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DIY Mini Wreath Ornament

| Christmas, Decorations, DIY

mini wreath ornament diy

It is about that time to start decorating the Christmas tree. Officially in two days it is acceptable to get into the Christmas spirit, blast Christmas music and bring out all of the decorations. I started slightly early but I am just ready for Christmas time! It’s fun to decorate for and Christmas crafts are the best. These little diy mini wreath ornament were really easy to make. You can put them on the tree or make a mini wreath garland! I got all of the supplies from the dollar store. read more

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 Christmas Gift Bags

| Christmas, DIY, Gift bags

DIY Christmas Gift Bags and Tags

I love giving gifts and receiving gifts for Christmas. It is always nice if the gifts have a personal touch or something handmade. Handmade gifts are great but they can be time consuming to make. You can add personal touches to gifts by wrapping them with some fun diy Christmas gift bags and tags. These cute ideas include snowflakes, reindeer, Santa and more of the Christmas classics! People will love to receive gifts with these cute wrappings. Here are some fun ideas from around the web!

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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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Easy Party Appetizers

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Easy Party Appetizers

I love parties but I never know what food to make. I am not much of a cook so I always need to make something easy. I want the food to be easy to make but super tasty. I found some amazing recipes from around the web that are both tasty and simple to make. There is something for all types of parties from fun kids parties to classy adult soirees! These easy party appetizers are sure to please a crowd and will disappear in minutes.

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These Buffalo Chicken Bites look amazing! From A Pumpkin and A Princess read more

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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Creative Ways To Serve Appetizers

| Food, Party ideas

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Popcorn cups

For parties or having company over I just love appetizers! Partly because I don’t cook a lot and appetizers can be easier. Also, if I mess something up then at least there are other options. It takes the pressure off! Appetizers tend to take less time to make and eat ;). They are good for social eating because you can walk around and mingle while enjoying tiny bites. Although, I tend to end up glued to the food because I that’s one of the best parts about parties. Presentation is an important part about serving appetizers. I’ve seen so many cute ways to serve little bites. These are some creative ways to serve appetizers from around the web, click on the page name to see the recipes and how tos. I also added a few of my own ideas. These ideas can work great for homemade and store bought appetizers. Any food will look great served in these creative ways! read more

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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Easy Pizza Cup Appetizers

| Food, Football Party

Appetizer Pizza Cups

I personally do not have a lot of time to cook. Especially for special occasion or large groups of people. While I wish I had time to take cooking classes and perfect the skill, preferably in the south of France. A girl can dream right?! In the meantime I will stick to easy recipes that anyone can prepare in minutes. Let me tell you, these easy pizza cups are as easy as it gets! They use Pillsbury crescent rolls, which are delicious on there own and even better when you add in some pizza goodness. These little bites of pizza are perfect for the non-chef to make as an appetizer or for party food. They were approved by my picky five year old. Kid and adult approved that doesn’t happen often! With the holidays coming up I know everyone needs some easy appetizers or weeknight meals to make for guests from out of town. You have to save the heavy lifting for Thanksgiving. You could also make these for holiday parties. Trust me they will be gone in minutes! read more

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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Printable Winter Gift Card Holders

| Printables, Winter

winter gift card holders

I really like to give and receive gift cards. Honestly I am not the best at picking out gifts. It is so hard to find the perfect gift. Then you don’t know if someone genuinely likes the gift or are just trying to be nice. You want to pick out the perfect gift but you can’t pick out the perfect gift for everyone. Gift cards are a no brainer. Everyone loves a gift card. I would never say no to a Target gift card. I can’t even predict what I will want or need one week to the next from Target. People like to be able to pick out there gifts themselves. These adorable winter gift card holders are perfect for easy winter or Christmas gifts. read more

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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Easy Mini Winter Treats

| Candy, Christmas, Desserts, Winter

Edible snow village

I love winter time when it snows and the trees are covered with snow. It is the best and of course building snowmen! Last year we went up north to Flagstaff to the snow, I live in Phoenix and we have to drive a little bit to get to the snow. When we were there it snowed like crazy. My daughter absolutely loved the snow! We tried to build snowmen but we could not get the snow to roll into a big ball. I don’t know if my snowman building skills are rusty or if the snow was just too fresh. To celebrate winter coming I made some easy mini winter treats. Sort of a mini snow village with mini snowmen and winter trees. These winter treats turned out adorable. They were also incredibly tasty, Reese’s are my favorite. No baking involved here and really fun to make with kids. read more

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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Simple Bow Christmas Wreath

| Christmas, DIY

Gold Bow Wreath

Since it is November that means time to get ready for Christmas! Does everyone get ready in November or is it just me? Thanksgiving is fun but lets get real the decorations can’t compare to Christmas! Put on some Christmas music and start the Christmas decorating projects. This Christmas bow wreath is incredibly easy to make and looks really pretty. You can make it with any color of bows. Traditional red, green, or gold like I did. This wreath is on the small side, but you can make it even bigger and fuller. This one is just one row of bows. If you get a large bag of bows you can make two rows for a large wreath. The large bag of bows was $5 and I used a cake plate that I had for the base. Such an easy do it yourself project for Christmas. This would be a fun easy project to make with a group of friends. read more

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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Trolls Party Games and Activites

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15 Troll Movie Party Games and Activities

15 fun trolls party games and activities!

We are really excited for the Trolls movie in my house! My daughter loves games and activities. She helped me come up with some Troll games and activities! These are all kid approved.

candy trolls game find the trolls

  • Find the troll. Put a troll from my printable tags CLICK HERE underneath a piece of candy or cups. Tape on with double sided tape. Show the kids which cup has the troll then mix them around quickly and see if the kids can guess where the troll ends up. You can do it with the two different trolls and 5 pieces of candy(or cups) to make it more challenging to guess.
  • Decorate a troll. Take blue and pink paper bags. Add googly eyes, stickers, gems, tissue paper, feathers and other decorations.
  • Freeze dance. Put on some music from the movie such as “Cant stop this feeling”. Start the music then stop it after a short time. Every time it stops the kids have to freeze. Dancing and a game in one!
  • Troll pinata! Everyone loves a pinata.
  • Poppy’s popping bubble station because bubbles! You can have individual bubbles or a large bubble maker.
  • Run from the bergan! Have an adult or one person be the bergan/bad guy. Everyone else are trolls, if the trolls are tagged they turn into a bergan and get to tag others. The last good guy wins.
  • Making streamer troll people. Have different teams with different colors of streamers for every team. Each team has to wrap an entire roll of streamers around one team member. Whoever finishes first wins.
  • Streamer troll relay race. Once people are wrapped up as trolls have an obstacle course set up for them to crawl over objects or jump over. This can be made with streamers tied across the room or a hallway.Trolls Balloon Game
  • Balloon game! Everyone loves balloons. I haven’t met a person large or small that doesn’t love balloons. Tie balloons around the kids waists with streamers. Have two teams with two different color balloons. Kids from one team try to chase and steal the other teams balloons. When they steal a balloon the person they stole it from is out and they can put the balloons in a laundry basket or box. Whoever gets the other team out first wins.
  • Crazy troll hair station. Have a station with hair chalk and hair glitter(glitter optional) to make fun bright color troll hair. You can do fun styles as well, depending on your hair skill level.
  • Hide the troll or trolls. Have small troll toys, small balls, candy or plastic eggs with the troll printables taped on them. Hide them, have the kids search for and collect the trolls.
  • Car races! Tape the printables on small wind up cars. Have two teams race Poppy and Branch.
  • Pin the hair on the troll. Get a poster of the trolls. Get cardstock paper in the color of the hair and cut pieces it out in the shape of the hair. Put double sided tape on the back of the papers. Have the kids pin the hair on the poster.
  • Ring toss. Print out the large circle trolls CLICK HERE, Tape onto the top of a wooden dowel. Glue the bottom of the wooden dowel to the middle of a small piece of wood, cardboard or foam board. You can use embrodiery hoops with ribbon wrapped around for the rings(these are cheaper than a ring toss game). If you already have a ring toss game just use that and tape one of the trolls to the base or front.
  • Troll twister. Use the printable mentioned in the line above and tape them to one of the colors on the twister board.
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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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    Trolls Party Printables

    | Party ideas, Printables

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    Trolls party printables gift tags

    We are getting ready for the Trolls movie with a few simple printables inspired by Trolls. These new kind of trolls are way cuter than any trolls I have seen in the past. These Trolls party printables are a good start to a Trolls party. I have printable gift tags that can also be used for cupcake or food toppers. There are also large decorations that can be used for garlands, hanging up, or centerpieces.

    To print them you need a color printer and white cardstock paper. read more

    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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