Frozen Party Series: Tutu-Rela Review

I am so excited to share with you guys one of my latest Etsy shop finds: Tutu-Rela Boutique. They make the most darling tutus and I just had to have some for my Frozen themed party/sleeover.

My daughter K seriously thinks she is a princess. And she shows it in the way she dances, the way talks, acts…even in the way she dresses. I am not a big fan of huge puffy dresses, specially in super humid and hot crazy Texas weather. So image my delight (and my daughters) when we found these gorgeous tutus?! Not only are they light and fresh but they can be added to any outfit to make any little girl feel like a princess. Can I say perfect for a birthday party?

I got the idea for the table setup online and I couldn’t wait to see the little girls faces when the saw them! Each little girl got a tutu from Tutu-Rela Boutique, made to order for each little girl. I can’t tell you how happy they were and how much they enjoyed dancing and playing in their tutus.

 

The tutus are made with white, purple, and turquoise tulle and decorated with blue ribbon and snowflakes. Tutus are handmade. No-Sew tutus are made with elastic waist. Itty Bitty and Extra Small tutus are made with crochet waist. Please specify elastic waist for these sizes.

Tutu-Rela is an adorable Etsy shop that makes all their tutus to order and they offer an array of colors, sizes and they have a super friendly and accommodating customer service. They also offer headbands, tutu totes and decorated hangers. They are super detailed with the sizing and want to make sure everything surpasses your expectations. Make sure to check out their shop HERE and follow them on Instagram

***Disclosure: I receive this product and/or compensation. Neither influenced my opinions, the review is based on my own experience and opinions.

*HOT* GattiTown Coupon One Buffet, Drink + $5 game card = $9.99

When you want only the best in food, fun and family entertainment, GattiTown is where it’s at. Eat, play and party at GattiTown! GattiTown has the best mouthwatering options featuring Gatti’s famous pizza buffet including pasta, salad and desserts. Then get your game on with latest in family friendly games and prizes alongside interactive experiences for ALL ages. And GattiTown is always your best destination for birthday parties, field trips and other special group events. With over 9,000 square feet of endless games, an all you care-to-eat buffet and spacious dining rooms, one trip to GattiTown and you’ll know why it’s a top destination for family friendly fun. GattiTown has great daily specials such as Moms Eat Free on Mondays, Half price games on Tuesdays and Kids Eat Free on Wednesday. Visit www.GattiTownAustin.com for complete details.
Bring your family to Gattitown and experience the fun for yourself! Enjoy one buffet, drink PLUS a $5 game card for only $5.99! Simply go HERE and print or show this coupon to the cashier.

Posh Paper Parties Co Etsy Store Review

Continuing with reviews for the wonderful items we got for the Monster Bash……………..Next stop is PoshPaperPartiesCo, an amazing Etsy shop with an even more amazing mother/daughter duo behind it.

We got a highchair banner, did you know about this? and a party hat from them. The store owner, Flavia Andrews was wonderful! She asked me about the colors and theme of the party and even sent me drafts of the template she would use to make my items.

Everything was perfectly coordinated and customized to my son’s name and party. Look at how gorgeous this banner is!  The colors where vibrant and went perfectly with the party.

Each scalloped circle measures 5″, our banner had 6 of them. It fit perfectly around the highchair.
My son’s name Gael,the words “Is One!” and images were printed in high resolution, mounted on high quality cardstock and strung with fabric ribbon. All in the coordinated colors. 

Now take a look at this gorgeous party hat! Isn’t precious?

Made out cardstock with fabric ribbon trim and ties. Die cut number one and scalloped monster embellishment and soft pom-poms at the top.
Hat measures 7″ tall and 4.25″ wide. It “sits” on top of baby’s head. Ribbon ties measure 13″ long each.

There was no monster themed party hats at PoshPaperPartiesCo but Flavia was so wonderful and accommodating that she made this one specially for my son. That not only shows how talented she is but also how important she takes all her customers.

Make sure to check out their shop HERE and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

 

 

Austin Moonwalks Review

A party is not a party without some entertainment! And for our little monster party we had some awesome stuff from Austin Moonwalks. Guests got to bounce around on really cool castle moonwalk and they enjoyed some great cotton candy.

Austin Moonwalks offers free delivery and setup to a limited delivery area, there’s a small delivery fee for some outlying zip codes. A very nice guy came to our party, explained how to care for the items, how use make the cotton candy and went over all the guidelines with me. He also set everything up so we didn’t have to worry about anything!

The kids literally jumped throughout the entire party, they just couldn’t get enough of it! We chose the King Castle moonwalk you can see it HERE. This one rents for $139 and it was super clean no weird smells like some moonwalk can have.

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We had a huge line when we started making the cotton candy. It was really easy to make and everyone enjoyed it greatly! There’s just something special about cotton candy. I think both my husband and I were more excited then the kids!  :lol: This one rents for $75 and comes with two huge containers of sugar, we had plenty to go around and still had some left over. You can check it out HERE.

Once the party ended he came back to pick up all the items. We didn’t even have to clean the cotton candy machine which was soooooo much fun but I was very glad I didn’t have to clean it!

Thank you so much for making my little monster’s birthday party extra special and keeping our guests very entertained. Make sure to follow Austin Moonwalks on Facebook and check out all the deals they have.

Cadabra’s Crafts Review

I had the amazing opportunity to work with the with a group of awesome Etsy shops for my sons first birthday monster party. One of shops is Cadabra’s Crafts. The shops owner Abra was not only extremely friendly and helpful as we planned what I needed dot the party but kept communicating with me in every step of the way. We got the table centers and the goodie bag clippers from her shop and they wee gorgeous!!!!20140102-001129.jpg

We got 10 center pieces and Abra was kind enough to work with us and make the monsters in the party’s color scheme. Each centerpiece had 5 monsters in picks and comes with a tin bucket with handles and has a burlap square on the front with the word MONSTERS attached. A foam disk is inserted in the bottom for the pieces to stick into. They were super easy to ensemble, they came with instructions and everything I needed to make them look amazing! Our guests were thrilled to take this home with them :)

20140102-001142.jpgAre you looking at all those vibrant colors? Abra was so nice and really nailed the colors and theme of the party. The cardstock is of great quality and you can tell they were made with tons of care and love. I couldn’t have asked for better decorations! Everyone at the party was fascinated with the detailed work and how gorgeous the table centers were. As you can see on the pictures they are made with carefully cut layers of carstock and attached to the stick with hot glue so there’s no coming off.

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*Cadabra Crafts specializes in custom party supplies such as celebration banners, party favors and word / letter albums. They also have a variety of other handmade crafts. Each item is hand crafted with the proper time and care to make sure you have a one of a kind quality product you will love. She also does custom orders. Make sure to check out her shop HERE20140102-001222.jpg

Nothing Bundt Cake Review

My son’s little monster party was a complete success!!! One of the main things that made that possible was the amazing cake we got from Nothing Bundt Cakes. We tried all their flavors and I most say they were all delicious!!

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We got the stacked cake decorated with a little box and candle, it’s called “Delicious Wishes”. They offer many different decorations for all occasions. You can go see them HERE.

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Their bundtinis are the cutest things ever! These are their cupcake size little bundt cakes we got them in many flavors and I was impressed of how moist and delicious every single flavor was. We decorated them with the little monster toppers we got from the YoureInvitedDecor Etsy Store. All the guests were really excited about them and loved trying all the flavors.

20131204-111110.jpgMy little monster got his own “smash cake” Nothing Bundt cakes offers the perfect size for this. Their Bundlets are the greatest, it’s perfect for first birthdays or to share with a loved one. But of course you can just eat it all by yourself ;) I know I could!

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All and all the party was beautiful, the food was great and I discovered this wonderful new place for cakes. Nothing Bundt Cakes offers bundtinis, bundlets, stacked bundt cakes and bundtlet towers, they are perfect for any occasion or just because. They have many flavors including: white chocolate, Chocolate chocolate chip, marble, white chocolate raspberry, pecan praline, lemon, red velvet, cinnamon and carrot. And their Holiday flavor is Gingerbread!! I can’t wait to try it!

Thank you so much for the wonderful cakes! You guys just got a new fan! Nothing Bundt cakes is located in 2785 Bee Cave Rd. Suite 333, Austin, TX 78746. Go check them out and let us know what you think ;)

 

Birthday Party Planning Tips Event Part 1

Many of you have asked me for tips on saving money for parties, especially birthday parties. Since my baby’s first birthday is just around the corner I decided to do an event full of tips, ideas, reviews and giveaways to help you plan the best birthday party for your family.

I partner up with a few local and Etsy stores that offer great items and services for parties. Along with my reviews you’ll get to see wonderful photos, enter to win some of the items featured and snag exclusive discounts and coupons!

Here’s a list of all the sponsors for the “Monster Mash” I’m planning:

Round Rock Express Game @ Dell Diamond!

I was invited to a Round Rock Express game at the Dell Diamond as part of a group of local bloggers and their families. And it turned out to be quite a treat! They reserved the pool area (did you even know they had a pool area?) You can reserve one of their party sections that includes food, a playground, picnic tables, a pool, hot tub and of course and awesome view of the field. Check out our view:

We had a great time! They had yummy hot dogs, chips and burgers as well as fountain drinks and my husbands favorite FREE BEER!!  ;-) The kids got to swim for a bit and relax at the hot tub. I would recommend this space to anyone looking to make their next event extra special!!!

Here’s the awesome pool and hot tub:

To get more information about renting this awesome space for your next party make sure to check out their website HERE. You can choose tons of different areas and packages to accommodate your needs.

Win an iPad from Coupons.com (1 Winner a Day)


Coupons.com is giving away an iPad-a-day through August 9th. To enter, just put your email address. On the. second screen, it will also inform you that it has automatically clipped a few Back to School coupons for you. If you don’t want to print these coupons, just click on the x at the top of that box.

The Coupons.com iPad-a-day Giveaway starts on August 3 and runs through August 9. One new iPad will be given away each day. There will be a total of seven winners. Limit is one entry per person per day. The winners are chosen during a daily drawing which is done by an external party (ePrize). Winners will be notified via email.

Make Your Own Kits 70% off! Kids Crafts and Projects + Free Pendant!

School’s out and it’s party time, especially for the kids! Whether your idea of partying is getting creative, making delicious food or making music, sneakpeeq has kits to Paint Your Own Umbrella, Make Your Own Clock, decorate your own Chalkboard Placemats; all for 70% off! These KITS retail for $22, but your price is only $7! SHIPS FREE! 

Turn heads this Summer with this FREE JEWELED HEART PENDANT! A warm heart, sense of humor, and impeccable sense of style: there’s a lot about you that makes you a gem. Add this lovely heart to your jewelry collection, and enjoy a bright pop that’s ready for the sun. A FREE HEART PENDANT ($62) just for checking out sneakpeeq!

*HOT* 50 Personalized Magnets Only $6.99 Shipped (Reg. $19.99)!

Ink Garden (whom I just love) has a great deal on Personalized magnets! You can get 50 magnets for only $2.00 + $4.99 shipping, so only $6.99 total shipped right to your door (reg. 19.99!). These would be so cute for Party invites since they will easily remind people when the party is. They are also good for business, etc.

Just use the code MAGNET2 at checkout.

Crowdtap Verizon Insiders: FREE Party Package (Over $85 in American Express Gift Cards)

Crowdtap is offering another HOT party package filled with $85 in American Express gift cards, a swag bag and more for Verizon VIPs (which hopefully many of you are).

Included in the party package:

  • Party Guide
  • Verizon Swag Bag
  • One (1) $35 American Express Gift card to buy refreshments
  • One (1) $50 American Express Gift Card to offset download purchases

Here’s how you score:

  • Sign up for Crowdtap here for FREE
  • Answer the “quick hit” questions which will take you to higher level – get up to level 4
  • Click on “New Actions Tab”.
  • Depending on your quick hit answers, you may be selected to get a FREE Verizon Party Package. If you are selected, you will see a form to fill out. Not everyone will get accepted but hopefully a lot of you do!

You’re one of a lucky handful of Crowdtappers chosen to host a Verizon VIPs “Feed Your App-etite” Party! You were chosen because of your exceptional participation and status as a Verizon VIP key influencer in the Crowdtap community. Now, let’s get this party started!

*HOT* Crowdtap: FREE Woolite Party Package

I have another HOT freebie from Crowdtap! In the past we’ve received FREE Old Navy free tanks, jeans, compression pants, bathing suits and more! Well, now for a limited time Crowdtap is offering up a FREE Woolite Party Package! You will want to try and get to level 4 to get this offer.

Here’s what’s ncluded in the party package:

  • 1 Woolite Swag Bag packed with:
  • 1 America’s Next Top Wooliteer Sampling Party Booklet
  • 3 dry erase boards
  • Dry erase markers
  • 1 set of Woolite Great Denim Survey trivia cards
  • 10 Woolite Extra Dark samples for you and your guests

Here’s how you score:

  • Sign up for Crowdtap here for FREE
  • Answer the “quick hit” questions which will take you to higher level – get up to level 4
  • Click on “New Actions Tab”.
  • Depending on your quick hit answers, you may be selected to get a FREE Woolite Party Kit. If you are selected, you will see a form to fill out. Not everyone will get accepted but hopefully a lot of you do!

New to Crowdtap?

Earn cash for rewards and Amazon gift cards!

  • COMPLETE OPPORTUNITIES – You will be presented with a variety of opportunities to complete
  • HELP BRANDS – You will be helping brands make major marketing decisions as well as helping spread the buzz about products you like
  • You can also answer “Info questions” which will help them match you with more opportunities!

You can earn cash rewards and gift cards by providing meaningful responses in discussions and participating in discussions daily. Once you have reached level 5 you will receive a 5% cash bonus for every $10 you earn!

After your account reaches at least $10, you can cash in for these items:

*Cash! – Different activities may earn you cash rewards!
*Gift Cards – Your Crowdtap cash can be redeemed for Amazon.com gift cards.
*Help Charities – You can choose a charity to help out and donate to.
*Free Products – You can earn free products from certain promotions and activities they run.

CrowdTap: Free Old Navy Bottoms for you and 3 friends!

 

Old Navy is at it again! This time they are offering up free bottoms for you and 3 friends

Details from Crowdtap:

Since you’re an Old Navy fashionista who loves dressing up your bottom half, you have been selected for a chance to participate in Old Navy’s BOTTOMS BONANZA event! You are a lucky member of the stylish and influential Old Navy Style Council who may have a chance to host an in-store party with 3 lucky friends filled with shopping, laughter, and lots of fun photos!

Old Navy partners with CrowdTap to gain insight on what consumers like and dislike about their products. To do that they giveaway free products to select CrowdTap members.

Here’s how to try and get in on this freebie:

Sign up for Crowdtap
Answer a few short questions to get to level 2+ (5 minutes tops)
Look under “New Actions” for the application
Apply for the Old Navy Bottoms Bonanza

**Remember not everyone will receive the application invite or qualify so don’t get bummed or discouraged.

Bath and Body Works: FREE Item With Home Fragrance Purchase Today!!!!

Don’t forget this one today!!!!

Bath & Body Works is having a party tomorrow! The Fresh Picked Party is this Saturday, March 17th, from 10am-4pm, in stores and all day online.

During the party, they will be giving away a FREE gift with any Home Fragrance purchase. The FREE gift is valued at $10.50 and there is only one per customer. You might want to check for the small candles. I think they are around $3.

Bath and Body Works: FREE Item With Home Fragrance Purchase This Saturday

Bath & Body Works is having a party tomorrow! The Fresh Picked Party is this Saturday, March 17th, from 10am-4pm, in stores and all day online.

During the party, they will be giving away a FREE gift with any Home Fragrance purchase. The FREE gift is valued at $10.50 and there is only one per customer. You might want to check for the small candles. I think they are around $3.