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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: Pokeball Punchbox

I made a Candy Punchbox for my daughter’s 9th birthday, so it’s only fair that I make one for my son’s 9th. Luckily, the Pokemon theme he chose totally lends itself to a… 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: Block Print Cards

While these were made as our school auction project, they would make a great gift idea.  The kids have been studying Brazil, so they each drew an animal on the printing blocks and… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Pokeball Invitations

With his 9th birthday coming up, my son picked Pokemon as the theme. So the first step was to make invites. There are some fun invitation ideas out there–personalized Pokemon cards, pull-out Pokeball… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Paper Hyacinths

I felt guilty throwing away all the scraps from the paper flowers I made, so I decided to try and make paper hyacinths. I taped together two toilet paper tubes as the base… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Paper Flowers

Spring is finally here and so is school auction season. My son’s school is going with an “In Bloom” theme and I’m making large paper flowers to decorate the interior courtyard.  I used… 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

Make This: Goomba and Super Star Brownies

I made these for my friend’s son’s video game birthday party since he’s a fan of brownies but not cakes. I used a star cookie cutter and yellow and black icing for the… Continue reading

Make This: Easy French Macarons

Happy Macaron Day! While many bakeries around the country are celebrating by giving away these delicious treats today, you could make your own.   I used the “Easy French Macaron” recipe on MarthaStewart.com… Continue reading