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How to make beautiful flowers from tissue paper

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I’m starting to plan for my daughter’s birthday party in a couple months. The theme had been chosen as Barbie Pegasus and colors are light pink, light blue and lavender.

We will be using streamers and I’ve decided to make some beautiful Tissue Paper Flowers too.

They are simple to make and look exquisite.

To make mine I bought 50 pages of light pink tissue paper in 15″x20″ size.

First I took 5 sheets and cut them in half so then I have 10 sheets measuring 10″x15″.

I stack them together neatly and then fold like an accordion fan. Make the folds about 1 inch. Next fold them in half and wrap a pipe cleaner around the middle and wrap it so it stays closed.

Then I cut the ends to rounded shapes.
Then I was able to begin slowly lifting each sheet to the middle and continuing with each sheet making the flower completely full.

You can experiment with cutting different shapes on the ends for other flowers you make as well.

I plan on making light blue and lavender flowers too. I may put some in vases and hang others with streamers.

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Christmas or Holiday Snowman design out of fruit and cheese platters for parties

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I wanted to have something cute and healthy for my daughter’s holiday party at school and so I made a snowman shape from pie plates and filled with apples, cheeses and grapes. I used food coloring to color the crackers for the face and buttons.

The kids loved it!

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Jurassic Park Birthday Party

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A few years back my daughter had a wish for a Jurassic Park birthday. On a shoestring budget I was able to pull off an amazing themed birthday party for her. For decorations I used two great colors which are prominent in JP merchandise, red and yellow. I found some great Jurassic Park 3 and Lost World party supplies on eBay which included plates, napkins, tablecloths, balloons, goodie bags, etc. My daughter says that only dinosaurs in Jurassic park were real dinosaurs and so no cutesy Dinos to be found here. There was a great candy mold online that I purchased and used to make my own candy lollipops for each child as a take home treat along with a balloon. The cake was made at Costco but I had a frosting sheet made with two favorite dinosaurs picture on it and carried the theme of the red and yellow for the frosting. I also wanted to have a great photo prop to take a photo of each of the kids with so I came up with a cardboard jeep. This was easy to make out of a giant sheet of cardboard from Costco. It was one of the sheets that goes between stacks of products in the Costco store and free of course. I used markers to draw the outline of the jeep and collected some great images from online to print out and add to the jeep. All the kids adored this as they stood behind it and pretended to drive when I took photos. The last fun thing I wanted to make was a piñata. I could find anything close to what I wanted so I made my own using some dollar store balloons, tissue paper, newspaper and glue. I was able to make a baby raptor hatching out of the egg. Also this was made to be a pull string piñata so less destruction would happen. They had so much fun with it. Lastly I printed out some iron ons for her tshirt.

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Rapunzel or Disney Tangled Birthday Party

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Last year my daughter wanted to have a Tangled themed party. So of course I sought out to make it colorful and fun. I used lots of different colored streamers to make the room festive, added balloons and even found hanging paper lanterns on a string. There were wall clings added to the walls and later moved to her room after the party. Party favors were simple homemade candy melted into Easter flower molds which look just like the special flower from the sun. Lastly the cake I wanted to be of Rapunzel’s birthday wish to see the lanterns. I’ve seen so many pictures of cakes that are of the tower but she wasn’t happy there, so why make something like that for a celebration? I first bought the small doll set with the boat and made a simple cake and decorated it to look like the water with the lanterns reflecting in it. Next I found a large piece of cardboard and painted the backdrop on it. I purchased the little battery operated tea lights and cut the very tip off the flame, I poked through a pencil to make holes randomly where I wanted to put the lights and cut out tiny pieces of yellow tissue paper. Then I glued the paper folded in on each side around the lights. They all created a beautiful flickering effect of real lanterns. Both my daughter and husband were in awe over my creation. The photos dont do it justice. That backdrop was saved and now stays on my daughter’s shelf.

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Monster high birthday party

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I wanted to share some of the past birthday party themes and cakes I’ve done for my daughter. The most recent was a Monster High Doll theme.

I did the cake and all decorating overnight while she was sleeping so she could come down to a surprise. She adored it. I had already unwrapped some of her gifts to use as decorations too.

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