I left off earlier today with pictures of the party printables from Paper and Pigtails. I also ordered a party sign from Party Pops on Etsy. It just arrived today (much earlier than expected), and I was so excited to open it and check it out!
This is going to be hanging on our front door the day of Kira's party. It is just the right size. Isn't it cute?
I cannot believe that I existed without Etsy a few months ago. There are some amazing handmade items on this site (not just for parties). Actually, I just ordered a take-your-breath-away Halloween costume for Kira from Adisten's Closet, who also has an Etsy shop (Adisten's Closet on Etsy). In case you are curious, she is going to make Kira the monarch butterfly costume. I'd recommend these sites to ANYONE with a little girl.
I'm skipping ahead a little, but there are so many stores that have made party planning a breeze for me. So far, the best actual stores for anything you can dream into party decor, in my opinion, are Target, WalMart, Michael's, Pier One Imports, and Ikea.
And, my honorable mentions for online party supplies and related party things (cakes, candies, gifts, etc) are (in no particular order; I am sure this list will grow as I discover more party professionals and plan more parties):
1. Paper and Pigtails
2. Party Pops on Etsy
3. Tweedle Dee Designs
5. Kate Landers Events
6. The TomKat Studio Etsy Shop
7. Two Sugar Babies on Etsy
8. Happy Little Art on Etsy
10. Sweets Indeed on Etsy (check out the candy kabobs - spectacular!)
11. Grandma's Candy Kitchen (a local bakery that has the best butter cream icing I have ever had!)
12. The Cupcake Spot (South Tampa's yummy cupcake bakery)
13. Birthday Direct
14. Layla Grace (I just ordered the most adorable monogrammed and personalized t-shirt and tutu for a friend's upcoming new baby girl)
I will mention some fun planning sites another time (although most of them that I have found are in my side bar to the right).
Sorry I got sidetracked from the initial reason for my post. I will come by again soon to continue showing off Kira's birthday decor :)
BTW, now we are watching Finding Nemo. This is such a FUNNY movie! Dorie cracks me up!