Saturday, February 4, 2012

CTO Party Blog Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to the CTO Party Blog Hop!

 We are celebrating the one year birthday of Celebrate The Occasion!! If you arrived here from their blog you are right on track, but if not you want to pop over there to start so you can get all the info, and also they are giving away a $20 gift card to Michaels or Hobby Lobby to one lucky winner, but you must be a follower of their blog to win!!!!

 Here is the line up in case you get lost: 

The theme of the hop is to create a project that represents things you would bring to a party. Here is my project:

I started with a galvanized bucket I had in my garage. It has chicken wire around it, which I wove ribbon through to decorate it and filled it with shredded paper.

I downloaded the Shindig Handmade Gifts Printable Project from ScrapNfonts. I printed the coaster pages on white cardstock, cut them out and laminated them. then glued them on some coasters I bought at the dollar store.

I printed out the cocktail recipe pages, cut them out, laminated them, hole punched them and put them on a ring which I decorated with some ribbon.

I recycled some empty American Crafts containers I had. I printed the snack strips out, glued them to some strips of patterned paper, attached them to my American Crafts conatiners and filled them up with pretzels, peanuts and pistachios.

Printed and made a tag with my Making memories Tag Maker for the wine bottle opener.

Printed the confetti labels, ran them through my Big Shot with a spellbinders die, and glued them to pattern paper which I had also cut out with spellbinders. Attached them to some confetti I purchased at the dollar store.

I printed out the cocktail napkin strip, attached it to a strip of pattern paper and then encircled a box of cocktail napkins with it.

While I was at the Dollar Store I also picked up some cocktail umbrellas and a couple wine glasses that I thought went perfect in my basket.

For a very small amount of cash I have a fun and festive container of goodies to take to a party!!

Now for some blog candy, a mini album and some stamps:
All you have to do to be entered in the drawing is to be a follower and leave a comment on this post. I will pick a winner on Monday. Good Luck!

Now you are off to see Lucianna at Dilsaver Designs!

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Hussena said...

Wow...Your Project Looks lovely..I love how you have Decorated it...So Pretty!!...I am A Follower Already and Thanks for the Chance :):)

girlia said...

Esther this is truly amazing! Love it!

Amy said...

Very fun party pack!!! Great job!!! Fun being in the hop with you! :)Amy

Scrappin Melissa said...

Great project. Looks like you had fun making it. I'm a new follower.

Lillian Child said...

AMAZING creativity going on here! What fun ideas! I just discovered your blog and am now a follower. AND I am following several of your pinterest boards as well. So nice to meet you. Stop over to my blog sometime and give me a shout out!

GiGi said...

What a cool basket! I just love the cocktail recipe coasters! Super cute!

Jessica said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!!! You put so much time and fun into a basket. Love it all. I would love to have those drink recipes....LOL! Fantastic job!
"New Follower"

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

Super fun party basket!

mags said...

Absolutely brilliant project. Very creative. You can come to a party at mine any time lol. Am now a follower and looking forward to seeing more crafty creations.

Rose Petal said...

Hi. What a fabulous project, lots of party items. Just love all the bright colours.
Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xx

ScrappyRae10 said...

WOWZA I love it! Great Job!!!

Dana said...

Great project. I am a new follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Blessed Serendipity said...

How cute! What a great gift for someone.


Laurie said...

What a cute idea Esther!!! You did a great job and something everyone would love someone to bring to a party!!

Creative Diva said...

OMG Esther! This is truly amazing on what you put together. What great idea. Love how the coasters turned out. Thanks for the chance to win and already a follower.

creativediva98 at gmail dot com

Suzy said...

Wow! I love how everything coordinates so nicely. Thanks for the sharing and for the chance to win :)

Jenn said...

Wow, fabulous party pack! Wonderfully decorated and I love all those labels and tags you made for everything in it! TFS
hugs, Jenn

Charlotte said...

Wow!!! Esther, ou created a whole party here. It is fabulous the way you carried the theme and colors out. I love it all!

TeenaBugg38 said...

What a fun party pack!!! Love this idea!! Thanks for the chance to win...btw...I also LOVE the layout in the precious post!! Happy to be a new follower....your blog is so fun!

Paula Bee said...

What a great project...perfect for any party!

Paula Bee

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

I'm a new follower of your wonderful blog. Like the wire basket & especially like the recycled product usage. Bring on the party. Thanks for giveaway chance.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Sherrie K. said...

Wow!!! Can I come to your party?Love your party pack basket:)
Have a great weekend my friend!
Sherrie K

Michelle said...

I'm a follower! You're basket is sooo pretty! I would love for you to bring that to my party! :)

Tonya said...

What a GREAT gift basket. I may have to steal this gift idea. Great work.


Babe O'Mara said...

Your projects are fantastic. What a great party gift. I'm already a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.


chillin with Quillin said...

Nice party basket, love all the crafty items !!!

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Great project!! I love how the ribbon looks! Im already a follower.

mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

What an awesome bucket of party fun!! Everything is fabulous!! Great project!!


Debbie said...

What a great idea to fill a bucket for a party!! I really like the nut jars! :)

Adrian said...

Wow, you did an awesome job!!!

Melissa said...

Oh wow, you did great, love it!! I am already a follower of your blog, thanks for the chance to win!

mzcherub at gmail dot com

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is so much fun! I love the bucket you used and how you dressed up all of the things inside of it!

cricutalltime said...

a very fun goodie the lables on those jars.tfs

Barb said...

What a fun basket! And the Dollar Store finds made it affordable too!

Heather said...

What a fabulous idea! Very creative!!

CathyK said...

Terrific basket! Let the party begin!

Dilsaver Designs said...

What a great party basket Esther, you went all out and made a really fabulous project :)

Donna said...

Not doing the hop - I am a follower.

Love the ideas you came up with here. My son and his family are building a new home, so come spring I'll need a cute house warming gift. There are some great ideas here for me! Thank you so much!!

Blessings, I wish you a wonderful Sunday!


Houses Built of Cards said...

WOW!!! Great job on your project! What a fun idea!!!

Anonymous said...

I love it!

Mary said...

What a great and festive party pack. I love the coaster ideas. I'm a new follower, look forward to seeing more great ideas.

Cassie's Craft Cafe said...

OH MY!!! I love your projects. Very nice and I'm inspired!

CropDropNRoll said...

I love how your project turned out! TFS!

ShersL84bed said...

fantastic party pack. How come my friends can't be crafty like this? :)

Smiles Sher

Nicole said...

Wow!! This is a great party package!!


marg0006 said...

Such cool ideas. They are all great.
Loving Scrapper101 said...

All your time and effort paid off. Love all the decorations, great tub/basket full of fun!

CraftyJAR said...

This is very creative Esther. I love the idea of giving a full party basket. Really great idea.