Saturday, December 28, 2013

Top Kid's Birthday Party Themes In 2013

2013 is almost over and millions of birthday parties have been had. What was your top birthday party theme of the year? It seems my kids went to quite a few Laser Tag Parties and Spa Parties. Here are our Top Birthday Party Themes of 2013 based on Paperlicious' most sold invites:

Spa Birthday Party

Laser Tag Birthday Party

Gymnastics Birthday Party

Hollywood Birthday Party

Cooking Birthday Party

Luau Birthday Party

Check our our Party Planning Ideas page for quick and easy ideas on some of these themes.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

How To Keep Track Of Allowance & Chores In Your Home

Nashville, TN – December 10, 2013 – IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Paperlicious LLC ( launched today their newest one-of-a-kind product, Custom Printed Chore Cards for Children. These handy cards will make completing chores and dolling out allowance a motivating experience for families.

In over 20 whimsical kid-friendly designs, Custom Printed Chore Punch Cards are a perfect way to get organized in the new year. Each card is custom printed printed with your child’s name. There are 24 circles on each card for keeping track of chores, either by punching a hole or stamping the card. It is up to you to decide how many hole punches a chore receives.

Having age-appropriate chores is an excellent start to developing a strong work ethic. Paperlicious’ exclusive Chore Cards for Children serve as a visual reminder and motivator for children, and they are a unique and effective new way to keep track of chores in your home. If you are wondering how to keep track of chores and allowance, here is a great chore system.

Paperlicious Owner Amy DeRouen Nelson has been using these Chore Cards with her own children for several years.

“My children see right away how close they are to receiving allowance. If there is something my kids want at the store, they will ask to step it up and do more chores to earn money faster. And it helps me too with housework! They are also learning the opportunity cost of spending their money on one purchase and not another. My children know firsthand the value of hard work!”

About Paperlicious:

Launched in New York City in 2005, paper junky and Paperlicious Owner Amy DeRouen Nelson wanted to parlay her success as an Artist Relations Manager and Publicist at Lava Records to her own company. While at the record label, Ms. Nelson would often spend her lunch hour at the nearby stationery store, drooling over the gorgeous papers and supplies. So naturally, an invitation company was the perfect fit!

Having worked with the likes of Kid Rock, matchbox 20, Sugar Ray and more, Ms. Nelson launched Paperlicious with the goal of bringing a hip edgy perspective to the world of custom printed invitations, birth announcements, social stationery and more.

Although Paperlicious has catered to such luminaries as Kid Rock, Pamela Anderson, and Nicollete Sheridan, Ms. Nelson takes the most joy from the hundreds of thousands of party invitations she has created for customer’s important life events.

Paperlicious has been recognized in the Top 40 of the Leading Moms in Business by Startup Nation. Paperlicious products have been featured in Pregnancy Magazine, Parent’s Magazine Goody Blog, as well as popular websites Industry Trade Mag Gifts & Decorative Accessories called Paperlicious a “fresh face” of the National Stationery Show.

Paperlicious products are available online at

Monday, September 9, 2013

Free Homeschool Tools!

If there is one thing a homeschool mom (or dad) likes more than anything, it's FREE homeschool tools! Coming in a close second would probably be not having to rush the kids in the morning to catch the school bus, but that's just me.

Check out these free homeschool tools including our 2 page decorative lesson planner. More sweet homeschool deals coming your way soon so make sure you download one of these stylish homeschool freebies to be on the list for the next batch of goodies.

And while you are at it, grab one of our cool homeschooligan buttons for your Facebook page or Blog.
Grab a homeschooligans button on our website!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Kid Coins Tech Coins Will Change Your Life, Mom

If your elementary age children are anything like mine, they are all about some digital playtime. Wii, Xbox, online games, computer games, I-Pods, television, movies... the list of things that can take up time on a sunny afternoon when they should be outside playing makes my eyeballs ache. If you have seen our Chore Punch Cards, you know I'm all about my kids learning to earn. So one day I made these handy Kid Tech Coins.

What is a Kid Coin? 

It's a 2 inch paper circle made out of card stock and printed with a pretty chevron pattern. In the center are the words "tech coin" and a fancy-schmancy 1 (that's Rosewood font for you font geeks).

How does it work? 

In our house, my children (who are 7 years old) have to read for 30 minutes to earn 1 coin, which they can exchange for 30 minutes of their chosen electronic addiction. No coin. No Watchy. And each child needs a coin. It's a per-eyeball thing, not a per-show thing. This has worked so well for us, that my kids will read Every. Chance. They. Get. And they know that if they want to sit on their tushies watching television, they have to earn a coin. Whining about it is futile! Woop.

I do limit their coin earning/usage some days and make them actually play with their toys (please don't call CPS on me). And if we are having family movie night, they get an exemption, which somehow has turned me into the best mom ever. Or at least that's what they say when I let them watch a flick without a coin. 

It usually goes like this, "Mom, we probably can't watch a movie, can we?" asks Biddy 1. "Sure, pick one out." I say. 
"Really? Without a coin? Are you sure?" says Biddy 2. 
"Yes, go ahead!" I say.
"You are the best mom ever!!" the Biddies chime in together, usually with big hugs and kisses, too. No lie.

Haha. Suckers.

How many coins are in a package? 

There are 18 coins. You can choose from Pink/Orange Chevron, Blue/Green Chevron, or a half and half mix of the two.

Can I use it with my husband?

Ummm...If you find a way to make that work, please let me know your strategy.

Check 'em out... Kid Tech Coins from Paperlicious!

Ms. Paperlicious

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Free Party Planning Checklist Plus 15% OFF Party Invitations!

Receive our exclusive NEW Party Planning Checklist when you sign up for the Paperlicious Mailing List. Plus we will send you a 15% off discount coupon for first-time customers good for anything in our online store- party invitations, stationery, favor tags, thank you notes. All customized just for you with free online proofing and changes.

This carefully crafted 3 page Party Planner was made by owner Amy DeRouen Nelson after years of experience planning parties for everyone from rock stars (at her former day job at Lava/Atlantic Records), weddings (her own wedding to author Troy Nelson was featured on E! Style Network's TV show Whose Wedding Is It Anyway?) to children's birthday parties and community events. This handy PDF file can be used over and over. The party planning guide features a step-by-step party planning list of actions, suggestions, and questions.

Experience the Paperlicious Difference with our unique baby shower and birthday invitations!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Free Homeschool Weekly Planners

Calling all Homeschool Moms (and Dads)! We just put up a FREE download in our homeschool tools. It's a snappy 1 or 2 page weekly planner in stylish colors- hydrangea, spring fling or blue/green concentric circles. Make your eyes happy when you plan for school!

Paperlicious has been making stylish invitations for your hip parties for 6 years, and now we have helpful homeschool tools and home organization goodies too.