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Monthly Archives: June 2010

  • Butterfly Decor, New Decorations & Tutu Skirts On Sale

    BUGS-N-BLOOMS RELEASES NEW PRODUCTS AND OFFERS SPECIAL DISCOUNT
    New products satisfy growing customer demands; discount for 10% off baby items

    June 30, 2010 – Bugs-n-Blooms, the premier retailer of bugs and bloom decor and children’s items, is offering a new coupon to save shoppers for more.

    Bugs-n-Blooms is a premium seller of butterfly and flower decorations, children’s dress up and imaginative play clothes, and accessories The store is expanding their inventory, offering customers new sizes, styles and products to meet popular demand and customer requests.

    The new products will include new sizes of some of the best sellers, such as the two-tone flowers and brown glitter ladybugs. Popular shimmer ladybugs will be released in new colors and a new size. New styles of the multi-layered combo mobile which has a butterfly, dragonfly, ladybug, bee and flower;  and mini shimmer ladybugs in green and pink will also be available, which is sure to liven up any bedroom. The retailer is also releasing new tutu skirts with butterfly wings and headbands.

    Each of these new products will be available after July 14, and are sure to please customers new and returning.

    The new coupon gives shoppers 10% off their entire purchase on baby items. There is no minimum on the amount the shopper has to spend on the purchase they make to redeem the coupon offer. This is one coupon that customers will be able to feel appreciated while using without having to spend a large minimum amount to redeem.

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    To learn more about  Bugs-n-Blooms, call the store directly at 972-837-6646 or email at sales@Bugs-n-Blooms.com. Look around the store at www.Bugs-n-Blooms.com.

  • Planning a bug birthday party

    A bug-themed party makes a fun and unique birthday party. It is a great opportunity to teach children about insects and spark their interest in science. Bug birthday parties do not have to cost much, and they can be a lot of fun for both parents and children. Butterfly Ladybug Bumble Bee Birthday Party

    Decorations For younger children, it is better to use dragonfly, butterfly, or ladybug decorations that are less “scary.” Older children might enjoy grasshopper and spider decorations as well. It would also be fun to get the children involved with designing and setting up the ladybug decorations themselves with the assistance of adults. The best place to hold a bug birthday party would be outside, to create more interaction with nature. Napkins with bug designs printed or drawn on them and plastic bugs placed on table covers can spice up the table.

    Games “Pin the spider on the web” could be a modified version of “pin the tail on the donkey.” Just use a web drawn on a poster board and a spider instead of the donkey’s tail. The child who gets closest to the middle of the web, wins. Another fun game called “run ants run!” would have one child selected as a leader and the rest of the kids would follow the leader around the yard. Minor obstacles can be set up around the yard like cones. Whichever action that the leader performs, the rest of the children have to follow. When the leader yells “run!” the children have to run back to a designated home area before the leader tags them. The last remaining child wins the game.

    Food There are several food ideas you may wish to include. There’s the traditional and simple “ants on a log,” which are celery stalks filled with peanut butter and topped with raisins. Butterfly or other insect-shaped crackers can be used with some type of meat and/or cheese. There are also several bug candies that can be used, such as gummy worms or spiders. Gummy worms can be mixed with crushed Oreos in a cup for a “worms in dirt” treat. Drinks might include “bug juice punch” which can be as easy as mixing orange juice with green food coloring. For a bug-themed birthday party, get a bug-shaped cake. Bug cupcakes can be made from something as simple as a regular cupcake decorated with two pretzels for butterfly wings and some frosting for a butterfly body and head.

  • Rainbow Ladybug Picnic Party

    The following blog was posted by a customer of ours, and is so adorable, we just had to share it with you:

    "It's birthday party week! Last Saturday, we threw Lila's first birthday party (she turns one on the 28th, but due to scheduling conflicts we celebrated a bit early!). So this week is a series of party posts!

    The inspiration for the party theme? Her nickname. We've been calling her Lila Bug since she was born. Only made sense to have a Lila-Bug themed 1st birthday party! And we knew it had to be colorful.

    The greatest thing about this party was how much help we had pulling it off. EVERYONE pitched in - - which was truly wonderful. So thank you to all of our family and friends!

    I have to say that I got a lot of ideas for the party from the TomKat Studio's blog. Kim does some AMAZING things at her parties and always posts the most beautiful pictures! It's a great place to browse ideas and choose the ones that work within your time limits and budget. The idea for the marshmallow bug pops came from her post on her daughter Kate's third birthday party. I just added some black licorice for antennas. The handy step-by-step instructions on the Hostess with the Mostess blog were really helpful, too!

    Even though I would have loved to be able to slave over some of the handmade paper items that appeared at Lila's party (well, maybe... could be the mom guilt setting in), I simply don't have enough hours in the day. Enter Etsy. If you haven't had a chance to check out this ebay-type site for makers of handmade things and those that love to buy 'em, you should. I found tons of sellers that handcraft adorable birthday banners and signs. A quick email to Kelly at Burley Girl Designs and I had a gorgeous ladybug happy birthday banner and door sign!

    Although I usually like to use local vendors for things, print costs are often high. Online shops are usually more economic -- and TinyPrints has been my online savior for all things stationary. I worked via email with a designer to customize the text on one of their ready-to-pint designs, added a photo of Lila, and the invites arrived via mail in about 7 days. Didn't they turn out cute?

    Last but not least (in terms of the design!), were the ladybug centerpieces. I had seen the wheatgrass/gerbera daisy centerpieces while perusing the Hostess with the Mostess blog's cute post on a Modern Ladybug Party Theme. I sent the photo to John at The Cutting Garden in Westminster, and he came up with a Baptisia greens/Gerber daisy version. I added the nylon pink and green ladybugs - - ordered from Bugs-n-Blooms online."

  • The Charm of Butterfly Decorations in your Daughter’s Room

    Let’s face it, we’ve all been there at some point: standing at the door of our daughter’s room and we start thinking, “She might still be a child, but she’s not a baby anymore. Maybe it’s time to redecorate.” But when we actually start thinking about what elements to choose for her room or how to decorate, we are at a loss. But a beautiful design is easy.

    First considerations

    When it comes to decorating a child’s room, the first thing to choose is a theme, a main motif that sets the tone. And what better theme for a girl’s room than butterflies? Butterfly decorations are not only easy to find and implement, but are also among a common favorite.

    To start, peek into your little girl’s favorite books, clothes and other things that can tell you about her taste and style. I’m always surprised how defined my child’s tastes can be at a young age, so this step is crucial and deserves some time.

    Once you get her “style,” then it is time to go shopping, and you should start with a nice butterfly-themed wallpaper. The wallpaper sets the tone for the rest of the decoration. Think about it as the “background music” or as the “soundtrack” of a movie you are filming.

    Moving inwards

    Once you decide on the wallpaper, it is time to move onto the accessories. A nice set of bed sheets, a pencil case, some prints and even a diary, all these little details go a long way into adding richness to your little girl’s experience every time she walks into her room.

    You may also consider creating a “focal point” in her room. I personally like to add a small couch to the corner of her room beside her bed. This allows me to leave her desk totally distraction-free so she can focus in her study whenever she needs to.

    Some last-minute tips

    Get creative and use nylon butterflies on some of the items in her room. These are inexpensive, come in many sizes and provide a lot of flexibility, since you can remove them at any time. They are also a great way to personalize what would otherwise be “cold” or “distant” items, like clothes hangers and trash bins.

    When it comes to decorating, most people think in just one dimension, but you can also add some sound. Something soft and calming like the sound of the forest or other background tone that reinforces the butterfly theme can definitely be complete your room.

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