Back to School Gumball Rulers

My name is Natalie Stern and I own an online party stationery shop called Katarina's Paperie. I also write a party ideas blog called Confetti Diaries. We design fun and creative ideas that you can use to celebrate any occasion - big or small - as well as share many free printables.  Back to school is such a fun time of year. Even though they have to say goodbye to summer, it's great to see how excited kids get as they anticipate the upcoming school year. These fun gumball rulers and free … [Read more...]

Giggles Galore 2012 Year in Review

Wow, 2012 flew by and I am excited to take a look back and see where this little "hobby" of mine has come.  It certainly was an adventure to see so much growth and success throughout the year and I thought I'd recap some of my favorite highlights month by month. January Peacock Princess Party February Valentine's Kissing Booth Party March Spring Fling Party April Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt Party May Barnyard Buddies Brunch June Just BEE-Cause Tea … [Read more...]

First Day of School Breakfast Celebration

I love traditions and our First Day of School Breakfast is a great way to start off the school year!Last year was the first year I threw a Back to School celebration and the kids really got a kick out of waking up to a special "party."  My oldest started Kindergarten today and I wanted to make sure it was a super special morning so I pulled out a few decorations and set-up an A+ breakfast for the kids.The kids fueled up on blueberry muffins (my daughter's favorite), strawberries, yogurt … [Read more...]

One Smart Cookie Teacher Gifts

Come visit me at Design Dazzle today for a super quick and easy teacher gift idea.  This is one sweet gift your teachers will love! … [Read more...]

O-fish-ally Ready for Kindergarten

School supplies, check.  New "big girl" backpack and lunch box, check.  The perfect first day of school outfit, check.  We are "O-fish-ally" ready for kindergarten! Our school has a parade a few days before school starts and all the kids gather around the park to watch their teachers ride by with wild excitement for the new year.  Everyone makes signs to hold up for their teacher and hopefully meet some new kids that will be in their class.  When I saw these darling favors from Sprinkled with … [Read more...]

Back to School Breakfast and Kindergarten Time Capsule

Make the first day of school special for your kiddos with a simple and fun Back to School breakfast. The first day of school is an exciting day and even if everyone is ready for the big day there are still a few jitters.  I made my kids favorite breakfast treat, blueberry muffins with fresh fruit and milk to get their day started right! My friend Michelle from Maddycakes Muse recently hosted a Back to School party and she had this brilliant idea for the moms to write a note to … [Read more...]

Calling all Bookworms for a Back to School Party

The carefree days of summer are coming to an end, but for school-aged kids a new adventure is just around the corner.  Back-to-school means new friends, new teachers and new memories!  Get your little ones excited about the new school year and celebrate with a Back to School Bash. My daughter is going to kindergarten this year and I wanted to start the school year off right and document this exciting milestone.  I decided to use my daughter’s love of books and reading as the focus of our … [Read more...]

Thanks for Helping Me Grow {Teacher Gifts}

I am constantly amazed at how wonderful teachers are, at least the ones I know.  Aubrey's teacher are so patient and kind and I've never seem them without a huge smile on their faces.  I adore her preschool and love how they engage the children with creative play, interactive experiments, gardening and cooking. She had her end of the year program and I wanted to say "Thank you" one last time to her amazing teachers.  They have helped her grow and learn so much this year and I wanted to make … [Read more...]