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Photography by Rubu Photography

Cookies by The Way the Cookie Crumbles

Headband by Luneberry

Pink Headband by Posies Handmade

Paper Rosettes Premade by Beautiful Paper Crafts


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Rosettes by Beautiful Paper Crafts on Etsy merm42

New heavy cardboard treat cones available for purchase here

Water Resistant Water Bottle Wraps merm32

Popcorn Boxes available here merm33 merm34


Mason Jar Gumball Thank you gifts- M2M any theme $5.25 each (filled) merm37

Cupcake toppers in the retro set come on wooden swizzle sticks merm38

Headband on the right by Luneberry

Headband on the left by Posies Handmade

Iron Ons by Party On! Designs merm39 merm30

Headband by Luneberry merm29

Clear Gable boxes with Gold bases… looks amazing merm28 merm27

Food labels come with rounded edges and text in the assembled package merm26 merm25 merm24 merm23

Custom Printed 5×7 bags come in the assembled Party Package too merm15 merm16 merm17 merm18

Glitter Cupcake Wrappers available here merm19 merm20 merm21

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Amazing, hand painted OVER THE TOP cookies by The Way the Cookie Crumbles merm5

How To Ombre Wooden Utensils by Suburban Events

As told by Molly, from Suburban Events. Read all about her and check out her amazing sites below.

“Let the brainstorming begin! What could I make with these two fun items? For those of you who live in Minnesota, you know that the winter weather is still in full force. All I am waiting for is spring to hit! With spring in mind, I decided to use the berry boxes and utensils for an exciting kid’s picnic.

The box contained the following items: recycled berry boxes and wooden utensils

First thing is to making these utensils pop! Ombre is very popular right now and this is an easy tutorial on how to add a little pizazz to the wooden utensils.

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Materials needed for ombre utensils:

  • Wood utensils
  • Paint brush
  • Masking Tape (or painters tape)
  • Two colors of your choice (try and stick to the same color family… I chose red and light pink)


Step 1: Use the masking tape and mark off the handle for where you will be painting.

Step 2:  Pour out the paint for the two colors you have selected (make sure to leave a little space between the two colors…you will see below why we did this).



Step 3: Paint one end of the utensil with the lighter color and the other end with the darker color. Leave the middle section unpainted.

Step 4: Combine your two colors until you get the desired hue. Use this mixture to paint the middle section of the utensil.



It is picnic time! Using leftover fabric for my basket liners, I wrapped up a few PB & J sandwiches, some goldfish and veggies to fill my berry boxes. Using mod podge and glitter, I made initial tags to personalize the picnic basket for each child attending.


  Don’t forget about dessert for the picnic! I whipped up some angel food cake parfaits and tied the ombre utensils to the glasses.”

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The possibilities are endless for what you can create with berry boxes. Check out Suburban Events on Pinterest for other berry box ideas!

Bio Photo Molly Suedbeck is the President of Suburban Events which is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She and her husband have a dog named Lily and keep busy with their three nieces. In her free time, Molly enjoys helping others with DIY projects, party planning, blogging and Pinterest. She is quick to tell you that her preoccupation with Pinterest is not an addiction. It’s research.

Mason Jar Lid Spring Cupcake Stands – by CircusBerry

Amazingly adorable & creative cupcake stands… How to as told by the super amazing Anne from CircusBerry

“After a little brainstorming (with my mother in fact) and some experimentation, this is what we have:

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A springy, light hearted, mini-cupcake display piece.

Love? You can do it too! Here’s what you need:

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1. Cut a length of crepe paper streamer-about 3 feet-and fold it in half 3 times.

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2. Cut a scallop pattern along one of the edges.


3. Unfold the streamer and start hot-glueing it under the lid of the mason jar.

  • Once it is all wrapped around, it should look like this:



4. Hot glue a paper straw in the center of the inside of the lid.

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To finish it off, you can glue on some paper leaves and add some ribbon trim…if you desire.  There you have it!

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Use some floral foam or styrofoam to anchor the straws…you don’t want to loose your cupcakes!

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Anne Kiernan is a high-spirited crafter, decorator, blogger, and the creator of Circus Berry-her business and blog dedicated to bringing celebration into every day.  She has a passion for food, sunshine, fitness, alt rock, flavorful drinks, things that sparkle, and the color blue.  She lives with her husband, son, and daughter in Buffalo, New York.

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Last Minute Easter Freebie Fun – By My Paper Pinwheel

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So, it’s almost Easter and you have decided to do something cute at the last minute? Think no more. Thank Thuy from My Paper Pinwheel by checking out her facebook page!

Hi Party On Design Fans! It’s Thuy from My Paper Pinwheel here with a quick last minute party favor idea for Easter. These are called Cotton Candy Push Up Pops! I simply took a empty push up pop and place a mini cupcake liner on the bottom. I then filled my push up pop with cotton candy. I used the Bunny Chevron stickers from Party On Designs to wrap the push up pop and Viola! A cute and easy treat for your Easter party! If you are not a big push up fan than you can simply use the same labels that come with a clear cellophane bag and add some marshmallow peeps and that would make such a cute party favor too!

Check back soon as I come up with more fun ideas using all the great products from Party On Designs!


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my paper pinwheel logo pic Hello! My name is Thuy! Mom of two active little boys, crafter, blogger, and everything else in between! I love party planning and making a simple event extra special.






Easter Chevron Super Fun – By 4KidsCakes


So you are looking to celebrate… but don’t want to break the bank?? Christina Goff took this little box of supplies we sent her from our site, and totally transformed it into an AMAZING display… Here is what we supplied her —


1- cakepop stand  (blumebox) $5.00

10 -White Cardboard Fry Boxes $4.50
20 Straws $4.50
20 Cello Bags & Stickers $5.50 (from our sale)
Printable set $12.50


Cake Pops… Gorgeous! Maybe you are a horrible baker (like me) and cannot make a ball that round or beautful? No problem… Marshmallow eggs, dipped & sprinkles… TOO CUTE

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Genius… She used the printable paper and turned it into a edible image and adhered it onto the oreos! SO CUTE… macaroons, yes Please Please!!


Potted bunny cupcakes… Look at those pots!


Now, all that cuteness. This is my favorite. She used the little labels, decorated the fry boxes and made yummy delicious goody bags sealed with a cello bag. Tell me that isn’t what you want brought over to your house from your neighbor!?

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Of course, you will be thirsty after eating it all… so you may need to wash it down with something cute


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Well, if you think you need some help baking for your next event, go over to 4 kids cakes and have her get you a quote. She is incredibly talented, and can definitely think outside the box! Thank you Christina for sharing your talent with us!


4kidscake I’m a wife & mom first.  Of four amazing kids.  3 boys who are really into sports, and a daughter who is our princess. Oh, and we have a really cute dog named Remi. They are the reason behind everything I do.  I’ve always had the bug to create things, always loved art.  When I had kids I wanted to make their cakes, invites, you-name-it.  My kids had a habit of wanting a theme you couldn’t find at the local party store, so I had to come up with things on my own.   I started making cakes for friends, set up a facebook page, and the rest is history.  I love being a cake-artist – but I’m really just a mom having fun at what I do!  If I can do it, so can you. :)                     Like her Facebook HERE


DIY Mason Jar Cupcake Stand – By CircusBerry



Let’s walk through this (very) easy process, starting with supplies: You need a mason jar lid (not the rim with the disk lid, but a solid lid) and a wooden candle stick. And some ribbon.


Paint the candle stick.  Easy enough so far?


Run a straight stitch through the center of your ribbon to gather.



The next part (pictured above) is the tiniest bit tricky…You want to glue one end of the ribbon to the lid, wrap the ribbon around, and carefully glue the other end of the ribbon to the lid being sure not to glue the thread.  Carefully.  You want to be able to pull the thread to adjust your gathers around the lid.  And if you glue the thread, no big deal.  You would just go around and glue the gathers to the lid.  Embellish with some fanciness if you so choose.


Glue the candlestick in the center of the bottom of the lid.


Flip it over and you have a little mini cupcake stand.  I am thinking place-card settings for a spring-inspired dinner party.  Super inexpensive, unique, and fun.  And re-useable.  I love re-useable!

We are excited to introduce you to Anne, from CircusBerry. Check out her blog, full of amazing how-to’s, fun, realistic ideas that you will use again and again.

circusberry2 Anne Kiernan is a high-spirited crafter, decorator, blogger, and the creator of Circus Berry-her business and blog dedicated to bringing celebration into every day.  She has a passion for food, sunshine, fitness, alt rock, flavorful drinks, things that sparkle, and the color blue.  She lives with her husband, son, and daughter in Buffalo, New York.

Circus Berry Facebook

Fall Festival FUN! Carnivals… Tickets… Popcorn

Our newest Vintage Circus party is here. Great for a bridal shower, teen party and even baby showers and birthdays. Not often a palette is that universal! We can thank Jessica (Sloane’s mommy) for dreaming up the colors and ideas behind the entire set. We think it all came together amazingly and Brianna Atkins, PixByBre did such a beautiful job with the photography.

To purchase the items seen here- click here for ASSEMBLED party sets or here for PRINTABLE party sets

Max & Ruby Inspired Birthday Party

Does your little one LOVE a certain character or cartoon? Are you battling with how to incorporate their wants & wishes with how to pull together  a nice, preppy & slightly modern party? Here are some great tips.

When Michele from Sweet Threads Clothing Co. came to us about a “Max & Ruby” party, we suggested bringing elements from the show itself instead of the images from the actual cartoon & characters. For those of you who know the show, Ruby loves to bake cupcakes and Max loves to follow her. He digs in the dirt and always is making a mess. Inspired by the show, she pulled together these fun cupcakes which were purchased from the grocery store, and topped off with a simple gummi-worm to give it that same feel from the cartoon. The bright colors will accent any store-bought items too. Consider using this approach when planning the next character party. It will allow your child to help be part of the creative process!

Neon & Grey Chevron -New Summer Theme – “I Love Candy”

Oh Yes! I LOVE candy … and so does Jessica from the Sweet Crush. Jessica wanted to create a fun party theme that would help her showcase her new amazing line of candy-coated jewelry. I was thrilled to create the perfect party package that would accent her concept and bring the ideas to life. We will be posting this party set for purchase in the upcoming week, and will link you up so you can buy some of these incredible necklaces to bring your collection together!

– Special thank you to Pix by Bre for her amazing photography, and of course Jessica- from The Sweet Crush as well as her beautiful daughters who made it all look so good!