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Friday, February 12, 2016

Party Gals Linky Party No. 14


Welcome to the Party Gals Linky Party!  We're a group of  CREATIVE PARTY PLANNERS here to share with you our love of parties, entertaining, delicious recipes, DIY ideas and crafts!  Visit us every other Friday to see what's new in our party world and link up with us to share your own fabulous ideas! 






Be sure to follow us regularly by visiting any of us on our blogs to check out a fun party inspired project, idea, recipe or craft. Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, we'll share all our tips and inspiration with you and what's even better is, you get to share your creativity with us too!  Each post will have a linky party tool at the very end where you can link up with other awesome creatives!



Link up with us and get featured!
We want to shine the spotlight on those of you who take the time to link up with us and share your creativity!  Each linky party will highlight a collage of our favorite projects and ideas that you shared  with a link to your posts!  You can find the linky tool at the end of the post to share your latest creative idea, party, DIY or recipe.



(Here are our most recent picks)
Our faves from left -right:



Keisha's Favorite - Pink Glam Dessert Vignette by Sweet Sensations

Blanca's Favorite - Valentine Crayon Card

Jessica's Favorite - Breakfast at Tiffany's by RitzyParties

Michelle's Favorite - Strawberry Double Chocolate Chip Cookies by Just a Little Creativity

Thanks to everyone who linked up with us - now let's get ready to party!



To start things off, I'm sharing my Donut themed Valentine's Day Party.





Donuts for You Valentine's Day Party




Visit me on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook to see more of my own personal faves  - use the hashtag  #ThePartyGalsLinky

Here are more great and inspiring ideas, recipes and how-to's from the rest of the Party Gals:





Dinosaur Valentine's Day Bookmark







Sprinkle Some Love Valentine's Day Party







Valentine's Day Party Ideas



 
"Thank you for partying with us! "





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We would love it if you also follow The Party Gals on Pinterest where you can see all our favorites and more!


JOIN OUR LINKY PARTY!

We'd love for you to link up with us too!  Leave a link to a post with a creative idea, craft, diy, recipe or project you would like to share.  We'll select our favorites in a future post and on our Pinterest/Instagram page!

By participating in our linky party and leaving a link below, you give us permission to share your photo and idea on our blogs and social media pages with a link back to you (we promise).  Links to shops, contests, sweepstakes or giveaways will be removed from the party.  Please link to your own blogs and projects and be sure to leave a comment on your favorite projects!



Thursday, February 11, 2016

Classroom Exchange Valentine's Gift Ideas with Free Printables





I am TOTALLY that mom that kind of waits till the last minute to do the kids' Valentine's......I do it every year, God bless it. I'm figuring it's highly likely that I am not the ONLY mama in the world like this.  One shopping trip to Target and I hit the MOTHERLOAD!   With that, I wanted to share a few ideas and FREE printables that I (literally) just whipped up!

As it happens, I have this thing for the the Target Dollar Spot. It has saved my arss on numerous occasions and equally is the reason behind my post-it note hoarding condition. I mean, I probably shouldn't even go as often as I do, because it's just like a baaaad drug.....not that I'd know.....but I'll assume it's close to some form of addiction. I digress, if you're like me....and c'mon, you must be slightly, otherwise....why read me blog?.....then you too are a Target Dollar Spot Junkie.


 In fact, I bet you spend endless hours just going back and forth and back and forth through bins and shelves looking for just the right item on a sweet bargain? RIGHT?!!!! Okay so, if you do, then, you will find a reason to go there RIGHT NOW and grab up a few items that will make you feel like a champ come classroom gift exchange time. 


Fancy this!  A simple Notebook with a pen....add the tag and BAM!




....or......a giant pencil or even a regular pencil with a sharpener....add the tag and BOOM!  #momoftheyear








I'll be honest....it's last minute here and it's PRETTY probable that some of the goods I found in my shop are gone....but there is hope and always substitutions. Get yourself some pencils, some erasers and some notebooks - you can get them anywhere for realz....howevs, if you can actually still find these items at your Target Dollar Spot, then YAY! Half your work is done. Print out the free printables I designed and SAVE THE DAY! 

Oh.....and btw....

(Add an eraser and mom, YOU GOT THIS!)


DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE VALENTINE'S DAY CLASSROOM EXCHANGE GIFT TAGS HERE!









Monday, February 8, 2016

Donuts for You Valentine's Day Party


There's something super punny about Valentine's Day ideas lately.  It seems everyone's got one going, these days.  So, far be it from me to not follow along with the trend.


In the latest issues of Everyday Party Magazine, I'm sharing  a donut themed Valentine's Day Party with a few 'dough'lightful ideas that are sure to sweeten up all the little cupid's in your life!  (Puns totally intended)  All the ideas shared are purse and kid friendly.  My little ones totally got into helping with everything.


You and your kiddos can get creative with donuts by adding your own colorful glazed frosting and sprinkles to plain donuts.  Simply warm up a can of vanilla frosting in the microwave for 30 seconds and add a bit of food coloring then,  top your donuts with colorful sprinkles!






Mmmmm!










When packaged up really pretty, Cupid's arrow donut kabobs made with donut holes are the perfect favor or classroom party treat! Follow these simple steps to make your own. You can use the printable label/tag from the donut themed Valentine's collection I designed for this party.  Ours were packaged with a bit of paper sizzle and placed into a cellophane bag......our watch our little Valentine's Day treat video tutorial and learn how to make them!








Can't have donuts without a little milk to wash it down.  An easy way to turn plain glass milk jars totally party worth, WASHI TAPE!  Wrap a few lengths of different patterned washi around a jar, fill with milk and add a colorful paper straw.  I topped our bottles with a printable topper.







SO CUTE!!!





Party Poppers make great favors.  These heart shaped push pop containers were filled with candy chocolates and embellished with an arrow sticker.  A perfect Valentine treat!  








Have even more fun when fun with donut photo props.  We created these by adding the printable donuts to paper straws.




You can get all the printables from this party in my Etsy shop --> http://etsy.me/1ULMpHh


See more amazing parties and fab ideas - get your copy of the Spring 2016 edition of Everyday Party Magazine here -->  http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1046871


Don't forget to check out the step-by-step video tutorial to learn how to make the Cupid's Arrow Donut Valentine's Treats!







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