Lego Super Hero Party + Banner Printable

Lego-Avenger-Party

The past month and half has been crazy in our family. We celebrated JD’s 6th birthday, and two days later our daughter had surgery, and I have just been trying to play catch up with everything else. Thankfully, our daughter has recovered quickly and has done so well with everything. Trying to get back to a normal schedule has been tough, but we are slowly getting there!

JD has been into Legos lately, and it’s not hard to see why, especially with the new Batman Lego Movie out. I had other things going on, so I tried to keep this party pretty low key. Luckily I still had this backdrop I made for a Trunk or Treat last Halloween. I wanted to throw it away since I didn’t think we were going to use it again, but I’m glad my husband convinced me otherwise! Using a box cutter, I cut out different shapes from a tri-fold board (for science projects) then painted it black, and cut out yellow squares from construction paper. I used diaper boxes (on the sides) and taped them together, and painted them black and used the yellow construction paper again for the windows.

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I learned how to make the colored circles from a friend, and they are so easy to do! I used a circle cutter like this one and sewed the circles one after the other so that they’re still on the same thread. I also found this awesome Lego “Happy Birthday Banner” here. And since I couldn’t find any other Lego Avenger printables, I made some for the party which you can download those HERE.

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To save some money with balloons, I bought a pack at the dollar store, blew them up at home and hung them upside down from the ceiling over the table. I had balloons left over and left them all over the floor. It was a huge hit with all the kids… I’m pretty sure that was their favorite part of the whole party. I also had some extra boxes laying around and wrapped those up in colored paper that I found at the $1 store and cut out little circles and used them as a centerpiece for the table so they looked like big Lego pieces.

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I found a list of great of games over at Play.Party.Plan. JD had been asking to have a pinata for a while at his party, and we finally gave in. Five and six year olds are pretty dang strong, because that pinata did not last long. We probably should’ve blindfolded them or something to make it harder! Now we know for next year!

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I made a Lego cake, but I am not a cake decorater, so I will spare you the hideousness of how it looked. Let’s just say it was a major Pinterest fail! Overall, these kids had a great time and I can’t wait to plan the next party!

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Printables: Avengers Lego Banner & Happy Birthday Banner

Game Ideas: Play.Party.Plan

 

Tissue Paper Cupcake Wrap

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I was up late trying to quickly finish cupcakes for my friend’s Mint, Pink & Gold Baby Shower earlier this week. I had just designed and printed out cupcake wrappers and started to cut out the first wrap. I taped the wrap onto the cupcake and thought that it was going to take way too much time for me to finish the rest of them. I looked over at my dining room table and saw that I still had some of the gold polka dotted tissue paper laying there. Whether or not this idea is completely original, I had to try it out. I cut down the tissue paper to fit the cupcake, stuck it into a plastic cup and it looked cute and most importantly, it was going to save me lots of time!

Here’s how I did it:

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I cut down my tissue paper to a 5×5 square (sizes will vary by cupcake).

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Gather the sides of the tissue paper and wrap it around the cupcake.

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Stick your cupcake and tissue paper wrap into the cup.

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Ice your cupcake, making sure the icing doesn’t touch the tissue paper.

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Last, but not least, insert the cupcake into a candy bag and wrap it with ribbon or baker’s twine and it’s ready to be used at your next party! These were super easy and such a great time saver! Don’t be surprised if you see me using these more than once!

Mint, Pink & Gold Baby Shower + Printables

Baby-Shower-Mint-Pink-and-GoldOur good friend Rachelle (who is also an amazing photographer) is having a baby in less than 3 weeks and we wanted to throw a baby shower for her. We tried to keep it simple, and had a pancake bar that included a super delicious homemade buttermilk and strawberry syrup. Everything was delicious, and we had lots of fun celebrating Rachelle and her baby! We can’t wait to meet her little girl soon!!!

Photo Credit goes to Rachelle Packard. (I must make a side note that I did the editing on the photos, as they are nowhere close to how good Rachelle’s photography and editing skills are).

When it came to designing printables, I followed these color palettes.

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Baby Shower Invitation

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Drink Wrap Printables

Baby Shower Game

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Price is Right Printable & Labels

Cupcake Tags

Cupcake Favor Printable

Mini Easter Baskets – Free Printable

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I have to admit, last year was the first year I ever had a Cadbury Egg (or it had been a VERY long time since I had one) and I fell in LOVE! I have been addicted to them and have to control myself whenever I have them in my house, so as you can imagine, taking pictures of these Mini Easter Baskets was not easy. On the other hand, these Mini Easter Baskets are very easy to put together.

You can use these as part of your table setting for the “Kids Table” (or the “Adult Table”) at Easter Dinner, use them for a party favor or a little treat to pass out to friends. I’ve created 5 different colored printable baskets, or you can use your own scrapbook paper and use the Blank Mini Easter Basket printable here to print on the back. They’re a fun addition to your Easter celebration and they’re totally budget friendly.

Here’s what you’ll need:

-Printer

-Mini Easter Basket Printable (grab the downloads below)  or (blank version here)

-Glue or Double Sided Tape

-Grass for Easter Baskets

-Easter Treat

-Easter Tags (download here)

-String

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JD really wanted to help and did a pretty good job (sort of). When I asked him not to squish the “basket,” he couldn’t help himself, so the picture of the pink basket is a little squishy thanks to this kid. 🙂

Instructions:

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1. Cut out all of the materials.

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2. Fold along the dotted lines on all four sides.

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3. Fold down the tabs and place double sided tape or glue onto the tabs.

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4. Stick the tabs onto the inside of the box, making sure the pattern is on the outside.

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Your box should like this when all of the tabs have been taped or glued.

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5. Insert the handle on the inside of the box with tape.

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6. Cut out the “Happy Easter Tags” and attach it to the handle with string.

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7. Insert the grass and your Easter Treat and you’re done!

Download this Purple Polka Dot Mini Easter Basket here.

Mini Easter Basket Mint

Striped Mint Mini Easter Basket – download here

Mini Easter Basket Pink

Pink Mini Easter Basket – download here

Mini Easter Basket Triangle

Multicolored  Mini Easter Basket – download here

Mini Easter Basket Green

Green Chevron Mini Easter Basket – download here

St. Patrick’s Day Banner & Cupcake Toppers

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I love making cupcake toppers! They’re so much fun to create and they turn a simple cupcake into a fun and festive treat for any holiday. These cupcake Toppers will make your St. Patrick’s Day Party a hit! I’m also sharing a St. Patrick’s Day banner that you can use to decorate your home, classroom, office or anywhere in between. This banner goes perfectly with the “Feeling Lucky” print I shared last week. Hope you’re all getting excited for St. Patrick’s Day!

Round Cupcake Toppers – download here

Four Leaf Clover Cupcake Toppers – download here

Four Leaf Clover Banner – download here

Avenger Birthday Party Printables

JD had been waiting for his birthday since Christmas was over. That may not be that long of a wait, but for an almost 4 year old that’s a long time… and it felt long for me as well, since he’d ask me every morning if it was his birthday yet. It didn’t help that his brother’s birthday was just 3 days after Christmas, my birthday was 2 weeks later, his cousin’s was a couple days after mine, and one of his good friend’s was 2 days before his. Because of this, I wanted to make sure his birthday was extra special (as it will have to be every year). He loved everything about his party, and he had a blast! It was a lot of work, but totally worth it.

Today, I’m sharing the printables I made for the party, including a couple of the ones that I didn’t have a chance to put together. If you have a little super hero in request of an Avengers Birthday party, they’re going to love these decorations! [For personal use only].

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Avengers Banner – download here

Avengers “Happy Birthday” Banner – download here

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Party Favor Tag – download here

Avenger Hershey’s Nugget Printables – download here

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Superhero Party Masks – Cutesy Crafts

Avengers-FrameI meant to Modge Podge these onto canvas or frame them for decoration, but never got the chance to.

Avenger Prints 8×10 – download here

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If you love the decorations, grab the matching invitation in my shop here!

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We had a blast at the party, and can’t wait to see what this year has in store for our little Super Hero! We love you JD!

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Plane Party Printables

Within the last month, we’ve had 3 birthdays in our little family. Our baby turned 1 at the end of December, I had a birthday at the beginning of January, and our oldest turned 4 this past Saturday!! It’s been a fun and busy month, and I can’t believe how big our boys are getting!

Today, I’m sharing the printables I used for Danny’s 1st birthday party. We were up visiting family during Christmas and had his party at my in-laws, but forgot to bring my camera! The decorations turned out so cute at their house, and I’m really bummed that I couldn’t capture it with my camera.

I decided to do a Plane Party since my husband’s “plan” for his career is to become a pilot (our 4 year old’s “career path” is to be a professional baseball player). I, of course don’t care what their career path is as long as they are happy (and not homeless). If you’re planning a Plane Party, I hope you find these helpful!

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Baggage Claim Printable 8×10 – download here

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Baggage Check-In Printable 5×7 – download here

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“Happy Birthday” Plane Banner – download here

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Clothespin Decoration – download here

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“Thanks for Flying with Us” Favors – download here

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Airplane Printables – download here

I hung these airplanes like a baby mobile on the chandeliers at my in-laws home. But you can use them for decorating the napkins wrapped around utensils, another party favor idea, or turn it into a garland decoration.

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We all had a great time and are so glad we have this cute little boy in our lives! We love you Danny!

Valentine’s Day – Banner & Cupcake Printables

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These printable cupcake wrappers and banners will go great with your Valentine’s Day party! It’s easy to put together, and adds that “Valentine’s Day feel” to any room. I’ve created two colors for you to choose from. One that is a little more pink, and one that still feels like Valentine’s Day but with a few extra colors, if you’re not into everything pink. Your friends are going to love seeing this when they walk into the room!

Need some more Valentine’s Day party printables? Grab yours here and here!

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Valentine’s Day Cupcake all Pink banner – download here

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valentines-cupcake-wrappers-dark-pinkValentine’s Day Cupcake Printables dark pink – download here

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4th of July Party Ideas

The 4th of July is just around the corner! Just in case you’re struggling with ideas for your upcoming party, I thought I’d post some cute ideas that to use or to give you some inspiration.
 
Dessert Table
Independence Punch
Fourth of July Cakelettes
Fourth of July Wreath
Get more 4th of July craft ideas here
4th of July Pinwheels
Ring Pop Favor
4th of July Party Decor
Easy Berry Fruit Tart
Patriotic Popcorn
Star Quality Banner
Blue Glassware Centerpiece