Garlands and gratitude galore! What better way to spend a season of gratitude than with friends. This year, we wanted to deck out our studio with a Friendsgiving extravaganza! We used our Friendsgiving invitations, found here, for some perfect garland inspiration. No party is complete without an eye catching garland full of shapes and color à la Lars. Because of the bounteous holiday celebrations this time of year, we also wanted everything to be damage free and temporary. So we set out to find just the thing. Cue the new Command® Adjustables™ Hooks and Clips.
I’m sure we’re not the only ones here who anxiously await the arrival of the Met Gala yearly. This year, when Anna Wintour announced the Camp theme, we knew we were in for a show (even though honestly, it’s how I would love to dress every day of the year). But boy it was an even better show than I could have imagined. I could take hours to discuss our favorite looks, who really embodied “camp” or the costumes that just left us a little confused, but I would rather just get to the point. Jasper as Jared Leto… Camp Themed! Dun dun dun!! Who wore it best? I’m clearly biased, but can you blame me? A baby in a wig… carrying a doll with a wig…? Sorry Mr. Leto, we think we’ll call this one a win for Jasper!
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Today we are making a very important PSA that began when I was at the party store a few years ago. As I was walking in the door there was a sign that read “We have helium!” and I though “of course you do… you’re a party store.” I was thinking more about this after my trip to the store and turned to Google to decipher the meaning of this sign. The findings were shocking. YOU GUYS, there is a HELIUM SHORTAGE happening right now! Some of you might be wondering “how does that even happen” and honestly thats a great question to address at a later date. Right now I want to talk about alternatives for those of you who may not be so fortunate to see that “We have helium!” sign at your local party store.
As we searched for alternatives we found an incredible selection of mylar balloons at Anagram that we just about died over and we got to thinking about all of the all of the amazing things we could do with these balloons and the current helium shortage.
With all of the ideas dancing in my head I decided to narrow it down to just one: a disco dream girl with, of course, a disco ball above her head so she can party wherever she goes (as modeled by our awesome intern, Emmaline!) And guess what? We’re already anticipating our New Year’s Eve. We’ll stash our extras for our party. The balloons inflate and deflate easily making storing and reusing them a no-brainer, but that projects for another day, back to this disco dream costume that is surely going to make you the funkiest guest at any Halloween party you’re attending this Halloween season!
Wildbird has done it again and launched yet another line of the most lovely slings in the most lovely colors for this season! If you haven’t experiences a Wildbird sling yet you truly need to jump on board it was a game changer. Wildbird made time with Boo (Jasper) easy and productive (remember our collection?!). So we figured all you slinging’, and soon to be slinging, parents out there could use an easy and clever Halloween costume that not only looks amazing but accommodates your tiny human like this rainbow and sun mommy and me costume. Let’s be honest, I’d wear the jumpsuit every day of the year! And if I could, that adorable baby too!
This month we have had our eyes on dried plants and flowers. There’s nothing more elegant. And as the days start getting just a little bit colder, we’ll take whatever we can get that reminds us of summer days. We’ve LOVED the dried plant trend and decided to to try it out with paper because when do suddenly come across a dried frond? Dried plants are already permanent, we get it, but we loved them too much to not give it a shot. Here’s our version of the lovely Palm Fan Leaves, jazzed up with a little bit of color, because could something really be Lars if it wasn’t at least one of the shades of the rainbow?