So I asked my friend, Michelle, from Printabelle, to design a collection of free holiday cookie exchange printables for us, and in the collection, I asked her to include printables for a hot cocoa bar, too.Well, wait until you see our exclusive "Cookies & Cocoa" Christmas party printables... There is everything here you'll need to throw a festive, fun, and tasty party!
The collection includes tented cards with editable text fields. This mean you can type in what you want them to say and print them out, like these below.
I love the 8x10 inch subway art, and how perfectly it fits in with my other decorations.
Here are the invitations. These also have editable text fields so you can personalize them any way you want.
Here's the mini banner and small party circles I used to add detail below my cookie display. There is also a full-size banner in the collection.
We've included recipe cards in case your guests want to write down their cookie recipes to share. Btw, be on the lookout for my all-time favorite sugar cookie recipe later this week. (updated: sugar cookie recipe is up!)
And here's the hot cocoa bar. I framed this 8x10 inch sign and put it behind the fixings.
For fixings, I put out homemade marshmallows, peppermint candies, caramels, cinnamon sticks, chocolate chips, and I accidentally left the whipped cream in the fridge. Oops.
Again, I used the tented cards with the editable text fields to fill out the labels. The collection comes with three pages of printed paper. I used one of them to line my hot cocoa bar tray.
The tented cards up close.
Here are the straw flags I attached to my red and green striped straws for a little extra flair.
And for party favors, I used the thank you cards and attached them to Wilton Christmas cookie cutters. I thought this would make a perfect take home gift.
Hope you like the collection and enjoyed my display! I seriously think I've gained five pounds putting this table together. :)
Also, there are so many items in this collection, I didn't even get a chance to use everything. In addition to what I've shown, you will also find: mini chocolate bar wrappers, large party circles, gift tags, silverware wrappers, another "Cookies and Cocoa" welcome sign, a large "Cookies and Cocoa" banner, and two extra pieces of printed paper. I told you we've got everything!
Thank you, Michelle, for such a fantastic collection. I couldn't have done this without you!!
If you use our collection for your upcoming party, please add your party to our site, I'd love to show it off!
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I was asked by M&M Mars to try out Ms. Green's Ultimate M&M's Peanut Butter Brownie Recipe. Brownies, really? Hard to say no. :)
The brownies were very easy to make and tasted delicious! The peanut butter flavor comes from the Peanut Butter M&M's you add to the recipe. I'd never tried Peanut Butter M&M's before (I'm usually a purist with my M&M's) but I must say, they were yummy. I had to stop myself from popping them in my mouth the whole time I was baking.
My brownies turned out moist, more cakey than gooey - I think I'll reduce the cooking time 5 minutes next time. One thing that happened to mine during baking was the Peanut Butter M&Ms settled on the bottom of the pan. I've heard that if you dust them with a little flour they won't sink - has anyone tried that? They still turned out pretty, however. Don't you think?
MS. GREEN’S ULTIMATE M&M’S PEANUT BUTTER BROWNIES
- Prep time: 10-15 minutes
- Bake Time: 25-30 minutes
- Yield: 32 brownies
- 4oz (about 1/4 cup) semi-sweet chocolate
- 1 cup canola oil (or vegetable)
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cups M&M’s Peanut Butter Candies
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Lightly grease a rectangular 13x9x2 inch pan
3. In a 3-quart saucepan, gently combine the semi-sweet chocolate and oil over very low heat until melted. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
4. In a separate bowl, combine the sugar, vanilla and eggs until blended. Add in the chocolate mixture. Slowly sift in the remaining dry ingredients and mix until combined.
5. Fold in 1 ½ cups of M&M’S® Peanut Butter candies.
6. Spread the batter into the pan. Sprinkle with the remaining ½ cup of candies and press lightly.
7. Bake until the brownies begin to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 25-30 minutes. Enjoy!
And here they are with a dollop of whipped cream. Yum!
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Gretchen from Three Little Monkeys Studio designed this "Winter Wonderland" collection with a crafty, handmade, vintage-y feel in mind. This is so up my alley because I love all three looks, and put together, I'm in heaven!
The collection includes: party circles, water bottle labels, food tags, straw flags, holiday gift tags, a "Happy Holidays" banner, and a "Merry Christmas" banner.
DOWNLOAD THE HIGH RESOLUTION FILES FOR PRINTING HERE:
- Party circles
- Bottle labels
- Food labels
- Straw flags
- Holiday gift tags
- "Happy Holidays" banner
- "Merry Christmas" banner
Thanks, Gretchen, for such a special collection!
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Wow, what a cool collection of holiday party printables!
Lisa from Lisa Marie Invitations and Design created this collection with a "70's vibe" in mind. I love these retro patterns, and not only are there so many colors to choose from, but you can add your own text into the editable text fields before printing them out. What a way to give your party that polished personal touch!
The collection includes: holiday open house invitations (in five colors), wine bottle gift tags (fabulous!), gift tags, place cards, food tags, and straw flags.
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- Invitations (editable)
- Wine tags (editable)
- Gift tags (editable)
- Place cards (editable)
- Straw flags
- Tags and food tags (editable)
To learn more about Lisa and see all of her classic and beautiful designs, visit her at Lisa Marie Invitations and Design, and on Facebook and Etsy. Plus, the lovely desserts in the photos come from Nancy at Sweetsndulgence. Yum!
Girls sure love Disney princesses (my daughter included). But how do you transform a traditional Disney princess party into something more creative and unique? Take a look at these parties for some wonderful ideas. Get ready to "ooh" and "aahh."
Cinderella Birthday Party by Heidi K
Princess and the Frog Bayou Bash by Theme My Party
Disney Princess Adventure by Leanne N
Snow White Birthday Party by Sweet Memories Parties
Arabian Princess Jasmine Inspired Birthday by Julia S
The Little Mermaid Birthday Party by Tasya T
Rapunzel/Tangled Princess Party by Erica F
Snow White Princess Birthday by Lina T
Disney Princess Birthday by Sweet Memories Parties
Cinderella Inspired Princess Party by Alex S
Rapunzel/Tangled Birthday Party by Krown Kreations
Disney Princess Birthday Party by Alex S
Princess Jasmine Birthday Party by Octavia P
Princess and the Frog Birthday Party by Belleza e Luce
Disney Princess First Birthday by Brigette D
If winter makes you think of hot cocoa, then have I got the printable collection for you! This "Baby It's Cold Outside" set was designed by Belinda from Giggles & Grace Designs. This collection has everything you need to throw a toasty holiday party including a hot cocoa bar!
The collection includes: invitations, a hot cocoa bar sign, party circles, a "Baby It's Cold Outside" sign, drink flags, hot cocoa bar signs, blank food signs, hanging gift tags, and a "Warm Up" banner.
Take a look at the individual files here...
Thanks, Belinda for such a warm and fun collection!
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I've been wanting to give away a collection of FREE Hanukkah printables for some time, and I'm so happy Michelle from Printabelle designed a collection for us!! Thank you, Michelle!
Now you can celebrate the Festival of Lights in style!!
This collection includes: a welcome sign, a "Happy Hanukkah' banner and mini banner, cupcake toppers, invitations, gift bag circles, gift bag tags, mini candy bar wrappers, silverware wrappers, water bottle wrappers, subway art, treat toppers, menu cards, and a coloring sheet for kids.
DOWNLOAD THE HIGH RESOLUTION FILES FOR PRINTING
Thanks, Michelle, for designing such a fantastic collection, perfect for any Hanukkah party! And remember, if you’d like any of the printables personalized, Michelle will do it for $3 per file!