Host a Pinterest Party at Home! {#MPinterestParty}

This year for the holidays, “Don’t Just Pin It, Craft It” with Michaels.  Host your own Pinterest Party at home!  Have your friends start pinning DIY holiday gift ideas to a Pinterest board.  Choose a few projects to create and have everyone grab some supplies at Michaels to share and have a Pinterest Party!

My friends and I decided to make hand stamped jewelry for gifts this year.  So we planned a girl’s night one Friday night and gathered around the dining room table to craft our own hand-stamped jewelry.  It was a lot of fun and we all were inspired by one another and the creativity kept flowing!  A fun way to catch up and knock out a few gifts of our lists for the holidays!

So what are you waiting for?  Get your friends together and host your own Pinterest Party at home!

 

Did you know that Michaels offers customizable party supplies like cups, napkins and balloons available online to personalize your event? 

Follow the hashtag #MPinterestParty to see how others are making their pins a reality. 

The Michaels Décor Guide has tons of ideas and projects to make spreading the holiday cheer throughout your house easy. Navigate through the online version, download a copy, or pick up one at your local Michaels!

Disclosure:  Michaels provided a gift card to their stores for my party, but all of the ideas and opinions are mine.  Happy crafting!

Candy Corn Halloween {My Parties}

Halloween is just around the corner and who doesn’t love Candy Corn?  There have been lots of Halloween party ideas with a candy corn theme, but I decided to put my own twist on it and add a little pink to liven up my party!  The key to any dessert table or themed party is to find your inspiration and then make all of your selections based on that.  So my inspiration pieces were this super cute wooden sign stating “Candy Corn Welcome HERE” and who can resist this whimsical blackbird…her name is Crowdelia and I ADORE her!  She is just what this party needed!  I hope you enjoy our little party and get inspired to create your own fabulous celebration this Halloween!  See more details and easy DIY tips after the pics.

Happy Halloween!

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DESSERTS

I decided to keep things simple this year with semi-homemade treats.  I picked up Two-Bite Brownies from my local grocery store with the orange & yellow icing already on them.  I added a pink candy corn for an extra touch and our “BOO” cupcake toppers finish them off.  Then I filled painted apothecary candy jars with rock candy sticks, gumballs, and of course, candy corn!  I hung our printable tags on the jars to add to the decor.  Orange colored candy apples were the perfect way to showcase my Spooky Trees.  I made these trees using the craft project tutorial from Stephen Brown’s Handmade Halloween book!  The recipe for the candy apples is also in the book.  They are so easy to create and I just love the way they turned out.

FAVORS

For favors for our guests, I filled plastic cups with candy corn packets & large bouncy balls with an eyeball in the middle.  I tied them with ribbon and added our printable Happy Halloween tag to each one.  The kids will really love playing with these and they can use the cups too!  The bats, ghosts & pumpkins were another creation I made from a tutorial in the Handmade Halloween book.  I like the added embellishment for the favors.  I also used pink & orange striped cupcake favor boxes to send our guests home with a cupcake too!

DECOR

I picked up most of what I needed for my party from Swoozies.  Just being in the store is like going to a party!!! So here’s a list of what I used that you can get at Swoozies too:

GLITTERVILLE TABLE RUNNER, CUPCAKE FAVOR BOXES, CROWDELIA (WHIMSICAL BLACK BIRD), CANDY CORN WELCOME HERE WOODEN SIGN, BLACK & WHITE CHEVRON CERAMIC PLATES, PAINTED APOTHECARY CANDY JARS, HANGING CANDY CORN DECOR, MARIBOU PUFF GARLAND, BOO Y’ALL PLASTIC CUPS, CANDY CORN PACKS & EYEBALL BOUNCY BALLS, CANDY CORN PARTY PLATES, PINK GINGHAM NAPKINS, BLACK SPIDERWEB FELT CHARGERS, AND A LITTLE PIZZAZ!

Have a Happy Halloween!

SOURCES:  STYLING & DESIGN: AMY OF AMY’S PARTY IDEAS  |  PRINTABLE FOOD TAGS, ‘BOO’ CUPCAKE TOPPERS, & HAPPY HALLOWEEN FAVOR TAGS:  LULU COLE  | SPOOKY TREES CANDY APPLE STICKS: GLITTERVILLE | WHITE TABLECLOTH: TABLEVOGUE

 

War Eagle Tailgating! {My Parties}

Six days till kickoff and we are ready!  Make your tailgate the talk of the town with these easy tips and AUsome tailgate party goods!  When I first discovered Team Tablevogue, I knew I had to have one for my alma mater!  WAR EAGLE!  Seriously, the tablecloth alone could make the whole tailgate.  (And they have them available for every college team…so cool!)  Then I just planned the menu around foods & products that are in our team colors.  So easy and so cute, right?  Hope you find some inspiration for your tailgate too.  So get ready for FALL & FOOTBALL!

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The key to any themed tailgate party is to think about your team colors and traditions and try to incorporate them into your tailgate party. At Auburn, we have many traditions that go back generations, even before my mom was a student there. It is wonderful to participate in the same traditions that she did when she was there and now my little one is learning about them too and will enjoy them when he becomes a tiger too.

Two of our favorite traditions surround Toomer’s Corner. In Auburn, there is a cute old time drugstore in the center of town where the campus begins called Toomer’s Drugstore. They serve fresh hand squeezed lemonade every day and have been doing so for generations. Any time you visit Auburn, you must stop by and get a glass of Toomer’s Lemonade. So of course our tailgate would not be complete without some!

Another loved tradition is rolling the trees at Toomer’s Corner with toilet paper on every winning game day. A few years back, a terrible tragedy took place that destroyed the two main oak trees at the corner of campus and this summer they were removed. A sad day for thousands of Auburn students, residents & alumni. Until the soil is restored and new trees can be planted, the tradition will continue because the city put up structures for fans to roll with toilet paper. I discovered a piece of art at Auburn Art that says it best and had to have a sign with the same sentiment on my table with our rolls of toilet paper.

I kept my menu simple with sub style sandwiches which I put in cute orange striped bags that I printed with “War Eagle” for an extra touch. Sun Chips in two flavors were packaged in our team colors and I made an easy pasta salad to compliment the menu. I added a little orange food coloring to the pasta while it boiled to make it colored for our tailgate. Printable labels with our menu items are a perfect touch to let our guests know what they are being served.

And the desserts were super easy! Chocolate covered Oreos in the shapes of footballs were really fun and I think my favorite are the tiger tails! They are large marshmallows covered in orange candy melts and then “striped” with melted blue candy melts. My cupcakes were homemade and the mini cupcakes were so easy to just add a sugar football and paper flag while the larger cupcakes are AUsome with our vintage Aubie cupcake toppers. I just uploaded an image of Aubie to Gogo Cake and chose the 2″ circle shapes. A week later a sugar sheet of pre-cut circles came printed in edible ink of my image. SO CUTE! I peeled them off and laid them on top of white fondant circles I cut out myself (really easy to do!). I just love the way they turned out!

I attached our Auburn pennant flag banner around the edge of our team tablevogue tablecloth, added a few Auburn plates & napkins to serve my food on, and we were all set! With a football to play around with, we are officially ready for kickoff! War Eagle!

STYLING & PHOTOGRAPHY: AMY OF AMY’S PARTY IDEAS  |  PRINTABLE LABELS:  LULU COLE  |  CUPCAKE WRAPPERS TEMPLATE:  AMY’S PARTY IDEAS  |  FOOTBALL EDIBLE CUPCAKE TOPPERS:  WILTON  |  VINTAGE AUBIE CUPCAKE TOPPERS:  GOGO CAKE  |  AUBURN TABLECLOTH:  TEAM TABLEVOGUE  |  AUBURN PENNANT FLAGS:  BSI  |  FOOTBALL EMBOSSED PAPER FOR CUPCAKE WRAPPERS:  HOBBY LOBBY OR AMAZON  |  ORANGE STRIPE PARTY BAGS:  PINK LEMONADE PARTY  |  PARTY STRAWS:  GREEN PAPER PARTY GOODS  | FOOTBALL SHAPED CHOCOLATE COVERED OREOS MOLD:  FANCY FLOURS  AUBURN WINE CHARMS:  WINE THINGS