Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Little Details

Some of the smallest details make a party great. Here are some more things that I have been working on for the big Winter ONEderland party.

I made little signs to label the themed food. Another cute touch were the labels I made to wrap around the utensils. The projects took around 30 minutes from start to finish.

Whether you are hosting a BBQ or Birthday Party these little touches are a big hit!

What a big mess. I used my computer and printed off labels that I wanted to put on the utensils and food. The paper cutter made cutting a breeze.

I cut large scrap book paper sheets to 6 inches, the solid blue paper was cut to 3 inches, and the words were cut to 2.5 inches.
I folded the 6 inch piece of paper in half so it would stand up on it's own. I then used double stick tape to adhere the solid blue paper and label to the folded sheet of paper.
Woohoo! The finished Labels.
The labels for the utensils. These were pretty easy to make. I used Microsoft Word to create them.
Finished and ready for the party.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Winter Onederland Invitatoins and Favors!

I found the perfect invitations here

I love how they turned out. The invite says
It's a
Winter Onederland!

Please join us for some frosty fun
to celebrate
Grady's turning ONE!

The only gift you should bring is yourself!

Winter blessings and snowy fun your way
We can't wait to see you on Grady's big day.


I wanted to do something fun. I thought a "build your own snowman kit" would be fun. I made one kit for each family. I used the same dough that was used for the hand print ornaments. Once they dough was made all I had to do was make the shapes that I wanted for the snowman's eyes, nose, mouth, and buttons.

Here is the recipe again.
Salt Bread Dough
¼ Cup Salt
½ Cup Boiling Water
1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
¼ Teaspoon Vegetable Oil (optional)
Food Coloring (optional)
Pour boiling water in a bowl and add salt. Add remaining ingredients.

Knead dough to desired consistency for crafting. If coloring dough with food coloring, work it uniformly into the dough as you knead the craft dough. Keep dough wrapped in plastic when not in use. If you have lumpy dough roll it out with a rolling pin.

Bake at 300 degrees for 45 to 60 minutes. It may take a little longer to bake. Completed ornaments may be painted, or brush with beaten egg and water mixture prior to baking or a darkened, shiny appearance.

Snowman eyes
I tried to get them nice and black but in the end painted them with black paint.

Carrot Nose

Candy Cane Mouth
My dough was a little dry. This did not turn out the way I wanted it to, but it will do the job.


When everything was finished baking I glazed the pieces with modge podge that I had laying around. I let the pieces lay out for 1 week to get nice and hard.

I bought a cute tin at from an after Christmas sale for 75% off. I also picked up gloves and a hat for fifty cents total. This was a very inexpensive favor. I hope the guests enjoy it!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Goodmama Diaper

Here is how I put a Goodmama Diaper on my little man

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Winter ONEderland party decor

It's almost time for Little G's big day. I hit the after Christmas sales and scored. Everything you will see for the party was 75% off!

I thought tissue paper snowballs would be cute for the big day. They are so inexpensive. The best part about mine are that the tissue paper was 90% off last year after Christmas.

If you are not big on snowballs you can make flowers. Scallop the edges of the tissue paper and use colored tissue paper.

The party favors are almost done. I am getting excited to post those later this week! eeekk it's going to be a great day!

Here you go:
Lay tissue paper flat!

Fold accordion style. Relive making fans as a kid.
Almost done.
Ready to be tied off.
I would have used twist ties but did not have any. Sshh I took some of my husbands fishing line.
Pull tissue paper up. Pull up ever other side.
Side A
Side A and B. Are you following me? Keep fluffing!
Finished snowball or flower
scalloped edges and some snowflake design.
Scalloped edges

A sneak peak at the dining room!
I love the little gift bags and cups.
What's a Winter ONEderland without snow? It's fake of course.
More of the table.