Saturday, November 30, 2013

Neon/Glow in the Dark Birthday Party

Fun in the dark, that's what this party is all about. It was a great blast of colours and laughs. The children enjoyed seeing and exploring a different environment, where they could sense unusual bright colours.

They delighted themselves with different flavours, from caramel popcorn, chocolate dipped pretzels, marshmallows, chicken nuggets, veggie sticks, cake pops, cupcakes and more...

Games were of course the best part. From traditional, to glow in the dark games the children did not stop laughing and playing until the party was over. Here are some examples of what they experienced...

 "Pin the eyes on the glowing monster"

"Musical chairs"

"Glow in the dark Ring Toss"

"Find the Cloth Pin in me"

Picture Booth

Saturday, November 9, 2013

DIY Tissue Paper Tassel Garland ~ Hazlo Tu Mismo: Guirnalda "Tassel" de Papel Globo

Tassel Garlands are beautiful, and easy to make. They are great for dessert table decor, back drops, and  are the perfect touch you can give to the classic balloons.
While making some garlands for my son's neon birthday party, I thought of making them double coloured by putting two different coloured tissue paper sheets together. It makes it look better, more colourful, and puffier. here are the instructions. You can make them with just one colour, or you can mix them as you like.
this is what you'll need:

  • Tissue Paper Sheets (20×20 or 20×24)
  • Scissors or X-Acto Knife
  • Ruler (optional)
  •  Hot Glue 
  • Scissors
  • Baker’s Twine or String
Las Guirnaldas"Tassel" son hermosas y fáciles de hacer. Son ideales para la decoración de mesas de postres, telones de fondo, y son el toque perfecto que usted puede dar a los globos clásicos.
Al hacer algunas guirnaldas para la fiesta de cumpleaños de neón de mi hijo, se me ocurrió  juntar dos hojas diferentes de papel de seda de colores. Esto hace que se vea mejor, más colorido y más  lleno. Aquí están las instrucciones. Usted puede hacerlo con un solo color, o usted puede mezclar diferentes colores a su gusto.
Esto es lo que se necesita:

  • Hojas de papel de Globo o de seda (20 × 20 o 20 × 24)
  • Tijeras o cuchillo X-Acto
  • Regla (opcional)
  • Pegamento caliente ( silicon)
  • Tijeras
  • Cuerda o "Bakers Twine"

Place two sheets of paper, one on top of the other (they can be same or different colour)

Coloca dos pliegos de papel, uno encima del otro (pueden ser del mismo o diferente color)

Fold them in half horizontally ( if you want longer strands of paper, you can fold them vertically and follow the same further instructions).
Dobla por la mitad horizontalmente (si quieres hebras largas de papel, se puede plegar de forma vertical y siga las mismas instrucciones adicionales).

Now fold them vertically ( or horizontally, depending on the orientation your giving to the garland), then cut through the folding.

Ahora dobla verticalmente por la mitad ( u horizontalmente, dependiendo de la orientacion que le este dando a su guirnalda), y corte a través del doblez.

Fold once again IN THE SAME DIRECTION YOU JUST DID BEFORE.  ( not across) then cut through the folding.

Doble  nuevamente EN LA MISMA DIRECCION QUE ACABA DE HACERLO. ( no a través) y corte por el doblez.

Now you have 4 individual sheets.

Ahora tiene 4 pliegos individuales.

Using the ruler and the x-acto knife, or just the scissors cut thin vertical strips (about 1/2 inch~1cm), leaving about an inch of uncut tissue at the top of your sheet.
Usando la regla y el cuchillo X-Acto, o simplemente las tijeras, cortar tiras verticales delgadas (aproximadamente 1/2 pulgada ~ 1 cm), dejando aproximadamente una pulgada ~ 2cm de espacio sin cortar en la parte superior de la hoja.
Unfold the sheets and flatten out. You should have about 2 inches~4cm of uncut tissue paper in the middle of each sheet.
Desdoble los pliegos y aplane. Usted debe tener cerca de 2 pulgadas ~ 4 cm de papel  sin cortar en el centro de cada hoja. 
Working with one sheet at a time, roll the tissue paper tightly along the uncut middle portion.
Trabajando con un pliego a la vez, enrolle el papel de seda con fuerza a lo largo de la parte central. 
Twist the rolled piece. 
                            Enrolle la parte doblada.

 Fold in half to make a loop. Use a tiny bit of hot glue to make the hold a little stronger.
Repeat the same procedure with the rest of the sheets
Doble por la mitad dejando una abertura. Utilice un poco de pegamento caliente para asegurarlo. Repita el mismo procedimiento con el resto de los pliegos.

Make different colour tassels, and arrange them in the pattern you'd like to have them.

Haga mas "tassels de diferentes colores, y organicemos de la manera que desee.

 Feed the Baker’s Twine through the loops & hang!
Pase la cuerda o el baker's twine a traves de las aberturas y colgar! 

Monday, September 16, 2013



My birthday is almost here. I'm not usually excited about getting older, but this year I'm really thankful to have lived another happy, healthy year. I recently learned that millions of kids around the world don't live to see their fifth birthday because they don't have access to clean, safe drinking water. We can help change that.
I'm asking for a donation from everyone I know. Every penny of the money raised will directly fund clean water projects in developing countries. Even better, charity: water will show us exactly which projects we funded once they've been fully completed (which takes about 18 months). That means we'll know the locations and names of the communities we helped.
Help me reach my goal. Please donate to my birthday campaign!

Hola a todos y todas. Mi cumpleaños esta cerca. No me agrada mucho la idea 
de envejecer un año mas, pero estoy muy agradecida por haber vivido un año mas, lleno de salud, amor y felicidad. Como todos sabemos, muchos niños en el mundo no viven ni cinco anos, porque no tienen acceso al agua limpia. Pero podemos ayudar con de la siguiente manera.

Estoy pidiendo para mi cumpleaños en lugar de regalos, que cada persona que conozco, amigos, y familia hagan una donacion a la campaña que he creado en "Charity Water". Cada centavo del dinero reunido ira directamente a proyectos de agua limpia en paises en proceso de desarrollo. Y mejor aun, "Charity Water" nos mostrara que proyecto fundamos una vez hayan sido completados, lo cual toma como 18 meses. Eso significa que conoceremos las locaciones y los nombres de las comunidades que ayudamos. 
A todos nos gusta, disfrutamos y necesitamos agua limpia. Ayudemos a que todos tengamos acceso a ella! Gracias, este será uno de los cumpleaños mas felices que tendré con la ayuda de todos.


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Pool Party, such a Cool Party.

Who wouldn't be up for a super fun, and cool "Pool party" in the middle of a hot summer?
Well, all the guests got right on time to this awesome birthday party. They didn't wanna miss all the fun that was promised to happen at this celebration. 
Fresh fruit, pretzels, rice krispie treats and cup cakes, were some of the treats offered to all the playful friends. All the summing, and laughing kept them hungry and thirsty at all times, so keeping this nice treats, sweets, drinks and fruits bar available at all times for them to dig in, was a total success.
Lets swim through the images and deep dive into this amazing and delicious adventure.

Je Me Souviens ~ I Remember

Je me souviens is the official motto of Quebec. The motto, translated litelally into English, means "I remember". It may be paraph...