Quote of the week from Brie:
Brie: Mommy did not go to work today because she bumped her head. She hit her head on a squirrel.
Nanny: What? I don’t think that is real Brie. What really happened?
Brie: I’m having a real conversation. But the words are pretend.
Here is an equally heartwarming video follow-up to the one I posed on 07/15.
Unlikely Friendship 2
To view the entire party, click here:
My Little Pony Rainbow Birthday Party
Below are the free downloadable files to print and create your own My Little Pony editable food labels and a party activity listing. Also below is a link to buy printable sheets for cupcake toppers, invitations and water bottle labels. And lastly, the links to buy the cute top and hat my daughter wore for the party.
My Little Pony Food Labels:
My Little Pony Party Activities List:
My Little Pony Water Bottle Labels
My Little Pony Cupcake Toppers
My Little Pony Party Invitations
My Little Pony Personalized Party Hat
My Little Pony Personalized Shirt
For those who follow my blog, you know my posts on the weekends are all about parties, cooking, and official stuff. My posts on Tuesday are more about me, my thoughts, my downfalls and my dreams. If you are interested in my blog at all, you may ask yourself, “Who is Stephenie?” I don’t think I am complicated to figure out. If you think I am complicated, then you are trying too hard. I think I am very straight forward, open and honest. I’ll offer you two songs which will give you insight.
In the year when I turned 15, my best friend heard a song on the radio and she called me to tell me about it. She said, “I don’t know the name of this new song, but it is written for you! It is definitely your song!” A few days later I heard the song for the first time, and I had to agree, it was written about me and it became the theme song of my life. And as lame as it is to be summed up in an 80’s theme song…here it is:
As much as I still love that song…let’s admit, it is dated. So I have been in need of a revamp. I don’t want to jump on the “Frozen” bandwagon, but a few months ago, I watched it with my children for the first time. I liked it a lot, but when I heard this song in the movie it made me cry…it was my revamp and it was exactly what I needed to hear. Only one small change, when you listen to the song…as melancholy as it sounds, replace the words “The Cold” with “Alone”.
And by the way, starting my own business was the best decision I have ever made. Whether it succeeds or fails, it has taught me more about myself and my abilities than I ever would have realized otherwise.
My new 2014 theme song revamped from 80’s hairband style:
I am going to show you how to create an awesome homemade realistic looking cloud for a rainbow ceiling decoration. This decoration was used for a My Little Pony birthday party for my daughter. To view the complete party, click here:
My Little Pony Birthday
I’m not going to say this decoration is hard…because it is not, but it is time consuming! A lot more than I initially thought it would be. And honestly, because you have to use pillow stuffing and stray adhesive, it’s a bit expensive.
Items you will need:
- 8-10 plain balloons
- 1-2 cups of flour
- newspaper or manilla paper
- 1 bag of pillow stuffing
- spray adhesive
- Fishing string (for hanging)
- 7-8 colored plastic table cloths
- Push pins
- A nail or hook
Start by blowing up a few plain balloons, preferably white. Also mix up some paste using a cup or two of flour and just add a touch of water until it becomes pasty.
Next, connect the balloons together in the best way you can find. I simply used very long pieces of scotch tape.
Then, being very gentle, use your hands or a paint brush and brush on the paste and attach strips of newspaper or plain manilla paper. Do one side at a time and then completely let it dry. This is the time consuming part. It takes several hours to dry before you can flip it over and then several more hours to dry before you can attach the stuffing. Once it is completely dry, work in small sections to spray a bit of adhesive and then attach a bit of stuffing.
Once the cloud is fully covered and dried, you are ready to hang it! We completed the cloud the weekend before the party but kept it stored until the night before. We hung the decorations that night while the children slept and they woke up to a cool surprise. Start by laying out the tablecloths on the floor in the pattern you want to hang them on the ceiling. I chose to fan them out from the center of the room in a circle. I gathered the center section and secured it with fishing line. Then we hung the center wire to a nail in the ceiling and used push pins to attach the other ends of the tablecloths around the ceiling.
Also use fishing line to encircle the cloud and tie a knot at the top where it will be evenly balanced. This step took us a few tries of trial and error because it kept trying to hand crooked!
The original idea for this super cute decoration came from:
The Farm Chicks: How to Make a Cloud