Caution! Construction party ideas are under construction! Here's a modern construction theme party that features contemporary diggers, bulldozers, cement trucks, excavators, construction cones and construction signs.Liam's 2nd Construction Birthday Party is one of my all-time favorite kid birthday party theme. From the yummy and easy construction birthday cake to the orange cones construction birthday banner, it's such a cute theme for a boy's birthday party.Keep reading for modern construction birthday party ideas including printable construction birthday party decorations, construction birthday party invitations, easy construction party birthday cakes, construction party favors, construction birthday party supplies, … [Read more...]
Looking for 50th birthday gift ideas? Make a memorable DIY handmade book filled with 50 things that you love about them.This "50 things we love about you" DIY book tells the story of 50 things you love about your sister, brother, dad, mom, husband, friend. Keep reading to download my free printable template to make your DIY gift for a 50th birthday party.See also: '50th birthday postcards shower - friends and family mail postcards to the birthday boy/girl' »I made this special bound book for my sister, Karin. My sister Krista and I pulled together 50 things we love about our big sister, everything from her smile to her ability to accurately quote the … [Read more...]
Get ready for your school’s Valentine’s Day party with these clever and cute DIY Valentine's Day Jokes Cards for kids! These valentines jokes make great handmade classroom valentines and lunchbox notes. These printable valentines cards feature 18 different silly Valentine's Day jokes like:
- "What should you say to a magical unicorn on Valentine's Day?"
- "What did the ceiling say to the chandelier on Valentine's Day?"
- “What did the potato say to the cooking oil on Valentine’s Day?”
- “What did one shark say to the other on Valentine’s Day?”
- and 14 more Valentine's Day jokes for kids...
Make these mini heart cakes for your sweetheart for Valentine's Day! These little treats are filled with vanilla cake, covered in melted pink chocolate, and topped with edible fondant monogram letters and heart sprinkles. Mini heart cakes pops make an easy Valentine's Day dessert idea for your kids, husband, and friends that's fun and easy to make. It's just enough of a special treat without going overboard on sugar.The kids and I had fun cutting out the mini heart cake pops with cookie cutters and decorating them with fondant and sprinkles. I think that the mini heart cakes turned out really cute!See also: 'DIY Chocolate Covered Strawberries for Valentine's Day' »We … [Read more...]
Looking for football party ideas for the upcoming Super Bowl? Today's football craft is a guest post from my six-year-old son who's sharing how to make Perler Bead football players that double as handy DIY drink coasters. Kids can make this football coasters craft for a Super Bowl party or any football-themed party.My artsy little boy suddenly transformed this fall into a Super Duper Football Fan. He and Daddy have been spending quality time together watching weekend football games and discussing plays, teams and players. One Sunday morning, Liam decided to make some football players out of Perler beads fuse beads. I was astonished. He made these Perler Bead … [Read more...]
I'm so proud to share the gala decorations for our annual school charity fundraiser at Salvage One Chicago. Our school gala theme was "Better Together," and I loved the idea that while our school is made up of individual children and families, we are best when we come together as a community. I love the positive and inclusive spirit behind this charity theme, and I was totally excited to design the event decorations at Salvage One and want to share these ideas with you.Fellow parent Cody Hudson designed the school gala invitation based on the Better Together gala theme, and I concepted, designed, and made the charity event decorations based on his shapes and colors.This was the second … [Read more...]
These free printable Christmas tags in pink add a little bit of whimsy to your gifts, and they're editable so you just download, type to personalize, print, and tie onto your Christmas gifts.My latest customizable Christmas tags feel a little Whoville to me. Hand-drawn ornaments hang from dark green Christmas tree branches, and there's plenty of room below to add "To and From" for your family, friends and teacher gifts too. The three tags are slightly different so your gifts will look consistent yet still have a little variety.These personalized Christmas tags are really fast and easy to make - just download the free editable Christmas tags, open in Adobe Reader, and type to personalize them for teacher Christmas gifts or neighbors, family and friends.See also: [Read more...]
Make this DIY mermaid cake with scales and tails, no special cake pan needed! This easy mermaid cake is shaped into a number 9 cake with a cute little mermaid tail. Add white chocolate shells and seashells on edible 'sand' to complete the beach-y look. Get my free number 9 mermaid cake template below, or make your own number for your little mermaid.I originally planned to sketch several mermaid cake ideas for Elise's 9th birthday party; this number-plus-tail mermaid cake was my first idea and I loved it so much that I stopped after the first sketch. Two years ago I made Elise a number 7 Magic Tree House birthday cake and last year I made her a … [Read more...]
Looking for easy Halloween cupcake ideas for kids? Make simple tombstone Halloween cupcakes with my free printable Halloween cupcake toppers. These Halloween cupcakes featuring funny tombstone sayings from Disney's Haunted Mansion ride are easy and quick to make last-minute for Halloween parties.The Haunted Mansion is one of my all-time favorite Disney rides. And I love the classic ride's funny tombstone saying puns like Ima Goner, Ray N. Carnation, Theo Later, and more. I also designed generic R.I.P. and 'In Memory' tombstones -- print one or both sets of Halloween cupcake toppers. There are 8 printable Halloween cupcake toppers per page so you can print as many as you need for your Halloween party.I baked these tombstone cupcakes for our school's Halloween party, and it … [Read more...]
Looking for a cute boys Halloween costume idea? Make this DIY kids cheetah Halloween costume with a cozy hoodie and pants plus a 'World's Fastest Land Animal' running medal and running shoes. This kids cheetah costume is a cute Halloween costume idea for kids that you can make yourself. Kids love animal Halloween costumes and this one is comfy, cute and clever.My five-year-old son wanted to be a cheetah for Halloween. And what boy wouldn't? The cheetah is the world's fastest land animal. World's fastest! What little boy wouldn't want to be the world's fastest land animal for Halloween??See also: 'Bull in a China Shop DIY Halloween Costume for Kids' »Well, I googled … [Read more...]