Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Have you heard the news? We are moving our Pickering store to a new location in Pickering in July!




Just in case you have not heard the news yet ... we are moving our store location in Pickering!
We are still open for business in Pickering at our current location - 1064 Salk Road (units 15 & 16).

We will are planning to open at our new Pickering location at 1050 Brock Road (units 4 & 5) on July 10th, 2014.

We are on Brock Street just south of the 401 and north of Bayly Street. It's about a 1 minute drive from our current location. 

Friday, 13 June 2014

Just for the guys ... sweet table inspiration on YouTube



just for the guys ... sweet table inspiration on YouTube

I've got another YouTube sweet table video to share with you today .... and this one is themed just for the guys! 

I know that it difficult to find party inspiration for the (older) boys so when Elle and her team at Petite and Sweet were telling me about the two different concepts that they were thinking about for the guy's sweet tables I thought that they would be awesome.

You are going to love the two signature drinks created by Petite and Sweet's Beverage Expert, Sabrina Greer.

The first concept reminded me of the tv show "Mad Men"
Mad Men sweet table inspiration | Creative Bag and Petite & Sweet
Learn how to make a signature drink, fold a napkin into a shirt and download some great printables to create fun photo booth props. Use our vintage disposable cameras for this retro set up. Our moustache flasks make a great gift or party favor.

If your man is a little more sporty ... the second half of the video has lot of incredible ideas that would work for a sport or tailgate themed party that will have them talking long after the event is over.
Tailgate party sweet table inspiration | Creative Bag and Petite & Sweet

This set up has another signature drink and so many clever food ideas. There are more free printables and lots of sporty diy projects. Paint our wood serving trays and add details to make them look like a football field, baseball diamond or putting green. Tie ribbon in your "team" colours to white boxes to create popcorn favors. A few pieces of white tape turn our mason jars mugs into "footballs". 

You can check out the YouTube video here ... 




Have a great Father's Day weekend.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Set sail for summer entertaining with nautical packaging products



set sail for summer entertaining with creativebag.com

I have noticed a number of great nautical themed party ideas on Pinterest lately and I thought that I'd post a few ideas using our products. The classic navy, white and red colour combination is perfect for a special guy ... like maybe a dad, grandfather or father-to-be. 

I created these adorable heart knots using twine and this YouTube video. I simply tied the twine onto mason jar mugs as a fun detail. You could also use the twine heart knots as a detail on your gift packaging ... maybe on a gift for dad!

If you are hosting a nautical party, be sure to send guests home with special little favors that you can create using our striped boxes or mini metal pails

set sail for summer entertaining with creativebag.com

Set sail for summer entertaining with striped ribbons, boxes and straws in blue and red. 

spa gift pack from creativebag.com
Our nautical themed spa gift packs are beautifully packaged - I think they are too pretty to wrap but if you want to, we have lots of bags to help you out. 

set sail for summer entertaining with creativebag.com

Our Toronto store set up a nautical sweet table this week ... all you need to add is some sun, sand, water and of course food & friends ...

set sail for summer entertaining with creativebag.com
set sail for summer entertaining with creativebag.com

Check out our "let's party" Pinterest board for more nautical and entertaining ideas ...

set sail for summer entertaining with creativebag.com

Find all of the sources for the Pinterest inspiration photos shown above here.




Monday, 2 June 2014

diy tissue paper tassel garlands and colour inspiration for parties, showers and weddings



diy tissue paper tassel garlands | by Lorrie Everitt for CreativeBag.com

I have received a few requests for how to make tissue paper tassel garlands so I am doing another post for making these and to show you some colour combinations for inspiration. 

If you missed my original tutorial for making them you can see here with all of my tips and tricks.

And now for a little colour inspiration!

Perfect for a baby shower for a boy ... mix two shades of blue.
diy tissue paper tassel garland colour inspiration | by Lorrie Everitt for CreativeBag.com

For your little princess who loves pink ... two shades of pink and white tissue with a little sparkle.
diy tissue paper tassel garland colour inspiration | by Lorrie Everitt for CreativeBag.com

For a summer party you can't go wrong with sky blue and grass green for a fresh colour combo.
diy tissue paper tassel garland colour inspiration | by Lorrie Everitt for CreativeBag.com

Primary colours (red, yellow and blue) plus one (green) is a fun combination ... don't you just want to pull out a new box of crayola crayons?
diy tissue paper tassel garland colour inspiration | by Lorrie Everitt for CreativeBag.com

Pastels combined with white and silver for a more grown up look ... imagine flowers in soft pinks, corals and peaches, green foliage and soft blue skies.
diy tissue paper tassel garland colour inspiration | by Lorrie Everitt for CreativeBag.com

Purple is a hot colour right now and I like to combine it with pink, blue and green.
diy tissue paper tassel garland colour inspiration | by Lorrie Everitt for CreativeBag.com

I have always been a fan of orange and pink ... here I've combined orange with few different pinks as well as purple, blue and green. This is one of my favourite colour combinations at the moment.
diy tissue paper tassel garland colour inspiration | by Lorrie Everitt for CreativeBag.com

Here's a quickie tutorial for making tissue paper tassel garlands ....  Just a reminder that you can find my original tutorial with pictures AND the full details here.diy tissue paper tassel garlands | by Lorrie Everitt for CreativeBag.com
diy tissue paper tassel garlands | by Lorrie Everitt for CreativeBag.com 

Want to add maximum colour impact to your party decor? Combine tissue paper tassel garlands with tissue paper pompoms in matching colours to get the most bang for your buck!
We have tissue paper pompom kits - can't find a colour in our kits? ... just follow these instructions and use any tissue paper colours you want!