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Balloon Tip!

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We recently had a birthday in the family - and wanted to share a super easy tip!  Are you ready for it?  (It seems like a no-brainer, but many people don't think of it!)   **If you are getting balloons to decorate for a party or to surprise the special someone (especially if they are little!) it is a great idea to tie the balloons at varying heights and spread them throughout the room, instead of just tying them in 2 or 3 bunches.**

It makes the room look fuller, and especially for kids, it makes them feel like the whole house is just full of balloons! You can get small candy to tie them to, tie to doorknobs, or even just grab some toys or items already laying around. 

We also got 2 dozen plain balloons (no helium) and blew them up to just lay around the floor.

We tied one birthday present to a few balloons so he could have it all day, and the rest of the gifts were reserved for the birthday party that night. 

Also, this was for a 4 year old - who definitely doesn't care abou…

Sweet Valentines Straws!

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Is it too early to be thinking about Valentines!? (Never!)  It is our favorite holiday around here, and here is an absolutely darling idea!
~ Embellished Sweet Straws ~

This is an easy peasy craft! All you need are these paper straws -{and you are in luck because we carry them at our store & in many colors}, cute cardstock, and non-toxic glue! You can also add stickers, cut-outs, ribbon, or other vintage embellishments if you want {we also carry bakers twine that would be perfect for this project!}

Simply use a heart punch or cut out hearts by hand, embellish them up, and glue to the straw!

Wouldn't these be darling served with strawberry milk on Valentines morning? Or at a school Valentines party? Or at your annual Valentines get-together? The possibilities are endless!
Be sure to check out our website or come into the store and see all our cute Valentines stuff! Decor, goodies, candy, gifts, treat bags, BALLOONS & much more! Yay for Valentines!
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Splish Splash Summer Bash

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It just keeps getting hotter out there... so we wanted to help you all out by giving some fun ideas for a "Splish Splash Summer Bash" party.  First off, start it out with a splash by sending a wet invitation to your guests.

1.  Send us your party information, and we'll type it on the invitation.
2.  We laminate the invitation and send it to you.
3.  You roll up the invitation and put it inside a balloon and fill the balloons with water.
4.  Add the "splash" tag on the outside of the balloon
5.  Add your ribbon and then deliver!

This is a fun way to get your guests excited to attend the party.  Here is what it looks like:


To go along with the invitation, we also have a favor tag that you can attach to a treat, balloon, an otter-pop, whatever you choose!  Here is what the favor tag looks like (we put ours on suckers):

(If you would like to order customized invites and favors, please feel free to visit us in-store or call us!)
Now, on to the games!
1.  SPONGE TAG:  G…

Pioneer Day Ideas...

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The 24th of July marks the day that the Mormon Pioneers arrived in Utah...so if you live here, you will have another day to celebrate this month!  Here are some ideas to incorporate with your kids, neighborhood, or family:


EASY GAMES TO PLAY:


Three Legged Race
Button, button, where's the button?
Stick Pulling
Sack Race
Wheelbarrow Racing
Tug of War
Marbles
Horse Shoes


And a few more that need some explanation...






Shadow Tag This game needs to be played on a sunny day. The person who is it tries to step on another player's shadow. If their shadow is stepped on they have to stand still. The game continues until every person has been tagged. Then the first person tagged becomes it. If a player gets tired of running they can lay down. Then the player who is it can't tag them.
Ducks Fly This game is similar to Simon Says. One child is chosen to be the leader. The other players face the leader. The leader tells the other children what to do. Then they copy the actions and sounds that the lea…

6 Things to do with Frootie Tootsies

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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…

Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizzas

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I found this idea the other day and wanted to share it with you.
I have seen the big sugar cookie pizza recipes that you cook on a pizza pan, but I like how these are miniature.
Anything mini is just cute!
So here are the instructions for the easiest version:
Bake or buy your sugar cookies. Spread strawberry cream cheese on top. Slice strawberries, kiwi, grapes, etc., and decorate each cookie. Keep it simple. Arrange your mini fruit pizzas on a pretty platter and there you have it. Done.
Here is a recipe I found on another site that has a variation of the cream cheese topping. It sounds good, too.
INGREDIENTS

1 (18-oz.) pkg. (20 cookies) Pillsbury® Ready to Bake!™ Refrigerated Sugar Cookies
1 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
1/2 cup powdered sugar
10 fresh strawberries, quartered
1 kiwi fruit, peeled, cut in half lengthwise and cut into 10 slices
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup fresh raspberries

DIRECTIONS

1. Bake cookies as directed on pac…

Patriotic Party Ideas...!

I love the 4th of July! Not only does it remind me that I truly am proud to be an American, it is a great time to be with family, have a picnic or barbeque, watch beautiful fireworks light up the sky, the list could go on and on! I came upon a great list of ideas that might help your party the party to be at this weekend! Thanks to Studio 5 for letting me use this... and if you have ideas or traditions that you love, let us know! Leave a comment and let us know what fun things you have done...
Studio 5 Party, Holiday and Idea Contributor Alisa Bangerter shows how to make it a fun, festive atmosphere.
Invitation Ideas:
• Simple invitations could be printed and attached to small flags. If these need to be mailed, simply roll the flag and mail in mailing tubes. • A creative invitation would be to fill a balloon with red, white and blue confetti or paper shred and a rolled up invite. Fill the balloon with helium and tie on a ribbon. Attach a small tag that states the recipient must pop the b…