Showing posts with label Christmas Parties. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christmas Parties. Show all posts

December 16, 2014

Christmas Party Ideas: North Pole Breakfast Table and FREE Printables

North Pole Christmas Breakfast Table Ideas


Christmas is 'round the corner! Can you believe it?! 

One of my favorite traditions in our house, is the Christmas themed breakfast. Whether on Christmas eve, a few days before or Christmas morning itself, going all out this time of year to treat the little ones is all part of the joy!

Most week days it's our schedules and 'routine' breakfast rituals that take over. And since kids wake up at silly o' clock at Christmas anyways, you might a swell roll with it!

Plus, it's also nice for me to prepare something a little more special and magical for my little elves ;) 


December 10, 2014

Christmas Party: DIY Santa Fondant Cupcake Toppers

Christmas Party: DIY Santa Fondant Cupcake Toppers


Following on from yesterday's Santa inspired post, I thought I'd share the DIY for the cupcakes I made to match my Christmas Candyland desserts table.

I used sugar paste fondant and printable toppers to decorate the cupcakes. It's not rocket science - more like playing with modelling clay! :)


December 9, 2014

Christmas Party Ideas: DIY Santa Cake Pops


Chistmas Party Ideas: DIY Santa cake Pops Recipe


If you follow me on Instagram, you'd have seen a few sneak peeks of these cute Santa cake pops, and today I'm sharing the easy step-by-step tutorial.

My seven year old daughter helped me with these ( you can see her little hands in the photos, bless ) and they are perfect to entertain little ones over the Holiday period. 

I used them for my desserts table at the Marie Claire salon in Paris in November, but they would be cool as a party favor or cute gift too. I see them all wrapped up in cellophane paper for hot cocoa stations or even as part of a Christmas gourmet hamper

Great for using up left over cake too...wait, what left-over cake?! ;)


December 5, 2014

Sweet Treats for The Holidays Recipe & a Giveaway!!

Sweet Treats for The Holidays


Can you believe Christmas is nearly here? If you're stuck for ideas on fab and affordable gifts, decor and Holiday treats, take a peek in our Holiday Guide here.

Speaking of treats, today we're sharing of the cutest recipes (approved by Martha Stewart herself!!). Yes, when it comes to Norene Cox of Party Pinching, recipes can totally look cute too! 

If that was not enough, we're also giving away one digital copy of Norene's book Sweet Treats for The Holidays!! 

Double celebration, did you say?! It calls for some cookies, I think... ;)


December 1, 2014

Holiday Shopping and Gift Guide 2014 - Out Now!!

Bird's Party Magazine Holiday Shopping and Gift Guide 2014


Happy Monday!! Ready to start decking the halls? :)

We have some fabulous gift ideas, party inspiration, free party printables, recipes, DIYs and lots of eye candy and great deals for Cyber Monday for you in Bird's Party Magazine's latest Holiday Shopping and Gift Guide!! 

I'm lucky once again to be joining some of the most creative and talented stylists and bloggers around, but also our favorite vendors and stores to help your Christmas and Holiday planning go as smoothly as possible!

So sit back, relax and let us help guide you toward a truly Merry and Bright Christmas! :)


October 28, 2014

Christmas Party Ideas with Yum Food and Fun for Kids Magazine



I know we're all thinking about Halloween. But it never too early in my party book to start Christmas planning. So if you need inspiration, recipe ideas, snacks and DIY crafts, head to your newsagents and pick up a copy of Yum Food and Fun for Kids Magazine!!

Thrilled to one of the contributing writers and stylists for this fab publication! Especially giddy to have teamed up with Oriental Trading this issue, for a North Pole Inspired Christmas Party spread! :)


December 20, 2013

A Holiday Bunco Party!



We had a BUNCO party to celebrate my daughter’s 14th Birthday and her friends had so much fun that we decided to host a Holiday Mother/Daughter Bunco!  If you have never played BUNCO, I strongly recommend to give a try! It is so much fun! You can find the rules HERE.


December 19, 2013

Gingerbread House Decorating Party



This Gingerbread House Decorating Party by our Crissy is styled with kids in mind, and the perfect party theme to keep them occupied at Christmas. But with so many adorable details, I'm sure it will appeal to the grown-ups too!

This theme was one of my faves to design, and I can't wait to host a gingerbread decorating party with my kids this year! Thanks for the inspiration Crissy! ;)


December 18, 2013

Bumble Winter Bash: A Yeti Inspired Playdate !!



Her parties always put a smile on my face at the very least. The uniqueness dazzles me, and the themes always surprise. Not sure what it is, but she also inspires me to rhyme.  

Take this Bumble Yeti inspired playdate for example, full of furry-licious details to make anyone's heart melt! Check out all the glittery drama as told by the glitter whisperer herself:


December 17, 2013

Christmas Party Ideas: An Elf Bakery Shop and Cookie Decorating Party and New Printables in-store

An Elf Bakery Shop and Cookie Decorating Christmas Party with Printables


Christmas is only a  few days away, and this week we have some super cool party ideas to help you keep the kids entertained during the Holidays! Starting with today's Elf Bakery Shop - A Cookie Decorating Party.

Crissy and I worked in collaboration for three Holiday themed printable party collection this winter, including this red and green Elf Printable Party Kit. I LOVED designing those little elves for her, and as always, she did an incredible job styling it all! 


December 16, 2013

Christmas Party Ideas: Elf on The Shelf Inspired FREE Printables

Elf of The Shelf Ideas and Inspired FREE Printables


Do you do the Elf of the Shelf Christmas tradition? 

It's a new thing for us, and totally taken over! I love the whole fun aspect of it, and as my husband said "I think it's actually more fun for the parents!"

We love having the little elf stay with us for the Holiday period. The elf gets up to loads of fun and funny mischief, including baking and decorating cupcakes and leaving little presents around

I think the elf on the shelf knows we're a household of cupcake/party-loving people ;)

To celebrate the elf's arrival, I've designed some fun Elf on the Shelf inspired FREE printables that you can download and use to throw a party to celebrate! 

Perfect also for themed Holiday birthdays, play-dates, Christmas favors and gifts...or just because!  


THE Best Party Ideas, Gifts and Decor to Make this Christmas !!



Love it? Then Pin it! :)


Red and white is one of my fave color palettes for Christmas, and today I'm sharing THE best DIY Christmas party ideas, recipes and tutorials from some of the most creative bloggers around. All in red and white, and handmade of course! 

Hope you feel inspired to have a go at something crafty this Christmas! There's a red and white idea for everyone - from recipes to DIY decor, handmade gifts and party styling!


December 10, 2013

A Stunning Red and White Holiday Dinner Party with an Italian Twist !



There's nothing better than celebrating the Holiday Season with an elegant dinner party for friends and family. And this stunning dinner party styled by the fabulously talented Mariah from Giggles Galore, appeals to me on so many levels. Least of all because of my Italian roots and love of all things pasta! :)

Mariah styled this dinner party for Bird's Party Magazine last year, and she used our Winter Wonderland Printables for the tablescape, the pasta buffet and the desserts tables. I just LOVE how she customized the designs with ribbon and glitter sparkle!! ♥


December 9, 2013

Last Minute Homemade Gift Idea: White Chocolate and Peppermint Bark



This one really is totally last minute - Tried and tested! I was invited to an impromptu dinner party on the weekend, and was caught short on gifts, so I took a bottle of wine (of course, that I have in stock, no problem!) and a little box of homemade White Chocolate and Peppermint Bark - So yum and festive, no-one need know it took less than 10 minutes to make! ;)


December 3, 2013

Quick and Easy Hot Cocoa Bar Cart



Bar carts are bang on trend right now, and I just can't get enough of them! They're perfect for so many occasions and events, and for the Christmas Holidays I love the idea of a Hot Cocoa Bar Cart. So I styled this quick one over the weekend using some of  Bird's Party Hot Cocoa Bar printables


January 8, 2013

A Little Forward Planning...




OK, so Christmas has been and gone but there's nothing wrong with a little forward planning! I know come the end of the year, I am like a headless chicken with a thousand and one things to tick off my check list...

So this is where pinning some crafty ideas throughout the year will save me (and you) a heap of time! And AllFreeChristmasCrafts.com has done half of the work for us, compiling a website PACKED with ahem...all free Christmas crafts! 

Incidentally, my Ribbon Christmas Trees tutorial has made it into the Top 100 Most Popular Projects
So why not go over and spend a couple of minutes perusing and pinning?! ;)



December 24, 2012

May Your Days Be Merry and Bright!




I LOVE Christmas! And as I find myself sitting here writing this post,  with my kids around and literally roasting chestnuts on a open fire; I cannot help but to feel so lucky and blessed.

This past year has been a roller-coaster on so many levels, and you guys have been there all the way. So I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours,  a very merry and blessed Christmas! 
May your 2013 be merry, bright, delicious and full of FUN!

HUGE thanks to all our fabulous blogging friends, sponsors, favorite vendors, collaborators, magazine contributors, writers, guest bloggers and contributors, and above all to YOU! For all your sweet words, generosity and support this past year. 

Hope to connect with you even more in the year ahead! ♥


December 23, 2012

Very Last Minute Handmade Christmas Gift Ideas





These last minute handmade gift ideas are great as they are quick and easy to make, inexpensive and most of the materials can probably already be found in your home. Just add a dash of imagination to transform them into meaningful, unique and personal gifts - For him, for her, for kids and even for pets! ;)

If you like the party inspiration images we've put together, then  PIN them with hashtag #PinParty to get 3 extra entries in our 12 Days of Christmas Pin Party Giveaway - It's the LAST DAY!! Keep reading to find out more...


December 22, 2012

Holiday Party Ideas: Blue and White 'Frosty Snowflakes' Inspiration





 A Blue and White, 'Frosty Snowflake' Inspiration Board - Fresh and scintillating ideas for any Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter or Holiday Party!

If you like the party inspiration images we've put together, then  PIN them with hashtag #PinParty to get 3 extra entries in our 12 Days of Christmas Pin Party Giveaway! Keep reading to find out more...


December 21, 2012

Christmas Party Ideas: 'All That Glitters' by Amy Atlas




'All That Glitters' is our Day 9 Silver and Gold Party Inspiration Board by Amy Atlas - With dazzling and sparkly ideas for your end of year celebrations!

If you like the party inspiration images we've put together, then  PIN them with hashtag #PinParty to get 3 extra entries in our 12 Days of Christmas Pin Party Giveaway! Keep reading to find out more...


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