Dreamy Unicorn Magic Birthday Party

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This simply dreamy unicorn themed party was styled my Amy of A Dazzle Day! Amy asked for a whimsical, magical party package that would have all of Mia’s party guests prancing and leaping with joy!  This perfectly pastel color palette with the accents of navy and gold make this a unique color combo in the ever so popular rainbow unicorn party scene.

Be sure to spot these precious details of this magical birthday party event:

  • DIY unicorn headbands adorned with felt flowers
  • Waffle cones turned chocolate dipped unicorn horns
  • DIY felt clouds with streaming pastel ribbons
  • My Little Pony pinata turned unicorn
  • Adorable paper roll unicorn craft
  • Pink fur and boa seating for each honored guest
  • Beautifully patterned and scalloped plates

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Full party package available in shop, click here!

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How to Make a Party Hat

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Every birthday child needs the don the special celebratory attire of the ‘birthday hat!’

Every party package that I create includes various party hat designs that are ready for just this job!  So to make the process of assembling one of these easier, today I am sharing a step by step guide.  And if that is not help enough, I am also providing a free printable party hat of this particularly cute striped navy and white design!

To make this party hat, you will need the following…

  1. Party Hat Printable
  2. Pair of Sharp Scissors
  3. Scotch Tape/Hot Glue
  4. Ribbon
  5. Embellishments (optional)

Start of with printing you party hat on heavy white card stock (I would recommend 65lb card stock).  Using the guidelines, cut out the hat with scissors.

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Once you have the party hat cut out, roll the paper into a cone shape with the dotted line side under the finished edge.

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Once you’ve rolled the hat into the cone shape, tape/hot glue in place.  I used scotch tape which can look a bit of a mess, so the other option is to use a the hot glue gun for a cleaner look.  Whatever you choose, this is the back side of the hat and so…what you don’t see is no big deal :)

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Next, choose a coordinating ribbon and trim two pieces to the lengths you need to tie a nice bow once on the birthday child.  Tape or Staple the ribbon to the inside of the hat and keep in mind where is the front.

I decided to make this hat from my son’s first birthday cake smash so I added a shimmer jigsaw chipboard number “1” which is made by MakingMemories (available in most scrapbooking /craft stores).  It is really up to you with how you want to embellish the hat; a pom pom on top, some fringe on the bottom.  So many ways to personalize and make it your own!

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Just for a daily dose of cuteness, my littlest one in his cake smash mess!

Please use this free party hat to create something lovely for your little one.  Download your hat by clicking on the ‘Tania’s Design Studio – Party Hat’ link below!

Tania’s Design Studio – Party Hat

xo

Tania

Tania’s Design Studio

Army Soldier Birthday Party

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Atten-HUT!  Left, Left, Left, Right Left!  Forward & march on up to see the many cool details of this Army Soldier Birthday Party.  Sargent Luka turned 9 and wanted a Boot Camp Style celebration with a compulsory Nerf gun fight.   With camo bandanas, some camo-cake, and a great drill sergeant, this party was a success…Mission Accomplished!

Party Highlights to look out for:

– Camouflage cake [inside & out] topped with a mini bunting and a soldier
– Dog tag favors for each Private and Badges of Honor DIY
– Army barracks tent dessert table backdrop

– Top Secret Draft Notice Invitation
– Obstacle course, Tug o War and Sniper training activities

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Army trail mix! Mixture of pretzels, yogurt covered raisins, goldfish, and mint Aero bites.

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Each Private invited, had a TOP SECRET Mission sealed and ready for after their enlistment.

The Mess Hall was a buzz with important work ahead!

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Simple games and activities kept the soldiers calm before deployment!

These DIY paper roll binoculars were fun to make and doubled as a party favor.

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Favor bags were stuffed with MRE [Meals Ready to Eat]!

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Luka and I were excited to find this ammo crate at the Army surplus and it definitely served its time in a combat zone!

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Camouflage cupcakes!  Not only were these frosted with camo icing, I made the cake batter camo too!

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This Band of Brothers had an amazing time!

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Once the Privates completed their Mission they were awarded their Medal of Honor!

Using store bought favor medals I re imagined them as pin on medals, a little cutting, folding, glue and a pin, they were ready for the troops!

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Happy Birthday Soldier!

Hope you enjoy all your birthdays like you did this one!

Full party package is available in my Etsy shop here.

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Let’s Flamingle! A Tropical Flamingo Birthday

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Let’s Flamingle! A tropical flamingo party full of vibrant color, sweet treats and and good drinks made for a memorable 7th birthday bash!  This fun party is full of great, budget-friendly ideas that can be used in all kinds of parties!

Party Highlights:

  • Pineapple pudding cups
  • Paper rosette dessert table backdrop
  • White petal cake topped with flamingo’s
  • Adorable flamingo invitation and stationery
  • Tissue pineapple decorations
  • Fun flamingo hand print paint activity

This fabulous flamingo party was featured on Kara’s Party Ideas, here!

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Pineapple pudding with hand made chocolate greenery!

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How about setting up a little self serve mini bar where guests can come and choose their tropical refreshments and sample all the yummy cocktails, kid approved and some special reserve mommy and daddy approved!IMG_0144IMG_0180 IMG_0153IMG_0184 IMG_0181IMG_0207IMG_0208

He’ll have some of what mommy’s having!

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Finger painting is always a hit for the kiddos. This simple craft was a great favor to take home too!

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The full party package is available here…

https://www.etsy.com/listing/240432836/

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For your next little one’s birthday choose this cute theme and Let’s Flamingle!

xo

Happy celebrating!

Tania

Nautical Baptism

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Welcome aboard Baby Nikola!  Faith, Hope and Love was the inspiration for my youngest crew member’s Nautical themed Baptism.

Party Highlights:

  • Blue mason jars tied with sailor’s rope + a hanging lifesaver
  • Sailboat cupcakes with blue and white swirl frosting
  • Anchor cookies and cake pops
  • Coordinating paper pinwheels and rosettes
  • Beautiful flower arrangements

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The nautical theme is very popular so I opted to design my party package with a color scheme just off from the obvious; navy and aqua.  Pops of red were incorporated to keep the table and decor fun and fresh.

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The gorgeous cake pops were made Carmen’s Sweet Creations and really helped the cute factor on the sweets table.  Anchor sugar cookies are by Lexi of Pink Frosting.

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Each table had a beautiful mason jar centerpiece filled with big beautiful white peonies, hydrengas, double lisianthus, vendella roses, lime carnations and button poms.  Flower arranging is another hobby I would love to dabble in when I have more time!  Adding some paper pinwheels and rosettes made with the coordinating patterned papers really helped unify the theme throughout the room.

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Using twine and a white peppermint lifesaver, these mason jars went from cute to adorable!

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Sailboat cupcakes were an easy way to change up the cupcake toppers and a perfect example of smooth sailing ;)

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Many of the pieces of this baptism set are incorporated into Nikola’s bedroom decor still!  The name banner and this ‘God Bless’ sign made their home on his nursery bookshelf.

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The paper rosettes had various pictures of Nikola at the center which was a special way to share sweet moments of home life with friends and family.  Small paper punched confetti was placed at each table as well!

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Sweet blessing to you my baby boy!  You are anchored with love, faith and hope in this family and with God.

xo

Tania

Find the full party package in my Etsy shop, click on the picture below…

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Construction Birthday Party

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CAN YOU DIG IT! Prepare to get bulldozed with this Construction Party because this it is LOADED with creative ideas!  My boy’s and their crew were in hard hat heaven with adorable themed treats, creative signs and classic work zone decorations like caution tape, construction cones, yield signs and more! So let’s DIG IN!

My favorite details are:

  • “Caution” wrapped Kitkat cakes
  • Toolbox lunches + “Under Construction” chocolate bars
  • “Wet Paint” can & Rice Krispie Treat paint brushes
  • Chocolate “Nuts & Bolts”
  • Custom hard hats + personalized place cards
  • Amazing cookie art by Cookievonster

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Because two of my boys are born on the same day, I combined their birthday celebration but to make it fair, they each got their own cake!  Karlo chose the Kitkat cake as I was pinning inspiration on Pinterest.  The Kitkat bars attached easily and the ‘caution’ tape nicely secured everything in place.  I topped the cake with Oreo crumbs and some chocolate rocks (this was a choclate lovers dream cake) and to be honest, the assembly was far easier than I expected.

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We have a favorite chocolate cake mix that is tried and true in our home and I am so grateful to Amanda from i am baker because she transformed me from box cake star to homemade and from scratch diva!  Here is the recipe for ‘The Perfect Chocolate Cake’.

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I purchased the ‘nuts & bolts’ mold on Amazon.com and the process of making the chocolate treats was so easy.  First, I melted the wafers I bought at Micheal’s in the microwave, stopping to mix everything thirty seconds.  Once melted, I poured the chocolate into a Wilton squeeze tube and filled the molds which went right into the fridge to set.  It took several batches, but I think they turned out so good!

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To make the ‘paint brushes’ I skewed the prepackaged Rice Krispie Treats and then dipped them in melted chocolate.  Letting the melted chocolate drip down only made them look more like wet paint brushes.  The paint can was purchased at the Home Depot and I wrapped it in two sheets of patterned papers which are included in the party package.  Taping the ‘wet paint’ sign was the the perfect final touch!

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I decided to line the envelopes with some of the patterned papers.  It was a simple detail, but one that made the invite more custom.

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I prefer to wrap Smarties boxes with the chocolate bar wrappers as it is a nice neat fit!

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Each guest had his/her own ‘toolbox treats’ which was filled with all sorts of yummy sweets to keep them fueled up for all the work at this job site!

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Kids table setup!
Using black paper to as a table runner, I added some white strips to pave the road!

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Hard Hat Area : I got a set of 12 for under 10$ on Amazon.com!

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The ‘caution’ tape can be used anywhere you can think of! I decided to add some extra detail to the cake platter~

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Clean up crew, aka party mom, was needed in job site: kids table!

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These name cards/food labels are meant to look like the caution street signs.  I created a short video on my Instagram to show this easy diy, here.  If you aren’t already following me, find me @taniasdesignstudio.

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Jenga is a perfect game for the budding builder! Except this game was enjoyed by all the adults best!

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Pylon Ring Toss game, signage and points printables are included in the set!

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Niko has a pair of PJs that match the theme, just bought them at Carter’s!

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I love having the ‘birthday facts’ on the water bottle labels!  So many guests have been fooled by the labeling and once they read the ‘Percentage DV based on happy kids’ they can’t help but smile.

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Evon of Cookievonster is a master at her craft!  I often have to tell guests to go ahead and take a cookie as they can’t believe I would let them eat one, let alone touch them!

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Ain’t that the truth!  Terrible twos in full swing~

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Karlo and Niko’s construction crew were such hard workers

Happy birthday to these fine young men, mama will always think you job is well done :)

xo

Tania

The full Construction party package can be found in my Etsy shop, here.

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Vendors

Printables, photography and styling : Tania’s Design Studio

Sugar Cookies : Cookievonster

A Great Day for Hockey {Montreal Canadiens Inspired}

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HE SHOOTS!  HE SCORES! Amy Liu Bissett of A Dazzle Day threw a {Montreal Canadiens Inspired} Hockey Party for her son Gavin’s 9th birthday that had the crowds (of party guests) cheering!  Influenced by his dad’s favorite team, the Montreal Canadiens, Gavin had a birthday party fit for any Stanley Cup loving kid!  Amy used the team colors, hockey gear, and so many great themed foods to bring this party to life!  As always, her DIY projects are simple and ao perfect!

My favorite details are:

  • black chalkboard ice rink as the sweets table backdrop
  • bench made of well used hockey sticks
  • welcome sign clipboard with hockey trading cards
  • handmade hockey jersey fondant cake topper
  • brownie hockey stick treat

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In Amy’s words:

Everyone had so much fun! This is the perfect birthday party theme for bigger boys. You get to play hockey for an hour with your friends and then enjoy yummy treats after the game. What’s not to like? Influenced by daddy, Gavin’s favorite team is Montreal Canadiens so I’ve used blue and red as the main party colors. I especially love my idea of drawing a hockey field on a chalkboard as the backdrop – simple and easy but looks nice!

Tania has once again created the ideal party printable per my request. She is awesome! Check out her Etsy shop!

Food: chocolate fondant cake, chocolate cupcakes, popcorn, brownie, dipped pretzel sticks, pigs in a blanket, lemonade

For the favor box, I gathered up a few hockey related items for the kids. I love the hockey pencil and the little gold medal!

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VENDOR CREDITS & RESOURCES:

– Photography: Amy L.B. Photography
– Party Design and Planning: A Dazzle Day
– Party Printable Package: Tania’s Design Studio
– Crafts items: DollaramaWalmartGreat Canadian Dollar StoreMichaels

You can see how this party package can be styled in two ways by checking out my son Luka’s 8th birthday party here

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The full party package is available in my Etsy shop, click on the product listing below or here to view the details and ’score’ the party package!

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Happy celebrating!

xo

Tania

Butterfly Kisses Birthday

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Every now and then I have a customer who wows me with their party styling and I am sharing one such party today!

This Butterfly Kisses party has me envisioning little girls with pastel colored wings imitating butterflies fluttering around!  Everything about this butterfly party feels so sweet and dainty.

My favorite details are:

  • three tiered cake with cascading butterflies
  • chocolate dipped butterfly pretzels
  • coordinating pastel tissue paper pom poms
  • sweet ribbon tied favor bags

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To see the full product listing click HERE.

Happy celebrating!

Tania

 

A Magical Butterfly Tea Party

Something is brewing at this beautifully styled little girl’s birthday tea party. Once the little party girls left their shoes at the door, they stepped into a party steeped in charm!

Amy of A Dazzle Day follows a signature color palette of soft pastels for all of her girly parties that she dreams up and styles for her little mini me Mia!  At the end of the day, all of Mia’s guests’ hearts were warmed by both the tea and the loveliness of the afternoon.

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In Amy’s words:

Beautiful pastel colors are my favorites in designing a little girl’s party. This year, I used a mixture of pastel colors at Mia’s butterfly tea party and loved the result. Everything looked elegant and perfect. You’ll see lots of butterflies, flowers, and greens. The girls all felt very special and grown up sitting around having their tea and desserts. Thank you, Tania, for designing this beautiful birthday package! Tania is so talented and I love working with her!  You will definitely find something you love!

DIY

– Pastel fondant cake
– Sugar cookies
– Homemade marshmallows
– Butterfly cake pops
– Flower mini fondant cake
– Paper flowers for decoration
– 4 year old flower sign
– Doilies and tissue paper pom poms
– paper tea cups
– Photo booth frame

Crafts & Games: Decorate your butterfly with beads and Butterfly Puzzle

Favors: I have prepared a tea set for each girl, including a gold spoon, tea bag with dried flowers, jar of honey, and a handmade paper tea cup.

VENDOR CREDITS & RESOURCES:

– Photography: Amy L.B. Photography
– Party Design and Planning: A Dazzle Day
– Party Printable Package: Tania’s Design Studio
– Crafts items: Dollarama, Walmart, Great Canadian Dollar Store, Michaels

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Find this party package in my Esty shop HERE.

Happy Celebrating!

Tania

Happy Halloween 2015

What a better way to celebrate Halloween than look back at all the great years of Halloween past? I decided to create a yearly photo banner that you can add to each year and pull out with your Halloween decorations and enjoy for the Fall season.  My boys loved seeing themselves in all their ‘spooktacular’ glory!  Please download and enjoy!

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I also added a few ‘BOO’ banners for fun too!

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Download your 2015 Halloween Freebie here…

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