Saturday, March 10, 2012

The mome raths!

One of our table decorations are these cute mome raths that point the way for Alice to follow when she gets lost. I found this craft here!

Tea sandwiches

Our tea party is going to be a lunch as well, so the girls are going to be eating tea sandwiches cut out with these cute cookie cutters and fruit with these adorable picks with cards attached!

Party favors head band

I made these cute talking daisy head bands to put in the party favor bags. I got the idea here.

After I made the daisy, I used a hot glue gun to attach them to stretchy head bands. They are super cute!

Party craft

During the tea party, the girls will be decorating their own tea cups and saucers. These naked pottery tea cups and saucers can be found here. The tea cups have a hole in the bottom and we will be planting flowers in them.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Gift Bags and Sweet Suitors

We bought a few decks of cards and created these gift bags and made the Queen of Heart's men!

We got the idea for the Suitors from

Painting the roses red!

We are spreading these out and putting these in the bushes by our doorstep. My daughter and I couldn't help singing:

Painting the roses red
We're painting the roses red
We dare not stop
Or waste a drop
So let the paint be spread!

Tea cups

We went to Good Will and picked up a bunch of mismatched tea cups and saucers and attached 'Drink Me' tags to each of them using scrapbook paper , card stock, scrap booking scissors and colorful ribbons.

Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter Tea Party

I folks! I haven't posted in quite a while, but wanted to share what I was doing for my daughter's 6th birthday party. She LOVES Alice in Wonderland, so a tea party was an easy choice this year. I have been preparing for several weeks already and the party is on St. Patrick's Day, so we are getting pretty close! I'll be sharing all the things we have been doing to prepare and what we are doing for the party.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Works of Art

Daddy just got a new office with a big empty wall, so we decided to help him out and create some masterpieces for him to hang. I gave each child a canvas (very cheap from Michael's, of course). I then gave them different colors of acrylic paint and some brushes and told them to pick one color to cover the entire canvas so that there would be no blank white spots. We then let it dry and they continued with their painting.

Yesterday, we took daddy out to lunch from work and the kids were so proud to see their paintings hanging in his office!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Bug Jar

The kids have been very interested in bugs lately. They love ctaching ants and fireflies. I made them these bug jars out of plastic peanut butter containers. I painted a bee and a lady bug on the lid and then we used a small drill bit to put a few holes in the top. The kids have been catching bugs all morning. So fun!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

4th of July Shirts

Like I mentioned before, the kids will be in a 4th of July parade tomorrow and we made them special shirts to wear. We used sponges in the shapes of stars. You can either make them yourself or buy them at Michael's. We used fabric paint and put stars all over the front and back of the shirt! We used paint brushes to touch up any holes that were made by the sponges.

They can't wait to wear them tomorrow. They are with daddy right now decorating their bikes that they will ride in the parade.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

4th of July Hats

Every year we have a parade in our neighborhood that the kids can ride their bikes in for the 4th of July. We made some cool hats that we got from Michael's and then decorated it with some star stickers! They can't wait to wear these in the parade!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Art Work Frame

We got some unfinished wood frames and painted them so that we could put the watercolor initials in them. We are hanging them in the kids' playroom.

We used some acrylic paint and the kids just covered every bit of the wood. They are so proud of their masterpieces!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Watercolor Initials

We saw this one at Blissfully Domestic. I couldn't wait to do that with the kids and hang their creations in their playroom.
1. Using your computer, make the largest letter you can in whatever font you want
2. Put clear contact paper over the letter and using a knife, trace around the outline of the letter
3. Stick the letter on the card stock
4. Paint away
5. Once the paint is dry, take the contact paper off
This is part one of our project with this one. More to come tomorrow! :)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Father's Day Card for Dad REPOST from V-day

For Valentine's Day we made a giant card for daddy and the kids named all the reasons why they loved him and I wrote them on smaller hearts in the middle. This could also be done for Father's Day. Instead of hearts, you could use Stars. VERY cute! I must say that I think that this was by far my husband's favorite card EVER.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Father's Day Stepping Stone

This is the 3rd year in a row that we have made stepping stones for Father's Day. Both of my kids make their very own every year, give it to their daddy and he puts them in our garden. The kids LOVE making them because each year the kids put their hand print right in the middle and then they decorate it. They love seeing how much their hands have grown on their older ones. In addition to the hand print, we also write their name and the year on them. We love them! The stone kits we got were from Michael's as they are on sale EVERY year at this time. They are a wonderful keepsake.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Father's Day Beverage Cooler

We have already begun getting ready for Father's Day! It is kind of risky at this point because it is SO VERY difficult for a 3 and a 5 year old to keep a secret.

We decorated Colorful Foam Drink Cozies that I got from Michael's with foam stickers. On the bottom it says who it is from. The kids had a lot of fun with them and actually want one of their own, which I find strange because neither one of them drinks anything that comes in a can (soda). I suppose I could put water bottles in them. :)

Monday, June 8, 2009

Peanut Butter Suprise Cookies

As many of you know, my family LOVES ANYTHING with peanut butter and chocolate. The kids and I decided to try this recipe just because it looked so gosh darn yummy. Thanks again, my dear friend Martha Stewart. You came through again! :)

Just to mix things up, I followed the recipe from here, and did half the batch on cookie sheets as the directions called for and the other half I put in mini muffin tins. They were both equally delicious.