With everything else we have going on I'm keeping the holidays simple, so I was excited to team up again with The Tomkat Studio to plan ahead and design these festive geometric gift tags. I'm in love with gold and emerald right now, so I'll definitely be using them for our family gifts- paired with kraft wrapping paper and red baking twine. These printables are being featured along with many other designs, recipes and easy holiday ideas in Tomkat's 2013 Holiday Gift Guide. I sure hope you'll check it out and enjoy all the fabulous inspiration. Here's to another happy holiday season!
These tags will look their best printed on white letter-sized card stock. Just download, print, cut and enjoy.
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My husband and I had so much fun thinking up activities for Caitlin's "3 Cheers" confetti party. We didn't want anything too structured, but decided instead to have a few stations set up to keep the kids entertained.
The Confetti Art station didn't get very much use, which I was bummed about because it was my absolute favorite idea. I was inspired by this art installation to have the kids fill in giant posters with colorful stickers (same ones used for the party hats). I thought I might even frame them if they turned out well. I did one in a C and one with a 3... I'm going assume you understand why, but my husband was quick to point out that all the dads would think I was making a Star Wars reference. Men are nerds. The kids didn't spend too much time with it (though to be fair, I neglected to mention there was also a bounce house...), so I recommend if you want to try something like this that you make it a competition to see who can finish first.
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Who doesn't love a sprinkled party treat? Wait, let's make that 5 kinds of sprinkled party treats! Today I'm sharing the eats & drinks from Caitlin's "3 Cheers" confetti birthday... and stay tuned for more details throughout the week.
Let's talk about this beautiful cake, shall we? Michele of Cakewalk Baking created both the cake and cupcakes. The inside was Funfetti vanilla and the cake was frosted with the most delicious fresh strawberry buttercream. We topped it off with a variety of sprinkles and these awesome gold metallic birthday candles.
My favorite, though messy, creation was definitely the doughnut pops. I picked up 2 dozen glazed holes from our local donut shop and attached them to lollipop sticks wrapped in washi tape. I just brushed on a little extra glaze and half dipped them in rainbow sprinkles for that happy confetti'ed look.
I took on the cookies from this lofthouse style recipe I'd been dying to try. They were way more work than I would have guessed... probably because I waited to bake them until the night before and didn't realize the dough is supposed to be refrigerated overnight before rolling. Friends, don't neglect that step and you'll thank me later. In the end, the recipe made lots and they tasted far better than their processed grocery store counterparts, so it was worth the effort.
Rounding out the snacks we had a bit of gummy candy along with typical toddler food like circus animal cookies, fruit salad and goldfish crackers.
In addition to juice boxes for the kids and booze for the grownups, I also made my own fruit punch complete with 'fruit confetti'. I basically made up the recipe by pouring a few different juices (apple, white grape, cherry, pineapple) and some sparkling water into our large mason dispenser and filled it up with round slices of lemons, limes and oranges. (ps: it would taste great mixed as a cocktail too... if you happened not to be entertaining a bunch of three-year-olds)
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