Dinner Party

I love to have dinner parties and some are really nice and some are pretty casual but this is one of the more put together dinners. It’s simple. First off Costco is a great place to get flowers so you can definitely find flowers that you can use that are within your budget. Once you have the colors of flowers you want you build from them there. The vases were filled with sliced lemons and limes. It had a fresh look. And colored napkins and your ready to go!Image

Recycle and garbage Party

Little boys seem to love garbage and recycle trucks. My sister knew how much her son loves those trucks so she put together a cute party for him. She found out that if you go to the recycle center they give you free stuff! She got pencils, rulers, and a coloring book. At the dollar store they have recycle bags.ImageShe made this cute door sign to show the them. She also had recycle signs and pretend trash piles. ImageThe trash truck was found at Partyland. ImageBrooke also made a shirt. It was really cute. I wish I had more pictures of this party but this was before I started posting parties. The little sister had a yellow recycle shirt that matched. It was cuteImageThis was the craft that all the kids got to make. They drew their hands on pink paper and they got to tear up green and blue paper for the land and water of the world. This craft was cute and they got to take home a craft of them “hugging the world”ImageThe game was easy and fun for the little kids. The red salad tongs were from the dollar store. They got newspaper and paper and they threw it all over the yard. They had to pick up the paper with there trash picker uppers and put them in the bin (free from waste management). They played the game 4 or 5 times and still wanted more. ImageThe take home tree bags had all the free items from the trip to Waste Management and there were some candy treats in them also. I wish I had more photos of this party but I don’t. Sorry and Enjoy!

Disney Tangled party!

Here is Shaylie’s Tangled party from start to finish! There are a lot of cute ideas out there but there is not a lot out there that you can buy that is Tangled so that was hard. But here we go!DSCF0774 The invites were simple. Just paper and cutting. I got the templet from http://www.recessionhome.com
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I loved how this turned out. I drew the sun symbol from Tangled freehand. I got poster board from dollar tree and added glitter. This time I bought a 100 yard roll of purple plastic and yellow plastic from zurchers for all of the stuff I did. (12.99 a roll) I cut out some flowers for the wall to add a little more decoration and color.
DSCF0823Cupcakes cupcakes cupcakes. I decided to go with cupcakes this year instead of a ton of cake. We have big parties and lots of people so cupcakes are the cheapest way. The little yellow cupcakes are from walmart and they are 2 dollars a dozen! The cupcake covers that are flowers were 2.50 for 24 at walmart. The tower for the cupcakes was made from soup cans and cake spacers. DSCF0822
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DSCF0829The cake was 20 dollars from Walmart. Shaylie just had to have it!DSCF0824

DSCF0835 Disney is awesome. The blower idea and printable packets are found at family.go.com. There is a ton of free printable stuff for any Disney themed event. Plus it’s free!DSCF0826DSCF0836 The paints I got of the activity later(Rapunzel loves to paint)They were 5 brushes for a dollar and 3 paints for a dollar(dollar tree)DSCF0831DSCF0836 The purple baskets and toys are from dollar tree alsoDSCF0837Now the puzzle was the find of a lifetime! 10 kids came to the party and they got to take home the puzzle for there take home treat. Dollar tree a dollar a piece.DSCF0825The candy was from Winco for a 1.50 a pound. Cute golden braids!DSCF0819

DSCF0818 We lucked out with buying a new entertainment center right before the party so we had a big box that I made into a tower! The yellow plastic for hair was an idea I saw on Tipjunkie.comDSCF0848

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DSCF0842 Like I’ve said before we have a lot of people so we have to decorate the garage so it was all that 100 yard purple plastic and we made “floating lanterns” with fishing line and jars wrapped in paper!!!DSCF0834

DSCF0863Last but not least we have the games. I got foam helicopters from dollar tree and cut them to look like pascal! so they had to catch the pascal in the frying pan. They had a blast. The other game was decorating Rapunzel’s braid (girls loved it). They also got to paint and color their packets from family.go.com.
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We I hope you liked it! Please leave a comment and let me know how you liked it!!!!

Disney luggage tags!

So with me everything is a party but when we went of the Disney trip in September I knew we would need tags for our stuff. So with the the treat bags that I gave them I also made everyone tags with there name, address, and phone number. They were easy and cheap.ImageEveryone is the group got there own tag. The kids loved it!ImageIt’s all paper and it was laminated by my grandpa. The mickey was from a snack box.ImageHaving the tags made it easy to find our strollers with all the millions of strollers at Disneyland. 

I know I go over board with parties and trips but I love it! Once again I used cut outs from http://www.pebblesinmypocket.com

Party trimmings

I love to use ribbon when decorating. Today I went to Joann’s fabric store and they had some amazing ribbon!

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These would be perfect for a Minnie Mouse party or an under the sea little mermaid party! I wish I was doing a party soon so that I could use these! The ribbon with the hanging decorations cost 7 dollars a yard but they always have printable coupons! That’s how you have to work the system. Enjoy!

Disney travel bags

We went to Disneyland in September. 5 kids under 6! So I was concerned about the travel. My sister has 3 little kids and were driving to Disneyland! So I put together a budget to see how I could put together something for these kids. They ended up 10 dollars a bag!ImageFirst off… the Disney store is not always extremely expensive. They have some great deals. One thing that they have is if you pre-order any of there Disney movies from them you get a $20 off your $40 purchase. So don’t always count the Disney store out. I got these bag for 2 dollars a piece. They could use them any time(beach bag, church, school)so totally worth it.ImageThese was a steal! 2 water bottles for $4! Once again the Disney store so definitely check them out. The fairy treat bags are from the dollar store. They have princesses, fairies, and cars. All are Disney brand so that’s awesome.ImageSo here are all the cool things I found. The coloring book (dollar tree), sticker pack 1.50(walmart) disney fruit snacks $2 a 12 pack (walmart), Mickey Mouse chalk board $1 (dollar tree), pencil box 25 cents (walmart), 25 cent color pencils (walmart)ImageThe color pencil box was easy. I got the cut outs from pebblesinmypocket.com the store in orem.ImageThe suckers, fun dip, and snacks were 2-3 dollars a pack so to break them up it cost cents per bag.ImageMickey mouseImageYou can put any snacks you want in that bags. The water bottles come in 6 different characters. (Rapunzel, toy story, mickey, Minnie, Tinkerbell, cars)ImageThis was one of the cheapest ways to do things. This was a 15 page workbook that were all free printables.http://www.1plus1plus1equals1.net/2012/05/mickey-mouse-printable-pack/

This is the link I found on pinterest for the printables also disney.family.com has a lot of free print craft projects! Each kid had there name on the front with all these awesome color pages. It really saved all of us of the trip to and from the best vacation ever. Pebbles in my Pocket also have an online store where you can buy the cut outs the link is http://www.pebblesinmypocket.com/

Valentine’s Day Party

The wonderful thing about February is Valentine’s day! My sister and I got together to put together a Valentines party and I loved the way it turned out! Once again I had to spend the least amount possible.DSCF0775My sister has such amazing stuff! She had the burlap backdrop, the silver containers and the cute white file holder that gave it a cute vintage flare.DSCF0776The cute table was also hers. The awesome part of this is that she rent out all her vintage stuff! You should check it out at Beehivevintagerental.com

The heart garland was from dollar tree.DSCF0786What is a party without candy? Winco is the best place for holiday candy! They have all this pink,  red, and white candy! Total cost in candy was $5! DSCF0779The message in a bottle items where found at the dollar store! These can be used again and you can choose to put anything you would like in them!DSCF0782These are some Pebbles in my pocket! I absolutely love this store. They have a store in Orem Utah but they also have an online store so no matter where you live you can get it! Here’s the link

http://www.pebblesinmypocket.com/

Happy Valentine’s day! If you like the set up let me know!