- Written by Michelle
This party was submitted by fellow party planning friend who loves DIY as much as me! Lana from Lana Wescott Events planned this froggy party for her little frog who was turning 3. I love the handmade DIY love of this cute themed party. I love the blue and green color scheme and how she used it throughout party to keep everything cohesive.
Here is the party in Lana's words:
- Written by Shawna
My daughter has been really into baking these days.....so I thought that it would be fun to have a Valentine baking party! I made the girls personalized baking aprons and cupcake wrapper headbands to wear during the party!
Instead of setting up a dessert table, I set up a baking supply table! The table had a variety of baking goods--including a lot of frosting and sprinkles. We baked some items ahead of time to have a selection of baked goods to decorate. I found these cute little rolling pins at the 99 cent store--so perfect for our party!!
My daughter got this adorable cloth bakery booth for Christmas a couple of years ago....It was the perfect place to display all of the beautiful baked goods created by the kids.
I had a few tables set up with different activities ...Including Valentine card making and their FAVORITE activity...working with fondant! The kids had a great time and created some beautiful and yummy treats!
We have been working on some DIY class Valentines that I plan on sharing soon!
Happy Valentine crafting everyone!!
- Written by Michelle
Here is a Winter "One"derland dessert table that I styled for a local winner of a Facebook contest. However, this winter theme can be used for any age.
My go to baker Liz of Lizzy's Sweets n' Treats created the igloo smash cake even better than I had envisioned!
My favorites were the fondant penguins that Lizzy's Sweets n' Treats made. The fondant toppers totally change plain cupcakes into something very unique and special.
I love making a huge picture of the birthday child. It's so easy to do....just take your favorite photo and have it enlarged at any photo location. I spruced up this IKEA frame with snowflakes to tie into the theme.
- Written by Shawna
Even though this party by my blog contributor Shawna was for her daughter New Year's Eve party~ there are so many DIY and budget friendly muses that you can use in any party!!
Things to look for~
- Cost saving way of making a WOW cake!!
- DIY Confetti "cracker" ~instead of confetti inside you could put in candy and a great alternative to a pinata!
- Balloon wands
- We all know there is a shortage of helium....check out how Shawna used tons of balloons without! So clever!!!
Note~ Shawna from Shawna Brockmeier Styled Events is on Facebook here!
I have been celebrating New Year's eve with my kids for a few years now--I think it is a great way to discuss and understand time and the calendar as well as reminisce about the year past and discuss the year to come!
We decided to use pink and gold as our color scheme for the party and I wanted it to be a DIY party and share some fun ideas that hopefully you would be able to use in 2013!
I made items for the dessert table as well as purchased items from our local grocery store. I love the look of the three tiered cakes but they are not always budget friendly or practical with a smaller group. I found this new trick that I hope to perfect in the coming year....The only 'real' cake is the center cake that I baked. The top and bottom layers are floral foam that I frosted!! For the record--it is much easier frosting foam than real cake!
The kids frosted their own mini tiered cakes and decorated them with pink and gold sprinkles and candy. We also had fun playing with confetti and took photos in a large gold frame that had an embroidered 2013 on it! I am sending all of these photos to the kids to have as an end of the year keepsake. We also played a 'pinata' type game. I created a large New Years 'cracker' that I filled with confetti and treats for the kids. I made the cracker out of a piece of poster board--I placed the treats and confetti inside the poster board, rolled it up ans secured it with tape. I then wrapped it up with a plastic table cloth and tied the ends with ribbon--so easy!! The kids tossed the cracker around while a song was playing and who ever was holding it at the end of the song got to crack it open and dump out the treats! The kids loved this game and it is a great alternative to a pinata!
I wanted to create a NYE feel with lots of glamor and glitter! I found these adorable pink pillows with gold stars from Pottery Barn Kids that matched the decor perfectly! We also had a lot of noise makers, confetti and balloons. The kids made their own balloon wands with a balloon on a stick--they added stars and glittery ribbon that they used as they danced around the party! I love the look of the over sized balloons with glittery flowing streamers....I was concerned about finding helium with the current helium shortage and the cost to fill the balloons! I decided to blow them up and secure them to a stick that I secured to a chair. I used a New Years party cone hat that I attached to the stick to keep the balloon sitting upright. I then used shiny streamers and embellishments to hide the sticks!! The looked just like helium balloons and added so much flair to the party--I will defiantly be using this trick again!
We all had a great time celebrating NYE and I plan on making this a new tradition! I hope everyone has a happy New Year!
Party styling and embroidered New Years Crowns