October 14th, 2014 | Comments

PARTY-PLANNING | GRUMPY CAT FOOD & DRINK

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Kelly Lyden shares her tips for creating meringue ghosts and pumpkin soda bottles for her upcoming Grumpy Cat theme Halloween party in partnership with Friskies and Petsmart. [...]

October 7th, 2014 | Comments

PARTY-PLANNING | GRUMPY CAT PARTY DECOR

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Kelly is party planning for a Grumpy Cat themed Halloween party in partnership with Friskies and Petsmart. She shows you how to create a simple DIY party decoration that fills up some blank walls and is theme appropriate. With these simple paper fan decorations, using basic supplies and a little creativity, you can take a plain paper fan and turn it into a black cat, a pumpkin, a red devil…the options are endless! [...]

October 21st, 2013 |

PUMPKINS THAT GLITTER

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We have been SO busy behind the scenes lately preparing for the book launch, as well as prepping our holiday collection to officially launch later this week.  So, although we have Christmas and Hanukkah on our minds most days lately, I figured it was time to get some Halloween decorations up around here.

You all know I [...]

October 31st, 2012 |

Use up that Halloween Candy!

Happy Halloween, Everyone! The Party Dress team wishes you all a happy and safe holiday…..we hope you have a great time today with your family!  I’m here today to give you a quick dessert idea for tonight after trick or treating (or later this week!) that you can make with your kids.

After the initial excitement over [...]

October 25th, 2012 |

3 Fun and Free Halloween Crafts

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With the fall festivities upon us, I am thrilled to share some fun, and easy to make, Halloween party decorations using templates from my new book Pretty Paper Parties (the links to the free templates are at the bottom of this post). Simply download, print, cut and glue. Is that easy!

Materials needed for the projects:

2.5 inch [...]

October 24th, 2012 |

Witch’s Hat Cupcake Topper

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I just love this creative cupcake topper idea from Carrie at Half Baked – The Cake Blog!  Follow her simple steps to make these witch’s hat cupcake toppers for your Halloween party:

1. Grab a regular sized cupcake liner. Fold liner in half. Fold in half again, creating a pie-like wedge. Tape the two flaps together using [...]

October 23rd, 2012 |

Halloween Pizza

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Did you catch our ideas for setting a festive, family-friendly Halloween dinner table earlier today?!  I’m here to share a creative {and simple} idea for making Halloween pizzas with your kids.

Using traditional pizza toppings, create Halloween images such as a pumpkin, a ghost or a black bat.  Here is a cheat sheet for ingredients:

shredded mozzarella (perfect [...]

October 23rd, 2012 |

Halloween Family Dinner

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Halloween is typically a busy, busy day for moms. The pre- Halloween costume preparation, the day of school parties and parades, and the afternoon full of trick or treating. By the time dinner rolls around, who has time to pull together a special meal? You ALL do! Our goal is to celebrate family and with these [...]

October 19th, 2012 |

DIY Halloween Milk Bottles

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With Halloween quickly approaching, it’s time to start gathering up some simple ideas that you can recreate for a classroom party, a neighborhood gathering, or even to create a festive family dinner.  These ruffled paper bands from Jenny Dixon of Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line is PERFECT for any of these occasions.

Follow Jenny’s quick tips below, and you [...]

October 11th, 2012 |

Candy Corn Brownie Bites

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Are you looking for a simple treat for a Halloween school party or neighborhood gathering.  Our candy corn brownie bites are simple and oh, so stylish.  You can dress up store-bought or homemade brownies with a simple piece of candy.  I place my brownies in the refridgerator for 15 minutes prior to cutting, so they are [...]

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