Monday, October 17, 2011

Featured Party: Sophia's Candy Land Adventure

My first 'big' party was for a sweet little girl named Sophia. Sophia was turning one and her mom, Jessica, contacted me through Etsy. I had a great time helping Jessica out with the party - it was helpful that she was really creative. In the two months I spent helping Jessica prepare for Sophia's party we became great friends.

1) Jessica had a local baker create her a Candy Land Theme cake. The cake even include parts of the game board!
2) I love how each of her cupcakes had their own uniqueness.
3) A Candy Land path was created with colored card stock.
4) I created this "I AM ONE" high chair banner for her. I printed and shipped the letters and she assembled with rainbow colored ribbons.

5)I printed this banner and Jessica assembled.
6)These are Sugar Tree Press gift tags attached to toothbrushes. I loved this idea paired up with the candy buffet.
7) A cavity waiting to happen. I designed the hershey wrappers and the 'Grab a Bag' sign.
8) Jessica came to me with this idea, I printed and sent little circles with each month on it, to attach to it's respective photo. 1 month all the way to 1 year.
9) Paper Napkin Rings by STP
10) Sophia holding onto a water bottle - label designed by STP.
11) Mini-Hershey Bar Wrappers. I sent Jessica this digital file, she took it to Staples and had it printed. Depending on your party size it can be very cost effective to print yourself.
12) I had such a great time helping out Jessica that I thought I would include a little gift for Sophia.

In the seven months since I helped plan this party I have learned a lot! I am so grateful Jessica allowed me to be part of Sophia's special day!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Getting Ready for the Holidays

This is the first year Sugar Tree Press is going to actively participate in the Holiday Season.  We are going to provide a variety of cards such as Christmas, Hannukah, and the good 'ol standard 'Holiday' cards.  We will also supply fun and festive favors & decorations for your holiday party. 

Here is a sneak peak at a few items from our Holiday Collection!

Since Sugar Tree Press is a small at home business, my husband and I decided that for Christsmas this year we would only be buying for small local or at home businesses.  We started buying early in July and are pleased with the awesome items we have been able to find.  Between my husband and I, we have six brothers to buy for. We are completely stumped! We were able to find a great hand crafted gift for my father-in-law but it's a little pricey to buy for six more people. If you can recommend some businesses that would be great!

Have you started thinking about the Holidays yet? If you were to have a Holiday party, what type of decorations or party supplies would you use?