Chapter 3: Book Party Fun and Games

The action intensifies in this chapter as our party guests solve puzzles and fashion accessories appropriate for bibliophiles. In the book party invitations, our guests were instructed to come to the party dressed as a favorite character from a book, but NOT to tell anyone who they were. I was unprepared for the level of enthusiasm, […]

Chapter 1: The Invitations (Book Club Birthday)

It is time to continue with our celebratory story! This story begins–as all parties should–with a great invitation! A library book card invitation! Alas, an element of irony is already introduced to our story since none of the party guests have experienced libraries with actual cards in the books. I’m certain they all had to […]

Book Club Birthday–Prologue

I am so excited to give you a peak at the book “bash” we had this weekend, in honor of my daughter’s 11th birthday! My daughter is a voracious reader and hasn’t met many books she doesn’t like. It seemed like the perfect theme for my daughter and her bookworm friends. As you may have […]

Party Party Finalists! VOTE now!

And now…. The moment you’ve all been waiting for has arrived! Announcing the 10 finalists in our annual Party Party as selected by our guest judge, the amazing Brittany  of One Charming Party, and now the new owner of Bake it Pretty.  The winner of our party party contest will receive fabulous prizes from Delightfully […]

3D Roller Skate and Disco Ball Cake

  I don’t really have time today for a lengthy tutorial or explanation, but since I was foolish enough post an incriminating picture of the havoc this cake wreaked on my kitchen, I thought I ought to show you the finished product. This was for my neighbor’s 10th birthday, which happens to be her Golden birthday! Her […]

A Tangled Celebration

My daughter (who has a thing for hair) was heart-set on a Rapunzel birthday. Using some great internet resources, a bit of imagination, and a lot of friends and family, we threw a Tangled adventure for the birthday girl and her friends. Where to begin? How about with my little Rapunzel herself and the gorgeous […]

3D Cupcake Invitation Tutorial

I’ve designed a few versions of a cupcake 1st birthday party invitation made with a coffee filter as a 3D liner. I love adding something unexpected to an invitation! This is the original invitation I made for my daughter’s birthday 3 years ago (see credits here). And now I’ve created a printable version (for sale […]

Camping Birthday Adventure

My son has had some pretty cool birthday parties in the past. While the robot, pirate and rocket parties were huge successes, I wanted this year to be a little different. Partly because the thought of a dozen 7-year-old boys wreaking havoc in my home wasn’t appealing, and partly because my husband begged me to simplify a […]

Donut Classroom Treat Printables

Some of my most Pinned posts are the ones showing creative treats to take to school for hand out at birthdays. Like the juicebox robot, and my recent S’more printable. I’ve also had this #10 donut treat pinned numerous times. Lately, I’ve had several people request a printable topper that they can download and use […]

Smore Fun Classroom Treats

In the tradition of my non-traditional classroom treats, I’m sharing the smores I will be taking to my son’s class in about an hour in honor of his birthday.  Like many other schools around the nation, our school has a ban on homemade food for class parties. We could launch into a discussion about whether […]