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Friday, November 21, 2014

Christmas Wonderful Link Party

Elf spaghetti! Enjoy a fun dinner with the family with green noodles and marinara sauce. Don't forget the Mozzarella snowballs! Design Dazzle
Did you know that Santa's elves have a favorite dinner? Elf spaghetti is what they always choose to eat on Christmas Eve. To see the easy and yummy details go here

 You may have seen Design Dazzle's 5th annual Christmas Wonderful series is in full swing! We've had some fabulous Christmas ideas from some talented bloggers and we're not done yet...the fun continues through the middle of December! Over the years we've shared almost 200 blog posts with hundreds and hundreds of ideas. We thought it would be fun to have a great big link party to celebrate this magical Christmas season because we know YOU have some awesome ideas to share too! Simply link up your project below, which will show up on all of the 25+ blogs participating in our link party. Feel free to link up new projects as well as any past projects that you want to share. The link party ends Decemember 7th. We will be choosing some of our FAVORITE ideas to feature! a few days later.

 The following amazing blogs are participating in our Christmas Wonderful link party:

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Tumble and Twirl Gymnastics Birthday!

My little Avery turned 5 last month and wanted to do a gymnastics party with all her friends! I had to do something bright and colorful that fit her age range. As soon as I found The Birthday House on Etsy I fell in love with their set! 
They were exactly what I was looking for!
I used the cutouts for the main centerpieces on the tables and to hold bouquets of balloons.
When the girls arrived they ran around and played a few games and ate some treats... 
 
I created a balance beam cake for the focal point of the treats.
Using a chocolate mold I got from Amazon, I also created little gold medals with yellow melting chocolate and attached a purple ribbon with more chocolate on the back.
Avery loves watching the rhythmic gymnastics so I decided to fill long candy tubes with mini gumballs and attached long strands of ribbon and a jewel on top to make ribbon wands to incorporate that into the table.
We had a cookie rose bouquet set up for the awards ceremony
One of my favorite things were the vaulting cupcakes on this table ")
I also got these bright pink water bottles from Birthday Express and added vinyl stars and names of each of the girls.
  Larger gymnastics toppers from The Birthday House accented the dessert table and cake to give them the finishing touch!
After some little games and treats we all packed up and headed off to my daughters gymnastics center for the real fun! Her gym lets you rent it out for private parties and events, it was so nice having the whole place to ourselves for the girls to practice and play whatever they wanted! 
....getting all chalked up!
  
The giant foam pit was the absolute best! I even had to jump in... no picture of that though ")
We also did a little rhythmic gymnastics...
The girls all had so much fun and did so great they were all winners and got gold medals and a rose!

Monday, October 27, 2014

50's Diner Trunk-or-Treat


Our church hosted a neighborhood Trunk-or-Treat this year. I love trunk or treats! They are a great way for neighbors and friends to get together, visit, eat, and let the kids do a little trick or treating in a fun and safe environment. When it was announced that there was going to be one I new immediately that I wanted to do something with a 50's theme because I had so many props from a previous party  and I love to reuse supplies as much as I can. After some brainstorming I decided on doing a diner out of our trunk, and this is what I came up with...
We all dressed up to match our trunk; hubs was a diner waiter, little Afton and I wore poodle skirts,
Mason was a Greaser,
and my sweet little Avery was a carhop waitress...
For the trunk we reused our 50's soda fountain bar that I got from Shindigz a little while back for our main piece. Then we added a bunch of little items to accent the whole thing. I loved the way it turned out!
Libby from Andersruff custom created a diner menu that we used for a backdrop to match the colors and style of the diner bar. I absolutely love the way it turned out!
We hung plastic records with fish line to hide the top of the trunk hatch.
For our treat we served mini hamburger cupcakes with cookie fries and milkshake cupcakes.
When the kids came up to the trunk they could pick (order) which one they wanted ")
The quick view inside the back of our van... so many hamburgers!
On top of the soda fountain bar we placed a vintage style straw dispenser and a tabletop jukebox centerpeice.
I also added a larger milkshake style cupcake next to a vintage style menu on the other side.
The jukebox was made out cardboard so I put a little sound box inside that played some 50's rock n roll music to add to the atmosphere.
I also set a small table with with some ketchup/mustard bottles and a napkin dispenser next to the bar to finish off the 'diner' look.
Open for business!
It was such a hit and the kids LOVED ordering their food ") 
We 'sold out' of the milkshake cupcakes first, but the hamburger and fries were hit with the older kids and adults!
Avery absolutely loved serving up sweets with her daddy, 
best customer service I have ever received!