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Play-Doh Party {Real Parties}

 

This joint boy/girl play clay party was done at the request by my friend, for two little cousins who were both turning three. Play-Doh is such a universally loved item amongst the preschool crowd, so I knew it was the perfect theme.

Here are a few pics:

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The 8×10″ frameable for the little girl:

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And the frameable for the boy!

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The moms decided to make jumbo marshmallows look like Play-Doh tubs, so I made them a printable that they could take to a baker and have printed on edible paper and with edible ink. Then they cut the strips out, and got the marshmallows slightly damp before applying the wrap. They finished off by dipping the top in sprinkles to look like the colored cap of the Play-Doh tub. They said the project was easier than they’d expected. And you can see how cute the results were!

playdoh-marshmallow

 

Here is the banner. The party was held at a mixed martial arts gym, which is owned by one of the dads, who is also a UFC fighter. The gym (called Fight Ready, located in Scottsdale, Arizona) is not usually a party location, but it worked out great because of all the padded mats on the floors. What more could you ask for when you have a group of 3-year-olds? And…. a cage for the naughty ones! (Kidding, but the cage or fight ring was fun for the kids to play in).

playdoh-banner

 

The hosts decided to go with cupcake wrappers instead of toppers, although you can use both at the same time, and both are included in the collection.

playdoh-cupcakes

 

They also had a Play-Doh tub shaped fondant cake for each of the birthday kiddos. So cute!

playdoh-cake

 

The hosts asked for a sign for the favors, so we came up with one that could be used as a regular sign, or could be wrapped around a bucket to make it look like a Play-Doh tub.

 

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And the mini Play-Doh tubs that are often used as favors…

 

 

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(Note that the collection includes 1 inch tags that can be put on the top of these favor-sized Play-Doh tubs.)

Play-Doh party table as seen on Renees-Soirees.com

 

I thought it was such a great idea to have a Play-Doh table available for play time. Even the adults decided to play for a while. 🙂

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This is the full collection, available in my Etsy shop here:

Playdoh-collection

 

And here is the matching Play-Doh inspired invitation:

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Thank you Desiree for allowing me to be a part of such a beautiful event! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to two of the cutest little 3 year olds I know!

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A red basket full of baggies with gingerbread playdough inside

{FREEBIE} Gingerbread Playdough Topper

A red basket full of baggies with gingerbread playdough inside

I decided to make some homemade Gingerbread Playdough for my son’s classmates as soon as I saw the idea on Pinterest. But I knew it would be cost prohibitive to buy 20+ mason jars to package them the way she did. So I made this printable topper that can be printed and stapled to the top of any snack or sandwich-sized baggie.

I am also going to take these to Christmas dinner to put on the Kids Table so the kids have something to keep them busy while we’re in the kitchen. And I’ll give them along with my traditional pumpkin bread gift to my neighbors (or at least the ones with kids or grandkids).

The best thing about this version of playdough is that your house smells like holiday cookies are in the oven every time the kids play with it!

 

zip top bag with gingerbread playdough inside and a printed topper

This topper will be free until Christmas Day (25 December). And next holiday season, it will be in my Etsy shop.

2 ziplock bags with paper toppers that say Gingerbread Playdough

See below for the recipe and the topper download. By the way, this recipe is very forgiving!  I pulled not one but two blonde stunts while I was making it! First I lost track of how much cream of tartar I had added (which affects how thick it will be) and secondly I got distracted by two little men and burned it on the stove. But I crossed my fingers and stuck it in a plastic container in the fridge, and sure enough, it had the perfect texture the next day!

Download the playdough toppers HERE.

I usually print toppers in color on 65 lb cardstock at a local copy store, and borrow their paper cutter while I’m there. I rolled the dough out pretty thick (1/2″ or more) and cut them out with a gingerbread cookie cutter. But you could just as easily roll them into balls and put them in the bag that way.

I’d love to see photos or links showing how you used these!

Resources:

Recipe for Gingerbread Playdough (if you double it you will get 7 or 8 snack-sized baggies worth)
More holiday ideas on my Pinterest board

 

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