Fab Friday – FREE Halloween Printables

There is still time to download and print some fun Halloween goodies!  I’ve found a few FAB free printables for you this week…

From The Sweetest Occasion, some super cute labels and an invite, and candy wrapper:

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From Bargain Briana, “mustache” halloween cards for your kids to give to their friends… or for YOU to give to YOUR friends!

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And some “Boo” printables from Designs by Miss Mandy… love them!

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Pumpkin Carving Stencils

Have you carved your pumpkin yet?  We always wait until about a week before Halloween, and I was digging around looking for fun ideas… guess I should share!

From Hersheys.com, some easy, intermediate, and difficult pumpkin carving stencils.. we will definitely be sticking with the “easy”.

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Martha Stewart Pumpkin Templates have something for everyone:

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Zombie Pumpkins has a HUGE assortment of pumpkin carving templates… in all kinds of categories!

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And from Spoonful, a great slideshow of  free Disney Pumpkin Carving templates!  Vampire Mickey, anyone?

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Ice Skating Parties

We don’t get to ice skate much here in Las Vegas, but I have always dreamed of having a snow-covered, mitten wearing, ice skating on a lake kind of party. I found a few ideas and inspiration if YOU have such a dream too!

From The Sweetest Occasion, a FAB post filled with eye-candy and ideas from an ice skating party:

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You might have plenty of snowflakes on hand already, but just in case you need a few more, check out the Mashmallow snowflakes recipe from Martha Stewart:

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A Little Loveliness has an INCREDIBLE post full of fun ideas and… well, loveliness… with her Ice Skating party post:

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From Wedding Obsession, a Winter Warm Engagement post... with an incredible buffet by the lake.  Amazing photos, and GREAT ideas!

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Don’t you just want to bundle up and go test the lake?  Ok, maybe not quite yet… but when it’s time.. you’ll be ready!  And don’t forget about ice skating party favors from Diva Entertains such as our BIG, Personalized Hot Chocolate Cones  and our Chocolate Ice Skate Lollipops!

Halloween Fun!

We’ve got just over a week to finish Halloween preparations and put up any last minute decor… are you ready?  I’ve got a few ideas for you today to enhance your Halloween fun!

From Rachel Ray, 36 different Pumpkin decorating designs!!  Check out the slideshow of ideas to create the most fun pumpkins ever!

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And also from Rachel Ray, 25 MORE wacky and adorable ways to decorate your pumpkins! Many are no carve pumpkin decorations!

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From BHG, some fab DIY Halloween crafts for making your treats extra special!  LOTS of great DIY here!

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From I Wash, You Dry… a seriously cute idea for Halloween Marshmallow Pops!  I LOVE THESE!! Terrific Halloween treats to make with kids!

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And from Listotic, a slideshow of 16 awesome homemade Halloween decorations!  Using items you already have (mostly), some GREAT ideas for decorating, with or without the kids!

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Halloween DIY

It’s so time to be planning your Halloween decor and DIY projects!  (Maybe PAST time!) I’ve got some great links for you today to help you get started…or keep going!

From Martha Stewart, 46 free pumpkin carving stencils:

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Planning a party?  Spoonful has a FAB list of Halloween party games for kids!  So many great ideas…

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More incredible free scary pumpkin carving patterns from Orange and Black pumpkins:

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A yummy no-bake spider web cheesecake, from Martha Stewart:

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And from Life on Lakeshore Drive… an incredibly FAB pumpkin decoration.  You cannot go wrong with bling and more bling!

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Breast Cancer Awareness

It’s October, which means Breast Cancer Awareness!  It’s such a hugely important topic for me (Char), as my little sister is battling her second round of breast cancer.  She is a fighter, but this battle is such a tough one!  In honor of Sarah, and all the other breast cancer survivors and fighters out there, I collected some pink inspiration!

From my favorite cookie maker/designer, Sweet Sugar Belle, some Think Pink cookies!

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From Stitch Craft, a tutorial on making a breast cancer awareness wreath. Isn’t it gorgeous?

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This isn’t a tutorial, but I love cake pops, Bakerella, and Kohl’s, so I had to share!  Those hundreds of pink cake pops made me cry!

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From See Jane Party, a super cute idea for DIY breast cancer koozies (never heard them called this before, but it’s cute!)

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And finally, because it IS October, and that means pumpkins too… I had to include a pink pumpkin inspiration!  From the Long Dirt Road

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And from Diva Entertains Breast Cancer Awareness Favors, how about some Pink Ribbon Oreos?

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Friday FAB – FREE Silver and Gold Printables

Yesterday’s post was about Silver and Gold Wedding Anniversaries, and of course I had to make a printable for anyone who might need some silver and gold accents!  Check out the free silver and gold DIY place cards.

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These silver and gold place cards are a tent-style, and they come 4 to a sheet.  There is one download for silver and one for gold – and the downloads are in a PDF format file.  Just download, print, and then cut. There is a light gray edge around each place card on the PDF, so you have a nice line for cutting.  Simply fold over where the damask and white edge meet in the middle, and you have a tent style place card or table sign.

You can use these as place cards, table signs for candy or dessert buffets, or even gift tags on a present!

Download the GOLD file HERE

Download the SILVER file HERE

And if you’d like  CUSTOM party place cards, you can click HERE to order place cards personalized and customized for your event!  We’ll customize, print, and ship them right to you!

Silver and Gold Anniversary Ideas

Silver and Gold anniversaries are such joyous occasions.  In this day and age, 25 and 50 years together is such an incredible achievement.. and I’ve got some great ideas to help you plan an event to celebrate!

From Celebrate Mag, a super easy idea for centerpieces.  The photo is gold gilded.. but I think you could do silver just as easily!

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From The V Spot,  a super cute anniversary gift idea - also could be done in either silver or gold!  This would be great as a table accent at a party, and then a take-home for the couple

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From Paisley Petal Events, an INCREDIBLE 50th Wedding Anniversary post.  Lots of eye-candy and inspiration!  Love the gilded centerpieces (see above for a link on making something like these).

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From Nener’s Creations – a great 25th Wedding Anniversary post, with lots of pictures and ideas from her parents’ party!  My favorite?  The Hershey Kisses bowl!  Silver Hershey Kisses are the perfect accent for a 25th party!

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More Fab Shoe Party Ideas

We can NEVER talk about shoes enough around here at Diva Entertains!   I’ve got more shoe favor and shoe party inspiration for you today!

You can never start them too young… check out this adorable shoe themed birthday party for a little girl and her best friends, from Life Frosting:

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I found some fab shoe centerpieces on Pinterest.  There aren’t instructions included that I could find, but I think you could take the idea and run with it!!

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From All Things Thrifty, a template and tutorial for making your own paper shoe favors/gifts.

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I’ve shared this one before a couple of years ago, so decided it needed to be shared again.  A Zebra Shoe and Shoe box cake… from Jessicakes.  Oh yes!

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From our our own Shoe Party Favors a big thank you to Rhoda for sending these fab pictures in from her party, using our  Shoe Place Card Holders.

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Rhoda says, “Your adorable little shoes were a HUGE hit with the women as I knew they would be.  My Sister was absolutely delighted with the shoes and everyone wanted to know where did I find such wonderful place card holders.”

DIY Plantable Favors

DIY is popular… eco-friendly is super-popular… so DIY plantable favors?  OH yes!  Here are some fun ideas for eco-friendly, plantable favors for your next event.

From Marry This, a great DIY tutorial on how to make plantable paper favors.

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From Something Turquoise, a FAB post about making plantable skeleton keys as favors.

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From Good Housekeeping, a quick and easy idea for making seed bombs.

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And from Martha Stewart, plantable leaves… such a cute favor idea!

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Click through to see our Diva Entertains plantable favors :