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Friday



I'm always looking for small treats and creative gifts to give others. My go-to is usually a fun pun with a sugary candy bar or treat. Everyone loves that, right? Well, lately it seems that more and more people are staying away from sugary treats. I am obviously not one of those people, but nonetheless, I see a shift and I'm taking notice. The problem of course, is coming up with healthy treat ideas that are easy to give.


You are sensational seed pun tag @michellepaigeblogs.com

When my teenage son asked me to buy him some seeds to snack on, my brain immediately began to think in seed puns for gift giving. After a few tries, I came up with these printable seed pun tags. They work well for Thanksgiving or really, anytime. Take a look. 

Seed puns with printable tags for gift giving @michellepaigeblogs.com

Seed puns for a thankful gift @michellepaigeblogs.com

Seed puns with printable tags for gift giving @michellepaigeblogs.com

This one was delivered to a friend's doorstep after major surgery. 
Seed pun gift for a friend recovering from surgery @michellepaigeblogs.com


To make your own seed pun gifts, simply print out the tags and cut them out. Hole punch the side and tie the tags onto a package of seeds with a ribbon. I made some tags for sunflower seeds and some for pumpkin seeds.
Click here to print your own seed pun printable tags.



Seed puns for a thankful gift @michellepaigeblogs.com


Seed Pun Printable Tags for Gift Giving @michellepaigeblogs.com

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Looking for some more easy to give thankful gifts? 
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Wednesday




Fall is my favorite season.
The sights, the smells, the pumpkins, the fall colors, the leaves 
and gourds! What's not to like?

gourd puns @michellepaigeblogs.com


I've crafted up some festive fall pun tags for you to attach to a gourd or a pumpkin. Who wouldn't want a fall vegetable on their desk or doorstop with a clever tag attached? It's the perfect little fall gift. Give for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or any time during the fall season.



Fall gift giving @michellepaigeblogs.com

It couldn't be simpler. Print out the tags.
Click here to print your own pumpkin and gourd pun tags.


gourd puns @michellepaigeblogs.com

Trim the tags and hole punch. Add a ribbon and tie them on to a pumpkin or a gourd or anything related vegetable. Add a personalized note on the back.

Fall gift giving @michellepaigeblogs.com

I used a lightweight white cardstock paper to print my tags on.
Orange ribbon was found at the Dollar Tree.
Gourds and pumpkins were found at the local pumpkin patch- aka the grocery store.

gourd puns @michellepaigeblogs.com

You don't have to give just one pumpkin...why not give a bowl full of an assortment of fall vegetables?

gourd puns @michellepaigeblogs.com



Want some more creative fall gift-giving ideas?
Take a look at these.

Thankful Gifts
Thankful Gifts @michellepaigeblogs.com

Thankful Leaf Gifts
Thankful Gifts @michellepaigeblogs.com



Autumn Treat Mix
Autumn Candy Treat


10 Snack Mixes to Fall For

Fall snack mixes to make and give.





 
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Saturday



What does it tell you that my blog is full of multiple surgery pun cards? Foot surgery, hip surgery, lap band surgery and now knee surgery. Yes, I'm getting old, my folks are getting old, my friends are getting old, hey- we're all getting old.
Like it or not, here's another printable pun card for a knee surgery or knee replacement recipient. Isn't life fun?


Knee gift for  knee replacement surgery @michellepaigeblogs.com


Just print out the card, add a name to the top and sign the bottom. 
Click here to print your own.

Knee Replacement Pun Card to print @michellepaigeblogs.com

And you could add a few knee related gifts to your punny card.
Not that you 'kneed' to or anything, but it might bring a friend some 'knee'ed knee-slapping laughs. (Yes, I have completely overextended it on the knee puns. I can't stop!)


Here's a little shopping list to get you started.
-knee high hosiery
-knee high socks
-knee bandages
-knee patches
-kneeling pad for gardening
-bee themed products (You're the Bee's Knees.)



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And here's a few more.... 
Who knew there were so many knee related products? 

My mom just had a knee replacement--hence the reason why I'm writing knee puns, so I gathered a few little things for her and attached the card to the box.



Fun gift to give a knee surgery patient@michellepaigeblogs.com


Feel better soon, Mom.







Fun Gift for a Bored Hospital Patient
Fun hospital gift basket for any age @michellepaigeblogs.com


Foot and Toe Surgery Pun Card
Foot Surgery Get Well Card and gift @michellepaigeblogs.com

Hip Surgery Card
Hip Surgery Printables and Gift Ideas @michellepaigeblogs.com


Lap Band Surgery Cards
Lap Band Surgery Card Ideas @michellepaigeblogs.com





   
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Monday



When I told my sister in-law we were having a 'lemon themed' Mother's Day, (click here if you missed that party.), she put together the sweetest yellow, lemon-themed gift bucket for my mom. 
So cute, that I had to rip it apart and take a few pictures to show to you all.
Make your own yellow gift basket @michellepaigeblogs.com

This is such a sweet gift idea and super easy to put together yourself. It's the perfect cheer up gift, birthday gift, any occasion gift that anyone would love.

Here's what you need:
-1 (pail, bucket, bin, box, bag) to put everything in.
-yellow tissue paper
-yellow ribbon or tuelle
-lots of yellow or lemon items

Yellow items to place in a gift basket @michellepaigeblogs.com
Yellow items to place in a gift basket @michellepaigeblogs.com
Yellow items to place in a gift basket @michellepaigeblogs.com

Line your container with yellow tissue paper and tie with yellow ribbon.
Layer your yellow gifts inside.
How bright and fun!
Yellow items to place in a gift basket @michellepaigeblogs.com
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Here's some Amazon yellow lemon ideas for you:






Maybe you'd like to add a tag to your gift?
Click here to print out a Lemons to Lemonade tag from this past Cheer Up Gift post.



Or maybe you need a teacher gift?
This bright lemon yellow theme could easily go with this tag.
Click here to print out a deLIGHTful Teacher tag.



  




Click here to see out lemon-themed Mother's Day.

Lemon party for mom @michellepaigeblogs.com
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Friday




It's a yellow, lemon-themed Mother's Day at our house. Welcome!
Lemon themed table @michellepaigeblogs.com

I surprised myself this year, since I usually stay away from the color yellow. It's never been my favorite color to decorate with--however, after bringing this bright and cheery color into my home, I'm now thinking that yellow IS my color...at least for a little while.
There's something amazing about the way the color yellow reacts when placed with black and white plaid. I think it's growing on me.


Lemon Themed Mother's Day Party @michellepaigeblogs.com
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When planning parties, I sometimes choose a theme based on party decorations or plate or napkin patterns that I see in the stores. This year while walking through Party City around February, I spotted these fabulous lemon plates and knew I needed them for Mother's Day. Currently, lemons are super trendy and many stores carry their own version of lemon-themed merchandise. Once you start looking for lemons, you start to see lemons everywhere! These rustic chargers made the plates look even sweeter on the table.

Lemon themed table @michellepaigeblogs.com
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Take a look at these lemon plate options on Amazon.


Lemon Themed Mother's Day Party @michellepaigeblogs.com
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Glass cylinder vases (I bought a box of 12 at the Dollar Tree years ago.) were filled with grocery store yellow and white flowers. The black and white checked tablecloth is wipe-able and disposable, perfect for our party.
My old Crate & Barrel dining tables allow for 18 guests, when they're extended all the way and put end to end.
Lemon themed table @michellepaigeblogs.com
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18 guests attending our Mother's Day celebration, meant that not every place setting would have a rustic charger (I only own 12) or would they all have this gold silverware that I adore. I had to use some of my plastic gold chargers and regular silverware, and I thought it looked OK. I even ran out of lemon paper plates, so I had to use a few yellow plaid ones. The best thing about a large mix and match table...is the freedom to mix and match-- not every setting is supposed to be identical. I have to admit, that concept is a little hard for someone like me. (Enneagram 1)

Lemon Themed Mother's Day Party @michellepaigeblogs.com
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Faux lemons and faux vines (found at JoAnns) with 2" wide yellow ribbon, lined the center of the tables. Real sliced lemons were placed on the edge of every drinking glass. A mini yellow cupcake liner filled with these glorious Sconza Yellow Lemoncello Chocolate Almonds were next to each glass.
Lemon themed table @michellepaigeblogs.com
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I made super quick place cards using yellow tags that I had on hand and a touch of black and white plaid ribbon-easy!
Mother's Day Buffet @michellepaigeblogs.com

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In my opinion, it's much easier to have a double buffet line when you have more than 12 guests. We lined up the same food on each side of the kitchen island, to have 2 lines of guests getting food at once. They serve themselves using glass plates. I use glass plates at every party. They're so easy to clean and they look fabulous.



Our menu included: lemon marinated grilled chicken, lemon shrimp, raw veggies, fruit salad, croissants and green salad. And of course, lemonade.

Lemon Themed Mother's Day Party @michellepaigeblogs.com

The food-filled glass plates were placed right on top of the beautiful paper plates and chargers. This allows the paper plates to be used for dessert.

Lemon themed table @michellepaigeblogs.com

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To add to the theme, I hung yellow paper lanterns in different heights with yellow curling ribbon.

Lemon Themed Mother's Day Party @michellepaigeblogs.com

Dessert was quite fun and spectacular!
Using lots of yellow candies and sweets, I assembled this yellow themed dessert board.
My sister-in law made lemon bars and cookies.

Lemon Themed Mother's Day Party @michellepaigeblogs.comLemon Themed Mother's Day Party @michellepaigeblogs.com

And I made lemon shaped sugar cookies.
Lemon shaped sugar cookies @michellepaigeblogs. comLemon Themed Mother's Day Party @michellepaigeblogs.com


Of course we had a photo booth with all the moms.
I hung a black and white shower curtain on the wall and made a balloon garland with about 20 yellow balloons.


Photo booth @michellepaigeblogs.comLemon Themed Mother's Day Party @michellepaigeblogs.com
Lemon Themed Mother's Day Party @michellepaigeblogs.comPhoto booth @michellepaigeblogs.com
Lemon Themed Mother's Day Party @michellepaigeblogs.comPhoto booth @michellepaigeblogs.com
Photo booth @michellepaigeblogs.comLemon Themed Mother's Day Party @michellepaigeblogs.com


We played this Mother's Day LEFT/RIGHT Game I wrote a few years ago. Click here to get your own copy.
RIGHT LEFT Game for Mother's Day @michellepaigeblogs.comLemon Themed Mother's Day Party @michellepaigeblogs.com


We gave the moms gifts and cards.
Mom gifts for Mother's Day @michellepaigeblogs.com
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The kids played Spikeball and Cornhole in the yard.
Lemon Themed Mother's Day Party @michellepaigeblogs.com


And we finished our day with a pinata!
I found this pineapple pinata at Target.

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       Mother's Day Party @michellepaigeblogs.comMother's Day Party @michellepaigeblogs.com

Now that's what I call a great Mother's Day!
Happy Mother's Day, Mom! I love you.
Mother's Day photo shoot@michellepaigeblogs.com

 



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