Posts in the ‘Children’s Parties’ Category

Happy Birthday Minted!

Monday, April 1st, 2013

15% off

Celebrate Minted’s anniversary with 15% off everything. Anyone who has visited Sweet Peas & Stilettos knows how much I LOVE all of the products at Minted. I am so thrilled for their success and I bet the next 5 years will be full of even more creative and colorful treats for all of us. Happy Anniversary Minted! Now we can all celebrate.


Fancy Paper & Scissors

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012


I was carpooling to school the other day with a few kids and watched one of the boys totally entranced with a piece of paper and a pair of scissors. It instantly reminded me of that kid’s really do love the simple things. We don’t need iPads and computer games and RC vehicles to keep kids enthralled and amused. All it took was a simple piece of paper and a pair of yellow plastic child proof scissors. Every one else in the car wanted to see his inventive creations. When I logged in later that night and popped over to The Land of Nod, I knew I had found some perfect birthday party gifts and stocking stuffers. They had the perfect balance of keeping it simple but making it super cool.

Over at The Land of Nod I found these Kids Crafts: Play Paper Snowflakes (a.k.a. sheets of fancy paper) and these cool Kids Arts: Fancy Half Circle Zig Zag Scissors. These will be great for my son’s art table and I am going to stock up because I know they will make great birthday gifts for boys and girls alike. My son is in kindergarten now and loves cutting paper into various shapes. If I am going to have little scraps all over the floor, I figure they might as well be cute and colorful. So come join me and stock up on some new art supplies today.

Minted Party Decor

Monday, October 22nd, 2012


I am so excited about Minted’s new line of party decor! These decorations are fabulous. There are a number of themes and holidays to choose from so you can find the perfect items for your event. From baby showers and birthday parties to Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations – you will find a wonderful selection of decorations to make your party one of a kind.  I know that there are a number of you out there who have the time, energy and creative know-how to make wonderful DIY decorations, but then there are the rest of us who like to leave it up to the pros. At Minted, independent designers have done all of the heavy lifting and all we need to do is place our orders.


The most important part of any party is the guest list. With great friends and family – you really don’t need much else (except for yummy cupcakes). But after people (and food!), what truly makes events of any size extra special are the little details. Minted’s party decor includes everything from personalized bunting banners, cupcake toppers, favor bags, table confetti, signage, stickers, plates, napkins, crowns, centerpieces and more. They have thought of everything and you can buy them all together in different party packages. They are adding more party themes regularly so check back often. Of course you’ll be able to order your chic invitations too.

 SAVE 10% and receive FREE shipping at Minted until 10/31/12 with promo code SWEETPEA12



Monday, September 17th, 2012


I don’t know about you but I always find myself day dreaming about our next family vacation. I think my son will actually be able to survive a longer flight now that he has his iPad fully loaded with games and movies. I want him to see the world – just like I did as a kid. I have my fingers crossed that our next family vacation will be FREE.

Join me in entering this simple contest to win a FREE Vacation! Tea Collection has partnered with Jetsetter and is offering you the chance to win a Nordic Getaway + a Tea Collection gift certificate to pack your suitcase full of super cute Tea clothes for you and the kids. What a perfect combination!


I have visted Denmark, FInland, Norway and Sweden (and of course would love to add Iceland to my list too) and I have to tell you they were all absolutely wonderful. So many Americans think that Europe consists of Paris, London, Rome and Barcelona. They don’t even think the venture beyond those famous cities. Scandinavia is spectacular! I know I am a little biased since I am half Swedish, but they are simply gorgeous countries with friendly people and spectacular sites to see (and great shopping too!).

So come on, enter to win the vacation giveaway right here. Don’t miss your chance because this contest ends on 9/25/12. Good luck! If I don’t win, I at least want you to win…

Summer Party Invites

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012


Last weekend my husband, son and I were absolutely delighted to attend 3 fabulous summer parties. So much swimming, sunshine, yummy food and friends. It felt like summer had finally arrived. My son lived in his swimsuit all weekend and we all had a blast. I guess it is our turn to host a summer soiree for our close friends. I can’t wait! First step is always picking out perfect invitations. Tiny Prints has so many wonderful summer party invitations to choose from you were certainly find one you love for your summer bash. I love the colors in this Tropical Popsicle invitation above. So cute!


So break out the slip and slide and heat up the coals and have your friends over for an awesome summer BBQ. My husband always loves an excuse to break out his Weber grill. Who doesn’t love watching the kids run around giggling in the sprinklers while the moms catch up on gossip and the dads hover around the grill chatting about sports scores, the new Tesla and the vast improvement (or lack of) of their golf swings. Send out this cheerful Big Burger Summer BBQ Invitation and your guest will certainly come hungry.


Hands down one of my favorite things about summer is ice cream. For some reason I feel very little guilt having a big bowl of mint chip on a hot summer day. If you want to throw a super simple summer party – send your friends this Scoop Schematic Summer Party Invitation and just serve up a selection of your favorite ice creams in the back yard. Throw in some rainbow sprinkles, a few napkins and you’ll be good to go.


And of course we can’t forget the 4th of July next week. The best day of the summer to celebrate with our family and friends. If you order your invitations today, you may still have time to tuck them into your neighbors mailboxes in time for your 4th of July BBQ. This modern flag invitation designed by Petite Alma was my favorite.

If you order your cards before midnight tonight you can save 15% – just use promo code 15INVITES when you checkout. Promotion ends midnight Pacific Time June 26, 2012.

Paper Culture Giveaway

Sunday, February 26th, 2012


I am thrilled to share the news that Paper Culture (one of my favorite partners) is offering a very special promotion for Sweet Peas & Stilettos readers – Get 10 FREE cards from Paper Culture! (Use ‘FREE10’ at checkout).  Paper Culture has raised the bar on being eco-friendly. Their cards and envelopes are made from  100% post-consumer recycled materials, they only use recycled materials in their packaging, and they will even plant a tree in your honor with each and every order.

I have also been continually pleased with their modern designs, the weight of the paper (no cheap looking flimsy cards here!) and their use of  rounded corners on all of their cards. When you receive a card from Paper Culture it feels special.

Shop their party invitations, baby announcements, personalized stationery and more. And don’t forget to order your 10 FREE cards from Paper Culture! Use ‘FREE10’ at checkout. Shop Now!

The scoop: This 10 free cards offer is available through March 7th, 2012. It is good for new customers, cannot be combined with other offers and do not include taxes or the cost of shipping. A little hint – if you use their mail and message delivery system, which would just include the cost of the stamp, they will take care of mailing your cards and you won’t have to pay any shipping.

Halloween Party Invitations

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

I am a huge fan of Halloween. It is undoubtedly one of the best holidays on the calendar. Who doesn’t love watching how excited kids get picking out their costumes and getting all dressed up. It is always fun to see their creative minds in action as they get into character for the night.  I must admit I like combing through my son’s bounty of chocolate too…

The last few years we have been to so many fabulous Halloween parties. Since there isn’t a single parent in town who would send their children down our very long, very dark driveway for a Twix bar, we are usually on the top of everyone’s list for Halloween fun since they know we don’t need to hand out candy at home. It works for me.

I have been looking around at Halloween invites and I just love the selection at Tiny Prints this year. They have wonderful Halloween party invitations for children of all ages and some that would work for adult parties too. Since Halloween is on a Monday this year – you can throw festive costume parties all weekend long…

Well-Heeled Hostess

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

the-party-dress-inspirations from the well-heeled-hostess

Are you planning to throw a big bash this summer? Maybe you want to make your next dinner party a tad more chic and colorful. The ‘well-heeled hostess‘ (aka Kelly Lyden) is here to provide inspiration as well as an online shop where you can purchase everything you need to throw a perfect party.

Kelly also produces a quarterly magazine, The Party Dress, which is full of colorful party ideas. I have to admit it is a little addicting to read – I just can’t get enough of the festive colors. I want to be a guest at each and every party in the magazine! It is a sheer joy to read and explore. Believe me, you’ll be looking for a reason throw a party after flipping through an issue online.

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In the WH Hostess store you will find everything from party invitations, cupcake toppers and all sorts of party accessories. This mix of bold color combinations and modern designs will bring a festive vibe to any party. You will also realize how attention to little details can make such a difference in pulling an event together and making it memorable for your guests.


And if you are super busy and want someone with great taste to pull everything together for you, hire the well-heeled hostess to develop a custom inspiration board, or hire Kelly as your official party planner and she can take care of designing a fabulous celebration just for you.

Minted personal stationery gifts


Thursday, May 12th, 2011


Sweet Peas & Stilettos loves PLUSH and not just because they are giving away a FREE Petunia Pickle Bottom Diaper Bag to one lucky Sweet Peas & Stilettos fan. How fabulous is that! I am so excited and I really hope you win.

Here is the scoop. What I love about the PLUSH show is that is features so many of my favorite companies including Layla Grayce, PetitNest, Bebe Au Lait and Project Nursery just to name a few. It is the best party in town for moms who want nothing but the very very best for their little ones.  On top of that you will get a chance to rub shoulders with some of your favorite celebrity moms….

So if you consider yourself a chic modern mommy and you want to join the girls for a great afternoon – you can purchase tickets for as little as $20. Attendees will receive wonderful swag bags so you can get a taste of the best baby products and services on the market.

I also love the fact that 10 percent of all proceeds go to Generosity Water – an organization dedicated to ending the clean water crisis in developing countries, one community at a time. All children deserve access to clean water and it is cool that these companies are trying to help.

Now back to the FREE Petunia Pickle Bottom Diaper Bag...Here is what you need to do to enter.

1) Leave a comment on the Sweet Peas & Stilettos Facebook page

2) LIKE PLUSH on Facebook

3) Join PLUSH and Sweet Peas & Stilettos on Twitter (if you haven’t already)

And I forgot to share the details – the event will be on Sunday, June 5, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Vibiana in Los Angeles.

Now go and enter to win the bag!! And tell your friends too….


Sunday, January 16th, 2011


SweetHarts & Sweet Peas & Stilettos are joining together to bring you super sweet 2 for 1 play dates! One of the most common questions I hear from moms is simply, “What are we going to do today?” Moms are always looking for fun and new play dates and activities that will keep the kids entertained (and that we can enjoy too!). If you are a mom living in the Los Angeles area (or have a mommy friend who lives in the area) you must know about SweetHarts – the super sweet shop owned by Melissa Joan Hart and her mom, Paula, that is located in Sherman Oaks, California. (A little personal side story – I started my chocolate spoon company as a teenager with my mom so I totally love the fact that another mother-daughter duo is embarking on a sweet business together!) SweetHarts now hosts playdates onsite at their adorable location. There are a number of different themes (fairy tales, candy crafts, bingo and my favorite – karaoke) and they are scheduled all throughout the day.  You can enjoy a latte or a frozen yogurt with a friend while the kids enjoy the activity. (By the way – they do birthday parties too!)


I told you the place is super cute – here is a little peek. I love the purple walls and the furniture too! Anyhow – here is the scoop. Mention Sweet Peas & Stilettos and you get a very special 2 for 1 offer.  A parent can bring a child in for a play date, and they can get a second play date free, or if a parent comes in with 2 kids, one child’s play date will be free. So treat yourself and your kids – you deserve it!

For a current schedule and more play date details check out the “Parties” section of the SweetHarts website. To reserve your spot for any play date, please RSVP: email: or phone: 818-788-5004.