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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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Carbingo! The kids’ new favorite car game

Here we are again! Fresh and fruity after a great holiday.

The kids are at school, now everything can regain it’s own “normal” rythm.

We have had the best summer holiday! We went to Denmark, and it was awesome. The big dream of our son Sietse was to go to Legoland, so we did that too 🙂 Great park by the way, even Dear Hubby, who has a general aversion for themeparks, had a great time!

Fot the car trip to Denmark I saw a fun idea on the Great Web: Carbingo! Out of a pillbox! With candy!!

Huh? What?

Let me explain.

Each hole of the pillbox belongs to an item (for example a red car), and when you see this item, you may open the matching hole and eat what’s inside! And because a pillbox only has small holes, only small items can be put in, such as a small candy, a grape, a few raisins, ..

Me and the kids made our own version of the pillboxbingo (nice word for Scrabble), with stickers I cut out with the Silhouette Cameo.

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Together we thought of things that you can see on a road trip, such as a bike, a house with solar panels, a windmill, and more.

We searched for matching pictures, and I cut the in the right size for the pillboxlids (again, nice word for Scrabble!) in the colors Sietse and Marijke liked.

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The kids really enjoyed the carbingo, anf asked if they could do it again on the way home!!

Sure! Happy backseat, happy frontseat 🙂

The kids didn’t succeed in finding all the pictures on the trip, some were hard to find (such as the helicopter and the icecream) .

You could make your own carbingo!

And if you don’t have a Silhouette (or similar machine) you could draw of write on a label and cut that to size, or write numbers on the lids and make a list with matching “bingo-rewards”.

have fun, and a nice day!