blowouts

My son loves party blowouts, but I’d never thought about trying to make them myself until I saw the easy tutorial on A Tasteful Riot. Her mini party blowouts are made with paper straws, tissue paper, and glassine bags or wrapping paper. In addition to being cheaper than purchased blowouts, they could be customized to perfectly match your party’s …

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My Little Pony Tikkido Birthday

The next time you’re in need of a quick and easy way to wrap a gift, check out the Easy Rainbow Ribbon Gift Wrap Tutorial on Tikkido. She shows how to embellish a package wrapped in plain white paper with a festive decoration made from inexpensive rainbow colored curling ribbons and a My Little Pony toy. This technique could easily be adapted for …

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Washi tape, a type of patterned decorative masking tape, is a must-have item in any crafter’s supply stash. I already have more rolls of tape than I could ever possibly use, but I keep buying more!

If you’re looking for cute handmade party favors, these washi tape ribbon wands from Washi Tape Crafts certainly fit the bill. They can even …

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family reunion

If you’re planning a family reunion this summer, Cricut has instructions for how to create your own personalized family reunion t-shirts. The instructions require a Cricut Explore and the Cricut Design Space software, but similar results could be achieved using your favorite image editing software and inkjet fabric transfer paper.

Wouldn’t these be adorable party favors?…

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favors
Every kid I know thinks loot bags are the best part of the party, but I hate filling bags with stuff that I know will be tossed aside after 10 minutes of play. Childhood 101 has put together an amazing link roundup featuring 25 loot bag ideas for children’s parties. Many of the suggestions can be created even if you’re on …

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My son and his friends love water balloons, but I hate having to spend my time filling and tying balloons when I’d rather be chatting with my guests. Sponge bombs are the perfect water balloon alternative for outdoor summer parties. They can be easily made with cheap kitchen sponges from your local dollar store. Make them in a variety of …

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Mod Podge is one of my favorite crafting supplies, so I thought these decorated sunglasses were a clever summer craft project. Mod Podge Rocks shows you how to use Mod Podge to apply glitter or decorated paper to cheap sunglasses. Since dollar stores often have a large selection of plain sunglasses for children and adults, this seems like a fabulous …

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limoncello-recipe

I came across this Limoncello recipe and it brought back so many memories that I had to share it with you. I first tasted Limoncello at a mountain Distillery in Australia. We of course were talked into a few bottles of different concoctions from the amazingly quirky owners of the TamborineMountainDistillery. In fact the hand-painted bottle my Limoncello came in …

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Pinata’s are loads of fun but can be quite dangerous. We have always had a pinata or something similar at our parties as my kids ask for one every year. We have done the pull pinata’s and the punch bowl idea too. I love the way these look like Unicorns too but that could just be me.  Full tutorial

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chalkboard t-shirts

These Chalkboard shirts could be used as a “Party Craft” or create a whole party theme around them. Teenagers will not only love making them but they get to write their own words onto the shirt over and over again. I can envision a chalk board party with lot of fun fonts and black and white food. Full tutorial here

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