Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Safari Jungle Baby Shower Party


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.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

New Invitation Design for Disney's Nightmare Before Christmas Party

Disney's Nightmare Before Christmas Themed Party 

I am hosting a party for my 12 yr old soon. I'm so excited about the theme for her.  This is the invitation I created.

The crafts I am planning to have include making themed ornaments, spider paper snowflakes that Jack cut up in the movie and a Jack night light. The pictures below for the ideas were all found on Pinterest. 


This seems like a perfect theme to host around the holidays because you can get away with making ornaments that you can use for Christmas!  Stay tuned for an update after the party for complete ideas. 

UPDATE: The party was a success. The guest made ornaments like the picture above. The cake was fun too.   The props included a monster wreath and the clock like the one you see at Disneyland park.

Monday, October 20, 2014

New Big Hero 6 and Frozen Party Invitations

Planning on hosting a Disney Big Hero 6 or Frozen themed party in the near future? I can customize invitations for you.  Check out the layouts currently available and customizable:

We can send you a PDF or Image for you to print from home or send to your printer (i.e Costco, Walmart etc.) or we can print them and mail them to you with envelopes ready to go. Call me to inquire about these or any other invitations you see on my photos page. (818) 434-8410

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Mad Science Party

I was challenged to create a fun Mad Science Halloween themed birthday party. I was asked to handle the invitations, cake, games and activities.

Here we go:

I made this invitation using fun Halloween and fall colors.  

All guest had to scan their hand at the door and were given an all access pass that allowed them to have a pseudo name while at the party. We had all sorts of silly names including Professor Wacky, Professor Random and Professor Silly Sally.

The kids had fun playing with dry ice beakers and test tubes. (Of course with adult supervision.) I used a large size carboard box to create a specimen lab with a touch and feel component. The kids were not allowed to peek while touching. I used cooked spaghetti for monkey brains, peeled grapes for pig's eyeballs, flour tortillas coated in a little oil for the toad's skin and baby carrots for trick or treater fingers. I have also used dried apricots for witch's tongues and cut up fork pieces for rat's nails in past parties. For the pumpkin bowling we used black butcher paper to make a bowling alley. Water bottles with glow sticks for the pins and a sugar pumpkin for the ball.

The cake was a chocolate and vanilla layered cake with a chocolate pudding center. All the decoration pieces were made out of fondant. I used white a little yellow and even less red to make skincolor for the mad scientist face. I love my Americolor food marker that I used to write the details on the signs and labcoat of the mad scientist. Hope this inspired you to make it your own.

The loot bags (A.K.A. Goody Bags) had a sheet of stickers for the kids decorate their own bags. The bags also had misc. candy, gummy body parts, painting sheets, glow in the dark witch's finger, a glow stick necklace and a pretzel stick coated with colored chocolate in orange and green.

Sunday, September 28, 2014



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