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Cute DIY Goodie Bags for Birthday Parties

I like making handmade DIY goodie bags for birthday parties. Like, maybe too much. My handmade DIY goodie bags tend to be pretty quick and simple, and these DIY goodie bags for Liam’s 1st birthday party were my easiest yet. Elise and I made these DIY goodie bags to match Liam’s XOXO Hugs and Kisses …

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Letter Mini Birthday Cakes (Petit Fours)

These letter mini birthday cakes were a big hit at Liam’s 1st birthday party. I made them using an L-shaped cookie cutter and pound cake like these cute baby shower petit fours by Cakegirls. Then I covered the L letters with melted chocolate and confetti sprinkles that complimented Liam’s polka dot XOXO birthday theme and …

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Cute DIY 1st Birthday Bib Tutorial

Make a DIY 1st birthday bib for your baby’s 1st birthday party! It’s a cute detail that looks great in 1st birthday photos. I’m loving this DIY 1st birthday bib that I made for Liam using Handmade Charlotte stencils, FolkArt paint, and a little bit of sewing. Plaid sent me the Party set from Rachel Faucett’s …

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Toy Story Front Door Welcome Sign – Free Printable Birthday Party Decoration

This Toy Story front door welcome sign was the perfect yee-haw welcome for Elise’s Toy Story birthday party. My Buzz Lightyear obsessed daughter, Elise, wanted a Toy Story birthday party. Convenient for me, she was turning 3 years old which means I could knock off the Toy Story 3 logo a bit: I looked around …

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Personalized Printable Sheriff Badges for a Toy Story Birthday Party or Cowboy Birthday Party

I made these personalized printable sheriff badges for my daughter Elise’s Toy Story Birthday Party. And that means now they are yours to personalize for your own little sheriff. I’m really excited about these free printable sheriff badges because I figured out way for you to easily personalize them yourself with your child’s name and …

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Favor Idea for Toy Story or Cowboy Birthday Party

Elise’s Toy Story Birthday Party favors had a little bit of cowboy yee haw! flair. Aren’t these teeny brown cowboy hats impossibly cute? I paired them with red and white gingham oilcloth and white paper treat bags. I got the white paper crafting bags, adorable teeny felt cowboy hats and red bandanas at ConsumerCrafts.com back when …

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Easy Buzz Lightyear Toy Story Birthday Cake Idea {For Beginners Like Me}

Here’s a Buzz Lightyear Toy Story birthday cake idea that even cake decorating total beginners like me can make. Just print out my free Buzz cake pattern below to make your own Space Ranger. I used a little cheater method: make and roll out some chocolate candy clay (easy), trace out pieces with a knife, …

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Toy Story Photo Booth Props {free printable PDF}

These free printable Toy Story photo booth props are sure to put the Yee Haw! into your Toy Story-themed birthday party. My daughter Elise is a big fan of Buzz Lightyear, Woody and all the rest of the Toy Story gang. I saw the cute idea to make Toy Story photo props for birthday party …

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“Stickers” Birthday Party Theme Idea for Kids {with free custom sticker templates}

Looking around our house it’s clear that “stickers” was the perfect theme for Elise’s second birthday party. Last year it was monkeys and bananas but like many kids her age Elise is a sticker junkie — the proof is on our refrigerator, furniture, clothing, floor and pretty much everywhere else. So “stickers birthday,” yeah, she’ll …

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Beeswax cookie cutter personalized birthday candles

Last year I made a personalized birthday rhubarb berry pie for Shane’s annual 4th of July birthday barbecue. So this year I wanted to make something equally festive …but keep the baking to a minimum. Back during snowy holiday time I saw this great idea from Martha Stewart (how completely cute are those jumping reindeer …

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Phone Book Wrapping Paper for Gifts

AT&T delivered piles of telephone books to my neighborhood a couple of weeks ago. Not needing ours but cringing at tossing the stack into the trash I decided to find some crafty uses for them. So I wrapped my sister Karin’s birthday gifts with birthday-themed yellow pages. Supplies: Telephone book (preferably yellow pages) Tape Scissors …

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