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Michelle's Party Plan-It: March 2012

Michelle's Party Plan-It

Michelle's Party Plan-It: March 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012

Who doesn't love FREE?

It's Freebie Friday and I am pleased to share with you our Spring Dots Pennant Printable!  Perfect for Easter, Birthdays or any event where you want to add color.  Quick, easy and FREE!


Thanks for visiting and I wish you a wonderful weekend with your family!

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Here a Peep...There a Peep!

No Easter basket is complete with out peeps and I'm loving all the crafty things people are doing with them these days.
Look at this Peep Topiary by The Hungry Mouse! This is definitely on my list of things to do with the kids for Easter.

See the whole wonderfully detailed tutorial at Here.

(Jessie Cross - www.thehungrymouse.com)

My boys and I threw these little treats together to take to a school party. Such fun!

Something about these little guys remind me of my 3 little peeps. :)

Thanks for visiting and come back tomorrow for Freebie Friday!

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Eggstra Eggstra!

Happy Wednesday! Today I want to share with your a quick DIY craft for your Easter table using our Free Easter water bottle wrappers.  Our wrappers not only fit perfectly on water bottles and glass beverage jars, they can double as plastic egg holders for your party table!

Print on card-stock then just cut along the lines of the wrappers, adjust to fit as a base for your plastic Easter egg and secure with double sided tape.

Then write your guests names on the egg using your favorite permanent marker. Vinyl lettering works great too! (I also sneak in a special surprise in the egg.)

And that's it! A cute personalized place "card" for your party.

Eggstra tip:
Cut them out with decorative scissors for extra flare.

Thanks for stopping by, stay tuned for more Easter ideas!

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Crazy for Chevrons!

As you can see by my blog design, I love, love, love chevrons and I have been wanting to do a party where I can incorporate them in a design.  I was so excited when I was asked to design some invitations for a carnival/circus themed baby shower that included chevrons!  Here is a peek at the invitation....

So in celebration of all things chevron here are some wonderful party related Etsy finds I'd like to share. Each one of these items can be found on Etsy at the links below.  Enjoy!!!!

(All photos are property of the sellers listed.)

For the Table:
Chevron Table Runner
Seller: Four Bugs In A Rug

For the Dessert Table:
Chevron Wooden Spoons
Seller: The Kids' Table

For the Birthday Girl!
Chevron Ruffle Dress
Seller: It's Sew Cute! Boutique

How cute would these be for party favors?
Chevron Crayon Roll
Seller: MrsCraftyRVing Children's Emporium Room

For the Guests:
Chevron Party Hats
Seller: Party Accessories

Chevron Fabric Pennant Banner
Seller: Paisley Handmade


For the Dessert Bar:
Chevron Treat Bags
Seller: Bake Me A Party

Love this for the Birthday Boy's 1st Birthday!
Chevron Tie Bib and Burp Cloth Set
Seller: Darling Daisy Shop

And last but not least....
Chevron Pinwheels
Seller: A Felt Affair

Thanks for visiting!

Links to other Web sites and items are included for the user’s convenience and do not constitute an endorsement of the material on those sites, or any associated product or service.

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Spring Themed Dessert Bar

I can't think of a better way to start my Monday! I am thrilled to share with you this wonderful dessert bar styled by Child Essence Photography for their "Spring Photo Shoot".  Not only did Alexi, owner and renowned child photographer at Child Essence Photography, capture beautiful photos (with live bunnies, chicks and a duck), she created a spread of delectable cupcakes, cookies and chocolate lollipops for her clients to enjoy!

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Friday, March 23, 2012

It's Freebie Friday!

Happy Freebie Friday!

I have Easter on the brain these days, so it's not a surprise that today's freebie is for EASTER!

Chocolate Bunny Easter Water Bottle Wrappers - just print, cut and adhere to your favorite water bottles or glass beverage jars with double sided tape. Easy, fun and FREE!

Feel free to download, print and SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!

Click here to Download

Enjoy and hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!!

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Monster Bash for a Special Lil' Monster

Boys rule my house and what 2 year old boy isn’t a lil’ monster? So naturally, a monster party was in order to celebrate my youngest son’s 2nd birthday. I fell in love with these goofy little monsters and to put my own spin on the monster theme, I incorporated black and white polka dots, monster eyeballs and stripes throughout the party decor and stationary. I made almost everything at the party, including the table runners and ribbon banner. I used my cricut to make the birthday banner, cupcake wrappers, pinwheels and signs. We had several activities for the children, a Piñata, Pin the Eye on the Monster game, Create-A-Monster station, Activity Placemats, Monster Hats, Monster Toss and Monster Bowling. We also had a huge dessert table and a photo booth. The day was filled with fun, laughter and cherished memories! Here are some of my favorite pictures of the day:

Monster Cake Pops by Buttercream Bling

 Cookies by Casey's Confections

Monster Photo Props

Vendor Credits:
Event Styling - Party Plan-It Designs

Party Stationery and Coordinating Decor: Party Plan-It Designs. All monster themed items available in our store!
Striped Paper Straws and Striped Favor Bags: Hey Yo Yo
Paper Lanterns, Gable Boxes, Monster Masks and Monster Mouths: Oriental Trading Company
Monster Cookies:   Casey’s Confections
Monster Cake Pops: Buttercream Bling

These boy party ideas were also featured on Spaceships and Laser Beams.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

DIY Easter Favor Baskets

Happy Wednesday! I am so excited to show you a little craft my son Gavin and I did together last night for our upcoming Easter party (in just three quick steps)! These are so easy and inexpensive they would be perfect for a classroom Easter/Spring Party.


What you will need:

1. nut cups (you can find them in most craft & party stores, I ordered these from Pick Your Plum)
2. pipe cleaners
3. small hole punch
4. easter grass
5. candy

Step 1:
Punch two holes in opposite sides of the cups near the rim

Step 2:
Fold pipe cleaner in half than twist and put one end through one hole in the cup.  Then put the other end through the other hole in the cup and arch the pipe cleaner to make a "handle".

Step 3:
Fill with grass and candy of your choice!

We made 8 of these little treat baskets in less than 10 minutes, talk about easy, fun and super quick!

Thank you for visiting and more Easter party ideas to come!

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Surf's Up!!!

Our friend Courtney at Buttercream Bling and Picture Perfect Party Designs threw this awesome birthday party for her son Avery...well, let me just have her tell you all about it:

"With 2 boys I am always searching for fun, fresh party ideas. There seems to be a never ending supply of cute girls themes, but for some reason, boys always end up getting the short end of the stick in terms of 'cuteness'. So when the idea to do a surfer boy theme hit me, it really hit me. I loved the idea of the bright colors, the surf boards and the fun slang phrases! I could not wait to start planning his surfer boy bash!

I knew I wanted boy colors and I knew I wanted them to be bright, so Orange, Lime Green and Bright Blue seemed like a natural place to start. I themed the entire party around those 3 colors. I also loved the idea of re-purposing sand pails, and using them as containers for both the dessert table and the food tables. After that it all fell into place. Stephanie of Suckersbysteph was amazing to work with, she provided the Chocolate #2 pops, the round pop favors, and the printables. My friend Maria Sauerbrei did all the photography, and Michelle (from Party Plan-It) designed our fun welcome sign. I created the surf's up banner, the name blocks, the cupcake stands and styled the table through Picture Perfect Party Designs. The marshmallow pops, cookies, cupcakes and all other goodies were through my cupcake boutique Buttercream Bling.

The kids had a blast, the weather here in Az was a perfect 78 degree's that day."


What a terrific party! Thank you Courtney for sharing and letting us be part of Avery's big day!

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