Simple & Unique Crafts for 4th of July Celebrations

To celebrate country’s birthday what can be better than encouraging kids to make patriotic crafts. These crafts are simple and kids will have gala time doing this creative project. So, pick your craft supply galore and let your creative juices flow!

Here are 3 easiest ever crafts to make for 4th of July

Popsicle Stick Flag and Banner

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Supplies Needed:

  • Popsicle Stick Flags
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  • Popsicle Sticks
  • White Stars (Can be cut from construction paper)

Directions:

Firstly you need to cut two 3 ½ inch sticks and three 3 inch sticks and five uncut Popsicle sticks. Paint your Popsicle sticks in Red and White. You may skip painting the 3 ½ sticks as they will be in back for supporting and not visible. Paint three 3-inch sticks in blue and glue them on top of painted sticks. Decorate blue sticks with white stars and let them dry for some time. Now your flag is ready. 2popsicle-stick-flags To turn this flag into an amazing Independence Day banner, you can make bunch of such Popsicle Flags and glue them to a long piece of red ribbon. Then to give it finishing, you can tie a 5 inch piece of ribbon between each flag and hang it over mantle or entrance door.

Fun & Patriotic Glasses

Supplies Needed:

  • Foam rimmed glasses (kid sized)
  • Glitter glue & foam sheets
  • Red, White, Silver and Blue Glitter Ribbon
  • Red, White, Blue, Silver foam pieces in different sizes (Happy 4th July written on them)

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Directions:

 

Hand over a pair of rimmed glasses to your kid and tell him to decorate it using foam pieces and glitters. I bought many star shaped foam pieces and my kids glued one piece of star on rim of the glasses. They can also make stars on circular foam pieces using glitter pen. To give it finishing ask them to glue some glitter ribbon. This craft is all about let kids decorate the way they want without following any instructions. Let them explore their creativity. The result will be similar to shown in the picture. Kids can sport these fun glasses at the fireworks.

Noisemakers

 

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Supplies Needed:

  • Wooden Spatula
  • Jingle Bells in (Red, Golden, Blue & Silver)
  • Red, White and Blue craft paint and some strips of worn out fabric

Directions:

Start by asking kids to paint their wooden spatulas, paint one side and let it dry and then paint the other side. With the scissors cut fabric into thin 12-24 inches long strips and let the kids twine two bells on each strip. Then, thread fabric with bells through the holes in the spatula. Tightly knot the back and let extra fabric hang to create fun streamers. Kids will enjoy making and playing with these homemade noisemakers. If you are planning to host a party on 4th of July and looking for innovative ideas, we have amazing 4th of July party ideas from easy to cook recipes to fabulous crafts and dazzling decorations, to make your celebrations fun and festive.

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How to design a cool and colorful flip-flop using water balloons

Flip-flops come in a wide variety of colors and are very inexpensive. Plain flip-flops however, look boring and often require a funky twist to look trendy and attractive. Whether you want to spice up your child’s flip-flops for some cool summer fun or simply want to keep your party guests busy, this DIY flip-flop party decoration project using water balloons is sure to be a great choice.

Things you will need:

  • A pair of plain flip-flops

  • Water balloons

  • Fishing wire or any colored string (optional)

  • Faux gem (optional)

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Directions to make

  • Take four water balloons and hold them together. Tie them with a balloon (5th balloon) to create a balloon bunch. Make lots of such balloon bunches. Choose bright and colorful balloons in order to create an appealing design. If you find it difficult to tie the balloons with a balloon, you may use a colorful string.

  • Once your balloon bunches are ready, use the 5th balloon of each bunch to tie it to the straps of your flip-flop. This process will be a little tricky but make sure you tie them properly so that they stay on the flip-flop for long. Always tie a double-knot.

  • Keep repeating this till the entire strap of the flip-flops are covered. Make sure you leave little or no space between the balloon bunches so that the strap will not be visible.

  • For giving them a glorious look, glue a large faux gem on the balloons at the center of the strap. Bingo! Your balloon flip-flops are ready.

Being simple, this DIY project is perfect young kids. You can consider it as a party activity for your child’s birthday and later ask the girls to carry them home as party favors or have your child make this during her summer holidays. These one-of-a-kind flip-flops would be loved by the little ones.

Best Christmas Party Decorations to Set the Scene for Cherishable Christmas Memories

Transform your home into a winter wonderland with our classy Christmas decoration ideas. We have countless cute crafts to add pizzazz to your party decoration. From stunning snowman honeycombs to twinkling Christmas lights, from classy centerpiece decorations to splendid Santa Pinata, we have it all, which will help you deck your home and spread some Christmas cheer in style. Moreover, do not worry about your budget; we have kept your wallet in mind too!

Hanging Decorations

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Dress up your home for the festive season with distinctive hanging decorations. You can accent your walls with bright colored Red, Green Honeycomb balls or to add a soft glow at night, light up your living room, with vivid Red or Green paper Lanterns. To add a special Christmas touch to your holiday home, you can buy this adorable smiling snowman honeycomb or sparkling ornament danglers that could be perfect if hanged from the chandelier or ceiling to brighten up your party.

Garland

Gold-Star-Wire-GarlandOrnate-Ornament-Garland-large Garlands add holiday flair to doorways, mantels, staircase, walls and more plus is a perfect Christmas party supply for spreading the festive mood. You can adorn your home with shimmering Gold Star wire or Silver Star wire garlands. Glittery stars add a soft glow at night and allow the door and décor to be seen from street. In addition, you can also use colorful Christmas Ornate Ornament garland to beautify your Christmas tree.

Centerpiece and Candles

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Give your Christmas celebration a dramatic finishing with classy centerpiece and candles. You can use a beautiful Christmas tree to festoon your dining room , surround it with holiday items. In addition, illuminate festivities with colorful and cute cupcake candles, apart from being super cute, they are thrifty and will bring a glowing glistening effect. For a special festive touch, you can also use candles in a bit creative way, take clear vases, fill them with water, add a pinch of color to the water, and decorate it with floating candles. Once the night rolls in and candles are lit, you will surely have a glorious party.

Balloons

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To add more fun and vigor to your party, make colorful foil balloons a core of your party decorations. Create attractive foil balloon bouquets, attach them to matching color co-ordinated balloon ribbon and balloon weights, and place them in the corners of the room. The balloons will catch the eye of everyone as they gently sway. Santa foil balloon, Star shaped or Polka dotted foil balloon will make a stylish Christmas displays to the main entrance.

Tableware

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When we think of Christmas, emerald green and ruby red instantly flashes in our mind. So use a bright green or red colored tableware and cutlery, which perfectly matches with classy Christmas theme. You can also adorn your table with simple and sophisticated winter white tableware, symbolic of snow. If you wish to give your home decorations a whimsical finishing, cozy up your furniture by adding some bright curtains and colorful throw pillows and tie them with extra wide red ribbon to complete the look.

So this Christmas transform your home into a holiday heaven with our classy and inexpensive Christmas party supplies and have a gala time.

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Halloween Recipes That You Must Try This Year

Halloween party requires some gruesome looking food that will keep up the spirit of the party along with satisfying the taste buds of your guests. The trickiest part of making such food is to decorate them in a way that they look weird. Here are some eerie looking foods that you must consider for your Halloween party this year.

Dreadful Carrot Fingers with Hummus

 

Dreadful Carrot Fingers with Hummus

Ingredients

  • Five carrots
  • Almond slices or pumpkin seeds
  • Hummus
  • Chili powder or paprika for garnishing

Directions

  • Peel the carrots and shape them to make them look like human fingers. The shapes should be varying so that when you arrange them they will look like a palm dipped in hummus.
  • After peeling, attach the almond slices or pumpkin seeds at the top of the carrots using a drop of hummus to make the nails. Use food color to paint them.
  • Fill a serving bowl with hummus and position the carrots in a way that they look like a human palm. Garnish with chili powder or paprika for contrast.
  • To give it a dreadful look, make a thick paste of blood red food coloring and slowly pour it over the carrots. You can also use tomato ketchup.
  • Serve with carrot slices and pita triangles.

Nutter Butter Ghosts Recipe

Nutter Butter Ghosts Recipe

Ingredients

  • Nutter butter cookies
  • White chocolate

Directions

  • Melt the chocolate in a microwave and dip the nutter butter cookies in it one by one until they are evenly coated.
  • Place the cookies on a lined baking sheet and refrigerate them for 2 to 3 hours.
  • Once the chocolate is set, ask kids to draw furious faces on them using melted chocolate or colored fondant. This can be an excellent party activity for kids.

Ghoulish Spidery Crackers

Ghoulish Spidery Crackers

Ingredients

  • Round shaped crackers
  • Peanut butter
  • Chow mein noodles.
  • Raisins

Directions

  • Spread a small amount of peanut butter on one side of half the number of crackers.
  • To make legs of the spiders, use boiled and fried chow mein noodles. Place 4 noodles on each side of the crackers.
  • Place the remaining crackers on the top of chow mein noodles.
  • For the eyes, glue the raisins on the cracker sandwich using peanut butter. Spidery crackers are ready to be served. Making these edible spiders is very easy. You can even ask the kids to make them during the party. This will be a good way to keep them busy.

These easy recipes are sure to save your time. For more such interesting recipes and party ideas, visit MyBirthdaySupplies.

Tropical Beverages That are Sure to be a Big Hit at Your Child’s Luau

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To get your guests into the Hawaiian mood, serve chilled fruity beverages at your child’s luau birthday party. Tropical drinks are sure to take them in a laid back atmosphere. To further increase the excitement, garnish the drinks with fruit slices and decorate them by using the cocktail umbrellas. Although there are lots of Hawaiian drinks, not all are appropriate for your child’s birthday. Here are some authentic tropical beverages that you may try for your child’s birthday.

Polynesian breeze

Ingredients

  • 4 mangoes
  • ½ pineapple or 2 cup canned pineapple slices
  • 2 cup raspberries
  • ½ cup cherries

Directions to make

  • Peel and cut mangoes and pineapple into pieces.
  • Process them in a juicer until they are completely smooth.
  • Add sugar, if required.
  • If the smoothie is too thick, you may add some chilled water to it.
  • Pour this drink into festive glasses and decorate with fresh fruit slices and cocktail umbrellas.

Hawaiian volcano drink

Ingredients

  • 2 liter Hawaiian fruit punch
  • 2/3 cups guava juice
  • 1 liter ginger ale or lime soda
  • 1 liter rainbow sherbet

Directions to make

  • Mix the fruit punch and guava juice
  • Slowly add the sherbet to the above mixture.
  • Keep this mixture ready and whenever you want to serve it, simply pour the ginger-ale or lime soda on top of the sherbet. This will create a lot of effervescence and will make your drink look like a volcano.

Serve them in our bright and colorful Luau party supplies to increase the excitement among your guests.

Blue coconut cream shakes

Ingredients

  • 500 ml vanilla ice cream
  • 2 coconuts
  • 500 ml of blue Kool-aid

Directions for making

  • Mix vanilla ice cream with shredded coconut and blend together to form coconut ice cream.
  • Freeze this mixture until you are ready to serve the coconut-based beverage.
  • Take out the coconut ice cream mixture and blend it together with blue Kool-aid. Add more kool-aid if the mixture is too thick.
  • Pour it in margarita glasses or our colorful Luau party supplies and garnish with shredded coconut.

Caribbean crush

Ingredients

  • Canned or fresh pineapple chunks(500 gm)
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/3 rd cup lime juice
  • 2 cup ginger ale
  • 3 cups ice cubes

Directions

  • Blend pineapple chunks, coconut milk, and lime juice together.
  • Add ginger ale and ice cubes to this mixture and blend till the ice cubes are completely minced.
  • Pour this drink in hurricane glasses and garnish with pineapple wedge or a slice of a lime.

These tropical flavored beverages are sure to let your guests recall the warm breezes of the tropical islands. For more interesting luau party ideas, visit MyBirthdaySupplies.

New Year Party Favor Ideas for Kids

Even if you are throwing an extravagant New Year party, your favors may not be expensive; all that your guests want is something that will keep reminding them about the fun time they had at your New Year eve’s party. For kids, the favors should be something that is useful and will let them have fun even after midnight. Here are some kids’ friendly New Year party ideas for favor that will help you delight your little guests.

Edible favors

Giving away individually wrapped cookies, handmade chocolate, cupcakes, and other edibles would be a great idea. If you are doing your New Year party planning in advance, make all these are home much before your party so that you don’t have to face last minute mess-ups. Wrap the nicely, tie a ribbon, and attach your message to it. This special and customized New Year party idea is sure to impress them.

New Year themed coloring book and crayons

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Buy the prepackaged New Year themed coloring books or make them at home by printing some coloring pages and tying them together. Include a box of crayons as well so that the little ones spend hours trying their hands on them.

Party treats

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Hats, blowouts, balloons, confetti, and other crafts are great favors for your New Year party. These supplies will keep your guests busy even after your party is over. Put all of them in a favor bag along with some cookies and chocolate and let the kids make merry welcoming the New Year.

Stationary and craft kit

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A kit having a notebook, pen, stickers, crayons, and play dough would be a great delight for the little guests attending your New Year bash. We are offering all these and much more at a heavily discounted price to celebrate the spirit of the holiday season. Kids are sure to enjoy using these supplies for weeks to come.

Add a special touch to your New Year celebrations by giving away these fun-filled and kids’ friendly favors.

Thank Your Guests For Attending Your Thanksgiving Party By Giving Away Extraordinary Favors

After your guests have enjoyed the dinner and the desserts, it’s time to thank them for making your party special. Give away favors that will serve as a keepsake and remind them about the wonderful moments they had at your party. While the store-bought party Thanksgiving party supplies such as favors are great options, you can always use your creations for thanking your guests. Here are some Thanksgiving party ideas for choosing favors that your guests will certainly appreciate.

Bookmarks

Nothing can be better than giving away themed bookmarks as your fall party favor. If you are having a time-crunch, you can buy the pre-packaged ones available with many stores that sell Thanksgiving party supplies. For people, who are on shoestring budget, homemade bookmarks will be the perfect way to appreciate your guests for their presence. Cut out leaf shapes from turkey feathers, craft papers, or even metallic sheets and decorate them using glitter glue. Add a ribbon to make them your bookmarks.

Seasonal seeds

Why not encourage your guests to grow some seasonal vegetable in their own garden? Visit your local grocery store or farmer’s market and buy an assortment of various seasonal vegetable seeds such as pumpkin seeds, corns, etc. Pack them in individual zip lock pouches and give them away in burlap sacks or natural cotton bags.

Harvest vegetables and fruits

Instead of the seeds, you can give away various seasonal fruits and vegetables such as pumpkins, squash, gourds, etc. Fill them in burlap bags and decorate the bags to give them a trendy look. Your guests would admire you for this healthy Thanksgiving party idea.

Soaps and scented candles

Spread the aroma of Thanksgiving by giving away these scented products. Candles and soaps of various shapes and sizes are available with all party supplies stores and are great party favors that will certainly fit in your budget.

For more ideas, please visit MyBirthdaySupplies.