Monday, October 27, 2014

Kid Friendly Halloween Party

Muahaha happy Halloween!! Today I am sharing a kid friendly Halloween party that you can easily put together.
I got to use my Sizzix Big Shot for a lot of the paper decorations and favors. I love how everything turned out.
I mean look at this banner how cute is it and it isn't scary at all perfect for the little kiddos. To make the banner I used the Witch with Broom, Pumpkins with Crow and Leaves, and Spider dies.
 The cupcakes were placed in these adorable spider leg stands and topped with a cupcake topper that I made using some black yarn and phrases that I cut out from the Halloween backgrounds embossing folders.
 Here are some party favor boxes that I made you can see the DIY here.
I used felt to cut out some spiders and witches then glued them onto mini canvas tote bags.

Chocolate eyes balls were placed in these mini cauldrons

 The gable boxes that held our little guests lunch were decorated using the Halloween shadows decorative strip.
 My little guy trying to sneak a cupcake away :)
 I made napkin rings also using the Halloween shadows decorative strip.
The bottle labels were made using the Halloween set debossing folders. I added a little black ink to the folder before placing the paper so it would add a bit of a shadow.

Here are some things to do so your guest can have fun
  • Paint or carve pumpkins
  • Costume contest
  • Cupcake eating contest (hands behind their backs)
  • Dance contest
  • Crafts (draw haunted house, Frankenstein puppet)

I hope our kid friendly Halloween party has inspired you to have you own party.


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Sizzix DIY Halloween Treat Box

Happy October, hard to believe it is almost Halloween already. Today I am sharing a Halloween treat box perfect for party favors, my son will be taking these to his class party and he is just so excited to hand them out. 

Making this box was so easy with the help of my Sizzix Big Shot. It easily fit a a pack of fruit gummies, a pencil, and a cute little bat ring.
For this project, you will need the Sizzix Big Shot, cardstock paper, ribbon, hot glue gun, 3D foam stickers and the following dies:

First, you will cut out 2 pieces using the Sizzix Movers and Shapers box. Next you will put one at a time in the embossing folder with all the tabs folded in, pass that through the Big Shot once. 
Then you will glue your 2 embossed pieces together to form your box. I also cut out a Trick or Treat saying with the Halloween Shadows Strip die, added some 3D foam stickers to it to give some dimension and finally top it off with a neon green bow. 
Look at the awesome texture that the embossing folders give it, seriously my favorite part!
Fill it up with your goodies and your party favors are done!

I just love Halloween we still have our annual Halloween party to do plus some to attend. Do you have a Halloween party you're hosting or parties that you plan to attend?

Monday, September 29, 2014

Hostess Gift Idea

Today I am sharing a cute and simple way of putting together a hostess gift. I have a couple of these drink holders stored away because I knew someday I would need them for something and here is one way of re-purposing them.

I gathered my supplies: a drink holder, chalkboard paint, and my painting brush 
I did a couple of coats until it was just right then in order to fit the notepad I wanted to gift I had to unstick one of the tabs and re-position it, I just hot glued it in its new place.  
Then the really fun part began putting it all together. With chalk I wrote the hostess' initial to add a personal touch, as for the gifts I included things from the Target dollar section (that spot gets me every time). I also added some crinkled paper that I already had on hand. I love how it turned out so simple and cute. A gift your hostess is sure to love.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Football Party Tablescape

Today I am sharing part 2 of my football party the tablescape (my favorite part). We did a nice little set up where our guest could sit, enjoy the game, and the good food.

The plates and napkins were bought at Dollar Tree. Each place setting had a mini gable box which are available in our shop

I did 2 different napkin settings one to show off the actual napkin design and then this one so I could use these cute napkin rings

How perfect are these artificial grass coasters
Our Go Team centerpieces were a perfect addition, the ribbon can be changed to your color of choice.

If you missed part one of our football party go here to check out those details. Happy game day!!!!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Football Party

It's that time of year again, football season!!!! What a better way to enjoy the game then with a party. Good food, good company, and some cute decorations are what you need to bring it all together. Here are some ideas to set up your own football party on game day.

Putting a table together with just a couple of desserts or food items makes it less of a hassle so you can enjoy the game too. The artificial turf was perfect because it allowed me to use footballs in many different ways. The banner is available in our shop.
Football bowls, boxes, and little toy balls were a cute addition to the table.
Football cookies were a must, found these at Walmart. I also painted some white laces to the front of chocolate pudding cups.
I added our thank you tags to the box holding the chips, on the back they say "Thank you for coming I had a ball" available in our shop here.
How cute are these mini gable boxes perfect for a fun size candy. They are a HUGE hit!! Available in our shop here.
Yummy cupcakes!! You can't have a party without cupcakes, decorate them with cupcakes toppers also available in our shop. These ideas can easily be used at a tailgate party too, I hope you enjoyed and found these ideas helpful.
Happy game day!!!

Friday, November 1, 2013

FREE Holiday Gift Tracking Sheet

I know I know it is only November 1st but I just thought I would share this FREE printable with you just in case you start your holiday shopping early. Every holiday season I go crazy with all the shopping and making sure I bought everyone their gift with this list I can be more organized and it will help get it all done sooner. Happy holiday shopping!!!

Click HERE to download. If you have any problems downloading feel free to contact me.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Halloween Craft Party

Today I am sharing a fun Halloween craft party that is completely kid friendly. I love love love Halloween and I seem to have passed that onto my sons. We have had a Halloween craft party for the past 3 years and my boys love it. They have so much fun plus it is an extra day for them to use their costumes.

I used my sons tool bench to hold all the craft supplies.

We had some yummy glazed donuts that I packaged in black and white striped bags and then placed them in a cauldron.
I made some popcorn boxes but placed rice krispies in them instead. I inserted a popsicle stick in them that I embellished with washi tape.
These are vanilla pudding cups I just added some green food coloring and crushed oreo cookies to the top. I used a marker to draw on the Frankenstein face to the cups.

These cookies are not only cute but they were absolutely delicious. My amazing talented friend Roni from Roni's Sugar Creations made them. They were a huge hit!!!
Googly grapes.
Healthy options to balance out the sweets.
I spray painted the bubbles bottle black and added a wrap that came in the printable collection. A perfect party favor.
Another party favor that I gave out were glow sticks. Perfect for them to take trick or treating.
On each chair at the table where they sat to eat and craft I added a mini tassel garland. I love how it turned out
These were the place settings for each child. I did a glittered spider web as a place mat, inside the gable box was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Let the crafting begin :) the first craft was to decorate their own haunted house.
Jack O Lantern
Frankenstein had to make another appearance ;)

Thanks for taking your time to check out my Halloween craft party. I hope you leave this post inspired to create your own party. What are your plans for Halloween?

{{Vendor Credits}}
Styling and Photography: Creativities Galore
Frankenstein Cookies: Roni's Sugar Creations 
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