Posts Tagged ‘party’

Happy Halloween and Fang-tastic


It’s October! The month of Halloween and spooky decor and beautiful Fall foliage and harvest festivals and Creepy Food Week! There is just so much to LOVE about October. It truly is one of my favorite months, seasons, holidays. And I cannot believe it is already here!

My shop has been woefully unprepared for Halloween! So I spent this afternoon making sure my Halloween printable parties are ready to go. I mean, Halloween is just around the corner! And we are especially lucky this year; Halloween falls on a Friday this year!!! Party time friends, Halloween party time!

And finally, my Fang-tastic and Happy Halloween parties are now available in my Scubbly shop! I’m feeling the black, orange, and purple vibe this year, so I wanted to get my Happy Halloween party up for you, just in case you’re going the traditional black and orange route this year too.

I love these two parties. I may just be adding a third one this month, its very bewitching in black and purple, perfect for the tween set. Definitely check back, but in the meantime you will find two perfect Halloween themes ready for instant download!

Find my Fang-tastic DIY Printable party in my Scubbly Shop!

Fangtastic Collages

Find my Happy Halloween DIY Printable Party items available separately in my Scubbly shop!

Happy Halloween Collage Scubbly

I’d love to hear about your plans for Halloween this year! I’m on the lookout for a pair of Maleficent horns, let me know if you see some!



Baby Elephant Invitation now on Scubbly!


The baby elephant with the red balloon is one of our most popular parties! Truth be told, I love it too. There is something about the blue, grey and red and the balloon that is irresistible and I am just honoured and humbled that so many of you feel the same about this sweet little guy. Thank you.

So many of you have emailed me asking if there was a coordinating invitation available for this collection, and for the longest time I just didn’t have one in my Scubbly store that could be instantly downloaded with the rest of the collection. But I’m happy to say, now there is!

Red Balloon - Baby Elephant Invites FIB

The RED BALLOON Baby Elephant Invitation is now available in my Scubbly shop!

I can’t wait for you to see it. Thank you so much for asking!



Pirate Party Cupcakes


I just found the cutest Neverland-Inspired Pirate Party on Hostess with the Mostess. What caught my eye about this party were these super cute pirate ship cupcakes.

When I designed the Mast Style Party Flags for my new Pirate Party DIY Printable Party last month, there were two ways I envisioned using the mast style flags. I really wanted to use them as masts for a fleet of paper boats, like this one:

And as cupcake flags to turn a tray of cupcakes into a fleet of pirate ships! I am totally wishing my nephews were young enough to still want a pirate party.

Are you planning a pirate party? Want to create a fleet of pirate ships using paper boats or cupcakes? Grab my set of Pirate Party Flags in my Etsy shop for quick and easy pirate ship building!

a quick and easy garland


I set up my first photo booth this past Sunday for my daughter’s 9th birthday party. I spent last week crafting ribbon flowers and planning the cake and putting together speech bubbles and planning the backdrop of the photo booth. I knew there would be crepe paper streamers in hot pink, black and white, but I really wanted to see some zebra print in there. The main decor theme was hot pink and zebra after all.

After a week of crafting and other work, I really just wanted a quick and easy garland that I could hang in between the streamers to give the backdrop that pop of zebra. So out came the zebra print paper and my 2″ scallop craft punch. Can I say how much I love my craft punch? Seriously, everytime I pull this baby out I say to myself “Man I love this punch!” It makes my life that much easier. AND it can be used for sooooo many projects. But I digress.

So, I pulled out the zebra print paper, my beloved craft punch, some white thread and some tape. Tape? Blasphemous! Yes, tape. I wanted quick and easy so I opted for tape. Thanks to the tape, it took me no time at all to put together four garlands.

I simply punched out about 60 scallop circles, and then cut and laid out four lengths of thread. I slipped each circle, back-side facing up, under the thread and used a small piece of tape to secure the thread to the paper circle. Repeat, repeat, repeat until my garland strands were the length I needed for the backdrop. Super easy! Need a pictorial?

It really is just that easy. Thank you tape! Once you’ve made as many strands as you need, just hang where ever you need a touch of colour, or zebra.

Yes, that’s me. Having more fun that I can shake a pinwheel at ūüôā

etsy treasury love


Are you enjoying your summer? It’ has been so quiet around here (my sincerest apologies!) which speaks for itself I suppose. We have been enjoying our summer so very much, and with only 4 weeks left to go before school starts we are going to try to enjoy every last little morsel of summertime sun and days at the beach that we possibly can. Which means, it will probably be quiet around here for a wee bit longer.

But I did have a rocking cool Etsy treasury to share with you! Stacey Iden of Break the Record included my Mix Tape DIY Printable Party Collection in her Treasury. How rocking cool is that? Screenshot!

Seriously, this never gets old ūüôā

Looking for a little retro cool wedding inspiration? You should check out this Etsy Treasury, I’m seriously digging that cupcake stand.

backdrop inspiration


I found this picture in Mi Mitrika‘s Flickr stream.

My crochet skills, although lacking, can pull these off. I can crochet circles, ovals and bowls, and that’s about it. For me, that’s perfect. I prefer knitting for most items, but for rugs, trivets and bowls I’m crochet all the way. I think these colorful crochet circles could make a lovely backdrop for a dessert table, in muted lavender, grey and cream.

Too bad I’m on a yarn diet.

{NEW TO SHOP} strawberry social


This lovely summer weather we’ve been having has me craving strawberries! I hit my favorite farm market last Friday and walked away with strawberries fresh from their fields, and can we say heavenly? Nothing like fresh Ontario strawberries straight from the field, red, ripe and juicy sweet! I always look forward to strawberry season, it means strawberry shortcake, strawberry jam and strawberry wine from my favorite winery, yum, yum and yum!

With the upcoming strawberry season in mind, and the plentiful requests from mom’s for non-commercially themed Strawberry Shortcake-esque party printables, I got to work on my new Strawberry Social DIY Printable Party Collection!

And because I coudn’t choose between lime green stripes or pink polka dots on red for the invitations, you get to! Tell me, which do you like best?

Lime green stripes?

Or pink polka dots on red?

This collection is available in my Etsy shop. It’s 50% OFF for a limited time!

If you want coordinating bottle wrappers, tent cards, favor tags or a¬†banner, just send me an email and I’ll get to work!

As a special treat, if you purchase the Strawberry Social Party Circles¬† or Strawberry Social Invitations¬†over the next week, you’ll receive the Strawberry Shortcake Decorative Papers set for FREE! After that, they’ll be $4.00, so don’t wait, summer is coming!

I’d love to hear from hear you! Tell me which invitation design is your fave!

wonderland part 4 – fun details


Welcome to Wonderland Part 4 – Fun Details, the final post detailing my daughter’s Wonderland birthday party! This one is a short and sweet highlight of some of the fun details I incorporated into the party to reference the Disney version of the Alice in Wonderland story.

One is the Cheshire Cat grin. One of games the girls played was ‘Find the Cheshire Cat’. Once all the girls arrived in Wonderland, I showed them a picture of the Cheshire Cat grin and sent them on a hunt to find the Cheshire Cat. They wandered around looking for the grin, but it was once they sat down at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party that one of the little girls screamed with delight “the Cheshire Cat!!”.

In the Disney movie, Alice wanders around the forest trying to find her way when she comes across some birds; one bird shaped like a pair of glasses and one bird shaped like a mirror wearing a pair of glasses. To give the girls a little moment of fun, I crafted this bird out of a mirror and some orange craft foam for the girls to peek into.

As a last little bit of fun, as the girls wandered around Wonderland in search of their next activity, they came across this post directing them where to go… kind of.

See how some of the arrows are a little crumpled? Crazy, excited 4 year olds :).

Throwing an Alice in Wonderland themed party and in need of some Wonderland signs? These arrows are¬†in my Etsy shop just for mama’s who need a bit of whimsy for their Wonderland parties!

I hope you enjoyed this week in Wonderland! I really enjoyed showing you my daughter’s birthday party. A lot of prep, design and love went into creating every bit of this party and I really hope it inspired you. If you have a moment, I would love to hear what you think!

wonderland part 3 – the queen’s royal garden


Welcome to Wonderland Part 3 – The Queen’ Royal Garden! If you missed Part 1 or Part 2, you may want to check them out, because today we are focusing on the third area of my daughter’s birthday in Wonderland was the Queen’s Royal Garden and Croquet Court. It was fun creating and designing the details for this little part of the party. I really wanted to create the experience of going to the Royal Croquet Grounds through the Royal Garden, passing the Cardmen painting the roses red.

One of our favorite moments of song from the Disney version of Alice of Wonderland is “painting the roses red”. We dance around the house singing this song regularly, so I was really excited to create this area of the party and design the printables to go along with the theme.

At the same time, I didn’t want it to be over the top intimidating. I wanted the crafting to be accessible to mama’s out there who might want to create this experience for their little girls. I understand not everyone will want to create the rose bushes, but I will still say yes you can make them! They were a test to my piping abilities, yes, but they weren’t impossible, they were a fun challenge. One that I will do again!

So party details. After a game of The Queen of Hearts Says (a modified Simon Says where those who miss the cue get a loud “Cut off her head!”), the girls were led through the Royal Garden on the way to the Royal Croquet Court.

Rose bushes were waiting for the girls.

Some of the cupcakes were white, some were mostly painted red with a little white peeking through the paint, but most of them were painted red just in time for the Queen’s arrival. Oh the Queen of Hearts was not happy about those white roses!

Aren’t these rose bushes lovely?

Believe it, these roses were REALLY easy to create, it’s all in the tip!

Once the Cardmen heard the Queen was coming, they threw themselves on the ground between the rose bushes.

Even though they hadn’t quite finished painting the roses red.

The Cardmen were sandwiches wrapped in custom printables – they were a mix of my daughter’s favorite sandwiches. I really loved these and am so pleased with how they turned out!

Hot water and tea in custom envelopes were set out for the adults to enjoy while the girls explored Wonderland.


As the girls passed through the Royal Garden, they were encouraged to make up a plate with a sandwich and a cup of tea for a light snack before a final game of croquet.

It really was a such a joy to design this part of the party. I only¬†designed these few pieces for the Wonderland party, but just in case there are mama’s out there who only want to host a Queen of Hearts tea, I created a luncheon printable party collection which is now available in my Etsy shop! It’s 50% OFF for the next week.

Interested in how I made those rose cupcake bushes? Next week I will post a quick walk through of the process. Sadly, I don’t think I have any pictures of me decorating the cupcakes, but I can point you to the blogs that I used as resources. It’s too bad really, I’m sure I looked crazy piping those roses.

So what do you think about¬†the Queen’s Royal Garden? Want to try your hand at making those rose bushes? Seriously, they were easier than they look and so, so much fun to craft! As always, I would love¬†to hear from you. If you have a moment, please leave me a message¬†in the comments! It always makes my day when¬†you pop by.

{crafty customers} logan’s mario kart birthday party


I am so excited to share another crafty customers post with you today! Holly contacted me a while ago about my Vintage Racecar DIY Printable Party. She was putting together a Mario Kart themed birthday party for her son Logan, and wanted to use my printable collection in the decor! She was so very easy to work with, it was ready, set, go and done!

I love the creative details of her party, she did such an amazing job putting this party together and I’m so happy the Vintage Racecar printable worked perfectly! Holly used the decorative papers, tent cards, bottle wrappers, favor tags and party circles to decorate the party. Awesome! Let’s get onto the sharing!

Each place setting was ready to go with markers and colouring pages for the boys to work on as soon as they arrived. I love how she used the Vintage Racecar Decorative Papers as place mats at each place setting, such a smart idea!

The dessert table is fantastic! It is stocked with Logan’s favorite sweets and a spectacular Mario Kart cake.

I love the contrast between the red forks, the yellow bucket and the checkered napkins.

The favor table is also race car perfect! Love the yellow contrast with the favor tags and the donut cake!

Thanks for letting me share your party Holly, you are one creative mom!

If you’d like to see more pictures of Logan’s birthday party, head over to Holly’s blog for the entire post!