If you have visited my bloggy before you might know I like candy melts. I like making cute desserts and most of them don’t involve a ton of baking or complicated baking. I’m a shallow baker like that because it has to look pretty. Luckily when you work with something like candy melts it tastes yummy and they are really easy to work with. These chocolate firework pops require zero back and are really fun for the 4th of July! If you want to do some baking you can use them as toppers for cupcakes. You can also buy store bought cupcakes(I wont tell) and top them with these fun fireworks!
I always get myself in a lot of trouble when I go to Target. They have everything and sometimes I just want it all! I always have to stop at the dollar spot because there are some really great finds there. Especially if you like to craft they always have something fun. I don’t feel bad about these purchases because it’s only a dollar(or 3 or 5). While at Target shopping for a trip I saw these cute star napkins and red stripped paper straws. I thought I could make some kind of wands out of them and made these firework wands! I just love how cute these turned out. In the past I’ve made snowflake wands and flower wands. My daughter really loves any of the wands I’ve made so any time I can make wands I make them.
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.
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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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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?
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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