Custom MINECRAFT Invitation by Custom Party Time

I don’t know about you, but in our house MINECRAFT is a favorite amongst all! At Custom Party Time, we can design invites for any theme and these will definitely be a favorite!

The invites below are two different options that we designed for a custom MINECRAFT party by Custom Party Time, click here to see the party.

There is a standard card option, front and back, that can be designed based on the party activities. The back can be personalized to show the events, party details or again, designed to your particular party needs.

The other option is a Candy Bar Wrapper that will fit a standard candy bar. This front and back design and can be designed to your party. For this particular design, we added a game controller replica to highlight the upcoming Gaming Tournament by Custom Party Time.

Contact us for more information, or to order yours now!

This is two different  MINECRAFT invites. There is the standard card Invite, front and back and Candy Bar Wrapper Invite, front and back.

This is two different MINECRAFT invites. There is the standard card Invite, front and back and Candy Bar Wrapper Invite, front and back.

Thank you for looking and don’t forget to check back at Custom Party Time – Blog for the party details and pictures!

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Race Car Birthday – Designed by Custom Party Time

This was an exciting birthday that was deigned by Custom Party Time as a Race Car Experience!! This involved us going onsite to K1, but first the details to make it an experience to remember.

The birthday boy wanted a cake that looked like a Formula 1 Car, and that was what we set out to do.. he loved it! Even the guests had a hard time cutting into the cake during serving time.. but it was delicous!

Next was to hand design the invites, a replica of V.I.P Pit Passes.. after all, this is what the guests needed to set the tone of the party to come!

Formula 1 Race Car Cake and Custom Invitation Lanyards provided by Custom Party Time! TIme to RACE!

Formula 1 Race Car Cake and Custom Invitation Lanyards provided by Custom Party Time! Time to RACE!

Each table was set with Personalized Placemats and Lollipop’s, Individual favor boxes filled with race themed treats and toys.  The most treasured was the replica champagne bottles filled with personalized M&M’s of the birthday boys name and age… so special!

We also had several activities planned to ensure the guests were always entertained! Onsite we had photography of the group and family, and on the race track…ensuring all the memories were captured and no one was left out!

Winner!!

Winner!!

Thank you for allowing us to share in this special time!! We all had so much fun!

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Halloween Costume Party

This was so much fun for all of us at Custom Party Time!! Spooky, Scary, and absolutely memorable! To set the scene,  Custom Invitations were built online, and then a special touch was added, every invitation was decorated by hand.

Upon walking in the door guests immediately felt excited! With decorations and props, we constructed a dungeon underneath the stairs, Which included a creepy lights, coffin, and skeleton. A parlor for guest to sit and have treats, Personalized Lollipops and Chocolates awaited. In the main area tables were lined with a Candy Buffet and Prizes. Spooky Drinks for all ages, with decorated cups and straws. Around every corner there was plenty of props for all to take pictures with.

Around every corner the guests would find a spooky sweet treat!

Around every corner the guests would find a spooky sweet treat! Candy Bouquets of every size would be given to the winners of our contests to come.

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Once everyone was settled in, all the guests were included in a scavenger hunt, which led them straight to the dungeon for their treasure! Can you hear the clanking of the chains? They thought they could…

Wheres the treasure...

Wheres the treasure…  Lets consult the skeleton fortune teller. The kids would need to follow the clues that would lead them around the “Haunted Mansion” and grounds. Only to discover that the clues had brought them to the dungeon..who dares to go in??

Next it was time to get everyone moving outside… with a game of wrap the mummy! This is a fun game where teams are made up of two, given rolls of paper, and the first to wrap their mummy wins. What a great time!!

Let the Judging begin!! All the kids lined up and walked the halloween catwalk.. the winner? They received personalized candy bouquets!!

Let the judging begin!! All the kids lined up and walked the halloween catwalk.. the winner received? A personalized candy bouquets!!

What got the kids excited is when kids and parents celebrated Halloween with a Costume Contest and who attended ranged from Superheroes, Fairy’s from all lands, ninja’s, a giant banana, and the guest of honor.. Slender Man! Awards were given for scariest, funniest, group and more, no one was left out of the fun. Each guest received a spectacular personalized treat and favor for attending.  What a scary good time!

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Party by Custom Party Time – Jake the Never Land Pirate

For Custom Party Time, Its always fun to plan a party, but twins, we needed to make this party extra exciting! I was told the twin were captivated with Jake the Never Land Pirate, and that is what we set out to provide. We hope you enjoy and we thank Debbie for letting us plan their extraordinary birthday!

The Invites were personalized, memorable, and best of all picked by the guest’s of honor and built online.

For the start of the events, we decorated a standard size room and divided it into different stations. For swashbuckling fun, we had backdrop for photos with a 72” Jake and lots of balloons. To the left of the room, a Candy and Snack Buffet, with just the right assortment for little hands. The eating area cheerful with Jake the Never Land plates, cups and Party Favors. So cute and fun for the lil pirates!

Outside, the party was completed with a Bounce Castle with Slide and the wonderfully artistic face painter and balloon entertainer Juliet. Juliet is local from Round Rock Tx and better known as Faces by Juliet. She made the kids and adults imagination come to life!

Below are the highlights from a very special day for two very special boys!

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Lets get this party started! Chocolate Coins, little gold fish, candy, and treats at the candy buffet. Jake the Never Land Pirate Cups, Balloons, and Napkins.

They boys really wanted to be a pirate! Its hard to get a 3 yr old to hold still sometimes.. but with a little magic and fast hands, it was a success! Now they were ready for sword fighting!!

FacePainting!

Aaarggg! Pirates!!

Balloons are always magical for all ages! What Juliet did was make them come alive. She made turtles, birds, planes, swords and more.

Balloons!!

Balloons!!

Everyone enjoyed the Bounce Castle with Slide! While the little ones were getting their faces painted, the older kids, (adults), turned back time and had some fun too!

Bounce House !

Bounce House Castle of fun!

Here are more ideas to make food fun! Time for food and treats..

Yum Yum!

Yum Yum!! Time for tasty treats…

Happy Birthday Boys!!

Thank you for letting us be a part of your long lasting memories…

From Custom Party Time

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Adorable Ideas for Planning Your Baby’s 1st Birthday Party

Adorable Ideas for Planning Your Baby's 1st Birthday Party

There’s really no birthday that’s as special to celebrate as your child’s first one. Even though he or she probably won’t remember a thing, there will always be the photographs and cute little mementos to show them how loved they are, and how excited you and the rest of the family were to honor your first twelve months together.

Make it an extra meaningful day by turning your baby’s birthday party into a personalized, home-made event. We’ve compiled some of our favorite DIY crafts here for you– so check them out and get to planning!

Embellished Birthday Party Hat

When celebrating your baby’s first birthday, not just any party hat will do! Get crafty by making your own embellished hat, like this adorable one. Not only will this make for a great keepsake, but your baby will look pretty darn cute in it, too!

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Baby’s Face Photo Banner

Who wants a plain old party banner when you can make this amazing DIY banner adorned with your child’s face? This is an awesome looking craft that is a lot easier to make than it looks!

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Happy Birthday Cupcakes

Serve these sweet and simple mini cupcakes at your party, and they’re sure to be enjoyed by all of your
guests– toddlers and adults alike! This is a much more mess-friendly, baby-friendly alternative to a large birthday cake.

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Balloon High Chair

Since this day is all about the birthday baby, turn their everyday high chair into a special throne! By lining the chair with streamers and signs, and tying some festive balloons to the back, you can transform your child into a birthday prince or princess.

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Fizzy Jello Cups

Give out these cute little refreshments to your younger guests! Sure, every kid loves plain jello, but our fizzy jello is a whole other story. This deliciously modern take on the classic dessert will be a definite hit with all party-goers.

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Polaroid Display

Are you obsessed with photographing your new baby? Good, we thought so. For this adorable craft, simply snap a whole bunch of Polaroid pictures! Don’t have a Polaroid camera, or don’t have time to take new pictures? Just do what Amanda Pair did, and turn old favorites into fake Polaroids by using a photo editing tool like Adobe Photoshop!

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Mini Cupcakes

Mini CupcakesServe toddler size cupcakes at your next birthday party that offer a bite size treat to the grown ups without creating a crumbling mess for the little ones.


Everyone loves cupcakes, and when you have little hands, mini cupcakes serve up the smiles without the mess.

I topped these mini cupcakes with homemade icing rather than frosting– the icing provides the sweet without the sticky fingers that frosting can cause.

Ingredients:

1/4 Teaspoon of Salt

2 1/2 Cups of Cake Flour

3 Teaspoons of Baking Powder

1 Cup of White Granulated Sugar

1/2 Cup of Melted Butter

3/4 Cup of Milk

2 Eggs

1 2/2 Teaspoons of Vanilla Extract

1 Cup of Powdered Sugar

1 Tablespoon of Milk

Cake Directions

Preheat your oven to 375F and line your baking tray with tiny buttered paper cups.

Sift flour and other dry ingredients together, and then in a separate bowl, combine butter, milk, eggs and vanilla. Once mixed, combine with the flour mixture.

Fill prepared muffin tin with batter, filling each paper cup 2/3 full. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean or for about 15 minutes.

Allow to cool before icing the cakes.

Icing Directions:

Traditional icing is made using shifted powdered sugar and milk.

Add a cup of shifted powdered sugar to a bowl and mix in a tablespoon of milk until you get a drizzly consistency. Take care to add a little milk at a time to ensure that it does not become too runny, if it does simply add in more sugar to balance it out.

For a variation on the standard white icing, use fruit juice instead of water to give it a fruity taste and add a splash of color to mix, or add cocoa powder to the mix for a chocolate taste.

Once the cakes are cool and the icing complete, simply drizzle the icing over each cake and top with sprinkles to give them a party feel.

*We used sprinkles on ours, but leave a few without in case parents aren’t comfortable having their young children eat these hard little embellishments.

Fizzy Jello

Fizzy JelloAdd sparkling water to your favorite jello recipe for a party treat that will be a hit with guests of all ages. This bubbly twist on an old fashioned favorite will be a pleasant surprise for your guests.


Add a twist to your Jello by making it with sparkling water rather than still water. It may look the same on the outside, but the bubbles give it a fizzy taste bite after bite, making it a modern hit with party goers of all ages. I used orange Jello, but any flavor and color will work.

Ingredients
  • 1 Package of Jello
  • Boiling Un-carbonated Water
  • Sparking Water
Directions

Follow the instructions on the Jello packet, using un-carbonated water when boiling. However, instead of using the cool water, replace it with sparking water. Set as required and serve chilled in single serving pots.

For extra flavor, use soda pop instead of sparking water. For example, if you are making orange Jello, use orange soda instead of sparkling water.

Valentines Raspberry Pancakes

Valentines Raspberry Pancakes

 

 

During your next breakfast, give traditional pancakes a twist and try adding fresh fruit (or preserves) for a pop of color and pizzazz.


Not only do the tangy raspberries make a perfect and festive addition to any Valentine’s Day brunch menu, but you’re also adding starting your day with an extra dash of health benefits!

 

Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup yogurt
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • Powered sugar for topping (optional)
Directions

Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.

In large bowl, whisk together, egg, butter, yogurt and milk. Add into flour mixture; stir until combined. Gently fold in raspberries.

Heat a griddle or greased pan over moderately high heat.

Drop 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto griddle or pan and cook for approximately 1 minute or until bubbles form on top of pancake. Flip pancake and cook 1 minute more.

If desired, cut pancakes into heart shapes using a cookie cutter.

Optional: top pancakes with powered sugar.

Serve immediately while warm.

Cake Pop Recipe

Cake Pop Fondue Party ActivityCake pops can be intimidating, but don’t be afraid to give them a try! Really, you just need a bit of time and patience to create some pretty awesome, and not to mention delicious, treats on a stick.


Before you go further, a word of warning. Cake pops aren’t a science – yes, you’ll want to work with a basic proportion of cake to frosting, but once you get familiar with cake pop creation you’ll learn that measurements aren’t always exact. So long as you have the right consistency, your cake pops will be a success.

We’ve put together a really simple tutorial to show you how to make cake pops at home. So, take a peek and get inspired to bake a few!

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Ingredients
  • 1 premade cake (we like the boxed version)
  • 8 ounces of frosting (or so)
  • Wilton lollipop pop sticks
  • Melting chocolate
  • Styrofoam block
  • Wax paper
  • Cookie pan
Directions

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First, bake your cake. Transfer it to a wire rack to cool and once it’s OK to handle, crumble. You’re looking for a fine texture here with no big clumps. You may have to remove tougher pieces of cake – like the corners or bottom edges. Just eat those!

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Once your cake is crumbled, it’s time to mix in your frosting. I find it’s best to use the back of a metal spoon to mix it in. It’s important to remember – you can always add frosting, not take it away, so add about 6 ounces of frosting to your crumbled cake, then add a little more as you go. For a standard box cake, you shouldn’t need more than 8 ounces.

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Think about a snowball when you’re trying to determine the perfect consistency. You want something that holds together, but isn’t so wet or moist that it falls apart easily. The consistency you want is one that’s easily molded and will stay sturdy after it’s dipped in melted chocolate.

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Roll your cake and frosting mixture into a ball using the same tried and true meatball technique. Try to get the cake balls into equal sizes by using a teaspoon to measure.

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Place the rolled balls onto a wax-line cookie pan. After they’re all made, place the pan in the fridge for about 10 minutes or so. While you cake balls set, melt your chocolate. I like the double boiler method best!

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Take your cake balls out of the fridge. Dip the top tips of your cake pop sticks into the chocolate, then insert them into the cake ball. Replace on the wax lined cookie sheet. Do this for every cake ball and put them all back into the fridge for about an hour.

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After they set, reheat your chocolate and once cooled, dip the cake balls into it. You want to dip and turn at once to coat the cake entirely. Place stick side down into a styrofoam block to set.

Repeat for each cake pop and you’re done!

Have More Cake Pop Fun:

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Use Molds: Once you’ve mastered the basic cake ball, try molding some fun shapes. You can do this by hand, but we love the new plastic mini pop molds that make it so easy to do!

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Embellish: Cake pops can be embellished with printables, flags, ribbon, edible glitter and other edible garnishes. Get creative and match your cake pops to your celebration’s theme!

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Sticks and Straws: Retro paper straws are all the rage right now and they make the perfect alternative to basic sticks.

Have a Cake Pop Party!: Invite friends over to show them how easy cake pops can be. We’ve got the how-to in our post on cake pop fondue.

Cake Pop Fondue Party Activity

Cake Pop Fondue Party Activity

 

I’ve been making cake pops for a few years now, but it was only recently that my friends finally showed some interest in baking them and not just eating mine.


Rather than show my friends one at a time how to make a cake pop, I decided to have them all over for a little party with these little desserts taking center stage.

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A cake pop fondue party is a great idea for a girls’ night in, but it’s also a great activity for kids birthday parties, bridal showers or even dinner parties. Setting one up is super easy and no matter how simple you make it, cake pop fondue is a guaranteed hit among party guests.

How to Host a Cake Pop Fondue Party

Step 1: Set Up Your Space

Ideally, you want to find a spot in your home that’s more open. Guests will crowd around this area and there’s going to be a lot going on, so you want someplace that’s accessible.

Once you’ve got a spot picked out, set up a table and cover it with either a plastic tablecloth, brown paper or other protective cover – this is going to get messy!

Step 2: Lay Out Supplies

Cake pop fondue requires just a few basic supplies – cake balls, dessert sticks or straws, melting chocolate and lots of toppings!

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Put out an assortment of toppings – sprinkles, mini marshmallows, graham cracker crumbles and mini candies are all great. Rather than just putting out bowls,  display toppings in some pretty cupcake wrappers. This adds some color to your table and also made it so easy to dip cake pops into toppings.

Cake pop also demands a spot where dunked and decorated cake pops can set up. We used mason jars filled with marshmallows for a prettier look, but you can certainly use the ever reliable Styrofoam blocks!

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Melting chocolate is another essential. We used CandiQuik’s milk chocolate and white chocolate for our party and put them in some fun dessert bowls so a few people could dunk cake pops at once.

Step 3: Have Cake Balls Made Ahead of Time!

This is cake pop fondue so you need to have your mini cake balls made ahead of your company arriving.

You can use the traditional method, but there are also products on the market now like the Bella Cake Pop Maker we used that make the process super fast.

How do I make the cake pops?