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Girl Parties. Sail away with me DIY party invites. I love a great themed party!

sail away with me DIY party invites

I find myself thinking about party ideas on a daily basis and all the great little things you can create to make your child’s day so much more special and one of a kind. sometimes i wish i had more children just so there would be more special occasions to celebrate ;) as much as i do love a great party, i don’t believe that a kid’s party should break the bank. although, i have been known to go a little crazy at times and spend a little more than the budget allowed. but, i think everyone tends to do so for that special 1st birthday! Right? Anyway, there are so many things you can do yourself to cut the cost while adding a personal touch! 1. small hole punch 2. small ivory invitation envelopes 3. old newspaper 4. red acrylic paint 5. floral cloth wire 6. heavy duty thread 7. duck tape 8. paint brush 9. printed invite tag download the customizable PowerPoint template here download the customizable envelope template here.

Pinwheel Bow with a Sally's Clip. Using 7/8" ribbon fold it as shown.

Pinwheel Bow with a Sally's Clip

Center a jumbo clip on the ribbon. Sew even stittches up the middle of the jumbo clip (Sally's Clip) using upholstery thread with a needle and knotted ends. *Stitches up the center should be about 1/4" apart and even. If you want the ribbon edges to the back of the bow, stitch on the top of the edges or seam where ribbons touch (as shown). If you want the ribbon edges to point forward on the bow, make the stitch on the backside of the seams. Back side view of what it looks like sewn up the center.

Remove the jumbo clip, pull thread tight to crease the center of the bow. The Party Wagon - Blog. This party from Anders Ruff is frosty and fabulous!

The Party Wagon - Blog

It is just perfect for celebrating a winter birthday for a special little someone. Full of snowy whites, chilly, bright blues, evergreens, and festive reds- this party packs a brilliant punch of design perfection! Mini space shuttle cakes. DIY Ribbon Wands. Happy Wednesday blogettes!

DIY Ribbon Wands

Easter Egg Popsicles. Today I had my little group meet up with some fellow mommies, and I think it was a success.

Easter Egg Popsicles

We had some snacks, played outside (it was quite hot at 83° outside here today), hunted for Easter eggs, and played in the sand box, but I think the most successful part was the frozen Easter egg popsicles that I made for the kids. I just used plain fruit juice, but when frozen in an egg, everything taste better and sweeter. The best part is that they are relatively simple to do, you just need a few items you may already have on hand. To make the popsicle's you will need: Fruit juice Plastic Easter eggs Plastic sucker sticks A large nail and thumbtack Small funnel or piping tip to fill the eggs First tip the eggs upside down and poke three holes in the bottom. When you are ready to eat them, let them sit out for a second, or hold the top part in your hands to warm it up and open the egg on up.

DIY Pinwheels. Categories Tags Vendors Style Colors.

DIY Pinwheels

LorAnn flavors: Lolly, lolly, lolly, get your flavors here. First of all, bravo if you are now singing the adverb song from School House Rock.

LorAnn flavors: Lolly, lolly, lolly, get your flavors here

Way to kick it old school. Second, sorry if the song gets stuck in your head all day, it just had to be done. Chocolate Monarch Butterflies. 2 cups dark cocoa melting wafers 2 cups candy melting wafers (the book used orange, I used pink) 3 T white nonpareils 3/4 c dark chocolate frosting 54 brown M&M's Wax paper Toothpicks Small zip top bags A plate or cookie sheet 1.

Chocolate Monarch Butterflies

Copy and cut out the butterfly templates from the book. (Or draw your own.) Also, cut some wax paper into squares, an inch or two larger than the butterfly wings. Kids Birthday Party Themes. Lollies - a little ART CAN'T HURT. A perfect rainy day thing to do!

lollies - a little ART CAN'T HURT

The colors make any day better! How to make LOLLIESyou will need: jolly ranchers, candy sticks, parchment paper, foil & a cookie sheet 1) lay a piece of foil on cookie sheet. cover foil with a piece of parchment paper.2) unwrap candies and place side by side on parchment paper in your choice of color & flavor combinations. use three candies together for extra large lollies, and only two candies together for regular lollies.3) heat candies in oven for about 5 minutes at 200 degrees. keep a close eye on the candies and take them out as soon as they've barely melted together. if you leave them in too long they will melt too much and you won't be able to put a stick into the lollie. alter the cook time accordingly.4) carefully take cookie sheet out of oven. immediately lay candy sticks into place on melted candies. slowly twirl in melted candy to coat the stick and so it will hold in the lollie. they're hot!

Dinosaur Party Ideas - by a Professional Party Planner. How to Make Bows : Corkscrew Ribbons. For years I wondered how to make bows like I've seen in Gymboree know, the cute curly ones that match all the outfits they have?

How to Make Bows : Corkscrew Ribbons

I adore those corkscrew-style bows, but when you have two girls, it costs a fortune to buy matching hair bows for all of their outfits! Luckily, after much trial and error, I figured out the perfect way to recreate these curly boutique-style bows. Items You'll Need to Make Ribbon Bows: 1 Yard (0.9 m) of polyester ribbon: 1/4" (7 mm) or 3/8" (9 mm) wide18" (45.7 cm) dowel, 1/4" (6 mm) diameterTwo wooden clothespinsEmbroidery threadaluminum foiloven How to Make Hair Bows: In order to make the ribbon curly, you need to first heat set it in the oven.

Lace Princess Crowns - DIY. Homemade Cake Sprinkles. Campfire Cones - Chef Jessica Bright. I love camping! I love planning our menu and cooking while on a camping trip. S’mores are the proverbial camping dessert and I enjoy them but they can be really, really, really messy. I know, that is part of the fun! But sometimes the combination of marshmallow goo, sand, leaves, and the great outdoors is just a little too much for me.