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A Home Run Birthday Party

Baseball season is finally here and the weather is perfect for an outdoor celebration. We put together this sporty party featuring our Baseball Bat eco-friendly, recycling activity stickers. BPFK_Baseball Party_11 This large sign was designed and then printed at our local print shop and mounted on foam core. It served as our centerpiece. BPFK_Baseball Party_2 We placed lots of peanuts in a clear bowl for decoration and snacks. And had a vintage tin bucket filled with Cracker Jacks. Wiffle balls are way more kid-friendly than the real thing (more laughing, less crying). And, we served up hot dogs for some major league nosh.

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For our party activity, we took pics of the kids and assembled DIY Baseball cards. We got lots of goofy faces…we’re big fans of silliness!

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The Baseball Bats made festive table decoration and party favors for the take-home goodie bags.

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And, we couldn’t resist making these homemade baseball butter cookies.

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Shop Local: Fairfield CT – The Beehive

Photo: Brooke Allison Photogrphy

The great people behind The Beehive believe that the best things in life are free – like friends, family and community. Their products are meant to enhance your special moments together – a well thought out gift, fun goodies for the adorable kiddos in your life, special accessories for your home or a little jewelry to brighten your day.

Sandra and I have a mutual friend named Pam who lives in Manhattan Beach who introduced us. Thanks for supporting Box Play for Kids Sandra and Pam! I wish you nothing but success with your new venture.

Owners: Sandra, Chris and shop dog Hank

Owners: Sandra, Chris and shop dog Hank

Photo: Brooke Allison Photography

All Photos: Brooke Allison Photography

All Photos: Brooke Allison Photography

Stop by and check out this new darling store.

The Beehive
1561 Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
203.955.1122
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10-7, Sunday 12-5

Saddle Up! It’s Time for a Kickin’ Cowboy Party.

Howdy! Our little friend Dominic is turning 4 and we’ve put together ideas for his cowboy themed birthday party.

Horse illustrations from istockphoto.com.

Horse illustrations from istockphoto.com.

We always like to create a focal point for our table design and build out. Our overall color palette for the party is blue and red. We used three of our Red Barn stickers that repurpose cereal boxes. We made horse cupcake toppers and placed them in the foreground to create a corral. I’m madly in love with this Mexican blanket on the diagonally – so vibrant and festive!

Each guest receives this customized party favor – cowboy hat, our Cow sticker wrapped in a blue bandana and a sheriff star. Yeehaw!

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We always like to have at least one simple DIY craft activity for the kids and parents. This time, we made cowboy mustaches using popsicle sticks and black construction paper.

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We made cowboy beans and corn on the cob for some yummy grub.

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The kids went wild for these cupcakes.

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So MOO-ch fun recycling a milk carton into a cow plaything.

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BPFK Cowboy Party

We recycled an Amazon box into horseshoes by cutting out the shapes and covering them with shiny silver duct tape – kid-friendly, light-weight and 100% fun!

BPFK Cowboy PartyGiddy up, ya’ll, it’s time for Dominic’s kickin’ party!!!

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Football Season. Stick On. Kickoff!

It’s that time of year again when my husband goes into high gear football mode. I still don’t get it but what’s a girl to do? I say…if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em! We put together a sporty tailgate party fit for a team of fun-loving kiddos (and their parents).

BPFK Football Tailgate Wide PlayFirst, what’s a tailgate party without a tailgate? We created a DIY pennant using felt and twine. We threw in a cooler full of ice water, fresh fruit for healthy snacking…

BPFK Bucket of Footballsand a bucket of DIY footballs made with empty toilet paper rolls and our very own Football stickers. We stuffed them with gold football t-shirts. The combo makes the perfect party favor and party activity.

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Applying stickerWe created a crafting station to keep the kids (big and small) entertained.

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And had perfect weather for Sunday Funday. GO TEAM!!!

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Construct-a-Party

If you’ve been keeping up with our Box Play for Kids blog, you know we love DIY parties. Having little ones means birthday party season is every season and we’re on a mission to show moms and dads some simple party ideas. So how about a construction party for your little builder? We set the scene with measuring tape, bright orange safety vests and a table full of Box Play for Kids construction-themed stickers. Let the kids make the table toppers with our buildings stickers and a few recycled paper towel and toilet paper rolls. Another tip: your favors can double as party decorations. We found appropriately colored orange clipboards to give away with some carpenter pencils and our tractor stickers. A “THANKS” belly band resembling on-site CAUTION tape and a toy dump truck holder bring the whole theme together. Like we always say…don’t be afraid to construct-a-party.

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Box Play for Kids Building Set and Tractor stickers

The little birthday boy in action. “Two” cute. Peel. Stick. Construct!

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Red, White and Play

BPFK July 4 Table Shot Planning a patriotic party? We’ve put together a July 4th “inspired table” featuring – American flags, water balloons, fire chief hats, Dalmatians and our Fire Truck Party Pack stickers. Our recycling craft stickers are great as a party activity, table décor or party favors.

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Kids love interactive elements so we included yellow fire chief hats, water balloons (caution: it might get a little wet) and fire trucks made out of repurposed milk cartons. Everyone can be chief at this party!dalmation cake stand

 

I’m not much of a baker so I took the easy way out and picked up store-bought treats. We created cupcake toppers using the Dalmatian from our fire truck stickers. It’s not a party unless you include cute, cuddly creatures.goodie bags

 

We put together goodie bags so the Red, White and Play can continue at home!Box Play for Kids July 4th Fire Truck Party

Below is a recap of all the fun.

 

Our stickers are proudly made in the USA.

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!