Friday, April 4, 2014

{Free Printables} Go Dodgers!


Happy Opening Day!!

It's pretty exciting that baseball season is here.
  It's even more exciting for us because Caiden's first Pee Wee baseball game starts tomorrow.

My 3.5 year old will be playing on the Dodgers, so I had to create these toppers
....and share them with you. 

Enjoy! 

GO DODGER BLUE!! 




Monday, January 27, 2014

{DIY} Paper Straw Arrows filled with candy


Turn those cute, thick paper straws (meant for smoothies) from Target into Cupid's Arrows for
 Valentine's Day!

...and fill them with Mini-M&Ms. 

(caution: make sure kids pour the candy into their hands before eating)



What you'll need: 
paper straw, 2 foam heart stickers, 4 washi tape strips, scissors,  
and candy that's small enough to fit inside. 
(I was able to fit jelly beans as well)


Fill the straw with candy and seal the ends with Washi Tape
(make sure to seal one end before filling)

 Stick the foam hearts together on one end. 


 Stick Washi Tape together on the other end going diagonally. 
Use scissors to fringe.  


Enjoy! 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

GoGo Valentine's Day + Free Printable




One of my son's favorite go-to snacks is GoGo SqueeZ's 
Apple Berry flavor. 
It's a great non-candy alternative for him to give to his new Preschool friends (he started last week) for 
Valentine's Day. 



And here's the printable I made, 
just click, save and adjust the size if needed.
Hole punch and attach with twine. 
Simple. 


Enjoy! 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

GoGo Playfully with GoGo SqueeZ



Happy 2014!!

We're all invited to GoGo SqueeZ's first annual Play Day on January 11th! 
If you have a very busy toddler (like me) than you know how great these on-the-go snacks are. 

To get in on the fun...
All you have to do is book your Play Day, HERE
and GoGo SqeeZ will give you a coupon for a 
FREE 4-pack of ANY FLAVOR of GOGO SQUEEZ!!
The coupon is only redeemable on January 11th. 

WAIT, there's more...
On January 11th. (the official Play Day) the Squeez Squad will be at 11 cities across the US, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles (!!), Aspen, Boston, Atlanta, Tampa, Miami, San Francisco, Dallas and the Bay Area. 

Be sure to follow GoGo SqueeZ on Facebook, HERE
for clues on how to get in on their Play Day. 
You can also throw your own Play Day at home and share your photos using 
#gogoplayful

!!!






Monday, December 2, 2013

{Party Inspiration} Kids' Holiday Craft Night

Happy December! I just love this of year...and so does my son. The weather in LA is finally starting to cool down and that means we get to end our nights with a nice cup of Hot Chocolate!
With the start of the Holiday Season, I invited a few of Caiden's friends over for a kid-friendly night of craft making and hot chocolate! The kids had a great time, they especially loved the little hot chocolate bar.

The party was around these adorable Santa Claus cups from Oriental Trading Company. First of all, who wouldn't think these cups were cute. It has Santa's face on it and cup handles that were perfect for little hands! I even made DIY Reindeer Drink Stirrers.
 I'll share that post later!
The homemade hot chocolate was kept warm in a crock-pot and I used this easy recipe, here. Toppings included whip cream, mini marshmallows, semi-sweet chocolate chips, candy cane and M&Ms. My best friend, Taryn of Petite & Sweet Treats made Hot Chocolate cupcakes, one with marshmallow frosting and the other with candy cane frosting. So Good!
The Craft table was perfectly set and ready for them-once they exerted all their energy (it was an all boys' party). I kept it simple with 2 types of crafts for them to make. They decorated plastic ornaments and made a foam frame. I used Snowman plates as a painting plate for the plastic ornaments-to minimize the mess. The kids enjoyed painting as well as filling them up with candy! The foam frame sets were individually wrapped in plastic and I simply took them out and put them in chevron craft bags and sealed with decorative tape. The kids eagerly unwrapped them to see what was inside...they probably thought it was a present. Both crafts were a big hit! For links to these fun products I used, scroll down.



























Hope you all have a wonderful Holiday Season! 


Party Items from Oriental Trading Company, simply click! 
Santa Claus Cups
Snowman Dessert Plates
Reindeer Napkins
Banner
Red Snowflake Backdrop
Candy Cane Picks
Plastic Ornament Crafts
Photo Frame Magnet Craft


Disclaimer: This review is based strictly on my opinion. Others may have a different opinion or experience with the products listed above. I was provided free product from Oriental Trading Company for review and provided my honest opinion. No other type of compensation was received for this review. 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Thanksgivukkah Gelt


Here's a fun way to celebrate both 
Hanukkah and Thanksgiving Day
that the kids will enjoy! 

...Pass out Hanukkah Gelt inside little paper pumpkins!





Materials:
orange tissue paper 
cupcake liners
chenille stems
scissors
Gelt

Directions:
Cut tissue paper into 5x5 inch squares.
Place the cupcake liner in the center of your tissue and
Fill it with Gelt (about 4 with the largest on the bottom).
Grap all sides of the tissue paper to the center, above the cupcake liner and twist to create a pumpkin stem.
Secure with chenille stem and cut excess.

Enjoy!



Sunday, October 20, 2013

{DIY} Monsters

Photo via Pretty My Party

Photo via Pretty My Party

Have you seen the wildly fun, Halloween Monster Bash over at Pretty My Party? Well, I contributed to that party and I'm finally getting the chance to share my Easy DIY Monsters! 


Monster #1

Supplies:
Cereal Box
Wrapping Paper
Crepe Paper Streamer
Double-Sided Tape
Scissors/Craft punch circles
Glue
Card Stock
Felt

Directions:
Cover the cereal box with wrapping paper. Try to match the color of the wrapping paper to the crepe paper streamer. 
Run double-sided tape down the middle of the backside of your box.
Take your crepe paper and measure the circumference of the box and use that as your measuring guide to cut the rest of your strips.
Once you've cut your strips and fringed them, start from the bottom of your box and work your way up.
Make the eye with a large white circle cut-out and a small black circle cut-out, then glue together. Cut small triangles to make the teeth and a black strip for the mouth. 
Cut out different shapes from your felt to create horns and a crown. 
Glue your pieces to the box and enjoy your Monster! 
...Think it also makes a cute pinata! 




Monster #2

Supplies:
1 large Smooth Foam Ball
3 mini Foam Balls
Marabou Boa
3 Toothpicks
Dowel rod
Card Stock
Hot Glue
Paint (optional)- for the wooden dowel

Directions

Insert the wooden dowel to the bottom center of your large foam ball.
Glue the Marabou Boa, starting from the middle and work your way around till its completely covered.
Glue small black circle cut-outs to the mini foam balls and insert them to the top of the your monster using a toothpick.
Cut a strip of black card stock and small white triangles for the mouth, then glue to your Monster.


Enjoy!

And check-out the rest of the Monster Bash Party over at Pretty My Party!