Wednesday, May 20

Father's Day Freebie Printable

It's almost time for FATHER'S DAY! If you're anything like me you're just getting used to the kids being home from school. Why not try a fun project with them for dad? Create something fun and  memorable to surprise him this year with this great FREEBIE. It's a TIE-RIFFIC FATHER'S DAY FREEBIE PRINTABLE SET!

The set includes a cute tie-shaped "Happy Father's Day" banner,  tie-shaped centerpiece signs, and cupcake topper sized ties, too. And best of all.... there are designs for DADs, GRANDDADs and STEPDADs, too. I hope you all love them!

CENTERPIECES: Hot glue the tie printables to a wooden bbq skewer (found in the grocery store or dollar store) and stick them in a piece of styrofoam inside of a bucket or jar. Add a some brown shredded paper, a twine bow you've got a quick and simple centerpiece!

CUPCAKE TOPPERS: Hot glue the cupcake toppers or sandwich toppers to toothpicks for a cute display. You can even make these MAPLE BACON CUPCAKES here -- how fun is that for dad!

BOTTLE GIFTS: Coke, beer, root beer.... whatever your guy prefers, just wrap the bottles in the printable decorative paper that comes in the freebie set. Then you can wrap the box in the decorative paper and add a twine bow with one of  the Father's Day tags. These ties could also be used to top wrapped gifts.

Wednesday, March 11

St. Patricks Day Free Printable - Lucky You!

Lucky You! It's FREEBIE Day! We've got a great printable FREE DOWNLOAD just in time for St. Patrick's Day. You will LOVE this set -- it's packed with cupcake toppers, centerpiece signs, treat bag toppers, a banner and more!

Just check out the fabulous party styling by Cris McGrath of Crissy's Crafts to help you plan your own St. Patty's Day celebrations.

Party Details:
The colorful snack table for the kids was created using solid color ribbons to make a rainbow-like backdrop. Centerpieces were made using the St. Patrick's Day printable freebie and some gold chocolate coins.

Circle tags included in the set and ribbon were used to dress up the candy containers. I also used the tags to embellish the popcorn containers. The rainbow flags were added on the kabobs sticks and lollipops for an extra pop of color.

Guests enjoyed leprechaun whole wheat sandwiches, rainbow fruit kabobs, veggies and orange juice. After eating, the kids had fun making rainbow necklaces and finding gold coins around the backyard. And for dessert the kids enjoyed rainbow cupcakes, M&M's, Hershey's kisses and cinnamon popcorn.

Party favors were green pails wrapped with the printable cupcake wrappers from the freebie set and filled with gold chocolate coins and a yummy rainbow lollipop. Each child also took home a rainbow notebook, rainbow crayons, tattoos, a shamrock necklace and shamrock headband.


FREE St. Patrick's Day: Amanda's Parties to Go
Styling and Photography: Crissy's Crafts 
Party supplies, paper lantern, candy, favors and crafts: Oriental Trading
Adhesive Paper for labels: Online Labels

Monday, January 12

Valentines Party Table Ideas

Valentines Day is such a wonderful time to remember that LOVE is truly what matters most. What could be better than an entire day set aside to celebrate friends and loved ones and the spirit of goodness?

This year I wanted to create a stylish dessert table for Valentines that could hopefully inspire many of you to create your own Valentines displays. Using printables is such an easy way to get a party started and for this Valentines Set I wanted to create something that could work for all types of Valentines celebrations.

- When creating a party table, I usually begin by making the rounds at  the grocery store, Target, the fabric store and the Dollar Tree to gather supplies. Once I’ve got a few heart trinkets, a fabric backdrop and some cake stands everything begins to come together.

- The patterns from this collection are vibrant and fun, and I wanted to display them prominently using the large heart cut outs from the collection as a heart garland on the front of the table. Using tulle and silk roses (I have tons from a deal I got a few years back on silk flower garlands on clearance at Walmart) made it so simple and quick to pull together. I used the smaller heart cut outs from the printables set to sew together a heart garland for the backdrop, too.

- Gumballs are a fabulous way to add color so after quick trip to Party City, I had a centerpiece. Of course, the gorgeous cookie fondant toppers from Edible Details made the centerpiece really stand out, too. Brittany is a dream to work with and always amazes me with her creativity and perfection in fondant designs!

- The white, scalloped cake stands were one of my favorite shopping moments. I had just been to a little boutique in town and almost paid $130 for a set a three. And then literally, the next day I made a quick run to TJ Maxx and they had two sets for $19.99 each! I must say, I did a little happy dance right there in the store. 
- These stands were wonderful for displaying the stunningly perfect cookies A Dozen Eggs Bake Shop created to match the printables set. When I opened the box of cookies that Laura sent me for the table I couldn’t believe my eyes at the beauty of her work! Laura’s cookies were also used on the white platter in the center of the table.

- Other party treats included the sweet little mailboxes purchased in the dollar section at Target which made adorable displays for the cupcakes topped with cupcake toppers from the printables collection. Marshmallow lollipops from Walmart with a doily for embellishment were used in Target small bud vases (also found in the dollar section). Miniature candy bars covered in printable wraps were displayed on the cake stands and Valentines candy corn and other heart shaped candies were used here and there for sweet accents.

- One of my favorite tricks is to use the printable papers to wrap Dollar Tree favor boxes and use them for snack cups. Here I used the pink and white stripe paper from the collection and created a sweet heart with a cupid arrow from the heart cut outs included in the printables. Filling the boxes with a popcorn and Valentines candy snack mix was an simple and quick party food, too.

- The boxes used to elevate the apothecary jars filled with marshmallow hearts were covered in strips of folded over pink crepe paper streamers. This is such an easy and inexpensive way to cover any box to use for display. Just fold the crepe paper in half lengthwise, crease and hot glue around and around the box until the entire box in covered. Adding a red silk rose and red ribbon completed the look.

- For the drink station I used a fun find from a thrift store to display strawberry crush bottles embellished with heart cut outs and a wrap of tulle. Pink and white stripe straws tied on with pink and white twine made these super cute. 
-Water bottles were wrapped in printable wraps and small garlands were made for the front of the stand using small doilies folded over a piece of twine.

- Individual lunch boxes were made using pink felt containers from Target and were embellished with a heart tied with twine. Each lunch included a heart shaped sandwich placed inside a sandwich pocket made from a folded doily tied with twine, a small cup of strawberries (the cup was also covered in a half of a doily), and a glassine bag filled with pretzels and tied with more twine and a sweet heart.
The printables include all that you see above!
You can find them for sale for only $9.00 in my SHOP HERE.
Amanda's Parties To Go :: Valentines party printables
Amanda Parker :: Table styling, crafts, and photography
Edible Details :: Fondant cupcake and cake toppers
A Dozen Eggs Bake Shop :: Decorated sugar cookies
Shop Sweet Lulu ::Striped paper straws
The Twinery :: Baker's twine 
Online Labels :: Waterproof sticker paper 
Hobby Lobby :: Rbbon
Joann’s :: Fabric for backdrop
Walmart :: Marshmallow Lollipops
TJ Maxx :: Scalloped cake stands, White standing frame

Monday, December 8

Free Christmas Gift Tag Printables

For all of you out there wrapping an endless stack of gifts, I have just the thing you need!
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