Posts in the ‘Party Themes’ Category

My Daughter is Growing Up Fast and I'm Feeling Nostalgic...

by Jillian Leslie on

My daughter, Lainey, will be finishing preschool in June and heading to kindergarten in the fall. This is the first time I'm starting to feel nostalgic. It really is true what they say about being a parent: the days are slow, but the years are fast. Where have these five years gone?

I'm not usually sentimental, but I must confess that when I see people display monthly photos of their babies during their first year at their first birthdays, I wish I had done that. I think I was just too busy and overwhelmed (and sleep deprived) to even think about it.

  • Mimi's Dollhouse
  • Party Cup Medley

FREE Baby Shower Wishing Tree Cards from A Party Studio

by Jillian Leslie on

Tali from A Party Studio designed these sweet baby shower wishing tree cards and was kind enough to offer them to our readers. Thank you, Tali!

I love the whole idea of wishing trees because they let your guests write special messages to the mommy-to-be and baby that can be displayed during the shower on a branch, small tree, or even curly willow from the craft store, then saved forever.

  • Scraps To Remember... Decorate a Party You Won't Forget!
  • CM Wrap-N-Ship Supply
  • Celebrate Life Crafts
  • Charmios

What I've Been Up To With My Cricut

by Jillian Leslie on

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I was recently sent a Cricut Expression 2 by the nice folks at Cricut, and I've been busy.

I have to say, there is a learning curve to using your Cricut, so don't be surprised if it takes a little while to get the hang of it. That's what I discovered for myself, and is also why I recommend starting with some easy projects, like those found on the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More 2 cartridge. (Perfect cartridge for party people, btw.)

  • On The Go Prints & Announcements
  • Lulupaperprints
  • Casbury Lane
  • Announce It!

Recipe: The Easiest Cold Sesame Noodles

by Jillian Leslie on

This cold sesame appetizer is our go-to recipe for any potluck that we're invited to. What's great about it, is it's simple to make, and can sit out for a while at a party and the flavors just keep getting better.  It got a great earthy flavor from the soba and sesame seeds, with a little bit of heat to make it interesting.

Ingredients:

  • Limani Designs
  • MKKM Designs

DIY: My Homemade Valentine Cricut Project

by Jillian Leslie on

I've been talking with the people at Cricut about doing a giveaway with us. (I know, pretty cool.) Well, the giveaway is coming soon, but in the meantime, they sent me a Cricut Expression 2 to try out for myself.

Let me preface this by saying I'm a total beginner and I don't even have any Cricut cartridges yet. But I needed to get crafty because at my daughter's preschool, the rule is that the valentines need to be homemade and the kids need to help. So, what better way to make homemade valentines than with my new Cricut?

  • FishScraps
  • Ellison Reed
  • Mujka Design Inc.
  • Stockberry Studio