Halloween Bingo {Free Printable}

Halloween Bingo Free Printable Download by Sassaby

 

Have some Spooky Fun at your Halloween Party this year with this Free Printable Download Halloween Bingo!

 

Including 1 Master Sheet and 6 separate Game Cards, you and your guests will be having more Treats than Tricks!

 

 

Use Halloween Candy or Candy Corn as game pieces for a yummy snack – winner takes all!

 

Wishing Everyone a Fun & Happy Halloween! xo Amy

 

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Rocky Road Cupcakes

Rocky Road Cupcakes by Sassaby

 

These delightful little morsels are a hit at any party or gathering, or just as a treat for the family – they certainly didn’t last long in our house!

 

30min Preparation. 20 – 25mins Cooking. Makes 12

Ingredients

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cake

125 g Butter, chopped, at room temperature

2/3 cup Brown Sugar

2 Eggs

3/4 cup Self-Raising Flour

1/4 Cocoa Powder

1/2 tsp Baking Powder

1/3 cup Milk

1/2 cup slivered almonds

 

Marshmallow Icing

1 cup of caster sugar

4 egg whites, room temperature

1/3 cup of water

1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

1 teaspoon vanilla

 

Topping

Mini Marshmallows

Slivered Almonds

Turkish Delight chocolate bar, chopped

20g Chocolate, Melted (to drizzle)

 

 

Method

 

 

 

 

 

 Cake

 

1. Preheat oven to moderate, 180C. Line a 12-hole muffin pan with paper patty cases.

 

2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

 

3. Sift flour, cocoa and baking powder together. Lightly fold into creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour. Fold in slivered almonds. Spoon mixture into cases until 2/3 full.

 

4. Bake for 20-25 minutes until cooked when tested. Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

 

Marshmallow Icing

 

1. In a medium saucepan, bring the 1/3 cup of water, sugar, cream of tartar to a boil. Do not stir the sugar mixture as this will cause it to crystallise. Boil until you have thick, clear bubbles (about 5 minutes). When the bubbles appear, remove from heat immediately.

 

2. In a metal bowl, add the egg whites and beat them with an electric mixer until thick soft peaks form.

 

3. Set a timer for 7 minutes and beat the egg mixture on high speed, while slowly streaming the sugar syrup in a little at a time.

 

4. Your icing is ready when all sugar syrup has been mixed in and texture is thick and creamy.

 

 

Place icing in a piping bag and pipe onto cooled cupcakes.

 

Top iced cupcakes with slivered almonds, mini marshmallows and chopped turkish delight. Melt chocolate in microwave for 20 second intervals, then use spoon to drizzle chocolate over the cupcake toppings & icing.

 

Enjoy! xo

 

Vintage Sewing Chic 60th Birthday Party

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What to do for a Mum who is turning 60, and who doesn’t want any ‘fuss’ or to really celebrate in any way? A Sewing Chic Surprise 60th Birthday Party of course!

 

I planned this party for my Mum, who lives two states away. It was certainly a challenge organising everything, and especially to keep the surprise, but I certainly couldn’t have done it without the help of my Dad, Brother and some Amazing friends.

 

After Mum had arrived, and got over the initial shock, then anger that we had gone to so much trouble, she was delighted to see so many old and new friends.

 

I made sure to use her favourite colours of Purple, Pink and Cream in the party styling, with the main inspiration being a piece of her own handmade embroidery that she had given me.

 

To add to the fun, my sister-in-law made a beautiful bespoke cake, and we set up a lolly bar complete with personalised chocolates. I decorated a Memories book for Mum’s friends & family to sign, and also put together a Memories board of some key moments of Mum’s life, which she enjoyed showing her guests.

 

We enjoyed a sit down 3 course dinner, and just to embarrass Mum a little bit more, I placed tags of little informative tid-bits about Mum on the flower arrangements in the centre of the table, so the guests could learn things about Mum that she had done in her life that they may not have known about.

 

After dinner, we all had a great time being silly in the Photo Booth, trying on hats and using the fun photo booth props I had printed.

 

A big thank you to everyone who made this Party possible, and a very Happy Birthday to my Mum!

xo Amy

 

Invitations & Printables: Sassaby

Cake: Yarra Valley Bakehouse

Props & Styling: Sharon @ Running Cow

Flowers: Sassaby

Photo Booth Props: One Sweet Sunny Day

Venue: Club Ringwood

 

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes by Sassaby

30min Preparation. 20mins Cooking. Makes 12

Ingredients

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cake

100g butter, softened

1 cup (200g) daster sugar

2 teaspoons finely grated lemon rind

2 eggs

1 1/2 cups (225g) self-raising flour

1/2 cup (125ml) milk

 

Meringue

3 Eggwhites

3/4 cup (155g) caster sugar

 

Lemon Curd

1 egg, lightly whisked

50g butter

2 teaspoons lemon rind

1/4 cup (60ml) lemon juice

1/2 cup (100g) caster sugar

 

Method

 

 

 

 

 

1. Preheat oven to 180 deg Celsius (160 deg Fan Forced Oven). Line 12 cupcake pans with paper cases.

 

2. Use an electric mixer to beat the butter, sugar and lemon rind until pale and creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well between each addition. Add the flour and milk, in alternate batches, and stir with a wooden spoon until just combined.

 

3. Spoon mixture evenly among the lined pans and smooth the surface. Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire reck to cool completely.

 

4. Meanwhile, to make the lemon curd, combine the egg, butter, lemon rind, lemon juice and sugar in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat. Strain through a fine sieve into a clean bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge to cool and thicken.

 

5. Use a small knife to cut a V-shaped piece out of the top of each cupcake, about 1.5cm deep, leaving a 2m wide edge. Spoon the lemon curd evenly among the cupcakes.

 

6. Place eggwhites in a clean, dry bowl. Use an electric mixer to whisk until firm peaks form. Gradually add the sugar, beating well between each addition. Continue beating for 2-3 minutes or until sugar completely dissolves. Spoon meringue on top of each cupcake, using a round-bladed knife to spake in peaks over the cakes and enclosing the filling. Use a small brulée gun to grill the meringue until lightly golden.

Alternatively, transfer cupcakes to an oven tray, place under a preheated grill until lightly golden.

 

Enjoy! xo

 

Vintage Rainbow Pinwheels {Free Printable & Tutorial}

 

Vintage Rainbow Free Printable by Sassaby

You will Need Sassaby Pinwheels

 

Enjoy this Free Printable Vintage Rainbow Pinwheel for any type of Party!

We’ve put together a Free Tutorial as well, just to help you out with some of the tricky steps.

 

 

Access your Free Download below, and have fun creating these decorations for your next party!

 

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Step 1 Rainbow Pinwheels Sassaby

 

Step 1: Print & Cut out both squares on each Pinwheels Sheet, and the center circle.

 

Step 2 Rainbow Pinwheels Sassaby

 

Step 2: Glue Pinwheel front sheet to back sheet, lining up the edges.

 

Step 3 Rainbow Pinwheels Sassaby

 

Step 3: Smooth out glued sheets, making sure they have stuck to each other completely. Then, cut along dotted lines, making sure you stop where the lines stop.

 

Step 4 Rainbow Pinwheels Sassaby

 

Step 4: Pull the Left-Hand corner of each cut edge into the centre and hold in place. Then, secure all pieces with a pin. Make sure when securing with the pin, that you push through all corners and that you push through to the black dot at the back, so it’s centered.

 

Step 5 Rainbow Pinwheels Sassaby

 

Step 5: When your pin is secure in the pinwheel, push the pin through your straw or stick.

 

Step 6 Rainbow Pinwheels Sassaby

 

Step 6: Cover the pointed end at the back of the pin with plastecine or blu-tac. Make sure the pinwheel isn’t too close to the straw/stick, and that it can move freely when blown gently.

 

Step 7 Rainbow Pinwheels Sassaby

 

Step 7: Add a piece of double-sided poster tape to the circle, and stick it to the front of the pin and your done!

 

Vintage Rainbow Pinwheel Free Printable

 

You can mix and match with the front and back of the pinwheels, to create alternative versions.

 

 

Have fun creating and Enjoy! xo Amy

Father’s Day Bingo {Free Printable}

 

Fathers Day Free Printable Bingo by Sassaby

 

Challenge Dad to a fun & friendly game of Picture B-I-N-G-O in Retro Style! We’ve included 4 different sheets and 1 Master Sheet for hours of Family Bingo playing fun – No Bingo Set Needed!

 

For added excitement, why not use M&Ms or Hershey Kisses as game pieces…so you can have a sweet treat when you’re done!

 

Happy Father’s Day to all our amazing Dads out there….and Enjoy! xo Amy

 

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A French Pique-Nique Birthday Party

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Invitations Pique Nique

The very talented Anne Le Gall from ‘Il Était une Fois’ {Once upon a time} Parties in France created this gorgeous Picnic Birthday Party {‘un Pique-nique’ in French}, including the beautiful Invitations!

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It was a pleasure to create the Bespoke French Pique-Nique Drink & Water Labels for the Party, and we love how Anne has brought all of the party elements together such as the Red Gingham, Vintage lace, Ribbons, Snacks, Table Decoration and Treats.

Nous l’aimons! Great Party Anne! xo

French Inspired {Free Printables}

 

Bonjour! In the spirit of Bastille Day we have some very French & very Fabulous Free Printables! Enjoy xo

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Vintage Paris Collage Postcard

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French Perfume Labels from Lilac & Lavender

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Vintage Eiffel Tower Postcard from The Graphics Fairy

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French Rose Labels from Ephemera’s Vintage Garden

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L’Atelier de Paris Poster from Janet K Designs

rose+perfume+vintage+image+graphicsfairybgVintage Perfume Label from The Graphics Fairy

vintage-french-fashion-printableVintage French Fashions Tags from Call me Victorian

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Vintage Paris Tea Room Gift Tags from Vintage Glam Studio

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Free French Food & Drink Labels from Etiquettes Boissons

Creative Backyard Car Town Party

 

Backyard Cars Party

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Welcome to Four Town! The ‘Cars Capital’ of Aiden’s 4th Birthday Party.

 

Created by the very talented & crafty Sharon, this Backyard Cars Party was an absolute hit with the kids (Drivers) and their parents (Pit Crew).

 

The guests were greeted by Safety Cones and a tower of Red & Black balloons, with a sign directing them to the fun ahead.

 

Then, the kids got to pick their own handmade cardboard box cars, complete with paper plate wheels, from the Car Park, and had the chance to fill up with Petrol at the Petrol Station, and Change & ‘Pump Up’ their Tyre’s and Check Oil & Tyre Pressure in Luke’s Auto & Tyre Shop. There was even a Car Wash complete with Bubble wrap, Foam Guide Poles, Balloons and Streamers!

 

Car Town was made complete with Cardboard Box Traffic Lights, Stop Signs & Give Way Signs. A giant chalkboard allowed the kids to get creative and a colouring table full of cars pictures gave them the chance to have a rest from all that driving.

 

For snacks, the kids were treated to car themed foods and a delicious themed birthday cake.

 

With most of this party being handmade and created from Cardboard and Paint, Sharon said it was very inexpensive, if not a little time consuming to create. As you can tell, this party was well worth the effort because it looks amazing, and the smiles on the kids faces speak absolute volumes!

 

Great Job Sharon ~ What a fantastic Party idea!

 

Get Creative for Valentines Day!

 

Get creative this Valentine’s Day with this fun selection of Gift Ideas including Free Printables, Handmade Treats, Recipes & Games!

 

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Valentine’s Heart Box Cookies | Glorious Treats

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Handmade Valentines Fortune Cookies | Design.Wash.Rinse.Repeat

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Udaman Chocolate Bar Wrapper | Jeanne Winters