Monday, November 24, 2014

Elf on the Shelf {#elfonshelfideas}

well elfy came back yesterday. I went and looked back at some of the things that little elf did last year and couldn't help but laugh at that silly little guy. Crew is so excited he wakes up early every day just to see where he is.Here are some shots from last years elf on the shelf. there are about 30 ideas here. #elfonshelf

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Crews Monsters University 6th birthday scare games

just realized it has been an entire year since I wrote on this blog. Today we had a monster party for Crew. We called it the scare games. I wanted to take you through some of the things we did that made the party a huge success. First was my personalized invite (of course!)

we also designed Crew his own shirt and hat to wear at the party

once people rsvp'd and I got them registered I started making their monsters university
badges and flags with their names on them for the rally.My daughter McKenzie was the registration
worker at the front when they got it in,

Once in we had our Monster rally. I got them excited about the games. We played Monsters University music and they waved their flags.they also autographed Crews Monsters university book I made him from Artscow.

Next started the Scare games..

craft class. We glued eyes and hair on glass rocks from the dollar store than glued them onto sticks.

next was the Dont drop my eyeball or step on the spikes game. The kids had to use a spoon either in their hand or in their mouth to carry an eyeball made from a ping pong ball across a bunch of spikey balls bought at Zurchers without toughing them or they would blow up.

Last game was th throw archie the pig through a square in the window. Man did my window we made get destroyed. Those kids can throw. They had to keep scooting back to see if they could get archie in

Lunch!!!! My favorite part. Everyone loves food. I sent them to the Monster cafe. On the menu was monster sandwiches, potato crisps, eyeball grapes and slime punch which we just mixed sherbert ice-cream with sprite.
than we had Monster cakes for dessert

after presents we had graduation and the scare games awards. The kids were awarded trophy's with hershey kisses inside. All the kisses had a sticker on the bottom that said Happy birthday crew. They also got Monster bags which I made. I used sponges and bags  from the dollar store glued them all together and loaded them with lots of monsters university stuff and monster suckers. They also received their graduation certificate.

and of course because i am a photographer they went to the scare booth and got pictures taken which will also be souvenirs.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Crew's 5th Spiderman Birthday Party

I spent the last year preparing for the big day a little at a time seeing as how I am so busy.
 I spray painted buildings, put together favors and made a lot of decorations as well as doing a lot of Shopping here and there. The party was a success and all the kids had a blast. First I will show you the invite. I love doing my own invites it makes it so much more personal. feel free to click on any picture to enlarge. Here is what we came up with for Crew

we spent the morning getting ready and decorating, It took us about 3 hours to set up.

I Loved his cake. Done by Broken cake creations.

Here is a group shot to start with. Since I am a photographer I always have to get lots of group and individual pictures. As the kids came in they each got their individual pictures taken in their costumes or whatever they came in.

Than we did our first game which was a long obstacle course we set up in our churches gym. Each child was timed on how fast they completed the course, each one tried so hard to beat the others time. We started with jump rope than bean bag through, then they had to jump over small building,throw a basketball in the net, climb into our spider lab with hanging spiders and find therir name on a tag with a spiderman sticker. Next, they climbed through a tunnel, webbed a bad guy with silly string, threw 3 velcro balls to get points and ended with a frisbee toss.

after games we had cake and ice-cream (everyones favorite part.) I bought each child a spiderman plate from the dollar store. Found cite little round spiderman water bottles and bought some cute straws to go in them.

than we had  a fun fight in the arena game. I bought a bunch of shields, swords and mallets from the dollar store that were spiderman. We put two at a time in the ring. They had to fight each other to see who got the most hits. The other kids cheered them on.

next was presents:

we ended with some group photos, handed out their party favors which were mason jars filled with spider man stuff. I glued a spider man to the top and spray painted the lids blue. Handed out candy from the bowls such as spiderman ring pops, spider man bubble gum packs, spider man silly bands and more.The kids said " wow its like it's our birthday we are going home with so much stuff" they were super excited.

Crew had a great 5th birthday party.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Painted my doorknobs

So excited, I have always hated my cheap and cheesy gold door knobs so my project yesterday was to paint them. I love them! It was so easy. I used rustoleum Rustic oil rubbed spray with primer. Removed all knobs, sprayed, let dry and wala I have a new looking house!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day from the Christiansens

We had a fantastic valentines day. Scott and I celebrated yesterday because we had too much going on today. Here are a few of the things I did for him. He woke up to breakfast and a little something for him to bring to work for him and the guys.( A bunch of muffins), than he found the we were "mint to be together" in his truck full of mints. and than of course some chocolates and an itunes card.

 My kids got a little something too.


Than the girls had baskets for the boys they like and call their Valentine's This was one thing in the basket along with the ipod Valentine. They also handed the ipod valentine to their friends.

here is a close-up- you can right click save as if you want to ever use it. It took me a while so others may enjoy it.
than of course there was their Valentine breakfast!! Heart pancakes, strawberry milk and lots of Love!!

the beautiful flowers are from my husband.

all the gifts

a little something for you to laugh at. my little Crew bug

I thought this looked fun and was curious to see who would acually do it. So, even if I do not know you, sign the guestbook