Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Battleship, Star Wars, Karate ~ Oh my

Battleship, Star Wars, Karate ~ Oh my...What do you do when your child wants it all! What is a mommy to do... Give it all to him, that's what one mom did for here son's 5th Birthday! First, a party at the local martial arts studio, followed by a home baked and decorated BATTLESHIP cake, Star Wars goodies and sprinkled with some custom designed karate party decor.  Here are some party highlights, ENJOY! 

Karate Kick It Up Blue Tiger Print Birthday Printable Collection 

Now in the shop! 


Have a great week.



Friday, November 2, 2012

Game On ~ Super Mario Bros. Birthday Party

I am so happy to be sharing this long over due post with you today. My son wanted a gamer party at our house for his 8th Birthday Party.  I did my best to make his wish come true. We transformed our living room into a Super Mario Bros. world, a place where he and his friends could play the Wii and GameCube games they love.
I wanted the kids to feel like they were in a video game.  I used rolls and rolls of Dollar Store wrapping paper transforming our living room into the vision I thought my son would love.  The  wall behind the entertainment area were covered in light blue wrapping paper for the sky and white cardboard for the clouds.
The bricks are cake boxes from Party City on sale for a dollar each.  I wrapped the boxes in red wrapping paper and hand drew the lines to resemble bricks.  The Bullet Bills, BoBooms and Ghost characters from the Super Mario games are recreated using these balloons.

The sweets table was fun to put together.  I filled the table with all t he birthday boy's favorite sweets. I designed a complementary "Game On" party printable collection to go along with the Super Mario theme.  You can find it HERE. The kids enjoyed all the sweets they could get there hands on.

I ordered these incredible cookies from Amy of Nut Free Sweets.  I love how  the Mario, Star, and the Mushrooms came out as well as the awesome game control cookies. The boys gave these delicious cookies a thumbs up!
The entertainment area was decked out with two flat screen TVs for the Wii and GameCube games.  I covered a double credenza with green table cloth and placed the bricks around the TVs.  The sofa was pushed up and parallel to the screens so the boys could be comfortable while playing their games.
The boys also played Pin The Mustache On Mario. Thanks to Pip Pip Hooray  for the free printables and idea. The boys had fun with this game!
After playing their games we had a pizza party!
 All in all, I think my son was happy with his birthday party wish come true.

It was great to hear my son say, “Mommy, this is the BEST BIRTHDAY party EVER, thanks”!

Thanks to all the venders that made this party possible.

Thanks to:
Styling and Printables: HR Creative Design Studio
Photography: Laughing Arms Photography
Custom Cookies: Nut Free Sweets
Pin in The Mustache On Mario game:  Pip Pip Hooray
Party Supplies: Party City and Dollar Tree

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Sneak Peek ~ Game On 8th Birthday Party

It's been busy around here with the boys starting school, work and the DNC (Democratic National Convention) in town. It has been exciting and busy the last couple of weeks to say the least.  My son's Birthday is next week and this year he wanted to have a small group of his best friends over to celebrate his 8th Birthday. He told me it had to be a gamer party that incorporated Super Mario Bros. Wii and GameCube games as the entertainment. I designed the invitation and party decor to go along with the theme and collected the supplies I needed to create the party. And now, I am in the thick of things preparing for the party.  Stay tuned for the real party feature soon.

To be continued...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Apple Crisp Pie + Free Printable Recipe Card

Happy Wednesday all! I am in the mood for some Yummy Apple Crisp Pie! You may have seen this recipe from me before but it's worth repeating! My boys love to bake in the kitchen with me and this is one of their favorite recipes to make because it is easy and fun, a baking project for us to do together. It is a bitter sweet treat but definitely yummy, too!  
I love this recipe so much that I wanted you to have a copy too. If you like apple crisp as much as I do, scroll on down and download your own Apple Crisp Recipe Card!

Please enjoy!

Yummy Apple Crisp!

3 Granny Smith apples
Ground cinnamon
White or raw sugar
1 lemon 
All-purpose flour

Dark brown sugar
Quaker Oats 

  • 3 granny smith apples 
  • Skinned and sliced 
  • Sprinkled with 1 teaspoons of cinnamon 
  • 1 teaspoon of white or raw sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • Microwave 3 1/2 minutes
  • ¾ flour 
  • ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar 
  • ½ cup butter 
  • ¼ cup oats
  • In medium bowl, combine flour with brown sugar. Let butter soften. With pastry blender or two knives, cut in butter until mixture is sized of small peas. Stir in oat.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees 
  • In 9-inch pie plate, spread apple filling on bottom.
  • Evenly sprinkle topping mixture over apple filling.
  • Bake 30 minutes or until heated through and topping is golden.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.



Please enjoy this FREE PRINTABLE recipe card. Come back and let me know how you like the recipe.
Click DOWNLOAD to get your recipe card.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Freebie Friday~Let's Celebrate Kindness Printables

Hi all!  Happy Friday! Today I am sharing my favorite quotes on KINDNESS.  I keep a collection of quotes on KINDNESS and wanted to share them in a different way other then simply just retyping the quote. I love to pin (real life) different inspirational ideas and images near my desk.  I came up with my campaign for kindness to share my favorite quotes with you in the form of WORD ART.  My friend over on Chasing Big Dreams blog always has meaningful inspiration on KINDNESS and I wanted to spreading some kindness too.

My campaign for kindness began with my favorite quotes on kindness.  I started design and came up with the WORD ART you see above.  I wanted take it further so I designed some Let's Celebrate Kindness and Word Art Circles too. These are great for stickers, just print on sticker paper and pop them out with a circular paper puncher.

There are so many ways in which to spread kindness, I wanted to share it through design. My gift to you in hopes that you will be inspired to spread kindness too!

Please feel free to download this FREE PRINTABLE:

For more kindness, head on over to my friends blog for more inspiration on kindness!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Back to School Party & 20% OFF Party Collection

BACK TO SCHOOL, it's that time of year when we start preparing for a new school year! Yes, I know summer isn't even over yet, but around my house we are gearing up for going BACK TO SCHOOL! I stocked up on school supplies for my 2nd grader! I can't believe I just said that but it's quickly becoming a reality, I will have a 2nd grader, HOLLY-MOLLY...where has the time gone! 

In honor of BACK TO SCHOOL, I am having a SALE on my Back to School printable collection!   

Why not have a back to school party!

Don't forget pick up your COUPON CODE HERE: 2012BACKTOSCHOOL


So click on over to my shop and pick up your very own party collection today!

Have a great week!