Halloween Carnivàle Costume Party 2018

It’s the sweetest season of the year and we celebrated with hosting our 4th annual Halloween Costume Party, Carnivàle style! It was a ticket of fun to feeling young with loads of cotton candy and mini corn dogs to carnival games and a tattoo booth! We even invited back last year’s caricature artist to capture all your show-stopping  costumes!

It was one blur of fun but here are some memorable images captured by Jeff Zielinkski from the event.

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Of course it wouldn’t be a Halloween party without our costume contest! Check out this year’s extraordinary costumes.

Picking just three winners for the most remarkable costumes was tough but we’ve finally come to a decision. Congratulations to our top three winners! Please email us at info@shopsweetthreads.com or call us at 562-439-7933 to redeem your prize.

1st Place Winner Minion Twins

($75 Sweet Threads Gift Card + Kids Boetik Pram Pull Toys)

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2nd Place Winner Clown

($50 Sweet Threads Gift Card + Sonny Angels Tote Bag)

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3rd Place Winner Star Wars BB8

($25 Sweet Threads Gift Card + Douglas Shark Plush Toy)

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It was a day of thrills and chills and I have to thank my team and all of YOU for making it a magical day to remember!

A special thank you to Tamara Zeilinksi for always coming through with your amazing talent to design incredible pieces for our event!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.I.Y. Halloween Costumes for Kids

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Trick or Treat my friends! The time has come to dress your little one for a great Halloween adventure! Will you be joining us at our Halloween Carnivále Costume Party, October 27 from 11 am to 2 pm here at Sweet Threads? We’re dressing up our store with carnival games, a caricature artist, cotton candy, mini bites and so much more! Plus, show us your best looks and win our Halloween costume contest!  Need a little inspiration? Check out our Halloween ideas below.

Conductor

Chuga Chuga Boo! We love our little train conductor dressed in a vintage striped shirt, bandana and a newsboy cap.

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Rosie the Riveter

Because girls can do anything they set their mind to! Dress like the feminist icon with a red jumpsuit, bandana, and Dr. Marten boots.

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Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion from Wizard of Oz

The perfect duo! We have the essentials for our famous Dorothy, get the headband,Salt Water Sandals, and Toto. While this onesie from Huxbaby is the perfect for our lion to hear his roar!

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Deer

We’re quite fawn’d of this Deer costume! So easy, just a tutu and some Deer ears!

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Witch

We can’t forget about the classic Witch this Halloween! We love this black tutu by Iloveplum, pair it with some Dr. Martens, broomstick, and witch hat for the iconic Halloween look.

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Jester, Strong Man and Clown

Nothing better than a good ‘ole fashioned circus theme! To dress like a Jester, wear an Iloveplum tutu with circus inspired vest, or blouse. While the Strong Man shows off his huge muscles in a Misha and Puff Romper and bootsWe can’t forget about the clown in one of our favorite sweaters.  The handmade hats by Little Blue Olive are the perfect touch to bring the party together.

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We hope these outfits help you create your own Halloween look! Don’t forget to come dressed to our Halloween Carnivále October 27thfrom 11 am to 2 pm | Sweet Threads 4812 E. 2nd Street Long Beach, Ca 90803. We can’t wait to see who you’re going to be!

Sweet Threads presents City Kids at the Plaza AW18 Lookbook

Don’t you love when books spark your imagination? Inspired by the the book,  Eloise , we took our AW18 lookbook through the life of city kids living at a plaza. Check out our fall look book styled with some of our favorite autumn/winter collections by Mayoral, Wild Wawa, Little Cotton Clothes, Rylee & Cru, Hux Baby, Wunderkin, Hello Bows Handmade and more.  We had a grand ‘ole time taking these photos and we hope you enjoy them just as much as we do!

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Precious Moments

Who doesn’t love the holiday season especially in the city?! All the good treats, lights and moments spent together. We think the Mayoral collection is sweet perfection for all the quality time with loved ones. It’s time to cherish the memories!

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It’s not just a condiment, it’s fall’s favorite color! Pants, tights, dresses, bows and more. We’re so excited to crush all those fall leaves in this color palette.

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Sweater Weather

The temperatures are dropping, which means it’s time for sweater weather! Shop our coziest and warmest outerwear for your little ones.

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Berets

People say the French always do fashion better, so we’re taking a little inspiration from them and adding a touch of modern flare. Check out the looks with our new favorite chic hat!

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Kids Who Brunch

The best way to catch up with friends in the city is over brunch of course! Tis’ the season for good food, friends and fashion!

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Shop the Collection HERE

       Photography Jennifer Tapia Photography

Creative Direction Shella Garcia

Wardrobe Stylist Jaimie Lor

Stylist Assistant Judy Jaynes

Set Designer Tamara Zeilinski

Models

Annabelle Aguilera

Elias Copley

Arden Cross

Liam Fonseca

Story Mae Goss

Seika Ito

Lennox Limon

Jude Neil

London Regan

Brooklyn Regan

Austin Regan

 

Special Thank You to the team:

The vision for this shoot could not have been achieved without the hard work and collaboration from the team, kids and parents! Thank you to Jennifer Tapia and Team Sweet Threads for all the hard work you put in to prepare for this shoot! This day could not have gone any smoother! To all the adorable children and parents, thank you for making this a photoshoot to remember! 

xo, Sweet Threads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beijo’s Disney Session

We loved working with one of our favorite party planners! Have you seen this adorable Beijo’s Disney themed photoshoot? Featuring mini outfits from our Paush collection and balloons from Wild Child Party and much more, these photos just make you eagerly want to plan your next Disney themed party. From delectable eats to colorful balloons and intricate details, this shoot nailed everything to a T. Check out some of our favorite shots as well as details below:

 

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Design/Styling – Beijos Events
Photographer – Lyndsey Yeomans
Balloons/Tabletop/Venue – Wild Child Party
Florals – Mulberry & Moss
Calligraphy/Cocktail Stirrers/Invite – Poppy Jack Shop
Desserts – Sweet & Saucy Shop
Kid’s Clothing – Paush Mini from Sweet Threads
Kid’s Accessories & Styling – The Daydream Republic

 

Sweet Threads is your one stop boutique for the most fashionable children’s essentials. From clothing, toys and accessories alike, we carry the best fashion from our carefully selected brands. Our store front is local to long beach but our website carries most of our product as well.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Let us help you! Feel free to shoot us an email at info@shopsweetthreads or give us a call at (562) 439-7933 and someone from our team will be glad to help you with size or style inquiries.

Gift Guide: Story Time With Dad

The lingering question to plague the entire month of June rests here: What do you gift the man that seemingly has it all? The Sweet Threads team has come up with the simple answer that keeping it simple and meaningful is best. One of our oldest favorite memories is being read to before bed by Dad. So if you have a little one that loves a good storytime, here are some of our favorite books to share with Dad.

See something you like? Here are the links to all the books listed above for you to purchase straight from our online shop:

With My Daddy $18

How to Surprise Dad I love Dad $17

I Love Dad $9

My Dad is Amazing $8

From Father to Father

Tell Me a Tattoo Story $17

Tough Guys Have Feelings Too $18

Sweet Threads is your one stop boutique for the most fashionable children’s essentials. From clothing, toys and accessories alike, we carry the best fashion from our carefully selected brands. Our store front is local to long beach but our website carries most of our product as well.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Let us help you! Feel free to shoot us an email at info@shopsweetthreads or give us a call at (562) 439-7933 and someone from our team will be glad to help you with size or style inquiries.

Small Talk: Mother’s Day

We had a blast filming with @hapa_babes for our special Mommy & Me video snippet. Have you seen it yet? Little Joey and her mommy are just the perfect duo! See it here.

We’ve been getting in some amazing pieces from some of our favorite brands that come in mommy and mini sizes. Our top brand pick is Lil Lemons and For Love and Lemons.

Shop the collection here

Sweet Threads is your one stop boutique for the most fashionable children’s essentials. From clothing, toys and accessories alike, we carry the best fashion from our carefully selected brands. Our store front is local to long beach but our website carries most of our product as well.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Let us help you! Feel free to shoot us an email at info@shopsweetthreads or give us a call at (562) 439-7933 and someone from our team will be glad to help you with size or style inquiries.

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2018

Love is in the air at Sweet Threads and we couldn’t be more excited! Looking to put a smile on someone’s face? Stop by the store to get a hold of our favorite Valentine’s Day gifts for the special ones in your life. We’ve compiled a slide show of some of our best sellers that would make the perfect Valentine’s gift this year.

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Girls

It’s never too early to share the Valentine’s Day spirit with your little girl. Check out our must have gifts for that special little lady.

Boys

Boys should receive the same amount of the love in the Valentine’s Day festivities. If pink and hearts aren’t your boy’s thing, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with the next best thing(s).

 

Mom

We think mom’s deserve all the love in the world. If you’re having trouble shopping for that special mom in your life, stop by! We’d love to help you pick out some goodies from our selection just for moms. Our top picks? Any of our super soft tees paired with the Flicka Clog by Cape Clogs.

 

Did you know? There are approximately 1 billion Valentine`s Day cards exchanged every year in the U.S. alone. Check out our selection of greeting cards that’ll be sure to put a smile on the recipient’s face. Whether you’re shopping for a little girl, little boy or a mom in your life, we hope you find that inspiration you need to find the perfect gift for that special someone this Valentine’s Day.

Loving these products but can’t make it to the shop? No problem! All our products are listed on our website for your shopping pleasure. You can also email us at info@shopsweetthreads.com and we can set you up with an invoice.

Sweet Threads’ “Love Takes Over” Valentines Day Party 2018

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The day of L-O-V-E is near! Bring your special little Valentine to Sweet Threads for our Love Takes Over Party on Saturday, February 3rd. From 11 pm to 1 pm, we will be hosting a Valentine’s Day themed event in our store for our customers to enjoy while they shop. We will start the day with a Valentines themed story time at 10:30am. There will be a sweet treats bar with eatables and drinkables, Heart Balloons for our mini customers (one per child, while supplies last) and a mini nail station using products from non-toxic and kid friendly Nailmatic!

We’re excited to announce our party includes a Valentine’s Day mini photo session with professional photographer, Katie Ging. Make this experience fun and memorable for you and your mini with a super adorable Valentine themed mini photo shoot! Our pre-purchase packages include:

Standard: $125

  • 5 minute photo shoot session
  • 5 downloadable digital files
  • Includes event activities

Deluxe: $140

  • 5 minute photo shoot session
  • 5 downloadable digital files
  • 1 magnet and 2 5×7 prints
  • Includes event activities

Premium: $175

  • 5 minute photo shoot session
  • ALL digital files
  • 2 magnets  3 5×7 prints
  • Includes event activities

Purchase a mini session package HERE. You must pre-purchase to reserve your spot at our event.

Have two special Valentines? We’ve got you covered. All Heart Rompers (excluding SS17 and collections already on clearance) will be buy-one-get-one free so that both your mini Valentines are happy.

Candle-lit dinners and movies can be reserved for the evening. Come have a blast with us at our Love Takes Over Party! Sweet Threads is more than a shop; it’s an experience. We love celebrating and having fun with our customers and we just can’t wait to see you there!

 

Our Grandest Opening

5 years ago, at the age of 32, I was newly married, had a house, worked in the fashion industry and earned good money. I worked hard and played hard. I had amazing friends and family.

I couldn’t be happier, right? Wrong. I was working 40+ hours a week in a fast paced stressful environment. The job itself wasn’t rewarding and gave me a lack of self accomplishment. So, I decided to take charge of my life –  to make lemonade out of lemons. I dug deep about what I could possibly do on my own and after months of research, the vision came. I wanted to start a children’s business, but not just any ordinary children’s business. It had to be fun and unique. I wanted to share it with the world. That’s when we took the streets of local flea markets to sell vintage kids clothes out of our Ice Cream Truck inspired VW Bus and the rest is simply history.

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Since then we have grown out of two spaces (our 4th Street and Broadway locations in Long Beach, CA). This year, we finally found a location fitting for our growing business on 2nd St. in Belmont Shore! Being 4x bigger than our first location, this was our biggest space yet. Check out each location we’ve had to see how far we’ve come!

4th St. Location, opened July 2013

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Broadway Location, opened January 2015

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2nd St. in Belmont Shore, officially opened December 2017

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We had our grandest of openings yet this past Sunday on December 3rd from a ribbon cutting event with Third District Councilwoman Suzie Price to an adorably festive marionette puppet show. We even had the pleasure of hosting Crayon Fawn for their pop-up. In all honesty,  we had the absolute BEST time celebrating the pre-holidays in our new location with all of our amazing guests! We dressed the shop in candy cane color balloons by Wild Child Party. Our bellies were happy and full with delicious treats from our favorite Belmont Shore eateries like The Pizza Press, Pietris Bakery, Frosted CupcakeryandLong Beach Creamery! Our neighbors, 2nd St. Beauty even offered mini Mommy & Me makeovers! Our vendors I Love Plum, Sago Mini, Kid O, Candylab, Stay Anchored LB, Mini Melissa, Lil Lemons, Native Shoes, DL1961, Bunnies by the Bay, Petit Collage, Yellow Owl Workshop , Teeny Tiny Optics and Nailmatic generously contributed to our swag bags for our guests! Not to mention, we had theTraveling Photo Bus and photographer,Jeff Zielinski capture all of your smiles that day! And It was definitely a packed house!

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The journey has been a long, fulfilling and inspirational one. Sweet Threads is a dream curated from its humble beginnings and it would not be where it is today if it weren’t for the love from its many supporters. Thank you for everything and here’s to what’s to come.

xoxo Shella.