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Saucy's sprinkles (bloggedy blog blog): {simply} sweet. It's so simple, it's silly.

saucy's sprinkles (bloggedy blog blog): {simply} sweet

Everyone has probably seen it or done it already, but Saucy just felt like stuffing her raspberries with dark chocolate and white chocolate chips today. As if the raspberries weren't sweet enough. They're cute on their own or they'd be even cuter on ice cream. What about making a white chocolate raspberry ice cream and garnishing it with some of these little fellas? That would be nice. That would be very nice.

It's especially nice if you use the best quality chips you can find. Papier-mache easter eggs. For Easter I made papier-mache polka dotted eggs.

papier-mache easter eggs

I created them using small water balloons and tissue paper then I filled them with candy and toys and sealed them shut. The egg can hold a surprising amount of candy and the tissue paper seems delicate making for a delightfully heavy and yet fragile object, much like real egg. Also like a real egg you have to break the shell to get at what’s inside. I like things you have to destroy to open. You’ll need: Train Crazy. I love this train ticket invitation and party done by Life Inspired.

Train Crazy

Isn't that ticket adorable??? My all time favorite is this train track using duct tape! How creative and an inexpensive decor idea! Complete with railroad sign on door! The conductor was at the front door to stamp the kiddos tickets. Train Birthday Party + Balloon Extravaganza! Inspired by her son’s love for trains, Jaime from YourBASH!

Train Birthday Party + Balloon Extravaganza!

Created one super fun RIDE for his birthday celebration this year… and for all of his pint-sized PARTY TRAIN passengers too! In addition to taking a ride on the adorable “Mini Express“, guests got to “stop” at fun Temporary Tattoo and “Make a Balloon” STATIONS. And speaking of balloons, there’s some seriously crazy-cool balloon art going on at this party… from the balloon artist’s creations to the fabulous giant balloon centerpieces, which really helped to fill the space and create a playful, kid-friendly vibe. Other favorite details include the train-shaped lollipop favors, napkin rolls embellished with “Chew Chew” printables, and water bottles labeled “Chugga Chugga“!

Owen’s Hot Air Balloon Birthday Party. DIY Cookie Treats. We shared our cookie party post last week, and in case you missed it, here it is again along with some quick and easy cookie DIY treats!

DIY Cookie Treats

What’s a party without yummy treats? With the help of some fabulous refrigerated cookie dough, we made a bunch of delicious cookie creations! First up, mini cookie cups. We used a mini-muffin pan to create these perfect bite-sized sundaes. Scoop cookie dough into the greased mini-muffin pan and bake for 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees or until golden. Once they come out of the oven, take the end of a wooden spoon and press down the center of the cup while still warm. Next, top these mini treats with ice cream and all of the toppings—a melon baller works great for petite scoops of ice cream.

The second treats we are sharing are chocolate chip and birthday sugar cookie whoopie pies. Next to nicx. One of my all time favourite wardrobe items is a silk and cashmere cardigan by Alana Hill that I’ve owned for about 7 years (bought when Alana Hill still made luxurious garments and not the disappointing polyester items you find now).

next to nicx

I’ve worn it until it’s almost falling apart. My favourite part of it? DIY Geometric Lanterns. Aug 15 by Jenny Batt Geometrics aren’t going anywhere soon, why not include them in your party decor?

DIY Geometric Lanterns

I saw a tissue paper lantern in a vintage party book and it looks so current in monochromatic hues. Change it into any shade you want by choosing from the array of tissue papers available. Materials Needed: tissue paper (a variety of shades can be found here), double stick tape, scissors, needle, fishing line. DIY Tutorial: Pretty Receipt Paper Streamers. Remember this adorable Aqua & Lace Party from our Party of 5 Post a couple weeks back?

DIY Tutorial: Pretty Receipt Paper Streamers

Well Anastasia also created a DIY Tutorial on how to make her beautiful and super budget-friendly backdrop! Can you believe it was created from rolls of office supply receipt paper? Pretty clever, right! Rockin' Valentine's Day Cards. Here at the Okui household it's all about the video game Rock Band 2.

Rockin' Valentine's Day Cards

My son particularly is obsessed with the game. Fun Finger Foods. Popcorn. Wedding Decor - Style & Bride. Sweet Ideas for a Land o' Candy Birthday Party. Balloon Pops Turn basic balloons into freestanding lollipops.

Sweet Ideas for a Land o' Candy Birthday Party

Wrap them in cellophane and add a wrapping paper tube stick, then position them around the room. What you'll need Large foam brush, white acrylic paint, wrapping-paper tubes, balloons, ribbon, 2-oz. paint or glue bottles, tape, cellophane, scissors Make it 1. Use the brush to apply two coats of paint to a tube; let dry. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. DIY Bubble Gum Machines For A Kids Party. Bubble gum machines are perfect things to put on a table for a kids party. You can put a bunch of them with different gumballs and your kids and their friends would be happy. To make one such machine you’ll need a terra cotta pot, a wooden ball, a wooden doll pin stand, a tube of E600 glue or hot glue, a round bubble bowl and a can of bright spray paint. Instructions The first thing you need to do is to paint your pot, base, wooden ball and doll pin. When they are dry place the painted pot upside down and attach the round bubble bowl to it using glue.

Make a garland from woven paper balls. I love paper Christmas decorations, so when I bumped into The Cheese Thief's woven paper ball tutorial, I had to give it a try. They're curiously addicting. Maybe I should carry some supplies with me to pass the time in long check-out lines, boring holiday parties, or during that weird Choreography number in White Christmas. These are made out of paper and one piece of tape. FIESTA mini flags. For english summary, see end of post. Create Valentine dishes with edible paint.

For a party or special dinner, try decorating plain dishes with icing. Designs will be perfectly edible, and if you make a mistake while painting, just lick it off and start over. (Don't tell anyone your tongue made contact with their plate.) To make this "paint," I mixed 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon of water, and 2 drops of liquid food coloring. Apply with a paintbrush. If needed, run your fingernail around any wiggly edges to smooth them out before they dry. FIESTA mini bonbon boxes. For english summary, see end of post. Why Not Do It Yourself - Great Drink Idea For Kids! - Great Drink Idea For Kids! Why Not Do It Yourself - Glowing Balloons! What A Great Night Party Idea! - Glowing Balloons! What A Great Night Party Idea!

Patriotic Party Jello Snacks. The 4th of July, the national day of the United States, is a little more then two weeks away. It commemerates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. We are officially in patriotic mode. Blogs are popping up with red, white and blue ideas everywhere. Layered nonalcoholic drinks. The Layered House. Features low budgeted lifestyle projects that are fun, QUICK, and easy: Fun For Kids.

Pink and Black Wedding - Denise Paul. Features low budgeted lifestyle projects that are fun, QUICK, and easy: Cascading Garden Pom Poms! Great Wedding or Party Idea! So I've been searching of ways to start doing crafts for budget weddings and fell in love with the idea of the very popular can't-get-enough-of-POM POMS. Juicy Bits: 173: unicorns and rainbows party part 1: the details. Finally. Snow Cone Cupcakes: Tutti-Frutti Flavored. Kelloggs Rice Krispies Ice Cream Cones. I am really excited to kick off this week of posting about all the different elements in our Rice Krispies Bake Sale and Lemonade Stand. First things first, the voting is now open on Facebook. Please go here and like(the thumbs up button) each of our lemonade stand pictures.

There are four total and each one is labeled Team Phoenix. DIY Mickey Mouse Hat. I enjoy being creative with character birthdays without having to buy licensed party goods. There are times as well that the party ware are out of stock in the stores, why this tutorial may come handy one day! What you need~ Because every girl deserves a happily ever after: Everything Old is New Again. Congratulations to all you beautiful brides to be who are starting the New Year with the most wonderful present of all! As you embark on this stage in your life, it may seem the same things you experienced just a few months ago suddenly seem new again. The sky looks a little bluer, the flowers smell a little sweeter, I become a little cheesier. As such, vintage inspired weddings continues to be a trend in 2010. Shabby Chic First Birthday Party. Santa Gift Shop: Creative doorgift. Lollipop Stand. Cheree Berry's delightful display of suckers from her wedding is easy to make yourself, but you can also buy one from her website.

Surf's Up! Summer Party. Hudson's Robot Party. Amy's Baby Shower. Hudson's Superhero Party. Candy Favor Bar. Under The Sea Adventure. Vintage Inspired Circus Birthday Party. Football Party Ideas. Ramadan Dinner Party. Somewhere over the rainbow party.