Plan Your Party or Wedding Early


Today, I want to help you start planning your party with a FREE printable party planner that you can print out and start getting ready for this year’s birthday party!  Scroll down for the FREE printable planner.

First, let’s talk about what is trending for birthday parties and baby showers for 2017.  Custom prints and personalized party decor is hot!

Oh sure, you could shop at that big box retail party store, but why? If you are planning ahead by at least 6 to 8 full weeks for an upcoming birthday party, baby shower, wedding, or any celebration- why not order in custom or personalized party decorations to coordinate to your party theme?!

Oh whoa!  Did that planning timeline throw you off? It’s actually smart and less stressful to start planning your children’s birthdays right now.  Why not?  At least start thinking of your theme and/or color scheme and ask them for some input! Even if their birthday is not until August, you can start shopping for custom made to order items on Etsy now.  In fact, you should!  

Sadly, I have to turn so many custom order requests away in the spring and summer months because mothers and brides wait until the last minute to plan and organize their birthday party for their little one’s special day.  I think Etsy shoppers sometimes forget that much of what is offered on Etsy is made to order, after checkout and many seller’s on Etsy have a full-time job.  Mine just happens to be my full-time business as a direct vendor for event planners all over the United States.

Yes, in most cases- I can ship many items from THE PARTY FETTI SHOP right away!  Ready to ship inventory is no problem but for my custom made items, I need my full 14 business day production time, so I can schedule orders out.  During my busiest time of year, spring and summer, I generally have 5 to 8 custom orders a day to get done and shipping out by customer deadlines.

However if you plan ahead, as early as now, custom party decor is the way to go!

Did you know that PINWHEEL PRETTIES offers prints in every party theme to coordinate to your event?

 Every party you can dream up, I’ve got you covered!  Prints in every style are available for a Circus party, Under The Sea, Finding Dora, Rainbow, Polka Dots, and we’ll even help out with Disney themes too!  Some of our top requested design are previewed below –

Personalized Party Decorations

Everything from flowers and birds to . . .

Paper Pinwheels

Rainbow brights and Dr. Seuss prints and more. . .

Summer Birthday Party

And some of my most popular prints for summer are gingham, bumble bees, ladybugs, strawberry and cherry, and of course red, white and blue for 4th of July!

I now offer bunting and banners in custom prints and as easy DIY Pinwheel Kits are new in my craft supply shop- READY SET CRAFT KITS

Or I offer stunning solid pinwheels in a mix of bright or pastel colors in any requested color scheme and size of pinwheels too!

Check out all our available designer custom made pinwheels in both our shops below –



(My wedding shop will be reopen soon)

Yes, I offer pinwheels for brides and their wedding decor too!  Start planning your 2017 wedding now!

Pinwheel Arbor

 And now for the FREE printable party planner!  Snag your party planner by clicking the image below or the highlighted link below.

Click here to print it for FREE-  Party Planner

Thanks for stopping by and come back soon for more party inspiration.

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It’s a Beautiful Garden

My sisters and I decided to do something different on Mother’s Day year.  Our mom is in the middle of downsizing.  She’s clearing out the years of accumulated stuff, simplifying the home and yard, slapping on a fresh coat of paint and readying herself to downsize into a smaller and more manageable home.  That being said, she loves setting up elaborate gardens (she has 6 in her front yard alone) and convincing her scale back to a clean slate for the soon to be new homeowner has been more than a bit difficult.

Luckily, my new son (her first grandchild), has kept us all so busy that the outdoors hadn’t been touched until last weekend.  This creates a need for the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

MD lawn

First step, lawn mowing!  My Dear Husband gets this fun task.

MD Hasta

While he’s busy, we get to clean out the flower beds and simplify with hearty Hastas.

MD Compost

This project has been sitting in the shed since last fall.  DIY compost bin!  Once she moves we’ll install a permanent (and easier to turn) bin, but this is a quick, cheap and removable version that’s perfect for her needs.  Take a large container with lid (we’re using a plastic trash can), drill holes on all sides, top and bottom, lift off the ground for circulation and you’re done with the construction.  I would advise you also put some grass, leaves and soil on the bottom prior to filling with other compost materials.  Use the bungee cord to fasten the lid and make sure you take it off the lifts and roll it around once every few weeks for aeration.

MD Herb MD Herb 2

I cut her down to a small assortment of fresh herbs when I harvested the majority of last year’s crop.  Now we will start a fresh crop in pots on the patio so they are easy to access.


The final step is peppers and tomatoes!  I’m so excited because I plan to make homemade mozzarella, so fresh tomatoes and peppers are perfect!  Plus I have the most awesome roasted red pepper dip on the planet and if you’re nice I’ll share it with you this summer (•‿•) .

Before I go, don’t forget about all of the upcoming holidays!  Planning can take a bit of time and work so make sure you get your orders in now so PartyFetti can get your pinwheels, decorations and accessories to you in time.

MD Etsy

Happy Mother’s Day, from my family to yours!!!!

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Celebrate our Teachers!

Even if you aren’t a parent, you can still appreciate the importance of our educators and the hard work they do.  Show them how much you care by putting together a gift for National Teacher Day!  Keep reading to learn how to make decorative boxes for treats, a new way to dress up just about anything and more.  Oh, don’t forget to keep this saved for back to school parties!

TD Vase1

An Alphabet Jar Vase by The Instinctive Scrapper is a fun way to display flowers and more!  This would be good as a pencil holder, a display for silverware, cake pops and a ton of other things I haven’t thought of yet!  You can even use scrabble letters or other display items.

TD Crayon Collage

I’ve seen numerous DIY’s on gluing crayons to items as decoration.  Use your imagination!

TD Pencil Collage

You can also use pencils, or pens, or markers, you get the idea.

TD Apple Box

Make your own Apple Gift Box with instructions by Handmade Charlotte and fill with your teacher’s favorite treat!

TD Apple Plate

This is another one I’ve seen in multiple places.  Looks pretty simple – cut felt and glue!

TD Caramel Apple

Caramel Apple dip is always a great gift.  You could also save this as a “just because” at any time during the year.

No time to make your own teacher a gift?  The Party Fetti Shop is here help!

How about a sweet Apple Gift Box that comes with a set of classroom bulletin board apple numbers and just enough room inside to add your own personal gift as well!

Teacher Gift

Classroom Banners are always an ideal gift too!  Help your teacher get a jump start on next year’s classroom set up with one of these adorable Board Book Banners or a Flashcard Garland.

Gifts for Teachers

Teacher Classroom Banner

There are all sorts of custom made to order gifts for teachers available in The Party Fetti Shop for your special teacher.

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