Sunday, November 25, 2012

Party Planning Made Easy with Birthday Express, and the Pitch List

Don't you just love when you're going about your day, trying to get everything done that needs to be done, and it suddenly hits you that you have a birthday party plan...which is only two weeks away. Sure, you could run out to the local party supply store, and gather up a hodge-podge of random cups, plates, tablecloths, and other assorted items. But would they match? Is there even a theme? If you're planning a party for a child, does it have their favorite characters on the items, or is it just a plain color?

Why even go through all the trouble of spending hours running around looking for all the supplies you need, when you could spend 20 minutes on Birthday Express, and just have it all delivered to your door?

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That's right, you can have all your plates, napkins, cups, silverware and tablecloths delivered right to you, all with a fabulous and coordinating theme. Not to mention, all your decorations and party favors too! But while you're there, why stop at just the party supplies, why not look at getting some of the gifts you need there too? One stop shopping at it's finest!

Thanks to the always amazing Pitch List, I was able to review a couple of items of my choosing from Birthday Express. However, all the important birthdays were either in September or in December. So, I decided to do look at some of their great games and activities instead! I found a super cute Gnome Garden, and since I'm always using glitter in my craft projects, I picked up a multi-pack of that too. Yes ladies, they even have the glitter you need to really make a party fun!

I was surprised to see a free sample of Tom's Toothpaste in my package as well, but since I love trying new products, I was happy to get it!

The shipping to my home was really quick, and very well packaged. And you can bet I tore into the package to get to the goodies! The glitter was set aside for later protects, but I began working on the Gnome Garden right away. The kit included:

  • 1 large, flat, pot
  • 1 large bag of potting soil
  • 1 packet of grass seeds
  • 2 white styrafoam mushrooms
  • 1 little wooden house
  • 1 packet of thick paper leaves
  • 1 bag of black stones
  • 1 bag of faux moss covered stones
  • 3 small ceramic gnomes
  • 3 small ceramic ladybugs
  • 1 ceramic leaf shaped 'tub'
  • 1 bag containing the assorted paints, a paintbrush, and the spray bottle for water
That box was crammed full of fun things, and my imagination ran wild. Not being a lover of Gnome's, I decided to make this tiny garden a place for my house fairies instead, and threw in a few of my own items as well. 

I painted the mushrooms, and a fairy protection rune over the door of the little house, and on the side of the pot itself. No one wants bad fairies moving in! Then I glued on the paper leaves, and a few of my own glitter covered fall leaves. I laid the 'walkway' using the black stones from the kit, and I also put in some Celtic Sea Glass, for a touch of color. It still looked a bit bare to me, so I went ahead and made a wire tree using copper and silver wire, and placed a fairy charm in the branches. After all that, all that was left was to plant the grass seeds.

This was a super fun kit, and a gift someone of any any age would love! Birthday Express has tons of kits and activities just like this one, that would make any party a hit.

But it gets even better, now you can enter to win a party pack full of plates, cups, napkins, and other supplies that you need for a great party!  In fact, 5 winners get a $30 party pack! Enter below for your chance to win!

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Love and Lightning Bugs,


Shayla Burks said...

I love love love the pink John Deere! But they have My Little Pony, which is what my daughter would go bananas over!

Meghan @ Crazy Casa K said...

You made it so cute! I love the little lady bug :)

Hobbies on a Budget said...

Love your fairy garden! The details are amazing!

Cloth Diapers said...

These are all great. Love teh fairy garden. You did an awesome job on it.

Jessica Bevil said...

My favorite would be either Angry Birds or something Mickey Mouse.

Julia Potvin said...

Very cute, you did great job!

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

That gnome garden is cool. :)


Amanda @ Survival Guide by The Working Mom said...

I'm loving the Dr Seuss

Anonymous said...

Angry Birds, my youngest son loves them.

(¯`•¸Geca Franco¸•´¯) said...

The kit is really awesome! Love it that you turned the gnome garden into house of fairies :D

Mama Luvs Books said...

I love the ladybugs!! SO CUTE!!

Ninja Wifey said...

Your gnome garden is so cute!

Coupons and Friends said...

I love the Gnome Garden!

Erin Slocum said...

Looks like you had tons of fun with your garden!