Dirty 30 | Birthday Party

Hello, everyone! Tori’s husband turns 3o this year so she knew she wanted to throw a little party. We brainstormed and thought hard about what to do. We came up with the idea to have a “Dirty 30 Coke Bar” party. Now, if y’all are from Utah, then you know what a dirty drink is. If you aren’t, well, let me just tell you you’re missing out! It’s your choice of soda, then flavor mix ins, such as coconut, lime, vanilla, and a lot more combos. We all love the dirty drinks and what is better than a dirty 30 party? ūüėČ Thank you to Fiiz for letting us buy the flavoring off you. At the bottom, please enjoy free printables to use for your Dirty 30 party!

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And, here are some of the printables we made for you to download. Choose from Drink Bar or Coke Bar for the Drink Station. For the Birthday Note sign, we left a blank space for you to write in the name of the birthday person. Print on color or patterned paper and it looks so cute! Free to use for your personal use only. ūüėČ

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Under the Sea | Baby Shower

We are so excited to share this party with y’all! We had way too much fun planning it. Some things didn’t go as originally planned, but the changes we had to make made it turn out even better! Today we will just post some pictures, and then we will do a follow up tutorial of all the little details in the next few days!

For decorations, of course it was all things Under the Sea. We made these adorable little sea creatures and they were the perfect touch! Watch for a tutorial on how to make these coming soon, or feel free to follow us to ūüėČ

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For dinner we did a delicious¬†chicken taco salad bar, which y’all don’t need to see pictures of that! The dessert was the real fun! For the utensils, we put them in these fun paper bags for a quick and easy way to get all the necessities without carrying a big handful. We cut the tops with decorative scissors and added on the adorable clipart which we made in photoshop. We purchased the adorable sea clipart, which we also used to make the invites, here.

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The banner was made from on the cricut from the Creature a Critter cartridges. We also made the centerpiece out of that same cartridges. For the water, we used blue crinkle paper and the sand is graham cracker crumbs.

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And finally, the dessert. Not only was it adorable, but hello, look how cute and fun it was! We found the inspiration for these crab cookies here, but we opted to do cookies that we purchased at Dicks Market. Another good tip to keep the colors the same with the crabs, buy colored toothpicks and use the reds and oranges. One other thing we did differently on our crabs was cut the fuzzy peach claws in 4th instead of a crescent shape. The inspiration for our oyster cookies came from here. We choose to use Keebler Sandies cookies. We also found an amazing Betty Crocker Cake Icing canned spray frosting that made the frosting part soooo easy. For the pearl we used a sixlet. For the decorative candy jars, we used pearl sixlets, and the Goldfish Graham cookies. The purple cakes in the back were Little Debbie Jellyfish Marshmallow cookies.

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Jake and the Neverland Pirates | Birthday Party

My little man had his first birthday back in December and he loves Jake and the Neverland Pirates so his party was a no brainer! It was so much fun planning and deciding what  to do and how to decorate. As always, we try to decorate and make the house themed and fun, but still stay on a budget.

For the decorations, I found a free Disney digital paper download. I downloaded the skull and bones and used that to make a banner throughout the whole house by cutting out triangles. I also found free downloads of all the characters, gold doubloons, to hang up. I also used these straw flags to wrap around the silverware in a napkin. For any words you may want printed, like a Happy Birthday sign, you can find the font here. I also used 14 pictures to make a big #1 for his year in review.

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The food was simple sandwiches that I made to look like a crab with croissant, olives, and cheetos. Ok, ok lets be honest. In all the birthday party day of craziness, I forgot to put the legs of the crabs on. But use three cheetos on each side to make an adorable croissant crab.

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For dessert we had cupcakes from Smiths. If you have read any of our other posts, anytime we have cupcakes we get them from Smiths. They do a great job for a price that doesn’t break the bank, and they are so tasty too. I purchased instant downloads off Etsy for these fun cupcake toppers. They were so cute!

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It was such a fun night! Do you have any Jake and the Neverland Pirate lovers at your house? If so, we hope this gives some good ideas for a fun piratey party!

Disney Cars Party

Today we are bringing you some ideas on how to decorate for a Disney Cars themed party. This party was just done in July for my little 2-year-old, and he loved it! The first thing we knew we wanted was a road. We got a black table cloth and yellow duct tape and had a road starting at the door where the guests entered and had to lead to the food in the kitchen. Along the sides of the road we made road signs that were attached to balloons. We had a Route 66 sign with his birthday, a stop sign with his name, a speed limit sign with his age, and a towing zone sign.

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For a banner we used the Cricut and cut out letters. Then we cut black paper and used white paper to make it look like a road. We used the Route 66 signs to put his name and added some Cars stickers to some of the letters. For the food tags we saw some ideas on Pinterest of different things. I had my husband make some of his own and used some of the names we found and came up with some of our own. We made some adorable stoplight skewers using strawberries, bananas, and grapes. There are lots of other fruits you could use such as pineapple, watermelon, or kiwi. But these were my son’s favorite fruit, so we went with those.

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For decorations in the living room we made a sign for Luigi’s Casa Della Tires and put some tires that go to some monsters truck we had inside a vase. In another vase, we put a bunch of Disney Cars in there and put his age with some flags around it. They turned out super cute and were the perfect touch to add just a few small decorations to the room they would walk through to get to the food.

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Downstrairs, we had the presents set up. Once again, I had my husband make a sign that said Pit Stop that we hung across the wall. I wrapped all my presents in Disney Cars themed paper. A few of the big ones we attempted to make look like Lighting McQueen, Mater, and the Dinoco Car. You definitely don’t need to coordinate wrapping paper and make your presents look like characters, but it is a tradition I have done with my boys and they love seeing what their presents will be wrapped like.

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When it comes to the cake I am by no means ¬†a baker. If you notice, on our other parties we always try to make it simple, yet cute. I searched and searched for ideas and couldn’t find anything I loved. I saw someone made a road out of the number five and I thought I could do that much simpler with the number 2. I made a box of cupcakes. Half of them were just white, and in the other half I grounded up some Oreos and mixed in to make cookies and cream cupcakes. We then frosted them with vanilla frosting and dipped them in the grounded up Oreos. Then, we arranged them into the number two. We used flat marshmallows, cut in half, to make the lines for the road and used some tiny Disney Cars to put on the road.

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We had so much fun planning this party and the kids loved seeing the house decorated like Cars.

Avengers Superhero Party

Today we are showing off an Avengers Superhero Party from last November. What little boy doesn’t love superheros and mine was no exception.

His birthday fell on a preschool day, so we decided to carry over the theme. We bought a bunch of M&M’s and separated them into colors. Red and gold were for Iron Man, brown and green were for The Hulk, blue and red were for Captain America. The gold M&Ms are in the fall package only, so make sure you plan accordingly. If not, the yellow M&Ms are a good substitute. We put them in little pretzel bags found at your craft stores, then tied some ribbon around it. The cute printable was made from my husband. If you are interested in it, please email us at thosemooregirls@gmail.com.

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This year we decided to have a friends party. ¬†I found a cute printable pack on Etsy from HERE. This printable pack worked perfect for the party and is pretty much all I used for decorations. ¬†I printed some of them big to use for banner. ¬† We also had an ice cream bar. I glued the printables on colored popsicle sticks. The party favor bags are from Michael’s. The cupcake holders came with the printables. I made the cupcakes and used sprinkles that matched the superhero.

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When all the kids came to the party, we let them pick out which superhero mask they wanted, which were purchased from Walmart. We then used big sturdy paper plates to let them decorate their own shield. We hired some superheros and a villan to come teach the kids how to be a superhero.

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Captain America taught them how to use a shield by blocking ping pong balls we tossed at them.

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Thor taught them how to throw his hammer by tossing the hammer at cans that had pictures of villans taped to them.

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Iron Man taught them how to shoot from their hands using silly string, which they then got to practice on the villan with.

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At the end, each superhero gave them a little souvenir to put in the bags to take home. We had avengers fruit snacks, pencils, crayons, and tattoos. This party was so much fun a such a success! All the kids had such a ball!

It’s A…. Gender Reveal Party

In 2012, we had a gender reveal party! It was so much fun! Of course for this party, everything was pink and blue! At the ultrasound, we had our tech write the results on a piece of paper and seal it in an envelope. That was the hardest part of the whole thing. Then, later that night we had a party for us and our family and close friends to find out! Even waiting just a few hours was so hard, so we highly recommend doing the party on the same day as you get your results! Since it was the middle of July, we had our party outside.

For the decor, we hung all our ultra sound photos on a string with clothes pin. We made an Old Wives Tale sign to help with the guessing. We wrote the girl answers in pink and the boys in blue and then we circled which one I was feeling. Then we made little blue and pink carriages from the cricut to write names down on the guess and put it under Team Pink or Team Blue.

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For the treats, we had blue and pink cupcakes made by a local bakery (Smiths, they make amazing cupcakes!) and homemade oreos, which you can find the recipe here. Seriously the best recipe for homemade oreos. I did not use the frosting recipe. I bought Pillsbury Cream Cheese Frosting, split in half and colored one half pink and the other half blue then used that for the frosting. It was very good and super easy! The drinks were pink lemonade and blue hawaiian punch in little mason jars. For a lid, we used colorful cupcake liners and put the ring back on the jar to hold it on. Then we punched holes in the middle and used pink and blue straws. Keep in mind, if you fill the drinks too full the liners will get wet and soggy and go in the drink. So don’t fill too full!

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For the reveal, my mom was the only one who knew the results, so she was in charge of getting this part ready. Earlier that day, she went and picked out a bunch of blue balloons and pink balloons at Dicks and gave them a big, thick, black garbage bag to put the balloons in. They held onto all the balloons and she said as soon as she knew the results, she would call and they would fill the color and put it in the bag. Once she got the balloons, she sealed them in¬†a big box we painted blue and pink and decorated the outside with different size dots and the words “It’s a…”. She taped one balloon at the bottom so it wouldn’t fly away with the others when the box was opened. The night before, we also used the cricut to make a bunch of blue and pink confetti. We used the confetti inside of balloons to have out guests pop while we were opening the box. Now, keep in mind, we tried all different colors and thickness of balloons, but the only ones you couldn’t see through were black balloons.

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And the results were in! It’s a boy! We loved finding out what we were having this way. It was so fun finding out with our family and friends and having them join in on the excitement with us! If you choose to do a reveal party, make sure you have someone there who is good with a camera to capture your reactions! We only posted 2 pictures, but we have our reactions from starting to open the box to the very end. So we had like 20 pictures that told the story.

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Party

Today we are bringing you a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse 1st Birthday Party back from 2012. We always try to make the parties cute and fun while staying on a budget. We already had the cartidge for the Mickey and Friends on the cricut, which is where most of the decorations came from. The most time consuming of these decorations was the gluing!

The birthday banner and character cutouts were all made from the cricut!

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The Mickey heads are a Chinese Lattern with ears added.

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For the food, we made signs and added Disney stickers to the bottom. We had Mickey’s CLUBhouse Sandwiches and a Hot Diggity Dog Bar. For dessert, we had our local bakery (Smiths Marketplace) make the cupcakes and we added the toppers which were made from the cricut. This was an easy way to incorporate the theme without being so difficult and hard to make! Afterall, we don’t claim to be professional bakers! For the Mickey buttons we used¬†vanilla¬†yogurt raisins. For the cookies, we took a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter to another local bakery (Parsons) and they made the Mickey heads and the number 1.

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This was such a fun party!