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Category Archive: tips

Party Time: Archery Party

After finding an archery range in NYC last year, we decided that it would be perfect for my son’s 12th birthday. Even better was when we found out Gotham Archery opened a Manhattan… Continue reading

Make This: Three-Ingredient Marshmallow Fudge

After finding the recipe for frosting fudge, I decided to play around. The chocolate frosting one I made tasted too frosting like, so I tossed in some marshmallows. It definitely changed the flavor… Continue reading

Make This: Mini Apple Pies with Crumble Topping

I couldn’t decide between making an apple pie or an apple crumble, so I combined them into a mini pie. I cut out circles of pie dough and placed them into buttered muffin… Continue reading

Make This: Brainy Cake Pop

While picking up gummy teeth for vampire donuts, I came across gummy brains. The looked just about the right size for the top of cake pops. Happy Halloween!

Make This: Donut Vampire

You’ve probably seen donut vampires somewhere online at some point. I decided to make them this year but I used gummy teeth instead of plastic teeth since I didn’t want to mix inedible… Continue reading

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