Party Ideas

Birthday card for the cousin 

Cabot(9) was in charge of his cousin’s birthday card. It turned into framed art -very cute! (= We used the IKEA plastic frames, safe for kids’ rooms. (=
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I was going through scans from some of the Family Cookbook art we've done, and I came across this painting we did to use with a Buttercream Frosting recipe. Since it also happens to be a friend's birthday today, I decided to turn it into a fun Happy Birthday image to post on Facebook. (=

Happy Birthday!

I was going through scans from some of the Family Cookbook art we’ve done, and I came across this painting I did to use with a Buttercream Frosting recipe. Since it also happens to be a friend’s birthday today, I decided to turn it into a fun Happy Birthday image to
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It looks like the Owl Post arrived with the birthday presents. (= We wrapped all of the presents in brown paper bags (turned inside out so you couldn't see the Target labels, of course) and twine. Then we arranged them all on the table with his Harry Potter poster, the Harry Potter pillow we made, and a Hedwig-looking owl on top so he'd see them first thing in the morning. It was really easy to wrap them this way, and he was SO EXCITED!

It looks like the Owl Post arrived with the birthday presents

It looks like the Owl Post arrived with Cabot’s birthday presents. (= I just ran across this picture from Cabot’s 8th birthday, and I still love it. We wrapped all of his presents in brown paper bags (turned inside out so you couldn’t see the Target labels, of
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If you're looking for a last minute gift for a Harry Potter fan, copy Cabot's idea. Give cozy socks with an Albus Dumbledore quote tag,

Last Minute Gift Idea For Harry Potter Fans (=

If you’re looking for a last minute gift for a Harry Potter fan, copy Cabot’s idea. Give cozy socks with an Albus Dumbledore quote tag, “One can never have enough socks. Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair.” Cabot drew
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A Super-EASY way to make your packages look fancy! So easy, even a kiddo can do it. (=

A Super-EASY Way to Make Your Packages Look Fancy

We like to make packages look fancy in our house – but, like a lot of people, we don’t really have tons of time to spend on the process. Luckily, my aunt taught me a super-easy way to decorate packages years ago! It’s so easy that even kids can do it! (They just
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Dry Ice Photo Shoot Fun -- with a

Mad Scientist Pics – Dry Ice Photo Shoot Fun

A few years ago we had some dry ice left over after one of the kid’s classroom Halloween parties. (Click here to see the Fun & Safe Witch’s Brew post)  It just so happened that my oldest son was going as a Mad Scientist for Halloween that year too. So, I
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Mad Scientist Lab Classroom Party

Take a sneak peek at the Mad Scientist Lab Classroom party preparations. My sample Love Potion is “only for those old enough to date.”  (=
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Party Favor Idea: Teeny Tiny Animal Adoption Agency with little stuffed animals and adoption certificates for kids to bring home. (=

Party Favors: Cabot’s Teeny Tiny Animal Adoption Agency

Cabot has always been a HUGE stuffed animal fan. So for his 7th Birthday Party Favors we did a Teeny Tiny Animal Adoption Agency. After the party each kid got to pick a Teeny Tiny Animal to bring home with them. The little kids (all aged 6 and 7) LOVED it! Kudos to Cabot for the
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Mad Scientist Sketches

I’m working on a Mad Scientist Lab for Cabot’s classroom party. Here’s a sketch of the girl and boy Mad Scientists so far. (=
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The perfect way to wrap Princess Dresses (=

I found my new favorite way to wrap Princess Dresses! Just sew up a matching garment bag to hang it in – and this shimmery blue works perfect for a Cinderella dress! (= Bonus: The “wrapping” will protect the dress when it travels. (=
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