Double Digits! 3 Birthday Gift Ideas

Clara's 10th birthday

I thought you might enjoy a little peak at our birthday celebrations yesterday. The teacher declared a school holiday, so we enjoyed a fun leisurely day together (which did include violin lessons and orchestra rehearsal).

We started the day out right with some birthday doughnuts.

Time to open presents.

A Ravensburger Disney Panoramic 1000 Piece Puzzle from Mimi and Pappy imported from Germany!

A new book! Redwall by Brian Jacques

And […]

Birthday Party

John's Birthday

Yesterday was a great day to celebrate the birthday of one of the favorite men in our lives. The weather has been cool here in Ohio {most unusual for July!}, so we just had to cook out and eat outside.

We decorated the porch.

Grilled up some steak and hot dogs.

Tossed salad.

Dessert – Caramel Brownies {I’ll post the recipe a little later today :)}

Fudge {Check out my Easy […]

Yarn Party Game

Are you looking for a fun and exciting game to play at your next birthday party? Look no further!

This party game takes a little time to prepare, but it’s well worth the effort. I worked on it while watching a movie.

Here’s what you’ll need: 1-2 skeins of yarn (depending on how long you want the game to last) candy – bubble gum, individually wrapped candy, mini size chocolate treats big bowl hat, […]

A Mystery Birthday Party

Wow, it’s hard to believe Clara is 8! I thought I’d share with you what we did for her party this year.

She loves to read Nancy Drew, so we planned a mystery party. It was a big success. Tons of fun was had by all and great memories were made.

Keeping our theme in mind we created the invitation.

On the day of the party, as the children arrived, they played the candy […]

Birthday Cake – Magnifying Glass

Magnifying Glass cake w/ icing

Here’s a fun and easy cake to make. I made it for Clara’s mystery birthday party.

1. Bake an 8″ round and 8″ square cake.

2. Cut the handle from the square cake.

3. Cover the entire cake with icing. I used this Wilton buttercream icing recipe.

4. Pipe stars with the black icing on the handle and rim. I used a #16 tip.

5. Shade the glass with blue pearl dust. Just use […]