April 2009 archive

Birthday Cake Ideas | Sophia’s Style Boutique

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One of the most important parts of any party is the FOOD!! Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most stressful aspects of party planning. We at SophiasStyle.com children’s clothing store put our collective heads together to come up with some time and money saving ideas for party planning. The one that stuck out the most was the cake!

Why go to the time, labor and expense of a large cake that will take time to cut and serve. Bake a large batch of cupcakes. You can do chocolate, white, marble and even carrot flavored. You can use fun printed cupcake liners, basic paper or foil liners. Then mix up a large batch of frosting (you know the drill – powdered sugar, vanilla and milk). Divide up the frosting into multiple smaller containers. Then, pick out the colors and start tinting. You can frost the cupcakes in rainbow colors or just a couple of colors. Add some sprinkles, jimmies or a piece of candy (watch the choking hazard). Make sure to make enough for the kids to eat there, and maybe take one home to a brother or sister who did not join them. Do not forget the special birthday person! Make their cupcake extra special and with room for the candle!

If you have a cake tier, you can tier the cupcakes up like shown above. Makes quite the presentation.

Remember to visit SophiasStyle.com children’s clothing store to find the perfect girls birthday dress or outfit.

Have a great party planning idea? Want to share your stories, hints or tips? Click here to share with us your ideas. We’d love to hear from you!

Got Milk? | Cookies and Brownies from SweetGourmetGifts.com

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Welcome to SweetGourmetGifts.com! Our passion is goodies! We live for cookies, brownies and anything that’s sweet. We wanted to share our passion of sweets on to the public. We’ve created this site to help share our love of chocolate and help you share it with others.

We offer everything from crispy treats to the most decadent of moonpie brownies. You can visit our site to give the gifts of cookies to recognize any big day. Your order will be shipped out right away and your recipient will receive some of the best treats they’ve ever tasted. All they’ll need is a big glass of milk! We will also have gift baskets and will expand to themed arrangements that will help with your gift giving needs. Our customer service representatives have sampled from our offerings, so they’re prepared to help you with your selection.
Give SweetGourmetGifts a visit or a phone call. We’re here to take your order or answer any questions you might have! Happy snacking!

Sophias Style | Free Activities for Children

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Mandy

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It is no secret that children need constant stimulation…. it seems that children’s now a days are on the go and are looking for activities that can consume their attention. Although I have no children of my own I have experienced first hand through friends and family how costly these activities can become. From dance , to football, and even TaeKwonDo the dollar signs add up.
If you are looking for free activities for children visit creativekidsathome.com . You can enter their activity library and explore different options that will work best for you and your child. They have everything from arts and crafts to learning about static electricity and sound! It a great way to save a buck and still entertain the little ones.
Also if you are looking to save even more with today’s struggling economy…. head into to Sophias Style Girls Clothing Boutique. With hundreds of girls summer clothes you will not only save, but you will be ready for the season in hot name brand styles.
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Birthday Party Planning | Girls Birthday Dreses at Sophia’s Style Boutique

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Jen

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Plan the perfect Bubbles and Balloon birthday party. It’s very easy and inexpensive to do.

Step 1-is to visit SophiasStyle.com children’s clothing store to pick out the perfect birthday dress!

Step 2 – Invitation: Inflate a balloon, but don’t knot it. Write party details on the surface with a soft-tipped permanent marker, then carefully deflate. Your little guest’s parent must blow up the balloon to read the invitation.

Step 3 – Set the Scene: Give balloons a little flair by attaching simple crepe-paper circles and stripes with double-stick tape. It’s easy to make dots and fun shapes using paper punches.

Step 4 – Crafts & Activities: Premix bubble soap by combining 2/3 cup dish washing soap, 1 gallon water, and 2 or 3 tablespoons of glycerin. Let the kids loose to blow bubbles in the backyard and have a contest for the biggest, the fastest flyer, and the longest-lived.

Step 5 – Cake (isn’t this the most important part??) Create a tower of glazed doughnut holes. Pipe colored icing in between carefully stacked layers as the tower’s “glue.” Add dots of icing to the top and finish with a dash of sprinkles.

Step 6 – Party favor – the kids will not want to leave the party without their very own balloon. Attach a jar of bubbles to the string and add a round name tag.

Remember to visit SophiasStyle.com children’s clothing store to find the perfect girls birthday dress or outfit.

Have a great party planning idea? Want to share your stories, hints or tips? Click here to share with us your ideas. We’d love to hear from you!

Sophias Style | A Day At The Beach

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Mandy

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If you are looking for something fun and inexpensive to do this spring and summer, spend a day at the beach with the good ole fam! The activities can be endless if you can tap into your creative side. For example you could pretend that you are on an vacation in Hawaii and all of the “vacationers” would have to wear their leis and drink from their coconut water bottles( you can find these items at any party store) for the day. Play Hawaiian music and eat foods that would compliment that of being on an far away Island. Have fun with your resources, your children will not only remember things like this, but you may feel it to be therapeutic for you as well.
For beach attire visit Sophias Style Boutique today. Girls swimwear and girls spring clothes are on sale and going fast. Click here to leave your own “beach ideas”or tell us your thoughts.

It’s a Tea Party | Girls Special Occasion Dresses at Sophia’s Style Boutique

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Patricia

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I’m always struggling for fun party ideas for my granddaughter. I want to make it special when they are staying with me. I thought why not do a tea party! But, everyone knows Grandma Patty doesn’t do things halfway. I sent out formal invites to my granddaughters and my great niece. I gave them plenty of notice and let them know I will be providing them attire for the event.

I shopped at SophiasStyle.com girls clothing store and found the perfect little girls special occasion dresses for the event. They had the style I was looking for and the price was perfect. I purchased each girl’s dress and they were able to take them home as a memento.

For the menu-easy. I made little finger sandwiches, but not of cucumber and watercress, but of peanut butter. I also offered small butter cookies. The tea was apple juice. I found a cute tea set at a local thrift store. I set up their small craft table with a lovely tablecloth and some flowers that I got from the grocery store.

We turned off the phone and turned on some of my classical music. The girls were sat at the table and we had discussions about the weather, what we’d like to do this summer, etc. The conversation did get giggly and silly at times, but it was good quality time together. We all had to use our best table manners during this tea. That included napkins folded across the lap, elbows off the table and of course our “please” and “thank you”.

At the end of the tea, I had grandpa come in and take a picture of me and the girls together. I then told them that they could keep those dresses, as long as they promised that they would carry on this tradition with their daughters and granddaughters. I plan on making copies of this picture and framing it for my daughter and my niece.

What a wonderful experience. I was so glad that I did that, and it just might become a yearly event. This tea party idea is easy to pull off. Just remember that Sophia’sStyle.com girls clothing store has a wide selection of girls special occasion dresses and accessories to go with those dresses. Make it special, make it memorable…but still make it easy on yourself.

Have a great party planning idea? Want to share your stories, hints or tips? Click here to share with us your ideas. We’d love to hear from you!

Sophias Style Girls Clothing Store | Sophias Style Fit Tip

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Mandy

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Sophias Style Fit Tip- A great way to help your children learn healthy eating habits is to join them while they eat. A perfect time for these healthy eating lessons would be at dinner. You can have them count the amount of fruits and vegetables they consumed during the day, go one step further and educate them on the basic health advantages of each item. For example a tomato contains lycopene , which is proven to help fight cancer,or certain kinds of melons like cantaloupe and honeydew are good for your skin and help prevent wrinkles.
After your children have learned some good ole fashion “healthy knowledge” reward them. You may want to order your daughter some new girls spring clothes, or give your son the newest video game. Try it out and let us know what you think, or leave your own ideas by clicking here for introducing healthy eating habits to your kids.

Sophias Style | Our Story on The News

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Mandy

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Sophias Style boutique is pleased to let all of our valued customers know the history of our company! We recently had the pleasure of having our local news channel showcase a story on us.
KETV7 in Omaha takes you inside Sophias Style Boutique . You will get to see the early stages of our growth and development. We are talking about boxes and boxes of girls clothing stacked high in the owners very own living room. Also learn about our first sale, and find out more about the fabulous lady that started SophiasStyle.com
Be apart of our excitement and share your thoughts or comments about SophiasStyle.com by Clicking here.

It’s Prom Time! | Special Occasion Dresses for Girl’s Prom at Sophia’s Style Boutique

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Jen

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It’s Prom time again! The dresses, the corsage, the shoes…the hair! All of the fun glamorous things that make up the perfect prom outfit. Alot of the times the little girls feel left out. They see their big sisters or cousins getting all “dolled up” for prom and then they go off to their rooms to make up their own perfect prom night. Why not throw a junior prom night at your very own “junior-junior” prom at your house. Planning would be simple, but make sure to start early! You want to make sure you give parents about 3 weeks notice so they can have the perfect outfit picked out. SophiasStyle.com has the perfect little girls dresses for this occasion. The bonus is that you can re-purpose these for Easter, weddings, family functions, etc.
Invitations – simple print out on the computer. Give the nudge to some of the Dads or big brothers to be their “dates”. Have the event be just 2 hrs or so. Enough to play a few songs, have some hors d’oeuvres and take pictures. Remind parents to bring their cameras so they can capture all of the smiles and moments from their first big dance. A great idea would be to ask the parents to bring in a picture from their high school prom. What a great conversation starter for the parents to remember “when”.

Music – easy! Download some music onto your computer and play it. Of course, make sure that there is a couple of Jonas Brothers or High School Musical songs on there. Nothing too loud or hard for them to understand.
Decorations – make it cheesy! Crepe paper, balloons. If you can find a disco ball to hook up that would be great. Make sure to have an area set up for picture taking. Offer to take the pictures with your digital camera and send copies to the parents. Make sure to get a picture of each girl and their “date”. A group picture would also be fun.
Snacks – punch, cookies..simple, easy and a crowd pleaser. Make sure that you have plenty of napkins and that it’s not a dark red punch.
You can make it a fun way to bring in spring and celebrate those special occasions with your little girl and her friends. Remember, SophiasStyle.com girls clothing store has a large selection of little girls dresses. We have everything from formal dresses, accessories, shoes…everything you need to make this “prom” special for your little girl.

Have a great party planning idea? Want to share your stories, hints or tips? Click here to share with us your ideas. We’d love to hear from you!

Sophias Style | Fun Workshops for Children

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Mandy

My girlfriend Jen is always looking for new and different activities for her children to participate in. She seems to be at the zoo, and the park more than any other person I know. As we were talking about her recent home remodel she had mentioned that the local home improvement stores offer fun workshops for children. They are geared toward young kids that enjoy arts and crafts. Most of these workshops require some sort of a sign up fee, but may be worth it in the long run. Check out Home Depot, Lowes, ect… if you are looking for something different for your children.

If you are looking for a workshop do do with your children in the comfort of your home SophiasStyle.com has some great ideas.

1. Purchase an item from Sophias Style basics line. ( Tank top, or Tee that has minimal design or pattern)
2. Buy either fabric paint and or rhinestones
3. Let your children become the artist by letting them glue, glitter, and glam up their very own top from SophiasStyle.com
We would like to hear from you, leave us a comment and tell us your ideas too!

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