Posts in the ‘Girl Birthdays 2’ Category
Risa B made some fabulous-looking dessert sushi for her daughters Konechiwa Birthday. I of course was fascinated by it and had to ask Risa how she made it. She generously put together this easy tutorial, so thank you, Risa!
Dessert Sushi is SUPER EASY to make! Anyone can do it, and you don't have to bake anything!
How to Make Nigirizushi (Hand-Formed Sushi)
- Powder donuts (mini)
- Juju Fish (They come in a multicolored pack, but I used just orange.)
- Fruit Roll-ups
- Cut the donuts in half, as to create a half circle
- Set fish on top of the donuts
- Cut Fruit Roll-up in 1/2 inch strips with scissors
- Wrap fruit strip around fish and donuts
How to Make Makizushi (California Rolls)
- Ho Hos
- Gummy Worms
- Cut Ho Hos in thirds
- Cut gummies in 1 inch sections, then cut each section in thirds the long way
- Stuff gummies in the middle of each Ho Ho
If you make some dessert sushi yourself for your next party, please send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org so I can show them off.
Let's say you're throwing your child a birthday and want some custom party printables to take your party to that next level, but think they're just too expensive. Well now you're in luck, because 3 lucky readers will win $50 custom party printable packages from Amy Mattes Designs.
Each package includes: a custom invitation, party circles/ cupcake toppers, flat thank you cards, mailing labels, goodie bag tags or stickers, and a birthday banner. It's everything you need to throw a put-together party!
Here are some of my favorite designs by Amy. But remember if you win, she will design anything for you (except commercial characters because those are licensed).
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Thank you Amy Mattes Designs for this fabulous giveaway!
We’ll pick the winner at random on Friday, May 13th at 10:00 (PST). Any entries after that won’t be considered, sorry. We will use random.org to generate our winner and will notify you by email.
How cute are these Minnie Mouse hats Maria made for her daughter's Minnie Mouse 2nd Birthday!
Now you can make them too, with this easy tutorial Maria put together for her blog, Love & Sugar Kisses, and kindly let me repost. Thank you, Maria!Supplies:
- Black cardstock: one sheet per hat PLUS one sheet for every 2 sets of ears (that's 4 ears per page)
- Pink polka dot scrapbook paper (or whatever color/pattern you would like for the bow)
- Coordinating ribbon
- Double sided tape
- Hot glue gun
- Exacto knife
- 3 inch round cookie cutter or 3 inch round craft punch
- Medium sized butterfly cookie cutter (optional)
Step2 Shape a cone out of the black card stock and use double sided tape to seal the seam. You could also use hot glue for this if you want, but tape might be a little less messy. It took a few tries to figure out how to get the cardstock to roll up neatly into the cone shape.Step 3 Cut desired number of bows out of your scrapbook paper. You can use a butterfly cookie cutter to trace the basic shape then trim them to your liking, but you can certainly freehand them! Step 4 Cut your ribbon allowing 2 pieces for each hat. These will be your straps. You can use your child's head to measure. Plan on about 12 inches per strap.
Step 5 Now you are ready to assemble the hats!
- Cut 2 small slits near the top of the cone using your exacto knife. You will be inserting the ears into these slits. You want them large enough to allow the ears to be attached, but not so big that you lose too much of the rounded shape.
- Apply a small amount of hot glue to the slit and then place each ear inside. You may need to apply a little more to get the ears to adhere. A little goes a long way and isn't very noticeable on the hat!
- Using the hot glue, attach the ribbon to the inside of both sides of the cone. Make sure you are careful where you place the ribbon so your ears aren't crooked!
- Finally, attach the bow to the front of the hat using either hot glue or double sided tape.
- You could even jazz these up further with the birthday child and/or the guests initial on the front! Need a Mickey Mouse hat instead? Just leave off the bow and use red ribbon!
Maria, we couldn't agree more. Your daughter is adorable!! Thank you for the tutorial!Check out more of Maria's Minnie Mouse 2nd Birthday and see all the beautiful things she created for her daughter's party. And to learn more about Maria, please visit her blog, Love & Sugar Kisses, where she shares about her love of baking, cake decorating, and crafting.
And finally, if you make your own Minnie Mouse hats, please send photos to email@example.com. I'd love to show them off!
Renee B's Prima Ballerina Birthday
Amy O's Glittery Ballerina Party
Jane and Lou's Grade 1 Ballet Party
Merydwen P's Tutu Cute Birthday
Lisa G not only make this lovely ribbon topiary for her daughter's Pink-errific 4th Birthday, but she also make this adorable cupcake liner wreath.
- Styrofoam wreath
- Ribbon or crepe paper
- Dressmaker pins
- Cupcake liners
Thank you, Lisa, for another one of your easy-to-follow tutorials.
Check out more of Lisa’s Pink-eriffic 4th Birthday here.
And finally, if you make your own cupcake liner wreath using this tutorial, please send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd love to show it off!
I've seen ribbon topiaries on our main site quite a bit and have always wondered how to make one. Well, thanks to Lisa and this tutorial, I now know. Thank you, Lisa!
- LOTS of ribbon!
- Terra cotta pot or any ceramic potspray paint (for the pot)
- Wooden dowel
- Large styrofoam ball
- Floral foam
- Dressmakers pins
- Hot glue gun or gorilla glue
- Rocks/candy/tissue paper etc for the base of the topiary
Step two: Add a dab of hot glue to one end of the wooden dowel and insert it into the styrofoam ball about 1 inch.
Step three: Add a dab of hot glue to the opposite end of the wooden dowel and insert it into the floral foam.
Step four: Once your pot is dried insert the floral foam into the pot. This will allow your topiary to stand on a flat surface making it a little easier to decorate.
Step five: Cut cut cut that ribbon! I cut all my ribbon in 3 inch strips and also cut multiple spools at once to save time.
Step six: Make a loop with the ribbon. Where the ends meet insert a pin then push the pin completely into the styrofoam ball.
Step seven: Repeat step six until the entire ball is covered.
Step eight: Once the ball is covered you can add gumballs, tissue paper, rocks etc. whatever coordinates with your theme and that will cover up the floral foam in the base!
Now you have a beautiful little tree that is very easy to swap out for any season!
Thank you, Lisa, for this easy tutorial.
Check out more of Lisa’s Pink-eriffic 4th Birthday here, and see all the sweet touches she added to the party. Also, take a look at her other beautiful parties on our site and her blog Blissful Chaos.
And finally, if you make your own ribbon topiary using this tutorial, please send photos to email@example.com. I'd love to show it off!
I saw these darling homemade party hats on Robyn B's Peyton's Sweet Shoppe Party and had to know how she made them.
Robyn graciously put together this tutorial for us. So a big thank you to you, Robyn!
- A couple sheets of coordinating scrap book paper 12 x 12
- Matching cupcake wrapper (optional)
- Glue gun and glue
- Chipboard monogram
- Matching ribbon
- Matching festooning available at available at Bake It Pretty and Party Cheap
Robyn loves the funky colorful pattern on this paper.
Pink and orange, like Dunkin Donuts!
Pink and green - pretty.
Robyn chose this one for the tutorial because of the pretty cherry blossoms and the vintage feel of the paper.
Robyn used an antique crochet millenry flower, a hat pin, and cream colored paper. Gorgeous!
Robyn says, "Pretty easy and so pretty!" We couldn't agree with you more!
Thank you, Robyn, for this in-depth tutorial. Your hats are stunning! To learn more about Robyn, read about her passions, and see her beautiful photographs, please visit her blog, Whimages.
If you make one of these party hats, please send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd love to show it off!
I saw this pom pom backdrop Sarah Y of Sheek Shindigs made for her Hello Kitty Inspired Birthday Party and I loved it!! What a fuffy, colorful way to make a statement! I asked Sarah if she would put together a tutorial and she so graciously said yes. Thank you, Sarah!
Pom pom backdrops are super easy, very inexpensive, and so versatile. These can be used as a backdrop for a dessert table, art on the wall to add to your parties decor, or as a "photo booth" backdrop.
- 1 large piece of foam board or several smaller pieces of foam board, depending on what size you want the backdrop to be
- Tissue paper, in assorted colors of your choice
- Floral wire
- Hot glue gun
Sarah suggests using a heavy tape, such as duck tape or packaging tape. Simply run tape along the seams of two pieces of foam board (on the backside).
Now you are ready to start making your tissue paper pom poms. Martha Stewart provides an excellent tutorial on how to do this below. (Pictures from Martha Stewart).
Step 1 -- Stack eight 20-by-30-inch sheets of tissue. Make 1 1/2-inch-wide accordion folds, creasing with each fold.
Step 2 -- Fold an 18-inch piece of floral wire in half, and slip over center of folded tissue; twist. With scissors, trim ends of tissue into rounded or pointy shapes.
Step 3 -- Separate layers, pulling away from center one at a time.
Now that your pom poms are made, begin gluing rows of pom poms onto your foam board backdrop using a hot glue gun.
Sarah suggests laying the board flat during this process and applying the glue at the center of the pom pom, where the wire has been wrapped. She chose to alternate colors but your backdrop design is only limited by your imagination. "Have fun!" Sarah says!
Thank you, Sarah, for this quick and easy tutorial!
If you make a pom pom backdrop like this, we'd love to see it. Please email your photos to email@example.com so I can show them off.
This week's party photo comes from Frog Prince Paperie's Goldilocks and the Three Bears party. How amazing is this Goldilocks "bed" table! I've never seen anything quite like it.