From cakes to crafts, here are fun ideas, decorations, and activities for your childâ??s next birthday party!
Serve up some sunshine at your next party. This no-bake cake is easy to make and really refreshing!
How to Make a Crepe-Paper Lantern
Make decorating your child's first birthday party easy by using one material, crepe-paper. I'm gonna show you how to make this festive lantern that you can use to celebrate your child's first birthday. For this project you'll need crepe-paper, scissors, a hot glue gun, an 8 to 10 inch paper lantern and string. To start, the first thing you wanna do is cut strips of crepe-paper. If you'd like you can use regular streamers, but I'm using this sheets of crepe-paper because there is of much wider variety of colors. For 8-inch lantern, cut about seven strips of paper ranging from 10 to 30 inches. Take a strip and fold it over a few times about three or four and just fringe it with your scissors. You wanna leave about a quarter of an inch intact. The more you fold, the less cutting you'll have to do. Then just unfold it to see your fringy strips. To decorate your lantern just start at the bottom and glue the first strip around the lantern. Glue the next strip about 2-inches above the bottom one and repeat until you completely covered the paper lantern. Just attached the string to the metal hanger. And there you have it. You're ready for the party.
child's first birthday. For this project you'll need crepe-paper, scissors, a hot glue gun , an 8 to 10 inch paper lantern and string. To start, the first thing you wanna do is cut strips of crepe-paper.
How to Make a Baby-Food-Jar Lantern
-With a baby at home, you may find yourself swimming in baby food jars. I'm gonna show you an easy way to upcycle a jar into a little mini lantern that you could use to decorate your baby's first birthday party. For this project, you'll need baby food jars, mod podge, water, a disposable cup for mixing, food coloring, a teaspoon, scissors, a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil then wax paper, ribbon, a hot glue gun, and candles. To get started, you'll first need to preheat your oven to 200 degrees. Take a disposable cup and mix 1 part water with 2 parts mod podge. Add food coloring until you get a color that you like. But just remember that the end result will be a little less opaque than the color that you see in this stage. Pour your mixture into the baby food jar and just roll it around until the inside is fully covered. Keep it turned upside down and let it drip out into the original mixing cup. Now, just place your jars faced down on a cookie sheet and put 'em in the oven. You wanna leave them in there for just 3 minutes. Then with an oven mitt, remove them from the oven, take a paper towel, and wipe the rim after letting it cool for just a few seconds to remove the excess paint. Place the jars back in the oven for another 20 minutes to fully set the color. After the jars have totally cooled, add a decorative touch by gluing a ribbon to the rim to make a little hanging handle. The ribbon trim also hides any messy edges that you may have. These baby food jar lanterns will look adorable decorating your table for your baby's first birthday party.
water, a disposable cup for mixing, food coloring, a teaspoon, scissors, a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil then wax paper ribbon, a hot glue gun, and candles. To get started, you'll first need to preheat your oven to 200 degrees. Take a
How to Make a Baby-Handprint Napkin
Stamp your baby's handprint on napkins for an extra special touch to tableware.
-What better way to decorate for your baby's first birthday party than to use the iconic image of his or her handprint. I'm gonna show you how to use the handprint to make cute little napkins. For this project, you'll need paper napkins , craft foam, cardboard, a pencil, glue, scissors, a date stamp and letter stamps, and stays-on ink pads. The first thing you need
Birthday Party Ideas: Daisy Balloons
Whether you are throwing a garden-themed birthday party or just want to add some floral décor, these daisy balloons will brighten up the room.
Winning Birthday Cake
Celebrating a board game lover's birthday? Our Winning Birthday Cake video shows you how to create an edible game board of your own.
of the 9-inch tier and the sides of the 7-inch tier with gum drops , peppermint candies and jujubes. Make a cluster of jujubes on the top tier of the cake. Then, add a cluster of three or four assorted lollipops around the jujubes. Now, let's make three ice cream cones using marshmallows to fill the bases. Add dollops of frosting to look like ice cream scoops and add candy sprinkles for a little extra color. Press the cones into the cake's top tier at different heights. Life
Caterpillar Crawl Birthday Cake
Who can resist a caterpillar? Our Caterpillar Crawl Birthday Cake video shows you how to create a sweet birthday treat.
3 quarters of a 16 ounce can of vanilla frosting into a medium bowl . Add green food coloring. Mix it well, adding more food coloring if needed to get the shade of green you prefer. Remove 1 heaping spoonful of green frosting to a smaller bowl. Add a few drops of green food coloring and blend it to get a darker shade of green. Put the remaining white frosting in another small bowl and add yellow food coloring and blend it well. Cover the entire cake with a lighter green frosting using a small spatula to spread it evenly. Now add the yellow frosting to a pastry bag or a resealable plastic bag and pipe wide yellow stripes across its back. Next, pipe narrower stripes of dark green frosting across the caterpillar's back. Now we'll cut 2 1/2-inch rounds from a regular size marshmallow. Put a dab of frosting on each and adhere a blue coated candy to the frosting. Place these on the caterpillar's
Carousel Birthday Cake
Serve up a carousel at your next party. This carnival favorite gets a sweet update in our Carousel Birthday Cake video.
cake. Finally, top off your carousel with a paper canopy. Use a dinner plate to trace a circle on heavy paper. Cut out the circle. Then, make a cut from the edge to the center. Overlap the cut edges slightly to make a broad cone. Then, use clue to attach the edges Apply a dab of icing to the top of
Upcycled Bumblebee Craft: How-To Video
Parents' Lifestyle Director Amanda Kingloff shows how to upcycle a plastic drink bottle into a cute bumblebee craft.
cute bumblebee craft, here's what you'll need: A cereal or cracker box, bubble wrap , a pencil, black and yellow tape, a hot glue gun, a 15 to 20 ounce drink bottle, tacky glue, two pompoms and two googly eyes, a large paperclip, and scissors. So, the first thing we're gonna do is we're gonna make the wings for our bumblebee so I've made a paper template in the shape of a teardrop and I'm gonna lay it on my cereal box , trace and cut, and I'm gonna do two 'cause I need one for each side. So now, we wanna make two wings out of bubble wrap , just lay your cardboard wing on top of it and just kind of hold and cut. The next thing you're gonna do is you're gonna attach the wings to the bottle so I'm gonna take my cardboard and make a little fold right at the tip, then you're gonna take a little dab of tacky glue, apply it to the point; now you've got to glue the wing about the 3rd of the way down the bottle. Take your bubble wrap wings and you're gonna glue them basically right on top of the cereal box . The next thing you're gonna wanna do is start putting the stripes on your bumblebee so you're gonna have your black and
How to Decorate a Cake: Prep Your Cake For Decorating
Watch as Parents contributor Jenna Helwig shows you how to prep your cake for decorating. Learn to level your layers and put on a crumb coat.
cake perfectly flat. And so what yu wanna do is take a pastry brush , or a paper towel or your fingers and just brush off any crumbs. And then if you have time, pop it in the freezer for about