September 19, 2012

Superhero Party

Wow!  It has been a while, but I have a fun party to share from this past weekend.  My son is into superheroes...big time!  So of course we had a superhero party.  My mom had made capes and masks out of felt and that was a huge hit with the heroes in training.  

Photo booth

When the kids first arrived, they either played with my son's superhero toys, punch balloons, or made a superhero craft. The craft was dress a superhero.  The parts were cut from the Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge.  All of the smaller pieces were run through my sticker machine (this was easier than using a glue stick for little hands).  They seemed to really enjoyed this.  It also enabled us to wait for everyone to arrive.
The finished superhero

After the superhero craft, we headed outside for superhero training.  The training consisted of an obstacle course and clearing the yard of all of the kryptonite (rocks spray painted bright green).  What a blast that was!  There was a lot of kryptonite and they took initiative to find it all.  After finding all of the dangerous kryptonite, they were ready for some swimming.

Lunch consisted of hot dogs, fruit, veggies and cupcakes.  I also had sandwich stuff for the adults. 

The cupcakes were kryptonite cupcakes.  The inside was red, yellow and blue cupcake (per my son's request) with white frosting.  They were topped with green rock candy or I mean kryptonite.  We also had some cake pops around for the moms.

Here are some more decoration pictures from the party.

I have to thank Pinterest for oodles of ideas.  I just love that site.  The circle food printables came from One Charming Party.  The Someday I'll Be a Superhero came from this cute Etsy shop.  All of the other printables I designed.

May 13, 2012

Summer List Ideas

There are so many fun summer bucket lists out there that I thought that I would compile a list of some of the many great ideas.

1. 101 Summer Fun Poster
2. Dry Erase Frame
3. Chalkboard List
4. Clothespin Bucket
5. Ice Cream Chart
6. Jars

Do you make a summer list of things to do.  I just love summers and love making memories with my family.  

May 10, 2012

15 Days...

That is home many school days I have left until summer.  It is bittersweet because I have a great class, but I LOVE MY SUMMERS!  I made up another summer bucket list.  I added more this year, because many of the items are simple.  My son had so much fun checking things off the list.  So this year I made poster of 100 fun things to do this summer.  I had it printed as a 16 X 20 print at Costco.  I am ready to hang it up and get started.

I made one of similar last year and completed most of it.  Here is the inspiration for this year's poster.

March 11, 2012

Leprechaun prep

Today while my son and husband were out playing t-ball.  I pulled out my supply of green to begin preparations for a visit from a tiny fellow.  There are so many fun ideas out there, especially with the help of Pinterest.  Our little fellow usually messes up the house and leaves his green mark in many ways. He also sends my son on a scavenger hunt for gold and shamrocks.  I have found a cute treasure hunt here, that I am going to try this year.  

I was also inspired by this St. Patty's Day breakfast from My Sister's Suitcase.  You can read about it here.

This breakfast has so many fun things and free printables to go along with the breakfast.  What a treat!  What are your plans for St. Patty's Day?

February 26, 2012

The Lorax

I am so excited for the Lorax to come out in theaters this Friday. The books is great!  I read it to my class and son quite often.  I originally planned to have a Lorax pre-party before going to the movie this Friday, but my son has his first t-ball practice so I am going to hold out.  I have found some great ideas on Google and Pinterest, so I though I would share some of my favorites.  

1. Truffula seeds
2. Lorax mustache cup
3. cakepops
4. Truffula Tree pom poms
5. Lorax drink dispenser idea
6. Truffula tree cupcakes

February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

I hope you have a wonderful day with the people you love.

February 09, 2012

Valentine...I have my eye on you!

So while pinning one evening, I found this cute valentine:
I loved it, but did not have a Cricut cartridge with a monster.  I also knew that my 4 year old could not cut something like that out, so I designed a monster valentine for my preschooler to color in.  

You can probably guess which one my four year old made.  I made a sample to show him what it could look like with googly eyes glued on.  He has loved coloring them in and they are all different.  On the inside he writes his name and is so proud of them.  I've always loved homemade Valentine's more than store bought ones.  Of course we will be attaching some sort of yummy to each one before he hands them out to his preschool buddies.  

I thought I would share, so here is a copy.  They print two to a page.  

I hope you enjoy it!  Let me know how they turn out for you.

February 02, 2012

Football Treats

Wow, I can't believe it is already February!  Time is flying around here.  I thought I would share some fun football treats I have found around the web.  This weekend is the Super Bowl and even though my team is not in the game, I still enjoy getting together with friends.  We go to a friend's house and the guys watch the game, the kids play outside (it's supposed to be in the mid-high 60's), and the ladies just chat and watch the commercials!  

1. chalkboard table
2. football crackers
3. watermelon helmet
4. game day guacamole
5. football rice krispy treats
6. faux buffalo wings and celery

Have a great weekend! Go Giants (since I've been to NY a few times, I'll root for the Giants).

January 11, 2012

Candy Canes

What to do with these extra candy canes that have not been eaten?  We are trying to take a sugar break (at least until Valentine's Day) at our house.  Well, during my daily cruise on Pinterest, I found this pinned:

How cute are these!!!  The Idea Room has a great tutorial on how to make these.  I may attempt to make them this weekend.  I'll let you know how they turn out.  

Do you have any great ideas on how to use up candy canes?  I would love to hear your ideas.

January 08, 2012

Embrace has been a while. Life has been busy, but great.  I have chosen a new word for 2012, embrace.  Maybe I had secretly chosen it a couple of months ago.  That is why I have been absent from the blogging world.  I have really been cherishing the time with our son.  With him being our only, I feel like time is flying, so I want to embrace my time with him.  But I do want to embrace the things I like to do as well, so I do hope to blog a bit more.  I still enjoy parties and designing them.  

Happy new year!  I will chat with you soon.
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