This fantastic EASTER DESERT BUFFET + PARTY was submitted by Cris McGrath of Crissy’s Crafts!
The printables used in this party are available for FREE here!
Such a cute party with so many adorable ideas! Perfect for Easter or any spring soiree! Some of my favorite elements in this Easter party are:
The Easter egg tree
The favor cones filled with fresh fruits and vegetables
The glass egg cups holding chocolate eggs
Here’s what Cris had to say about planning the party- “I always have a blast styling a party using Amanda’s Parties To Go printables! Amanda has the most adorable and colorful designs.
The dessert table was full of easy and colorful treats that were a feast to our tummies and eyes! To create the pallet backdrop, I glued several pieces of scrapbook paper found at Hobby Lobby to a foam board. I attached the Happy Easter Banner from Amanda’s free Easter collection and added mini wreaths to the backdrop. The sweets included Kisses push up pops, Tulip cake pops, Hershey’s chocolate, chocolate eggs, chocolate bunnies, jelly beans and sweet popcorn. I kept the sweets simple and focused on the presentation using a lot of Spring items and took advantage of the huge items included in the printable set to really make the party pop. The party activity was to build and paint your own bird house, and of course we had an Easter Egg Hunt as well! It was a fun and happy way to welcome Spring and celebrate Easter!”
Photography and Styling- Crissy’s Crafts
Printables- Amanda’s Parties To Go
Cupcake topper- Edible Details
Party supplies, candy, favors and crafts- Oriental Trading
Adhesive and label paper- Onlinelabels.comItems used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Popcorn Boxes Paper Straws Push Pop Containers Treat / Favor Cones Polka Dot Nut / Candy Cups Striped Paper Bags Cupcake Liners Ribbon Tissue Balls Wooden Utensils
This is what Elise said about planning this party- “Wouldn’t we all love to receive a romantic message in a bottle from some mysterious source? Whether the sender is anonymous or someone we know, how romantic to receive a beautiful love letter – floating atop the waves!
To style the dessert table for this party, I used lots of nautical items mixed in with the Valentine’s theme – anchors (which I am in LOVE with right now!), hooks, bottles, twine, sand, starfish and sea shells. I love all these elements mixed with the white, pale pink, red and gray colors of the printables I designed to go along with it.
I kept the food for the table very simple and easy for any host to re-create including vanilla cupcakes, creaming soda jell-O pots, meringue cakes, strawberry milk, lollipops, Hershey’s Kisses and assorted candy.
I chose William Gunn Jetty, Manly, Brisbane for the location since it’s very much in keeping with the nautical theme. I was so lucky that a beautiful replica Schooner sailing boat was in dock and made THE perfect background for the table.
The printable set used in this party is available in my Etsy shop for just $10! It includes party dots, bunting flags, large bottle labels, mini bottle wrap labels and water bottle labels. Also included are straw flags, 6″x4″ party signs, editable food tents and patterned papers to write your love letters on!”
Party Styling and Printables- Sweet Scarlet Designs
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Jute Twine Cupcake Liners Ribbon Apothecary Jars Corked Mini Glass Jars Glass Jars with Wood Spoons Milk Bottles Striped Paper Straws Whirly Pops Plastic Gumball Tubes
This FAIRYTALE PRINCESS BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Erin of Strawberry Mommycakes. You would never guess it, but this party is completely budget friendly since most of the decorations are printables!
This party is full of fun Princess Party ideas! Here are some of my favorites:
The Printable princess crowns and wands
The place settings, each catered to a different Disney Princess
The lovely Rapunzel Themed cake
The beautiful but simple princess invitations
Party Styling and Printables- Strawberry Mommycakes
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Apothecary Jars Ribbon Circle Paper Craft Punch Wooden ForksHere’s what Erin said about planning this party- “I love throwing parties and planning parties, but I have to be very budget conscientious…especially since I’m usually the hostess and I don’t get paid. I usually have a few months to plan…that way I can collect items that I like and not have to spend a ton at once. For this party…that wasn’t the case. My sister-in-law didn’t want to make me do anything for my niece’s party because she knows how busy I am, but it just so happened that I was designing a princess printable set and she was planning to make a Rapunzel cake…so we definitely had to collaborate for another fantastic party! Also, we didn’t want to spend a lot of money, so I came up with the idea to have a ‘Princess Printable Party!’
My sister-in-law made the Red Velvet Cake with REAL Red Velvet icing (contrary to popular belief, it is NOT cream cheese icing). It looked so cute with the Rapunzel printable cut out!
I created 6 different princesses for this set: Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty (from Beauty and the Beast), Frog Princess, Rapunzel, and Cinderella. This party is seriously a great idea for little girls. I created necklaces, bracelets, wands and crowns using my Fairy Tale Princess Printables…and they’re so fun! We also made tutus for the girls and they obviously had a BLAST pretending to be princesses.”
Party Styling and Printables- Strawberry Mommycakes
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Apothecary Jars Ribbon Circle Paper Craft Punch Wooden Forks
**UPDATE** This giveaway has ended. CONGRATULATIONS to the winner, comment #33, Bevin Mancini! Thank you to everyone who entered!!**
I’m super excited to host this Leslie Zander Design $100 SHOP CREDIT GIVEAWAY!! Whether it’s an upcoming birthday party, an engagement announcement, the arrival of a new baby, a wedding, or another important life event, Leslie Zander Design will work closely with you to create the perfect solution!
From invitations of all kinds to thank you cards to announcements to party accessories to calendars, Leslie Zander is known for her unique and modern designs, quick turn-around, old-fashioned personal service, and affordability. Her ultimate goal is to exceed your expectations by delivering creative yet affordable solutions while building long-lasting relationships with EVERY customer! Leslie wants you to be so satisfied that you will become a repeat customer and recommend her to others without hesitation. Leslie’s line of clean and modern designs are available as printables (pdf or jpeg) that are delivered right to your inbox. Leslie also offers affordable printing and assembly services. Custom design services are also available if you don’t see exactly what you are looking for.
“Being ahead of the trends and unable to find exactly what I was looking for in the stores is what prompted me to start designing invitations and party accessories for myself. As my children got older, I found it hard to find party invitations and supplies that were more age-appropriate and less juvenile. When friends and family started asking me to design for them, I decided it was time to offer my creations to everyone and Leslie Zander Design was born.”
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This next feature makes me so excited for Christmas! How darling is this ELF ON THE SHELF HOLIDAY PARTY submitted by Donna Martin of Swish Designs!
Donna said this about planning the party- “I’m SO very excited to introduce my new line of printables which were photographed by the SUPER talented Katie of KT Moffitt Photography. The concept is definitely not new! We have loved Joey (our elf) since he first came to visit our house a few years ago. The wonder and excitement in my kids’ eyes is just part of the magic of the holiday season. Wondering where he will hide next….what kind of mischief will he find…will he tell Santa if the kids have been good or bad? Sometimes our elf, Joey, brings sweets, presents, and other little goodies. With my new printables, it’s EASY to praise your kids for being on the “nice” list! Sometimes our little ones need a little “re-direction” after rough day the day before. And sometimes it’s just the Elf that’s the naughty one!
Our elf journey begins with a special breakfast on the first day. This year he’ll arrive with a little welcome note along with his traditional gifts of new Christmas jammies for both kids. The welcome notes are customized with the name of your elf. It comes in both a boy version and girl version.
If you’re interested in the full printable collection, it’s available in my Etsy shop for just $16.50. PLUS, Kara’s readers can save an additional 15% by using KARAROCKS when they check out through Etsy!”
Vendors and Credits:
Photography- Katie Moffit of KT Moffitt Photography
Party Styling and Printables- Swish Designs
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Lollipop Sticks Cupcake Liners Ribbon