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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Believe it or not, our daughter turned 16 this month.  She also got her driver's license and went to her first semi-formal dance--all in the same week-end!  Talk about overload for a mom...it's so hard watching my baby girl grow up...I'm quite emotional!


To celebrate her day we had a simple 'wintry' Sweet 16 dinner party.  Come take a look at how this came together so easily.




The trick to a simple party is choosing one color!  My daughter requested turquoise...so turquoise it was.
 

Turquoise tablecloth--
it's actually a sheet I found at Goodwill.
Turquoise paper plates, straws and napkins
Turquoise ornaments
Bluish chargers



I wrapped styrofoam cones with shiny turquoise wrapping paper. Turquoise netting, snowflakes and thick turquoise ribbon added a fun, soft look down the center of the table.




16 turquoise balloons hung down from the ceiling with turquoise curling ribbon.  (16 balloons makes quite the statement!)



The gifts were in turquoise bags and wrappings.
A turquoise paper dot banner hung from the Sweet 16 headboard, turned chalkboard.  (I love to change out the wording on that chalkboard!) 


And of course a turquoise party needs a turquoise cake!  Crushed turquoise candy canes provided the easy 'wow' factor to a basic three layer cake with buttercream frosting.  This isn't the first time I've done this!


A turquoise cake needs turquoise ice cream.
Blue Bunny Birthday Party flavor did the trick.




Sixteen Candles, of course.




A Sweet 16 Party must have sweets, right?
Here's a few tricks for a simple dessert table that only looks impressive.



Use a small table.
Use glass containers for more than just sweets.
Stick to the color theme.
    

Turquoise netting inside glass vessels add to the decor.
Turquoise party favors (mittens in cellophane bags) displayed in a glass pedestal bowl looks festive and full.
Turquoise colored candies in glass containers completes the look.



I can hardly believe it!  Happy 16th Birthday, Kid!


Want to have a turquoise party of your own?  Check out these affiliate turquoise links.








Click here to see the list of every party I've posted on my blog.

 To see more of my daughter's birthday parties, click below.


Click here to see my daughter's 11th Blinged Out Bowling Party


Click here to see my daughter's 12th Candy Cane Party


Click here to see my daughter's 13th Oh Deer! Party


Click here to see my daughter's 14th Favorite Things Party


Linking up to TheCraftyCorner, TatertotsandJello, 
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Friday, December 16, 2016

I saw this pun online and knew I needed to print a tag out for a gift for the Spanish teacher.
My son said "She's not going to like it."
My daughter said, "I hope she doesn't lower our grades."

Oh come on...I think every Spanish teacher would appreciate this pun...right?  Of course you could give this gift to anyone, it doesn't have to be a Spanish teacher...however, I'm not sure the French teacher would appreciate it as much?





Super simple as always.  Print out tag and attach to anything 'fleecy'.  Scarves, throws, gloves, hat, etc.


Click here to print your own tags.  These tags are for printing for personal use only. They can not be edited.

Now you'll be singing this song all day long!

Feliz Navidad!



 




Here's some more quick teacher Christmas gifts. Take a look!


Comfort & Joy Gift


Thanks for Lending a 'Hand' to Youth Ministry.



So Grateful for You!


White Christmas Gifts to Give


Gifts for Chocolate Lovers



Scentsational Teacher Gift




Cocoa Cups of Cheer



May Your Days Be RoseMerry!


Love, Joy and a 'Peace' of Fudge



You are Won'deer'ful!


Love, Joy, Peace and 'Soap'  I mean hope.



Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Towel.



Ice Cream Social in a Box Gift



S'mores Love for You



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Tuesday, December 13, 2016


I've got another fun and easy Christmas gift idea.

Purchase any comfy, cozy gift in any color.
Think fleecy hats, mittens, scarves, blankets, slippers, etc.



Print out whichever color tag you choose and tie onto gift.






I like to use tulle 
(affiliate link) to tie tags onto gifts.  You can't mess it up.  Even the sloppiest bows look great, plus it comes in so many colors.


After printing---trim, hole punch and tie the tags onto the gifts using tulle.




To save money and help yourself be ahead of the game next year. Purchase 'comfy-cozy' gifts on clearance this winter and spring and store them away until next Christmas.


Click here to see my post on what to buy on the day after Christmas.  










Here's some more quick teacher Christmas gifts. Take a look!


Thanks for Lending a 'Hand' to Youth Ministry.



So Grateful for You!


White Christmas Gifts to Give


Gifts for Chocolate Lovers



Scentsational Teacher Gift



Cocoa Cups of Cheer



May Your Days Be RoseMerry!


Love, Joy and a 'Peace' of Fudge



You are Won'deer'ful!


Love, Joy, Peace and 'Soap'  I mean hope.



Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Towel.



Ice Cream Social in a Box Gift



S'mores Love for You



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