I'm attending a Cookie Exchange party this weekend, hosted by one of my dearest colleagues. I've been scouring the web for festive cookie ideas and thought I'd share them here, in case you are also attending one (or even hosting one) this holiday season and are also looking for ideas and recipes.
If you are hosting one, check out the great tips for hosting a cookie swap at Martha Stewart.
Still looking for table setting ideas for Thanksgiving dinner, but think you've waited too long to pull off anything really creative and elegant? Well, look no further because there are so many wonderful party printables collections out there to save the day. These collections really will save you hours of work, so you can focus on roasting that turkey! All you need is a color printer, white cardstock and a cutter/pair of scissors! Isn't that something to be thankful for?! And what's even more amazing, is that so many of the most talented and creative party goods designers around are giving away their Thanksgiving collections for FREE!! In this post, I've showcased many of my favorite Thanksgiving party printables collections that are free, but don't forget to repay your debt of gratitude by visiting their collections at other times of year and buying their party printables collections for all of your do-it-yourself party needs!
Remember the "Mod" Thanksgiving Printables that I featured from Hostess with the Mostess? Well, as I said, I loved them so much, I had to incorporate them (and my son's acorns and leaves) into the Thanksgiving tablescape I'm planning for our Thanksgiving this year. Take a look.
I absolutely adore this "mod" Thanksgiving table from my favorite blog of all time, Hostess with the Mostess!! For our family Thanksgiving this year, I planned to go a little more traditional--just yesterday, I had my son help me gather up acorns, leaves and other items from our back yard for our tablescape (more on that later)--but I love this collection so much, I absolutely have to incorporate these printables...as well as my son's natural treasure! So, I'm changing my theme from "traditional" to "traditional/mod"! I hope it will look great, but who knows, it may just come out looking confused...we'll see soon enough!!
Do you remember the sneak peak of the lilac baby shower from a couple of weeks ago? Well, the shower was this weekend and it was a huge success! At the last party I featured on the blog, the Halloween dessert buffet was the star of the show. At this shower, a different type of (inedible) cake served as the focal point! :-) I used lots of paper flowers throughout as the uniting theme. The party favors were lavender recipe cards (lavender ice cream, cookies, brie, salmon, vinaigrette etc.) and sachets of lavender.