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.
I am so happy to be able to be part of the customers’ special day. I do enjoy making these mini pinatas (and other party supplies) and love to hear their stories. When I don’t know the story I like to imagine what they are for… and what kind of party or type of person. I had someone order two pink whales and my mind thought “oooh twin’s party or baby shower.” Love Love it!
I remember making these with my mom when I was younger. I remember putting my tiny hands in her home-made glue in this cooking pot and slapping it on the balloon. I never thought of the process until now. I can see why she did the things she did. Home-made glue is lot easier than Elmer glue (which is what I use). I cherish these making pinata memories and happy to be able to share one of my families traditions.
My nephew turn 10 this year and he requested a Megaman party. I still remember this little boy had a pig party, couple years back, and now we are doing video game characters. AND the next thing you know he wont want a birthday party- he’ll out grow that too. But for now we continue the birthday party at home and included his stuff-animals as part of the party.
1) I created Megaman & Megaman Zero helmets as party hats (available to print: RED, BLUE), by photoshop-ing out the characters faces. Then creating two holes for on each side of the hat. Push the ribbon through each hole and tie a knot to hold it.
2) Baggie Suffers: cutout megaman coloring pages by outlining Megaman silhouette (don’t forget to add crayons), healthy snacks, toys, and bubbles. I stuff the items into a small lunch bag for the kids.
3) Custom cake/cupcake toppers: I used the Megaman character’s logo to create the cake topper. I added more wording to make it more personal. Then I cutout little red and blue helmets for the cupcakes. And with the extra paper material I created star confetti to decorate the table.
I added little details of the Megaman character around the birthday party. More pictures below:
For Melina’s birthday I created fun items:
1. Starting off with an “M” Pinata, which turnout out to look like the Monster Inc. logo and colors.
2. Reuse tin cans for plants,
3. Cardboard bubble message, and Paperbag vase holder, for those times when you need an extra hand to carry all your gifts. I made a cup sleeve with handles for her flower vase. Original or not, I thought it was a brilliant idea.
Today is my friend’s birthday. I asked her what I could do to help her and she mentioned wanting a piñata yesterday. I had one whole day to come up with something so I started making a paper-mâché star, but my balloon popped mid-day (not enough time to dry). Then I headed out to Debbie’s and had to make one with limited supplies since it was already 9pm. Here is how to make a piñata in no time with limited supplies.
scrapbook light paper
I glued poster-board paper together to make the layout. The poster-board wasn’t long enough so I had to glue parts together. If you have cardboard –use that! Thank you, Debbie for allowing me to use your supplies. The dogs were great (I was dog-sitting). I didn’t think the piñata was going to hold, but it did well, even the BIG kids got a chance to hit the piñata. The 10 hours of making the piñata was worth it.