Thursday, February 24, 2011

DIY Lace Paper Envelopes

Turn paper doilies into lace envelopes with
These would be gorgeous to pair up with wedding, baby shower or party invites. Get the details HERE

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Free ABC Printable

Visit Live & Enliven for this free ABC printable. So colorful & cute! Add a frame & this would make a great baby shower gift or great addition to any nursery. Get it HERE

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Recycled Crayon Valentines

Ever wonder what to do with all those broken & half used crayons? Now you can recycle them into fun shapes.

I didn't want my preschooler to bring candy to her classmates for Valentine's Day, so this is a perfect alternative!

All you need is crayons, a silicon baking pan & oven.
Let's get started!

Set your oven to 200 degrees. Remove the paper wrappings and break up the crayons. Add them to the silicon molds and place in oven for 8-10 minutes.

Once all the crayons have melted, you'll get something like this. Next throw the mold in the freezer for a few minutes so the crayons can harden faster.

Pop them out of the mold & you've got yourself some super cute new crayons!

We printed these free cute cards from The Long Thread. A small piece of tape or dab of hot glue holds them onto the card.

We wrapped them in cellophane treat bags and added some ribbon.
A great Valentine treat without any sugar involved!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Super Bowl 2011

So what was your favorite part of the Super Bowl?
The food?
The commercials?
or {gasp} the actual game?

Me? All of the above along with seconds! Yum!
You should have seen the look on my husbands face when I walked in the door with a HUGE piece of sod. "Yes honey, it is for the party. No I don't want to talk about it, just trust me"!

My infamous party-planning last words. Haha!
Mini pennants displayed all over!

Choose your side of the room wisely!

Lots & lots of yummy food. I made the snack boxes perfect for holding a pair of chocolate chip cookies!

My lil cheerleader & I!

We had a blast ~ Hope you enjoyed a fun game day too!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Are You Ready For Some Football?

The big game is just hours away and I've got a ton of preparations for our annual Super Bowl party! These fun cocktail flags from Make Merry are perfect for showing your team spirit! Get the free printables HERE

What party would be complete without a little subway art?! Get this fun free printable from It Is What It Is HERE

Are you ready for this one?!
The Ultimate Super Bowl Cupcake: Beer Cheese Cupcakes with Bacon Cheddar Cream Cheese Frosting! Get the recipe and directions from Cupcake Project HERE

I can't wait to share the details of our party! Hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Kissing Cupcakes

Just in time for Valentine's Day! These kissing fish cupcakes are a perfect treat for the sweetheart(s) in your life! Head over to Simply Fun Stuff to get all the yummy details.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

DIY Valentine Heart Garland

Love is in the air, can you feel it?
I'm so excited for Valentine's Day this year. I love love! And now that my little girl is old enough to do crafts, we've been doing a fun new project almost every day (whew)!

To make the garland, you'll just need a few items:
Cardstock Paper
Paper cutter or scissors
Hot glue gun (or glue dots if little ones are helping)

First cut the cardstock into strips. I made ours about 3/4"

Next fold the strips in half

Fold the two ends and apply a dab of glue to hold the center pieces together. Now you've got yourself a heart. Repeat (again and again...)!

Once you've made a plethora of hearts, apply a dab of glue on the outside of one heart and attach another. Repeat until you've made the garland your desired length.

That's it! So bright, colorful & fun! We made this garland in about 30 minutes & cost less than $0.20!
We took it to her school and it's now proudly displayed in her classroom! The kids loved it. Yeah!