Showing posts with label birthday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label birthday. Show all posts

Friday, November 20, 2015

Rainbow Magic Fairy Party




My Princess turned 7!


She looks way to grown up!  *sob*

Princess loves reading the Rainbow Magic Fairy books.  When I asked her what kind of birthday party she would like, I wasn't surprised when she said a Rainbow Magic Fairy party.  I was concerned that her friends wouldn't know the Rainbow Magic Fairy books.  After fretting about it a few days, I came up with the idea to introduce the kids to the books.  I wanted to make them feel like they were inside one of the books and had to act everything out.  Let me show you how I did it.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Foam Dragon Feet



Every little boy I have ever met loves dragons.  Let's face it, dragons are cool.  My son wanted a dragon-themed birthday party this year, so I thought I'd make some dragon feet for him to stomp around the house in.  These foam dragon feet are SUPER easy to make.



You Will Need:

  • 2 same-colored sheets of craft foam 
  • 1 sheet of white craft foam
  • Scissors
  • A pencil
  • A glue gun & glue
  • A cup or something round to trace
How to Make Your Dragon Feet:
  1. Using your pencil, draw a dragon foot shape on your colored foam.
  2. Cut out your foot and trace around it on your other sheet of colored foam.
  3. Trace around the bottom of the cup where the dragon's foot would meet its leg and cut the circle out.
  4. Cut out 6 triangles out of the white foam (these will be the claws).
  5. Using a glue gun, glue the claws to the foot.  
  6. Put the feet on around the ankles and have fun.  (You might need to tape the foam foot to the child's actual feet so that they don't spin around.)

Bud had a blast running around the house like a big, scary dragon.  

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Dragon Birthday Cake



I always ask my kids what they would like me to make for their birthday cake.  Bud said he wanted a green cake.  Easy enough.  He chose to have a dragon-themed party, so I couldn't resist making a dragon birthday cake for him.

Thank goodness for Pinterest, because I wouldn't have known where to even begin to make a dragon shaped cake.  I found this dragon cake tutorial to make my little green dragon.  The only thing I did differently from the tutorial is that I used 2 mini doughnuts for the snout of the dragon.

One thing I learned while making this cake: spice cake is really hard to work with.  Bud picked out the spice cake himself, so I had to use it.  Even after being in the refrigerator it was super moist and crumbly.  I would suggest putting it in the freezer before trying to cut and frost a spice cake.

I used my vanilla butter frosting recipe (you can find it at the bottom of THIS post).  I seriously use this recipe for EVERY cake.


Once the frosting was on it was time to decorate!  I used a large marshmallow cut in half and brown M&M's for the eyes.  I then used banana runts for the eyebrows and claws.  Making the wings, horns, and scales was the trickiest part.  I followed these directions for candy melt wings and they worked out perfectly.  Make sure to make a few extra wings because one will inevitably break.  To make the scales I dipped Vanilla Wafers in the extra candy melt and let them harden on wax paper.


The final touch on this cake was the fire coming from his mouth.  Using Starbursts, I followed the directions HERE and it worked perfectly.


All done!


Bud absolutely LOVED his green dragon cake.

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Dragon Birthday Party Decorations



My kiddos are growing up WAY too fast.  Bud is now officially 3!  I asked him what kind of birthday he wanted and he did not hesitate, "DRAGONS!"

I must admit I was super excited about this theme.  Castles, dragons, and knights are some of my favorite things to read about, watch movies about, and basically geek out about.  As usual, I went overboard on the decorations for his birthday, but I just can't help myself.  Decorating is my creative outlet.

I am going to walk you through all of the decorations I put up in the house and let you know how you can make your own.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

30 Sucks Birthday Bouquet



My hubby turned 30 this year.  SO OLD!  Okay, it's not really, but this is the only chance that I have to tease him about it before it's my turn next year (yikes!).

I wanted to make hubby a fun, little gag gift.  I bought some dum-dum suckers and a foam ball to stick them into.  I already had the vase and ribbon on hand.  Using scissors, I cut the foam ball into a cone shape on the bottom so that it would fit into the vase.  Then I stuck suckers all over.  I finished up by making a tag and tying on the bow.  Voila!  A silly little gag gift that made my hubby smile.  (He thinks I'm a little crazy.  Maybe he's right.)

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

My Little Pony Birthday Party




My silly, dress-up loving, Goofy turned four this year!


She is somewhat obsessed with My Little Pony (And who can blame her?  It's a great show!).  Naturally, I had to throw her a My Little Pony birthday party.  Let's start with the decorations.


I had to have Pinkie Pie on the front door welcoming everyone in.  I think Pinkie Pie is my spirit animal.  I just love throwing parties!


We had a couple of ponies on the doors and hanging from the ceiling.  I laminated them so that they wouldn't get ruined and the kids could play with them later.


Here's Rainbow Dash performing a sonic rain boom for Goofy's birthday.



I used tablecloths for the rainbow (you could use streamers) and stuffing for the cloud.


My kids loved playing under the rainbow.


Time for cake!  I stuck with the rainbow theme.  I used Airhead Extremes for the rainbow and marshmallows for the clouds.


Another shot of the cake.  Goofy loved it.


Ponies, ponies everywhere.


On even years we have family parties.  My parents came and celebrated with us.  They are always so generous and my kids absolutely adore them.


Goofy got some Equestria Girls dolls.  She played with them all night long.


Happy birthday Goofy.  I love watching you grow.  You are so helpful, kind to your brother and sister, and you always make mommy laugh.  I love you!

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Ballerina Birthday Party


Princess turned 6 last week!  I'm not old enough to have a six-year-old am I?

This year Princess has been a little obsessed with ballerinas.  Perhaps it's because we put her into beginning ballet this summer.  So, when I asked her if there was a certain theme she would like for her birthday, she responded without hesitation, "BALLERINA!"

The good thing about Princess being in school (you know, other than the fact that she is learning new things and making friends) is that I could work on decorations while she was gone.  I love making the decorations a surprise!


When she woke up in the morning she found ballerinas all over the walls of the house.  There was even one on the door to her bedroom.  I made these all by hand (never have I appreciated my Cricut machine more).  I didn't have a cartridge with a ballerina on it and I didn't want to have to go buy one.  Instead, I picked up some pink poster board from the grocery store, stenciled ballerina silhouettes onto it, and cut them out.  Talk about time consuming!

Perhaps it would have been better to buy the cartridge after all...

But Princess and Goofy loved them.  They ran around the house trying to count all of them.


Step into my pink kitchen.  I used a pink tablecloth (from the dollar store), tulle, balloons, and finally put ballerinas everywhere.


Here is the ballerina that was hanging from the light.  Yes, I made her a little tutu.  My husband lovingly reminds me that I'm crazy.  


The living room was filled with balloons (Bud's favorite decoration by far).


Princess thought it was funny that I gave the TV a tutu to wear.


Finally, here is the front door.  The large ballerina on the door was Princess' favorite.


Here's a little closer shot of the ballerina.  I hot glued the tulle onto the ballerina in pleats and topped it off with pink, polka-dotted ribbon.


I follow this rule when it comes to birthday parties: even year birthday = family party, odd year birthday = friend party.  So, this year we had a family party.


Princess is a little bookworm (maybe it's because of all of the family read-a-thons we like to have).  The only thing she asked for this birthday was a book.  She was excited to get a whole boxed set.


I think she got more than a book don't you?


Time for cake.  I had envisioned how this cake would look ever since Princess decided on ballerinas for her theme.  I knew I wanted it to be pink (her favorite color) and I knew that I wanted it to have a tutu.


I measured my tulle around the cake pan to get the approximate size.  I then sewed the pleats and glued the ribbon over the top.  After I frosted the cake I placed the tutu on it and hot-glued the ribbon ends together so that the tutu wouldn't come off.


Princess "oohed" and "aahed" over the cake so I guess I did alright.


Happy birthday my sweet ballerina.  You are so kind, considerate of others, helpful, and fun.  
Don't ever change!  

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