It’s that time of the year again! Girl Scout cookies galore! You can’t go into a supermarket without passing by a Girly Scout troop selling America’s favorite cookies. As a former Girl Scout myself, I remember the days of cookie booths and the fun we had decorating to help promote our cookie sales.
This FREE downloadable banner is the perfect accent to any cookie booth. Grab the attention of your potential customers and boost your cookie sales. The instructions are simple.
Download the file you want (choose from the two below).
Print the PDF on any home printer or at an office supply store (Staples, Office Max, etc).
Cut out the triangle pennant shapes.
Using a hole punch, punch holes in the top corners of the pennant.
Run ribbon, string or yarn through the holes and hang where desired.
There are two print files, the first spells out “Girl Scout Cookies” and includes the Girl Scout logo.
This has been a year of surprises! As my brother left this summer for the Coast Guard, my sister has been waiting for the right job so she could leave for the US Air Force. Finally, a job she liked opened up and now she is ready to leave the week before Christmas. While the thought of having both siblings so far away is quite sad, I couldn’t be more proud of their decision to enlist to serve our country.
In true party fashion, I had to make printables for her send off, similar to those for my brother’s Coast Guard send off earlier this year. We didn’t really do themed food for her party since she specifically wanted pizza. Her party was unique to her personality and included a bounce house, smores bar and bon fire, photo booth and dancing.
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My best friend is a huge Disney fan, one of the many common interests we share. When the opportunity came to through her a bridal shower, I knew the perfect theme was “Happily Ever After”. One of her bridesmaids took on the challenge of cooking all the food as that is not my forte. I was responsible for the decorations. Most of the materials were purchased at the Dollar Tree (my favorite store), thrift shopping, or found in my craft/party supplies. I designed the printables specifically for her shower. You can purchase the printables and matching invitation from my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/listing/215735324/happily-ever-after-bridal-shower-themed
My husband’s birthday is on October 18th, the perfect time of the year for a spooky Halloween themed party. We’ve done a classic ‘Halloween’ theme for the last couple years so this year we wanted to do something a little different. We decided on a “Day of the Dead” theme with his favorite meal, tacos. Most of these decorations were purchased from the Dollar Tree. I used an authentic Mexican blanket as the table cloth (could you tell it was a Princess blanket?!) and black lights to really give everything a nice pop. We kept within the general color scheme of black, white and neon so that everything would glow under the lights.
I painted skulls with glow in the dark paint to give them the glow in the dark look while also keeping with the Day of the Dead theme. The drink table had a cauldron with dry ice (purchased from Publix) and all types of glowing colored liquids. I gathered all the unique and fun shaped vases I could and filled them up with water, adding just a cup or so of Tonic Water. This caused the liquid to glow under the black light (normal water will not glow!).
As an added surprise for this spooky affair, I had a skeleton shirt on that had a tiny little baby skeleton on the stomach part. After all the food was cooked and ready, I took my apron off and waited for our friends and family to notice. It was incredibly exciting to share the news with all our loved ones in person, and it was a neat surprise to see their reactions!
We recently worked with the incredibly talented Madi Mack to have maternity pictures done in St. Augustine to announce our big baby news. We took pictures in September on Magnolia Ave, one of the most photographed streets in St Augustine. We used fall as our inspiration with painted “We’re Expecting…A Little Pumpkin” pumpkins.
We just had to include our beautiful ‘furry’ kids in the pictures, Sasha and Aiden, with chalkboard signs that said “They’re getting us a human” and “New Sibling Coming May 2015 and Not the Furry Kind”.
We also did pictures with the sonogram picture of baby Peloquin.
Madi had a fabulous idea too, to do a pose that we could recreate at each additional photo session as my belly grew.