Well, a few weeks ago I asked ya’ll what kind of printable parties you were looking for at the printable party place. One thing several of you mentioned was the need for printable parties for grown ups. So I put on my thinking cap and have been working on some new printable parties that are all great for grown ups. Thanks for the suggestions ladies! I will continue working on more printables and will let you know as more come out at the printable party place.
here is a sneak peak….but head on over to the printable party place to see them all!
Head on over and take a look at what’s new!
oh…there’s a new one for kids too…the printable sock monkey party!
It’s bright, fun and even though it’s MONSTERS…it’s not the least bit scary! The cake is so much fun.
Enjoy the party…..
Ben and all the kids (I think 24 of them…phew!) had a fun time, the weather was great and the moms also seemed to have a lot of fun so all in all the party was a success. I have to say a big THANK YOU to all of my friends and neighbors who attended. Wow what a wonderful, helpful group!!!
Now I realize the mustaches are not exactly “monsterish” but we thought they were pretty darn fun! Check out Etsy for adorable monster shirts by NissaLisa and our fabulous decorations from Joosy Card Company. Oh and the awesome monster cake is courtesy of Lovin’ Oven Bakery.
Ok, how stinkin’ cute is the red and white polkadot diaper that wraps around the invitation? So clever! And those paper baby shoes are the perfect compliment.
Enjoy this baby shower….
What a perfectly sweet shower idea for the summer! The colors are fun and fresh and using natural elements like lemons is such an inexpensive way to brighten up your decor!
Enjoy the bridal shower…..
I recently had the privilege of helping put together a shower for my cousin Jeff’s fiance Kate. We were thrilled to host a shower in the summer months and decided to keep the day bright with a summertime lemonade themed shower. With lemons everywhere, from the tables, to the favors, to the drinks, we all enjoyed entering into summer with a wedding celebration.
The invitations, designed by myself, started off the lemon theme. The invites were mailed in a soft yellow envelope and addressed by the fun penmanship of my sister Lindsay.
Each table centerpiece used a clear glass vessel, including a pitcher, cake plate, bucket and bowl. Lemons, purchased in bulk from CostCo, were placed in each centerpiece alongside small bunches of Sweet William flowers, from a local farmer’s market, in clear glass cruets.
Each place setting held a simple lemon with a stick pin flag name tag.
The ladies sipped on lemon drop martinis and vodka lemonades.
Names were drawn periodically throughout the shower, with the winners picking from a variety of lemon themed door prizes.
Each guest was given a mason jar of ingredients along with a recipe to make lemonade cookies. A fresh batch of the lemonade cookies was placed on a small lemon plate for tasting before taking the jars home.
To make the Lemonade Cookie jars layer the following ingredients into a clean, dry, quart-sized mason jar:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Empty contents of jar into large mixing bowl. Add 1/2 C. melted butter. Add one egg and one teaspoon vanilla. Mix thoroughly with hands. Drop one-inch balls, slightly flattened, onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool slightly on cookie sheet then transfer to cooling rack. Makes approximately four dozen cookies.
For extra lemon flavor, add the zest of a small lemon to the batter. We told our guests to take their lemon name tag home to use it for the recipe!
Kate loved her lemon shower and we look forward to a beautiful September wedding!
Check out this DIY centerpiece made with cupcake liners that was submitted by Creative Jewish Mom. It’s a great project that you can use as a centerpiece for a wedding, tea party, girls night, afternoon luncheon…the list goes on!
Here are all the details from the Creative Jewish Mom:
Gorgeous right? These carnation look-alikes made from cupcake liners are fantastic, even more so in person! And you can whip up a bunch of bouquets in very little time (and for very little cost!) once you get the hang of it. They’re delicate and romantic with a tongue in cheek craftyness. And they would make great centerpieces anytime, but especially for a DIY wedding, a bridal or baby shower, and of course Shavuos!
And I just love the idea of using these floral stamens for the little all white flowers, so sweet…..can’t quite believe I made these. Mind you the idea itself is not mine, but I played around with a variety of techniques before coming up with what I think results in the nicest flowers.
- cupcake liners in three graduating sizes (small, medium, large) You could certainly try using colored and patterned liners for this project, but there’s something really nice about creating with just the basic creme liners! (And my local store only had creme and blue striped ones……)
- floral wire, around 22 gauge (you can use pipe cleaners for a kid’s project, but not for yours!)
- red craft paint
- floral stamens (even available in Israel at basic craft stores!)
- The large flowers are made from 9 total liners, 3 large, 3 medium and 3 small. the small flowers are made from 8 liners, all size small.
- Stack the liners according to size, one inside the next.
- With a very large needle, or something else sharp, like possibly a toothpick, poke a hole at the edge of the small liner, such that the hole goes all the way through all the layers. Make sure to keep holding your liners together after you poke the hole!
- Thread a piece of floral wire through the first hole, and poke a second hole opposite the first on the inside bottom edge of the liner. the point is that the holes should be about 1 inch apart.
- Thread your floral wire down through the second hole, and if you will be using floral stamens, insert them now under the wire. (You could also try using tiny piece of ribbon in place of the stamens!)
- Pull the wire as tightly as possible without tearing the paper and fold the whole flower into a half moon shape.
- Now, to shape your flower you’ll have to play around a bit, separating the layers from one another while folding them up and towards the center. You may also want to crumple the paper a bit or fold the edges back as you rotate the flower.
- To add subtle colored detail to your flower, dip a dense sponge in a small amount of paint and dab the edges. Alternatively you can use water color paint to add color to the whole flower, just go light on the paint!
- I just can’t stop gushing about this project and I’ve got at least another two projects in the works using cupcake liners (one for kids, and more flowers) so stay tuned!
Summer is here and it’s the perfect time for an Ice Cream Party!
I LOVE the ice cream cone t-shirt! It is fantabulously cute!
Enjoy this yummy ice cream party….
After a week of completely stressing out about this party (that’s what I get for waiting till the last minute, right?), the big party day finally arrived! Here again are the invitations, courtesy of Dimpleprints.
I knew I wanted to make an ice cream shop sign. Pleas excuse my lettering, I’m no painter! I’m sure the fact that it was probably about 3:00 am when I did this, didn’t help.
I didnt want to spend a ton of money on party favors (I never do!) and I hate buying junky cheap stuff that will just get thrown away. So I decided on making ice cream cone crayons. It was my first time doing them this way, and they turned out great!
I also whipped up a bright, colorful bunting. I love the colors on this. These were the pre-packaged fat quarters from Joanns when they were on sale for $.99 each. I used these fabrics again both in the cake topper dress and a t-shirt I made for her to wear.
Since it’s pretty warm out and I didnt want the ice cream to turn into a soupy mess, I made up this little menu sign so the kids could choose their flavors. I’m sure I could have made this a lot cuter, but this wasnt done until the day of the party!
Finally, the main event! The sundae bar! TONS of toppings here… bananas, cake & sugar cones, sprinkles of all kinds, crushed Oreos, peanuts, strawberry sauce, marshmallows, chocolate, caramel & strawberry syrup, gummi bears, M&Ms and cherries. Even some of that stuff that hardens into a shell when you put it on the ice cream.
Before I forget (I almost did!), here is the t-shirt I made her. I found this t-shirt on clearance in the toddler section of Walmart (it’s a 5T!) for $2.50. Six scoops for 6 years!
And you can’t forget the cake! The cones are really just decorative. They are cut in half and I put a few marshmallows in just to use less frosting (I was getting low!).
I think it turned out pretty good, and I’m glad it’s over! No more parties until September! At least Blake already knows what he wants. I can keep an eye out for stuff during the coming months. His party will be football themed. I just don’t know if he wants a generic football theme, or to use Cowboy colors, since that’s the team he plays for.
Anyway, hopefully now I can get some household projects done. Have a good one!
More Ice Cream Party Ideas:
I love the idea of an ice cream bar at any party – great for work parties, too! Or you could do a whole party theme around ice cream! Here are a few dabs of frosting for your next party!
How insanely fun does this ice cream themed tablescape look?!? One of the best ideas is the way they made the tablecloth look like ice cream drips! You could even do this with a cheap vinyl table cloth! And why not glue on some “jimmies” too! Source
You could do this popsicle display on a smaller scale at your next party – use tiered spice racks with ice underneath and create the same look! …. one of each please! Source found via imprintables blog
Every ice cream bar deserves a great assortment of toppings! These divided DIY paper containers will save you from finding a million dishes to serve it all up in! Source and tutorial
You could add these ice cream trucks as decorations or put an invite inside, or use as favor boxes… or all three! lol DIY printables… Source
Use sprinkles in non-conventional ways to decorate! Use glue on card stock, kraft paper or empty toilet rolls, roll in sprinkles and let dry. Add a ribbon and va-la! Use them around containers as a fun touch too! You could use sprinkles at the bottom of a vase or box (like you would rice or beans) to help cones stand up straight. Source and tutorial found via gordongossip blog
You KNOW I love a fun cupcake! These would be a little sweat equity, but how dang cute!?! Source
…. I am off to find the mint chocolate chip ice cream!!!
Ok, I know it’s not winter and right now there are now snowflakes, but I just thought this party was so pretty and sweet and I just had to pass it on to ya’ll!
Enjoy the party…..
Today’s post may be a bit out of line with the season, since it’s a Snowflake Ballerina Party, and here in California we’re (almost) in spring. I put together this special party for a friend this past December, and I dont’ think I can wait until December rolls around again to share this with you!
Since there are no invitations on the market with both a snowflake, and a ballerina theme, my first step was to create invitations. So off to my scrapbooking table, I gathered paper, glitter and my Cricut and got to work. Below are the final invitations.
The parties on this site are parties that OTHER people have thrown and hosted. So many of you leave comments on the party posts or email asking ME questions about the parties…where to get things, etc. Please follow the link in each post to the original party host and leave them a comment/question on THEIR blog in order to get the answers you are looking for. I would LOVE to help…but I literally don’t have the answers. And it’s always great if you visit the original party host’s blog and leave them a note anyway!
Shannon….your creative party place hostess
I’ve got some more ideas I’m working on for Printable Party Place. (sock monkey….rockets….) But I’m just wondering….what printable themes are YOU looking for? Leave me a comment and let me know!
Oh…..and if you haven’t already noticed…the comment link is up beneath the post title now!
Ok, I’m officially in love with this party! It’s so unique. I love all the french touches that she obviously brought from the inside of her home to the outside. It’s all just so lovely!
4th of July is just around the corner, so I thought pass along some inspiration that has been listed by fellow party girls! Enjoy….
Bird Crafts listed her Patriotic Inspiration Boards….
Top left: Drinks and stars and stripes cutlery: Martha Stewart
Top Right: 4th July Party Invite by Bird Crafts
Bottom: Place-holder cards or party food labels by Bird Crafts
Cherry tarts: Pastry filled with cream and cherries by Bird