Friday, July 10, 2015


I have recently moved to a new neighborhood (which I have mentioned before and I need to post all my house stuff still!) Anyway, I live in the best neighborhood ever and I have made some amazing friends here already. I absolutely love it here and I love them!

A few months back we started a Bunco group. It is seriously sooooo much fun! We play with 12 girls (you need groups of 4 to play) and we take turns hosting each month. When you host you feed the group, buy the prizes (which can be fun and stressful), and do other normal hosting duties. This month was my month to host and I wanted to share some of the fun things I did.

First the prizes. We do a $10 buy-in per girl toward the prizes. We have 5 prizes/gifts. A $40 prize for most Buncos, $30 prize for most wins, $20 prize for the traveling baby Bunco (last person to get a baby Bunco), a $20 prize for most losses, and a $10 prize for a random person who didn't get another prize.

 It gets hard trying to think of prizes. My Big-Bunco prize was a beach bag filled with beach fun. A beach towel, sun screen, after sun lotion, a nice tumbler, food picnic containers, lip gloss. The $30 prize was a little Coach wristlet that I got at the outlet store 60% off. One of my $20 gifts was perfumes, lotions, and lip gloss from the Victoria Secret Semi-Annual Sale. And my final 2 prizes were naughty little sexy gifts ;)

But my favorite thing was the cute bags I made. Even though they kind of look like dominos, we all know that they are dice! I bought Dollar Store white bags (3 for $1) and cut out black circles and glued them on in the pattern on dice. They were a fun touch.

I also had these fun dice napkins too! They were leftover from a old party I did awhile back, but I did buy them from Zurchers (party store) back then.

For diner I made a home made version of Café Rio Sweet Pork Salad (a local Mexican restaurant. So yummy!) The recipe will be a later post, there is a lot to it. And I made an Ice Cream Sandwich Cake for dessert. Its delicious, easy, and feeds a ton of people!

Aluminum cake tin (get it from the Dollar Store! See my Freezer post that talks all about how I feel about the Dollar Store and aluminum tins
24 Ice Cream Sandwiches
2 Tubs Cool Whip
Caramel Sauce
Chocolate Sauce
3-4 Heath or Skor bars, crumbled

1.Spray aluminum tin with cooking spray.
2. Layer 12 ice cream sandwiches on  bottom of tin. You may have to cut a couple in half to fit the bottom.
3. Spread 1 tub of whip cream over sandwiches.
4. Drizzle with chocolate and caramel sauce.
5. Sprinkle 1/2 of crushed candy bar on top
6. Put in freezer for 1 hour
7. Repeat steps 2-5
8. Put back in freezer for a few more hours.
9. Let thaw for a few minutes before serving, use a sharp knife to cut.
This serves A LOT of people! the 12 of us girls tonight barely ate half of it.

It was a fun night! I look forward to Bunco to every month! Grab some fun friends, Google the rules of  Bunco, and have a good time!

Cinderella Bridal Shower: How-to Crafts and Decor

I wanted to do another post about the Cinderella Bridal Shower I threw a few months back. I wanted to give some directions for some of the some of the fun things I made. The original post is here:

First thing, is these adorable little mice! They were easy and fun! And delicious!

Hershey Kisses
Googly Eyes
Pink Paper
Hot Glue
Pink Marker (I used a highlighter)
Cut the pink paper into ears. Mine were long, with one rounded end (kind like a half oval). I hot-glued 2 Kisses together with the ears in between them, round end sticking out. Then hot-glue the googly eyes and color the Hershey Kiss tag pink, for the tail. I also cut off the tag near the nose too.
I also put the extra Kisses I had in little blue organza bags from the Dollar Store, along with some cut-outs form princess scrapbook paper I had. These made adorable party favors to take home with the little chocolate mice.

 And the mice were a cute addition in the cheese too!

I bought these 'glass' slippers off the Internet. Some website, they were about $10 for 24 slippers. And then after the party, my kids kept a couple and I used a few for a mini-golf course that I made for a wedding (that's a whole 'nother post...), and then I sold the remaining 'glass' slippers on a Facebook Yard Sale site for $10. I filled them with gold, white, and blue Sixlets.

These paper fan clocks were really fun and easy too. I have them set at midnight, for when Cinderella has to get home form the ball.

 First, make paper fans. You can easily make these fans for all sorts of décor for any kind of party. They can be made big or small, hanging down or taped to a wall. Even small and on a stick.
 1. Accordion fold the paper long way.

 2. After folding, fold it in half and secure the 2 sides that are touching together. Staple, hot-glue, tape. I just recently discovered hot-glue (I know, crazy!) and it is the fastest for this. Then the stapler.
3. Do this with 4 pieces of paper. Then attach them together like the below formation.

4. Cut out a circle of paper in a different color and hot-glue to the center of the circle. Do this for any decorative fan, it makes it look better and neater. Then for this particular project I cut out arrow/hands and pointed them to midnight!

And these gold and silver tooth picks were fun and cute for the meat and cheese tray! I got them off Amazon for about $4 and I have used them for many others parties since.

I made these adorable 'pumpkins' with clementines and celery!

And the main dish were these delicious Mini Ham Cup Omelets