Posts tagged #Party

Mocktails and an easy DIY for New Year's Eve

Just because you're not drinking alcohol during this holiday season, there is no reason to not partake in some bubbly or fun festive drinks! What's even better is having a fun sparkly drink stirrer to go with your favorite mocktail.

Pink Fizzy

Ingredients

Pink Lemonade (I used the Organic Trader Joe's kind)

Ginger Ale

Frozen fruit (blueberries are shown in the picture)

I used a 50/50 ratio between the pink lemonade and ginger ale.

Add your frozen fruit for a garnish and to keep it cold.

Sparkly Stir Pick

long wooden skewer

sparkle poms (comes in assorted sizes. I used a 1/2 inch pom)

You can hot glue the pom pom on to the dull end of the skewer. This would be the most efficient method to keep the pom in place.

Or

You can poke the skewer with the sharp end through the pom pom and slide it to the other end. Be careful not to poke yourself!

*you can also use pom poms on tooth picks for festive hors d'oeuvres.

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Minnie Mouse Digital Invites

When you don't have the time to create handmade invites (or money) creating your own digital invites can be a great solution. Here are a few Minnie Mouse invites I have created in the past! There are some great websites to download your own fonts. I found the 

Waltograph

 font for free!! You can also find some backgrounds and graphics. Some are free and some you may have to purchase but it's worth it when you think of how much time and money you would normally spend.

Tips to start you off designing your own invite

  • First you want to select the appropriate size of your document (I recommend a 5 x 7 or 4 x 6)
  • Pick a back round that compliments your theme... colors, shapes, patterns, graphic.
  • Look for graphics or create your own.
  • Search and pick a font that you like best.
  • Consider adding in a picture.. make sure it's a good one!
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DIY TinkerBell Invitations

Well if you couldn't have already guessed it.... Bella's birthday party theme is....

Tinkerbell and a Neverland Party!!!

Peter Pan is one of her favorite movies and I knew how much she would love a Tink party! I am generally not a person to purchase anything I can do myself. When it comes to invitations, I always like to create them myself. Microsoft Publisher is a great tool and I have managed navigate through it fairly easily. So I came up with this design! What do you think?

It was pretty easy to create and there are many free graphics out there if you know where to search. As long as your not selling and they are for personal use, you should be okay with using free graphics! The key is searching for a PNG graphic.

If any of you are interested in the FREE editable version email me!! I can send you my publisher file so you can make changes! Don't for get to show some love and subscribe!

More party ideas to come! Come back soon!

Birthday Budget Challenge!!!

Early Birthday planning as usual... this one is for my most recent child's FIRST BIRTHDAY!!!!!! I am so excited to have another child to plan parties for.. I have been drumming my head about the theme for some time.... and bam it hit me ELMO!! The only character to make her burst out giggling just from a balloon.

So with the exciting events from this summer.. wedding, parties...ect and the upcoming vacations to Arizona in November and Walt Disney World in January, I need to set a budget and find some alternate methods of creating a stylish party.  

The Budget: $100.00!!!!! Wow this might be tough!

Of course, turning to my trusty Pinterest, I was able to search for some budget friendly was of incorporating some decoration into the plans. I shall take these into consideration.....

Check this one out here
elmo party decorations crayons - use this for tag display! cute!
A tissue pom birthday sign found by prudentbaby.com
The creator of tissue poms Martha Stewart!
or try something like this....
Found this at I like big bows.
and lastley, my favorate
Found this cute idea at www.jessmcclenahan.com

I will have to keep brainstorming to see how this party will turn out, but a great start to the cloud!

Waffle Brownies!!

Has anyone else ever tried this? The first time I did I was inspired by

Rachel Ray

. It must have been over two years ago. Since then, I have become obsessed. Why? Because they don't take as long as normal brownies to cook!!!

I used a regular packaged brownie mix from the store and prepare as normal. I get my waffle iron nice and hot and butter it up and bake like a regular waffle! I usually only eat the crunchy part of the brownie anyways that's why these are so perfect. The entire "brownie" is crunchy!! 

This is really great as a sundae, or topped with fruit for a brunch! I have to admit I even served this as a legitimate breakfast. Yes, very shameful. It's just as bad as Nutella on toast for breakfast!

Posted on March 26, 2012 and filed under Food.

Minnie Mouse Cakes

I manged to make my very first successful cake with fondant!!!! Besides baking the cake layers the night before, the decorating only took 4 hours!

I saw a beautiful picture of Minnie mouse cupcake and I just had to recreate my own!! These turned out so pretty

I will post more pictures with the rainbow layers of the cake!!

Handmade Minnie Mouse Bow

I'm am so excited! My friend

Denise

, makes these incredible hair bows for little girls!!!

She made my little Bella one for her birthday party! Take a look...

Look at how clever this bow is. Its a two in one!

She does an amazing job at designing new styles and will even do custom work! The one here was a custom bow! Her prices are crazy reasonable!!

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Posted on March 2, 2012 and filed under Disney.

My favorite pins: Obsessed with Mason Jars


Mason Jars, because their awesome, have a entire pin board to themselves! I don't know what the attraction I have with jars, especially mason jars, is but they seem to warm a special part of my heart. Here are my favorite mason jar pins!!!

These are super cute for a country wedding!
I love Boots N Gus on etsy, one of my favorite shops!!

Would make a rustic center piece! Who are we kidding, mason jars are totally rustic!



Tip Junkie
What a clever idea!

Mason jars! Mason jars!
This is just darling!

found @ meggielynne

There are so many things you can do with those old pasta sauce jars!!



Posted on March 1, 2012 .

Minnie Mouse Invitations!

Its that time of year again...

Bella's Birthday!!!
I love birthdays. It's one of my most favorite things, next to Christmas.

Recently, I got the cricut cutter machine!! Ahhh I'm still so excited about it. So I decided to create the birhday invites with my new toy!

Materials
Black cardstock
Pink with white polkadot paper
White paper
glue stick

Here are the results.....