Category Archive: tips

Make This: Candy Heart Sugar Cubes

Here’s something to do with any remaining icing you have–decorate sugar cubes. I saw these on Cute Food for Kids. Instead of piping directly on the cubes, I piped out little hearts, let… Continue reading

Make This: Marshmallow Pops

These bite-sized pops were super easy since I used heart-shaped marshmallows and pretzel sticks. They’re cute enough on their own but I decided to to use the leftover candy melts and sprinkles from the cake… Continue reading

Party Time: Pokemon Birthday Party

For Elliott’s last single-digit birthday, he chose Pokemon as the theme. The YMCA provided the perfect space for the kids to run around and I didn’t have to worry about possibly being rained… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Pick-a-Prize 

For a fun take on the grab bag idea, use paper flowers. I made these for my son’s auctioned reused the boxes from his past Mario party. The green envelopes held a variety… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Make-up Remover Pens

Ali at xovain has the brilliant idea of using Crayola Marker Maker Refills to make her own eye make-up remover pens. The comments also had some great suggestions of making nail polish remover… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Child’s Art Embroidery

My friends’s daughter drew this barn, so I thought it would fun to embroider and make her a small pillow. I took her drawing and used my Crayola lightpad to trace the image.… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Halloween Treat Bags

When I was a kid, there was a house in my neighborhood that would give little treat bags. We don’t get many trick-or-treaters in our apartment building, but I decided I want to… Continue reading

Party Time: The Princess Bride Party

The Princess Bride is a favorite in our home. So what could be more fun than a Princess Bride themed party at Manhattan Fencing Center?I used tabletop sign holders to hold medieval birthday… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Silk-screened T and Tote

For the class fundraiser, each child drew a self-portrait that I then had made into a silk screen. There are a couple options for making a silk screen. Speedball has a great kit… Continue reading

Easy DIY: A Simple & Elegant Hairdo

S.T.E.L.’s simple and elegant hairstyle really, truly lives up to its name. I was actually able to do it on the first try after watching the tutorial. Photo: S.T.E.L.