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FREE "Giving Thanks" Printable Food Tags and Labels from Nickwilljack

If you like to create food gifts for friends, family, and neighbors, then wrap them up pretty this Thanksgiving with these FREE "giving thanks" printable food tags and labels designed by Jenn at Nickwilljack.

Jenn created the circle tags to fit 2" or 3" circle punches. And the food labels have text boxes where you can type in your own text like "banana bread" or "cookies."  All the printables come in four colors: yellow, orange, red, and brown.

Plus, she included three bonus pages that say "Happy Holidays" so that you can use these for your winter holiday gifts as well.

DOWNLOAD THE HIGH RESOLUTION FILES FOR PRINTING HERE

Here are some sample files...

And here's a sample of the "happy holidays" tags...

Jenn, thanks for letting us give these away to our readers. They really do add that extra special touch!

To learn more about Jenn, visit her at Nickwilljack, Facebook, and Etsy.

FREE Chevron Party Printables from Thdezign Party!

Tatiana from Thdezign Party! designed these chevron party printables that would work great at so many different kinds of parties (baby showers, bridal showers, birthdays, anniversaries, etc). I thought these would be perfect to give away on our site, especially with the "A" to "Z" banner that lets you spell out anything. Thanks, Tatiana!

The collection includes: a welcome sign, blank invitations, party circles, gift tags, tented cards, thank you cards, cupcake wrappers, and banner.

DOWNLOAD THE HIGH RESOLUTION FILES FOR PRINTING HERE:

To learn more about Tatiana visit her at Thdezign Party! and on Facebook.

FREE Circus Birthday Party Printables from Printabelle

I've been dying to give away a set of FREE circus party printables since it's such a popular theme on our site, so I was delighted when Michelle from Printabelle designed these for us. Thank you, Michelle!

The collection includes: a welcome sign, invitations, cupcake toppers, a banner and mini banner, water bottle labels, mini candy bar wrappers, gift bag tags, thank you and menu/place cards, treat toppers, napkin rings, gift tags, and a coloring sheet.

DOWNLOAD THE HIGH RESOLUTION FILE FOR PRINTING:

Thanks, Michelle, for designing another fantastic set of printables. And remember, if you’d like any of the 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.

Want to Know How to Keep Track of Your Kid's Stuff?

My daughter hates nap time, or as they call it at her school, "chill time."

So instead of napping, she is allowed to read books. But as she informed me yesterday, she's tired of all the books in her classroom (actually, she can't read them, so I think that's frustrating for her). She said she only likes her books from home.

Looking for an easy answer, I asked her if she wanted to bring her books from home to school to look at during "chill time," thinking some of her easy reader books might be better, since she can read them.

She liked that idea. I was relieved. But then I started having nightmares that all her books would go to school, but none of them would come home.

Until... I saw these printable "property of" labels from HP that I could stick in her books so people would know whom they belonged to.

I typed her name into the printable files (to be on the safe side, I only typed her first name and last initial), printed them out using sticker paper, cut them out, and stuck them into a bunch her books.

I surprised her with the stack this morning, and she was delighted.

When she got to school, she showed the teacher her favorite one from the pile, and the teacher asked her if she'd like to read it to class during "chill time." You should have seen Lainey's face. I could tell, in that moment "chill time" because "awesome time"!

Here are the girl labels I used:

And here are the boy labels:

For tips on how to use them, head here. Happy labeling!

GIVEAWAY: Win a $50 Gift Certificate to Mirabelle Creations

Deanna from Mirabelle Creations, who created these adorable "Owl Always Love You" Valentine's Day printables we're giving away, is also generously offering to one of our readers, a $50 gift certificate to her Etsy shop. Thank you, Deanna!

If you're looking for party printables, this is the giveaway for you because Deanna creates sophisticated, beautiful designs that will add that extra touch to any party. Take a look at some of her work below, plus she can customize any order.

To enter the giveaway, just “like” Mirabelle Creations on Facebook, then leave a comment at the end of this post saying you did it.  Also, to learn more about Deanna and read up on her party styling tips that come with a hint of southern charm (she's from Kentucky after all), check out her blog.

We’ll pick a winner at random on Thursday, January 19th at 10:00PM (PST).  Any entries after that won’t be considered, sorry. We will use random.org to generate our winner and will notify you by email.

Our Snowflake Design Challenge and My Top 12 Favorite Items

I am thrilled with how our Snowflake Design Challenge turned out! If you haven't seen all 181 items, please take a look.

I feel honored that I get to show off the work of such creative people. I really do love my job and that is one of the main reasons.

Thank you to everyone who participated. I hope you get a lot of exposure for the beautiful items you've made.

And now, without further adieu, here are my top 12 favorite snowflake items, in no particular order (there were so many I loved, my husband had to play tie breaker on a few and I still had to pick 12 instead of 10)...

Glittered Snowflake Birthday Party Hat by Prop Shop Boutique

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 Baby It's Cold Outside Holiday Party Invitation by loralangdesigns

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Twinkling Snowflakes Holiday Card by Blush Printables

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Snowflake Chocolate Lollipops by Frosted Petticoat

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 Pet Photo Booth Holiday Card by Paper Heart Company

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 Snowflake Cookies by Lori's Place

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 Joy to the World Vintage Gift Tags by SongbirdGreetings

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Holiday Eat, Drink, Be Merry Printable Collection  by TypeWink ;)

snowflake-printables-setFrosted Fairy Mini Top Hat Headband by Cutie Patootie Designz

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Girls Applique Winter Wonderland Snowflake Tee by Modern Frills

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Winter Fun Cupcake Toppers by Party NV

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Vintage Winter Wonderland Printables from Squared Party Printables

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Thanks again to all of you talented people who added your items. I'm planning to do another design challenge for Valentine's Day. I hope you'll join then too.

And tomorrow, I will be doing a random drawing where one of you will win an HP Officejet 7500A Printer! Good luck!

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!

PRINTABLES/INVITATIONS/CARDS

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).

 

PARTY GOODS

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.

 

CUSTOM CLOTHES/JEWELRY

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!

PARTY ON A BUDGET: Tangled/Rapunzel Party for $125

When I read that Candy from The Party Bakery spent $125 on her daughter's Tangled Up in Fun Rapunzel Birthday, I almost flipped. How did she do it? Well, I asked her how, and she was kind enough to write up her money saving tips. Thank you, Candy, for all your practical and creative ideas. Take a look...

Have a Little Princess who’s dreaming of a Royal Birthday Bash? Gonna need a fairy godmother to pull it off on your budget? No problem…you’ve got this!

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My little princess wanted to have a Tangled Birthday party for 6th birthday this year. Being an excited kindergartener with a classroom of willing party guest she, of course, wanted to invite 18 kids to the party…never mind her siblings, family friends, and family.

We were able to explain that we couldn’t invite every child from her classroom but that she could invite her best friends from the class. Apparently, she has many best friends…lol! So we still ended up with a large guest list when it was all said and done. She skipped away happy as pie, dreaming of her upcoming Royal bash, and I was left a bit stressed and frazzled trying to figure out how we were going to pull this off.

Long story short, we were able to do it and stay very low budget. In all, I spent about $125 on food and decorations and the whole shebang. Now in full disclosure, I do own a party design and printable business. So I was able to make a great deal of the accessories including my invitations for cost. However, you can access printable elements yourself online inexpensively.

So let’s dig in and let me share my top money saving tips with you.

TIP 1

Invitations. You could run out to Party City and buy the 8 pack of the Disney licensed Rapunzel party invitations BUT do you really want the same invitations that everyone else has? Your invitation sets the entire tone of your party! It is in my opinion, the single most important piece of your party. When I design my party sets, I first start with my invitation and then build the rest of my pieces around it. That being said, I love the idea of a custom invitation.

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You can find so many wonderful party vendors on Etsy and on the web that have pre-designed invitations, and complete party sets that you can download and print yourself. Or if your budget allows, you can order them ready made. Like I said, I am in the business of party design, so I designed my own invitation which is available in my Etsy shop (shameless promotion time). For $12 you can download the printable file and send it to your favorite photo print shop (Walgreens, Wal-Mart..etc.) or print them at home. Add your Rapunzel braid, and they’re ready to go. A unique party invitation that sets the tone for your party and lets your guest know there in for a unique and fun time!

Tip 2

Decorations. Look around the house and use what you have. If you need something, ask your friends to borrow it before you go out and buy it!

I knew I wanted to serve some of our food items in iron skillets since it plays such a big part in the movie. I did not have a single iron skillet to my name. I knew I couldn’t afford to buy one so I started asking friends and before I knew it I had 5 iron skillets waiting for me. Perfect!

I basically took a walk through my house and looked around for things I could use. I found a cute lantern candle holder that I could place on the table, a little restaurant style standing chalkboard to welcome my guest, a couple cute baskets for holding various items, and some Christmas lights for stringing the trees outside to make a magical forest. All for FREE!

I knew I wanted to created the Snuggly Duggling (the thug pub) in my dining room, and serve all of the food from there, so I would need a table cloth that was rustic and inexpensive. I went to my local Jo-Ann Fabrics and found some burlap and purchased 2 yards. I think it ran me about $4 because I also used one of their 40% off coupons. Woot woot! I love a deal!

I wanted to have something incorporated into my decorations that resembled Rapunzel's flowing golden hair. My first thought was to use golden yarn and create a huge braid to hang out of my daughters window onto the porch below. Well, after trying to braid the tiny hair piece I made for a photo prop I decided that was going to be way to time consuming and take way to much yarn!! So I found a roll of vinyl table covering at Party City that would be perfect.

The entire roll was $22.00 and quite honestly I barely put a dent in in. If you don’t have a huge area to cover you could easily buy a few of the rectangular table clothes instead.Check the Dollar Store first.  They usually have a good selection of basic colors. I then unrolled a large section and cut it in half and was able to string it from the windows, on the ceiling, and through the tree’s outside. It was perfect! You could even weave some Christmas lights through it and make it look like the glowing hair! Cute!

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Next I knew we could not fit that many kids inside our house so we were going to have to utilize our front yard. I planned the party for the evening so that I could create a magical forest outside. Using several strings of our Christmas lights, I put my husband on the task of stringing a big tree on our side yard with lights and Rapunzel hair. Inspired by a Taylor Swift video I had seen, I wanted to have pictures from the movie hanging from the tree branches for the kids to look at as they sat under the tree and ate.

I started Googling Tangled pictures and found a bunch of free high quality clips from the movie that I could print on my home computer and use. If you can’t print them yourself send them to your favorite photo place and for a few cents a print you’ve got some great decorations! Then just use some fishing line or even white thread and hang from the tree. It was really cute and the kids loved running around looking at all of the pictures!

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Tip 3 

Games. You have to have something to keep 18 kids busy for 2 hours. I am a huge advocate for the “home” party. I like the way it enables the kids to interact with each other and actually spend time with the birthday girl or boy. Sometimes these parties at other places can feel so disconnected, and I don’t think it gives much opportunity for the kids to really connect. However, you have to entertain them yourself when they are at your house so you better get creative!..lol.

We decided an easy game would be pin the nose on Flynn Rider. That is a big reoccurring joke in the movie that his nose is always different on all of the wanted posters. So again I turned to my trusty friend Google and found a free Flynn Rider wanted poster. I printed a few of these off for decorations and for the game. Then I just made some little square pieces of paper with noses drawn on them. A simple blind fold and you have a fun game!

rapunzel-tangled-party-games One of my favorite things we did was the painting wall. Rapunzel loves to paint and basically paints her entire room to occupy her time. I wanted to run some paper all the way down the side of our fence and let the kids go crazy but couldn’t figure out how to make that happen with out spending a fortune on paper. Then we had the idea of using the back side of wrapping paper. That was one of those “ah ha” moments! We bought 2 rolls of Dollar Store wrapping paper and covered the entire fence for $2.00. We then bought 2 packs of the Crayola paints and some Dollar Store paint brushes and let the kids line up and go crazy! It was awesome! They loved it and what a great art piece we had when they were done.

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Another inexpensive idea was to get some sidewalk chalk..again Dollar Store…and let them draw all over the driveway!

I love when I look at party pictures and they have a cute photo op set up with props. So I scoured the clearance section at Michaels and found a white frame that did not include the glass.  It was only $6 and would work perfectly. Using some yarn I made a Rapunzel braid to attach to a princess tiara that I pulled out of my daughters dress up box. We hung the frame with fishing line from the pretty tree outside and the kids were able to put on the crown and braid and have their picture taken…turned out pretty cute! One tip though, make sure you take a minute and make the kids go over there to take pictures because otherwise you will forget and they will be having to much fun to stop and want to do it themselves!

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Lastly to add to the atmosphere we brought out our MP3 player and some little speakers and played the Tangled soundtrack as the kids ran around and ate outside. We downloaded the soundtrack from iTunes for about $10.00

Tip 4

Food. I didn’t want to break the bank on foo, but knew we had to have something substantial for the kids and parents since it was just after dinner time. Rapunzel's favorite soup is Hazelnut stew…I wasn’t feeling too confident about making and serving actual Hazelnut soup…although the reviews are all great online from people who have made it. I choose to make a pot of potato soup that I made early that morning and just placed in a crock pot. A simple dish of cheese, bacon and green onions to top it off, and it was perfect! We just labeled it Hazelnut Stew to play along with the party theme.

We kept the rest simple --remember you’re feeding kids -- they will grab a few small things and then run off to play and not eat it anyway! We did some cheese cubes, fruit and bread, Jell-O cups and my sister made cherry cheesecake cupcakes...Yum!

Now you can make a little look a lot more impressive by just being creative. Take your fruit and make fruit tower kabobs instead of just a bowl of fruit. Use your iron skillets to fill with cheese and bread. Using some cupcake printable circles you can take an ordinary cupcake and give it a unique and custom topper. Work on your presentation of your food and you don’t have to have a bunch to make it look full.

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The Jell-O cups were a very easy and fun thing to serve! I was inspired by Supermomments.com, where she made these for her Tangled party. Basically you take some blue Jell-o and pour into small clear plastic cups. Then once the Jell-o is set, take a slice of orange and poke a toothpick into the top and using either a piece of purple cardstock or some printable kingdom flags attach them to your toothpick to make Rapunzel and Flynn’s boat. Easy and super cute!

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For drinks I made a classic wedding golden punch to resemble the magic flower potion they give the queen in the beginning of the movie. I picked up a few golden flowers from the Dollar Store to place in front of the punch and labeled it “Magic Flower Punch.”

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The cake. This is where a lot of people like to splurge and who could blame them! I have seen some amazing and beautiful cakes and it is the centerpiece of your table. So if that’s where you want to put your money, go for it!

My little one decided she was soooo over cake and cupcakes (she’s only 6…really?) so I had to get creative with the cake! I decided to use donuts to stack and make a tower. It was a little harder than I thought to keep them from falling over, and I encourage anyone who wants to try it to use something like a thick dowel rod to place down the middle!

I used some store bought icing and made green and pink and purple, and using a pastry bag I started making vines and flowers around the tower. I was fortunate to have purchased a castle cake set a few years ago that I was able to use pieces from for the window and the tower peaks. If you don’t have something like this, you could simply use a sugar cone for the peak rolled in sprinkles and you could use a fruit rollup to cut out the shape of a window…just get creative!

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Tip 5 

Favors. This was my one splurge! I found this amazing local cookie artist, Decorated Desserts, thanks to Facebook, and happened to see pictures of Tangled cookies she did. Gasp! they were adorable and I sooo wanted some! I had saved money on everything else so I ordered 2 dozen Pascal cookies to wrap up as favors. They were adorable and worth every penny! They ended up being about $2 a cookie which wasn’t really to bad for a favor I suppose.

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I feel that it’s the extra little things that make a party! I used elements from my printable set to accent my food table and my decorations. Printables are easy and I feel a lot of people get intimidated by them. The beauty of it is that you have creative freedom to make them as fancy or simple as you would like.

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So if you can cut out shapes, glue things together and string ribbon through holes…you pretty much can create it yourself. There are various companies that offer printable sets. Prices can vary but most average around $30-$40 for a set. Included in your set you have access to invitations, thank you tags, thank you cards, banners, water bottle wraps, candy bar labels, cupcake topper circles, welcome signs, table tents…etc.

One price, one download and you can print as many as you need. Now granted ink cost can suck up your budget really quickly, so be careful and make sure that your printer can handle it, and if you feel it can’t,check into printing at one of the many office stores.

For my party I used the cupcake toppers to place on top of my cheesecake cupcakes. I printed a Kingdom flag banner to string around the trees outside. I printed the favor tags to add to each cookie to add a personal touch to my favors. All of the food was labeled with food table tents that were themed for the Snuggly Duggling. I also printed my Thank You cards and loved that they matched the theme of my party! So if you want to add the special touches and don’t have the budget to order them ready made, this is a great option!

Whatever your budget you can create a wonderful party that your little Princess and all of her friends will love!

Thank you Candy, for sharing all your tips. I especially love the activities you came up with!

If you haven't seen the rest of Candy's party photos, you're in for a treat, and to learn more about Candy, please check out her blog, The Party Bakery, and her Etsy shop.

REVIEW: My Cool New HP Printer

HP is the new sponsor of our free printables page and we're excited.

What this means for you is we will be rolling out new collections of free printables sponsored by HP for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and beyond. Plus we'll be doing HP printer giveaways!

And what this means for me is HP sent me an HP Officejet 7500A and I got to try it out for my most recent printables project.

My friend, Debby, is throwing a birthday party on Halloween for her son, Zachary, and I volunteered to put together the decorations. Since they wanted scary and creepy I chose our "Gothic" printables collection created by Mimi's Dollhouse.

So for the last couple of days I've been using my spiffy new printer with the HP glossy brochure paper they also sent me, and how do I feel about it? I love it!

Here's a picture of my new printer.

Now to be fair, before this I was using a junky printer ready for the e-waste bin, so anything would be an upgrade, but this printer has definitely exceeded my expectations.

Here's what I like about it:

  • It's easy to use. So far I've been able to figure out everything myself. (Disclaimer: my husband, David, did the initial set-up.)
  • Everything I print looks incredibly professional -- the printables came out perfect, as did the photos I printed. I'd never used glossy brochure paper before for printables, but I'm now a convert.
  • The printer can print documents  and photos in a variety of sizes from 3 x 5 to 13 x 19 inches. I've been trying this out by printing different photo sizes but I have not yet ventured into the 13x19 inch territory.
  • The printer has a cool feature where I can take a photo with my iPhone, email it to an address I set up on the HP site, and the printer will automatically print it. I'm talking with my friend Debby about possibly bringing the printer over to her house the night of her Halloween party, so as guests take photos with their phones, they can email them to the printer and walk away with instant prints - self-serve photo printing in a snap, interesting idea, right?
  • The printer has built in apps where I can download and print files like Disney coloring sheets. I've just started to explore this feature, but since my daughter is a huge Ariel fan, you have no idea how useful this is at giving her something to do when I'm trying to cut out printables, and she wants to be my "helper." :)
Here are the printables I created for the party.

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Very soon we will be giving away an HP Officejet 7500A just like mine. I know you will love it. Stay tuned...

 

 

 

The Winner of our $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway to Bird's Party is...

Alissa A! Congrats, you are the 60th person who left a comment "liking" Bird’s Party. Can't wait to see what you do with the fabulous printables you pick out from Bird's shop!

Thank you to everyone who entered, and if you're looking for more party printables, please enter our newest $50 gift certificate giveaway from Pinwheel Lane Parties.

 

 

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