Thursday, September 22, 2011

{Winner} Pirate (and Fairy) Collection!

Arrrrggg Mateys!! We have a winner....

Number 17, Katie who said "I would love to win this!" Congratulations!!

Katie, please email me at GwynnWassonDesigns (at) gmail (dot) com. Look forward to collaborating with you on your little pirate's party!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

{Give Away} Pirate and Fairy Collection

Well shiver me timbers it's Talk Like A Pirate Day!! Soooo.... we're going to GIVE AWAY one set of the following Printable Items from our Pirate and Fairy Collection!!

- Invitation
- Happy Birthday Banner
- Party Circles
- Table Labels
- Favor Tags

If you only have a Pirate and not a Fairy have no fear the collection can be altered to simply be for a Pirate Party!!

Please leave a comment below before Thursday the 22nd at 10am and we will announce the winner Wednesday afternoon.

Good luck Mateys!!

(All party pics from Kacey and David's Pirate and Fairy Party can be seen here.)

*** This give away is now closed ***

{Press} GWD Golf Party Printables on HWTM!!

The ever AMAZING (and soon to be on "Say Yes To The Dress!") Courtney from Pizzazzerie contacted me recently to use our Golf Party Printables for a party she was styling. Today her absolutely ADORABLE golf themed dessert table is featured on Hostess With The Mostess!! It is a full of fun, super creative ideas. Be sure to hop over and check it out!!

Golf Party Printables are available in the shop.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

{GWD Parties} Preparing for School Party with Free Printables!

A few weeks ago, I had a small party for my son and one of his best friends, Lauren. They were in school together this Summer for a short little session but both were heading off to different schools this Fall first their first real school experience.

The theme of the whole party was Reach And You Will Learn, Grow, Create and Inspire. It's so much fun to inspire your children to grow and learn and you can do that so easily by creating a wonderful environment for them to explore! 

(crayon cookies by JP Creatibles)

Dashell was SO excited to have Lauren over for a special party!! (And it doesn't hurt that her mom is one of my best friends, Rebekah from Blissful Nest, so I was pretty excited to get to spend a little time with her too!) He helped me get all the decorations ready. We made homemade play dough (recipe here on and a couple different fun wall decorations.
(directions and tips for these here on

He helped me decorate the cake and label all the items we were going to put out for the party.

On the day of the party I set up a table full of things for the kids to explore and experience and they had a blast!! (More decorating details here on 

They had so much fun, in fact, that we didn't want to keep all the good times to ourselves so below are tons of FREE PRINTABLES so that you can label personal items...

...make lunch box love notes (details here on your child set up playdates...

...and write a few notes in style!

Just click on the images below and download the files to your desktop. I hope these help you and your child have a little fun and inspire each other in fabulous ways to learn, grow and create!! And be sure to check out all of our party details here on!!

Learning Letter Labels

Name/ID Labels

Playdate Cards

Daddy and Me Lunch Box Love Notes

Mommy and Me Lunch Box Love Notes

Handprint Note Cards

Teacher Note Cards

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

{Client Parties} Brooklyn's Magical Mermaid Party!!

When Tamara contacted me to work with her on her daughter Brooklyn's Mermaid birthday party, I was SO excited!! Tamara was full of ideas and when she shared the pictures with me I was blown away. She truly created a magical world where Mermaids (of the striped tail variety!) could play and splash among sand castles (real and edible), beautiful fish and seashells!

Cupcake toppers, mermaids and the sea shells: Edible Details
Table cloth: Nan at Pots and Pins
Wooden mermaid sign: The Little Design Company
Cupcakes and the sea shell cookies: Melanie 
Embroidered names on the place mats: Carol at Top Stitch in downtown Modesto
Mermaid tails: Tamara's amazing mom

Photography: Tami G Photography