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Thanksgiving Acorn Treat Craft DIY

Thanksgiving acorn craft

Melissa Newell from My Party Passion, is here with this fantastic and easy acorn treat idea for fall. Thank you, Melissa!

Can you feel the crispness in the air?  It’s almost Thanksgiving! One of my favorite holidays!

Last year at this time, I brought you my post about putting together a budget Thanksgiving kids table.   This year, I have a super easy and cute idea for you to adorn the kids table... acorn treats!

For these “corny” treats I used a favor bubble container from Party On Designs.  I tore pieces of gold washi tape and covered the top of the bubble.  Then I poked a hole with an awl in the top and pulled through a piece of twine (taping it inside the top of the top of the bubble container to secure it).

What's great about these is you can fill them with candy corn, M&M’s, fishy crackers, mini pretzels, cereal, or nuts. SO many snack ideas will fit into these cuties.  After the kids are done, they can use them for a little “hide and seek” game – hiding cute things inside and then placing them around the room.

Acorn Treats for Thanksgiving

I hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful and you have time to spend it with the ones you love!

Until December –party on friends!

To learn more about Melissa and read all about her party planning adventures, visit her at My Party Passion.

{GIVEAWAY} Win a $50 Gift Certificate to Crafts By Rosa

Rosa from Crafts by Rosa makes some of the most amazing favor boxes I've ever seen! She specializes in themes that are hard to find. In fact, her adorable suitcase favor boxes have been featured on People.com.

She's giving one of our readers a $50 gift certificate to her shop.

Take a look at some of her incredible creations ,and tell me you wouldn't want to wow your guests with one of these choiced.

To enter, just “like” Crafts by Rosa on Facebook and leave a comment at the end of this post saying you did it!

We’ll pick the winner at random on Thursday, September 27th at 10:00PM (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. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

 

{DIY} How to Make Cute Diaper Babies for Your Next Baby Shower

Alison from Sparking Events created these adorable diaper babies for the latest shower she threw, then she kindly put together this tutorial to show us how she made them.
According to Alison they were super easy to make and such a hit! If you are looking for something a little different than a diaper cake, give these a try!

SUPPLIES: 

  • Diapers – I used size one
  • Baby washcloths – I used Gerber
  • Baby socks – I used Gerber
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Sharpie
  • Glue
  • Pins
  • Presentation supplies as desired

And here they are... How sweet!!

To learn more about Alison, please visit her at Sparking Events or on Facebook.

{DIY} How to Make Washi Tape Twist Ties

I saw a tutorial on Corrina Wraps on how to make washi tape twist ties and had to try it. Turns they are super easy, you can finish them in minutes, and what a great way to tie up gift and favors. I will definitely be doing this in the future.

Supplies:

  • Thin wire
  • Scissors
  • Washi tape

Directions:

Cut the wire with your scissors. I cut mine into 7 inch long pieces so I had the flexibility to trim.

Place a piece of washi tape sticky side up. Stick the wire onto the middle of tape.

Then add another piece on top. Voila!

For light colored washi tape, I added one extra piece on one side and made sure to show that side on my favors.

I trimmed the edge of my twist tie, filled a cellophane bag with candy from Whole Foods (to kid myself it was healthy), and added my tie.  (Notice this bag is a lot smaller than the previous one. That's because this shot was taken after a day of my daughter and I snacking on candy.)

DIY: Poinsettia Gift Box Favors

I love how sweet these poinsettia gift box favors look and how they can work as both a favor and place card at your Christmas dinner.

Rebekah from Twinkle and Twine, put together this easy tutorial, so thank you, Rebekah!

christmas-poinsettia-gift-box-tutorialHere are the materials you need (not a lot):

christmas-poinsettia-gift-box-tutorial

Check out the whole tutorial here. They're so easy to make, you still have time before Christmas.

To learn more about Rebekah and see all of her great tutorials, check out Twinkle and Twine.

Planning My Daughter's 4th Birthday - How I'm Making it Special

My whole philosophy about throwing a great party is that you only need a few unexpected details to make it special. Well, for this party, which is today, I'm living my own advice.

So what are my unexpected details?

Well, first my gorgeous mermaid printables from Love the Day. This is the first time I'm using party printables and so far I'm loving the whole experience.  If I want more decorations, I just press "print." How cool is that?

My second detail is my cupcake toppers from Two Sugar Babies. I've never seen or tasted fondant cupcake toppers before and I bet most of my guests haven't either, so I can't wait to see their reaction. Plus Charynn designed a special 3-D mermaid topper for my daughter's cupcake. I promise you, she's going to go nuts!

My third detail is my photo booth with props.  Kelli from The Paper Dolls Shoppe designed these adorable photo booth printable lips and mustaches that we're giving away for FREE. Again, I bet most of my guests have never seen this before, so I'm curious to see how it goes over. Four-year-olds can be pretty unpredictable, therefore this might be an exercise in letting go. :)

And finally, the party favors, which are a very important detail to my daughter.  She wanted to give her friends something special, and I didn't want to give them sweets because of the possible wrath of the other mothers. :)  So I found these cute mermaid and pirate Shrinky Dinks for half off...

...and wrapped them up pretty with what else... my printables!! What do you think?

My last detail is my two balloon bouquets from  Balloon Celebrations. Cyndy is definitely helping me out here. I don't think I could afford them otherwise, so a big thank you to you, Cyndy!

There you have it. Budgets are hard, but most of us have to deal with them. And at the end of the day, I really only have to please one person - my daughter. (Okay two people, my husband when the Visa bill comes.)

If you have similar stories, or tips on how you saved money throwing a party, or  special details you added to make your party memorable, I'd love to hear them.

And as I've said before, wish me luck today... and of course I'll be sharing how it all went down.

It's Pool Party Time!

Believe it or not, here in LA, we've had one of the coldest summers on record.  This week, however, the weather has changed and it's starting to get hot!

So in honor of good weather, here are some of my favorite pool party ideas from Etsy.

First, an invitation from Lilly Mae Designs.

Next a banner from IE Creations.

Some DIY printable pool party decorations from Paper and Cake.

Pool party cupcake toppers from Toadally Cute Products.

And to make your cupcakes even more decadent, how about some fondant cupcake toppers from Kids Cakes.

A large galvanized tub to keep your drinks cool from brodyandma.

And so no one mixes up their drink cups, here are some chalkboard tumblers from Party Bzz.

Some wooden boats to decorate your pool from duckduckgoosetoys.

And to add a little excitement and fragrance to your party, how about these fizzy pool bombs from Les Treasure.

And finally, so no one goes home empty-handed, some flip flop cookie favors from Whimsical Originals DB.

And shouldn't the kids get something extra?  Personalized beach pails from Bumble Bee Lane.

Stay cool and happy swimming!

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