Dress Up Madness

Looking for a different idea for your childs birthday party, why not try a dress up party. Look at all the fun we had with this.

With tons of colours and dress up options the whole family will have fun.

It was a fantatsic day with the Birthday Girl Ashley and her friends and family.

 

Belle’s Valentines Day Bookmark 

(A thoughtful gift to give)

Belle's Valentine Bookmarks

Total Time 30 minutes or less
by Cindy Littlefield (Inspired by Disney)

Inspired by the movie Beauty & the Beast: A princess who likes to read as much as Belle does can always use a little help holding her place. With long pipe cleaner stems that tuck neatly between the pages, these bookmark roses will do the trick. But more than that, they’ll let the recipients know how much you hold them dear — each of the petals is a pretty paper heart.

What you’ll need

  • Heart template
  • Scrapbook paper (any colour)
  • Glue dots
  • Green pipe cleaners
  • Ribbon

How to make it

  1. Print out any heart template and cut out the pieces.
  2. For each rose, cut out four hearts from scrapbook paper.
  3. Step 3Turn one of the hearts upside down to resemble one of the center petals of a rose bud, and use a glue dot to stick the top of a pipe cleaner stem in place, as shown. Place a second heart on top of the first, matching up all the edges and pressing down firmly to adhere it to the glue dot. Use your fingertips to curl the tips of the hearts.
  4. Step 4Fold each of the remaining two hearts in half vertically. Fold back the rounded sides of the hearts, as shown, and then fold down the tips.
  5. Step 5Sandwich the sides of the center petals between the folded hearts, using glue dots to hold them in place.
  6. Now you have an easy to make idea for this Valentines Day

Valentines Day Inspiration

Red velevt heartRED VELVET CUPCAKES

WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING 

by Paula Deen

Makes 24 delicious cupcakes

Total baking time of 40 minutes

20 minutes preping

20 minutes baking

INGRDIENTS

Cupcakes:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 pound cream cheese, softened
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • Chopped pecans and fresh raspberries or strawberries, for garnish

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 (12-cup) muffin pans with cupcake papers.

In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder. In a large bowl gently beat together the oil, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla with a handheld electric mixer. Add the sifted dry ingredients to the wet and mix until smooth and thoroughly combined.

Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake tins about 2/3 filled. Bake in oven for about 20 to 22 minutes, turning the pans once, half way through. Test the cupcakes with a toothpick for doneness. Remove from oven and cool completely before frosting.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla together until smooth. Add the sugar and on low speed,Red velvet rose beat until incorporated. Increase the speed to high and mix until very light and fluffy.

Garnish with chopped pecans and a fresh raspberry or strawberry.

Cook’s Note: Frost the cupcakes with a butter knife or pipe it on with a big star tip.