Cowgirl treat goody bags DIY

These cute treat bags are for a cowgirl party. The party is shabby chic theme so these bags came out perfect to match everything. You can get brown paper bags at Dollar Tree. I picked up medium size doilies at AC Moore. Dollar Tree usually has doilies in the wedding section, however I couldn’t find any.
All you do is fold your doilies over the top of the lunch bag. I used double sided tape. I used some shabby chic paper I had to add some color to the bags.  you can check out your craft stores scrap book paper and pick your style.  I used a hole puncher so I can run my twine through to tie. I tried using twine to tie but the twine was a little to thick.
Here is another style treat bags we created for the candy bar. This time I used the small doilies and punched out these cute printables you can find some free ones Here.
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DIY Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

During Christmas I always make peanut butter balls so I thought I would try out Easter Eggs! They are really simple to make but I HIGHLY suggest using an egg mold that has more than 6 molds like I did – because you will be making these all day long! I have seen some people on Pinterest make them without the mold and shape there eggs with spoons but they really don’t come out all that pretty. So I found this mold at ACMoore and used a coupon and I believe I got it for less than $2.00. Right after Easter go check and they will probably be on clearance and you can use it for next Easter!
Peanut butter eggs
  • 1 ½ cups peanut butter, not natural peanut butter
  • 3 and 1/2 cups to 3 and 3/4 cups of powdered sugar
  • ½ cup butter. softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla (I use Mexican vanilla its the best to bake with!)
  • Chocolate melting bark
Mix it all together with your blender, your mixture shouldn’t be sticking to your hands at all, if it is add a little more powdered sugar.
You first want to melt your chocolate and use about 1/2-1 tsp. of chocolate into each egg mold to coat the mold. Leave enough space for your peanut butter and top coat of chocolate. Once done put in freezer for a few minutes to set.
Once your chocolate is set I used about 3/4 tsp. of peanut butter mixture and press softly to mold to egg.
Now top your mixture with chocolate making sure its fully covered. And once again put in your freezer to set. Takes no longer than 5 minutes.
When you take them out you can smooth off the chocolate off the edges making your egg shape.
Once I had mine all done I used pink and blue melting chips and used a fork to spatter my eggs!

These are really affordable to make so far I have made 36 eggs and still have 1/2 peanut butter batter. They make cute treats! I found these cute Free Easter prints Here! Tied with some twine make perfect little Easter Treats!

Twine covered Easter eggs

So Pinterest has a thousand ideas that I love for Easter. I came across these Shabby Chic Easter Eggs from designdininganddiapers.com

Tutorial on these beauties found here by Design, Dining + Diapers.

I had just finished my Jute twine covered letter and had extra twine left. I came across some foam white Easter eggs at Dollar Tree that I purchased and decided to use them instead of plastic eggs. They are smaller than the plastic ones, but still cute none the less.

Just add ribbon and buttons.

Western inspired Letter DIY

Gearing up for The Cowgirl Pony Party.
I wanted to do a western inspired letter for the cowgirl.
You will need:
Natural Wood letter of your choice. (you can even use thick cardboard letter)
Twine or Jute string (I used gardening jute twine)
Glue gun and lots of glue sticks.
I did not paint the letter, I just chose a natural wood letter. Starting at the end and gluing as I went, I wrapped the twine around the letter. This project is time consuming. It took an hour just sitting and gluing the twine.
These cost $20-$40 on ETSY. You can make them yourself for under $10.
I then added pink tulle bow and a burlap flower that I bought at Hobby Lobby.
The “V” I did for Voyage movie premiere.

Bubble Guppies Party

Over the summer last year, we hosted a Bubble Guppies themed pool party. It was very hard to find anything Bubble Guppies. You can find plates, cups and such at Walmart these days.

We kept this party simple since it was all about the pool. We served sweet tea as “whale pee” and blue Gatorade as “ocean water.” The kids got a kick out of it. I had a Swedish fish bowl (big hit) and fish and chips bowl (goldfish mixed with regular chips).
I served chocolate mint candies but had to keep them on ice so they wouldn’t melt. You can find my tutorial  on them here. I just used some fish, under the sea molds.
NickJr had a Bubble Guppies birthday party link that we got most of our decor from.
Then for the goody treat bags I made bubbles with Bubble Guppies stickers.

I also made sidewalk chalk. I put them in heart and flower molds I had. I tinted mine with blue food coloring but I don’t recommend you use it. It faded too quickly. Use tempera paint as it keeps color longer. I used this tutorial and it really worked.
      

I suggest you purchase the smallest plaster of paris you can find. You really do not need a lot. I also found that it worked better with fridge cold water as apposed to cold tap water. 

Frozen party treat goody bag stuffer part 2

With more Frozen parties in our future, we are constantly on the lookout for Frozen worthy stuff.
Today I came across some Buttermint cream mints in snowflake pattern. Found these gems at Dollar Tree.

On a trip to AC Moore I found Frozen puzzles. These are about $1.99 a piece, but on that day were $1. Otherwise, you can use a coupon on it.

I also found this Frozen coloring book at AC Moore. It has stickers in it that can be used in treat bags with coloring pages or as decor. It is $9.99 – use a coupon.

Last I found a Ribbon dancer stick at Target in the Easter section for $5. This is great for Easter or for Birthday girl. There were not too many of these.

Easy Easter Decor – Easter Egg Garland Kids DIY

Sierra may color eggs every year, but I do not. Why? Well I do not eat boiled eggs, and neither does my Crew. So it is wasteful to just dye them and throw them out. In the past we have decorated plastic eggs with stickers. This year I decided to let them decorate cutouts of eggs to display.

My 6-year-old’s version of Chevron

What you will need to make this Easter Egg Garland
Pastel scrapbook pages (I chose Easter Colors)
Egg cutout, freehand an egg or Egg cookie cutter. I had an Egg cookie cutter on hand to trace on the paper.
String, twine, yarn or ribbon
Tape

I traced the cookie cutter on different colors of paper. I traced about 3 of each color. Then had the kids cut them out. I then had them decorate them. They could color them or draw on them. You can even paint, decorate with stickers or washi tape.

Next I taped my eggs on string and hung the garland up for all to see. This is extremely easy and children love to do it.

Easter is my favorite holiday to decorate for. Could be due to my fondness for Bunnies.

So I had my kiddos decorate some scribble art bunnies. I saw this on good ol’ Pinterest and decided to do her directions. You can find them here

I glued a cotton ball to one and pink pom pom to the other. I found the bunny templates at Craft JR HERE