I never thought the day would come where 75% of my communication would be through smiley faces and other assorted little images. Emoji’s…love them or hate them they are here for the moment, until the net big thing comes along to utterly reduce the human language back to the age of symbolic communication.
Anyhoooooo. This is a invitation I made for a “Emoji” themed birthday party. Simple easy and sweet. It created a stir of excitement in the world of soon to be seven year olds.
As my daughter and her friends declared on the of the party. “This is EPIC!!”
I wanted to make everything fun, but also had some time restraints so I did what I could with the time I had.
Of course any Emoji party needs an Emoji Cake… Super easy and simple. Yellow sprinkles, red sprinkles and some brown M&M’s for the smile.
A selfie wall…
We laid out a bunch of photo props and the kids had a ball taking pictures…
There’s no party without snacks….like these EPIC poop emoji brownie bites, these were the hit of the party.
Decorations and more snacks.
And last but not least cupcakes…
Invitations were custom made by yours truly, you can see more of my work through my Etsy shop MightyDelighty. Any questions, please feel free to contact me.
I have been wanting to create some sort of favor boxes to go along with a Willy Wonka Party, based off of the stylized version of my Oompa Loompa toppers. I have actually been wanting to start adding more favor related items, so the inspiration for this came at the sort of, kinda the right time. I still am not up and running full time and wont be for a bit cause’ you know ….kids. So it’s still always a challenge to find time to squeeze out of a day that never has enough time for me to do all the things I want to do!
I often wonder about people who complain that they are bored, I mean with all the things one can learn and do and be, who ever has time to be bored?? But that is a tangent for another day at another time.
I thought that it may be appropriate to add in a bit of a how to assemble type of post, because I would rather just write it out once than to explain it over and over again. To begin these are a digital file available for purchase through my ETSY shop. You can purchase it in the Favor Box section of my shop and it goes along with the themed Willy Wonka items in my shop also available as digital files. A digital file if you are unsure, is simply a file that you can purchase and print at home basically immediately after purchase. If you don’t have the means to print at home, no problem, you can just print through a local printer like OfficeMax/Depot, Staples, Kinkos, etc. They always print out great and at a great price. All the info is available in each listing or I can easily be contacted through my shop if one had additional questions!
The first thing that needs to be done, obviously is that the file needs to be printed. Always print at the best print settings. To free the little Oompa Loompa and get him up and going you will need the following…
Card Stock 110# recommended ( Think Index Paper)
A Ruler or something with a flat edge for folding
Hot glue, glue dots or tape
Fun stuff to fill box with
Print out the image (or however many you will need.)
Before you cut, flip the paper over and make fold lines, The first one may be tricky, but after that it just goes smoothly. It is so much easier to do this before any cuts are made. And make assembling them later so much less troublesome.
After the creases are added, it’s time to free the Oompa Loompa from his little paper prison. Make a rough cut first, then go in and cut out the smaller finer parts.
Bend the box over gently to match up the tops of the favor box and use a hole punch to create a ribbon hole thorough the hair.
Fold the box so that the sides can be attached. I use hot glue, but whatever method you prefer to use is up to you. I folded the middle portion on the inside and then folded the outer flaps in.
Once it is all sealed this is the inner portion of the favor box.
Using the ribbon color and thickness of your choosing, run the ribbon through the hole in the hair. I hate making bows, it’s one of my vices, but do it anyway!
These are the front measurements of the box. Total height is 4.34 inches, the actual favor box height is 2.46 inches. These are not huge favor boxes, but the can hold some candies and goodies. And they look super cute all lined up
The side view measurements are 2.45 inches in height 1.84 inches in width.
Such a fun way to end any Willy Wonka themed party with a unique and festive favor box. Any questions please feel free to contact me through the shop or here.
Well hey there!! thought it was time I get my butt in gear and start getting all the fun stuff I have been doing up and on the blog. My little guy turned four a few months back and we decided that we would go with a Batman theme, since you know he is four and well he likes Batman.
I always find a birthday is the best time for me to be able to design some fun themed invites for the kids.
For this invite I used an image of Batman popping out of the top of the invite and the Bat logo slightly protruding on the bottom of the invite. Each invite measured approx. 4×6, image was laser printed on 100# card stock and then die cut with a white edge border which made them pop even more.
To make sure that the party theme flowed into the actual party, these little extra cards were mailed along with the invites asking that all Bat boys and Bat girls come to the party dressed in their favorite Bat gear.
To make sure that no one is ever left out cupcake toppers were made using the Bat logo in both Yellow and Pink. Because more often then not, everyone fights over the colors. Why?? I don’t know, I’m not four and stubborn 🙂
For the cake instead of making an edible topper, which I have done numerous times in the past. I decided to go with a non-edible type of topper. I created a 3D layered image of a Chibi Batman holding a Personalized Balloon which was set in front of a City Background scene with the Batman Logo in the night sky.
After seven years of birthdays for several children of my own as well as many customers, I realized that the time I put into creating an edible topper was almost silly, since it was almost always immediately tossed aside after cutting the cake. With a non-edible option I was able to give to my kiddo to have in his room afterwards. This made the time I put into designing and creating it less wasted on a moment of ooooh.
Overall the party was a huge hit, besides the fact that it rained non stop the whole day and the outside party, became an inside party bursting with people.
If you are interested in purchasing these invites please feel free to contact me through my ETSY Shop HERE to discuss options. I offer both digital print at home options as well as fully printed and cut invitations, personalized to your occasion!
Hey there strangers! Miss me??? I am hoping that by this Fall 2016, I will be up and posting a bit more on the regular. If I have not mentioned it before, which I am sure I have a million times; four kids ages 7 and under does not leave much time for anything else but chasing them and cleaning up in the wake of their messes.
With that said, 3 out of four will be in school come this fall, which means a bit more time to get back into the studio and more time available for designing. I have decided that I am going to start shipping some items, now that I have an ounce more of time, I can start to work from home again and I want to be able to offer more options. Starting with these little guys.
My Oompa Loompa Toppers.
Starting now I will be able to ship them domestically fully assembled. In time I will offer international shipping but for now, these will only travel in the U.S.A.
They measure out to be a tad bit smaller then 3 inches in diameter, not including the stick.
These are such a great addition to any Willy Wonka themed party or event. I will slowly be adding in all of the wonderful themed items to be available assembled and shipped, but for now just these little guys will be doing the traveling.
It has been more than a while since I have been able to get in my studio and create a new custom item Four kids have that effect, most days I’m lucky to get the morning breakfast dishes done by the time the girls get home from school.
So my little Etsy shop has suffered a bit from neglect of new inspiration and products. But after the first 14-15 months of baby number four, I am finding small nuggets of time to start some new things. I am hoping that by Fall of 2016 I will be up and running on at least a consistent part time basis again.
But I digress, this is the most recent custom invitation I pulled out of the swarm of ideas swimming inside my mind!
Super Sami Birthday invites.
I did my typical design aspect of having part of the character set off from the invitation. And I did not have to cut these by hand now that I have a better working knowledge of my Silhouette. It does all the harder work and gives hem a flawless cut!
Obviously I fogged out the more personal details, but you get the idea!! Good to be back here, even if only for a short moment!!