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Glittery Gold Spooktacular Halloween party- great party ideas and treats

Sunday, October 5, 2014

 Our new Halloween Collection- Glittery Gold Spooktacular party printables  is now available in our shop! It is filled with ghastly ghouls and shimmering sparkles. With the color gold beings so hot right now I just knew I had to incorporate it into our new collection to give Halloween a little sophisticated glitz!
To add a little sparkle of gold I created a easy DIY backdrop. I knew this would make a huge statement and give that glitz factor I was looking for while still looking like Halloween. I started with just black butcher paper (taping two widths together). I painted the large polka dots first, then added the small circles in-between. After the paint dried I added gold glitter with just rubber cement. (I only added glitter to the large polka dots)
 I used Folk Art Metallic craft paint and it turned out PERFCT! It truly is metallic and gives off the coolest gold effect. I then added gold glitter to the large poster on the bat & pumpkin.

To drink we had orange soda in cute glass bottles.

Halloween party favors filled with a classic Halloween treat... candy corn

We had boxes and bags for guest to take home Halloween treats
 A tray filled with all different kinds of cookies to snack on at the party and to take home in our favor boxes and bags. We make sugar cookies in Boo, Eek & RIP, Cookie Butter cookies (recipe coming soon..... and these are DELICIOUS!!!) and chocolate covered Oreos.
 My favorite detail is the gold star edible confetti on the black pipped trim! Love is in the details- between each shell I placed a gold chicklet
 Paper cones were filled with Halloween candy: Reeces, Twix, Kit Kats, Caramel Apple Milkyways, Snickers.... to name a few and then topped with a ghost peep.
Our thank you tags were attached to sugar cookie saying that coordinated with the 2 different thank you tag sayings. Boo Hoo- it's time to go and RIP- Remember the ghoul times. these thank you tags are my favorite printable item in our collection! they just crack me up!

There are 4 additional signs that are included in our Gold Spooktacular Halloween printable collection and here is one of them. It's pinned to a frame made entirely out of cork board- coming soon to our shop! You can paint the cork board or bling it out!
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Summer in Parties.... See what we have been up to!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Summer is the busiest time for us with almost all of our family birthdays are in the summer. Here is what we have been creating this summer. All of the parties { High Tea Party, Super Mario Bros, Magical Mermaid and Minecraft} are now available in our shop.  In the next week I will be showing all of the details on all of the parties! Stay tuned!

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Sneak Peak: Frozen party + Frozen party printables

Sunday, May 11, 2014

I'm so excited to show you a little sneak peak of our Frozen party. You can purchase our Frozen Elsa Ice Castle party printables in our shop.

It even snowed the day of our Frozen party creating a magical day for "Elsa's" Frozen party! We also have a coordinating "Anna Coronation Day" collection coming soon too!

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NEW Bridal Shower Invitations

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

We have been asked by many people if we have printable Bridal Shower Invitations and collections…. today we are introducing you to 6 new bridal shower collections we have. We hope you love them as much as we do! There are a variety of styles and color ways we design, to ensure you can find the perfect invitations! Now have fun planning a bridal shower the Bride will never forget as she prepares to become a Mrs.

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Nestle's Jingle all the Way- Teacher appreciation gift

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

I have been a little MIA lately as I have been working on some special projects….. one of which was for Nestle! I did a teacher appreciation gift idea. Step by step directions and the printable download is available at

It's a great teachers gift that is simple and classy. Also, your little ones can help you make it! Enjoy!
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Easy Halloween Peanut butter & pretzel Rice Krispie Treat Recipe: Skeletons & Ghost

Thursday, October 10, 2013

I'm so excited to share a fun Rice Krispie Treat recipe. Many people loved our Skeleton Brownies , but wanted to make them a little easier. Adding the skeleton on top of Rice Krispie Treat is child's dream! See our full Vintage Retro Halloween party for more tasty treats. 
 I like my Rice Krispies really tall and more gooey then most people. To make them have a greater impact when making them put them in a 9x9 square pan or double the batch to make a 9x13.
We also made little ghosts. Just add a large marshmallow on top and draw a spooky face with edible ink pens.

Peanut butter Pretzel Rice Krispy Treat Recipe

3 tablespoons butter
1 (10.5 ounce) bag marshmallows
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
4 cups Rice Krispies cereal
2 cups roughly crushed pretezel pieces
2 cups chunk chocolate chips

1. Grease a 9x9 inch baking dish; set aside

2. Melt butter and marshmallows over low heat. Stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.

3. Add the peanut butter and stir until completely incorporated and smooth. Add the Rice Krispies, pretzel and chunck chocolate chips. Stir until coated with marshmallow mixture. Poor mixture into the greased 9x9 and press down, creating an even top. 

****tip: Mixture can be sticky, rub butter over finger tips to avoid clinging to hands

Peanut Butter Ganache
1/2 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips
1/8 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon of karo syrup

1. Place chocolate chips, peanut butter and karo in a bow and set aside.
2. Heat cream on the stove and bring to a simmer for 2 minute
3. Pour cream over the top of the chocolate, peanut butter and karo.
4. Stir until chocolate is melted and and well combined.
5. Pour over Rice Krispies evenly
6. Allow to cool and cut into squares.

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DIY Tissue Paper Spider Pom Pom

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Come make a tissue paper spider with us! These are fast and friendly spiders you won't mind having around this Halloween! Hang them from any wall or tree in your house or outside!
You can see the rest of our Sophisticated Black and White Halloween party here. The party printables are available for purchase in our shop here
Materials needed: 
Black tissue paper (1 package)
8 Black chenille pipe cleaners
String/ Twine or wire
First, unfold the tissue paper (just once so you keep the rest of it together, so it will be a long skinny rectangle) and cut the package in half. 1 package will make 2 spiders.
Second, unfold the pack so all the sheets are flat. Then fold them back and forth like an accordian. My folds are approximately 1.5" folds
Tie a knot at the center tightly with what ever sting/ twine you have around the house. I left one end of my string long so I could hang it from the center.
Fan both sides out (easier if you up it on it's side for this)
Now start to cut deep thin strips around the whole perimeter. Cut about halfway to the center. It is alright if small triangles are accidentally cut out.... you can see that happened to me and it turned out just fine and you will never be able to tell. I have heard there are scissors that will do this and cut even thin cuts. I need to get myself a pair! If you have them..... this would be a great craft to use them on.
Now once both sides are cut and trust me the do not have to be perfectly cut. Just chop away and take out some frustrations you have.

Separate each layer of tissue paper "fluffing it." This will create a sphere with awesome texture.

Start on the top layer and pull it up toward the center. I found the higher you get those first layers up the easier the middle layers will be.
***Note: be careful as you can tear the tissue paper.... I did a couple times, but these pom poms are very forgiving
Use them like this or as a centerpiece or continue on a make some spiders!

Bend 8 pipe cleaners for the spiders legs. Separate the tissue ball so you can see the middle. Place 4 of the pipe cleaners together for one side. Then place the other 4 on the other side. 

Twist the ends of the pipe cleaners around the string you tied in the middle. You can add a little hot glue to reinforce the legs. The pipe cleaners are amazing thou because you can twist and bend them any way you need them to stay!
Happy Halloween!
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