Thursday, March 10, 2016

Minnie Mouse Baby Shower


Minnie Mouse baby shower was a huge success! I went with the hot pink and black instead of red and black for this party.  I felt it went better with the mom to be.


I personalized the Disney themed banner with my Cricut that the parents can later use in the baby's room. 


I used black and hot pink polka-dot crepe streamer to anchor our food area. The Minnie Mouse top pieces were purchased at Party City.  We had finger food types of food items for the party. 



I used my Cricut to make the Minnie Mouse Silhouettes that I used through out the house as decor.


We made a dessert station for the guest to take home as thank you goodie bags. We used a colored sharpie to highlight the word SHE in our Hershey's bars.  We also dipped Rice Crispies Treat bars in pink chocolate for our dessert table. 


I used mini Oreo cookies to make ears for the cupcakes and I made mini fondant pink bows to finish them off.  I think they cake out super cute!


I also used my Cricut machine to cut up some small Mickey Mouse silhouettes and hot pink bows finished off with a rhinestone.  I used them to make cute pacifier necklaces for a game we played in which the guests were not allowed to say baby.  The person the collected the most necklaces from the other players won a gift.  





Friday, January 1, 2016

TMNT (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) PARTY!!!


Party Time

I hosted a TMNT party last year and will get to do that again soon. Check out my latest party invitation:



You are welcomed to use this template by clicking the picture below and transferring it to a program like Photoshop to add your text! Enjoy!



Below are a few pictures of the party I hosted:

 

The hanging turtles were made with paper lanterns and crepe paper.  Very easy to make and quite inexpensive too.


These baggies were a hit too! I made a simple template for the masks and glued it to the bag. Mouth and eyes were made out of Avery sticker sheets but plain white paper and a glue stick can do the trick too!


We served pizza for this party as it goes well with the theme.  The kids learned how to make slime and got to take it home as an activity. 


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Celebration Hats and Noise Makers



New Year's Eve Party!

We are close to ringing in the New Year and what better way to do it with these cool party hats and noise makers. The family will enjoy making them as a craft while waiting for midnight to strike. If you are a crafter or scrapbooker then you will have all these items in your craft area.  There are many other variations out on the web. This is my version. Thanks for visiting!



You will need the following:
Scrapbook paper
Construction paper
Stapler
Hole puncher
Ribbon or yarn
Scissors
Markers, crayons and/or colored pencils
Tape and glue
Paper plate 
Thick sprinkles, beans, rice or other small items that will make noise. 
Optional items: Sequins, glitter, paint etc.

          
   
                Items for my hat                                                Items for my noise maker


For the hat:


                  

Cut out your cone shape. You will be using the tope part to make your hat.  I used tape to secure the cone in place. Hole punch the sides and decorate.  One of my kids today used the piece of left over paper I planned to discard to make the cutest tiara look!


All she did was tape both ends together and added some "bling" to it.  

For the noise makers:


We took a paper plate an folded it in half.  We filled the center with about a spoonful of thick cake sprinkles (that way if a baby gets to it and opens it they are safe to eat). Other options to use in the center to help make noise are beans, rice, lentils or even paper clips.  We stapled the plate all the way around then used take to cover the staples.  We then glued construction paper strips in multiple colors and sequins. We decorated with markers and glitter to make them look festive.

These activities are kid tested and approved!!!  Parent supervision is always a good idea plus the kids will enjoy making these with a loved one.  Let me know how it went if you try this activity with your family. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!




Sunday, October 11, 2015

Mickey Mouse Party


Although I am not excited about the recent Disney season pass increases (boooooo) I do love Disney.  With that... I was asked to make a cake for a 1 year old birthday party.  If you have a Mickey cutter than this is an easy cake to make! I made a strawberry shortcake flavored cake with fresh strawberries and cream filling.



As for the party invitation:


I tried to stick with a similar color scheme for it to tie together.  Invitations are post card size and easy to make if you have knowledge of Photoshop or by using a site like Canva (www.canva.com)
   



Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Safari Jungle Baby Shower Party



Greetings!

This week's theme was Safari or Jungle themed party: 



The mommy to be is having a little boy.  This theme was a lot of fun! The cupcakes I made were yellow cake vanilla cupcakes with chocolate pudding and a cream cheese frosting. I used Wilton tip #234 to make the grass.  A lot of my guest prefer the cream cheese frosting over the regular frosting and it is so easy to make.  The recipe is posted down below.



We bought cheap baby bottles on Amazon and filled them with blue punch. We used chartreuse colored napkins and safety pins to make diapers and fill them with pub mix.  To make the diapers fold the napkin in half and then connect all three corners and pin. They look super cute!

           


Other items we made to go with the theme are the tiger and zebra tails with the big pretzel sticks and the fruit kebabs with green grapes and strawberries. I covered a formula milk can with pretty paper and placed a floral block in it. I bought a wooden Lion that I attached to a skewer then placed them all in the can.

            

For the thank you giveaway we drizzled animal cookies with the left over orange candy and added banana chips.  We placed in a cone shaped bag and tied it with coordinated ribbon.  

These were too cute, easy and perfect when on a budget. We played the "Oh Crap" game where guest had to guess what type of candy was melted on the diapers. We also played the game where you guess the size of the mom's waste. We used crepe paper for that game. Hope you found this useful. Thanks for visiting my blog and make sure you follow me for new party ideas.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

1 pk 8oz cream cheese
1/2 cup real butter
4-5 cups of powdered sugar
1 tsp of vanilla






Monday, June 29, 2015

Teen Beach 2 Movie Party



Teen Beach 2



My kids were counting down the months, weeks and days to Disney's Teen Beach 2 Movie premier that recently aired on Disney Channel.  I wanted to make it extra special for them and their friends by hosting a themed movie premier party.  For the food we ordered Hawaiian pizza.  We also made Teriyaki chicken with steamed and shrimp cabbage salad for the adult parents.  King's Hawaiian rolls would have been a perfect addition. The food possibilities are endless. Other alternatives included pineapple teriyaki burgers or bbq meatballs with Hawaiian rolls among others.





I started off with creating labels for our water bottles.  The typical size is 2.5 inches x 8 inches.  You can fit 4 on an 11.5x8 standard sheet of paper.  I like to print these on Avery full size blank sticker paper.


This is a party invitation idea. I used the water bottle label background on a wood grain background to create the postcard size invitation.



As for all of the sweet stuff, I found something similar to these on Pinterest.  I used nutter butter cookies and piped the blue frosting that I had left over from my cupcakes.  You can use a Skittles candy for the decoration. I used a small flower shape cutter on fondant. This cost me less than $3.00 to make.
For the little surfboards I used Madeline cookies that I bought at my local Costco.  Again, I used some of the frosting that I had from the cupcakes I made to pipe the outline with a #2 Wilton tip. Brown sugar makes a good substitute for  sand. I stuck a few Swedish Fish on a lollipop sticks and placed them on a bucket.  I called those shark bait.
   
I made orange creamcicle flavored cupcakes to go with the theme.  I used the internet to find the character pictures and the logo. I sized them to be about 3/4 of an inch.  I used coordinating cardstock paper to used as boarders and taped a toothpick to the pack to make cupcake toppers. 
For the pre-movie activities the kids designed their own surfboards.  I found the sheet online.  The Disney website also has all sorts of themed activities that you can download and use for free. 




We found all sorts of fun cups and Aloha props at our local 99 cents store to help build excitement.  Enjoy hosting your own and feel free to share what you did. 












Sunday, January 11, 2015

Frozen Themed Party


Highlights for the party


This party was a lot of fun to host.  I was asked to make the invitations, cake, favor bags and host the party.  The birthday girl requested that her invitations be lavender.  I decided to use one of favorite colors throughout her party.  See below. '





The client also requested  a photo booth and props fit for royalty.  I made the props with dowels, felt sheets, card stock and foam board.



The party goers had so much fun posing for their pictures!



The guests made created their own loot bags, played a trivia game, pinned the nose on Olaf, made royal slime and also built a snowman. See below.





 The cake was made with fondant. The party girl wanted chocolate cake with a chocolate creme filling.