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The Luck of the Irish

10 Mar

First things first…

My daughter’s cheer team did awesome yesterday! She cheers on two different teams and both of them placed FIRST yesterday! And one of the teams also won Grand Champs which means they had the highest score of every team across all ages in their skill level!

Super proud of her and all the hard work she puts into cheering! And everything else that she does for that matter!

And somehow in between the 2 hour drive each way, along with cheering her on, I was able to get a few pictures of my latest St. Patrick’s Day goodies…


An assortment of treats all dressed up and ready to party!


I used the same basic premise for both, but decided to take the cupcake idea one step further with some candy as well…


I added a scalloped circle base (cut using one of my Spellbinders dies) to hold everything together (I didn’t want the candy falling through the bottom of the liners!)


No, I didn’t have time to actually make the cupcakes too…Thank you Stop & Shop!


A pot of gold…


Filled with Rolos!

The same label I use for my Hershey Kiss treats, also fits on Rolos perfectly!


What I used to create them…

First I designed the striped paper…I cut the wrappers out from this paper using my Lifestyle Crafts Scalloped Cupcake Liner Die…


Then I created the chevron background and went on to design the toppers…I made them square because I wasn’t sure what size/shape I wanted to cut them out in…So now they can be used like I did or they could put cut into squares for labels or tags…


The Hershey Kiss labels were next…


Once I had the paper stuff printed and put together, it was time to fancify…

Ribbon, buttons, and rhinestones do the trick…


Would you like to use these to create your own St. Patrick’s Day treats? Either follow The Life of the Party (sign up in my sidebar) or like us on Facebook, then leave me a comment letting me know that you did…

Once I hear from you, I’ll send a pdf along to you in an email…all ready to let your creative juices flow!


I’ve got one more fun idea for St. Patrick’s Day rolling around in my head…I hope to get it done over the next few days to share with you…

Wish me luck!

Erin go Bragh!

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Everyone Loves a Sugar High

19 Jun

My youngest son officially graduated elementary school this week…I can’t believe how fast my kids seem to growing up…

For a special treat at the Graduation celebration held at his school in the evening after the ‘ceremony’, I put together a Candy Buffet in his school colors:

Ha! I wish I had taken pictures of how little candy was actually left after the kids got to it! I guess that means it was a success!

Congratulations to all the 5th graders…correction, now 6th graders…at South School! And a special shout out to my graduate!

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Teacher Appreciation Sweet Treats

4 May

Tomorrow is Teacher Appreciation Day at my son’s elementary school.

This day has me a little sad…you see, I have had 4 kids go through this school.  It seems like I have been driving up to the front door to drop off and pick up kids for like a lifetime :), although it’s really only been about 12 years. And I love the teachers there.  Between my 4 kids, I have probably covered most of the teachers in the school, and have nothing but wonderful things to say about each and every one that they’ve had.

But my youngest is now in 5th grade…This means that after this June I will have no more children in elementary school…it amazes how quickly they all seem to be growing up…they are so ready for it, I am not!  I am sad to say goodbye to elementary school for the last time this year…

Anyway, enough feeling sorry for me…

Since it is the last Teacher Appreciation Day that I will be able to show my thanks for all the wonderful things my children’s teachers have done, and continue to do, for all my children, I wanted to do something fun.  The kids and I batted around a few ideas and finally settled on chocolate dipped marshmallow pops.  Maybe a mega-dose of sugar will help them get through the day! 🙂

I created the tags using my typical cupcake topper pattern and based the colors off the sprinkles I bought for the pops.  Then I simply punched a hole in each one so I could tie them around the plastic lollipop covers.

Once the kids and I got all the marshmallows dipped and sprinkled, we poked each stick into a large slab of styrofoam to let them dry.  I really liked the idea of displaying them this way, so I looked around for some wrapping paper I could wrap the styrofoam with – and I happened to find a pretty coordinating roll of striped paper I got a Home Goods a couple of weeks ago.

I poked 40 holes through the wrapping paper and styrofooam to hold the 40 marshmallows, but some little person couldn’t resist himself and left me with only 39 pops – so what’s a girl to do with 40 holes and 39 pops?  I super-sized one of my pop labels, cut it out and added a scalloped backer to place in the center hole…I hope it brings the whole display together, rather than just hide the fact that I have a kid with sticky fingers (literally – after eating the marshmallow)!

I really like the way that all the colors – the labels, the sprinkles, the paper – all coordinate even though they may not match exactly. 🙂

So, cheers to all teachers everywhere!  You are truly appreciated for all you do!  And God Bless the South School teachers for putting up with me, and my 4 WONDERFUL, PERFECT, OBEDIENT children for all these years!

Enjoy the Party!