Monday, April 24, 2017

Woodland ONEderland Birthday Party

My god-daughter's 1st birthday was this past month, and it sure was a cute one!  


My best friend knocked it out of the park with this Woodland ONEderland theme!  Decorated with adorable woodland creatures and party food tailored to the occasion, every item was connected to the party theme.   It truly was a party planned after my own heart. 

The Woodland theme could be used for any children's birthday party, or a perfect theme for a Woodland Baby Shower, especially if the mom-to-be wants a woodland nursery.


With all the details to throw a fun Woodland party, here's a look at Calleigh's 1st birthday!

Woodland ONEderland Party Theme:



Can provide woodland animal masks/headbands to the children or make it a party craft.  Fun for the party goers to wear, and a cute party favor.  Ideas for animal masks include a racoon, fox, owl, rabbit, wolf, deer and bear.

To celebrate their "little cub," her parents even dressed in Mama & Papa Bear t-shirts. 


Food: "Don't Feed the Bears"

Squirrel nuts : trail mix



Hedgehog : cheese ball 


To make combine the following ingredients: 

8oz pkg of cream cheese


cheddar cheese 

parmesan cheese


Mix and let it sit overnight.


Before the party, stick your 1 cup of whole almonds into the ball to create the quills.  Then split 2 black olives for the nose and eyes.

Serve the dish with an assortment of crackers.



Acorns:  chocolate and nutterbutters

To make use nutterbutters (can split in half), melt some chocolate to glue the chocolate hershey kiss onto the surface. Then put a small dab on the opposite side to make the "top" of the acorn shell. 




Mushrooms : Mozzarella topped with cherry tomatoes.


Cut mozzarella sticks into thirds. Place cherry tomatoes which were sliced in half on top of the cheese, thread a toothpick through.


For a more "adult" version have the mushrooms on a plate of drizzled balsamic vinegar and a leaf of basil in between the cheese and tomato. 


Snails : tortilla roll-ups


Rolled into a tortilla and secured with a toothpick is cream cheese, ranch dressing, cheese and ham.


Ants on a Log : the traditional snack every kid loves. Celery sticks for logs, peanut butter, and raisins for ants.


Branches : Carrots and celery


Sticks / Twigs : pretzels



Bear Berries : a fruit salad of blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries




Pond Punch -  lemonade mixed with blue food coloring




- Smore bites

- Birch sticks : white chocolate dipped pretzels, drizzled in milk chocolate.

- Cupcakes : owl eyes , mushroom decorated, moss (green sprinkles)

- Fudge tree rings

- Teddy Grahams

- Bird nests : see my Lovebirds shower post for recipe



Logs and moss, acorns, pinecones, plants, woodland printables, animal pom poms, birch straws, etc.


Other Party Themes on the Blog:

Froggy Birthday Party

Little Pumpkin Baby Shower

Minnie Mouse

Peter Rabbit Baby Shower


Pink vs Blue Gender Reveal 


Coming Soon:

"About to Pop" Baby Shower

Mommy-to-be Baby Shower

Bows & Bowties Reveal / Baby Shower

Friday, April 7, 2017

DIY Twine Eggs

Hello!! Sorry for the brief blog hiatus, Marie and I have been very busy bees lately! I am so excited to share all of the Easter crafts that I have been working on. So cute, easy and kind to the wallet! Tonight I am geeking out about these beautiful twine eggs.

DIY Twine Easter Eggs

- Foam eggs (Plastic would work too!)
- Twine or rope
- Glue gun

1. Begin at the wider end of the egg. I learned this the hard way! It is very hard to wrap the twine when starting on the smaller end. Glue the end of the twine to the egg. 
2. Start to wrap the twine so that each layer is flush with the last. Add glue as needed.
3. Complete the egg by gluing the last bit of twine to the top of the egg. 

Simple, sweet and shabby chic! 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Easter DIY Projects

This past weekend was chalk full of Easter crafts. Mostly because I know that eggs and bunnies have a limited time within our house but also because it is finally spring!! I have been sharing some of these crafts through Instagram but wanted to post some tutorials in case anyone is interested in trying them this weekend.

Sequin Egg

- Sequins
- Pins or nails
*Note: I used thin craft nails found at Michael's
- Foam egg

1. Starting at the top, begin pinning each sequin into place with a pin.
2. Make sure to cover each sequin so that the white foam does not show. Continue pinning the sequence until the egg is covered.

String Egg

- String
- Hot glue gun
- Foam egg

1. Starting at the top, glue down the first piece of string. Begin wrapping the string around the foam, gluing as you go.
2. Continue gluing until the egg is covered. Carefully place a dot of glue at the bottom of the egg and glue the end of the string into place.

Bunny Bouquet

- Two packages of Peeps
- Wooden dowels
*I found a package of 16 dowels for $1.97 at Walmart.
- Vase or jar
*Note: I used vase filler to keep the dowels upright

1. Take a sharp knife and cut each Peep in half.
2. Insert the wooden dowel into the open Peep and then stick the marshmallow closed.
*Note: I did some dowels with two bunnies and some with one on the top.
3. Position your bunny sticks as you prefer.