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Party Planning Center Allows Parents to Have Lavish-Looking Parties for a Fraction of the Cost


Tempe, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/19/2012 -- Easter is just around the corner, and all across the country, parents are busy planning what they will do to celebrate the holiday with their kids. One activity that appeals to children of all ages (and adults too!) involves Easter-themed printables. From colorful baskets to whimsical pastel bunnies and more, many people are now incorporating printables into their party planning.

A blog has been getting a lot of attention lately for its amazing selection of free Easter printables that can be used either as decorations, or as just a relaxing and enjoyable crafts that the entire family can do together before gathering for Easter dinner.

The Party Planning Center blog is run by Carla Chadwick, who brings over 30 years of graphic design experience to her brightly-colored party printables. Since starting the blog, Carla has quickly developed an outstanding reputation for her fun and festive printables, as well as tasty recipes and clever party ideas that are gentle on the budget.

“There's a trend toward bigger and better parties for children—for those who can afford them. But because of the slow economy, only a small percentage of parents can actually foot the resulting bill,” Carla said.

“Party printables can fill in the gap in many cases, because surprisingly lavish theme party settings can be achieved with just ordinary card stock, a printer and a little work.”

In addition, she noted the free printables are great for parents who homeschool their children and are looking for holiday-themed crafts that tie into their lessons. They’re also ideal for use by teachers, to help make up for widespread budget cuts that have undercut funding for school art supplies.

Carla’s blog is very user-friendly; the only difficult part might be deciding which printables and Easter crafts to try first! For example, one of the site’s most popular selections right now features a selection of printable Easter baskets. The free printable mini template features an adorable Easter bunny peeking over the edge of the basket. A full kit with three different color schemes and other accessories is also available for purchase.

“This fun little Easter basket is actually very easy to make, because the template does all the hard work for you,” Carla explained on her website, adding that the baskets can be embellished in a variety of ways.

“Full instructions come with the template, which show you how to make the basket as shown and also give tips for dressed-up and dressed-down versions of it.”

Party planners who are looking for free invitations can also find a wide variety of choices on the blog. Selections include Easter invitations, luau, first birthday party, and many more.

About Party Planning Center
At Party Planning Center, Carla Chadwick incorporates over three decades of graphic design experience into the creation of her fun and brightly colored party printables. They're designed to be easy for families to make together, while still looking like party accessories you could buy in a store. The blog is easy to navigate and features ideas for a variety of holidays, including Easter.

For more information, please visit PartyPlanningCenter.Blogspot.com.