Thursday, September 1, 2011

A Free Printable & a Sneak Peak!




I'm always game to host a party and have recently thrown a couple of baby showers for great friends.  Here's how I served fruit at my most recent function... in waffle cones!  Fun, huh!!  I stood them up in shot glasses and it worked perfectly.  They were super pretty and everyone loved how they were displayed.  Eating the sweet cone afterwards was just a bonus.  A couple of quick tips when using cones... make sure your fruit is dry and don't fill them until the last minute or the cones will get soggy at the bottom. 


Another sweet treat I served (that got as many squeals and screams as the cones) was Cookie Dough Shots!  I know.  Crazy-awesome, right?  I used my favorite "Safe to Serve" Raw Cookie Dough recipe (HERE); they looked appetizingly-FANTASTIC all lined up on the table with the coordinating circle tags (free download at the end of the post).  

By this point, guests were drooling and I was a hostess in heaven!


  I am always parched after a party, so I love sending a "thank you for coming" water bottle home with each guest.  White Chocolate Popcorn is also a crowd favorite (which is just that, melted white chocolate drizzled over popcorn).  This time, my partner in crime, Jen created popcorn cones by rolling up a piece of 12x12 scrapbook paper and tied them with a coordinating bow.  So cute!  


There's that White Chocolate Popcorn again at another shower I hosted, this time served in small white bags.


... and the "thank you" water bottles of course.

As far as the tags and water bottle labels I used above... I know they aren't complete party collections or anything - so I thought I'd just share them as freebies.  It might surprise you that I don't usually go into a complete printable frenzy when I throw a party... but I do choose a few things to label that will add fun color to the overall look of the party.  

These printables aren't "baby" specific - so you could use them for any occasion.  
You can download them at the link below:





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27 comments:

Valerie said...

Uh oh! I don't know if I can wait until tomorrow! I'm in the mood for crafting a cute banner.
And that cookie dough recipe is good!
And...yay for freebies! So cute!!!

LaVonne @ Long Wait said...

Very nice. I like those popcorn holders out of 12x12 scrapbook paper a lot. Thanks for sharing. I am thinking of doing an Ice Cream Social for my daughter's birthday and those cones with fruit is a great idea! I am pinning that in my Ice Cream Social Party Ideas board on pinterest.

Have a great weekend!

LaVonne @ Long Wait For Isabella

Mimi said...

Love your ideas here! The Popcorn Cones are really fun and I can't wait to try the cones with fruit and white chocolate popcorn! Thanks for sharing at delicateCONSTRUCTION! I'm a new follower :)

Jenny Slingerland said...

Love the candy corn banner!

HighDesertGal said...

Oh, I love your ideas! Gotta get to your shop again.

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

Great idea serving the fruit from waffle cones! Did you make them yourself or buy them? I've walked past food places in the mall that are making fresh waffle cones and the smell is to die for!!

Mrs Happy Homemaker said...

I love the idea of the fruit in the waffle cone. I'm definitely going to have to do that!

Amanda K @ Every Creative Endeavor said...

How smart to serve fruit in waffle cone! I totally love that idea!

Toaster4JC said...

I'm sharing this idea of the fruit in the waffle cones with my sister. Err, scratch that, my baby is due in January, fresh fruit will be way expensive. I love the idea though!

Anita Bonney said...

I liked the fruit and cone .. very diff idea for a party. Loved the labels. Bet you need a whizz of a machine for those??? We are looking for labelling over here in the UK.

Lesley - the Bathtime Team

Teri@thefreshmancook said...

So very cute. I linked to you from Mouthwatering Monday to see your Cookie Dough Shots, and I am so glad I did. Your blog is wonderful, and very creative. Thanks!

Colette said...

Thanks for the comments!

@Tonia... I didn't make the cones, found them at my local grocery store, only $2 per dozen. Easy!!

Anita... The labels really aren't anything too special. I designed them on Scrapbook Max, printed them out at home - and the only fancy thing I used was on the Cookie Dough Shots I used a basic scallop punch. You should be able to find one online for less than $12-15. Good luck! :)

Ashley said...

everything is so cute! thanks for sharing:)
http://jaysonandashley.blogspot.com/
xoxo
ash

Ashley J @ MommyByDayCrafterByNight said...

What a cute idea to serve fruit in waffle cones!! I love it! Cute cute ideas!! I would love it if you would come link this up to my Ta-Da Tuesday Link Party!!
http://mommybydaycrafterbynight.blogspot.com/2011/09/ta-da-tuesday-link-party-3.html
xoxo, Ashley J

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

Yum! What a great idea! Looks like a cute party :)

Sallie said...

Love the fruit in the waffle cone idea! The cookie dough shots are so cute! Found your blog at Today's Creative blog.

WJ said...

Love the fruit in Waffle Cones. We are doing a Pink Lemonade party for my little girl in a few weeks. They would be great with berries. I would serve the cookie dough shots, but I would just eat them all. Linked to you from Tatertots and Jello who I found from Piggy Paint on FB. Loving the new ideas for my girls today!!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Oh, I just love everything. The waffle cone idea is fantastic and I haven't seen it before. Thanks for all of the great inspiration.

Suzanne said...

i came over by way of made by your Monday. I love the name of your blog and the idea for the fruit in waffle cones is so clever. I am thinking it might be a fun option for a birthday snack at school. Thanks!!

Tara said...

What a cute way to serve treats!!!

I'd love to have you share this and any other of your amazing posts over at my linky party Create and Share. It posts every Wednesday. We open the party Tuesday evening at 8 pm for those who like to link up early. Hope you stop by...and follow too! ;-)
http://thetrendytreehouse.blogspot.com/2011/09/create-and-share-features-too.html

Tara @Trendy Treehouse
http://thetrendytreehouse.blogspot.com

the cape on the corner said...

first of all, great idea with the waffle cones and fruit. love it! and secondly, love that candy corn banner!

Christine said...

Love the waffle cone idea, hope to be able to use it at my daughter's upcoming bday party. Are they set up in shot glasses?

www.mamaof3lilchickas.blogspot.com

Erin said...

It's okay to make a whole lot of Cookie Dough shots just for me right? haha

Cooking for My Kids said...

I love the fruit in the waffle cones. What a great idea. I cannot wait to make them for an after school treat for my littles!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

We're using the fruit in cones idea for a youth church activity next week--thanks for the idea!

LuAnn Braley said...

Following from Strut Your Stuff Saturdays on Six Sisters' Stuff!

Wow...what great decorations for the shower! And your Etsy shop ROCKS!

meandmr.com said...

Newest follower here! I found you through the six sisters' stuff blog hop :) You have a super cute blog, I can't wait to read more. You can find me at meandmr.com

-Melanie @meandmr.com