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Who doesn't love Pinterest? And who doesn't pin crafts they'll probably never make? Well, here's a way to fix that!
So how do you throw a Pinterest party? Read on...
You and your friends create a group craft board on Pinterest, like these below, where everyone adds pins of crafts they'd like to make.
You can do this part one of two ways...
OPTION 1 -- The host picks one or two simple crafts off of the group board and purchases the supplies so everyone can make them during the party.
OPTION 2 -- Each guest picks a craft off of the board she'd like to make, and brings enough supplies for 4 guests, including herself. Names are pulled out of a hat to decide which craft goes with which guest. By the end of the evening, every guest gets to make 4 crafts. **Remind your guests that the crafts they choose should not take more than a half hour to complete, or you'll be there all night. :)
If the host is providing the craft supplies, I recommend each guest bring a bag filled with craft supplies and instructions for one craft. These bags are exchanged at the end of the night so everyone goes home with a new craft. Or if the host isn't providing the craft supplies for the party, I recommend the host pick a simple craft, buy supplies and wrap them up with instructions to send home with each guest .
MY NEWEST CRAFT RECOMMENDATION
Here's a simple craft I found on Pinterest (that I've just started), and that would make a perfect Pinterest party craft.
Using a Pebeo Porcelaine pen (they come in a bunch of colors), draw on a ceramic mug or plate with any design or text you'd like. Then bake for 30 minutes in a 300 degree oven, let cool, and the marker becomes permanent, even dishwasher safe.
If you throw a Pinterest party, please add it to our site. I'd love to show it off!
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Wait until you see this fantastic set of free mermaid birthday printables Michelle from Printabelle designed. How perfect would these be for a little girl's birthday!
The collection includes: invitations, a birthday sign, a banner and mini banner, cupcake toppers, water bottle labels, mini candy bar wrappers, gift tags, treat toppers, and tented cards, and gift bag tags.
DOWNLOAD THE HIGH RESOLUTION FILES FOR PRINTING HERE
Thanks, Michelle, for designing such an adorable set! And remember, if you’d like any of the printables personalized, Michelle will do it for $3 per file!
And what else is in my fridge? Butter, a must! Yogurt (especially Greek), another must!
I wanted to share something I made that's delicious and simple, using what was in my fridge. I decided to grill up some peaches and top them with Greek yogurt. We recently moved and our grill still isn't set up, so I made these using a skillet.
I added vanilla and lemon zest to the yogurt and topped the whole thing with honey. The whole thing turned out sweet and tangy, with a carmelized outside and soft fleshy inside. The best way to describe it... it tastes like summer.
GRILLED PEACHES WITH YOGURT
(Makes 4 servings)
- 2 ripe peaches
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 cup Greek yogurt (I used 2% fat)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest + extra for garnish
- 1 tablespoon honey
Cut the peaches in half and remove the pits. Melt just enough butter to a coat your skillet over medium low heat. Add the peaches, face down, for about 4-5 minutes. Check periodically, and flip them over when they are nicely caramelized. The more ripe the are, the faster they will brown. Turn the heat down to low and cook for another 5 minutes, or until they soften. You can test with a toothpick. Set them aside and let them cool for a couple minutes while you make the filling.
For the topping, just mix the vanilla and lemon zest into 1 cup of Greek yogurt.
Top the peaches with a spoonful of yogurt. Drizzle on some honey and add a pinch of lemon zest to garnish.
LG just designed a new super-capacity 3 door French door refridgerator with Door-in-Door, which has an exclusive space for your go-to foods. They're doing a contest on Facebook where you can vote for your favorite go-to fridge foods (yogurt, juiceboxes, mustard, or diet soda) to place in the Door-In-Door. It's fun, so you should check it out here!
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Mary Beth!! Congrats you were the 73rd person to like Just Sugar Coat It! on Facebook and won a $75 gift certificate to their store. Happy baking!!
My daughter is starting kindergarten next week and I'm very excited for her, but it does make me feel like time is going by so quickly. She was just a baby in my arms, and now she's a big kindergartener!
I'm so happy that Wanessa from WCC Designs created these "first day of school" printables for us. I plan to take a picture of Lainey holding one of these signs every first day of school from now until high school (we'll see if she lets me), so I can remember each year more vividly.
Hope these help you collect sweet memories of your kids, too!
I will of course be showing off my daughter holding her sign proudly on Thursday. If you'd like to email me photos of your kids holding their signs, I'll happily post them. Email me at jillian(at)catchmyparty(dot)com.
Thank you Wanessa, for another great printable set!!
What a lovely back to school alphabet printables collection from Anne at URinvited! I love the way it makes the world seem so small and connected. So sweet...
The collection includes: party circles, a "back to school" banner, tented cards, welcome sign, thank you tags, cupcake wrappers, and lunchtime notes.
Here's the whole collection...
Here are my favorite files from the collection, like this welcome sign...
Thank you, Anne, for such a delightful collection! To learn more about Anne and see all of her personalized invitations and printables, check her out on Facebook at URinvited.
Now that we're thinking about back to school at our house, I wanted to make something easy that the whole family would enjoy (including my daughter who is a very picky eater). These take no time, are absolutely delicious, would work great at a party or as part of a yummy breakfast, and are just three ingredients. Also, while they taste great right out of the oven, they're still good and crispy the next day!
- 1 package frozen puffed pastry dough (we used Dufour Classic - 14 oz)
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 3 or 4 slices of cooked bacon (you can substitute sausage, ham, or even prosciutto!)
Unfold your pastry dough on a lightly floured surface. Spread the shredded cheese and bacon pieces. We only did bacon on half because my daughter isn't such a fan. I told you she was picky!
Roll it up tightly, and and slice half inch pieces. I trimmed the uneven end before slicing.
Place sliced pieces on a cookie sheet lined with either a Silpat or parchment paper. They don't need to look perfect because they will cook up beautifully.
Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. The pastry dough should be golden brown and dry to the touch and the cheese should have a nice golden color too.
And enjoy!!! I promise you will not be able to eat just one. I've had about eight today.
Our first giveaway with Just Sugar Coat It! was so successful, Marcella, the brainchild behind the operation and a baker extraordinaire, has decided to do another one with us! This time, she's giving away a $75 gift certificate to her store. Thank you, Marcella!her blog tips and tricks to becoming a great baker.
Take a look at some of the new products in her shop...Just Sugar Coat It! on Facebook and leave a comment at the end of this post saying you did just that.
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This collection includes: invitations, party circles, tented cards, water bottle labels, treat bag tags, thank you tags, and thank you cards.
Check out this adorable invitation...
And these terrific cupcake toppers...
And here's the entire collection...
Thank you, Kelsey, for designing such a glamorous collection and letting us give it away!
More "back to school" coming your way with this collection of FREE Back to School printables designed by Yulia at Sarah Hope Designs. I've always loved school and this set makes me wish I could go back. :)
The collection includes an 8x10 welcome sign, cupcake toppers, water bottle labels, food/straw flags, welcome tags, book labels, and a "back to school" banner.
DOWNLOAD THE HIGH RESOLUTION FILES FOR PRINTING
And here's the whole collection...
To learn more about Yulia and see all of her great designs, visit her at Sarah Hope Designs.Thanks again, Yulia!