Saturday, October 22, 2011

Halloween Crafts

So cute little Halloween decorated gums (all Trident) for the girls to give to their classes on Halloween.

Dracula, Spider, Pumpkin, Witch's Cauldron, Pirate, One eyed Monster, BOO, Mummy, Vampire Bat, Frankenstien, Ghost, Werewolf and Witch.

Four little coffins that will be filled with candy, each girl has 2 teachers (1 teacher and 1 helper) . The girls picked their papers and will deliver these on Halloween. The coffins are paper mache and came 3 nesting sizes to a pack from Michaels. On sale they were $3.xx, not too bad for 3 coffins with lids.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Littlest PEt Shop Birthday Party

Lindsay's turning 7!!!!!

Well it's only been one year since I last blogged. I think I only like to blog about my kids birthday parties :D
Lindsay wanted a party this year that was all about Littlest Pet Shop. I had to come up with some kind of inviation, I used photoshop a lot for this party. I started by creating this invite using images from google and a pic of Lindsay in her pet shop dress.
I found a really good deal on for the plates/napkins/empty goodie bags/blowers/bracelets/table cloth for $24.
I also found this super attractive skirt at a thrift store, it fit so Lindsay begged me to buy it and this will be the one and only time it is ever worn!
Here are the things in the goodie bags. I added some candy and found the cutest necklaces on etsy. This pic shows the penguin necklace. They are epoxied bottlecaps and were just about $2. Adorable.
I also made Pet shop hair clips, crazy daisys, using pet shop pencil toppers.
Coming up with snacks was loads of fun. I found these adorable pet food bowls at WM for 97cents each. They were such bright and happy colors that I knew they were perfect for our LPS table. I also made little labels using Photoshop and made up cute names for the snacks.
We had goldfish crackers, licorice, puppy chow, carrots, banana chips and ranch dip (not pictured/or named)
I made cute cookies, they were bright paw prints, patterned dog bones and number 7's.
I put some on sticks and wrapped them for the girls to take home for a snack later.
I also found the cutest chocolate mold at Michael's from Wilton. It had the mouths of a puppy, a bunny and a pig. When you hold the stick up to your face it makes you look like that animal. Adorable. These were packaged for the girls to take home as well.
This was my first time ever making a cake for one of my girls. My mom always does them and we recently moved far away and she can no longer do them. lindsay really wanted a tiered cake so I used an 8 inch round and a 6 inch round. At Michael's we found these animal print tattoos from the Ace of Cakes line. We also used a LPS cake topper we found at the party store. I wrote on a sugar cookie instead of directly onto the cake. Then just stuck the stick into the cake.
Here is the table with all the goodies!

We also had games.

I created 8 unique bingo cards using photoshop and google images. They used goldfish crackers as their cover-ups.
We also played a game called "What am I?" they had to guess what LPS character they were by asking yes or no questions, I stapled the pictures to their hats and later we switched about a few times and they seemed to enjoy guessing what they were.
To finish up each girl adopted their own LPS pet. Each girl got a take out box and decorated it with LPS stickers, foam stickers and crayons.
I had each take-out box marked with a sticker and each animal was assigned a matching sticker on their bottom.
Each girl got a little adoption certificate that we filled out before snapping a picture.
It was a lot of fun and I am sure the birthday girl had a great time!!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Pink Cake!

My mom did it again and made an amazing cake. We whipped out our well read Pinkalicious book and made the Giant cupcake look just like the ones Pinkalcious overate. I snagged a Pinkalicious figurine at BK earlier this year when they had them in their kid's meals.
The cake was strawberry with a buttercream icing in varying shades of pink and since your dying to know the cherry is the world's largest cake ball, no one ate it by the way.

And in case you don't like strawberry cake there were chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with Pinkalicous picks, they said "Think Pink" and had various pics from the book.

Here is the birthday girl getting ready to blow our her candles! I really just can't believe there are six of them!

She'll huff and she'll puff and blow those candles out!

Happy Birthday baby I hope you had as much fun at your party as I did planning it, I love you bunches and bunches and can't wait to see what we come up with next year!

Now onto Pirates in December for the only 3 year old girl I know that loves Pirates!

Pink Clothes and Pink Guests!

You could never have a Pinkalicious Party without some pink clothes, lots of them!

I made 3 freezer paper tees and 2 giant pink tutus. Using the Cricut and some free hand painting the girls rocked it out in their Pinkalicious cupcake tees and the awesome thing is they can wear them again!

I didnt want to wear a giant cupcake tee so my is a little more sedated, it is Peace Love Cupcakes. This is in the mirror so it is flipped but you get the gist of it.

Here are some of the pink ensembles that are very girly guests decided to wear, I was so excited to see them all in pink they were all too too cute!

I just love this shot of Miss Lydia, she is just darling if I do say so myself!

This pic cracks me up, 3 little 6 year olds gossiping I am sure!

Group shot of all the pink divas that attended! We did have some little boys and they wore green put didnt want to pose for us!

Pinkalcious Food!

I spent a lot of time thinking about pink food for a pink snack food buffet for our guests to munch on! I centered it around the chocolate fountian filled with pink white chocolate, it didnt work as well as planned but it was still yummy. We had different kinds of cake balls, rice krispie treats, several kinds of fruit, candy, cotton candy, pink and white marshmallows and cute little cupcake lollipops; some stuffed with a cake ball.

I also knew that I wanted some sugar cookies on a stick, so I baked some up and decorated them, there were flowers and PINK letters.

I found these cute little cookies at WM on sale a little while back and I thought they looked so dainty and girly and of course mostly pink!

Pink Ghiradelli chocolates and fluffy pink cotton candy!

Donuts, fruit and rice krispie treats waiting to be dipped!

Close up of the cupcake lollipops, some were stuffed with cake balls and some were solid white chocolate! Bakerella makes adorable cupcake balls on a stick, but these were just so much easier.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Boyish Goodie Bags

No self-respecting 5 or 6 year old boy would want a pink girly goodie bag so I had to whip up 4 boyish versions. Like I said earlier in the Pinkalicious book she must eat green to return to normal, so the boys are getting green goody bags.

I snagged 4 green gumball machines at Walmart and then added some other green (yummy) goodies. They are getting a big ol' helping of green M&Ms, 2 transformers Jibbitz, a pack of green fruit sensations gum and we took a special trip to the candy store and bought a mixed array of green Jelly Bellys (my fave is 7UP, Lindsay liked Watermelon and we bought zero Jalapeno`) Topping the whole thing off is one Giant Green lollipop!

I hope the little men enjoy this on reprieve from PINK!