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Camp Sunshine Camping Party

This week I held a holiday camp at our house for 8 kids ranging from 20 months to 5 years old. We called it Camp Sunshine and it was an absolute blast, the kiddies loved it! The week was full of fun art activities and outdoor play but the best part of the camp was the party we threw for them on the Friday – A Camp Sunshine Camping Party. Hopefully the photos will provide lots of ideas and inspiration for your little one’s camping birthday party!

The full printable set for this party is available in our Etsy shop here
Ants on a Log Camping Food Ideas

Bear Poop Camping Party Food Ideas

Beware Bears SignWe had to have some Bug juice!!

Bug Juice Camping Party Idea
Bugs in a Jar…a little colourful table décor! :)

Bugs in a Jar

Camp Sunshine Sign 2Signs stuck to a branch….

Camp Sunshine Sign
How adorable are these campfire cupcakes?!

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Fire Pit Cupcakes

Campfire Popcorn

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Taaadaaaaa! The rustic camping cake!…

Camping Party Cake with Tent 3Complete with a campfire!

Camping Party Cake with Tent
What’s a camping party without a little freshly grilled corn?!

Camping Party Corn
The mini trees added the earthy feel to the party, as did the hessian background!

Camping Party Table Decor

Colorful Camping Sign
Favors on a stick! We wrapped up a single portion of Smore’s for each child to take home.

Favors on a Stick Camping Party

Thank-You Favors Camping Party

A rustic tin with some fishing supplies was a big hit!

Fishing Supplies Camping Party Food Ideas

Fruit Stick Camping Party Food

Mud Puddles Camping Party Food Ideas

Pizza Pretzels

Sandwiches Camping Food

Smores on a Stick

Squirrel Snacks

The trail mix station! Needless to say the M&M’s got finished first!

Trail Mix Station Camping Party Food Ideas

 

Sky’s Sunshine and Lemonade 1st Birthday Party

Our friend’s little one, Sky, turned one last month and we created a Sunshine and Lemonade theme for her in pinks, yellows and a dash of orange. We used a yellow and white polka dot fabric for the background and decorated it with a banner and flower pom poms made with tissue paper. The table was adorned with sweet jars, flowers and the most beautiful frilly pink cake with lemon slices (made with fondant). We used a simple white table cloth and decorated it a pink chevron runner and bright pink bunting on the front.

Enjoy the photos!

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The welcome sign!

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We decorated paper straws with assorted tags..

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What’s a sunshine and lemonade party without a little colored popcorn!

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The Cake. Need we say more. Made by the amazing Marlise Ross.

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Mini bunting for the cake suspended from yellow paper straws.

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Yummy heart-shaped chocolate cake pops.

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Cloud puffs! (nougat)

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Sunshine drops (candy coated jelly eggs)

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The best lollies ever.

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Rainbow chews, just for an extra dose of sugar! :)

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The cute party favors – glass jars full of alphabet candy.

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Happy Birthday little Sky! We hope you had lots of fun!

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The full printable set for this party is available in our Etsy shop here

Free Mother’s Day Printable Poster…

As it is Mother’s Day on Sunday we thought this week we would give away a cute poster design for you to frame and give to your special mom!

This is a very cost effective present for those of you that have a budget in mind as well as something super cute…besides, who doesn’t love a Minion!

Click here to download our One is a Minion Mother’s Day Poster…

Minion Poster Layout

For more Minion designs you can visit our shop on Etsy SunshineParties!

Enjoy and have a lovely Mother’s Day! x

Shabby Chic Printable Invite Freebie and Tutorial

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This is such a simple tutorial and we thought we’d share it with you as Shabby Chic invites are one of our most popular items in our Etsy shop ….These are easy to make at home and are a great alternative (or at least we think so) to the traditional rectangular invites.

You’ll Need:
Glue
Scissors
Double-Sided Tape
Paper Straws
Shabby Chic Flags – Download the files here

Instructions:

  1. First, you need to download the printable files (see the link above)
  2. Cut out the printable flags – there are dotted lines to cut around for the fold over flap at the back.
  3. Edit the invitation in Adobe Reader to suit your event details. If you need help with editing the file – you can download and read our useful How-To Guide here.
  4. Cut out the invitation flags (you’ll se these are smaller than the background flags).
  5. Now that you have printed and cut everything out…take the background flags and fold the white flap backwards, apply glue and then attach the paper straw and fold the paper flap around it.
  6. Hold in place for a few seconds until it is secure.
  7. Now cut out 3 tabs of double-sided tape and place those on the underside of the smaller invitation flags, then peel the stickers off and stick the invite in the centre of the larger background flag and press firmly in place.
  8. Voila, there you have your Shabby Chic Invite Flag. Cute huh?!

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Free Mother’s Day Printables – Lavender and Cream Scones in a Jar

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With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we thought of creating some free Mother’s Day printable tags and labels. And of course we have included a tutorial for Lavender & Cream Scones (with Blueberry Jam) in a jar!! Oh yes, in a jar! The recipe is super easy too! Firstly, the printable tags and labels – you can download those here

Lavender Scones

Ingredients:

2 cups sifted flour
1/2 tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp margarine or butter
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp lavender heads, coarsely chopped

To decorate:
Blueberry Jam
Whipped Cream
Lavender Flowers

Method:
  1. Mix the dry ingredients together (flour, salt, baking powder)
  2. Add the wet ingredients (margarine/butter and milk)
  3. Put dough onto a lightly floured surface, add the Lavender Heads and knead gently until smooth (don’t knead dough too much or scones will be tough).
  4. Pat dough flat and cut into 6 rounds. If you want to make a bigger batch, simply double all the ingredients in the recipe.
  5. Place scones onto prepared baking tray and sprinkle tops with a little plain flour.
  6. Bake at 240°C for 7-10 minutes (until golden brown).
  7. Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool.

Once the scones have cooled, In a medium sized Glass or Mason jar, place one scone in the bottom, top with 1-2 tablespoons of Blueberry Jam and then some whipped cream (I used the bottled whipped cream), add another scone and then more jam and more whipped cream. Top with two lavender flowers, seal the jar and decorate as you wish with the freebie labels .

Enjoy spoiling mom! Have fun

X

 

Free Kids Party Planner Printable

Whenever I plan my kid’s parties, I always land up creating lists and more lists, things to do, things to get, things to remember. So eventually, after planning 5 birthday parties between my two boys, I decided to create a Kids Party Planner Printable that I could print out every time to help me, instead of always starting from scratch. It’s pretty and colourful, but the best thing about it is that I made it for you too! Yes, it’s FREE for you to print and use at home! You can download the party planning printables (7 pages in total) here.

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Vintage Cafe Racer Biker Party for Big Boy Will!

Recently we threw an awesome Vintage Cafe Racer party for precious William to celebrate his second birthday party!  We thought it we would a fun twist on the usual motorbike party since he does love everything with wheels!

Everyone had such a blast especially with the “Tats for Tots” stand giving out temporary tattoos in true biker style, and with all the yummy treats there was no way it could go wrong!

Hope you enjoy having a look  at our little celebration for Big Will’s Second Birthday!

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Vintage Cafe Racer Party Printable by SunshineParties on Etsy

CafeRacer_invite layout

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A fun “Park Your Ride” area for all the boys to park their bicycles on the way into the party…

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And grab a Babycino Coupon at William’s Cafe on your way into the party…

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Williams Cafe…

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Vintage Cafe Racer Party table, covered with a checkered table cloth to give a cafe feel and accented with crates for elevation and to give it that vintage look!

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The party table was filled with all sorts of yummy treats, from Original Corn Snacks to Hot Rods and all sorts of fun snacks… It was all so delicious!

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Food Labels available from SunshineParties on Etsy

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And of course there is nothing better than a home made cake by your Mom on your Birthday!

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And as you can see…Will definitely approves of his Mommies baking!!!

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And if then there was the AMAZING Vintage Racer Cake Pops by Marlise Ross of Marlise Ross Cakes, they do not only look brilliant but they tasted out of this world!!! Thank you Marlise, you are so wonderful!

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burger bar
The burger bar went down a treat with all the adults as it is always nice to have something savory at a kids party…to break all the sugar! :)

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There were so many wonderful activities for children of all ages there…like Design Your Racer which all the girls loved! As you can see…

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But then for the boys there was something a little more traditional racer style… A Tats for Tots station where all the children could get temporary tattoos…in true biker style!

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Here is birthday boy Will getting his first Ink from his Daddy…a true racer at heart!

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And now so proud to show off his new “Mommy” tattoo… too cute!

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Will and his big brother Tom even had matching biker jackets for the big day…doesn’t it just melt your heart!

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For the ride home all the little bikers got an Emergency Motor Oil Kit with a few treats.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY William we hope you had a wonderful party sweetheart! x

All printables available from our SunshineParties shop on Etsy.

Frozen Freebie…

Well today is Freebie Friday…and even though we could not be any further from the magical fantasy of Frozen here in Sunny South Africa, we are giving away a Hershey Kisses Printable as today’s Friday Freebie.

Click here to download…

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For more frozen printables have a look at our SunshineParties shop on Etsy…

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FrozenSnowflakes_invite layout

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Enjoy and have a wonderful and magical weekend! x

Valentine’s Day Clipart Freebie…

It is time for the first Friday FREEBIE of 2014, and we have choosen to give our SunshineShabby friends a FREE Valentine’s Day Clipart Set!

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Click on the below linkt to download your FREE Valentines Day Clipart Set…

For more Valentine’s Day clipart visit our SunshineLemons Etsy Store to view our cute new Heart Clipart

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Enjoy! x

What’s new in the world of SunshineShabby…

Well this week has been a week full of Sunshine in our little part Sunny South Africa, and our happy little Sunshine Shabby computers have been designing away at full steam ahead!

From chalkboards to eskimo kisses for Valentines Day to make your own Valentines Day card…here are a few of our new designs from SunshineLemons

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And if you are looking for a way to cut the wedding budget with a digital invitation or a fun easy kids party invitation…here are a few of our new designs from SunshineParties

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First Communion Invitation_Boy_invite layout

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First Communion_Rosary_invite layout

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And some cute and fun wall art to make a house your home…here are a few of our new designs from SunshinePrintsCo

Two white vintage frames on orange wall

Two white vintage frames on orange wall

Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend! x