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Ballerina Party for your Princess

DIY Ballerina Themed Party

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Does your little girl love crafts and all things pink? A ballerina themed party will put a smile on her face all day and can be rather simple and fun for moms to organize!

 

For the party, have the girls arrive in tutus or have a few extras on hand for them to borrow. You can easily find inexpensive ones or you can reach out to friends and family in order to borrow some. Begin their day as ballerinas with a princess tea. Serve cheese and crackers, muffins, an assortment of fruit, and accompany your snacks with juice and sweet tea.

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After the little ballerinas have had their yummy princess brunch, put on some music and have them dance about in their tutus. If possible, have the girls look at themselves in a mirror as a few moms direct them in twirls and pliés!

 

Choose pink for the standout color of the affair but pair it with a soft blue or yellow. Be smart and crafty by decorating with pretty pieces you already own, like gauzy curtains or a delicate tablecloth. A fun activity that will add to the décor of the party is for the girls to draw themselves as ballerinas and have them hang their finished work of art around the party area.

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After the girls have had a good bit of activity, have them sit properly in their chairs like good ballerinas and serve them a homemade cake fit for princesses. This easy party will be a favorite memory of yours and of your precious ballerinas!

 

About the Author: Lisa is a guest post writer who specializes in crafty, DIY activities for children and parents, particularly with Mario Bros party supplies.

ALL Seasons Columns

Today I am going to share a neat project with you, Seasonal Columns with interchangeable toppers! I love things that serve more than one purpose. These columns can decorate your home in ANY season. Just replace the topper with a trinket suitable to whatever holiday is around the corner.

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Right now mine are dressed up for spring, but I am excited to change them for the 4th of July, Halloween, Christmas, birthdays, and everything in between!

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List of Supplies:

table leg (hardware store $3-$5 depending on size)

moulding corner (hardware store, moulding section $2-$3)

wooden dowel

spray paint

glaze (optional)

wood glue or Gorilla Glue

drill

 

First drill a hole in the center of your moulding corner. This is so that the screw in the top of the table leg has a place to go. Then drill a hole in the center of the bottom of the table leg, about 3/4” deep. This hole is for your dowel to fit into.

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Cut dowel so you have (2) 2 1/2” pieces.

Sand pieces if necessary, then spray paint. I glazed all pieces to make them look distressed. I love me some distressing!

After paint is dry, glue the table leg onto the square, I used Gorilla Glue, but wood glue would work as well. We use Gorilla Glue at my house so much that when my 5 year old broke her Barbie’s tiara last week she asked me if I could just fix it with “Daddy’s special Gorilla Glue” sigh…so cute!

Fit the dowels into the hole at the top of the table leg. Voila, hard part done!

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Now head off to the craft store and go straight to the wood nic-nac aisle. Pick out some stuff, (they are super cheap, like .25 to .59 cent cheap) bring them home and paint them. You can either glue them onto your dowel, or drill a hole in the bottom of your item and fit it onto the top of the dowel. I chose a birdhouse, and a cutie ovalish shape!

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The birdhouse I painted with acrylic paint and them glazed. The shape looked like a  sign to me, so after spray paint and glaze I printed out “Spring” in pink vinyl and used a brad for the dot on the “I”. Then I drilled holes in the bottom of both shapes and fit them onto the dowels.

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Now take note people, here is the cool part. I didn’t glue the dowels or the toppers on. So come the next Holiday, I can switch them right out with something more suitable. Here is a pic of some of the fun things I picked up for future use!

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This was a super fun, easy, affordable and totally functional project!

 

 

 

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Guest Posting Today at I HEART NAPTIME!!

Okay, so today is such a GREAT day! Not only am I being featured over at Young and Crafty, but I am guest posting over at Jamie’s blog, I Heart Naptime!!!!

When Jamie agreed to let me guest post on her blog I was ECSTATIC! I have followed her blog for close to 2 years and I LOVE her stuff! Not only is she a fantastic and creative mind, but she also happens to be a very good friend of mine and my next door neighbor! I promise you people, she is the real deal! She really is all she seems on her blog, sweet, funny, creative, gorgeous, and a heck of a lot of fun!

So go over and visit her today and share some love!!

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Mine For the Making

Hi All! Today I am GUEST POSTING over at Mine for the Making!

Kara is the mastermind behind MFTM and she is a super duper cutie! This week is her “Spring Fling” event and she is having some awesome bloggers share all sorts of crafts, recipes and fun stuff!

Go check it out! Also on the 16th of this month she is having some GIVEAWAYS, so make sure to visit her on that day so you can put your name in for some great FREE stuff!

SO……do I need to say it? Come over and visit me at Mine for the Making today! I promise a fun tutorial for Easter, you will like it!

No Bake Cheesecake

I guest posted this No Bake Cheesecake recipe last week on Kara’s blog “Mine for the Making”.


It was so much fun to visit her blog for the day, (she is so cute) but I wanted to share this recipe with all of you as well just in case you missed it last week!

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A little background, this recipe came from my Great Grandmother on my mother’s side. It is delicious and super easy, definitely a winner in my book. Plus, it looks pretty, and who doesn’t like that?

First you must have a crust. You can buy a graham cracker crust at the grocery store, they are actually really good; but I like to make my own, I think they taste better.

Ingredients: for a 9 inch crust
-graham cracker crumbs
-1/4 cup sugar
-1/4 cup melted butter

Place 1 package graham crackers in a gallon ziploc bag and use a rolling pin to pound and roll the crackers into very fine crumbs. Did I mention this recipe is extremely useful for releasing pent up stress and anxiety????

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Mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter in bowl. If you don’t have a pastry cutter (like the one shown below) just use a fork, it will work just as well! Make sure you get it all evenly mixed together.

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Then I use a spoon to press the crumb mixture in the bottom and sides of my pie pan. Then stick it in the fridge. It has to chill for 1 hour before you can fill it.

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So while it is chilling in the fridge, go get a coke, put your feet up, and when your hour is over, this is how you make the delicious filling.

Ingredients: Cheesecake
-1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese
-1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk
-1/3 cup lemon juice
-1 tsp vanilla

Beat cream cheese in a bowl until it is light and fluffy.
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Then add the sweetened condensed milk and blend thoroughly.

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Add lemon juice and vanilla, blend again and pour into crust! Stick it back into the fridge and let it chill for 3 hours before you serve it. This gives it a chance to set up.
Voila!!! Cheesecake with no bake! Love it! Don’t forget to spoon some of your favorite fruit topping over the cheesecake before you serve it. I always just use the canned pie filling that you can find in the baking isle at the grocery store. Cherry is my favorite!

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Well, I hope that you guys have enjoyed my visit here at Mine for the Making, I know I have! Again a huge THANKS to Kara for letting me hop on over for the day! Enjoy your cheesecake and have a slice for me!

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Today I am SO LUCKY to be able to guest post over at Kara’s cutie blog,

 

Kara has a GREAT blog, with great ideas and she is SO nice! This is my FIRST EVER guest post and I am very excited about it!

So click on the link above and come on over and visit!
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