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My Printable Halloween Party Planning Guide

Whether you're planning a cute kids' Halloween party this year or a scary adult soirée, I put together a checklist filled with ideas and inspirations to help you plan your upcoming Halloween party.

I welcome you to download my checklist, print it out, and find at least one new idea that will make your party sing!


And when you're done throwing your party, please add your photos to our site so I can show off what you did!

Also, have you seen my kids' party planning checklist? It's great for planning your child's next birthday.


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Quick and Easy Printable Halloween Decorations

We are definitely getting into the Halloween spirit at our house, so I wanted to find a fun project my daughter and I could do together yesterday.

I found these printable Halloween decorations on the HP site, printed them out, and my daughter and I went to town. They were super simple and I loved how they turned out.

Here's what the file looked like on the HP site.

I printed out the files on HP Brochure and Flyer Paper and got out my scissors and glue stick.

I cut out all the pieces.

My daughter and I glued them together. Then using 28 gauge galvanized wire, we hung them on our wall using this spider webbing we bought at Target.

Didn't they turn out cool? And what a perfect Sunday afternoon activity!

{DIY} How I Carved These Cute Pumpkins!

Honestly, I've never been good at carving pumpkins. Mine always turn out looking so juvenile, it's a little embarrassing. :)

So yesterday I decided to try out pumpkin carving templates. I don't know why I'd never thought of this before, maybe because I thought they'd be hard and weren't worth the money. Well these I got for FREE from HP and they were super easy to use and look how awesome my pumpkins turned out!

Here's how I did it...

First I printed the templates from here. You can print them on HP Brochure and Flyer Paper so the templates are a little thicker and easier to manage.

Here's Lainey helping me choose which template to try first.

I cut off the top of the pumpkin and removed the seeds and pulp.

I taped the template to the front of the pumpkin, not worrying about making it look too perfect.

And here's the best part... Using a black ball point pen, I poked little holes in the pumpkin using the template as my guide.

When I took the paper off, I knew exactly where to cut... brilliant!

I used this pumpkin carving kit I found at Target. The little saw was the most helpful tool, but I still needed to use my small kitchen knife to get out the big chunks of pumpkin.

And here's how my first pumpkin turned out.

A little clean-up, some lit votive candles inside and... voila! My first two carved pumpkins of the year!

As Halloween gets closer I will definitely be doing this again. It's really simple and I loved the results!! After all these years, I now know the secret to a great carved pumpkin!



Want to Know How to Keep Track of Your Kid's Stuff?

My daughter hates nap time, or as they call it at her school, "chill time."

So instead of napping, she is allowed to read books. But as she informed me yesterday, she's tired of all the books in her classroom (actually, she can't read them, so I think that's frustrating for her). She said she only likes her books from home.

Looking for an easy answer, I asked her if she wanted to bring her books from home to school to look at during "chill time," thinking some of her easy reader books might be better, since she can read them.

She liked that idea. I was relieved. But then I started having nightmares that all her books would go to school, but none of them would come home.

Until... I saw these printable "property of" labels from HP that I could stick in her books so people would know whom they belonged to.

I typed her name into the printable files (to be on the safe side, I only typed her first name and last initial), printed them out using sticker paper, cut them out, and stuck them into a bunch her books.

I surprised her with the stack this morning, and she was delighted.

When she got to school, she showed the teacher her favorite one from the pile, and the teacher asked her if she'd like to read it to class during "chill time." You should have seen Lainey's face. I could tell, in that moment "chill time" because "awesome time"!

Here are the girl labels I used:

And here are the boy labels:

For tips on how to use them, head here. Happy labeling!

FREE Printable Kids' Party Planning Checklist

Since our kids are heading back to school and we're all trying to get organized, I created this two-page Kid's Party Planning Checklist to help make planning your next child's birthday party so much easier.

With this checklist, you no longer have to wonder when to order the cake or when to send out the invitations, because it's all here. Just print out this list and you're ready to go! (And make sure you have enough HP ink to print out your party printables.)

Happy party planning!


Also, if you think I've missed anything on the list, please leave a comment at the end of this post telling me what it is and I'll happily update it.

Here's the two page list in its entirety:

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For All You Cooks: Free Printable Cooking Measurement Equivalents

I'm planning to cook a lot this weekend trying out new recipes, and I can't tell you how many times I have to rush to my computer with sticky fingers to figure out something as simple as how many ounces are in a 1/2 cup of milk.

Well, look what I just found. A cooking measurement equivalents printable from HP...

It's now cut out and taped to my fridge for all eternity... (or at least until this one gets covered with sticky fingers and I have to print out another). :)

 Print yours here.


{DIY} Printable Fashion Fun Paper Dolls

I'm always looking for activities for my daughter, Lainey, to do at home. So I printed out these Fashion Fun Paper Dolls today from the HP site and what a pleasant surprise. I haven't seen Lainey this engrossed in something in a long time.

Here she is determining which outfit to try first...

This was the best part... She worked so hard at cutting out the clothes. She wanted to get it just right.

She finally puts her girl together and named her Molly. She decided to glue the clothes on with a glue stick.

She wanted to try a different outfit, so I just printed out another girl and she went to town. The joys of a free download and a color printer... :)

If you have a five-year-old girl who loves dress up, I recommend this activity. It was so simple and fun and made for a sweet afternoon.

{DIY} Need Free Birthday Cards?


I don't know about you, but I'm always running out of birthday cards. Even in this digital age, I still send them and I still attach them to gifts.

So I found this very cute set of free birthday cards in the HP Creative Studio and had to share. What's great about these cards is they're stylish, plus with over 40 designs to choose from, you'll find kids' and adult cards, and the best part... you can add a personalized message on the inside that gets printed in the card.


Yesterday, I went to my local Paper Source and bought standard white A9 envelopes which fit perfectly. Now I'm never going to be running to the drugstore at the last minute to buy a card right before a party.

One note: I tried printing them on cardstock and on shiny brochure paper. I liked the cardstock better and I recommend getting extra thick cardstock to make them feel just like real birthday cards.


Need a Super Easy July 4th Centerpiece?

Well, I just made this one in about ten minutes with some free printables from the HP Summer Celebration newsletter. I love these mini paper flags. I can think of so many uses for them.

I also made this cool retro garland. It makes me think of an old-fashioned couty fair.

And finally, I printed out this mad-libs-type sheet about July 4th for my daughter to fill out with her friends, great for a quick family-friendly party activity.

The HP Summer Celebration newsletter has tons of great summer entertaining ideas, free printables, recipes, crafts, and photo tips. It's definitely worth a look!

Drum Roll Please! The Winner of our Birthday Card Design Challenge is...

Allison W from All for the Boys. Congrats, Allison!!

And here's her winning card...

A big thank you to the HP community for casting 25k votes and picking your favorite card!

This card will be available soon for free download in the HP Newsgram and on the HP Facebook page, so be on the lookout...

Allison, hope you enjoy your new HP Officejet 7500A!

And again a big shout out to our other two finalists, Bird of Bird’s Party and Ana of Love Party Printables who also designed such incredible cards!

See you at the next challenge...

Pink Paper Trail
Blue Sugar Press
Paper Papel Shop
Lauren Haddox Design
Owlie Powlie
The Party Fairy
Squared Party Printables
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