This is what I was up to after our little Cinco de Mayo celebration: a baby shower. I find myself going crazy for cakes, cupcakes, party banners and pretty much anything to do with party decorations. Sometimes, it’s all I think about. I’m not sure why, all of a sudden, but there you go….anyone need a cake/cupcakes for a party? Just let me know! And if you live far away and would like me to create some party printables for you, just let me know, too! 😉
For this baby shower, I used a digital kit called “i (heart) animals” from Ju Kneipp Designs. I tried to make the cake match the decorations! This shower was supposed to be “gender neutralish” because no one knew who baby is yet: he or she? I thought this was a fun kit to work with, with cute colors, especially the dash of orange! (I had wanted to make an orange layer for the cake, that would have been super dooper, but wasn’t able to squeeze that out of my time and energy….heh heh).
I’m on an owl “kick” right now, I admit. I just loved these owl paper party bags that I made for my daughter’s rainbow owl party. I saw the idea on Pinterest, and wasn’t sure if I was going to have time to make them, but one day as I was waiting for someone to come over, I just stood at the table and punched out circles….here’s where your (large collection of) crafty punches really come in handy! It was really quick, but sooo cute! I just stood there and glued together different combinations of eyes. I used 3 circle punches, a scalloped circle punch, a heart punch….uh, ok, that was a lot of punches….but if you have them all, and in one basket anyways…it’s quick to do.
Brown paper lunch bags….I love using them. When they are laying flat, just cut through all layers and make a point on the bag, then fold over and down to one side…very simple. I just cut out a simple shape from purple tissue paper and glued on for the tummy, then glued on the (pre-glued) eyes and beak.
At Michael’s in their little bargain bins, I found the cutest mani/pedi kits to put in the bags…along with some bags of Skittles….
Once the bags are filled, you can close the top with some tape (on the inside) or a staple (would hold better).
It was fun to add the hearts to the eyes!
I’m almost embarrassed to say it, but we still have our Christmas tree up (that’s a record for us!), and to make it just another piece of the party decorations, I added one of the paper bag owls to the top!! heh, heh. (You can tell that the tree’s been up through Valentine’s Day, too….)
for more party ideas, see my other post: https://dennasideas.wordpress.com/page/2/