All posts filed under: Birthday Party Ideas

How to Make a Piñata!

Ever wondered how to make a Piñata? Well wonder no more, it’s actually much easier than you think and it’s a great activity to do at a birthday party, or really any celebration for that matter. Here’s a list of supplies: 2 pieces of Cardboard Mural Paper (slightly thicker than regular paper) Masking Tape Crepe Paper (aka streamers) Candy/or your choice of small objects for the inside of your Piñata Step 1: Decide what you want your Piñata to be and then draw an outline of the shape onto the cardboard. Cut out the shape and trace it onto the second piece of cardboard, when finished cut out the second shape. Step 2 For the next step, the width of the paper you use will determine the thickness of your Piñata. We used about 2.5″ wide mural paper for this step. You’re going to cut a strip of the mural paper and tape it onto one of the pieces of your Piñata, following the outline of the shape. Once you’ve secured the mural paper to …

Enchanted Forest & Mexican Fiesta!

This past weekend we hosted two drastically different birthdays, an enchanted forest and a Mexican Fiesta! We had such fun planning and preparing, we made all the decorations ourselves and thought it would be great to share in case you are feeling so inclined to host your very own Fiesta Forest! The Enchanted Forest We found this great tree at DeSerres and it only took about 5 minutes to assemble. We hung the tree on the “birthday wall” and decorated around it using tissue paper butterflies and our birthday banner. To make the tissue paper flowers we found some great instructions on Pink Paper Peppermints. We then used kraft paper to make another tree, we decorated the tree with butterflies and mushrooms. The butterflies were made out of tissue paper and the mushrooms out of Bristol board. For the craft we made Modeling chocolate the night before. When the kiddies arrived it was all ready to go and they made beautiful creatures. We also used water colour pencil crayons on canvas boards to paint backdrop …

Oliver

So, my wee little baby is going to be the big first digit next month! I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by, everyone said that (time will fly) and at first it seemed to be moving slower than molasses but, now everything is so blended together and I can’t believe how many “firsts” I’ve already forgotten. There are some that have ingrained their memories into my mind, perfect pictures left etched there forever, like: the first time he rolled over, sat up or took his first steps. Every day I smell his perfect scent, bury my nose in his little neck and tell him how much I love him. Some days I just want the world to stop, for the hands on the clock to slow right down, so I can remember these moments forever. Every night when I put him to sleep, I think about all the perfect minutes that happened that day, I want to save them all in a big jar and replay them forever in my mind. That …

Sesame Street Cupcakes!

A very special little boy we know turned 1 recently and we decided to make these cute little cupcakes for him. There were so many Sesame street characters to choose from but personally I really like these three in particular. In order to make these delicious cupcakes, first pick a recipe and make 12 cupcakes, I used chocolate as you can never go wrong with chocolate cupcakes, simple yet yummy! Here’s a list of the other supplies you’ll need: Wilton Tips: #3 (for black icing) #17 (for yellow icing) #233 (for blue and green icing) Icing Gels: Golden Yellow, Sky Blue, Moss Green and Black Food Paintbrush Water Marshmallows (8 mini ones or 4 regular size ones) 1 batch of Royal Icing (divided into 3 bowls plus some extra leftover) Fondant: red, brown and pink (about the size of a golf ball of each) To make the right colours I used Wilton Icing Gels. I used Moss Green, Sky Blue and Golden Yellow. For Cookie Monster and Oscar I used the Wilton Icing Tip #233 …

Ice Cream Birthday Party!

This past Sunday we had the pleasure of hosting a fabulous birthday party for a very special little girl! The theme was an “Ice Cream Shoppe” and we had so much fun coming up with creative ideas. The guests got to make Ice Cream Cone Necklaces out of Scupley and Beads.  Then in the kitchen we made mini cupcakes which we iced and then put into cones. Here’s a great recipe for mini cupcakes. Once they’ve cooled down we used royal icing and sprinkles to decorate them and then just simply placed the cupcakes into the cones. The party ended with a grand feast of Ice Cream Cake (no real ice cream was used in the making of the cake)! The cake was made from “traditional birthday cake” recipe and then iced with buttercream icing. We used two separate pans for the cake and once baked we cut each cake into two and filled them with buttercream icing. So really, the cake was made up for 4 layers altogether. We used fondant in various colours  …

Hamburger Cupcakes!

Our creative treats class made delicious hamburger cupcakes and cookie french fries today and I just couldn’t resist putting them on our blog! It’s a great baking activity to do with your kids, or on your own! You could serve these at a party and have your guests build their own hamburger cupcakes. Follow these steps to make your own. Materials: 12 vanilla cupcakes 6-12 chocolate cupcakes 1 recipe of sugar dough 3 small brown paper bags 1 bag of coconut Green food colouring Red fondant Orange fondant Sesame seeds Zip lock bag 1 Tsp of Corn Syrup Step 1: Bake Vanilla and Chocolate Cupcakes. Make Sugar Dough We made ours from scratch but you could definitely buy a box of the pre-made mix if you want to save some time. You can find some great cupcake recipes online, here’s a good one for Vanilla Cupcakes and one for Chocolate Cupcakes. One recipe of each will give you 12 hamburgers, with plenty of leftover hamburger patties. Tip: you can bake the cupcakes without the liners to …