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Minecraft Stampy Longnose Gift Bag Tutorial

I needed a gift bag for the kids to hold their loot at the Stampy Minecraft birthday party, and came up with this incredibly easy craft to add Stampy Cat to a plain yellow gift bag.

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Minecraft Creeper Pinata Tutorial

I don't really like human-shaped pinatas.  But a pinata shaped like a creeper (one of the monsters you kill in Minecraft)?  That seems appropriately thematic to beat to smithereens at a Minecraft birthday party.

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Homemade Minecraft Candy Buttons Tutorial

I love making homemade candy buttons.  Probably because I loved them so much as a kid.  I've even made morse code candy buttons for a Nautical Rain Gutter Regatta party, and heart-shaped valentines candy buttons.

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Easy Minecraft Cupcake Wrappers Tutorial and Free Printable Pixelated Minecraft Paper

One of the great things about a Minecraft themed birthday party is how simple the graphics are.  Just use pixelated graphics for anything, and it totally works with the theme!  That's exactly what I did to make cupcake wrappers for the Stampy Minecraft Birthday Party.

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Minecraft Birthday Party Dog Taming Game

I always like to have some activity ready to go when kids arrive at a party.  Not a game, necessarily, but something that they can do while we're waiting for all the guests to arrive.  That's exactly what our Dog Taming game was for the Minecraft Stampy Longnose party.

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Polymer Clay Lemon Slices Party Embellishments

I'm not going to teach you how to make polymer clay lemon slice canes (there are far better clay artists making great video tutorials for that), but I did want to share some of the ways I used the clay lemon slices I made as embellishments for the Ultimate Lemonade Stand.

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Marbleized Chocolate Cupcake Toppers Tutorial

The Ultimate Lemonade Stand needed some Ultimate Cupcakes, clearly, so I had fun experimenting with Katherine Sabbath inspired cupcake designs, complete with miniature marbleized and sprinkle-encrusted chocolate shards.

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Lemon Slice Homemade Sprinkles Tutorial

Want to know how I made the lemon slice sprinkles for the custom sprinkle mix I made for the Ultimate Lemonade Stand?  

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Delicious Homemade Sprinkles Tutorial

I've seen homemade sprinkles before, but the only ones I've seen have been made with royal icing, piped into lines, and then broken into smaller pieces.  It's cute, but not quite what I wanted to create for my homemade sprinkle experiment.  I wanted something more regular, and also with a more distinct flavor.  It also sounded rather tedious to make the royal icing version.

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Chocolate Lollipop Happy Birthday Cake Topper Tutorial

I've been crushing on Katherine Sabbath (an amazingly creative, fun, Australian cake decorator) for a while now, and I thought it was high time that I tried making her style of cake.  And I happen to be celebrating a friend's birthday today, so I had the perfect excuse to bake a cake!  Not that I need an excuse, but it helps.

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