Thursday, March 31, 2011

Giveaway & Easter Goodies from Magnolia

Easter is right around the corner,
do you have your Easter Baskets ready?

Visit our shop to purchase your personalized Easter eggs, bunnies, ceramic
and melamine plates. Our "Nibbles for the Easter Bunny" plate is
available in melamine as well as ceramic.
Order yours today!

Melamine



And don't forget to download your FREE Easter printables hosted on Catch My Party. This collection includes: small party circles, large party circles, invitations, favor tags, drink flags, tented cards, party labels, and water bottle labels.

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Cast your vote for Magnolia Creative Co. as for one of the
You can vote once every day until April 11. 

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Don't forget to post your predictions on Jack's arrival date, weight and length and you could win up to $75 in the Magnolia shop towards ANYTHING, even a custom design or party package! Visit our Facebook page today to post!



Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Exciting happenings and a NEW GIVEAWAY!

First I'd like to apologize in the delay in blog posts recently. It's been very busy around here. I've been designing a lot of new paper products for the store, spring orders, teacher season coming up and most importantly getting ready for our new arrival, Jackson Bonham Welch!

In his honor I am hosting a special giveaway contest - guess his birthday and win a $50 gift certificate to the Magnolia shop. This gift certificate is good towards melamine plates and bowls, ceramics, stationery or custom invitations and other paper products - whatever you want! I'm even going to take it a step further and if you guess his correct weight and length you can win an additional $25 gift certificate!

Here is a little back story to help you make your predictions. My first child (a girl) was induced 2 weeks early and weighed 8 pounds 14 ounces and was 20 inches long. She was stubborn and too big and so I ended up having to have a c-section after 15 hours of labor. I do have a c-section scheduled for April 8 but most do not think I'll make it....we'll see!

So post your predictions on our Facebook wall from now until Jack is born. We'll post his arrival on Facebook and the winner will be notified by email. There are no restrictions, enter as many times as you want. Good luck to all!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

About Us

Magnolia Creative Co. is your one stop shop for party and event invitations, stationery items and hand painted ceramic and canvas gifts. Custom items are also available.


Our contact information
By email: orders@magnoliacreativeco.com

By standard mail:
Magnolia Creative Co.
800 East Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA 71105

By phone:
(888) 740-0856 (between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central)


Thursday, March 10, 2011

New Giveaway and a Magnolia Creative Co. UPDATE


We're hosting a new giveaway on a new favorite blog, Swell Swag.
One lucky winner either 2 personalized melamine plates
or a melamine plate/bowl combo!

(winner chooses designs/personalization)

Here is what you need to do to enter:
mandatory: Comment with an item from Magnolia Creative Co.
{they're on etsy too} that you think is swell!
(you can come back & answer this differently daily)

extras:
- follow Swell Swag blog
- like/fan Magnolia Creative Co. on Facebook
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last day to enter: 3-17-11
open to US residents.
*leave separate comments*
*make sure I can find your email address*
 
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And we have another IMPORTANT Magnolia Creative Co. announcement.
It seems our little bundle of joy is probably going to join us 2 weeks prior than we expected! Yep, that's right, in about 2 weeks I'll be the proud mother to a bouncing baby boy - Jackson "Jack" Bonham Welch!

Magnolia Creative Co. will shut down for a week or two while I am in the hospital and the first few days at home. Orders will still be processed. Ceramic and melamine orders will ship 2-3 weeks from the order date and paper products should see no slowdown. You will receive a confirmation email with the ship date of your order. 

And now for the fun part.....next week we'll host another giveaway (prize yet to be determined) for whoever can guess when I'll go into labor. We have set at date for the c-section but my doctor assures me I won't make that date. We'll also do a bonus prize for guessing the closest weight and length. Stay tuned for more details on Monday!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Kiddie Krewe Mardi Gras and Movies Birthday Party for Queen Audrey, King Hank and Dutchess Maggie

Our daughter was born during Mardi Gras and since we live on the parade route it only made sense to have a Mardi Gras themed party with a twist. We host this party with some friends, our children were born four days apart. The Kiddie Krewe has a parade every year with a different theme, this year the theme was movies. For the invitation I used real popcorn bags with a popcorn insert. "Admit One" movie tickets were added to the invitation for that extra movie feel.

When the "celebrities" arrived they were greeted by the purple carpet. The step and repeat wall behind the purple carpet displayed the logo of the Royal Court, Queen Audrey, King Hank and Dutchess Audrey. They were given their VIP Pass which they autographed, a bag of throws for the Kiddie Krewe parade and their party favors.

If you plan to have an annual party like this one it's a good idea to invest in some good decor or create your own. My husband cut the jester shape I drew out of a 4x8' sheet of plywood which I painted and embellished with glitter, beads and other accents. He always stand by the front of the house to greet guests for the party.



The "celebrities" and their parents decorated their floats for the Kiddie Parade. We announce the theme in October so parents can take advantage of Halloween costumes. The floats seem to get better and better each year. The parade starts in our driveway then carries out into the street which has been blocked off for the parade. The children love the cheers they get from strangers and throwing beads and having such a good time. People along the route get a kick out of seeing all the kids dressed up with their floats. The Louisiana Tourist Bureau even took pictures this year of the Kiddie Krewe parade. This year's Oscar winner was the Aristocats float, second place was The Little Mermaid and third was Star Wars. After the parade guests were treated to live music by the BradyHawkes.
 
We purchased an Oscar statue from our local trophy and awards store and had it engraved and embellished it with it's own Mardi Gras jester hat and beads. Second and Third place received movie clapboards with the number 2 and 3 on them.


Guests were treated to movie food including hot dogs, popcorn, cupcakes, Gambino's King Cake and a candy bar. Custom movie and Mardi Gras themed cupcake toppers were created by Two Sugar Babies and were covered in edible glitter! Everyone enjoyed all the food and the candy bar was a huge hit. After the Kiddie Krewe parade, birthday cake, treats and live music guests enjoyed the Krewe of Centaur parade which rolled right in front of the house and yelled "Throw Me Somethin' Mister"!


Invitations: Magnolia Creative Co.
Rental company: AAA Rental
Oscar statue: Smith-Petty
Popcorn boxes for favors: Target
Red striped paper straws: Hey Yo Yo
Cupcake wrappers: The Bakers Confection
King Cake: Gambino's
Other decorations: Hobby Lobby, Michael's, Red Door Interiors and Paper Shack