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Frozen Birthday Fun

6 Feb

I just finished up a special order item for a special little girl’s Frozen themed birthday party, so I thought I’d share…

Here’s the banner…

click on the image to view it in all its full size glory 🙂

Frozen Birthday Banner - The Life of the Party

First I created each of the pennant designs with images from the movie (there are 8 in total)…

Here is an example of one…

Frozen Pennant 1 - The Life of the Party

I cut each pennant out and mounted them onto white glitter card stock, then trimmed them with scalloped scissors.

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I created the letters separately so the pennants could be reused in different orders and to say different things…

Here is an example of the letters in case you’re interested…

Frozen Letters - The Life of the Party

I cut white glitter snowflakes to back each of the letter circles just to make them a little more interesting…

I used dimensional tape to adhere each of them…

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Then onto the finishing touches…

A couple of punched & glittered silver snowflakes added to each pennant…

And a rhinestone at each point…

Because I always seem to need to include a rhinestone somewhere…

Frozen Birthday Banner 6 - The Life of the Party

Then just needed to string them all together with some pretty white ribbon…

Frozen Birthday Banner 3 - The Life of the Party

And finally time to hang it up and bask in its beauty 🙂

Frozen Birthday Banner - The Life of the Party

What do you think?

I can’t believe how popular the Frozen them has become!

I hope the birthday girl enjoys her special day!

Oh yeah…

I made some cute cupcake toppers for her too…

Can’t forget to give you a peek at them as well!

Frozen Birthday Cupcake Toppers - The Life of the Party

Enjoy the Party!

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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…

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

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

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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!)

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

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A pot of gold…

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Filled with Rolos!

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

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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…

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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…

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The Hershey Kiss labels were next…

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

Ribbon, buttons, and rhinestones do the trick…

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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!

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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!

Enjoy the Party!

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Spring Gardening in the Kitchen

10 Apr

I am not known for my baking skills…I like to bake, yes, and my family has never complained about any baked good I have put in front of them. 🙂 But I would never claim to have the skills of some I have come across while surfing the web. In fact, far from it…

But it all started when I found these at the store:

They were just so darn cute! I had to get them. And that single fact set me off on baking trail I don’t often visit.

My supplies were:

Umm….there are some things missing from this picture. I obviously needed cake mix and frosting! I used what I happened to have in my pantry – good ol’ yellow cake mix and vanilla frosting (I have an issue with certain people in my family not liking chocolate – I know it’s weird, but please don’t judge!).

You must take note of the Edible Easter Grass in the picture too. What a cool idea! With the flowerpots in hand, I immediately knew I had to buy the grass as well.

And because I had only bought 12 flowerpots and the mix made 2 dozen cupcakes, I decided to make a batch of regular cupcakes as well, to transform into bird nests, I also grabbed some coconut and green food coloring out of the cabinet.

Back to the baking session. 🙂 I baked up the cupcakes according to the package directions. They came out perfect!

Next up was preparing the Oreos to make the dirt…nothing a couple of helpers and a mallet couldn’t take of!

And yes, on the bottom of the picture, you’ll notice the cream filling from the Oreos. The kids were not going to let that go to waste. Nothing like a little straight sugar to keep your help happy! 🙂

Once I frosted all the cupcakes, we dipped covered them with the dirt mixture:

It was a very messy job!

Now they were ready to decorate!

At this point, I got so into the decorating (plus my helpers’ friends showed up and took all my free labor away from me, so I was on my own) that I didn’t take any more pictures of the process, but I think you can figure out how it went. 🙂

I love them! First up, the flowerpot cupcakes:

I broke up bits and pieces of the edible easter grass and stuck it into the cupcakes like growing grass. Added a couple of jelly beans, and then some flower and Easter toppers.

The toppers are part of an Easter set that I made to add a of bit Spring color and Easter into my kitchen. I’ll be sharing the banner pictures in another post, so stay tuned.

For the bird nest cupcakes, I colored the coconut green, mixed it with a little bit of frosting to make it stickier, then molded them into the shape of nests. Once ready I added a couple of eggs to each nest.

I think everyone liked them, since they were standing around as I was playing photographer, asking if they could be eaten as soon as I was done taking my pictures! I’m kinda sad to see them disappear after all the fun we had creating them!