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FREE Easter Party Printables from Printabelle

Michelle at Printabelle designed the polka dot Easter printables I used in my Arts & Crafts Easter Table for Target, and now we're giving them away for free! What's great about these printables is you can type your own text into the invitation, tented cards, and favor tags!

The collection includes: invitations (with editable text fields), welcome sign, cupcake toppers, water bottle labels, tented cards (with editable text fields), straw flags, a "Happy Easter" banner (small and large), favor tags (with editable text fields).

DOWNLOAD THE HIGH RESOLUTION FILES FOR PRINTING HERE:

Here's the whole collection...

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And here are the individual files...

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Thank you, Michelle, for this colorful and playful collection!

To learn more about Michelle and see all the printable collections, head to Printabelle and the Printabelle Facebook page.

For more Easter inspiration, take a look at these fabulous Easter parties and all our free Easter printables!

{RECIPE} Mini Banana Muffins

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Yesterday I styled an Easter brunch table (that will be up on the blog tomorrow).

I thought what's Easter brunch without some delicious muffins! So here's my mini banana muffin recipe. Thank goodness this recipe makes a lot, because I promise you will not be able to eat just one!

MINI BANANA MUFFINS

Ingredients:

Makes 6 dozen mini-muffins or 1 dozen large muffins

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ripe bananas
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Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line muffin pan with paper muffin cups

Mix the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon) in a large bowl and set aside.

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Melt the butter and let it cool. If you want some extra flavor, you can brown the butter.

Add the melted butter to a bowl with the eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth -- about a minute. Mash the bananas and stir them in. If your bananas aren't soft, you can just put them in the microwave, one at a time. Cook on high for 30 seconds, then turn it over and cook for another 30 seconds.

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Add the mixed dry ingredient to the wet, and stir until it just comes together.

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Spoon the batter into the muffin tin, filling each cup about three quarters full.

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Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Turn the pan once to help ensure even cooking.

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They look great by themselves or you can dust them with powdered sugar.

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For more Easter food inspirations, check out these amazing Easter parties on our site!

FREE Easter Party Printables from Love Party Printables

If you're planning an Easter Egg Hunt this year, then you are in luck! We've got the sweetest set of Easter party printables you'll want to use, designed by my friend Ana from Love Party Printables!

The collection includes: invitations, party circles, cake toppers, straw flags, favor tags, tented cards, labels, water bottle labels, napkin rings, welcome signs and an "Easter egg hunt" banner!

DOWNLOAD THE HIGH RESOLUTION FILES FOR PRINTING

Here's the whole collection...

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And here are the individual files...

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Thank you, Ana, for this fun collection! I think lots of families will enjoy these!

To learn more about Ana and see all of her designs, please visit her at Love Party Printables.

For more Easter inspiration, take a look at these fabulous Easter parties and all our free Easter printables!

My Favorite Easter Cupcakes

I'm a cupcake fiend! And I love anything cute and colorful having to do with Easter. So here are some of my favorite Easter cupcakes from our site!

Click on the photo or the link to see the whole party...

Lynlee's Petite Cake's Bunny Easter Egg Hunt Party

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Frog Prince Paperie's Preppy Bunny Party

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Piggy Bank Parties' A Springin' Gingham Easter

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Tania S's Somebunny Loves You

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Melissa P's Happy Easter Party

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 Nancy P's Easter Party

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For more inspiration, check out all the incredible Easter parties on site, and take a look at our collections of free Easter printables!

 

{DIY} Decorative Wooden Box for Easter

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I like to put out festive decorations during the different seasons, and what I love about Easter is the colors. Pastels make me happy and they definitely make me think of spring.

So when I was at Target a few days ago browsing through the $1 bins, I saw this wooden box ($3) and these rub-on transfers ($1). I decided to put the floral transfers on the box, hoping for a kind of shabby chic look and I love how it came out.

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All you do is cut out the decorations...

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Peel off the back and stick it to the box. Then using your fingernail, a spoon, or any other hard object, rub the transfer so it sticks to the box.

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Peel it off and voila! This is seriously the easiest craft to make, and so much fun.

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Now I've got some quick spring decor and a place to store my Easter chocolates! :)

For more Easter inspiration, check out these gorgeous Easter parties  and free Easter printables on our site.

PARTY PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Happy Easter, everyone! And Happy belated Passover!

I just love this photo from Jennifer M's Easter Party Fun. I couldn't help myself once I saw the little bunny tail. Enjoy and have a great day!

{DIY} How to Make a Moss Covered Monogrammed Letter

I saw these moss covered letters Raychel from Kush Event Planning made for the Black and White Damask Wedding she styled and I loved how rustic and classic they looked.

Raychel generously offered to put together a DIY on how she made them, so please, Raychel, take it away...

Hi all you Catch My Party readers! I’m Raychel from Kush Event Planning. There is no way I can describe my excitement over being asked by Jillian to do a DIY feature for them! So here it is.

I am partial to making parties, weddings, and events very personal. What better way than displaying the guest of honor or host’s initial. First initial, last initial, even a monogram would be super cute!

I have made these letters covered in many mediums, but one of my favorites is moss. It gives such an earthy feeling. I love this look for country/homespun weddings, but if done right can work so nicely with an upscale/elegant scheme too. Even better – great for your front door to welcome SPRING! (I’m sure you’re all as ready for that as I am!)

MATERIALS: 

  • Cardboard letter
  • Spray adhesive (this gets messy so I suggest you do this project outdoors, with newspaper, and if you have rubber gloves it wouldn’t be a bad idea to wear them)
  • Moss sheets -- (I use this Super Moss it’s on a mesh mat and sometimes has a brown paper backing)
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon (optional-- if you choose to hang it you will need about a yard of ribbon depending on how you want to hang it. Otherwise you can just stand it up on a table, shelf, mantel, etc.)
I purchased all of my supplies at Joann Fabrics and Crafts. And if you use coupons you can get all of the supplies (not including the scissors) for about $11. A little craft buying tip: Joann Fabrics (at least ours) lets you use as many coupons as you want! Including competitors coupons (as long as it’s something they also sell). That has saved me SO much moolah!
Step One

Step one is a bit tricky. Figuring out how to cut and glue your moss. It varies with each letter since each one has a completely different shape. It also depends on if you want to cover both sides, or just the front. If you’re hanging it on a wall or door you really don’t need to cover the back.  For the “W” (and quite a few others) I find it easiest to completely cover the front and outer sides of the letter, then cut away the excess. I started with one side and sprayed as I went while pulling the moss somewhat tight so it lays flat on the cardboard. 

And if it’s an extremely windy day you might need some help holding down your newspaper.

(My son, Jackson and my niece, Sophie were perfect for the job.)

Step Two

To make the corners, fold up the sides and glue. You will get a little “tail”. Just cut it off right up against the cardboard to make it flush. The moss is so forgiving that you will hardly be able to tell there is a seam there, and if you do see a seam just pick up some of the moss pieces that have fallen on your paper (or all over your clothes—but don’t worry it brushes right off) and spray a tiny bit of adhesive to cover up the seam. 

Step Three

Cut strips of moss to fit into spaces that are not covered and fill in gaps. You can either cut and then glue or glue and then trim along the edges. 

Step Four

Add ribbon. Just cut the length of ribbon you want and spray the adhesive to the tops of the back of the letter. This will take some adjusting considering the different shapes of the different letters. I planned to hang it with two ribbons with two bows and two hooks, but changed my mind and tied the two ribbon ends together to hang it by one. 

Step Five

Viola! You have a hanging (or not) moss covered letter! I decided last minute to add a silk flower to mine. Hope you all like it! Our door is ready for SPRING!!!

How gorgeous, Raychel, thank you. And how great would a letter like this be as part of your Easter decor!

To learn more about Raychel, visit her at Kush Event Planning.

 

 

DIY -- How to Make a Hanging Easter Garland

Here's a great DIY! Wanessa from Wanessa Carolina Creations designed these beautiful "bunnies and birds" Easter printables. Then she turned her banner into a beautiful hanging garland. Take a look at how she did it...

Materials

  1. Banner template you can download here
  2. Twine
  3. Hot glue / gun
  4. Plastic eggs (approximately 24 units)
  5. Ribbo;
  6. Wire or any kind of stems
  7. Small screw driver (to make holes on the eggs) and lighter
  8. Spray adhesive

Instructions

  •  Print out two copies of the Easter banner and cut it out

  • If your eggs don't have holes in them, heat a screw driver and make a hole in the bottom and another in the top of each egg
  • Attach the twine to the wire (I didn't have a wire, so I used a Chenille stem) using a little bit of hot glue. This will make the "sewing" easy.
  • For the word "Happy" cut approximately 60" of twine. Starting  from the top, pass the twine through the first egg and make a knot very close to the top of the egg so the egg won't slip
  • Glue the twine to the middle of the H letter (make sure the letter it's not upside down)
  • Apply spray adhesive to the other H letter and stick them both together
  • Add another egg to the garland, then glue the next letter
 

 

  • Repeat these steps until you are done.
  • To finish, use 2 eggs on the bottom to make the garland heavier. You can also alternate the letters using ribbons instead of eggs.
  • For the word "Easter" use approximately 70" of twine
  • For the "Bunny/Bird" garlands, use 42"-48" of twine
Thank you Wanessa, what a great new way to make a banner! To learn more about Wanessa and see more of her designs, please visit her blog, Facebook pageand Etsy shop.

Rainbow Jello Easter Eggs DIY

Have you seen these rainbow Easter eggs making the rounds?  Nike from Thrive created them with rainbow Jello. I thought they were so beautiful I had to post them.

You just need egg molds, a clean syringe, and Jello in a rainbow of colors.

Take a look at the whole tutorial from Thrive. It doesn't seem that hard, and how cool when you're done... Don't you want to touch them?!

{DIY} How to Make Trendy Envelopes for Spring

Wanessa from Wanessa Carolina Creationsand our new contributor, came up with these trendy DIY envelopes for spring that I just love!

She's designed three template sizes in both pastels and bright colors that you can easily download. Then follow her simple directions below and see what fantastic envelopes you can create!

These envelopes would work great for small gifts, little notes, or if you're hosting a spring party, how about little seed packet party favors? Plus the pastel envelopes match the adorable "Bunnies and Birds" Easter printables Wanessa designed.

Here are the pastel envelopes...

Here are the bright colored envelopes...

And here's how you do it...

Download the envelope templates here:

These Are The Other Material Will Need:
  • Buttons (for the C7 and standard envelopes)
  • Small round head fasteners (for the tiny envelopes)
  • Needle and thread (for the C7 and standard envelopes)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Round scallop punch (smallest one)

Tiny Envelope Instructions

  • Download the small envelopes
  • Cut out the envelopes and circles
  • Using a pen mark the place where you will place the fasteners
  • First, place the fastener through the paper circle, then through the envelope
  • Fold the sides, and apply glue on the very edge of the opposite side of the circle
  • Glue the bottom side
  • With a thread, make a knot under the top circle and tie around the bottom one to close

Standard Envelope Instructions

  • Cut out the envelopes and a circle
  • With a pen, mark where you will place the button toward the top of the envelope flap
  • Sew the button as you marked onto the envelope
  • Use the circle to hide the knot on the back of the envelope flap
  • Fold and glue the sides
C7 Envelope Instructions
  • Cut out the envelopes and circles
  • With a pen, mark where you will place the buttons, one toward the top of the envelope flap and the other where the sides come together.
  • Sew the buttons on where you marked them
  • Fold the sides, and apply glue on the very edge of the opposite side of the side button
  • Glue the circles on the back of the buttons to hide the knot
  • Fold and glue the botton side
  • With a thread, make a knot under the top circle and tie around the bottom one to close
Now honestly, how beautiful are these!

Thank you, Wanessa, for such a wonderful DIY...

To learn more about Wanessa and see more of her designs, please visit her blog, Facebook pageand Etsy shop.

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