Fun Ideas For a Tractor Themed Birthday Party

Fun Ideas For a Tractor Themed Birthday Party

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If your little one has a birthday that falls in the fall, a great theme for them would be a Tractor Themed Birthday Party! Fall is filled with all things outdoors. Pumpkin patches, farming, ect. So what better way to celebrate the fall season than with a Tractor themed birthday party right!? Of course, it doesn’t have to be fall to enjoy a tractor themed birthday party, but you know what I mean, ha! We recently attended one of these fun birthday parties and I thought I would share some of the awesome ideas the host had! Let’s check them out! [Read more…]

Halloween Recipes That Are Perfect For Your Halloween Party

Halloween Recipes That Are Perfect For Your Halloween Party

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Who is excited about the upcoming Halloween season!? I know I am! Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. I think I can think my mom for this. One of our favorite things to do is watch scary movies together. Plus, Halloween stuff is one of the most fun things to craft. Who doesn’t like making gross and/or bloody stuff? It can’t be just me!  [Read more…]

Halloween Party Tips

Halloween Party Tips

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Can you believe Halloween is in less than a week!? We love throwing Halloween parties each year and as of 2 years ago we had an even better reason to celebrate because my nephew was born on Halloween! Having a Halloween party is like having any other party expect you get to dress up and scare people (or not, depending on what your style is). Since I’ve planned quite a few Halloween parties I thought I would share with your my Halloween Party Tips! Ready to check them out?
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Planning The Perfect Halloween Party

Planning The Perfect Halloween Party

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Are you planning on throwing a Halloween party this year? How fun! I love any excuse to party, but with Halloween being my favorite holiday, I love Halloween parties the most. There are so many fun themes, recipes, costumes, and more that can make planning the perfect Halloween party easy and fun! I searched the web for some awesome party ideas and I wanted to share them with you! So what goes into planning the perfect Halloween party? Simple, good food, games, party favors, and decorations. So I’m going to share some of my favorite articles in each category from across the web so you can throw a rocking Halloween party for all your ghosts and ghouls! [Read more…]

Free Printable Bachelorette Party Planning Checklist

Free Printable Bachelorette Party Planning Checklist

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Do you have a Bachelorette party to plan soon? I know there can be a lot that goes into planning a party for the bride, and we might forget something important, so I thought I would make a Free Printable Bachelorette Party Planning Checklist for you to print out and take with you while party planning!  [Read more…]

Bachelorette Party Ideas

Bachelorette Party Ideas

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Are you planning a Bachelorette Party for a friend that is getting married? Wanting to find some Bachelorette Party Ideas that are different than something you have seen before? Then you have come to the right place! I have searched all over the place for some fun, new, classic, different, and awesome Bachelorette Party Ideas and put them all in one place for you!  [Read more…]

Fancy Nancy Birthday Party

Fancy Nancy Birthday Party

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Fancy Nancy Birthday Party

We recently celebrated my daughter’s 5th birthday with a Fancy Nancy Party.  If you are not familiar with the Fancy Nancy series by Jane O’Connor, the books introduce young readers to an advanced level vocabulary and life lessons for children by using the main character, Nancy, who loves all things fancy.

In Nancy’s world, parties are called soirées and you always end a day with a parfait.  We pulled our ideas from the book Oh La La!  It’s Beauty Day  to theme the party and did so within our budget.

I set up a table for the guests to decorate their own fancy bonnet.  Using ribbon, floral bouquets, feather boas, and butterfly picks that I found at the dollar store, the girls had everything they needed to complete their fancy ensemble.

After the hats were made, we headed over to be pampered.  All of the guests received manicures or pedicures, with the color of their choice.  While they waited for their nails to dry, there was a sweet appetizer made to look like nail polish bottles!

Unwrap tootsie rolls and stick one end of a toothpick in the center of one side.  Then insert the toothpick in the middle of a marshmallow.  Dip the marshmallow into a bowl of melted candy melts or chocolate and place on wax paper until hardened.  I used pink candy melts for our party, which can be found in the baking aisle at any craft store.

We also had a beauty stop for facials and fancy hair.  Beach chairs were set up in the yard for relaxing during this spa treatment!   We used plain yogurt for masks and sliced cucumbers for the eyes.

We also had gel and hair chalk for anyone interested in colored or spiky hair.  All of the guests loved the pampering!

For my daughters cake, I made a two layer cake and added red food color to homemade cream cheese icing.  I pulled a bunch of random items out of my craft collection to make the cake fancy!  I used three roses at the base of the cake, and draped a necklace across the top. I clipped cardstock butterflies to  cake pop dowels ( that are found in the baking section ) to finish off the cake!

After the cake, we had to have parfaits!  Fancy Nancy loves parfaits, as do I!  Here is a photo of the table without the ice cream and chocolate toppings!  I used the waffle cone bowls to make our parfaits, and had an array of toppings.  The kids loved making their own parfaits with sprinkles and marshmallows and cookies!  I definitely want to include this whenever I can for future parties!

To finish off the party, we celebrated with a fancy piñata.  My daughter insisted that we have a piñata and I was on a mission to find inspiration for one.  This is a handmade piñata that I did myself after falling in love with a photo from another blog.  I knew that this piñata would fit our Fancy Nancy theme perfectly.

Using tissue paper and staples, I made individual flowers by rolling strips of tissue around my fingers.  The flowers were then glued to my homemade piñata form.  To “hide” the hole, I added tissue paper strips to hang from the bottom.  I ended up having the piñata half pink and half purple because I underestimated how many purple flowers were needed to cover the surface of the balloon.  We stuffed the piñata with individual goodie bags to illuminate the mad dash to get candy and leaving some kids out.

 

My daughter definitely loved the Fancy Nancy Party!  And I had an amazing time planning for it!

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