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Thursday, May 30, 2013





These sweet treats made an appearance at our recent
Cupcake Birthday Party.  
Their 'appearance' didn't last long!  Yummy!
The treats are surprisingly easy and quick to whip up.  Take a look.


Supplies

Powdered donuts, mini cupcake liners, paper shreds, melting chocolate, red M&M candies and sprinkles.


I placed paper shreds in the mini cupcake liners to prevent the donut holes from rolling around.
I really thought the donuts would fit perfectly in the liners, but they didn't.
Decorating rolling donuts doesn't work too well...I happen to know.
Paper shreds were the best I could come up with.



Once all the donut holes were 'stable' I was ready to decorate.



I melted this chocolate and placed it in a ziploc.
I am now an official chocolate snob and I don't think I'll ever use any other kind of chocolate.
Someday I'll tell you the story.
(The chocolate candy melts in the ingredients picture were left over from last year.)

Back to work...
I snipped the corner end and started pouring the chocolate over each donut hole.




Next came the sprinkles and a red M&M on the top.



They almost look like scoops of ice cream, don't you think?







  





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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A Pink Cupcake Birthday Party!
Lots of sweets, cupcakes and pink.
Perfect for a little girl--or for a mom!



Yep, this cupcake party was for my mom's birthday.
(Can you believe she even wore pink without being told?)


Adorable cupcake cards and gift bags were found at Target.



The table was set with pink tablecloths, wide ribbon and lots of pink netting.



The gift bags, filled with tissue paper, were the centerpieces.



Under each glass plate was a cupcake card showing through the glass.



Little plastic cupcakes filled with candy sat at each place.
Have you seen these at Easter time?  They're adorable!


Powdered sugar donuts were decorated to look like cupcakes.
A candy bracelet was wrapped around the glassware.

Name tags were made with Washi tape.
 
I printed out the names.
Covered each name with Washi tape...then



ran it through my printer a second time.  Easy.
(They did smug a bit, so be careful!)
 

A set of light pink curtains were hung as a backdrop.

I made this Happy Birthday Banner with my Cricut machine
and lots of scrapbook paper.


Instead of a birthday cake,
 mom's cupcake was embellished with a Washi tape banner.





Super simple to make.
The sticker letters say, "LOVE YOU".


After a birthday dinner, we celebrated with lots of treats.



Cupcakes!

Sugar cookies! (Mom's favorite!)



How fun is this?


...and Donut Hole cupcakes!
Click here to see how I made these.  They're super easy!


 


I set up a photo booth with fun wrapping paper and more cupcake cards.




Happy Birthday, Mom!  I love you!
 






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Friday, May 24, 2013

It's a Frog Baby Shower!



Come take a look at this 'ribbiting' frog shower for a baby girl!


I made 'leaping' invitations with a 'pop out' frog on green floral wire.  'Boing'!

The 'toad-ally' cute decor was based around this chevron wrapping paper found at Target.
Hot pink, yellow and lime green worked perfectly.
A collection of paper lanterns were hung from the ceiling.
Stuffed frogs were scattered around the room.

All the treats were appropriately froggy labeled.
The 'green slime cups' were a hit!

The froggy cupcakes were taken from this site.



A 'frog-ulous' idea (are you 'croakin' over my puns, yet?)
was to have a frame for the guests to sign.
Each guest made their fingerprint look like a frog and signed their name.
The frame will hang in the baby's frog themed nursery.



Lots of activities took place at this church shower.
The mom-to-be is a youth leader, so all the youth girls attended.
Of course we had to have a long jump...because that's what frogs do, right?
Apparently tweens long jump, too.

We played, 'Guess What's In the Bag' game.
Each item was for a baby and started with the letter F, R, O, G.
The guests had to only look at the outside of the sack and guess the item.
(Fingernail clippers, Rattle, Onesie, Gerber Green Beans)

Lots of gifts were opened...and a few were appropriately themed!

A  F.R.O.G. devotion was done by a special friend and youth leader, too.
No, the shower devotion was not based on the frog plagues of the Bible,
but on the acronym of F. R. O. G.
Fully Rely On God.
Many encouraging scriptures and stories were shared on how we can
 Fully Rely On God as we parent our children.


And don't forget the most important part...
A PHOTO BOOTH!  SMILE!
 
Don't you love that the guests wore green?!
(One teen even made a frog print skirt for the occasion...it was 'frog-tastic!')


Each guest took home a froggy pop to remind them to Fully Rely On God.

 Thanks for all the help, Meghan!
Congrats to you, Leslie!







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Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Comfy, fuzzy socks make a cute
little appreciation gift for teachers.





Simply bag up a fun pair of socks.
(We had a few men to thank as well as women.)



Print out this tag.  Click here.  And tie it on.

You can also add some fun foot care items or even...



a gift certificate for a pedicure.



My kids weren't too thrilled to give their teachers a pair of socks,
so we made some cookies as well.




I don't own a sock cookie cutter,
but I do have a Christmas stocking cookie cutter!

After making the sock cookies,
I dipped the toe and heel into dark chocolate,

and added two stripes at top.
(I thought they sort of looked like tube socks?)




Package them up in their own cellophane bags
and add them to the socks.





This past week-end, my son played Joshua in our
church's kid musical.


An 8 person crew of adults and teens work so hard
helping the kids practice and perform. 
We handed out these sock gifts to all the helpers.

What an amazing performance, kids!
Thanks for all your work, Kids Players Staff!








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