Friend Spa Party

A couple months ago my daughter decided she wanted a small girl party for her birthday. At that moment my wheels started turning. After a few days of brainstorming I came up with a “Spa Party!” It turned out GREAT!!!!

*Party decorations are from Shindigz.

*Pink & Blue Manicure Sets were from Walmart

*I got the Hair Wraps from Marshall’s

*Flip Flop Ribbon Craft (excellent time filler)
-Old Navy Flip Flops
-Ribbon is from Walmart

*Spa Tubes, Pink Mirrors, & Punch Cups are from the Dollar Store

*Party Punch
-Pineapple Juice
-Ginger Ale
-Pineapple Sherbert

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JJ’s 3rd Birthday

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Today you turn three! And I’m still amazed I have a little boy. My prayer was to be a mama…Boy or Girl, was never of importance to me, until I had you! You’re a rough, tough, fighting machine, that doesn’t like to share (we’re working on that), but my heart melts every time I look into your big brown eyes.

Thank you God for giving me my own little boy, I pray now that you will give me wisdom in discipling him without crushing him and encouraging him in the gifts you have blessed him with. I also pray your protection over his life, with every step he takes. Guide his decisions and may he grow to be a man after your heart. ~Amen

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Turtle Power in a Half-Shell!

Publix Cake

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*FYI: Walmart has almost everything Party City has for a TMNT party and it’s 25% to 30% cheaper!
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Live in the Central Florida area and are in need of a BOUNCE HOUSE, check out Leaping to Fun. I’ve used this company for seven or eight years now. They have great prices and great customer service! Schedule one today and don’t forget to mention Bethany 🙂 Bounce House

*Eight of the ten boys were sick the day of the party so, he just rocked out with the girls!DSC_2227

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A’s Luau Party

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At this Luau Party there was a hurricane, hence the leaning Tiki Hut and Pineapple tree. 🙂 No, really we had an issue with our cake. We actually had to prop it up with plates and candles. A few days later I showed our Publix bakery manager and she gave me a full refund, so would I still recommend Publix? YES! This is the first issue I have had out of the 30 plus cakes I bought over the years.

LuauI picked up these pineapple cups from the Dollar Store. I thought they were the perfect favor for this Hawaiian party.

Luau Favors

I also picked up a few fun Luau Costume Props from the Dollar Store, for a fun photo booth.

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Here’s my first pineapple tree. Super easy to make, all you need is three to four pineapples and eight to ten skewers sticks. If you plan in advance you can pick up some tree foliage to add to the top. It gives it a better look.
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Slide FunReadyDSC_0089Abuelo working his magic to take this Tiki Hut apart. It was very serious business!
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My Cubanita drinking her espresso while opening gifts 🙂

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*If you live in the Central Florida area and are looking for something exciting to add to your party, I highly recommend Leaping to Fun. We have used them over six years for all of our kids parties. They have bounce houses, wet slides, food machines and more. For more information click here and make sure to tell them Bethany Boy sent you.

The 1st BabyFrom a doctor telling us she wouldn’t make it through the pregnancy. To being born at 2 lbs and 1 oz! You have more than survived sweet girl, you have flourished into a beautiful, caring, thoughtful, God loving, artistic young lady. And we are so proud of you!!!

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It’s an Incredible Party…Josiah turns Two!

DSC_1383Three months ago my husband and I started thinking about a theme for our little guy’s birthday party. After throwing a couple of ideas around we decided on The Incredibles, mainly because our son loves to run just like Dash from the movie. When we say ready, set, he gets into a running position, as soon as we say GO, he starts running as fast as he can. It’s the cutest thing (in Mama’s eyes)!

SIMPLE DECORATIONS

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CAKE & CUPCAKES
The cupcake stand is from Smart Baker. My sister-in-law introduced me to this company a couple of years back. I waited awhile before purchasing one because of the price. I broke down this month and purchased the 5 Tier Round Cupcake Tower and it’s worth every penny. I recommend this stand to anyone that enjoys hosting parties. This stand is reusable, size adjustable, quality made, multi-purpose, all-occasion Cupcake Stand, Treat Tower, or even great for displaying individual cakes!

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FAVORS
For this party I decided to give out Incredible cookies as the favor and there is only one lady that can make a cookie pop, that’s Kim from The Cookie Cutter Creations. Kim, does a great job finding out exactly what you want and putting it on her delicious cookies. If you want to see more of Kim’s work click here and you will be directed to her Cookie Cutter Creations Facebook Page.
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BOUNCE HOUSE MADNESS
If you live in the Central Florida area and are looking for something exciting to add to your party, I highly recommend Leaping to Fun. We have used them over six years for all of our kids parties. They have bounce houses, wet slides, food machines and more. For more information click here and make sure to tell them Bethany Boy sent you.

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SUPERHERO MASKS
Last but not least, I cut out masks from craft wool, and then sewed elastic by hand on each mask. You can find detailed instructions on SlowMama.com, but they were a too much for me, since I haven’t used a sewing machine in twenty years! 🙂

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Candy Land Party

Two of my daughter’s birthdays fall within seven days of each other, so we always have their “Big Birthday Party” with family and friends, together. Then on their actual birthday, we do something special just for them. In the past, I would have them pick out their own themes. One might have Dora and the other might choose Cinderella, but this year I asked them if it was okay if I surprised them with the theme. After searching around, I came up with Candy Land…the perfect theme for my two, sweet, loving girls.

Candy Land is not a commercialized theme, like Disney Princesses or Dora the Explorer, so I had to get creative if I wanted decorations for the party.

First Project: Dum Dum Pops Centerpieces.
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Dum Dums

Items Needed:
– Styrofoam Balls (Wal-Mart)
– Large Bag of Dum Dum Pops (Wal-Mart)
– Sharp Scissors
– A container to put your masterpiece on (glass vase, flower-pot, sand castle beach pal, etc…)

*I first cut all the pop sticks in half, then placed and arranged them from the top to the bottom. There were a couple that weren’t cooperating, so I hot glued them.

Second Project: Gum Drop Tree

Gum Drop Tree Items Needed:
– Gum Drops (Wal-Mart)
– Styrofoam Cone (Wal-Mart)
– Toothpicks
– Scissors

*I first cut all the tooth picks in half. The top four Gum Drops I hot glued to place them exactly where I wanted them. The rest I placed a toothpick into the Gum Drop then pushed into the cone.

I also made cute balloon decorations. Hellobee.com tells you step by step how to make them. Click here to go directly to the site.

Instead of making goodie bags, I purchased these reusable glass candy jars to hand out as favors to all the friends that attended the party.
Favor (Warning: If you aren’t pleased with your merchandise from shindigz.com, you can return it, but on your own dime! Make sure it’s exactly what you want.)

Simple Candy Buffet
Candyland Buffet

Candy Land Themed Cakes (from Publix)

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Last but not least Castle Bounce
DSC_1143 *If you live in the Central Florida area and are looking for something exciting to add to your party, I highly recommend Leaping to Fun. We have used them over six years for all of our kids parties. They have bounce houses, wet slides, food machines and more. For more information click here and make sure to tell them Bethany Boy sent you.