Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Merry Christmas 2012

Glory to God in the Highest,
and on earth peace,
good will toward men.
Luke 2:14

Christmas eve dinner was spent at my sister's before we headed to our church for the candlelight service.

On Christmas Day, we had a gathering with my husband's relatives that was held at his cousin's house.  Amidst the chaos of too many kids, aunts, food and tons of presents, here is my Christmas set up for the kids and kids at heart...

Free Printables from Bird's Party via HGTV

mini chocolate donuts, red M&Ms, pretzels
and white sprinkles make fun Reindeer Donuts

'Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas spent with loved ones!

Monday, December 10, 2012

LEGO® Friends 7th Birthday

A week ago, I helped set up a LEGO® Friends 7th Birthday Party for a sweet little girl.  The mom contacted me about 4 weeks prior and she sent me a picture of the celebrant's LEGO® Friends set.  I never heard of it before and I'm so glad to have been introduced to this "girly" LEGO® world.  Yeah, there are some controversy about this series with gender equality blah, blah...but hey, my 5 year old loves her Cinderella LEGO® Duplo and regular LEGO®.  She builds airplanes for Cinderella and her prince to ride, lol!  Anyway, back to the party...

Let's start with the sweets:

cake by Peridot Sweets
cookies by Peridot Sweets
bundtinis from Nothing Bundt Cakes
chocolate LEGO® bricks
ice trays for chocolate molds from Amazon
candy bricks from It'Sugar at Town Square
also available from Amazon

rainbow Twizzlers

The mom wrapped juice boxes to look like LEGO® bricks and she ordered the water bottle wrap file from etsy.  I added the extra water bottle bling on the caps. 

drink station

It helped to have a crafty mom.  Not only did she do the juice boxes, but she also wrapped all the background LEGO® boxes, attached circles on the gift bags and covered the giant brick backdrop we had hanging on the wall.  She also made hair bow clips for the girls.  Check out all the LEGO® swag we had :)

drink cups from Party City
We had three different activities for the kids:  guess how many bricks, coloring station, and build the tallest tower.

coloring pages printed from
LEGO® website

These kids just naturally knew how to LEGO® party :)  This was another awesome party that I'm thinking of having a 6th birthday party like this one again next September...we shall see ;) 

welcome sign at the door

Faith and Danika
birthday girl
Happy Birthday, Danika!