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Blonde Designs is an inspirational blog focused on invitations, parties, and good design. We are Angie Gubler and Kristin Rees, best friends, graphic designers and moms.
We are both former art directors at Martha Stewart Living and Martha Stewart Weddings, respectively. 
We own Blonde Designs, an invitation and stationery company.

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wiggly party

My son was set on having a Wiggles party for his 3rd birthday. I was hesitant about incorporating the Wiggles aesthetic into my party-planning, but couldn't crush his party dreams. Plus, there are only two Wiggly Play Centers in the world and we live 10 minutes from one of them. In the end, I used the Wiggles' basic primary colors for the invites, favors, and party decor. I was happy with the design elements and he was thrilled with the party!

The cupcakes were chocolate with cream cheese frosting. For future reference, I must remember that James doesn't like cream cheese frosting! Buttercream for sure next year.

For the favors, I made a CD of James' favorite songs and packaged it with some red, yellow and blue candy. The playlist included some Wiggles songs mixed in with other kids songs. James' CD also included his very favorite song at the time, Beyonce's "All the Single Ladies." I didn't know if that was loved by (or appropriate for) all 3-year olds!

To complete the theme, I made labels for the kid-sized water bottles. Making custom labels is quite easy and always makes a big impact!

Reader Comments (10)

All the Single Ladies is a favorite among my little people too. Kudos for giving into the 3 year old Wiggles love and still making it stylish.

09.3 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney

This is probably a very dumb question...and I may be the last one to know how...but how do you make water labels? Do you glue 'em? Or print some label? Thanks!

Ha! Kristin, I'm cracking up at the Beyonce song. Can he dance along with the video, too?

I saw today that your blog was featured on Design Mom. I love Gabrielle's blog and wish you guys all the best with yours. I'll be checking in!

Yes, I'd also like to know how to make the water bottles.

09.6 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Our water bottle labels are printed on text weight paper, cut out and then affixed with a bit of double-sided tape.

I commented on the cookie post for the birthday party, but now I see these ideas will help even more! I'm going to do the water bottles and the little signs for the cupcakes. Did you use paper and double-stick tape for those as well?

09.10 | Unregistered Commentersunny

Ok Kristin, Can I please come to your kids next bday party? They're simply amazing! I'm planning my daughters 12th and am having a hard time....and now that you've said you start planning weeks before, I think I'm in real trouble...it's next week. Any good ideas? Suz told me to check out your sight and I'm blown away. Such great, creative ideas. I'm going to steal a couple. Thanks!

I LOVE the CD labels! Do you just create those in a word processing program like MS Word (I'm a PC girl)? Nothing I ever do looks quite as polished.

Actually, we designed them in QuarkXpress, a design program for MAC's.

Sorry, we're not so fond of MS Word for anything that needs to be designed.


Hi there! I am having a Wiggles party for my son James - and... my name is Kristen! How weird!! I would LOVE to steal your templates for the CD covers and Water Bottles!! Do you have these saved? Is that too cheeky to ask for??
I just think youve done a perfect job - it seems stupid to recreate!

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