Friday, March 29, 2013

Hoppy Easter Y'all


It's the end of March and Easter will be arriving in our home shortly!  I am using a printable set from Eye Candy Event Details this year for our Easter Day gathering.  Last year I used her little chicks collection, this year, Laura was able to create something brand new for me. Using earth tones and nature pictures.  I am so excited about this set! 




Healthy snacks for the children



I am hoping to be able to entertain outside for some of the day! 

I can't wait to share the entire party and collection with you all.  I pray your Easter holiday is blessed with family and friends!

Until next week - Party On Friends!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Egg Mallow Pops - EZ Dessert


Most of you know by now, that I am not a "baker" 8(   A talent that God has not gifted me with.  However, that does not mean that I can't offer a yummy treat for the holidays! 

Today I bring you:

Egg Mallow Pops



I found these HUGE Egg Marshmallows over at The Dollar Tree!  SCORE!


I added a stick and some Washi Tape and there you go!  Now I am thinking I might coat with chocolate and some sprinkles too - other ideas?

Have a wonderful day and Party On Friends!


Friday, March 22, 2013

Easter Burlap Pots - Tutorial

WOW Easter is fast approaching!  I wanted to share these cute pots that I covered (a few years ago now..) and show you how easy it is to do at home!



I don't know about you but I am NOT Over the "numbered" look on anything. Still in love with almost all things Pottery Barn and I wanted to share my version of all the Numbered Pottery Barn inspired spring pots. 

 I used dollar tree ugly pots (see below), my glue gun, some burlap, some Dollar Tree moss, fake eggs I bought at The Christmas Tree shop (12 for $ 1.99 and they look like chocolate) and some numbers that were already cut out and sticky.






I started by cutting the burlap so that it would "wrap" around the pot and a few inches would be inside as well.  I hot glued it to the inside of the pot.


I trimmed it up and made sure it was pulled tight enough. 


It does not matter if the inside looks a little unsightly, you will be filling it. 


I used some moss and some shredded paper to fill it up.  Then hot glued my fake chocolate eggs to the moss. 



I stuck my numbers on and there you have it!  Cost me less than $ 10 to make all three!

Have you decorated yet for Easter or Spring?  I have not and probably won't until after St. Patrick's Day!

Until next time - Party On Friends!


Monday, March 18, 2013

Not so pastel Easter

Don't get me wrong, I do love a beautiful soft pastel Easter, however this year, I am so into the earthy tones, simplicity and nature.  I found these plates at Pier 1 in the clearance rack and fell in love with them.  I bought all they had!  Mixed and matched!  

Working with the bunny and my box wreath - created a little dessert table for my girls. 





Be watching this week or a brand new collection from Laura over at Eye Candy Event Details!  You won't want to miss this!  

Until next time - Party on Friends!

St. Patrick's Day Breakfast and a Hunt for the Little Green Man

What a lucky family we were to spend St. Patrick's Day weekend with our BFF's. We drove 2 hours North to be with them and had the BEST time.  

We squeezed 2 parties into less than 48 hours. 

Sharing our  St. Patrick's Day Breakfast party and the Hunt for the Treasure!


Simple table set up for the children. Using some tulips with a St. Patty's Day sign as the centerpiece. 


We read this the night before which is what sparked the Leprechaun Trap making!


They gathered their supplies....


Set the trap - leaving some money and an enticing sign for the little green man...

 





Here is the HUGE chest of "gold" and goodies that they would find out was waiting for them in the morning.


You could tell he was HERE by the tiny green footprints he left! 
(source of sign on the table)


In the morning....the children were all excited to see if they had trapped their very own Leprechaun. 


They were very surprised to see that their money was missing, the trap was sprung but no little green man. However, a note/clue was left for them. This clue lead them to other clues around the house. The HUNT was on! (source of the clues)


Let the hunt for the GOLD begin! 



The last clue had brought them back upstairs where they were just sleeping minutes ago...how did a the Leprechaun's treasure get in their bedroom?  Oh the window was open just slightly...the prize was theirs! 







They LOVED it and are still talking about it! 


We then sat and ate our green pancakes and muffins!  Enjoyed the company of each other and celebrated the day!

The children can't wait to do this again next year!

Did you celebrate St. Patrick's Day?


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Friday, March 15, 2013

Dr Seuss Breakfast and a Recipe

March is such a fun month for us in our home school.  We take the 1st two weeks and celebrate all things Seuss.  Reading books, writing assignments, arts & crafts, music and more

We always end with a little school party.  This year I made it a breakfast party - no green eggs and ham for my little ones. 

I got up extra early and made homemade Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins (see receipe at the bottom of post)



I decorated the table outside on our upper deck. It was a little cool but hoping they would go for it!


Using a simple "hat" from Cat in the Hat themed book I made these muffin sticks to dress up the muffins.  Using these cups made it easy to stick with the theme!


I am sure by now you all have seen the white IKEA frames on all the party planners tables. Did you know they now come in bright colors also!  love them!


I made this Hat a few years ago using a cocoa can and some felt with crepe paper. easy!  I use it every year as our centerpiece.




Loving this new tray also from IKEA. So many uses for this I am sure. 




Kids were able to eat the muffins while they were still warm!  Time to move on to Spring and Easter teachings!  Oh the places we go!

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup mashed ripe bananas (1 to 2 medium)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • In a small bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Beat in the egg, bananas and vanilla. Combine the flours, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture until just moistened. Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Coat muffin cups with cooking spray or use paper liners; fill three-fourths full with batter. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 6 muffins.

Nutritional Facts1 muffin equals 258 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 248 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.


(from Taste of Home)


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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tulip Easter Baskets

Each year we host Easter Dinner and invite family and friends to partake in festivities.  The hostess and party gal that I am, I have been busy making little Tulip Baskets for the women who will be coming. 

  Sharing with you today! 



I used my Silhouette SD Machine to cut out all the pieces and layered them together.  I love them!


Had some scrap white and decided to compliment these gum ball tubes for the kids with the matching bunnies from the Tulip Baskets!  

Ideas for filling these cute baskets...

Lip Balm
Hand Sanitizer
Chocolate 
Notecards
Mints
and so on and so on....

What do you do for the Easter holiday?

Until then - Party On!

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Party

In previous years we have always hosted a small gathering for St. Patricks' Day

 It is my FIL's birthday, however two years ago today he was taking by the Lord in a horrible car crash 8(  only days before his birthday.   Last year, being the 1st anniversary of his death, it was difficult for the family and I am sure this time of year always will be.  In addition to remembering all the great times with had with him.....

We have new plans this year! 

 This year, we are celebrating the weekend with our BFF's about 2 hours North of us (Upstate NY). It's a new celebration, one for our newest "family" member - Owen!  He turns one I can't think of a better way than to celebrate with this Lucky Frog!  I was so happy to create his birthday party and ship it North.  We are so blessed to be able to spend the weekend with Owen and his family!  Can't wait! 


It just wouldn't be a St. Patty's Day weekend without a little celebration Sunday morning for the kiddies! 

 Here is what I whipped up! 

















Using my Silhouette SD Machine, I made these adorable pots for their goodies



I found this cute sign on Pinterest. 





Boxed all these goodies up and bringing 'em with us!  Also having a GOLD Leprechaun hunt on Sunday morning along with green pancake breakfast!  

I am excited to be visiting our friends...celebrating two parties and spending quality time with the kids!

If you are feeling LUCKY this week and still want to throwing a party - HERE is a great FREE Printable set that I used last year from Love the Day!

Whatcha up to this Lucky Weekend?

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