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10 Easy Steps to Create a Mini Unicorn Piñata

Hello Friends, It’s been awhile. I finally got around to making a video on how to make a mini unicorn piñata. Enjoy!

P.S. Happy Birthday, Debbie!

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Miss Little Carter (Baby Shower)

DSC_0387I was asked to help decorate the room for Natalie’s baby shower. I had a hard time to decorate when I didn’t know much of the details.
I had to be reminded that I’m a guest and NOT the event planner. I didn’t do a lot but added couple of my touches. Grandma went to get purple, yellow, and turquoise party decorations. AND I was under the impression that it was a PINK party since the invitations were pink & gray with elephants. 

>>>>> I created couple of frames and work stations for the guest.  A Guest Book with paper balloons and paper elephant cutouts. >>>>> You must have at any baby shower a: “Any Advice for the soon to be Mommy & Daddy” frame. These are great gifts for the soon to be parents to take home after. Everyone had great advice to give them and were not shy to share. >>>>> I also framed her baby ultrasound photos for her.

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I made couple of Diaper Gifts for Natalie: I used Sweetaprils.com tutorial to make the diaper bike. And I used the roll up diapers to make little wrapped up little babies diapers. I used socks to wrap the roll up diapers. The diaper cake was a misunderstanding. We all thought that grandma was going to make one, but she didn’t have the time. Luckily, I had extra materials with me to make a quick diaper cake. Then added the cake topper.

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Other little stuff I made for the party:
I also made “Oh Baby” Banner, Paper Cake Topper, Chalk Art board, paper building box, tissue paper decoration, and some straws in a cup decorations.

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It’s a Jungle out there!!

Babies are coming faster than I can keep up!!  The minute the Christmas cards were finished it was time to make baby shower invites for my daughter’s best friend and what a great little shower her sisters and friend put on!! Bethany LOVES giraffes and so it was decided the shower should be a jungle / safari theme which meant elephants, tigers, monkeys and of course, giraffes!  I had in my head that I wanted to do a play on numbers with One (boy) giraffe plus One (girl) giraffe = Three (dad, mom & baby)!  This card was completely hand drawn, cut and pieced with 2 adult giraffes on the front and when the card opened a baby giraffe in a tiny felt diaper met the viewer along with the request for their attendance.  It’s extremely relaxing for me to sit in the evening and cut out little pieces that make up these cards.  I made 35 of the shower invitations and 35 decorated envelopes to go along with them … Bethany’s friends and family enjoyed them a great deal.

AND THEN … unbeknownst to all of us … our hostess, Leilani, put her talents to work and made giant jungle animals for the shower as well!!  A huge elephant met us on the road, a monkey and lion lined the path and life size giraffe was tucked into the front room!  They were amazing and everyone loved the work that Leilani put into them!  My wall of onesies were once again ad hit and the little felt animals I hand stitched to go along with the theme were the perfect accent.  I LOVE when everything turns out the way we imagined!!

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Amanda & Baby Adalynn’s Shower

PhotoBoothWhat a fantastic baby shower we had for Amanda! If you saw my previous post on the Gender Reveal Party … you know that Amanda is part of my family (too confusing to explain so let’s just say she is like my daughter), and she is having a baby near or around Halloween. Her friends asked if I would do a Photo Booth at her baby shower and I jumped at the change to be a part of the shower as well as create something fun for Amanda’s baby scrapbook. With Marilyn and Mauryn’s help, we made beautiful pink and orange flowers in different shapes and sizes that would be used to decorate an old antique gate I recently picked up at an antique store. I have plans for the gate but haven’t gotten to them yet … No surprise! I made 2 tutus for the guests to dress up in as well as crowns, septers, a pink boa, and 2 little chalkboards where they could write notes to the baby. We stacked a couple antique suitcases up and arranged the dress up items in the open suitcase then hung a matching “tutu banner” with baby Adalynn’s name spelled out in white wooden letters. It couldn’t have turned out better!! The hostesses loved it, the guests had a great time taking photos with Amanda and most of all … Amanda really had a great time with it!! I was sad to take it all down at the end of the day but it went home with Amanda to help in decorating the baby’s room so nothing went to waste!