Sunday, March 02, 2008

Vintage Party Swap Invite!

This swap is now FULL!
After gathering some of my favorite vintage party supplies together, I thought it may be fun to host a little swap. I did have some hiccups with the last swap. So if you don't think you can follow through on this, please don't sign up. It really makes for a giant headache, especially for the swap hostess, yours truly. So for those of you that would like to do this.

Decide on a party theme that you would like to receive items for. It could be for a:

birthday (please specify baby, child, adult)
baby shower
tea party
anything else you may come up with

Comment on this post with your top two preferences for theme and your email. Then I will partner you up and you will send to that person in the theme of their choice. Now you certainly do not need to supply them with all of their party needs. Your not expected to find 20 of the same napkins or plates. They could always scan in the image and come up with thier own. The idea is to send them a variety of items for their theme, with a vintage twist. Now they can be actual vintage or vintage inspired, but should definitely have a vintage "vibe" to them. Know what I mean?! For example, I am gathering vintage items for my little girls 3rd birthday. This could include party napkins, plates, maybe some neat party hats, cupcake toppers, wrapping paper, vintage party cookbook. You get the idea. *I highly encourage at least one item to be handmade vintage inspired.* Sound like fun? I will only take the first 40 serious swappers!!! Oh yea, and the mail out date is by April 14th (my daughters 3rd birthday!) You must be in the US or Canada and be willing to ship either US or Canada, priority mail with delivery confirmation.

Here are my party inspired pages in my 21 Days Challenge journal.

Party on!


Sabii Wabii said...

This sounds like so much fun! OK for a party theme...How about....
"Fairytale Friday" and
an "Eclectic Circus"

Kathy said...

Hi. I sent an email to you asking to join - love your swaps!

I thought holiday/summer - memorial day/4th of july and spring - easter/floral. Something along those lines!


Lorrie said...

This sounds like fun! I'd love to join.
I'm thinking of a herbal themed gathering - Scarborough Fair - "parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme."

I'll send a private email with my own in return.

Lorrie said...

Oops, I forgot to leave a second theme -

It's a Spring Thing! - floral delights of the season

also, I can't find where to email you, so my email is
lorriedolores at

Alisa said...

I would LOVE to play! This will be my first swap, so I'm really excited. My choice of theme would be most definitely Spring or Tea Party.

Thanks so much!

Tammie Moore said...

What a cute idea for a swap, count me in... I vote for tea party or spring....
Tammie Moore

paula clare said...

ME! ME! PICK ME! Party themes:
Renaissance Fair
Spring Fling


Paula Clare

twinkleshabbystar said...

What a FUN FUN SWAP! Please count me in.

-Childs Vintage birthday party theme
-Vintage baby shower theme
THANKS!!!!!! :)

Cheryl said...

OH please include me, too! :)
My top two choices are:
1) tea party
2)child's vintage birthday party theme
Thanks, Kari!
here's my email:

Anonymous said...

I'm definitely up for this swap! Thanks so much for hosting! My choices are (1) French Bakery Party or (2) Marie Antoinette Party. I'm hosting both in the coming months and would love to have some items for them.

All the best,


Rhonna said...

oooo, Kari..LOVE your 21 Day stuff! You are so lovely!
And, I'd LOVE to do a swap!

hmm...: theme: Spring!
I]m DYING to do a Spring Fling!


Anonymous said...

Kari, this sounds like fun! As it happens, that's my mom's birthday too. Anniversary would be great for me or star gazing party!!

Maria said...

Sounds like another fun swap from you. I would love to join.

Here are my theme choices.

Vintage Mommy and me craft party
Vintage Mommy and me tea party
here is my email

hugs, maria

what's in a name? said...

I love vintage party goods!!! Count me in! All the ideas sound lovely. Party theme: 1) Summer Soiree (alfresco), and I like Maria's suggestion (but it doesn't have to be with Mommy and me) 2) Vintage Craft Party

Oh and your daughter was lucky to make it till the 14th, my sister was born 4/13 and her birthday has fallen on friday the 13th several times! Now there's a party suggestion - Friday the 13th, eek!

Nancy said...

Kari - This looks wonderful and I'd love to do this. My thoughts - a "Picnic in the Park"
"Tea by the Sea" for my annual girlfriend trip to the beach.

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

Count me in!
For themes, how about Spring or Vintage Birthday for a Girl.
So fun!

sherry said...

I would love to participate in the swap. i am interested in a 'tea party' or a 'hawaiian luau' theme.

Wanda Clark said...

You come up the cleverest swap themes. I'd like to play. My two theme picks are fairy tales vintage birthday party and a ballet tea party. If those are too specific let me know. :)


Thanks for always having the neatest swaps.


Natalea said...

Please sign me up! I will email you too!
xo natalea

Contessa Kris said...

I would love to participate!
2 topics choices:
Celebrate Nature Party (birds/ nests)
'France Here We Come' Party (travel/Paris)
I love vintage and I love swaps!

pipsqueakcouture said...

This sounds really fun! And my 2nd swap to join in on! I would like spring or fairytale tea party theme! How fun!

pipsqueakcouture said...

oops, forgot my email!
xo shannon

Kathy at Shocking Pink Thread said...

Hi Kari,

I loved your last swap and would adore joining in the fun again! If I had a choice, I would pick a mother's day lunch or a bridal shower. Thanks for the creative swap idea.


PLO said...

Oh please include me! I am open to anything but I guess my top choices are Halloween or girly.

PLO said...

Duh, forgot my email as well:

Whitney Johnson said...

I would love to join your swap! Count me two themes would be: teen girl birthday luncheon -or- ladies book club get-together.

My e-mail:

Thanks! This is my first swap - exciting. :) Whitney

Little Pink Studio said...

So funny you would think of this Miss Kari! I have recently been obsessed with collecting vintage party stuff!
I would love to join the swap!
Oh I am not sure about the themes...
You know me, I love girly, I would say spring, birthday or circus. (I knoooow that is 3, sorry!) LOL
~Cerri xoxo

Jeanne said...

Oh Kari this sounds like a fun swap ~ Count me in!
I'm going to choose tea party and spring (garden) party themes!

lbj said...

This sounds like a super swap...thanks for offering such a creative idea.
I'd love to receive ideas and items for a Bon Voyage Party or a French Cooking/Wine Tasting Party.

LaVerne in Texas

Victoria said...

Kari -
What a fun idea - count me in!!
1) oh la la paris party theme
2) picnic in the park - spring fling

my email is:


Anonymous said...

Sorry to change but I think my choices would be a tea party or the star gazing or it's so hard to decide, there's too many neat ideas but I'll stick to those two promise!

Rhondamum said...

What a wonderful idea! Please count me in. Those who know me will not be surprised about my first choice...

1. All Things French Party

... and I also love the idea of a

2. Vintage Craft Party

Thanks for hosting this great idea and I hope that I made it in!

Rhonda... said...

Hello, yes please sign me up!! my 2 choices would be holiday Christmas of course and fifties movie glamour!! THANKS!!! Angelina

FrostingsNSparkles said...

Oooh, how fun! I'd love to play too if there's still room :) Tea Party or Victorian themed party, anything girly and pink! My email is How fun! said...

I was thinking- Fifties Sock Hop ,Hollywood Glamour Of The Forties And Fifties, Starving Artists Party Would be fun with swap items being retro or vintage art and craft supplies . Just some ideas. thanks so much,Angelina

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

I would love to join if you have room.
I would like baby's first birthday stuff(for a boy)
or baby shower ( I am having a baby in July) don't know what it is yet :-)

Leslie Patton said...

Oh I hope I'm not too late! What a fun swap this will be! My picks
are Springtime in Paris and Vintage Tea Party! My email is: Thanks Kari!

Anonymous said...

This sounds so fun! I hope I'm not too late! I would love vintage baby or vintage shower theme.



eclectikM said...

hello Artsy-Mama~
would love to participate in this lovely swap...[i am a swap-newbie]
theme choices are:
1-Vintage Black & White Spring (Garden) Fling.
2-Vintage Tea Party (with a touch of Paris!)
sounds like lovely fun!
many thanks,

jillian said...

Oh, I've always wanted to do one of your swaps. This one sounds fun! I would choose mother's day brunch or teen dream (my daughter is turning 13 this year!)


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Anonymous said...

OMG - I found out about this too late! Arg! I would love to participate if you have a drop out, or if anyone wants to do a one-on-one swap!

- tea party
- cupcake party
- polka dot party
- gingerbread party (for a Dec. b-day)

LOVE this idea!


Debb said...

Sound like so much fun.But I guess I miss it. If you have one to many send them my way or one drop out sign me up. i like the fairytale friday or tea party.

Jeccica said...

Count me in PLEASE!! Sounds great!!!
Please add me!!!!!!!!!

Childs Vintage birthday party theme
-Vintage baby shower theme

jeccica simpson


JgWM said...

Sorry I missed the swap/ can you let me know when you have another one or any fun event. Thanks, gayle

Vintage Shoes said...

It's a really cool vintage thing you've got here..

mark lawrence said...

Glad to know about this vintage party. Last month, I arranged my best friend’s birthday party dinner at one of best Chicago event venues. Hired a reputed party caterer and he prepared quite delicious food for the party. Every guest praised for the preparations!