When I Dip, You Dip, We Dip 0Okay y'all, it's time to talk about the ultimate party food: dip, all the dips. Shanti and I are both dip enthusiasts and never ever throw a party without serving one, or three. As two gals who love to eat Tex Mex, and since we live in Austin, we are both queso and guacamole enthusiasts and, dare I say, experts. But, our dip game goes way beyond the usual suspects. Next time you are throwing a birthday party, cocktail party, or having a night of bingeing Netflix, we have more than just your custom party decor covered, we've got you covered on the dippable munchies too.
Georgia on my mind... 0
Sometimes we get a custom party request that turns out to be one of the cutest party themes on the planet. Our "Sweet As A Georgia Peach" party is just that; so sweet and so stinkin' cute! A little known fact about Shanti is that she rarely gets nervous about a custom order, or about any craft project really, but choosing the right shade of peach paper just happens to be one of the few things that freaks her out. However, she nailed the shades of peach for this precious party!
If I had to pick a favorite item from this theme, it would the highchair banner. The shades of peach and mint are so pretty, and the burlap pennant gives it a little southern charm. When the party is over, this banner would look beautiful in a bedroom or playroom. It also makes a perfect prop for smash cake photos. And as long as we're talking about cake, why not take the Georgia theme all the way with a peach birthday cake-yum. Mint colored plates and napkins are the perfect accent color for all that peach.
Any parent knows that babies really do get sweeter by the month, and they change so fast! Taking a monthly photo leading up to their first birthday creates a perfect timeline of a year that somehow felt both long and yet way too short. Displaying the pictures on a photo banner at the birthday is a great distraction for your guests so you can sneak away and cry a little because your baby is already a year old. So, double duty. Stressed about how fast time is flying, there's a peach for that, too!
I can't help but think about a plump little baby booty when I see a peach (I blame the emoji!), so naturally, our peach wall garland makes me giggle because it's like rows & rows of tiny baby bums! Whether you think about baby bottoms or not, this garland is a great photo background and can be used as a nursery or bedroom decoration, too. I love the idea of getting double use out of party decorations and it also serves as a fun reminder of the party day every time you see it.
Georgia may be the peach state, but no matter where you live, these decorations are perfect for celebrating your sweet little peach. So, cherish every moment, take lots of pictures of that sweet baby, and when the time comes to celebrate-do it big! Balloons, confetti, the works! They only turn one once, so make it a party to remember.
Let's Fiesta! 0
Uno, dos, tres, fiesta! With summer right around the corner, a fiesta celebration is the perfect theme for a summertime party. Of course, it doesn't need to be warm to have a fiesta, but the vibrant colors and fiesta friendly foods lend themselves perfectly to a warm weather party.
Let's take this fiesta back to the beginning, like the real beginning. If you are throwing a fiesta themed baby shower, you have to have our "Llama Llama Baby Mama" banner. Not only is it a nod to the beloved children's book, but a baby shower is the perfect time to rhyme (See what I did there?). As always, we can make it in just about any color you'd like to match your party vibe. Never ones to shy away from coordinating literally everything at a party, llama themed party plates and cupcake toppers are a must!
Moving up a year or so down the line, a fiesta themed first birthday is so fun and colorful; you can't go wrong. We all want to show off how our baby has grown in their first year, and our fiesta month-to-month photo banner is a beautiful way to display monthly growth photos. Speaking of photos, what is cuter than those pictures of frosting covered faces while they smash their birthday cake? Our "Uno" cake topper is the perfect decoration for that momentous occasion!
You can't forget the food at a fiesta, and chips with guacamole and queso are guaranteed crowd pleasers! And how delicious do the words Spicy Blood Orange Beergaritas sound?! So whether it's a baby shower, first birthday, or just a Saturday, grab your fiesta party dishes, decorate to the max, and don't forget to say "Muchas gracias" to your guests when the party is over. "Taco bout" a good time!
Que te diviertas!
-Heather and Shanti
April 2018 and We're Hiring Again! 0
Hi, Thanks for stoping by and taking a look at our current job opening!
We are looking to hire someone to work with us part-time in our North Austin in-home studio (near The Domain). The position starts immediately, and will range from 20-30 hours per week. Initially all hours will be in-studio, with the possibility of some hours being remote from your home, if you desire, after initial training.
Our ideal candidate would be:
- Available Monday-Friday to work in-studio anytime between the hours of 9-5. We currently need approximately 20-30 hours each week, so you can set your own hours within those days/times!
- A hard working, task oriented person, who is comfortable taking the lead on projects.
- Must LOVE crafting + General Office Admin Tasks. (We literally cut and glue paper all day every day!)
- Attention to detail IS A MUST.
- Bonus points given if you have basic sewing experience and/or experience with die cutters (Silhouette, Cricut, etc.)
- A basic understanding of marketing, social media and SEO is awesome, but not mandatory.
- Experience using the backend seller side of Etsy, Shopify, or Amazon would be amazing but not mandatory.
Pay starts at $8.50/hour. Pay will increase to $9/hour after 6 months of quality work.
If you are interested, please send and email to us at email@example.com, and let us know why you think you're a great fit for the position!
- Shanti Grossman
Join Our Team : Social Media Intern (Part Time) 0
Social Media Intern (Part-Time)
Our handmade custom party décor shop, Party At Your Door, is looking for a Social Media Intern to join our team. The ideal applicant will possess strong knowledge of the digital media landscape, including Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, Blogging, and SEO. The successful candidate will be responsible for monitoring and posting on our blog and social networks, participating in online outreach and promotion, and optimizing our social posts and websites with keywords and phrases. Those looking to gain valuable online media experience with an established organization are encouraged to apply.
Social Media Intern responsibilities:
- Work with the owners to create and implement campaigns
- Monitor analytics with social media team to identify viable ideas
- Create engaging blog and social media content
Ideal candidate skills:
- Organized with great attention to detail
- Ability to take ownership of a task or process, and see it through from inception to completion
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- In-depth working knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest and Google+
- Experience with social media analytics, including Google Analytics and Facebook Insights
- Basic knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, or other design program of choice
Working Hours: Flexible depending on school requirement, but averaging 8 - 20 hours per week.
Pay Level: College Credits
To apply please email your resume, with a short letter on why you think you’d be a great fit for this position to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Shanti Grossman
Love Is In the Air 0
Everyone loves love, right? Weddings are such a joyful time and to see two people you care about tie the knot isn't just a party, it's a privilege. As much as Shanti and I both enjoy a wedding and a fun reception, we hadn't ventured into making wedding decorations because, let's face it, that's scary! We have all heard the term "Bridezilla" and we have both planned our own weddings, so we know how much time and thought goes into it. With that in mind, there's a lot of pressure to make the decor just right. So we stuck to bridal shower and engagement party decor until two of our best friends got engaged and asked us to help with the decorations. We had the pleasure of decorating their engagement party and were so excited to be a part of their big day.
It helped that the bride has great style and gave us good direction to get started. The first thing guests would see when they arrived was the sign-in table where invitees could leave well wishes and words of encouragement for the bride & groom and drop off their wedding gifts. To spruce up the plain white cloth on the table, we made a huge "Welcome" banner in all the wedding colors with the bride and groom's names in gold underneath. It was a perfect spot for guests to snap a picture when they arrived and share it to social media to celebrate the couple.
True to their fun loving spirit, we began with the sweets table! The bride and groom each had a giant jar of their favorite candy, peach gummies for her and peanut butter cups for him, and we made signs for each: "Bride's Favorite" and "Groom's Favorite". In the middle of all the candy was the centerpiece made of a tower of little bundt cakes, topped with the wedding cake, and the crowning touch was a cake topper we made in the wedding colors with the initials of the bride and groom. The pennant style was fun and whimsical, and was a departure from the standard monogram style initials or bride & groom topper. Perhaps my favorite part of the dessert table though, was the sparkly gold "Treat Yo'self" banner that hung over the table. Any fans of "Parks and Recreation" will know exactly what that means! The team of pros at Carefree Weddings styled everything to perfection and we couldn't have been happier with the way it turned out.
We know that at the end of the day, the wedding decorations aren't what's most important when two people get married, but it was so special to be able to be a part of such a momentous occasion for two of our very favorite people on the planet. Now, with one wedding under our belt, we are ready to venture into the wild world of wedding decorations! So, whatever your wedding style or budget is, we'd love to help create custom decorations that fit your personality and your taste exactly.
-Heather and Shanti