Saturday, August 31, 2013

Frankenstein, Witches & Mummies, OH MY!

This is party my friends and I threw together for our kids and a few of their friends last year. I made the invitations (pictured at the bottom) using the Frankenstein, Witch and the cute Mummy so we just went with that theme. I was in charge of the witch food, one friend made the Frankenstein cake and the pudding cups and my other girlfriend made the Mummy Pizzas. 
Like I said this was thrown together for a real party and not a photo shoot! 

The kids had a great time, playing games and painting pumpkins. The snacks were all a hit and super simple when you have Pinterest and crafty friends!

I made this banner over 6 years ago, before I started making smaller banners to sell. It was so easy, I ran the scrapbook paper through the printer twice so it has two layers of ink to make the black really bold. I just printed each letter right on the paper. It has held up and I still use it every year.

I believe these drink labels are from Micheals 
I used red gel in a tube from Michaels to decorate the cups to look like blood, and the blood on the dispenser was Target Halloween last year. They are the window decals. 

Green Bubbly Punch- Make a large bowl of Lime Jello, once chilled add to a large container and "chop" up. The Jello will look chunky in the bottom. Add Lime Sherbet scoops and Ginger-ale to make it bubbly! Yum!

The Sugar Cookies are from Dollar Tree, a dollar each how can you pass them up?

Frankenstein Pudding cups are super easy- vanilla pudding with food coloring and oreos on top!

I found these witch finger suckers somewhere, then added gummy worms and Halloween Style chips from World Market.

These were easier than I thought. I did skip a layer on the hat but the original recipe is from
Taste of Home 

Oh there are so many cute recipes for these, mine were kind not mummy looking but tasted good! 

Em and her "boyfriend"! 
We did a relay race to get wrapped in toilet paper. It was fun and made for cute pictures. We just used the toilet paper from this next game.

Pumpkin bowling.

My beautiful Witch!

Me, my Mom and Emmy

My helpers,  a good witch and 2 bad witches! :)

We deserve to rest our witch feet! 

Custom Invitations, labels and decor by KB Custom Designs can be ordered by email.

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Monday, June 10, 2013

A Rainbow Art Party!

It's here! A Painting Party, Art Party, Rainbow pARTy! I kinda had several names for this party. My daughter Emmy's 5th Birthday Party, is in the running for my favorite one so far. I don't know, I really love each year before, so it's hard to say. 4th,  3rd,  2nd,  1st 

Red, Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue, Violet (*Pink* which should definitely be a added in the colors of the Rainbow!)

I always put the main table against the fence which every year is hard to photograph because it's in the sun the longest. I'll never learn and my pictures of the main tables never come out very good. Full of shadows!

This canvas was painted by her uncle Sean! He came to visit from Canada a few months before the party and we were talking about her theme. He is an artist so I wanted him to create something I could display at the party. He used paint pens and paints to create this little artist painting of my baby girl! It's hard to see the details in the pictures but it had some dimension to it. I loved that he left a lot of white, it's what inspired the whole look- Lots of white with bright pops of color! This is hanging in her room now, it's so special to her!

Cake inspiration I found on Pinterest and had my local cake girl Taylor Made Cakes make me what I wanted. Cookies made local by Stacey Crawford

I spray painted platters and glass candle sticks from Dollar Tree. I found the idea HERE. 

My friend made these rainbow pudding cups for the party. Nice to have sweet friends like that!

I bought $1 sodas from Dollar Tree for the Rainbow of drinks table. (this is also where the Pizza was served) They had all the colors except blue. So I bought an extra bottle of yellow, emptied it out added blue kool aid to it. I'm sure there is a much easier, less wasteful way, but it was only a dollar and I didn't want to over think it. :) I'm sure most people wouldn't care if their bottles matched. All labels I created.


I think it would be easier to paint a rainbow (I never thought of that, seriously) but she wanted to paint a dog. Totally not part of the theme and even though I drew the shape out on each canvas, it was a little hard for the 4-6 year olds. I think they all turned out cute though. 

I made each of the kids aprons with iron on labels I created. They turned out great! So easy to iron on and I just added little flower embellishments to the girls aprons. Colored child's aprons purchased from Oriental trading, Emmy's White apron from Hobby Lobby.  I added a few more details to Emmy's, ruffles, ribbon and made her name label a little different then the others. 

For the littles, I taped off their initial and let them create with washable paints. They loved it! 

I  love this back drop we created together, she got to throw paints all over it! Splatter paint, wasn't that big in the 80's! So fun. Just don't use washable paints on a plastic table cloth. It will peal right off. 


This girl was great! They all loved getting their faces painted. It was interesting what they chose. I wanted Emmy to get a matching rainbow butterfly, but by the time I turned around she had ordered a peacock and looked as cute as humanely possible. All the kids looked great! Faces Alive

Take a big breath and make a wish sweet girl! 

Some fun pictures from the day.

Her sweet boyfriend brought her flowers. 

Me & Em.......................................................................................................................

A perfect end to a perfect day in the eyes of a birthday girl! This is such a fun theme. So much you can do with it. Rent out a fun studio space in your town, that would make less paint brushes you would have to buy :)

Chevron Fabric from Fabric Hut on Etsy
Stripe Fabric from Pink Door Fabrics

My Pinterest board for Art Party

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Go see my previous Sneak Peak post that has the invitation and my Instagram pics leading up to the party.

Next up... I made a full printable kit for this theme. I added a lot of things you don't see pictured here like cupcake toppers and a cute birthday banner. I'll be back soon with all the details.

Let me know what you think and if you have any questions. I'll be sure to answer them in the comment section and update this post with anything I missed.


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