3/31/10

April Visiting Teaching Message & Gift

So here is the April Visiting Teaching Gift...
It's bright and springy and all ready to give!

"It's time to BLOOM!"
"Seek & Receive Personal Revelation,
 and watch your testimony GROW..."
(Isn't that cello sack darling?  We fell in love with it!)

Includes the full message, a package of flower seeds, 
and a yummy chocolate treat!  
The front yellow piece is blank so that you could even slip it out, 
write a personal note, and slip it right back in! 

Such a cute way to give the message as well as a little gift!
Perfect for those hard to reach sisters, or just to spice up the usual visit.
Visit our store in Lehi to purchase, or online at

HAPPY SPRING!

3/30/10

Easter Oreos

I came across this easy idea and wanted to share.  
I LOVE oreo's with a passion - so I am definitely going to try these!  


Visit Picky Palate for instructions. Enjoy!

3/24/10

April Fool's Day is Coming!

Pranks are always a fun way to show someone you love them... after all, do you really ever prank someone you dislike?  We thought we'd help out with a few ideas of some fun ways to prank your friends and family:

1.  Chocolate Dipped Cotton Balls:  Can you even imagine biting into one of those?  Just melt some chocolate chips in the microwave for 30 seconds and then stir in some cotton balls.  Place on wax paper to dry.

2.  The Classic Rubber Band Trick:  If you have a kitchen sink with a sprayer on it... just wrap a rubber band around it and when someone goes to turn on the sink- they'll get wet!  This one's a classic, but it gets my family ever year!

3.  False Alarm:  Send your hubby an "It's a Boy" or "It's a Girl" balloon to their work...  We even deliver!

Did you know that we carry fun cheap pranks at our store?  From fake gum to disappearing ink... we've got more than a few choices to help you decide which prank you'll be pulling this year!

Have a Happy & Fun April Fool's!

3/22/10

Studio 5 : Easter


A Few Quick Tips for Easter Baskets:


1.  Choose a Color:  For each child (or whomever you are giving to) choose one or two colors per basket.  This gives each basket a different look and sets each child apart.  Also it makes what could be a "cheap" looking basket look classy.
2.  Always use a sturdy filler in the bottom of the basket before adding your gifts.  Tissue paper, wrapping paper or wood excelsior make good fillers.  Many people overlook this and then their basket doesn't look as full as it could.
3.  After you are done assembling the basket, add a "place setting" underneath your basket.  This can be a beach towel, a piece of cute fabric, an actual table placemat (we made our own placemat with an oval piece of card stock and then layered scrapbook paper on it) a balloon base, or even an article of clothing.  It should match the overall theme... This will finish off each basket with a WOW effect!
4.  If you wrap your basket in cellophane, always tie something to the outside.  Something creative & fun adds a whole lot to the basket itself.  Some ideas include:  a pinwheel, princess wand, a little boy tie or a hair bow for a girl, bracelet, a real carrot with a note that says the Easter bunny was here or money in a plastic egg.







3 Fun Party Decoration Ideas:


1.  Stake polka dot (or solid) balloons down in the grass at different levels in or around the party area.  You can do this by tying a slip knot in the string of the balloon and using a bobby pin to push the string down in the ground.  These are fun for the kids to play with and make such a fun atmosphere!
2.  Make a quick & easy centerpiece for under $5 using the same polka dot balloons.  Put a little bit of water in the balloon and then blow up the balloon with your mouth as big as you want it.  Tie a bow to the top of the balloon for a little extra wow.  Place 3-5 balloons in a basket on the table, or line them up in the middle of the table with grass and robin eggs sprinkled around.  SO EASY!
3.  Stuffed Balloon Eggs:  so fun to add to your already planned Easter egg hunt!  Get 5" balloons and stuff with a small toy, money or even just candy.  We think the money and toys are most fun!  Blow up the balloon first, then deflate and stuff, then blow it up again.  Add these balloons around the yard along with the other plastic eggs.  Kids will love to gather and pop them to see what's inside.  It also doubles as a cute and creative decoration--adding more color to your party and a little bit of uniqueness!


And last...
Leave those kiddies a pillow treat from the Easter Bunny... some Bunny Droppings to let them know that the Easter Bunny did come!  Also cute to add to the breakfast or picnic table.  Print out our free downloadable tag and attach to a bag of marshmallows, jelly beans, etc.  You could also leave a trail of the "bunny droppings"  from their bed to their basket for Easter morning.


Hopefully these tips help you to have a fun and creative Easter!
Mention "Studio 5" and receive 20% OFF your entire purchase at our store.
For website orders, type in the coupon code:  Studio5.  Offer good for Monday, March 22, 2010 only.

3/18/10

Save the Date!

To:  YOU
From:  The Party Gals
For:  Studio 5 Easter Presentation
Date:  Monday, March 22, 2010
Time:  11:00 am

It's official:  You've been invited to join us for some Easter fun.
Don't forget to mark your calendars so you can be ready to kick back and watch Emily give some new and fresh ideas for Easter.  We're really excited with what we've come up with... so don't forget to visit our web site or store afterwards to purchase the featured products that will make your Easter magical!

(Here's some ideas from last year.... Enjoy!)


3/11/10

 

Since St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner (March 17!) we wanted to share some fun ways to give a treat!  Before your kids or your hubby get up in the morning, leave a trail of gold coins from their bed to the breakfast table.  You can have a green breakfast and leave a green goody bag at everyone's plate.  If you don't want to go to the hassle of making everyone breakfast that early.... have the gold coins lead your kids to their backpack.  For fun St. Patrick's Day favors, check out our video!

3/7/10

6 Things to do with Frootie Tootsies


You know the little mini tootsie rolls that come in a variety of flavors?  Yeah, those ones. On our website, we sell them in big bags, or by the piece for .02 at our store (great for kids to use their own piggy bank money).  
So here are 6 good uses for these little guys:

6.  Food storage treats.  Now you can have something in your food storage that will be a treat!  Not only do Frooties have a long shelf life, but they are nut free and gluten free!  So stock up...

5.  Potty training treats.  Perfect.  Inexpensive.  Individually wrapped.  Lots of flavor choices.

4.  Party game - each participant gets a plastic cup and 25 tootsies.  Standing up straight, hold one at a time with mouth, and try and drop it in the cup that is sitting on the ground.  After ____ minutes, the player with the most in their cup wins!

3. Make fudge!  Here is a recipe that looks delicious!



Tootsie Roll Fudge
Makes 49 pieces


1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 stick unsalted butter
48 Tootsie Roll Midgees (about 2 cups)
1 cup crushed sugar snaps (or similar crisp ginger cookie)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup coarsely ground pecans

Coat a 9-inch square cake pan with cooking spray.

In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, add sweetened condensed milk, butter, and Tootsie Rolls. Stir continuously until butter and candy are completely melted and mixture is thick and smooth. Remove from heat.

Add crushed ginger snaps, vanilla extract, and pecans. Using a rubber spatula, mix until well blended.

Pour fudge into the prepared pan. Cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate until firm, at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight.

Slice into 7 equal rows to create 49 square pieces. It's a good idea to use a ruler to ensure equal size pieces. Fudge can be made up to a week in advance and refrigerated.


2.  Make buttons with wrappers!  (Or something else crafty like that) A scrapbook page with your kid's favorite flavor... little hair bows with a frootie button center...

1Play the CANDY GAME


(You will need at least one candybar for each guest – but more is better; as well as a variety of candy – some big, some small – hard to find candy is great, too. All the candy is set on a table or the floor in the middle of the circle. Also a pair of dice and a brown paper sack for each guest). Have guests sit in a circle. First player rolls the dice onto a small plate or tray. If the guest rolls a 1 OR a 6 on either die, he/she gets to choose a candy out of the middle and put it in your brown bag. (Choose 2 candies if you roll a 1 AND a 6) . Do this until all the candy from the middle is gone. Then set the timer – 5, 7, 10 minutes depending upon how long you want the game to last. Again, you roll the dice and if you get a 1 or a 6, you get to “steal” a candy away from another player. This is where you have to REMEMBER who took WHAT and ask for the candy by name. If you guess right – they have to give you the candy. If you guess WRONG, you have to give them something from your bag. It’s fun to see who “fights” over what candy!