Neat & Tangled Throwdown - Party Ensemble Challenge

Happy Monday friends!  We're really excited about today's post!  For the last several years we hosted a bi-weekly and then monthly challenge called Little Tangles.  Although we elected to discontinue that this year, we still wanted to host periodic challenges because we love to see what you guys create using Neat & Tangled.

These quarterly challenges will be be more complex and bigger, and by bigger we are also referring to the prizes!

Our first challenge is a Party Ensemble challenge, and our resident party expert Elena prepared the cutest sample ensemble for you today:

Hi there!

I'm thrilled to share some ideas for decorations for your next dinosaur party:

prehistoric party

I used the images from Prehistoric to create the party ensemble. I have to admit that this is still one of my favorite sets!
prehistoric party

The little boy riding his dino would be perfect for a little boy's birthday party or a boy's baby shower. I colored all of the dinosaurs a fun blue and cut cupcake wrappers to match.

prehistoric party

There is candy inside these fabric favor bags, and I used the tiniest dinosaur on a flag die-cut (from Classic Tag 2) to add that pop of blue that was being carried throughout the decor.

prehistoric party

The mammoths are definitely not blue (but so cute!) so I added striped straws, and the tiny dinosaur again on the drink bottle labels.

prehistoric party

Before adhering the mammoth and his dino buddy, I took a navy copic marker's highlighter edge and drew a stripe at the bottom of each wrap-around-label.

prehistoric party

Last, but not least, I created a table sign using the new Square and Chevrons cover-plate. I love this die! I opted to cut it out of a blue cardstock, and then used different blue markers to color the different pieces before putting them all back together. The "RAWR" - cut using the journaling alphas - stood out in their bright white.

I hope you like what I've created!

Isn't that ensemble the cutest?  Now it's your turn!  We want to see your take on the challenge!

Here are the details:

1) Create a party ensemble that includes at least THREE different party elements, and submit it through the Inlinkz tool below. When linking, please link to the specific blog post, not your entire blog.
2) Link back to the challenge blog and display the challenge graphic in your post.
3) Neat & Tangled products must be the focal point of your project.  You can use products from other companies, but Neat & Tangled products should be the star.
4) You may enter as many times as you would like.
5) You have until Wednesday, March 28th at 11:59 EST to enter
6) Winner will not be chosen at random, but rather will be judged based on creativity and execution.

And what is the prize you ask?

The winner will receive the entire May Neat & Tangled release and will be invited to take part in May release week!

Are you up to the challenge?  We certainly hope so!  Good luck, we can't wait to see what you all create!


  1. WOW! such a great challenge...very challenging, but so nice!

  2. Any little boy would love that party!

  3. OOOOh wow, what a fantastic challenge, and an amazing prize, too! I do miss the Little Tangles challenge, though!

  4. This party decor is fantastic for any dino lover. This is a fun challenge and I'm eager to see the entries.

  5. Beautiful party ensemble. Fun challenge and an amazing prize.

  6. That's a superb party set in my fav color :) Love it! And such an interesting challenge!

  7. This place was amazing! Great food, it's smaller than others I guess but it is still a fair sized fun. The decor at this LA venue was amazing as every note of music reverberates off the beautiful walls. Everything about this venue is nothing less than 5 stars.

  8. This is so fabulous!! Love the idea and hope to participate :) Good luck to everyone!! Thanks for being super generous!!


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