katykay32 asked:
HI, my birthday is coming up and me being the dork i am, I want to do a journal type of party thing but I have absolutely no ideas besides that. Google has no ideas either. Help?

writingnotebooks:

Okay that is the cutest freaking idea I’ve ever heard and I’m really sorry if I’ve gotten to this question so late that your birthday has come and gone. (Happy birthday!!)

Okay. Journal type of party thing…let me think.

  • little notebook party favors (Compendium Inc makes super cute decorated/themed memo pads and they currently have a sale on them — each is only $1! their shipping might be expensive, I’m not really sure…but worth checking out.)
  • notebook cake (I’ve seen all kinds of specialty cakes all over the internet…I’m sure some people can do one that looks like a Moleskine or whatever)
  • give everyone a calligraphy pen and teach them how to write their name all fancy (and at the end of the day, they can keep the calligraphy pen!) — could turn it into a cool arts and crafts project by getting a bunch of pennants or picture frames or signboards and turning their calligraphy-name into something they can take home and hang on their wall
  • pin the…pen on the…Moleskine?
  • depending on your audience, you could watch “Harriet the Spy”
  • decorate the space with printed out quotes from famous writers on writing or journaling
  • play the game Exquisite Corpse! (this is one of my favorite games ever — it’s hysterical and ALWAYS good for parties)

There’s a variety of ways to play Exquisite Corpse, but this is my favorite one (and the one that yields the most raucous laughter):

  • Everyone in the group sits in a circle and starts with a clean sheet of paper and a pen/pencil
  • Round #1: Every person writes a phrase at the top of their paper. It can be real, funny, ridiculous, dirty…whatever.
  • Round #2: Pass the paper to the person next to you (always keep the direction consistent). When you receive one, read the sentence and then draw it. Do the best you can. Then fold the top of the paper over so the sentence isn’t visible, only the drawing is.
  • Round #3: Pass the paper again (with only the drawing visible). Now each person looks at the drawing, and tries to write a phrase/sentence/description based on the drawing. Fold it over so the next person will only be able to read your sentence.
  • Round #4: Pass the paper, read the sentence, draw it.
  • It’s basically like playing the game “telephone” but you’re trying to convey a simple message even though the medium keeps changing — each person only sees what came immediately before it and has to interpret it in a new way.
  • It means that once you get to the end and are holding your original paper, you get to unfold it and watch the ridiculous chronicle of perversions as your original phrase has gotten mutilated beyond belief. Share out loud. Read the sentences, display the pictures to the group, take turns going around the circle. Good times.
  • and best of all: you get to ask for so many notebook-related presents! journals and pens and post it notes and markers and calligraphy pens and index cards and highlighters and composition books and planners and washi tape and stickers and 5-year sentence-a-day journals and everything you could possibly want :)

therabbitprince:

six hundred !! wowza. i made this blog primarily to satisfy my desire for the two dimensional loves of my life and i never imagined i’d get even fifty followers, much less six hundred. 

here’s a little giveaway i’d like to hold in honor of my followers who have really done so much for me this past year — thanks for putting up with my shitty days, shitty selfies, and shitty text posts.

school is unfortunately right around the corner so why not soften the pain with some cute korean back to school swag ?? 8)

what you’ll win : 

  • a pencil case of your choice (you can pick one of the five featured here, or talk to me afterwards bc there’s so many varieties that i couldn’t get a picture of all of them)
  • (2) really fucking kawaii mechanical pencils (they come in a lot of designs and are very high quality! so long as you don’t bang them against walls or something)
  • (2) pens, colors of your choosing (these have a hella fine point and write gloriously and comes in colors from black to aquamarine)
  • (1) cute case of lead (thickness of your choice)
  • (1) eraser (not pictured - there’s a lot of varieties so you’re gonna wanna talk to me about it)
  • pack of vitamin highlighters (looks like this)

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rules:

  • mbf me! this is a giveaway to thank my followers.
  • reblogs only! likes will not be counted and honestly i don’t know if tumblr even counts multiple reblogs anymore but if it gives you joy then do as your heart desires idk
  • no giveaway blogs, please! 
  • the winner will be generated through random.org and must reply within 48 hours to claim it! otherwise i will pick another person.
  • the winner will be chosen on August 29th, 2014 at 11:59 PM

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misc. 

  • anyone can enter!
  • if you are under 18, please have parental consent before giving me your address.
  • shipping is covered, both US and international 
  • any questions can be directed to my ask
  • good luck and thanks for participating !!