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red egg and ginger

For DD's red egg and ginger party, we made these simple favors for our guests. We wrapped boxes of ginger thin cookies in gold foil wrapping paper, spray painted small styrofoam eggs cherry red, then attached three eggs on top of each box with a hot glue gun.

red egg and ginger celebration is usually held around a baby's one-month birthday. Guests are often given red hard boiled eggs and foil wrapped ginger candy as favors. The thought of hard boiling and dyeing eggs was a huge turn off, so we stepped outside the box and came up with a parting gift that honors this centuries-old tradition while modernizing it with a twist. Each favor also doubled as a place card - propped against a red egg was a red egg-shaped card with each guest's name handwritten on it (not pictured due to my forgetfulness.)

And the invitation...


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vaughn's 1st birthday


austin's 4


Check out Austin's 3rd birthday invitation and party here.



wrap 001

Lots of birthday parties this time of year and one could go crazy on all the wrapping paper and ribbons.

I like to keep it simple. Kraft paper and Japanese washi tape go a long way and will stand out in a sea of birthday presents.

Recently, I stocked up on a bunch of rolls of colored kraft paper on clearance at Michael's. Here, I used the orange roll to wrap the gift and laid down different color washi tape in a pattern that resembles a ribbon-tied present. I used my tag punch to create gift tags and attached them onto the box with some baker's twine and a couple of strips of washi tape.

Simple and simple.



happy twenty eleven

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