Popsicle Party Ideas

June 21, 2015

One of my favorite party themes for summer is a Popsicle Party.  You can throw it at home, in the neighborhood park, or at a pool.   It’s simple, inexpensive, and with a bit of inspiration (below!) can really be a pulled-together event your little girl will always remember. You can follow my popsicle party board on Pinterest – I’ll be adding new pins as I get ideas.

popsicle party ideas from swanky press


1.  Popsicle Birthday Invitation:  I designed this invitation in one of my favorite summer color schemes.  The invitation will make the girls smile, but is still sophisticated enough to please mom.  The 2 sided print adds a pop of color – and we can add your daughter’s photo to the back for a personal touch.  (Fun! – we just added a DIY version of this invitation to our etsy shop)

2. Popsicle Piñata:  Oh Happy Day has an AMAZING tutorial for a giant popsicle piñata.  While your learning how to make this, be sure to check out their party shop.  They’ve got great party supplies in just about every color…  (and I’m drooling over their 3-tier wooden cake stand, too!).

3. Embroidered Birthday T-shirt:  SweetPeaStitches on etsy makes an adorable birthday popsicle t-shirt. The birthday girl will be sure to wear this long after the party has ended – it will be a cute top all summer long!

4. Popsicle Cake Pops:  Ella at OneCakeADay.com made this wonderful DIY tutorial for popsicle cake pops for us.  She makes it look so easy!

5. Yum Popsicle Sticks:  These adorable “yum” popsicle sticks are from Sucre Shop on etsy.

6. Popsicle Favor Boxes: Claudine Hellmuth came up with a wonderful idea for popsicle favor boxes – and even put together a video so you can see exactly how to make them. Thanks, Claudine!  Please check out her etsy shop, too.  I think I’m going to be getting some other favor box themes from her!

7. Sidewalk Chalk ‘Popsicles':  The brilliant folks over at Hello, Wonderful came up with this tutorial for sidewalk chalk popsicles.  These will be so fun to use at the party, plus will make great decorations!

8.  Popsicle Tote Bags: The Creature Comforts Blog gives a great tutorial on making popsicle tote bags!

9. Popsicle Garland:  Another brilliant idea by OhHappyDay.com – using foam pool noodles to make giant popsicle garland!  This is perfect for the dessert table backdrop.

Party Hacks, topic 1: food

February 6, 2015

We call all use some ideas to simplify entertaining.  I’ll be sharing some of my favorite ideas over the next few weeks.  This post is dedicated to Party Hacks for food.  Enjoy!   1: Serve mini donuts in cupcake wrappers. HWTM 2. No budget for a fancy cake?  Use gum on a simple frosted cake […]

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Free Printable Christmas Gift Tags

December 22, 2014

My kids and I have been busy baking this weekend, and we are getting ready to hand out cookies to our friends and neighbors.  (Sorry for the spoiler to those of you that read my blog!)  I made some gift tags to put on our cookies, and thought I’d share.  You can download the free […]

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Free Printable Thanksgiving Food Tents

November 22, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!  I thought I’d share the food tents that I will be using on my table setting this week.  They are designed on a chalkboard background, with a hand drawn turkey and a classic chalk font. Simply download the Word Document for the printable files.  Make sure you have the font, Chalk Hand Lettering” installed […]

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DIY Tutorial: How to Make Zombie Bear Cake Toppers

October 20, 2014

Today I have a guest post from the very talented Naera from Cake Dutchess.  She has taken adorable little teddy bears and turned them into zombies for Halloween.  These fondant toppers would look great on a cake in a group, or individually on halloween cupcakes. Materials Sugarpaste Needle/Scriber-tool Ball tool Instructions Roll an oval-shaped ball […]

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3D Black Rat Halloween Art

October 15, 2014

If you know me (or have been in my home in the month of October), you know I go a bit over the top for Halloween decor.  My fireplaces are filled with skeleton bones, I’ve got about 60 bats flying up my second story staircase, and I’ve even swapped out labels in the liquor cabinet […]

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Popsicle Cake Pop Tutorial

August 27, 2014

It’s boiling hot in Nashville this week, which got us in the mood for a popsicle party!  It’s an easy party to throw, whether it’s for a birthday or just an end of summer bash. I asked Ella at Ella Sugar Boutique to help out with an idea for the popsicle party, and she came […]

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Creative Back to School Lunchbox Ideas

August 10, 2014

I have to start packing lunches again tomorrow: 3 lunches, 5 days a week.  Obviously, it’s easy to run out of creative ways to make lunchtime fun.  I needed a bit of inspiration kick-start, so here’s a collection of over 20 of my favorite ideas from around the web! 1. Monster Spinach Wrap I love this […]

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Summer Party Ideas from Swanky Press

June 29, 2014

Summer is one of my favorite party seasons – and it’s the time of year I need to decide on the party for my youngest child.  There are just so many fun summer themes to choose from:  tiki party, flamingos, share party, popsicles…you name it!  Here’s the roundup of the latest summer party designs from Swanky […]

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