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Printable Girl Scouts Troop Banner

Well Ladies, it's that time of year that I start planning out our troop's year end Court of Awards ceremony. I like to save the last couple badges the girls earned for their ceremony along with our Cookie Awards. We try and make this day as special as we can as we close the year. 

As part of this year's planning I am in the process of creating a themed printable set for the party. Right now I just have the troop banner. Time has gotten away from me creating the whole set... which will probably wait until next year. But for now, I leave you with this....

Here it is!

You can purchase the printable banner below!

Troop Party Banner
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For your next Court of Awards or troop party this is the perfect troop party banner! Colors are Mint/light green, dark green, and pink.

 

***Digital file only. Your purchase will be for a printable digital file that you can print off of your own computer. I recommend using a thick cardstock for the best look and durability.

 

There are no refunds on digital products due to the nature of the item.

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Star Wars Birthday!

I'm so excited that I'm finally posting these pictures for you guys!! Bella requested a Star Wars theme for her birthday this year and I have to admit I was a little apprehensive. I am not familiar with the movies, like she is, but luckily I had my friend, Denise, to assist me. She also happens to be a huge Star Wars fan!

Dessert & Favor Table

The dessert/favor area was the main set up. We scaled this party down a bit from our usual party decor but I think the details we did incorporate made a big bang!! 

  • Glow stick light sabers: Dollar Tree glow sticks, duct tape, and sharpie marker
  • Tie fighter hanging by command hooks.: I purchased mine here: Tie Fighter 3D Model kit
  • Darth Vader and *pink* storm trooper cupcakes
  • Storm trooper goodie bags: I used a storm trooper graphic and printed them out. I cut out the faces and used rubber cement to glue them to your typical white lunch bags.
  • "Come to the dark side We have cupcakes" print out and pink frame provided by: Everything But The Cake

The backdrop is a twinkle light star wall. It's super easy to make. You can take a black foam board and use a drill bit to drill holes in the board for your lights to poke through. I secured the back with duct tape to make sure the lights stayed in place. Regular white Christmas lights would work.

Food Labels

Chewbacca's Chips

Sarlacc Pit Dip

Vader Veggies

Jabba Juice (not pictured)

Vader, storm trooper, and ship cut outs were also provided by Everything But The Cake. In the hallway we tried creating a star wall with twinkle lights and a black table cloth but the photograph didn't do it justice.

Pink Storm Trooper Cupcakes

Initially I had a plan for a cake but poor planning didn't allow that to happen. Instead I whipped up these super easy cupcakes topped with a pink marshmallow storm trooper. I used a Wilton food marker to draw on the faces.

Invitations

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You can order your own custom Star Wars invites in our SHOP!

Party Fashion

Check out my friend Denise's shop for the shirt and bow: Wonderland Bowtique

What do you guys think? I think this would be super cute for a Girl Scout overnight with a Star Wars theme!

 

World!

Easy Paper Carnation Corsage!

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This was such a sweet idea that the girls to made for our Mother's Day tea party. It's also Daisy level approved for their little hands and they can complete this in under 10 minutes!

Materials

  • 2 - 6 inch strips of white ribbon
  • 2 - 6 inch strips of yellow ribbon
  • 2 inch Yellow circles from construction paper or card stock (2 per girl)
  • 12 in yellow ribbon
  • Glue
  • 5 cupcake liners ( we used white)
  • Brass paper brads
  • Pin or brooch pins (optional if you do a boutonniere)

What you do...

  1. Have the girls put their name on one of the yellow circles and turn facing down toward the table. Put some glue on top of the circle and lay the 2 white pieces of ribbon making a v shape starting from the middle of the circle and extending past the yellow paper.
  2. Add a dab of glue on top of the white ribbons and lay the yellow ribbons on top.
  3. Add another dab of glue and take the other yellow circle and place directly on top like you are sandwiching the ribbons between the 2 yellow circles. Set aside to dry.
  4. Take your brass brad and one of your cupcake liners. Punch the brad through the center of the liner with the liner coning the flat back. Do this with the rest of the cupcake liners. Open up your brass brad.
  5. Fold and crinkle the liners closed to look like a blooming flower. Start with the first liner and fold and crinkle one by one around the previous liner. It doesn't need to be perfect because each flower is unique.
  6. Glue the flat bottom of the cupcake liners onto the center of your yellow circle and allow to dry completely (couple hours).
  7. For a corsage: take a 12 inch strip of ribbon and glue at the middle of the ribbon to the bottom of the carnation so you can tie it around a wrist. For a boutonniere: You can use a single pin or you can hot glue brooch pins to the back to create a pin. 

 

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I thought this was such a cute idea and easy for any kid to do. It makes a great Mother's day gift too!

Posted on May 30, 2016 and filed under Girl scouts, Celebrate.

Ryleigh's Pink Dino Party!

Ryleigh's birthday party was last month. There has been so much going on in our house and I've been trying to organize everything with Girl Scouts that I didn't have an opportunity to post this yet! I figured I had to get it in before Christmas and New Year's.

She has a undeniable love for Dinosaurs and when I asked what kind of party she wanted she specifically called for PINK Dinosaurs! We had custom printables designed by myself, a Dino Adoption, and a smoking lava cake! See more deets and get your free printables! 

Posted on December 21, 2015 and filed under Celebrate.

Pink Dino Party Printables!

Hi Ladies! 

Today I'm really excited to share with you my latest party I have been planning. Ryleigh turns 4 and her party is next week. She has been in love  with dinosaurs lately so I just had to use this as the theme. Here is the preview and a printable for you, including fill in invitations, dinosaur adoption certificate printable, and A7 envelope inserts!

I hope you enjoy!

----->>>>Download Dino Party Printables here!<<<<----

 

I hope you enjoy and check back for some more pictures of the final party!

For more ideas for throwing a Pink and Orange Dino Party check below....

Posted on November 15, 2015 and filed under Celebrate.

We're Batty for Halloween!

I'm really excited to share this super cheap, super easy Halloween craft that you can make with your Girl Scouts troops or just as decoration for around the house! I can't remember how I came about purchasing black tissue paper back in July, but thankfully I did and this idea popped into my head. I've been a little nutty, (with fall product..lol) using tissue paper for all of my designs, lately.

Materials:

Cut tissue into a 8in x 8in square. Make a 1 inch fold along one side. Using the accordion method, continue to fold back and forth 1 in.

Use your scissors and cut a half circle out of each of the ends.

Fold at the center and crunch up and flatten. Insert clothes pin in the center and fan out your tissue paper to look like bat wings.

These would make cute napkin ring decorations or you can string the on some garland or fishing line! Happy Halloween planning!!!

Posted on October 12, 2015 and filed under Celebrate, Create.

A Baptism for Penelope

This past weekend we had our newest little angel baptized! Baptisms always get me teary eyed! They are so beautiful and such a joyous celebration! We were also fortunate enough to have some very special out of town guests come in that we haven't seen in years! 

All of my kids have been baptized in this same gown that has been passed on    from 3 generations on my father's side of the family. My father was baptized in this gown and I was, too. As you can see, it looks a little antique so I wanted a headpiece to match! My dear friend, Denise, made this lovely little floral headpiece with the birdcage. You should check out her shop, Wonderland Bowtique. She also made these adorable purple rosette sandals! Perhaps I need a separate post on her attire for the day. The lace romper in the above picture was purchased on Amazon for only $12.99.

Preparations started about 2 months in advance. I didn't want to end up stressing myself out at the last minute like I always do. The theme was a lavender/plum and Champagne(gold/silver). I really do love the way the colors looked together!

I made all the printables myself including invitations, envelope liners, bible verses, and thank you notes. I bought the white candles in a jar from the Dollar Tree and dipped the rims in a champagne gold paint.

"For it is by Grace you have been saved." Ephesians 2:8

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart." Proverbs 3:5

 

 

Final product!!! This was my first experience making a naked cake and I think it turned out rather well! I would recommend giving it a try. It's super easy and looks great, plus, you don't have to spend too much time perfecting it because it's not completely frosted!  I used a 9 in round baking pan with white boxed cake and purple food coloring.The centerpiece is fake! I used silk flowers and a styrofoam half sphere to put it together. This is one of my favorite tricks! I even did this for my wedding cake years ago.

I've been in love with making these tissue tassel garlands, lately. This was my first try with the mylar tissue. I used the Martha Stewart fringe cutter, but I still have mixed feelings about the thing. It doesn't cut as well as you would expect it to, which makes me angry, MARTHA! But, I still like if for a general guide.

I really fell in love with this invitation. I love creating my own. I purchased the rose graphics from an artist on Etsy. Making your own invitations is really easy and you can use something as simple as Microsoft Publisher. You don't really need the fancy Adobe Photoshop, although it's nice when editing photos. I printed out my own invites on a fancy card stock and they look very professional, especially with the envelop liner. If you are doing invitations yourself, spend the extra money on the nice paper. I did a tutorial on the envelope liners here: Jazz up your invites.

Baptisms are so beautiful!!! Gosh, I'm getting teary eyed again.....

And now.... on to the next celebration!

Posted on October 5, 2015 and filed under Celebrate.

Jazz up your invites with this easy trick!

Hey everyone!

I'm so excited to share with you today my weekend project and my latest obsession! 

Envelope Liners!

This is seriously so easy to do and it makes the invitation feel like a million bucks. 

What you need...

Here's how you do it!

1) Grab my free pdf A7 envelope liner template and print it out.

2) Cut out the template and lay it on top of the paper you wish to use as your liner. I would recommend a fairly thin paper, such as the decorative scrapbooking paper.

3) Trace the template on to the paper and cut out using scissors or a paper cutter such as this one...

4) Insert liner into the envelope. Once the liner is inserted and evenly arranged, lift back the liner to separate the envelope and dab glue on the edges of the back side of the liner.

5) Allow the glue to dry before you insert the invitation to make sure there is not excess glue that will stick.

And your done! Doesn't it make such a difference? These would look really special with thank you notes, too!

Don't have an A7 envelope? Check back soon for more sizes and shapes.

Thanks for following along! I'm in the process of creating some custom liners that you can just print and cut! 

XOXO, Katie

Posted on September 1, 2015 and filed under Create, Celebrate.

Hello Kitty Birthday!

It's been almost a month since this precious girl turned 6. This was a hard birthday for this mama. She is my oldest and I couldn't help but reminisce of when I turned 6. It's the earliest birthday I can remember of my own. I look back to that day that I turned 6 thinking I was changed and different. Thinking that I was growing up and I started to feel much older. LOL at only 6 I had those feelings.

Perhaps it was from this memory that this birthday for my little girl was a little tougher than the previous. The years are going by so fast and I'm just wanting to take a step back and enjoy the present.

My sweetheart has been so in love with Hello Kitty for some time now and I was excited to decorate her party for what she loved so much! We bought her this cute dress from Target and paired it with a pair of black leggings and the Hello Kitty hat. You can't see it now, but there is a Kitty on that hat.

Sweets Table

I generally don't like to give out candy at a birthday party. Yes... I am one of those moms that prefers non-sugar party favors but the colors and the idea just seemed so much easier this year. The kids always get a kick out of it, too. So it's a winner!

I found these cute polka dot take out boxes from the dollar spot at Target. The colors went well with the rainbow color theme. My wonderful friend

Denise

helped me with all the printables for this party including the lovely "thank you" sticker labels on the boxes. I filled the boxes with colored tissue left over from the

tissue tassel project

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The Cake

I found a Hello Kitty cake pan on clearance months ago from Joann Fabrics. I used a marshmallow fondant for the white frosting. For the eyes, whiskers, and bow I used black and red sparkle icing. For the nose, I rolled up some of the marshmallow fondant and used some leftover yellow food coloring to paint it on the nose. Bella really loved the cake!!

Hello Kitty Fruit Skewers

I wish I could tell you where I saw this idea. Honestly, I found it years ago and it came to me when planning the party. I used the edible pens to draw the faces on the marshmallows.

Table Tent Food Labels

Denise also assisted in this department. She made me some custom food tents as well as some extra blank tents!

Those are a few details for our Hello Kitty Party! What do ya think?

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