Here is the calendar we finished up this year! It was fun to have the neighbor kids join us for the calendar making fun this year (our traditional Christmas break activity). Here are pictures of what we did this year!
Kid Craft Calendar 2014
Forgot to post these from a couple years ago. Every year between Christmas and New Years, the kids and I make a calendar for their rooms with a different craft each month. Here is the version from 2014!
Lemon and Lime theme
I don’t have any new parties to add at the moment, so here is an old one that I never posted. We did a Lemon and Lime theme for an Appreciation party. The platters were made from cups and plates from the Dollar Tree. The cups were spray painted and apoxy’ed to the bottom. The placemats are cut from my cricut with the lace cartridge.
Sofia the First Party
We had a Sofia the First Party for my 5 year old. It was so cute and we just love Sofia around here. I got carried away with all the little detailed crafts on this one … I had lots of fun with that part. I should have planned a couple more games or activities, but it all worked out in the end.
We watched an episode of Sofia the First during snack.
That’s the party! Now here are those last 2 how to projects mentioned above:
How to make a jeweled placeholder
Here are pictures from my 7-year-old’s Frozen Birthday Party with descriptions and links below!
Here is a link to my Pinterest board for more ideas!
40th birthday party for my husband
I threw a party for my husband’s 40th birthday and it was super fun to plan a party for adults (not that I don’t like doing the kid’s parties, but it was a nice change!) You only turn 40 once, so I went all out and rented some bistro tables, plates, and glasses and rearranged the house and even hired a bartender (which, by the way, was a huge help and allowed me to enjoy the party also!) The party was on Saturday, so the bistro tables were delivered on Friday and picked up on Monday (also night… allowing me plenty of time to set up and tear down).
The color theme was black and blue, so I moved all our black furniture (couch and a couple benches) into the living room and used black linens on the tables.
I played some awesome hits from the hubby’s younger years; some where awesome classics and some were glad to be in the past! 🙂
It was truly a fun party and I definitely need to do this again sometime!!
Lalaloopsy birthday party
Lalaloopsies are so adorable, I was excited when my daughter chose that theme for her birthday party. (the party was last fall and I am again behind on my posts!) First, I bought a book (for the kids) that had most of the lalaloopsies in it, so I could get an idea of decorations and activities for the party (and Pinterest of course). And we watched a Lalaloopsy show on Netflix (the show isn’t good, IMO … the plot is horrible), but I did get some ideas. Here are the pictures from her party with links and comments!
Fall Baby Shower
Another baby shower that I helped with last fall was a fall themed shower. I used my Cricut a lot this time with the Flower Shoppe cartridge (one of my favorites) and made little flowers to set around in our fall-ish color scheme: plum, bronze, teal, brown, lite pink, and cream. We just did a few simple printed games for this shower and again I didn’t have to do food (in case you didn’t notice, it is my least favorite part of party planning).
Paper flower wreath for the front door.
Banner made with light and dark brown burlap strips and a variety of different ribbons and lace throughout.
Centerpiece (mini hay bales, flowers, acorns and leaf cutouts)
The food made by my friend was totally amazing and gourmet! YUM!
I had 2 party favors for the guest (mostly because I wasn’t sure if my caramel apples would turn out ok, but they ended up pretty yummy afterall.)
The little fall candles were from Bath and Body works and they even wrapped them all up for me and everything!
Outer Space Baby Shower
A few months ago, I hosted an Outer Space baby shower for a friend and her baby boy. Thanks to my friend Liz, I didn’t have to do much with the food, so I got to focus on my favorite things: the decorations, games and favors! Here are the pictures with descriptions below them:
The invitation created in Adobe Illustrator
This is a foam wreath, covered with white tulle. Then I cut out the rocket, star, and banner with my cricut and just pinned it onto the foam and added a ribbon to hang it.
Here is another banner made from my Cricut.
Here, I printed out different planets and cut them out. You can use a glue stick on the picture side of the paper and paste them to the bottom of a clear plate to go with the theme of the party.
The food and cut out stars scattered around.
I bought these whirly decorations of Amazon.
More cut out stars strung and displayed around.
Fun baby shower Memory game. Instructions HERE
The favors were popcorn balls with a little blue food coloring!