Showing posts with label Party and DIY Videos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Party and DIY Videos. Show all posts

June 5, 2014

My Book | Les Party Printables out now!


So beyond excited (and a tad relieved), to be able to share this news! Been keeping this under wraps since last summer when I got signed to write the book

The day I received the news, it didn't quite sink in. And all the months that followed. Not until I actually had the printed book in my hands earlier this month, so it's kinda cool that I waited. It feels more real now! :)

February 11, 2014

How to Make a DIY Crepe or Tissue Paper Tassel Garland

How to Make a DIY Tissue or Crepe Paper Tassel Garland
For my Valentine's Day shoot, I wanted a giant balloon as my table backdrop. But the balloon cord looked naked and boring, so I decided to jazz it up with some tissue paper tassels.
Tissue paper tassels are all the rage in the party world, and have been for a while now, but they are new to me in the sense that I only used them once before. And for this occasion, I didn't have time to order any nor buy tissue paper to make them myself. All I had was crepe paper left over from this shoot. So, what's a party gal to do? Yes, make do, of course! ;)
I wasn't sure if was even gonna work...but guess what?! Crepe paper has hidden talents!! 
Full tutorial below.

February 10, 2014

Valentine's Day Party Ideas: Sweet Heart Valentine's Day Desserts Table and Pink and Red Hearts Printables!!

Valentine's Day Party Ideas: Sweet Heart Valentine's Day Desserts Table and Pink and Red Hearts Printables!!

My daughter loves pink, and I love red. So this year, I decided to go 100% down the girly route for our Valentine's Day styled shoot in collaboration with SweetWorks

I adored designing our NEW Valentine's Day printables, and working with some of the party supplies we carry in the shop, like those mini gumball machines, which I am just in love with! ♥ 

And if you follow me on Instagram, you'd have seen that being surrounded by all that candy is my idea of a heaven!

Check out all the photos and styling ideas below. Warning: Glitter and girly sweetness featured heavily (and some crazy photo-bomber...).

October 28, 2013

How to Style a Halloween Chilling Chili Buffet: DIY Party Ideas, Crafts and Decor

A bubbling cauldron of hot chili accompanied by the usual sides provides the perfect Halloween food buffet for hungry little ghouls - It’s also a very relaxed, warming way to entertain and feed a crowd before Trick or Treat! 

We love it so much in our house, that we've now made a tradition of having a chili buffet every Halloween! :)
Here are some easy ideas on how to style a fun and spooky-licious Halloween Chili Buffet that I designed and styled for the fall Edition of Yum Food and Fun for Kids Magazine!

October 11, 2013

FREE Halloween Party Printables + Spooky DIY Sign Tutorial

TGIF 'cause we're ending our Halloween Cheese and Wine Party week on a  spook-tacular note!

We have some creepy FREE party printables for you to enjoy + a quick and easy tutorial to help you inject a little macabre vibe into your party paperie! ;)

How To Create a Halloween Backdrop Using Embroidery Hoops and Fabric!

This embroidery hoop backdrop really helped to add a touch of spooky modernity to my Halloween Cheese and Party. It is super simple and quick to make, and can double as a wall feature in the home all year round - I actually have them as a fixture in my craft room now, spider and all! :)

October 9, 2013

Super Easy DIY Halloween Fabric Treat Bags!

Halloween is creeping up on us. It's time to act : decorate the house, get the candy, carve the pumpkins, get the costume, plan the party...

Here it super cute project for you - Halloween Treat Bags, which are perfect for little treats for the kids to take to school, or you can use them as favors and decorations at your Halloween Party Table.

October 8, 2013

How to style a Halloween Cheese and Wine Party !!

Decidedly, this year will be mostly a grown-up affair for Halloween. 

I get bored easily (yes, even of candy...) and though I also have a kid's party to share here soon, in-keeping with the festivities from last week's grown-up Halloween posts; today I'm showing you how to style a  Halloween Cheese and Wine Party!

September 24, 2013

Candy Corn Halloween Oreo Cookies and a Blog Hop !!

The title of the post is a bit of a mouthful - in many ways than one! These candy-corn chocolate covered Oreo cookies are really simple to make (despite the long title). They look super fabulous as a Halloween gift, party favor, or desserts table treat. But most importantly, they taste absolutely scrumptious!!

It's also a great recipe or Halloween project to make with the kids. I made them with my 6 year old, so if she can do this, then I'm sure anyone can! ;)

August 22, 2013

Delicious Watermelon Granita Cocktail

This recipe is perfect for using up end of season fruit that you may have in abundance. It works great with any kind of melon, and you can spike it up with your favorite tipple, or sparkling lemonade.

It's as delicious as it is easy to make, and perfect for those lazy soirees! ;)

March 12, 2013

30 Days of FREE Party Printables: Day 9 - St Paddy's Day Cootie Catchers

I always thought cootie catcher's looked like clovers, so what more perfect craft to make with kids for St Paddy's Day then a fun Cootie Catcher?! 

We include dares like "Dance Like a Leprechaun", "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" and "Tell a Limerick or Irish Joke" for clean family fun, but I guess you could totally make them into more 'adult' versions with 'Guinness drinking' dares perhaps?! ;)

January 13, 2013

Hot Cocoa Bar Ideas and Recipes

Hope you're having a great and cozy weekend! 

Speaking of which, for my Hot Cocoa Bar post for GigMasters, I came across some super fun ideas when brainstorming for the shoot! As any self-respecting stylists and pin-addict, I naturally pinned quite a few....Here are some of my faves.

March 10, 2011

Video TUTORIAL: How to Make a Paper Pinwheel Cupcake Topper

My dad's in town (woo-hoo!!) and he's been seriously helping me out! Not only he plays with the kids, does the washing up (by choice..), but he also inspires me artistically and actually lends a hand with my party photo shoots and party printable work - Needless to say, the kids are over the moon and so am I! :)

Incidentally, I've been  putting together a quick tutorial to share with you, and I thought a little video (aided by my dad off course) to accompany the photos might actually make fun blog material! WARNING: Do not view whilst driving...may induce serious sleepiness!!!!! Oh, and you can also turn the volume off... :)

And just so you know, my hands are not usually that manly...they're my dad's.

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