You know when you have an idea and you get down-right giddy thinking about it? That was me with these Valentines! I love the fun lotto ticket feel these have - and no, I don't condone gambling! Ha! These are perfect for handing out to little friends and classmates. You can attach a small treat to the back if you want too! Kids will LOVE getting these. The thrill of scratching off those dots to see if you're a winner is just the best! And making them is easy peasy. Just download the cards here, print onto your choice of colored cardstock, cut them out, write in a secret message for your valentine, stick on the scratch off stickers and you're good to go! Have fun and good luck not putting these stickers on everything you see!
We love Elephant & Piggie at our house, so we were SO excited to partner with Disney-Hyperion on a party to celebrate 10 years of the series! We wrapped up some fun books, including the new book The Good For Nothing Button, we decorated lanterns (so, so fun), had some snacks and of course, read! Pepper loves books, and Elliott loves reading to her. Needless to say it was adorable! It was a fun and super easy way to celebrate one of our favorite book series. Check out more below as well as a GIVEAWAY!
I mean, can you even handle the cuteness?
Now, about that giveaway! Here's what you will win:
One (1) winner will receive:
- The Good for Nothing Button
- 4 books from the Elephant & Piggie series
- Elephant & Piggie stress balls and temporary tattoos!
To enter to win, just leave a comment here, and make sure to include your email address! The winner will be chosen at random and contacted. Easy, peasy. Good luck! Giveaway open to US addresses only.Prizing provided by Disney-Hyperion.
AND just in case the Elephant & Piggie series is new to you (you are in for a treat!) here are our top 10 faves to get you started:
1. Elephants Cannot Dance!
2. Can I Play Too?
3. Should I Share My Ice Cream?
4. Happy Pig Day!
5. My New Friend Is So Fun!
6. I Will Take A Nap!
7. The Thank You Book
8. Listen To My Trumpet!
9. Should I Share My Ice Cream?
10. Are You Ready To Play Outside?
Thanks again to Disney-Hyperion for sponsoring this post! We love these books and we are pretty sure your family will too.
This is seriously the easiest and most fun project I have done in a while. I might be a chalk making addict now. These are absolutely perfect for little Easter baskets and I mean, they're just freaking adorable, right? Let's make some!
They are SO easy to make. All you need is paris of plaster, water-based color powder (I LOVE these!), this peeps mold, and some ziplock bags. Now, in a ziplock, just mix one cup of plaster with 3/4 cup of cold water and add as much color as you want. Keep in mind, the deeper the color the more vibrant they will be for drawing! Make sure the mixture is really, really mixed. No clumps! Then snip off a corner of the bag and carefully pour the mix into the molds. Wait for them to dry and you are DONE. See? So easy.
This post is in partnership with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
It's nothing new to say we love movies. And we really love family movie night! With Elliott being such a musical dude (he's constantly singing) we thought it would be fun to surprise him and have a movie night with the new SING Special Edition Blu-ray release! We put out our favorite treats, and made this super easy and fun confetti featuring characters from the movie to have a fun and easy movie night at home.
To make the confetti, you'll need this print-out, some white card-stock and a 3/4 or 1 inch hole punch. I used a circle and a star. Just print, and punch! So easy and your kids will love picking out their favorite characters.
Elliott loved the movie and Pepper even watched a little too! It was funny, heartwarming and had great music that was perfect for Elliott to entertain us with our own little impromptu concert. The movie features over 65 songs including a new song from Stevie Wonder! Needless to say, Preston and I really appreciated that.
SING is filled with music and comedy, PLUS the new Special Edition Blu-ray and DVD includes over and hour of bonus content that incorporates three new mini movies with the case from SING! We love us some bonus content!
You can pick up a copy of the SING Special Edition Blu-ray now for your own family movie night! Don't forget the confetti!
Watch the trailer below and find out more about the movie:
From Illumination, the studio that brought you The Secret Life of Pets and the Despicable Me franchise, comes an animated comedy about finding the music that lives inside all of us. SING stars Academy Award® winner Matthew McConaughey as Buster Moon, an eternally optimistic koala who puts on the world’s greatest singing competition to save his crumbling theater; Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon as Rosita, an overworked and unappreciated mother of 25 piglets desperate to unleash her inner diva; Scarlett Johansson as Ash, a punk rock porcupine with a beautiful voice behind her prickly exterior; Taron Egerton as Johnny, a young gangster gorilla looking to break free of his family’s felonies; as well as Seth MacFarlane, John C. Reilly, and Grammy Award-nominated Tori Kelly. SING is the musical comedy event of the year!
We have been fans of Happy Heart Kid for a while now and they just keep coming out with great, fun and educational things for kids. These are especially great for kids who are just learning some social things like manners, for example. Elliott just turned 8 and he still loves them!
There are lots of craft activities they can do which will keep little hands busy for a while (you're welcome, moms!) Elliott's favorite is the Mind Your P's & Q's game. He loved being able to create the little people that you use on the game board. Check out all of their kits and games, they make great gifts too!
Valentine's day is just a few days away and if you are in a crunch to come up with something cute, I've got you covered...get the pun? Ha! These temporary tattoos are super easy and fast to make. Just download, print onto temporary tattoo paper, and cut to hand out to little friends. These are great as a no-candy valentines for school which we have mixed feelings about in our house.
I love a fast, easy and fun party decoration. This cake topper is definitely just that! Get a plain jane cake from a local bakery (I love Target's cakes!) and grab some crazy straws and this download and you are good to go! So easy and a lot of fun. And it's totally customizable so it can match your party perfectly!
It's almost Christmas! How did that happen? With the holidays comes which also means, tis the season for keeping the kids busy while they are home from school! I've got just the thing for an afternoon at home. I created this reindeer mask and guys, it is so easy and fun. Check out all the details right here. Guaranteed to keep little hands busy for a while and get them into the holiday spirit! (as if they need it.) Check it out and have fun!
We are big on movies in our family. We are always on the lookout for new movies that would be great to watch together as a family. And, being the kids party freak that I am, we occasionally like to throw a little movie party to go along with our flick! So when the good people from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment reached out about The Secret Life of Pets coming to Blu-ray and DVD, it was a match made in heaven!
From the humans behind Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets is a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. The new DVD & Blu-ray release features nearly an hour of bonus content, including three hilarious mini-movies!
To make the party fun, I made these stickers of some of the main characters from the movie and put them onto our cups. Kids LOVE being able to pick out something that is uniquely theirs, so of course this was a hit. You can download the stickers right here. Just print them off onto sticker paper, cut them out and stick them on!
We kept everything simple and fun with some homemade popcorn to fill our new cups. I love this idea because it is cute and fun, but also helps keep the little ones away from the big bowl of popcorn! Elliott loves this movie. That always helps when throwing a movie party!
Watch the trailer below and then go pick up your own copy of The Secret Life of Pets and throw a movie party today!
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