Thursday, July 28, 2016

Water Park Birthday Party!

River Country Water Park in Muskogee
This year we had my oldest daughter's 10th birthday at River Country Water Park in Muskogee. It is becoming more and more challenging coming up with a location for our birthday parties. We've decided since the move to Texas we'd have a family party in Oklahoma so everyone can attend.

One of the positives of having it at the water park means virtually no clean up, but I would not recommend paying the price they have for their birthday packages since they do nothing! I actually had to ask them to have people move from the area we paid to have reserved. Which they ended up not doing and the people still stayed. So DO NOT PAY for their private pavilion. Just have someone go and hold the area. But, what more can you ask for when it's run by a bunch of teenagers and the adult managers sit inside under air conditioning and never bother coming out?

Bottom line it was nice having it where all the kids could have fun and clean up was easy. And as a side note their hamburgers from the concession were really good. But beware no water or any other kind of drink is allowed in at the gate and the water pitchers that you pay for is tap water....and it tastes like it! I know it sounds like I'm being a diva but really tap water is so yucky!

For the party favors I made personalized tumblers with each guest's name. This made it really easy to figure out who's cup was who's.  And I packaged a small sunscreen and sunglasses. The kid's loved it.

Here's the birthday girl with her cake before we got ready to go to the water park. She is getting so big!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

DIY Honey Bee Logo Design

My Brother-in-Law & Sister-in-Law are in their hobby years and are venturing into the honey business. They have the bees and now the honey (their first crop just came to fruition) but they still needed a design to go with their new honey business. So here is what I came up with per my Sister-in law's request and of course I had to do a little photoshoot with the new bee design. 

Just for fun I made some hang tags for their purchasing bags and more hang tags for the honey jars.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Father's Day Gift Idea: The Joke Book Only Dad/Gramps Could Love

My daughter who just turned ten loves jokes. She loves telling jokes and she loves hearing them as well. So, when I was contacted to review "The Ultimate Book of Dad Jokes" I knew it was a perfect fit. And double points for my daughter being able to give it to her Gramps for Father's Day! It was a hit! The jokes are appropriate for all ages.

He told her after he got it that he was going to study up for when she came back to visit. I was laughing because he is 82 years old! So let's see how many he can remember when she comes back. By the way this new book features 1,001+ funny jokes so good luck with trying to even read all of those jokes! My husband is in the background of the recorded video chiming in with his mother. They both hate all the jokes Gramps makes them listen to so now it's onto the next generation getting tortured with this hilarious book "The Ultimate Book of Dad Jokes." Think your Dad or Gramps would enjoy it too? You can purchase your own "The Ultimate Book of Dad Jokes" over at Amazon for $9.50.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Balloon Time Helium Tank Review

diy helium tank
My little one just turned 5! Since we've been back around our family we usually do my kid's parties at a venue. This time my little one choose the movies. Yay! I've never done a movie birthday party before. We watched The Jungle Book. Which is a little intense. The birthday girl actually had to come and sit on my lap. Lol. I love her still being little.

decorations for birthday party

helium tank
I never can just come to a party. I have to bring the party too. So, when I was asked to review Balloon Time Helium Tanks...I jumped at the chance. But before I went and got the tank we still hadn't decided on a venue for the party. So, I literally drove this tank to another state. One of the little things that is easily overlooked is the packaging. Well besides the tank being super light it has these two little holes on the side of the box. These are for your fingers so you can carry it. This was wonderful to have since I had to carry it from the car to the room at the theater and had tons of other stuff to carry as well. The tank isn't heavy but it's awkward so those little finger holes make it EASY to carry. It's the little things people...and this is one of them.
diy balloon air

The tank is so easy to operate. Even a child could do it. And that is exactly what happened while I was acting like a crazy maniac to get the room setup. My other daughter, a 9 year old, and mother blew up all the balloons. She aired them while my mom tied them. You can guess what her duty is going to be at the next party;)  The room was filled with balloons but amidst the chaos I forgot to take a picture of the ceiling. Balloon Time Helium Tanks are great if you are at a venue and need to air up balloons there. Because trust me I and my husband both have driven with a car full of balloons and it is not fun. Then try getting them outside inside without them getting tangled up. It's. not. going. to. happen.

Thanks Balloon Time Helium Tanks for sending me the gift card for the tank. I am sold! I won't do a party without my OWN Balloon Time Helium Tank.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Christmas Window Silhouette

black silhouette

St. Nick is on his way! I love doing these window silhouettes since we've been in apartment. It's the biggest space to decorate so I take advantage of it. I love looking at regular store window displays. I got my inspiration from this image that is posted below and tweaked it to my liking. I have two girls so the second child that looked like a boy had to be changed to a girl. I added a pony tail with a bow. BAM! A girl appeared.  I loved the cute little dog but we have a Dalmatian. I did originally change that too but when I started placing the pieces the dog didn't fit because of the divider between the windows. Overall I love how it turned out. I had estimated on my Halloween display that I would get several displays out of one roll of the magic cover but this is it. I am officially all out. If you want to see more details about how I do these head over here to the Halloween silhouette post.
window display

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