Tag Archives: DIY crafts

Fairy Princess Themed Party

IMG_9275

This enchanting Fairy Princess themed birthday party was thrown by my sister Beth for her daughter Mary.  When asked on her birthday what she wanted, she told her brother that she wanted a real live fairy to come to her house. She is such a cute little lady who really believes in fairies – and I won’t tell her they don’t exist – no way. Mary’s mom, did so many fun activities for this party that I want to share with you.

When the girls arrived there were 4 stations set up with a helper at each station. It was explained to the girls that in order to become a fairy, and earn their fairy wings they had to complete all four stations and then they would get to have a fairy dance and tea party. So, off the 12 little ones went!

Face painting: My sister and I worked at this station, be kind, I’m no artist! I watched this tutorial on You Tube the night before and tried to remember it as I worked on those tiny little faces.

Fairy Party Facepainted

Fairy Party face painting

 Coloring a Fairy Picture: The children each colored a fairy picture and had it attached to a paper bag that they would later use to collect candy from the pinata!

Fairy Party Coloring pages

IMG_9256

Beth had her daughters color a number of fairy pictures ahead of time and hung them from the ceiling as decoration. I love when the kids get to be involved, it makes it so much more personal to them. As I arrived they excitedly pointed out the ones that they had colored. It was so cute!

Fairy Party Decor

Cupcake decorating: Beth made these beautiful chocolate butterfly wings following this tutorial. Each child got to frost and decorate a cupcake for themselves!

Chocolate Butterfly wings Chocolate Butterfly cupcakes IMG_9253 IMG_9240

Fairy Wand: No Fairy Princess is complete without a wand! Using bamboo skewers, cardstock butterflies and lots of embellishments including stickers, markers, curling ribbon and fuzzy pom poms – each child made their very own wand.

IMG_9258

Once all the children had completed the four stations they were given their Fairy Princess wings and danced around in the backyard to “fairy princess” music (courtesy of Enya).

IMG_9269 IMG_9266 IMG_9262Then it was time for the tea party. Beth created a Fairy Princess oasis by cutting plastic table covers into fringe and securing them all around her trampoline – pretty creative if you as me! Each child was given a plate with their decorated cupcake and some snacks and ate inside the oasis.

IMG_9270 Fairy Party foodIMG_9277        

Lastly, they broke into a piniata and shared the candy. Below is my niece who got to wear big glittery fairy princess wings (found at TJMaxx).

Fairy Party Piniata

Do you have a party that you want featured on Events To Celebrate?!

Just email your photos and a description of the party (especially details of any DIY portions) along with a list of where you got items used in the party (so we can borrow your ideas) to eventstocelebrateblog@gmail.com. Let’s party!

Kids Party Craft: Glittered Clothespin Magnets

Glittered Clothespin Magnets

Looking for a fun, easy for all ages and inexpensive craft for an upcoming birthday party? I’ve got the perfect solution! A few Saturday’s ago all the women in my family got together while all the men went off to a meeting and we ate pizza and made these adorable glittered clothespin magnets. It was something I just put together at the very last minute because I had the supplies in my craft stash and it turned out to be A LOT of fun! What surprised me the most was that I think I had as much fun doing them as the teenage girls, the tween girls and the younger girls (all the way down to age 5).

Clothespin CraftSupplies:

Clothespins

Assorted glitter colors

Masking Tape

Elmer’s School Glue

Magnets (ours were self adhesive)

Use the masking tape to mask off any areas you don’t want the glitter, apply the glue in a thin layer, dip it in the glitter and then remove the tape to show the cool design. Then, simply add the magnet to the back and ta-da! you’ve got a craft!  Clothespin Craft for kids Glittered Clothespins

 

Ice Cream Themed Party

Ice Cream Themed Party 2I asked my husband what type of party he wanted this year for his birthday and just like every year he said, “I just want my family over for cake and ice cream”. Well, I took that and ran with it! 🙂

Ice Cream Party Ideas

Ice Cream Themed Birthday Party

I used my Silhouette machine to cut out the ice cream cones and scoops and then turned them into a garland by attaching them to a cream grosgrain ribbon. In between every two cones I added a tuft of lime green tulle. I created the 3-D cones from craft paper (using this template) and color coordinating balloons. The table cover is actually three that I cut to the size I wanted to create the “Neapolitan ice cream” striped look.

Ice Cream Party Garland

I made an ice cream scoop garland to drape across the front of the food table using paper scoops, ribbon and more tulle ribbon.

Ice Cream Party table garland

I turned ornament hangers into cone stands for the table centerpieces and scattered ice cream scoop confetti on the table.

Ice Cream Party Centerpiece

Guests had 3 flavors of ice cream and 14 toppings to choose from. The clear plastic toppings containers were only $2.50 at Walmart! I got the platic squeeze bottles at Orson Gigi for $1.50 each (but you can get them here for the same price: Plastic Squeeze Bottles) and I made the three levels for the toppings to sit on by wrapping 2×4’s in plastic table cover.

Ice Cream Sundae Bar Toppings Ice Cream Sundae Bar 2

Ice Cream Sundae Bar

Ice Cream Bar ToppingsIce Cream Party ConesI made strawberry cupcakes in the ice cream cones (they were a little messy – don’t fill them more than 1/2 way) and topped them with vanilla frosting.  To bake them I put them in a muffin tin.Ice Cream Party Cone Cupcakes

For the favors guests were given an ice cream cone bubbles (3 for $1 at Dollar Tree), Ice Cream Cone Sidewalk Chalk (3 for $1 at Walmart) and an ice cream cone popper (12 for $3 at Zurchers).

I made the cone stand (tutorial shown in this post) out of cardboard and my trusty glue gun. Ice Cream Party FavorIce Cream Party Favors

Unfortunately, this is the party that never happened. I set everything up on a Friday and that night my daughter got the flu and we were up all night taking care of her. We sent everyone a message on Saturday telling that the party was postponed until the next Saturday. But then during that week my husband, his mother and his sister all came down with the flu so we ended up just cancelling it so that we wouldn’t spread the “love” to anyone else. Luckily, my niece had a birthday that same week so I was able to donate all of the goods to my sister for her party – hooray for birthdays and parties that actually get to happen!

If you are planning your own ice cream themed party you could include activities like: pin the cherry on the cone or a blind folded ice cream flavor guessing game. 🙂

Easter Crafts: DIY Bunny Ears

This year I wanted to get my daughter some cute bunny ears. She loved the reindeer antlers we gave her at Christmastime and she still wears them, so it is time for something new. We went to Hobby Lobby and they wanted $5 for one pair so I decided I’d make her some myself. After buying supplies we headed to the dollar store for a headband and wouldn’t you know, the dollar store was selling bunny ears for $1! Dang it. Well, I’d already bought the supplies so we picked up a headband and headed home to try our crafting skills. I like how mine turned out much better than either the ones at Hobby Lobby or the dollar store. I figured that mine cost $2 to make and they took less than 30 minutes to make (thanks to the fact that Lucy was napping).

DIY Easter Bunny Ears

Supplies:

1 sheet adhesive backed white felt (like these Stiff Adhesive Felt Sheets)
1 sheet adhesive backed pink felt
4 White chenille pipe cleaners (you can find Craft Chenille Stems here)
1 headband (like these Fabric Headbands)
Hot Glue Gun
Scissors

Here’s how I made them:

I started by bending the pipe cleaners into the shape of an ear since I knew that was as large as they could be so the pipe cleaner would fit around the outside edge.

IMG_0550

Then I used the bent pipe cleaner to trace around on the back side of the white felt.

IMG_0552

I cut 4 identical shapes from the white felt.IMG_0553

Then I peeled off the backing of each ear but left a tab about 1 inch from the bottom. I stuck two ears together to make one ear.IMG_0554

Then drew an ear shape on the pink felt and cut two from the pink felt for the inside of each bunny ear.IMG_0555

I used a hot glue gun to attach the pipe cleaner to the outside edge of the ear on both the front and the back (I wanted them extra fluffy). I peeled away the tabs I’d left on the adhesive felt, added a dab of hot glue to the headband and centered the bunny ear on the headband and wrapped the tabs around the headband. Then I peeled the adhesive backing off the pink inner ear piece and placed them on the bunny ear.

IMG_0556

Then I realized that I put the two ears slightly off center of the headband and realized that it would still be just as cute! 🙂

IMG_0559

Lucy LOVES them. She is adorable in them too, don’t you think? 🙂

DIY Easter Bunny Ears

**And because the adhesive backed felt is so stiff you don’t need cardboard or anything in the center of them to keep them upright! Bonus!!!

Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. Keep up on Pinterest. See fun photos on Instagram. Join me in a Google+ circle.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...