This Saturday we had Tyler’s 3rd birthday party. I can’t believe how fast the time goes! It was at the local park, a little bit of a risk at this time of year weather wise, even in Florida. We got the shelter with the wall so I made the most of it!
This party was the first time I set up at the park and there was some rushed last minute planning. I forgot my picture frame for his welcome sign so we had to improvise. And I tried to make cookies haha. Yes, they didn’t turn out. I’ve learned my lesson and plan on ordering all of the desserts next time. Let’s leave it to the professionals!
The cake turned out really pretty. I ordered it from a local bakery and put ribbon around both tiers with one of our 4″ party circles on top. I made paper medallions to frame the happy birthday banner, along with party hats and bubble wrappers. We got train whistles and bubbles as party favors, both great for a party outside!
It was such a nice day and Tyler had a great time! I even caught him singing happy birthday to himself later that night (he loves to sing!) lol Kids are so funny, but it showed that it really made an impression on him. We are very grateful to all our friends and family that came to make his day special!
Train Birthday Party Decorations/styling: Trish’s Design Studio
I’ve been wanting to do something with my bulletin board. It was just soooo boring!! My dad made me one years ago with decorative trim around it and I want one like that again, with some simple fabric to it. But in the meantime, I updated this $5 Ikea cork board to something a little more exciting.
The items I used:
- cheap cork board
- masking tape
- paint brush
- paint (I used Martha Stewart’s paint in the colors Cloudand Gold
How I made it:
1. Mark off 6 2″ increments on each end of the bulletin board.
2. Line up the masking tape to the marks on each end and smooth it onto the cork board. There should be a small gap in between each of the 2 masking tape strips (as shown above).
NOTE: Make sure the tape is stuck in place on the bulletin board. You want nice, crisp lines and don’t want the paint to drip past the edges.
3. Starting by painting the bottom strip, paint every other large gap with the Cloud color. Then paint the small strips and the frame with the Gold metallic color.
4. Let it dry and peel the tape off. Now you’ve got a cute bulletin board!
I usually don’t do much for St. Patrick’s Day but decided when I couldn’t sleep last night to put my time to better use. :)
You can use these cute free printable bags to put some yummy treats in for the holiday. I used Tyler’s “gold” to show off the treat bag toppers, but you can put rolos, skittles, multiple colored wrapped Dove chocolates (yum!) or whatever sounds good in your treat bags.
Each topper is double sided and 4″ wide and 2″ long (folded). The best size of treat bags to use are 4″x6″.
My mom found these Chocolate Chip Energy Bites online recently. We decided to give them a try and we loved them! They are a healthier version of no bake cookies. The chocolate chips are not so healthy, but check out the other ingredients:
- peanut butter
- vanilla and
Flaxseed is one of the healthy ingredients. But what is it? And how is it healthy? Here’s an article on their health benefits: About Flaxseed. If you want an idea on different ingredients you can add to these, check out Gimme Some Oven’s energy bites version.
I’ve decided to create another baby shower banner to add to the shop. These sweet banners match our Wishes For Baby Cards that have been popular. We also have yellow or light purple available at request. Just send us a conversation via Etsy or email.
And for a limited time, we’re offering a discount if you buy both of them. Buy both and get $2.00 off. Use code: 2FOR2 at checkout.
I have been wanting to make lip gloss wrappers for some up coming parties. So I figured I would go ahead and try them out with a free printable Valentine’s Day design, complete with chevron, hearts, and LOVE!
The lip glosses I used were Bonnie Bell’s lipgloss (my favorite, I can’t go anywhere without it!) and the Strawberry flavor from Avon’s collection. For the wrappers, I bought full sheet sticker paper then cut the designs out with my paper cutter, peeled, and wrapped them around my lip gloss tubes.
Valentine’ Day is right around the corner… so that calls for a free printable! I’ve created some printable Valentine’s Cards for kids, 3 for girls and 3 for boys with some graphics from our party collections (plus a few new ones).
If you want to make your own envelope for these, don’t forget about the free template envelope maker that I featured in an earlier post. And don’t forget about our free ABC Valentine’s printable from last year. If you would like to get it, click here.
Now to get ready for church and then the Super Bowl! YAY! I hope you have a great time watching too… or making Valentine’s crafts… whichever you prefer. :)
Our Hawaiian Bridal Shower collection has been very popular, so I’ve created one more color to add to the collection. It now comes in a purple/pink combo. Above you’ll see the invitations, cupcake toppers, and party favor tags, but all items that are available in the original collection are also available in purple.
This is the last color combo that I’m going to make, but I can also create custom colors as well. Just send me an email or convo on Etsy if you’re interested.