Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Let's Flamingle| Luau Party Ideas - Shindigz

Are you as excited as I am for all the Summer parties that will be taking place soon?! Thought so!
Pink flamingos continue to be one of the hottest party trends, and I'm sharing all my Flamingle Luau party details + ideas, over on the Shindigz blog today! 









Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Abracadabra Magic Party!

Abracadabra! It's time for "Dylan the great" to perform his amazing magic trick. He will make a fun magic party appear right before your eyes!
When I saw how cute the Shindigz Abracadabra party theme was, I knew this would be a great party for my little guy to host! He loves to dress up, and the idea of having him play the role of a pint-sized magician was just too cute to pass up. 

I started off by creating a stage setting for my little magician's magic act. I set up the red curtain arch and it instantly started to transform our stage area. I added some black metallic curtains behind it for contrast. I took styrofoam letters and spelled out MAGIC SHOW. I applied mod podge to each letter and sprinkled them with gold glitter. Once they were dry, I suspended them from the red curtain arch with fishing line. This gave the letters the illusion of floating in thin air! 

I had an old trunk from a previous party and gave it a fresh coat of paint. I stenciled "Dylan the great" in yellow paint and presto-change-o! I transformed the trunk into a traveling magic show performance table. 

Before the magician's show started, we displayed his cape, top hat, magic wand, cups and ball trick, and a fun light box that announced his name in lights! I loved the idea of using checkered paper to create the look of a stage floor. 


Before "Dylan the great" took center stage, his trunk was decorated with strands of globe lights!

The party table was set up with our little magic-loving friends in mind. Each guest got a top hat with a personalized sticker, a magic wand, and even their own "magic kit". The color palette coordinated with the Abracadabra theme, and I even added some touches of gold. Party treats were served on Abracadabra dinner plates, and beverages were sipped from matching Abracadabra paper cups


Our cupcakes sparked up some magic of their own with the help of star shaped sparklers! I wrapped them in personalized cupcake wrappers, and finished them off with a hat & bunny ears cupcake topper, from Creativities Galore.

The magic kits were a crowd favorite, and so simple to put together! I took black gable boxes and added a personalized sticker. I attached bunny ears to the back of the box, to resemble ears coming out of a hat. I added white gloves, and funny glasses to each kit. The guests loved dressing up in time to watch Dylan the great's magic act! 


The party table was filled with all sorts of magical fun! Each guest got to take home their very own mini gumball machine. I filled them with white sixlets, and added red ribbon, black ribbon, and white ribbon

The party-goers also took home some magic to enjoy after the party! I turned some top hats upside down and filled them with magic playing cards and trick thumbs


Mini magic 8 balls, and whoopi cushions were also a huge hit!

I filled scalloped containers with coordinating rock candy sticks, and fun hand clappers - these worked perfectly for when it came time to clap for Dylan the great!


 If you're looking for a fun theme that will please guests of all ages, an Abracadabra themed party is sure to be a "magical" hit!


Want to save this for future party ideas?! Here's a shiny new pin, just for you!!







Sunday, May 15, 2016

Easy-Peasy S'mores Cereal Cups| Backyard Campout Recipe

This post has been sponsored by Acorn Influence, and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ad #honeynutcheerios #nuestrocereal #walmart

I'm so excited for the Summer months to arrive! School will be out soon, and we're gearing up for some fun times outside. My kids are always outside playing. As a family, we enjoy watching movies outdoors, and have recently taken up camping! 
Making fun memories with my children are a top priority on my list. In fact, over the weekend we created an impromptu backyard campout! I got my 5 year old involved with setting up his tent, and he came up with a fun snack to make together. We created S'mores in a cup! It was so easy to make - so easy that my 5 year old was able to do the lion's share of the recipe. 

Here is what we used for our S'mores Cereal Cups recipe: 

Glass bowls, glass cake pan
Wooden spoon
Paper snack cups
1 bag mini marshmallows
1 package graham crackers
4 - 5 cups Cocoa Puffs cereal

I took a bag of mini marshmallows and melted them in the microwave. Parents, please help your children with this step. It will get hot!

In a glass pan my little guy crushed up the graham crackers, and covered the bottom of the pan. Depending on the size of crushed pieces,  we used nearly an entire package of crackers.


We added the melted mallows to the cookie crust bottom, and then added the Cocoa Puffs cereal.


Once all the ingredients are added into the pan, grease your hands, (unless the kids don't mind being coated with gooey goodness) and mix everything together. We discovered its much easier to hand mix rather than use a spoon...


When the graham crackers, and Cocoa Puffs are thoroughly coated with the marshmallows, pull apart small amounts, and place them inside of paper cups, and enjoy!




My little guy had so much fun making his own snack. We were able to munch on S'mores in a cup, during our backyard campout! This is what its all about - taking fun little moments that will create a lifetime of memories.

Do you love backyard campouts? Our easy-peasy S'mores cereal cups would be a GREAT addition!
You'll also want to head over to quericavida.com for oodles of delicious recipes, celebration ideas, and even coupons! 

Want to save our S'mores Cereal Cup recipe for later? Here's a quick reference to pin on your Pinterest boards! 

And while you're at it, check out the Día de los Niños Pinterest Board










Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Abracadabra! Magic Party Ideas| Shindigz

"Dylan the great" is about to perform his magic trick, as he hosts his first ever traveling magic show! We had so much fun creating this celebration for all of our little magic-loving guests.


The rest of our Magic themed party is over on the Shindigz blog! Be sure to check out all the fun details + the old trunk that I transformed. Presto, change-o!








Monday, May 2, 2016

{FREE} Pineapple Themed Printables!

Do you love pineapples as much as I do? I love eating it, drinking it, and partying with it. In fact, I've created some pineapple themed printables that I want to share with all of you!
I recently put together a Pineapple themed Mother's Day party and was inspired to create a printable set. All you have to do is click on the link below and choose what you'd like to print & use!

Here is what you'll get in my FREE Pineapple printable set: Straw flags, table signs, pineapple tags, mini banner, pineapple banner, and a bar sign!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you'll use these printables for a future pineapple celebration of your own!