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My 4 Favorite Parties of the Week - July 13th

Check out my favorite parties added to our site this week...

An incredible Cookie Monster birthday party for a two year old, a stunning pink and gold girl birthday party , a Scooby Doo party with a camping theme, and an Alice in Wonderland outdoor garden party you've got to see!

My Favorite Parties of the Week July 13 |

Clockwise from top left:

We're having a relaxing weekend. We're heading to see "Singing in the Rain" at our revival theater. Hope you're having a fun weekend too!

{DIY} How to Make a Felt Rose Wreath


I'm always looking for new ways I can decorate my daughter's room, so I thought a simple wreath with felt flowers to hang on her wall would be easy and look sweet. This wreath could also work for a "girly" birthday, baby shower, or even as a Valentine's Day decoration.


  • Styrofoam ring
  • 1.5" silk ribbon in white
  • 1" silk ribbon in light pink
  • Pins
  • Felt
  • Glue


Use a pin to secure your 1.5 inch white silk ribbon on the side of the wreath that will be the back. Then wrap the ribbon around the ring until it is completely covered. Next use the 1 inch pink silk ribbon to wrap on top.


To make the flowers, I cut felt into round spirals, then starting at the center of the spiral, I wound the felt until it looked like a rose.


I secured it with glue. Then used a pin to pin the rose into the wreath. I was able to stick the pin in deep to hide it.


I made the spirals in different sizes so my flowers would be varied sizes.


Finally I attached a pink lace ribbon for hanging and glued three hearts I cut out freehand on top.


I love how it turned out, and so does my daughter, Lainey!



FREE Valentine's Day Party Printables from Printabelle

I love ombre, so I absolutely love this sweet collection of pink ombre Valentine's Day party printables from Michelle at Printabelle!

The collection includes: invitations, cupcake toppers, gift bags, gift tags, a "Be Mine" banner (large and small), mini candy bar wrappers, a welcome sign, treat toppers, tented cards, and water bottle labels.


Here's the whole collection...


And here are the individual files...

free-valentines-day-party-printables-pink-ombre ombrevalentinegiftbagtags ombrevalentinegifttags ombrevalentineinvitations ombrevalentineminibanner ombrevalentineminicandybar ombrevalentinesign ombrevalentinetreattoppers ombrevalentinetymenuplacecards ombrevalentinewaterbottlelabels

Thanks, Michelle! These are just lovely!

And remember, if you’d like any of these printables personalized, Michelle will do it for $3 per file! To learn more about Michelle and see all the printable collections, head to Printabelle and the Printabelle Facebook page.

Also, for more Valentine's Day inspiration, check out all our free Valentine's Day printables and awesome Valentine' Day parties on our site.

FREE Bridal Shower Printables from Wanessa Carolina Creations

Wait until you see what we're giving away today! It's an entire collection of gorgeous paisley bridal shower printables designed by Wanessa from Wanessa Carolina Creations! This romantic set has everything you'll need to throw a beautiful affair, including an invitation you can add text to yourself.

The collection includes: and editable invitation (how cool!), a welcome sign, party circles, mini party circles, cupcake wrappers, tented cards, favor tags, thank you notes, return address labels, wine glass markers, drink wraps, party flags, a "love" banner, and three pieces of patterned paper. Told you it was everything!


Thank you, Wanessa, the printables are stunning, and I love your use of patterns!!

To learn more about Wanessa and see more of her designs, please visit her blog, Facebook pageand Etsy shop.

FREE (Girl and Boy) Baby Shower Bingo Printables from A Party Studio

When Tali from A Party Studio contacted me about giving away the sweet Baby Shower Bingo Game she designed (in both a girl version and a boy version), I jumped at the chance.

I like activities at baby showers. I think they bring the guests together and add some unexpected fun. And now, if you're throwing a shower, you don't even have to pay for one because these bingo cards are absolutely free! Thank you, Tali!

Both sets include instructions and seven different bingo cards.




The pink bingo game matches Tali's pink and white damask baby shower collection which can be purchased in her Etsy shop here, or you can buy the pink and white  water bottle labels and cupcake toppers separately.

The blue bingo game matches her blue and white baby shower collection which can also be found in her Etsy shop.

Thank you again, Tali, for creating so much fun!

PARTY ON A BUDGET: A Pink Parisan Patisserie Birthday for $74

Ooh la la! I saw Heather L's Pink Parisian Patisserie Party and I was swooning -- all that pink, all those treats, all those fluffy pom poms!


Then I noticed the budget... $75! Can't be done, I thought. But I was proven wrong. Here's how Heather pulled it off...

Anyone who knows me, knows how much I LOVE to throw a party!  I have so many ideas running through my head, it can get overwhelming at times.  However, I get a reality check every time I think about actually implementing all of my crazy plans when I remember the “B” word – BUDGET. 

As a stay at home mom of five, with a hardworking husband who has recently started his own business, I feel that it is my job to keep a very strict budget when it comes to party planning – but still make those in my life feel special and spoiled!  Over time, I’ve learned a few tips and tricks for creating a fabulous party on a budget.  Here are a few ways I saved money but still managed to get the look of a more extravagant party.


 Use what you have, borrow what you don’t!  This is my favorite tip, and I cannot stress this enough.  For this particular party, my daughter wanted a cupcake/bakery theme.  As I was thinking of ideas for the party, I realized that a French bakery theme would be cute – especially since my daughters’ shared bathroom is decorated in a pink/black Parisian theme. 

I simply borrowed some items from their bathroom – like the metal Eiffel tower, a small painting, a cute poodle, and much more!  I also pulled many things from both daughters’ rooms.  If it was pink or black, I grabbed it =) 

Eiffel Tower borrowed from her daughters

Stuffed poodle borrowed from her daughters

I had a ton of tulle on hand (that I have kept since my 12 year old daughter’s fourth birthday!) so I used tulle on everything.  For NO money, I had instant party décor.  As you are deciding on a theme, think about what you have in your house that matches your colors – maybe there is a red bucket, a cute aqua shelf, or a pink bird cage that would look just PERFECT dressed up for your party.  Additionally, borrow what you can – for my Paris party, I borrowed several serving plates/platters as well as both tablecloths I used. 


Don’t plan your party during a meal time.  I purposely planned our party for 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  I knew that I couldn’t afford to serve a huge spread of food, so I kept it light and simple – and it was perfect for little tummies! 

I served cupcakes (baked at home using boxed mix and canned frosting that I piped on to look more “professional”), sugar cookies I baked and decorated myself, marshmallow pops (I already had the marshmallows and just purchased pink candy melts with a coupon), a little candy, and some grapes and pretzels to balance out all the sweet stuff.  I already had the grapes and pretzels on hand for my kids’ lunches, so I only had to purchase a few items.  Our drinks were inexpensive “Shirley Temples” made with Sprite and grenadine. 

Homemade sugar cookies

Homemade marshmallow pops

The kids had plenty to eat and most even took some treats home with them.  If I had served lunch, I would have busted my budget for sure.


Start planning early.  I always start planning my parties well in advance.  One reason for this is that I just can’t help myself – I’m always looking forward to the next party =) 

The main reason, though, is so I can start looking for items that are deeply discounted that go with my theme.  You can find cute buckets, frames, serving pieces, scrapbook paper/supplies, etc. on major clearance at craft stores if you know what you are looking for.  It might be on sale six months before your party, but if you know your theme ahead of time you can purchase it at a great price.


Use party printables (reasonably priced ones).  In my opinion, cute party printables really do make your party.  However, you have to factor in the cost of purchasing them as well as printing them.  If you purchase a very expensive party printable package and then go to the office supply store to get it printed (or use up all of your own very expensive ink!), you might be shocked at how much of your budget is gone.  Shop around, and find a reasonably priced printable package.

Inexpensive printables

I was able to find a great one for my Paris party for only $10!  Even if you can only afford to get one printable item, such as cupcake toppers/party circles, print a bunch of them and use them everywhere.  Other than cupcakes, you can use them as favor tags, to dress up store bought party hats, or even glue them to ribbons and have them hanging from your chandelier.  For my Paris party, my very talented mom embellished the already adorable banner that I printed, and it looked like a million bucks!

Embellished banner


Do it yourself.  People tell me all the time that they “can’t” make things, or they “aren’t crafty.”  Well, let me tell you – if you have a small budget, you’ll figure it out quickly =) 

Every single party I do, I make most of the decorations.  There are SO many tutorials out there in blog land – just Google what you are looking for and you are sure to find instructions on how to make it.  Everything might not be perfect, but my kids don’t care – and they are SO proud to tell their friends, “My mom made that!” 

For this party, I wanted a beautiful floral arrangement for my front door, and while I do consider myself pretty crafty, I am NO floral arranger – at all!  But, I was determined, so I purchased five bunches of flowers at the Dollar Tree and played around with them in a door bucket I already had until I achieved the look I liked.  I tied a little ribbon and tulle around it, stuck in a party sign (and a cute little poodle) and voila! I can only imagine how much I would have paid a professional to design that bucket for me.  Certainly more than the $5 it cost me =)

Home made flower arrangement to welcome the guests


Home made hair flower party favors

Here is the breakdown of the cost of my party.  (My mom purchased the adorable little macarons from Trader Joe's as well as some of the candy):

  • Printables/printing - $15
  • Paper goods - $12
  • French cupcake tags (used as party décor) - $4
  • Flowers (from Dollar Tree – five bunches) - $5
  • Candy - $6
  • Poodles (party favors – purchased from Oriental Trading) - $15
  • Craft supplies - $9 (I already had many supplies on hand, such as ribbon, glue, tulle, rhinestones, etc.)
  • Baking supplies - $8 (had some on hand, only needed to purchase candy melts and some extra canned icing)
Total spent:  $74

Just amazing, Heather! Thank for sharing all your smart tips. It shows that with a little ingenuity, you can add lots of special touches without spending a fortune.

If you haven't already, check out the rest of Heather's chic party.

Mother's Day Party Ideas and Inspirations

Mother's Day is this Sunday, so here are some photos I picked from the many gorgeous parties on our main site to inspire you for your own Mother's Day celebrations!

Mother's Day is such a feminine holiday, so I'm definitely feeling lots of pinks.  Also, don't forget the three beautiful free Mother's Day printable collections we're giving away on our site.

(Click on the photo to see what party it's from.)

I'm really into ruffle cakes these days

Gorgeous long-stem roses make such a statement

Pretty china with personalized name tags

Fizzy drinks -- watermellon spritzers

Lovely Japanese lanterns

A beautiful outdoor tabled filled with flowers

A macaron tower

A silver teapot as a flower pot. So shabby chic.

A crazy cool cupcake topiary

A centerpiece with photos of mothers and daughters. How sweet!

Can't wait to see what you do for Mother's Day. I'm hoping my husband makes one of his yummy breakfasts for my daughter and me, then I plan to treat myself to a mani/pedi... in pink, of course!




This week's party photo comes from Ellen B's Whimsical Pink/Green Easter Party. Doesn't this look like a first-time moment?

Definitely take a look at the rest of this gorgeous Easter party. Ellen put together one of the most show-stopping dessert tables we've seen this year!

FREE Pink and Purple (Girl) Birthday Printables from Green Apple Paperie

As promised, here is our collection of FREE pink and purple birthday printables designed by Katie from Green Apple Paperie. We've got everything you'll need to throw your special girl a beautiful party.

This collection includes: invitations, cupcake toppers/party circles, cupcake wrappers, favor tags, water bottle labels, flat cards, tented cards, candy bar wrappers, and an adorable "Happy Birthday" banner.

Plus, if you'd like anything personalized, Katie will happily do it and charge a fee, just convo her at her Etsy shop, Green Apple Paperie.


Cupcake toppers/party circles

Cupcake wrappers

Favor tags

Water bottle labels

Flat cards

Tented cards

Candy bar wrappers

"Happy Birthday" banner


"Happy Birthday" banner

"Happy Birthday" banner

"Happy Birthday" banner (Part 4)

Download high resolution files for printing here:


Cupcake toppers/party circles

Cupcake wrappers

Favor tags

Water bottle labels

Flat cards

Tented cards

Candy bar wrappers

“Happy Birthday” banner

Thank you Katie, for this adorably sweet collection!

To see more of Katie's work, check out her Etsy shop, Green Apple Paperie. And if you’d like something original for your next party, Katie will happily do that, too! Just email her at greenapplepaperie (at) or convo her at her Etsy shop, Green Apple Paperie.

Also, check out our new collection of FREE blue and green (boy) printables Katie designed for us, too.

FREE Blue and Green (Boy) Birthday Printables from Green Apple Paperie

Since we've had such success with our holiday printables, we thought we'd give away a collection of FREE blue and green birthday printables designed by the talented Katie from Green Apple Paperie. It's everything you'd need to throw your special boy a fabulous party.

This collection includes: invitations, cupcake toppers/party circles, cupcake wrappers, favor tags, water bottle labels, flat cards, tented cards, candy bar wrappers, and an adorable "Happy Birthday" banner.

If you're new to the world of printables, this is a great way to start. Just click on the "high resolution" file links below, print, cut, and you're done!


Cupcake toppers/party circles

Cupcake wrappers

Favor tags

Water bottle labels

Flat cards

Tented cards

Candy bar wrappers

"Happy Birthday" banner

"Happy Birthday" banner

"Happy Birthday" banner

"Happy Birthday" banner 

Download high resolution files for printing here:


Cupcake toppers/party circles

Cupcake wrappers

Favor tags

Water bottle labels

Flat cards

Tented cards

Candy bar wrappers

"Happy Birthday" banner

Adorable collection, Katie, thank you!

And if you'd like anything personalized, Katie will be happy to do it and charge a fee. Just email her at greenapplepaperie (at) or convo her at her Etsy shop, Green Apple Paperie. Or if you'd like a completely original design, Katie can do that, too!

Stay tuned for our gorgeous FREE pink and purple (girl) birthday collection from Green Apple Paperie too...

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