Monday, September 24, 2012

Hi, all! I'm sorry we dropped off the face of the blogosphere without a warning. Life got a bit crazy for both Gretchen and me. We had to make the difficult decision to move on from DSSP to focus on higher priorities! I hope you've enjoyed this blog and that we'll meet up again in the future. We've enjoyed sharing our passions with you!

Take care and party on!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Top 10 of 2011

I love all these roundup posts I’ve been seeing this week! Just like Rachel from Maybe Matilda confesses in this post, I’m a total follower! So here’s the DSSP top ten posts of 2011!
#10 - Salted Caramel Brownie Bites
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#9 - School Themed Baby Shower Activities (including our monthly onesies, which my nephew looks super duper handsome in!)
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#8 - Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Cupcake

#7 - School Theme Baby Shower Invitations
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#6 - Paper Flower Wreaths
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#5 - Teacher Appreciation Subway Art Treat Bags
#4 - 40 Rocks Gift/Centerpiece

#3 - Roundup of Beverage Serving Ideas for Backyard BBQs!
#2 - Summer Tree Ornaments
#1 - Roundup of Photobooth Props!

Thanks for a great 2011! We hope to bring you lots of fun and fresh party ideas in 2012! May it be your best year yet!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Year Discounts!!

Have a party coming up? We are having some great deals in the shop! All our handmade serving items are free shipping. And for the next month, use code PARTY2012 to get 15% discount! As always, every order gets a sweet little handmade gift as a thank you. :) Here's what is available!

Cupcake Toppers
Rulers and Numbers Cupcake Toppers - FREE SHIPPINGGears and Sprockets Cupcake Toppers - FREE SHIPPING
Coordinated Packs of Cupcake Wrappers, Cupcake Toppers and Straw Toppers (Packs of 8)
Cowboy Cupcake Wrappers, Cupcake Toppers and Straw Wrappers - FREE SHIPPINGButterfly Cupcake Wrappers, Cupcake Toppers and Straw Wrappers - FREE SHIPPINGStar Cupcake Wrappers, Cupcake Toppers and Straw Toppers - FREE SHIPPINGMy Secret Garden Cupcake Wrappers, Cupcake Toppers and Straw Toppers - FREE SHIPPINGFrench Country Cupcake Wrappers, Cupcake Toppers and Straw Toppers - FREE SHIPPINGNautical Cupcake Wrappers, Cupcake Toppers and Straw Wrappers - FREE SHIPPINGSpace Cupcake Wrappers, Cupcake Toppers and Straw Wrappers - FREE SHIPPINGHandmade Halloween Pumpkin Cupcake Wrappers, Cupcake Toppers and Straw Toppers - FREE SHIPPINGHandmade Halloween Spider Cupcake Wrappers, Cupcake Toppers and Straw Toppers
Cupcake Wrappers (Packs of 8)
Vintage Floral Cupcake Wrappers - FREE SHIPPINGVintage Floral Cupcake Wrappers - FREE SHIPPINGVintage Floral Cupcake Wrappers - FREE SHIPPINGVintage Floral Cupcake Wrappers - FREE SHIPPINGModern Daisy Cupcake Wrappers - FREE SHIPPINGSpring Blossom Cupcake Wrappers - FREE SHIPPING
Vintage Floral Cupcake Wrappers - FREE SHIPPING
Happy New Year!!  Party on!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Year’s Eve: Mocktails and Cocktails

Are you having a New Year’s Eve bash this year? Or just a quiet night with the family? Either way, we have some fun cocktails AND mocktails (re: kid friendly) for you to try today! Here’s a roundup of some that caught our eye!


1. Pomegranate Sparklers from Simple Bites.
Peach Queen from Sunshine and Carousels.
Pomegranate Blueberry Mocktail from Annie Eats.

Also check out the Frost Bite Mocktail and Meet Me at the Mist-letoe Mocktail from Reluctant Entertainer.


1. Winter Citrus Sidecar from Tokyo Terrace
Cranberry Lime Bellinis from Sips etc.
Pear Batida from Delish.
Brandy Slush from Sips etc.
Meyer Lemon Hot Toddy from BevCooks.

Check out G's post last year of some amazing cocktails for more ideas! Of course don’t forget our cocktails!
Candied Lemon Drop Martini
Raspberry Lemonade Martini
Sweet Tea Lemon Drop Martini

Have a happy and safe New Year!!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Cookie Exchange Party - Holiday Sweet Treats Printables

Happy Holidays, and Happy Birthday to my sweet 4 year old today!!

Hope you are enjoying the holiday break. Just in case you missed it I thought we'd share a guest post we did at The CSI Project last week.  With the winter theme, these would still be cute for a New Year's party! Or use the recipe cards to attach to baked good gifts! Have a great New Year's and see you back here next week!

Hi there! Heather here from Did Someone Say Party and I’m thrilled to be back with you today to share some fun ideas for a Cookie Exchange! We have a great gang of girls that have a cookie exchange every year, so this is one of our favorite holiday traditions! Today we are sharing some free printables to add a special and simple touch to your cookie exchange!

I love to discover new baking recipes, which is one of my most favorite parts of a cookie exchange. Email your guests this sweet recipe card printable in advance of the party. They can print it out on cardstock to write in the recipe and make copies for everyone to bring with them to the party!
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Make sure to download the front and back pages. The back page is setup so if you print them double sided the two sides line up to have extra room to continue the recipe instructions! Click the images below to download.
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These recipe cards would also make super cute invitations for your event as well! Insert the name of the event under “recipe”, the host under “from the kitchen of” and all the details on the lines below. Then adhere to a cardstock mat.
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The cookies themselves make for delicious d├ęcor at your party. But cute little name tags for these treats would be a perfect addition to the table! We love to include simple little table tent cards.
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Download our free coordinating printable tent cards here. There are 6 on a sheet – print enough for every cookie recipe. Cut along the lines marked on the printable. Fold each card in half to stand like a tent. Then have your guests write in the name of the cookie when they set out their goodies.
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Of course these great tent cards would work for place cards or food tent cards at any holiday event!
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We hope you enjoy your free printables, and would love to see what you do with them!! For more cookie exchange ideas, come see our 2010 cookie exchange.  And come by our site today to find out more about those yummy pretzel treats in all my photos. They were a hit at our cookie exchange!

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Vases

Remember my autumn vases?
I wanted to decorate them for Christmas, but have so much on my to do list this month. So I cheated. I took out the fall colors and went with it! Add a cheery bowl of jingle bells and voila! Thirty second centerpiece!

We wish you a joyful and peaceful holiday!!


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Holiday Wrapping with Dishcloths

I am in love with unique gift wrapping ideas. In fact I have a whole giant crazy pinterest board dedicated to it! So I was excited when I discovered these simple dishcloths at Ikea for $0.79. Yep, less than $1.

They are nice and large, which is perfect for wrapping a nice little box. They are also perfect to use in place of tissue.

By the way, have you seen the Christmas gift bags in the Dollar Spot at Target this season? So cute!! That means this gift’s wrapping cost $1.79, and about 2.5 seconds.

At our annual cookie exchange/handmade gift exchange, I brought some handmade ornaments (some of the mini-wreath ones and a button ornament). I packaged them up in a little hobo sack made from the dishcloth. I tied it closed with a green yarn pom, a jingle bell looped on some of my favorite baker’s twine and a punched tag with a stamped sentiment.
I am headed back to IKEA this week to grab a dozen more. I love them so much – it’s like a bonus gift for your recipient, not to mention a very green way to wrap! And the price really can’t be beat!

Have you used fabric to wrap a gift before?
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