Wednesday, November 5

Cookie Swap Printable Freebie


Good News! Just in time to start planning your holiday get-togethers, Amanda's Parties To Go has a FABULOUS HUGE FREEBIE printable set to offer... A COOKIE SWAP PARTY SET! This is a terrific set of printables and even includes files for setting up a hot cocoa bar. You will love how easy it is to pull together a holiday party in no time at all!

Details and instructions are included for hosting a COOKIE SWAP party so no need to worry. It's one of the simplest holiday parties to host. You don't even have make your guests party food.... they bring their own! How fabulous is that? Just take a look at some of the set in the photos below...


































The COOKIE SWAP PARTY PRINTABLES SET INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
● 2" LOGOS: "Cookie Swap," Gingerbread, Mixer and Cookies
● 2" LOGOS: "Cookie Swap"
● 2.5" BACKGROUND CIRCLES - go behind 2" logos for cupcake topper
● FILL IN INVITATION: 5"x7"
● BANNER PIECES: "Cookie Swap"
● 3"x5" RECIPE CARDS
● GINGERBREAD CUT OUTS
● NUMBERED FOLD OVER TENT CARDS: For cookie contest
● BLANK FOLD OVER TENT CARDS: For writing cookie names
● DOOR SIGN: "Welcome to our Cookie Swap" -- 8"x10"
● FAVOR TAGS: "Thank you" ● FAVOR CIRCLES: "Cookies for Santa" -- 2.5" circles
● COORDINATING PAPERS: Printable papers in 4 designs
● STRAW/TOOTHPICK FLAGS - "Yum"
● VOTING BALLOTS
● AWARD RIBBONS -- For cookie contest winners
● VOTING TOKENS -- For guests to place on the cookies they are voting for
● HOT COCOA BAR SIGNS: 8"x10", 5"x7" and 4"x6"
● HOT COCOA BAR 2" LOGOS
● HOT COCOA BAR 2" Food Labels with the following wordings: (Lumps of Coal, Cinnamon Candies, Milk, Peppermint Sticks, M&Ms, Crushed Peppermint, Hot Cocoa, Cinnamon Chips, Christmas Punch, Spiced Tea, Wine, Water, Iced Tea, Ice, Chocolate Chips, Toffee Bits, Marshmallows, Peppermint, White Chocolate, Whipped Cream, Chocolate Spoons, Dippers, Coffee, Cream, Caramel Syrup, Chocolate Syrup, Cinnamon Sticks, Sugar, Butterfinger Bits)
● HOT COCOA BAR 2" Food Labels BLANK
● 2" LOGOS: "Yum" tags
● INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOSTING A COOKIE SWAP
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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