Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Launch Party Prep

So I'm trying to figure out what I'm going to do for my book launch party. I know it's happening at the library. I know I'm going to read my book and have food and drinks. I want to have monster masks for the kids to make or maybe have a monster art show where kids make their own monsters from random art supplies and they hang them up and get a ribbon that says "monstrously good".

I, of course, have to find a place to get such ribbons. And that's where my trouble begins. I have all these ideas but I scarcely know where to start. I want some really cool monster print pajamas and a big green tail to wear to my launch party, but where do I find such things? I see some monster attire for kids, but I think I'm going to need some specialty stuff. After all, I could be touring some more libraries in these jammies! I wish I was more crafty and could sew myself some pajamas and a tail. The closest shopping mecca is hours from here and I doubt there are the kind of monstery things I need. I know--there's online, obviously. But I don't seem to be finding what I need. Guess I'd better get to work.

At least I know that I'm going to be making a monster cake. I'm certainly looking forward to that! Maybe I should go practice making one now.


  1. That sounds like a monstrously fun launch party! (Sorry, I had to.) The monster pajamas are a great idea - I'm sure the magic of the internets can help you find them!

  2. Sounds fun!!!

    Maybe you could do custom buttons instead of ribbons? I know you can buy a kit to make buttons and print them right on your inkjet. If you don't need hundreds, that might be cheaper.

    I love the costume idea. Here's a link I found for custom costumes: http://www.costumers.com/custom-made/

    Guess it depends how much you want to spend. I have been thinking about this lately too in relation to a witchy manuscript I have. :)

    You could also use iron-ons for a cheap solution?

    Or hey, why not get some material and sew yourself?

    Have a great time. Congrats!

  3. You should come have some cake with me Paul!

    Anna, I am inviting people to come have a "monstrously good time". It's too perfect. I've searched the internet for the things I need with no luck, but my mom is now on the case. She lives in the big city and loves to shop. We shall see what she finds.

    Thanks for the link and the great suggestions, Diana! I'm adding them to my list. It's great that you're gathering ideas early. Could make life easier someday!