Monday, February 20, 2012

Nautical Birthday Treats

Seriously..How cute are these?! Did I mention ridiculously easy to make. This is one of those times when I think" Why didn't I think of that?!"
The info & picture were found at Matha (Suprised?? I think not)

Here's the info for her Sugary Ships
Sugary ships set sail for party guests whose names are rubber-stamped on them. Guiding each is a foil-wrapped chocolate fish. Use a knife to cut cooled crisp-rice-cereal mixture into almond shapes. Hoist the paper sails onto wooden-skewer masts (cut points off).

You can easily make these without the stamps and skewers. Markers or a printer would work. As well as using lollipop sticks & glue or tape.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Hot PInk Chevron Valentines Day Wreath {Tutorial}

I can not even believe how talented this lady is! This wreath was made by Jen over at Tatertots & Jello.  I love the Chevron fabric. You have to take a look at her blog. She has been doing this for a while & you can tell. She has great ideas & easy to follow instructions.

Here are Jen's beautiful decorations & how to instrucitons in her own words :)
Great Job Jen!

I love making wreaths!! Maybe it’s a sickness. But each year I want to make a new wreath for each holiday. And Valentine’s Day ♥ is becoming one of my favorite holidays to decorate for.
In the fall I went crazy one night and ordered every single color of chevron I could find. And one of my favorite ones was the Hot Pink Chevron

To make this wreath:

I started off with a Dollar Store Wreath
Then I wrapped some quilt batting around the form. And cut a 3-inch wide strip of chevron fabric and wrapped it around the wreath form.
Then I took one of those foam packages of hearts — they are about $2 at your craft store.
I bought two different sizes of the hearts – one small and the other a little bigger. Then to make them 3-D I folded them a little bigger and sewed them.
Then I glued them on the wreath. I started with the big hearts and then filled in with the smaller ones.
Then I took an old window that I had and taped some polka-dotted cellophane to the back.
You could also add some colored paper to the back. Or even some doilies or fabric for color.
It’s a really easy and fun wreath for the ♥♥♥ Holiday!

Cuties Cones

Introducing "Cutie Cones"
 My newest invention :)

2.5" opening diameter
holds 4 oz.

These are great to hold small favors,snacks, cotton candy, ice cream, cold beverage, etc...

The inner part of the cone is water proof. However the outer part is high quality paper.

I had my son test it( he was more than happy to help with the promise of cookies & cream at 11 am)
It took about 20-25 mins to scoop, take pics & eat. {Needless to say he ate it quickly}
They stood up absolutely fine!

I will be adding more designs to my store daily! If you are looking to match a certain theme, just convo me!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Valentines Day Spa Party

This party makes me wish that I has a girl too. Or at least had a girl to throw a party for. This Spa inspired Valentines Party is absolutley adorable. Perfect for girls of any age. Designed by ItsyBelle , there are no details overlooked. I love the idea of the loofah "sundaes" They make a fantastic favor idea & can easily be tweeked for other themes. I'm thinking ice cream social or pool party.

The best part is the party printable are available at ItsyBelle's Etsy shop for a very reasonable price. Here is the details of the her party in her own words. The link is to ItsyBelle's shop is at the bottom of the post. So take a look & get inspired.

And if you have a little girl that I can plan a spa party for let me know :)
Paper Lanterns from Luna Bazaar

Welcome inside the Itsy Belle Valentine's Day Spa!

A party complete with Moodylicous Children's Spa Products, sweet "spa treatments", Valentines printables, ruffles, and pink ombre!

From Mani-Pedis to Love Potion a spa experience is the perfect Valentine's treat for girls of any age!
Guests were welcomed with towels, robes, and Moodylicous favor bags complete with flower headbands.

were also given to each guest!

*Moodylicous Spa girl logo used was created by "Simply Sweet Parties"

A Mani/Pedi station was setup and each guest received a Mani-Pedi kit.

The girls got pampered with Moodylicous Chocolate Sugar Scrub,
what says Valentine's Day more than chocolate!


What Spa Party would be complete without a variety of sweet Spa "Treatments"?!

Paint swatches were used with a heart punch to create the pink ombre heart bunting.

Another fun party favor with bath beads, loofah, sundae dish and spoon!

A "Love" Valentine's Cake Bunting tops a Pink Ombre Ruffle Cake

"Sugar Scrub Treatment" were offered consisting of pink marshmallows dipped in pink sugar
Heart shaped photo holders from Pier 1 Imports.

Valentine's Party Flags top the "Sugar Scrub Treatment"

*Moodylicous Spa girl logo used was created by "Simply Sweet Parties"
This sweet "Love Potion" was just the treatment Valentine's Spa goers needed!

Lettered Mini Marshmallows as "Marshmallow Love Letters", Pink Cotton Candy as "Sugar Cotton Balls", and Peppermint Neccos as "Candy Bath Bombs" were just some of the Valentine's and spa themed sweets

The girls ended their spa day with Moodylicous Wicked Chocolate Face Frosting.
Purchase Moodylicous Wicked Chocolate Face Frosting here!

Printables are available in Itsy Belle's Etsy shop!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Valentines Party Favor {How to}

These are really cute & look extremely easy to make! I would love to make these with my sons class. BUT, the new "no candy" rule, rules it out :(

Soda Shoppe Valentines Favor Tutorial- Vintage Valentines Party

Making these Soda Shoppe Valentine Favors is really a cinch!

You will need:

Sundae glasses {you can find them everywhere, even Walmart}
Valentine M&M's
A glue gun
Pink & white taffy {or any color you would prefer}
A styrofoam ball cut in half {make sure it fits the top of your glass}
Glue dots or scotch tape

The how to:

All you do is fill the glass with M&M's, place the styrofoam ball {cut in half} on top of the glass {securing the styrofoam with glue dots or scotch tape} & hot glue the taffy onto the ball!
I stuck a cute straw on top for an added touch.

You can fine more great  party ideas at Kara's party ideas

Friday, December 23, 2011

Red & Blue Gingerbread House Decorating Party

So I am totally obsessed with Red & Aqua this Christmas! Here is a party by Tradewind Tiaras & was featured on Amy Atlas Design & Kara's Party Ideas. She used Frog Prince Paperie for the printables(LOVE Frog Prince!!) Using flavor filled paper straws is brilliant. I will be keeping that in the memory bank! Take a look & enjoy this stunning party!
Nothing is better than decorating gingerbread houses on a cold winter day. This party was sent to us by Nicole ofTradewind Tiaras. Instead of a dessert table, Nicole created a candy display for decorating the gingerbread houses. An assortment of decorating candy was displayed in colorful boxes with tags from Frog Prince PaperieDo you see the cool backdrop? It is made of painted and cut Styrofoam to depict snowy hills.  The houses, snowmen and Christmas trees on the snowy hills were made of cookies. Pretty amazing, right? We also love how Nicole decorated simple cups with felt for homemade cozies. Guests filled their cozies with hot cocoa or mulled cider, and then stirred up their drinks with ”Mixie {pixy} Sticks” to add special flavors like cinnamon and mint.  We love these fun holiday decorating ideas!
Photography by Tradewind Tiaras.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Hurry Up class Christmas!

So here was the dilemma. Twenty mins to set up a class party for 25 kids(while they were at recess) with NO CANDY allowed. While I would of LOVED to really decorate. Time was an issue. Again, 20 minutes to set up, for a party that would last 30 minutes, with a planned activity during the party.  Overall it was really cute & the kids had a great time.
I was inspired my the colors of Maree Trueloves clip art that I posted about a week or so ago. It was a Red & Aqua Holiday!

My verision of the paper cone wreath.  I was ready to hang things from the ceiling, but thought a more practical solution was a better idea. So I glue magnets the ribbon, wreath & ornaments and "hung then up" that way. MUCH  easier then the fishing line & a ladder.

Tissue fans from Party City(5 for 1.99) attached to a light blue paper straw.

Donut Tree!!!