Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Party Like A Rock Star: Bug & Boo Designs {Review & Giveaway} Amazing Cupcake Toppers

{This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to those who entered!}


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.

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.


Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted)
1 Extra Entry - What event or occasion would you use your cupcake toppers for if you are the lucky winner?
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5 Extra Entries (Leave 5 separate comments) if you make a purchase from Bug & Boo Designs during this giveaway. Tell me what awesome item you picked!

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!

94 comments:

bug and Boo Designs said...

Thanks Xenia for the awesome review :) You rock!

Tina said...

My favorite are the elephant baby shower toppers. Too cute!

Tina said...

If I win I would order photo toppers to be used for my Husband/Daughters joint birthday party.

Tina said...

Added to favorites on Etsy (TinaAKAPeachez)

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allison said...

i would order either the the momogramed or photo cupcake toppers
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Heather D. said...

Oh my gosh Xenia! I have to have these for Em's 1st birthday! I think I love the photo toppers best but since they're already mentioned above I'll make mention of the Personalized monogram butterfly glitter ones which are adorable.

Heather D. said...

Ha! I already mentioned in first post but I'd use these for Em'
s first birthday party...so cute!

Heather D. said...

So happy to heart Bug&Boo as oldbagvintage

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Emmi said...

I would use them for my holiday party

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Emmi said...

My favorite is the skull and bones cupcake toppers

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Michelle said...

the full body personalized cupcake toppers are by far the coolest thing I have seen in a loooong time! I favorite-d this etsy shop. Love it! I also like the skull and crossbones, and the personalized baby faces with the bday hats, awesomeness!

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mogrill said...

I like the Skull and Bones for Halloween! Thanks for the chance.
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Renee said...

I like the Personalized monogram bird favor bags. set of 10

Renee said...

I entered the labels giveaway too

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Renee said...

I'd use them for my daughter's next birthday party.

Renee said...

entered for 250 stickers from uprinting too

Jeni said...

i like the Truck birthday party cupcake toppers. Set of 12 personalized.

monica said...

I like the Skull and Bones cupcake toppers.
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silverhartgirl said...

I like the Personalized skull and bones cupcake toppers

zealandsmom said...

DD is having a skull and crossbones party we'd love these!

zealandsmom said...

would be for a birthday party!

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Ellen C. said...

I like the baby boy carrige shower toppers. Thanks for the chance.

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Michelle said...

I absolutely love these! here's my favorite

Personalized photo cupcake toppers, set of 12

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Marie said...

I like the Personalized birthday (blue party hat) cupcake toppers.

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Thankfully Thrifty said...

All of the personalized photos are fabulous. And I love the sets that spell out Happy Birthday.
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Katerina @ GirlWithARing said...

My favorite is the Large Custom cupcake topper - would be perfect to use as a monogram on a wedding cupcake tower!

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alwayshopeful said...

my son would really like the skull and crossbones! cute..would like to win these..
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alwayshopeful said...

These would be great for one of the grands bdays!

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A Giveaway Everyday said...

I love the large custom cupcake topper! I would use it for my son's birthday!
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erma said...

I like the Halloween pumpkin cupcake toppers.
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Pamela S said...

I like the "Personalized (full body) cupcake toppers. set of 24". Those would be cute for my son's HS graduation open house!!
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Pamela S said...

I would use these for my son's HS graduation open house. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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Roseann K. said...

Love the photo cupcake toppers. What a wonderful idea! Thanks!

Sarah D. said...

I like the Personalized glitter monogram favor bags

FDP 4 Life said...

i love the Personalized wedding, birthday or favor boxes. LARGE SET OF 10

FDP 4 Life said...

i would use them for our son's birthday

FDP 4 Life said...

i favorited bug & boo designs on etsy
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naynays1 said...

My favorite is the skull and bones cupcake toppers. Those are so cool.

Atreau said...

I like the Double photo birthday or wedding favor boxes.

purango said...

The Personalized Party Favor Boxes Set of 20 are my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

Gianna said...

Photo Half body cupcake toppers set of 24 :)

Rajee said...

My favorite are the elephant baby shower toppers.

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lilyk said...

I love the elephant baby shower toppers!

lilyk said...

I would use the cupcake toppers for my friend's birthday.

lilyk said...

I saved Bug & Boo Designs to my favorite sellers list on Etsy under the username likwan.

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I subscribed by email. #1

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I subscribed by email. #2