I love the idea of a candy buffet but thought it was going to be sooooo expensive, I was wrong! for my baby shower (which was a year ago) i decided to do a candy buffet. My baby shower was a little after valentine's day so I stocked up on some candies the day after V-Day which were 50% off and if you wait long enough they can go up to 70% off but your chances of getting the good stuff is slim, If you buy candy in bulk from a factory or warehouse it comes out pretty cheap too. Then i found plastic containers at the discount store for like $3.00 or less and I used glass vases for some of the candies which made it look more elegant that were less than $5.00 for a candy buffet you need something for your guest to fill with all the goodies so I bought these Chinese take out boxes and i also used regular clear goody bags. The table was a huge hit at my party everything went so fast so make sure you have enough candy to refill those containers. To top off the table i gave it a name (as shown above) i made a huge sign which is also inexpensive to do, it makes the table look that much better!
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On June 14th 2013, We got married ! I knew my husband and I couldn't afford the wedding of MY dreams right now so we decided to go to city hall and save up money so we can have a huge wedding in a year or so. I didn't expect much being that we were going to city hall I figured it was going to be blah but it was actually a great experience I wouldn't change our decision to get married at city hall for nothing! Everyone in the place was so excited and the chapel was actually beautiful Even though we were in and out in about an hour it was great. I was glad I was able to share this special moment with my daughter and family, it was really emotional. Once we got out of the chapel we were greeted with "congratulations" by a room full of strangers waiting for their turn, it was cute lol. After telling everyone how our experience was i made everyone want to get married at city hall lol. My husband will be 21 and I am 22 but we look like we are 16 so we got sooo many stares and someone even had the guts to come up to us and ask, when we told them our age they still didn't believe us. When I was pregnant with our daughter I would get stared at, talked about and people would come up to me to give me nasty comments because I looked 15 and pregnant ( some people can be so judgmental) but when I told them I was 21 no one believed me and if they did I would still get judged. Whatever. Anyways back to the topic, we were so happy and excited to officially be a family. Next step, AirForce! My husband begins his process into the Air Force, he can not wait. We can't wait to see what else life will bring us.
Hello everyone! I need to get this off my chest already, ever since my soon to be husband told me that he is going to join the Air Force as well as how long he would have to be away I've been doing a lot of research. The process of moving, housing and etc. seems so stressful, its stressful just to think about it! I am little scared of moving away from home but I also really love traveling so i am excited as well. i don't know if it's just me but i love watching homecomings on TV and YouTube, it also makes me really sad knowing that day will come for me. My daughter and i are so used to always having him with us so BMT will be the hardest thing for us since we have a child, having no contact for weeks is really going to suck but we have a strong support system and I'm sure we will get through it. In the mean time I will be going back to college in September majoring in Physical Education and coaching, i can not wait to go back to school surprisingly but it will definitely keep me occupied and so will my one year old lol. I would love to hear how other Military wives dealt with this first separation and their moving process.
Lets go back in time a little. In 2009 i started dating this amazing guy that i knew my whole life, my mother and his aunt were best friends so my siblings and i were always at their family parties, i don't remember ever really speaking to him at all i just knew who he was. One day i received a friend request on Myspace (back when Myspace was popular). So i accepted his request and long story short we started dating a year later. Three and a half years later we found out i was pregnant! Definitely wasn't planned, we were careless young adults (20 years old) who swore it wouldn't happen to us. Anyways 9 months later our daughter Kaylie Marie was born. We both were determined to finish college, he wanted to become a New York Police Officer and i wanted to be a Physical education teacher.
Now lets fast forward a little till few weeks ago. Jason and i are now engaged, He will be joining the AIR FORCE :) scary right? When he first told me he wanted to join i wanted to cry lol. After a lot of researching and making sure this is really want he wants i was okay with it. Don't get me wrong I'm still scared! Ive heard stories and have had family in the military who i barely got to see because of the traveling that comes along with being in the military but i also saw what a great life and experience they had. I love the idea of traveling but scared of how hard it will be on our daughter when she gets a little older. I am a HUGE family person so being away from my family will be a tough one but i think we will be fine. I hope i find wives who are in my situation or newbies in the Air Force who can fill me in on what to expect! Ahh so anxious and scared!
Oh and by the way I'm new to blogging if you couldn't tell lol ( please excuse my horrible grammar)
On my previous post i explained how to make a Minnie mouse or Mickey favor out of a baby food jar and now i will show you the other decorations i made and some of the ones i bought from Etsy. If you need any more info on how to make any of these you can contact me.
I made these cute cupcake toppers using paper punchers. It was the easiest thing to make to make this you will need to purchase tooth picks, rhinestones (for Minnie's bow) , circle paper puncher, scallop paper puncher and mickey a mickey one. If you need a step by step instructions you can contact me. I sell some cupcake toppers at my etsy shop >Click Here<
MINNIE MOUSE CUPCAKE TOPPERS AVAILABLE AT MY ETSY SHOP! CLICK LINK ABOVE!
PIN THE BOW ON MINNIE! Another easy project that will save you $$! i drew Minnie's face on a huge construction paper and painted it. Then i cut out some bows and numbered them. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Minnie Mouse ears
This was the hardest and most time consuming project but it made the party that much better! the girls and even the women loved it, since it was very hard to make i only made them for the girls. I got this idea from Pinterest. want to make them for your party you can look it up on pinterest or message me and I'll send you a link to the one i used.
Hope i helped you guys out with some ideas for your kid's birthday party. I would love to hear what you think so comment or email me. I have a few more decorations i didn't show so if you are doing a Minnie party and needs some more ideas let me know.
My daughter LOVES Minnie Mouse so for her 1st birthday i of course wanted to do Minnie Mouse theme. Everyone i knew was throwing a Minnie or Mickey party so i wanted to change the color up so i did lavender, white and a bit of silver! I purchased some things from Etsy and everything else i made my self.
this project below was the most challenging one. For the past 4 months I've been saving baby food jars, yes i said it baby food jars! you can do sooo many things with baby food jars. Its a very long process! ~ Things you will need ~ -Jars ( i used baby food jars) -Styrofoam balls (2 sizes) - paint or spray paint - pop sticks - tooth picks - candy or whatever you want to fill the jars
- (optional) customized sticker
After cleaning them out i spray painted the lids silver, drilled a hole in the middle and hot glued the lollipop stick into the hole then i spray painted all the balls (FYI if you choose to spray paint be careful because it eats up the balls!) i attached the ears with tooth picks and hot glued the head to the stick. I purchased the stickers on Etsy (link is below). Make sure you buy the smallest size sticker, if not it wont fit and will look sloppy.