What is a party but a spectacular way to take all of the daydreams, creations, and inspiration that floats around in your mind and bring them to life if but for just a day? Even more exciting is to make these dreams come true for those you love…especially your giggling, blooming, social teen or tween.
Second only to making dreams come to life, is the ability to create; to create memories, to create personalized, one-of-a-kind party items for a one-of-a-kind party! I am excited to partner with Shutterfly in the creation of this unique Mod Teen Dreamin’ Birthday Party.
I have always had Shutterfly in my party arsenal when it comes to photos, prints, and holiday cards, but did you know that they also offer amazing Home Decor and Gifting collections too? And, these aren’t your traditional run-of-the-mill, cookie cutter collections either. You can use your imagination and creation skills for unique party and gifting items for any party you can dream of!
Unique Party Creations
For my Mod Teen Dreamin’ Birthday Party, I uploaded my own designs into Shutterfly’s online design tool. I then used my design to easily and quickly order personalized placemats, coasters, cups, serving trays, and plates. It was so user-friendly too!
I know what you are thinking…but, Kara, I am not a designer! I can’t design my own patterns! That’s not a problem! You don’t have to design your own patterns, you can use free stock images from the web (make sure they aren’t copy right protected), photos you take on your camera, or you can use Shutterfly’s Art Library, where you can choose from hundreds of free photos and art. You don’t have to be a designer, this online design tool is for everyone!
Mod Teen Dreamin’ Birthday Party Details
Now that you have your unique party supplies, it’s time to style the party. I love the quality of the placemats, plates, coasters and cups I ordered from Shutterfly! Everything looked so sharp, and the products were exactly what I wanted for this tween tablescape! I used the placemat as the base of each place setting and then created layers by using accessories such as the 80’s throwback coasters, plates, and more. I then placed some wax lips and heart sunglasses by each place setting to add to the fun. And you can’t miss the themed mylar balloons flowing down the center of the table. I wanted to create something modern and funky and I loved how the balloons matched the pattern on the tablescape items.
The beauty of styling a party with Shutterfly’s Home Decor & Gifting collections is that you get a two-for-one. That’s right, the party set up and design also doubles as the guest take-home favors! Just a little soapy water to wash and dry the plates and cups while the kids are playing a game or opening presents, and you can easily fill the cups with candy and small toys.
These plates and cups will be clutched in hands as smiling faces head down the driveway. You can wave goodbye to your guests knowing that your stress level and budget were saved by choosing party items that do double duty.
Enjoy the details of my party dreams, and head over to Shutterfly to check out what dreams you can create!
Party Styling & Photography- Kara’s Party Ideas | Kara Allen
Plates, Cups, Placemats, Trays, Coasters- Shutterfly