Any craft that involves a child’s hand or footprint is extra special. As children grow up it is nice to always have a reminder of how small they used to be. Using white paint footprints as bunny ears and a paper plate as a head this craft will make a great addition to your Easter decorations. […]
This Easter banner is a super easy DIY project that looks great and is extremely simple to make. Take 12 cupcake liners and flatten them out. We left ours under a book overnight. The next day punch 2 holes into the liners, for the ribbon to go through later. You can punch all of the liners […]
We are kicking off our Easter series with a fun game of Springtime ‘Chickers!’ This is a great game that is perfect for a kids table or to bring along while out to brunch. We found these tiny yellow chicks at a local craft store and used mini jelly beans for the second player. Print […]
Here are the rest of the pictures from our Sesame Street Party! The entire Sesame Street inspired party guide is available here. Happy Planning,
Since there were both kids and adults coming this party, I wanted to have favors that both would like. I found these adorable jars filled with playdough from Miss Nibbit for the kids, and filled cellophane bags with organic kettle corn. Find more favor ideas and DIY suggestions in our Sesame Street party guide, available here! Happy Planning,
The kids had lots of fun at the puzzle stations. Vintage sesame street puzzles were found on amazon, and I found blank white puzzles at a local craft store. There were also plenty of crayons and paper for coloring. Elmo coloring pages can be found at sesame street. Find more game ideas in our complete […]
One tricky thing when planning a children’s birthday party is serving food that is kid friendly and also appealing to the adults that are attending. I served Elmo’s Pizza, Dorothy’s Goldfish, Snuffle’s Truffles, Abby Cadabby’s Fruit Wands, Mr. Hooper’s Chocolate Milk, Cookie Monsters Monster Cookies, Cupcakes, and Cake Pops. The sesame street food labels are […]
Elmo’s goldfish, Dorothy, came to visit for the party. The kids had a lot of fun talking to her and Elmo. While the theme for this party was Elmo, I stuck with using red, yellow, green, and blue for decorating. It not only looks classier, but the decorations and supplies could always be used again […]
happy valentine’s day!
I stumbled upon Shelly’s blog called the House of Smith’s this weekend and was super excited for her amazing tissue paper flower tutorial. Hop on over and see how she did it!
I made these for a valentine’s party last year. I loved that they were easy (chocolate cupcakes with white frosting for the words) and you can customize them for any type of party. photography by Adam Shuttelworth
I usually check in with noodlehead once a week to see all the creative things they come up with. I was excited to see this blog post on valentine window garland made from pom poms. There is still time to make it, you can do it! enjoy 🙂
I am a huge fan of what makes me happy, and was so excited to see this easy tutorial on how to make heart valentine’s from felt- so easy and super cute!
Martha Stewarts has lots of great valentine’s ideas on her website right now. Check out these adorable handmade heart doilies. I used them last year for a valentine’s themed party. She’s right, they are fairly easy to figure out 🙂
Ok, so I don’t think I am going to have time for this, but I still thought it was super cute. Design*Sponge featured these amazing crocheted heart garland. If you have time to make them, let me know how it goes 🙂
The moment I saw these DIY gumball necklaces from One Charming Party, I knew I had to try making them myself! It turns out it was just as easy as they said, and super fun. What a great idea for little girls (or big girls!) to wear on Valentine’s day. Here are the ones I […]
At the end of the party all of the girls artwork was put on display and the parents were invited to the gallery showing. This amazing party was designed by the very talented ladies over at one charming party. Go here to learn how you can re-create this great party!
At the gallery showing we had cupcakes, fruit, cheese & crackers, and sparkling cider.
Our rainbow cake was made by dividing 2 cake boxes into 8 different bowls. Using food coloring, we colored each bowl a different color of the rainbow. Bake each cake separately for about 8 minutes. Once cakes are cool, you can layer them using white frosting between each layer.
While we were busy setting up the art gallery, the girls got to try their hand at the art of face painting.
At the forth art station the girls made clay birds using clay, feathers, and eyes.
At the third art station the party guests each made an artist profile.
At the second art station the girls did a watercolor painting of a floral arrangement.
At the first art station the girls made marbled art paintings using shaving cream and food coloring.
When guests first arrived they started making paper chains. It was a great activity to have the kids do while they waited for all the party guests to come. The chains were later used as decorations at the art gallery showing. Supplies: pre-cut paper strips (ours were 1″x 8 1/2″) and glue sticks.
When guests first arrived they were greeted by a welcome sign along with lots of art supplies and books. A ‘happy birthday’ double-sided rainbow banner hung from the doorway. We also hung rainbow streamers from the ceiling.
Stay tuned this week for all the details 🙂 This amazing party was designed by the very talented ladies over at one charming party. Go here to learn how you can re-create this great party!
Here is a quick idea for a great Holiday centerpiece. We used a tablecloth from Target and picked up 4 packs of $1 ornaments. Using ribbon, tie the ornaments together to stretch down the length of your table. We also added 4 glass vases with candles inside between the ornaments. We also strung […]
Here are the rest of the pictures from the neighborhood harvest party.
This Friday I am sharing my favorite cupcake recipe….double chocolate fudge! The best part about this recipe is that it is super easy to make. Take a look! Ingredients: 1 package baker’s semi sweet chocolate 1 package chocolate cake mix 1 package (4 serving) jello chocolate instant pudding 4 eggs 1 cup sour cream 1/2 […]
Another idea for a great activity station is face painting. anybody can grab a paintbrush and try their hand at easy works of art such as flowers, balloons, and butterflies. at a party where the kids will be dressed up, it is fun to be able to add to the kids costumes.
When I was little my brother and I used to watch bozo the clown. This pumpkin toss game was inspired by the ball toss game at the end of every show. With plastic pumpkins from target, have the kids toss ping pong balls into the pumpkins, with them lined up getting farther and farther away […]
Instead of bobbing for apples, the kids went bobbing for doughnuts. They had to eat a doughnut off of a ribbon without using their hands without letting it fall to the ground. Powdered sugar doughnuts were a lot of fun, especially if the ribbon was moving a lot 🙂
Food for the harvest party included a pumpkin cake, witch cupcakes, leaf brownies, candy corn cookies, harvest chex mix, and spooky ghost punch!
Food for this party had to be kid and adult friendly. For that reason, we served cupcakes, scones, pastries, chocolate dipped strawberries, cookies, and plenty of goldfish.
With the theme being an ocean “one”derland, I used whales throughout the entire party. The color theme for this party was teal, light blue, and red. It was a lot of fun coming up with ideas and decorations! I made a banner out of cardstock and ribbon that hung above the dessert table. I also […]
I made a large ocean mural out of paper that hung in the basement. The kids colored cut out ocean creatures and decorated them with paint and crayons. Linus and I had made a few the week before to give them some ideas 🙂 All of the kids took home a beach bucket with a […]
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a Sweet Love dessert party. There are so many fun, easy ways to celebrate this holiday- especially with your kids! Start the day with a sweet breakfast of heart shaped pancakes and strawberries. After school, celebrate with a dessert table filled with valentine treats. We made […]