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Kids Frozen Party ideas

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Kids Frozen Party ideas

As a parent of a Disney Frozen obsessed child I came across some great ideas from Martha Stewart for a Frozen themed party. Check them out….

 

Scandinavian princess cake

Scandinavian princess cake

Ice blue frosting and doily/snowflake topper, recipe from Martha Stewart here http://www.marthastewart.com/342413/scandinavian-princess-cake

snowflake lights

Snowflake light Garland

Make these gorgeous lights from paper doily’s and white string lights to decorate your ice castle.

svens carrots

Sven’s Carrots

Instead of the traditional lolly bag try wrapping trinkets and surprises in coloured crepe paper ‘carrots” just watch out for hungry reindeer’s.

snowman cupcakes

snowman cupcakes

Do you want to build a snowman? why not give pre made cupcake’s to your guests and have them decorate them into mini Olaf’s with white icing, marshmallows and lollies.

Snow globes

Snow globes

Set off your own eternal winter with these easy snow globes. Prep the jars first and then let the kids decide on which figurine they would like to use. Best to do this activity at the start of the party to allow for glue drying time and finish off just before the party ends.

Sand the inside of the lid until the surface is rough. With clear fast-drying glue, adhere the figurine to the inside of the lid, and let the glue dry.

Fill the jar almost to the top with distilled water; add a pinch of glitter and a dash of glycerin to keep the glitter from falling too quickly. Don’t add too much, or the glitter will stick to the bottom of the jar when it’s flipped. Screw on the lid tightly, being careful not to dislodge the figurine. Turn the jar over and back again — and let it snow.

Snowman pencils

Snowman pencils

Styrofoam balls skewered onto pencils make cute snowman favors for your party guests.

Braid Bar

Braid Bar

Enlist the help of a friend that is good at braiding and set up a braid bar and let guests choose whether they want the “Anna” or the “Elsa.” For Elsa’s ice-queen look, do a single classic braid down the back. For Anna’s, make two low braids, pigtail-style.

Halloween Decorating Ideas

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Halloween in Australia is getting bigger every year. Plan early this year with some of these easy ideas.

Check out some of the great inspiration below from Martha Stewart for some really easy craft ideas for Halloween. The kids are sure to love it.

I haven’t included the instructions because all of these are quite easy to make and further details can be found on marthastewart.com

pumpkin balloons

pumpkin balloons

Witch cupcakes

Witch cupcakes

Balloon-skeletons

Balloon-skeletons

pumpkin drinks cooler

pumpkin drinks cooler

paper bats

paper bats

Art Arranging Trick

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art arrangement

Here’s a way to plan a display of framed pictures without making a single needless nail hole. First, trace around frames on kraft paper to make a template for each piece of art; cut out. Pull hanging wire on frame taut; measure distance from top of wire’s arc to top of frame. Make a corresponding mark on template. Lay picture hook on template so bottom of hook is on mark; make another mark where nail hole will go. Use drafting tape to hang templates. When you’re satisfied with placement, hammer nails through picture hooks and into wall over the marks on the kraft paper. Rip off the paper, leaving nails and hooks in place, and hang your frames.

 

 

Article and pic from marthastewart.com

Bacon Wrapped Potatoes

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bacon wrapped potatoes

I just found this recipe on Martha Stewart and had to share. You would be hard pressed to find someone at a BBQ that didn’t like these and they are so simple to make.

Ingredients

  • 8 bacon slices, cut in half crosswise
  • 16 small potatoes

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Wrap each bacon piece around a potato and secure with a toothpick. Place in a baking dish and bake until bacon is crisp and potatoes are tender when pierced with a knife, 40 to 50 min