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Friday, February 24, 2012

Ryan's 10th Birthday Party!

It was a sports-theme but really, it was a Pinterest birthday!  All Pinterest ideas.  First, I made the ball cupcakes.  I only made footballs, basketballs, and baseballs.  The soccer ball I attempted looked like an eyeball so I stopped after one.  They turned out pretty cute and the boys were excited to pick the ones they liked.

Sorry, it's keeps defaulting this way.
 I also made rainbow fruit skewers.  The boys absolutely loved those.  I used strawberries, oranges, pineapple, green grapes, blueberries, and purple grapes.  The recipe called for cantaloupe for the orange fruit and that would have been better.  The oranges were a  huge mess to cut but tasty!

Finally, we made the zip lock baggie soft-serve icecream.  It was hilarious.  The kids were a lot more impressed with this activity than I was expecting.  It was fun to have something active to do that actually accomplished something.  (In front of the boys in the picture, I didn't get a good close-up of it.)  I think they were as thrilled with the toppings as anything - gummy worms, chocolate chips, and sprinkles.  

Monday, February 13, 2012

Prizes for Dessert Contest at Cub Scout Banquet

We just had our Cub Scout Blue & Gold Banquet on Friday. It's a pot-luck celebration for all the Scouts and their families. As a part of it, we have Father/Son Dessert Contest. I made the prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for the contest.

It's hard to see but this is a shiny brown charger which I actually LOVE! I used khaki vinyl for the lettering. I mixed 3 fonts (Lucida Handwriting, Copperplate, and Papyrus). They actually all cut really well. I recommend cutting them in Bold just so they have a thickness to the letters and are easier to stick down.


Thank you Pinterest! Inspired me to do homemade valentines for the boys this year. Ryan's turned out a little better but they are both still pretty cute. I hope the kids like them.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Cub Scout Tiki Torches

I've been working on a new project for Cub Scouts. Our annual Blue & Gold banquet is coming up so we needed decorations for the Survivor theme. We thought about candles and decided no, we didn't need open flame around 50ish Cub Scouts. Setting the church on fire would ensure we would never be invited back. Instead, we did these cute faux tiki torches. They were super simple. Step 1 - take a variety of clear, plastic bottles and remove the plastic ring around the neck (you will need plyers because that is harder than you would think). Step 2 - use uneven strips of masking tape and completely cover the bottle. Step 3 - daub with brown shoe polish (this part is messy). Finally, Step 4 - cut tissue paper into squares and stuff in the top of the bottle. Optional - we used a few rocks in the bottles to give them weight so they don't tip over.