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End of the Rainbow Cupcakes

March 3, 2017

These rainbow cupcakes were such a dream to make and they look so fun with the color variations on the inside. You’re kids will be going crazy for these delicious rainbow cupcakes and asking for more gold once they’ve eaten them all gone.Make these fun Rainbow Cupcakes for a party or for St Patricks Day. So delicious and easy. Only on frenchiewraps.comWhat I used is the Duff Goldman Tie Dye mix and just mixed it according to package directions. I separated the batter into 6 different cups and added the included color drops as directed to the cups. I used my 1 Tbsp. scoop and added them into the cupcake wrapper in the order of the rainbow.Make these fun Rainbow Cupcakes for a party or for St Patricks Day. So delicious and easy. Only on frenchiewraps.comI preheated my oven to 350 degrees and baked them for 20 minutes or until you press down in the middle and they bounce back up. Allow them to cool completely and then ice them with some of my secret weapon, bakery bought cream cheese icing!

End of the Rainbow Cupcakes

Make these fun Rainbow Cupcakes for a party or for St Patricks Day. So delicious and easy. Only on frenchiewraps.com

  • Prep Time: 20m
  • Cook Time: 20m
  • Total Time: 40m
  • Yield: 18 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 package Duff Goldman tie dye cake mix
  • 1 package bakery bought cream cheese frosting
  • 1 package gold coins

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and mix your cake mix according to package directions. Line your cupcake pan with liners and scoop a tablespoon of each color into the liners until 3/4 full. You should be able to fit all six colors into the liners. Cook for 20 minutes and cool on a wire wrack. Place frosting into a pastry bag or ziploc and frost as desired. Top with chocolate coins or with dollar store plastic coins.

I topped them off with some gold coins from the dollar store but you could even get more fancy and use the gold coin chocolate. That’ll send you into more of a sugar high!Make these fun Rainbow Cupcakes for a party or for St Patricks Day. So delicious and easy. Only on frenchiewraps.com

Baby Malakai - Birthday Parties - Party Time

The Boy Who Lived – A Harry Potter First Birthday Party

October 11, 2016

*This post does contain affiliate links, thanks for your support.Celebrate 'The Boy Who Lived' with these Harry Potter birthday party ideas.Malakai had so much fun at his Harry Potter birthday party. What a better way to celebrate “The Boy Who Lived” than incorporating Harry Potter. We had lots of good ideas thanks to other Harry Potter birthday parties that have been thrown by others but it was fun to put a little spin on it.
Celebrate 'The Boy Who Lived' with these Harry Potter birthday party ideas.

I just cut the top off of some greenery I grabbed from Ikea and glues it to the top of the babies heads. I used red velvet cake but you can get any kind you want. I especially love these Butterbeer Cupcakes from Sugar & Soul. I spread it with cream cheese frosting and dipped it in some brown sprinkles. You could also ground up some Oreos and dip them in to have it look like dirt.
Celebrate 'The Boy Who Lived' with these Harry Potter birthday party ideas. I got these Honeydukes chocolate bar labels from Etsy here. They’re printable and a no brainer. They fit perfectly on Hershey bars.Celebrate 'The Boy Who Lived' with these Harry Potter birthday party ideas. Celebrate 'The Boy Who Lived' with these Harry Potter birthday party ideas. We had our local bakery make a replica of Hagrid’s cake and had them personalize it. I also especially love the Gryffindor smash cake. They just used a printable paper and I attached the little snitch on top. I also bought some paper stars that just added a pop to the Harry Potter table. They’re actual pages out of the book folded into tiny stars and they’re adorable. Grab them hereCelebrate 'The Boy Who Lived' with these Harry Potter birthday party ideas. Get Away Today was a huge help in bringing all the decorations together. They had some Harry Potter candy from the original Honeydukes for us. They also lent us their Sorting Hat and scarves for our photo booth. I used some printable snitch wings and attached them onto some Ferrero Rocher candies and yum…
Celebrate 'The Boy Who Lived' with these Harry Potter birthday party ideas.Celebrate 'The Boy Who Lived' with these Harry Potter birthday party ideas.

Celebrate 'The Boy Who Lived' with these Harry Potter birthday party ideas.Celebrate 'The Boy Who Lived' with these Harry Potter birthday party ideas.Celebrate 'The Boy Who Lived' with these Harry Potter birthday party ideas.Grab the balloons here and grab the confetti here. I just stuffed the confetti into the clear balloons and then took them to my local party store to fill up.


Celebrate 'The Boy Who Lived' with these Harry Potter birthday party ideas. Celebrate 'The Boy Who Lived' with these Harry Potter birthday party ideas.I used the large cauldron for drinks, the medium for the Harry Potter photo booth props and the small one to hold the extra candy along with the prop Harry Potter glasses. You can see Malakai’s Harry Potter Snitch invitation here.


I grabbed a lot of candies and props for the Diagon Alley area of the party from Oriental Trading.  Celebrate 'The Boy Who Lived' with these Harry Potter birthday party ideas.here, here, here
The skull statue and the beakers are all from Michaels and I grabbed dowels, hot glue and brown spray paint while I was there and made some fun homemade wands. I got all the table linens from Oriental Trading as well.Celebrate 'The Boy Who Lived' with these Harry Potter birthday party ideas. Celebrate 'The Boy Who Lived' with these Harry Potter birthday party ideas. Celebrate 'The Boy Who Lived' with these Harry Potter birthday party ideas.

Baby Malakai - Birthday Parties - Party Time

Harry Potter Birthday Party Invitation

September 21, 2016

Harry Potter birthday invitations made fancySo Malakai’s first birthday is coming up on the 30th so I found the perfect Snitch invitations to go along with theme of his birthday which is “The Boy Who Lived”. Harry Potter birthday invitations made fancyHe was Harry Potter for his first Halloween so I thought it was only fitting to find him a Harry Potter birthday party invitation. I don’t have time to make them so I ordered some for pictures and props and everyone else just gets an e-vite. 😉Harry Potter birthday invitations made fancyI found the Harry Potter birthday party invitation on Etsy and you can buy them HERE because they’re awesome!Harry Potter birthday invitations made fancyYou just slam them down to crack and they reveal the invite of the Harry Potter Birthday Party Invitation for Malakai’s first birthday party. So excited.Harry Potter birthday invitation made fancyAnd if you’re headed to Universal Studios any time soon, book with Get Away Today.

Crafting DIY - Party Time

Candy Pacifiers – Baby Shower Gift Favors

September 5, 2016

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SuperAbsorbent #CollectiveBiashow to make candy pacifiers. perfect for a baby shower or gender reveal partyI say this a lot but Malakai is almost one!! I can’t believe it. I’ve gone from potty trained kids to a baby back in diapers and it affecting my pocket book. Thankfully we have Costco and I can order his Huggies Little Snugglers Plus diapers so I don’t have to take him out in public unless it’s necessary.how to make candy pacifiers. perfect for a baby shower or gender reveal partyI wanted to show you how I make these cute candy pacifiers as gift favors to pass out to all those who are expecting and those who come to celebrate the joyous occasion a baby brings.

Supplies:

  • White circle mints
  • Blue or Pink jelly beans
  • small pin (sequin pin)
  • Blue or Pink ribbon

Go ahead and tie a ribbon around one of the mints, place the pin between the mint and the ribbon so that it is sticking out. Place another mint on its side and have the pin be in the center of the mint. Now place the pin through the jelly bean to “adhere” it together.how to make candy pacifiers. perfect for a baby shower or gender reveal partyhow to make candy pacifiers. perfect for a baby shower or gender reveal partyhow to make candy pacifiers. perfect for a baby shower or gender reveal partyhow to make candy pacifiers. perfect for a baby shower or gender reveal partyYou have your completed candy pacifier and it’s too cute. Another gift I love to give to expecting mothers is some Huggies Little Snugglers Plus from Costco. They have a package at Costco that you can order that comes with a package of wipes and just the right amount of diapers because most babies don’t stay in newborn sizes very long. It’s also perfect because they are now $5 off from September 1-25 with free shipping.how to make candy pacifiers. perfect for a baby shower or gender reveal partyCostco is always the perfect place to grab Huggies Little Snugglers Plus because you get more bang for your buck. I also love the diapers because they are so soft for babies bums and they’re super absorbent, they’re also Disney designs cause everybody loves Disney.

Party Time

Pink and Gold Wedding Decorations

July 20, 2016

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This wedding happened almost 2 years ago and the colors are always some of my favorite. Pink and Gold will always be a classic combination for wedding decorations, just the hues of the pink and gold change from time to time but it’s a timeless combination.Here are my marquee letters I made with my Cricut Explore and rounded out the decor nicely.Believe it or not, this wedding cake is almost 13 years old at this point. It’s foam and clearly inedible. We sprayed a few layers with Rustoleum Gold spray paint and for the dots we used Martha Stewart’s liquid guild gold paint.The party fans are from My Minds Eye and they still go up for any party I have that incorporate any of these colors. 

I made these photo booth props of course using my Cricut and just hot glued them to wooden skewers from the dollar store. Whitney is a graphic designer by trade and made all the prints for her wedding. She even hand lettered the last name at the bottom of this post and I pasted it all together after cutting it in Design Space.

Birthday Parties

Easy Football Party Ideas for Kids

July 8, 2016

Create a simple football party for kids and adults alike. Perfect for a Superbowl Party My Siaki looooves Football. ‘Mr. Touchdown’ had an awesome season and he soon discovered O’dell Beckhams sweet catch from the Super Bowl a few years ago. They even have a term that if you catch something that looks like it took a difficult stretch, you O’delled it. For his 8th birthday we threw him a New York Giants football party as a bit of a nod to his new found O’dell obsession.  Create a simple football party for kids and adults alike. Perfect for a Superbowl Party Create a simple football party for kids and adults alike. Perfect for a Superbowl Party I found these fun football helmet and ball shaped cookie cutters and made some extra buttery Rice Krispie treats and cut them out. I used these trays from Oriental Trading. Next time I’ll line them with parchment so that we can reuse them later. Create a simple football party for kids and adults alike. Perfect for a Superbowl Party We did ice cream and cake after the kids came home from seeing Zootopia in the theaters. I got them all sugared up and sent them home to their parents. You’re welcome!Create a simple football party for kids and adults alike. Perfect for a Superbowl Party Create a simple football party for kids and adults alike. Perfect for a Superbowl Party I used some Hazel and Ruby scalloped washi tape to create the laces on my pitcher. I filled it with root beer so that it gives me the brown look of the ball. Create a simple football party for kids and adults alike. Perfect for a Superbowl Party All these fun plates, napkins, balloons and garland are all from Oriental Trading. Create a simple football party for kids and adults alike. Perfect for a Superbowl Party Create a simple football party for kids and adults alike. Perfect for a Superbowl Party I grabbed these slap bracelets from OT and the kids went crazy for them. I kind of loved them too. It brought me back to my days at Beaverton Elementary and I’d use my $.25 to buy a slap bracelet at the school store. Create a simple football party for kids and adults alike. Perfect for a Superbowl PartyI love these football party ideas and they’re perfect for the Super Bowl too. All these decorations could be used to represent any football team. 

Birthday Parties

A Fun Unicorn Party

June 23, 2016

unicorn party ideas grahicAre you looking for some fun unicorn party ideas? Look no further. Leila turned 6 recently and we wanted to have a small party for her and some girlfriends. We went to our favorite bakery and just had them make us a unicorn cake using a lot they had on hand.

I have had sculptured cakes in the past but I learned that kids don’t need that. It’s mainly for pictures that the parents want it. It can be worth it and I have seen awesome cakes made but that money can be spent elsewhere for me.unicorn party ideas for kidsI used my Cricut to cut these adorable Unicorns out of Iron-On vinyl. You can get the Cricut Design Space file here. We used some fabric markers to color in the lines and so the girls each had their own personalized shirt to take home. I got this idea from Lindsay at Artsy Fartsy Mama and I knew I had to recreate it. Unicorn party favors using CricutI created the tags for the gift bags by using a glue pen and some foil from ??? I had Leila write the first letter of each girls names and we placed the foil over the glue once it was dry. We then rubbed with all our might and it transferred just the way we had written. I tied it with some pink tulle and they were set with their gift bags to bring home all their crafts. Unicorn party favor ideasThe gift bags, plates and napkins are all Meri Meri and I found them at Homegoods and TJ MAXX at a great price. I grabbed some bubble wands from Walmart because they came in rainbow colors. I got all the balloons from an Etsy shop here. There were also some fun things I got here that included the mini Unicorns cabochons and I glued them to ring banks so they could be worn later. I also used string and keychain holders and the girls used beads to make their own. Unicorn party decorationsUnicorn birthday cake ideasIf there is one thing I know about my daughter is that she loves to create and craft. She’s got a great eye for detail and I can tell she’s going to be just like me but I know even better. She just loves to have the attention and the kids think I put a lot of work and effort into their parties but for me the hardest part is figuring out which stuff I want to buy online. Unicorn party ideas

Clothing DIY - Sewing

How to Tie-Dye using Ice

June 3, 2016

tie-Dye with ice how toWant to know something about how to tie-dye using ice? This method is way easier than the traditional tie-dyeing method we all know. You just need a few items and no prewash which is kind of fantastic.How to tie dye with ice

What you’ll need:

  • T-Shirts
  • Tie-Dye
  • Ice
  • A surface you can get dirty

Easy how to tie-dye DIYSo I grabbed some t-shirts at Michaels and I usually pick up extras when they’re on sale. I also grabbed some tie-dye that comes already in the bottles that all you have to do is add water, except for this we will use the ice rather than water. Easy DIY tie dyeSpread your shirt out on a surface that you don’t care what it’ll look like after this is done. I chose my grass cause it can just be cut afterwards. Squeeze your powder on to the shirt dry to where ever you want that color. Easy tie-dye for kidsTie-dye with ice instructionsNext you’ll spread the ice on the shirt and allow it to melt then the shirt will dry. Go ahead and wash it and you’re ready to go. The colors will fade quite a bit but that’s just the nature of tie-dye.How to tie dye