Cupcakes and Ice Skates

As part of the Newcomers and Neighbor’s club January kid’s event I coordinated an Ice Skate party at Playland Ice Casino in Rye, NY.  I wanted a catchy theme so decided Cupcakes and Ice Skates would be fun and I went with it.  Again, this is a party on a budget so nothing fancy.  Most of the money we had went toward renting out the rink so we had to get creative in other ways to make it a nice event.  I created the printables for this party with the Cupcakes and Ice Skates theme in mind.  I decided on a blue and pink color scheme since the event was for girls and boys.  The colors looked great together!  The other two committee members and I each baked a box of cupcakes for the event.  I brought in the cupcake stands and tried to make it all look nice and presentable rather than throwing some cupcake tins on a table and calling it a party.

Here are some pictures I took of the event.

The cupcakes I decorated with the cupcake toppers I designed to coordinate with the event.

The table display- I made the banner and also the centerpiece which were large party circles on a lollipop stick.  I placed them in a glass vase that I lined with a piece a coordinating scrapbook paper.  It really helps to anchor the table.

Here is my Madison ice skating in her boots…she was scared of the skates!

Madison taking a break to enjoy a cupcake!

Molly and I were even on skates!

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Halloween Party on a Budget

I am on the Children’s Events Committee for the Newcomers and Neighbors Club in my town.  Each month I am responsible for planning a party to entertain the children.  The budget for the events is rather slim so everything has to be done on the cheap.  I love to plan and decorate and it was my goal to make these “cheap” parties look “not cheap”. 

This is what I did with the Halloween Party last October. 

We served individual bags of pretzels and water…I told you it was cheap!  I whipped up water bottle labels, a banner and some signs to add to the decor.  I brought in some decorations from home to incorporate in to the party. 

I had pumpkins donated from a local orchard and set up a mock pumpkin patch for the kids to choose a pumpkin. 

They then decorated the pumpkin with craft supplies from Oriental Trading

The kids wore costumes to make the event even more festive.  This was a fun one to plan.  It was very challenging to plan a party on a shoestring budget.