5th Birthday Party. Ballerina Style.

Calling all ballerinas! We’ve got lots of tutus, ballet slippers, glitter, and a ton of pink! This ballet party is such a cute idea for a birthday party theme and we have got you covered. We love when our customers come to us with new themes and ideas, it keeps our creative juices flowing! So, thank you. One item that has been oh so popular in the shop is our custom signs where you can really make it your own. For this party, they used wood signage with bright pink lettering that really popped! Make sure to scroll below for all the clever custom phrases. My favorite is “Tiny Dancer’s Crafting Station”! No dessert table is complete without all of the cake toppers. Am I right? Tiny pink ballerinas to add some flare to the delicious cupcakes as well as a gold Happy Birthday cake topper. This is always a small, but mighty addition. Be sure to keep scrolling to see our custom drink stirrers too! Check out more of this modern ballet party over on 100 Layer Cakelet here.

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Mermaid Pool Party

Anyone kicking off summer with a pool party?! Sounds like the perfect cure to this hot weather we have been having! This birthday party has all the mermaid details you’re looking for. Iridescent tabletops, shell place cards, tropical florals, and a colorful balloon installation! A few details that I am still in love with were our drink stirrers in the shape of a mermaid’s tail and star fish! They added that extra touch to the tables. The desserts were made by the talented Sheila Mae who topped her mermaid cake with our custom acrylic happy birthday cake topper! The little birthday girl was even wearing her own mermaid costume, isn’t she the cutest?! The kids weren’t the only ones to have a good time, parents had plenty of champagne to keep them busy too! Check out more from this party over at 100 Layer Cakelet.

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A Pretty, Pretty Princess Party

Once upon a time, there were 3 adorable sisters’ who ruled all of Temescal Canyon… at least for one afternoon for their Princess Fairy Birthday Party! It took place underneath the most gorgeous tree with the perfect set up. Think lots of pastels, greenery, fairy wings, glitter, and real life princesses! We were able to create a custom sign for the trio that read, “once upon a time, there were three little princesses”. Guests saw this as they entered and Rooted & Wild’s beautiful florals complimented it well. You know what the best part is? You can definitely reuse this sign as decor for a kid’s bedroom! This theme would be great for a summer birthday party, picnic in the park, or play date for your kiddos. Check out more over at 100 Layer Cakelet here!

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SIGNAGE & NAPKINS POPPYJACK SHOP // STYLING BEIJOS EVENTS // PHOTOGRAPHY ALISON BERNIER // FLORALS ROOTED & WILD // DESSERTS SWEET & SAUCY // PRINCESSES PRINCESS PARTY PRODUCTIONS

The Original Scrapbox - Your New Best Friend

have you heard of the original scrapbox? it’s pretty much the best thing ever and you are going to fall in love!

ready?

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Yep! that big box is full of all of my crafting supplies and it’s a lifesaver when it comes to optimizing space in my small loft office.

I got the her hobbybox version about a year ago now and it completely transformed my space. i was constantly trying to figure out how to store everything so that I could find it easily, not spending valuable time searching for everything. What I love most about this piece though is that I can close the doors on it (can I get an amen?!)! No matter how I organized my space before, it always felt messy to me, even when everything was cleaned up and in it’s spot. Now, I can close the doors and the whole room feels CLEAN!

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The boxes come with their own door handles but I customized mine a bit with these fun ones from Hobby Lobby! I actually saw some super similar at Anthropologie for over double the price - score!

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The Her HobbyBox comes with lot of different sizes of shelves (that you can adjust) as well as all these clear bins that you see. I divided them up into my most common categories, made some custom calligraphy sticker labels (duh), and now I don’t have to dig around trying to remember which bin everything is in. A quick glance and I know exactly which one to pull out.

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Another big reason I chose the Her HobbyBox model was because of the paper storage in the doors. Paper can be a pain in the butt to store. It’s either all stacked on top of each other or gets bent and scattered in a million different nooks and crannies. These slots in the door were the perfect solution to be able to see all my options and keep everything neat and wrinkle free.

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Once the doors are opened up, you can also pull out a little table (hello extra desk space!). With the way that my office is laid out, I use it as a second desk behind me so that I can swivel and use both areas. Most of the time I have my Silhouette machine set up on my HobbyBox desk and my computer and everything else I’m working on at my main one. Then once I’m done, I pack it all up and close the doors!

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The Her HobbyBox works perfect for me but make sure you go and look at all of their amazing options (including their brand new AMAZING DreamBox!).

PLUS, if you decide to order one for yourself, use my code POPYJACKSHOP to get $50 off a Her HobbyBox, DreamBox or WorkBox 3.0!

Video by the Original Scrapbox team / Photos by Megan Welker

Full office tour also featured on LaurenConrad.com here

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Kitty Cat Party

Anyone a crazy cat lady out there?! Kitties are the cutest and so is this party! Like every party we help out with, it’s all in the details. For the table, we had to include our black acrylic kitty drink stirrers and “meow” placemats with the tiniest print of cat paws on them! To compliment, a ball of yarn was a must for the place cards. Purrrrfect, right?! Next to the desserts, we set up a custom wood sign with black lettering that read “You’ve Cat to be Kitten Me Right Meow”. I’m telling ya, we have plenty of cat puns around here! Such a cute idea for any birthday party, kid’s party, or summer event. Head on over to 100 Layer Cakelet for more!

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Invite, Signage, & Details PoppyJack Shop // Photography Alison Bernier // Design Beijos Events // Venue The Ma’amsion // Desserts Beverly’s Bakery

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A Dragon Party for The Little Ones

Game of Thrones might be over, but you can still live through it with this colorful Dragon Party! I might be one of the few people on this planet who did not watch GOT, but something I can get behind is throwing a Dragon Party for the little ones in our lives! We started off with a fun invitation to get our little fire breathing dragons excited and I think it delivered. Something I love about this theme, is that it’s gender neutral! Naturally, our minds think of boys with dragons, but throw in some rainbow colors and it can be a girl’s party too! The flowers were beautiful, the balloons gave it some pop, and that confetti table is eye-catching. Details matter and our dragon place cads, stir sticks, & medieval cupcake toppers were all the perfect match. This theme is great for a Kid’s Birthday Party, Costume Party, or even just a summer slumber party. Head on over to Inspired By This for more.

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Set of Medieval Cupcake Toppers

Acrylic Dragon Place Cards

Custom Wood Sign

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Details, Signage, & Invites PoppyJack Shop // Photography Megan Welker Venue Sweet Salvage Rentals Florals Sweet Savage Flowers // Balloons The Pop Shop // Desserts Frost Your Cookie // Kids Costumes Lovelane Designs

A Modern Disneyland Birthday Party

Some of my favorite childhood memories involve Disneyland, so a Disney themed party with a modern twist was just up my alley! If you scroll through the images, you’ll notice there are plenty of bold colors, sweet treats with Disney cake toppers, confetti, colorful balloons, and of course the perfect Mickey Ears! This theme is perfect for that summer party you’re planning or a fun way to get your kids excited for a party hosted in your own home! My favorite part of this pretty tablescape is our acrylic place cards personalized for each guest at the table. We chose a striking blue, but we can do any color fitting to your party’s theme! Check out more of this over at 100 Layer Cakelet.

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1st Birthday Beach Party

This cheerful beach bash was inspired by the Italian beaches and it’s making me want to pack my bags and hop on a plane right about now! It’s the perfect theme for any baby shower, family beach gathering, or maybe even some girl time in the sun. It’s bright, it’s happy, and it’s one cute party! You can check out more of it at 100 Layer Cakelet here.

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Beach Day Cupcake Toppers

Custom 11x14 Wood Sign

Custom 24x18 Wood Sign

Custom Cake Topper

Signage & Details By PoppyJack Shop // Photography By Alison Bernier // Styling By Beijos Events // Invitations By Paperless Post // Florals By Bliss Fine Florals // Desserts by Great Dane Bakery

Teacher Gift Ideas

Can you believe that it’s already the end of the school year?! I guess it’s true what they say…time really does fly by as you get older ;)

End of the school year means it’s time to gift those special angels we call teachers with a little something to say thank you. I created 5 new items that I think you will love that add that perfect personalized touch.

These gifts are also featured on the Beijos Blog here!

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We all know what teachers really need after a long, hard day with students - a glass of wine! Gift them your favorite bottle with this personalized tag tied on. Maybe even pair it with a couple of personalized wine glasses as well!

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This one might be one of my favorites - a little sign to stick in your favorite plant or flowers! “Thanks for helping me grow” is always a nice sentiment for a teacher and you can grab some great plants from places like Trader Joe’s or this fun faux one from Target! Maybe even pair it with some fun gardening supplies for a little something extra.

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Now let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a sweet treat? Go pick up your teacher’s favorite cupcakes (or even donuts, bagels, etc!) and stick these cute little cupcake toppers in them. You can get them in wood (as shown) or colored acrylic (would be super cute in your school’s colors!).

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Now what kind of teacher gift post would this be without a coffee option?! Pair this wooden tag with a cute mug (I loved this one from Target!), a gift card and maybe even a bag of some great coffee beans. Coffee for before school, wine for after - told you I had it covered! ;)

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Last but not least, no matter what you’re getting your favorite teacher, add this wooden apple tag to it to make it special and one of a kind. What teacher wouldn’t love having a little keepsake to remember your sweet student by?!

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A Very Pink Baby Shower

what many people don’t know is i actually work part-time in marketing on top of poppyjack! i started my career off in pr & marketing and have shifted over the years to specialize more in social media & digital marketing. i tell you that because this shower was actually for my boss from that job - mark atalla of carlyle capital!

mark and his wife yasmin have become dear friends since i began working there & when they announced they were having their first baby, i couldn’t be more thrilled for them! next came the fun part - getting to design their baby shower!

We held it at shady canyon golf club in irvine and while rain was in the forecast all week, it turned out to be the most beautiful, perfect day. i brought in some of my favorite vendors & together we created an unforgettable event to celebrate baby atalla on the way!

of course i had to make lots of little details to make it a special day for mark & yasmin. As you walked in, you couldn’t help but notice the large photo op decorated with an ombre of pink balloons and a custom name sign that read, “Baby Atalla”. Guests walked around with mimosas in hand with our fun “it’s a girl” heart stir sticks and custom pink napkins! A unique touch was our pink acrylic signage that showcased a few popular baby shower activities that i’m sure a few of us are all familiar with. Has anyone joined in on the diaper thoughts game and advice for new parents?!

Scroll down to see all the pretty details for this very pink baby shower!

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Show Me Some Puppy Love

Anyone else just love the companionship of a furry friend?! We love animals over here at PoppyJack Shop (in case you couldn’t tell, ha!) We have multiple products that have the common theme of puppies, kittens, bunnies, and even unicorns! You name it, we can do it. A few months back, I jumped at the opportunity to create details for a party centered around puppy love! With the help of a few vendors we were able to create the cutest front yard party for some kiddos. We placed the tables with dog bone place cards lettered with each kids’ name, black acrylic and wood drink stirrers in the shape of paws, and bow-wow puppy placemats. These really pulled everything together! Lastly, we created a bone-appetite cake topper for Frost Your Cookie’s fun cake! Check out this great kid’s party over at Kara’s Party Ideas!

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Moana Pool Party

Summer is right around the corner, which means there will be plenty of pool parties in our future! When the Beijos Ladies told me they were styling a Moana themed pool party, we knew it was going to turn out cute! One of the many things that I love about Beijos is how they can take the concept of Moana and completely make it their own with small, but big details that fit the overall theme. They incorporated tropical florals, papaya place cards (done by me!), pretty leis, and cute kiddos ready to have some fun in the sun! A few details that I loved were our floral & leaf drink stirrers, Moana cake topper, and some wood signage spread through out the party with Moana sayings on them. Even if a Moana themed party is not on your calendar this summer, this could be a great place to start for a tropical or surf themed party! Check out more over at 100 Layer Cakelet.

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