Cupcake Wars Themes

Cupcake Wars Party 17

My oldest daughter just turned nine, and to celebrate her birthday she wanted to hold a Cupcake War. I don’t think she has ever seen an episode of the Food Network show Cupcake Wars, but she loves the Cake Boss series, and somehow picked up on the “Cupcake Wars” phrase. So we invited over a few of her friends and got baking!

How to Host a Cupcake Wars Party at PagingSupermom.com

How to Host an Easy Cupcake Wars Party at PagingSupermom.com

Turns out a Cupcake Wars birthday party is pretty easy to pull off. As far as party decor goes we created a simple “Cupcake Wars” banner and hung some colorful, tissue paper honeycomb balls and fans. (I’m sharing our free printable Cupcake Wars Banner template below). Then we used butcher paper as a tablecloth to make clean up a breeze. We marked the girls’ spots by simply writing their names on the butcher paper with a marker.

Cupcake Wars Mini Cake Stands How To from PagingSueprmom.com

Cupcake Wars Party Decor and Setup Ideas at PagingSupermom.com

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Free Music Staff for Your Little Mozart

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Free Printable Blank Music Staff Paper for your little composer at PagingSupermom.com

Last summer I created blank music staff paper at the request of my daughter. I took the above photo of her with her very first composition and shared it on Instagram. Although it was always my intention to share the free printable sheet music paper with you, somehow I never got around to doing it. So I dug out the file since I’m filling in for Aimée on Worksheet Wednesday today. (She’s jetting off to ALT San Francisco, and I’m staying home with baby Rockwell who is cooing up a storm lately!)

Kids really do love to create things, and if your child is taking piano lessons or otherwise musically inclined they are bound to be thrilled when you hand them a stack of blank music staff paper. Here is a video of Attalie playing her latest song, which she calls “Speed.”

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Printable Inside Out Characters

Inside Out Party Ideas 7

Last week my girls and I saw an advanced screening of Disney/Pixar’s new Inside Out. We all loved the movie, and it’s really saying something when both my 4 year old and me enjoy a show so much we can’t wait to see it again. Afterwards, my girls and I brainstormed Inside Out party ideas and crafts over ice cream. Our favorite idea was this “Jar of Joy.”

Free Printable Joy gift tags or party favors, inspired by Disney's Inside Out Movie via @PagingSupermom

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Map Of The Contiguous United States

Contiguous Map United States Printable

Coloring map of the Contiguous United States and many more free Printables from PagingSupermom.com

Since my family travelled pretty much all summer, my boys suggested we color in a map to show the states we visited this year. I quickly formatted and printed this map only to discover confusion among my youngest. He was so concerned: where were Alaska and Hawaii? Since we hadn’t visited either of those states, I (lazily) left them off the map which ended up presenting us the perfect opportunity to explain a couple terms we hear referring to similar maps: The Lower 48 and Continental United States.

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Winnie the Pooh Movie Playdate

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Free Honeycomb Printable Pattern Paper for Winnie the Pooh Party at PagingSupermom.com #disneywinnie

With the big kids heading back to school, the little ones at home often feel left out. Today we’re sharing some ideas for a fun playdate inspired by The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. The movie is being released on Blu-ray/DVD tomorrow (August 27th), so grab a copy and invite your little pals to come along on a visit to the Hundred Acre Woods.

Pooh would love this Hunny Glazed Popcorn Recipe at PagingSupermom.com #disneywinnie

We are sure Pooh would love this Hunny Glazed Popcorn. It’s the perfect thing to snack on while watching the movie, and it’s super easy to make!

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How To Make Button Necklaces

Mothers Day Button Necklace

Make a Necklace for Mom from Vintage Buttons #mothersday

My cousin’s wife is super stylish. I’m always a bit envious of her fabulous outfits, many of which she sews herself. Well she has the most adorable necklace — it goes with everything because I swear she’s wearing it just about every other time I see her. Sometimes she layers it with other necklaces and sometimes wears it alone. After I couldn’t stand it any longer, I asked where she’d found such a gem. The answer: her daughter had made it by stringing a bunch of vintage buttons together! Sounds like a perfect gift for Mother’s Day or maybe Teacher Appreciation?

Easy Button Necklace for Mom at PagingSupermom.com #mothersday

I mean the macaroni one junior made in preschool is sweet, but what if your kiddos could make a necklace you’d actually WANT to wear hundreds of times? Stringing buttons is as easy as working with cereal or noodles — the order doesn’t matter so just let the kids go to town!

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