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Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Princess Pixie Dust

Here are just a couple of examples of pixie dust necklaces worthy or your Royal Princess!

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Breakfast On A String

What  better way to start the day than creating your own breakfast necklace?  Anticipating a day full of thunderstorms today I was prepared for making lots of crafts (a.k.a. messes) Our first was these very fashionable necklaces soon dubbed "Breakfast On A String" - I know, I know so original - gotta love the new Fruit Loops with "sprinkles" we also have regular "boring" Fruit Loops but I honestly can't tell the difference.  Turns out it was over 70 degrees all day and we spent the entire day outside so this is the only indoor craft we made and we ate the mess, so all in all it was a fabulous start to a fabulous day!

Can you tell which of my girls is early to rise and who likes to sleep in?  Riley would laze around in bed all morning if I let her! 

Friday, April 22, 2011

It's Time For A Luau!

Start with these adorable Luau party invitations!

Add in this fabulous skirt/tank combo for the party princess.
Hula Girl Set
 If your party is for a boy I would suggest Khaki shorts and an adorable hawaiian shirt.

Flower Hair Clips

Party Food
A fabulous idea for a luau is kabobs, easy to grab hold and eat for little fingers!  A great spin on kabobs is to do fruit Kabobs and this is also a fabulous activity for party goers of all ages.  Simply leave out trays filled with chunks of fresh pineapple, melons, strawberry halves, grapes, kiwi slices, etc.  Provide skewers and your guests can make their own perfect kabobs with their favorites!

With the fruit kabobs I would serve up some bbq chicken and potato or pasta salad, simple yummy foods kids are sure to gobble up!  For beverages I woulde try out a new fun punch recipe like...

Luscious Slush Punch
And how cute would be these adorable umbrellas that you have with customized and then print and make your own!  You can even pick your own colors!!!

Custom Drink Umbrellas

oh, and the cake...
Flower Cake

Party Decorations, Activities, and Guest Gifts

Flower Chain

Pixie Dust "Lei"

Handmade Candy Leis
For a cute twist on the standard Lei you can have your party guests create their own candy Leis. You will need lots of individually wrapped candies for this project!  Anything from Tootsie Rolls(the colored ones would be perfect) to hard candies will work.  I found instructions from Martha Stewart here.  But if you are having young children staples may not be a great idea, I instead would try tape and the the little ones can do it themselves as a party activity!

Time To Hula!
If your party guests are old enough learning to hula may be the perfect party activity to burn off some energy as well as get some laughs!
I found this website that describes the basics to hula dancing.  Another option would be to watch You Tube videos of hula lessons online or if you are able to, hire and instructor/performer for your party to teach the guest for while you sit back and relax with a Mai Tai!  Cute grass skirts can be purchased at most party supply stores and even on ($20 for 12 kiddie skirts) as well as some other cute supplies like a tropical grass skirt for your table!
If doing the traditional hula isn't your thing, how about hula hoops?!?! 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tooth Fairy Dust

Here are a couple of cute little presents the Tooth Fairy likes to leave under pillows in exchange for teeth!

All of these desings can be made as necklaces or can be just the bottles & charms and will come in their own muslin pouch.  These necklaces/fairy dust bottles can be made in a variety of colors simply contact me in my etsy store ( or send me a message on facebook.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Flitter, Flutter, Butterfly!

Spring has sprung, and to say I'm excited is a huge understatement!  In honor of the warmer months ahead, the stunning flowers begining to bloom all around, and the lush green grass (thanks to my husbands frequent fertilizing of our lawn) I have begun using some lovely little butterflies on my pixie dust.  These beauties are all handmade by me using wire and glass seed beads.  Perfect!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

4,000+ Views ~ PIXIE DUST GIVEAWAY!!!

Thank you so much to everyone who has visited and all those following my blog, I would love to host a giveaway to celebrate having over 4,000 views since I started blogging ~ I would love to have more followers on my blog so I will be giving away custom pixie dust necklace to whoever gives me the best birthday party idea to blog about.
Pixie Dust Necklace Giveaway Rules
1. You must be following my blog
2. Join if you aren't already a member.
3. Send me a convo on Etsy with a fabulous party theme that you would like to see me blog about (it can be birthday, tea-party, etc... boy or girl (or both!))
3. The submission deadline is May 2nd
4. I will pick my favorite idea to blog about and write a blog May 2nd or 3rd, check back to see the winning blog!
5. I will contact the winner through convo on ETSY and they can pick a custom pixie dust necklace with charm, flower, and crystal accent. (the bottle will be the size shown 2nd from the left in the photo above)

The Magic of Pixie Dust

This way, I saw Mommy put the pixie dust on the kitchen counter....

Uh, Oh... I think she heard me.

The picture of innocence...

We have our pixie dust!

I'm so happy!

What does this stuff do???

Can I try it Mommy?

Off we go!

1, 2, 3....

Supercute Pixie!

I'm flying!!!

Did you see us fly?

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Tea Party Treats

After my girls finished eating "surprise lunch" on Tuesday we suddenly had the urge to bake, I went to the kitchen, grabbed a recipe I have been waiting to try, and took 3 sticks of butter out of the fridge. (my recipe called for unsalted but I only had 1 unsalted so the rest was regular)
Here is the recipe me and my girls used to make so wonderful Jam Thumbprint cookies ~ which were so pretty we had to enjoy them over an impromptu tea party ~ and of course put off nap time as long as possible!
These cookies are the perfect cookie to make with kids, they are very hands on, and there is a lot kids can do ~ just make sure they wash their hands very well first!

24 tablespoons (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup jam ~ I used seedless raspberry, which was perfect, I think these cookies really need a tart jam ~ lemon curd would have been wonderful too!


1. Preheat the oven to 350.  In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer beat butter and sugar until smoot, continue beating and add vanilla and egg.  Beat until completely combined.  With mixer on low slowly add flour, and mix until just incorporated.

2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place on a baking sheet at least 3 inches apart. (If you wish to add extra sweetness you can roll your cookies in sugar)

3. Moisten thumb with water and gently press the center of each ball, making an indentation about 1/2 inch wide and an inch deep.   Melt jam on the stove or in the microwave until liquified.  Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon jam into each indentation.  Bake until cookies are golden brown around the edges, 18-20 minutes.  Transfer to a wire rack, and let cool completely. (If storing, place in an airtight container at room temperature, up to two days)

Note: this recipe was adapted from Martha Stewart's Recipes.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Looking for Opinions!

What do you think??? 
These bottles are filled with the sand me and my daughters collected from Cape Cod, they have tiny rolled up "maps" inside, along with treasure!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Collecting Sand

It was so nice out yesterday (finally!) that I brought my girls to the beach to collect a bit of sand - I will be hopefully using it in some necklaces in the near future ~ maybe more pirate bottles?
We'll just have to wait and see what happens!

"Little Beach" Sesuit Neck

Friday, April 1, 2011


Here are some fabulous ideas for a "Tinkertastic" Tinkerbell birthday party!

First things first, you will need to invite your little guests in style and let them in on what fantastic fun is ahead, here is an adorable invitation
Pixie Dust Tinkerbell Birthday Party Invitation Birthday Announcement

Then you will need to dress your little fairy, here is a beautiful tutu in lime and pink, complete with matching headband that would be absolutely perfect for your Tinkerbell.
Pink Green Petti Tutu Headband Set ----- All Sizes 6 9 12 18 24 Months 2T 3T 4T 5T--------Birthday, Photo, Holidays, Dress Up
You can invite your party guests to wear a tutu of their own in their favorite fairy color or you can provide them as gifts to your guests. 
Here is a very affordable and adorable tutu option
Flower Petal Fairy Skirt- Green Sparkel-Size S

And how about these handmade wands ~ they are gorgeous, I want one for myself ~ my girls would love that!

Fairy Princess Ribbon Wand

As for party favors - well if the wands and tutus aren't enough for your toddler ~ is there such a thing as to much Tinkerbell? Here are few finds on etsy!

Tinkerbell Fairy Dust Necklace, Pixie Dust Necklace, Fairy Princess Party Favors, Tea Party Favors, Easter Basket, Birthday Party Favors

Fairy Cute Hairbow

Pink Garden Fairy Lollipop Favors, Set of Ten

Let them eat Cake!!!!
This cake is amazing, stunning, gorgeous, and I'm pretty sure it's not easy to make, but hey someone out there may want to try!

Here is a great alternative to a cake ~ cupcakes!  This would also be a fantastic birthday party activity, you could have the cupcakes ready to go ~ even frosted green, and then have plenty of the flower cookies and ladybugs and have the guests decorate their own cupcakes!

Another cute party game for a tinkerbell party would be to do a Maypole ~ how adorable would your photos be of all the little girls (and boys) dressed up in tutus with wands running around the maypole!?!?
How to Make a Centerpiece MayPole for the Tablethumbnail
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How amazing would these fantastic tissue paper flowers look as party decorations?  I would pair these with pink carnations and roses all around!
Margarita - 10 Tissue Poms
Visit Prosttothehost on etsy
Can you believe that these carnations are made of paper?
Crepe Paper Carnations
Visit el77 on etsy

These would look beautiful scattered on the table or surrounding your cake!
Butterflies in different shades of pink punch-outs
Visit Katrinchen on etsy