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Free Printable: Inflating Valentine's!

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Free Printable: Inflating Valentine's!

Valentine's day is right around the corner. While we suspect many of you will be feverishly toting out your craft bins this weekend in order to make the perfect Valentines, we are taking the less-traditional route by avoiding candy and going to one of our FAVORITE hidden gems-----self inflating balloons. These awesome Valentines are super inexpensive, very unique, and take only a few seconds a piece to complete. Plus, we all know how much kiddos LOVE balloons. Can't go wrong with these!

((I know what you're thinking.......say whaaaaat? Yup, you heard that right, self inflating balloons! These are SO fun and such a huge hit in our house for all occasions. All you have to do is follow the instructions on the back of each package to inflate the balloon. No special equipment or supplies needed. Just a fist and the package. That is all!))

Okay, enough already......let's get started!

Printable Valentine Inflating Balloon

Start by gathering all of your supplies. Here's what you need:

  • Whack-a-pack Balloons ---- one for each Valentine. You can find these at your local Dollar Tree. and also on Amazon
  • Scissors
  • Tape, plain or washi
  • Ruler
  • X-acto knife* This is optional. I prefer to cut my Valentines out using an X-acto knife, but regular scissors will do also
Free Printable Valentines Inflating Balloon

Start by printing off your desired Valentines. We designed them in several colorways to give you as many options as possible.

Next, use scissors or an X-acto knife to cut out each Valentine.

Free Printable Valentines Inflating Balloons

Once you have them all cut out, gather your washi tape and all of your Whack-a-Pack balloons. Start pairing them up as you see fit. This is a great time to get creative and play with various colors and patterns. You can also go a step further and free your inner creative by adding glitter, sequins, feathers, anything that you heart desires.

Free Printable Valentines Inflating Balloon

Carefully clip off the end of each balloon pack right below the package seal. The balloon pack will not work if the seal is broken, so it's a good idea to have an adult help with this part.

Free Unique Printable Valentines

Add a small piece of tape to the top left, and bottom right corners of the Whack-a-Pack. Press each one onto each card, respectively. (Also, it should be noted that I am definitely not a hand model :-) I'll keep my day job. LOL!)

Free Unique Printable Valentines

Voila!!! How cute are these?! Last thing to do is to sign your name at the bottom of each and you're ready to gift them all away!

Free Printable Valentines Cards Whack a pack
Whack a Pack Valentines Cards

Happy Valentine's Day, y'all.

Cheers!

Maddie

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Christmas in July!

Christmas in July, what a Merry idea! This is the first year we are offering any mid-July Christmas specials, and it sure has my mind on the season ahead. Last year just before the holiday season we released our brand new product the Elf Made Easy Fête Box and it was such a HUGE hit--- as in, we sold out 3 times in just a 2 week period--- we've decided to keep it fresh (and not try to kill our selves) by spreading out the holiday season versus cramming it all into a 2 week period ;-)

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Anyways, today we wanted to pop by and answer some popular questions about our Elf Made Easy box. So, we'll attempt to keep this short and sweet using the Q & A format!

What is Elf Made Easy?

A parents/grandparents/teachers dream come true! Elf Made Easy is one tidy shipment of an entire month's worth of scenes and actions for your loving family holiday elf to perform each night. It takes ALL of the work and hustle out of the rascal holiday elf and allows you to enjoy the magic with your kids.

How many scenes are included?

30 scenes. One for every night from the day after Thanksgiving, up to Christmas Eve (when your Elf travels to the North Pole to report to Santa, of course!)

What if I have more than one Elf, or what if I have more than one child?

No worries at all! We try to make each scene as flexible as possible, since we understand everyone has a different situation at home. Some of the best uses of the Elf Made Easy box we've seen have come from families that put their own spin on the scenes. We highly encourage that!

I'm not "crafty", can I still use this?

Yes! That is the exact reason we created this box. Plus, their is a handy guidebook inside each box to guide you through the scenes.

I ordered a Elf Made Easy box last year. Will this one be the same?

No way. We've been busy brainstorming and searching out suppliers since early 2016.

My kids are all different ages. How do I know they will all enjoy it?

All ideas are tested on a real life kid, and we try to draw inspiration from as many pop-culture references as possible (that are kid friendly). We find that this ensures a super enjoyable experience for kids of all ages.

How do I get the FREE bonus Elf Made Easy: Birthday Box?

Easy peasy. Be one of the first 100 customers to pre-order your Elf Made Easy Fête Box by July 23, 2016.

What is included in the Elf Made Easy: Birthday Box?

  • 1 Mini faux-cake w/candle
  • 3 Mini birthday balloons (assorted colors)
  • Mini batch of confetti
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When will the boxes ship?

This is a pre-order event,  so we will hang on to your box order until they ship in early November. We figured no one in their right mind would want to have to keep track of a holiday box for the nest 5+ months ;-) You're welcome!

Free with purchase Elf Made Easy: Birthday Fête Boxes will ship shortly after the Elf Made Easy boxes ship.

Will all the faux cakes and balloons be the exact same?

No way. What fun would that be? We'll choose a variety of assortments and will pack them randomly. Fun!

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We'd love to answer any other questions you may have. Feel free to ask them below!
 And don't forget to pre-order your Elf Made Easy Fête Box before the free gift with purchase runs out!

Cheers!

Maddie

 

 

 

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Valentine's Date Night Fete Box!

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Valentine's Date Night Fete Box!

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and we understand that it can be really difficult to come up with plans or ideas for the evening. Does this conversation ever play out in your relationship?

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5 Tips for a Stress Free New Years Eve

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5 Tips for a Stress Free New Years Eve

New Years Eve is a fun time for all, but it tends to come in like a freight train, right on the tail of Christmas. We are all about the party (of course!) but believe that NYE can be stressful if you're not careful. No matter the age of your guests, we have 5 tips that you can use to make NYE stress free.

clink balloon for new years eve

1.) Start Planning NOW! The key to NYE is planning before Christmas. Do you need to have a appetizer table layout all planned and ready to roll? Probably not. But would it help to have a good idea of the style you are aiming to achieve? Yes. Pro tip: Stay tuned for a super stylish Fete Box NYE Party that may just inspire yours!

2.) Choose an event time, and guests asap! Most people are focused entirely on Christmas right now.....which means you can still choose your event time and fine-tune your guest list before it's too late. Pro tip: Pay special attention to how your guests mesh. Inviting guests whose personalities compliment each others is key to a lively party (without the chance of unwanted drama!)

3.) Shop NYE food items on your next grocery trip. This tip is a huge time and stress saver. Chances are, you make approximately the same foods for NYE every year and you will likely make 1 more shopping trip before Christmas. That means, you can add all of the food items that have a long shelf-life like crackers, dipping oils, dips, chips, salsas, etc. to your list now. Pick them up on your next shopping trip and BAM! you've already got a leg up on NYE prep. Pro Tip: Don't forget to add plates, cups, napkins, and ice to the list ;-)

4.) Clean in advance. No one wants to clean all day, and then party all night. Instead, clean up your place, arrange food table(s), prep table cloths, freshen bedding (in case you end up with unexpected overnight guests), vacuum, and dust all in advance. Pro Tip: Clean your restroom(s) on the day of for ultimate freshness.

5.) Plan for back-up fun. Everyone has attended a party that doesn't live up to it's expectations. Womp womp. Don't let that happen to you! Instead, anticipate some dull moments , and plan ahead. Are your friends the board game type? Have some tucked away for easy access that can be pulled out when things start to get dull. Music lovers? Make an up-beat playlist that is sure to keep everyone on their feet all night long. Everyone bringing kids? Prep kid friendly snacks and a movie that can be set up in a flash. Pro Tip: Place smaller snack bowls around your entertaining area to keep guests from congregating in one area all night. This ensures that all guests are mingling together, which will help you avoid needing your back-up fun!

Cheers!

Maddie

P.S: Custom calligraphy balloons in partnership with the lovely Lily from LoveLetterCallig

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