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Super Ones Birthday Party

15 Sep

Three friends and I recently hosted a “Super Ones” 1st birthday party for our four peanuts who just turned one.  In deciding to go with a Super Heroes theme, we wanted to go a little more pop art and keep the design pretty simple.  We also wanted to personalize the event, so we came up with superhero personas for each of the four birthday kids.

Invite (with address blacked out):

Food Set-Up:  We labeled everything using the Super Ones theme and had fun names for all the different foods–Strength Activator (Fiesta Salad), Energy Injector (Chips & Salsa), Laser Vision Boosters (Veggies & Dips), etc. Link to printable files below.

Activities included a Super Quackers Water Table, Superhero Transformation Station (Capes, sunglasses, stickers, throwing stars, etc.), Defy Gravity Bounce Zone (Bounce House), Color Me Super coloring and comic books and Superhero cutouts.


I also created Super Stat sheets for each of the kids with some cute facts about each of them along with photos.

We had so much fun with this theme and you can really personalize it for your kids. Here’s a complete guide to the printables I created for the party.   If anyone is interested, I can also customize these for you to help you save your own little one’s birthday.



Mom 2.0 Bound

14 Apr

Baby mia and I are off to Mom 2.0 in NOLA. Hoping for lots of inspiration. Lots of posts to come. For those attending, I hope to meet you there. for those at home, please let me know if you have questions you’d like me to get answered at the conference.


Day 4: Homemade Playdough & Spaghetti Squash Medley

5 Jan

Both kids are sick, so easy and fast are mandatory this week.  Since we’re somewhat housebound, and this mama is really busy, I needed a low exertion fast activity.  Homemade playdough is a favorite of ours (link takes you to the recipe that we use that works best). It smells so much better than the storebought stuff and is a cinch to make.  Camera is acting finicky, so pics to come.  Store it in an airtight container and it lasts for a couple months.  We have found that natural color lasts a little longer than the food colored versions.  We’ve been using regular food coloring, but I think next time we’ll experiment with some natural food dyes.

Also, made a tasty concoction tonight of spaghetti squash with a sauce made from crushed tomatoes, ground beef, onions, blended cauliflower, carrots and broccoli (to hide them from my son) and cheddar cheese.  Super easy and super yummy.



I Declare 2011 the Year of Creativity

1 Jan

I’ve decided I want to blog and create more. Rather than just thinking about doing it, I’m starting right now.  I will be posting at least one creation on this blog once a day for all of 2011.  The creations will be crafts, food, decorations, etc.–there will be at least one every day.

I know it won’t be easy, but it might be fun, inspiring, awesome and wonderful. Therefore I’m promising to make use of The DailyPost, and the community of other bloggers with similar goals, to help me along the way, including asking for help when I need it and encouraging others when I can.

I hope you enjoy what you read.  Feel free to comment, question, advise.  Cheers to a great 2011!