Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Pirate Party

restless risa

My youngest LOVES Pirates. I think it is because his big brother is into, Pirates of the Caribbean, right  now. He has never seen one of those shows, so I am thinking maybe it is our pirate books that makes him love pirates. In any case, that's what he wanted for his birthday party theme. It was such a fun party to put together, and the decor turned out so cute!



When I host a party, I am sure to make my decor functional. I decorate with items that the children will receive at the party, or favors they will take home. These are a few shots of the decor.

The hook hands came from the Target dollar section for . You can also find them in my affiliate links HERE but THIS is a better deal. The eye patches can be found HERE. More links to follow. 


You can find the telescopes HERE.


I made this little doll and parrot, and will have instructions later in the week. I got the lawn chair at Walmart last spring, but f you are looking for one sooner, you can find them HERE.
I only paid around $6.


I LOVE the cute swords. They were also from the Target dollar section. If you can't find them there, you can find similar swords that come with eyepatches HERE.


Throughout the rest of the week, I will be sharing printables, sourcing, and activity ideas for a Pirate themed party, including these darling peg doll sand toy favors. They are the cutest favor I have ever made!



There were lots of activities at the party, including finding a treasure chest. The kids loved it. I used a chest I already had, and filled it with party store and dollar store rings , necklaces and coins. You can also find them RINGS, NECKLACES and COINS by clicking on each one, if you prefer shopping from your couch.





The kids walked the plank that we made out of two crates and a 1x6 from the hardware store, and fought like real pirates!


I was glad we went with a 1x6 instead of a 2x4, because they were able to balance more easily, and no one fell off.


They loved this activity the most.

 

The kids each got to find and adopt a parrot of their own, because what is a real Pirate without a shoulder parrot?

I will be sharing the pattern for the parrot later in the week. You won't want to miss it!






Be sure and check back this week for:

Pirate Printables
Pirate Doll Instructions
Pirate Shoulder Parrot Instructions
Pirate Peg Doll Favors

I will make the links above, "live," as the posts become available.

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a Happy and Creative Day!

Risa

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Free Printable Valentine Game

Every year, we have a Valentines dinner, and play Valentines games as a family. This year, I decided to create a sweet freeValentine printable game. It doesn't take long to play, and is sure to make everyone involved feel loved!


I used the peg family I painted for Valentines Day this year, for the game pieces. You could use anything, including page pieces you already have from another game, coins, or conversation hearts.



All you need to do is download and print out the following three sheets. 

To download, right or two-finger click on the image below. Choose, download file, and save it to your computer. Then, print from wherever you saved it. I offer these Valentine Printables free of charge, and ask they you please use them for personal use only. Thank you!


Cut the pictures and words out. 


Glue the words to the back of the corresponding cards.


You can also print and fill in your own messages with these blank cards.


To play:
Each person places their game piece on the board at, start.
Roll the dice, and move forward. 
If you land on an animal, look at the back of the corresponding card, and do what it says. 
The first one to the finish line wins.




Clipart source: AMBillustrations and picmonkey.

I hope your Valentines Day is filled with LOVE!

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a Happy and Creative Day,

RIsa

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Valentines Printables on Studio 5

Last week on Studio 5, I shared a round up of my free printable Valentines! This is the clip. 


If you want a link to all the printables, you can find it HERE.

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a Happy and Creative Day!

Risa

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Valentine Round-up! 11 printable Valentines for you!

Hello, thanks for stopping by! I have had so much fun creating these Valentines to share with you today on Studio 5. You can stream it on www.studio5.ksl.com or watch to on channel 5 for you Utah locals at 1pm mst.


I have them all numbered and directly linked for your convenience right here:


Thanks for stopping by!

Have a Happy and Creative Day!

Risa

Free Printable Valentine - Booty Back!

My son recently had a Pirate Party, and I just couldn't resist designing these darling little Pirate Valentines. You could do all sorts of things with the printable, including Pirates booty, and pouches of gold coins. I chose to fill them with dollar store treasures. It was really not expensive at all.


This is the printable.


To download, right or two-finger click on the image above. Choose, download file, and save it to your computer. Then, print from wherever you saved it. I offer these Valentine Printables free of charge, and ask they you please use them for personal use only. Thank you!

 Here are a couple close-up shots of the booty bags.  

Aren't they cute!?!


Each bag contains a necklace, a ring, plastic coins, chocolate coins, and glittery foam heart confetti from the dollar store. The bags are also from the dollar store.


Clipart sources: Urban Willow and Clipartland.

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a Happy and Creative Day!

Risa

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Free Printable Valentine Viking

I have a little obsession with Vikings. It has been going on for a few years now. Yes, I get random obsessions. I tried to talk my oldest son into having a Viking birthday party last year, and he wouldn't do it. I am still holding out for the youngest. Fingers crossed. Can you imagine how cool and fun a Viking party would be? A party-lovin-mom can dream, right? So I have to settle for getting my Viking fix in random ways. I couldn't pass up the chance to create this cute little Free Printable Viking Valentine.


Last year, I even created this little Viking scene of my family using clipart from here - one of my favorite etsy shops. This is how I had it displayed. I love the mix of home made things, and gifts from sweet friends.

  I don't decorate with red,  but it is fun to bring in in a couple times a year for holidays.
I have a few fun ideas brewing for this year, and am excited to share me new creations.
 All these pictures are making me want to get my Valentine decorations out today. I think I will do that!

Here are a few close ups of the designs I created.


I had a little fun, and made multiple designs.


You can create your own personalized family holiday art, by the step by step method I share here.



So, the next thing to do, was create a Free Printable Viking Valentine. I taped a Valentine segment for Studio 5 last week, and totally forgot to take these out of my bin for the show. Shame on me! In my defense, my cute son was there helping me set up, and he was getting everything out of the bin. These were the only Valentines without a toy or something hooked to them, so they got passed by. They read, "I've taken a Viking to you."

Aren't they cute? I originally designed them to give to my mom and dad for Valentines Day, and thought they are for sure cute enough to share.

All you need is this printable:


To download, right or two-finger click on the image above. Choose, download file, and save it to your computer. Then, print from wherever you saved it. I offer these Valentine Printables free of charge, and ask they you please use them for personal use only. Thank you! You could even print and frame the picture on top, and it would make a darling decoration!

Clipart source: Collective Creation

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a Happy and Creative Day!

Risa



Friday, January 23, 2015

Free Printable Valentine, Tic-Tac-Toe

This Valentine was so simple and sweet, I just had to share. I was at Zurchers the other day, and found these darling little tic-tac-toe games. They were in a twelve pack for $1.99. The best part, is that each tic-tac-toe game was individually packaged in it's own plastic, and ready to go. 

The symbol of hugs and kisses is, of course, X's and O's, so I thought this would be a perfect Valentine to give out, and bonus - it's non-food, and sweet and clever. 

It reads, XO and tic-tac-toe"

What could be better?


This is so easy to put together. All you have to do is undo the tape on the plastic, and restick it to the back to the topper. It couldn't be more easy. These are the toppers.



To download, right or two-finger click on the image(s) above. Choose, download file, and save it to your computer. Then, print from wherever you saved it. I offer these Valentine Printables free of charge, and ask they you please use them for personal use only. Thank you!

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a Happy and Creative Day!

Risa
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