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Simple Party Poppers

Hey there! I’m Alexis the blogger behind Persia Lou, a craft, crochet, and home decor blog with a modern aesthetic. I’m so excited to be joining in the Get Out and Play Series here at Make and Takes! My kids… Continue Reading →

Minions Ba-Ba-Banana Ice Cream Sundaes

We’re getting so excited for the new Minions movie coming out on July 10th! Those silly little minions have their very own movie, wahoo! We see how these minions came to life and served different masters throughout time. Kevin, Stuart,… Continue Reading →

Big Hero 6 Birthday Party Ideas

The family-friendly movie Big Hero 6 has been one of our favorite to watch, over and over again! I may or may not have cried during the movie :) Baymax, the robot healthcare companion, is the most lovable character Disney… Continue Reading →

Big Hero 6 Baymax Crafts

As we gather all sorts of fun crafts and decorations for a Big Hero 6 birthday, since we love the movie so much, we’re coming up with a few fun Baymax inspired ideas. We’re making Big Hero 6 Baymax Frisbee… Continue Reading →

Big Hero 6 Megabot Fridge Magnets

We are in LOVE with the movie, Big Hero 6! It’s one of our family’s favorites, Baymax is such a great character. We’re gearing up to host a Big Hero 6 birthday party and we’re creating all sorts of fun… Continue Reading →

35+ Frozen Birthday Party Ideas

Raise your hand if your kids are pretty much obsessed with the movie Frozen! It has take the world by storm hasn’t it? What sounds more fun than a Frozen themed birthday party for your kids? I’ve gathered up 35+… Continue Reading →

Make Halloween Masks for a Party

We have another fun and festive craft idea to make for your next Halloween party! Whether you’re hosting something at your home with family and friends or you’re helping with the arts and crafts for your child’s school, these masks are… Continue Reading →

Party in a Jar Twitter Party

Come celebrate the upcoming release of Party in a Jar, See Vanessa Craft’s fun new craft book for kids, at a Twitter party on March 21st (1pm MST/3pm EST)! We’ll also be chatting all about crafting with kids and Step2… Continue Reading →

Rainbow Colored Pasta Bracelets

How about a rainbow colored pasta bracelet for spring? Perfect timing for a simple craft with St. Patrick’s Day around the corner and the coming of spring! We’ve colored pasta before and made necklaces with yarn. This time we’re using… Continue Reading →

Make Cupcake Liner Hawaiian Leis

With our Hawaiian birthday party a big hit this last weekend, I’m sharing a few of the fun things we did to celebrate. Each of the guests got to make their own Hawaiian leis to wear during the party. Using… Continue Reading →

DIY: Hula Grass Skirts

We’re celebrating my daughter’s birthday this weekend and she chose a Hawaiian theme. Naturally we needed to have few hula grass skirts for the party guests. I’ve come up with a fun DIY option for grass skirts, repurposing plastic tablecloths…. Continue Reading →

Decorating Frisbees for a Summer Party Craft

My girls always want to have a craft project at their birthday parties. Since we usually have boy and girl guests of various ages at our parties, the craft needs to be simple and doable for multiple ages and interests…. Continue Reading →

Getting Ready for Backyard Parties and Summer Entertaining

We’re fairly new to our neighborhood, we just moved to a new house this year, and we’re still getting to know a lot of our neighbors. In the past, I’ve found a great way to make connections in a new… Continue Reading →

Party Ideas for Your New Year’s Eve Celebration

Can you believe we’re another year down? It’s going by way too fast. But alas, 2013 is right around the corner. Start practicing writing your “13”!! We’ll be having some fun with family on New Year’s. Below are ideas for… Continue Reading →

Mini Monster Cheese Balls

These cute cheesy monsters are a perfect treat for Halloween. Found over at the M&T Spotllight, these Mini Monster Cheese Balls from Hungry Happenings will be a hit at your next monster mash. Here are a few more monsterific ideas:… Continue Reading →

Serve Birthday Cupcakes on a Painted Party Plate

We seem to have a lot of birthdays during the summer and into September. We recently celebrated my 4 year old with a Rainbow Party and last week we celebrated my 7 year old with a water park party. With… Continue Reading →

Rainbow Birthday Party Ideas

Over the summer, my youngest daughter turned 4. For her birthday party, as I do with each of my kids, I let her choose a fun theme for their birthday.  This year she chose Rainbows! It’s the perfect theme for… Continue Reading →

Be a Green, Party Machine!

I’m not ready to go all “Julie-Andrews” on you and start singing about raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens or the like (truthfully, I’m not really a cat person). But I am happy to extoll on a few of my… Continue Reading →

10 April Fool’s Day Pranks for the Whole Family!

My little boys are shaking in their boots.  Come April Fool’s Day, mom is getting some serious revenge.  I literally cannot tell you HOW many times I have drenched my clothes, because they put a rubber band around the kitchen… Continue Reading →

Mirror Mirror Snow White Crown

I’m here again with another fun and fancy princess craft sponsored by the creators of the movie Mirror Mirror. Last time we made a hand held mirror. Today we’re recreating Snow White’s crown from the movie. I couldn’t get over… Continue Reading →

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