Valentine Printable from Paisley Petal Events!

Post by Holly Moeller of Paisley Petal Events

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I’m the room mom in both my 5th & 1st graders classes this year so I’m always looking for fun things to do for the classroom holiday parties. Don’t Eat Pete is a favorite with kids of all ages so I thought it would be fun to make my own version of this school Valentine’s Day party game – Don’t Eat Val. Foxes are so trendy right now, so our game has a darling little fox theme, which is perfect for both boys & girls!

Dont-Eat-Pete-for-Valentines-Day-board-topIn case you haven’t played before, I’ll give you a quick run-down of how to play. First you place candy or other little treats on each square of the board game. Then you choose someone to go out of the room or just far away that they can’t see or hear what’s going on around the game board. Everyone else chooses which square is going to be “Val” and keeps it secret. Tell the person to come back and then that person starts taking the candy off of the game board one square at a time (and eating it if they want). When they choose the candy covering the square that’s “Val” everyone yells “Don’t Eat Val!” Then it is the next player’s turn and you just continue in the same way until everyone’s had a turn and time runs out. Dont-Eat-Pete-for-Valentines-Day-board-vertical I made the game in a couple different sizes and formats to suit your needs. I made an 8×10 and an 11×14 in JPEG format if you want to print at Costco or another photo place. You could even mount your 11×14 onto some foam core poster board to make it last longer.Dont-Eat-Pete-for-Valentines-Day-board I also made an 8.5×11 PDF to print on cardstock at home or at your favorite print shop (I love Office Depot).Dont-Eat-Pete-for-Valentines-Day-Closeup-collage

CLICK HERE FOR THE 8X10 JPEG

CLICK HERE FOR THE 11X14 JPEG

CLICK HERE FOR THE 8.5X11 PDF

Tip: For the JPEG’s, once the image downloads and opens in a new window, simply right click and save to your computer. Then you can upload it to a photo lab.

And check out this post for more classroom Valentine’s Day party ideas!

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With a passion for party and event planning, Holly Moeller started her blog Paisley Petal Events to share ideas and projects, and to inspire others when planning their next event.

Valentine's Day Printables!

Post by Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff

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Last year, we were pretty giddy about this idea we came up with for teacher valentines, which can sometimes be cheesy. My friend, Shana, told me to design a label for hand sanitizer for teachers and so we racked our brains thinking of cute phrases. I thought of “love bug” and my husband helped with the wording and together we came up with “I’ve heard there is a love bug going around!” So cute, right!?

So, for $1 each at Dollar Tree, we bought big bottles of hand sanitizer (which all teachers love and need, especially this time of year!). We also got the mini bottles for $1 for a pack of 2. It was the perfect pair!

andersruff-Valentines-LoveBug-02The backside for the printable labels have a space to write a “to” and “from,” so the teachers will remember your little one!andersruff-Valentines-LoveBug-06 andersruff-Valentines-LoveBugWhat do you think of this Valentine’s Day gift for teachers? Fun, right!? And super practical! You can find these printable Love Bug labels in the Anders Ruff shop here.

Anders Ruff: Fourth of July Party

Believe it or not, 4th of July is right around the corner! We love this festive holiday not just because it celebrates all things red, white and blue, but also the season of summer! If you are throwing you own backyard barbeque or shindig you may be looking for decorating tips! Look no further than Anders Ruff and their super patriotic All American 4th of July Party Printable Collection! Take a sneak peek here!

4th-of-july-party-ideas-640x873Full of American spirit, this party is full of all of your favorite treats! What’s more American made than S’mores, ice cream cone cupcakes and a rice crispy cake?! Top each party treat off with a different, yet equally adorable printable!
4thofJul_SideBySideice-cream-cone-cupcakes-640x501One of our favorite parts of this party is the kid friendly DIY S’mores kit!
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Anders Ruff: Sweet Shoppe Valentine's Day Party

By this time of the new year red and pink pop up everywhere in our daily routines. That can only mean one thing: Valentine’s Day must be near! It’s official, love is in the air and parties are being planned!
anders-ruff-sweet-shoppe-valentines-day1Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and that means love is in the air and parties are being planned! If you need some ideas and tips on how to perfect your love day festivities look no further than the ‘Sweet Shoppe Valentine’s Day Collection’ from Anders Ruff. They describe their party as “confection perfection so get your sweet tooth ready!anders-ruff-sweet-shoppe-valentines-day2To give the table a parlor / boutique feel, they displayed all of their desserts on upside down hat boxes on top of red cake stands.  To make it even more appealing to the eyes, the ladies lined the trim of each of the hat boxes with light pink rik rak to give the illusion of cupcake wrappers.

anders-ruff-sweet-shoppe-valentines-day-71The children’s table was a vintage bistro table with heart backed parlor chairs that we refurbished (spray painted).  The parlor table was embellished with many printable graphics which included: printable coloring page placemats, cootie-catchers, soda pops with label and paper straw, cupcake sundaes with label and wooden spoon, and bowls of various chocolate (M&M’S, Hershey’s KISSES and mini candy bars).  The parlor table had a centerpiece of cupcakes and favors.  Mini cupcakes (Cupcrazed Cakery) were displayed along with the printable heart favor box in the center.anders-ruff-sweet-shoppe-valentines-day-12The children wrote out their valentines using the printables from the collection and colored their placemats.  They had a blast playing with the cootie catcher (a hit from last year’s “I Heart Valentine’s Day” collection).  An ice cream container favor box (Polka Dot Market) was dressed up with a tissue pom (Nashville Wraps), printable label and rik rak scallopy trim.  Again, they kept the major elements consistent throughout the entire party.anders-ruff-sweet-shoppe-valentines-day-41The ladies wanted the desserts to still look like parlor treats while being seasonally appropriate.  What better way than to mock them up using other confections?! The children had a blast and were interested in every little detail of the party. You can find all the printables for this lovely little party here! The collection includes Valentine’s specific graphics as well as more general designs so that they could be used year round.

We want to give a big thanks to Anders Ruff for allowing us to share their Sweet Shoppe Valentine’s Day party! It was almost too sweet for words!
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Credits and Sources:
– Production & Event Styling: Anders Ruff
– Printable Graphic Decor Collection: Anders Ruff
– Photography: Becca Bond Photography
– Handmade Dress, Pants & Tie: Made by Morgan
– Bracelet: Maggie Kate
– Ice Cream Containers: Polka Dot Market
– Glass Beverage Bottles: Shop Sweet Lulu
– Red & White Paper Straws: My Little Love
– Label Material for Printables: OnlineLabels.com
– Tissue Paper and Trims: Nashville Wraps
– Cake, Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops, Cruffles: Got What It Cakes
– Cupcake Sundaes & Mini Cupcakes: Cupcrazed Cakery
– Cupcake Cake Pops: Pop-a-razzi
– Sugar Cookies & Chocolate Heart Lollis: Firefly Confections
– Lollipops: Candy Warehouse

Quick and Easy Halloween DIY Projects

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Halloween is the perfect season to get a little silly and a little spooky. If you’re a mom on the go, we understand that you may not have a lot of free time (who are we kidding, we know you have zero free time), but you still want to get into the Halloween spirit. No worries! We’ve picked 3 super simple and insanely quick DIY crafts that are easy to do with the kids and will also give your home that hint of Halloween you’ve been searching for!

These Mummy Jars are easy as 1,2,3!

IMG_8807Take the lid off of the jars and being by wrapping the gauze around the base of the jar. We put a few drops of craft glue at the beginning of our roll, just to make sure it would stay in place. Roll the gauze all the way up to the top and back down again, depending on how long your roll is. Placement is not a huge factor because some uneven edges make the jar look more mummy-ish!

Mummy-SideBySideAdd another drop of glue at the end of the roll to make sure it stays together and finish by gluing two eyes to the exterior. You can easily fill the jars with candy or use a battery-operated tealight candle to transform the jar into a luminary. Seriously… it’s that easy and absolutely adorable!

Mummy-SideBySide2Our next project is just as simple! This Googly Eyed Frame is sure to attract some eyes!

IMG_8819This project is great for a toddler because it is as simple as glue… and glue… and glue some more! One tip we suggest is putting the picture inside the frame before you begin, just so you won’t have to worry about taking the back off while the glue is drying.

Frame-SideBySide IMG_8842Last, but certainly not least are these effortless Ghost Suckers!

IMG_88052Begin by cutting white fabric into 8 inch squares. Place the fabric over the top of the sucker and tie a ribbon where the sucker meets the stick. All that’s left is giving your ghoul a cute face and just like magic, you are finished!

Ghost-SideBySideIMG_8837Your home will be decorated for Halloween in no time with DIY crafts this easy! Just remember to have fun and enjoy the season’s tricks and treats!

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