Monday, May 31, 2010

Two Tiny Hands Foundation

Sheek Shindigs is helping a wonderful new foundation with their launch party and first fundraiser event on June 26th. Two Tiny Hands is a foundation that provides support to families that have lost a child to SIDS. They help children and parents by providing comfort packages to siblings and care packages to parents. They are currently raising money to help them achieve their non-for-profit status by June 26th. If you would like to learn more about this amazing foundation, why it was started, or to donate, click here.

Two Tiny Hands Fundraiser Launch Party

A fundraiser hosted by Rick & Maggie Hansford
in honor of their daughter Ellie. Proceeds benefit
families who have lost a loved one to sudden
infant death syndrome (SIDS).

They will be collecting new stuffed animals at
the door to send to siblings who have lost their
brother or sister.

Admission is $5

The event will have fun for the whole family:
• moon bounce
• face painting
• snow cones
• games

Light refreshments will be provided with a candy
bar for the children.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Happy Memorial Day!

Need some last minute inspiration for your Memorial Day celebration? Check out these patriotic ideas, all from Martha Stewart. You can download free clip-art and how-to directions here.

Ice Cream Cone Wrapper

Stars and Stripes Paper Cones

Drink Parasols

Patriotic Fans

Happy Memorial Day!!

Friday, May 28, 2010


This weeks FAB FIND is offering so much inspiration for a baby shower or young child's birthday party. I stumbled across these got milk? chocolate flavored straws by accident. It was actually the cute cow print packaging that caught my eye.

To use, simply place the chocolate straw into a glass of milk, sip, and WA LA... you've got chocolate milk! I know that my kids are excited to try these out. They would be so much fun to add to a Cookies and Milk themed birthday party.

Here are a few inspirational Cookies and Milk party photos from a party style:

More from Juicy Bits

So here is our first GIVEAWAY. Become a follower of our blog AND leave a comment to win a 10-pack of these fun straws to try out for yourself! The comment can be about the straws, another party idea that you could use these at, or whatever is on your mind. We will announce the winner on Friday, June 4th.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Spring Themed Party

April Showers brought MAY 4 Flowers!
Sheek Shindigs designed and set up a spring themed birthday party for a special little girl (May) turning 4. The decorations were based around flowers and spring colors.

The invitation

The cupcake flowers

The table. Each setting had a custom water bottle, flower pot favor (the kids planted flowers in them to take home), coloring page with crayons, and a butterfly straw.

Some of the hanging decorations included paper lanterns and paper flowers. We found the tuturiol for the paper flowers on Martha Stewart.

"Happy Birthday May" Banner (Yes, the birthday girl's name is May. Even that is spring-like!).

Custom water bottle wraps

The fruit "flowers"

One of the party activities was painting flowers on a canvas to take home. Each child used their hands and feet to make the flowers, stems, and petals. They were really cute! Click here to see a previous post on this fun project.

Each child also got to plant a flower to take home in their personalized flower pot as the party favor. The birthday girl picked out the yellow marigolds.

The birthday girl with her party hat on!

A custom Sheek Shindigs party picture frame

Happy Birthday May!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Become a Follower!

We are going to be hosting our first GIVEAWAY in the next week or so. Become a FOLLOWER of our blog so you don't miss out on the opportunity to win!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


I am always looking for new design products, decoration ideas, and fun accessories to make an ordinary party
F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S ! So, I thought that I would start doing a weekly FAB FINDS post. I will post great finds that Sara and I come across along with products or finds from our followers. If you have a Fab Find email us!

I am really excited about today's Fab Find. Check out these super cute ice cream bowls. I think that I may just have to have an ice cream party soon so that we can use them!

The best part about this Fab Find is the price. I found these bowls in the Dollar Spot section of Target. For $10, I was able to get 10 super cute bowls. What a deal!

Monday, May 17, 2010


I (Sara G.) am expecting
my 3rd baby and we went for
our ultrasound today!
We are excited to announce
that it's a girl! I saw
this clever way to make
the announcement on polkadots
and pirates blogspot.
Loved this idea!

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Well, I can't believe that my Lola girl is 6 years old!
Where does the time go?
This year was big for Lola because she got
to go to New York City to celebrate
her 6th birthday at the American Girl Place!
It was a great experience and she
was one happy little girl:) So, we decided
that her friends birthday party would
be small and low key. She invited 9 of her
closest friends to help her celebrate.
We played the cross step game, pick pocket tag
(this was the party favorite), and
everyone got to make an american girl bracelet.
Everyone had a blast!!

the birthday girl

the water bottles

the fruit flower kabobs

the party hats

the favor bags

the banner: American girl

the cupcakes

the snack table

Friday, May 14, 2010

A Fin-tastic Summer Party

For the past couple of years, my husband and I (Sarah Y.) have hosted a summer kick-off party and invited different friends and some of my husband's co-workers. Well, that time of year is quickly appraching and I have been brainstorming ideas for this year's celebration. Jess from polkadots & pirates featured a birthday party that she did for her son back in February. I LOVED it then and it is offering lots of inspiration to me now as I brainstorm our next backyard celebration. This would be a great theme for a summer birthday party as well. Check it out here for more pictures.