A Gingerbread House to Color

All you need are your crayons, pencils or paints, maybe some glitter and glue and you can color this fun page!  This little coloring sheet makes a great activity at a gingerbread themed party!

Get your page here: Gingerbread House Coloring Page

Whats that?  You need an invitation.  We have baked up a couple of sweet choices for you here!



Cute Little Elf Coloring Page & Shy Elf Merchandise

This little elf is cute as a cookie, and she would love it if you would color her in!  A fun activity for your holiday party or cookie decorating soiree. Get Your Coloring Page Here.

Like this little elf you can find her and her brother in a clip-art set offered from Shy Clip Art!

Looking for the perfect Elf-Invitation, we offer the cutest ones you will find anywhere

These little elves are the most adorable ones around!

These fun elves are sure to please

These elves look like they are up to mischief.

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Turkey Coloring Page

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This cute turkey has a yummy pie he wants to share!  Print out this coloring page to keep your littlest guests busy while preparing for Turkey Day!

Get your Turkey Coloring Page here: Turkey Holding Pie

Looking for some cute last minute Thanksgiving invitations and printables?

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Christmas Cookies Printable

'Tis the season for warm houses filled with the smell of yummy baked-goods!  We love homemade cookies and so do our little ones, but sometimes it is not the right time to pull out the sugar and dough.  That is when this fun printable Christmas Cookie play-set comes to the rescue.  Six pages of printable fun to cut, decorate and "bake" (we recommend a cardboard box oven set to 0 degrees ;)).

Get your PDF here!

This cute set also makes a delightful party-favor and cute decor!  Use the cookies as garland and have fun!

Add to your set with this coordinating set from Kids Activities Blog

Looking for the perfect Invitation for YOUR cookie party, take a look at these cute choices in our Etsy shop: Cookie Party Invites

 

Autumn Leaves Garland

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Printed elements designed to look real, like glitter and wood, were used to create this Autumn Leaves Garland.  Print out as many as you like and have fun decorating with them!

(Glitter is our favorite)

You will need- this PDF file, a printer with ink, paper or card-stock, scissors, string or ribbon, tape or a glue stick.  Print, cut out and assemble them in any order you like.

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Looking for more invitations featuring elements designed to look real?  Here are a few favorites from our shop, and keep an eye out for more to be added soon!



Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh Joy!

We have a fun and easy craft for you today, this MOD and cute Lion Tiger and Bear mobile, with bright dots.  Call it jungle-themed, call it zoo-themed, whatever you call it, call it adorable!  Use it as bedroom decor, or as part of your party decor...what is that, you have been looking for the perfect jungle or zoo themed party, but need more party pieces?  We have you covered!  Oh, and to thank you for following our blog, we even have the coordinating pieces at a special price.

First, click here to get your free mobile craft, then read on to see how to get the whole set!

This invitation right here is $10, that is a $5 discount on our regular invitation price, and the party kit is only $15, so you save another $10 there as well!  All for being a Shy Socialites follower.  Top it off with the free mobile, and you my friend, have one FAB party!

These Cute Invitations were made for YOUR party!

These Cute Invitations were made for YOUR party!


Paper Mums

Around here Autumn is kind of a big deal.  As it turns out, both of the Shy Socialite sisters celebrate their wedding anniversaries in September (on the 14th and 27th), the little guys is turning 1 year-old on September first, and the NEWEST little one will be arriving some time in October. 

A great way to start Autumn off with a smile is flowers!  Shops seem to be blossoming with orange, yellow and copper colored beauties of all sorts.  An all-time favorite is the colorful and abundant Mum!

In celebration of the Autumn Mum, we have put together this craft-printable. Included are 5 patterned pages in a pumpkin color, 2 patterned pages in green, and a patterns for the flowers and leaf.

Below are some basic instructions and ideas, but be as creative as you like with these!

You will need:

The file downloads : Flower Pattern, Orange Patterned Pages, Green Patterned Pages

a printer and ink, paper, scissors, glue-stick, and a pencil.  Optional: extra pencils, thumbtacks, a single hole punch, ribbon, chenille-stems (pipe cleaners).

1.Print out the flower patterns and as many pattern pages as you would like to use.  We use 2 of each flower shape (a total of 8 flower-shapes) per flower.

2. Cut out the flower patterns trace them on the patterned pages and cut those out (or alternatively, print the flower patterns directly on the the patterned page to eliminate the tracing step, and cut them out this way, remember you will need 2 pages per flower).

3. Take two flower shaped of the same size and glue them together back to back at the center of the flower.  Once all 8 pieces are glued together you should have 4 pieces (flowers).

4. Curl the petals with a pencil, in any direction you like.

5, layer those 4 flower pieces together.  Smallest on top, medium in the middle, with the 2 larger flower-shapes on the bottom, whichever you prefer first.  Glue those layers together.

6.Glue a leaf on the bottom if desired.

Ideas for use:  We tacked the mum on the eraser end of pencils for a fun bouquet.  You can use a single-hole-punch to punch a hole in one petal of each flower and create a bunting/banner.  You can use one or two as the "bow" on the top of a gift.  You can create bendable stems with chenille-stems.  Use any paper you like to create the flowers, tan craft-paper looks adorable.  Glitter always makes any paper-craft exceptional.

We hope you enjoy this simple craft.  Want more craft ideas and printables from the Shy Socialites?  Leave a comment on this post.

Looking for the prettiest floral themed invitations for your Autumn celebration.  The Shy Socialites have something or can create something you will love.  Here are a few favorites:


White Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookie Pops

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These are a similar idea to oreo cake pops or oreo truffles however these chocolate dipped cookie popsicles are a little easier to make and a bit more forgiving in my opinion! I've seen these on Pinterest a time or two and finally decided to make them for my kids birthday party and what a hit, these delightful treats turned out great!

Ingredients

  • Oreo Cookies ( I bought the double stuffed family pack )
  • White Chocolate Candy Melts or Candy Bark
  • Sprinkles ( you will need a lot, buy a few containers or a mega size!)

Supplies

  • Popsicle sticks
  • parchment paper ( I was out so I used tin foil and that worked just fine)
  • Glass Bowls

1.) Melt chocolate in a glass bowl in microwave as directed on package or use a double boiler if so inclined. Set this aside while you move onto step 2.

 

2.) Separate Oreo cookies carefully, I put mine a plateful at a time in the microwave for 15 seconds to soften them and this made it a lot easier. Some will still break, it's ok! Snack on them to make you feel better or save them for ice cream topping. 

Separate cookies and set aside

Separate cookies and set aside

 

3.) Using the Popsicle sticks make an indentation into the Oreo creme, then dip popsicle stick into the melted chocolate and put a bit on the cookie to cement the cookie pieces back together with the popsicle stick in the middle.

 

4.) Put the finished cookies aside. To make sure mine were really hard before I moved onto dipping I put them in the fridge/freezer for 5-10 minutes. 

Let cookies harden before dipping. Put in the fridge or freezer for a minute to set quicker.

Let cookies harden before dipping. Put in the fridge or freezer for a minute to set quicker.

 

5.) Dip the cookies into the melted chocolate, use a spoon to cover the cookie and make sure all nooks are covered. TIP: I found that if the chocolate was too hot it was very runny and did not work well in the next step. Better to wait until it cools a bit and is more the consistency of soft spreadable frosting.

Set up a production line

Set up a production line

Dip it

Dip it

Spoon it

Spoon it

6.) Dip cookies into sprinkles and then move to parchment paper lined surface (or foil if you're out like I was) set aside to harden up or put in the fridge for quicker gradification

Set chocolate dipped cookies aside to set up and harden. Pop in the fridge or freezer if your impatient like me :) TIPS: I went through a lot of sprinkles in this step. I would make sure you have plenty on hand! You could also use nuts, crushed cookie bits from the broken ones in step 2, coconut flakes, etc. You get the idea!

Set chocolate dipped cookies aside to set up and harden. Pop in the fridge or freezer if your impatient like me :) TIPS: I went through a lot of sprinkles in this step. I would make sure you have plenty on hand! You could also use nuts, crushed cookie bits from the broken ones in step 2, coconut flakes, etc. You get the idea!

7.) wrap cookies in cellophane bags or plastic wrap and tie with a ribbon. You could even add a printable favor tag but I chose to skip that step in the name of saving time. These would be so cute with a gift tag that said something along the lines of "Thank you for coming to the party" Display on a platter, in a basket, in a bucket or a vase. I found a basket, floral foam, and paper confetti at my local dollar store (3 bucks Yeah!) that worked out darling to display my sweet treats. Getting the kids to keep their hands off until the party was another story :)

Wrap with cellophane baggies or plastic wrap and tie with ribbon or string. I found the perfect sized baggies made for cake pops at my local Walmart but plastic wrap (or colored plastic wrap) would work well.

Wrap with cellophane baggies or plastic wrap and tie with ribbon or string. I found the perfect sized baggies made for cake pops at my local Walmart but plastic wrap (or colored plastic wrap) would work well.

Dollar store items made a fun way to display my cookie pops. I used a basket, floral foam and decorative shred/confetti to make a "bouquet" (Only $3 for these supplies!!!)

Dollar store items made a fun way to display my cookie pops. I used a basket, floral foam and decorative shred/confetti to make a "bouquet" (Only $3 for these supplies!!!)

Insert pops into the foam strategically covered with decorative shredded paper

Insert pops into the foam strategically covered with decorative shredded paper

Valentine Penguin to Color

We LOVE our readers, they warm our hearts!  To thank you here is a coloring page.  Happy Valentine's Day! Click here for  the PDF: penguincolor

Cookie Play-Set Printable

This popular set has (up until today) been one you had to write to us to get, well, now it is available here to download :)  Includes cookies to decorate, decorations, a spatula, and a cookie sheet.  A great way to keep little ones entertained while waiting for Christmas!

Get your st here: cookieset

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