Happy November!!! {Our Halloween Party}

Happy November!!!
Wow!!! Can you believe it is already November?!?
We are recovering from the Halloween Weekend, I sent a very tired little girl off to school today, and hoping our little man's school pictures turn out well and he doesn't look too sleepy :)

We had a five day weekend and took advantage of the no school days to host a Halloween Party!!!

We invited the kids to wear their costumes and bring a pumpkin to paint!

My sweet creative girl made this adorable sign to greet the guests!
I love that the kids {especially as they get older} like to be involved in helping, crafting and designing the party! {I do have to let go a bit and accept that it won't all be perfect, but it is nice for them to feel included and a part of the process. It actually worked out really well and kept them busy during their days off school! A Big Bonus!!!}

Inspired by The Celebration Shoppe the kiddos and I created mummy rice krispie bars and marshmallow ghosts. The ghosts were so fun for the kids, they drew the faces and helped each other add the marshmallows {they found it a bit tricky to get into the narrow bags}

I went with my one of my favorite color combos for this party! Black, Orange, Grey and a hint of blue! I tweaked my Halloween Printables a bit to make the change. This collection was not added to the shop this year, but will be for next fall!

I love the combination so much that you will likely see it in our soon to be released Thanksgiving Collection!

I love making {a great little craft while watching Dancing with the Stars} and using paper medallions and tissue poms to brighten up the party area!!!

We had left over candy eyes so we spruced up our brownies :)

Hope you all had a wonderful Halloween!

Don't forget to stop by and "LIKE" us on Facebook, as we have some fun and exciting things in store for this Holiday Season! There will be coupon codes, free downloads, and other surprises {craft ideas, recipes and gift ideas}, so make sure to follow us there as we often update on Facebook FIRST!!! 


{Designs Just Bloomed} Black & White Halloween Witch and Chandelier

I am so excited to have completed our Halloween Collections! It has been really fun and I have so many more ideas that I would like to add, but there just is not enough hours in the day, so I had to stop somewhere :)

We have added 4 Halloween Collections to our shop!

This Black & White Halloween Collection is Great for an adult or ladies party! I look forward to sharing all the details with you soon!

All 4 Packages are *ON SALE* in the shop for just $6 till midnight tonight!!!

Have a Terrific Thursday!


Free Printable Back to School 2011 Collection!

I am so excited to offer these Free Back to School Printables to all of you! What a fun way to start school! Give a little gift to your children, your children's friends and classmates and most importantly to those lovely teachers that spend so much valuable time with our little ones. Wrap up your favorite candy bar with our candy bar wrappers and add a ribbon for the perfect sweet gift or after school treat! Need something on the healthier side, add an encouraging read favor tag to an apple!

You could also do the same to cupcakes, muffins, etc.

Our bookmarks are the perfect accessory to those new books for school. Encourage young readers with a special bookmark, simply punch a whole in the top and add your favorite ribbon.

Label those books with the tags too. These work great printed on sticker paper and punched with a craft punch.

The square tags are designed to be trimmed with scissors or to be used with either a 2 inch or 2.25 inch square or scalloped square craft punch (found at most craft supply stores).

For the circle tags they are designed to be punched with the above square punches or you can also use a 2 inch circle or scalloped circle punch.

Another great use for the circle tags is to print them on sticker paper, trim, punch and use as envelope seals.

I designed three note cards with teachers in mind. Print your favorite or give your teacher a combination. Add envelopes, ribbon and a tag to make your gift extra sweet!

I originally created the bookworm note cards, but realized I needed something for the older children to give their teachers too. I love the simplicity of the apple cards.

I love using take out boxes to put yummy treats in! They make a quick way to wrap up homemade goodies or candy. Add a tag and you've got a simple, easy gift!

You can download this entire collection here!
I would love to see pictures of how you use your printables!
You can email them to me at partydesignsinbloom@live.com
or post them to my facebook page!

Wishing you all a Wonderful School Year!!!


Back to School {for kids} Back to Blogging {for mama} FREE Printables {for you}

Wow! It has been months since I have blogged. I took a little hiatus from blogging to have more time with my little ones during the summer months. I have enjoyed the precious time spent with my amazing kids, and I wish summer was much longer. I have definitely been teary the last few days just thinking about my youngest starting kindergarten. I sure am going to miss having my little buddy home all day! I am, however, anxious to get back to creating, designing, and sharing party inspiration with you!

Despite being absent from the blog, we have had a busy summer. We threw an impromptu miniature golf party for my little man.

A luau pool party for my sweet girl!

I am excited to share these parties and more as the kids head back to school. I have also kept busy with design work. My favorite work to do is customer requested custom designs. I love hearing their ideas and working together to create their vision. One of my favorite custom designs this summer is this Spa Party Invite {still working with the Sweetest customer to add coordinating items}

My little shop will be on vacation until mid September or so, as I work on adding new products. I am really excited about the new items that will be added to the shop upon it’s reopen! This Halloween collection is new to the shop and will be {On Sale} through September!

As my little ones gear up for school, I thought about the sweet teachers who will be guiding and teaching them throughout the year. I wanted to make sure to send the kids to school on the first day with gifts for their teachers. I designed some fun printable note cards for teachers as well as coordinating party tags etc. I am so excited to offer them FREE to all of you! The printables should be ready for download soon! You won’t want to miss these cute freebies and an easy inexpensive way to make the start of school even more sweet (or as friends have joked, a way to “butter up” the teacher before our little stinkers arrive)

You can look for the downloadable link on my facebook page, as I often update there much sooner than here on the blog! While there make sure to "Like" our page so you don't miss all the fun items and freebies!


{Designs In Bloom} Ice Cream!

I am excited to be partnering with The Little Gym of Corvallis to offer a full printed Party Package as one of their raffle prizes! I wanted to offer something that could be used in many ways for almost any gathering and who doesn't love ice cream?! I am updating my little ice cream collection to make it both boy and girl friendly! One lucky winner will win the entire collection.


{Design Additions} Fire Truck Collection!

This "Hot" Fire Truck Collection has been one of the two most highly requested collections this past month. Customers are using it for both Birthday and Baby Showers! Due to the many requests, I have added to the collection and I am happy to now offer the entire collection in printable format!

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!


{Designs Just Bloomed} Bicycle Beach Party Collection!

This little collection has been in the works for quite some time and I am so excited to have finally finished the designs!!! I have changed my mind on it's name a couple times, but for today I am going with

 Bicycle Beach Party Collection!

The full collection is now available in my shop!

The collection includes:

Thank You Cards
Favor Tags
Table Labels
Party Sign

Enjoy your week!


{Free Download} Spring 2011 Party Tags

Happy Monday!!!
 I wanted to send a great big Thank You to my sweet customers and followers with a FREE Spring Download!!!

Download the Spring 2011 Party Tags Here!

I have also added the full Spring Collection to my shop.
I enjoy designing collections to be used for multiple occassions!!!
I can see this as a great baby shower, spring birthday party or Mother's Day theme!
It would also make for a great Picnic Celebration or for a Baptism or First Communion!
I am happy to customize the entire collection to your needs!
Collection includes:
Table Labels
Party Tags



{Designs Just Bloomed} Celebration Collection!

Celebration Invitation!

I absolutely enjoyed creating this colorful, fun and very versatile collection for one of my favorite nieces! It is so fun, vibrant and full of personality just like the Birthday Girl!!! She had her party at a gymnastics center and I am so excited to get the pictures, because her mama (my sweet sis) is one talented party planner herself!
In fact, my sister had two parties to plan and they were in back to back weekends. The crafty, organized and talented girl needed something she could use for both the Birthday Party and the Going Away/Congratulations Party, so together we came up with the

Celebration Collection!

Favor Tags!

Table Labels!
Celebration Banner!
It can be used for so many different occasions! I often have trouble coming up with "themes" for those of us older than 21. This is a great collection to use for all celebrations. With a few customizations it went from a Congratulations Party to a Birthday Party!

You can find this and many other designs in my shop!

Have a Great Week!


{Designs Just Bloomed} Baby Elephant Collection!

I've definitely been disconnected from this little blog lately! Seems there are so many things to keep up with the past few weeks, that blogging has been pretty sporadic! The little people in my life have been very busy with activities and school and if you know me, you know I don't like to miss a minute of my precious little ones!

In those rare free moments, I have been working on new designs and customer requested designs! I am currently putting the finishing touches on this sweet
{Baby Elephant Collection}
 requested by a customer for her daughter's first birthday.


This {Baby Elephant Collection} would also be a cute baby shower theme and would be adorable in boy or neutral colors too! The collection will be added to the shop soon, but if you need it sooner, please email me!

Happy Hump Day!