DIY Fruit Balloons

| Balloons, DIY

DIY Fruit Balloons! Celebrate summer by making these simple DIY balloons.

Fruit is making its way into a lot of parties these days. Decorations and food(obviously) are filled with fruity ideas. I love eating fruit I know surprisingly I don’t just eat cupcakes and donuts. I also love bright fruit decorations and parties. I naturally gravitate towards bright colors and fruit is right up my alley. I also really like the look of the fun summer fruits plus eating them. These fruit balloons are really simple to make for any celebration.

colorful summer balloons

What you need to make them:

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About Valerie Lewis

Hi I'm Val! I love coffee and cupcakes(breakfast of champions), getting crafty with my daughter and making easy DIY parties to celebrate all of life's special moments. Come party with me!

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Bacon Pinata

| Brunch, Crafts, Decorations, DIY

Bacon Pinata. Fun for parties and Father's Day.

Who doesn’t love bacon?! Besides vegetarians(sorry vegetarians this post is not for you). I don’t know too many people that don’t love bacon. I personally love all breakfast/brunch foods better than other foods. I could do brunch every day and breakfast for dinner every day! We do breakfast for dinner a lot and that has to include some bacon. I made this mini bacon pinata and I think it turned out adorable. You can use the same technique to make a larger bacon pinata or you could make it even tinier. For little ones just fill them with small candy. For the larger ones you can fill them with candy and mini plastic drink bottles. I’m assuming this pinata would be appealing to the adult crowd more than the kid crowd. Adults need more pinatas in there life. I think adults need to hit something and eat some candy more than kids ;). I’ve seen hamburger pinatas in stores but not bacon.

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About Valerie Lewis

Hi I'm Val! I love coffee and cupcakes(breakfast of champions), getting crafty with my daughter and making easy DIY parties to celebrate all of life's special moments. Come party with me!

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15 Easy Birthday Morning Surprises for Kids

| Birthday Party

15 Easy Birthday Morning Surprises For Kids!

Every year for my daughters birthday I want to have something special waiting for her when she wakes up. This is complicated by the fact that I am not a morning person and my ability to accomplish anything early is nonexistent. That is why I wanted to come up with some simple birthday surprises. These 15 easy birthday morning surprises for kids work perfectly for the half ass moms like myself. It is a badge I wear proudly because you can’t do it all all the time. Plus, with birthday parties getting more and more extravagant birthday mornings have to be simple. I love to make things for parties but for my daughters birthday this year I am keeping it simple. Its nice to give yourself a break sometimes and keep birthdays easy. Although if you want to go big I have some ideas for that too ;). Do one or more of these ideas for your kid and they will have a memorable birthday morning!

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About Valerie Lewis

Hi I'm Val! I love coffee and cupcakes(breakfast of champions), getting crafty with my daughter and making easy DIY parties to celebrate all of life's special moments. Come party with me!

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Beach Sandals Cupcakes

| Cupcakes, Desserts

Beach Sandals Cupcakes. A fun dessert for summer and beach themed celebrations

I’m in serious need of some beach time. I’m sure we all are, am I right?! I used to live in San Diego but now I live in Phoenix. When it gets to this time of year I miss the beach. I just want to put my feet in the sand. For now I will have to settle for a pool. Even if I can’t get the real thing it is a great time of year for beach themed parties. These beach sandals cupcakes are perfect for summer and beach parties. They’re simple to make and you can bring the beach to you! I just love making(eating) cupcakes and needed to get my cupcake fix.

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About Valerie Lewis

Hi I'm Val! I love coffee and cupcakes(breakfast of champions), getting crafty with my daughter and making easy DIY parties to celebrate all of life's special moments. Come party with me!

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Pink Pool Float S’mores

| Candy, Desserts

Pink Pool Float S'mores are a fun dessert for summer!

If you have visited my blog you probably know that I like to make some random things. I just have weird ideas pop into my head and try to make them. That is basically my blog in a nutshell. I wanted to make some s’mores because s’mores are always a fun summer dessert but I had to make the s’mores into something cute. These pink pool float s’mores are really adorable for summer parties. These are like the old school pool floats not the new fancy ones. I like the new donut pool floats because donuts but I have a special place in my heart for the older pool floats. The ones as a kid we used to make into a ride with pretend shark attacks. I don’t know if that is a thing my sister and I just did or if everyone did that as a kid. Anyways these are really cute and easy to make for pool parties!

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About Valerie Lewis

Hi I'm Val! I love coffee and cupcakes(breakfast of champions), getting crafty with my daughter and making easy DIY parties to celebrate all of life's special moments. Come party with me!

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Colorful DIY Summer Wreath

| Crafts, DIY

Colorful DIY Summer Wreath

Something about summer just makes me want to make things with bright colors, in this case a colorful diy summer wreath. Okay, I am actually like that year round but sunshine and bright colors go together so well. A long time ago I had bought these colorful straws that have just been sitting there. I don’t know if I bought them for a party or just because I thought I might need some colorful straws to brighten up my drinks. Either way I haven’t really used them and when I came across them I thought they needed to be used for a craft project. I was thinking maybe a chandelier but I really wanted to make a summer wreath to hang on the door so I decided to go with a wreath. This is a really simple wreath with simple materials that I had around the house. I like to do that a lot. Look in my craft supplies, see what I have and what I can turn it into. It’s like a scavenger hunt! This colorful diy summer wreath is easy to make and perfect for summer parties!

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About Valerie Lewis

Hi I'm Val! I love coffee and cupcakes(breakfast of champions), getting crafty with my daughter and making easy DIY parties to celebrate all of life's special moments. Come party with me!

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DIY Big Drink Umbrellas

| Crafts, Decorations, DIY

DIY Big Drink Umbrellas. Perfect decorations for a summer celebration or for large drinks!

It is starting to really feel like summer, which makes me want to celebrate! I got some little drink umbrellas and I was thinking a bigger version would be perfect for party decorations. Bigger is always better right?! I love either teeny tiny decorations or giant over sized things. I love these diy big drink umbrellas. I will be using them all summer long. You can put them in large drinks like a giant margarita or use them for centerpieces in a vase. Don’t they just make you want to be on the beach with a pina colada?

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About Valerie Lewis

Hi I'm Val! I love coffee and cupcakes(breakfast of champions), getting crafty with my daughter and making easy DIY parties to celebrate all of life's special moments. Come party with me!

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Movie Party Desserts

| Cookies

Movie Party Desserts

For my nieces birthday she had an outdoor movie party and it was a blast. I made these fun movie party desserts with popcorn cupcakes and marquee light cookies! I know a lot of people are now getting to the time of year where it is nice enough outside to do outdoor parties. We are sadly at the end of that time of year here so we will be moving the parties indoors. Even for an indoor movie night or slumber party movie night these movie party desserts are a fun treat! Everyone at the party loved the desserts.

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About Valerie Lewis

Hi I'm Val! I love coffee and cupcakes(breakfast of champions), getting crafty with my daughter and making easy DIY parties to celebrate all of life's special moments. Come party with me!

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DIY Marble Balloons

| Art party, Balloons, DIY

DIY Marble Balloons

Continuing with all things marbled! I have been seeing many party places making marble balloons and I thought it would be fun to make them myself. The benefit of making them yourself is you can make them in any colors you want. I went with bright colors but pastels would be pretty and sparkly would look so good too! You can use different color balloons but the white is nice for making the colors really pop. I tried a few different ways of swirling so you can see what type of look you like and go with that. The one up front above reminds me of out space and would look really cool on black balloons.

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About Valerie Lewis

Hi I'm Val! I love coffee and cupcakes(breakfast of champions), getting crafty with my daughter and making easy DIY parties to celebrate all of life's special moments. Come party with me!

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DIY Marble Serving Tray

| DIY

DIY Marble Serving Tray! Make this pretty serving tray with marble edges to match any party colors

I’m really in to the marbling trend lately. It is so easy to marble things and the end result is always pretty. For drinks I like to take plain serving trays from the dollar store and dress them up to give them more of a theme. With marbling you can use any color combination. I went with pink blue and orange. I love how the colors look to together! It is easier to marble a tray than cups and you can serve any kind of drinks on the tray.

What you need to make this tray:

white plate or serving tray

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About Valerie Lewis

Hi I'm Val! I love coffee and cupcakes(breakfast of champions), getting crafty with my daughter and making easy DIY parties to celebrate all of life's special moments. Come party with me!

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