Posts in the ‘Holidays’ Category
I love garlands! They are some of my favorite decorations, so when I stumbled upon this felt garland tutorial from Rebekah of Twinkle and Twine, I had to write about it.
The best thing about this felt letter garland is that there is a "sew" and a "no-sew" version, so for the non-sewers like me, there's no need to feel intimidated. How great would this look on your mantle or even wrapped up as a holiday gift?
Check out the whole felt letter garland tutorial here.
Thank you, Rebekah, for creating this tutorial and introducing me to the wonders of freezer paper. :) To learn more about Rebekah and read about her crafting adventures, visit Twinkle and Twine.
Memorial Day is right around the corner, so here are some free party circles Amy of Amy Mattes Designs designed for us in a jiffy to give away! Thank you, Amy!
These would work great at all your outdoor BBQs, decorating your burgers, hot dogs, cupcakes, treats... really anything. Get creative, and please send photos to jillian (at) catchmyparty.com. I'd love to show off what you do.
Not just dessert tables... Christmas dinner tables. Now that we're in the Christmas home stretch, I thought you'd find these tables inspiring...
Frog Prince Paperie's Joyeux Noel Christmas Dinner
Lilian O's Oliver Family Christmas
Chris N's Kids' Candy Coated Christmas Party
I can't wait to see what your Christmas dinner tables look like. Please add them to our site so I can post!
I'm obsessed with sweets in jars. It all started with my love of pies in jars and has branched out from there. Here are some of my favorite sweets in jars that would make great last minute gifts. Tell me these don't look delicious and... kinda cool.
We've gotten so many gorgeous Christmas dessert tables on our site, I had to show them off! I find them all so inspiring. Take a look...
Bird's Party Blog's Christmas Candyland
Frog Prince Paperie's Gingerbread Christmas Cookie Exchange
Suzanna's Red & Aqua Christmas Dessert Table
Brittany S's Cookies with Santa Party
Kate A's Pink and Red Christmas Dessert Table
Jackie F's Pink and Green Cookie Party
Terri W's Christmas Open House
Stay tuned for Part 2...
Laura B made these gorgeous glitter Christmas trees as decorations for her Crafty Kids Christmas Party. Not only did they add serious sparkle to her party, but wait 'til you see how inexpensive and easy they are to make.
Laura so generously put together this tutorial for us. Thank you, Laura!
Supplies you will need:
- 3 styrofoam trees: I used sizes, 15x5, 12x4 and 9x4, but you can use any size you want.
- 3 small candlesticks. I found these at Michaels for $1.00
- Spray adhesive
- Elmer’s glue for the glitter on the bottom and a stronger epoxy like glue ( I used E6000) to glue the tree to the candlesticks
- Glitter in any colors you LOVE
- White spray paint
- Give your tree a good coating of the spray adhesive. It dries pretty fast so you won’t have to wait too too long. Leave the bottom of the tree undone, you will glitter this at the end.
- Once you have your tree coated in glue, cover it completely with the glitter. Do this for all three trees and then set them aside to dry.
- While they are drying, you can spray paint your candlesticks. Let those dry. I even saw pretty silver candlesticks. That would look cool to just leave them silver.
- Now take your E6000 and glue the candlesticks to the trees. Let them sit overnight. They have to be really good and dry.
- When everything is good and dry, flip them over and put a little Elmer’s glue on the bottom around where the tree is glued to the candlestick. Glitter this.
- You are done! Find the perfect spot for these and wait for all the compliments. They are so pretty that I had several people not believe I made them!
(I have to give the credit for this tutorial to eighteen25. I originally saw it here.)
What sparkley and fun Christmas trees! Thank you again, Laura, for sharing with us.
More free holiday printables, you ask? Why yes! Ebony from Sparking Events and Designs has given us these fun and flirty Christmas printables to give away to our readers. Picture a "glam" Christmas party, and now you've got your decor. There are gift tags and labels, an invitation or menu, large party circles, and medium party circles. Take a look...
Download the FREE high quality files for printing here:
Thank you, Ebony, for these dazzling printables!! To learn more about Ebony and her event planning business, check out her blog, Sparking Events and Designs. And to see her fabulous parties in action, check them out on our site.
Take a look at these seriously fantastic kids' parties we've seen on our site... I'm blown away by all the creativity.
Courtney D's Children's Gingerbread House Decorating Party - This gingerbread house is unbelievable and we love the candy cane Christmas trees. We haven't seen those before.
The Savvy Mom's Guides Gingerbread Play Party - The chefs hats and aprons are too cute, and there were two fun activities at this party: birdhouse decorating and cookie decorating.
Laura B's Crafty Kids Christmas Party - What a gorgeous table filled with candy canes, peppermint sticks, cookies, and snowballs and we love how Santa made a surprise appearance at the party.Snowman Children's Holiday Party - There are so many great details here from the snowball garlands to the big snowman centerpiece and little snowmen made out of marshmallows.
Laura M's Cookie Decorating Playdate - Such a pretty dessert table. We love all the red accents like the red sodas, red cupcakes and red backdrop.
If you throw a kids' holiday party of your own, please add it to our site so we can show it off!
Okay, how lucky are we! Lisa K from Munchkin Designs designed these bright and cheery Christmas printables for us to give away. The collection includes: an invitation, party circles, wine gift tags (our first time giving these away!), wine labels, food tags, cupcake wrappers, and a festive "cheers" banner. Wouldn't these add some serious pop to you party?!
Download the FREE high quality files for printing.
Thank you, Lisa, for these gorgeous printables!!
To learn more about Lisa, check out her site Munchkin Designs which sells hip paper goods and fabulous gifts like custom frames, photo albums, canvas art, and children’s tees. Plus, check out her collection of holiday gifts. Perfect for the season!
Thank you, Lindi, for the festive printables!