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Making soap at a children’s party

Making soap at Davina’s party

Last monday was a great day for Davina: It was time for her birthday party!

She and her mom invited me to make soaps with her and four of her friends.

It was so much fun!

All ladies went home with a bag full of little soaps.

Here you can see some pictures of the party:

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At first, some explanation about the soap, the scents and coloring, and the various soap molds.

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And then: to work! Melting the soap, adding scent and color of choice, and pour the soap into the molds!

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The hardest part is the waiting fot the soap to set…

unfortunately I forgot to make a picture of the result. Actually, I forgot to make pictures all together, luckily Davina’s mom made these photo’s you see here (thanks!!)

During the wait for the soaps to harden the girls decorated labels for their soap bag, and chose a gift from the grabbag.

This party was awesome!

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Unicorn themed birthday party

My daughter Marijke turned 8 in october, and she wanted a unicorn themed birthday party.

That can be arranged 🙂

So we went out and looked for unicorn themed items, such as diadems, balloons, stickers, lots of stuff!

Last week it was finally here: party-time!

We made a unicorn shaped pinata for the party. This is not difficult, all you need is old boxes, tinfoil for the horn, crepe paper, and a glue gun. And treats to fill the pinata of course!

I used THIS and THIS site as examples to make our unicorn. Unfortunately I didn’t make any pictures of the DIY process, but I do have pictures of the result:

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It’s a cutie, right?!

I love how it turned out. Almost a shame to smash it. Almost, because smashing is fun 😉

Shouldn’t you be a DIY-er; Pinata’s are for sale in various (internet) shops.

At the party we looked for a treasure (with unicorn diadems in it), we did some watercoloring, decorated a cupcake (and ate it, nomnomnom) and we made unicorn slime (with glitters!).

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Smashing the pinata was a lot of fun. Next time I will make the pinata a bit less sturdy, it took quite some time to smash it. Although this was also an advantage, as everyone could have a go at it 🙂

Hitting the pinata with a blindfold was difficult, so we removed it and hit it like we meant it!

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One of her friends brought a party popper (with confetti in it) that she wanted to use after the pinata was broken. This was also a lot of fun!

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It was a very merry party, everybody had lots of fun!

Now we will wait and see what she wants her theme to be next year 🙂

 

Bewaren

Bewaren

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Creative children’s birthday party

Handlettering workshop

Recently I gave a handlettering workshop at a children’s party.

During the handlettering workshop at the ladiesfair there were a lot of kids that enjoyed handlettering.

One girl liked it so much that she asked me if I would host het children’s party. Sure! I would like that!

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At the end of last month it was party time: Astrid’s birthday party. And it was a lot of fun!

Together with Astrid and her mom we decided to give a creative party with Handlettering and Slime making.

In the handlettering workshop we practised letters, and made a bunch of lettering creativeness, and after that we played with gooey gooey slime!

As you might know, slime making is huge nowadays, and the internet is full of slime making recipies.

The party was a lot of fun. The children also liked it, next saturday I’m giving another creative birthday party for a girl who was on Astrid’s party. I’m excited!

 

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Birthday present: Garland! Crocheted bunting with free pattern

A while back my sister-in-law and her son had their birthday.

They have their birthday on the same day, how great is that! That was an awesome birthday present 11 years ago 🙂

For my Sister-in-law I made a little present:

a birthday garland!

I crocheted this garland with a self-designed pattern, the pattern is described below.

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Very merry, lots of bunting to make every room a happy place 🙂

And they are not at all hard to make!

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Bunting on a cake, with free crochet pattern!

I saw a fun idea on Instagram:

A crocheted bunting on a cake!

And those are exactly the things I like to try, it looks so cute!

You can see the result in the picture below:

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 Isn’t that awesome?!

Bunting on a cake, how festive can you get 🙂

These will look awesome on a (children’s) birthday cake, and the bunting is not difficult to make.

The individual flags are connected with a thread to two wooden skewers, which you poke in the cake.

 Curious about the free pattern?

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