Posts in the ‘Thanksgiving’ Category

FREE Thanksgiving Party Printables from Love Party Printables

I know tomorrow is Halloween, but I'm such a forward-looking gal, I can't help thinking about what's next... Thanksgiving!!

So here's our first collection of  FREE Thanksgiving printables. Isn't this Thanksgiving "Little Children" set designed by Ana from Love Party Printables absolutely adorable?!

The collection includes: a banner, tented cards (2 varieties), favor tags, labels, napkin rings, straw flags, invitations, an 8x10 welcome sign, cupcake toppers, cake toppers, and water bottle labels.


Take a look at some of the individual files...

To learn more about Ana, please visit her at Love Party Printables.

For more Thanksgiving inspiration, check out these great Thanksgiving parties from our site. Also, see all our free Thanksgiving printable collections here.

Quick and Easy Halloween/Fall Dessert Table with Spiced Cider Recipe

Putting together a dessert table for Halloween doesn't have to be difficult or expensive. I put this modern, adult table together in about an hour using inexpensive decorations, store-bought food, and free Halloween printables from our site. The only thing I made myself was a hot spiced apple cider with nutmeg, star anise, cinnamon, cloves, peppercorns, and an orange (recipe below).

My goal with the table was to bring fall into our home and to have a little celebration. We all had a lot of fun!

Here's how I did the table...

I love modern lines and interesting backdrops, so I make this backdrop by wiring together $2 placemats I found at Ikea, then using Glue Dots to hang it on the wall... simple but definitely impactful.

Next, I put out a lot of pumpkins, squashes, and gourds in different shapes and sizes to give it a real earthy feel, and added just a few of these free Halloween printables designed by Love the Day. Plus, I clipped branched from my bushes and olive tree outside to add some green. I love olive branches. You will be seeing lots of them in future posts, I promise. :)

I bought simple Halloween treats at Trader Joe's: scones, cookies, a spice cake, and jelly candies and displayed them on pretty (but not expensive) plates and jars I have.

I added candles in warm hues to add drama as the sun went down.

But what I really wanted to play with was smell. I wanted my house to instantly smell like fall, which meant apples and cinnamon. I achieved this in two ways. I made homemade spiced apple cider to serve to my guests.

But I also added a Glade Expressions oil diffuser in Fuji Apple Cardamon Spice to keep the smell going throughout the party. It fit in perfectly with the decor and added extra yumminess to the party.

Once the cider was gone, the house still smelled delicious. And that was my plan. :)



  • 2 quarts apple cider or apple juice
  • 3 star anise
  • 1 whole nutmeg
  • 6 cloves
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 20 black peppercorns
  • 1 orange


Crack the nutmeg and break the cinnamon sticks in half. Add the spices to a saucepan and cook on medium heat for a minute or two, until the smell of the spice starts to develop.

Add the apple juice. Quarter the oranges, squeeze the juice into the pan, and throw the rind in as well. Turn up the heat until the juice starts to simmer, then turn to low and cover for 30 minutes.

Serve hot!  You can add some rum or bourbon for an adult beverage.

For more Halloween inspiration, check out all these amazing Halloween parties on our site!

Glade Expressions® Fragrance Mist comes in a stylish holder that releases a longer-lasting, finer mist of fragrance. The gentle mist creates layers of true-to-life fragrance that opens up note by note. The artfully designed holder blends with your décor for a burst of fragrance that’s always out and available. Just squeeze to spray; then refill the holder with your favorite fragrance.

Compensation was provided by Glade via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Glade.

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals from These Great Party Vendors

Looking for party supplies and other cute items at discount prices? Check these vendors out!


Mimi's Dollhouse - Friday through Monday all printable party packages will be 50% off including Holiday parties.

Squared Party Printables - 40% off anything in the shop.

Bellezaeluce -- Friday through Monday 10% off everything in the shop. Coupon Code:  JINGLE10.

Whimsical Printables --  25% off sale on Monday! Coupon Code: CYBER25.

Speckled Duck's Etsy Shop --  Thursday through Monday 20% off .

Sweet Scarlet Designs --  50% off all items in my Etsy shop for 24 hours only. Use coupon code: BLACKFRIDAY50.

Three Lil Monkeys -- 15% off entire store on Monday!

Magic by Marcie -- 25% off all Christmas card designs and Christmas iron on transfer designs November 25th (Black Friday) only 12AM - 12PM.

Photocard Designs -- 25% OFF 5x7 Holiday Matte Photo Paper Cards all week. On Cyber Monday I will be adding Free Labels and up to 30% off.

Leslie Hill Designs -- Free custom matching return address labels with any card or invitation order (good through December). $5.00 off any card or invitation (Black Friday only).



Fancy That --  30% off all holiday card orders on Black Friday.  Enter code: BLACKFRIDAY.  On Small Business Saturday Sale (11/26) spend $50 in our shop and we will send you a gift card for $25 to use on your next purchase!  Enter coupon code: SMALLBIZSAT at checkout.

Sofie's Big Day  -- 20% off your entire purchase on Black Friday.

Cupkate's Event Design -- Fabulous Cyber Monday deals on push pops, candy tubes and more fun little surprises

Paisley Handmade -- Free shipping Friday through Monday in my Etsy shop , as well as a 10% off coupon code that will be available on my Facebook page.

She's Kinda Crafty -- 15% off my wreaths and wreath kits on my Etsy shop. The code is: HOLIDAY15.

b.a.s.h.ful events -- b.a.s.h. kits & present packs sale: 2 Present packs for $8 | [regularly $5 each]. Plus, spend $50 & get free custom invitations or custom name bunting banner.

Petit Extravaganzas -- 20% off everything, service or product, pre-made or custom, Friday through Monday. Coupon code: THANKFUL.

AJ Wrappers -- 25% off your entire purchase 11/24/11 - 11/30/11. Coupon code: THANKS.



Cutie Patootie Designz -- 20% off sale in our shop on Black Friday with the coupon code: THANKS20OFF. The sale is actually running all week (now through Friday).

 Bella Ariana -- 30% off entire order Friday through Monday. Use code: GobbleGobble30.

Little One Boutique -- All items in the "Christmas Shoppe" will have free shipping.

vixenMade -- Cyber Monday sale at my Etsy shop.

Basilberry Designs -- 10% off our Christmas Collection, we will be announcing our specials on our Facebook page with a coupon code!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I thought you might enjoy this video (and maybe relate a little bit)...

Please add your Thanksgiving celebrations to our site. I can't wait to see them and show them off!

FREE Kids' Thanksgiving Activity Sheet

Holly from Mimi’s Dollhouse created the perfect activity sheet to keep your kids busy during your Thanksgiving celebrations! Take a look...



Thanks, Holly. Check out the entire free Thanksgiving printables collection from Mimi's Dollhouse.

FREE Thanksgiving Printables Roundup

We have so many collections of FREE Thanksgiving printables, I thought I'd put them in a post so you can easy find your favorites. Happy printing and cutting...


Includes: an invitation, party labels, drink flags, water bottle labels, “I’m thankful for” cards, tented cards, a “Happy Thanksgiving” banner, and a kids’ activity/coloring sheet.




Collection includes: place cards, food tent cards, food labels, straw flags, thank you tags.




Includes: an invitations, menu cards, party circles, tented cards/place cards, and a “Give Thanks” banner.





Includes: an invitation, party circles, cupcake wrappers, food labels, favor tags, drink flags, and a Happy Thanksgiving sign.

thanksgiving sample package



This collection includes: an invitation, party circles, cupcake wrappers, food labels, favor tags, drink flags, and a Happy Thanksgiving sign.




If you need inspiration for your Thanksgiving celebrations, check out these Thanksgiving parties on our site. Also, if you haven't seen our free printables page, take a look, there's so much to choose from!

DIY TUTORIAL: Easy Framed Pine Cones

My daughter loves pine cones and always collects them, so when I saw this tutorial for a beautiful way to display them in a frame, I had to post about it. The tutorial was created by Linda of Craftaholics Anonymous.

How beautiful would these framed pine cones look as part of your fall or winter decor.

easy-framed-pine-conesCheck out the entire tutorial here!

Thank you, Linda for this easy craft. I might be making one this week with my daughter.

TRENDS: Mini Desserts for Thanksgiving

We're seeing a lot of mini desserts for Thanksgiving. What's great about them is they're self-serve, so no need to worry about cutting cakes and pies, and also they're cute and precious, adding an interesting visual to your dessert spread. Some great ideas for mini desserts are cupcakes, pies, crisps, caramel apples,  trifle, tartlets, petit fours, and cheesecakes. Here are some ideas from parties on our site to inspire you...

Kori C's Halloween and Thanksgiving Inspiration


Paula M's I am Thankful For... Celebration


Brandy K's Neighborhood  Outdoor Fall Movie Night


Katie H's Fall Pumpkin Celebration


Amanda P's Thanksgiving Dessert Table


For more inspiration, check out all the Thanksgiving celebrations on our site, and if you need free Thanksgiving printables, wait until you see our collections...

FREE Thanksgiving Printables from With Envy Parties

Anitria from With Envy Parties designed these classic and traditional "Give Thanks" Thanksgiving printables and we are lucky enough to get to give them away. I love all the pretty leaf garlands... Thank you, Anitria!

The collection includes: invitations, menus, party circles, drink flags, favor tags, blank place cards, filled-in food labels, water bottle labels, "I'm thankful for..." cards, wine bottle labels, and patterned paper. Phew, that's a lot!!



Thank you, Anitria for your beautiful printables!

To learn more about Anitria and see all her wonderful designs, check out her blog, With Envy Studios, per party shop, With Envy Parties, and her paper shop, With Envy Paper.

GIVEAWAY: Win a GiftGloss Kit worth $39.95 for All Your Holiday Wrapping Needs

If you're into pretty gift wrapping in a snap, and especially if you give away lots of holiday goodies, you must see our newest giveaway! We're giving away an entire GiftGloss Kit worth $39.95.


So first, what is GiftGloss? It's a slide ‘n tie sleeve of clear wrapping material wound on a roll. You simply slide your gift into the clear sleeve and tie the ends with your favorite ribbon. Then voila, you've got pretty wrapping in minutes. Look at what you can do...






Gorgeous, right?

The entire GiftGloss kit includes:

  • One dispensers (approx.14-3/4”l x 3-3/8”w x 2-1/4”h)  Made in USA.
  • One 50' roll of 6” wide tubular GiftGloss – Made in China.
  • One 50’ roll of 12” wide tubular GiftGloss – Made in China.
  • Two sheets "foofed by me" stickers.
  • One "Helping Hand" tool. (color will vary)
GiftGloss was developed by the FoofQueens, three friends, to help people find an easy way to "foof" up their gifts.  Here's what they have to say about GiftGloss:
  • It’s easy – any age, any skill level can do it
  • It’s economical – each roll wraps 15-20+ gifts
  • It’s conforms to any shape – no boxes needed
  • It’s food-safe – great for homemade or store-bought goodies
  • It’s versatile – creative ideas are infinite
  • It’s fits in drawer – easy to store & access
Told ya it was cool.  To enter the giveaway, just “like” FoofQueens on Facebook, then leave a comment at the end of this post saying you did it. Easy peasy!

The FoofQueens are also offering our readers a 20% discount on all GiftGloss kits until November 30th. Just type in COUPON CODE "catchmyparty" at checkout. Thank you, FoofQueens, for this fabulous giveaway!

We’ll pick a winner at random on Thursday, November 17th at 10:00PM (PST).  Any entries after that won’t be considered, sorry.  We will use to generate our winner and will notify you by email.

This is a sponsored giveaway.

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