Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Very Washi Easter

It's no secret that I have a love affair with Washi Tape.  I try to incorporate it into every party, craft or decoration that I create.  I LOVE the available patterns, colors and ease of application.   I have a few easy DIY Easter Crafts you can create with some Washi Tape and a few upcycled items!


Over at Eye Candy Creative Studio I showed you the Easy Easter Egg Holder using toilet paper tubes.


Over at Catch My Party blog I threw this cutie at you using plastic bottles. 


This craft using Washi tape and plastic eggs was a HUGE Hit over at Eye Candy Creative Studio.


I posted about these fun Clipboard Easel Picture Holders earlier this month.


Here was my Ten Minute Craft over at PSMIYO. Washi Vase.


If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen these cuties make their way from my craft table to my walls. 


SO many creative, EZ, DIY ideas you can use Washi Tape for. 

I hope your Easter is filled with color and maybe a little Washi Tape!

Until next time - Party On Friends!







Thursday, April 10, 2014

Easter Dessert Table


 Easter Dessert Table

I am hosting Easter Dinner this year for 11 friends and family.  Although that is not a real large group, I still have plenty to do to prepare for the day.  I try to get my ideas together a head of time so that day I am not wasting time wondering how to set things up. 



I took some time today while the weather was nice (windy, but sunny) to do some "pre-sets" for the dessert table.   I am going with traditional pastels of greens, pinks, blues and yellows.  I like to have a self serve station so that the adults and children can just help themselves. 


I LOVE the idea of individual size desserts. Less waste that way and if they don't finish it all, they can take them home! 

My idea for these is to put some fresh fruit inside with some vanilla yogurt and granola.  

Another idea:  individual strawberry shortcakes, puddings or maybe even mini pies. 








I hope your Easter is HOPPING with a ton of fun and some sweets! 

Enjoy the day and Party On Friends!


Monday, April 7, 2014

Earth Day Party and FREE Printables

April is a great month for celebrations. 

There is Easter, Spring and of course, Earth Day. 

Today I am teaming up with Michelle from Printabelle to bring you an Earth Day party



I love the color palette she used for the party printables....browns, greens and blues. Goes perfect with my tassel garland from The Flair Exchange




For more pictures and details for my Earth Day party - you can check it out over at the Catch My Party Blog.   For your Free Printables to download from Printabelle for your own Earth Day Party be sure to check it all out on the CMP Blog!  

Until next time - party on friends!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Make It Monday: Washi Picture Easel

It's MAKE IT MONDAY and a bright Spring Monday it is. 

 Getting my craft on today with a quick Easter Craft.  Planning on giving these to the ladies who will be joining us for Easter Brunch this year. 

I love to give a little gift as a take away to remember the date.

Today's Make It Monday - Washi Picture Easel



I found these adorable unfinished clipboards at A.C. Moore crafts.  Not only are they clipboards, but they have a spot in the back to insert the dowel (came with it) to allow it to stand up on a desk or table!  Also there is a spot to hang it on the back too!  THEY WERE ONLY A $1.00!

Marrying it up with some Spring Washi Tape was the PERFECT little gift. 




NOTE: You will need to unscrew the hardware in order to put the last pieces of Washi Tape on the clipboard for a finished look. Easy peasy!




HOW Cute did this turn out!  The grandmas will most likely attach a picture of the grandkids! Great for the desks. They can change out the pictures or put notes, grocery lists or anything on the clip. 



In my craft stash, I found some cute wooden squares, added a sticky magnet to it and there you go, just the finishing touch it needed!





There you have it. Easy and a fun DIY!  Hurry off to AC Moore. These along with many other unfinished fun are only $ 1.00!  

Until next time - Party On Friends

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

DIY: Spring Easter Yarn Wreath

 Sharing an easy DIY Easter Yarn Wreath with you today! 

 Inspired by my friend Laura over at Eye Candy Creative Studio. She Instragramed a yarn wreath that she was "eyeing" at Target for a while and finally bought it!  I knew I might be able to make one similar. Here is my version. 




Supplies: 

 Glue Dots (or hot glue gun)
 Artificial flower sprig
 Embellishments 
Yarn (this is Key Lime Pie from Lily)




To help keep the yard tight and in place, I secured with a Glue Dot. 

Next just start tightly winding. (TIGHTLY is the key)


When I get about 1 inch before meeting both sides of the yarn, I cut and use a glue dot to secure. 

 Then I attached some of the flowers (off the stem) with glue dots. 

 For the big finish - I attached the glass eggs to some yarn and tied at the top. 


I love how it turned out. Just a pop of color on our front door. 




Happy Spring! 

Until Next time - Party On Friends

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Colors for Spring Parties

I am so happy that the below zero temperatures have finally gone bye-bye.  Don't get me wrong, I do love winter and everything it has to offer, however, this winter was unseasonable cold here in the Northeast.  I am hoping all the snow will be gone by the time we host our Family Easter Egg Hunt. (Thankful Easter is late this year!)


note card from Pamela Smerker Designs 

I am loving all the bright colors I am seeing around blogland for the season.  

Party planners are pairing off pastels with vivid  bright colors for the 2014 season and I am ALL FOR IT!

With colors like Placid Blue, Hemlock, Violet Tulip, Fresia, Celosia Orange - who can go wrong! 

I am working hard on my daughter's 7th birthday party coming up next weekend.  In addition, I have three other parties being sketched and planned.  Puts a big smile on my face 8)

Excited to see what awaits us for Spring and Summer 2014. 

Hope to inspire you along the way.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Spring Pinning Party - Mark your calendars!

We are only a few days away from the official start of Spring!  I am very excited to be planning our spring crafting, parties and more!  To get me and YOU started,  I have teamed up with an amazingly talented group of ladies to host a fun Spring pinning party on Pinterest.  Get ready for so many springy ideas with parties, crafts, recipes and more...  I hope you will join in on the fun for one hour and pin with us. 



All YOU have to do is follow each of the hosts on Pinterest and our pins will show up in your feed. You can repin or start pinning ideas of your own.  Easy Peasy!   Links to each of our Pinterest pages are listed below. Be sure to follow each of us on Pinterest so come March 20th at 9pm EST you are ready to join the party!

We will all be using   #thinkingspring  so it will be a cinch to find all the inspiration!