Wednesday, October 28, 2015

DIY Sweet Shop Party Ideas~Part 2

I am not sponsored by Mod Podge but I should be! LOL
I LOVE all of their products and I use something of theirs in almost every project I do. Because of this Sweet Shop party I got to use Collage Clay for the first time. It really was the decretive touch that made a lot of these sweet shop treats look so realistic. I talked about it a little in part one of this blog post since I used it on the cinnamon rolls.
It was the finishing touch to this first project I am going to tell you about.
I have to say the strawberry creme pie was one of my favorite projects and it was also one of the most played with during the party.
 First step to making it was the fun for the whole family. I needed a pie tin and box so I went to Sams Club and bought a pumpkin pie. I like the pies from Sams Club or Costco because they are larger than normal pies. Once I FORCED my family to eat the pie, I cleaned the tin and then rubbed it with cooking oil. Fill the tin 3/4th of the way with spray foam insulation. 
 It will expand so you want to make sure you leave some room.
 After the spray foam insulation is dry you should be able to scrape it out of the pie tin. The cooking oil should have helped it not to stick.
I squirted two different colors of pink acrylic paint to the top of the pie and then Kiki painted the top of it.
 After Kiki finished painting the top and it dried, I used a knife and cut the circle into 8 pie pieces.
I hot glued tan felt to the bottom of each piece of pie to make it look like it had crust.
Now here comes the finishing touch of Mod Podge Collage Clay. I used the star tip for this process.
I added a line of icing all around the edge of the pie. I also lined the bottom of the pie tin with a piece of purple paper that had the sweet shop logo on it. I did this because I couldn't clean up the bottom well enough after filling it with spray foam insulation. I used regular Mod Podge to glue and seal the paper down. In the picture below, I just added the Mod Podge so you can see it isn't dry yet.
Lastly, I wanted to add a finishing touch to the top of each piece of pie. We ended up using real after dinner mints but you can use any trinket, bead, or jewel you have laying around the house. 
I simply squirted a little Collage Clay like icing and the put three mints in it.
I painted the box and added the sweet shop logo to it.
You can tell why this was one of the favorite treats to play with. The girls loved opening the box and serving out pieces of pie with a spatula.
Moving onto how I made the cupcakes, I had this next project ready along with the pie tin for the strawberry creme pie. The reason for this is because once you open and start using a can of spray foam insulation, you will have to throw it away after about 30 minutes because the foam drys in the straw.
I filled 2 muffin tins with cupcake liners and put a small rock in the bottom of each liner. Then I sprayed the insulation foam over each rock. Like the pie tin I filled the each cupcake liner about 3/4th of the way full. Remember it with expand just like it would when you bake a cupcake.
I will tell you, the rock is very important because if you don't add them, the cupcakes with be top heavy.
With 24 Cupcakes we split them up into 3 groups of 8 and made 3 different kinds of cupcakes. Pictured below on the left, we left some as the color of the insulation foam so they were vanilla cupcakes and we used pink Collage Clay and topped it with a pom pom ball. We painted some pink like the color of the strawberry creme pie and topped it with white Collage Clay and a jewel. Then for chocolate cupcakes we painted the foam brown and after it was dry we painted regular Mod Podge over it to give it a little shine. Then topped it off with white Collage Clay and a red pom pom for a cherry! 
The muffin tins we used to display the cupcakes came from the dollar store!
The next little project was to make little clipboards for the kids to be able to take orders. I wanted them to be small enough to fit the pocket in the front of the apron. 
I cut four rectangle piece from the lid of a box.
Then Kiki and I ripped up pieces of colorful paper and Mod Podged them to fully cover each piece of cardboard.
Here they are drying after I painted a coat of regular Mod Podge over top of them.
I found some cute magnetic clips from the dollar section at Target.
I simply clipped some lined paper to each piece of cardboard and there you have it! 
Cute little mini clipboards for taking orders!
I wanted to show you how perfect the size clipboard is for the apron pocket, pictured below. 
Here is an action shot from Kiki's party where she was taking her friends order.
The next thing I did was decorate the walls to make it look more like a sweet shop instead of a beige basement. I created this fun menu and used hearts instead of actual money amounts. This leaves it up to their imagination for buying and selling. I also wanted it to look like there was candy on the wall so I made a fake shelf and colored candy jars that I found as free printables online. I just searched "candy jars coloring page".
I stapled a pink Dollar Store table cloth to the wall. Then I made an awning out of stripped wrapping paper. I stapled the menu and candy shelf on the wall.
I still felt like I needed more decoration to the room so I made another fake shelf with lollipops in vases for the wall on the other side of the menu. I added another table cloth to the wall which happened to match the Sweet Shop awning fabric that Kiki picked out. It was priced under a dollar from Walmart. I must tell you, I love cheap table cloths! It is the best way to change the color in a room instantly and for just a few bucks! 
Then we added white christmas lights around the top of the room.
I wanted to make sure the kids had lots of fake treats to play with but also REAL treats to eat! We stocked the shop with lollipops. The cute pink vase was from the Dollar Store!
I made this cute display for real cookies and candy out of two cake plates from the Dollar Store and a glass candlestick hot glued in the middle.
We had our register filled with fake money, paper and coins, from the Dollar Store.
I found little purses 3 for a dollar at the Dollar Store and I puffy Painted every girls name to the front of them. We added money from the register to each girls purse so they would have some to buy things with in the sweet shop. Putting the names on the purses was such a good idea because I told the girls when they bought real candy that if they didn't want to eat it all to keep it in their purse and they could take it home with them! These purses with a little candy in them were their party favors.
Inside the shop we stocked it up with Dollar Store plastic bowls and plates which I Mod Podged the logo to. There was also spatulas, forks, spoons, and napkins all also from the Dollar Store!
Kiki's jelly bean machine was a fun touch to the shop. 
There was enough treats to go around. I can't even believe there was candy still left over after the party was done!
This post is part 2 of the DIY Sweet Shop Party Ideas, click HERE to see part 1.

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