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QUIRKY HEAD BOOKENDS

  Hoo, Nelly!  This one was a wild adventure.  When I was challenged by FloraCraft­­® to create a craft using a FloraCraft® foam head, I didn’t think it would be too tricky to come up with a fun project.  I did have a few ideas but they both turned out, well, kind of creepy.  One was creepy in a good way and then other in a less good way.  I may share those projects down the line, but today I want to share my final, quirky craft. I reached out to some crafting … [Read More...]

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HOMEMADE FROZEN PARTY FAVORS

I don’t think party favors are required for kids’ parties, but I like to send our guests home with a little something to say thank you for coming.  Usually the favors are something small and homemade, like these favors from my daughter’s Frozen birthday party. I bought the treat boxes on clearance from Target, but I have found similar boxes at Dollar Tree too.  I drew Olaf’s face onto the front of the boxes with a permanent marker, using an online picture of Olaf as a … [Read More...]

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FROZEN BIRTHDAY PARTY MENU

When it came time to think of what food to serve the guests at my daughter’s Frozen birthday party, I borrowed ideas liberally from other amazing home Frozen parties, like this party from my friend Sara of the blog Mom Endeavors.  I combined those ideas with the menu that I served for my son’s Snowman party a few years ago and BOOM! party menu planned. I went to a local restaurant supply store and bought frozen meatballs and packages of frozen mashed potatoes.  When you are … [Read More...]

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LAYERING A FROZEN PARTY TABLE

Almost all the action at our at-home birthday parties takes place in the dining room.  That’s where I set up the buffet table and where guests deposit birthday presents and pick up party favors.  Because of that fact, I usually concentrate most of the party decorations in the dining room where they will have the most impact.  For my daughter’s Frozen birthday party, I worked a little harder on decorating the food table especially.  I have been watching some instructional … [Read More...]

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INEXPENSIVE FROZEN BIRTHDAY PARTY DECORATIONS

Instead of buying all licensed Frozen merchandise for my Elsa-obsessed daughter’s birthday party this year, I decided to save money by using decorations that were either A) things I already owned or B) bought from the dollar store.  If you hit the dollar store between late September through late December, you are likely to find plenty of Christmas decorations that work equally well for a Frozen themed party.  You might already have items in your own home that you can use to turn your … [Read More...]

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MAD SKILLS PARTY #229

WELCOME TO THE 229th MAD SKILLS PARTY!   For the Mad Skills party, you can link up a post, old or new, to share with other readers. The only rule for the party is that the post MUST BE A TUTORIAL. The tutorial can be written, pictorial, or a combination of the two, but it should be a project or a process that another crafter would be able to replicate. Any Mad Skill level, from novice to advanced, is welcome!   I like to be able to thank all of you for participating in the party.  … [Read More...]

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PLUTONIUM GIVEAWAY

I am celebrating today!  Select Joann stores around the country have started stocking Plutonium spray paint, and now you can also order it online via the Joann website!  I love that all of Plutonium’s beautiful colors are now available to you so easily. You know how much I love Plutonium!  You can read all about my partnership with them here. Even though I am celebrating, YOU get the gift.  One winner will receive a case of Plutonium in her choice of colors AND a custom … [Read More...]