Friday, March 30, 2012

Easter Eggs with Nail Polish...A Good "Girly" Treat

Eighteen25 posted this "Eggs-tra" cute Girly Idea for Easter!
I am going to go  nail polish shopping for fun colors...what fun!!!...look how cute, the eggs match the nail polish!!!! No matter how old your little girl is,who doesn't like new Nail Polish?
    • nail polish
    • paper crinkle
    • large plastic eggs 
    • white cardstock
    • washi tape (found at target and cute tape)
    • plastic treat bags (3.75" x 6")

I Love all the fun colors...

putting it together:
    • place the crinkle paper and polish inside the egg
    • tilt the top of the egg so you can still see what's inside and attach the back with a piece of tape.
    • to make your topper, trim a 4" x 2.5" piece of white cardstock, fold in half and place a strip of tape across the front
    • put the egg in the bag and finish it off attaching the topper with a couple staples

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Oreo Phases of the Moon

Yup, that's right...
Science never tasted so good!!!!
We had Science night and learned the Moon Phases with Oreos!
Supplies needed:
paper plates
butter knife
Write the Moon Phases on your plate
Be very careful as you separate your Oreos.
(warning: we couldn't help eating any that cracked!)
The full moon & new moon are already done when you pull apart your Oreo. 
Scrape off the filling to create 2 crescent moons, 2 half moons and 2 gibbous moons.
Here is a chart from Science Bob with Oreos:
A little Moon Mood Music:
Moon Facts:
And Don't forget Milk!!!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Pretty Easter Cupcakes Tutorial

Here is a cute Cupcake tutorial from
These could be for Easter, Birthdays, or anytime...
I love the colors for Springtime!
Supplies needed:
- Food coloring. Use the Wilton Brand Paste. It's really bright and doesn't leave a gross taste in your cupcakes!
-Four bowls and four spoons.
-Cake batter. White cake will do best. 

After you cake batter is all mixed up separate it equally into four bowls (or more if you're doing more colors!) 
Now put a dab of food coloring in each. Remember a little bit goes a loooong way with food coloring.  Make sure to stir thoroughly, you don't want to be eating little chunks of unmixed food coloring later and you also don't want to find a section of white cake batter in your bowl when you're scooping it out.
Tip: try mixing colors to get that perfect shade if your brand of food coloring doesn't have it. 

Now it's time to scoop the batter into the papers. There are two different ways you could do this. You could do one layer per color, it takes approximately 3/4 of a spoonful per color for four colors. Or take quarter spoon fulls and make lots of layers.
Which ever you choose make sure not to mix the colors when putting them in the paper. I like to let me spoon drip into the paper while shaking it in an up and down motion. When you plop the colors down you may want to flatten it out if just doing the four layers but make sure not to stir! Use your finger to make layers flat even layers. 

Now bake them according to directions, frost them with white frosting and add Easter colored sprinkles and enjoy them!!
Above left- quarter spoon fulls in lots of layers. Above right- 3/4 spoon fulls in only four layers.

Tip: White papers work best. You'll be able to see how pretty the cupcake inside looks through white. 
 Another tid bit of information:
With these cupcakes I get significantly less cupcakes than if I were to just make white ones. The box says it'll make 24 cupcakes, when I color them I usually get 15 or so. I suppose it's from small amounts of batter getting left in bowls and it just adds up.


Monday, March 26, 2012

Easy Bunny Bag

Super easy Bunny Bag!
use this cute bag for teachers. friends, Easter party...?????

Supplies needed:
Plain brown bag
cotton balls
pink tissue paper

Friday, March 23, 2012

Bunny Tails

Time to get ready for Easter...
Eighteen25 posted these cute Bunny Tails!
What a great gift for friends, teachers or put in an Easter Basket...
what you'll need:

snack size ziplock bags
FREE bunny tails toppers download topper 
white cardstock
double sided tape (or other adhesive)


1. print out toppers and trim off edges
2. cut white cardstock to 6 3/4" x 4 1/2", score (or fold) in half
3. place marshmallows in bags and zip closed
4. staple cardstock to bag and adhere topper to the front

the photo on top of post used the extra Jumbo Marshmallows and this photo used regular sized marshmallows, the choice is your...don't forget there are mini marshmallows, too!
Hop to it!!!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Hunger Games Party Ideas

Big news at our House...
The Hunger Games opens this weekend!
Here are some Party Ideas to make this weekend even better!!!
Cupcakes from Sweet
Instructions here
Peeta's Raisin Nut Bread is a must have...
Recipe from Rock UR Party
2 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
2/3 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs beaten
1 cup applesauce
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
In a mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and ground cinnamon. Set aside.
In a separate mixing bowl, beat together egg, butter, and applesauce.
Stir applesauce mixture into flour mixture until just blended.
Fold in walnuts and raisins.
Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

has a tutorial to make arrows
A fun  idea is to warp bath bombs in crepe paper to resemble fire balls. She used these to reward the winners of the trivia challenge.


soups & stews
in honor of the soups & stews consumed by Katniss


various breads and Peeta's Raisin Nut Bread (see above recipe)
Bread is HUGE in the Hunger Games,
so you gotta have your carbs present to REPRESENT!

CHEESE & grapes
It really isn't a party without a cheese platter.

Can you imagine remembering what it was like
to taste OJ for the first time?

(see above recipe)
Download this print here from
party colors to use!
learn to tie knots for survival
with this game or get a knot tying book from the library(or google knot tying!)
Free Party printables from Living
Free Printable bookmarks here from Living
Cute Party Circles. Tags and Toppers could be used for games, pins, cupcakes, etc.
Click here for free printables
and here is another craft idea to make at your party from G*Rated
Make Key Chains
here is a tutorial and free printable to make these keychains
these are from ETSY
but you can make labels for Anti-venom tracker and put on mini anti bacterial lotions
another good party favor

Happy Planning
and enjoy the Movie!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Carrot Crescent Rolls filled with Egg Salad

What a Cute idea for Easter Brunch!
Hungry Happenings has this cute tutorial for
Easy Crescent Rolls with Egg Salad filling(or any filling!)
Carrots made with Frozen Bread Loaf

She purchased these cream horn molds
(I was thinking I could just ball up some tin foil in the shape of a cone for a mold)
Restlessrisa used frozen Rhodes Bake and Serve bread loafs.
The recipe calls for wrapping crescent rolls around the cream horn mold, then she painted egg yolks mixed with orange dye on the rolls.

She baked them according to the package instructions
Added lettuce instead of Dill (original recipe used dill leaves on top)
and then filled with egg salad....
Get ready for Easter!