June 14, 2013
Superheroes never grow older, so why should we stop liking them just because we “grow up”? We still have birthdays every single year and some theme needs to fill them. And as long as people keep making adult-sized clothing with superheroes on it, we will definitely keep wearing it and keep looking for more.
Without further adieu, we reach the summit of our Superhero Party series with our favorite gifts for the seasoned followers — the veteran loyalists who may have aged but have never diminished in verve. With even more options available than there are superheroes, we can help you make the day of any devotee.
For the superhero-loving dude, suit him up in a slick Batman or Superman T-shirt:
The Supergirl (or woman) in your life will love refueling anytime, anywhere with the Supergirl Right Hook Reusable Water Bottle:
And make anyone’s day way more super with a Justice League iPhone 5 Case that follows them wherever they go — which is exactly what you’d want the most amazing group of people ever conceived to do:
All we can say is: POW! ZAP! BOOM! (And, you’re welcome.)
June 11, 2013
There’s nothing more exciting than a jungle adventure, spotting wild beasts from behind binoculars as you bump along in a Jeep (or so we imagine). The beauty of a themed birthday is that it can be whatever you want, however you want.
As we continue our Birthday Theme Series, we turn to all those tiny safari-lovers who’d love nothing more than an animal-filled bash. To kickstart your homemade safari, send all the friends an invitation they can’t refuse — like the Wild Thing Birthday postcard:
Or, in a super close second, the adorable Safari invitation:
And if your most honored safari adventurer is celebrating his or her very first year, deck them out in a Jungle Safari t-shirt filled with their favorite animals. Who can say no to a zebra, giraffe, and lion?
This party makes us say, “Roar!” And coming up next in our series, we go to the circus.
June 11, 2013
Wedding season came in with the sun and is here for a good few more months. And in-between flying and driving to all those nuptials, you may need to start planning your own! Or at least get the date saved so that everyone you care about can come to your specially picked destination.
Is there a better way to say “Save the Date” than with a turquoise sea background? One look at the Watercolor Ombre Save the Date invitation, and we’d RSVP yes for the waves alone (the champagne won’t hurt, either):
It’s all in the details, as we know well from destination and indoor weddings. You need everything from the garter and boutonniere to the bridal bouquet and (ideally) the ring. You’ll also need the postage to get your “Save the Date”s sent — and you can coordinate perfectly with the adorable To Have & Hold stamp:
Follow up with the official invitation to your chosen exotic locale, and you’ll be set (mail-wise). The Vintage Tandem Bicycle invitation is whimsical, light and subdued — like a beach vacation should be:
Mmm: we’re ready for the sand and sun. Can we get an invite, too?
June 11, 2013
The Lonely Island boys (Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone and Andy Samberg) have made quite a name for themselves rapping and singing with artists like Akon and Michael Bolton, and turning innocent subjects like boxes, boats and being “a boss” into viral video gold. After moving on from SNL, the group has found success with albums Incredibad (2009) and Turtleneck & Chain (2011), with songs like “I Just Had Sex” and “Jack Sparrow” holding a permanent place in audiences’ collective YouTube consciousnesses.
The Lonely Island’s latest new album, “The Wack Album,” is out today, we’re excited to announce that You Outta Look Out…for our new The Lonely Island store, now on Zazzle. We’ve got some great Lonely Island designs on American Apparel gear of all sizes and customizable designs for keychains, iPhone cases, water bottles and more.
For those of you who didn’t catch Adam Sandberg on LIVE with Kelly and Michael this morning, he was repping this Zazzle t-shirt:
and these trucker hats:
Head on over to the new store! YOLO.
And if you love The Lonely Island videos, we have the swag:
Like a Boss video:
I’m on a Boat video:
June 10, 2013
For this DIY Series, we’ll teach you how to use products from our site to add the perfect, personalized touch to a birthday.
First, using postcards to make birthday bunting.
Bunting’s all the rage and you don’t need a lot of resources to pull it off in time for a birthday bash. “Bunting,” for those unfamiliar with the term, is usually a decoration with a number of flags sewn to rope webbing.
With the proper postcards from Zazzle, you can easily spell out a special birthday phrase, name or message.
- Postcard bunting
- Twine or string of choice
Step 1: After receiving your personalized bunting postcards, cut each postcard according to the decorative edge of the template.
Step 2: String an appropriate number of mini-clothes pins to match the number of cards.
Step 3: Attach postcards to clothespin.
Step 4: Spread the cards evenly on the twine (feel free to add a knot after each clothespin to secure the card’s placement).
Step 5: Cut the twine at the desired length and display on a wall in the center of your party.
In our next DIY Birthday Series, we’ll show you how to make cupcake wrappers with flyers.
Photography & Collage by: Aaron Calestar
Concept & styling by: Jenny Wagner and Nicole Pittman
Postcard design by: kat_parrella
June 10, 2013
There’s no reason that Candy Land should be just a game. Why not bring it to life, too? If you add up the time that most kids spend playing Candy Land, with or without us, plus eating actual candy, it’s almost their entire awake time. The more things change…
We can’t imagine any kid saying no to a candy-themed birthday, as a guest or a guest of honor. So in honor of Candy Month (like we need a reason), here’s how we’d deck it out from start to sugary finish.
Invite the pals: The Candy Land birthday cupcake invitations have rave reviews, bright colors and a lovable design that even twinkles. The candy-lined path and gentle hills take you back to that unforgettable board:
Set the mood: Cover the party walls with Jelly Candy posters to make them pop and keep things festive. You may never want to take them down:
Stock the sweets: Feed the ravenous revellers their cupcakes, Twizzlers, corn chips and more on our Sprinkles Plates, as packed and crammed as they are bursting with color:
Here’s to a birthday as sweet and delicious as Jelly Bellies, licorice … and winning Candy Land.
June 9, 2013
It’s a bird … it’s a plane … it’s the best-ever superhero party! Every boy needs a superhero to idolize, like Batman or Spiderman or maybe Steve Nash. And when it comes time to celebrate him and his favorite idol, a superhero birthday party is a surefire way to go.
We’re here to help you plan the easiest and most fun superhero party ever. To start things off, get everyone pumped to join the party with the Superhero Birthday Party Custom Invitation — featuring your favorite photo of the beloved guest of honor:
Suit him up right with a badass Spiderman Hoodie or Batman Tee:
And pump up the walls with a POW! Poster starring Batman, Robin and the Joker:
Superheroes, super boys, super birthday: what’s not to love? Next and last in our Superhero Party series, but not at all least, we pay tribute to the kids at heart who just can’t get enough of superheroes (we understand).
June 8, 2013
It’s summertime and most of you seeking reprieve from the heat will likely be looking to duck into somewhere air conditioned — art museums and galleries are a great choice.
But if you can’t visit your local art gallery or museum, check out some of our top products adorned with beautiful art pieces:
June 8, 2013
Sweet tooths and kids (or kids at heart) celebrate! June’s also National Candy Month, a celebration welcomed by many. What’s your favorite go-to treat? M&Ms, candy bars or chocolate?
While we can’t offer you straight sugar to help celebrate, we have many candy designs on our site: iPhone cases, bags, apparel and more!
Here are our top picks:
For everyone who chooses sprinkles on top:
Sport your love of sugar on this sweet bag:
For sweet-tooth experts, there’s only three steps:
Cover your laptop with something colorful and sweet:
While your makeup isn’t edible, you’re going to wish this bag was:
Here’s our favorite sweet treat throwback:
June 7, 2013
You don’t have to be a bona fide cat lady (or guy) to appreciate that June’s Adopt a Cat Month. Zazzle has some great products for anyone who loves these regal, playful and adorable balls of fur.
Who said that dogs are man’s only best friend? Here’s some love for the feline lovers among us:
Why save one life when you can save nine?
Taking the plunge to adopt? Here’s hoping you don’t get a grumpy cat:
Have you hugged a cat today?
Place all of the best snaps of your feline friend and its antics on a personalized cat bowl:
Zazzle also partners with The Humane Society of the United States, so tell your friends to do the same: