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The Educated Owl (Review & Giveaway)

Part of Balian's 2nd Birthday Bash

The thing about throwing a party that's a lot of fun for me, is choosing a theme, and carrying it through. I mean, I really want everyone to be struck by the party theme as soon as they walk in the front door on the day of the party. I could do a lot of different things to decorate the front door, but I'm a girl who loves wreaths. They're simple, classic, classy and they make a statement. So, when I found a Cat in the Hat inspired door wreath, I had to get in touch with its maker and inquire about showing it off at Balian's big party.

I started a conversation on Etsy with Katie Rhodes, owner of The Educated Owl. Katie is a first grade teacher, and just so happens to love Dr. Seuss- it's her classroom theme! I explained our party theme to Katie, and she was trilled to make up one of her cheery Seussical wreaths for Balian's special day. I saw a photo of one of the Dr. Seuss wreaths in her Etsy shop, and just knew that our party guests would get a big kick out of it.

Katie got to work creating our wreath, and sent it right out to us. It arrived nicely packaged, and safe and sound!

Our package from The Educated Owl has arrived! I loved that Katie included a nice note for us!

This special treat was also in our box! I wasn't expecting it, so it truly made my day! 

And of course- the wreath! Ta-da!

I picked the wreath up carefully, and quickly noticed how adorable and delicate it really was. Pictures just never do products justice! The wreath is made with Dr. Seuss line ribbon, and ribbon in coordinating colors. I love the actual 'hat' ribbon! The ribbon loops are fastened to the wreath form with straight pins, which is why I had to be extra careful with it, and had to be sure it was well out of Balian's reach.

Take a look at the detail...

I love the ribbon: dots, solids and the Cat's hat- oh, my!

The entire wreath is wrapped in red ribbon, and a piece of ribbon also created the hanger on the back.

The wreath in its entirety... don't you just love it!?

This is a 12" wreath, and was made to order- just as all of Katie's wreaths are. If I'd wanted to do things differently, I would have been able to customize it... but it didn't need it- it was perfect! I so enjoyed hanging it on the front door the day of Balian's birthday party, and stepping back to admire it! Our guests were greeted by this whimsical decoration, and loved it!

The Celebrate Seuss Wreath looks great hanging on a door!

Of course, the wreath is way too cute and fun to just put away because the party is over. It's hanging on Balian's bedroom door, at the moment, until I find a more permanent spot for it to hang in his room. I want everyone to see it- we love it so much! Plus, we were able to show off the super cute Cat in the Hat Print that Katie included in out party package!

I can't wait to get this print into a frame and hung up in B's room!

The Educated Owl has lots of other wonderful wreath designs, letters, digital prints and more in its Etsy shop! Check out some of the designs I'm loving...

Golf lover's Wreath. Preppy navy, pink & green.
Gold Lovers Wreath

Burlap Wreath with Large Burlap Bow
Burlap Wreath with Large Bow

Yarn Letter
Yarn Letter

Birth Announcement Print 11x14 Nautical Themed Choose colors and clip art Boy or Girl
Birth Announcement Print

All of the items available from The Educated Owl are beautifully made, and would make wonderful gifts! The letters are perfect for decorating with, or adding a special touch to a wedding or party. The hand crafted wreaths are great touches for parties, special occasions, decorating nurseries, bedrooms, classrooms, the front door, etc. Prints are a great choice for anyone- anytime! Take a look at all of the many items to choose from by The Educated Owl! You won't be sorry!

Want It? Buy It!

Head to Etsy and pop into The Educated Owl to browse all of Katie's awesome designs! Looking for gifts? This is the place for you! The Educated Owl is also on Facebook, so pop by and give the page a like to stay connected! Guess what else? The Educated Owl has a blog! Head on over and take a look around!

Want It? Win It!

One lucky MBP reader will win a $35.00 Gift Certificate to The Educated Owl on Etsy! Just use the Rafflecopter entry form below to enter for  your chance to win!

Special thanks to Katie at The Educated Owl for allowing us to review one of her wonderful wreaths, and for helping to make our party so special! And double thanks for offering this generous giveaway to our readers!

Good luck!

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Disclosure: I was sent the above featured item directly from the sponsor for review purposes, free of charge. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Your experience may differ. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook in any way. MBP is not responsible for sponsor prize fulfillment or shipment.


  1. I would get the Sugar and Spice 4 Print Set

  2. i would get the moss covered letter


    I would get the Minnie Ribbon Wreath



    My favorite item:


  5. I would get the Burlap Wreath with Removable Fall Decoration

  6. Well, being from Michigan and fan of UofM I'm thinking maybe University of Michigan Ribbon Wreath

  7. One of many I loved: http://www.etsy.com/listing/103015074/university-of-michigan-ribbon-wreath

  8. I'd use the gift certificate to get started on holiday shopping:)

  9. I love the birth announcement prints, I would get those

  10. I'd use it for Dr Seuss decorations for my son's first birthday! That's his theme!

  11. I'd get Dr Seuss Wreath and other items for my son's first birthday! That's his theme!

  12. it is between the burlap wreath type of items and the "R"


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