Sunday, December 18, 2011

~ Free Printables ~ Merry Christmas Kids Mini Tags

We just finished doing small Christmas presents for my daughters' school friends. 
I designed these mini labels to attach to the bags.

I made them to coordinate with the 'Reindeer Magic Food labels' since they will be receiving both together.

 You can use them as well, I left a blank space just so you can add your kid name. 

Click here to download
{Note: The picture doesn't look clear when you download the file but it will print perfect} 

Saturday, December 17, 2011

~ Free Printables ~ Reindeer Magic Food Labels

Last year one of my daughters' teacher sent home a small bag with Reindeer Magic Food and instructions to be sprinkled on our lawn on Christmas Eve and I thought it was such a sweet and fun idea.

My daughter reminded me this year that we needed to have food for the Reindeers to eat while Santa comes inside. We made them together last night, they helped mixing the food and filling the bags. Such an easy little project to do together! She also told me to make sure we leave lots of cookies for Santa so he takes longer eating and maybe she can catch him this time!
I just thought it would be nice to send some for her school friends too so I designed these labels to attach to the food. 

To make these you need:

{Reindeer food } Oats and sugar sprinkles
Clear treat bags or Ziploc bags
Small hole punch or double sided tape to attach labels
Printable Labels {Free Download here}

Now off to bake cookies for Santa!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

~ Party Printable ~ HELLO KITTY Party circles {Cupcake toppers, favor tags} Free download

I adore Hello Kitty and recently had the opportunity to design these party circles and thought that you would like them too.

If you have a Hello Kitty themed party coming soon feel free to use these. 

 Personalized printable {cupcake toppers, water bottle labels, favor tags, thank you cards and invitations} can be ordered @ my etsy shop. 

If you love Hello Kitty you will like to see my daughter's 
Hello Kitty 'balloon dreams' birthday Party.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

~ Birthday Party ~ Julia's Princess Rocker Girl Birthday Party {stars, guitars and peace signs}

I am so excited to show you all the pictures of Julia's 7th 'Rocker Girl' Birthday Party.
I had so much fun planning all the details for this party and I love how everything turned out!

The party was held at Poprocks. This is a local party place where kids get to sing Karaoke style and record their own CD to take home. What a great new concept! From there we went all out with the 'Rock Star' theme  {I'm trying to think who is in the video on the of the Jonas brothers maybe? } 


I made the cake and cupcakes to match the 'Rocker Princess' theme and I love how they turned out. I used my Towering Tiers Cake Stand from Wilton to display. I love this look!


I also designed matching cupcake toppers and water bottle labels.

These metal lunch boxes were the perfect party favors.  So cute! 

The 'Rocker Girl' printable collection is now available at my Etsy shop.


Linking up to Bird's Party

Monday, December 12, 2011

~ Christmas ~ Show me your Christmas Decor - Here is mine!

I love decorating my house for Christmas!  Here is my 'Gold' Christmas tree. I've been collecting ornaments for years. Some of these are more than 10 years old.  Every year after Christmas when they go on sale I buy some and save them, so every year I have something new. 

I made these ornaments myself using Styrofoam balls, fabric, ribbon and rhinestones.
I got the template from Martha Stewart Crafts. I love them!!

 This is my dining room. I decorated the stairs with garland and flowers.

And here is our colourful real pine tree decorated with Disney ornaments.
My daughters' favourite one.

 I had to start a new collection, the other tree was almost full :) 

Now would you show me yours? Send your pics to party-tales{at} and I will show your decor for all of us to see. 

I will show you my outdoor Christmas lights tomorrow - Taking pictures tonight! 

~ DIY Tutorial ~ How to use party printables to make cupcake toppers, tags and water bottle labels

How to do cupcake toppers, treats and favors tags using the party circles:

  I had already posted some of this info in different posts but since I am getting a lot of questions on how to use the party printables, I decided to do a separate post about this. 

Favors and treat tags:  Download and print file on white card stock paper, my designs are done to fit on a letter size 8.5 x 11 paper, cut into squares or use a paper punch of your choice.  After you have punched out your party circles, make a small hole punch to insert your ribbon.

For cupcake toppers, download and print file in white card stock paper, cut into squares or use an scalloped or circle punch and attach to 4" lollipop sticks {available at Michaels, Waltmart or Bulk Candy store} using tape or a small white circle labels.

You can make napkin rings too. Take a look at how I made these using party circles, ribbon and double sided tape.

Ever wonder how to affix water bottle labels?

Print your digital file in regular letter size 8.5"x11" paper, cut labels and attach using double sided tape {This is the easiest way but only works if water bottles will be served at room temperature, otherwise ink will leak from the labels}. You can also print them in full size sticker sheet {available at Business depot, office depot...}

Now if you want to make them waterproof and place them in buckets with ice, an easy and economical way, rather than buying waterproof labels, is to use clear packing tape, the width of the tape is exactly the same size as the labels. Laminate both sides of the label with the clear packing tape and then use the double sided tape to affix to the bottle. This way the ink won't leak.

You can also just attach the label to the bottle with double sided tape and then go over with the clear tape, you will be saving one step but only the top will be waterproof, I've done it before and my bottles were fine when placed in ice, but I recommend to make a trial run and place your bottle in a bucket with ice to check if water goes through. But just to make sure the ink won't leak with the last method, and you still want them in ice, just insert the bottles half way where the ice cubes don't touch the labels and the water will still be kept cold.

Friday, December 9, 2011

~ Party Printable ~ Cupcake toppers and Invitations {Free download}

I designed these cupcake toppers for a sweet girl who turned 11 a few weeks ago.  She had a few friends over her house to bake and decorate cupcakes.  These mini party circles can be used for favors tags as well.  Just print on cardboard paper, use a 1 1/2" scalloped or circle punch and attach to lollipops sticks.  

Click here for ideas on how to use these party circles

I also made matching invitations, and you can use them too. I edited the file and left some blank space just so you can add your party details.
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