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Monday




When I was asked to help create a horse party for a loved 12-year-old girl, I immediately panicked. I know nothing about horses. Well...I've ridden a horse once, does that count? Luckily, party planning requires very little background knowledge.

After a bit of brainstorming on Pinterest and a little time sourcing products on Amazon, I came up with this inexpensive and simple plan. Take a look.

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The stars of this show were these awesome horse balloons. I ordered them here. I was amazed at how big they were and how easy they were to inflate with a straw and a little blowing. I taped wooden skewers to the legs of the horse balloon to stand it up in my wooden planter box. It worked perfectly.


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I also purchased these horse napkins. When planning parties, it's always fun to find a great themed party plate or napkin for the table. I've planned entire parties around a fun paper napkin.
These napkins tied in the horse theme perfectly. I added solid colored paper plates and cups to go with the blue and green in the napkins.



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Turf pieces were leftover from another party and used as chargers. I use them all the time!
Wooden sporks are from here.
My blue and green felt letterboards have been used for so many parties...I love them.
Click here for similar option.
I added these horse cutouts to all the printed signs and sprinkled them on the table!

Now let's talk about the snacks!


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Creative tags make ordinary snacks extra fun!

Horse Themed Party @michellepaigeblogs.com

I printed out these tags, (click here) on kraft cardstock and stuck a horse cutout on each one. Small, thin skewers were taped to the back of the tags and tucked into the snacks.
Now take a look at this horse cake made by a local bakery! Wow!

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This horse-loving birthday girl was in heaven!
A birthday she won't forget!
Click here to print your own tags.

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Did you know that I have an A to Z list of every party on my blog? Click here to see!

I've done a few animal parties over the years:

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Saturday




It's that time again...
Time to ship off those college care packages. Finals will be here soon!
My husband and I have just returned from visiting campus and handing out these fun boxes to some of our favorite college kids.

College Care Package Puns @michellepaigeblogs.com


This quick idea is so easy to assemble. Take a trip to your local grocery store-- or order what you need online. Print out the pun-filled letter and include it with the package.  
Click here to print your own.

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Here's what I included:
-1 box of LIFE cereal
-1-2 mini packages of nuts
-1 CLIF bar
-1 package of Little Bites mini muffins
-1 mini package of Ritz Bits.
-1 individual size of Kirkland brand trail mix (but you could use any kind).
-1 mini can of Fanta


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To hold all the products, I used these boxes (affiliate link). They were the perfect size for all the grocery items.


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Because we were hand delivering these boxes, I wanted to tie them up with ribbon and tags.
I used this craft tulle and these manila tags. I added black patterned washi tape to the ends of each tag and used sticker letters for the first initial of their names. 

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Once on campus, we went searching for all the kids we have special connections with. Most are kids from our church. It's so much fun to see them and catch up with how they're doing.

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Click here to print your own grocery store pun letter.







Here's some more college care package ideas for you:


Stick With It!           
                   
Stick with it!  College finals care package ideas @michellepaigeblogs.com   

Orange Survival Study Sack                       
Orange foods and treats for gift package. 

Brighten Up Your Semester!
Yellow themed gift ideas @michellepaigeblogs.com


SMART Gift Bag                                     
Creative college care package ideas @michellepaigeblogs.com   

Caramel Apple Dippin' Kit
Package up apples, caramel and toppings to give as gifts.


SNAP To It!                                                            














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Wednesday



It's always a challenge to combine candy bunnies and chocolate eggs with the real meaning of Easter--JESUS!

'Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus printable @michellepaigeblogs.com


The old hymn titled, 'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus' is not an Easter hymn, but I love the words. 

'Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to take Him at His word;
Just to rest upon His promise;
Just to know, Thus saith the Lord.

    Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him,
    How I've proved Him o'er and o'er,
    Jesus, Jesus, Precious Jesus!
      O for grace to trust Him more.

O how sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to trust His cleansing blood;
Just in simple faith to plunge me,
'Neath the healing, cleansing flood.

Yes, 'tis sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just from sin and self to cease;
Just from Jesus simply taking
Life, and rest, and joy, and peace.

I'm so glad I learned to trust Thee,
Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend;
And I know that Thou art with me,
Wilt be with me to the end.


'Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus Easter printable @michellepaigeblogs.com


Simply download and print out the tags. Trim them up and attach them to any kind of Easter treat. These can be placed in an Easter basket or care package as well. You could even make them into a bookmark.

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I mailed off a few candy care packages to some college kids that aren't able to come home for Easter. I wrote little notes on the back of the tags and placed them in the packages. Couldn't be easier.

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For the mini baskets, I used old berry baskets. They're the perfect size to tie on a tag and fill with tissue paper and a few candies.

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Happy Easter!

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Monday



I've got another bright and fun Easter printable for you! This one is perfect to pair with some Starburst Candies.

Bursting Forth Easter Printable with Starburst Candies @michellepaigeblogs.com

I've always loved the Easter praise song, In Christ Alone.
Are you familiar with this song?


In Christ alone my hope is found,
He is my light, my strength, my song;
This Cornerstone, this solid Ground,
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My Comforter, my All in All,
Here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone! – who took on flesh,
Fullness of God in helpless babe.
This gift of love and righteousness,
Scorned by the ones He came to save:
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied –
For every sin on Him was laid;
Here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay,
Light of the world by darkness slain:
Then bursting forth in glorious day
Up from the grave He rose again!

And as He stands in victory
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me,
For I am His and He is mine –
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death,
This is the power of Christ in me;
From life’s first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny.
No power of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand:
Till He returns or calls me home,
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.


I especially love the build up with the music volume and powerful drums as we sing the line about Jesus 'bursting forth'. How incredible and absolutely amazing that Jesus was raised from the dead! He burst out of that grave! Death couldn't hold Him!


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You can assemble these treats any way you'd like.
I used mini jewelry plastic bags in the 2"x2.4" size. They're perfect for about 6 Starburst candies.

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Or, you could give a package of Starburst and tape the tag to the package. Quick and easy.
Another idea is to use the 4"x 6" small cellophane bags and slip the tag inside the bag with just a few candies.

Starburst Candy Easter Printable @michellepaigeblogs.com

Have a wonderful Easter! Celebrate!


Want some more Easter gift ideas?

Lamb Scripture Gift
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