Category: Party Planning

FROZEN Elsa Doll Birthday Cake

FROZEN Elsa Doll Birthday Cake by Eclectic Handmade Creations

Do you recall back in August last year I wrote about birthday cakes that we wanted as a child? For me the ultimate cake was a Dolly Varden cake, I always thought they were just so magical and beautiful! Well guess what?? I finally got the opportunity to make one J I was asked by a customer to make a Frozen themed cake for his daughter’s birthday and of course her favorite character is Elsa. So, the obvious choice for me was an Elsa Dolly Varden cake.  I spent a lot of time and energy on the Frozen Elsa Doll Birthday Cake, as the little Birthday girl Miss V is such a sweet little girl. The birthday girl loved it so all the time and effort was worth it! I was pretty impressed with how well it turned out.

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DIY New Years Eve Firework Decorations

DIY New years Eve Firework Decorations by EclecticHandmadeCreations.com

I hope you and your loved ones had a fantastic Christmas yesterday. I have been melting in the Queensland, Australian heat! I sure was dreaming of a white Christmas. But alas Santa didn’t make it snow in Brisbane this year 🙁

There isn’t much time after Christmas for recovering before New Years Eve rolls around. If you are hosting a New Years Eve party you only have a few days to take down all the Christmas decorations and dress the house in glitz and glam already to welcome in the New Year. Today I will show you a really easy and simple craft perfect for your New Years Eve celebrations.

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12 Quick and Easy Christmas Crafts

12 Quick and Easy Christmas Crafts by EclecticHandmadeCreations.com

It is literately only days until Christmas. Six to be exact. That means that you have six days to get those last minute gifts, finish the decorating and six whole days to do Christmas crafts 🙂

I have been keeping an eye out for some really quick and easy crafts that you can do as last minute Christmas gifts or decorations. Here are my favorite 12, that is 2 per day 🙂

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Ladies Crafternoon ~ Kaszazz Make and Take Demo Party

Cards made at the Eclectic Handmade Creations' Ladies Crafternoon

In the past, I had lightly dabbled in paper crafts such as scrapbooking and card making. I had once attempted a horrible excuse of a scrapbook. It was so bad that just the shear memory of it makes me shudder in shame! I have had a lot more success with card making; some of them were quite great (if I do say so myself) and some of them not so much, although I don’t think any of them were as bad as the scrapbook. Argh, that scrapbook.

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Halloween Party Food

Eclectic Handmade Creations - Halloween Party Food

Happy Halloween!

You’ve picked out your costume. You have decorated your home into a house of horror, or just a little spooky to keep it child friendly and fun. All that you have left to do is put out the party food and drink. There are a few quick and easy food and drink recipes in my Halloween Party Ideas post a few weeks ago, but I thought I would show you a few of the things that I prepared for Halloween this year.

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Halloween Decorations

Nothing quite puts you in the mood for a holiday or a party, quite like decorations. Having spooky bats, wicked witches and ghastly ghosts flying around the house may delight or frighten you. Perhaps bubbling cauldrons and eerie giant spider webs adorning the walls will do the trick. Or maybe black cats stalking around corners and horrifying web coated dead trees would be for you. Or perhaps just simple Jack-O-Lanterns is more your speed.

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Halloween Party Ideas

There isn’t much of a history of celebrating Halloween in Australia, however the Halloween fever is slowly spreading to this side of the pond. It has come a long way since it’s early UK heritage, these days the young children celebrating it wouldn’t be able to imagine the origins of their favorite sugar filled holiday.

When it comes to Halloween, there are two groups of people. There are those that love it and those that loath it. I suppose there is a third group of people; those that really just don’t care. Mr Hubby is in the last group but I do suspect that my yearly insistence on celebrating Halloween may cause him to learn to loath it, or if I’m lucky he may even learn to love it. Hey, a girl can dream can’t she?

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