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Trick or Treat

If you are looking for some last-minute treat ideas check this out:
Also, I made some cake pops last spring (inspired by an orange on a tea cup) that could easily double as pumpkins. Here is how I made them! But first, check out Bakerella and her video here:
 They are a lot of steps but pretty cute, eh? Here’s how I packaged them and I’ll show how I made them into place cards another day!
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beautiful birthday girl {ELLA} & a few tutorials

This past weekend we got to celebrate one of my favorite things:
our little friend Ella’s 1st Birthday
I knew I wanted to make her a special party hat and banner but I was not sure where to start.  So I got out my scraps, used the invites & cupcake toppers for inspiration and got to work.  Here’s how it turned out! Cute! Right? Well it helps when the little model is gorgeous! Check out my Crepe Paper Flowers & Party Hat TUTORIALS below.  Hope it inspires you to try!
 
first you gotta make a few Crepe Paper Flowers…here is a quick TUTORIAL with pictures
Party Hat TUTORIAL {for babies & the young at heart}

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*the invite for the party and these graphics are from www.modernmomentsdesigns.com*
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HOLIDAY randomness {tea parties, birthdays, kids & new year fun}

christmasTRADITIONS
Christmas, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Tremper Fam, Birthday Fun, a Hot Chocolate Tea Party & a little New Year’s dinner!
 
Here are some pics of Paige making cookies with Daddy!  They made them for Auntie Mishawn’s birthday request…Homemade Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches
 (try saying that 3 times fast)!
Don’t you love her apron (another great gift from Auntie Shannon)?
I made this crown with a $1 store paper crown that had a little girl princess design on it.  First I painted it and then while it was wet I covered it in glitter!  I added the flowers with rhinestone brads & the numbers are just a print out from our computer that I cut out with special scalloped scissors. This project is easy and quick and special!
To make the cookie sandwiches we used the Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe {it is the BEST}…find it HERE! To make the sandwiches be sure to let the cookies cool to room temperature and then just add good vanilla ice cream (like Bryers) & chill!
 
We love Auntie Mishawn!
Annual Christmas Time with the Trempers! Wooohooo! We had so much fun (although getting a good picture was impossible)!
I even had time to squeeze in a little tea party for the girls…complete with PB&J sandwiches in Christmas shapes, Candy Cane Scones and Candy Cane Hot Chocolate! Yum! You could easily do this for Valentine’s Day with heart cookie cutters instead!  I told the girls to make sure they put their pinkies up…so cute!
I basically just put a bunch of red things that I had in the cupboards on their plates!
New Year’s Day “Fancy Dinner” with just the four of us!  Paige got all into it and helped me set the table…we talked about our “high’s & low’s” of 2010 and it was a great night!
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baby shower LOVE for lacey & baby

Recently My Mom, Sister and I got to throw a shower for our dear friend Lacey!  As you can tell we love Lacey and we love throwing parties!  It was a dessert shower with a monkey theme and a ton of people and it was just wonderful.  We had a great time celebrating her little family and getting excited about their little baby boy (who will arrive on the scene in the next few weeks…wooohooo!) Fun was had by all!
Enjoy these pictures of our cute decor and all the beautiful and creative desserts people brought! I hope it inspires you to throw a special party for someone you love!
The tables were set with snacks for everyone to enjoy and of course monkeys (luckily we have a huge monkey collection around here so getting decor was easy).  My sister made the cute little “burp cloths” on the tables and we used the fabric from those as our colors for the event.

 

Kirstyn (who made these cute tissue paper pom poms) and Ashley helped make it go off without a hitch and my mom was a trooper in the kitchen doing all the food prep!
We asked a few of her friends to bring desserts and they were all great (I sampled most)…thanks again ladies!
I made little place cards that said what each dessert was and who had brought it…making it more fun to “compliment the chef or shopper” (check out Laura’s homemade whoopie pies…yummy)!
Do you like Anne’s homemade monkey cookies and the little diaper cake that I made? It was cute and practical as it included 40 diapers, pajamas, bibs and wash cloths…and of course the cute little monkey on top (I’ll post instructions on how I made it some other time).
And no dessert party would be complete without Joanne’s ginger cookies and Kirstyn’s lemon bars…so good!
we had a fun candy table for favors (because Lacey loves sweets)

 

This was a spot for people to write Lacey little notes and fill out the “thank you card” envelopes with their addresses…one less thing for mommy to worry about.
We played a few games and opened presents in a fun “new” way.  Each person around the room opened a present (all at once) and then stood up (one at a time) and said who the gift was from and showed the room what it was.
Makenna & Sierra especially loved doing it this way!
Lots of love for Lacey and the fam!
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