Easy Halloween Treats for a Spooky Kid’s Party

By Alison of The Alison Show

I know, it’s barely fall, but if you want to throw a spooky bash for you and your kiddos, now is the time to jump on it! I’m dying over all these cute Halloween party invites I’ve been seeing on Minted, and I thought it would be fun to pair them up with some matching Halloween treats.


DIY Painted Leaf Napkin Rings

By Jenny of Hank and Hunt
I am a huge fan of real napkins. Have you noticed how hard it is to find good napkin rings? If they are amazing and fun, they are expensive. If they are cheap, well, they look cheap. So I decided to make some of my own, with my own quirky take on the coming season’s palette. Yes, we have burnt orange, but it is bright and when paired with mint green, hot pink and navy, it adds a great fresh feel to the traditional table for fall. I found these individual faux leaves on the wedding aisle at the craft store, they just needed a little help.


photo booth strip mother’s day card

If there’s ever a holiday to gift something handmade, it’s definitely Mother’s Day. Moms have the power to look past the imperfections and love something just because of the thought that went into it. They tend to like things even more if the face of their sweet kid is involved too. So I made this photo strip card as something to accompany that breakfast in bed already in the works.


Mothers Day Package Giveaway


mothers day giveaway We’re hosting our very first giveaway here on Julep today! Mother’s day gift giving can be tricky work so this will make one winner’s job super easy. One person  will receive this beautiful package of Mother’s Day gifts from Minted worth about $250 to personalize and give to their mother or a special woman in their life.

Here’s what they’ll win:

1. One Mother’s Day customizable card of your choice

2. One customizable photo journal of your choice

3. One set of personalized stationery of your choice

4. A framed 8 x 10 art print of your choice

5. One set of customizable thank you cards of your choice

Simply pin or share via social media your favorite Julep post to enter to win. Comment below when you have. Continue to read for more details about the giveaway and additional entries…


Happy Easter!

We hope you are having a wonderful day today with family and loved ones. And for those of you who are celebrating, we wish you a very Happy Easter! Click through to see a couple more Minted Easter celebrations.

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Easter Crafts and Activities for Kids

Family meals and gatherings are always more fun if the kiddos are kept busy! So here are some fun crafts and activities for your little guests to do while you enjoy your Easter feast.

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DIY Easter Garland in an Egg Carton

DIY Egg Garland in a Carton DIY Egg Garland in a Carton

If you’re like me and don’t eat a lot of chocolate, or if you want your kids to have a cute activity to keep them busy Easter morning, than this DIY ‘Egg Garland in a Carton” is perfect.

It’s all the fun you need for the Easter weekend! Let’s get started with materials…

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Washcloth bunnies

By Jeran McConnel, Oleander and Palm and a Minted Party Ambassador

Here’s a really cute and easy Easter craft that your kids will enjoy making with you.  My mom made these for my brothers and me when we were kids.  I’m making a bunch of them this year and giving them as gifts to my nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends. Read on to learn how to make them…


Note from the Editor

St Patrick’s day seems to creep up just as we’re starting to dive into out first bag of mini cadbury eggs and planting our spring grass. I love the flexibility that St Patrick’s day can focus on either green shamrocks or rainbows. Here are a few last minute fun ideas for your festive St Patrick’s day this year:

Green velvet cake/Shamrock barrette/Rainbow headband/Leprechaun hat favors/Rainbow felt table runner/Clover patch cake/Leprechaun trap cake/Moss shamrock for your door/Shamrock juice


Have a wonderful weekend!

Love, Liz + The Julep Editors

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