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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Pretzels & Brew Birthday Party


The past 5 years, I've gone ALL OUT for almost every birthday celebration for my 2 daughters. You may have noticed that I get VERY into the details of each event.. it's always so much fun but soooo much work! This year, I challenged myself to do something outside of my comfort zone- throw a party somewhere other than our house and allow the venue to take care of {almost} all the details.

My husband and my oldest daughter, Vivian, have birthdays only 4 days apart so I wanted to find a way to celebrate them both at one event. For a long time, I had been wanting to visit a local spot called  "Brewbakers" where you can make soda, pretzels, as well as brew your own beer. It turned out to be the perfect place to host a father/daughter birthday party! {see more pictures of the brew party click here.}

I didn't have to worry about what to feed everyone.
I didn't have to create any fancy "tablescapes".
There was NO cleaning or decorating to do.
The activities were planned out.

But, I HAD to do something...!!! I decided to put time and effort in to having fun, customized, functional party favors for each guest. With the help of iCustomLabel and their amazing, high-quality printed labels, here's what I was able to create...


MONOGRAMMED ETCHED GLASS MASON JARS 
to hold the root beer guests could take home!

This was my first time etching glass... I created shapes with painters tape, vinyl lettering, and contact paper. Then applied the etching cream and had instant etched glass! These jar/jugs were 99 cents each and were the perfect and useful favor for guests to enjoy for years to come! Here's how they turned out:







 you may have noticed the charms hanging off the jars...

PHOTO SHRINKY DINK CHARMS
printed on my home printer, then shrunk and attached to ball-chain necklaces.

I attached these adorable charms to lobster clasps to make it super simple to attach it to other things like key chains, backpacks, etc. They were wrapped around the etched glass jars for guests to take home. Check out how cute they turned out!





I love wearing my mini photo strip charm that has all my favorite people on it! :)



Guests also too home their own bottles of root beer. (I customized labels with their faces on them as well as a birthday party version.) And I even had custom-printed drink carriers for them!

Jen CYK Photography

And of course, I had to pass out candy (I'm kindof obsessed w/candy). I made little custom printed favor bags full of gummy soda bottles as well as baggies full of hand-dipped white chocolate pretzels. I tried my best to NOT over think things and turned a cardboard box in to my "display" for the favors. I thought it was fitting since the venue was literally a bar packed with stacks of boxes of beer bottles! :)


Jen CYK Photography




Oh, yeah, and I made placemats, too!!



This was definitely a fun venue and a great birthday party we'll always remember!

Jen CYK Photography
Jen CYK Photography
Jen CYK Photography
Jen CYK Photography
Jen CYK Photography


Jen CYK Photography


5 comments:

  1. how do you make the photo shrink dinks?

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  2. I am also interested in the photo shrinky dinks. The one attempt I made did not turn out well.

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  3. Could you please put a tutorial how to do the necklace

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  4. Have you shared a tutorial for making the photo shrinky dink necklace? I'd love to try it, but I have no idea how to get the photo on the plastic.

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  5. Can you please tell us which shrinky dink film did you use for the photos....white,frosted, or sanded clear? If you don't mind, which brand name did you use also? Thank you and God Bless.

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