There is SO MUCH TO CELEBRATE today at iCustomLabel! We have officially partnered with 9th Letter Press and will now be bringing you a premier line of stationery cards and products! 9th Letter Press designs feature the fun and whimsical workings of Isabel Ibanez Davis who will continue to be the lead designer, offering you the style of cards you have come to know and love.
Here is a little taste of what you can look forward to:
Adorable Art PrintsA Celebration of Baby
Thank You Cards
Anniversary and Wedding Cards
Confetti Courier – A once a month subscription box with five seasonal greeting cards sent right to your front door!
And of course, custom wedding invitations!
So stay tuned for updates and new designs as we relaunch our trusted brands! We can’t wait to bring you new and fresh designs in the second half of the year!
You don’t need an excuse to drink champagne, but no celebration is complete without a bit of bubbly! Once you hear the cork pop, the party has officially started! But sometimes a plain bottle of bubbles isn’t quite enough. Sometimes we need a little extra bling to match the mood. Here are some fun and simple ways you can dress up a simple bottle of champagne, to make it as fancy as the guests at your event.
First we have a pretty in pink champagne. These mini split bottles can be used as at the beverage bar or the favor table. A lovely bow and this custom label give champagne all the personality it needs to stand apart from those other boring beverages.
Next, we ditched the bow tie and swapped it out for a simple glittery ribbon and cute paper straw. This custom label fits the beauty bill, and the straw does all the dirty work- without messing up your lipstick!
If that last option didn’t have enough sparkle, then this is the fancy bottle for you! A bit of glue and glitter will give all the shimmer and pop you need at your beverage bar. You can use a foam brush and liquid glue if you want your custom label to show, or use spray adhesive to cover the entire base of the bottle quickly. There is a fantastic tutorial here. Another option is to paint your bottle first and then just add glitter to the neck and pair with a pretty label like the one seen here. The image uses a wine bottle, but this could easily translate to a champagne bottle.
If all the glitter has you feeling too girly, here’s a fun fact to make it masculine: James Bond is a notable Champagne drinker, who has been spotted drinking Champagne more than 35 times in his films. At least he drinks it more than any other beverage! So man up, buttercup and fill that champagne flute to the tippy top.
It’s here! The holiday you’ve been waiting for: National Donut Day! These round sweeties aren’t limited to breakfast anymore, in fact they’re the star of the show! So we’re celebrating our love of donuts with our favorite ways to package them for your guests. The key to a beautifully packaged sweet is making sure your eyes are as happy as your taste buds. That means simple wrapping, a ribbon and a custom label will be all you need to get the job done!
First up, we have this adorable DIY donut box. Made from a fairly simple template like the one found here. This box takes a bit of time, but makes up for it with impact. Add a custom label, like this one, and you have a perfectly precious party favor!
In this next favor, we used a similar donut label, but drastically simplified the packaging. A basic glassine pastry bag isn’t only easy on your DIY skills, it’s also easy on the wallet. At about $2 for 25 bags (find them here for your next event) the price is hard to beat!
If you want to make it even easier, you can purchase these party sacks here in the same purchase as your favor labels. Add a little shredded filler, bakers twine and this hang tag (more colors available in store) for your label and a few donuts on top and you’re good to go!
In this set-up we swapped the circle label and bag for a milk jar wrapped in a water bottle label (which fits perfectly!) and simple straw flag. This is my kind of grab-and-go snack! Find these water labels here to complete your next sweets festivity. Don’t forget the paper straws!
If you don’t want your beautiful sweets hiding in a bag or box, this is a great option: a cellophane bag with a ribbon and pretty label.
Lastly, you happen to run out of donuts all together, this unique favor will send your guests away ready to sprinkle their next sweet endeavor with fun.
Your best friend calls you to announce that she’s pregnant. You excitedly congratulate her and tell her what a great mother she’ll be. Then she delivers the news: she doesn’t want to find out the baby’s gender until the little one is born. You immediately think of the baby shower you’re going to be throwing in a few months. How will you plan the shower of the year without knowing the gender?
Today, it is not uncommon to find yourself faced with planning a gender-neutral baby shower. Some parents want the thrilling surprise of finding out the gender at birth. Other parents might instead want the fun of a gender-reveal party. Others still might be expecting both a boy and a girl. Twins! And some parents might just want to get away from the gender-focus and instead have a party that’s perfect for a baby boy or girl.
Planning a gender-neutral party doesn’t have to mean cramping your creative style and it certainly does not have to be boring. There are plenty of great ways to make your baby shower the event that’s talked about for years. Here are a few ideas to help you start brainstorming:
Nothing elicits a groan quite like a baby shower invitation. The excitement of celebrating a new baby is worth showing up for. But we all know how awful those old standby baby shower games can be. The cringe-worthy mashed candy bar in a diaper game steers you away from your favorite Snickers bar for a week. So when it comes to throwing a classy baby shower, selecting the right games is crucial.
Thankfully, you don’t have to rush out to buy candy bars and diapers. (Unless you plan to keep them separate, that is.) There are plenty of fun games out there that will have your party attendees talking for weeks after. Here are a few selections to inspire your party planning.
Baby Shower Games
1. Ice Cube Baby
Set up: Before the shower, purchase those little plastic babies you can find at party stores. Then freeze them in an ice cube tray. As you hand out drinks for your guests, put one ice cube in each drink.
How to play: As guests are mingling and sharing excitement about the new baby, they may not be staring at their melting ice cube. The first person to notice that theirs has melted calls out “My water broke!” This game can get pretty silly, especially if it’s a guys and gals type of baby shower.
For all the babies that are due date around Christmas, we’ve got an adorable nursery theme for you which includes lots of winter-, elephant-, and Christmas themed party details. Colors that seem to work wonderfully together are light blue and grey. Add some red ornaments or cake pop sticks to make an effective contrast and you’ve got yourself the perfect holiday baby shower. This party can be organized only for moms and moms-to-be, but it would be such a pity to throw a heartwarming shower without inviting guys. That’s why we think you should go for a coed shower and start sending invitations to your dearest ones right away (surely you know how holiday season can be busy). Here are several details you could include in this winter elephant themed baby shower.
We love jolly meals! So yes, lots of red, please! Check out the super sweet paper elephants spread around the table. It’s so adorable and precious. Red napkins create just about right contrast to the grey palette. And of course, the food . . . Colorful refreshing cheese and veggies salads are a great way not only to enjoy the meal but also the sight. So be sure to use many marry colors and fun holiday dishes.
Now here are the real treats. This dessert buffet will accent the theme even more. To add a holiday feel to it, just prepare as many seasonal goodies as you can. There’d better be a lot of flavors like gingerbread spice, pumpkin, caramel, cinnamon, and berries. Cake pops, cupcakes, cakes, and pies-big YES! Are you afraid you might not be able to match the treats to the theme? We’ve got your back! With our cupcake toppers and baby month stickers you can practically dress up each and every delicious treat. Your entire setting could wow your guests if you used labels and party printables.
As for beverages, we love the idea of guests preparing and mixing their own drinks. They just need to follow the instructions and show some skills. Though after a while they might be tired of having to do all that by themselves, so keep several bottles of custom wine stored just in case.
Remember to enjoy every second of your baby shower party and keep the guests occupied with fun games and activities.