Our Daughter's DIY Princess Party (Not in a Pack), Part II

By: Alicia Jan 22, 2013

DIY Rapunzel Party
Last week, I wrote about some of our inspiration and preparation for our daughter's Rapunzel-themed birthday party. To recap, we wanted to give our four-year-old the party of her dreams without purchasing everything from a princess party pack. So, we enlisted the help of Pinterest and our Silhouette Cameo cutting machine and made it magical. Read on to see what we did.Continue Reading

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Planning a DIY Princess Party (Not in a Package)

By: Alicia Jan 15, 2013

A DIY Rapunzel Birthday Party
Our little girl is turning four next week, and we're in full party planning mode. This year's planning is especially interesting since we're living in a house with no kitchen, and in various but consistent states of complete chaos. Nevertheless, it's our four-year-old's birthday, and there will be a rockin' little kids' birthday... in, um, an octogenarian par-tay room.Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Festive DIY Confetti Tablecloth!

By: Capreek Feb 16, 2012

created at: 02/16/2012

Whether it's because I've got a birthday coming up or I just live life like it's a party, I'm totally feeling this colorful DIY project.  I mean, it's a confetti tablecloth, y'all.  What's not to like??   

I love this project as a quick way to spruce things up for a birthday party or just as a way to add a touch of playful color to your table.  It's a simple technique that you could apply to more than a tablecloth, though.Continue Reading

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DIY Golden Party Animal Candleholders

By: Kellyb Oct 07, 2011

created at: 10/06/2011

A little fun, a little kitsch, a great way to welcome in a new year of life for a kid or adult. Wouldn't these golden animals be so much fun marching across the face of a stark white cake?  

created at: 10/06/2011

And they couldn't be easier to make. I picked up a set of plastic animals in the dollar bins at Target, now I only need a few more materials and I'll be all set to make my own. Pop over to The Sweetest Occasion to see whatContinue Reading

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How To: Turn an Old Suitcase into a DIY Picnic Kit

By: Chrisjob Apr 22, 2011

With the April showers (hopefully) slowing down in the next few weeks, it's time to head outside for May flowers, and May sunshine, and May gardening, and May bike rides, and, if you're like me, May picnics!

Curbly reader Sibylle wrote in to share this amazing old suitcase transformation she just completed, by turning it into a reusable picnic kit, or a Birthday in a Box!   

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An Over-the-Moon Birthday

By: Bruno Feb 18, 2011

Our daughter, Ayla, is crazy about the moon (does that make her a lunatic?); she talks about it all the time, and can spot it anywhere in the sky, day or night. Also (unbeknownst to us when we chose it), her name means 'moon halo' in Turkish. So when it came time for her second birthday party, we knew just the theme:

Moon decorations for a birthday party.

Alicia made these great moon decorations out of craft foam and tissue paper. She just plastered on white tissue paperContinue Reading

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Roundup: Birthday Cakes for the Handyman or Woman

By: Diy maven Sep 17, 2010

Today is MWT's birthday, so I'm in the cake mood. Thought it was about time to do a roundup of sweets that would appeal to my #1 handyman. 

This first one is chocolate cake with raspberry filling. Mmm. The tools are made of fondant and the tape measure is a rice crispy treat!

Handyman Birthday

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Roman Numeral Birthday Candles

By: Diy maven May 21, 2010

created at: 05/20/2010

Happy Sweet XVI! Would such a salutation make a 16 year old feel older? Would Roman Numeral candles atop a birthday cake make an LX year old feel younger? You can find themContinue Reading

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'Happy Birthday' Cake Mold

By: Diy maven Mar 24, 2009

Forget the buttercream, this cake writes the message itself. Made of food grade silicone, the mold is heat proof up to 300 degrees. You might balk at the $32 price tag, but it'll save you in icing and time. (Not to mention the aggravation when your pastry bag decides to blow a hole right in the middle of the ‘P's’ and your cake is suddenly drenched in purple icing because your niece insisted on ‘the writing part’ be in purple to match herContinue Reading

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The perfect shower favors: Lip Balm Pockets

By: Diy maven Feb 24, 2009

Although these lip balm pockets would be the perfect favors for that upcoming wedding shower, they could also be great little additions to birthday parties too. Simple, elegant, inexpensive and practical, it doesn't get much better than that.Continue Reading

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The Cupcake Table

By: Diy maven Aug 22, 2007

Let us all praise baked goods with Jellio’s Birthday Table ($750). The 24" diameter cupcake wrapper is made out of polyurethane and is capped with a 1/4" clear or frosted glass top. Available in 9 colors, the 16" high cupcake can be used as an end table or coffee table. Tasty!

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