Chocolate Pretzel Shamrock Pops

I could totally see myself taking these to the next level and making them all green, because I am crazy like that. But, what a cute idea for getting the shamrock shape in a pretzel pop and you gotta love the sweet and salty together!

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Chocolate Pretzel Shamrock Pops

It will soon be St. Patrick’s Day, and I couldn’t let it pass without making a fun treat.  These Chocolate Pretzel Shamrock Pops are about as easy and cute as it comes.  I simply placed three mini pretzels and a cookie pop stick on a piece of parchment paper, spooned about a teaspoon of melted chocolate in the center, and placed a green Mint Dark Chocolate M&M in the center.  Let it cool/dry for about 5-10 minutes, and voila – a fun St. Patrick’s day treat.

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I originally saw a photo of what I thought was the same thing here created by Amy @ MomAdvice. (Amy has an awesome blog, Pinterest boards, and Instagram BTW!)  But then I realized, after actually going back to find the post to give credit, that Amy actually used Rolo candies in the center of hers!  How yummy does that sound?!  SCORE! …

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A Custom Party Design May Be Your Solution

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Know What You Want, But Can’t Find It? Cameo Party Designs understands that a quick and easy instant download, or a pre-designed personalized design, may not fit into your party needs. Have you gone off the wall with the wildest, … Continue reading

Less Stress More Fun: Easy Party Planning Tips

Full of great ideas!

Cheryl's Cookies and Brownies

From the food to the décor, planning the perfect event requires care attention to detail. All of the odds and ends can certainly be stressful, here are some creative party planning tips for creating a wow-worthy event without the unnecessary fuss.

Simple Party Planning Decorating Tips

easy-party-planning-tips-decorSetting the scene for your soiree is an absolute must! While decorating can get tedious and sometimes pricey, here are some great tips for making your décor wow-worthy without the added fuss.

Pick a Theme
Whether it be a movie, sports, or just a color, picking a theme makes it easier to choose decorations that work well together.

Use Found Items
Use items you already have on hand to save money and time! Empty vases filled with toys, fruits, or candies make for a great conversation starter, as do funny framed photos. Themed memorabilia and paraphernalia spread around the room kicks the décor up…

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Personalized Bug Party DIY Iron On Design

The Versatility of a DIY Printable Party Iron On Design

Client Photos courtesy of Andrea from Ohio.  Thank you!

Andrea originally ordered the personalized iron on design from my shop, Cameo Party Designs, to make her grandson a t-shirt (personalized with name and age).  With an unbelievable imagination, Andrea also uses pillow cases and makes the cutest gift bags out of them, but she didn’t let her imagination stop there.

I remember getting those early morning emails on this one, as her creative juices started flowing overnight and she couldn’t sleep.  Andrea came back and ordered smaller versions of the same design… then she came back and ordered even smaller designs than that.  With a variety of sizes of the design, she began printing them onto a variety of papers from iron on transfer paper to card stock.  Andrea used this iron on design to make:  a t-shirt, mason jar favor tags, a party sign, a coordinating blanket and a gift bag made from a pillow case.

The best part of a DIY printable party design is that the designs are an instant download or sent via email.  They work pretty much like a digital photo.  You always have it and can make as many copies as you like, onto anything that you like!  You can print onto card stock, photo paper, regular printer paper, iron on transfer paper, full sheet label paper and more.

Tissue Paper Flowers

Maggie May's

My favorite plants are those that you don’t have to water. So rather than fill my house with cacti, I thought I’d play around with these paper flowers.

Tissue Paper Flowers

They are really easy and cheap to make and would also make great party or wedding decorations. Or just a way to decorate a bedroom.

Tissue Paper Flowers

All you need is tissue paper, scissors, and a stapler or piece of string.

Stack about six sheets of tissue paper.

Tissue Paper Flowers

Then begin folding the tissue paper in one inch segments.

Tissue Paper Flowers

After one fold, flip the papers over and do the same fold on the other side.

Tissue Paper Flowers

The point is to make an accordion. Make sure you flip after each fold.

Tissue Paper Flowers

Once it is all folded, it will look like this…

Tissue Paper Flowers

Try to slide it under a stapler to staple it right in the middle. If you can’t get it lined up so the staple is straight, you…

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Sweets for Our Sweet

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Over the weekend, we stood witness as dear friends Empol and Ca dedicated their daughter Annika Cailey to the Lord in a ceremony attended by close family and friends. The details were girly and sweet—a perfect reflection of darling little Annika.

My favorite details? The cups filled with wafer sticks, marshmallows, and chocolate coins to munch on, and the caramel cake from Estrel’s that was not only lovely but divinely delicious as well.

Welcome to the Christian world, Annika! We love you!

 

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What is a DIY Printable Party?

Most of us know that DIY is the acronym for “Do It Yourself”… but, what is a DIY Printable Party?

Blue Chevron Bunting Pennant Banner Instant Download - Mix & Match Banners:12 patterns / 40 colors - DIY Printable Party Decorations

DIY Printable Pennant Party Banner – Instant Download

white and blue stars printable cupcake wrapper

What a DIY Printable Cupcake wrapper File will look like before printing ~ watermark would be removed

DIY Printable Cupcake Wrappers - Completed Project

DIY Printable Cupcake Wrappers – Completed Project

DIY printables are a generic, personalized or customized party design that is obtained by the customer in a pdf or jpeg file, via instant download or through email, and are ready to print, cut out and assemble at home.  These designs can include anything that you can dream up for a beautifully coordinated party.  Examples of some great DIY printable party decorations are:  cupcake wrappers, cupcake toppers, party banners, party signs, invitations, 2 liter bottle labels, water bottle label, candy bar wrappers, favor tags, food tents, table signs, iron on transfers… and the list could go on and on!

DIY printable parties are a great way to personalize your party / event with names, age, wishes, etc.  Some great examples of personalization could include a banner that says, “Happy 3rd Birthday Gus”, “Welcome Baby Sheldon”, “Welcome Home Todd”, “Roberts’ 50th Anniversary”… so on and so forth.  In most cases, you can personalize just about any printable party design as long as the designer offers personalization.

In a nut shell, a DIY Printable is only limited to your imagination.  If you can stick a label on it… if you can wrap it… if you can hang it… if you can wash it…  You can have a DIY printable designed to match your party / event / occasion!

Note:  Always keep in mind what you are asking of the designer.  In some cases, if the design you are wanting would violate a copyright / trademark law, the designer may have to find alternatives around your theme, to make the design match but not using any of the images.  This would be images such as cartoon characters, names, titles, phrases, etc.  ie: Disney characters, Sports team names / logos, etc.