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What if you could create a customized illustration of your own child? Well, now you can! We are very happy to announce our newest product, called Sweet’n Tots!
Sweet’n Tots are custom illustrations of your little ones where you can create an image to look just like your child! Start with building a basic Sweet’n Tot and then finish your design with accessories to match your child’s personality. You can even add their name and a decorative border to make a truly custom design!
How It Works!
Sweet’n Tots Products
Once you design your custom Sweet’n Tot image, you can choose from different products to add your image to! We offer DIY templates or let us do the work for you and have it shipped right to your doorstep!
Build Your Own Sweet’n Tot today! We would love to hear your thoughts about your experience and the quality of the images and products!
We are very excited to team up with Sandi from Oh Baby! Custom Shower Decor to offer a great giveaway!
Visit the Oh Baby! …the Blog to enter the giveaway and one luck winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to our online shop! Very cool!
The winner will chosen by random.org after Tuesday September 6th at midnight …so hurry up and enter today!
Until tomorrow, have a sweet day!
What a weekend! We celebrated our daughter’s first birthday on Sunday and I have finally had the chance to upload some of the photos from her special day!
The party theme and decor colors were pink and lime green polka dots with a mod monkey design. Everything came together just as I imagined
My biggest worry for the day was the chance of rain since we were planning on having it outside. Luckily, it didn’t rain but we ended up with a hot and humid afternoon.
Outside Table Centerpieces
Happy Birthday Pennant
A Happy Birthday pennant in matching decor colors hung in the dining room with all of the food and desserts.
First Year Photo Banner
I wanted to display Grace each month and see how she has changed over one year. I first thought about putting her monthly photo in small frames and putting them on a side table but came up with this idea that saved a lot of space. Each photo was cut into a circle and the month numbers used the same design from the welcome sign. I connected each one with matching brown ribbon and hung it from one of our mantle shelves in the living room. I received so many compliments on it that day!
The Mod Monkey Edible Cupcake Toppers are NOW available on our website to purchase! Choose from PINK, GREEN or BLUE. The edible toppers are sold by the dozen and are $9/dozen.
Cupcakes on Stand with Giant Cupcake Smash Cake
Giant Cupcake on the Cupcake Stand
For the main centerpiece on the table I made a 3 tier cupcake stand with Grace’s giant cupcake smash cake on top and standard cupcakes for the guests on the lower tiers. This cupcake stand was created with soup cans, cake rounds, wrapping paper, and ribbon! Saved a lot of money and barely took anytime to put together. I can use the stand again or I can change the color of the each tier by wrapping it in different paper! The cupcakes featured an array of toppers: edible cupcake toppers, printables and fondant decorations.
Giant Cupcake Smash Cake
As for the giant cupcake smash cake, Grace LOVED it! I used the giant cupcake pan that bakes the cake in 2 separate pieces and then you put them together with frosting. I originally was going to cover the bottom with fondant but to be honest…ran out of time so I had to think of something quick and easier to make the base of the cupcake look clean. So I took some white chocolate chips, melted them in the microwave and added green candy dye. I took the cake pan to use as a mold and coated the cupcake bottom section with 2 layers of chocolate …let it harden in the refrigerator for 30 minutes and popped it out. I had to shave down the actual cake bottom to fit into the chocolate mold. Then I added the pink frosting with some chocolate sprinkles!
…and the finished giant cupcake smash cake!
Birthday Girl with Her Cake!
Grace was not shy at all to dig into her cake
What a great weekend! A lot of work but definitely worth it.
Until tomorrow, have a sweet night!
So today is Thread the Needle Day and to be honest, I wasn’t too thrilled about this one.
Lately, I have been obsessing about my daughter’s first birthday party that we’ll have in the beginning of August. I know first birthday parties are more for the parents, family, friends, and of course memories for her baby book. I just want everything to be perfect and finally be able to use the products I have been creating over the past few months and create my own unique tablescape.
The theme is going to be monkeys with pink and green polka dot decor. I have always love these designs and feature them as one of our edible cupcake toppers. Of course, we’ll have these as the edible cupcake toppers and printable toppers! Also, we’re going to have a giant smash cupcake with a cake topper! It’s funny because since Grace was a little, little baby we called her “monkey”.
There is so much I want to do and be creative with…so far, we sent out the invitations and I think they look so cute! I made these in Illustrator and used the monkey graphics from the edible topper designs. Not too shabby
This is what her birthday onesie will look like except with her name on it. It should be arriving shortly! I cannot wait to see how it turned out! Perhaps a matching tutu to complete the outfit?
Here’s some other ideas that I found that I would love to re-create myself and put a little twist on them to make them my own since it’s exciting to me to try some DIY party decor.
There are so many cute ideas I have found to try but there is only so much time to create all these! Better start some tonight…
I’ll post some photos of the birthday girl on her big day as well as the actual birthday party decor! Wish me luck!
Until tomorrow, have a sweet day!
July 20th is Moon Day!
I guess this holiday is very fitting since the last space shuttle is scheduled to land tomorrow, which will be the end of the shuttle program.
Moon Day commemorates the day man first walked on the moon in 1969.
The Apollo Space program, begun by President John F. Kennedy, was created to put the first man on the moon. Apollo 11 fulfilled that dream, carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin Aldrin, Jr. What an amazing and historic event it was!
“That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind”.
I found a few interesting ways to celebrate Moon Day with some treats! First, I found “Blue Moon” cupcakes. Yes, cupcakes made with Blue Moon beer. I love Blue Moon and is one of my favorite beers to sit back on our deck and relax with.
The recipe can be found at The Bitchin’ Kitchin’ website. The cupcakes are made with Blue Moon beer, zest of an orange, and a little coriander. The icing is a orange cream cheese frosting. This is definitely a recipe I want to try out for our next gathering with our friends!
Another idea to add a little extra touch to this great cupcake is to use our collection of beer logo edible cupcake toppers, where we feature the Blue Moon logo!
I found a very creative kids craft using Oreo cookies to learn the different phases of the moon. All you need is 8 Oreo cookies, a paper plate, marker, a spoon to scoop the middle out of the Oreo and a knife to cut the cookie to illustrate the moon phrases.
Here’s how to get started:
Halve and scrape Oreo cookies to illustrate Moon phases (see the illustration below for each phase). Then arrange cookies on the poster in linear fashion beginning with the New Moon and ending with the Waning Crescent Moon. For children younger than 8, you may want to model only 4 Moon phases, i.e. New Moon (completely dark), Crescent Moon, first Quarter (or Half) Moon, and Full Moon. Older children should be able to model all 8 phases, as shown below:
For downloadable instructions, click here.
Thank you to Jill from Paperbox Press!
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