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Are you in the mood to create fun and festive holiday crafts and accessories Here at Bella Bella Studios, I stumbled across the sweetest idea to easily embellish your Christmas packages.

DIY,小可爱

 found via duitang.com and Marthastewart.com
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Here at Bella Bella Studios, I am obsessed with Pinterest! 

I have enjoyed creating so many “boards”. Prior to learning more about Pinterest, I was rather confused on what to do, how to do it, and why to do it? Now that I have mastered the art of “pinning”… I am completely hooked!

It is amazing how much creativity, ideas and inspiration are out there! I love to pin anything and everything party related. I like to choose a theme and find as much fun inspiration as possible for not only myself but others. I am never disappointed at the selections there are to choose from in the world of pinning!

I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorite items from a Halloween inspiration board that I put together! 

You can double click on photos for recipes.

Oreo Owl & Boo Cookies

Oreo Owl & Boo Cookies-click for recipe

Chocolate Pudding Tombstones topped with Oreo cookie crumbles

Chocolate Pudding Tombstones topped with Oreo cookie crumbles

OREO MUMMYS - HOW DOES SHE.com - Click photo for how to instructions

Oreo Mummy Cookie Treat

Olive Snake ~ Too cute!

Olive Snake ~ Too cute!

MUMMY PIZZA~ I love this one! - click photo for recipe

Mummy Pizza ~ I love this one and so do my kids! Click photo for recipe

Monster Cookies ~ Brightly colored!

Monster Cookies ~ Brightly colored!

Marshmallow Hot Chocolate~ with a spooky surprise!

Marshmallow Hot Chocolate~ with a spooky surprise! Click photo for recipe.

Spooktacular candy wraps ~ great for school treats!

Spooktacular candy wraps ~ great for school treats! Click on photo for template and instructions.

Mummy Cups to fill with treats ~ quick and easy.

Mummy Cups to fill with treats ~ quick and easy.

Dracula cake pops on Oreos

Dracula cake pops on Oreos~ Click on photo for recipe

Clear tubes filled with Halloween colored candy treats.

Clear tubes filled with Halloween colored candy treats.

Bottle of Boos ~ for the adults! Too cute...this one made me giggle!

Bottle of Boos ~ for the adults! Too cute…this one made me giggle!

The entire Spooktacular Halloween Crafts and Treats Inspiration board can be seen here:

http://pinterest.com/BellaStudios/spooktacular-school-crafts-and-treats-inspiration-/

Be sure to follow Bella Bella Studios on Pinterest:

http://pinterest.com/BellaStudios

Thanks for stopping by!

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I recently finished another collection! Whew!!! As my children were off to school last week, I began the design process of my latest collection. I wanted to create a woodland fairy collection. Several clients have asked when I was planning on creating a pixie and pirate themed party. Well, I’ve got the pixie down and now I need to be inspired for the pirate! I want to share with you this new collection. I currently offer this sweet collection as party printables in the Bella Bella Studios Etsy shop.

Fairy Collection by Bella Bella Studios

Fairy Collection by Bella Bella Studios

While designing this collection, I wanted it to have a magical and woodland feel to it. I placed the prancing fairy amongst a lush green background of foliage, spring flowers, a little squirrel and of course lots of red and pink mushrooms! I think my favorite part of this collection is the vintage deer that I incorporated into this design. The deer is so sweet, pure and adds a nice woodland feel to the design. I loved how this little deer turned out so much, I designed a collection just for the deer in pink and one in blue ~ that will come in a later blog post…

Custom Fairy Invitation in Pink

Custom Fairy Invitation in Pink

Custom Fairy Invitation in Blue

Custom Fairy Invitation in Blue

Fairy Straw Flags ~ Attach to straws

Straw Flags ~ Add a nice touch to party straws and help dress up party beverages.

Straw Flag Sheet

Straw Flag Sheet

Favor tags ~ attach to "thank you" goodies for guests.

Favor tags ~ attach to “thank you” goodies for guests.

3 Favor tag designs included that say "thank you"

3 Favor tag designs included that say “thank you”

Happy Birthday Banner and Mini Bunting

Happy Birthday Banner and Mini Bunting

Sample sheet of Banner

Sample sheet of Banner

Banner piece and the Mini Bunting ~ the mini bunting is really sweet to add to the cake.

Banner piece and the Mini Bunting ~ the mini bunting is really sweet to add to the cake.

This collection took a bit of time because I decided to offer it in a variety of options. I offer this design in blushing pink, powder blue, and a combination of the two. I also wanted to offer clients an easy “instant download” version. This version offers an old-fashion “fill-in” invitation along with party toppers, happy birthday banner, mini bunting, drink wraps, straw flags, thank you cards, and favor tags. I included all of the paper party essentials you would need for a party. Clients love the instant download for quick and easy! It’s great for those moments when you are thinking to yourself, “I need it YESTERDAY!” Lol…. I many times have found myself in this predicament because time got away from me and I did not have the time to order online and wait to receive it in the mail. So, this is a great option.

DIY Fairy Party Collection in Blue by Bella Bella Studios

DIY Fairy Party Collection in Blue by Bella Bella Studios

DIY Fairy Party Collection in Pink

DIY Fairy Party Collection in Pink

     I also offer this collection in the same “personalized” fashion as I do with all of my collections. I customize the invitation for you, add a name, age and Happy Birthday or another saying to drink wraps, party toppers, etc…. This too, is a quick process and I have my orders to clients within 24 hours of purchase.

Customized Fairy Collection ~ available in blue and pink

Customized Fairy Collection ~ available in blue and pink

Custom Drink Wraps ~ dress up plain water bottles, juice boxes and soda.

Custom Drink Wraps ~ dress up plain water bottles, juice boxes and soda.

Drink Wraps customized with name, age and Happy Birthday.

Custom Drink Wraps Sheet ~ 4 labels per sheet with 4 different designs.

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Custom Cupcake Toppers ~ customized with name, age and Happy Birthday. These add a nice touch to cupcakes, juice boxes, napkin rings, etc.

     

      I incorporated graphic design with my first passion which is painting. I hand painted several of the elements in this design and added my own graphic design touch to it. It is so nice that with modern technology we have the opportunity to be even more creative. Thank you for taking the time to look at my designs and I hope you liked this collection as much as I do!

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Are you planning on a Spring Shower, Tea Party or Luncheon?

We have designed a FREE set of pretty printables for you. We are offering a simple “Thank You” to all of our clients and fans that have admired, followed, supported and have celebrated with our designs!

We truly appreciate each and everyone of you for choosing Bella Bella Studios for your special events!

This “Celebrations” free printables include:

4×6 Invitation

(2) 1.5 inch round Party Circles

(2) 2 inch Background Squares

(1) Straw Pennant

(1) Drink Wrap

(1) Thank You Favor Tag

*Please note, this design is for Personal Non-Commercial Use Only.

PDF PRINTABLE DOWNLOAD SHEET

Click on link below to download and print!

PDF PRINTABLE DOWNLOAD SHEET

Wishing you all a happy weekend!

xoxo,

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Have you stopped by the Bella Bella Studios Etsy Shop lately to see some of our newest collections? One of our top-selling collections right now is our “Girly Circus”. This collection is designed for all of the Girly Girls out there! I used a vintage inspired circus performer atop her black and white horse topped with a grand feathered headdress. She is ready for the show! Fun elephants, seals on swings, circus stripes, pink lace, bows, and crowns can all be found under the pink and black striped circus tent! Grab some popcorn and cotton candy and join us under the big top for a fun look at this collection! 

Girly Circus Collection by Bella Bella Studios

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In this collection, I have designed and you will receive:

-Custom 5×7 Invitation

- Custom Buffet/Dessert Cards

- Custom Cupcake Toppers/Party Circles and Coordinating Background Squares

- Custom Table/Door Sign

- Drink Wraps

- Thank You Cards

- Favor Tags

-”Come One..Come All”  Party Banner

These designs are a wonderful way to add custom designs to your party theme! Simply save, print and cut.

This collection can be printed as many times as you need for your party!

VINTAGE  CIRCUS Party CARNIVAL - Custom Printable Party Collection by Bella Bella Studios

Vintage Circus Customized Buffet Cards by Bella Bella Studios

VINTAGE  CIRCUS Party CARNIVAL - Custom Printable Party Collection by Bella Bella Studios

Custom 5×7 Invitation by Bella Bella Studios

VINTAGE  CIRCUS Party CARNIVAL - Custom Printable Party Collection by Bella Bella Studios

Vintage Circus Custom Cupcake Toppers/Party Circles by Bella Bella Studios

Vintage CIRCUS Birthday Party Girl and Horse Instant Download Printable FAVOR TAGS by Bella Bella Studios

Circus Favor Tags ~ Attach to favors, goodie bags, and treats!

Vintage CIRCUS Birthday Party Girl and Horse CUSTOM Printable Birthday DOOR-Table Sign by Bella Bella Studios

Circus Table/Door Sign – Greet your guests at the door and use on the Food Table for coordinating party decor!

Vintage CIRCUS Birthday Party Girl and Horse Instant Download Printable FAVOR TAGS by Bella Bella Studios

Drink Wraps ~ Dress up your Drinks ~ Great for Water bottles, sodas, juice boxes, and glasses!

Vintage CIRCUS Birthday Party Girl and Horse Custom Printable THANK YOU Cards by Bella Bella StudiosBy the way, we haven’t forgotten about the boys …..

CIRCUS Party CARNIVAL - Horse and Elephant - Custom Printable Party Collection by Bella Bella Studios

This collection comes with all that you need for a red, white and blue Circus! This collection can also be found in the Bella Bella Studios Etsy Shop! 

Thanks for visiting!

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While busy pinning away on Pinterest, I found this adorable vintage paper doll birthday party that I want to share. No details were left out of this sweet, girly, pink, and fun party. Larissa of Sweet On Parties styled this oh so lovely party!  The little birthday girl Audrey loves paper dolls so vintage Betsey McCall Dolls were used for the inspiration behind this party.

Be sure to grab a cup of tea, sit back and enjoy all of the sweet details of this party.

Vintage Paper Doll Party {1950s Inspired}

Vintage Paper Doll Party {1950s Inspired}

Vintage Paper Doll Party {1950s Inspired}

Vintage Paper Doll Party {1950s Inspired}

Vintage Paper Doll Party {1950s Inspired}

Vintage Paper Doll Party {1950s Inspired}

Vintage Paper Doll Party {1950s Inspired}

Vintage Paper Doll Party {1950s Inspired}

PARTY DETAILS, as told by Larissa

Our little Audrey is quite a doll and she is quite smitten with paper dolls and all things pretty so l knew creating a Vintage Paper Doll Party for her 4th Birthday would be perfect!  I wanted to create a party that was pretty but fun and fell in love with the vintage images of Betsy McCall.  I had Diletta from Todi Design Boutique create some very pretty 1950′s inspired printables in a color palette of powder blue, candy pink and a touch of beige.

DECOR

I created a 1950′s kitchenette for the backdrop of this party to feature her lovely kitchen which she adores playing with.  The party was held under our pergola and my husband and l constructed a wall out of packing sheets for the background and l painted it in Wattyl Raspberry Whip.  We then hung up white picture frames to look like windows and made little curtains to complete the look.  I had some pink and white vinyl wallpaper l found at my grandma’s house and used that on the floor for 1950′s lino.  I used the same pretty patchwork curtain material for the dessert table backdrop and the party table.   I had found some lovely powder blue lace tin ware from target and wanted to feature these on the dessert table along with a 1950′s dolls wardrobe which l painted white and hung little Betsy Dresses on wooden hangers to form a garland.  I hung some white eyelet lace paper lanterns to suspend over the dessert table, and then used the cupcake towers and wrappers from the Martha Stewart’s Doily range.  I wanted the table to be white so l covered it with a white lace doily tablecloth and then some ruffle and lace white fabric which l gathered at the ends with some powder blue ribbons and hung a pennant polka dot bunting across the front of the table.  I also created a welcome sign near the drinks station using an old 1950′s picture frame and hung a Betsy bunting over the little shelf.

DESSERTS

I wanted the desserts to be pink and white and made vanilla bean cookies with flooded patterns topped with pink sixlets, pink and white chocolate cherry cake pops, rosewater cupcakes with marshmallow frosting, mini blueberry cheesecakes topped with marshmallow hearts, lemon slice with fondant blossoms and a giant chocolate and raspberry buttercream cupcake with rose swirls, fondant flowers and fondant pearls.  I also bought some mini meringues in pastel shades and put these in gold footed crystal dessert bowls.

DRINKS

A drinks station was set up under the other faux window with tutti frutti punch, milk, lemon lime and bitters, sparkling wine, water and flavoured drinking straws on offer for the party guests.

KIDS TABLE

I bought some white lace paper bon bon boxes and filled these with mini musks and attached a helium balloon as party favours for the guests.  For the tableware l had some plain plastic ware left over from Christmas which l wanted to use up.  For the plates l used a punch hole and then threaded pink and blue ribbon and tied it with a bow.  The clear cups were rather flimsy so l decided to double them and put a paper doily inside with a Betsy dress image and then secured them by attaching some pink or blue ribbon around the top of the cup.  I bought some roses, field carnations and baby’s breath and filled some tall glass jars with posies attached with some natural eyelet lace and a scallop punch topper.

ACTIVITIES

The children played many vintage games such as musical statues, pass the parcel, panic post, pin the tail on the donkey and the finale was a pinata. I decorated a plain pinata with blue and white paper rosettes and ruffles inspired by Audrey’s party dress and then made some little bags decorated with white paper doilies and a Betsy image or scallop punch topper for the children to collect their goodies in.

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VENDOR CREDITS:

– Party Styling, Concept, Photography and Desserts: Sweet On Parties

– Party Printables: Todi Design Boutique

– Children’s Table and Powder Blue Chairs: Tiny Tables and Chairs

- Photos courtesy of Blog HWTM

I hope you enjoyed this party as much as I did!

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Look how adorable this car party is! We found this lovely party courtesy of  Marabous

Please be sure to stop by their blog for great party ideas and collections!

We hope you enjoy all of the fun ideas and amazing creativity they used for their party.

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Here is what Marabous had to say about this great party:

 Vroom, Vroom! For the car-loving little one, what better than a racing fun FERRARI party?!

Start your engines!!! This is the ultimate little boys birthday party. Perfectly coordinated with Ferrari red, yellow and lots of black and white checkered pattern for visual effect. What a fun 2nd birthday party for the super cute Alexander who loves everything cars.

There were so many yummy treats to excite the little race fans…not to mention the grown up Ferrari fanatics as well. Guests indulged in the delicious milk and dark chocolate varieties of personalized chocolate bars with embossed Ferrari wrappers. There were also finger sized milk chocolates with a strawberry cream filling which were wrapped in the Ferrari logo and personalized with the birthday boy’s name and age.

COOKIES

Ferrari-Chocolates

 The bright candy buffet was lavishly filled with color coordinated sweets from mini red frogs and yellow banana lollies to black licorice sticks and red smarties. The various sized candy jars were all beautifully decorated with designer labels and coordinating ribbons. ”Disney Cars” was playing on the big screen which added a nice touch and tied the whole racing theme together.

CAKE

Gorgeous racing themed cookies came in a multiple of fun designs… Mini Cars, Traffic Lights, Ferrari Logos, speedometers and Racing Wheels. Not only did they look spectacular but they tasted delicious too. These creative treats stood perfectly placed on bright yellow and red table covers custom-made by the lovely Carolyn of Caspa Australia, to tie in with the Ferrari theme.

The star of the candy buffet was the Formula One Ferrari Car CAKE! A mass of delicious vanilla mud cake was an absolute favorite for the birthday boy.

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One of the big highlights of the party was the Red Ferrari ride on car. No coins necessary!!! All the kids were so excited to have unlimited rides on the car with the thrill lighting up their little faces.

Some extra special additions were the bright yellow French Macarons and the ‘melt in your mouth’ Rock Candies. Even little “Vroom Vroom” yellow & white checkered flags stood proudly on various food items. Each area of the party had it’s own sign to mark the race zone whether it be the Candy Buffet, Dessert Buffet, Hot Dog Stand, Pit Stop or Fuel Stop for the drinks table. You couldn’t miss the gourmet sized chocolate and vanilla cupcakes or the mini cupcakes with yellow icing and a cherry on top!

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All details were perfectly coordinated to match the invitation which set the theme for the entire event.

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Outside was one of the main attractions for the little ones with their very own racing track area of black and white checkered flooring with a hay lined “Pit Stop” where they could re-fuel their ‘Little Tikes’ cars and grab a pit stop cloth to wipe their face and hands.

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Beside this area was a cool little kids table covered with drawing paper and topped with Ferrari color-in sheets so the kids could bring out their creative side too. This was a great activity to rest their tired little racing feet and also grab a bite to eat!

A sea of beach balls in yellow, black & white added another element of outdoor fun for the kiddies! This party definitely kept active little ones busy! The oversized GIANT balloons also added to the excitement.

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The adult menu was kept fairly simple with the all time favorite American hot dogs with grilled onions and of course ketchup and mustard. Have a close look at the sauce labels, they were cleverly custom designed too. Pizza fingers, gourmet sandwiches and a variety of fingers foods also made a welcomed appearance.

Even the spring water had racing spirit, labeled with Ferrari logos and the pop top wild berry juices for the kids were labeled as “Formula 1 Fuel”.

What a spectacular kids party! This is sure to give you lots of fun inspiration for your child’s next car party! Maybe even a few ‘big’ kids might like a Ferrari party for their next birthday bash! Vroom, Vroom … have fun creating !

All photos, designs, concepts & ideas belong to Marabous!

Ferrari Merchandise: EuroMarque Ferrari

Invitation & Event Styling: Marabous

Photography: Styl in Images

Cake Stands: donna hay

Custom table covers: Caspa Australia

Ferrari Cake and Cookies: Cakestar

Chocolate Bars: Lindt Chocolates

French Macarons: Belle Epoche

Glass Candy Jars: Sharnel Dollar Designs

Paper Party Products: Sambellina

Candy Scoops: The Princess and The Pirate

Checkered dance floor – Brisbane Party Hire

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