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St. Patrick’s Day Decor

I have a daughter that LOVES all things “St. Patrick’s Day”! We have made her several sets of pj bottoms in St. Patrick’s Day prints, she has socks, a hat, sunglasses, a oversized Notre Dame sweatshirt (because it wasn’t available in any size that would fit, and she did not care. She had to have it!). We do have some Irish blood in us, so maybe that has something to do with it. I don’t know. But even so, apparently there will be a “St. Patrick’s Day” party happening at our house this year.

This banner in the entryway was made in about 1 hour, using some paper I printed off on my computer, some letters I printed off on the computer as well and punched out using a 3 inch scallop punch. The scallops were then adhered to the pennants (the pennants measure 5 inch x 8 inch) with pop dots. Love those things!! Then the pennants were punched once in each top corner and I threaded some 1/4 inch ribbon through them to hang. Super easy!! Love it!

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Valentine’s Day Party

I have 2 lovely daughters, one of whom is very social, and one who is not. The one who is social works at The Tomkat Studio and is constantly around party ideas, parties, etc. Because of this, she decided to throw the non-social daughter a Valentine’s Party for her and some of her friends. She decorated the place all up, organized a couple of games, one of which was valentine family feud, which judging by the amount of laughter going on, was a big hit. These kids are 17-19 years old, and they had a great time!

One of the favorite treats that my boys always love are homemade oreos. I never make these, as they are a lot of work, but their sister will patiently bake them and fill them, which makes her brothers so happy. These didn’t last long at the party.

I just received these bottles! Aren’t they cute?? Love them. Purchased them at Specialty Bottle. The paper straws are available at The Tomkat Studio, of course.

The Strawberry Lemonade Punch was lovely, and simple to make.  The recipe is available here: www.bettycrocker.com 

The cupcakes below were a boxed vanilla cake and then a standard cream cheese frosting with sprinkles. They were very tasty. The cupcake toppers were from The Tomkat Studio.

 

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Valentine’s Day Decor!

My sister-in-law & I decided we needed a new banner for Valentine’s Day. I had seen some sewn stuffed hearts and these are our version. They are super simple to make, and stuff. We just used scraps of fabric, so there wasn’t anything to buy. To hand them, we just sewed a skinny ribbon onto the heart and then tied it onto a long ribbon that is used to hand them across the entryway. LOVE them! Too bad I can’t leave them up all year long…
The streamers are ruffled streamers that I saw a tutorial for. Very simple to make and very inexpensive. The tutorial can be found here…http://www.danamadeit.com/2011/05/tutorial-ruffled-streamers.html

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