Mod Christmas Tree Centerpieces

Free Printables to create this adorable Mod Tree Centerpiece or Table Runner for your holiday party via @PagingSupermom

We recently celebrated the holidays at a lunch with some of our local blogging buddies. Everything turned out so cute that we wanted to share photos and a few tips for how to host a stress-free get together with friends over the holidays.

Free Printables to create this adorable Mod Tree Centerpiece or Table Runner for your holiday party via @PagingSupermom

For a low-key gathering we highly recommend meeting up at a favorite restaurant. Eating out means no one has to clean house or prepare any food… all the hard work is done and you can just focus on adding a few decorative touches to make things more festive. There is already so much to do this time of year that it’s easy to get stressed out, and this approach ensures a fun holiday party that you can actually enjoy!

Free Printables to create this adorable Mod Tree Centerpiece or Table Runner for your holiday party via @PagingSupermom

The Supermom Secret for hosting a party at a restaurant is to add some of your own decor. If we have a particular theme or look in mind we pick a restaurant that will mesh well with that concept. Although sometimes you’ll know exactly where you want to eat — we had already chosen to meet up at a local pizza place that sets their tables with classic red-and-white-check tablecloths. We also had already worked with Shutterfly to create these adorable “Super Mom” Ornaments for everyone (win one below!). So we came up with this Mod Christmas theme that married the two.

Supermom Ornaments made with @Shutterfly via @PagingSupermom #ShutterflyHoliday

It doesn’t take much to make a restaurant table feel festive. We have done this type of party several times, and our formula is simple:

Have a party favor to set at each person’s spot +
Create some kind of table runner or centerpiece =
Just enough to make your party feel thoughtful and special!

For our party favor we had black-and-white striped bags containing these official “Super Mom” ornaments. We were so excited about how our glass ornaments from Shutterfly turned out, and they have so many great templates that you can customize to suit your own party.

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This Candy Cane Popcorn Recipe is the Best!

We are pretty wild about candy canes and popcorn, and we are glad it’s December so we can start making our delicious Candy Cane Popcorn.

Candy Cane Popcorn Recipe & Free Printable Gift Tags at PagingSupermom.com

Most of the recipes we’ve seen out there include white chocolate, but we aren’t big fans. This version is an ooey-gooey goodness of buttery, caramel popcorn mixed with a fresh peppermint crunch. It’s nothing short of spectacular. Seriously you should make some today too.

Candy Cane Popcorn Recipe

Candy Cane Popcorn Recipe

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Easy Fingerprint Holly Cards

Free Printables to make these adorable cards with Fingerprint Holly Berries via @PagingSupermom. I want to make a bunch to give as gifts.

I was just telling Aimée that there is no possible way it could already be Thanksgiving. So although it’s pretty mind blowing that it’s really time for the holidays, we have a fun idea for a craft project you can do with your kids this weekend.

Free Printables to make these adorable cards with Fingerprint Holly Berries via @PagingSupermom. I want to make a bunch to give as gifts.

We shared these Holly Wreath cards over at I Heart Naptime. They feature your kiddo’s adorable little fingerprints and are so easy to mass produce using our free printables.

Free Printables to make these adorable cards with Fingerprint Holly Berries via @PagingSupermom. I want to make a bunch to give as gifts.

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Easy Star Ruler Wreath

Love this idea from @PagingSupermom. Super easy to whip together for #BackToSchool Decor

We are all sad that summer is over already. I have been trying to cheer things up with a bunch of fun back to school prep. We’ve decorated our mantle (using this and this), we have been clothes shopping, and of course stocking up on school supplies. I think I’ve mentioned before that buying school supplies is my favorite parts of back to school season. In fact, I have been known to buy a bucket-full of paper, pencils, crayons, rulers, glue and more and keep them in a cheerful bucket on my kitchen counter. I swear it cheers me up as much as a floral arrangement, but I know I’m kind of weird.

Love this star ruler wreath idea from @PagingSupermom. Super easy to whip together for #BackToSchool Decor

I love the project we created for this month’s issue of Raising Arizona Kids magazine. It is a super-easy ruler star, and it would look so fabulous on our mantle. I can’t find then one we made for this photoshoot so I’m off to the store today to buy more rulers so I can make one with the kiddos this afternoon — because you know I’m happy for any excuse to buy more school supplies!

Love this star ruler wreath from @PagingSupermom. Super easy to whip together for #BackToSchool Decor

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Ready for the Reindeer Games

Pine Cone Toss Game with #FreePrintables from PagingSupermom.com. Great for holiday class parties at school

I am so excited for our kids to get out of school for holiday break tomorrow — just as excited as the kids. I’m looking forward to a looser schedule and some fun family time. With that idea in mind, I actually saved everything from our photo shoot of this Pinecone Toss game. We shared the game at Celebration Shoppe last week, including our free printable Reindeer Games Official Point Signs. It is such a simple game to throw together, but I know our family is going to have a lot of fun with it!

Pine Cone Toss Game with #FreePrintables from PagingSupermom.com. Great for holiday class parties at school

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White Christmas Free Printables

Free White Christmas & Winter Wonderland quote printable signs at PagingSupermom.com

Let me just begin with an apology for the poor photo quality. I forgot to bring along my real camera so I did my best with poor lighting and my iphone. I wasn’t planning to post about this event, but we ended up getting requests for the free printables we used to decorate the tables, so we decided to share them even if we are embarrassed by the photos. UPDATE: Thanks to Jamielyn we now have some better photos!

Free White Christmas & Winter Wonderland quote printable signs at PagingSupermom.com

I am a huge fan of White Christmas… both the movie and the snowy holiday. So I was excited when Jamielyn told me that would be the theme for Glitter Academy — an AZ craft night and blogger meet up that is so much fun!

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