Peppermint Oreo Truffles

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Ingredients: 1 package (about 15 ounces) of Oreo Sandwich Cookies 16 ounces Cream Cheese (2 packages) 1 teaspoon Peppermint Extract Vanilla Baking Chips Crushed Candy Canes or Peppermint Candy In a large bowl, crush the Oreo cookies. If you don’t have a kitchen tool to crush them with you can stick them in ... Continue Reading...


Christmas Cornflake Wreath Cookies

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These Cornflake Wreath Cookies are a family favorite around here and I love to use them for cookie exchanges and cookie trays as well because they keep so nicely and they add a lovely touch to a platter of cookies. They are also quite affordable to make, and you can double the recipe to stretch them even father. Even just ... Continue Reading...


Christmas Lifesaver Candy Train Craft

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This sweet little Christmas Lifesaver Candy Train craft  will delight young and old in it’s simplistic design. A touch of nostalgia for adults and a new whimsical treat for children.  Pick up a few bags of candy (they are all out in holiday colors now, making them very festive) put in a few minutes of time and you can have ... Continue Reading...


FROZEN Themed Cookies: Snowball Cookies

Snowball Cookie Recipe

If you are looking to add any FROZEN charm to your holidays, check out these FROZEN Themed Cookies: Snowball Cookies! Ok, actually they are Russian Tea Cookies but my kids have always called them Snowball Cookies, and they are not only easy to make, but delicious! As you can imagine, they would also fit in perfectly with ... Continue Reading...


How to Plan a Construction Themed Birthday Party in 5 Easy Steps

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Building the foundation for a solid construction themed birthday party can be a smooth operation if you follow the 5 easy steps we’ve nailed down.  From creative invitations and industrial strength decorations to truckloads of treats, handyman centric activities and construction themed favors, we’re touching on all of the ... Continue Reading...


All Aboard: Five Great Tips for Planning a Train Themed Birthday Party

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All aboard for 5 great tips on planning your next train themed birthday!  We’ll be visiting ideas for: invitations, train party decorations, activities, refreshments and favors.   Planning an impressive train themed party begins with a great invitation.  Attach a homemade invitation to a small toy train or train ... Continue Reading...


Fairy Horse Themed Birthday Party

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*Disclosure: I did receive some of these items from Breyer to facilitate my review, however I loved them so much that I purchased more and centered an entire party theme around them! I love love (LOVE) birthday parties! I enjoy everything from making the party invitations to the cake decorating (notice that I said ... Continue Reading...


Hamburger Cookies Recipe

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My son's birthday is April Fools' Day ... which REALLY steps up the creativity needed for the birthday snacks that we bring to school.  I saw this idea for these hamburger cookies in magazine and we have tweaked and perfected them over the years,  and this year, we added the sugar cookie fries for a fun touch. AND I also ... Continue Reading...


Colorful Jell-O Cookies Recipe

Colorful Jell-O Cookies Recipe

Jell-o cookies are a big hit around here, and they are so bright and colorful that they add a fun touch to any event. They have a real zingy taste to them, especially depending on what flavor of Jell-o that you select. This recipe is SO easy, and my hubby and kids LOVE them! Ingredients: 3/4 cup of butter ... Continue Reading...


She’s Crafty | Firecracker Party Invites

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She's Crafty | Firecracker Party Invites I shared this craft with you several years ago, and thought I would re-share because these are so perfect for this holiday week! When my son turned one year old, I started the tradition of hand making his party announcements. I also decided that each year I would bake and ... Continue Reading...


Meri Meri Hello Kitty Party Bags (Set of 8) | $12.95 Shipped

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Reader Yvonne reached out to me this morning as she was looking for the Hello Kitty gift bags that I had featured in my Hello Kitty Birthday party post here. I was so excited when we found them on Amazon where they are on sale right now for only $12.95 shipping for pack of 8. They ship free with Amazon Prime.  They are very ... Continue Reading...


She’s Creative | Hello Kitty Birthday Party Cake & Invitations

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I started a tradition when my son turned one. I always make my children's birthday party invitations, and I always make/decorate their cakes. It  has been a fun (and challenging!) way to do something special for their birthday, just from Mom. This year, my daughter decided that she wanted a "Hello Kitty Princess Spa Tea ... Continue Reading...


She’s Crafty | Firecracker Party Invites

When my son turned one year old, I started the tradition of hand making his party announcements. I also decided that each year I would bake and decorate a special cake just for him. Since then... I have stayed true to this tradition and handmade both the  Birthday Party invitations and the cakes for both of my kids. Let me ... Continue Reading...


Sunday Sweet Sunday Share: The Frugal Princess (Party)…

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...so, as I have mentioned recently... we just had a little princess turn 3. . . and as are all things with princesses...it had to be a royal affair. A royal affair, on a budget that is. I thought I would share with you just how we accomplished that. I LOVE to do hands-on parties for my kids, and I always hand make both the ... Continue Reading...