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A Great Christmas and Happy New Year

3 Jan

I hope everyone had a nice Christmas and a Happy New Year!   Well, our Christmas Eve party turned out really nice.

Cupcake table

My cupcake stands worked really well. To give them some height I taped them to inverted mixing bowls.

cupcakes on homemade plates

 My grandsons surprised me with these plates they decorated.  They were just what I needed to display the extra cupcakes.

caden eating cupcake

Caden enjoyed the cupcakes…or should I say the icing. Kids, they always go for the icing first!  

Treat Filled Giant Candy Decorations

The giant candy decorations I filled with treats and trinkets were a success.   It was fun watching the kids tear them open…wish I took pictures.

santa

 Santa made an appearance at the party too.    He’s a friend of the family who visits several houses every Christmas Eve. What do you think of his suit?   I made it for him a few years ago…that was a challenge but as you can see, it was well worth it. 

Last minute Christmas decoration

Kids Walmart Xmas Poster

 My husband, Lou, said we needed “something” on the wall above our sofa to complete our family room decorations.   I loved the Christmas card my daughter sent with the kids all dressed up for the holidays, so I asked her for the originals.   I found the ones I liked best and had this 16 X 20 poster made online at Wallmart.com.   I was able to pick it up at our local store that very day too!   My daughter staged and took these pictures herself in their home…didn’t she do a great job!   LOVE THEM.

BINGO BASH game

My kids gave me an iPad for Christmas!   I made the mistake of downloading this Bingo Bash game.   It’s so addictive, I can’t stop playing it!! :)   My daughters and I have been playing Words With Friends (it’s like Scrabble) that’s a lot of fun too.   Our kids also gave my husband and I a Wii and some games.   For New Years Eve my husband and I stayed in and played Wii games…we’re getting really good at bowling!   It was so much fun and we didn’t have a hangover the next morning. 

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 

Now I have to take down all the decorations…ugh!!!!

My Mini Cupcake Stand and Wall Decor

25 Nov

I needed a way to display the mini cupcakes I’m planning to make for our Christmas Eve party, and I came up with this really easy cupcake stand. 

Here’s how I made it.

Supplies

one 12” and one 14” cake boards (I found them at Walmart for about $4 each.   They come in 5 -12” board and 4 -14” board packs)

12” Styrofoam cone

12” x 12” (glitter) cardstock

Box cutter

Glue stick

Red vinyl tape (not pictured)

Cricut Machine

For the 12” cake board I cut a 9”cardstock circle using the Real Size button on my cricut machine.   I unloaded it and marked the center of the circle with a pencil.   Then I loaded the paper back into the machine, moved the butting blade to the pencil mark and cut a 2 1/4” circle using the Center Point and Real Size buttons. 

For the 14” cake board I cut a 11” cardstock circle using the Fit To Page button on the cricut machine.   Like the 12” circle I marked the center and then cut a 4 1/4” circle using the Center Point and Real Size buttons. 

I centered the card stock circles on the back of the cake boards, traced around the center circles, and then cut them out using the box cutter.   Take your time cutting the circles out.   Use short, repeated cuts until the blade makes it through to the other side. 

I then centered and glued the cardstock circles on top of each cake board.   I then made a cupcake out of cardstock for the top and taped a cut piece of a wooden skewer to the back. 

At first I wasn’t sure how I was going to decorate the Styrofoam cone.   I didn’t want it to clash with the boards or cupcakes, so I decided just to wrap around some red vinyl tape.   I kept the plastic on because I didn’t want any of the Styrofoam to flake off and get onto my cupcakes…that wouldn’t be very tasty. 

To assemble, I placed the 14” board on first, then the 12” board and stuck the cardstock cupcake on top. 

Since I’m planning on serving a variety of mini cupcakes, I made two stands.   If I end up with too many cupcakes, I can always cover the leftover cake boards and set them on top of inverted colorful bowls. 

Giant Cricut Cupcake Wall Decor and Wrapped Candy

To decorate the wall behind the mini cupcake table, I made these giant cricut cupcakes from glitter cardstock.  With the leftover cardstock I made small “wrapped” candy.  I’m thinking of using them to decorate the garland on the stairs.

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