Celebrations, Parties, Uncategorized

Cheers to Dad’s: Root Beer Party

Dad's Root Beer Party for Father's Day

I often go off on tangents on Pinterest.  I will run into one pin I like and then get pin crazy with that idea/theme.  That is what happened with my recent party I put together to celebrate a late Father’s Day/early Birthday for my husband.  It started with seeing one root beer recipe, and that quickly snowballed into a whole menu of root beer recipe and a matching themed party inspired by Dad’s brand Root Beer. Continue reading “Cheers to Dad’s: Root Beer Party”

Celebrations, Parties, Uncategorized

Keira’s My Little Pony 4th Birthday Party

My Little Pony Party Door Sign

My youngest just turned 4 and we celebrated with a colorful and girly My Little Pony themed party.  After doing a Princess themed party for the past two years, I was happy to get familiar with some different characters and start a whole new party inspiration board on Pinterest. Continue reading “Keira’s My Little Pony 4th Birthday Party”

Celebrations, Parties, Recipes, Sweet, Uncategorized

Ninja Turtle Cupcake Poppers

Ninja Turtle Cupcake Poppers

If you can bake and frost a cupcake, I promise you can make these adorable Ninja Turtle Cupcake Poppers.  The cake is straight from a box and the middle filling is a basic buttercream icing.  They are quick, tasty and sure to please your favorite Ninja Turtle fan. Continue reading “Ninja Turtle Cupcake Poppers”

Celebrations, Parties, Sweet, Uncategorized

Diamond’s are a Birthday Boys Best Friend

Diamond Inspired Minecraft 6th Birthday Party

For my son’s 6th birthday party this year it was no surprise when he said he wanted a Minecraft theme.  Around the time he turned 5, he started to get interested in Minecraft from watching YouTube videos and began begging for months to get the Minecraft app for his ipad.  I was very hesitant to get it since he was younger then the recommended age and I assumed he would require a lot of help from me.  I finally let him download it in the Fall and since then have continued to be amazed by the things he builds and the knowledge he has gained from the game.  I still not sure I fully understand the whole concept, but I know it has been a lot of fun for him and was happy to use it as this year’s party theme. Continue reading “Diamond’s are a Birthday Boys Best Friend”

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DIY TNT Party Cups

DIY TNT Party Cups

I have expressed my love for the Solo brand Grips to Go! lidded cups in the past, and they continue to be a staple at many of my parties.  The lids, straws and cups all in one package are such a convenient buy, and I feel better knowing that drinks are contained and spills are minimized when entertaining a house full of small humans.

Minecraft TNT Party Cups

To match my Minecraft party theme, I decided to turn my cups into TNT.  The red cups provided the perfect background and I designed a simple black and white printable TNT label to fit around the middle of the cup.

Download the printable here: Minecraft TNT Cup Labels_DolledUpDesign

Minecraft TNT Party Cups

Once printed and cut, I simply attached each label to my cups using some good double sided tape on each end of the label.

Minecraft TNT Party Cups using Solo Grips to Go!

The slightly squared shape of the Solo cups work well with the pixelated Minecraft theme and, with the addition of the straw into the cup, it even looks like a dynamite fuse.

Fun and functional!


Celebrations, Gift Ideas, Parties, Uncategorized

Sweet Stacking Fun with Tsum Tsum’s

Jakks Pacific Tsum Tsum Easy Cupcake Toppers

Even though I love almost all things Disney, I will admit that I never understood the appeal of Tsum Tsum’s.  I didn’t understand the need to transform beloved characters into the odd flattened oval shapes and what people did with the toys beyond collect them to display on a shelf.

Then, I was given the opportunity to review Jakks Pacific‘s new line of Tsum Tsum figurines and learned that the word “Tsum” is actually Japanese for “stack”.  Finally the whole concept made a whole lot more sense to me!  The odd shapes of varying sizes were to allow for stacking of the toys in a myriad of combinations. Continue reading “Sweet Stacking Fun with Tsum Tsum’s”

Big Hands, Celebrations, Parties

Rudolph Party Printables

Free Rudolph Party Printables

Last Christmas I put together a fun Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Holiday Party on Christmas day.  It is my absolute favorite Christmas movie, so it was fun for me to design all the different printables and pull together this festive party.  Today, I am sharing all the printables so you can host your own Rudolph themed party this upcoming Holiday season. Continue reading “Rudolph Party Printables”

Celebrations, Parties, Party

Watermelon Party Ideas

Are you looking for a fun theme for your next summer playdate or barbeque?

Summer and watermelon just seem to go hand in hand, so I have come up with some cheap and easy watermelon themed ideas to share in my latest guest post at Moms and Munchkins.



Hop on over to see all the Watermelon Party details and even learn how to make my super simple watermelon banner from paper plates.