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Hunger Games Catching Fire Loot Bags

Hunger Games Catching Fire Loot Bags

It’s time for Bea’s Catching Fire Movie Birthday Party, so we needed to make loot bags for the guests!  In addition to the Catching Fire Bookplates that we created at the beginning of the week, we decided to create some labels to add to nail polish and candies before we put them in a clear bag […]

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Hunger Games Catching Fire Party Favours Personalize Your Own Bookplates

Hunger Games Catching Fire Party Favours: Personalize Your Own Bookplates

Bea’s Catching Fire birthday party is coming up, so we thought we’d get working on the Party Favours. A few years ago, Blaise and I made the kids some beautiful bookplates for Christmas. They’re still well-used and well-loved!  So, we decided that we’d whip up a fresh batch of bookplates for Bea’s party guests.  We […]

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an icing tasting party

An Icing Tasting Party

This weekend is all about the run-up to Bea’s 9th Birthday. Last year, we hosted the big craft-heavy birthday pARTy for Bea and her girlfriends [see our pARTy archives for all of the details]. On the kids’ odd-numbered birthdays, however, we host family-only affairs. Since Bea’s big day falls at the end of a long […]

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This Year, Everyone’s Sitting at the Kiddie Table!

When we go back to our big family get togethers in the States, I still feel as if I’m sitting at the kiddie table, no matter how old I get. I think it has to do with the fact that my parents’ extended families are large in number whereas I’m “only” one of two children, […]

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BIRTHDAY pARTy: DIY Frida Kahlo Flowered Headbands

BIRTHDAY pARTy: Take Home Activity DIY Flowered Headband “Loot Bags” Inspired by Frida Kahlo Theory & Practice : Supplies : Preparation : Printables _____________________________________ Theory & Practice Originally, I thought we were going to have the time for five activities at the party.  Inspired by both Frida Kahlo and my daughter, both of whom tend(ed) to draw their self-portraits with […]

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BIRTHDAY pARTy: Chanel-Chic Pearl and Ribbon Jewelry

BIRTHDAY pARTy: Activity 4 Chanel-Chic Pearl and Ribbon Jewelry Theory & Practice : Supplies : Preparation : Action : Results : Printable Card _____________________________________ Theory & Practice When I think of Chanel, I think of two things: suits and pearls. (I suppose we could add handbags and perfume to this list, but I’m not that type of girl). Since we weren’t about to start […]

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BIRTHDAY pARTy: “Secret Wish” Fashion Photo Ornaments

BIRTHDAY pARTy: Activity 3 “Secret Wish” Fashion Photo Ornaments – Inspired by Steven Meisel Theory & Practice : Supplies : Preparation : Action : Results : Printable Card _____________________________________ Theory & Practice As I had stated on the invitation, we had planned on doing both “fashion photography” and something “seasonal” during the BIRTHDAY pARTy.  Since we already […]

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BIRTHDAY pARTy: Pop Art Name Plates

BIRTHDAY pARTy: Activity 2 Pop Art Name Plates – Inspired by Andy Warhol Theory & Practice : Supplies : Preparation : Action : Results : Printable Card _____________________________________ Theory & Practice Once we chose Andy Warhol as one of the party’s inspiration artists, it didn’t take long to figure out that a “multiples” project was on the horizon.  […]

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BIRTHDAY pARTy: Mini Action Paintings

BIRTHDAY pARTy: Activity I Mini Action Paintings – Inspired by Jackson Pollock Theory & Practice : Supplies : Preparation : Action : Results : Printable Card _____________________________________ Theory & Practice Looking over Jackson Pollock’s life and work in books and online, I thought I’d try to have the pARTy guests imitate his “action” style by placing a large canvas […]

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BIRTHDAY pARTy: Invitations and Ideas

Who puts the “Art” in “Party”? You!   After hosting my daughter’s sixth birthday at our house two years ago, my husband and I decided that we would add a new “sanity” clause to the house rules: we will only host a friends’ birthday party for our children every other year.  This fall, my daughter wanted to […]

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Bakesale Bestsellers: Sugar Cookie Wands

September 22, 2011 It’s a toy and a treat all in one, a cookie lollipop wrapped up with a little magic and mystery.  Last year, for the bakesale at the school’s Fall Fun Fair, we baked our first batch of Sugar Cookie Wands. This year, we got it down to a science, finding even more ways to get the kids actively involved. These Sugar […]

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