Plan a Safari Day!

Hippo to Color

Adventure awaits when you plan a safari-themed party or gathering for your favorite people!

Whether celebrating someone's special day or just having fun with friends, a safari-theme is a great way to play!  You can set up a safari scavenger hunt, have the explorers search from one clue to the next and end it with a special treat!  If you have a wagon, you can turn it into a "boat" and take your guests on a jungle-themed cruise, setting up different scenes along the way, like a snapping alligator pond, rhinos on the savanna, elephants in a wading pool and giraffes munching from the trees (toy animals only, please).  A craft station is perfect for your safari adventure, create friendships bracelets or decorate hats.  Keep the foods healthy, fresh and light for the warm jungle, but give the food cute names like "Crocodile Cucumber", "Macaw Mac and Cheese", "Watering Hole Watermelon", and "Safari-So-Salad.

A fun themed event any day is a great way to create a memory.  No need limit you gatherings to just birthdays and holidays.

We want to help you get started with this coloring page, our gift to you, a fun (and funny) Hippo and his bird friend all dressed and ready for their adventure. Click here for your coloring page PDF.

Looking for more?  We have some wonderful safari themed invitations and printables (some links will take you to our Etsy shop)

The adventure begins here, take a look at these and other great invitations in our shop!  We are always available for custom illustration and design. 

Get Your Hive in Order

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Ready to "Bee" scheduled?  You can keep your hive in order with the fun printable bee-hive themed weekly planner.  Each color bee can be a family member, or a category (like work, school, so forth).  The hive comes with a Key so you can keep track.

Download your hive here.

Party in your plans?  We have just the invitation or party printable you need in our shop!  Don't see it?  We do custom work based on your themes and ideas.

Here are some of our current favorite invitations

The adorable Sweetheart invitation is inspired by our favorite candy!  Sweet for a baby shower but can be modified for a birthday party, valentine's day party, bridal shower or tea party!

 This key invitation would be perfect for a hosuewarming, valentine party or to celebrate finding the key to your heart!

This key invitation would be perfect for a hosuewarming, valentine party or to celebrate finding the key to your heart!

1st Birthday Party for a princess

Silhouette Birthday

Silhouette PartyA party fit for a sweet little princess

Life is full of firsts, make that 1st birthday party extra special!

Birthday Silhouette

Turn your childs silhouette into sweet momentos you'll cherish forever!
The Shy Socialites can turn your little one's silhouette into a party theme to remember.
We've got everything covered from delightful invitations, thank you cards, stamps, stickers, banners and more!

A Thoughtful Year of the Rabbit Gift from World Label & the Shy Socialites

Celebrate an entire year of good-fortune with these two amazing year-of the rabbit label sets from World Label and the Shy Socialites

WIN a custom set from our NEW Spring line!

We are getting ready to reveal our new Spring line, it is colorful, fresh, fun and delightful! To celebrate we want to create a custom PDF set for one of our fabulous readers from one of our new designs. After much thought we chose 3 very different sets from which you can choose.

If you choose Tridot you will get a fun and playful mix of a 3-layered dot with a matching stripe. You can choose any 2 colors you wish (to be paired with white) for this fun and funky design.

If you Choose Dahlias 2 you will get a lovely and fresh set of Spring blooms matched with coordinating stripes. You can choose any 2 colors you wish for this pretty illustration

Should you choose Dolphin Mosaic you get a whimsical dolphin silhouette paired with an artistic mosaic pattern, You may choose 1 or 2 colors for this set.

No matter which you choose we will work with your colors adjusting them lighter and darker to make a delightful play of shades and tones.

You will receive your set in a PDF file you can print at home, or your local Printer.

Each set comes with either an invitation or a flat stationery card (if you are not planning a party any time soon). You can choose all the text, we are even here to help you if you get stuck. Your card can be 5x7, 5.5 x 4.25 or a 5 inch square.

You will also receive coordinating Thank You cards

You may choose any THREE of the following -a pennant or shape banner -2 inch circles for cupcake/appetizer picks or sticker paper -1 inch circles -water bottle labels -customized word search -large coordinating circles for decor -chopstick wrappers -2 inch squares -mini pennants (great for cupcakes!) -wine glass labels -bubble bottle wrappers -standard size play card wrappers -mini candy-bar wrappers -standard candy-bar wrappers -note-paper/stationery -to/from tags -origami paper squares

In addition to all this, you get our skilled design and illustration team to help you create exactly what you are looking for!

Now, here is what you need to do to enter. Visit one of these stores- The Shy Socialites The Shy Socialittles The Candy Store or Trillustrations Choose an item you like for SPRING! Post on this blog or the Trillustrations blog letting us know which item you chose!

Want a second chance to win? Invite a friend and have your friend note that you sent her/him (you friend must also choose an item they like). Invite as many friends as you wish!

This contest will be open until February 1, 2011.

One winner will be chosen by February 3, 2011

If we get 100 entries, there will be a special printable for everyone! If we get 150 entries, we will create a clip-art set for everyone as well!

Thank you Fondly

Daisy (and the Shy Socialites)

2011 Style Calendar

This is a fabulous free gift from the Shy Socialites and Trillustrations.

Pages of tips, ideas and activities to help you develop and be comfortable with your own personal style in 2011.

The 21-page kit includes a 12 month calendar, wardrobe inventory pages, lined writing pages and more.

If you would like your copy, please write to info@shysocialites.com and request the Style Calendar

Happy 2011!

Comfort and Joy!

What are two great gifts to give this holiday season?  Why, comfort and joy of course!

In honor of those two fabulous gifts, we have created two gifts for you.  First for comfort these "comfort and joy tags" - use a standard single hole punch and ribbon to tie one to a bottle of wine (comfort and joy, and for great wine gift ideas, ask Bobbie) a container of hot cocoa-mix, or perhaps something warm and comforting like a hand-knit scarf or mittens.  To help create joy, these 1 inch mint-candy circles- punch them out with a one inch punch (need one?  You can get one at a craft store like Micheal's, or you can order one here) you can even cut them out with scissors if you  like.  Scatter these little bit of joy everywhere, hang them from your tree, make a garland, toss them in the air like confetti, we do not mind, do whatever you wish, as long as it brings joy!

Some of you may be looking at these thinking...hey that is the Peppermint and Spearmint collection, and you would be right!  Bobbie an I are working on your fantastic party set as I type (Okay Bobbie is, I am typing).  We still do not have a winning theme set chosen, so if you have not voted yet, please do (click here for a quick trip to the choices), and get a FREE gift for voting!

To get your Comfort and Joy set, our gift to you, write to us at info@shysocialites.com Want to talk to Bobbie or myself personally?  You can write to us at Bobbie@shysocialites.com or Daisy@shysocialites.com

Let's make this blog-a-zine fun and interactive, share a post here about something that brings you comfort or joy or both!

Thank You

Shy Socialites and World Label

So World Label contacted us and asked if we wanted to partner with them on a project, Strafe misunderstood and thought they said "Party", and you know we Shy Socialites love parties (even if we are quite about it).  So we RSVP'd and found out they wanted to partner with us to make an AMAZING set of holiday labels and favors.  "of course!"  We ADORE World Label and their amazing variety of labels, you can find labels for everything from lollipops to wine bottles, and anything in-between.  We were more than thrilled to work with them to create this set.  Then they said "Hey, let's make it a a gift!  Let's give everyone out there a chance to enjoy a little something from World Label and the Shy Socialites." We all thought that was a smashing idea! 

So here they are a gift from World Label to you, that is right these are FREE downloads.  Be sure to leave a comment thanking World Label, because saying "thank you" is the swell thing to do. (and it would not hurt to say you would like to see more from the Shy Socialites), and use these fun labels and favors to make your Christmas gifts snazzy AND swank!

Peppermint or Spearmint ??

The Shy Socialites are planning a Holiday Shindig. Something with a fun mint-candy theme!  Daisy wants to decorate in peppermint, from sweet striped invitations to red, white (and a touch of pink) streamers and decorations!  Bobbie would like to go with spearmint theme, creating cool spearmint-tinis and decorating in snazzy shades of green.

They have agreed to let you decide, and to thank you for your vote you will get free gifts!  Both girls LOVE free gifts.

How do you vote?
It is easy.
1-leave a message here saying if you prefer peppy-peppermint or stylish-spearmint.
2-write to info@shysocialites.com and let us know if you would like the "Spearmint Gift" or "Peppermint Gift", also let us know what letter you would like for your monograms and the name you would like on the card (some options are just a first name, first and last, "the name here family", so on and so forth), and we will send you your set of choice.
3-We will count your votes until December 7, 2010, once we have a winning theme, the Shy Socialite will create a print-at-home party set, our gift to you, so you can throw a mint-candy Shy Socialites party yourself!  If you voted, by writing to info@shysocialites.com and requesting a set, you will be sent the party set automatically!

See, simple.  So hurry up and help the Shy Socialites choose their party theme!

*Note-the text used to create your set will vary, we are very creative and it will look fabulous!

A Stylish Way to Stay in Touch

We love email, it is a great way to send a quick note to a friend, share a laugh, an idea or a photo of someone special.  That said, nothing is more precious than a hand-written note.  Stationery is a great way to show your style and makes an amazing gift.
You can find a lovely selection of stationery at the Shy Socialites Shop, something is sure to tickle your fancy!
Also, you can  print your own at home, with this lovely gift we have created just you, a geometric Christmas print in lively reds and greens.
Contact us by December 8, 2010, let us know if you prefer New Roman Times or Edwardian Script, which letter you would like, and we will email you 2-page PDF, great for keeping in tough this Holiday season, and our way of saying thank you for reading our blog-a-zine!
Why not comment below and let us know about a time when a hand-written note made your day!
contact email info@shysocialites.com