When it was decided that Big Sister E was going to have a Rock Star Party for her third birthday, I didn't have high hopes for finding too many store-bought decorations that would work for us. However, this didn't disappoint me all that much, as I'm not a huge fan of mass-produced, standard, run-of-the-mill items that are in party stores these days.
What I really wanted were things that were different, in a good way. I wanted them to be high quality and personalized. I wanted the family and friends that came to Big Sister E's party to point and ask "Where in the world did you find THAT?" as they walked in the room.
What I wanted was Bug & Boo Designs.
Just take any plain cupcakes and add this:
And you end up with this:
Now these are cupcakes worthy of a true rock star.
Bug & Boo Designs originated over 3 years ago after the owner, Shelley Kimber, searched numerous cake shops for the perfect items and when she didn't find them, decided to make her own simple cupcakes and add a personal flair. Not only were her cupcake toppers a hit, they are now featured in numerous cupcake shops in California, New York and Kansas as well as having been shown in Today's Bride Magazine and Bay Area Parent Magazine.
Aside from making REALLY COOL products, which you can plainly see, what makes Bug & Boo Designs different? Why, it's all in the details. These items aren't just thrown together with some glue with a monogram or picture taped on, they are handmade with care and precision and result in a high-quality product that make people stop in their tracks and stare.
If you're looking for a show-stopping centerpiece for a party, just supply Bug & Boo with a photograph and you'll be amazed at the results. How many comments and compliments would you get if guests showed up at your baby's birthday party and saw these waiting?
Really, how many? Hundreds? People might forget about the baby and get in line to ask you about these cupcake toppers instead.
With the holidays quickly approaching, it's always hard to find a unique gift for your child's teacher. How many mugs or snowman-shaped pins can they really have? Instead, wow the socks off of your favorite teacher by bringing in something showcasing the class' true appreciation.
When I was a student teacher, I would have been floored if a parent had brought these in. SO much better than the stack of snowflake ornaments and homemade snow globes that I received through December.
SO MUCH BETTER.
SO MUCH BETTER.
Bug & Boo Designs makes items for almost any occasion, so the next time you need favor boxes or bags, gift tags or cupcake or cake toppers with a personalized, professional look, this is the shop to check. I, for one, know that if Big Sister E decides to have a Princess Party for her birthday next year, a crown from Bug & Boo would most likely be the hit of the party.
Or maybe I'll just get myself one of these and wear it around. I don't see how I could have a bad day if I was wearing an awesome glittered tiara.
As well as finding great Bug & Boo items on Etsy, they are also featured on 1000 Markets and ArtFire and have 100% positive feedback from satisfied customers all around. Also check out some past projects as well as new things that Shelley is working on at Bug & Boo by visiting her blog.
One lucky person will win 1 set of 12 cupcake toppers of their choice from Bug & Boo Designs! This includes the amazing photo cupcake toppers!
To enter to win a set (12) cupcake toppers from Bug & Boo Designs: Visit Bug & Boo and tell me your favorite item(s) not mentioned above. You'll be amazed at all of the cool choices! Please do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile. I have to have a way to contact the winner.
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Giveaway will end on October 27th at 11:59pm CST. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to residents of the US only.
A big thank you to Shelley Kimber at Bug & Boo Designs for providing me with a set of cupcake toppers for review as well for one lucky giveaway winner. They were a huge hit at the Rock Star Party!