Browsing Category Custom Label

Hot Cocoa Party Favors

by

Hot Cocoa

Fall is finally here!  It stands to reason that your entire world has been taken over by pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING.  Not to say that Pumpkin Spice doesn’t deserve the attention, but I’d like to pay homage to another cool-weather classic: Hot Chocolate.  Overlooked and underrated, this little treat makes a great giveaway as a party favor.  It’s an ideal favor in fact, because it’s easy to create, offers a big impact and is oh-so-delicious!  So, listen up for the skinny on how to make the sweetest Hot Cocoa Party Favors possible.

First, gather your supplies.  Purchase cellophane treat cones at your favorite craft store…like these ones.  I only needed 70, so a few bags did the trick.  If you are making this favor for a wedding or larger event, I recommend purchasing them online as the cost should decrease.  Visit your local bulk food store (Bulk Nation specifically) and purchase about 5 pounds of hot cocoa mix, 2 pounds of chocolate sprinkles and a pound of mini marshmallows.  Next up: assemble the hot cocoa party favors.

Start with two and a half table spoons of coco mix, followed by two large scoops of chocolate sprinkles.  Finally, top that off with four, yes four, scoops of mini marshmallows.  Why so many marshmallows?  Have you ever know someone to say, “Man, this cocoa has TOO many marshmallows”?  Exactly.  The more marshmallows, the better, so fill it to the top with!

Hot Cocoa Party Favor How To

Cut down twist tie (like the ones that come with the treat cones) to seal the cone off and keep the goodies from falling out.  Lastly, tie a cute ribbon around the top to compliment your custom favor labels, which can be found here.  As you can see, they come out beautifully and they will be the hit of the party!  Now, go enjoy a steamy cup of chocolatey goodness!Hot Cocoa Party Favor

 

Trade Show Booth Design Success!

by

Wedding Booth Vintage TypewriterWith our second Wedding MBA show now behind us, it’s time to share our trade show success!  I’m happy to report our booth came together perfectly, and we received plenty of great feedback.  But, in spite of the compliments, Vegas was not without hiccups, and unfortunately not without tragedy.

Before mentioning our triumphs, it needs to be noted that we were in Las Vegas during the deadliest mass shooting our nation has seen.  The following days were both saddening and heartwarming; watching both the news and the outpouring of love in Vegas.  The Knot and Wedding Wire, typically competitors, merged their two show events into one large party.  This gave the attendees that magical ‘one big happy family’ feeling.  Thank you to the Knot and Wedding Wire for merging the parties so quickly and completely and allowing us all to relax in a secure and fun environment.  I think all of Vegas needed a drink that night… but when doesn’t all of Vegas need a drink?

Our booth came together seamlessly, thanks to lots of planning.  We featured a gold, blush and cream color palette. Dripping in flowers, our booth was a stark contrast from last years more masculine colors and feel.  We created an inviting space that would be attractive and make our booth impossible to resist.  Now THAT’S trade show success!Wedding MBA booth 6130

In addition to welcoming colors, we boasted favors and giveaways to lure in the most resistant of show-goers.  Our favor options included: a hangover kit, candy and popcorn.  The popular hangover kit included an Emergen-C, Mint Lifesaver and Advil… all the essentials for surviving even the worst hangover.  The label says it all: Hangover Survival Kit; YOU’RE WELCOME.  Believe me, we received many thanks for giving this out the morning after the Knot and Wedding Wire party!  These make a great addition to any Wedding Welcome bag, or bachelor/bachelorette party favor.  Purchase the fun label here, the kraft bags here.  Finally, but the goodies inside from Amazon here: Advil, Lifesaver, Emergen-C.

Hangover Kit with Custom LabelsOther favors included a sweet Smartie and savory bag of microwave popcorn.  The popcorn was a simple microwave bag, purchased from the ever-trusty Costco, but you could use any brand.  We used the same Kraft bags that were utilized in our hangover kit to create an adorable brown paper package.  Then, all we had to do was tie it up with string!

Popcorn Party Favor with Custom Label

You can purchase Smarties in bulk from your local Party City.  Then, place it in this 3″ x 4″ self-sealing cellophane bag .  Next, add a small piece of chipboard and the perfect label, which can be purchased here, and you’ve got one SMART favor on your hands!Smartie Candy Favor with Custom Label

Our giveaways were our piece de resistance featuring 4 bottles of delicious and coveted BOOZE!  (Buy this CHEERS label here)  Here is one of our happy winners: a new friend from JC Room Blocks – a fantastic vendor that every bride needs!  If you are having a destination wedding, room blocks are par for the course, so give them a call!  You’ll be happy you did!

Custom Label Winner - trade show success

That’s officially a wrap on our trade show success folks!  See you next year at WED MBA 2018!

Prelude to a Trade Show

by

Anyone that has attended a trade show can attest they are a LOT of work.  If you haven’t attended one before, let me catch you up on how it goes.  Cross something off the to-do list, and then add two more items to the bottom!  Here at iCustomLabel and 9th Letter Press, we have been preparing for weeks to attend the 2017 Wedding MBA show.  Now it’s only days away and the list has been checked, the palette has been shipped and now the countdown is on!  Did I mention it’s in Las Vegas?   If Sin City is calling you, then it’s not too late to attend!  Can’t make it, or just can’t wait?  In addition to great giveaways and fun favors here are some teasers of what you can expect to see at our booth this year.  If luck be a lady, then we hope to see her at Booth #6130… and we hope you’re with her! Viva Las Vegas!Wedding MBA 2017

No tags

Bachelor and Bachelorette Party Ideas

by

Whether you’re a guy or a gal your last fling before the ring should be epic!  Here are our top 5 Bachelor and Bachelorette party ideas that are essential to raising hell before the wedding bells!  Sew those wild oats people… next up is the altar!

  1. Plan for the boys!  If you’re the groom, take care of your wing men.  If you’re a bride, spoil your groom and his guys with a fun basket like this to get the party started.  Custom cigar bands and personalized mini liquor labels will set the tone for a night of refined debauchery.Bachelor Party SwagThe groom and his guys will surely be drunk in love with this set up of little liquors.  Next, up the ante with a little whiskey on the rocks.Custom Cigar Label
  2. Spiff up your Spirits!  No, we don’t mean your morale, we mean your booze!  Try these personalized mini wine labels as the perfect match to a pretty little bottle of Rosé, blush or Zinfandel.Bachelorette Party Mini Wine
  3. Don’t forget the favors!  No party is complete these days without a great favor for your guests.  For the night of, include some fun items to kick off the party atmosphere.  Here a lipgloss, nail polish and mini liquor are just enough to set the tone.  Finally, add a flirty and descriptive label, like the one seen here, to add an element of fun to the gathering.Bachelorette Party Favor
  4.  Do something fun the morning after.  For the few strong that survive, host a breakfast together to help ease that hangover.  But before you do, don’t forget a few embarrassing and fun photos.  Morning-after mug shots make for the perfect way to capture the consequences of fun.Bachelorette Party Mugshots
    1. Speaking of the consequences of fun, before you send your friends on their way, hook them up with a little hangover relief.  Oh $hit kits are fantastic, and easily personalized.  Most importantly, include headache medicine, water, mints and maybe a little hair of the dog!  Lastly, pop your items in a small bag, box or tin, add a sweet label and call it a day.
      Hangover KitHangover KitNOTE: While the wedding is still a ways off, the fun can start now.  Let loose, have fun with your peeps and go crazy… responsibly of course.  A designated driver might be the most important commodity on the evening of a bachelor/bachelorette party.  Whether its Lyft, public transit, a party bus or a peddle pub, the most important bachelor and bachelorette party idea is to make sure everyone gets home safely.
No tags

A Birthday Party for America

by

With fourth of July upon us it’s time to throw a  Birthday Party for America!  Can you think of anyone more deserving of a big bash than Lady Liberty and Uncle Sam?   With such esteemed guests of honor, your party better not fall short on patriotic POP!

First, make sure that even your beverages stand at attention with these fun new beer labels available here.  Your guests will have a blast with fun and catchy phrases like “Four score and seven beers ago” and “America the Brewtiful”.  It’s okay to show loyalty to both country and brewer… we promise.

 

 

Don’t overlook the under-age party goers.  Everyone needs to stay hydrated after all!  Use these fun water bottle labels to LET FREEDOM RING!july 4 water bottle labels

Of course, if you want to take your drinks to the next level altogether, you’ve got lots of fun options.  For a kid-friendly treat, try this patriotic punch.  The Twizzler straws complete the look and up the fun factor dramatically!Patriotic PunchOr if you are looking for a punch with more punch, try this red, white and boozy pina colada.  Who could resist?!

Last, but not least, is the ever important party games.  Keep the kids occupied with a fun and appropriate fireworks and bubble table as seen here.

July Fourth game table

Sparklers and pop-its are fun for all ages!  You can use mason jars and chalk paint or go the easy route and get labels that do the work for you.  You can edit these labels to ‘sparkle’ any way you wish.

Sparkle label

So don’t hold back this year planning a Birthday Party for America.  Let the fireworks fly, the sparklers shimmer and the BBQ blacken… and sing Happy Birthday ‘Merica at the top of your lungs! Bust out the lawn games and gather the friends, crank the stereo and invite the neighbors.  But most importantly, stay safe, drink responsibly and be careful with the explosives!

No tags

Give the Gift of Liquor for Father’s Day

by

It’s that time of year again… time to raise a glass to dear old Dad.  Nothing says “thanks for a lifetime of love” like a stiff drink.  Today we’re showing you two fun ways to gift Dad the ever popular gift of booze.  So remember, a brown paper bag is not a sufficient form of gift wrap.  You can do better; much better this Father’s Day.

If your Dad is a cigar man, don’t leave out this important accoutrement.  A quick trip to the craft store and an extra five minutes will score you major bonus points with this gift wrap idea.  Test tubes can typically be found at your local craft store for a few bucks or less.  Funny labels will steal the show and put a smile on your Dad’s face.  This awesome Papasaurus cigar band can be found here, and the bottle label here.  Add a spool of grosgrain ribbon, in the manliest shade available, to tie it all together and call it a day.

Custom Father's Day Labels

 

Then, if Dad is not a smoker, we’ve got other fun ways to use those cigar labels.   In place of the stogies use Twix bars or chocolate covered pretzels.  An empty cigar box makes for a sturdy and reusable gift box.  Another round of fitting cigar labels and a funny liquor label and Dad’s day is done!

Custom Labels for Father's Day

Next up is for the Dad with a sweet tooth.  Try our Stache label (buy it here) and a jar of his favorite sweets.

Dad's Candy Stash

 

And just because we like to go the extra mile, here’s some random Father’s Day trivia for you.  So, take a sip and talk amongst yourselves.

  • Father’s Day is celebrated in over 50 countries around the globe.
  • It wasn’t a national holiday until 1972.
  • There are 2 million single dads and more than 200,000 stay at home Dad’s.
  • The amount of time Dad’s spend with their kids has tripled since 1965
  • About 1 in 3 children live in a home without a Dad – that’s right.  So if you’re reading this, it’s likely because your Dad was great and he deserves an equally great day.  Don’t forget to top off your drinks with a huge Father’s Day hug.

Love you, Dad.

 

No tags