Hot Chocolate Bar + Printables

Hot-Chocolate-Bar+Printables

With the cooler weather upon us and family in town the week of Thanksgiving, I thought it would be fun to create a Hot Chocolate Bar during their visit. My kids and I love hot chocolate, so this was the perfect opportunity! My kids loved adding in their favorite mixes and toppings and having something to warm us up during the cooler week.

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To go along with Hot Chocolate Bar, I also created these Hot Chocolate Bar printables to make it a little more festive.

Hot Chocolate Bar Printables

I love how easy it is to put this all together, and you can use as many toppings and mix-ins as you like. I’ve included some of the basics on the printables!

Printable Hot Chocolate Bar

Using disposable cups with lids was perfect for everyone, especially the kiddos. I didn’t have to worry about them breaking a mug and you can make them look cuter with these coffee sleeve printables.

Hot Chocolate Bar with Printables

Hot Chocolate Bar and Printables

I used a fancy cake stand to create some dimension to the look of the Hot Chocolate Bar.

Printables for a Hot Chocolate Bar

Add some cookies or candy to the bar, and you’ve got yourself a perfect Hot Chocolate bar!

Hot Chocolate Bar

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Download the Printables Below:

Hot Chocolate Bar Sign | Baby It’s Cold Outside Sign (5×7)

  Hot Chocolate Bar Labels| Coffee Sleeves Printable

Halloween Treat Bag Printables

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DIY Halloween Treat BagsWe are getting to my favorite time of year! Cooler weather, fall smells, and the upcoming holidays. While they can be stressful at times, they are still fun and I love sharing these holidays with my kids.

These Halloween Treat Bags are fun to do with kiddos and are great to hand out to friends, your students, or use as party favors. They only take minutes to make and can be filled with any type of small candy.

Here’s what you’ll need:

-Cardstock

Halloween Treat Bag Printables

Treat Bag (at least 4 inches wide)

-Candy

Rafia (for the witch only)

-Green Ribbon (for the pumpkin only)

-Stapler

-Glue Gun

Halloween Treat Bag Witch Printable

Printable Witch Halloween Treat Bag

  1. Start by cutting out all your Treat bags & pieces. Fold along the gray lines, and fold the tops accordingly so that it forms a triangle as pictured.

Mummy Treat Bag

For the Mummy: Skip to steps 2-4.

Witch Printable Treat Bag

For the Witch: add hot glue to the top corns of the face, making sure that the flap is folded over so that it’s not accidentally glued instead. She will look like a bald witch at this point, totally normal. 🙂

Witch Halloween Treat Bag

Add the witch’s hat with hot glue. Skip to steps 2-4.

Frankenstein Printable Treat Bag DIY

Frankenstein Treat Bag

For Frankenstein: After folding, add Frankenstein’s pieces to the back of his “face.” Follow steps 2-4 below.

DIY Witch Halloween Treat Bag

2. Insert the candy into the plastic treat bag, and cut the tops if desired.

DIY Halloween Treat Bag

3. Staple the candy bag to the back of the folded treat bag printable.

Witch Printable Halloween Treat Bag

4. For all the printable Treat Bags, except the pumpkin, add tape or a glue gun to seal the candy bag in the back to cover the staple.

Halloween Pumpkin Treat Bags

For the Pumpkin: Hole punch two holes at the top of the treat bag once the flap has been folded over.

Pumpkin Halloween Treat Bag

Insert the ribbon into the holes and tie the ends together, and you’re done!

Halloween Treat Bag Printable

Ice Cream Birthday Party

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Last weekend we celebrated out little girl’s 1st birthday! She is our 3rd kiddo and each time I am amazed at how quickly that first year goes by. She has definitely been my hardest since she is a lot more clingy to me, but for the most part she has generally been a pretty good baby.

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My boys and I are all winter birthdays, so I was pretty excited that I was going to be able to celebrate a summer birthday! I kept racking my brain on what we should do, and I remembered making an invitation for my niece last year for an Ice Cream birthday party. I loved how it turned out and thought it would be awesome to use the same invitation and theme for her 1st birthday! Since we just got back from vacation, I kept it pretty mellow (for me that is) and kind of threw it all together. So, if you’re looking for a really simple and easy birthday party for your little one hopefully some of these ideas will help with your own party planning.

Ice Cream Bar Birthday Party

For Riley’s Ice Cream party, I created a simple Ice Cream Bar with different types of toppings and used “candy bowls” that I found from Michaels to hold the toppings in:

-Mini M&Ms

-Chocolate Chips

-Sprinkles

-Toffee Bits

-Crushed Oreos

-Gummy Bears

-Strawberries

-Cherries

-Hot Fudge

-Marshmallow Fluff

-Magic Shell Chocolate

-Whipped Cream

Toppings Ice Cream Party

You may see that blueberries are pictured above. Nobody used them, but if you were looking for a healthier alternative, you could make a little fruit salad with the strawberries and blueberries and top it with some whipped cream.

Ice Cream Party Bar

I used waffle bowls that I found at Walmart for guests to use for their bowls, and found these super cute napkins in the party section at Walmart. They fit the color scheme so perfectly, and I loved the gold in the napkins! Here’s a closer look (because I loved them so much). 🙂

Ice Cream Party Decorations

And for anyone that wasn’t feeling an ice cream sundae, you could make your own root beer float or in addition to your sundae.

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Riley’s smash cake was the centerpiece of the Sundae Bar, and if you look closely you can see that the cake was starting to melt because it was so stinkin’ hot in our house (and sadly lots of homes in Washington do not have A/C… we are those unlikely individuals).

Ice Cream Cupcakes

And to tie it all together, I made some cupcakes that looked like ice cream sundaes. I frosted them with a super delicious buttercream frosting, topped it off with chocolate sauce (I used the magic shell chocolate) added sprinkles, a chocolate Hershey’s kiss and stuck the cupcakes in the refrigerator after they were decorated so the shell would harden.

Ice Cream Cupcake Party

It was so much fun putting this party together, and we all had a great time! So happy to have this little girl in my life and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for her.

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We were happy to have Auntie Connie to celebrate the special occasion too!

Printable Ice Cream Banner

Ice Cream Banner Printable

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Pineapple Countdown

DIY Pineapple Countdown paper chain

We have a couple things to look forward to this summer. First and most importantly, school is almost out! The next big thing on our list is our family vacation to Hawaii, and let me tell ya, we are pretty excited about it. My 3 year old will do the hula dance and it is hilarious, I can’t wait for him to see the real thing! With Hawaii on our minds, I came up with this fun Pineapple Countdown. It’s the perfect way for all of us to see how many days we have left, and a great way to help our 3 year old learn to count (and get his numbers in the correct order).

Everything is easy to put together, the only party I had trouble with was the pineapple tops. I don’t know about your freehand cutting skills but my pineapple tops were garbage. So I made it easier on myself (and for you) with a printable that you can print on green construction paper and you can cut out as many as you need.

Pineapple Count Down

Here’s what you’ll need:

Green, Yellow & White Construction Paper

Pineapple Top Printable – (Print on Green Construction Paper)

Scissors

Tape

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Get everything cut out and ready to go. I cut my strips about 1″-1.5″ thick, and cut it horizontally so I had more strips from one piece of paper.

Pineapple Countdown

Stick two pieces of tape onto the back of a pineapple top, as pictured above. This doesn’t have to be fancy, since you’ll be taking off the loops as you countdown your days.

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Place the pineapple top onto the middle of a green strip of paper, and then form a circle and hold it together with a piece of tape.

Countdown Pineapple Chain

Add another “chain” to the green strip by placing the yellow strip of paper through the green strip and holding it together with tape. Then add another yellow strip as pictured above. Your pineapple top may look like it’s going to move all over the place, but I promise once it’s hanging, you can adjust it the way you like and it will stay!

Countdown Chain

Then add a white strip of paper after the yellow loop and continue the pattern again. It should look like the picture above.

Pineapple Countdown Chain DIY

Keep on adding loops until you’ve reached the desired length of your countdown. These are also great for party decorations! I love how these turned out. My husband told me these cracked him up, but I think it got him pretty excited about our upcoming vacation!

Pineapple Chain Countdown

What are you counting down for? Share yours on Instagram or Facebook!

Lego Super Hero Party + Banner Printable

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The past month and half has been crazy in our family. We celebrated JD’s 6th birthday, and two days later our daughter had surgery, and I have just been trying to play catch up with everything else. Thankfully, our daughter has recovered quickly and has done so well with everything. Trying to get back to a normal schedule has been tough, but we are slowly getting there!

JD has been into Legos lately, and it’s not hard to see why, especially with the new Batman Lego Movie out. I had other things going on, so I tried to keep this party pretty low key. Luckily I still had this backdrop I made for a Trunk or Treat last Halloween. I wanted to throw it away since I didn’t think we were going to use it again, but I’m glad my husband convinced me otherwise! Using a box cutter, I cut out different shapes from a tri-fold board (for science projects) then painted it black, and cut out yellow squares from construction paper. I used diaper boxes (on the sides) and taped them together, and painted them black and used the yellow construction paper again for the windows.

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I learned how to make the colored circles from a friend, and they are so easy to do! I used a circle cutter like this one and sewed the circles one after the other so that they’re still on the same thread. I also found this awesome Lego “Happy Birthday Banner” here. And since I couldn’t find any other Lego Avenger printables, I made some for the party which you can download those HERE.

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To save some money with balloons, I bought a pack at the dollar store, blew them up at home and hung them upside down from the ceiling over the table. I had balloons left over and left them all over the floor. It was a huge hit with all the kids… I’m pretty sure that was their favorite part of the whole party. I also had some extra boxes laying around and wrapped those up in colored paper that I found at the $1 store and cut out little circles and used them as a centerpiece for the table so they looked like big Lego pieces.

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I found a list of great of games over at Play.Party.Plan. JD had been asking to have a pinata for a while at his party, and we finally gave in. Five and six year olds are pretty dang strong, because that pinata did not last long. We probably should’ve blindfolded them or something to make it harder! Now we know for next year!

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I made a Lego cake, but I am not a cake decorater, so I will spare you the hideousness of how it looked. Let’s just say it was a major Pinterest fail! Overall, these kids had a great time and I can’t wait to plan the next party!

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Printables: Avengers Lego Banner & Happy Birthday Banner

Game Ideas: Play.Party.Plan

 

Fourth of July Invitations – Free Printable

4TH OF JULY INVITATIONI can’t believe how fast June is going, and soon enough, it’ll be 4th of July weekend! I love this time of year – longer days, fireworks, BBQs. The only thing I don’t love about this time of year, at least while being pregnant, is the heat! So far, our Summer in Washington hasn’t been a bad one. We’ve only had a few unbearable days, and now I’m a little anxious to see how hot next month will be.

Since we’re about 2 weeks away from the big holiday weekend, you might be thinking about throwing a 4th of July party. I’ve got you covered! Print out these Fourth of July Invitations, fill out the info and send them on their way. You’re friends will be excited about your 4th of July celebration once they see these prints in their mailbox!

Download your 4th of July Invitation – HERE

4TH OF JULY INVITATION PRINTABLE

Want a custom version of this invitation? Feel free to contact me for pricing options!

Printable Note Cards

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I’m back! For now that is, until (special announcement) baby #3 makes her debut sometime next month! It has been busy these past few months. I decided to go back to work full time in February, and between taking care of my family and attempting to get ready for baby #3, I haven’t been able to keep up with blogging. Last Friday was my last day of work, and I’m happy to be back to blogging and being home with my crazy, but adorable kids!

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With that being said, here is today’s printable! I’m sharing these fun and colorful note cards! If you are pressed for time, or can’t make it to the store and need to let someone know you’re thinking about them, these are easy to print out on the fly, or save them for when you really need it most. Your friends and family will appreciate the cute and colorful gesture! 🙂

PRINTABLE NOTE CARDS HELLO

Download Yellow “Hello” Note Card – HERE

PRINTABLE NOTE CARDS HELLO2

Download Blue “Hello” Note Card – HERE

PRINTABLE NOTE CARDS THANK YOU1

Download mint and gray “Thank You” note card – HERE

PRINTABLE THANK YOU CARDS THANK YOU2

Download pink and peach “Thank You” note card – HERE

 

Ice Cream Printables – Invitations & Print

Ice Cream DisplayWarning: This printable may give you a craving for ice cream! 🙂

It has been far too long since my last printable! Since today is the 1st of June and basically the beginning of summer, I thought I’d share these fun Ice Cream Printables. So, if you’re thinking of throwing a party this summer or need some new summer printables, you’ve come to the right place! Want to jazz up your printable even more? Download THIS file to trace on the back of glitter scrapbook paper, cut it out and paste onto your printable, or glue glitter straight onto your print!

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Doesn’t this print look great in my new frame from Birdie Go Go!?

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Spring Baby Shower + Free Printables

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Last weekend I threw a baby shower for my friend, Stephany, who’s having her first baby! I’ve had so much the last couple of weeks channeling my girly side and planning this baby shower, since most of the stuff I do is for my boys. We had fun eating, smelling “poopy” diapers, tasting baby food, avoiding the word “baby” and seeing how much the daddy-to-be knew about babies. It was the perfect way to get the mommy-to-be excited about her baby!

Today, I’m also sharing the printables I used for this party and hope that it will help you plan your next baby shower. If you haven’t played any of these games, you should definitely consider them at the next shower you host!

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If you love the decorations, grab the invitation in my shop here!

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Mason Jar Tags – download here

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Spring Baby Shower Gift Tags – download here

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CRAP-HAPPENS“Crap Happens” – download here

Put melted candy bars in diapers and have guests determine what candy bar it is.

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BABY-FOOD-TASTING “Baby Food Tasting” – download here

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 “Don’t Say Baby” – 5×7 | 8×10

This game was a little difficult, but made the party a little more interesting!   Daddy-Know's-Best“Daddy Knows Best” – download here

For this game, I recorded the Daddy-to-be’s answers and showed the video at the baby shower. (I have to give credit to my MIL for this idea).

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It was so much fun, and I’m so excited for Stephany and Josh!

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Plane Party Printables

Within the last month, we’ve had 3 birthdays in our little family. Our baby turned 1 at the end of December, I had a birthday at the beginning of January, and our oldest turned 4 this past Saturday!! It’s been a fun and busy month, and I can’t believe how big our boys are getting!

Today, I’m sharing the printables I used for Danny’s 1st birthday party. We were up visiting family during Christmas and had his party at my in-laws, but forgot to bring my camera! The decorations turned out so cute at their house, and I’m really bummed that I couldn’t capture it with my camera.

I decided to do a Plane Party since my husband’s “plan” for his career is to become a pilot (our 4 year old’s “career path” is to be a professional baseball player). I, of course don’t care what their career path is as long as they are happy (and not homeless). If you’re planning a Plane Party, I hope you find these helpful!

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Baggage Claim Printable 8×10 – download here

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Baggage Check-In Printable 5×7 – download here

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“Happy Birthday” Plane Banner – download here

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Clothespin Decoration – download here

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“Thanks for Flying with Us” Favors – download here

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Airplane Printables – download here

I hung these airplanes like a baby mobile on the chandeliers at my in-laws home. But you can use them for decorating the napkins wrapped around utensils, another party favor idea, or turn it into a garland decoration.

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We all had a great time and are so glad we have this cute little boy in our lives! We love you Danny!