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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Family Movie Night

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As I shared already, in attempt to spend more family time together before my oldest daughter goes to college in a year and a half, I’m challenging myself to do at least 2 family movie nights per month complete with themed snacks. It was time to pick our first movie, I wanted a movie I hadn’t seen yet, but knew enough about to come up with some themed snacks. I was trying to think of some re-makes or sequels I hadn’t yet watched. It then dawned on me that I had never watched the 2014 Ninja Turtles movie (with Megan Fox)....

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Birthday Surprise Raining Balloons

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This is such a fun but easy Birthday surprise! It’s super quick to set up and very inexpensive. My daughter was so surprised and excited when she opened her door the morning of her birthday and balloons rained down on her.  Supplies used:  Crepe paper streamers Clear packaging Tape Balloons Balloon pump (optional) After my daughter went to bed the night before her birthday, I set this up by taking strips of crepe paper streamers and taped them across the top half of the door frame in cross crossed patterns. I found clear packaging tape worked best (scotch tape broke...

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Super Easy Trolls Cupcake Cake

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As I’ve said before, I’m an excellent baker but not very good at cake decorating! I love to make my kids birthday cakes but am constantly looking for what I know I can pull off with my limited skill set. When planning a Trolls themed birthday party, I saw lots of beautiful Trolls cakes, but they all required more piping skills than I have, or a lot more fondant work than I was comfortable with. I found a set of Trolls Figurines that could be used a cake toppers, but didn’t like the idea of just throwing them on top of...

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Easy cheap Christmas DIY to transform walls

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We were hosting a Grinchmas party at our house this year and I really wanted to deck the halls in proper Who fashion. We were spending a bunch on food and party supplies so I didn’t want to buy a bunch of new Christmas wall decor, and I didn’t want to have to store even more Christmas decorations after the holidays were over. I decided I would wrap all the artwork in our house and hang the wrapped artwork back on the walls. The presents hanging all over the house instantly gave our walls a Christmas makeover and it cost...

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Easy Hula Girl Doll Cake for Luau Birthday

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For my youngest daughter’s 6th Birthday she requested a Luau pool party. I’m a very good baker but I’ve never been great at cake decorating. When brainstorming cake ideas I thought I could make, without it looking like it belonged on “Nailed It”, I remembered I had success making a doll cake in the past with a textured skirt. I decided I could make a hula girl doll cake and all I would have to do for the grass skirt was a bunch of lines of green frosting. I knew my daughter had a Barbie wearing a bikini and I...

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