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WPD Glow in the Dark Picnic w/Tifamade

March 27, 2012
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Oh man, do we love banh mi sandwiches. Oh MAN, do we love bicycles. And oohhh MAAANN do we love picnics! This is the kind of creative World Party Day event that we want to see happening all around the world: a glow-in-the-dark  banh mi picnic party! Tiffany is the chef & delivery-lady behind Tifamade,...
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WPD Paper Sphere Tutorial w/Potluck Revival

March 26, 2012
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Becca is the master behind much of the decor for The Adventure School‘s parties up in Seattle, so we of course had to have her on to demonstrate how she manifests some of her creations. This tutorial on how to make paper spheres on her blog, Potluck Revival, is a good lesson in math and...
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WPD Paper Banner Tutorial w/Glademade

March 26, 2012
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We’re heading down south today for Glade Hensel’s quick tutorial on how to make a simple paper banner for World Party Day! It’s so easy, you can’t afford not to do it! Glade is an artist and designer working in Austin, Texas. Visit her blog or check out her Etsy for her colorful, quirky embroidered...
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WPD Party Bag Tutorial w/GiftWrapHQ!

March 22, 2012
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We are travelling all the way over to the UK for today’s World Party Day tutorial on how to make a fun little, personalized party favor bag! Head over to GiftWrapHQ for instructions on how to pawn your leftover toilet paper rolls off on your guests….and make them love it! I think I want to...
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WPD Tutorial: Blow Up’s Rock-n-Roar Dinosaurs!

March 21, 2012
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Well it’s official- no PARTY is complete without ROCK N’ ROAR DINOSAUR CANDLES!!!!!!! Give it up for our latest World Party Day tutorial from the brilliant girls at Blow Up in NYC! They are responsible for some of the happiest, most colorful visuals and styling in New York! Visit Claire & Kristin’s website to...
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DIY World Party Day Invitation w/Amy from Pikaland!

March 19, 2012
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Hi everyone! Welcome to the first in our series of World Party Day tutorials! We are thrilled to have such talented contributors over the next two weeks to get us prepared for our celebrations on April 3rd. From food to favors to decor to parties-on-the-go, some of our favorite bloggers and artists will be...
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heading south

March 14, 2012
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The charming folks at Oxford American wrote the other day to share their latest issue: The Visual South, which includes a list of their top 100 emerging visual artists of the American South! While the print issue contains the first 40, the latter half of the list is available online. I can’t wait to...
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WORLD PARTY DAY APRIL 3 2012!!!

March 8, 2012
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I AM SO EXCITED to share the next BIG THINGS project with you guys…. we are teaming up with the party experts at The Adventure School & Australian crafter-extraordinaire, Kitiya Palaskas, to throw the ultimate synchronized world-wide celebration for WORLD PARTY DAY on APRIL 3 2012! We asked friends from around the globe to come up with brilliant new ideas...
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sarah dougherty, MFA!

March 7, 2012
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for those of you who have been following the blog for the past few years, you might remember my first ever BIG THINGS AHEAD interview with artist, sarah dougherty. nico and i went to north carolina in 2009 and stayed with sarah in greensboro, who was about to leave for los angeles to start her...
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hole in one!

February 23, 2012
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MINI GOLF!!!!!! oooh maaaaaan i loved mini golf as a kid!!! some of my fondest memories of growing up involve the elaborate courses at castles n’ coasters in phoenix, birthday parties in chicago, and just hanging around in the summertime hittin’ some balls. circle through the loop-de-loop, past the windmill, around the mermaids, no!...
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