Thursday, 30 August 2012

Homemade play dough

Homemade play dough

The Recipe
1 cup flour
1 cup water
1/2 cup salt
2 teaspoons Cream of Tartar
2 tablespoons oil
Food Colouring (optional)
Almond/Orange essence for scent (optional)
Clean jam jars for storage

1.  Mix all ingredients in a pan
2.  Cook over a cool heat until thickened - you must keep stirring
3.  Scoop out and allow to cool
4.  Knead and bring together and play!

The names were chosen by Erin 


Creative Takes on the Ice Cube

Where’s the fun in a plain old cube of frozen water? This recipe is as simple as finding a pair of ingredients you like, chopping them up, and dropping them in an ice cube tray.

Ingredients:- cucumbers and basil
- fig and rosemary
- lime and mint
- lemon and honey
- raspberries and blackberries
Tools: ice cube trays! (we used these Tovolo ones that make perfect cubes)
1. Cucumber and Basil
2. Fig and Rosemary
3. Lime and Mint
Create a few wedges of lime, and then a round of tinier ones. Chop up the mint. Squeeze a bit of lime into the tray along with your lime and mint pieces.

4. Lemon and Honey
Slice your lemons and then cut them into mini wedges. Squirt a bit of honey into your ice cube tray, add lemons and a little squeeze of lemon juice for good measure.
5. Raspberries and Blackberries
The prep for these couldn’t be simpler. Find the smallest ones in the carton, and place them in your ice cube tray.

Feel free to mix and match if you’ve got extra ice trays.
Pour water into the tray – be careful not to overflow, you don’t want to lose ingredients.
What creative ingredients have you tried putting in ice cubes? Let us know your ideas in the comments below or come find us on Twitter. And be sure to stay cool! ;)

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Creative Birthday Themes


Arabian Nights Party:
Kids… what will happen at your Arabian Nights Party?You will feel like a real Arabian princess in your beautiful costume, flying on your own magical carpet!Secret balloons will be popped before presents can be unwrapped. Can you handle the labyrinth challenge? There will be a golden lamp that needs polishing… but be warned, the genie may come out.Show your talents in the belly dance competition. Play the 3 wishes game and take an Arabian Nights certificate home
Jasmine Disney Princess with Aladdin
Jasmine Disney Princess  Princess Jasmine Birthday Cake

Jasmine-Arabian Theme CakeArabian castle with princess Jasmine cakeJasmine AladdinPrincess Jasmine 3D Cushions Cake
Disney princess cake popsJasmine Cupcakes ― House of Cakes Dubai

Arabian Princess Party Box Image

1. You can begin the party will a belly dance.
{Party of 5} Princess Jasmine, Milk & Cookies, Toy Story 3, Preschool Party & Brunch Bridal Shower

2. As the lovely ladies entered the royal palace Arabian music play softly in the background, while the smell of vanilla insence filled the air. This was definitely a whole new world! They were greeted and directed into the changing area where they could transform into magical genies. Each child complete their look with temporary henna tattoos and Bindi’s.
Coolest Princess Jasmine's Arabian Castle Cake
3.First the princesses enjoy some fabulous Mediterranean food for their sophisticated palettes: yummy lamb with yogurt dipping sauce, rice and shrimp kabobs, pita bread with hummus, Mediterranean chicken and vegetable kabobs, and delicious fruit kabobs. After eating a special guest show up to teach the ladies how to belly dance. “The ladies receive their very own finger cymbals and attached to each costume waist was a custom made hip band; also known as hip scarf.” Other activities included Make your own sand bottle and magic carpet coaster.
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Send off Gift Ideas
Aladdin Jasmine posing mugsAladdin Jasmine posing t-shirts
genie in a bottle birthday cake for princess jasmine theme party

Olivia Mueller's Birthday Party

Photo: tinkerbelle tree house with garden cupcake standPhoto: happy 3rd birthday chonte <3
Photo: Tree House Cake, Popcorn Cupcakes, Ice Cream Cupcakes, Burger Cupcakes, Children's Cake, Dessert BarBetsy's Magic Tree House Party Tale


Halloween Sale-POSEIDON'S CRUSH MERMAID Costume-Dress Up, Portraits, Birthday, Pageant, Halloween-Little Girls (sizes 2-8)

mermaid invitation

Mermaid Party
mermaid party ideasmermaid costume ideamermaid party gameThe dolphin ring toss game
mermaid table decorationsA seahorse Christmas ornament and ribbon are made into a napkin ring holder. If you don't want to spend money on fancy plates, concentrate on making napkin ring holders a little fancier. Plain dinner plates can be dressed-up with napkin ring holders.
Starfish shaped chocolate lollipopsFloating mermaid balloon sculpturemermaid party inspirationAdorable appliqued under the sea tablecloth.Molded seashell chocolates dusted with luster dust.

Add crepe paper and ribbon to a stick to create mermaid limbo 
Here’s a fantastic buffet display for an Under the Sea birthday party

The clam shell is handmade. The shell back was a piece of board cut and painted to look like a shell. A snow toboggan was attached to the board and painted to match the clam back. A small ball was painted for the pearl.

Belly Feathers made this inexpensive bubble bath look expensive with cute mermaid tags and ribbon. Great party favor.

This cake is a man sitting in a forest.  How did the cake designer come up with this idea?

Another multi-animal design in which happy butterflies play a prominent role. The bright colors are incredible attention grabbing making this design really stand out!

Polka dot butterflies play prominently in these forest theme baby shower invitations. A back panel design adds even more character to this great design.

What a spectacular setting of wood tree stump tables and stools for kids!

The enchanted woods was the setting of this sweet woodland fairy party 
Wild Safari Cupcakes


The dessert table had strawberry Twizzlers, strawberry hard candies, fresh strawberries, the birthday cake & cupcakes, and strawberry cookies. Birthday party?
For the centerpiece, I made a strawberry ribbon topiary.
Click here for Ribbon Topiary Tutorial
INVITATIONStrawberry Shortcake Invitations (8)Strawberry Shortcake Party Invitation Ideas - Click to View Larger

Strawberry Shortcake Party Dress-Up Ideas - Click to View Larger
Strawberry jam 
strawberry shortcake theme birthday party set up table decoration ideas centerpiecesStrawberry Birthday Party Invitation, blue red, picnic, digital file, you-print

fondant flower cake 2 150x150; The Cupcake GardenCandy Flower Cupcakes
Cream Flower Cupcake Tower