Friday, March 30, 2012

Parisian Onesie Decorating Party

There is something wonderful about a Parisian themed gathering- whether it's a birthday, shower or holiday. Last Christmas I bought an Eiffel tower dessert stand for a Christmas Tea table and I haven't had a chance to use this beautiful stand since. ( it has been borrowed a couple times by friends- does that count?).
My neighbor is having her third baby, a girl, next month and I wanted to do something special for her. Since our kids are on spring break this week I thought it would be nice to get our kids, along with a couple other kids in our neighborhood together for a playdate to decorate some Onesies.
I decided on a Parisian themed playdate so I could use my cake stand again. Yes, honestly, that is why I went with this theme. Isn't it a beautiful tower?

Then I figured, Paris is the fashion capital of the world and since our kids were designing some Onesies for this future fashionista, it would work out nicely.
I bought some fabric markers, white Onesies in various sizes and let the kids get creative.
It's not very often that I get to use my Eiffel tower chocolate mold. I made these chocolates out of black candy melts.

The cupcakes were cookies and cream with chocolate cream cheese frosting.

Rice Krispy cupcakes. I found these cupcake liners at Sur la Table.

Strawberry marshmallows & strawberry Whoppers.

more photos from this playdate are on the facebook page. Go to

Tip Junkie handmade projects

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Lorax Truffula Seeds FREE PRINTABLE

I can't believe my last post was Christmas. I guess I've been both lazy & busy.
For months I had hoped to do an elaborate Dr. Seuss themed party for my kids to celebrate Read Across America Day and the Lorax movie premier but that kinda fell through the cracks.
My girls still wanted to give something to their friends to celebrate the day so I ended up with these Truffula Seeds.
I just took an image from the Lorax book, added "Truffula Seeds" to it and printed them. I put Berry Kix cereal in a bag, slapped on the label and called it a day.

So by a request on facebook, I am sharing it with all of you.
You can download the PDF file here.