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Trade Show Booth Design Success!

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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!

Bachelor and Bachelorette Party Ideas

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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.

Build a Stellar Wedding Welcome Bag

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Putting together a stellar Wedding Welcome bag can be trickier than it seems.  Between finding the right tote and trying to select the goodies, it can cause unexpected stress in wedding planning.   Trying to do it yourself and pull it all off on your own is even more stressful.  Luckily, a few custom labels can take the hassle and guess work out of coordinating the items in your bag.

A basic box is a great start and holds a ton of items.  Kraft and black paper make for a simple color scheme that is easy to coordinate.  These water bottle labels are waterproof and self adhesive, so they couldn’t be easier to use!   Small plastic bags are cheap and perfect for treats, plus they are easy to find at your local craft store.  Add scrapbooking paper and a favor label, like this one, and your guests will have a handsome snack.  Every good welcome basket has mints and booze, so don’t forget the mini wine labels and candy kiss labels.  With coordinating labels, the effort is minimal and the impact is massive!  Don’t forget the favor label on the top of the box to tie it all together!

Wedding Welcome Box

Here, custom labels are the hero again, pulling all the items together for a coordinated container.  Use this label, typically used on a wine bottle, with a length of black and white ribbon on the front to create a dynamic looking gable box.  Dress up a basic water bottle with these custom labels.  Mini liquor bottles and soda mixer get a makeover with custom liquor and favor labels.  Tried and true spice labels designate hand wipes as “fresh and clean” and snacks as “favorites” to add a dose of personality.   Literally tied together with black and white yarn this attractive welcome bag is a cinch to create.  As for convenience, you can order your labels, gable boxes and treat bags all in one place…wedding bag: complete!

Black and White Wedding welcome box

Who wouldn’t feel welcomed with this gorgeous and dynamic wedding welcome gable box?

Wedding Welcome Box

Lastly, is this stunning and modern wedding welcome tote.  Perfect for a swanky affair, this colorful label will let your guests know they are in for a great event.  Here, this wine label works overtime as both a bottle label and is used again as a door hanger.  To create a hanger like this for your bag, simply add a wine label to a length of sturdy card stock.  Next, use a 2.25″ round hole punch (like this one) at the top and you’re done!  We also switched up the use of this mini wine label to go on a cute square hang tag.  Snacks and the ever-important Tide pen are given descriptive spice labels.  Finally, the quintessential wedding welcome water bottle is beautified with these custom labels.

Wedding Welcome Tote

Encourage your guests to have a great time by including a mini hangover kit as well.  You know, hangovers last a lifetime, but memories last forever!  We made a fun kit here by including a little something for hydration, a little something for the head and a little hair of the dog.

 

Now that you’ve gathered your items and decided what you want to go into your bag, you’ve got to decide how to get it in the hands of your guests.  In the past, it was common to have the bags waiting for your guests at check-in.  Another alternative is to assemble your items, display them in a pretty way, and let your guests pick and choose what they’d like.  What may be work for you can turn into fun for your guests!

Gathered wedding welcome bag items

Wedding welcome bags are a quintessential way for you and your new Mr. or Mrs. to really show your personalities.  Don’t be afraid to be fun, playful or a bit tongue-in-cheek.  After all, this is just the start of your amazing festivities… ENJOY IT!!!

A Birthday Party for America

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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!

Using Cardstock and Stickers to Make Your Party Pop!

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Oh La La Labels!

Introducing 1.5″ and 2″ party labels for birthdays, baby showers and weddings!  Judge them by their size do you?  Small but mighty, these cuties will leave your guests saying “Oh la la!”

When it comes to party favors, simple is a good thing.  So, we have a roundup of ways to make card stock and custom labels translate into a BIG impact!  Ranging in skill from easy to intricate, we are sure to have an idea that suits your next shindig!

DIY favor box with custom label

Yummy DIY cookie favor

DIY cookie boxes are easy enough for the crafting beginner, but fancy enough to look like you spent hours pulling it together.  Add a snippet of ribbon and an eye-catching label and you’ve got yourself some seriously pretty favors!  Who doesn’t love a perfectly packaged cookie?  Want this label for yourself?  Click here to visit our online store.

DIY favor containers for artisanal soap

Artisanal Soap made by Melissa J Brown

Here we modified the template some and used a solid color and bold texture for the box paired with a more elaborate label to provide the POP!  Instead of a cookie, this little favor offers a slice of an artisanal soap.  Use this favor for a perfect choice in welcome bags for out-of-town guests.

To download the basic template please click here.

 

DIY Paper Cones with Caramel Treats

Pretty paper cones

Next up, we have paper cones.  Fill with tasty gourmet nuts, a loose snack mix or sea salted caramels as shown here for a delicious treat, or g o a step further by having them double as a place card.  Made from a basic card stock square, these cones are simple enough for anyone to make.  Find details on how to bring these cute cones to life here.

 

DIY tea favor with custom label

Perfect favor brewing here!

If you think that’s easy, then you’ll be overjoyed with the simplicity of our sweet tea favors.  All you need is a small favor bag, a strip of card stock and a coordinating label, like the one found here, to bring it together.

It’s clear to see that there’s not a favor in the world that isn’t made better by some pretty paper and a custom label.  Whether its for a party favor, event decor or a corporate event, our custom labels are just what you need to finish the job and add the final touch!  We have dozens of designs ready for you to choose from, or if you are looking for something more unique, we have designers standing by to create a customized label just for you!

 

Pink Birdies Baby Shower

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Little-Pink-Birdies-Dessert-Table

Showers are fun! But they can sometimes be exhausting as it can get difficult to make everything special and memorable for the guest of honor (that is mom-to-be). So close friends and family need to find a perfect theme that matches the character of the little one’s mommy. If she is as delicate as the loveliest flower in the world and always craves for romance and softness, then this pink birdies baby shower is perfect for her! Every detail needs to be stunning as every detail counts. You’re going to need a real palette of soft pinks for that and several bird figures. You can use silky fabric as tablecloth and create a birdie nest by using simple details like wooden frames, bird cages, or paper pennants to hang on the wall. Add some delicate white and pink flowers. You can use jars as holders, just wrap them up nicely in soft cellophane or paper. If you still need that one thing to make it all even more romantic and soft, add a few personalized pink candles. It will create a more pleasant setting.