Mother’s Day printable for you

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Once again I felt like showing you, our customers, loyal readers of my blog, bloggers who have shared the shoppe and candidly anyone intrigued enough to stop by, how much we appreciate you. And when better to do it than just before Mother’s Day!

For my own Mother’s Day picnic this year we’re changing it up a bit and decorating with a few non-traditional Mother’s Day colors: red (my late Grandmother’s favorite), yellow (one of my Mom’s favorites) and black (one of my favorites). And of course I wanted to share our printable creations (napkin rings, beverage markers and placecards) with the other wonderful women in my life, you ladies of course! I hope you like them and have an opportunity to use them, if not for Mother’s Day, any day you feel like livening up the dinner table.

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Finally, here’s a quick shot of the basket of goodies that I’ll be using for my own Mother’s Day picnic. I just love this fabric, my inspiration. And lemons will get the stage, making an appearance in my decor, in the drinks I serve and in the food. Can’t wait! 

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Enjoy and happy early Mother’s Day from The Celebration Shoppe!

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{new!} barn cookie cutter

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We saw these super cute barn cookie cutters and couldn’t resist adding them to our “on the farm” birthday collection. And here’s a quick pictorial on how to ice them using red and white icing, a plastic bottle (pipe the edges and then heat icing in the microwave for no more than 9 seconds to flood), resealable freezer weight bag, icing connector and icing tips (#46 for the barn slats and #2 for the doors).

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Happy baking!

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creative mom cupcakes

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I’m a cupcake fan. I know, you couldn’t have guessed, right. {wink} Well, with Mother’s Day fast approaching I thought I would share some creative cupcake ideas from around the web.

  1. Sew sweet cupcake (my mom would love!) is from Family Fun mag.  
  2. Sprinkles Cupcakes {via CupcakesTakeTheCake}
  3. Sugarbloom’s Chocolate Mud cupcake
  4. Hello Frosting’s edible transfer cupcake

Happy baking!

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country brunch

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I’m working on ideas for a Mother’s Day brunch and I think this placesetting and punch idea from Country Living magazine is just too perfect, as my mom is a southern lady and would appreciate the country elegance. Hmmm… wonder where I could get those plates… I might have to compromise with white plates and a round bandanna pattern cardstock inset. {wink}

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graduation cupcake

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I found these on the Hello! Cupcake website and simply had to share it.

Here’s what they had to say about these fun graduation day cupcakes: “Our mortar board caps are made from a chocolate coated marshmallow cookie such as Mallomars. But any round shaped chocolate could work. We added an Andies mint for the flat top but you could also use graham crackers cut to size and dipped in melted chocolate. The tassel is made from red licorice pull and peel, but could be just as easily cut from fruit roll ups. We added a red mini M&M for the button. The diploma is phyllo dough we rolled into little diploma shapes and baked for just a few minutes to make them lightly golden. A pirouette cookie cut in half would also make a cute little diploma. We used the peel and pull again to make the string holding the diploma shut.”

This is only one of their fabulous creations so make sure you pick up a copy of this “must have” cupcake book! I personally have one and I can tell you that the instuctions are detailed, easy and I’ve yet to make a design that didn’t come out just like the pictures.

Happy baking!

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giveaway: become a FB fan

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Okay, so it has taken us way too long to get on FaceBook. And now that we have, I thought it might be fun to have a giveaway!

Please join us!

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beverage services to wow

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Born and raised in the South, transplanted to Ohio in my mid 20s, I need a few things to keep me grounded in my Southern roots. And laugh if you wish, but one of those things is my Southern Living magazine. {wink} The articles, the recipes, the images of the region… ahhhh!

So this weekend when I curled up with a cup of coffee and the latest issue, I saw this perfect shower idea for a beverage bar (right image). The half carafes are simple, inexpensive and a very cute way to offer multiple choices.

After going to the web, I found a few more things, like this chalk board beverage tag idea. The only thing I would do differently is use a whimsy template for a more ornate look. 

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And what about these very clever berry ice cubes (inside the drink) and decorative bottle coolers (around the drink). Love it! And for those of you that know anything about the South, creative ways to keep your beverages cold in the summer is a necessity!

Happy Monday!

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introducing slumber party

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I’m very excited to introduce our newest custom invitation, thank you and printable collection: slumber party. Using bright pinks, blues, greens, oranges and even brown, we created a fun and chic collection that even includes all the components to host a beautiful candy table. Something I’m certain would help make any slumber party a success. Mom might be a little wary of the sugar highs, but let’s face it, the girls are going to spend the entire night giggling anyway so why not let them indulge. {wink}

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Here’s a look at several of the candy table labels. There are eight pre-filled labels (in addition to the ones above, there is also “jelly beans,” “soda,” and “cookies”) and a blank sheet of labels in the collection.  

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We’ve also created an adorable banner to hang over the candy table (or anywhere else). I loved putting this one together because it is so simple: trim out the design, thread the banner blocks with a beautiful grosgrain ribbon and hang. And for the backdrop, we actually used the same hot pink/fuchsia tablecloth as the candy table (available in the collection).

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As for tableware, we’ve paired the collection with two placesettings, our pink and lime green polka dot plates and our Serengeti brown and white print.

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Here are the napkin rings we designed to go with the pink and lime green table decor.

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And here are the napkin rings (loving the flip-flop!) that we designed to go with the Serengeti table decor.

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As always, we’ve designed cupcake wrappers and picks that coordinate with the decor and save you from slaving over a three tier cake if you don’t want to. This time we chose the phrase “SLUMBER PARTY!” and flip-flops for the picks, pairing them with a hot pink and white Serengeti print wrapper.

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Here’s another shot of the flip-flop cupcake.

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And no worries about favors; we have you covered with cello bag toppers,

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candy bar favor wrappers, and

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favor tags in case you want to go beyond sweets and give your guests their own pedi kit or sleep mask.

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We also designed straw slips in the six patterns found in the invitation (so no one has to worry about losing their soda pop).

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I’ll leave you with a few tips on how to set up your own candy table. 

  • First, think symmetry; have two or four of everything.
  • Second, popcorn cones are super easy if you use a little hot glue to close the cardstock {wink} and have a hubby nice enough to drill a few holes in a board for you (cover the board in a beautiful wrapping paper, insert lollipop sticks to hold up your cones and you’re in business). 
  • Third, use sheets of cardstock in the place of serving platters (a cheap way to make sure your table colors are consistent), but make sure you have extra on hand when you replenish your table because sometimes your treats will leave a stain on the paper.
  • Finally, use lots of color in your candy and visit your local bulk candy shoppes for the best deals. 

As always, I hope you’re inspired by our new slumber party collection.  

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