Birthday Parties

Poppy (Trolls) Birthday Party

It's all just cupcakes and rainbows....until you plan a birthday party for over 50 guests! Immediately after seeing the movie Trolls, my daughter fell in love with the characters, colors and of course the music! So she just had to have a Trolls themed birthday party, and of course this crafty mom had way too… Continue reading Poppy (Trolls) Birthday Party

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How to Create “Monsters” From Coffee Boxes

With Halloween and the kids' costume party just around the corner, I'm kicked in high gear brainstorming, designing, creating and ordering decorations and treats for this group of toddlers! An idea struck me last week while unpacking a box of k-cups......why not turn this empty box into a "monster"? So I gathered materials from around… Continue reading How to Create “Monsters” From Coffee Boxes

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How to Create a Birthday Banner Using PowerPoint!

Another time (and money) saving tip when creating and planning a birthday party: create your birthday banner using PowerPoint! We use PowerPoint for work projects and school presentations, so why not take advantage of the easy tools and design capabilities for party printables?!?! Here are 10 steps to create a birthday banner in PowerPoint.  … Continue reading How to Create a Birthday Banner Using PowerPoint!

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Birthday Parties

Paw Patrol Party (Girl)

Paw Patrol is such a fun and easy party to put together! From dog bowls to Scooby Snacks, there are plenty of ideas online and products available to put this party together on a reasonable budget. Here's how I did mine for under $150! Invitations I started researching ideas online and my daughter helped me… Continue reading Paw Patrol Party (Girl)

How To's & Tutorials

How to Bake Cake Mix Using Easy Bake Oven

Not too sure about that dry mix that comes with your Easy Bake Oven? Me neither. After the first successful creation with her oven (and trying to stomach the mix with water batter and icing), I told my daughter we would use regular icing. Then after many cookie, brownie, pretzel, cake, etc creations, I thought… Continue reading How to Bake Cake Mix Using Easy Bake Oven

Birthday Parties

Under the Sea Birthday Party

For my son's second birthday, we opted for an "Under the Sea" party theme, as he loves all things ocean and well, honestly, so do we. I must say, this has probably been my favorite party to plan and create for since the colors were bright and cheerful, the decorations were super easy DIY, and… Continue reading Under the Sea Birthday Party

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Teacher Appreciation Week 2016

My two lovely children (aka little balls of human tornado) ┬áhave a wonderful set of daycare teachers, and while trying to find easy and cost-effective Teacher Appreciation gifts I decided to create a week's worth of smaller items instead of individual gifts. It turned out better than I expected, as all the teachers and staff… Continue reading Teacher Appreciation Week 2016

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Birth Announcement 8×10 Poster

When looking for customized room decor for my son's nursery, I came across this idea online to create a poster of his birth announcement. I was able to use the colors we selected to decorate his room, and include all the details from his birth! Here is a preview of how it turned out. If… Continue reading Birth Announcement 8×10 Poster

Birthday Parties

Southern Sweetheart 1st Birthday Party

As I was looking for ideas to celebrate my daughter's first birthday, I was inundated with many "Texas" or "western" themes using bright colors and mostly pink. Although very young, I knew an overly pink themed party wasn't right for my daughter's personality, as she was already showing a spunky, independent and unique personality all… Continue reading Southern Sweetheart 1st Birthday Party