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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. 
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Last week, Angie and I spent a few days in New York City at the National Stationery Show. (We'll have to do a post later on what we saw and bought and ate!) When I returned, I only had a couple days to get ready for my daughter's birthday party. She loved seeing Charlotte's pottery party and wanted to do something similar.

For the favors, I bought note pads and muslin bags at Muji while I was in NYC. My friend, Abby, is a fan of these bags too! I filled the bags with the paper, crayons and Rees' favorite candy.

I personalized the bags with the girls' names by using t-shirt transfer paper. It was super easy!

Because I was short on time, I ordered cupcakes from our local bakery. They were delicious and Rees was thrilled that they came from a store. My sister, Laura, made the cupcake flags with this cool machine. The party was a hit and I loved that it required minimal effort.

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Reader Comments (15)

What a darling party! I love the bags and how you tied it all together with the colorful lettering :)

sooo cute!

can't wait to hear what you thought about the stationery show :)

05.24 | Unregistered Commenterjane

I love the way the bags turned out!

05.25 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Minimal effort? Seriously, girl. Wish I had that kind of talent! Can't wait to hear stories about you and Angie in New York. What a blast! Don't you miss it?

05.28 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

INSANELY adorable! love!

I love the bags! Wish I had that kind of talent!

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06.6 | Unregistered CommenterCarolyn

What lovely ideas! I am so happy to sede loot bags that won't go instantly into the landfill. You wouldn't believe (or likely you would) the rubbish that I've had to get rid of already and my child is only 18 months.

I'll bookmark this site for our next big day :)

The bags for souvenirs are lovely. And what is more pleasing about it is that it has names which is very personal.

I am in love with these bags! They are so cute and just the perfect size! I'm making some for my kids. I ended up buying light fabric transfer paper for the names but it's white. It looks like you used clear on these bags. Can I ask what kind it is?
Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration!!

07.13 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Oops! I wish I would have tried one before leaving the last comment. Looks like I've got the right paper.

07.13 | Unregistered CommenterJen

I like the emphasis especially the cup cake, very delicious and it's lovely to taste.

Where did you buy the bags? I am looking to do something similar for Christmas presents.

10.4 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Interesting information here. Excellent job.

05.17 | Unregistered CommenterH.J

Thanks for sharing! I am pulling together some sort of art/polka dot party per my daughter's request. I love finding new party ideas! Caitlin @ theroommom.wordpress.com

06.21 | Unregistered CommenterCaitlin

Love the bags ....and the font is great with such fun colors!! Can you share the name of the font you used or closest to it? What colors did you use for the names? If you can share that would be great!!

04.21 | Unregistered CommenterKim

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