Friday, December 19, 2014

ART PRINTS :: Christmas Movie Quotes

christmas vacation quote, it's christmas and we're all in misery

Hey there! Happy (almost) Merry Christmas & happy holidays and all of that good stuff to you all! When I decided to 'ink' some art prints for Christmas this year, I really - like really, wanted to do some famous Christmas movie quotes from MY favorite movies that I watch every year. I started a list and before I knew it, my list was H-U-G-E, since there are so many amazing quotes I could have used!  But I decided to squeeze in these two favorites of mine for you all to enjoy! 

hand lettered christmas art, smiling's my favorite, buddy the elf
it's christmas & we're all in misery, Christmas Vacation movie quote

These are my personal two favorite all-time movies for the holidays so it was only fitting that I chose these! And why did I choose these particular quotes? Well the first is soooooooo fitting for all of us mommas trying to do it all right now in the last week of Christmas and the other one, well, who doesn't love smiling? ;)

buddy the elf quote, smiling's my favorite, christmas, buddy saying
christmas vacation, it's christmas & we're all in misery, hand lettered

If you follow me on Instagram, then you always see what prints I am currently 'inking' and working on, as that is where all the 'behind the scenes' action is documented. So you may or may not have seen a couple of these already with my sneak peeks! ;) 

You can get the "It's Christmas and we're ALL in misery" print from Christmas Vacation or the "Smiling's my Favorite" print from Elf in the shop now!

If you are more into the traditional Christmas quotes or need a last minute gift idea, you can check out these FOUR new prints that hit the shop recently: 'Joy to the World', 'O Holy Night', 'a Thrill of Hope', and 'let Heaven & Nature Sing'. I decided to keep them all inked in black so they could be framed and used to match any color scheme you currently have . . .

You will find all of these new Christmas art prints, available in the shop to purchase for yourself to add to your decor or to give as a gift. They are perfect to frame, gift to a friend, or wrap up as a gift . . . everyone loves a great art print to decorate their space! I do. ;)

smiling's my favorite, ELF movie, elf, christmas, buddy the elf

AND as a reminder, I am offering to do CUSTOM hand lettering prints as well. So if you think you have a FAB idea shoot me an email . . . at and we'll chat!
So tell me what you think??? Which one is you favorite? Did I do one of your favorites? Let me know below . . .

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Looking forward to seeing you again! :)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

HOLIDAY IDEA :: the Night Before Christmas

the night before christmas holiday idea, stockings, cocoa bar

We are giddy with the Christmas spirit over here at My Party Passion.  The children are preparing their hearts and our home for the “big guy’s” visit.  They are always reminding me to make sure we leave Santa some cookies, sweets and creamy hot cocoa, topped off with marshmallows, of course. 

My muse for this Night Before Christmas set up are these darling vintage plates from WorldMarket.  They have two designs, one with Santa and one with Rudolph and Frosty.  So of course being a party gal I bought three sets. Lol  

santa plates, world market, stripe stockng, cocoa bar, christmas
cocoa bar for the night before christmas, santa plates
striped stockings, santa snack, gingerbread men, christmas cookies

Hanging the red and white striped stockings by the chimney with care is a must!  By the time Santa gets to New York, he will certainly welcome the hot cocoa.  As Santa sips on cocoa he can snack on the gingerbread men waiting for him and even stick a few peppermint sticks in his pocket for late snacking. 

christmas tree, striped stockings, marshmallows, cocoa bar. cookies
vintage santa, cocoa bar, the night before christmas

In my usual party on a budget styling, I found this great vintage feel wrapping paper from a dollar store as a table covering.    

striped stockings, vintage plates, santa, cocoa bar
cocoa bar, candy canes, santa, the night before christmas

I am totally in love with all the new hand drawn prints from Laura. Using the Joy to the World print is perfect for my vintage feel. (You can purchase this print and more in Laura’s Etsy shop.)

hand lettering, christmas art prints, joy to the world, hand lettered art
christmas decor, joy to the world, hand lettered print, pen and ink

Our home will be ready to welcome Santa in a few days with plenty of Christmas cheer. I sure hope he leaves me the new bathrobe I asked for. 

the night before christmas, cocoa bar, hand lettered art print, joy to the world

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and best wishes for a prosperous New Year.  Until next year – Party on Friends! 


Guest Contributor: Melissa Newell 

Melissa Newell has been planning and executing parties for over 20 years - parties have always been a passion of hers.

 Melissa’s motto is Go Big or Go Home! She celebrates with her children every chance they get - making each day a celebration of Life!

Creativity on a budget and the attention to the smallest of details is what she is known for. Her blog, My Party Passion, highlights all of the parties that she throws!

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

WEDDING :: Emerald Inspiration Board

Hello everyone & welcome to "Wedding Wednesday"!

::  candles  ::  headband  ::  dress  ::  cake toppers  ::  chair cover  ::  tassel  


Emerald is one of these colors that exude the feeling of class. I love emerald and how rich of a color it is. It is the perfect color right now for the season we are in and many people use it in their parties and events because it looks amazing by itself or paired with an accent color.
  I am loving the simplicity of these candle holders as it uses greenery from the season and still looks amazing. I love headbands of all kinds and this one is so unique and would look fabulous paired with an amazing dress. These long dresses are stunning and so would the bridal party who is wearing them as they are perfect for a winter or a spring wedding. These edible cake toppers adorning this cake add a certain flair to the wedding cake and make it not only fun but keep it classy at the same time. Chair covers can be a bit on the boring side but these definitely step up and make sitting down stylish! What's a party without a little glitz and glamor, and this tissue tassel with a tiny bit of gold would be perfect to add behind a cake table at your event.

Have you ever been to a wedding that used the color emerald in their theme?  What was your favorite element of the event?  I would LOVE to hear the details . . .spill below ;)

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Our Christmas Cards

I can finally say that my Christmas cards are addressed and in the mail! I finished them up yesterday and it was great to cross that off of my 'to-do' list! Do you remember when I asked you all to let me know which Christmas card design you thought I would pick, based off of this blog post about shopping for cards? Well I am sharing with you all today, which design I picked! Did you guess correctly?

I am not sure about you, but I love sending & receiving Christmas cards every year, event though I am finding that I receive less and less every year. Most people refuse to pay the cost of stamps to send them out but I just decided to limit my list of recipients to a book of stamps and that's it. Nevertheless, I love taking the time to figure out what I want my cards to look like, decide on a photo and then what feeling I wish to convey when a person is holding our cards . . . classic, whimsical, humorous!

This year I got my Christmas cards from Minted as I have been wanting to give them a try for awhile and this year was the year! So how did I decide on the design that I chose? Well it's simple. I decided that since this was the first FULL year that my daughter has had with her new puppy Chili, that they would be the focus of the card this year and we'd go for more of a whimsical feel, since that's how we do Christmas too!

The photo has a kind of a retro feel to it and when I got these cards back from Minted, the finish on the cards was very matte and printed in thick cardstock so it all blended well together and I was happy with the way they turned out!

Quite honestly I picked the card design I did because once I got done editing the photos, I decided this photo looked the best with this design. I simply uploaded the picture to their website and typed in our names and ordered them. They arrived pretty quick (within a few days) and then I was anxious to sit down and do some nice hand lettering on the envelopes before sending out.

We had an extremely busy week and weekend so instead of inking the envelopes with some fancy hand lettering, I simply wrote them out quickly to save on time and get these babies in the mail. I still think they look pretty good. I of course, at least, matched the pen color to the color of the cards. Duh! ;)

Do you send out Christmas cards still? I would love to hear whether you design your own or order them from somewhere. Or perhaps you simply go 'old school' and send out actual cards that have a pre-printed message inside. I do those every few years too as I still love them.

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Looking forward to seeing you again! :)

Friday, December 12, 2014

DAILY DEAL #12 :: 12 Days of Christmas

It's the "12 Days of Christmas Daily Deals" event!
On the TWELVTH day of Christmas the gift fairy sent to ME . . . 

Paper + Pop creates cake and cupcake toppers, favors and paper party details to make your next party 'sparkle.'  Every item is meticulously crafted by hand and welcome "custom" designs to enhance every celebration.  With over ten years of experience in the event industry (wedding planning, upscale children's parties, The Dessert Fairy), my designs and impeccable customer service speak for themselves.



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Today she is offering 
 15% OFF off any Holiday Item
(cake/cupcake or embellished straws)
This daily deal is valid TODAY ONLY!

Check them out in her Etsy shop.  

Use code: HOLIDAYEYECANDY to get discount.


You should definitely stop by Andrea's shop when you get a minute as she has some awesome party supplies for sale! 

Let's have some FUN & really get to know Andrea . . .

1. Pretend YOU are a kid again (well you are, so anyway) . . . what toy you asking Santa for??  
Frozen Elsa Barbie

2. Favorite Christmas song? 
Rockin Around the Christmas Tree

3. If you were a reindeer - which one would you be? And WHY?  
  Dancer  (I'm the first one on the dance floor)
4. What is ONE tradition you do EVERY year that makes the holiday SPECIAL for you?  
Every year, we put up a second Christmas tree in our sunroom and I decorate it with ornaments I inherited from my parents.  It brings back so many childhood memories as they graced our Christmas tree each year growing up.
5. What does YOUR stocking look like?
Plenty of glittery details

6. Favorite Christmas treat? 
Three layer (red/green/yellow) Christmas cookies 

7. A Christmas Story or Christmas Vacation? 
Christmas Vacation

8. When do you start decorating your house?
Dec. 5
9. How many Christmas trees do you put up? What color scheme are they?  Two (see above)  Our main tree is multi-colored with red bows.

10. Are you on the naughty or nice list this year?
 Always "nice" lol

So are you ready to go check out her page?
Come visit her page at Paper + Pop, and tell her I sent ya!


Make sure to check back tomorrow for the next DEAL!

ALL 'daily deals' will post by 9am (EST) to ensure you don't miss it! ;)

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Thanks for being here & I hope you will enjoy this event I have planned for you!