Special Event ~ Halloween

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Hey guys! It's 9:00 pm here. The boys are still up. Way past their bedtime. They're watching Nemo to settle down. I hope that you had a fabulous night with your Ghouls and Goblins!

Here they are as the Yip Yips from Sesame Street.

The black mesh is see through. I love when they hold hands. So cute!

You can catch my tutorial and free pattern here.

Here they are trick-or-treating. Or "twickrtweeting" as they say.

Well I had better go through and sort out their candy. Thanks for reading my blog! Night.

Can't wait for Christmas!

Happy Halloween

...from all of the lil' monsters that Inspire Creativity here at Dragonfly Designs!

Have a good one! Cheers.

Monster Bash Week ~ Monster Munch

Friday, October 29, 2010

It's the last day of Monster Bash Week!
Thanks for joining me in celebrating our twins' 3rd Birthday! Check out the Monster Decorations, Monster Food, Monster Tablescape, Monster Cakes and Monster Munch.

I combined a couple of popcorn recipes from Our Best Bites to create this Monster Munch.

Caramel Sauce
In a microwave safe dish I combined:
1 C brown sugar
1/4 C corn syrup
1/2 C margarine

I microwaved until they came to a boil and added:
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla

While the butter mixture was in the microwave I made about 12 C of air popped popcorn. In the largest bowl I have I mixed the hot caramel sauce and popcorn. Then I added reece's pieces and peanuts. YUM!

I spread my mixture out on parchment paper and allowed it to harden.

A delicious addition to our Monster Party!

Thanks for following along!

Have a safe and fun Halloween Weekend!

Monster Bash Week ~ Monster Cakes

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Welcome to our Monster Bash 3rd Birthday Party!
This is the fourth of 5 posts! Check out the Monster Decorations, Monster Food, Monster Tablescape, Monster Cakes and stay tuned for Monster Munch.
Thanks for following along!

Here is Cameron's monster cake.
monsters inc cake
Here's Isaiah's monster cake.
I used modeling chocolate to cover the cakes. You can find my original recipe and test kitch here.

I took these photos so you can see how much of each colour I used. It took me two hours to decorate both monster cakes. I had baked the cakes and made the modelling chocolate earlier.

Okay so this was a delish combo. Vanilla cake. Vanilla icing. And raspberry pie filling. Y U M.

I'd like another scoop of that please.

Here's a cake all filled with yummy goodness. I covered them with vanilla icing then modelling chocolate.

Working with modeling chocolate is a lot like working with play dough. Fun.

My cakes all covered and ready for the finishing touches.

Monster cakes ready for two Lil' Monsters in Training.
Check out my Fall Cake for more inspiration.

Thanks for visiting. It's nice to have you stop by!
Linking to these fab parties.

Monster Bash Week ~ Tablescape and Inspiring Creativity Wednesdays

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Welcome to our Monster Bash 3rd Birthday Party!
This is the third of 5 posts! Check out the Monster Decorations, Monster Food, Monster Tablescape and stay tuned for Monster Cakes and Monster Munch.

monsters inc party table
This was the first year that I had place settings for all of the children. The thing that they liked the best? The plastic knives. No kidding.
monsters inc party table
Monster dolls ~ $4 thrift store finds, green circle ~ retail signage, orange tablecloth ~ $2 at superstore, orange cups ~ $0.60 each at superstore, monster finger puppets ~ $ bins at Michaels and everything else was from the dollar store. A fun, fabulous monster table? Priceless.

Tissue paper pom poms and paper lanterns were hung from the chandelier.
I made name tags for all of the cups. The children took them home as part of their goodie bags.

A lil' monster place setting.
Thanks for visiting my blog, I really appreciate it!

Now on to the party!
The guidelines:

1. All projects, parties and inspiration welcome.

2. Please no links to Etsy or online shops.

3. Link to your specific post.

4. Please grab my button so that others can get in on the action!

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5. We all love comments, please try to comment on at least two other posts.

I can't wait to see your projects! Here we go...

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Monster Bash Week ~ Food

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Welcome to our 3rd Birthday Monster Bash Party!
This party was so big that we've had to give it it's own week!

monsters inc party food
Today is all about the food. Our main dishes were {MONSTER}: meatball sandwiches, brocoli soup, veggies & dip, crackers/meat/cheese, spinach dip, yogurt cupcakes, caramel popcorn and various chips, cookies and candy.

Colour coordinated food and dishes. Even the fruit punch. Not planned. Ha. Those are some mad skills.

Every food lable began with "monster".

We had a little guy at the party with special dietary considerations. No sugar ~ poor kid. These yogurt cupcakes were perfect, with add your own toppings.
Monster munchies.
Monster spinach dip.

I hope that you have enjoyed the goodies! We sure did!
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Monster Bash Week ~ Decorations

Monday, October 25, 2010

Welcome to our Monster Bash 3rd Birthday Party!
This is the first of 5 posts! Stay tuned for Monster Food, Monster Tablescape, Monster Cakes and Monster Munch.

monsters inc party
I started planning and collecting decor for this party a year ago. Before the boys' turned two. Seriously. I bought their monster costumes last year. I'm an event coordinator... what can I say?

The Livingroom ~ the boys have horns. Yeah. Telling.
monster inc party
I painted "Lil' Monsters Training Academy" on our mirror. It'll wash off. I hope. The green circle is old retail signage with letters cut using my cricut.
The Candy Buffet. Featuring monster feet!

Colour coordinated candy. {Colour is spelled correctly ~ If I had Canadian spell check, it would tell you so :P}

An "eye" full.

Monsters on display. Mostly thrift store finds.

Monster goodie bags. From Michaels last spring.

Dragon's were wrapped around our columns. From Ikea. About two years ago.

A dragon's view.


"bash" cut with my cricut.

A profile.

monster inc party Murals. "I'm just here for the monster meatball sandwiches."

More murals. "Monster washroom is this way."

Cameron in his monster costume. It didn't stay on long!

Isaiah as a monster.

Thanks for celebrating with us! We're thrilled to have three year olds. Two was T E R R I B L E. Three has got to be better. Please. Don't burst our bubble. LOL

Have a great day. Hope to see you tomorrow! {well virtually... you know what I mean!}
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