Carrot Patch Cupcakes + an Easter Watercolor Collection

When I saw these Carrot Patch Cupcakes by Lori of Giggle Living on Instagram I knew I had to share. The cutest cupcake toppers for these Carrot Patch Cupcakes are carrot candies from Wilton and of course the edible grass is sprinkle-fetti from The Bakers Party Shop.

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And, if you’re the DIY crafty one during the holidays - you will love this Easter Watercolor Collection - it’s one of the sets included in the mega-bundle of over 1,000 hand painted watercolor items.

The carrot toppers made me think of this set as the carrot watercolor illustrations are a perfect match. This watercolor illustration collection {over 21 graphic sets} is just $27 which is 97% off. There’s even watercolor art for other holidays throughout the entire year so you will never run out of illustrations to create invitations, cards, place cards, etc. {PS: There’s even another sweet Easter set with the cutest bunnies - see them here}.

Here’s a preview of some of the illustrations in the Watercolor Collection. Just imagine all you could create with these illustrations for parties and holidays.

An Arts and Crafts Giggly Girls Valentine's Day Party

When I received this amazing kids party and it was called "Giggly Girls Valentine's Day Party", photographed by Connie Meinhardt Photography, I certainly couldn't say no. It's the BEST WAY to kick off the all new Giggle Hearts which is now the A to Z Guide to colorful celebrations.

Even though it's a few days after Valentine's Day, we can continue to celebrate it all week long. And, of course, we can actually celebrate love and color all year long.

Are you ready for the cutest Valentine's Day Party {designed by This Doctor Designs} for girls that's filled with lots of great arts and crafts?

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Before we get into the entire party - I just wanted to share something with you. For the parties I will be featuring on the blog - each will include the ABC's of that particular party. There will be ACTIVITIES {fun ways to engage the guests}, BUSINESSES {the amazing and talented professionals + shops that have helped make this event a huge success}, and then COLOR {the color palette for the party}.

ACTIVITIES :
1. Love Monsters — 
supplies needed for this craft include googly eyes, yarn, pipe cleaners for antennas
2. Dance Party
3. Musical Hats

This amazing Valentine's Day party was put together by Danika, an ER doctor and a mother of 3 who loves to design. She gathered together a group of girls and their moms for a fun time of arts and crafts. She never allowed any bit of boredom to set in for anyone.

COLOR PALETTE:
red, melon orange, and purple

BUSINESSES that were a part of this Valentine's Day Girl Party included:
Connie Meinhardt Photography, crafting supplies by Hobby Lobby

And, lastly - if you're thinking about making cute little Love Monsters at your next party - you might like these clip art monsters to add a little fun to your signage, gift tags, etc.
 

Over 40 Free Christmas Printables

As you finish up your holiday preparations, I wanted to share this amazing collection of free Holiday Printables to make your parties and food displays extra special and pretty.

There's holiday gift tags, winter event invitations, straw tags, cupcake toppers, holiday cards, bunting banners, thank you cards and more.

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With all these Free Christmas Printables from Download and Print you are sure to find the perfect one{s} to make your holiday celebrating easier and prettier.

Here's a little preview of the Christmas Printables available for Free Download - which ones are your favorite?

Holiday Gift Sets Filled with Festive Cheer + Lovely Calligraphy

If you’re looking for some last minute holiday gift giving ideas, these gift sets from Rachel Allene Photography + Lettering will surely be loved by your recipients.

When you combine calligraphy with a set that includes a holiday card, an ornament and a mug - you have the fixings for a fantastic holiday gift set.

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Each of these gifts, the Baby It’s Cold Outside Holiday Gift Set, the Most Wonderful Holiday Gift Set or the Ho Ho Ho Holiday Gift Set are great choices for your holiday host or even a gift exchange. Each set includes a beautifully calligraphed holiday card, a holiday ornament and a festive holiday mug that is microwave and dishwasher safe.

Which Holiday Gift Set is your Favorite?

How to Create a “Let it Snow” Dessert Table for your Holiday Party

I am thrilled to be able to share with you this spectacular “Let it Snow” Holiday Party created by Andressa of Twinkle Twinkle Little Party in partnership with Shutterfly. You are going to LOVE the attention to detail and easy to recreate ideas. Today we start with the dessert table - because let’s face it - no party is complete without the sweets, right?

This "Let it Snow" Dessert Table combines touches of modern with rustic with fun and functional stations for both adults and kids. There’s hot cocoa, delicious sweets and even fun crafts.

The snowman cake {created by Josephine Rees} takes center stage for this “Let it Snow” dessert table. And, since it’s always fun to think outside the box, an ordinary cake stand just wouldn’t do. So, a mini sled is used as the cake display to keep the winter holiday theme going strong along with tree branches being added to the snowman for a realistic touch.

Other yummy treats included holiday themed cookies designed by Blue Sugar Cookie & Co. And, there was even vanilla cupcakes sprinkled with coconut flakes for the feeling of a winter wonderland.

To showcase the mini bites in a way that didn’t crowd the dessert table with more platters and cake stands, Andrea displayed the mini sweets like a charcuterie board.

Moving onto the take home party favors - milk bottles were decorated with white boas and topped with a snowman hat. The same idea was used with the DIY take-home favor - plastic Christmas bulbs filled with mini marshmallows.

And, lastly - to complete the entire look of the dessert station - giant glittered snowflakes created the perfect backdrop. There was also a beautifully flocked Christmas tree and holiday garland to finish off the festive look.

Please share your favorite elements from this Let it Snow Dessert Table in the comments.

PS: Be sure to come back as I'll be sharing the design from the Kids Table next time.

Credits:

Concept, Styling and Photography: Andressa Hara of Twinkle Twinkle Little Party
Decorative pillow, snowflake mug and invitation: Shutterfly
Hot Cocoa Bar Sign: Pen N’ Paper Flowers
Snowman cake: Sweet Josephine’s
Decorated Cookies: Blue Sugar Cookie & Co.

Last Minute Ideas for DIY Halloween Printables

Can you believe Halloween is so quickly approaching? Are you still looking for some last minute ideas to create some fun DIY Halloween Printables?

Today, I’ve rounded up some great Halloween themed illustrations and fonts for creating those super fun Halloween DIY designs. Maybe it’s to surprise your kids with. Maybe it’s too tell someone they’ve been “booed” as happened to us yesterday afternoon and my kids were giddy with excitement over the surprises they received. Maybe you’re a homeroom mom {like I am} and need some cute illustrations to dress up the goodie bags with. Or, to add a little fun to the games you’ll be playing in the classroom.

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No matter what last minute Halloween DIY you need to create - you’re going to love these Halloween themed illustrations and fonts.

This Autumn and Halloween Mega Bundle is just $19 and available for one more week. This set includes a variety of Autumn and Halloween themed goodies from super sweet to ultra spooky. Here's a preview of just 3 of the bundles included. {ps: just two of these collections purchased separately elsewhere will cost you $28}

Are you looking for even more Halloween DIY’s? You might also like these posts . . .

Free Halloween Party Invitation Printable
DIY Candy Corn Garland
DIY Halloween Tissue & Pom Pom Ghosts
Printable Chevron Halloween Pinwheels

This collection features a super fun Halloween font that’s perfect for cards, prints, logos and more. There’s even hand-drawn elements in the collection for creating seamless patterns and cards.

St. Patrick's Day Green Treats and Crafts : Instagram Round-Up

If you've been following my Instagram the past few days, you will have seen lots of green ideas - including Magically Delicious Popcorn, Leprechaun Photo Props, Shamrock Mason Jars and so much more. In case you missed anything - here's a snapshot of the features and be sure to click on over to the Giggle Hearts Instagram Page and show your love.

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Celebrate Mardi Gras with these DIY Cupcake Toppers

In case you might want to plan a little fun Mardi Gras celebration with your kids today - I have these fun cupcake toppers that can be downloaded immediately in my etsy shop. They are 2 inch circles and you can turn them into cupcake toppers, straw toppers, favor tags, gift tags . . . the ideas are endless. You will receive 12 circles total - 2 of each design on one page that you can print and use as you wish. The template is only $7.50 to print as many as you need for your celebration. Click Here to Download Your Mardi Gras Tags today.

Free Printable Unicorn Valentine's Day Card

Today's the day for a fun and colorful Unicorn Valentine's Day Card for free download.

Once downloaded, the file comes with 4 cards on an 8.5x11 page and once printed, the adorable unicorn cards are ready to be trimmed {in half vertically and horizontally}. The cards are sized to fit into an A2 envelope.

Free Printable Unicorn Valentine's Day Card - hoping you have a magical valentine's day {click download and print your freebie}

Not only are these Unicorn Valentines adorable to surprise your kids with - they make great classroom Valentine's Day Cards too.

hoping you have a magical valentine's day

#21DaysOfGingerbreadGiggles Challenge Starts Tomorrow

The time is nearly here - the 21 Days of Gingerbread Giggles starts tomorrow and you're invited to join in the fun.

Each day from tomorrow {December 1st} thru December 21st I will feature a new Gingerbread Theme. I encourage you to join me on instagram and share imagery of items you've created or carry in your shop that relate to the featured theme of that day. Be sure to tag #21daysofgingerbreadgiggles so I can see what you're sharing as I would love to re-gram my favorites :) The full list of the themes for each day can be seen below - but you can also download the printable version of the 21 Days of Gingerbread Giggles here.

One of my followers already started sharing her creations so I had to share with you her Retro Glitter Gingerbread Cookie Hair Clips. These were created by Denise of Sherbet with Sprinkles {don't you just love her shop's name?}.