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Today, we celebrated Jax’s 3rd birthday pawty. I can’t believe its been 3 years already. I got up early this morning to bake Jax a Peanut Butter Birthday Cake with bacon sprinkles and cheese frosting. And with the same cake batter I had enough for peanut butter cookies.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
-1 cup of white wheat flour
-1 tsp of baking soda
-1/4 cup of peanut butter
-1/4 cup of vegetable oil
Take out in 25-30 minutes
Once, I finished frosting the cake I made a cake topper, some birthday party hats, and paper fans to decorate the table.
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Here are couple of ideas on how to save money when you do it yourself:
Coloring Program: For J+D’s Wedding we decided that the wedding program would serve as the coloring book for kids. So making the clipart as line art and using black and white–> the kiddos can color the program. Plus it’s very informative for the adults.
Sparkler & Little flags: Do-it-yourself and print on cardstock paper to create simple decorative paper goods. Cut to the shape you like and with a hole-punch make inserts for the sparklers or sticks (for flags).
Chalk Signs: Make your own chalk signs to save on signage plus it help direct your guest to activities.
Spray-Painted Signs: with cutout stencils and spray paint–> you can make these lovely table numbers. Place the cutout number on top of the small canvas (available at Michael’s Craft Store) and spray paint right to left (be more heavy on the left side by leaving the spray-paint longer in that area).
For more pictures of setting up this beautiful fall theme wedding:
Happy Halloween, every month I do a mini giveaway for my Instagram followers. This month the giveaway is three mini cat piñata(s) stuffed with an assortment of toys from Oriental Trading. To enter follow www.instagram.com/jazzysdesign
Our mini seahorse piñata were featured on It’s a Pink Life by Francis from FHJ. Check out her beautiful Layla’s 6th birthday beach party. She has created adorable party decor and partnered with some creative companies (including me).
(pictures from Francis from FHJ). Visit the blog post below:
Checked out the DIY Mini Panda Piñata Youtube video and get started on your own mini piñata. Don’t forget to subscribe to Jazzy’s Youtube Channel for more Party DIYs.
This week I also started to create Party-in-a-Box which has everything you need for a party. The box has: 1 cake topper, 3 mini cupcake toppers, 3 favor bags, 1 mini piñata, and 2 banners. CRAZY, RIGHT, all that fits in a box. Follow us on Instagram for my pictures.
I have seen this little girl grow up so fast…She has a big hearted family that loves her so much and we only want what is best for her. Her Aunt Michele with her kids put together Carter’s first birthday party. And invited us to her home. They had the whole house decorated with pink and purple streamers, butterflies all around, and had a lovely table/high chair decorated.
I wanted to make sure I had a “Turning One” picture so I had Max, Carter’s Uncle & my husband, to help me set up a photoshoot. I made paper banners, and cutout butterflies for the backdrop. And since I wasn’t sure what she would be wearing I quickly made a tutu with butterflies gems and cutout a paper crown for her to wear.
It definitely took everyone to get her to sit-still and look pretty. Thank you for sharing this moment with us. Take a look at at Flickr for more process pictures.
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Starting on my valentines gift…
I’m creating mini hearts and unicorns piñatas for the little ones. Stuffing them with stickers, toys, pin buttons and more. The heart piñatas have two openings 1) that can be broken in half or 2) the right corner lid opening.
I’ve also been making cupcake toppers:
- Lay the paper down on its decorative side, 2″x7”
- Fold accordion style:
- Glue each end to each other to create a circular fan.
- Punch a heart and glue in the center.
Every year we travel to see family and do the long drive to see everyone. We had a great time playing games at Ben’s (Yakima, WA), doing raffles at my moms’ (Othello, WA), secret santa at my partner’s moms’ (Stevenson, WA), and see the kids open their presents (Vancouver, WA).
This year I did lot of handmade projects for family and friends: stockings stuffer, baggies, screen print pillows, and more. I also did lot of photo project to create a more personal gift: blanket, mugs, and magnets.
Jazzy’s Creation & Design mini Pokemon ball was featured in Evermine Occasions. Evermine designs paper goods for every occasion and I’m honored to be featured on their creative blog. It got me started with making some more mini pokemon characters…
Fourth of July in a box… Independence Day is one of Max’s favorite holiday, and trying to ship a care package was a little more challenging since I couldn’t ship fireworks. There are many great substitution for kids and not much for adults. I needed to create a BIG SPARK…
Made Confetti Poppers: I used tissue paper, confetti star cutouts, a balloon, and cardboard to create a tube. After creating a tube (cardboard & tape), add a balloon on one of the tube opening. Tape the balloon or glue so it doesn’t come off when pulling it. Add confetti paper inside and seal with tissue paper (image below). Make sure you make a cut on the side of the tissue paper ( not on the balloon) so the confetti paper can come out.
Also made mini star pinatas to go in the box. Fill them with candy and/or surprise toys. These make the perfect party decorations. I added some glow sticks, caramel popcorn, and other fourth of July funsies to ship to the North Pole.