Tag Archives: Party Crafts

Bake Shop Birthday Bash

4 Mar

Bake Shop birthdays are so much fun and the best part about them is – you get to eat what you make.  We scouted a great spot on the Upper East Side in Manhattan to hold this special birthday…Sprinkles cupcakes!  The location was a perfect pick because not only was there a great large window for the sunshine to come in but the mini furniture made it a wonderful setting for kids to play, eat and talk.  Pink epoxy floors and white modern furniture were the big draw even though they had us at “cupcakes”!

We had a fun food cart created to display our chefs fun finger foods that were accessible to the children which they loved.  The cart had some great details like a red and white striped fabric awning giving it a vintage bake shop feel.

All activities were cupcake and sweet related like ice cream cone bubbles, lollipop music makers and foam decorate your own cupcake art right before making the real thing.  Parents and kids alike really enjoyed getting messy, creative and silly all at once.

Finally the favors- Each child was lucky enough to score a personalized baking apron and fancy cupcake wrapper flower or bow tie chef hats to take home with some extra cupcakes and toys.  It was a party we still hear great feedback about and we love that!!!

Ice Cream Balloons

26 Feb

I stumbled upon this photo today on Pinterest and of course had to make a few. They are extremely easy and keeps me wanting for the summer- Ice Cream Cone Balloons!!!

Step 1- Choose paper or already made bamboo cones (sold at http://www.jbprince.com)

Step 2- Find the perfect balloons, water balloons have the right shape (sold at http://www.Amazon.com) and fill with helium.

Step 3- Choose a nice string or thin ribbon, multi colored yarn string (sold at Michaels) is my favorite.

Step 4- Tie yarn around balloon tie.

Step 5- Make small hole at the bottom of cone.

Step 6- Pull yarn through cone and make knot just under cone point.

Your Ice Cream Balloons are ready to fly!! My daughter and I had fun adding flowers on top as the cherry and we also adorned the cone with fancy bows but it’s really up to you, so get creative!!

Picture courtesy of Pinterest- Home By Heidi