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AJ’s Surfs Up Birthday Party

I recently styled my son’s Surfs Up Party to celebrate his 3rd birthday!  Originally, we planned on a shark party ~ but I changed it last minute after seeing the adorable Surf Legend Collection at Gymboree.   I love the blue, orange & brown color scheme and my friend happen to have a bin full of Hawaiian decorations left over from my Bachelorette Party {let’s just say we could not stop laughing when we opened the storage container;-) }

Boys Surfing Party

The surfboard backdrop inspiration came from Holly at Paisley Petal Events.  My husband is not much of a handyman so cutting out surfboard shapes from plywood- as simple as it may have been – would be TOTALLY out of the question.  Instead I created a mini version using a 20 x 30 photo print,  foam board and the Centerpiece Circles (tutorial coming soon!).

Surfing Party Cupcakes

Surfing Party

I love making the sweets and treats for my little ones parties.  This year I made cake pops, chocolate covered Oreos and shark bite donuts. I’m way to OCD to attempt the cupcakes so I left those to the professionals.

Surf Board Cookies

My sister stepped in to save the day after I COMPLETELY forgot to pick up the cookies from the bakery…OOPS.  She did a great job considering it was an hour or two before the party.

Surfs Up Birthday Banner

Surf Party Favor Bags

Each little surfer received his/her own bag of goodies.  They especially loved the shark snack container filled with Skittles (per the birthday boys request).

Surf Party Food

For dinner I served chicken kabobs and an assortment of yummy summer salads

Little Surfer Boys

The best part of the whole day was watching these two surfer dudes hang ten on the surf boards!

I am still in disbelief  that I have a THREE year old and  nearly 5 year old:(
I really don’t know where the time has gone but I am trying to enjoy every last second with both of them

If you are interested in having your own Surfs Up Party check out all the great items now available in the shop.

Party Styling & Printables : 505 Design+Paperie
Photography: Andary Studio

Thanks!!! Cathy C.

In Gift Ideas

Gift Ideas for Boys – The Ultimate Tween Boy Gift Guide

Tween boys, possibly harder to shop for than teenage girls. We searched the internet and went through list of past presents that we loved in order to create the best list of gift ideas for boys. Our tween boys gift guide covers your gamer boy, sports guy, outdoor enthusiasts or skater boy gift ideas.

Boys Gift Ideas for Gamer

  1. Game System Travel Bag – Keep your game system safe while traveling to your friends for a Fortnite game party (it’s a thing).
  2. Cable Bites  – Adorable animal cord protectors saves your charging cables from breaking where the cord meets the plug.
  3. Nintendo Switch Lite – The Nintendo Switch Lite system plays the library of Nintendo Switch games that work in handheld mode.
  4. Batteries for controllers – Say goodbye to buying tons of AA batteries. This set comes with a High Speed Docking Station and 2 Rechargeable Battery Packs.
  5. Gamer hoodie – Eat Sleep Game hoodie comes in an array of colors
  6. Tripod – If you’re sons dream is to become a “famous YouTuber” this flexible tripod with wireless remote shutter will certainly come in handy
  7. Charging Cables – My son is a black belt in losing and breaking cords, this year he’s getting a whole pack so he stops stealing mine
  8. Pacman Machine – The OG arcade machine. Outrun the ghosts and collect Pac-Dots with this 4ft tall replica of the original
  9. HP Chromebook – Part laptop and part tablet the touchscreen chromebook is great for gaming, school work or streaming
  10. Fortnite Jenga – for when you need your gamer to do something else beside game
  11. Sueded slippers – Extra Thick Faux fur lining and Indoor/outdoor rubber sole make these the go-to lounge slippers
  12. Charging Station – No more cluttered cables or crazy bunch of chargers. This charging station keeps all your tech together in one place.
Gift Ideas for Nature Loving Boy

Boys Gift Ideas for Outdoors Type Boys

  1. Under Armor Sweatshirt – Bright orange hoodie to keep them seen while headed to the woods
  2. Fishing lures – This laded swim jigs belong in every bass angler’s arsenal. Cabela’s has the best selection of lures for snagging any fish.
  3. Hammock – Lightweight nylon hammock with carrying bag, two heavy duty carabiners and two tree straps can hold up to 500lbs
  4. Fishing pole – Update the old snoopy fishing pole with this Shakespeare® Ugly Stik® GX2™ Youth Spinning Combo
  5. Walkie talkies – We have had these long range 2 way radio for years. The kids love to take them in the woods or use them to chat with the neighbors .
  6. Camouflage Hat – Realtree camo hat with stag horn logo
  7. Pop-Top Mittens – Hot shot fleece mittens in realtree camouflage. These mittens are a great for outdoor lovers who enjoy hunting and fishing.
  8. Carhartt hat – ribbed knit beanie with logo 
  9. Paintball gun – Great for playing tag in the woods or at your local paintball facility
  10. Headlamb – Whether building forts in the woods or playing night time tag these rechargeable headlamps make great stocking stuffers
  11. GoPro – Durable waterproof camera to capture all of the your tweens outdoor adventures
  12. GoPro Accessories – Bundle Set that includes everything you need for your GoPro – cases, straps, varies mounting brackets and more!
  13. Slackline – This slackline kit includes 1 Main line 2 Training line, Ratchets and tree protector to create your own an outdoor adventure park
Skater Boy Gift Ideas

Gift Ideas for Skater Boys

  1. Razor – The Razor A5 lux kick is a step up from the original and perfectly suited for growing boys
  2. Inline Skate – Adjustable size, hard structure inline skates are great for new skaters with their high ankle support
  3. Paradise Box Boys Hoodie – If you haven’t shopped at Tilly it’s a boarders’ paradise for sweet threads. Including this exclusive Diamond Supply Hoodie
  4. Skateboard Sticker – Spitfire Wheels Green Fireball Skateboard Sticker 
  5. Grind Rail – Turn your driveway into the ultimate skate park with this durable grind rail. Ideal for skateboarding, scooter tricks, snowboarding
  6. Vans – Classic van checkerboard pattern with updated gray and black color scheme
  7. Skateboard ramp – Great beginner jump ramp for skateboarding, scooters, rollerblades, & BMX bikes
  8. Razor RipStick Electric – the RipStik Electric unleashes a continuous flow of surf and snowboard inspired action
  9. Skateboard Wall Hook – Hang your skateboard anywhere along your wall and display it as a work of art!
  10. Helmet & pad set – Protect your little guy while he is learning new trick with this set of protective gear
  11. Trucker Hat – RVCA Sphere trucker hat. Mesh back snapback hat
  12. Lights for bike tires – Ultra bright waterproof bicycle spoke lights makes your wheels stand out from all angles for night riding, plus they look cool.
  13. Skater Trainers – Perfect your ollie and kickflip in no time with these rubber skateboarding accessory

Gift Ideas for Sports Fan

  1. Champion hoodie – The interior of this boys sweatshirt is a brushed fleece which gives a super soft hand feel that is very comfortable when wearing 
  2. Dartboard – We have this board in our basement and my son and his friends love it. Plus the electronic darts are a bit safer.
  3. Waterproof Drawstring Bag – These are great to have in your teens practice bag for stinky, sweaty, muddy or wet stuff.
  4. Baseball hat rack – White Wood Wall-Mounted 6-Slot Baseball Cap Display Rack
  5. Basketball Net – Sleek over the door metal basketball net.
  6. Vinyl Decal – Vinyl Decal of their favorite team for water bottle, laptop or folder
  7. Hydro Flask -Keeps your drink cold for 24 hours and the straw lid is a must for practice or games.
  8. Under Armor slides – Footbed built with two layers of Performance 4D Foam for unprecedented comfort
  9. Mini locker – Keep your stuff safe and away from the prying eyes of your sister with this mini locker coin bank and storage
  10. Stubhub – What better gift for your sports enthusiast than tickets to watch their favorite team.
  11. Baseball Display Case – Keep all your game balls and autographed baseballs on display with this beautiful case
  12. Sunglasses – Great for active youths in sports such as Baseball, Golf, Track and many other activities with this flexible frame

Good luck shopping for all the tween boys in your life, I hope our list sparks a few ideas for you this holiday season.

In Baseball Party/ Boys Party/ Mickey Minnie/ New to the Shop/ Star Wars Party/ Surfs Up

Boys Invitations :: New to the Shop

The summer is almost over and I just wanted to share some of the fun invitations that I added to the shop in the last few months.  Since the last New to the Shop post was all about the girls this one will focus on the boys.

Vintage Baseball Boys Invitation by 505 Design+Paperie

Vintage Baseball Invitation

Boys Popsicle Invitation by 505 Design+Paperie

Boys Popsicle Invitation

Surfs Up Boys Invitation by 505 Design+Paperie

Boys Surfs Up Invitation

Mickey and Minnie Invitation by 505 Design+Paperie

Mickey Minnie Invitation

Star Wars Jedi Invitation by 505 Design+Paperie

Star Wars Jedi Invitation

Boys Sports Invitation by 505 Design+Paperie

Boys Sports Themed Invitation

I hope everyone is enjoying the last few days of summer.

Thanks for stopping by! Cathy C

In New to the Shop/ News

New Party Themes Added to the Shop

I am the world’s worst blogger.  With that said I am so sorry for being fairly silent around the website lately, as you can tell from the lack of posts life has been crazy and I don’t know how to say no to people (but that’s okay I love what I do).  Now that this is in writing for the world to see, I am planning on posting at least once a week – maybe even twice a week (okay, that’s totally pushing it, but I’ll try).    Here is some the craziness I have been working on the past month.

Surf's Up Party

My son’s  Surf’s Up Party

Candy Sweet Shoppe Party

The cutest Candy Sweet Shop Party

Hunting Party Invitation

Hunting Party

Motorcycle Party

Motorcycle Party

Carnival Party Cupcake Toppers

A bright and colorful Carnival Party

Circus Party Carnival Party Invitations

Circus / Carnival Party Invitations

Thanks for stopping by, Cathy C.

In Another Happy Customer/ Barbie Party/ Girls Party/ Party Photos

Malibu Barbie Party {Another Happy Customer}

When I first saw the photos for this amazing Malibu Barbie Party featured on Amy Atlas I literally screamed {thank goodness no one was around, they would have thought I was crazy}.  Holly created this party to celebrate her daughter Madison’s birthday with a “Barbie in a Mermaid Tale” theme party.  She contacted me to customize our Malibu Barbie Party Collection to incorporate all of Madison’s favorite colors lavender, pink, peach and blue.  The dessert table is absolutely stunning – especially the over the top surf board cut outs that Holly and her husband created.

Paisley Petal Events has quickly become one of my favorite site for party inspirations, thank you so much for letting me share this wonderful party.

Barbie Party Dessert Table
Malibu Barbie PartyMalibu Barbie Party

Mermaid Tale Barie Party

Barbie Party Favor TableBarbie Party FavorsBarbie Surfer Party Place Setting

Malibu Party Invitation

Party Styling: Paisley Petal Events
Photography: Laura Sheneman
Party Printables: 505 Design+Paperie

Thanks fo stopping by! Cathy C.