Friday, July 17, 2009

Fun Fruit flower pot kabobs

I went to my neice's birthday party and her grandma had made these cute flower pot fruit kabobs. I had to take a picture because they were so cute! She took a grapefruit and stuck the flower shaped fruit kabobs down in them. She wrapped the pots in silver paper and tied a cute ribbon around them. She placed them on a tray and put the fruit dip in the middle. So cute and so yummy. ENJOY!!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Fishing Birthday party

We had a fishing birthday party for my nephew at a local fishing lake. We held the birthday party on a Thursday afternoon because the Lake gets crowded on the weekend. We got lucky and had the place to ourselves and the weather was perfect. We had lots of goldfish crackers and gummy worms on skewers. We used the goldfish cracker boxes for the goodie bags at the party. They turned out really cute. This was a great way to recycle and keep within the theme for the goodie bags. There is some great packaging out there just keep your eyes open. I made a huge fish out of fabric and stuffing and a sign that said I caught the big one at Hunter's Birthday party. I had each person fishing hold it up and took a picture for the Birthday scrapbook. I found a chipboard fish shaped book at Michaels that I took apart and ran ribbon through to make a banner for the party as well. I made big red/white fishing bobbers out of white bowls I found at dollar general. To make these you will need two bowls the same size. I spray painted one of them red and flipped it on top of the other. I drilled two tiny holes in the red bowl and strung a ribbon through it so I could hang the bobber. Then I took white duck tape and taped the bowls together. This turned out really cute. I also made several smaller versions with smaller bowls I found marked down at Walmart after the 4th of July. All in all this was a great party for an 8 year old and we caught lots of fish. ENJOY!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July - Casual Dinner

We had a casual 4th of July Dinner party last night and I wanted to share a few ideas we(me and my dd age 6 threw together). First we set the table with a white table cloth and took a piece of blue and white polka dot fabric for the table runner. I took the base of the white plastic birdbath and placed a fiestware red pitcher on it with fresh white snowball bush flowers. We then layered white and red plates and put some 4th or July poppers on each place setting. We are actually going to take these to the neighbors house tomorrow for his barbecue and 4th of July fireworks but it looked cute so we left them. The poppers were placed in plastic baggies that are normally used for jewelry supplies and a topper was made that said "Just poppin by to say Happy 4th of July". If you were having them as favors for your own barbecue you could say "Thanks for Poppin by for 4th of July". After that was done the table still needed something and I looked around the house and spotted my red apron collection. I tied the aprons to the back of each chair. A bonus is the had pockets so we were able to make some red twizzler treats to go in the pockets of the aprons for a take home gift for the guests(my immediate We also jazzed up the 2 liters by wrapping with a piece of felt, ribbon, and a tag that said Happy 4th of July. The cups also got a ribbon and we used a pen to write the person's name and Happy 4th of July. The storebought flag cookies got a quick sucker stick and were put into the oven. We threw this together in about an hour. Enjoy and Happy 4th of July!