Kids Birthday Parties

Minecraft Party with Free Printables

Minecraft Party with Free Printables

A couple of days ago my little guy turned SIX, and asked to have his birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese…. for the THIRD year in a row! I was O.K. with that, since it’s so much less work than hosting a house-party, and all I had to do was make a cake, send out some invites, and create some goody bags! As a huge perfectionist, I knew those three things would be enough to keep me busy for a while! Braden wanted to invite 12 friends– so I knew if I didn’t keep costs low for each goody bag, it would add up really fast, so I pretty much got everything from the dollar store, besides the candy, which I got from Winco. I searched online, and of course pinterest, for some free minecraft printables, and couldn’t really find much, so my amazingly talented graphic-designing husband whipped these up for me, and they turned out SO cute, I was really excited to share them with you! We were up past midnight creating, printing, cutting and gluing these– after a long day of cake making, so from one parent to another– I hope these free printables will save you a lot of work, time and stress!

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Gemma’s 2nd Yo Gabba Gabba Birthday Party

Gemma’s 2nd Yo Gabba Gabba Birthday Party

This weekend was my little girls 2nd birthday! I have been planning her party for the last couple of weeks with the help of her big brother, Braden. He told me: “Gemma would like a princess Rapunzel party with pink balloons and a princess cake.” It’s so sweet how well he knows her, and how thoughtful he was too… but she was adamant that she got a Yo Gabba Gabba party instead. I even tried to talk her out of it, because my sons first birthday party was Yo Gabba Gabba themed too!!

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Jessica’s Baby Shower

Jessica’s Baby Shower

My sister in law is due to have her first baby next month, so last night we threw her a jungle themed shower for her baby BOY! I was in charge of cupcakes, but since i’ve had such a crazy week, I thought i’d keep them SUPER simple!

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Lightning McQueen Party & Cake

Lightning McQueen Party & Cake

My little guy turns three on Valentines day, so I thought I would throw him a little party this weekend. Last year his party was a LOT of work…. I invited a lot of people, put a dinner together for the kids with fun party food, and made a separate dinner for the adults. I decorated a ton, I made a three layer fondant cake, which kept me up t’ill 3 a.m. and it was just all so much WORK that I was actually pretty daunted to throw him another. Then I decided, I don’t need to do all of that. Cake and ice cream, and a few decorations would be just fine! [and then I didn't dare look at pinterest- knowing other mums out there would put me to shame!]

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Marshmallow Fondant Tutorial!

A few friends of mine have asked me for my Marshmallow Fondant Recipe, and as I was making some today for my Halloween Cupcakes, I decided to document it as I went, so I could post a quick tutorial! It’s so quick, simple and inexpensive, that it’s a really good recipe to have on hand. I use it a LOT! 

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