May 2017 archive

Beach Towel Gift Bag

| DIY, Gift bags

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Summertime just makes me want to relax by the pool and not worry about a thing. In stores I keep seeing outfits and activities for summer, which means it is time to stock up on summer essentials! I am always one of the first people to get cute colorful towels, sunglasses, and flip flops. In Phoenix we start getting ready for summer early because it feels like summer in March. My latest summer obsession is those adorable drink pool floats that look like swans and flamingos. How great is it that now you can have your Coca-Cola™ or Diet Coke®  floating along with you in the pool to cool you off in the heat of summer! I thought why keep all of the summer fun to myself? This year I am spreading some summer fun with the friends I can’t wait to share the summer with by giving them a beach towel gift bag. Since summer is all about relaxing I didn’t want to make anything difficult but I wanted to think of a fun way to give a simple summer gift. I had the idea to make a beach towel into a gift basket. It was easier than I expected and works perfect for summer. With a few simple steps you will have an easy summer gift on the go and be at the pool before you know it! 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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Fourth Of July Pretzels

| 4th of July

Fourth Of July is coming up. Ok it’s a month away but it’s the next big holiday to decorate for so bring it on. I also had to come up with a tasty treat for the occasion. I love how cute these chocolate covered Fourth of July pretzels turned out! Dip anything in colorful chocolate and it will turn out amazing. That’s just a fact. Anyone can make these cute little flags for a treat on the Fourth of July. This week I am moving across the country to be with my fiance who is in the military and I am feeling the need to spread some patriotic love. I typically do that in craft or dessert form. I’m also going to keep this short and sweet because I need some sleep before the move. 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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Ice Cream Party Printables

| Banners, Ice Cream, Printables

Printables for Ice Cream Party

It is time to get this ice cream party started! Of course you need some fun ice cream party printables with sprinkles and cherries on top. I thought pink and yellow would make cute bright summer colors for a fun party. You can add fun tissue paper tassels and decorations to go with these cute printables. I have banners and toppers oh my! I am on a printable making kick for summer celebrations. If you like summer entertaining you have come to the right spot. I have ice cream, mermaids, flamingos, and more fun ideas to come so keep an eye out. Plus, if you are registered for my newsletter you get access to a ton of free party printables starting with the summer ones going all year round. I have some other fun ideas for the summer with boredom busters. I will hopefully have an announcement for that coming soon. 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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Ice Cream Candy Cones

| Ice Cream, Printables

Who else is ready for an ice cream party? I love ice cream, not as much as my daughter who would have it for every meal but I do love it. I also think it makes for a cute party theme. Balloons work great for ice cream and ice cream decorations are adorable! I also think at ice cream parties you need some other sweet treat besides ice cream. That is why I made these adorable little ice cream candy treat cups. Fill them with colorful candy. It could be Sixlets like I did or other fun colored candy. I made printable cones. They are really tiny and cute for making individual candy portions. Put the candy in cellophane bags and top with red tissue paper for a cherry or even better red craft pom pom balls. I used tissue paper because that’s what I had. 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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Fruit Ice Cream Cones

| Desserts, DIY, Ice Cream, Pineapples

Summer is the perfect time for fruit and for ice cream. Well this doesn’t include a lot of actually fruit more like ice cream that looks like fruit. Does fruit flavor ice cream count as fruit? I’d say it does! I made cute little fruit ice cream cones that look like watermelons and pineapples. Two of my favorite cute fruits! Confession I didn’t have a ton of ice cream because everyone in my family ate the ice cream before I could use it. Don’t they know prop ice cream when they see it! They didn’t turn out as full as I would like because of the lack of ice cream but you get the idea. 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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Flamingo Party Game

| Games, Printables

Every party needs some games and a flamingo party is no exception! I made this fun spin on the class pin the tail on the donkey game. This is pin the tail feather on the flamingo. It’s a fun game for any flamingo, summer or tropical game. This game comes in a printable file just get the print printed out at a printing place in an engineering print size or large print size. That’s a big size for everyone to play and have fun! Play this flamingo party game that your guests will love! 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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Flamingo Party Printables

| Decorations, DIY, Printables

Fun Flamingo Party Printables

You cannot have a flamingo party without some fabulous party printables! There are not a lot of flamingo decorations you will find at the store. That is why I needed to create some party printables. I made these cute little flamingos that are ready to party with you! They come in a few different styles for banners, toppers, and other adorable decorations. You can really get creative with how you use these printables to really make them your own!

Lets get this party started!

Flamingo banner  with the light blue just around the edge CLICK HERE. It is just one sheet that you can print as many times as you want to make as big of a banner as you want! Punch two holes in the top towards the center of each circle then string through ribbon and hang it up. 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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Flamingo Treats

| Uncategorized

These flamingos are almost too cute to eat but they are edible! I made some cute cupcake and donut flamingos that are super simple to make with printable flamingo heads to add as toppers then pipe cleaners for the legs. They are tall but they have to stand tall like a flamingo to be a true flamingo treat. This is another one that I made a video for hopefully the video will help show you how easy they are to make. I also have some easy instructions for the bodies.

All you need are cupcakes or donuts. I have to say I prefer the donuts with the candy melts but with frosting piping the cupcakes would look adorable! 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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Mermaid Party Ideas, Crafts, and Treats

| Mermaid party

Mermaid Party Ideas, Crafts, and Treats

This is a perfect time of year to throw a mermaid party! I have loved mermaids since I was a kid! I used to play with The Little Mermaid toys in the bath and try to sing like Ariel. My sister and I got about 10 toys from happy meals at McDonalds. Back in the day when it was a part of our weekly routine to get happy meals. I miss the days of happy meals. My grandmother used to also like to play mermaids with us kids. She would pretend like the hammock was a net and she caught us. We would put pool rings around our ankles to be able to swim like a mermaid. I was basically part fish with the amount of time I swam around in the pool playing mermaid. Sadly I never turned into a mermaid. Luckily, kids still love mermaids and they are never going out of style! Here are some amazing mermaid party ideas, crafts, and treats from around the web. There are so many creative mermaid ideas that you have to try! 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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Flamingo Chocolate Pops

| Candy, Desserts

I love flamingos! They are so fun for summer. Since the invention of flamingo pool floats and flamingo drink floats they have become a summer staple. I could not be happier about that. They are just so pretty for celebrations! I love all things pink so bring on the pink flamingos! I made these adorable flamingo chocolate pops that were really easy to make. All you need are candy melts and some gold or pink pipe cleaners for the legs. I am working on my video skills so I did a video for how to make these but I can also walk you through the steps. 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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