Currently most of my ideas are inspired from from planning my own children’s birthday parties! This year my soon to be 4 year old daughter requested a snail party. I was like what on earth am I going to do for this but that’s what she requested so we went with it. The invitation is now for sell on the Etsy shop.
I finally was able to attend the She Expo in Chattanooga this past weekend. My hubby was so kind to watch our kids while I spent Saturday with my mother in-law and a longtime special friend. It was not as crowded as I had anticipated but it was very well put together. There were some really good vendors and the guest speakers on Saturday were great as well. DC Cupcake girls were there to give a demonstration and Miss Kay from Duck Dynasty was there and she gave an enjoyable candid speech about her life and where she has come from. I waited in line after the cupcake demonstration to have my book signed by Katherine and Sophie, owners of Georgetown Cupcakes. I love that they had a humble beginning using their grandmothers recipes to start their now most popular bakery. Katherine and Sophie were so sweet and extremely down to earth. If you get a chance next year to attend the expo I would recommend it. It makes for some great girl time and if you are a small business owner or artisan it’s a great place to display your products and network.
There are all kinds of these “mug” cake recipes floating around on the internet. Some are way too involved for something that is suppose to be quick and easy. Here is the one I found to taste yummy and require less work on my part. And yes I did just make one of these at midnight. It has been one of those days. So I celebrated the end of the day with my very own personal mug cake.
You could also add some icing, your favorite mix-ins, or go crazy and add some ice cream! You can use any flavor of mix you might have laying around the house. Now go fix you a mug cake–you know you want to!
Want to cover a ceiling or roof at your next party? Add a splash of color without breaking your budget by using plastic tablecoths to cover an overhead area. They come in all colors and can be purchased for $1.00-$2.00. Here is a not so great picture where we used tablecloths to cover the center of our carport for my son’s Monster Birthday.
I had the best intentions. I really did. But somehow we are approaching the end of summer and we still have a ton of things that I wanted to do with the kids on our summer “bucket” list. I don’t know about you but sometimes it is just so hard to fit it all in. Sickness wiped us out for a week (thank you nasty stomach bug). Anyway, just wanted to share with you how I displayed the activities I wanted to do with the kids this summer and how they were able to see them and put them in into our bucket as we crossed them off our list.
Hope you all are doing much better with your summer bucket lists! School starts August 12 for us so I better get busy!
Needing some extra special detail for your 4th of July party decor? Enjoy my free printables for your holiday celebration! Click on the link or the image below for your free download.
Do you have a little girl who loves pink and polka dots? Check out our new Fuschia Dot Printable Party Pack for sale now in our Etsy shop. With your purchase you will receive printable pdf files for cupcake toppers, favor tags, straw flags, birthday banner, mini candy bar wraps, foldable tent cards, bottle wraps, napkin wraps and two 5 x 7 signs.