FREE Printable Halloween Door Signs

FREE Printable Halloween Door Signs

Halloween Door Signs

Lately I’ve got Halloween on my mind, and it’s no wonder Halloween is just a few weeks away!

Halloween is one of our most favorite holidays, surpassed only by Christmas!  It marks the start of the busiest time of year for us when 4 major holidays seem to run right into each other.  It sure makes the last quarter of every year go by fast!

We started our Halloween/Fall crafts and decorating back in late August and still aren’t ready!  We’ve made a few wreaths and jars, but we’re still working on costumes for the kids.

 

To get everyone in the Halloween spirit I thought I’d share these fun door hangers.  They’d be fun to hang on any door in the house, on your office desk, or a school locker.

Just print them on card stock and cut them out.  Click on the links to get the FREE jpg files.

We’re working on FREE printable signs and stickers for my favorite neighborhood game “You’ve Been Booed!” and should be able to share them soon!

Aren’t familiar with this game?  Check out my post last Halloween for game details and come back soon to get this year’s new FREE Printables – we’re adding matching stickers/tags for you to print out and hang on your Boo Basket!   Click here to learn more about this popular neighborhood game!

Halloween Door Signs

Click here to download this door hanger!

Halloween Door Signs

Click here to download this door hanger!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“You’ve Been Booed” – Neighborhood Game – FREE PRINTABLES

“You’ve Been Booed” – Neighborhood Game – FREE PRINTABLES

Booed

It’s Halloween time again!  Yay!  It’s my favorite holiday right after Christmas.

One of the things I love about Halloween is that I get to give treats, and not just to kids.  That’s why I love this neighborhood game I learned while visiting my daughter in Arizona a few years ago.

It’s called “You’ve Been Booed!”.   The idea is to anonymously gift 2 neighbors a basket of treats, they in turn will gift 2 others, and the game goes on.

My grandsons have a great time helping put gift baskets together and devising elaborate plans on how to drop off treats unseen.  I think it’s great fun and a good way to teach youngsters about sharing.

My daughters have already started collecting treats for their  Halloween “Booed” baskets, they can’t wait to start the game in the neighborhoods.

This game can be played around the neighborhood or even at work or in school.  We’ve designed several new versions of this game complete with instruction sheet and coordinating signs, tags, and stickers.  I’m sharing them here for you to print and use this Halloween season.  We have several versions of each sign (You’ve, I’ve, We’ve…been booed) for different circumstances.  Choose the one that best fits your game.  We designed door hangers as well if you’d prefer to give them out instead of a sign that can be taped on a door or window.  The door hangers can be hung by friends and neighbors on their front door know to indicate that they’ve already received a basket.

Just click on the links below for your FREE PRINTABLE signs.  You can print them on plain paper, cardstock, or even sticker paper.  You can even mix & match the designs!  Have fun!

Booed

Spooky Ghosts and Pumpkin   (Instruction sheet, door signs, door hangers, & round tag or sticker)

Click here to download pdf files!

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Door Hanger!  Click here to download!

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Ghost & Spider Set.   (Instruction sheet, door signs, door hangers, & round tag or sticker)

Click here to download pdf files!

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Ghost hangers!  Click here for download!

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Friendly Ghost Set.   (Instruction sheet, door signs, door hangers, & round tag or sticker)

Click here to download pdf files!

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Friendly Halloween Trio Set.    (Instruction sheet, door signs, door hangers, & round tag or sticker)

Click here to download pdf files!

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Trio door hanger.  Click here to download!

The next 2 sets are meant to be printed and cut-out into the shapes.  I print them on cardstock then cut them along the outer edge of the pictures.

For this friendly jack’o lantern set click here!

 

Click here for this eerie tombstone set!

For more ideas and another FREE Printable 
game sheet, check out my post last Halloween! 

 

 

 

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Round Up of Star Wars Crafts for Kids

Round Up of Star Wars Crafts for Kids

star warsHere we go again.  Just in time for summer vacation Disney is releasing the newest Star Wars movie.  This one’s called Han Solo – A Star Wars Story.

Just like Roque One released two summers ago this movie is not part of the original Star Wars saga.  Instead it’s a stand alone story designed to eventually tie all the movies together by filling in the background for characters and events brought to life in one of the movies starting with the very first Star Wars classic now called the New Hope or episode 4.  Long story and actually even debatable as to which order the first 6 movies should be viewed.  I’m not going to even get into that debate.  I’m a Star Wars fan pretty much but I’d hardly call myself a hardcore fanatic.

star warsRegardless what order one chooses to view the Star Wars saga I know that this latest addition will stir up interest in all things Star Wars yet again.  Just like how The Last Jedi stirred up interest in the later part of last year when it was released during the holiday season.

So to give you a heads up here are a few Star Wars related crafts that should keep the kids busy for a while.  So go ahead take them to see Han Solo and gather your craft supplies and let them get creative.   I know I’ll be taking the grandkids to see the movie and we’ll probably end up making some of the crafty things I’ve posted here!

By the way Star Wars aren’t just for kids, adults love them too!  I’ll be posting some crafting ideas and even recipes that are Star Wars related in the coming weeks so check out my posts this may get interesting!  If you can’t wait check out my round up of Star Wars  free crochet patterns!

star warsChewbacca Hand Puppet

Since the movie is clearly about Han Solo it’s only fitting that the first craft the kids make is this cute Chewbacca Hand Puppet.

A Grande Life gives you step by step instructions on how to make them out of brown paper bags!

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star warsStar Wars Magnets

I just love these Star Wars Magnets by the Rural Mom!

They seem pretty easy to make, they look super cool, and they’re practical!

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star warsStained Glass BB-8

BB-8 is the adorable little drone we met in The Force Awakens.  He’s become a favorite with kids and adults alike!

Here’s a frugal craft featuring this beloved character by Raising Whasians!

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star warsYoda Puppet

Yoda is timeless.  Who doesn’t love this sometimes silly little green man with the pointy ears?  Learn how to make this super easy Yoda puppet from Coffee Cups and Crayons.

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star warsSponge Printed Death Star

A round up of Star Wars crafts wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t make a Death Star.  Gotta have a Death Star!

Here’s a cool one from Crafts on Sea!

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star warsLight Sabers

You know it’s all about the light sabers!  Here are 3 different crafts that make some sort of light saber.

Play Trains will show you how to make these super cute mini light sabers for your plush Star Wars critters to hold.  The kids can play with them too!

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star warsThe mini light sabers a bit too small for you?  Or you’d prefer something a bit more educational.  How about these Light Saber Sensory Bottles by Little Bins for Little Hands?

They look super cool.  I’ sure the kids will love them!

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star warsStill want something useful?  How about these Light Saber Popsicle Holder by Celebrating with the Bug?

 

Still looking for more Star Wars related crafts?  Check out my round up of Star Wars crafts for the Family.

Keep an eye out for more Star Wars crafts and even recipes!  I’ll be sharing some soon!

 

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Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed – FREE Printables

Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed – FREE Printables

Breakfast in Bed
Courtesy of donalskehan.com

Mother’s Day is fast approaching; but you still have plenty of time to think of something to give Mom this year.  If you’re thinking about taking her out to brunch or dinner you better make reservations now!  Mother’s Day is one of the busiest days for most restaurants, that’s probably because Moms don’t want to cook on Mother’s Day, I know I don’t!

Instead of taking her out this year why not make Mom breakfast in bed?  You don’t have to be a great cook, it can be as simple as bringing her a bowl of cereal or even a pop tart and a glass of orange juice.  The idea is to make the day special by doing something for Mom instead of how it usually works,  Mom getting up and doing for everyone in the house!

Here are some ideas and recipes for Mother’s Day breakfast in bed.  I hope it will inspire you this Mother’s Day!

How to serve it?

 

Breakfast in Bed
Courtesy of Buckets of Burlap

First things first!  It all begins with a tray, you’ll need to put her food on something to carry it to her room.  Even if it’s just a pop-tart it will look yummy dressed up plated on a nice dish and served on a pretty tray with a flower from the garden.

Buckets of Burlap up-cycles pallet wood to make this pretty breakfast tray table.

Click here to learn how!

Breakfast in Bed
Courtesy of Mother Earth Living

Mother Earth Living makes this cute tray from an old suitcase lid and bits of wallpaper.

Click here to learn how!

Breakfast in Bed
Courtesy of So You Think You’re Crafty

For a multi-purpose tray try this up-cycled cabinet door by So You Think You’re Crafty.  You can serve her breakfast and wish her Happy Mother’s Day on the chalkboard tray!

Click here to learn how!

If you don’t have an old cabinet door you can paint an old metal or plastic tray with chalkboard paint and add a couple of cabinet pulls from the hardware store to make a similar tray.  Or just paint the frame of a chalkboard and add the cabinet pulls for handles.  Lots of possibilities here to show off your craftiness!

What to serve?

 

Breakfast in Bed
Courtesy of Donal Skehan

Now that your “stage” is set you’ll need to move on to the main event, FOOD!  Whether you’re a top chef or a kitchen klutz I’m sure you’ll find something yummy to serve Mom.  Just remember presentation is everything; even a store bought donut can look special plated on fine china with a paper doily from Walmart.

Want to impress Mom with your culinary skills?  Cook her up some of these yummy things from Donal Skehan.

Click here for recipes!

Breakfast in Bed
Courtesy of Buzzfeed

Ok, so you don’t cook, you can still impress her with a yogurt parfait topped with fresh fruit and granola.  You can buy it all from the market or go ahead try your hand at some homemade granola.

Click here for granola recipes!

Breakfast in Bed
Courtesy of Stepable

Somewhere in between chef and klutz?  How about these “Love” pancakes from Stepable?
It’s done using boxed pancake mix, you basically just add water and stir if you get the quick pancake mix!

You can fry up any letter you want to send your own special message.

Click here to learn how!

Breakfast in Bed
Courtesy of Hungry Happenings

If you really want to impress Mom with your craftiness and culinary abilities whip up this edible arrangement from Hungry Happenings.

Click here to learn how!

Breakfast in Bed
Courtesy of Always With Butter

Oh, right!  You’re banned from the kitchen because you’re the burn the kitchen type of cook!  No worries, pop on over to the neighborhood coffee shop and pick up a couple of pastries and her favorite tea or coffee.  Slip them out of the bag and plate them on a doily covered dish and pour the hot drink in a pretty cup or mug, she’ still love it!

 

What about the beverage?

 

Breakfast in Bed
 

Courtesy of Wine & Glue

You can serve mom her favorite tea or coffee in a pretty cup or mug and a pitcher of OJ or her favorite juice.  If you want to make it really special whip up one of these morning beverages.

Wake her up with a fruity Sunrise Mimosa from Wine & Glue.

Click here for recipe!

 

Breakfast in Bed
Courtesy of Pieces of a Mom

Mom prefer something spicier?  How about this Perfect Bloody Mary from Pieces of a Mom?

Click here for recipe!

Breakfast in Bed
Courtesy of The Kitchn

If Mom’s not into booze mix up this refreshing non-alcoholic Citrus Rosemary Spritzer from The Kitchn.

Click here for recipe!

Breakfast in Bed
Courtesy of No Fat No Whip

Serve your beverages, hot & cold, in pretty carafes and tea or coffee pots so she can have refills.  Saves you from going back and forth to the kitchen for them.

Still need a GIFT?

 

Breakfast in Bed
Courtesy of B. Lovely Events

If you still feel breakfast in bed is not enough then make her a keepsake and pop it on the tray.

Spruce up the breakfast tray with a card or mini banner.

Click here for Mother’s Day FREE Printables from B. Lovely Events!

Breakfast in Bed
Courtesy of BHG.com

Serve her coffee or tea in this Hand-Warming Mug from Better Homes and Gardens.  It will surely warm her heart!

Click here to learn how!

Breakfast in Bed
Courtesy of Home Stories A to Z

Or put the flowers in this Mason Jar Picture Frame by Home Stories A to Z. 

Click here to learn how!

 

 

 

Breakfast in Bed
Courtesy of Lolly Jane

If Mom prefers potted plants to cut flowers then give here these succulents in a Mason Jar from Lolly Jane.

Click here to learn how and for FREE printable!

Breakfast in Bed
Courtesy of BHG.com

Mom doesn’t have a green thumb?  Combine flowers and photos with this Flower Tree from Better Homes and Gardens.

Click here to learn how!

Whatever you decide to give Mom this Mother’s Day rest assured that she’ll love it specially if it comes with a great big hug!

For more Mother’s Day craft ideas click here!

DIY Subway Art Mother’s Day Card – Free Printable!

DIY Subway Art Mother’s Day Card – Free Printable!

Subway Art Mother's Day CardJust about everyone I know heads to the store around this time of year in search of the perfect Mother’s Day card.  But have you seen the price of cards lately?  I happened to browse Walmart’s card section the other day and was surprised to find cards for almost $10!  Sure some of them are big and fancy, with sparkles, gems, ribbons, sounds, and other embellishments.  But really TEN BUCKS for a card that will more than likely end up at the bottom of Mom’s desk drawer or worse yet in the trash bin.  Talk about throwing money way!  Not to mention the sentiments are trite and somewhat generic, many don’t convey everything we want to say.

I’ve gotten many Mother’s Day cards thru the years after all I have 3 grown kids and 5 precious grandbabies.  I run into them when I clean out my nightstand drawer, at least the store bought ones.  The ones I cherish are the ones the kids and grandkids made for me, those aren’t shoved in the drawer!

One of the advantages of homemade cards is that you can make anything you want and say anything you want.  That’s what makes them so special!  And let’s not forget homemade cards are much cheaper than store bought ones.  You can save that $10 or put it towards the gift!

Well lately my Cricut Explore electric die cutting machine has become my BFF.  I’ve been quite busy making party invitations and décor for the children’s birthdays, not to mention holiday décor including Mother’s Day gifts for the Moms in my life.  So I thought why not make Mother’s Day cards to go with those gifts.

I made several different ones but one of the simplest and nicest I think is this Homemade Mother’s Day Subway Art Card.

I’ve really been into Subway Art lately, I even used it for my Mother’s Day Subway Art Tray I shared last month.  In fact I used the tray as a background for the Mother’s Day Subway Art Card picture on this post!

I love Subway Art because it’s cute, simple, and very easy to do.  You don’t need special equipment just your computer and printer.

If you’re not sure what Subway Art is it’s actually Typography Art.  In short a bunch of words typed in different fonts, colors, and sizes then arranged in an attractive way.  The words can revolve around a theme, they can convey a message, or be the words of a poem or slogan, lyrics of a song, or whatever you want it to say.  You can use it many ways.  I’ve seen it used as framed art work, on wedding invitations, signs, and more.  Remember I used it to make a Mother’s Day Tray, the words on the tray, and the card is “Mother” in different languages.  Very appropriate!

Subway Art Mother's Day CardI’m very pleased with this Homemade Mother’s Day Subway Art Card and I’m so excited to share it with you!  I’m sharing 2 printable jpg designs that you can download and print at home.  And I’ll tell you what you need to make it and how to put it all together.

I used blank 5×7 white cards with matching envelopes.  You can pick up packages of blank cards at any craft store.   Or you can cut your own out of card stock.

I printed the Subway Art on white card stock.  To fit on the blank card I made it 4.5” x 6.5”.

Then I cut out the “frame”.  The frame measures 5×7 outside and the inner frame is 4×6, it fits perfectly over the Subway Art.  I’m sharing the frame template too!

I glued everything on the front of the blank card then to make it super special I embossed “Happy Mother’s Day” with embossing powder and heat gun.  But if you don’t have a heat gun no worries!  You can leave it just the way it is or use markers, crayons, paint, glitter, or whatever you have to dress up the letters.

I left the inside of the card blank and will be handwriting Mother’s Day sentiments for each recipient.

Easy peasy!  Best of all this Mother’s Day Card cost me a big fat 0!  I already had everything on hand!

Subway Art Mother's day card

So here’s how you too can make this card for Mother’s Day!

 

Supplies:

Subway Art Mother's Day CardSubway Art printable and frame template  (You’ll find 2 different designs!) – Click here

Blank 5×7 card or DIY out of cardstock

A7 Envelope (optional)

Card stock – white, and pink or whatever color you want the frame to be – If you’re cutting your own card base then you’ll need card stock in your choice of color as well

Glue – you can use the kids’ school glue like Elmer’s white glue

Scissors or Exacto knife

Ruler or straight edge

Markers, glitter, paint, or whatever you want to dress up some letters (optional)

 

Directions:

Download the printable and template

Pop it into a photo editor like photoshop, paint, or whatever you have and size it to:

Printable 4.5” x 6.5”

Frame 5”x7”

Print the printable and frame template on card stock – White cardstock for the printable and whatever color you want the frame to be.

With the help of a ruler or straight edge cut the printable to size.  Then cut out the frame and the rectangle inside.

Glue the Subway Art in the center of the card base*

Glue the frame over the Subway Art making sure to align it with the card’s edges.

Great! Simple right?

* If you aren’t using pre-made card bases you can make your own with card stock.

Cut out a rectangular piece of card stock in the color you want.  It must measure 10” in width and 7” in length.

Fold it vertically in half

For a crisp fold use a credit card or other straight edge and run it over the fold

Subway Art Mother's Day CardYour card will measure 5”x7” and will fit in an A7 envelope if you choose to use and envelope.

At this point your card is good to go, but if you want to dress it up you can.

I used gold embossing powder and heat gun to highlight Happy Mother’s Day.

You can use markers, paint, glitter glue, or whatever you have on hand to dress up your card.

Get creative and have fun!  Mom will love her Mother’s Day Card this year!

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Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet – FREE Recipes and Printables

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet – FREE Recipes and Printables

Did you forget that Mother’s Day is on May 10th. this year?  Can’t get reservations to her favorite brunch spot?  No worries!  DIY your own brunch buffet for Mom, Grandma, Aunties, and all the Moms in your life.  It will not only be more cost effective than those fancy Mother’s Day brunches at a hotel or restaurant, it will be extra special too!

Mother's DayYou don’t have to limit yourself to just taking Mom out you can invite her friends and family as well for a nice brunch and a great time.

The menu can be as simple as bagels and donuts or as fancy as a you like; you can have pancake, waffle, and crepe stations along with Mimosa or Bloody Mary bars.  You can tailor it to fit your budget and your Mom’s preferences.  The important thing is you did it for Mom so she and her friends and family can get together for a memorable time.

Here are some ideas and recipes to inspire you.  Go ahead make her day!

 

Choose your buffet style:

Mother's DayYou can choose what type of buffet you want to set up from an intimate get together with just close family or a lavish champagne brunch spread for Mom and all her cohorts.
Here’s a simple brunch buffet from Pampers, Play Dates & Parties. [spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
Mother's Day A Pink & Orange Bagel Bar by Giggles Galore. [spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
Mother's DayAn Eggo Waffle Bar by Mammamoiselle.  No cooking involved! [spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
Mother's DayAnother no cook option from Hostess with the Mostess is a Yogurt Bar! [spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

Mother's DayFor something a bit fancier here’s a Crepe Bar from Your Home Based Mom.  Click here for recipes! [spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

 

 

 

 

Mother's Day Or go all out with this Champagne Brunch idea from Catch My Party!
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Mother's DayDon’t forget the beverages!  Here’s a great idea for a Mimosa Bar from Smarty had a Party.   You may want to add sparking grape juice as a non-alcoholic option for guests who choose not to imbibe.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mother's DayOr a Bloody Mary Bar from Four and Know More.  Guests can choose to add the Vodka, or not.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mother's DayAnd of course no buffet would be complete without a dessert station.  Here’s a sweet idea I found on Pinterest re-purposing an old dresser.

 

 

 

 

 

What to serve?

Mother's Day The menu is the next step.  It would depend on your budget and kitchen skills.  You can host a brunch buffet without busting the bank and without any culinary ability,  it just takes planning!

Sure fire buffet hits with no cooking required would be:  Eggo or frozen pancake bars, Cereal bars, yogurt bars, fresh fruit stations, pastry tables, and bagel bars.

Hit up your local Costco or Sam’s club or your favorite supermarket to buy everything you need.  You don’t even have to cut the fruit, you can buy a fruit tray.  Just be sure you have a pretty toaster or two on hand for guests to use.

You don’t have to limit yourself to one type of bar you can mix and match to create a buffet that has two or more stations; DIY Waffles, yogurt bar with fresh fruit and granola for toppings, and a beverage station for example.

Mother's Day If you want to cook reduce the stress and include menu items that can be cooked or  prepped in advance; unless you’re a seasoned short order cook making cook to order eggs for each of your guests can make you frantic.  So think quiches, casseroles, and baked goods!

Try this overnight Creme Brulee French toast from Carlsbad Cravings.  I made it for my family’s Christmas brunch last year, it was wonderful.  You prep it the night before and pop it in the oven half an hour before serving.

Click here for recipe!

 

Mother's DayAnother family brunch favorite is Chile Relleno Torta, I recipe I found years ago in Diane Mott Davidson’s book “Dying for Chocolate”.  It’s basically a crustless quiche with a bit of a bite from the picante sauce on top.  I prep everything the night before and pop it in the oven a half hour or so before serving.  I serve it with a basket of warm tortillas and bowls of sour cream and guacamole.  My kids and grandkids expect this every year for Christmas brunch.

Click here for recipe!

Mother's DayFor something heartier try this Ham & Cheese Breakfast Bake from Country Cleaver.

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Mother's DayYou can make this Yogurt Coffee Cake by Chef in Training the day before, it would make a yummy centerpiece for your dessert station.

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Mother's DayMake these Frosted Orange Buns by Kitchen Sanctuary the day before, it’s sure to be a hit!

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Mother's DayThis Strawberry & Coconut Breakfast Casserole from Simply Stacie is another make ahead option.

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Mother's DayAdd this Overnight Crockpot Steel Cut Oatmeal by Thrifty Jinxy to a cereal bar as a hot alternative.  Guests can serve themselves directly from the crockpot.

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Mother's DayYou can make these breakfast sandwiches by Jamie Cooks It Up the night before and pop them in the oven in the morning.

Click here for recipes!

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Decorate?

Mother's DayWhether you’re serving a simple buffet or and elaborate one don’t forget to add the final touch to your tables!  Decorate!

Even if you’re dessert tables is just filled with store bought cupcakes, it will look more festive plated on a pretty cake stand and decorated with pretty cupcake wrappers and toppers.

Flowers in mason jars and vases are another good way to make the house look festive. Balloons, ribbons, tissue pom-poms are inexpensive ways to decorate for any event.

Using pretty plates, even paper ones help add color and fun to any gathering.  Add interest to your buffet table by plating food in pretty trays, stands, and jars of varying height.

Check out these free Mother’s Day Printables from The Girl Creative click here!

Make your own cake stands from dollar store finds!  Learn how here!