A little while ago I was looking through a 1950s craft book and read about the Christmas tradition of a Jack Horner pie. Traditionally, the book says you wrap small presents, tie each one to a string, and put all the presents in a box/basket with the string tails hanging out of the box – then your party guests each take a string and pull it to see which prize they get.
This tissue paper birthday cake was inspired by that idea – instead of loot bags, have party guests each grab a string, pull, and see what they get! Alternatively, this would also be a fun way to distribute prizes for game-winners throughout the party. (P.S. Fan of paper cakes? Make these candle and cake hats for your guests!!)
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by Alix Sorrell
Camping is my all-time favorite summer activity and no trip is complete without s’mores! These fun little instructional cubes make the perfect treat for a summer bonfire or camping trip. They even fit two marshmallows just in case you need a snack while the other is roasting over the fire. If you need to serve a larger audience be sure to check out these s’more kits.
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Sometimes store bought confetti doesn’t come in the right colors for the party we are having, in that case we make our own handmade confetti. It is really easy to make, I just throw on a movie while I cut. For this project I used a trick I learned in Paris where you just fill a plastic tube with confetti and hand them out to all your guests. With just a flick of the wrist the confetti propels out of the tube and goes everywhere. Perfect for surprise parties or weddings! The tissue paper at Paper Mart has always been my favorite. It comes in the best colors and is so affordable.
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by Alix Sorrell
Did you know May 15th is National Chocolate Chip Day? In honor of my favorite dessert (chocolate chip cookies) wouldn’t it be fun to celebrate with a silly cookie monster treat? This is a fun favor for any occasion, but do you really need an excuse to eat cookies? I didn’t thinks so. (PS – 5 ways to celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day.)
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I’ve been a huge fan of washi tape for a while and love using it to make permanent designs. Since it’s intended to be removable, using a little decoupage glue over top of the finished design helps the tape to stay stuck. With this method you can whip up some colorful boxes to use as gift packaging that can be repurposed to hold whatever the lucky recipient chooses!
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