Neverland Party


Welcome to Neverland. For my daughters 8th birthday party she wanted a Neverland tea party inspired by Peter Pan. We had her party at a cupcake Shoppe, where the kids could decorate their own cupcakes and have their own tea party.  I didn’t go all crazy for this party but I did make a few things that added a special touch to her party and didn’t spend to much money. My daughters birthday is in the spring so lucky for me I found a bunch of items to match my theme. neverland-party-1

I made little fairy jar party favors for just a few dollars.  I found a pack of Fairies in the Target dollar section that I spray painted white and hot glued onto these little jars. You can find these jars at grocery stores or at Wal-Mart in the canning section. I spray painted the rims white also.  I filled the jars with Robin eggs candy. I created this little printable and tied with twine.  I made all the little girls flower crowns with florist wire wrapped with florist tape. neverland-party-2I found these green cute little jars again at Target. I found these clock stickers in the scrapbooking section at Hobby Lobby.  I bought a pack of feathers also at Hobby lobby and painted the tips gold and added some cheap flowers.neverland-party-3I found this little trunk at Hobby Lobby along with the coins and little jars. I gave all the kids pixie dust made with cosmetic safe glitter that you can find online.neverland-partyI loved our little candy setup. You can find this candy straw grass during Easter time. We made little bird nest and added Jelly beans, pixie sticks, pretzels, chocolate gold coins, robin eggs and Rolos. neverland-party-7neverland-party-5I have seen these flower cupcake holders at all the craft stores, I bought mine at AC Moore. neverland-party-6You usually can find Pirate’s Booty popcorn at the store.

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Anthropologie chalkboard placemats hack

Anthropolgie Chalkboard place mat

$28 for a set of 25

Yeah, I don’t need 25. Maybe for a birthday party… I just need 2 for right now. So off to the Ol’ Dollar Tree for 2 plastic placemats and I already had some chalkboard spray paint. You can pick a can up at craft stores, Wal-Mart and Amazon.

I actually had these placemats on hand. You can pick them up at yard sales, Dollar Tree, Wal-Mart, Target, and Amazon. You could have some on hand from when your kids were toddlers. I had a Dora and Princess one.

$1-$1.50 placemat

$3-$5 can of chalkboard spray paint (don’t forget to use a coupon at the craft stores)

$1-$2 chalk

Chalkboard placemat DIY

                                                                 Chalkboard placemat DIY

I used chalkboard paint on the bottom one with a sponge paintbrush. Spray paint works better. Two coats on a plastic placemat and Bam! instant doodle pad.


Baked with Love: Valentine’s Date

V COVERLove and sugar was in the air at my house for a fun Valentine’s play date. Give your kids frosting and they are entertained for hours. While my oldest daughter had a blast frosting and making cupcakes my other daughter had a blast eating all the sprinkles. Valentine's diy waffers Easy and pretty- Melt some white chocolate and drizzle over your wafers. Add your sprinkles right away so they stick to your chocolate.baked with love baked with love 1baked with love Wrapped up to give awayTarget Dollar Section I found these cute cupcake crafts in the Target Dollar section Free valentines printable Starbucks glasses with a free printable click picture belowlove cupcake

Have fun throwing your Valentine’s bash!

Candy themed birthday party

Candy buffett

Recently did the printable’s for a little girls, Sweet Shoppe party. It was like a walk down Candyland.

You can find a lot of  the Candy inspired decor at Hobby Lobby right now in the Christmas section.

Sweet Shoppe decor

Peppermint cake

The cake was ordered from Kroger and all we did was ask the decorator to make the icing pink with peppermint design on the top.

Sweet shoppe cupcake toppers

Multicolored cupcakes from the grocery store and our custom made cupcake toppers were a hit.

Visit our Etsy page for a custom order.

Birthday girl's sweet shoppe

candy buffet

Put an assortment of different candy in a variety of containers on a table for the candy buffet. The purple candy is a plate wrapped inside basket wrap that you can get a craft store.

Candy buffet

Pink candy is the same with a plate and basket wrap.

Candy buffet

The more children you invite, the more candy you will need.


Country Wedding decor


Cupcake holder

I love country wedding decor. These are from a recent wedding that I wanted to share. The cupcake holder the venue had = too cute. It had a small cake on one tier and mini cupcakes on the others. Decor around the location included mason jars with roses, baby breath and ribbon. This would also be great at a bridal shower.

Cupcake holder

wedding photo boardHandmade photo board with jute and clothespins to hold the couple’s engagement photos.

A.C.Moore has a lot of burlap and country inspired wedding decor.

Minion Party ideas and craft

minion party

Minions are super popular right now. What’s not to love about these little guys. I recently came across a cute craft while creating Halloween pom pom pencils.

pom poms

I bought these pom poms at Hobby Lobby for $2.99 but with a 40% off coupon.

One of my daughter’s friends was over while I was making the Halloween pom pom pencil and was playing with these pom poms. He asked if I could make him a Minion pom pom. The light bulb went off and BAM …

Minion pom poms

You will need yellow and blue pom poms, googly eyes, glue, and a sharpie.

Kids can put these together during a Minion party. I made medium and large minions. I used hot glue for mine, but for the kids, just school glue would work.

Minion candy

These are at Target in the Halloween section right now. If you are planning a party soon, make sure to snatch them up.

Minion fruit snacks

Betty Crocker has Minion fruit snacks that would make a great treat bag filler.

minion cheese nips

Can give out Minion Cheese Nips or put in treat bags.

Minion tic tacs

Minion Tic Tacs would be great in treat bags! These are too cute.

We make custom cupcake toppers at our Etsy site.

Minion cupcake toppers

Halloween Monster pencil toppers DIY

monster pencil

While Sierra and I were out shopping one night, we came across cute googly eye pencil monsters at Target. They were in the Dollar Spot section. Not a bad deal, but when you have several kids you would like to give them to for Halloween – it adds up.

Target monster pencilTarget monster pencil











These cuties were my inspiration.

pom poms

I got these pom poms at Hobby Lobby for $2.99, but with a 40% off coupon.

pom poms

It came with different sizes. The large and medium worked great for this project. I will keep the really small ones for a class project this winter.

Halloween pencils

$1 pencil packs from Dollar Tree.

pom pom alien

I hot glued the googly eyes on first. Then hot glued the pom pom onto the pencil. My youngest daughter asked about using the eraser. I hot glued one pom pom monster onto an eraser cap for her pencil. That way she can take the cap off and use the eraser underneath.

pom pom pencil monster

On a few of them, I twisted a pipe cleaner around the pencil. I already had pipe cleaners on hand and googly eyes. Both can be bought at craft stores and Dollar Tree.

monster pom pom pencil topperThey are cute!

I made 24 pencils for $4-5. Even if I did not have the supplies on hand, it would only have been $6-8. If you only need 1-6, buy them at Target, need more = make them.

Free Minion Halloween Printables

Minion Free Halloween Printable #minion #halloween #schooltreats
If you’re looking to make any Minion things for Halloween or for Halloween treats- I created this fun free printable. You can use a hole puncher and tie to a treat bag or to these cute candies I found at Target.

Minion Halloween Free printables #halloween #minions #printables Download Here

If you know you are having a minion birthday party within the next year, pick up these candies. Minion Halloween

 They also have minion fruit snacks. Minion fruit snacks

minion cheese nipsMinion Cheese Nips for Halloween school bags

Minion tic tacs

Minion Tic Tacs for Teacher gifts.

Free Halloween printables 2015

Halloween is so near! Because it is one of my favorite holidays, and it kicks off the holiday season, I made some Free Halloween printables to share. Below I bought this sign from Kirkland’s, that I love, so I had to make a copycat – so I can share with my friends.  Happy Halloween!

Free Halloween Printable #halloween #halloweenprintables #halloweenquotes
Download here

Nevermore Halloween Printable Download


Final Happy All Hallows even halloween printable #halloween #freeDownload Here

Glow Party Ideas

Glow Party Ideas #summer #masonjarsOne of the things I love in the south is the beautiful summer nights we have.  We decided this year to have our summer party as a glow party to capture the best part of the day, the evening. We wired mason jars to the trees, we had tiki torches, and simple paper lunch bags with candles and mother nature provided us with tons of fireflies. We, of course, picked up tons of glow stick products and some glow balloons, that the kids loved. summer night partyTo hang our mason jars, we used florist wire and wrapped around the rim of the jar, and used the wire to go around the branches. We used battery operated tea light candles.Summer night party

Mason jar lanterns in a tree

summer night party 2You can pick up a bag of paper lunch bags at Dollar Tree and fill with kitty litter or sand and place your candle inside. So simple, and so pretty.

We also created a nice centerpiece with an old brass chandelier. We took the bulbs out and replaced with solar lights.

Chandelier repoursed

These are the kind that you can buy for your lawn or garden. Just take the stake out. We used aluminum foil to keep the solar light in place. You can find old chandeliers at yard sales, thrift stores, and antique stores.

summer night party 1 You can pick up glow sticks at Dollar Tree. They have a large variety.


You cannot have a night party without making Smore’s.

balloonsThe glow balloons I found at Hobby Lobby, and the kids loved them.

Glow balloons