Friday, December 30, 2011

Nautical Love: More Beach Bashes and Seaside Parties

     When this blog was born three years ago, one of its inaugural posts was about nautical party themes. Despite the original page's photos being desperately out of date, the piece has remained one of our most popular. For the new year, for all you brides and pregnant mothers and graduates and cougars who need piscean-inspired parties, I give you these ideas.
Love,
kitty.

I have a thing for place card holders. These silvery sailboats would be great for showers.


Silver Sailboat Place Card Holders - $1.23

from: Beau-coup.com

A similar option, these cruise ship luggage tags can double as place cards - great for destination weddings.

Nautical Luggage Tag Favors - $6.25

from: Beau-coup.com

All of the fab nautical invitations I'm about to drop on you are from Minted.com. Click the pictures to shop. There are a couple that make me want to plan a Hawaiian destination wedding ... send your groom prospects to me, please. Meow!

3 FREE wedding invitation samples from Minted.com with code 3FREE

BLOCK PRINT WAVES Wedding Invitations



Simple Coral Wedding Invitations












In case your Christmas cards and holiday newsletters didn't quite make it to the mail...

Dearest Kittens,
     It's the eve of the Eve, and perhaps you find yourself in these last stretches of the holiday season feeling remiss for not sending your correspondence. Never fear, Kitty is here with some options for late winter and early spring.
     I am one to send valentines rather than holiday cards. It gives me a chance to write a personal note to everyone and it's a nice surprise for relatives and friends to get a gorgeously retouched photo of me * and the most angelic child ever born. What a way to chase away the winter drearies!

* In this coming year, let's all make a pact not to take or post any ugly pictures. If you can't use Photoshop or do some creative cropping, then don't post that picture of yourself looking glamkitty meow meow if your BFF has some weird double chin thing going on. Take one for the team, kittens, and practice kindness when playing with photos on the Facebooks.
Love,
Kitty.


If your girls had a Ni Hao, Kai-lan holiday, why not adapt this birthday card to say thank you for all the fun gifts?
Birthday Party Invitations Ni Hao, Kai-lan: Sunny Laughter - Front : Blush
Nickelodeon Invitations & Cards from Tiny Prints

I also love this one, ambiguously titled, "Winter Wishes." Use all of your holiday pictures in a collage. These go over well with grandparents and others who can't get enough of your little darlings (please, please let your little darlings be Pugs...).
Tri-Fold Holiday Cards Loving Laughter - Front : Red Lantern
A little something for those kittens who unwrapped an engagement ring this year and will be in need of Hip, Modern, Exclusive Wedding Invitations!
Signature White Photo Engagement Party Invitations Diamond Dream - Front : Black



Monday, December 12, 2011

Movie-Centric Holiday Ideas

     Whether you have movie fanatics on your list, or you just want to bring a touch of theatrical drama to your party this winter, I have inspirational ideas to carry you through the New Year.


     I wouldn't dare photograph the inner chaos ahem, sanctum that is my office, but I myself enjoy a life-size cutout of Luke Skywalker as I blog to you. Movie cut-outs are a must for film buffs. Why not have Santa bring one or two?

     Are you a Rotster in envy of our script supervisor's set chair while you spread out on the ground or in your car?







Meow & Purr, Kittens! Kitty's Back!

Dearest Kittens,
     It has been far too long and I've been missing you. For months I have not been able to access my Google accounts because they were tangled up with the Innerspace OMnimedia Mothership, and I'm in the process of streamlining my many channels.
     I've also been making an independent feature film, Chicago Rot. With the holidays in full swing, I come to your newsfeed with all sorts of fresh new ideas for making the season green, bright and downright fantastic. Please check back soon!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Princess Kate's Dress Inspires Wedding Dress Favors

     I loved Princess Kate's dress. So beautiful, so English, so Alexander McQueen (rest his soul). With June weddings right around the corner, it's time to think of bridesmaids and shower favors and little presents tied up with ribbons. Inspired by Kate's gown this morning, here are some wedding dress favors I adore.



Tiny wedding gown candles.

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Coordinating wedding car candles.




Perfect for a rehearsal dinner or shower!  Uniquely, these smartly designed napkins can stand up to serve as table d├ęcor! Eco-friendly napkins are made of 100% recycled tissue and are printed with FDA-approved food grade inks.





Cupcakes with a dressy trim.



Sunday, April 17, 2011

Giant Props










     I'm starting to think about premiere parties and movie shindigs (did you hear your Kitty recently became a film producer?!?). The other day I stumbled upon this website selling giant things. About 20 years ago, Muffy and I were shopping in Soho and found a store called, "Think Big." They sold items like these, but their presentation was more like a gallery. I think this is great; greatbigstuff.com has everything from huge pieces of sushi to enormous guitar pics. Perfect party favors and/or decorations.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Chicago Rot Feature Film



Hello Hip Cats and Kittens,
     In the event you've been wondering why your Kitty hasn't been posting about parties so much lately, it's because I am planning the biggest event of my life. About a year ago, I got the opportunity to realize one of my fondest dreams: to make a movie. Today, the crew of Chicago Rot dropped the teaser trailer. Imagine me cutting a big, red bow and taking a bow. Please watch the trailer below, but be warned it is very gory. This is a dark film with a lot of heart, sure to become a hit with the goth set, science fiction fans, rockers, and those who love the city of Chicago.
     The link will lead you to Kickstarter, a forum for independent artists. If you want to get on board with this project, please peruse the offerings and incentives. And watch this space for further details on how to throw a wrap party, or a premiere. It's going to be one hellacious shindig after another this summer. Thank you for your support, and for reading Kitty. 

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Real Soda in Glass Bottles Great for Parties




     Your Kitty recently discovered Real Soda, a brand which distributes vintage and microbrewed sodas like Frosty, Cheerwine, and my personal favorite, Rat Bastard Root Beer. With over 1400 flavors, there is surely something that will bring the extra pop to your party! These are currently sourced by Real Soda Midwest,  and may be found this spring at your local Ace Hardware or Do It Best center.
     Real Soda is only available in glass bottles, which is why Kitty loves it so much. As you kittens know, we are very dark on plastic. If a beverage stored in a plastic bottle becomes heated over 78 degrees (certainly probable in a warm car or outside on a hot day), plastic begins to leach into the drink. This not only adulterates the taste, but floods your body with icky chems you don't want to ingest!



Several funny flavors and energy drinks are available.


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Unique Valentines


Although this was originally offered as a holiday card, this snowman could go for Valentine's Day or give a double-dose of happiness as a late New Year/Valentine greeting. Especially if you never got around to sending out Christmas cards or the New Year's cards you planned to use after said holiday correspondence flake-outs!




Attention all Chi-Os and trendsters who heart owls: these two designs are perfect for you.


For the picture-perfect family. Tasteful triptychs.




Love brown, love sepia photos with brown designs. Love pugs. That's why I picked this. If you have a pug or three, this is for you.

     Valentine's Day is less than three weeks away, kittens! Get your list together and get on it! Click the designs above for shopping information. XO!




Monday, January 17, 2011

Mad Men themed Party Part 3: All About the Monogram

     Your Kitty has been publishing this blog for over two years, albeit intermittently. Of all the posts, the Mad Men party theme has definitely garnered the most interest. With Awards Season upon us, nothing suits an entertainment occasion quite as nicely as a Mad Men party. This post, part 3 of the series, focuses on the monogram: an essential component of swank for the Draper in all of us! Whether you're looking for party favors, prizes or decor to pull your party together, monogrammed items will give your event the polish and perfection of a Mad Men set.






This dance floor decal can be used to personalize any space at your party. Click the image for more information. 



Whether you're having a Mad Men-style wedding or an awards season soiree, this photo backdrop can be personalized with a simple monogram to give your party a true red-carpet vibe. Click the image for more information.



The Martini Bar is a must at any Mad Men-themed shindig. You must use real glassware. Do you think Betty draper drinks out of a paper or plastic cup?



Every swankster should have his or her own monogrammed flask. Click images for more information.





An elegant monogram for the top of your cake, whether your party is for a birthday, wedding or graduation.

Your Mad Men-themed (or inspired event) requires a traditional invitation. It can be vintage or retro, but should have a classic, clean feel. See some examples below and click here for shopping links : Hip, Modern, Exclusive Wedding Invitations!

Signature White Photo Rehearsal Dinner Invitations Be Married - Front : Begonia


Signature White Textured Rehearsal Dinner Invitati Wine Connoisseur - Front : Lime


Signature White Rehearsal Dinner Invitations Come Together - Front : Light Blue






Signature White Rehearsal Dinner Invitations Stylish Script - Front : Black Russian




Signature White Bridal Shower Invitations Couple Silhouette - Front : Tropical





All invitation designs from Wedding Paper Divas; click above to get free shipping!









Valentine's Day Weddings, Showers and Parties



I love this idea so much, I'll probably feature it frequently for different party ideas. If you're throwing a shower this spring, it would be a great gift for the bride and groom to use at your party and the wedding.



As an eco-blogger, nothing makes me happier than favors that aren't just going to wind up as more plastic schlock in a landfill somewhere. 



Organize your party favors by the entrance so guests can grab their goodies on the way out. Adorable for a Valentine's Day-themed shindig.



With this wedding wish and prayer box, you'll have more than just memories of your special day. Guests' sweet wishes and solemn prayers can be preserved forever in this wonderful keepsake. Simply leave note cards next to the box and invite guests to slip a special message inside.




Adorable tea party favor boxes that double as place card holders.