This past weekend I threw a Surprise 40th Birthday Party.
I looked in stores locally without finding any decorations I really Loved!
I was in search of unique party decorations. The thought of throwing a surprise party was stress enough in itself so not being able to find decorations I loved locally was just added stress. So I decided to check online sites as well as Esty.com! I LOVE etsy, most vendors selling on Etsy are small businesses working out of their home!
Here are some of my favorite vendors I used for the party!
BIG DOT OF HAPPINESS – (Wine Labels, Straws and Photo booth Props)
Big Dot of Happiness has so many different party decor options for all different types of parties from adult birthday parties to baby showers and even lots of fun holiday party decorations. The customer service was excellent and the speedy fast shipping was even better. Once I placed my order the products were personalized and I had them in my hands within days.
Big dot of Happiness supplied me with Wine Bottle Ladies that were super cute and really stood out! The pack came with 4 personalized wine bottle labels. They were stickers that were really easy to attach to the bottles. Everyone commented on the labels and how cute they were. I suggest putting the labels on the back of the wine bottles and just facing them backwards so you can still see which kind of wine each bottle is.
Oh Course I just my favorite brand of wine, Cameron Hughes! Check out all their specials Here!
Photo Booth Props that everyone has fun with! My Mom actually threw a party for my aunt in New York the same night and she also ordered 50th birthday photo props from Big Dot of Happiness! The photo props were super easy and quick to attach to the sticks, put on a table and they were a great party activity people could do at their own desire.
40th Birthday Straws were also a big hit. They were quick and easy to put together as well. I assembled them right before the party started!
I got the cake topper from LadadaDesigns as well as the cupcake toppers! Any theme you can think of she can design, really anything theme from unicorns to adult parties Ladada Designs has you covered! I love how sturdy the cake topper was and oh course how sparkly it was! Best part is No loose glitter, one of the birthday boy’s biggest pet peeves is glitter. Again with this shop customer service was excellent and shipping was super fast as well.
The cupcake toppers were so pretty I also stuck them in other desserts scattered. Everyone commented numerous times about the Awesome toppers! I was so busy trying to be a host that I forgot to take cupcake pictures before they were all gone.
Find LadadaDesigns on Etsy.com here: Ladada Designs Etsy Shop
I also knew I wanted a few unique posters with his pictures on them. I came across Poster Collage Designs by Alex. Alex customizes the poster designs and you print them out at home, online or at your local print shop. I sent him approx 40 pictures and he turned them into a collage in the shape of the number 40. I couldn’t wait till the actual party so I used this college on his actual birthday too. This collage was a great center piece for the gift table. when people walked in the door they were raving about how great the collage was. I had family pictures as well as childhood pictures on there. Alex’s customer service was wonderful and the turn around time was only a few days. He was so helpful with deciding on the size of the poster and even giving me suggestions of where to print the collage. I ended up ordering from walgreens.com and using a 40% off coupon. I purchases a picture frame mat from michaels to really make the collage stand out and then framed it with a frame I happened to have sitting in the closet!
Find Poster Collage by Alex on easy here: Poster Collage by Alex on Etsy
Plastic re-usuable personalized cups were such a big hit at the party! Everyone kept commenting how awesome they were and can they take the, home! Yes oh course, take them home! I got two different designs from Tippy Toad. A clear cup and a black cup. I put a few of each design on the bar and a mixture of each on the kitchen counter where the wine and soda was. These were the best cups ever, they held plenty and so super cute. I am really excited that we have a few leftover from the party to use at home on a daily basis now! Again excellent customer service and fast shipping! When this package came the birthday boy kept asking what the Tippy Toad was, last night I finally got to show him the cups! Keeping a surprise is so hard especially with packages arriving daily!
Visit Tippy Toad’s Website for the endless possibilities of Custom Party Cups and Decor!
Poster from Lyons Prints
Another great poster I got was from Lyons Prints. Check out how awesome this poster is. I used it as a table centerpiece and everyone was talking about it! I sent Lyon’s Prints a baby picture of the birthday boy and they took care of the rest! Everything from the price of gas the year he was born to the price of a new house and even the world’s population in the year he was born. The party guests loved reading each section and oh course they loved seeing the childhood picture in the center! This is not only a great party decorations but he can keep the poster forever and always look back on it! Lyon’s Prints makes the custom poster and emails it to you. You than get it printed locally or online. I chose to print at my local Walgreens and at the time they had a 50% off coupon. Only cost me $10 to print, than I headed over to Michaels with my 50% off coupon and picked up a nice frame to for the poster. The turn around time from the time I placed my order to when I received my digital image was a matter of a few hours!
I truly enjoyed working with each and every one of these vendors! The customer service from each and everyone was beyond the excellent. Shipping or delivery of digital images was super quick with each and every vendor! No matter what kind of party you are planning check out my favorite vendors for the best party decor around!
** THANK YOU TO ALL THE VENDORS WHO TOOK PART IN THIS BLOG POST AND WHO HELPED ME MAKE THIS 40TH BIRTHDAY SURPRISE PARTY SUPER AWESOME**