Thankful Tree

| Crafts, Decorations, Thanksgiving

Thankful Tree! Write down what you are thankful for on a leaf and add it to the thankful tree

I am jumping on the bandwagon and making a Thankful tree! I have an abundance of fall leaves so why not! I was tempted to take all of my fall leaves, put them in a pile and jump in it. The fake ones are as close as I get to falling leaves since I live in Arizona. There is still time I might still make a pile of leaves ;).

Any way to show thanks is good and I like the idea of using it for decoration as well. Earlier this week I made thankful balloons that were a lot of fun, you can see them here: http://valeventgal.com/2015/11/thankful-balloons/ I am using both the tree and balloons for Thanksgiving. We are adding leaves to the thankful tree throughout the month that we are thankful for to keep up the grateful spirit. I have a lot to be thankful for and some of them are silly things like pizza but sometimes it’s good to acknowledge the little things too! 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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Thanksgiving Cupcakes

| Cupcakes, Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving cupcakes that look like savory Thanksgiving food but taste like sweet treats

Thanksgiving cupcakes are not the typical Thanksgiving food but it is nice to have something besides pie.I think every holiday is a cupcake occasion. I do love pie but I like to have a variety of desserts, in one sitting. I have a thing for sweets that look like savory foods. If you haven’t seen my hot dog cupcakes check those out too:  http://valeventgal.com/2015/06/hot-dog-cupcakes/ Everyone will love these cupcakes and be super impressed with how much they look like mashed potatoes, corn, and stuffing. They are easy to make and you can use store bought cupcakes to save time or use your favorite cupcake recipe. You could make one or all of these for your Thanksgiving dessert table! 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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Thankful Balloons!

| Balloons, Thanksgiving

Thankful Balloons. Write what you are thankful for on a balloon to show thanks this Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is coming up soon! Do you usually cook for Thanksgiving? I have never been the one to cook everything for Thanksgiving. I can make a simple side dish and bake a pie. My mom usually cooks the turkey and most of the meal. I will help out with what I can but cooking just doesn’t come naturally to me. I am thankful for my mom for all that she does around the holidays and really year round. I am thankful for my entire family because I really lucked out with an amazing family! I thought a fun way to show what you are thankful for on Thanksgiving is with thankful balloons. You can decorate balloons with fall leafs and write what you are thankful for. They are easy to make and fun to take pictures with so you can remember what everyone is thankful for. You can take pictures all together with the balloons as a background or individually holding up the balloons. A fun way to show thanks! 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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Pinterest Fails, What You Are Doing Wrong

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Pinterest Fails what you are doing wrong

Pinterest fails! We’ve all been there, right? If not then in the words of Chris Farley ” well la de fricken da” aren’t you special(maybe I’m a bit jealous). My worst Pinterest fail was when I tried to make cake pops. I saw a cute picture of cake pops and thought that doesn’t look too hard, right?! Wrong, I ended up with clumpy balls of cake that were falling apart and a huge mess. I had to go with plan B and buy some cookies from the store :(. I may or may not have ended up shame eating all of the messy cake pops. They did taste good at least! I like to look at the pictures of pinterest fails because they are hilarious! If you can’t laugh at yourself and others what is the point of life?! Sometimes we fail so hard that we just give up on that type of project. Luckily after my first fail at cake pops I tried again and now I am cake pop obsessed! Pinterest fails happen to the best of us but here are a few ideas of what you are doing wrong so you can kick that projects butt the next time! If at first you don’t succeed try try again. These are all about baking because that is the area I have seen the most fails in and have my own experience in failures! Unfortunately I haven’t taken pictures of all of my fails. Some would be good for a laugh! 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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Halloween Party Crafts and Treats

| Decorations, Desserts, DIY, Halloween, Holidays

Halloween Party Crafts and Treats

I can’t believe it is finally Halloween week! I have been so busy with Halloween projects for the past month. I thought it would be a good idea to put them all together in case you missed anything. These Halloween party crafts and treats are all easy to make for a fun Halloween party. We are definitely prepared for Halloween, at least with decorations and desserts. I still don’t have a costume but I always throw something together last minute. I keep seeing so many adorable diy costumes I just haven’t been able to decide. My indecisiveness leads to procrastination and then I will be up late the night before making a costume haha. My daughter on the other hand has been wearing her costume for the past couple weeks. She wants to wear it all the time! Hopefully it will make it to Halloween in one piece. 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 Washi Tape Serving Tray

| Crafts, Decorations, DIY, Drink, Washi Tape

DIY Washi Tape Serving Tray. Serve up drinks on a festive serving tray made decorative with washi tape

Happy Friday! Since it is the weekend and I am on weekend time this post is a little late. It is also super duper easy because that’s what weekends are for! If you are entertaining and doing cocktails this is a fun DIY Washi Tape Serving Tray. I love washi tape because it can dress up a lot of things and you can make easy decorations with not a lot of skill needed. I used this dollar store plate I had and dressed it up for cocktails. Sprinkles are also always a nice touch too ;).

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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 Washi Tape Letters

| Crafts, Decorations, DIY, Washi Tape

DIY Washi Tape Letters for a kids room or birthday party decor! - Copy

DIY washi tape letters are a great decoration for a kids room or for birthday parties. My daughter Keira is obsessed with letters right now. She has to point out any time she sees a letter especially K for Keira. She wanted a K for her room and we will probably get the rest of the letters in her name to hang up in her room. I first wanted to try out a K. I was thinking glitter letters but didn’t want to deal with the mess. My place still has glitter from the last glitter project ;). Decorative tape or washi tape are so easy to work with and pretty. 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 Bunting Cake Topper

| Crafts, DIY, Washi Tape

DIY Bunting Cake Topper

This DIY Bunting Cake Topper is super easy to make and a fun way to dress up a cake. Just add sprinkles and this cute cake topper! This can be great for the person who isn’t the best at frosting a cake or to dress up a store bought cake. Plus sprinkles, never underestimate the power of sprinkles! You could do so many colors and patterns to fit any theme.

What you need:

Twine

Washi tape

Paper straws

Scissors

Washi tape Fold washi tape over

Tie the twine to two paper straws spread out about 8 inches. Fold small pieces (about 2 inches) of washi tape over the top of the twine. Continue folding them over lined up until you cover the entire twine leaving just a small bit on each end empty. 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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Fall table runner

| Decorations, DIY, Fall

Fall table runner and hello fall pumpkin

I wanted to brighten up the table for fall so I decided to make this fun fall table runner. It was really cheap ($2) and easy to make. It doesn’t have to be just for fall but orange is a good fall color. Plus I have been seeing a lot of orange with black and white this fall. Orange is my daughters favorite color right now. It’s funny since orange is not most kids favorite color. However, this time of year is perfect for it with all the fall decor and of course Halloween! Now she can enjoy all of the orange decorations everywhere! By the time the next holiday rolls around she will probably have a new favorite. Although my favorite color as a kid was purple and that one stuck. You never know, kids are unpredictable! 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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Fall Printables

| Fall, Printables

Fall Printables- Pumpkin Spice and everything nice. Hello, Fall! - Val Event Gal

Fall is such a lovely time isn’t it?! It is a time for all things pumpkin. I love love all of the pumpkin stuff. I load up on all things pumpkin. Pumpkin bread, lattes, spice, and pies. Then by the end of pumpkin season I feel like I never want to see anything pumpkin ever again. By the time fall comes around the next year I am ready for it again! I made some fall printables to show my love for fall. Pumpkin spice and everything nice! I also made a Hello, Fall one and you can grab them down below. Whichever one tickles your fancy. I know not everyone is into the pumpkin spice. I personally have come around to love it, but that wasn’t always the case. When I first tried a pumpkin spice latte I wasn’t a fan. Now I can’t get enough. It’s like when you hear a song and think what is this terrible assault on my ears. Then after the tenth time you are humming along. After the twentieth time you are full on car dancing and loving it! It only took me about twenty pumpkin spice lattes to really fall in love. I’m kidding it was really only about five. 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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