Monday, October 27

Halloween Party Ideas

What a fun HALLOWEEN PARTY I'm sharing today! Using the HALLOWEEN PRINTABLES collection (on sale now for only $9.00!), this party came together quickly and was so much fun for little ones. (Party details can be found at the end of the post.)

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Amanda's Parties To Go has a fabulous little Halloween set that is full of FUN! WIth this whimsical, child-like Halloween party, you can find lots of ideas sure to "thrill" and not scare your little ones away. 

The children were overjoyed to see all of the sweets and goodies at the party table including gumballs and candies, a homemade two-tiered chocolate cake and decorated cookies that I found at HomeGoods. My personal favorites were the cookies with fondant toppers made by Brittany at Edible Details. The lady is amazing and perfectly coordinated her creations with the Halloween characters from Amanda's Parties To Go Halloween printable set.

One of my favorites were the OREO GHOST POPS  I made using a mold from Spinning Leaf . Talk about easy! These molds can help anyone make the most adorable treats! Attaching wooden skewers and adding some ghostly embellishments of cheesecloth and white tissue paper made them even cuter. The candy kabobs were easy too, made with ghost Peeps, peach gummy rings, Oreos and a cute little candy corn sucker I found at Michaels.

The little stickers for the Hershey's Kisses are actually a FREE DOWNLOAD if you want to make some quick Halloween treats. I placed them in a witches'  cauldron and added some Dollar Tree hands to make things a little more fun for the kids. And the chocolate cakes with the orange and black non-pareils are a great little treat that you may find a TUTORIAL FOR HERE.

Using a vibrant orange polka dot fabric for the backdrop and some adorable Halloween ghosts I found at TJ Maxx, the party table was sure to not be too scary for even the littlest of party guests. The garland on the table front was created using the Halloween printable logos and matting them with some colorful gathered crepe paper. The pieces were then hot glued to black tissue fringe from Sweet Shop LuLu.

I love crepe paper because it's readily available, inexpensive and comes in a wonderful array of colors. I used it to cover plain cardboard boxes for table displays  and to create the fun googley-eyed snack cups, too. Then I carried both the googley-eye idea and the crepe paper to other tables by creating a fun garland to use as a backdrop and table skirt.

After loading up on sweets, the kids (and parents!) were ready to head outside for some outdoor fun. I made a simple Pin the Tail on the Pumpkin game using foam core board, orange and green crepe paper and some printable cut outs for the mouth and nose pieces. Reagan and Jacob especially loved the photo props as you can see from the pictures!

The children's adorable appliqued shirts were made by Little One Boutique and couldn't have been cuter for the party. 
To complete the Halloween party fun, each guest was offered a choice of take-home gifts from the party favor table including bags of eyeball chocolates or a favor "on a stick" which was a small box of candy attached to a wooden skewer with crepe paper ruffles.

VENDOR CREDITS:
Party Printables: Amanda's Parties To Go
Party Styling and Photography:  Amanda Parker
Fondant Toppers: Edible Details
Cake: Publix with 3D fondant topper from Edible Details
Cupcakes: Publix
Children's Shirts: Little One Boutique
Ghost Oreo Pops - molds from Spinning Leaf, homemade
Decorated Cookies: Home Goods
Backdrop fabric: Hobby Lobby
Ghosts and Tree on dessert table: TJ Maxx
Ribbon: Hobby LobbyMichaels
Tissue Fringe: Sweet Shop LuLu
Sticker label paper: Online Labels

Tuesday, July 29

Free Printables for Back to School

 

It's time again to start buying new backpacks and school supplies… those lazy days of summer are nearing an end. To help you send the kids off to their new classrooms with a smile on their face, we have a great FREEBIE for you! It's a BACK TO SCHOOL printable set and it's FREE!

This set is huge and packed full of so many adorable printable files. There are CUPCAKE TOPPERS to help you make some classroom treats for the first day of school and WELCOME BACK TAGS to decorate as well. The TREAT BAG TOPPERS can be used to dress up your child's school lunch, and be sure to grab the 1ST DAY OF SCHOOL prints to make adorable 1st day of school photos. You will find a million uses for these cute designs throughout the school year. Thank you Cris McGrath of Crissy's Crafts for styling this sweet Back to School party using the printables.






















Then Click on the "Back to School Freebie" tab to reveal the FREEBIE!