Doc McStuffins Party Favors

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These Doc McStuffins Party Favors combine my love of FREE PRINTABLES and my love of COTTON CANDY! It doesn’t get better than that for me! 

My daughter LOVES Doc McStuffins. She was Doc Mcstuffins for Halloween, she gives anyone who will hold still a check up using her Doc Mcstuffins Doctor’s Bag , she was ELATED when she got the Doc McStuffins Walk ‘N Talk Doll for Christmas, she has a Doc McStuffins Bath Towel and this year she wants (you guessed it) a Doc McStuffins Birthday Party! 

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I stumbled on this website not long ago and it was kind of love at first sight for me. Free Printables everywhere I clicked. How could I not use them and share the site with you? 

For the EXTRA STUFFY STUFFING and EXTRA LAMBIE STUFFING I just put some cotton candy in a clear treat bag and stapled on the topper. For the DOC MCSTUFFINS COTTON BALLS - I pulled off pieces of cotton candy and rolled them gently between my two hands. Ideally, I would use a light color cotton candy for them, like the pineapple flavor – but I wanted them to show up in the photo. 

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The bag toppers are actually designed to be water bottle labels, but I just trimmed them to fit as a Doc McStuffins Bag Topper. So, even though my daughters birthday is still months away, I’ve already started planning it and I can bet that you’ll see these favors at her party! Now, head on over and get your own free printables (water bottle labels, kiss stickers, invites and cupcake toppers).    Doc McStuffins Party Favors - free printables - eventstocelebrate.net

Now I just need to figure out how to get better handwriting between now and my daughters party – at least you get the idea…:)

For more fun Doc McStuffins birthday party ideas – see this post

Song For a Fifth Child Printable

Song for a Fifth Child PrintableMy favorite nursery poem is Song for a Fifth Child by Ruth Hulbert Hamilton. Reading it makes me feel affirmed about having my first priority be all the rocking, snuggling and loving I do with my precious little ones. They are growing up much too quickly and I love the message in the poem that there is so much that can wait, but enjoying each moment with our babies is something we’ll never regret. It acknowledges all that pulls at us as Mothers and gives such a sweet and gentle image of the bliss you feel while rocking your baby, despite all there is to do. 

I created this printable to put in an 8×10 frame in my sons nursery and share it here with you if you’d like to do the same. 

Click to open and print the pdf: Song for a Fifth Child Printable

Celebrate each moment! 

Thing 1 and Thing 2 Cookies

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The books by Dr. Seuss have always been a favorite. Whether you’re looking for ideas to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day (March 2nd) or are planning a Thing 1 & Thing 2 Birthday party - these cookies are the perfect fit!

The base is a red velvet cake mix cookie and then they are topped with aqua blue vanilla frosting and a tuft of blue cotton candy. They would also work great as cupcakes, but I find kids have a much easier time eating a cookie vs a cupcake. 

Thing 1 & Thing 2 Cookies

Supplies Needed:
1 box Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake mix
2 eggs
6 Tbsp melted butter
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1 jar of Pillsbury Aqua Blue Frosting
1 pouf of Blue Raspberry Cotton Candy

Directions;

Add the melted butter, eggs and vanilla to the cake mix and mix well. Once combined roll into 1 1/2″ balls and place onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 8 minutes. Allow cookies to cool completely.

Frost each cookie and top with a tuft of cotton candy. Pull very gently on the cotton candy – trying not to pinch it to keep it as fluffy as possible. 

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Looking for some cute Thing 1 & Thing 2 Party Favors? I’ve got a great idea right here. Enjoy! Want lots of fun ways to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day – see this post!

Banana Pancakes

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My sister is pretty brilliant when it comes to throwing parties. Some of the best I’ve ever been to have been hosted by her. On New Year’s Eve each of her 5 children got to invite two friends to come to a breakfast party. That way they felt like they were getting into the celebration of the day, without her having to stay up until midnight with them. See, it’s brilliant!

The party started off with her husband making a giant batch of the most delicious Banana Pancakes. I asked her for the recipe and she graciously obliged and now I’m sharing it with you. We’ve made these banana pancakes every single weekend since and don’t plan to stop. They are seriously delicious. 

The party was so much fun for my daughter (and me, I tagged along). They played games, made crafts and danced. Banana Pancakes recipe - eventstocelebrate.net

So, whether you’re making these for a weekend brunch, breakfast in bed for a birthday or dinner on a Wednesday night – you will fall in love with them and find yourself buying bananas in bulk! 

In case you’re curious, my favorite way to have them is with a thin layer of peanut butter spread on top, then syrup and a dollop of fresh whipped cream. It’s heavenly and so decadent!

-One tip: buy lots of bananas and let them ripen on your shelf, then peel them and place them in a zip top bag in the freezer, then you’ll have ripe bananas whenever you need them. I just warm them up in the microwave for a minute or two and then use my potato masher to get them ready for this recipe. 

Banana Pancakes Recipe:

Beth's Banana Pancakes
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Fluffy Banana Pancakes that are perfection eaten alone or topped with peanut butter and syrup (and whipped cream if you dare)!
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Prep Time
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Total Time
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Prep Time
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Total Time
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Ingredients
  1. 3 ripe Bananas - peeled and mashed
  2. 1 Egg - slightly beaten
  3. 1 cup Milk - divided
  4. 3 Tbsp Butter - melted
  5. 1 1/2 cups Flour
  6. 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  7. 3 Tbsp Sugar
  8. 3/4 tsp Salt
Instructions
  1. Mash bananas in a large mixing bowl. Add egg, melted butter and 3/4 cup milk. Whisk together until well combined. In a separate bowl add flour, salt, sugar and baking powder and whisk together. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined, adding more milk if needed. Heat a griddle to 375 or a large cast iron skillet on medium heat and grease with cooking spray or additional butter. Drop batter by spoonfuls and flip once bubbles begin to appear on the top side.
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Dr Seuss Thing 1 and Thing 2 Valentine

Dr Seuss Thing 1 and Thing 2 Valentine Free Printable - eventstocelebrate.netWe love the characters Thing 1 & Thing 2 by Dr. Seuss. My daughter watches The Cat in the Hat on a regular basis and often asks me what they are (animals, people, etc.). I still have no idea what to tell her. :) For her little preschool class they are exchanging valentines and I knew I wanted to use our new cotton candy machine and when I thought of the blue cotton candy, it just screamed the hair on Thing 1 & Thing 2!

I’ve included the free printable valentines, they aren’t extra fancy, but they work. You do have to sit and cut each circle out (or delegate that to your kids) and that can be seen as either a tedious task, or a great way to improve your kids scissor skills.

Don’t have a cotton candy machine? They sell it at lots of stores, and they even sell Cotton Candy on Amazon or Oriental Trading

Thing 1 and Thing 2 Valentine

 Thing 1 & 2 Valentines Click to print your own Thing 1 & 2 Valentines

This idea would also be a great party favor at a Thing 1 & Thing 2 Birthday party! Want lots more ideas for celebrating Dr. Seuss style? Check out this round up of ideas and these delicious Thing 1 & Thing 2 Cookies!

Disney Frozen Dessert Ideas

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Disney Frozen Dessert Ideas:

We love the movie Frozen! These soft sugar cookies adorned with marshmallow fondant snowflakes are really simple to make and will make a big impact at a Frozen birthday party! The same technique could easily be done on cupcakes or a full size cake. 

I’ve always been too scared to try making fondant, but after making it my first time for these delicate snowflakes, I’m not sure why I was so scared! It was simple! I followed the Wilton recipe for the Marshmallow Fondant and did about 1/4 the recipe (it made a ball of fondant about the size of a softball). But if you’re  not up for it, most grocery store bakeries sell it by the pound and I’ve even seen it sold premade at craft stores that sell cake supplies.

Supplies Needed:

Sugar Cookie Recipe (see below)
Pillsbury Aqua Blue Vanilla Frosting

Pastry Bag and Large Star Tip
Marshmallow Fondant
Granulated Sugar
Snowflake Fondant Plungers (you can buy them here for less than $3)

Here are a few tips:

– Roll the fondant out to 1/8″ – 1/4″. If it’s too thin the delicate snowflakes will stretch too much.

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– When rolling out the fondant, I tend to press harder as I get out to the edges. You want to maintain pressure or even ease up as you near the edges so your fondant has an even thickness.

– The fondant snowflake cutter has a plunger to help remove the snowflake. If you press into the fondant without pressing the plunger to cut the outside, you can then press on the plunger to imprint a snowflake image, lift the plunger and pull up off the cutting surface. Then press the plunger again to release the snowflake onto your plate (sometimes it helps to tap it on the side of the plate). If you don’t want the imprinted snowflake image, just press to cut and plunge onto the plate. 

– Place the snowflakes on a plate covered in plastic wrap so you can easily remove them by lifting the plastic wrap and peeling them off.

– Once you’ve cut out as many as you like, tightly wrap the plate in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator. If they are cold, they are much easier to handle without the delicate pieces wilting or getting smushed.

– After you’ve frosted your cookies/cupcakes/cake place it in the freezer for 30 minutes to firm up the frosting. That way, when you place the snowflakes on top they won’t flatten the ridges in your swirled frosting. 

– I sprinkled one plate with granulated sugar to give them a frosted look. I gently tapped each one after sprinkling to help the sprinkled sugar stick. Frozen Desserts - Marshmallow Fondant Snowflakes - eventstocelebrate.net

– I made my snowflakes and sugar cookies about 3 days in advance and kept them wrapped up in my fridge. That made them super quick for the day of the party because all I had to do was frost and decorate! I love make-ahead things when planning a party!

Once you’ve made the sugar cookies and allowed them to cool, simply pipe the frosting on, decorate with fondant snowflakes and sprinkle with additional sugar (to give it a frosted look). 

I hope this helps you have a perfect Frozen Birthday Party!!

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For more Frozen Birthday Party ideas including Games, Decor, Activities, Treats & Crafts see these posts: Frozen 1, Frozen 2

Kathy's Sugar Cookies
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A soft and delicious sugar cookie that is the perfect base for lots of frosting!
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Prep Time
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Prep Time
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In a mixer whip the following ingredients for 3-5 minutes until light and fluffy
  1. 2/3 cup Vegetable Shortening
  2. 2 large Eggs
  3. 2 tsp Baking Powder
  4. 1 cup Granulated Sugar
Then add and mix to combine
  1. 1/3 cup Milk
  2. 1 tsp Vanilla
  3. 2 1/2 cups Flour
  4. 1/2 tsp Salt
Instructions
  1. Roll dough out to 1/2 inch thick and cut with cookie cutters. Bake at 350 for 7-10 minutes.
Notes
  1. I know it isn't the traditional order of adding ingredients, but this is my mother in-laws recipe and they turn out perfectly each time - so I go with it! Trust me!
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Disney Frozen Birthday Party Ideas

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Frozen Fever? Here are LOTS of FUN, EASY and INEXPENSIVE themed activities, games and crafts for your FROZEN BIRTHDAY PARTY!

Frozen Birthday Party Ideas:

1 – Freeze Tag:

Remember the good old days of running and playing? Freeze tag (and TV tag, and Favorites Tag, and Missionary Tag, etc.) was one of our favorite games. Enter the movie Frozen, and this game practically BEGS to be played at a Frozen themed birthday party. Call it Frozen Heart Freeze Tag and the person who is “IT” is Elsa and she freezes the other guests hearts as she catches them. 

How to play: One person is “IT” and they chase after other participants. If they are tagged they must remain frozen in their position until tagged by an unfrozen participant. Once all participants are Frozen – you pick a new person to be “IT”.

2 – Do You Want To Build A Snowman?:

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My daughter did this at a birthday party recently and I thought it was too cute not to share! The supplies needed are super simple: toilet paper, tape, carrot noses (made from orange construction paper) and black buttons (made from black construction paper). Let the guests have fun wrapping up their friends and taping the nose and buttons on!

3 – Sing Along Frozen Karaoke:

Have you seen that they released a sing along version of the movie (you can CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO BUY IT)? Buy up a bunch of plastic microphones and have a sing along karaoke session! Trust me, they’ll love it!

4 – Frozen Ice Blocking:

Ice Blocking

Maybe this is just a Utah thing, but when I was in High School we would buy the big blocks of ice from the grocery store, find a really big hill and ride down the hill on the block of ice (we’d use a towel to sit on). Not only was it a blast, it was like sledding in Summer without getting freezing cold! Try it, I bet you’ll totally love it!

5 – Frozen Troll Craft:

I love this idea from the Disney Frozen website. Take rocks, moss, some small googly eyes and a glue gun and create a family of trolls! Aren’t they darling?! Frozen Trolls Craft Instructions

6 – Frozen Freeze Dance:

It’s got to be one of the most downloaded movie soundtracks in history – so chances are you already have it. To play you have one person control the music. Guests dance while the music is playing and as soon as the person pushes pause – everyone freezes. The last person to stop moving is the next person to control the music. So push play and DANCE!

7 – Pin the Nose on Olaf:

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I created this printable Olaf template and shared it last week. All you’d need to do is print it out and assemble everything but the nose. Cut enough carrot noses out for each guest and play pin the carrot on Olaf! Free, easy and F,U,N!!

8 – Frozen Bracelets:

I love this kit that I found on Amazon to make Frozen themed bracelets, but you could just as easily provide the clear, slightly sparkly, diamond cut beads (like these) I’ve seen at every craft store and let the guests make a bracelet. The kit above will make several bracelets, which makes them very affordable!

Frozen Fever is still going strong at our house. My daughter was Anna all morning, it was only because I told her she could get a smoothie at Costco if she got in the car that she took her costume off. I don’t mind one bit that she loves it. I know there are a lot of parents that are sick of it, but do you remember what it was like to be that age? I think I watched Robin Hood and The Rescuers at least 1,000 times once we finally got our very own VHS machine (instead of having to rent it at the video store). So, in celebration of that, GO ON, HAVE A FROZEN BIRTHDAY PARTY!

Looking for FREE FROZEN PARTY PRINTABLES? This website has two different sets that are DARLING!

Want MORE? See this post full of more FROZEN food, activity, craft and decor ideas!

Curious George Birthday Party Ideas

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My daughter has loved Curious George since she started watching it. I thought she would have outgrown it by now, but she still asks to watch him every morning. We love the show on PBS as well as the movie that came out in 2006. It’s safe to say that I’ve seen a fair share of episodes and thought it would be fun to come up with a list of Curious George Birthday Party Ideas. 

First, let’s get to know a few of the characters:
Man in the Yellow Hat
George – the monkey
Allie
Bill
Jumpy – Squirrel
The Renkins – farmers
Mr & Mrs Quint – a couple that live in the country and go fishing a lot
Steve
Betsy
Compass – pigeon in the city
Hundley – dog that belongs to the doorman
Gniocci – cat that belongs to Chef Pisghetti
Chef Pisghetti
Charkie – Dog in the city
Doorman
Professor Wiseman

Curious George Birthday Party Food Ideas:

You know how I love themed food. I love making a little label for the food with either a picture of the character or the name in a fun font. Here are a few ideas:

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– Chef Pisghetti’s Spaghetti
Banana Heads (Just like Banana Runts)
– Bananas dipped in chocolate or yogurt with lots of topping options, like those pictured above from Super Healthy Kids
– Mixed Nuts for Jumpy the Squirrel
– Allie’s Apples
– Mr. Quints Worms & Fish (gummy worms & fishy crackers)
– The Renkins’ farm fresh veggie tray or Fruit Stand Kabobs
– Hundley’s Hot Dogs
– Banana Splits
– Gniocci’s milk
– Professor Wiseman’s dinosaur bones (pretzles or breadsticks)
– Curious George Cookies – these cookie cutters (pictured below) are so darling and for only $9 that’s a bargain!
– Curious George Cupcakes – Free printable Cupcake Toppers here.Curious George Cookie Cutter

Curious George Birthday Party Activity Ideas:

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– Learn the box step (make diagrams of where the feet step like they had on show)
– Play doctor (on an episode called Dr. Monkey, George diagnosed all kinds of ailments)
– Put a bunch of tub toys floating in in a kiddie pool they have to get out with a scoop (like George had to do when his toys went down the drain in the bathtub)
– Create a mini petting zoo (ask to borrow your neighbors pets – especially bunnies)
– Make a mini pinata (like they do for Marco’s mother’s Day dinner)
– Paint a birdhouse (like George does so Jumpy won’t get all the acorns)
– Yellow Hat ring toss (find yellow cones or paint orange cones yellow with a black band and toss rings around them like that pictured below from Rust & Sunshine)
– Pin the Tie on the Man With The Yellow Hat 
– Boat race in a kiddie pool – make paper boats and send them on a race!
– Play T-Ball (George learned how to count to 10 on this episode)
– Make a brown paper bag monkey or monkey mask (print one here) and sing 5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed while you act it out
– Play Monkey in the Middle (here’s how you play)
– Newspaper Toss: Bill has a paper route and George loves to help him – you could collect newspapers and do a bean bag toss style game with them through a board with holes cut out or even just buckets set at different distances. 
– Make sock puppets and put on a play (like George did for the Hansel and Grettle episode)
– Play “Who am I” by putting a character photo on each persons forehead and they have to ask questions to try and guess who they are or use them to play charades. You can get character photos here
– Go to the park
– Go to the Zoo
– Go to a dinosaur museum or space museum
– Do outdoor exploring. Provide bug catchers, binoculars, magnifying glasses, etc. and let the kids roam
– Have an auction for simple things – print the money here

Curious George Ring Toss

Curious George Birthday Party Decoration Ideas:

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– Yellow hat placesetting – yellow plate, yellow cup with black band around top of cup then turned upside down on plate (like that pictured above from Angel Street Mom)
– Borrow a bunch of the books from the library, make color copies of the covers and some of the pages and use them to make a banner or other decorations (even placemats at the table)
– Print out bananas and copies of George’s face to make a garland
– Lots of Yellow and Brown Balloons
– Curious George Pom Poms (pictured below – like these found on etsy)
– You can also just go the Amazon route for lots of Curious George party supplies 

Curious George Pom Pom

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