Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Monogram Wood Wall Hangers

Great news..... We have found (actually we were found) a wonderful local woodworker to create beautiful wooden monograms.  All pieces are artfully crafted from 1/4" Baltic Birch wood and are painted to the color of your choice.  Prices vary depending on size and border.
These wood monograms are perfect in a nursery, on a door, inside a wreath, as art on the wall..... the possibilities are endless.
I know I am a bit of a monogram freak, however I think you will be as well after you fall in love with these spectacular wooden monograms (we can do names and phrases too).

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Personalized Soap

Seeing my name or my monogram on items makes me happy.  I know that may sound a little self indulgent, however I don't care....I LOVE IT!  I know I am not the only person that likes it, the personalization business has gained popularity over the past few years.  In fact, it is virtually impossible to go anywhere these days and not see something personalized; hats, shirts, jackets, bags, napkins, pillow cases,  towels and soap.  Yes, I said soap.  I have personalized bars of soap in my guest house.  Each guest that takes a shower gets greeted by a new bar of soap with their family name engraved into the soap.  Everyone loves it.  In fact, a few of our guests have taken the bars with them when they leave (this is a little odd, however it shows how fabulous the personalized soap is).
We, at Party Cat, believe that personalized soap is the perfect gift for anyone.  Next time you are wondering what to get the hostess that has everything, the bride that will see her new monogram for the first time, your grandmother that tells you not to get her anything, the boss you don't know what to get, the best friend that needs a special gift, the teacher that you want to make feel special or you... just because you deserve it... think personalized soap.  It really is the perfect gift.
Set of 4 Personalized Square Guest Bar SoapSet of 3 Square Guest Bar Soaps - Oh La La Paris Theme Original Trio Personalized SoapSet of 4 Personalized Round Guest Bar SoapPersonalized Soap

Monday, January 13, 2014

Stationary or Stationery?

I would like to take a moment to clarify the difference between the meaning of the words stationery and stationary.  I am ALWAYS surprised when people in the "print world" do not know the correct spelling.  I see it everyday with retailers around the country.  I figured since people in the"biz" do not seem to know the difference then I am certain that most other people that do not sell paper for a living do not know the proper spelling (and why would they?).  I am always looking to learn, I hope you are as well and that you find this to be a Party Cat "fun fact"!  Another "fun fact" on the same subject; you will sometimes see both spellings from retailers/e-tailers on Google, this is for search engine optimization, allowing you (the consumer) to spell it either way and still find what you are looking for.
Maybe this post will push you to go buy some beautiful new stationery (on sale at Party Cat) to write those long overdue thank you notes!



Personalized Stationery

Friday, January 10, 2014

Personalized Wood Boards

Looking for the perfect compliment to any kitchen.  Look no further, we have just what every cook needs. Do you like to entertain?  If so, these personalized wood boards from www.partycat.com are perfect for cheese, hors d'oeuvres or desserts.  Use a small personalized wooden board to prepare the garnish for your favorite cocktail.  Any newly wed would LOVE to receive a personalized wooden board as a wedding gift. It is a great way to showcase a brides new monogram or surname.
 Large Personalized Cutting Board  Medium Personalized Wood Board
Everyday Dip and Serve Personalized Board

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

PC Favorite Things

I feel like I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't yell from the roof top one of my favorite things. Anyone that knows me knows I like a good glass of red wine once in a while (ok, fine, a few times a week). I don't always finish the open bottle and I used to just reuse the cork from the bottle.  Not any more. I have discovered (and sell at Party Cat) these FABULOUS acrylic wine stoppers. We can add vinyl or we can engrave with a name, initial, monogram, motif or logo. They make great gifts!!  Think about giving one of these personalized acrylic wine stoppers (or multiples) as a hostess gift, engagement gift, wedding present, birthdays for your BFF.... Or just because. Really, I wouldn't steer you wrong, they are fabulous!!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Polar Vortex

POLAR VOTEX!?  Are you kidding me?  I live in Austin, Texas.  It should not (EVER) be 12 degrees in the morning.  To make it even worse (yes, it got worse for me) I was leaving the house at 4:30 a.m. to workout.  Now, people give me a hard time for working out at such an early hour (or late if you are a 20 something).  But, I really don't mind getting out of my warm, comfortable bed at such a crazy hour.  I have the best trainer in the world (www,marlowsfitness.com) and work out with an amazing group of women.  Because of of all of this, 4:30 a.m. is a time I look forward to.... except yesterday and today.  It is just TOO COLD!  In order to brave the cold I wore warm workout clothing (monogrammed, of course).  Here are some pictures of items that are similar to what I wore (mine are in the wash as I was too sweaty after the workout to try to take pictures).  Everyone needs a little personalization in their life!  Come see us at Party Cat or www.partycat.com to get your personalization on.  Stay warm and monogram on!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Happy 2014!

Party Cat

Happy 2014!

We are back and ready to talk about all things personalized.  Over the past couple of years we have made a few changes.... some good and some not so good.  We needed spend some time internally to figure the best way to manage all of the changes and we are ready to get a fresh start in 2014.  We hope you will follow along with us as in the year ahead.  We are SUPER EXCITED to share our journey as we navigate the days, weeks, months and years ahead!

Ok, let's get started...

2014 or 1985???  If you are close to my age (late 40's) you have probably looked around over the past few months and thought to yourself "something seems oddly familiar around here".  RIGHT?!  I swear it is 1985 again.  My entire staff looks at me like I am crazy ('cray cray' to the 20 something crowd) when I say this, however IT REALLY IS EXACTLY LIKE BEING BACK IN THE LATE 80's.  The pinks, greens, blues and of course the monograms.  Oh, the monograms.  I LOVE it!  We joke around the office (I joke; they all just glare at me) about how we have the ability to personalize any surface at Party Cat.  The only thing we can't do at Party Cat  is tattoo a person (insert the glare I was talking about).  Ok, so we will NEVER have a tattoo machine however we do run many other machines all day everyday.  At the store front in Austin, Texas we run an embroidery machine, engraving machine, vinyl cutter and heat press.  I told you we could personalize any surface!  It is so much fun.  Can you tell that I love my job?  Whether you purchase the perfect gift at Party Cat or you bring in your own treasure we are happy to personalize it with a monogram, name, logo, design... your imagination is the only limit.

Come visit us at Party Cat and www.partycat.com to go Back to the Future! (Do you like how I did that?  Back to the Future, the movie staring Michael J Fox came out in 1985).

Happy Personalizing!

Cindy and the team at Party Cat