This weekend we were a part of an outdoor 10th Birthday Party in Mississauga, Ontario. This was such a magical party. Since the birthday girl was turning double digits, the mom did a grownup rose gold and white themed birthday party. The girls did our friendship bracelet package and the bracelets had a best friend charm on them and the girls choose from a variety of pastel coloured glass beads. The girls had so much fun and it was the perfect activity for them to reconnect before school starts up.
This weekend we did our first outdoor socially distanced jewelry making birthday party and it was such a success. The mom and I did some research and worked together to plan the perfect 2 hour socially distanced birthday party and this is what we came up with.
The mom invited 8 girls for a total of 10 people at the party. The party took place in the backyard and she planned an early evening party so that all the guests would be in shade and it would not be too hot, but enough light to be able to see the beads.
The mom had each guest bring their own blanket to make their jewelry on. Two of the guests at the party were sisters, so they were able to share a blanket.
We sanitized the boards ahead of the party. The birthday girl choose the bead colours and charms prior to the party and we prepared, sanitized and safely individually packaged each bracelet project. Then we distributed them to the children at the party.
We made the bracelets with the girls, then we did a colouring activity, played a game called all about the birthday girl and then the mom handed out pizza and then the cupcakes. All the girls sang happy birthday from their blanket beading stations and then enjoyed their treats.
It was such a fun party and we enjoyed every moment. We are looking forward to providing many more of these parties this summer.
As we return to providing onsite birthday parties, the health and well being of our customers and team members is our top priority, this is what we are doing to keep us all safe.
We have created a new party package where the children can make bracelets and personalized boomarks for smaller parties with six children or less for those that would prefer a smaller party, this party can take place outdoors. We also have an American Girl themed birthday party for 8 children or less.
We are maintaining the highest standard of safety and sanitization when it comes to our beads and other materials. The birthday child will choose the bracelet and bookmark colours and charms and will provide us with the party guests names prior to the party and we will prepare, sanitize and safely individually package each bracelet and bookmark project prior to the party. They will be distributed by the instructor to the children at the party.
We will continue to follow the recommendations of local, provincial and national public health officials.
We are so excited to be able to bead with you again!
This weekend we did the most special birthday party for two sisters turning 5 and 8. The mom was looking for an activity that would be perfect for both ages, and so she decided to do a unicorn themed jewelry making birthday party.
This was such a fun party for us. The girls made our unicorn themed bracelet package. We brought our beautiful unicorn charms and lots of pretty beads, including shell, pearls, glow-in-dark, and lots of sparkly beads.
The mom did such an amazing job decorating the house with unicorn inspired decorations. She ordered the most beautiful unicorn themed cupcakes. She also did a beautiful candy kabob station to go with the theme of beading and the girls absolutely loved it!
The most perfect activity for a group for 5-7 year old girls and we were so happy to be a part of such a special celebration!
This post we are going to highlight an amazing 9 year old sleepover themed birthday party that we were a part of in Burlington, Ontario.
This mom was such a pleasure to deal with. She and her daughter, the birthday girl, had a vision of creating a special slumber party and what they came up was truly unbelievable.
The decor was so incredible. The mom had custom teepees for all of the guests with personalized pillows and blankets. She had trays in front of each teepee and the girls did their beading on the tray.
The mom also had a waffle bar, a movie snack station, and everything was rainbow, from the food, to the decor, to the birthday cake.
The girls made friendship bracelets to go with the theme of a sleepover.
This was such a fun party and we are so thankful to the mom for sending us these beautiful photos so that we could feature this incredible party!
In ten years of providing jewelry making birthday parties, we have been to many dance themed birthday parties. This is no surprise since many of our little beaders dance and often invite their whole dance group to their birthday parties.
When doing a dance themed party the first thing you do is design your invitation. There are so many beautiful dance invitations, but the tulle invitations are our favourite, and here is a video showing you how to make it.
The decor for a dance and/or ballet themed party is so beautiful. Lots of pink tulle, gold sparkles, and ballet dancer cutouts. You can make pink tulle table skirts and chair covers to make the party even more magical.
Food at a dance and/or ballet themed party is all pink and cream with gold accents. Pink cupcakes with gold sprinkles, pink macaroons, parfaits, white bread with pink cream cheese, and pink lemonade.
Activities for your dance themed party can include musical chairs, hot potato, or freeze dance to ballet music, making bracelets using pinks and creams with a dance charm. Decorating your down dance bag, or the girls can create their own dance and preform it at the end of the party.
We hope we inspired you with our dance party ideas. Comment with any ideas of your own. Have a great party!
Lately we have noticed a large trend in Shopkins themed birthday parties, and we think it's such a fun theme and goes perfectly with a beading birthday party.
Here is how to have an amazing Shopkins themed beading birthday party.
First you need some Shopkins themed party invitations. A great way to make invitations is to use a free online printable or template to create a custom Shopkins birthday party invite. Here is a sample of a fun and easy template.
Once the invites are sent out it is time to start planning your party decor. Use lots of bright colours. Use online printables to print out large Shopkins characters or banners with Shopkins characters on them. Using marker, add faces to popcorn cups to make your own Poppy Corn.
A fun idea of what to do at your party is to make Shopkins themed bff necklaces. Here is a link showing you how to make these necklaces. You can add this charm to any of our amazing birthday party packages.
Another fun game is to play Shopkins trivia or provide Shopkins colour pages. Visit shopkinsworld.com for great printables.
Make your own Shopkins themed pinata and fill it with candy and Shopkins.
When choosing your cake, be sure to include Shopkins in the theme, the guests will be thrilled to receive their own Shopkins. An easy and fun idea is to frost cupcakes in your favourite bright colours and then place a Shopkin on top of each cupcake.
We hope you find our Shopkins birthday party tips helpful!
We recently did a bollywood themed beading birthday party where the girls made tikka headpieces. It was such a fun party and it really goes perfectly with the theme of beading. The party was such a hit, that we are adding this theme to our beading party packages.
Here are some tips and tricks to help you throw your own amazing bollywood beading birthday party.
A cake for a bollywood birthday party should be very colourful with lots of bold colours.
If possible use edible beads. The goes well with the theme of beading and the theme of bollywood. Use lots of gold and silver to make the cake look magical.
Every party needs a few themed crafts to keep the guests busy. A simple and fun idea with big impact is to use sticker gem beads to decorate around the girls eyes. Purchase some henna tattoos and have the girls apply the tattoos to each other while you are doing the face stickers. Finally, another fun use of stickers gems is to buy flip flops for each guest and have them decorate them with the sticker gems. This also becomes a fun take home loot bag.
Another craft that we love is to have the girls create a Tikka. We will soon be offering kits and packages on making your own Tikka, but in the meantime, check out this link for making a diy tikka headpiece click here.
Now that the girls are all blinged out with their eye jewels, henna tattoos, new slippers and tikka headpieces, it is time for the girls to do something active.
Purchase some glass bangles for each child. This can also become part of their take home loot bag. Put on a bollywood music video and let the girls have some fun dancing along.
For more ideas and bollywood themed birthday party inspiration, check out our pinterest page click here. We hope you enjoyed this blog post about bollywood birthday parties. If you have any suggestions of your own, we would love to know about them in the comments below.
We recently did a photoshoot with Babywisp to help promote some of the new packages that we are offering.
On a beautiful summer day we invited a few girls that love crafts and jewellery making, and we spent a lovely afternoon making jewellery.
The girls did such a wonderful job and their necklaces were absolutely gorgeous.
One of our little beaders brought her American Girl doll to the photoshoot and decided to make matching Frozen Elsa necklaces for herself and for her doll. We love how she and her doll are wearing matching Babywisp hairclips.
In the past we have done so many American Girl Beading Buds birthday parties where all the girls made matching necklaces with their dolls, and we are always so happy to offer this service.
Another one of our little beaders loves mermaids and so she made a mermaid themed pearl necklace using purple and teal glass pearls.
She wanted to wear the necklace right away, and has requested that we come to her birthday party to do our Mermaid Princess Package. She also loved her beautiful Babywisp aquamarine hairbow and has been wearing it ever since.
We had such a wonderful time with our little models, and we hope that they enjoy their new necklaces.
One of the best parts of having a Beading Buds birthday party is that the jewelry made becomes the lootbag, but sometimes moms like to buy something extra for the girls to take home from the party. Baby Wisp offers great discounts on bulk purchases so you can fill up lootbags with quality products at a reasonable price! Are you one of those moms who don't want to give out plasticky junk or unhealthy candies? Here's a great alternative!! Baby Wisp now offers bulk discounts on products specifically for lootbag goodies! You can get unique lootbag items for a child's birthday party to give out at your little girl's party that won't get thrown out as soon as you give it out. To see their newest products click here.
There are hundreds of inexpensive DIY party decorations that can make your party magical. We have picked our top 5 DIY birthday party decorations for girls.
1) Tissue Paper Flowers
This is our absolute favourite party decoration. You can make them big or small, in any colour, and there are so many different variations to choose from. See our last blog post to see how to make these stunning decorations or check out this easy tutorial from http://www.twotwentyone.net/2014/04/how-to-make-tissue-paper-pom-poms/
2) Tissue Paper Garland
We love making these in matching colours to the tissue paper flowers. These can be made in tissue paper or sparkly paper. The perfect complement to beading birthday parties, we have seen them in every shade of blue for spa, under the sea or little mermaid parties, or we have seen them in sparkly pinks and golds for princess parties. Here is a detailed tutorial http://www.hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/entertaining/make-your-own-tissue-paper-tassel-garland.
3) Upside Down Balloons
Instead of filling up balloons with helium, use blown up balloons and hang them from the ceiling upside down. This way you do not have to pay for helium but it gives you the same effect. It gives you the same floating effect as balloons filled with helium without the additional price. Check out some beautiful samples here http://www.ca.momtastic.com/life/168718-an-upside-down-take-on-a-classic-party-decoration/
4) Confetti Filled Balloons
This is a simple update on decorating with balloons. Fill clear balloons with confetti before blowing them up. If you are not using helium, hang them from the ceiling (see party decor tip above). For an simple tutorial check out http://www.babble.com/home/25-clever-ideas-for-diy-party-decor/.
5) No Sew Tutu Table Skirt
This no sew tutu skirt may take a little bit more work, but after the party, your daughter can keep it in her bedroom and it will dress up the whole room. We think this would be perfect for a spa party (in blue and silver), a princess or fairy party (in purple, pink or gold) and a ballet party (in pink). For a detailed tutorial check out http://catchmyparty.com/blog/no-sew-tulle-table-skirt-diy-tutorial.
We hope you enjoy these tutorials as much as we did!
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