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Halloween Pumpkin Straw DIY

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Virginie from That Cute Little Cake is here with a wonderfully creative paper straw craft, perfect for Halloween and Thanksgiving.
With Halloween right around the corner I have been thinking of fun ways to decorate straws for a party, and since I love pumpkins, I created these super cute 3D pumpkin straw embellishments!

They look fabulous and yet they are super easy to make !!!

3D pumpkin straw supplies
  • Assortment of orange cardstock (I used textured, glittered, and patterned)
  • One sheet of green cardstock
  • Paper straws
  •  Glue, scissors, tape
  • Optional: Glitter

Download the pumpkin template here.

3D Pumpkin straw tutorial
Next step, make the stem.
3D pumpkin straw tutorial - stem
To finish off, wrap the pumpkin around the straw and secure by gluing the first shape to the last.
3D pumpkin straw tutorial - last step
To add a bit of sparkle... Before gluing the pumpkin around the straw, apply craft glue to the edges with a brush, and dip in glitter.
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I had a lot of fun experimenting with different papers (glittered, patterned...). You can certainly match any color scheme with your choice of paper, and either use a colorful palette for Halloween or a more rustic one for Thanksgiving.
3D pumpkin straw-2
Thanks, Virginie, for showing us an easy way to make fall more festive and fun!  To learn more about Virginie, please visit her at That Cute Little Cake and on Facebook and Pinterest.

Party Supplies You Might Be Looking For...

I thought I'd do a roundup of some of the coolest, newest party supplies because a friend of mine was recently trying to do a search online for baker's twine, but didn't know what it was called and had a hard time finding it. So here's are some of the newest party supplies -- what they look like, what they're called, and where you can buy them.

Baker's Twine -- Of course I had to start with baker's twine, which is so popular these days. It comes in a variety of colors, perfect for wrapping favors and gifts, and perfect for adding pizzazz to all your creative party decorations. I love the old-school feel and I love all the colors!


Japanese Washi Tape -- This is Japanese masking tape that comes in a ton of colors and patterns. I use it for wrapping gifts and for decorating anything that needs a pop of color. I've used it on birthday cards, to decorate vases, to give style to pencils, and even to make a colorful lampshade.


Paper Straws -- What I love about paper straws is they are such a quick and easy way to add a little style to your party. They come in a variety of colors and patterns. I see them at parties all over our site ,and I keep a bunch of colors on hand for quick entertaining. Plus, they make great cake pop sticks!


Mason Jars with Daisy Lids -- What a fun, vintage-y way to serve drinks at your party. Just stick a paper straw in the daisy lid and you're set to go -- more environment than paper or plastic cups and much much cuter!


Tissue Paper Pom Poms -- Another quick way to add dimensionality to your party space with soft textures. I especially love pom poms at girl birthdays, baby showers, and bridal showers!


 Paper Candy Cups -- I'm seeing these all over our site right now. They're great for serving individual snacks to little guests!



Circle Punch (2 inch) - We offer over 150 sets of free printable party decorations. To pop out some printable party circles to use as cupcake toppers, labels, and tags, a circle punch is a necessity. It makes everything look more polished and also makes the job of decorating much easier


Paper Treat Bags -- I love sending my guests home with something fun at the end of the party (my favorite being an edible treat), and using these paper treat bags that come in a variety of colors and patterns (polka dot, stripes, chevron, etc.) wraps them up perfectly.


I'll be back soon with more party decoration ideas. If you have a party supply idea you think I need to include, please email me at jillian(at)catchmyparty(dot)com. I'd love suggestions!

{GIVEAWAY} Win a $50 Gift Certificate to Sweets & Treats Boutique

With all the baking you're doing over the holidays, here's the perfect giveaway!  Sweets & Treats Boutique is giving one lucky reader a $50 gift certificate to their store.

Sweet & Treats Boutique is a wholesale manufacturer and online cupcake and party supply web store, featuring fun, unique cupcake liners, baking cups, paper party straws, and goodie bags.

Sweets & Treats sells the highest quality products. They specialize in one-of a-kind greaseproof baking cups. Their ColorBlock™ premium greaseproof cupcake liner colors remain bright and crisp after baking, even with dark colored cakes. Plus, their paper straw are sturdy and strong enough for cake pops and chocolate covered treats.

Take a look at their cool products (loving those damask cupcake liners)...

To enter the giveaway, just "like" Sweets & Treats Boutique on Facebook below, then leave a comment at the end of this post saying you did it. Easy as pie (I mean... cupcakes)!

We’ll pick the winner at random on Thursday, December 6th at 10:00 PM (PST).  Any entries after that won’t be considered, sorry. We will use to generate our winner and will notify the winner by email. Open to US residents only. Good luck! This is a sponsored post.

{GIVEAWAY} Win 12 Mason Jar Sippers Worth $50 From Fancy That

One of the newest party trends is mason jar sippers. These are mason jars with special daisy perforated metal lids that fit fancy straws perfectly. They're a great chic detail to add to your table and can work at kids' parties and grown up parties alike.

Lisa from Fancy That, a custom party good and gifts boutique, is giving away this complete drink package worth $50 that includes:

  • A set of 12 mason jar sippers with lids
  • 12 paper straws (you choose the color)
  • Personalized drink flags to match your party decor
You win 12 jars, 12 lids, 12 straws (in your favorite color)...
And 12 drink flags customized to match your party decor...
To enter, just "like" Fancy That on Facebook and leave a comment at the end of this post saying you did just that.

Thank you, Lisa, for such a trendy giveaway!

We’ll pick the winner at random on Thursday, June 7th 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 giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.


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