Tuesday, February 26

St. Patrick's Day FREEBIE Printable Set

I've got a fun new FREE set of printables just in time for celebrating ST. PATRICK'S DAY! And we're lucky enough to have Cris McGrath of Crissy's Crafts style the set with her sweet children, too. Cute ideas for class parties and all your Irish celebrations!

The ST. PATRICK'S DAY PRINTABLES set includes lots of great printables like a banner, centerpiece sign, cupcake toppers, drink flags, treat bag toppers, drink wraps and Hershey Kiss circles, too.

Cris tells us some details about her party styling:

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, now is the time to start planing your get together! Amanda's Parties to Go and I teamed up to help make the festivities easy and fun for you! With the FREE St. Patrick's Day Printable Set, the party a breeze to style.

I created a colorful sweet/snack table for the kids with a rainbow backdrop made out of ribbons and displayed the banner from the set. Using the icons from the printable set, I creates the center pieces for the the sweet table and the kids table.

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.

 As for healthy snacks, the guests enjoyed leprechaun whole wheat sandwiches, rainbow fruit kabobs, veggies and orange juice. After their lunch, the children had fun making rainbow necklaces and finding gold coins around the backyard. It was finally time to enjoy some sweets! Rainbow cupcakes, M&M's, Hershey's kisses, lollipops and cinnamon popcorn were enjoyed by all!

Instead of the traditional rainbow and pot of gold favor, I created a cute favor by dressing up green pails using cupcake wrappers, filling them with gold coins and finishing up by adding a rainbow lollipop. Each child also took home a rainbow notebook, rainbow crayons, shamrock necklace, shamrock headband and tattoos.

I hope these ideas and the FREE printable set offer help you plan your own St. Patty's Celebration!


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

Thursday, February 21

Ballet Party

I'm always so excited to receive new photos from my talented friend, Kate Petronis of And Everything Sweet. Kate is a cake decorator and loves to style beautiful parties. I hope you are inspired by her latest dessert table for a sweet ballerina baby shower. Kate asked to alter some of the Amanda's Parties To Go's BALLET PARTY PRINTABLES to make them suitable for the baby shower. The Birthday Version of the set can be found in the shop here.

Kate tells us a little about the party here:

"It's a good thing you like the color pink Mommy, 'cause you're making A LOT of pink things!!" (Said my sweet little Olivia yesterday as I was working on this table)

And WHOA was she right!! THAT was a lot of pink!!! ;)

But it wasn't TUTU much because they're HAVING A GIRL!! And how do you celebrate your first little baby girl? You splash pink decorations all over the room, gather friends and indulge on PINK desserts. (that's where I come in).

The expectant mama has a real passion for dance and loves Angelina Ballerina. They wanted sweet, pink, ballet themed yumminess on a table and that's just what they got! I had SO much fun putting together this table because as my sweet Olivia pointed out, I LOVE pink! I will admit however that the tutu table skirt nearly killed me. I never want to work with that much tulle again!! (*picture yards and yards of tulle, an abundance of static electricity and one innocent little baker, ME, caught in the middle of it all*).  But other than that I just had "tutu" much fun.

Thank you, Kate! Your work inspires us all to make beautiful parties for our own little ones.

BALLET PARTY INVITATION to coordinate with the
Ballet Party Printables set can also be found in the shop.


Kate Petronis: All desserts and cake
Amanda's Parties To Go: Ballet Party Printables