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Teacher Appreciation Printable Tags

Teacher Appreciation Week is just a couple of weeks away–starting May 7th–and we are sharing a few ideas today to get your teacher gift ideas started. We created these teacher appreciation printable tags that you can download for FREE, but just for a limited time! It’s the perfect reason to say “Thank you, Teacher!”

Everyday Party Magazine found this cute little gift basket at Target that makes this teacher appreciation gift really easy, but these printable tags make it really easy to create your own Teacher Gift!

This particular little bucket came with lemonade mix, so we created the adorable matching “when teaching gives you lemons” tag to match. But what I love about the design is that you can use the tag to go along with your own basket or DIY Teacher Gift idea! Just use the printable tag as a small thank you note to teachers.

For those of you that want to know what “day” Teacher Appreciation Day is to send in your gift, it’s Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Use these as teacher gift tags or even as cards for teachers. Pair with a small teacher gift or thank you message and you’re set! Everyday Party Magazine is sharing two other tags for FREE (for a limited time!) as well!

This “Tea-rrific” Teacher Gift Tag is paired with some tea and scone mix in another small basket from Target, but could easily work with some Starbucks gift cards or boxes of tea. We love the large flower pattern in orange and pink; it feels like springtime!

This small teacher appreciation gift basket from Target came with Mojito drink ingredients, but this tag would work with a bottle of wine, a liquor store gift card, and can be used year round for other occasions (I’m thinking my mom could use this after she keeps my kids for the weekend)! And yes, we all know our kids make the teachers drink (even if just a little). HAHA!

You can get these FREE TEACHER APPRECIATION PRINTABLES for just a few short days, and then they’ll be listed in the Everyday Party Magazine shop!

You can find the Lemonade Teacher Gift Tag HERE.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FREE TEACHER GIFT PRINTABLE TAG

To get the other two tags, HEAD OVER TO EVERYDAY PARTY MAGAZINE

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Carrot and Orange Mimosa for Easter Brunch

Mimosas are a staple at our Easter table! We’ve mixed it up in year’s past with other fruit juices, but this year decided to go decidedly “Easter Bunny” with this super easy Carrot and Orange Mimosa.

First of all, how stinkin’ cute are those little cocktail napkins from Target?! I’ve decided to plan my whole Easter dessert display after those “Hip Hop Hooray” napkins!

If you’re a fan of mimosas, you know that they are incredibly easy to make. No recipe required! It’s all about taste, friends! I like mine a little heavy on the champagne so I make sure to leave room at the top of the glass 😉

But for a place to start with these, follow these simple measurements:

-Fill 1/4 of champagne glass with carrot juice.
-Fill 1/2 (leaving 1/4 empty) with orange juice.
-Top off with bubbly champagne
-Drink!

If you’d like to make these kid table friendly, just substitute Sprite for the champagne!

Did you see the Peeps martini we made?

Definitely give it a go if you’re into a little more alcohol at the Easter drink cart. We don’t judge around here.

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Traditional Coconut Cream Pie for a Southern Easter Brunch

When planning for a holiday celebration, I always try to pick out some new recipes as well as some tried and true favorites. This recipe is one of them. Coconut Cream Pie has been a family favorite for decades and always makes an appearance at holidays, picnics, and sometimes just Sunday dinner. Coconut Cream Pie made from scratch can sound difficult, but it’s actually pretty easy! Keep reading for our Southern Coconut Cream Pie recipe!

Southern Easter Brunch Ideas Coconut Cream Pie

There’s something about toasted coconut flakes that just makes me happy. If you asked me to eat a spoonful out of the bag, I would turn you down immediately, but when you bake it in the oven, it’s comes out all crispy and so so tasty!

Coconut Cream Pie Recipe for Traditional Southern Easter Dinner

And as a side note–I can’t get enough of fresh flowers right now. These tulips are from my friend Kathy from The Bloomery–she runs a flower CSA (isn’t that an awesome idea!), so I’ll have fresh flowers every week! And since it’s been snowing here still (Seriously! Totally over it!!!), the flowers are definitely a bright spot on my counter. And they look so pretty with my pie!

Traditional Coconut Cream Pie

Perfect for holidays, picnics, and anytime you're in the mood for a lovely old-fashioned favorite.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 40 minutes
Servings 10

Ingredients

  • 1 9" baked pie crust pre-made or from scratch
  • 1 1/4 cups sweetened coconut flakes
  • 3 cups half and half
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toast coconut flakes until golden brown, about  5-8 minutes, stirring once. Set aside.

  2. Place crust in pie plate and pierce with a fork all over the bottom and sides of the pie crust. Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Set aside to cool.

  3. Place half and half, eggs, sugar, flour and salt in a heavy bottomed sauce pan and whisk to fully combine. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, bringing the mixture to a boil. It will start to thicken and turn into a pudding consistency. Cook for 1-2 minutes more and remove from heat. Stir in vanilla.

  4. Stir 1 cup of the toasted coconut flakes into the pudding. Put pudding into pie crust and let cool. Refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours to completely cool.

  5. Before serving, place heavy whipping cream in the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment. Turn on medium speed and whisk until soft peaks form. Add powdered sugar and whisk until cream has formed stiff peaks.

  6. Spread whipped cream over cooled pie and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup of coconut flakes.

  7. Cut into slices to serve.

Some simple tricks to make this pie even easier: use a pre-made store bought crust, and instead of whipping the cream, use cool whip! I promise, everyone will still love your pie!

Looking for more Easter recipe ideas?

Try our Easy Peeps Bunny Marshmallow Chocolate Cake:

Peeps Chocolate Cake by Pineapple Paper Co.

and for another recipe with Peeps Bunnies, check our our Peeps Inspired Easter Martini:

Peeps Easter Martini for Easter Drinks by Pineapple Paper Co.

And follow us on Pinterest for more Easter Brunch inspiration!

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Easy Easter Chocolate Cake with Peeps Bunny Marshmallows

Only one week until Easter! We are all about easy and adorable Easter projects for this week–and this Chocolate Cake with Peeps Bunny Marshmallows is perfect!

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Items needed to make this Easy Easter Dessert:

-Chocolate Cake Mix (search on AMAZON for some of my favorite chocolate cake mixes!)
-Chocolate Icing Recipe
-Chocolate Cookie Crumbs (have Oreos delivered to your front door!)
-Fondant (this is our absolute FAVORITE brand of fondant)
-Food Coloring (gel food coloring is best)
-Peeps Bunny Marshmallows (love ’em or hate ’em, they sure are cute)

Bake your cake according to the instructions on the box. Depending on the brand and the size/number of layers you want the cake to be, you make have to make two batches of cake mix. Let cool.

Prepare chocolate icing and layer in-between the cakes using a star tip so it leaves the pretty edge that’s visible (since we’re not icing the outside of the cake).

Using the fondant, make small carrots to decorate the top. Use small amounts of orange and green food coloring and form the carrots and stems with your fingers and small craft knife. If the fondant is too sticky, use a little bit of corn starch or powdered sugar to keep from sticking to your fingers/counters.

Decorate the top of the cake and cake stand with chocolate cookie crumbs. Add your Peeps Bunny Marshmallows to the top of the cake by sticking them on with toothpicks.

Note: if you decide to make your cake 3 or more layers, you can use plastic straws cut to height to stabilize the cake and keep it from leaning too far.

New Easter SVG Files for Easter DIY Projects

Over the last few days, we have added several new SVG Files for Easter in the shop over at Everyday Party Magazine! We have designs for both decor, gifts, and kid’s items that you can use for loads of holiday products.

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The “My 1st Easter” SVG is perfect for onesies, bibs, or even stuffed animals for your little one’s first Easter or as gifting items. The SVG was designed to be appropriate for both boys and girls–just change the color of vinyl!

My 1st Easter SVG

This is definitely one of our favorite designs in the shop. “Happy Easter Y’all” will look great on pillows, shirts, linen towels and can even be made into a rustic sign!

Happy Easter Y’all SVG

“Hoppy Easter” was designed for the little ones in your life. It looks great on t-shirts, bibs, Easter baskets or other DIY Easter Gift items.

Hoppy Easter SVG

Finally, we have this adorable little bunny face. It comes without the ears so you can literally add it to anything! Check out the adorable Easter Bunny basket that Jess from Everyday Party Magazine made with a cloth bucket from the Target Dollar Spot (see blog post HERE):

She also made this cute shirt by adding an ear design with the awesome new Cricut Patterned Iron-On Vinyl (if you haven’t seen it, the patterned iron-on vinyl is absolutely amazing and comes in sampler packs so you can make tons of projects with just one set! SHOP CRICUT VINYL HERE).

Easter Bunny Face SVG

Find products to make your DIY Projects on Amazon:

Marshmallow Peeps Martini Recipe

Whether you love them or hate them, Peeps are an Easter tradition that I can get behind. I’m on the fence with just eating them by themselves, but I love making recipes with them! This year, I decided to make a cocktail that would be perfect for Easter parties!

This martini includes one of my favorite new cocktail ingredients, Bailey’s Almande!

Marshmallow Peeps Martini

Perfect for Easter parties, this cocktail is *sweet* with the addition of Peeps Bunnies!

Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 3 oz Whipped Vodka
  • 1.5 oz Bailey's Almande
  • 3 oz Half and Half

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and pour into martini glass. Garnish with Peeps bunnies.

  2. Optional: rim your martini glass with sprinkles by dipping the edge of the glass in light corn syrup and then the sprinkles of your choice.

Check back in next week when we share some more Easter cocktail recipes and Easter brunch recipe ideas!

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First St. Patrick’s Day Onesie and SALE at Everyday Party Magazine Shop

For those of you that are new here, we design a line of party printables and SVG Files for our friends over at Everyday Party Magazine. And, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, they are having a 50% sale on St. Patrick’s Day items, including our new SVG cut files for your Cricut machines! (Need a Cricut machine to cut these SVGs and do SO much more?! SHOP CRICUT HERE!) And scroll down for the Everyday Party Magazine coupon code!

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Here is our newest SVG Cut file: a First St. Patrick’s Day design to make adorable onesies, bibs, or other baby items:

To make a onesie (or shirt, etc). you need the following:

-Cricut Cutting Machine (SHOP MACHINES HERE)
-Iron On Vinyl (SHOP IRON ON VINYL HERE)
-SVG Cut File (SHOP PINEAPPLE PAPER CO. DESIGNS HERE)
-Iron or Cricut EasyPress (SHOP EASYPRESS HERE)

Upload the SVG file of your choice to Cricut Design Space, cut out of iron-on vinyl, and press on to your shirt with the Cricut Easy Press!

Our “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” Design would be PERFECT for parties this weekend!

Our favorite SVG design for the holiday is this awesome “This Might Be Beer” design perfect for a coffee mug or tumbler:

SHOP ALL SVG DESIGNS HERE!

And for 50% off St. Patrick’s Day designs through this weekend, use code: LUCKY

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Irish Cream Brownie Recipe + Easy Cricut Craft

Two more days until St. Patrick’s Day! Today we are sharing a SUPER EASY Irish Cream Brownie Recipe, as well as an EASY DIY Craft to add the shamrock to the brownies with your Cricut machine (Don’t have a Cricut? Well, you need one like NOW! SHOP HERE).

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First, I’ll show you really quick how we made the shamrock design using the Cricut Maker! (SHOP CRICUT HERESHOP CRICUT HERE).

Supplies needed:

-Cricut Maker or similar cutting machine (SHOP HERE)
-Light Grip Cutting Mat (SHOP CRICUT SUPPLIES HERE) *And for March 2018, all supplies are ON SALE!*
-Piece of cardstock (any color)
-Shamrock shape from Cricut Design Space or you can DOWNLOAD our Simple Shamrock Design by CLICKING HERE

(Beginner Design Space knowledge required). Upload your shamrock into Cricut Design Space and place it within a square the size you’d like to cut your brownies. “Attach” both the square and the shamrock to the canvas so it will cut like the image below (we always use the Light Grip mat so the card stock comes off easily).

Take the shamrock out of the square and lay over the cut brownie:

Dust with powdered sugar:

Your brownie will look like this before you CAREFULLY lift off the card stock:

You’re left with an adorable shamrock shape!

Now for that brownie recipe (I’m not kidding, it’s SO easy!).

What you need:

-Box of brownie mix
-Irish Cream

Instructions: Follow the recipe on the box of brownies, except replace 2 tablespoons of the water with 2 tablespoon of Irish cream. DONE!

I was pleasantly surprised at how much of the Irish cream flavor came through (the alcohol will likely cook out while baking), and I love Irish cream so I was happy with the flavor! Haha! And with the darling little powdered sugar design on them, they make for a cute (and simple!) party food item!

Enjoy!

Need more St. Patrick’s Day Ideas? Check out our Pinterest page by CLICKING HERE!

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St. Patrick’s Day Tablescape Ideas

St. Patrick’s Day is a great excuse to set a cute table for dinner or for a party! We are thinking this year that we might include some fresh shamrocks and white flowers for a “spring” feel. While we were searching for inspiration, we found some really great tablescapes for St. Patrick’s Day!

This classic “Spring” look as seen on Elements of Style would be gorgeous for any spring soiree! And that massive prayer jar–we need it!

I love the Green glassware, metallics, and vintage dishes used in this “Bohemian” St. Patrick’s Day tablescape found on Artfully Wed:

One of our favorite sources of table inspiration is always Pizzazzerie, and she crushed it with this tablescape with a hint of rainbow in the form of Lindt truffles:

Greige Design stole our heart with the romantic greens and flowers and tall candlesticks on this gorgeous table:

Do you need some Irish recipe ideas for this weekend? Check out our recipe roundup inspiration from last year (CLICK HERE).

I can’t wait to design my table for Saturday’s dinner! Now off to search for some fresh Shamrocks 🙂

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DIY St. Patrick’s Day Shirt with your Cricut and our NEW SVG

Even if you’re not Irish, our new “Kiss Me I’m Irish” SVG File available on Everyday Party Magazine is perfect for a last-minute DIY St. Patrick’s Day shirt!

Materials Needed:

-Cricut cutting machine (SHOP CRICUT MACHINES HERE)
-Iron-On Vinyl (SHOP CRICUT VINYL *ON SALE MARCH 2018* HERE)
-Blank T-shirt
-“Kiss Me I’m Irish” SVG File (DOWNLOAD HERE).

When you download an SVG, using it in Cricut Design Space is really easy! Head over to the “upload” on the left side of the page and just find your file to upload. Cricut Design Space is one of the easiest programs to use downloaded SVG Files.

Once you have your file uploaded, size and cut your image to fit the T-shirt you’ve selected (making sure the shiny side of the vinyl is down and you have “mirror” on.)

Weed out the vinyl you don’t need and iron on your vinyl design using the amazing Cricut EasyPress (SHOP HERE) With the ease of an iron but the consistency of a full on heat press, the EasyPress is a great product to add to your craft room!

Head over to the Everyday Party Magazine Shop to get this SVG as well as our “This Might Be Beer” SVG to add to your St. Patrick’s Day Coffee Mug!

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