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Modern Construction Printable Birthday Banner for a Construction Birthday Party

Baby & Kids, Decorations & Favors, Paper Crafts, Parties & Birthdays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

Here’s a modern printable construction cones birthday banner for a super cute and classy construction birthday party. And you can download instantly, personalize it, and print yourself -- no waiting! // // You will...Modern Construction Printable Birthday Banner for a Construction Birthday Party... »
 
 

Easy Construction Birthday Cake

Baby & Kids, Birthdays, Dessert Recipes, Kid-friendly Recipes, Parties & Birthdays, Recipes

Make this easy construction birthday cake for your little construction worker's birthday party! Rachaat! Rachaat! This construction birthday cake is cute on the outside and tastes awesome on the inside -- that's because I...Easy Construction Birthday Cake... »
 

 

Make a personalized digger iron-on t-shirt for a construction birthday party

Baby & Kids, Birthdays, DIY Gift Ideas, Parties & Birthdays, Under 1 Hour

Make your own personalized digger iron on t-shirt for a construction birthday party. It's super easy and you can make a personalized construction birthday party t-shirt in less than 30 minutes! I made this...Make a personalized digger iron-on t-shirt for a construction birthday party... »
 
 

Personalized construction vehicles printable for construction hats, birthday party favors, temporary tattoos, cupcake toppers

Baby & Kids, Birthdays, Paper Crafts, Parties & Birthdays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

Planning a construction party theme birthday for your little digger? Here are printable construction vehicles to make personalized construction truck hats, cupcake toppers, favor bag stickers and more for construction birthday parties. These personalized...Personalized construction vehicles printable for construction hats, birthday party favors, temporary tattoos, cupcake toppers... »
 

 

Printable Superman birthday banner for a super hero birthday party (also great as an iron-on t-shirt graphic)

Baby & Kids, Birthdays, Paper Crafts, Parties & Birthdays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

Here’s a printable Superman birthday banner for your little super hero. And you can download instantly and print at my etsy store -- no waiting! I made this printable Superman Birthday Party banner for...Printable Superman birthday banner for a super hero birthday party (also great as an iron-on t-shirt graphic)... »
 
 

More free printable Toy Story photo booth props – Woody, Jessie, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head

Baby & Kids, Birthdays, Free Printable, Parties & Birthdays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

More free printable Toy Story photo booth props. Yee Haw! You've been so nice about pinning and commenting on my original free printable Toy Story photo booth props that I decided to make ya'll...More free printable Toy Story photo booth props – Woody, Jessie, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head... »
 

 

EDITABLE Sayings Bubbles and Birthday Ages printable PDF for a Toy Story birthday party – Use as Photo Props or Party Decorations

Baby & Kids, Birthdays, Decorations & Favors, Paper Crafts, Parties & Birthdays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

These editable personalized sayings bubbles & birthday ages printable PDF will help personalize your Toy Story Birthday Party. Yee Haw! I've just added these to my etsy store. Use these personalized sayings bubbles as...EDITABLE Sayings Bubbles and Birthday Ages printable PDF for a Toy Story birthday party – Use as Photo Props or Party Decorations... »
 
 

DIY 1st Birthday Party Theme Idea: Hugs and Kisses XOXO

Baby & Kids, Birthdays, Decorations & Favors, Parties & Birthdays

This DIY 1st birthday party theme shows how a little swatch of fabric can inspire a super cute and unique birthday theme. Liam's "Hugs and Kisses XOXO" 1st birthday theme all started with this...DIY 1st Birthday Party Theme Idea: Hugs and Kisses XOXO... »
 
 

Winnie The Pooh Printable Mini Popcorn Box Template

Baby & Kids, Decorations & Favors, Free Printable, Paper Crafts, Parties & Birthdays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

This Winnie The Pooh printable mini popcorn box template will put you "in the mood ...for food." Remember that song? It's from the classic movie “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” available on...Winnie The Pooh Printable Mini Popcorn Box Template... »
 
 

DIY birthday party door decorations from contact paper

Birthdays, Decorations & Favors, Parties & Birthdays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

I decorated our glass front door using white contact paper for Liam's 1st birthday party and loved it so much that I left it up for a week (OK so it was two weeks)....DIY birthday party door decorations from contact paper... »
 
 

Free printable 1st birthday party hat template

Birthdays, Free Printable, Paper Crafts, Parties & Birthdays, Under 1 Hour

Here's a free printable birthday party hat template for your one-year-old cutie. I like to make my own birthday party hats like my monkey printable birthday party hat and my stickers-themed party hat template....Free printable 1st birthday party hat template... »
 
 

Free printable happy birthday banner

Birthdays, Decorations & Favors, Free Printable, Paper Crafts, Parties & Birthdays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

This free printable DIY happy birthday banner sports circles polka dots in blue, orange, red and green. Just print the free printable template, cut out the circles, string and hang. The birthday banner sports...Free printable happy birthday banner... »
 
 

Letter Mini Birthday Cakes (Petit Fours)

Birthdays, Dessert Recipes, Kid-friendly Recipes, Parties & Birthdays

These letter mini birthday cakes were a big hit at Liam's 1st birthday party. I made them using an L-shaped cookie cutter and pound cake like these cute baby shower petit fours by Cakegirls....Letter Mini Birthday Cakes (Petit Fours)... »
 
 

DIY 1st Birthday Bib Tutorial

Baby & Kids, Birthdays, Parties & Birthdays, Sewing Projects

I'm loving this DIY 1st birthday bib that I made for Liam using Handmade Charlotte stencils, FolkArt paint, and little bit of sewing. Plaid sent me the Party set from Rachel Faucett's six new...DIY 1st Birthday Bib Tutorial... »
 
 

Toy Story Birthday Party Door Decoration

Baby & Kids, Decorations & Favors, Free Printable, Parties & Birthdays, Under 1 Hour

This Toy Story personalized sign front door decoration was the perfect yee-haw welcome for Elise's 3rd birthday party. My Buzz Lightyear obsessed daughter, Elise, wanted a Toy Story birthday party. Convenient for me, she...Toy Story Birthday Party Door Decoration... »
 
 

Personalized Sheriff Badges Free Printable {for Toy Story Birthday Party or Cowboy Birthday Party}

Baby & Kids, Decorations & Favors, Free Printable, Paper Crafts, Parties & Birthdays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

I made these personalized sheriff badges for my daughter Elise's Toy Story Birthday Party. And that means now they are yours to personalize for your own little sheriff. I'm really excited about these free...Personalized Sheriff Badges Free Printable {for Toy Story Birthday Party or Cowboy Birthday Party}... »
 
 

Favor Idea for Toy Story or Cowboy Birthday Party

Baby & Kids, Decorations & Favors, Parties & Birthdays

Elise's Toy Story Birthday Party favors had a little bit of cowboy yee haw! flair. Aren't these teeny brown cowboy hats impossibly cute? I paired them with red and white gingham oilcloth and white...Favor Idea for Toy Story or Cowboy Birthday Party... »
 
 

Easy Buzz Lightyear Toy Story Birthday Cake Idea {For Beginners Like Me}

Baby & Kids, Dessert Recipes, Parties & Birthdays

Here's a Buzz Lightyear Toy Story birthday cake idea that even cake decorating total beginners like me can make. Just print out my free Buzz cake pattern below to make your own Space Ranger....Easy Buzz Lightyear Toy Story Birthday Cake Idea {For Beginners Like Me}... »
 
 

Toy Story Photo Booth Props {free printable PDF}

Baby & Kids, Free Printable, Parties & Birthdays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

These free printable Toy Story photo booth props are sure to put the Yee Haw! into your Toy Story-themed birthday party. My daughter Elise is a big fan of Buzz Lightyear, Woody and all...Toy Story Photo Booth Props {free printable PDF}... »
 
 

Milestone birthday idea: Birthday postcards for 80th, 75th, 70th, 65th, 60th

DIY Gift Ideas, Invitations & Cards, Paper Crafts, Parties & Birthdays

My dad's 80th birthday was approaching and we wanted a milestone birthday idea that was memorable and fun. And what's better than a mailbox stuffed with personalized postcards sending well wishes from your family...Milestone birthday idea: Birthday postcards for 80th, 75th, 70th, 65th, 60th... »
 
 

“Stickers” Birthday Party Theme Idea for kids {with free custom sticker templates}

Baby & Kids, Decorations & Favors, Invitations & Cards, Paper Crafts, Parties & Birthdays

Looking around our house it's clear that "stickers" was the perfect theme for Elise's second birthday party. Last year it was monkeys and bananas but like many kids her age Elise is a sticker...“Stickers” Birthday Party Theme Idea for kids {with free custom sticker templates}... »
 
 

Printable Thank You Cards for Pink Monkey 1st Birthday Party

Baby & Kids, Free Printable, Invitations & Cards, Paper Crafts, Parties & Birthdays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

Elise loved her 1st birthday gifts and wanted to say thanks in style! I designed pink monkey thank you cards with a '1st birthday' bananas birthday party hat and yellow polka dots cards. Then...Printable Thank You Cards for Pink Monkey 1st Birthday Party... »
 
 

Printable free bubble labels for party favors

Baby & Kids, Decorations & Favors, Free Printable, Parties & Birthdays

I made these yellow and pink bubble labels to coordinate with Elise's 1st birthday party theme - Pink Monkey and Bananas. Elise just loves bubbles - she has a little menagerie of "bubba" blowers...Printable free bubble labels for party favors... »
 
 

Pink monkey printable birthday party hat for kids

Baby & Kids, Decorations & Favors, Free Printable, Paper Crafts, Parties & Birthdays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

I made this pink monkey birthday hat for Elise to wear on her 1st birthday. She was a good sport about it and I think she looked adorable especially when she dug into her...Pink monkey printable birthday party hat for kids... »
 
 

Happy 1st Birthday Banner Free Printable Hanging Sign – customizable

Baby & Kids, Decorations & Favors, Free Printable, Paper Crafts, Parties & Birthdays, Under 1 Hour

I made this "Happy 1st Birthday Elise" pink and yellow hanging birthday banner for Elise's pink monkey and bananas birthday party. I hung it over our living room curtains using three kinds of ribbon...Happy 1st Birthday Banner Free Printable Hanging Sign – customizable... »
 
 

Pink Monkey and Bananas Kid’s 1st Birthday Party Idea and Free Printable Templates

Baby & Kids, Decorations & Favors, Free Printable, Paper Crafts, Parties & Birthdays

I was totally stumped trying to think of birthday party theme ideas for Elise's 1st birthday. And then Shane suggested having a Pink Monkey and Bananas 1st birthday party theme and it just felt...Pink Monkey and Bananas Kid’s 1st Birthday Party Idea and Free Printable Templates... »
 
 

Flower-Topped Birthday Cake With Chocolate Icing

Dessert Recipes, Parties & Birthdays, Recipes

During our recent weekend visit in northern Michigan, my friend Jennie and her two girls made this flower-topped chocolate iced birthday cake for me. Pretty, yes? Ten-year-old Elizabeth did much of the baking, mixing...Flower-Topped Birthday Cake With Chocolate Icing... »
 
 

Beeswax cookie cutter personalized birthday candles

Decorations & Favors, Parties & Birthdays

Last year I made a personalized birthday rhubarb berry pie for Shane's annual 4th of July birthday barbecue. So this year I wanted to make something equally festive ...but keep the baking to a...Beeswax cookie cutter personalized birthday candles... »
 
 

Madison Wrapping Paper

Baby & Kids, Free Printable, Paper Crafts, Parties & Birthdays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

So my niece Madison's 3rd birthday is in April. What a big girl! I work near Madison Street in Chicago and couldn't resist taking a photo of a street sign to top her package....Madison Wrapping Paper... »
 
 

Vodka Infusion Party and Hangover Cure Favor

Decorations & Favors, Free Printable, Inspiration, Parties & Birthdays, Recipes

Za Vas! Heather Crosby and I continued the Upper Crust Social Club event series by co-hosting a Russian-inspired vodka infusion party. Guests brought their own homemade vodka infusions ...such a range of tasty concoctions...Vodka Infusion Party and Hangover Cure Favor... »
 
 

Handsewn fabric tea bags for loose tea favors

Decorations & Favors, DIY Gift Ideas, Free Patterns, Parties & Birthdays, Recipes, Sewing Projects, Under $10, Under 1 Hour, Weddings

I'm posting the free tutorial for how to make sewn fabric teabags for loose tea by request. Jessica Mullen wrote: "I saw your beautiful photos from the tea party and I have a quick...Handsewn fabric tea bags for loose tea favors... »
 
 

Shrinky Dink Rabbit’s Foot Napkin Ring Keychain Favor

Decorations & Favors, Free Printable, Parties & Birthdays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

This is one of those craft projects that I just love. A little throwback, a little whimsical ...and totally original. The idea for Shrinky Dink rabbit's foot napkin rings that double as keychain favors...Shrinky Dink Rabbit’s Foot Napkin Ring Keychain Favor... »
 
 

Upper Crust Social Club Ladies’ Late-Night Tea Party

Decorations & Favors, Inspiration, Parties & Birthdays, Recipes, Showers

My ever-so-creative friend and frequent partner-in-crime Heather Crosby came up with a festive idea that encapsulates the two things we like best -- making things and spending time with friends -- by creating the...Upper Crust Social Club Ladies’ Late-Night Tea Party... »
 
 

Gift wrapping ideas for baby and kids

Baby & Kids, DIY Gift Ideas, Parties & Birthdays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

Today I popped by my friend Anne's to drop off gifts for five-year-old son, Gavin, and her newborn son, Graham. I recycled and altered my chalkboard gift tags idea to wrap Gavin's birthday treat....Gift wrapping ideas for baby and kids... »
 
 

Crafty birthday wishes

DIY Gift Ideas, Parties & Birthdays

Nothing says my birthday like a warm, sunny August day and the Air and Water Show. Shane created a cute message on my beloved sun-faded antique sign that I bought this spring in Brooklyn....Crafty birthday wishes... »
 
 

Ice cube shot glasses

Parties & Birthdays, Recipes, Under $10

So I had a semi-bad day at work today. What better time than now to try out my super classy silicone ice cube shot glass mold for the first time. Supplies: Ice Cube Shot...Ice cube shot glasses... »
 
 

Personalized birthday rhubarb berry pie

Dessert Recipes, Parties & Birthdays, Recipes, Summer

Growing up in upstate New York, Shane loved his grandmother Myrtle's rhubarb and berry pies in the summertime. So this year for his birthday I decided to make a pie instead of a cake....Personalized birthday rhubarb berry pie... »
 
 

Chalkboard gift tags

DIY Gift Ideas, Parties & Birthdays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

I came up with the idea of this chalkboard gift tag to add a wink to Chad and Shayda's engagement party gift. But I think these tags would be great on children's birthday gifts...Chalkboard gift tags... »
 
 

High School Themed Engagement Party

Decorations & Favors, Inspiration, Parties & Birthdays, Weddings

Hostess Heather Crosby had a blast from the past throwing a high school themed engagement party for her brother Chad and bride-to-be Shayda who met back in their teens. Starting with a handwritten ‘Secret...High School Themed Engagement Party... »
 
 

Cookie jar wrapping paper for gifts

Baby & Kids, DIY Gift Ideas, Free Printable, Parties & Birthdays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

So today is my adorable niece Madison's second birthday. I made her a super cool gift that I'll post in a few days with instructions once she's unwrapped her gift. In the meantime here...Cookie jar wrapping paper for gifts... »
 
 

Phone Book Wrapping Paper for Gifts

DIY Gift Ideas, Parties & Birthdays, Recycled Crafts, Under 1 Hour, Vintage Inspired

AT&T delivered piles of telephone books to my neighborhood a couple of weeks ago. Not needing ours but cringing at tossing the stack into the trash I decided to find some crafty uses for...Phone Book Wrapping Paper for Gifts... »
 
 

Entertaining ideas from PenCarlson

Decorations & Favors, Parties & Birthdays

Our wedding photographers, Kiri and Brett of PenCarlson Photography, hosted a bright and cheery open house on Sunday for their new Chicago photography studio. Height is always good with buffets but I've never seen...Entertaining ideas from PenCarlson... »
 
 

Engagement Party Alphabet Cookies

Cookie Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Edible Gift Recipes, Parties & Birthdays, Recipes, Weddings

We co-hosted a couple's BBQ last July to celebrate the engagement of my friend Heather (H) and her fiance Noah (N). Our co-hostess Michelle Platts scored by bringing these festive romantic sugar cookies that...Engagement Party Alphabet Cookies... »
 
 

A baby is brewing

Baby & Kids, Parties & Birthdays

Being a big tea drinker these favors from Rachel's baby shower were a big hit with me. A box of Twinings tea was wrapped in fresh green tissue and plastic, tied with printed silk...A baby is brewing... »
 
 

Gourmet Popcorn Bar

Decorations & Favors, Edible Gift Recipes, Kid-friendly Recipes, Parties & Birthdays, Recipes, Snack Recipes

As part of my Rooftop Outdoor Movie Night Birthday Party I created a gourmet popcorn bar. It was a big hit! Supplies: 8.5"x11" red and yellow paper Admit One tickets (at Party City) Paper...Gourmet Popcorn Bar... »
 
 

Placecards / escort cards / seating cards

Decorations & Favors, Free Printable, Paper Crafts, Parties & Birthdays, Weddings

Here's a simple placecard design that's equally at home at weddings and showers or the Thanksgiving dinner table. Fabric edges are intentionally left raw to enhance the Holly Hobbie, handmade vibe. Supplies: Kathy's free...Placecards / escort cards / seating cards... »
 
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