I don't know about you, but on those cold December nights there is nothing more that I love to do than curl up with my kids under a big blanket and watch Christmas movies. There are so many good ones out there, and we each have our favorite. Our go to channel to catch all of our top Christmas movie picks is ABC Family.
I couldn't be more excited that this year they are showing The Little Mermaid!!! I know its not a Christmas movie, but it is probably my absolute favorite Disney movie. I'll be DVR'ing that sucker for sure!
Anyway, check out the full schedule below to find out when your favorite Christmas show comes on this year!
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
I have a tiny confession to make. I am not a huge football fan (hiding my face in shame). Yes, I am from Texas, the land of high school and college football. Yes, I am an Aggie, home of the 12th Man, but I just never really got into it. I know, its horrible!
Planning a party around football, now that's another thing! I can do that and I can do that with a smile! This fun party would be great for your smallest tailgaters before an important game or even to celebrate the Super Bowl at the end of the season!
The amazing printables and many of the party supplies were courtesy of Party On! Designs. Amber is simply amazing!
So, without further adieu, I give you my little football party!
The delicious chocolate suckers are courtesy of Suckers by Steph. They were amazing!
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
We celebrated Ellie's second birthday last weekend and I am just now finally getting to all the pictures. This mama needed to take a break after all the party business had ended! Ellie had so much fun at her party, so it made all the late nights and hot glue gun burns worth it! ;) So, grab some coffee, sit back, and get ready for a picture overload!
If you've read some of my other blog posts, you know that I love to have something out in the yard to greet the guests. Who better to do the job than a life size, wooden Elmo! My hubby tolerates my crazy ideas and even helps me bring them to life. The kids loved the giant Elmo and even swiped his balloons at the end of the party.
I had three main indoor areas that I decorated. We'll start with my favorite, the dessert table! This was seriously a labor of love. I've always wanted a ruffled tablecloth, but just couldn't bring myself to shell out the money for one. One night when I couldn't sleep, I had this wacky idea to make my own, except with a twist. I ended up sewing velcro to the ruffles so that I can switch them out for each party theme. I have to tell you, it was a lot of work, but I am in LOVE with the final product! And now, I have a ruffle tablecloth that I can make to match every party that I throw!
We had lots of fun sweets for the dessert table, including Elmo cakepops that I made, rice krispie treats on swizzle sticks, push pops filled with matching M&M's, cookies, chocolate Elmo pops, and the most beautiful, delicious cake ever!
The beautiful push pop containers are courtesy of I Have A Favor. I filled them with pink and aqua M&M's and put them in a pretty pink suitcase I bought from Land of Nod. The suitcase is actually a teal inside, but it didn't match my colors perfectly, so I covered the inside with polka dot scrapbook paper. It turned out so cute!
I made the square cookies below myself. I took a print out of one of the printables that Party On! Designs made to my local grocery store bakery. They printed it out on edible paper and I just set that paper onto my royal icing cookies. So pretty and they made a big statement!
These cookies by Kima's Konfections were so delicious and they matched the colors perfectly! There wasn't a crumb left after the party!
My husband made this huge Ellie Street sign to go near the dessert table. Loved it!
I also had these great little bags from Party On! Designs that the guests could use to take home treats from the dessert table. I always seem to have lots of sweets left over after the party, so these ,mwere perfect to get them out of my house
My little birthday girl had a hard time staying away from the dessert table. She may have snuck a treat or two! :) Isn't her shirt the cutest? Its from Sweet Threads Clothing Company and it matched the party perfectly!
Next up comes the food table, yummy! I pulled out my sewing machine again and whipped up some pretty ruffled streamers. I tied them to a thick, red ribbon and then topped it off with a banner that said "Ellie" I bought some plain, white gable boxes and embellished them with a pretty matching sticker. I packed each kid their own little lunch inside, with chicken nuggets (they went inside the little fry containers,but were still in the oven when I took this picture), an applesauce pouch, and goldfish. Next to the boxes were the cutest little Elmo cups ever with matching straws. The kids loved these!
The third station that I set up was for the take home favors. Each child could get their Elmo bucket and fill it with whatever goodies they wanted. I think they loved picking and choosing!
I had a few different activities set up for the kiddos, but the main one was the massive bounce house and waterslide combo, which turned out to be the only frustrating part of the day. They were supposed to deliver the bounce house/waterslide and kid tables and chairs more than an hour before the party. They didn't get there until about 15 minutes AFTER the party started. I didn't get my tables decorated the way I wanted to, which was disappointing. I still think everything turned out pretty, though! Anyway, back to the activities...
The first one I had was the edible beading station. I put Fruit Loops in pretty pink cups courtesy of Party On! Designs and then precut some twine for the kids to make edible necklaces. This was perfect for the kids who wanted to take a bit of a break from the waterslide!
I also set up a little coloring station for the kids who needed a bit of time to warm up. I simply printed out an Elmo I found online and decorated a metal bucket with ric rac and filled it with crayons. Simple fun.
I had an Elmo bean bag toss, but I didn't get a picture of that!
I couldn't have been more thrilled with the printables that Party On! Designs made for me. They were absolutely perfect for the look that I was going for! I printed out a few to stick in the flowers that I put throughout the party. I loved the blue Mason jars, too, and you'll never guess where I found them! My grocery store!!!
Party Printables, paper straws, party fringe, paper nut cups, and other party supplies: Party On! Designs
Round Cookies: Kima's Konfections
Cake: Mindy May's Cakes
Push Pop Containers: I Have A Favor
Elmo Drink Cups: Signature Avenue
Ellie's Shirt: Sweet Threads
Ellie's Hair Clip: Posies Handmade
Favor Hair Clippies: A Market Collection
Favor Hair Ties: Enchanted Felt
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Monday, June 24, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013
I was so thrilled to find these fun, sealable Kraft bags from Party On! Designs. Although the possibilities for these babies are seriously endless, I knew exactly what I was going to do with them! Since Father's Day is coming up, I wanted to celebrate what an awesome dad my hubby is and leave a little surprise in his car for his morning commute . This bag was begging to be used!
I have used my printer several times to print on regular paper lunch bags. I figured I could do the same with these, and I was right! Since my husband loves peanuts, I thought it would be cute to print custom-made peanut snack-packs!!! First, I gathered all of my supplies.
Then I simply typed out the phrase "I'm Nuts About You!!" on my computer and sent it to my printer. Remember to do a test print on scrap paper first, just to make sure that everything is where you want it to be. You don't want to waste these pretty little bags!
I used the hole puncher to punch two holes at the top and used my burlap ribbon to tie a little bow. Just because it's for a guy doesn't mean it can't be a bit cuter! Burlap ribbon is manly, right? Right?!?
And voila! The perfect little surprise for my guy on Father's Day, and it helps that I am nuts about him!
Thursday, March 21, 2013
I have an exciting announcement to share with you, or at least for me! :) A couple of weeks ago, I volunteered to participate in a fun challenge with Party On Designs where they send me a mystery box filled with a few supplies from their shop. I get to come up with something fun and creative using what they provided in the box. I have had such a great time coming up with fun projects and can't wait to share them all with you, starting with my first project!
My kiddos needed something to hand out to their friends for Easter, so we put our head together and came up with the cutest little treats! With just a few materials and no time at all, we had cute little Bunny Tails to give out!
First, you need to gather all of your materials. You will need cello bags (I love the self sealing ones), some sort of backer cut to fit the cello bags, a cute bag topper, glue dots or a stapler, edible Easter grass, and your bunny tails! There are so many options that you can use for bunny tails, such as marshmallows, sugar cookies with swirly white frosting, or white gumballs.
Place your paper backer into your bag. If you don't have something to back it with, you could skip this step, but I think it just makes the whole thing a bit cuter! Next, stuff your edible Easter grass all the way to the bottom of the bag and top it off with your bunny tails. Seal your bag to keep everything fresh, and then finish it off with your cute little Easter topper!
Super easy and really cute!
If you would love your own super cute Bunny Tails bag topper, you can download it for free here thanks to Party On Designs! While you are there, check out their other amazing printables and party supplies!