Now that the weather is cooling off, warm your home with a cozy dinner party! With fresh table decor and contemporary cocktails, these party ideas just might make fall your favorite season to entertain!
Set the table with this fun place setting idea. Just cut our Chalkboard Wrapping Paper into rectangular place mats or use as a table runner for a unique way to personalize your space. Write your guests’ names above their plates or let your guests doodle their own setting design. Simply arrange colorful chalk in a darling mason jar for a playful pre-dinner activity.
A casual get together doesn’t need to be complicated to be beautiful. Set your table with a few fall textures and colors for a truly memorable meal. Cut strips of playful fine paper , wrap into sweet circles and connect with double stick tape for a beautifully simple napkin ring. Add a rustic touch to any candle or vase by wrapping it with a little burlap bow.
Finally, bring the scent of Autumn inside with a Rewined Cider Candle. This scent features a rich blend of fresh apple, cinnamon and clove, with aromas of buttery dark rum. This premium natural soy wax is poured into repurposed glass for an eco-friendly design.
Warm & Toast-y
Your guests will love these inspired cocktails and trendy glasses. Cozy up with company to share an artfully-made refreshment with these contemporary drink ideas.
The beautiful photography and simple recipes in Shake: A New Perspective on Cocktails will warm your guests with cool new drink ideas. This book makes mixing cocktails simple, social and fun, so gather your friends and pick your favorite recipe! You may just find a new seasonal favorite.
If you’re looking for a classic concoction, our Moscow Mule Mugs are a trendy way to enjoy your favorite mix. Our box features the namesake recipe, but these stylish cups will add vintage charm to any cold drink. Plus, we offer our set for the lowest price around- Cheers to that!
Have a whiskey-lover in the group? These Whiskey Rocks are the perfect way to keep drinks cold without diluting flavor. Simply freeze, then pop these little stones in your favorite drink for five minutes. These soapstone cubes are milled by the oldest soapstone workshop in the United States- so you know they’re good.
Fun & Games
Keep the party going with these beautiful game sets. These classic boards are definitely an oldie-but-goody combination. Chinese Checkers, Dominoes, and Backgammon add a little friendly competition to your intimate affair. And after you’re done, these bright and bold designs look gorgeous on your bookshelf. Bonus points for you!
Protect your table from those frosty mugs with these Authentic Record Coasters. Re-purposed from vintage records, this unique set is sure to be a conversation starter. Use this blast from the past to inspire your music choices for a fall party that is sure to rock all night.
Halloween is just around the corner and we’re gearing up for some fun parties (check out our Monster Mash bash and Pumpkin ideas). Whether you’re prepping tasty treat bags at your scary soiree, or stocking up for trick-or-treating, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of our favorite treats, and all of them are on SALE now – so hurry up while supplies last!
Haunted Houses. This Haunted House Treat Box Kit is sure to put your party favors over the edge. So cute – use them as treat boxes or candy-filled centerpieces.
DIY Your Treats. If you’re looking to add a more personal touch to your treat bags, try our Orange & Black Polka Dot Bags with our Halloween Monsters Stickers. The perfect party favors for homemade goodies.
It’s time to decorate for Halloween! If you’re looking for a fun way to create your spooky decor, why not invite your friends over for a festive pumpkin decorating party?
These easy decorations and creative refreshments will delight your guests as they create their perfect pumpkins. We’ve also shared creative ways to glam up your gourd without the mess.
Your pumpkin will be the talk of the block with these fun decorating techniques! No need for the goopy mess- these carving-free ideas add fun flair to any pumpkin.
Add a splash of sparkle or dunk your pumpkin in gold glitz- either way your pumpkins are sure to shine with these decorating tips!
Boo-tifully simple design: Simply paint your pumpkin with Black Acrylic Paint and let it dry. Next, paint liquid glue on the stem and sprinkle with Metallic Glitter. Shake off any excess sparkle and let dry. Finally, scrawl a spooky message on your pumpkin with a DecoColor Gold Marker.
Glitter-dipped and delightful: Paint your pumpkin from base to stem with Gold Metallic Acrylic Paint. Add an additional coat of paint that only covers the bottom half of your pumpkin and sprinkle with Metallic Glitter for a gold-dipped look.
Shiny Chevron: Create your own chevron-designed pumpkin using Super Tacky Tape. Cut this strong double-stick tape into zig-zag shapes. Then sprinkle your pumpkin with Metallic Glitter for a gold, modern look.
Pumpkin Carving Party Invites
Your guests will love these fun pumpkin party invitations. Make your own using our easy DIY guide!
Psst! Here’s a tip! Stamp and emboss pumpkins one by one using VersaMark Inkpad and embossing powders. Doing the colors separately will ensure that the embossing powders do not mix on the card. Print and cut text layer and adhere to card using Chevron Washi Tape.
Pretty Pumpkin Décor
Decorate more than just your pumpkins! Spruce up your space with these festive flourishes perfect for your decorating party. These jolly jack-o’-lanterns are sure to inspire your guests as they make they own pumpkin creations.
Use this festive Halloween Rosette Kit to add fun flair to your pumpkin-carving party.
Pop up these Honeycomb Pumpkins to set your table or hang from the ceiling for quick and cute decoration.
These jolly Pumpkin Gel Gems are fun additions to any window or mirror.
Decorating your pumpkins outside in the crisp autumn weather? Help your guests stay warm with this sweet treat- hot chocolate paired with festive Pumpkin Peeps!
Keep the pumpkin theme going by using a pumpkin to create a cute drink cooler. Just slice in half, clean, and fill with a clear bowl with ice for a creative way to keep drinks cold.
You might have noticed we love a fun Halloween party. Here are three quick ways to add decoration to your next scary fete!
Festive Paper Rosettes. These Halloween Rosettes are easy to put together and will add a layer of dimension to any space. Hang from the ceiling over your buffet or create a space for a photobooth background!
No Bad Luck. This Spooky Cat Garland is sure to add a little whimsy to your Halloween fete. Use these frightful felines as a garland or as party invitations. Make them with kids for a fun pre-party craft!
Spell it Out. Create a classic look with this Happy Halloween Garland. Everything you need is included–just string it up!
It’s almost Halloween and we’re ready to party! Throw your little ghouls and goblins a Monster Mash Bash with these easy tricks and treats.
Your little monsters will howl for these adorable door designs. Just paste black paper circles to the back of paper plates to create eyes for your monster. Streamers and cut paper make great hair for your monster and our pre-cut spiders add an easy, creepy touch to any door.
Greet your guests a scary start by playing a Halloween soundtrack or sound machine.
These little monsters are too cute to be scary. They’re simple to make. Just fluff our pre-made tissue pom poms, cut some black and white circles for eyes, and glue together for fun and frightful monsters. Hang from the ceiling or use as table decorations.
Your guests will gobble up these bright and silly monster cookies.
Wrap coffee cans with fun Halloween paper tape, add some monster eyes and stack for a fun ball-toss carnival game. You could also fill balloons with a small treat, add silly faces and let your little ones pick a balloon to pop.
Your guests will love getting crafty with these fun creatures. Build your own creepy paper monsters using this fun kit then use your dolls to put on a puppet show!
When your Monster Mash is done, send your guests home with these spirited treat bags.
Decorate colorful paper bags with a silly and simple paper face. Our paper punches make cutting perfect circles a snap. Flag-shaped or triangle punches make great teeth for your little ghouls. When you’re done, fill with little zany treats like the ones below to thrill your visitors.
You might not know it, but Paper Source is the go-to for quick and easy Halloween costumes! Here are some of our favorites when it comes to dressing up in a pinch and putting your scariest face forward.
Halloween Classics. Dress up easily with this Halloween Masks Kit – all the main parts are included for quick at-home assembly! Perfect if you don’t want to spend a fortune looking festive, but want to be in the spirit when you’re handing out candy. Pair these with coordinating colored clothes for the complete effect (like an all white outfit for the mummy).
Get your head in the game. Top off your look with these fun hats! Pair any of them with an all-black ensemble for a scary witch or wicked devil!
Bad to the bone. Skeletons are a classic! Make yourself into one with these bony tattoos and scary face mask!
Create a striking mask display chock full of your personality!
- How-To PDF
- Paper Mache Skull Mask
- White Acrylic Paint
- Floral Stickers
- Patterned Washi Tape
- Stickles Glitter Glue
- Black Sharpie Pen
- 1/4″ Ribbon
- 1″ Heavy Duty Poly Brushes
- 1/8″ Hole Punch
- Download the How-To PDF
- Paint mask using poly brush and white paint.
- Allow to dry and paint a second coat.
- Once dry, use black Sharpie pen to outline eye and cheek hollows. Using the shape of the teeth as a guide, outline the mouth in black Sharpie pen as well.
- Draw circles, dots and lines as desired to decorate mask.
- Add color and flair to mask by layering patterned washi tape and flower stickers.
- Use Stickles glitter glue to add sparkle to your design. Allow Stickles to dry.
- To hang mask, use heavy duty 1/8″ hole punch to make a hole on either side of mask, approximately halfway between eyes and cheeks.
- Thread a length of ribbon through holes making knots on the front of the mask to secure.
- Hang & display!
It’s finally October and we’re counting down the days to Halloween. If you’re looking for something fun to do with the kids, or a unique way to spend a chilly day, we’ve got some ideas for you. Here are some of our favorite Halloween Craft Kits. These kits come with all the necessities – assemble them yourself for a step-by-step project!
Spooky Dolls. This new Halloween Paper Dolls Kit is comprised of all of your favorite Halloween icons! Make these to put on a fun puppet show or use them as party decor.
Dark Wreath. We love this dark Mum Wreath with Owl Kit. It’s intricate and beautiful and perfect for the season. Plus, you can remove the owl and use it year-round if you want! Hurry now and get it while supplies last!
Candy-Filled Haunted Houses. This new Haunted House Treat Box Kit is so cute you can use it as home or party decor, or can fill these miniatures with treats to use as favor boxes!
Holiday seasonal hiring is upon us and we’re excited to expand our store teams! If you’ve ever been delighted by our store windows, inspired by our workshops or envious of our catalog pages, Paper Source might be a great fit for you!
Not only will you be a member of the expansive and creative Paper Source community, but our part-time seasonal team members get a 30% discount on great holidays gifts and crafting supplies to kickstart projects.
If you’re interested in a fun holiday career, here are some things we’re looking for in our new associates:
- Passion for Paper Source and our products
- Fast, fun and friendly people
- Experience working in a busy retail environment delivering a high level of customer service
- Flexibility and availability to work the upcoming holiday season including nights, weekends and holidays
We love our holiday associates and wanted to share a story from Vanessa, who began with Paper Source as a holiday associate last season and has continued to grow with us since then.
“I joined Paper Source last holiday because I had been at home for six months with my new baby and knew I needed to get out and connect with people again. I come from food service/retail management background and I really enjoyed showing people new things and building relationships with customers plus I love crafting! I figured Paper Source would be an awesome place to learn new things and share them with others. Plus, the Store Manager was so welcoming and straight forward during my interview, I knew it would be awesome!
From day one I knew I had found “my people” here at Paper Source. It was so incredibly refreshing to work in an environment where everyone is helpful and knowledgeable. Plus, they are all amazingly crafty and inspiring! It is so fun getting to know our customers and hearing their stories! My husband refers to me as the detective at home! I love to help bring customers’ ideas to their full potential. It is very gratifying!
If you or someone you know think Paper Source’s holiday positions could be a good fit for you, be sure to apply today at your local Paper Source store or online at: www.papersource.com/careers.
Have a great holiday season!
– Paper Source Recruitment Team