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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Preppy Navy Valentines LOVE Banner

Preppy LOVE Banner free printable at PagingSupermom.com #freeprintables #valentines

You know the whole cliché, “X is the new black?” Of course you do — that’s why it’s a cliché. Seriously though, I recently tried to find black, dress pants for baby Rockwell and everywhere had just navy?! I do like navy, it’s just that he already has a pair of navy pants; regardless, we’ve decided to fully embrace the navy trend with this adorably preppy Valentine’s LOVE Banner.

Preppy LOVE Banner free printable at PagingSupermom.com #freeprintables #valentines

Preppy LOVE Banner free printable at PagingSupermom.com #freeprintables #valentines

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Stylish & Kid-Friendly New Year’s Bash!

Kid-Friendly & Stylish New Year's Party with lots of cute Free Printables at PagingSupermom.com #freeprintables #newyears #2014

Let’s face it… once you’ve got kiddos much of the appeal of an all-night, New Year’s bash is gone. Babysitters are virtually non-existent, but we’ve got some ideas and free printables to help you create a fabulous New Year’s celebration that you can throw right at home.

Free Printable New Year's Party Decor via @PagingSupermom

Being in Arizona, we have always celebrated the New Year along with the crowd in Time Square, New York. We watch the ball drop at 10pm and send the kids off to bed. Then we take advantage of some adult time while we await midnight or just crash because we’re totally wiped out from holiday stress — it could really go either way! Depending on your timezone and kid’s ages this idea may or may not work, but here we have all the makings of a stylish but more importantly EASY New Year’s party.

Kid-Friendly & Stylish New Year's Party with lots of cute Free Printables at PagingSupermom.com #freeprintables #newyears #2014

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