Friday, July 19, 2013

Mario themed birthday party

My oldest son's birthday party decorations. All hand- made!  I must say with having a mario themed birthday party two years in a row, I'm starting to get good at this!
I drew-out and hand-painted, (everything except mario himself), my son his own special cup.

 I'm surprised this survived an entire year! This is a very large Piranha plant I used for a table decoration.
                             Yoshi Eggs, which I made simply using foam eggs and green paint.

The Piranha Plants party favors had to be my favorite! The kids had everything they needed in them to have mario powers!
Each cup included:
Red sixlets & red gumballs- for fire power
White sixlets & white gumballs- to freeze your enemies
Gold coins- to save up to get extra lives
Blue sixlets- to make yourself miniature
Bubbles- so you can pop your partner back into the game!
I must say I had a blast prepping for the party and the kids had a blast at the party!
One parent who brought her two girls to the party told me that her girl's went home and used the description of what each candy meant in the game to play mario! I thought that that was really awesome!  
And we cannot forget about the stars! (though you can't see them too well. Simple yellow card-stock, cut out in star shapes, punched holes for string to hang them and made the eyes! Simple!
                                      My birthday boy, play pin the moustache on mario.
 Now this was my big project! I worked in my spare time for a month on this! every little tiny detail, except for mario of course.

And his cake I had ordered but I simply decorated it by using a mario figurine and three star suckers!

Kandoo Products and Boogie wipes

This is my first blog post. So I'm sorry if this isn't perfect!
I have been a saline advisor for Boogie Wipes for three quarters now. Boogie Wipes and Kandoo Products are the best thing that has come into this household/daycare! The kids love the foaming handsoap that is funny berry scented, their parents love it too, (to the point that if the use the restroom, they choose to use the Kandoo hand soap instead of the other hand soap. The body wash is awesome too. It also makes for a great substitute for shaving cream. Actually, I use that instead of shaving cream. lol The Kandoo hand sanitizer has to be one of my favorites. It isn't scented, though thats not why it's my favorite. As a daycare provider for the state of Ohio, I am not allowed to use any sanitizer that contains alcohol. (supposedly there was cases of kids getting drunk on it, that's the rumor anyway). Anyways, the sanitizer is alcohol free, so I can use it! Which is great for all the picnics we have. (It also makes your hands feel really soft and smooth). Boogie wipes are up there on the top of my list also. They were made by mom's and they were made to get the sticky boog's out of children's noses. But they are so multi-functional! What I use them for:Of course boogie's. Sticky hands when I am on the go. A replacement for a diaper wipe, a handy stain-lifter if I spill somthing on my shirt. And also, a quick clean-up to my shoes if I'm out and about and get dirt on them.Last but not least, The flushable wipes. This by far is a daycare providers dream. I have three kid's right now in the transition of potty training and this is by far so much better than toilet paper! I would highly recommend for everyone who has kids to buy the Kandoo products and Boogie Wipes.