*The Perfect Pinwheel Party*


Love the popular pinwheel theme that we’re seeing more and more of? Me too! Here are a few inspiration boards to get the wheels turning…

Plus a LOVELY offer from the artist behind Cupcake Social for 20% off (not including bulk or handmade items). The adorable pinwheel cupcake topper (above) and school/spring themed versions -my favorite!- (after the jump) are her designs! Just be sure to enter ‘HOLIDAY’ at checkout. Thanks Cupcake Social!


There are too many great ideas out there… and the best part of a pinwheel themed event is that it’s as diy as you’d like to make it! From paper projects to fabric banners we have a full list of Etsy artist resources on the next page that WON’T break the budget.

Don’t stop now… check out three more pinwheel inspiration boards full of oh-so clever ideas.

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{Before & After} Jett’s Nursery

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Kirsten, over at 6th Street Design School blog, just finished the cutest makeover for her son, Jett. Her son’s name, and husband’s full time job as a pilot, gave way to the perfect aviation theme for the space; from the wall decals, model airplanes, clustered globes and paper plane garland strung across the ceiling, all of the details are adorable.

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But Kirsten confides that she didn’t start out with a jet theme in mind: “In designing his nursery I wanted to steer clear of the obvious airplane theme.  But guess what? I just couldn’t do it.  The airplanes kept calling to me.  But in the end I really like how it turned out. If I would have to describe this room in 3 words they would be Adventure, Colorful and Sentimental. It is full of mementos from my husband’s childhood and even has a few items from our travels. The room is the tiniest room on the planet earth so I tried to make sure each item in it meaningful.”

To see the ‘before’ as well as many more room details, follow the jump!

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20 {Easy!} Handmade Party Favors

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Whether you’re planning a kid;s birthday party, winter get-together, Valentine’s Day group dinner or shower, your personal party favor can be a unique and special way to say ‘thank you’ for joining in on the celebration.

These easy ideas from Martha Stewart Living. are as simple (a thoughtful take-away bouquet from wrapping a few centerpiece stems in prepared tissue or plastic baggies with ribbon) or fancy (cardstock cones complete with matching ribbon and monogrammed labels) as your party sees fit.

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These vellum wrapped cookies are one of my favorite ideas – wrap up a homemade dessert as if you were creating a mini envelope and add a pretty sticker. Place at the center of all individual table settings for a sweet little touch.

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These diy pinwheel baggies are super easy and adorably cute as well – using plastic favor bags from your local craft store, fill with goodies and staple shut by folding cut out round circles over the top edges, wrap a ribbon completely around favor for a finishing touch. Simple! And it’s perfect for a kid’s party or baby shower.

For 8 more creative favors, and the ‘how-to’, follow the jump!…

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