Inspired Ideas for a Stylish Life with Baby: 9/10/2012

A fairy wand diy, custom state pillows and a no-sew canvas bin tutorial!

If you have a fairy princess like I do, then you might be considering a princess-themed party for an upcoming birthday celebration. Fairy wands make the perfect party favors — and Jenny of Jack + Hunt has an easy and fun tutorial for an afternoon of wand making on Hello Bee.

Show your home state some love! A few months back, we shared with you a free state map download for you nursery gallery wall — and today we bring you another fab state find. Available through AlwaysFits.com, these custom state pillows ($60) are a soft and unique accessory for the baby room (or any room in your home).

Amy of Positively Splendid is one thrifty mama — and she’s a pro at making storage bins from diaper boxes. A while back, she shared a canvas bin diy (which required a bit of sewing) and just recently she shared a no-sew version. You’ve got to check it out!

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One-of-a-Kind Party Favors

When it comes to planning your tot’s next birthday party, you and your little one may have different party themes in mind. Mama might be dreaming of a unique, fun-filled birthday bash while your little one is fascinated by some character and wants a themed party featuring the character everywhere. And with a little creativity, you can have the best of both worlds!

Erin, of The Indigo Bunting, helped her sister throw her 5-year old son a “thunder-and-lightening-and-Thor” themed party that’s any BUT generic by designing some very unique—and incredibly adorable!—party favors for the little guests.

The one-of-a-kind party favor goodie bags included custom temporary tattoos, “Super-duper fruit snacks” for the kids (organic fruit leathers from Trader Joe’s wrapped with custom labels), purple rock candy swizzle stick with some purple chocolate candies and a spinning top.

Visit The Indigo Bunting for more images and details regarding these Thor-themed party favors!

Image Credit: Erin Jang / The Indigo Bunting.

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Eco Chic: Wooden Party Utensils

Forget plastic utensils and take dessert time to a whole new level with these eco-friendly, customized wooden utensils from Sucre! You can get a set of 20 customized wooden spoons or forks for $8 —and there’s a multitude of designs to choose from, like customized utensils that say “Happy Birthday.”

These whimsical utensils also make the cutest party favors —especially for an ice cream-themed party.

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Who Says Forever is Better?

Kids love temporary tattoos but let’s face it, the designs available are either Disney characters or clipart-looking. So imagine our shock when we stumbled up the online temporary tattoo shop, Tattly.

This cool new company, the brainchild of the super talented designer/blogger Tina Roth Eisenberg of swissmiss, offers a growing collection of unique temporary tattoo designs that are too adorable to pass up!

Each Tattly is $5 (set of 2) and includes shipping within the US.

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12 Birthday Cookies To Swoon Over

Is your kiddo celebrating a birthday soon? Themed-birthday cookies are making a huge splash in the party planning scene — and we’re loving the cookie craze!

These sweet goodies can be customized to the party theme and make great party favors — as well as decor, since these incredibly cute cookies look fabulous on display at the dessert table.

Check out these 12 birthday cookies for your little one’s big day…

Cat in the Hat Birthday Cookies

Hot Air Balloon Birthday Cookies

Farm Animals Birthday Cookies

Minnie Mouse Birthday Cookies

Alice in Wonderland Birthday Cookies

Little Red Wagon Birthday Cookies

Thomas the Engine Birthday Cookies

Girlie Girl Birthday Cookies

Sunshine, Balloons & Cupcakes

Hello Kitty Birthday Cookies

Sock Monkey Birthday Cookies

Cupcake Birthday Cookies

And check out our roundup of adorable baby shower cookies!

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10 Baby Shower Cookies To Swoon Over

Planning a baby shower? It seems that every party you go to, cupcakes and cake pops reign supreme at the dessert table. But what about cookies? They can be customized to the party theme and make great party favors — as well as decor, since most are so incredibly cute!

Check out these 10 baby shower cookies and indulge your sweet tooth with a little day dreaming…

Elephant Baby Shower Cookies

Baby Boy Baby Shower Cookies

Baby Bites Baby Shower Cookies

Safari Baby Shower Cookies

Umbrella Baby Shower Cookies

Owl Baby Shower Cookies

Sweet Owlies Baby Shower Cookies

Baby Feet Baby Shower Cookies

Bunny Baby Shower Cookies

Sweet Birdie Baby Shower Cookies

Some of these would also work well as kid’s party favors too!

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A Whale Of A Time

I wish I had a pool just so that I could throw a pool party and use this whale set!

Inspired by a customer request that required a whale silhouette, Perideau Designs put together with whale collection that includes invitations, 100% cotton reusable favor bags, gift tags and thank you cards.

And just in case you’re wondering about the fabulous striped straw {you know you are!}, you can find tons of them on etsy.