Introducing Simply Creative Ways

by Dinah Wulf
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If you follow this blog, you may know my best friend Jenny Hostetler.  She is the creative one behind so many fantastic and ELABORATE birthday parties. Well, I’m REALLY excited to announce her new blog, Simply Creative Ways.  Before you head on over, let me share with you a fun round up of Jenny’s talent […]

Alice in Wonderland First Birthday Party

by Dinah Wulf
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I know! I know! I’m a little late in posting this Alice in Wonderland First Birthday Party.  I originally mentioned it when I dyed those coffee filter flowers for the Red Rose Queen of Hearts bush and then again when I made the paper flowers with faces on them. Well, it’s finally here and I’m […]

Picnic Themed Retirement Party

by Dinah Wulf
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My best friend Jenny attended a retirement party recently and was kind enough to get the permission and share the hostess’s adorable picnic themed party decorations, invitations, and cupcakes.  Perfect for spring or summertime, these retirement party ideas include recycling old ornaments and Mason jars, making handmade burlap invites, and sculpting with clay.  The main […]

Alice in Wonderland Theme Party: Red Paper Flowers

by Dinah Wulf
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My best friend is having an Alice in Wonderland theme party for my twin God daughters for their first birthday.  Needless to say, I wanted to help her decorate for the festivities.  The twins have two older sisters and their birthday parties were amazing.  Check out this Candyland themed party and this circus themed party. […]

Refurbished Radio Flyer Wooden Toy Horse

by Dinah Wulf
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One of my best friends has a Radio Flyer Wooden Toy Horse that all three of her kids played with.  Her youngest, Taylor, absolutely LOVES this horse and uses it practically every day.  Over the years, since kid #1, the horse has taken its toll.  It lives most of its life outside and the weather […]

Recycled Straw Necklace Craft for Kids

by Dinah Wulf
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Lucky for me, I get to spend at least two times a week with my best friends and their kids.  We try to schedule play dates every Tuesday and Thursday.  Our little ones have become so close they treat each other like sisters (AKA, an occasional hit or raised voice).  Often times we try to […]

Stenciled School Spirit Shirts

by Dinah Wulf
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If you know a child in elementary school you can probably relate to this post.  As you know, buying clothes provided by the school can get quite expensive. Being the budget conscious crafty mama that I am, I decided to help my best friend find a DIY alternative to these pricey shirts and made our […]

Whimsical Monogram Sign

by Dinah Wulf
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Yesterday I posted about some decorations I made for the Baptism of my God Daughters (Yes! Twins!).  These decorations aren’t exclusive to a baptism; rather some of the ideas can be used for a baby or bridal shower too.  I wanted to share more pictures but, specifically, a whimsical monogram sign that my best friend […]

Mickey Mouse Theme Party

by Dinah Wulf
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I have another fabulous party done by my best friend Jennifer Hostetler.  This time, she did a Mickey Mouse theme party for her daughter’s second birthday party.  She did an amazing job! Here are some of the details of this Mickey Mouse Theme Party. Much of the decoration was in the food table and dessert […]

Circus Theme Party Ideas

by Dinah Wulf
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One of my most popular posts is the carnival circus theme party my best friend Jenny did.  I get emails all the time about how she made the centerpieces, games, and decorations.  With so much imagination and creativeness out there, I thought I’d share some more circus theme party ideas I have come across.  These […]

Embossed Cherry Thank You Cards

by Dinah Wulf
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Written By: Jennifer Hostetler As a mom of two already you don’t expect anyone to want to throw you a baby shower, but when I found out I was having twins my girlfriends stepped up and threw one of the best baby shower ever. The baby shower was Cherry themed and they left no details […]

Upcycled Duct Tape Play Table

by Dinah Wulf
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OK, if you are not a big fan of garage sales, hopefully this post will change your mind! Here is a BEFORE picture of a children’s table and chairs that was five dollars at a garage sale. Being that one of my best friends, Jennifer (table owner) and I have all girls, AND we can’t […]

Easter Egg Ornament Tree

by Dinah Wulf
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Easter Egg Ornament Tree, Written By: Jennifer Hostetler Easter’s just around the corner! After putting up the Easter stuff I found a few items that are cute but just needed a little something. One item was this tree, years ago it had something that went on it but I could not find anything in my Easter […]

Candy Land Birthday Party Part Two

by Dinah Wulf
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So, because I had so many great pictures to choose from, here is part two of yesterday’s Candy Land Party post. You can’t have a Candy Land party without candy and sweets, of course!  Jenny left no sweet tooth unturned as she had… Colorful gumdrop cupcakes… A homemade birthday cake… this cake was decked out with […]

Candy Land Birthday Party Part One

by Dinah Wulf
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The famous Hasbro board game was first designed over 60 years ago, and yet it still seems to be a popular party theme. Today there are several different versions and spin offs of the game, with of course, an online version as well. The theme is perfect for a party due to the famous locations including […]

No Cost Pirate Themed Party

by Dinah Wulf
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Ever thought you could throw a no cost or VERY low cost pirate themed party?  Here is how I did it. One of my best friends asked for some help with decorating for her 5 year old son’s pirate themed birthday party.  Try out these DIY Pirate props.  I gathered the skulls, bones, and netting […]

Carnival Theme or Circus Theme Party

by Dinah Wulf
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Carnival Theme or Circus Theme Party One of my best friends, Jennifer Hostetler, ALWAYS comes up with amazing ideas for a theme party.  This year, for her daughter’s first birthday, she decided to do a Circus theme.  With a little do it yourself creativity and a lot of imagination, Jennifer hosted a fabulous party on […]

DIY Nursery Letters

by Dinah Wulf
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  DIY Nursery Letters Naming my daughter was one of the toughest things I have ever had to do (not really but it was very taxing). We asked family and friends and even strangers their opinions, searched online and read baby naming books. My husband and I even had 15 minute brainstorming sessions where we […]