Wednesday, April 17, 2013

~ Party Decor ~ Table Backdrops- New in the Shop!

I've been asked several times to sell the hand-painted murals I use as table backdrops for my parties.. Well, I'm really excited to be able to offer these to you now!  
For a limited time we will be taking orders for custom murals, any theme you like for boys and girls parties:  Under the Sea, Super Heroes, Princesses, Pirates...
The murals are hand painted in fabric, and they measure about 2m x 1.75 m {6.5 ft. x 5.75 ft.} 

 We can't take so many orders, so it will be first come first served..
They will be ready for delivery around mid May so You can have them ready for any June parties and later..

Available in the shop HERE!

 Discounts will be offered for multiple orders.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


Giveaways keep coming to Party-Tales! Last month I teamed up with a group of amazing bloggers to bring you the Great Apple-Licious Giveaway and 3 IPads were given away to 3 lucky winners.  This month we are doing it again, and this time we are offering you another awesome prize: A KITCHENAID SHOPPING SPREE or CASH!
 The winner can select up to $700 in Kitchenaid brand products (not including sales taxes), which will be delivered to the single destination of their choosing. The winner has the option of receiving $800 USD in PayPal funds in lieu of receiving their prize. 

Eligibility: Contest is open worldwide from April 3, 2013 at 12:01 am ET to April 24, 2013 at 11:59pm ET. All entrants must be 18 years of age. Void where prohibited by law.

The winner will be selected randomly via Rafflecopter. The odds of winning are dependent on the number of people entering. Should the winning entrant(s) not respond within 48 hours of being emailed, another winner(s) will be selected. Please ensure is on your safe email list. We would hate to have to redraw another winner!

Disclosure: I did not receive compensation to be part of this giveaway. This giveaway is in no way associated with Kitchenaid, PayPal, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.

This blog is not responsible for prize distribution. Should unforeseen circumstances arise, contest can be cancelled at any time without notification. Please contact Stephanie from Spaceships and Laser Beams at should you have any questions. 

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Monday, March 4, 2013


I finally get to post these pictures! They were actually taken last year but then the winter came and it just didn't feel right to post these pictures of this gorgeous sunny day! 

Since Spring is almost here and a lot of us can't wait, I just thought it would be a good idea to share these with you!
My daughters have always asked me if they could have a lemonade stand in our front yard... they kept asking and asking, and finally one day I said OK! We started looking in the garage for a box or something we could use to make a stand... and that's when my husband got involved.. he said we couldn't use a box to make a stand and that he would make one for us using old scraps of wood he had laying around... and that's how we got a Fabulous Stand.. My daughters and I painted it pink and white with also left over paint.. After it was done.. we decided to make an Ice Cream Stand instead..
I just couldn't help it and started designing the labels for all the ice cream toppings. 

My husband says I'm getting carried away as I also started to make water bottle labels, decorations for the spoons, cupcake toppers, signs, banner... Next thing I know, our pretend-play lemonade stand became a full Ice cream Stand production!

The stand looked so dreamy full of tasty colourful treats...We had brownie and ice cream, waffle cones, sugar cones, cupcakes, cookies, chocolates and lots of ice cream toppings: cherries, marshmallows, Oreo chocolate cookies, rainbow cookies, chocolate covered raisins, sugar sprinkles, whipped cream, hazelnut rolled wafers, caramel and chocolate sauce..


 I got inspired by the top from the Gymboree Ice Cream Sweetie collection, that my little one is wearing in the pictures. Her skirt was from the Children's Place. I believe it was supposed to be a Halloween tutu. I got it on clearance one day and it was just sitting there in the closet, she had never used it and now look how cute they looked together.. they were perfect for the occasion.

{If you want a shirt with the ice cream cones like the one my daughter was wearing you can always check on Ebay as this is now from past collection they don't carry these anymore at the store. I did the search for you, so just click on the ebay link}

Somewhere in my kitchen I found a cone shaped cookie cutter {I like buying cookie cutters when I think they're cute, hoping one day I'll use them.}  Although I'm not really much of a baker, I made the effort this time, and the cookies turned out pretty good for a first timer!

To keep the ice cream cold, I just got a Metal bucket and filled it up with Ice. I got it at Michaels. I've seen these metal buckets everywhere, they are great for keeping drinks cold for outdoor parties.
 I had everything else I used to display the treats, I just purchased the green plastic cones that I filled with chocolate.. Those will be great as favors for an Ice Cream themed birthday party...

 We went and gave little notes to the neighbours letting them know, we were setting up the parlor. It was a hit with the customers! Kids and Adults! Before it was even ready we had a huge line waiting.

It was a fun day for all.  We enjoyed ice cream with friends on a beautiful day, and the money we collected was donated to the Hospital for Sick Kids. My daughters got a thank you diploma from the hospital and even appeared in the local newspaper.. We'll do it again this year for sure!
The Ice Cream Parlor Printable Designs Non-personalized are available at my ETSY store HERE.

I also have the full printable collection but now customized for a Birthday Party. These are personalized and they are for sale in my Etsy store..
 If you want to have an Ice cream themed birthday party also check BIRTHDAY EXPRESS  They carry the most adorable Ice Cream party supplies, plates, favors.. and they will go perfectly with our printable designs.
Don't forget to enter in the APPLE-LICIOUS giveaway.. I have partnered with a group of party and mom bloggers to bring you fabulous prizes!  An Ipad and 2 Ipad minis are ready to be given away to 3 lucky winners. Enter now!

Friday, March 1, 2013


Welcome to the Great Apple-licious Giveaway!

I'm so excited to share with you this fabulous giveaway! I have teamed up with a group of Party peeps and mom bloggers to bring you these awesome prizes!

First Place - 34GB iPad
Second Place - 16GB iPad Mini
Third Place - 16GB iPad Mini
Open Worldwide

Contest is open worldwide from March 1 to 24, 2013. All entrants must be at least 18 years of age.  Winners will be selected randomly via Rafflecopter. The odds of winning are dependent on the number of people entering. Should the winning entrant(s) not respond within 48 hours of being emailed, another winner(s) will be selected. Please ensure is on your safe email list. We would hate to have to redraw another winner!
The winner(s) have the option of selecting an Apple giftcard or PayPal funds in lieu of receiving their prize. This option will be awarded as follows: first place $603.43 USD, second and third place: $340.22 USD

This blog was not compensated for being part of the giveaway and all opinions are our own. The prizes will be shipped by Spaceships and Laser Beams, we are not responsible. This event is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media network.  If you have any questions about the giveaway you can contact Stephanie from Spaceships and Laser Beams at spaceshipsandlaserbeams [at] gmail [dot] com. Good Luck!

The following blogs and businesses have joined together to bring you The Great Apple-licious Giveaway:
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Thursday, February 14, 2013


And we are celebrating with a Two Day Sale to Thank you for your support!
Get 50% off all printable party designs in the SHOP with code FANSLOVE
Thanks to all who entered our Valentine's Giveaway. The winner has been notified and announced in the contest page.
 Stay tuned, there are more great giveaways coming and 
next time you could be the lucky winner!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

~ Birthday Party ~ The Avengers

Here I have one party for boys to show you! The AVENGERS Birthday Party.
I created these designs for a talented Party Planner from Colombia...My mom.

 Yes, she styled this party for her friend's grandson 5th birthday


I really like the cake and the Captain American Shield cookies.
I got the task to create the printable designs for the party: I designed water bottle labels, Thank you tags and food labels. 
My mom made a balloon wall backdrop.  Covering the walls can really add a festive touch to any party – you can use balloons, fabric, murals..
 Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man and the Handsome Thor, they were all at the party!
The AVENGERS printable party collection is now available in the shop! 

The Avengers party supplies can be purchased online at Birthday Express

The Avengers Deluxe Party Pack for 8

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

~ Party Recipes ~ Easy Guacamole

 I got an email today from a lovely reader Laura, who asked me to post the recipe for the Guacamole I made for the Super Bowl Party and what tips I have to prevent the Guacamole turning brown.
Well I answered to Laura the secret is just to leave the seed of one Avocado inside. Add lots of lime juice and if made in advance, cover it with clear Saran wrap without leaving any air in between. Cover as close as you can to the Guacamole, and keep it in the refrigerator until ready to serve. 
My recipe is very simple: I just blended 3 Ripe Avocados, 1/2 white onion, and the juice of 2 big limes in the food processor and that's all.
I use ripe Avocados, when they are soft to the touch but not so much, otherwise they will be brown inside.
You can also serve the Guacamole with some "Pico de Gallo" on top, which is just a mix of finely chopped tomatoes, red onion, cilantro and lime juice.
I just leave it plain and I think it's really delicious. this guacamole never stays long on the table. Served with Tortilla chips is always a favorite! ...and It tastes even better if you have a Margarita with it!
Do you have any favorite party recipes? Please share with us. Submit your recipe at party-tales{at}rogers{dot}com 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

~ Sunday Super Bowl XLVII 2013!

 I just finished setting up the room for the Super Bowl Party, and got kicked out of the basement ~ No girls allowed in this party.
I honestly know nothing about football but I really enjoyed doing the set up.
This is my husband's party, he is so excited finally the basement is ready and he can have the guys over to watch the game.  And I'm so excited as well, finally after 4 years, I also have my Craft room! I've been dreaming about it for so long...  I can't wait to finish organizing the room to show you all the pictures.  Finally all my crafts are going to be in one same place and not all over the house.. 
So I had to put my finishing touches to the party..
These are some of the appetizers: I made a Cheese tray, delicious guacamole, Salsa, Nachos and dips, of course there will Spicy WINGS and meatballs in the oven.
Drinks Ready...And more Food...

Bar full.  Too bad I can't drink :) For you who don't know, I'm expecting my 3rd baby!
There are like 15 guys now and there is food here like for a 100 hundred people, I guess I will be eating shawarma for a week.  I have no problem with that..
Just before the game..Rachel Ray showing how to make easy chili and party food.. 
Ok I got to go check on the wings...they might be getting burned now.. Talk to you soon.
Make sure to enter our fabulous giveaway with  If you haven't entered yet click here.

Friday, February 1, 2013

~ GIVEAWAY ~ Valentines Giveaway with

This giveaway has now ended. CONGRATS to the winner, Kathy R.
Thanks to everyone who entered!

I'm very excited to share our first giveaway of 2013 with you! We have teamed up with to bring this fabulous giveaway to you!

Carolina Nisimblat is the owner of Tutu moi was inspired by Carolina's 2 year old daughter, Valentina, who at the age of 1 was simply in love with tutus.

 As a mom, who loves fashion, Carolina decided to design unique tutus that are for everyday wear. Each tutu is tailor-made designed to detail at tutu moi, just for your little one!


Not only there are tutus and dresses at tutumoi. They also offer Mom and daughter matching tops, gorgeous head-pieces, diaper covers and Onesies for babies.


Now! Are you Ready for the giveaway details?

One lucky reader will win any tutu set, dress, or a mom and me matching tops set from chosen by the winner

   AND...a Printed Party Package from the Shop.

  There are 7 chances to enter.  Please follow the instructions in the widget below. Comments should be left below this post when requested for entry to be valid. Share on Facebook entry, Share button should be clicked under the picture on facebook to be valid, just follow the link. Thanks!
Don't miss it and enter below!

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

~Printable Party~ Wednesday What's New in the Shop?

First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR to all! I haven't been around since the Holidays. I hope you had a nice time with your families and wish you the best for this new year!

I've been really busy with the shop, lots of orders and creating new designs... I have lots to show you... Let's start today with the new printable designs for Valentine's day...

The Valentine Hearts printable collection includes 2" circles {2 different designs for cupcake toppers, favor tags, straw tags..}, 3" Round Circles to make a banner, Water Bottle Lables and Blank Tent Cards.   


Are you celebrating a birthday party near Valentine's Day?  This printable banner with Pink and Red Chevron print background will add the perfect to complement your decor. 
It can also be customized to spell BE MINE or XOXO just for Valentine's day. 
Cupcake toppers, Water Bottle Labels, Table Labels, Straw tags..
Full collection will be  available soon.


Available in 3 different colors.  Just print on white letter size cardstock paper and cut with a 2" circle, scalloped or Flourish punch.

Perfect for Valentine's day favors.

Click here for more tutorials on how to use your printable designs

And if you missed it last year I leave you now with a freebie:
Please let me know if you are having trouble downloading the link.  I've been receiving emails from readers telling me that Scribd is charging for the download. It should be FREE.  If you have trouble email me directly at party-tales{at} and I will email it to you.
Please keep your party pictures coming...we love seeing your creations!
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