter is mostly a religious holiday, many families like to remind children that it is more than just looking for Easter eggs and getting a cute basket from the Easter bunny. Rather than focus on a sermon for young children, it may be more effective to tell them the story of Christ as they make cross jewelry, teaching them the importance of the cross and why many Christians wear it as jewelry. Today, you can even find many individually pre-packaged craft activities where kids can make their own religious charm bracelets or cross necklaces in their favorite style.  Best of all, these crafts are very inexpensive, allowing you to purchase a variety of different jewelry craft sets for all the kids at your family Easter event.

Kid in Carnival Potatoe SackEaster Activities for Kids: Games

Of course, it wouldn't be Easter without an Easter egg hunt, and outdoor Easter games.  Kids love being able to color their own eggs and then find them later. Older kids are even more motivated if they know there are plastic eggs hiding somewhere with little treats or money. What many people don't think about, however, are what games they are going to play after the Easter egg hunt. Many kids enjoy all types of field day games, including potato sack hops and even ring tosses. To make things even more fun for kids, have games that the whole family can play together, allowing everyone to play outdoors together. With the right planning, it's easy to make Easter fun for everyone!

Some Fun Snow Day Activities

By Designed 2B Sweet Inc. February 3, 2015 379 Views No comments

Girl making a snowmanStruggling to find the perfect snow day activities for your kids? With winter here, we are now enjoying more than just cold weather - snow is here again! For parents, though, snow isn't just a hazard but something that can be very stress inducing, since kids are stuck indoors or complaining they are bored since school is cancelled. While we may want to get kids busy with chores, we know it is all too unlikely to happen, especially if they are dreaming of playing outdoors in the snow. Luckily, it is easy to create a fun snow day for kids, even if you are on a tight budget!

Snow Day Activities: Build a Snowman

For many kids, one of the best part of having a snow day is playing outside in the snow. One of the most fun things about winter is actually building a snowman or having a snowball fight with siblings. To create a good snowman though, make sure you have plenty of snow and the right tools to help you sculpt the perfect snowman outside. Some kids even enjoy getting out their summer beach buckets to help them better mold their perfect snowman. Once your snowman is built, decorate with fun clothes and then take a picture so that your kids can enjoy their snowman art years later!

Children playing gamesSnow Day Activities: Board Games

When it's time to stay indoors or its too cold to play outside, it is always fun playing classic board games as a family. Many kids love playing classic family board games and card games, especially if they know they can win delicious treats, prizes, or even just the chance to celebrate beating their siblings at their favorite game. If you want to get a bit more creative, you can also create your own board games using craft materials and poster board. This can also be a fun educational activity - have kids think out their own board games and create all the rules so that your family can later play together.

Circus Picture Frame Craft KitSnow Day Activities: Crafts

Of course, nothing beats being able to enjoy sitting inside and making something fun as the snow falls outside. If you don't have much time to prepare for the storm, you can make cute activities inside like coffee filter snowflakes or even draw fun pictures using markers or crayons. For older kids, if you have the supplies and time to prepare, you can also do more hands-on, time intensive activities like making their own jewelry or even photo frames that they can use to display their favorite winter memories - or summer pictures to remind them that warm weather is around the corner. With the right amount of planning, snow days can be fun for everyone in your family!

Christmas Fairy Dress Up Set Giveaway

By Designed 2B Sweet Inc. December 4, 2014 1815 Views No comments

With the weather getting cooler, more kids are spending time playing indoors. For parents, this can be frustrating, especially if you are pulling kids away from video games. Luckily, it is easy for parents to get kids up and being active, even while playing indoors. Kids love playing with a variety of craft activities, or even better, playing dress up with friends!

To make dress up time even more fun, we created this fun fall dress up giveaway! One lucky little girl will win a Christmas Fairy Dress Up Set! This cute, Christmas set includes a green halo, green fairy wings, and red tulle tutu! This set fits girls 3-10 years of age. To learn more, make sure to read the rules below and then enter through the Rafflecopter!

Fall Fairy Dress Up Set Giveaway

  • One lucky reader will win a 3 Piece Christmas Fairy Dress Up Set.
  • Open to continental US Only.
  • Winners will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter via Random.org.
  • Sweepstakes ends December 25 at 11:59pm PT.
  • Winner will be notified via email.
  • Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.
  • Must be 18 years or older to enter Rafflecopter.
  • Only one entrant per household. (But that person can enter multiple times daily)
  • Void where prohibited.
  • Entering the Rafflecopter means you agree to terms above.
  • Good Luck!

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Fall Knight In Shining Armor Giveaway

By Designed 2B Sweet Inc. November 6, 2014 1463 Views No comments

As the weather is getting colder outside, more kids are coming indoors to play. This can be a very frustrating time for the parents of little boys, as roughhousing comes indoors for little boys. Luckily, there are a variety of activities to make playing indoors  fun, educational, and perfect even for active little boys. Kids especially love making crafts, drawings, playing with toys, or even playing dress up with friends!

Want to make playtime as fun as possible for your favorite little boy! One lucky little boy will win a Warrior Knight Costume Set! This cute play set allows little boys to be a true knight in shining armor and includes armor, a sword, helmet, and shield! This set fits boys 3-10 years of age. To learn more, make sure to read the rules below and then enter through the Rafflecopter!

Fall Knight in Shining Armor Giveaway

  • One lucky reader will win a 4 Piece Warrior Knight Costume Set.
  • Open to continental US Only.
  • Winners will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter via Random.org.
  • Sweepstakes ends November 30 at 11:59pm PT.
  • Winner will be notified via email.
  • Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.
  • Must be 18 years or older to enter Rafflecopter.
  • Only one entrant per household. (But that person can enter multiple times daily)
  • Void where prohibited.
  • Entering the Rafflecopter means you agree to terms above.
  • Good Luck!
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Fall Dress Up Fun Giveaway

By Designed 2B Sweet Inc. October 30, 2014 2424 Views No comments

With the weather getting cooler, more kids are spending time playing indoors. For parents, this can be frustrating, especially if you are pulling kids away from video games. Luckily, it is easy for parents to get kids up and being active, even while playing indoors. Kids love playing with a variety of craft activities, or even better, playing dress up with friends!

To make dress up time even more fun, we created this fun fall dress up giveaway! One lucky little girl will win a Fall Fairy Princess Dress Up Set! This cute, orange set includes a tiara, fairy wand, orange tutu, and even orange butterfly wings! This set fits girls 3-10 years of age. To learn more, make sure to read the rules below and then enter through the Rafflecopter!

Fall Fairy Dress Up Set Giveaway

  • One lucky reader will win a 4 Piece Fall Fairy Princess Dress Up Set.
  • Open to continental US Only.
  • Winners will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter via Random.org.
  • Sweepstakes ends November 30 at 11:59pm PT.
  • Winner will be notified via email.
  • Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.
  • Must be 18 years or older to enter Rafflecopter.
  • Only one entrant per household. (But that person can enter multiple times daily)
  • Void where prohibited.
  • Entering the Rafflecopter means you agree to terms above.
  • Good Luck!

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Disclosure: Facebook, Twitter, & Pinterest are in no way associated with this sweepstakes. Prize fulfillment will be handled by Designed 2B Sweet.

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Fall Baby Shower Themes

By Nicole Raleigh October 24, 2014 1543 Views 4 comments

Pumpkin Baby Shower DecorationsTrying to find the perfect fall baby shower theme? Even though many people don't think about it, autumn is the perfect time for a baby shower, especially if you want to take advantage of fruits, vegetables, and decorations that are already being used for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Best of all, you can also take advantage of a variety of delicious pumpkin and apple desserts - yum! Luckily, some of the cutest fall baby shower themes aren't just adorable, they are fairly inexpensive too, making them perfect for just about any hostess's budget!

Fall Leaves Decorated CakeFall Baby Shower Themes: Pumpkin

Want to know the hottest baby shower theme on Pinterest right now? Pumpkins! That's right, pumpkins! The whole idea behind this type of baby shower is having a pumpkin 'patch' party, with pumpkins as decorations and pumpkin themed decorations. For this type of party, you want to focus on your decorations being mostly orange with a bit of brown or green as an accent. As well, try having pumpkin treats for all of your guests. Foods like pumpkin muffins or even pumpkin bread are perfect snacks. You can also give some of your favorite baby shower games a bit of a fall twist. Just don't forget to bring a camera, since these parties can be very cute and memorable.

Scarecrow decoration with applesFall Baby Shower Themes: Changing Leaves & Outdoors

Want to add a unique twist to your fall party? Have it outdoors! Set up a tent or maybe even a firepit outdoors, allowing people to enjoy the beautiful weather and nature itself. With the leaves changing, you can enjoy some natural decorations, allowing you to save some money by only having to decorate your outdoor tables and food. For this type of party, try matching your tablecloths and party paperware with colors you see outdoors this time of year, including yellows, oranges, browns, and even reds! To add a bit more color to your party, don't forget to also add leaf decorations to your party cakes and cupcakes to give it that extra bit of outdoor flare!

Fall Colored LeavesFall Baby Shower Themes: Harvest

Want to add a rustic feel to your baby shower? Don't forget that with harvest being here, this is the perfect time to take advantage of your local farms for a baby shower. Decorate your home with hay, fresh apples, or even colorful corn. Along with these harvest items, you can also decorate your home or party venue in bright orange and browns, making it look a bit more like the outdoors. Also, consider adding some cute scarecrow table pieces and decorations to add that finishing touch to your party. Just don't forget to also bring some yummy apple treats for your guests and the expecting mom!

Thanksgiving Activities For Kids

By Designed 2B Sweet Inc. October 24, 2014 1583 Views 6 comments

Fall leaves craft projectLooking for some activities to keep kids busy this Thanksgiving? While this is obviously a holiday for family, sometimes kids can be impatient, especially as parents are busy cooking in the kitchen or enjoying time catching up on family news with other adults. While this is a lot of fun for adults, children, especially if they are sitting with other adults and not at a children's table, can easily get bored and distracted. Luckily, we know the perfect activities to keep them busy this Thanksgiving. Not only are these activities fun, but are a great way for children to interact with other children at your family get together!

Fall Leaves BraceletThanksgiving Activities for Kids: Craft Activities

Want to keep kids busy and nearby while adults are finishing up preparing (or eating) Thanksgiving dinner? One of the best ways to keep kids happy and having fun is by helping them make cute Thanksgiving theme crafts. This can be as simple as helping them make construction paper turkeys or making Thanksgiving theme bracelets. Fall leaves is also a great Thanksgiving theme for craft project ideas. These crafts can be as complicated as you like.  Just make sure the craft projects you choose are appropriate for the age of children who will be attending your Thanksgiving dinner. Also, don't forget that you can also turn this into a time for kids to make other holiday items, such as making Christmas ornaments or homemade gifts for their parents for Christmas!

Thanksgiving Activities for Kids: Outdoor Games

Depending on where you live and the weather, outdoor games can also be a great way to keep kids busy and happy while adults enjoy Thanksgiving. While you can order inflatable ball pits or bounce houses, they usually aren't necessary to keep kids happy. To make set up and clean up as easy as possible, however, we do recommend having inflatable games. You can find easy games for kids of all ages such as inflatable obstacle courses and even ring tosses. If you have the room, you can even have a miniature soccer or football game to keep kids busy and active after a large meal!

Inflatable Football Game

Thanksgiving Activities for Kids: Board Games

Looking for something the entire family can do together or some of the adults can do with children at the party? Don't forget about classic board games! You can find board games that are perfect for the entire family to play, ranging from card games to classic family games like Monopoly. Just make sure you find things that kids can play on their own or with the assistance of older kids if you want this to be fun kids' time! To make things even more fun, consider having unique toy prizes that kids can win for winning the most games!