Just in case you missed any – here is a roundup of free Christmas Printables that I have created.
Calligraphy on envelopes and letters looks fabulous but if your handwriting (like mine) isn’t quite up to scratch then here are 8 beautiful script fonts that you can download for free.
These Oreo Teddy Bear Pops make great party treats or favors. They are simple to make and easy for little hands to hold. Dress them up with some gingham ribbon for the complete “Teddy Bears Picnic” look.
You will need
A packet of Oreo Biscuits
A packet of chocolate buttons suitable for melting (before you buy, watch the video at the bottom of this article so you can decide what type of chocolate to get).
Coloured icing for the eyes
How to Make Teddy Bear Oreo Pops
1. Pull apart the two halves of an Oreo cookie. I broke quite a few before I realised the trick was to zap them in the microwave for 10 seconds before attempting this. It softens the icing and allows it to come apart.
2. Lay one half of the cookie down and place the lollipop stick on top and two chocolate buttons in the place of ears. Melt a little of your chocolate and place a dab over the lollipop stick. This will help it stay in place and stop sliding up and down. Place the top half of the cookie back and put in the fridge for five minutes to let the chocolate set.
3. Melt your chocolate buttons making sure you have enough left to place on the front later to form the nose. Dip your Oreo Pops into the chocolate or if you prefer you can use an icing knife to scoop the chocolate and cover the biscuit.
4. Lay on some greaseproof paper and place a chocolate button on the front. Pop them back in the fridge to set.
5. Once they are set, take from the fridge and pipe on coloured icing for the eyes.
Voila….chocolate teddy bear pops.
On Saturday I exhibited at my first fair, the Confetti Fair, in South Perth Hall. Confetti Fair is all things party and it was great to be surrounded by so many talented stylists and cake decorators as well as to oggle over all the pretty party goods, prop hire and vintage china. I was in heaven!
For those of you who didn’t get the chance to come along I thought I’d show you some pics of my stand and share some of the other vendors that can help you plan the perfect celebration.
It’s the perfect weather for picnic parties at the moment so it was all about the Teddy Bears Picnic over at my stand. I will be releasing a full party printable kit for this party theme this week featuring the favour tags, milk bottle labels, picnic box labels and bunting that I showcased at the fair.
Here are some of my favourite vendors from the show:
The Sweet Cart
Nothing says celebration like glitter and neon pink! Amber from the Sweet Cart styled and created all the desserts on this table. Make sure you head over and check out her Facebook page for more baked yumminess.
Simply Sweet Soirees
I have long had the pleasure of chatting with Mardi & Nicole from the Simply Sweet Soirees team via email so it was lovely to finally meet them in person. If your looking for cups, plates, napkins, twine, straws, stickers, jars, balloons, favour bags….anything at all really to make your party come alive then chances are these girls have it, and in every colour imaginable. You can even find the berry baskets and picnic boxes that I used in my teddy bears picnic display.
Willow Events & Styling
I have to give a shout out to my lovely neighbour at Confetti Fair, Kirsty of Willow Styling & Events. Kirsty is an event and wedding planner as well as a home stylist. She has a particular love of vintage and a real eye for detail. If you need help planning your next event then Kirsty is the woman to see.
Chalk Art Magic
You know all those cool pictures you see of brides and grooms holding up quirky chalkboard signs…well now you know where to get them. Megan from Chalk Art Magic hand draws chalkboard signs, menu’s and table numbers.
Handle & Spout
This very creative book backdrop was created by the talented duo over at Handle & Spout. Handle & Spout specialise in Styling and Prop hire and will soon be opening a shop where you can by one of a kind vintage pieces perfect for weddings and other events.
Little Wish Cakes
I loved the Gatsby inspired cake at the Little Wishes Cake display. It’s definitely on trend at the moment. Shevi had a stunning range of wedding cakes at the fair but she also creates cakes for kids birthdays and dessert tables.
There were so many great vendors at the fair and I would love to mention them all but I fear this blog post will never end! I hope this helps with planning your next event and shows you the huge amount of talent we have here in Perth
When do you put up Christmas decorations in your house? It’s always been the 1st of December for me. I’m completely superstitious about taking them down before the 1st of January but I allowed myself to hang this little paper bunting decoration early this year so I could photograph it and share it with you all. It’s free to download and print and hopefully it will get you in the holiday spirit.
You can print bunting on any weight paper but something a little thicker like 150gsm seems to hang nicely. Then simply trim and punch holes in your bunting flags to hang them. For more detailed instructions check out my post on How to Hang Paper Bunting.
If you print and hang it in your home I would love to see a photo. Feel free to share it with me over on the Bonjour Berry Facebook page.