The #nodtourbus bookmobile is headed to NYC this weekend, and we are very excited to partner up with some awesome businesses on our stops around the city! Be sure to come join us for books, story time and activities around the Big Apple. For every Little Golden Book purchased from us, Random House Children’s Books will donate one to Milk + Bookies. Dedicated to promoting the joys of reading and literacy, Milk + Bookies is a charitable organization that provides books to those who can’t afford their own.
On Friday, May 9, join us at Crate and Barrel on Madison Ave. from 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. After that, join us on Saturday, May 9, at the Textiles Arts Center in Manhattan from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Textile Arts Center aspires to empower and unify the textile community, and advocate for the handmade.
Next we will be headed to the Brooklyn Central Public Library from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, to take part in Bike the Branches. Explore the borough and the BPL branches by bike while supporting the library, ending the day at the Block Party at Central Library. Find out more and register at bklynlibrary.org/bikethebranches and enter code LON2015 to receive 25% off adult registration.
Finally, join us for our last stop on Sunday, May 10, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Brooklyn Flea – Williamsburgh. Our pal, designer and illustrator Erin Jang of Indigo Bunting, will be joining us from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. to help us celebrate Mother’s Day with the bus at the Flea! You can purchase her book Make & Give, and chat with her about the simple and modern craft ideas in the book!
Come out and see us, and help us spread the joy of reading!
Written by Becca of CAKE. | events + design
I’m in full planning mode for my daughter’s 5th birthday party, and as far as she’s concerned-unicorns are where it’s at! I’m so in love with Sabrina Gibson’s charming plush unicorns that I’m using them as the inspiration for our unicorn themed party as well as our favors. Check out this month’s Party On ideas for creating a sweet and modern unicorn theme.
Color Palette: lilac // aqua // bubble gum pink // cool grey
Party Invitation: available here
What do unicorns make you think of? I grew up in the 80’s so for me it’s a throwback to icons of childhood… stars, hearts, rainbows and fluffy white clouds. You could create a unicorn themed party with any one of those elements, but I like the idea of mixing them all up in a soft and playful way. These boards are all about finding creative uses for household items, so here are some of my favorite suggestions on how to make this party yours:
- Use these colorful cubbys to make a statement at your dessert bar by filling each one up with a color coded candy surprise. Even better, make it a party activity by having guests use the candy to decorate their own cupcakes and top them with sparkly stars.
- Garlands and streamers are an easy way to turn your living room into a magical party space, and there is no such thing as too many. For a little extra detail that won’t go unnoticed, consider replacing your drawer pulls and use them as the anchors to hang decorations all around your space.
- Create a unicorn dance party area with simple strobe style lighting and piles of colorful balloons… while you’re at it, a rainbow heart rug wouldn’t hurt.
- A shower curtain… why not!? Run a dowel through the top hooks and suddenly you’ve got a dramatic table backdrop or photo booth. And if you like to DiY, craft up some party hat style horns and ribbon tails for super cute dress up props.
If you’re inspired to go out and throw your own unicorn party now, you might need an invitation… lucky for you I happen to have just the thing in my shop.
Becca Gorski lives in the SF Bay Area, is a working mother of two, and moonlights as an occasional designer / blogger / celebration maker. You can find her creative ideas at CAKE. and her line of merry happy party printables on Etsy.
The Party On series offers inspiration for family friendly parties, featuring items from The Land of Nod that can be incorporated into both your event and your home.
Written by Lauren, our fearless marketing events manager
The #nodtourbus Bookmobile is headed to Washington, D.C. this weekend, and we are very excited to partner up with some awesome local businesses on our stops around the city! Be sure to come join us for books, story time and activities around our nation’s capital. For every Little Golden Book purchased from us, Random House Children’s Books will donate one to Milk + Bookies. Dedicated to promoting the joys of reading and literacy, Milk + Bookies is a charitable organization that provides books to those who can’t afford their own. Come out and see us, and help us spread the joy of reading.
When Lauren isn’t planning ridiculously awesome #nodevents for The Land of Nod, she spends her time putting up with the crazy antics of her English Bulldog, Lola. She also loves searching for treasures in vintage stores and summer antique markets. Due to her previous adventure living in Canada, she has a strong obsession to Hudson Bay stripes, as well as the fine cuisine of poutine (Don’t make her choose between the two…that’s like choosing between Ryan Gosling and Jason Bateman for her!).