9.15.2014

An End-of-the-Year Gift Idea for Teachers & Classmates + Free Printable

So I know school just started again, but I never posted about what my son gave his teachers at the end of the school year! Better late than never though! 


Since we were at a new school for his Grade 1 year, I totally recycled the gift idea we used the year before when he was in Kindergarten!


I made up bags of fun orange things and put them in cute orange gift bags with tags that said "Orange you glad it's summer?". He had a teacher and a teacher's assistant in his class, so I needed to make up 2 of these bags.


Each bag contained:
-file folders
-notepad
-notebook
-candle holder
-acrylic drinking cup
-orange container
-package of orange flavoured Kit Kats
- a pack of Fuzzy Peaches
-orange Tic Tacs
-an orange Hawaiian lei necklace


(And I added a small bottle of Diet Coke in the bag for his teacher who loves Diet Coke. I also gave her a 2L Diet Coke decorated with Washi Tape and a card thanking her for teaching my son.)


My son wrote on the tags that we tied to the bags with some cute creamsicle ribbon.


All ready to go!


I attached the tags with these cute paper clips I found at Michael's...


I made the printable tags and then glued a coordinating card on the back from my stash of Project Life supplies...



I made up a printable of the tags. I sized them so that 2 fit on a 4x6 sized print. Then you have 2- 2x3 prints.
You can download the file here.

You can also check out what I did for my son's Kindergarten teachers by clicking on the photo below:


I also made up these simple year-end gifts for my son to hand out to all the kids in his class:


My preschooler daughter also handed out a couple to some of her little friends that are younger siblings of kids in my son's class...


I bought the packs of cute bags from Target last year and each kids got a big box of Smarties and a thing of bubbles!


Then I made simple tags on my computer that said "Have a happy summer, Smartie!" and stapled them to the tops of the bags.



You can click on the photo below to see the post from last year:



Happy Monday, everyone!

9.14.2014

My Daughter's 4th Birthday Party- Muppets Theme!

The Muppets are a big deal in our house. A BIG deal.

When my daughter turned 4 in the spring, she wanted a Muppets party. 
And I thought "challenge accepted!" since Muppets party stuff is not really available unless one is willing to pay a lot for it online. 

I really enjoyed brainstorming ideas and I think this was my favourite birthday party that I have done as of yet!


Lots of banners!


I made this sign for our front door that said "Welcome Party Animals"


The top image I found online and the bottom one I made and used Muppets lettering to spell out my daughter's name...


I made Kermit letter "M"s for "Megan"...


I found Muppets images and printed them off and hung them on string with clothespins for a banner. It was so simple and I loved how awesome it looked!


My kids' Muppet toy sets were fun to set up on the tables for the kids to play with:


I added Muppets images from the latest 2 movies to decorate up some plain party hats...


I also added the Muppets movie photos to a plain birthday cake pinata...


Some photos of the food spread:


We served Hot Dogs a with all the fixin's and other Muppet-themed food:





Cute paper straws in the colours of my kids' fave Muppets: pink for Miss Piggy, green for Kermit, and red for Animal:


Miss Piggy's Pigs in Blankets:


Rowlf''s Hot Dogs:


The Muppets' Yogurt Tubes: 
(I froze them beforehand so they stayed cold during the party)


Rainbow Connection Fruit Kebobs:


Kermit the Frog's Pond Water:


Beaker & Bunsen's Explosive Punch:
(I froze ice cubes in different shapes using lemonade & juice instead of water and added frozen fruit to the punch as well) Pink & Green Cups for Miss Piggy & Kermit the Frog of course!


Whoppers for Gonzo the Great's Cannon Balls:


Twizzlers for Animal's Drum Sticks:


Bitz & Bites for Camilla's Chicken Feed:


Jelly Beans for Dr. Teeth's Secret Stash:


Bear Paws cookies for Fozzie Bear's Paws:


"mah na mah na!" 


The cupcakes!


I bought the Kermit & Miss Piggy rings online, they were a bit pricey, but oh so worth it!


(The pink icing was strawberry flavoured & the green icing was lime flavoured)


So many sweet treats with the very sweet birthday girl!


I again added some Muppets images to regular birthday treat bags I got from Michael's:


Each treat bag got one of the Muppet character Pez dispensers, a smarties egg, and a Muppets lollipop...


I bought a Muppets mold online so I was able to make these Muppets lollipops. They were darn cute!


My daughter was one happy 4-year old with her Muppets birthday party!! And that made all the work so very worth it!!




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