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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 will be giving out some awesome prizes. Make sure to follow Step2 on Facebook and […]

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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 pipe cleaners and following the rainbow pattern as we bead our pasta. *See our post […]

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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 cupcake liners made it easy to prep and fun to make. Supplies for Cupcake Liner […]

DIY: Hula Grass Skirts

by Marie on August 23, 2013

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. They make for a quick and easy skirt that will last as a take-home gift […]

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. It’s always a bonus if the finished product is something the kids can take home […]

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 area is to host a party. So I partnered up with Lowes to create a […]

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 games, crafts, and projects for the kids. New Year’s Eve Poppers: made with wrapping paper […]

Mini Monster Cheese Balls

by Marie on September 24, 2012

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: Monster Birthday Party Ideas Googly Eyed Green Blobs Monster Crafty Bookmarks Sign up for the […]

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 lots of family birthdays, I thought it would be fun to make a painted party […]

Rainbow Birthday Party Ideas

by Marie on August 27, 2012

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 a party. There are so many great ideas for decorating the party, games to play, […]

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 favorite things (in no particular order): entertaining and saving the planet! The great news is […]

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 sink sprayer.  Those little terds are constantly scouring the internet for prank ideas to do […]

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 how simple and yet so elegant it was. Perfect for a princess. Here’s Snow White […]

As a child, the story of Snow White was always magical for me. The mirror, the dwarfs, the apple, and sweet Snow White. So I was thrilled when the creators of the new upcoming movie Mirror Mirror asked to sponsor a couple of my ideas for showcasing the new movie. (Plus Julia Roberts is one […]

March 2nd is here, which means it’s National Reading Day, celebrated on Dr. Seuss’ birthday. What is there not to love about Dr. Seuss? His stories and pictures are some of the greatest of all time. I have so many favorites. How are you celebrating Dr. Seuss and National Reading Day? The Lorax is one story […]

I love visiting classrooms during holidays, especially Valentine’s Day. There are so many fun ways to decorate and celebrate with hearts. Are you helping with a party this year? Possibly a room parent? We’re here to help. Here’s a list of 35 fun things to do for a Valentine’s Classroom Party! NOTE: It works really […]

The Super Bowl is this Sunday.  (You probably already knew that, but I had to Google it.  We’re more likely to be watching Downton Abbey instead.) But if you need a tasty little appetizer/snack for your Super Bowl (or Downton Abbey) Party, might I suggest these rice rolls filled with a spicy, crunchy, refreshing Radicchio […]

I love facebook. It’s fun to share photos of my kids, let Mom and Dad know what we’re up to since we moved to Seattle, and keep in touch with new and old friends (don’t say you haven’t spied on your jr. high crush!) I also manage a facebook page for Make and Takes. A […]

Lindi of Love the Day is back with another FREE printable just in time for Halloween. This time it’s a few cute Halloween characters ready for trick or treating! 1. Download and print out this Halloween Puppet Printable. 2. Cut out each little Halloween character. For the circles inside the body, it’s best to punch […]

I just went to see the last Harry Potter movie last night, and LOVED it. They did a great job with this last one to end it all off. After counting back, I realized I’ve been with Harry since the beginning, reading the first book back in 1999. Crazy to think it’s been 12 years! […]
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