Wednesday, March 30, 2016

How to DJ your own Wedding


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By now you have probably checked out the price of hiring a band or a DJ for your wedding and have decided that you don't have the budget for it or are wondering if it's worth the cost so have decided to look into how to DJ your own wedding. Professional DJ's usually cost between $500 and $1500 dollars for four plus hours. Every DJ has their own price and package. Live bands usually start out at $1000 and go up from there depending on how long you want them to perform. You may get lucky and know somebody that knows somebody and get a DJ or a Live Band for cheap but if not you are looking at spending a pretty penny for a couple hours of music that your guest may or may not dance to.

I personally don't think a DJ is worth the price you pay but I've always been a "Do It Yourself" kind of girl looking for ways to save money. I've been to several weddings that have had DJ's and quite a few of the DJ's have replayed songs or just played songs back to back with no mixing as if I was listening to my I-Pod. I have yet to go to a wedding that had a DJ that DJed like you were at a club getting everybody to dance; so if you do decide to hire a DJ I recommend trying to find someone that DJ's like you are at a club or a club DJ that does weddings part time.

What you will Need: 

My husband and I were on a tight budget for our wedding so we decided to DJ our own wedding. To DJ your own wedding you will need:


We borrowed the Stereo System we used from our Best Man and we borrowed the Microphone from my mom's classroom. Ask around and see if anybody has a stereo system or a microphone you can borrow. Schools and Churches may let you borrow or rent their equipment, especially if you went there. If you do not know anybody that has a Stereo System and Microphone you can borrow you can rent one or you can look into buying your own Stereo System that will cost between $300 - $500. The stereo system we used had 5 speakers, both big and small.

Tips: 

- Make sure you have a back up device with all the playlists on it because we all know that technology can randomly decide to act up.

- DO NOT rely on an Internet connection to stream your music.

-Test out your playlist before the wedding guest arrive to make sure that everything is hooked up correctly and your microphone works.

- Have a person in charge of the equipment and in charge of announcing. This can be the same person. *see below

Equipment Monitor/Announcer:

Make sure you have someone that is monitoring (keeping an eye on) the equipment to help prevent damage to the equipment and to help prevent guests from trying to control the music. There is always going to be somebody that doesn't like the music playing but hopefully they won't mess with the music.

My sister's boyfriend was in charge of controlling the ceremony music and my brother was in charge of controlling the reception, basically making sure to play our special songs when that event occurred and announcing the events that occurred. We had a guest sneak by him and set our playlist to shuffle, thus playing a song meant for clean-up that cursed. I heard it and ran over there to set the music back to how it was suppose to be. This guest also thought the music was to loud and tried to turn it down and skipped over all but one of the slow songs we had included in our playlist. We also had our guest play Thunderstruck so everybody could participate in a drinking game in the middle of the reception but my husband okayed it, who knows, he may of been the one that played it... Hopefully your guest will respect your equipment and playlist though and won't mess with it but just in case it's it a good idea to have someone monitoring it.

If you are worried about pleasing your guests you can do this by asking for music requests on your RSVPs or on your wedding website. This way they can request a song they would like to hear, thus making your guests happy.

Playlist:

Make sure you have a song for every special moment you plan on having at your wedding from the first dance to the cake cutting song to the bouquet tossing song. When preparing your wedding playlist it is easy to forget a special moment that may need a song because you have so much going on already so here is a list of all the special moments you need to pick out a song for:


1. Before Ceremony: playlist titled “Wedding-Before”. This playlist will play as your wedding guest arrive. The songs can be in order or set to shuffle. Our Playlist contained about 30 love songs.


2. Ceremony: playlist titled “Wedding-Ceremony”
  • Prelude Songs - Groom, Preacher and seating of the parents/grandparents. I mixed two songs together for out prelude songs.
  • Bridal Party Entrance Song
  • Bride's Song
  • Unity Song
  • Exit Song
Optional: You can play music as your guests exit if you want. This can be the same playlists you used as they entered.

Reception: We allowed our guests to begin eating while we took pictures. We entered and went straight into our first dance. Followed by a Mother-Son and Bride-Brother's dance. We combined our dances but several people separate them. After we were done dancing we ate. Everybody does this different, some have cocktail hour, etc... so this next part will depend on what you choose to do at your wedding.

3. Eating: playlist titled “Wedding-Eating”, Wedding-Dinner” or "Wedding-Cocktail Hour" . You can use the same playlist you used for when the guests arrived if you want. Our playlist contained love songs from different eras and genres; the majority of the playlist was country love songs. Our Eating Playlist had 60+ songs in it, enough for three hours but we only played about an hour of it.

4. Dancing: playlist titled “Wedding- Dance” in order. It is important to put this playlist in order.   This helps prevent to many line dance or slow songs from playing back to back. It is also important because you will have to stop this playlist to do your special moment songs and come back to it so you don't want to replay songs. Remember what song you stop it on because that is where it needs to pick back up so you don’t repeat songs. I wrote out a thorough outline of what song to stop on and what song to start the music back on to avoid confusion. This also allowed us to stay on track as far as time goes.

The dance playlist needs to contain upbeat songs that you can dance to. You will also need to set this playlist to crossfade *see below. I recommend including songs from different eras since you will have guest of all ages, a few party favorites and line dances such as the electric slide and a few slow songs. Don't over do it with the line dances and slow songs. I think we had three or four line dances and five slow songs spread out throughout our playlist. Our Dance playlist had 90-100 songs in it. Our reception was four hours long and we had enough for six hours of music. 



Special Moment Song List: 


I placed these songs in order under the “Wedding-Ceremony” playlist but you can create another playlist if you would like.
  • Wedding Party Entrance Song - Announce the Wedding Party
  • First Dance Song
  • Father-Daughter Dance Song
  • Mother-Son Dance Song
  • Cake Cutting Song
  • Toast - you can have a song quietly playing in the background if you want. We paused the music for our toast
  • Bouquet Toss Song
  • Garter Toss Song
  • Send Off Song

Once you have your playlist in order you need to set your playlist to crossfade. This setting basically does what the DJ would do by fading the end of the song to the beginning of another thus preventing a few second of silence between songs. This is very important because those few seconds of silence can completely kill the mood, clearing the dance floor. You have to apply crossfade to each specific playlist. 

To do this on a Mac:
  1. Select your playlist
  2. In the top left of your computer click on iTunes
  3. Select Preferences 
  4. Click on Playback
  5. Make sure Crossfade Songs is checked and move the arrow to when you would like the song to begin crossfading to the next. I set my crossfade to 6 seconds. You can also mess with your Sound Enhancer here if you want. I sent mine to medium.
  6. Hit OK
You will have to research how to set crossfade on your I-Pod or Laptop because every device is different.


More Tips:

- When creating playlist keep in mind your audience and your audience's age. You want to play a variety of songs from different eras.

- Make sure to play a handful of slow songs that way you can slow dance with your newly wed bride or groom, brother, best friend, or grandma but make sure not to over do the slow songs and bore your guests.

- Try to avoid inappropriate songs that contain curse words and sexual references. You don't want to offend your great grandma, preacher or teach the flower girl a new inappropriate word.

- Make sure you have extra songs in each playlist because you never now exactly how long each event (Before the Wedding, Diner, Dancing) will take.

- Spread some of the special moments out and start the dancing before the cake cutting, the toast, and the bouquet/garter toss. This will allow your guests to take a break from dancing and helped avoid all the special moments being back to back.

- The most important thing to keep in mind is that it is YOUR wedding so do and play what you want. As long as you are satisfied then your guests can get over it.


One of the main reasons to DJ your own wedding besides saving a ton of money is that you get to control what music is being played to avoid the cheesy songs, the overplayed songs, repeat songs, and inappropriate for Grandma songs. We lucked out and were able to DJ our wedding for free because we borrowed the equipment and had an iTunes gift card for the songs we needed to purchase but if not the cost for DJing your own wedding will be the rental fee for the equipment, the songs you decide to purchase, and the time spent creating your playlists. I recommend DJing your own wedding because it will save you between $500 and $1000. Plus I already laid out the playlist and list of special moments songs needed above and am working on creating a list of songs to choose from to make creating your wedding playlist easier and less time consuming because I know how busy you can be!


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Monster Birthday Party

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My son just turned one and we decided to throw him a monster party. Everything was monster related from the food to the decorations. We invited the whole family down and had a blast. My son got a ton of gifts, mainly clothes but it was much needed! Keep reading to find out how I made the decorations and what food we had to match the monster theme!


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Birthday Outfit:
I purchased a white t-shirt for around $2 at Walmart. I then drew and cut out the one and the monster on computer paper. I visited my Grandmother's house who has a closet full of fabric and picked out two different fabrics to match the blue/green color scheme and the monster theme. I then told my grandmother what I was thinking and she took it from there. She did an awesome job making my son's first Birthday shirt!

If you know how to sew and have the proper equipment, I recommend trying to make your toddler's outfit. If not they sell birthday outfits on different websites for $40 up.

Food Table:

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- Popcorn, Pretzel, Green and Blue M&M's, Nut and White Chocolate mix labeled "Monster Munch"
- Cheese Balls labeled "Monster Balls"
- Fruit by the Foot Rolls labeled "Monster Tongues"
- Chocolate Pretzel Bites labeled "Monster Eyes"
- Mini Pigs in a Blanket labeled "Monster Toes"
- Deviled Eggs dyed green with olives to make them look like Monster Eyes
- Blue Raspberry Cupcakes labeled "Mini Monsters"

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Smash Cake and Cupcakes:

I baked a blue raspberry smash cake and made cupcakes with the extra batter. I decorated the cake and cupcakes with blue raspberry frosting. I pipped the frosting on the cake and cupcakes using a #21 piping tip. I added candy eyes to the cupcakes to make them look like monsters. I was going to put them on the cake too but I didn't want my son to choke on them since he doesn't really have any teeth so I attempted to make monster eyes out of mini Oreos and frosting.

My son wasn't huge on the cake so we had to give him a spoon to get him to eat some of it but he did enjoy the frosting!

Check out my Monster Smash Cake Tutorial!

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Beverages:

- A few 2Liters
- Sweet Tea
- Water
- Juice Boxes for the kids
- Green Hawaiian Punch/Lemonade mix I labeled as "Monster Slime"

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Decorations:

I decided to be crafty since we are on a budget and made all of the decorations for the monster party. The majority of the decorations are made from paper so it is super cheap and I think they turned out super cute!

Name Blocks:
We had name blocks by the door with Mike from Monster's Inc. sitting on top. The name blocks are a cute decoration and a cute photo prop. You can find out how I made the name blocks HERE!

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Paper Wall Monsters:
I created three monsters to hang on the wall above the gift table. I made these monsters out of art paper rolls but you can use wrapping paper, poster board, or construction paper to make your monsters. The monsters I made are about two feet tall but you can make them as big or as little as you want.




"Watch Me Grow" Pictures:
We covered the door and the window in the kitchen with blue paper, table cloths will work too. I then made eyes out of construction paper and taped them onto the blue paper. Since it is my son's first birthday, I printed out my son's newborn to 12 month "Watch Me Grow" photos and hung them over the food table, creating a happy monster face.


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High Chair Decorations:
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Monster Tissue Boxes:
I made monster table decorations out of empty tissue boxes, construction paper, and pipe cleaners. I used one of the Monster Tissue boxes as a utensil holder and the other as a table decoration.

You can find out how I made the Monster Tissue Boxes HERE!






Signs:
I made an enter sign that I hung on the front door that said " BEWARE, enter at your own risk". I thought it was only appropriate since there where tons of little monsters in the house.

I also made a sign that consisted of different facts and things my son can do, say, eat, and loves. I had planned on having the sign in a frame on the food table but I printed it to big and didn't feel like wasting ink to re-print them so I just hung them on the wall by the food table.

I created both signs on the computer and printed them out.

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My son's first Birthday party was a success and I think everything turned out super cute! My son was blessed with tons of new summer outfits and toys. He was unsure about all the people and the cake but overall everybody had a good time. As far as cost goes, we only had to buy some of the food and the table cloths because we had all the other supplies. Thats the benefit of being crafty and making all the decorations and cake yourself! I hope you enjoyed my son's Monster Birthday Party pictures and that they help inspire you when planning your child's Monster Party!


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Personalized Lap Tray for Kids


My daughter is only two but she is at the age where she loves to color, granted most of her coloring consist of scribbles, but hey at least she is having fun and thinks she is doing an awesome job. I decided I wanted to make a Personalized Lap Tray for her to color on or eat snacks on while watching her cartoons. This craft was fairly easy to do, it would of been easier if the paint pens worked better, and it's cheap, that is if you already have paint pens. If not paint pens cost $8+ for a pack or $3+ individually. It all depends on what brand you buy.
   
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The Lap Tray is a great gift for children because it is very versatile. It can be used as a drawing desk, an art tray, a snack tray while watching movies or breakfast in bed. You can set your computer on it so your lap doesn't get warm or use it to put puzzles together on. You can also bring it with you on road trips for your children to use in the car for a less messy snack/lunch time, do their homework on or other activities such as drawing, go fish, or cards to keep them busy while in the car.

Supplies:

  • Oil Based Paint Pens - I used Painters Paint Pens by Elmers. I had to go over it several times because it didn't stick to the plastic very well and looked as if it was evaporating so make sure you buy oil based paint pens instead. 
  • Lap Tray- Both Micheals and Hobby Lobby should have them. I bought mine at Hobby Lobby. It was around $4.44 with the 40% coupon. 
  • Mod Podge - Optional 

How To:


1. Pick out a design and name for your lap tray. I recommend sketching it out before hand so you know exactly what and where you are drawing at on your lap tray. 

2. Wipe off your lap tray so you have a clean surface to draw on. 

3. Personalize your lap tray with the paint pens and let dry.

4. Optional - Once the lap tray has dried, cover it with Mod Podge and let dry. The Mod Podge helps lock in your drawing so the paint won't scratch off as easy.

Add a coloring book or two, some crayons, markers, paper and scissors depending on what age your child is and give it as a Christmas or Birthday gift. You can even make it look more decorative and gift like by filling in the spaces with tissue paper if you want.

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I plan on making my son a Personalized Lap Tray when he gets a little bigger so that both my children can have one. As long as you get the same brand lap tray you can stack them on top of each other for easy storage. Be careful not to let your child climb or sit on the lap tray though because they can break. My daughter already used it as a stepping stool to get on the couch and then jumped off onto it and cracked the corner, then she scribbled all over it with a blue crayon so her lap tray has already had a ton of love. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Feel free to post pictures of your personalized lap trays in the comments to give mom's more inspiration and design ideas!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Memory Lane Board Game

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My husband and I have been together five years and we have been blessed with two beautiful children. When we were dating I told him that I wanted him to make me a gift for our anniversary instead of spending a ton of money. For our one year anniversary of dating I made my husband a scrap book of our love story and he did the same, but used shutterfly to put it together. We laughed because we had the same idea. For our second dating anniversary I made him a board game called "Memory Lane" and he used a deck of card and turned them into 52 reasons why he loves me. Once again we were laughing because we both gave each other something game related, guess it was meant to be!

We celebrated our two years of dating in April 2013. We went all out for our two year anniversary and glad we did because life was about to change since we found out we were expecting shortly after. For our two year anniversary we exchanged gifts, visited the Newport Aquarium then ate at Margaritaville, followed by indoor putt putt golf and a movie. That is the most dates I've ever been on in one day and I loved every minute of it but anyways, back to how to make the board game. I'm going to go ahead and tell you now, if you are an impatient person then this gift is not for you because it is very time consuming and takes a lot of planning.


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What is it?

Memory Lane is a fun homemade board game that allows you to take a trip down memory lane and share some of your favorite memories with your loved ones while trying to get enough tokens to make it back home.






Rules: 

Below is a picture of the rules I made for the game. I also included a Fun Facts page (not pictured) that I printed on the back of my rules page of some fun facts that happened while making the game.

Supplies:

  • Old Board game - I bought Chutes and Ladders for $1.50 at a Peddler's Mall
  • 50-100 Index cards - cut in half
  • 18+ Standard White Name Labels - cut in half
  • Markers
  • Self Adhesive Shelf Liner - I used the Marble one from the Dollar General
  • Electric Tape or Duct Tape
  • Dice, Spinner or Both
  • Tokens - you can make your own if needed
  • Pictures of your significant other and you now and as children
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Laminator - optional
  • Spray Paint, Duct tape or Paper to decorate the box


How To:

1.  First you need to cover your board game with the self adhesive liner. I used a light marble color to make the tiles stand out. I bought the liner at the Dollar General but I've seen some at Walmart and Lowes.

2. I used Electrical Tape to outline the edges of the board. The purpose of this is to cover the edges of the adhesive liner so it won't peel up. You can also use duct tape if you would prefer but I recommend cutting it in half so it isn't as thick.

*** Do not pull the electrical tape tight because it will contract back down over time, leaving the corners uncovered.

3. Now it is time to create the game tiles. I used Standard White Name Labels for my tiles. Cut the labels in half, draw whatever you want on them, peel the backs off and stick them where they belong.  I used the Labels to make everything you see on the board: the title, tokens, etc... You will need at least 18 labels.

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4. Once your board is finished you can start making the game cards. I cut the index cards in half for my ? cards. I made over 50 ? cards and I left some blank so we could add things to the game in the future. I tried to make the ? cards relate to our life to make the game more fun. These cards have anything from gaining a token to loosing a token to moving forward or getting GROUNDED; losing a turn or stealing a token from a player of your choice. I also made three different specialty cards (Swipe a token, save and move to the free space and roll again) and a joker card (you wasted a ?).


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5. Make sure the cards are all facing the same direction, flip them over and draw a ? on the back of the cards. Use a highlighter because a sharpie will bleed through to the word side. 


6. I laminated the ? cards and the rules page to make the game last longer then cut them out and put a rubber band around them. Laminating is Optional.

7. Now it is time to make your game pieces. The Chutes and Ladder game I bought came with four game pieces and a spinner so I printed off pictures of our heads on computer paper of my husband and I now and when we were kids. I cut out our heads and glued them over the Chutes and Ladder characters. You can make your own people or use random objects that have significance to your family as game pieces if your board game didn't come with any.

Tokens: I used clear counter chips for my tokens but you can make your own out of paper or cardboard; use real coins or play coins, etc...

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8. Decorate your game box. I spray painted my box and kept running out of spray paint so I used four or five different colors but it turned out with a galaxy look to it so it worked out. Once the box dried I used glitter paint to write "Memory Lane" on the box. You can decorate your game box with duct tape, paper, paint or whatever you would like.

9. Put all the game pieces back in the box and wrap it up to give on your anniversary.


You can always design and print out your cards on card stock but I wanted to make mine more personal so I drew and wrote all the cards. This game takes a lot of time and planning but I'm sure your boyfriend/spouse and family will love all of the hard work you put into making it. I hope you enjoyed this blog and making your version of Memory Lane as much as I loved making mine. Comment below some of your card ideas!



Wednesday, March 2, 2016

100+ Easter Basket Ideas for Babies & Toddlers


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We've all been there, contemplating on what to get our baby or toddler for Valentine's Day, Easter, Christmas, or their Birthday. We feel like we need to make their holiday's special by giving them the best gifts since it is their first few holiday's on this planet. The truth is though that your child most likely won't remember what they did since they are so little so their is no need to go all out until they get a little older but just incase, here are a 100+ Items that you can fill your child's Easter basket with. I posted a few Easter Basket Ideas with pictures at the bottom of the list!

Easter Basket Ideas for Babies:


Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers:


Food Related:
  • Sippy Cup
  • Divider Plates
  • Bowls or Suction Bowls
  • Gyro Bowl
  • Take & Toss Cups and Bowls
  • Utensils
  • Gerber Snacks, Puffs or Yogurt Melts
  • Fruit Snacks - Mott's and Welch's Fruit Snacks are whole fruit
  • Gold Fish, Crackers, Graham Crackers, Teddy Grahams, Animal Crackers
  • Raisins
  • Fruit and Veggie pouches
  • Banana or Orange
  • Mini M&M's

Bath and Body:
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • EOS Lip Balm
  • Wash Rags
  • Hooded Towel
  • Sun Screen
  • Body Wash
  • Baby Lotion
  • Bubble Bath
  • Bath Toys: Bath Letters or Squirt Toys
  • Bath Crayons
  • Rubber Ducky
  • Boat

Clothing:
  • Easter Outfit
  • Socks
  • Shoes, Sandals, Flip Flops, Rain Boots
  • Bib
  • Pajamas
  • Sun Hat or Ball Cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Bathing Suit
  • Rain Jacket
  • Hair Bows or Headbands
  • Hair Brush
  • Blanket
  • Things to Play Dress up: Dress, Tiara, Mask, Magic Wand, Wings
  • Costume Jewelry
  • Play Make Up - check out my blog on how to make it yourself
  • Purse
  • Backpack - we have the Ladybug Safety Harness Backpack

Toys:
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Easter 2015 

My 15 months old daughter's Easter Baskets Consisted of:

  • Easter Onesie
  • Gerber Banana Cookies and Gerber Yogurt Melts
  • Summer Hat
  • Magnet Alphabet Letters
  • Sidewalk Chalk
  • A Bunny Chair my husband picked out

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Easter 2016:

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  • Minnie Mouse Bathing Suit
  • Book
  • Purple My Little Pony
  • 2 Water Balls
  • Body Wash
  • 3 Fruit/Veggie Pouches
  • 2 Eggs filled with Jelly Beans

My 12 months old son's Easter Baskets Consisted of:

  • Bathing Suit with Flip Flops
  • Summer Hat
  • Book
  • 2 Water Balls
  • Mickey Mouse Sippy Cup
  • 3 Fruit/Veggie Pouches
  • 2 Eggs filled with Gerber Baby Puffs

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There are hundreds of different Easter Basket stuffers out there so fill it with something you think your child will love. Remember they are little and most likely won't remember so you don't need to go all out buying the most expensive toys and candies especially since they probably have a ton of unplayed with toys and aren't suppose to eat a ton of candy at that age. You can also re-give them a toy they may have forgotten about and they will probably think its new. After all, it's the thought that counts. Hope you have a Happy Easter!!! Feel free to comment with some of your Easter Basket Ideas.


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