{Designer’s Challenge} Party Starters – “Little Sprout” Baby Gender Reveal

October 10th, 2011 in Uncategorized
Challenger – Pamela Smerker Designs
“Little Sprout” Baby Gender Reveal 

When I first heard the contest theme was Go Green it made me not only think of the color green (which is my favorite), recycling as well as the outdoors and plants. Therefore I combined all of these elements and created a “Little Sprout” Baby Gender Reveal party.

The activity for guests is to write advice or tips for the new parents on a supplied “Tips & Tricks” note card. Guests also had the opportunity to customize the fragrance of their party favors, which were recycled baby food jars (lids were painted white and topped with custom party circle) filled with plain homemade sugar scrub.

Strawberry lemonade, fresh fruit salsa with cinnamon chips, chocolate cupcakes adorned with “little sprout” fondant toppers and custom decorated sugar cookies were on the menu. A sweet treat for an afternoon celebration. Cupcakes could be filled with a pink or blue center to let guests know the gender of the new baby.

Seasonal flowers in recycled planters and toys from around the house decorated the scene nicely and the price was next to nothing. Other items used, such as the placesettings, cake plate and picture frame were items I already had on hand as I am sure most people do.

Vendors included:

Party Starters <http://www.partystartme.blogspot.com> :  Petal Favor boxes
Lynlee’s Petite Cakes <http://www.lynleespetitecakes.com> : “Little Sprout” fondant cupcake toppers
Cookies Are My Canvas <http://cookieartbychristina.blogspot.com/> : Custom decorated mini sugar cookies
Fancy That <http://www.shop-fancythat.com/> : Washi tape (decorated baby food jars) and lime green and white striped paper straws

“PS Harvey” ( www.psharveydesigns.etsy.com ) – “Little Sprout” printable collection 

Party Starters Go Green Spread Sheet
Food Cost
Cupcakes  1.50
Fruit salsa and cinnamon chips $8.00
Cookies $ 12.00
fondant toppers $12.00
Lemonade $2.88
Straws $1.26
subtotal $37.64
Decorations
Printable Collection (includes”Activity”) $11.50
Flowers $3.12
Washi tape $1.00
subtotal $ 18.12
FREEBIE
ITEMS
Glasses,
plates,
placemats,
cake
plate
Toys
from
around
the
house
Picture
frame
from
family
photo
Favors
Baby food jars free recycled
Favor boxes $15.00
Spray Paint $2.00
SugarScrub $6.00
subtotal$ 23.00
Grand Total 76.26
“Little Sprout”
Notes
Got a Bloogimg cake bake kit on clearance at World Market for $10.48and had a $10 birthday coupon!!  Whoot!
Grocery
Cookies Are My Canvas
Lynlee’s Petite Cakes
Grocery
4.95 package of 24 from Party Starters Invitation $5, 5×7 sign
$5, Thank you circles $4 “Tips and Tricks” activity cardswill be a free download. Plants from Home Depot .99 each. Pots free recycled fromfriend 3.95 for roll from Fancy That
Recycled from a friend who has a baby Favorboxes and tags from Partystarters $2.50 each Leftover from another project.
 1cup, 1/2cup grapeseed oil, 2 bottles flavoredextract
Shippingfrom vendors totaled $17.98
(not included in budget)

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10/10/11
Pamela Smerker Designs says:

Just wanted to update the prices on this party:

Party Starters' Favor Boxes are only $2 each making the total $12.00
PS Harvey Printable party shapes are only $4
The rest of the printable collection is FREE on Scribd.

Thanks for looking,
Pamela Smerker
Party Starters

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10/10/11
Party Wagon says:

I love the green striped boxes! Cute shower!

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10/11/11
Jill {peasandthankyous} says:

I cannot get over the little sprout cupcakes! So cute Pamela!!

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10/11/11
Natalie {the knock-knock factory} says:

sweetest theme ever!!!

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10/12/11
Anonymous says:

Very cute!!

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10/12/11
Steph Zerbe says:

Oh my! This is just darling!!! Love the theme and colors. And those baby blocks are perfection!

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10/13/11
Anonymous says:

How creative! What a great idea!

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10/17/11
Mayra Rivera says:

Love the make and take favors, so cute and such a great idea! Lovely theme and colors!

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