Thank you, THANK YOU, thank you for all of your emails and comments on our Olivia party. And a huge, warm thank you to Kim at TomKat Studio for the blog feature - we love her blog so much and it was quite an honor to be featured!
Heather at Twist Entertaining was also sweet enough to post our Olivia party on her blog/website as well... Please visit these fabulous blogs for even more party planning inspiration!!! As promised, please see below for some DIY projects and tips from the Olivia party... Enjoy!
ribbon (we used two styles, about 3 yards of each style)
4 C all purpose flour
Cook and stir on med-low til forms. Careful not to burn. If coloring, mix food coloring in water first. When cooled down, knead dough and put in sealed container.To add glitter just use craft glitter and knead into dough. Keep adding glitter til it is as 'sparkly' as you desire. We purchased the containers at the local $1 store, then added our own ribbon and labels.
Oh the pom poms - I love how they look, but I am a perfectionist and it drives me nuts that I can never get my poms as perfectly even as Martha Stewart. Please visit this link for the directions on recreating the pom poms. We used black and white striped tissue paper as well as solid red tissue paper for a little variety. The red rose pomanders were purchased at Michael's. You can also view our Minnie Mouse birthday party post for our zebra print pom poms...
And last. but certainly not least... the Oreo cookie pops were created using the recipe on How Does She... These pops were a hit with kids and adults. However, we did not put enough white chocolate to hold the lollipop stick in place, so a few of the Oreos did fall off of the stick. Another trick we learned after the Oreo Pops below were created... lay the dipped Oreos on a cookie rack instead of a plate. The white chocolate will drip through instead of puddling around the Oreo.
We would love to see your blog posts and pictures using our Olivia party ideas - so please share!!!