When my niece turned 6 a couple months ago my sister threw her the coolest Tangled art party! They planned tons of fun activities and we had a blast! When the kids arrived they each got to decorate their own art smock and play pin the bow on the braid. The yarn braid is not only a fun party game, but would be a great place to store clip and ribbons in a bedroom or bathroom. Once the smocks were ready they put them on and headed out back to make … [Read more...]
Cowgirl Birthday Party Ideas!
Yee haw! A cowgirl party is so much fun and can be easy to do. Most of the details you'll see in our party were put together just days before the party. Well, except for booking the horses, those were set as soon as we had a party date -- they are a very important part of the party! We had 2 horses come to the first hour of the party to ensure the kids would get plenty of rides and the kids had a blast! We had two different play areas set up to … [Read more...]
Pirate Party Ideas!
Arrrgh Mateys! Grab an eyepatch and pirate hat and listen to the tale of how we threw a pirate themed birthday party! Ahoy landlubbers! Yo ho ho! We couldn't have a pirate party without pirates, so the first thing we did was pass out eyepatches and pirate hats to everyone. And encouraged lots of pirate talk! Then as we waited for everyone to arrive the little swashbucklers went out back to play in our pirate themed stations. A DIY … [Read more...]
Mickey and Minnie Food and Dessert Ideas!
It is always fun when you can come up with party food that fits your theme. We came up with lots of Mickey food ideas while planning my daughter's 2nd birthday party and have decided this was one of the easiest party food themes ever! Appetizers and Snacks: Mickey can be found all over the snack world -- fruit snacks, cheese and fruit packages, dried fruit packages, juices and more can be found almost all of the major food stores. My favorite was … [Read more...]
Mickey and Minnie Party Games
Instead of traditional party games at my 2 year old's party we went on a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse adventure! The kids had to help the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse friends get to The Birthday Dance Party. Unfortunately, there was trouble. So who did they ask for help? Toodles, of course! First, they had to get Mickey's microphone away from the sleeping giant. Luckily, Toodles had a lullaby they could use to help him stay asleep. Then, they had … [Read more...]
Minnie and Mickey Favor Bags and Mouse Ears
Birthday party week continues! And today is all about celebrating with Minnie and Mickey. First up -- favor bags! We made Minnie and Mickey Mouse bags for each of the kids that came to my daughter's party. Inexpensive and easy and cute! Here's what we did: My oldest helped me paint mouse faces on each of the red bags. We used red bags because that was all we could find enough of, but it would be cute to use buckets and chalkboard paint … [Read more...]
How to Make Easy Minnie Mouse Centerpieces
Welcome to birthday party week at Coffee Cups and Crayons! I'll be featuring fun party ideas all week and am kicking off the Minnie and Mickey party series with an easy Minnie Mouse centerpiece idea I made for my youngest's Minnie and Mickey birthday party. Minnie Centerpiece Supplies: 2 small styrofoam balls 1 medium styrofoam ball black acrylic paint wooden dowel wooden skewer floral block (check the dollar … [Read more...]
How to Make Your Own Rope Letters
This past Friday my oldest turned 6 years old! Six! I can hardly believe she is already that old. After a lot of thought she decided she wanted a cowgirl party (it was the idea of the pink boots that helped make the final decision) and we had ourselves a hoedown last Saturday! I'll post more party ideas in the next few days, but I though I'd start with the cool rope letter we made for the dessert table backdrop. photo by the Best part … [Read more...]