6 April Kids’ Birthday Party Ideas – FREE Printable

6 April Kids’ Birthday Party Ideas – FREE Printable

April is a great month to have a party, the weather is nice and spring is definitely in the air.  Here are some themes for your child’s April birthday party.

April

For an April born child an April Showers Themed Party would be very apropos!

Decorate with clouds, raindrops, and of course umbrellas and rain boots!  Ask guests to come in their raincoats and rain boots!  Oh fun!

Sources:

Sweet Designs
Steph Modo
Project Nursery
Make It Cozee
Catch My Party

April

Daffy Duck’s birthday is April 17 and Bugs Bunny’s is April 30.  A Looney Toons Themed party would be lots of fun.

Free Party invitation click here!
(Download the template to your desktop then open it on a photo editing app like Photoshop and add child’s name and other party info.)

Sources:

Tips Kids Party
All Together Scattered
Etsy

April April 2 is Children’s Books Day.  An April birthday party theme could be centered around your child’s favorite book.  Here’s a few ideas to get you started.

A Dr. Seuss Party.  Choose one book or if you can’t decide on just one us several!

The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, The Lorax, and more!

April

The Very Hungry Caterpillar  is a great theme for a toddler’s birthday party.

Sources:

Pottery Barn Kids
Daisy Celebrates
Hostess With The Mostess
Pop Sugar
Paige’s Party Ideas

April

The Little Engine That Could is a great theme for a little boy’s birthday party.

Sources:

Catch My Party
Hostess With The Mostess
On My Side of the Room

April

April 2 is also Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday, one of his most popular books is The Little Mermaid, the inspiration behind Disney’s popular movie of the same name.

Every little girl would love a mermaid themed party!

Sources:

Catch My Party
Catch My Party – Under the Sea
A Pumpkin & A Princess
Swanky Press
Hostess With The Mostess

Broiled Salmon with Spinach and Feta Recipe

Broiled Salmon with Spinach and Feta Recipe

 

 

This salmon direction takes but fifteen minutes to organize. You cook the salmon one by one from the greens that is however it comes along therefore quick. an ideal fast and healthy meal for a late nighttime supper.

The salty feta and spinach is balanced well with the robust flavours of the salmon and also the freshness of the lemon. truly makes a chicken with spinach and feta cheese that is incredibly similar and was presently within the works to be printed therefore expect that shortly too. Besides the plain spanakopita, really, Broiled Salmon with Spinach and Feta Recipe goes with everything, I particularly find it irresistible in alimentary paste and omelettes.

 

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INGREDIENTS

2 salmon fillets
salt and pepper
1 box baby spinach
1 tablespoon pine nuts
1 lemon
1/3 cup feta, crumbled

PROCEDURE

Turn on the broiler and position the oven rack in the top position. Put a large skillet on a burner on medium low. Pat the salmon dry on both sides and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place salmon flesh side up on a baking sheet and put under the broiler until cooked. (I had lovely thin, tail salmon fillets and they took 5 minutes, but we like our salmon rare.)

While the salmon is cooking add the spinach to the skillet with a pinch of salt and pepper, if you can’t get it all in to begin with, that’s fine. Stir fry it until it wilts, adding more as there is room. When the salmon is wilted down, remove from the heat. Add the juice of half the lemon, the pine nuts, and the feta cheese and toss. Plate salmon together with spinach & feta mixture plus cut the remaining lemon in wedges and add to the plates.

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Awesome Shows to Watch in 2019

Awesome Shows to Watch in 2019

There are a lot of things to be excited about in 2019, but when it comes to entertainment, there are several titles that have us jumping for joy. I think you already know several of the shows I’ll mention, but some titles may be a surprise to some, so make sure to go through the entire list.

Game of Thrones Season 8
There is no doubt about it! This is the TV show the entire world is obsessing about since season 7 ended in 2017 and we were left hanging for two long years. Who will win the war and who will end up ruling in Westeros?

The answer is getting closer and closer as the show is scheduled to air on April 14th. Now, if you’ve lived under a rock and you don’t know what I’m talking about, I suggest you catch up. Game of Thrones is available on stream on HBO’s online platform.

Stranger Things
This Netflix series got the world by surprise with an interesting idea and a wonderful storyline. The show has everything that fascinates us, from dark governmental agencies to extremely bright kids and loving parents.

The show reaches season 3 in 2019 (release date: July 4th) and I am looking forward to continuing the adventure!

The Daily Buzz
This is a morning show that used to run on CW, with the vivacious and colorful Lance Smith and Kia Malone. The show was recently revived and runs on Pop (last year was the first season after missing from our homes for two years).

The Daily Buzz is a fun and entertaining show that airs each Thursday morning at 8.30 am EST, and I recommend you try it (if you’re not yet a fan). It brings news, finance, fashion, celebrities, and lots of other areas into focus and it’s quite delicious!

Avengers: Endgame
Marvel fans were left in complete despair after the ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ wiped out half of their most favorite superheroes. Luckily, many of the fallen heroes are presumed to return in the final installment of the series, which is scheduled to air on April 26th.

I am one of these fans and I am looking forward to seeing my favorite gang of superheroes reunited for one last fight. After this, the studio will continue some of the stories, but some of the characters we love will be retired.

Good Omens
Following the story of two old friends, the Good Omens talks about an angel and a demon who try to stop the apocalypse. While the concept isn’t original, the novel that is at the base of this six-part series was written by Neil Gaiman and Terry

Pratchett so it’s only natural to expect big things.
So, if you’re into supernatural stories and enjoy watching divine forces clashing, this may be one of the shows you’ll enjoy this year.

Star Wars: Episode IX
The last few years have been generous with the Star Wars fans, and 2019 looks just as generous. Sadly, this is announced to be the last installment of the Star Wars franchise, ending the Star Wars sequel trilogy that started in 2015 with The Force Awakens.

The events in Episode IX are set one year after the adventures of the Last Jedi and should resolve the Skywalker saga that began with the young Anakin. However, fans will have to be patient, since the launch date is set on December 20th.

Teddy Bear Picnic Party Ideas

Teddy Bear Picnic Party Ideas

It’s the end of February and many of you I’m sure are just waiting for winter to end so you can do some fun outdoor activities.  Well you don’t have to wait for the spring thaw to have some fun parties with the kiddies.  One of my favorite things are Teddy Bear Picnics and teas, and you can do them inside or out depending on the weather.  Take your teddy out for a picnic at the park, lake, beach, or even your own backyard weather permitting; or bring the outdoors in with plants and decorations.  Your picnic can be a simple affair with just you and your bear, a family get together, play date,  or even a birthday celebration.  So grab your favorite stuffed bear (ask friends to bring their’s too!), pack a picnic, and head outdoors for some fun games, yummy food, and have a great time with your best friends!

Whether your Teddy Bear picnic is tea for two, a family picnic, play date,  or a birthday celebration here are some ideas to help you out.  It really is a cute party or play date theme for toddler girls and boys!

Teddy Bear PicnicThe most important thing to bring on a Teddy Bear Picnic is your favorite bear, or two, or three.  If you’re inviting friends and family have each guest bring their favorite bears too![spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

 

 

Teddy Bear PicnicFor a toddler play date keep the food simple and easy to pack and eat.  Bear shaped finger sandwiches filled with jam or honey are perfect bear food.  Individual pouches of Teddy Grahams are a must for such picnics and homemade lemonade will be welcome after some fun and games.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

 

Teddy Bear PicnicLoad the Teddy Bear Picnic song onto your mobile device, the kids can sing along and do the Teddy Bear Picnic dance.  Bring along a copy of the book “Teddy Bears’ Picnic” by Jimmy Kennedy to read to the children, it’s a great way to tone activities down and end the day.  (affiliate link)[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]


 

Teddy Bear PicnicI love the miniature woven picnic baskets  (affiliate link)  used in this Teddy Bear Picnic Party found on Kara’s Party Ideas.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

 

 

 

Teddy Bear PicnicFor a different color scheme check out this party styled by Smart Party Planning![spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

 

 

 

Teddy Bear PicnicHere are some budget friendly ideas from Moms and Munchkins for a cute Teddy Bear Picnic party.  Like they said planning a Teddy Bear Picnic themed party (or any party for that matter) doesn’t mean you have to break the bank![spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

 

 

 

 

Teddy Bear PicnicHere’s a cute and inexpensive way to have a Teddy Bear Picnic themed party in your backyard, or park, or anywhere else.  I found this on Red Tricycle![spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

 

 

 

Teddy Bear PicnicGreat way to serve drinks!  Keeps the spills away!  This idea from Berries of Wisdom uses empty honey bear bottles from Amazon.com.  (affiliate link)[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]










Teddy Bear PicnicPut together these adorable teddy cars from Kid Spot Kitchen for your sweets table![spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]





Teddy Bear PicnicMake party bags like the ones I found on Boksomdaais.  You can pack individual picnic lunches in them or send each guest home with one filled with party favors and goodies![spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

 

 

Planning your Themed Party?  Let us design custom party stationary for you!  We design everything from invitations to menu cards specially for you!

Order your personalized invitations from my Esty Shop!  We can design it and send you the files so you can print it yourself or if you prefer we can send you finished cards that are ready to send!  Savvy Nana Crafts check it out!

6 March Kids’ Birthday Party Ideas

6 March Kids’ Birthday Party Ideas

Planning a kid’s birthday is lots of fun, the hardest part is usually choosing a party theme. Once you’ve chosen a theme everything else falls into place.  March parties are exciting because the weather is getting better opening up the possibility of outdoor venues.  Here are 6 party themes that would be great for a March party.

 

MarchMarch is National Crafts Month, what a great time to host an Artsy Craftsy Party!

The colors for the party will be a burst of sunshine to herald in Spring.  You can keep kids busy and entertained with various arts and crafts projects that can double as party favors!

 Sources: 
Bottle Your Brand
The Hostess With TheMostess
Kara’s Party Ideas
Paige’s Party Ideas

 

 

MarchMarch 12 is Plant a Flower Day.

In honor of this day a Flower Garden party would be a fun theme for a girl’s birthday party.

 Sources: 
 Catch My Party
The Imagination Tree
Paper Glitter
Party City
Kara’s Party Ideas

 

 

MarchSt. Paddy’s Day is in March, how about a Leprechaun themed party?

Rainbows, Pots of Gold, Shamrocks, and Leprechauns equals a fun St. Paddy’s Day themed birthday party.

Sources: 
Platinum Touch Events
Sweeten Your Day Events
Rook No. 17
Housing A Forest
Pinterest.com

 

 

MarchBig Bird’s birthday is March 20!

Your toddler will love a Sesame Street Party!  You can center the party around your child’s favorite Sesame Street character or have them all at the party, the more the merrier!

Sources:
Savvy Nana’s Parties
Catch My Party
 Britt Party Rental
The Chickabug Blog

 

 

MarchIn honor of Star Trek’s Captain Kirk’s March 22 birthday host an Outer Space Party!

Kid’s will love it!  A rocket ship photo booth would be lots of fun!

Hey this theme works for Star Trek fans of all ages!

 Sources:
Kara’s Party Ideas
Artsy Craftsy Mom
Hostess With The Mostess

 

 

 

MarchIn honor of Wonder Woman’s March 22nd. birthday host a Wonder Woman party for your little Wonder Girl!

Have guests come dressed as their favorite super hero, kids and adults love to dress up!

Sources:
Anders Ruff
Kara’s Party Ideas
Hostess With The Mostess
We Heart Parties

For more party ideas follow my boards on Pinterest!


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DIY Spa Birthday Party & Cookie Recipe

DIY Spa Birthday Party & Cookie Recipe

Girls just wanna have fun! And get pampered too! From age 1 – 92 every girl loves some pampering!  So what better way to celebrate your little princess’s birthday with a DIY Spa Birthday Party?

Yes I know you can splurge and take the princess and her pals to a salon or hire a party truck that does spa parties.  Go ahead, but it can get pretty costly.  If you’re looking for something a bit more budget friendly then read on.  Here are some really cute ideas to inspire you, and I’m throwing in my sugar cookie with royal icing recipe too!  Pssst, they make awesome additions to your dessert or tea tray and make great party favors too!

Send out Invitations!

Be sure to let guests know it’s a Spa Birthday Party so they don’t have to come in their Sunday Best!

You can get these cute invitations from the shops on Etsy.com.

Set the Stage

Where ever your party will be set the stage with fun spa stuff!  Coordinated balloons, banners, tablecloths, etc make a nice touch.

You’ll need towels for each guest, one of the best places for inexpensive towels is Target, Sam’s Club, and other discount stores.

Foot spas are nice but a pit pricey, so grab some plastic tubs from the dollar store they’ll work fine for pedicures and double as bins for their take home favors!

Refreshments

You’ll need refreshments unless you want to serve lunch or dinner – dinner & breakfast if you’re hosting a sleepover!

I prefer hosting tea it’s such an easier meal to serve.  Set up a nice buffet table with color coordinated treats and paper goods.

Bottled water is an absolute must!  You can grab the small bottles from anywhere, they’re cute and less wasteful!

Pampering Station

Set up an area where the guests can help themselves to supplies like nail polish, lip gloss, face masks, and other fun beauty stuff!

A warm towel station is a nice touch.  Heat washcloths in your microwave and transfer into your crockpot to keep them warm until needed!

Pamper Kits

Give each guest her very own pamper kits complete with nail polish, flip flops, lip gloss and more.  The plastic baskets from the dollar store make awesome holders!

 

You can keep the kids busy doing facials, manicure, and pedicures for hours!  If you need more fun activities you can have them make bath salts and bath bombs.

I just have to share these cookies with you!  I found them on the net but you can make something similar.  My latest hobby is cookie decorating with royal icing so I’m share the recipes with you!

Trust me these cookies look super cute and aren’t too hard to make!  Remember they don’t have to be perfect!

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Sugar Cookies

4 Sticks butter softened

3 Cups Powdered Sugar

2 Eggs

5 Tsp. Flavoring – your choice

5 Cups flour

4 Tsp. Baking Powder

2 Tsp. Salt

Cream Butter and sugar together.  Beat eggs and flavoring in another bowl  then add to butter mixture.

Mix very well.

Sift together the rest of the ingredients in another bowl.

Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture.

Mix with the paddle until dough is ready and most of it sticks to the paddle.

Separate into 4 portions and roll each portion into a ball.

Place a ball between 2 sheets of plastic wrap.

Roll out dough to about 1/4″ thick.

Cut into shapes you want.

Bake in a 400 degree for 7-8 minutes.

Place on racks to cool.

Move to airtight containers and let stand at least overnight before decorating.

Royal Icing

3 Cups Powdered Sugar

1/4 Tsp. Cream of Tartar

2 Egg Whites, beaten

Shift together powdered sugar and cream of tartar – be sure you sift to avoid lumps getting stuck in the icing tips.

Beat in 2 egg whites.  Beat for about 5 minutes or until it’s thick enough to hold its shape.

Separate into small bowls depending on how many colors you need.

Cover bowls you are not working with to keep icing from drying out.

Add gel color and mix well.

Place icing in decorating bags with tips you are using and pipe onto cookies.

If you are adding color to the whole cookie it’s called “flooding”.  To Flood cookies make sure they are completely cooled.  Then pipe an outline around the area you want to flood.  Then pipe more icing in the middle and spread.  Use a toothpick to pop bubbles before the icing hardens.

Set flooded cookies aside and allow to dry overnight.

 

When icing has hardened you can decorate with royal icing.

You can display the pretty cookies on a tray and place on your dessert table or package in clear plastic bags and give out as party favors!

If you don’t want to make your own icing you can buy premade cookie icing and decorating icing, they come in bottles and tubes, just screw on a tip and you’re all set!