Tuesday, January 31

Valentines Printables On Sale Now!

It's time to pull out all the pink and red... doilies and hearts... and share a little love with those closest to our hearts. Yes, Valentines Day is only two weeks away! It's time to order those printables and download those freebies for sweet parties, treats and gifts for teachers and friends.

Amanda's Parties To Go's VALENTINES DAY PRINTABLE set is only sale now for only $9.00 and includes everything from cupcake toppers to banners, favor tags to activity sheets for kids, heart cut out for decorations and the list goes on and on. It's packed full! I hope to reveal more photos from the photoshoot featuring this collection very soon.

And don't forget to download all of Amanda's Parties To Go's Valentines freebies, too!
These are wonderful for classroom parties and favors.

Enjoy Everyone!

Monday, January 30

Football Party {Customer Party

I have a sweet customer party to share today with some fun ideas that you could use for your own Superbowl get-togethers. Alissa, contacted me last fall to design a Kentucky Wildcats theme using Amanda's Parties To Go's FOOTBALL PARTY PRINTABLES. Her little boy, Yates, was turning one and Alissa wanted to celebrate with her favorite team colors.

Using the goal post idea from my Football Party table, Alissa made an eye-catching centerpiece for her dessert table which is a great starting point for any party. For the rest of the party food, Alissa says, "I kept if very low key! My mother-in-law made homemade hot dog chili and we had hot dogs and chili buns. I also ordered a Chik-fil-A nugget tray which is always a hit."

For activities, Alissa says, "It was freezing cold and very windy the day of the party, which was not expected. We had a football toss, giant football kick, obstacle course and bean bag toss planned for the kids. We only ended up doing the obstacle course and bean bag toss because of the weather. The kids all got little trophies from Oriental Trading Company at the end of the games."

Thank you, Alissa!
What a wonderful celebration you created for your big boy's first birthday!


Party Printables: Amanda's Parties To Go
Invitations: Paperstyle.com
Football cookies: Whimsical Originals 
Lanterns, Tissue Balls, Obstacle course supplies, blue treat bags and stuffers: Oriental Trading Company
Balloons, Plasticware, Plates, Napkins: Celebrateexpress.com
Football bean bag toss: Celebrateexpress.com
Football cupcake toppers (on rice krispie treats): Michaels
Cake: Shockley's Sweet Shoppe (local)
Blue wire container for plasticware: Dollar Tree
Island Centerpiece: Dollar Tree footballs
Yates' outfit: Glorimont
Maclaine's shirt and tutu: Sweet Couture

Wednesday, January 25

Transportation! {New Party Collection}

I'm so happy to announce there is a new, fun transportation theme in the shop now.

With adorable cars, trains, and planes and inspired by a popular Robert Kaufmann fabric, this set will be perfect for all your little ones who love things that GO!

To jump-start the party theme you can find an adorable TRANSPORTATION INVITATION SET here

The set is packed full of files including a door sign, cupcake toppers, water bottle wraps, candy bar and mini candy bar wraps, Hersheys Kiss stickers, napkin wraps, favor tags, centerpiece flags, treat bag toppers, a banner and more.

I hope to have some fun party photos soon featuring the new set. Until then you can find the set in the shop now.

Monday, January 23

Snowman Winter ONEderland Party {Customer Party}

What a sweet party my customer, Judy, sent me over the weekend for her little boy Carson's first birthday. 

Judy loves to craft and created much of the party decor herself as she says, "far in advance winding down at night." She did a fabulous job, don't you think?

So many cute ideas here from the Snowman Centerpiece she made using my tutorial to the adorable fondant cake Judy made herself and topped off with an absolutely 3D fondant cake topper from Edible Details which matched the SNOWMAN PRINTABLES SET perfectly!

Judy also used the tutorial for my Snowman Marshmallow Pops to make sweet treats for the dessert table and just look at those sweet snowman cake pops she made as well. 

The ribbon wreath (an idea from She's Kinda Crafty and polka dot balloons from Polka Dot Market added the perfect whimsical touch to the party display. 

And how wonderful is this high chair bunting. I just love the ribbon badge, too. So cute!

About the party Judy says, "We only had our parents and siblings over for dinner and made a make-ahead crock pot lasagna so my husband (I can't cook) could enjoy our guests and didn't have to do a bunch of work. We also had easy clean up with cute snowman plates and polka dot napkins from Target. I actually had the wrapping paper from Christmas (purchased at Party City) and wrapped random boxes around my house to stagger the heights. Easy, quick and cheap way to show off all the goodies."

Thank you so much, Judy, for sharing your wonderfully sweet party with us! You have given us so many great ideas and fabulous inspiration!


- Snowman Printables Set - Amanda's Parties To Go
- Cupcakes, cake pops and marshmallow fondant cake - Homemade by Judy
- Fondant Snowman cake topper and fondant cupcake toppers to match the printables - Edible Details 
- Cookies- The Cookie Jar
- Carson's shirt- Lilshabebe
- Photography - "Fotography by Veronica"
- Balloons, gift boxes and gumball pipettes- Polka Dot Market
- Polka dot ribbon wreath, ribbon #1, and monthly photo timeline - ideas from Shes Kinda Crafty
- Paper plates and napkins - Target
- Wrapping paper on boxes - Party City

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Wednesday, January 18

Valentines Sweet Shoppe Party

Today I'm sharing a little Valentines party I put together for my own girls a couple of years ago before I really entered the party business. This was a fun idea for a party.... my girls' names both start with the letter "M" so we came up with an "M&M Sweet Shoppe" party. Each daughter invited a few friends over for  Valentines crafts and some yummy sweets, too.

For the invitation, I decided to created a lollipop-look in the shape of a heart and wrapped in cellophane. We took the invitations around to each of the girls houses to get them excited about the upcoming party. The reverse side of the invitation had all the party information.

These were my first attempt at fondant roses. I guess I've learned a little since then but they turned out pretty cute.

The parfaits were a fun idea, too. I made some red pudding and some pink pudding and layered them in champagne glasses with a little whipped cream on top. I learned through this experience that putting the pudding into cone-shaped icing decorating bags or a ziploc with the corner cut would be the perfect way to get the pudding in the small glasses without making a mess.

Store bought items like these cookies sticks embellished with a little white chocolate candy coating and Valentines sprinkles make party food so much easier and they're pretty, too.

My girls had such a fun time with their girlfriends celebrating the day.

For crafts, I had some felt circles cut into spirals ready for the girls to roll into felt roses. I also had stuffed some mini flower pots with green tissue paper to resemble leaves and the girls then used a low-temp glue gun to glue their roses to their pots.

The girls loved their take home crafts and
enjoyed a day with their girlfriends even more.