Puzzle Tea party

We have started a reward system where my Diva had to do chores and collect gold coins for each chore. At the end of the week  we tally all the coins. I have a reward box with all sorts of things like necklaces, puzzles, etc i try to keep as close to the price i bought it for. So she then “pay” for the reward with her coins. This sometimes means she has to save a week or 2 to get a big ticket reward.

Last month she  wanted the Monster High floor size puzzle and had to save 2-3 weeks coins. And when I knew she would have the full amount for it I decided to throw a puzzle tea party.  Where everything will be puzzle related.

16I ordered puzzle biscuits from Mmm Macaron. She made hearts , Teacups, teapots and teaspoons.

puzzle biscuitsMy girls love strawberries so that was a must.1The days leading up to the Tea party I printed a puzzle template. I asked the girls to colour it in so i can cut it out and use it as decoration.217I also had our play tea party cakes out.4I told my diva she can invite 3 bear friends, she choose Lala, Mr Cuddles & Purple Poweration. so while i was setting up she dressed herself and her friends for the occasion.

18I had a few activities before getting to the big one.

1. Blank Puzzles. My divas could make there own puzzles buy drawing their own pictures on. Though i will have to get something like permanent markers as the surface wasnt crayon friendly.672. Puzzles. I just gathered up a few of their puzzles for them to pick and choose from.

83. Popsicle stick Puzzles. I printed photos of my divas hot glue them to Popsicle sticks and then cut it up.5The for the main event, she had to count out her coins and “pay” for the Monster High Puzzle.

19Then the fun and games began putting this big puzzle together.

91011Then when the puzzle was done it was time to indulge in all the treats.1312after all of that i had very tired girls who took a well deserved long nap.14

Dress up tea party

This weekend is my only weekend off from my busy schedule of photoshoots. To make it special i decided to do a Tea party with my little divas. I ordered some felt cakes from Little bit of everything.

2 3 1-2It was very overcast day but set up in the garden anyways. Hanging some decor and ribbons in the trees.7 4I told My eldest she can invite 4 teddy friends and she invited Pooh bear, Violet, Purple Poweration and Rainbow. The were also dressed to a T. Pooh bear had a bow tie, and the girls had on tutu’s. 6-2I also set up a dress up basket where they could choose what to wear.12then they enjoyed chocolate dipped strawberries and red velvet mini cupcakes. The girls loved the straws for the Mini strawberry milk.13 5and after the teaparty we did a photobooth. I set up the tripod and remote.

9-210-2it started raining just as we started packing up. But all in all it was an absolute blast of an teaparty as even my littlest diva also enjoyed herself

Ballerina Cupcake toppers

My diva has decided the wanted a Dora the explorer Party. But not just any Dora party it must be Dora the ballerina. So now i have to throw 2 parties one at school and one at home with this theme.

This craft is for school. This is ballerina toppers.I saw and loved this idea but because i cant order from this shop i decided to try and make my own. i used Foam paper for the bodice. i just roughly sketched the bodice. Or you can find a template and print it out and the trace it onto the foam paper. and cut it out. Then i hot glued toothpicks to the back of the bodice.1Next i use crepe streamers. 2I thread a needle and thread through the middle of the streamer which i cut roughly 10-15cm long so that it can go around the bodice.after threading it through i straighten the paper and fold it in half. Once folded i start rouging the paper till it cant gather no more and make a not.

Then I hot glue each strand of rouges crepe paper to the bodice. I used 2 layers per bodice.3the first couple of times was trail and error till i found the technique and it went easier from then on.

Picture to Doll

My dd has started drawing legible dolls. And i decided to take one of her master pieces and turn it into a doll. I contacted my friend Natalie Kukard and asked if she could do this. and i sent her a picture of the drawing. and before you know it we had our doll.

picture to dollMy diva immediately recognised it, she even said mommy that is me. And named it Purple Poweration. she is so attached to her doll.

Birthday Banner

My baby girl is turning 1 in a months time. we not doing a party but a family picnic. So I’m making a Name banner.

I used foam paper and cut out scalloped circles that i found here. I resized it for 2 sizes. I first printed the scalloped circles then then traced it onto the foam paper and cut.1I the glued the different colours ontop of each other. I then got wooden letters and painted them white.2Glue the letters onto the scalloped cut outs and glue it with a glue gun to the twain.3

Polka Dot plates and cups

I have been searching high and low for multi coloured polka dots plates and cups but i cant find things anywhere. So i decided to DIY some. i bought plain white cups and plates. With pencils with rubbers on the end and then the desired coloured paints.1Use a pencil eraser for each colour. Then polka dot away in random patterns till you get desired effect .23( the basket and extra cups was there to keep my little diva busy while me and my eldest did the crafts)

4once its dry it can by used. Then you can do the same for the plates

And these are mine for the party.

56Now i have polka dots plates and cups.