“In a field of horses be a Unicorn” – That is definitely the best way to describe my daughter. Perfect example here on her birthday as everyone wore Unicorn headbands that I crafted she had to wear her tiara.
This year was geared for thinking about the mystical unicorn and creativity. The imagination of this child is starting to flourish at the age of 6 and I can already tell she will soar with ideas.
Here are some of our party ideas and images – vendor credits will be listed on the bottom.
Each favor bag was crafted by myself, none were alike so no fighting girls 😉
Here are some of the crafts we incorporated for this party –
Pencil Water colors
String your own candygum ball necklace for your unicorn
Make your own Magical glitter confetti bottles
No party is complete without a game – What is more perfect than ‘Pin the horn on the Unicorn’
The BIG surprise for the event was to have a real life white UNICORN come – but instead we got a pony unicorn due to the weather apparently the white unicorn couldn’t fly in the rain as we had some issues that day with showers. In the end I don’t think the girls minded the pony unicorn and even stuck through it all cold and wet – excited as ever!
The expression on my daughter’s face was priceless!
I hope you enjoyed this themed event as much as we did!
Unicorn Strawberry’s – with love by Mom
Cookies & Push Pops Flour Blossom Bakery
Unicorn Cake & Oreos – Marlenes creative side
Unicorn chocolate bark & Pearl Gumballs – Sweeties Candy Cottage
Gold Trays – Maison dubonbon
Graphic art & Pin the horn – Annoucing You
Art Supplies – Picasso Kidz
Unicorn Name – NothingPanda
Custom Unicorn dress – Sweet Annies Boutique
Photography – CMC photography & Kelvin Photo
Unicorn horns , Unicorn favor bags, Event planning and Styling – dear jeni
Unicorn plates and napkins, straws – Amazon
Unicorn plush stuff animals – Amazon
Spiral Unicorn horn balloons – Balloons
Tent – Chance of Showers
Unicorn Pony – Dream Catcher Pony Parties
Happy New Year All!
This post I wanted to get up in December but it turns out it benefited me to wait after the New Year as I am able to share two sample ideas in one blog post.
Here goes… Some of my friends caught some images of my daughter on my personal Instagram account with her 1/2 birthday and asked me a bunch of questions about her attire. Yes you read that correct. 1/2! My daughter could not wait to turn 4 1/2 as most of her friends are older than her and apparently when you are 4 every second of getting more mature and independent counts! Oh to be young again , because all I do is try forget my age when people ask!
With some thought and deliberation I decided that my daughters excited feelings of this day has to be acknowledged in a tasteful way without breaking the bank. After all each moment of a child’s life should be celebrated if they care enough about it enough because you’ll never get it back again.
My simple ideas with some pizzazz were hanging glitter pink balloons, organizing a surprise special friend over for a play-date. I also made crown window sprinkle nutella sandwiches, printed castle and crown images for color time and because it was Christmas time our Elf “Ellie” got dressed in her princess dolls dress. I used bracelets as a necklace for added glamour & blew up a water balloon and put it on a chocolate pop stick. When it came time for cake we had 1/2 of a cake for dessert.
*note candle -melt wax and stick 😉
What I also did was do a totally affordable DIY personalized bodysuit for that day that and that is what I am going to address now from that one famous photo on instagram.
What you will need :
1 plain bodysuit (any color)
Iron on Stencils or stick on letters (note stick on are temporary will not wash). I chose Gold.
Gold Glitter optional
Elmer’s glue (only if you chose to add glitter)
Fancy tutu of your choice
Above you will note that I mixed both stick on numbers and Glitter.
Lay Flat as pictured. Here I started to make for the slash in the half the outline of the lower case letter l. I than realized as I started to work that I had an extra gold arrow and changed it later.
I than used Elmer’s glue and wrote in script “Birthday”
Shake off excess glitter and dry overnight. Voila – Your done!
Below I gave another friend of ours the idea of DIY for our friends birthday. She swore she couldn’t do it. I assured her she could and make it fabulous. Only this was not a half Birthday but Riley’s actual Birthday!
Mom went to Michael’s as I suggested, got some iron on numbers and letters found a sparkle tutu and was the talk of the town for the day. Kudos’s to Riley’s Mom! Great job. Glad I was able to inspire you! Keep following me for great tips and tricks I have another one coming this week. Promise 😉
This year as hard as it was for our family personally. We had a lot of losses this year so unexpected. I was not going to let that get in the way of traditional Thanksgiving. I still did our typical fixings and made my Spiced – Cured Turkey just as Martha explains here. It happens to be my favorite recipe. The only thing I do admittedly do with this recipe is I will cut back on the portion of the salt by almost 1/2 as I am not a lover of that and try not to avoid it at all costs.
Our table definitely was not as elaborate as had in the previous years but it still was a pretty tablescape.
I never know what flower will strike my mood, I just walk into a florist see what flowers they have that I think will work and home come and create.
All of my dinnerware was found by antiquing and I have been by collecting by stalking craig’s list, IG accounts, ebay and thrift stores. This year’s find was the bread plate. The images are hard to see in the photograph but they were gold foil swirls. As luck would have it anything gold foil is trending.
Ofcourse we cannot forget Ellie the Elf that comes out each year on Thanksgiving. Look closely to spot her 😉
I can still say we are truly blessed regardless of this years heartaches and loss. We have such wonderful support group from our family and friends. Our daughter is the Greatest gift of all and that is all I can ask for ♥ Happy Thanksgiving from Ours to Yours!
Who doesn’t love candy corn? That candy that is oh so terrible for you but yet also such fun sugar triangle to pop in your mouth. I do admit it is a bit of my guilty pleasure and I still eat them by color to this day. So this year’s Halloween theme is inspired by Candy Corn and I will post photos of our annual ‘Spook-tacular’ event after it is over. In the meantime, as I prep for the party to come and our pre-k party I decided to make treats for the whole class to take home and ofcourse the teachers.
They came out quite darling if you ask me. I just added a little fun touch with festive stickers that were 60% off from Joanne’s since we are vastly approaching Halloween and everything is on sale.
The Teacher prints you can download here .TeacherTreat
I am sure whomever you decide to make these for weather it is your child , child’s class or teacher they will enjoy these pretty wrapped treats.
*tips on the Marshmallows
-make sure your orange chocolate is completely dry before you decide to add the yellow chocolate.
– colored sprinkles must be put on one color at a time as chocolate is still wet.
– I used coconut oil instead of crisco to make the chocolate consistency easier to work with. The bonus is it much more healthy for you and your family!
Here we are late September and finally in Pre-K. I received some papers in my daughters backpack from the teachers and it was requested that all outerwear should be labeled. I thought back to my Mom taking a black sharpie and making a graffiti like name and or initials on my jackets and truly thought I have to do better than this. How could I make a label that would not destroy her beautiful clothes with an updated look? Than it came to me…
Solution – Iron on ribbon labels. These came out simply adorable and my ‘princess’ really enjoyed the customization that I put into it.
What you will need:
Iron on transfers by Avery
Any ribbon that is 1.5 x 4″
*My template crownribbontemplate
Photoshop or use keynote
Needle and thread
optional (clip art)
I started by creating my template in Photoshop, than I used the “place” tool for the crown. I have made the template now available for my fans here 🙂 So you can now open it up and just type in the name you want with custom font for your princess or prince. You can also take out the crown and add your own clip-art with the “place” tool.
After I printed the template I cut to fit the ribbon strips. Now, because I am a thriftier and save all scraps of ribbons I was able to use natural colored heavy ribbon and some white silk ribbon that came with some napkins I purchased – SCORE! Therefore that eliminated the purchase of a roll of ribbon for this project. Follow the Avery instructions for iron on transfer and it’s important to wait for the cool time. You can even leave the back of the strips on and peel when your ready to use them.
Some tips –
- Make sure you use your ‘free transform tool’ to flip your font to horizontal for that mirror image.
- Just be sure that when you cut the template you cut off all the black as I made the mistake of missing some and it ended up on my design. (take note to the first column on the lft side on the bottom you will note the black on the ribbon)
You can attach on the back or make them like a tab for the sides of the garment.
I hope you enjoy my free template I created for you little pretties and feel free to comment and let me know how yours turned out. 🙂