Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Ombre Sprinkles Cake

We've been going ombre mad over on our wedding blog - a beautiful trend of graduated colour. But this amazing birthday cake stopped us in our tracks and we had to share. From Raspberri Cupcakes, there is a recipe and step by step so you can give it a go at your next party! Or how about layers of red sponge and green sprinkles for a fun Christmas cake this year?!

Thursday, 13 October 2011

trick or treat!

halloween party circles

With Halloween just around the corner we thought we'd share a super cute free download today. These fun printable party circles are an easy DIY project for Halloween. Use them as cupcake toppers and gift tags or to decorate cards, party hats, place cards and more!

With 12 coordinating images designed to be used with a 2" or 2.5" paper punch. Available as a free download in the new 'i do' it yourself shop.

Monday, 29 August 2011

5 top money saving tips for kids parties

  1. Plan ahead. Leaving everything to the last minute will undoubtably mean spending money on extras. 
  2. Limit the number of guests. Only invite your child's closest friends. 
  3. DIY invites. Printable and personalised invites are easy with websites like
  4. Keep the food simple. Kids don't care about fancy food! Keep it simple with fairy bread, cupcakes and other finger foods.
  5. Bake the cake. Make your own cake or cupcakes you can even get the kids involved in the baking!

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

made it mention

madeit mention JUN11

Our cute little 'Up' inspired balloon fingerprint guest book was featured on MadeIt this month. Thanks guys!

Thursday, 19 May 2011

rainbow doodle cake

Today we discovered a beautiful blog - Sweet Polita. Full of inspiring cake ideas and better still, instructions and recipes! How amazing is this rainbow doodle cake and what a brilliant idea for the icing?! It was decorated using gourmet writer food decorator pens. These look like loads of fun! They can write on any dried, firm food surface and come in a range of rainbow colours.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

ninja bread men

We're loving these ninja bread men cut outs. They would be so cute for a boys birthday party. Available from Fred and Friends.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

new fingerprint guest books

printable baby guest book fingerprint tree
printable party guest book balloon

We have a couple of new, super cute, fingerprint guest book posters this month. A beautiful guest book tree with birds and butterflies, great to celebrate new babies. And a fun balloon house just like the movie Up! Perfect for parties. Now available from the iDIY Jr etsy shop.

Saturday, 23 April 2011

happy easter!

Looking for a pretty little DIY easter project to do with the kids this long weekend, how about these cute leaf print eggs? You'll need some eggs, leaves, dye and some stockings! Check out the step by step on Family Fun.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

DIY ice cream pinata

If you're looking for something a little different for your next kids party, a pinata is always fun. But how about an ice cream shaped one? Great for summer! Check out the fun DIY project on Simply Modern Mom.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

easter bilby colour in

easter bilby colour in

With Easter just around the corner we thought we'd create our first free colouring in picture! Just follow this link and select 'Download the original version of this photo' then print it at home ready for the kids to colour in. We've used an endangered native Bilby, rather than a rabbit.

Don't forget to visit the Save the Bilby Fund website to find out how you can help save one of the cutest Aussie animals - including eating chocolate!

Friday, 1 April 2011

pinata party

pinata party invite

Something new to our iDIY Jr shop this month - pinata party invitations! Printable fun for your next birthday party with a cute and colourful pinata illustration. Available from the iDIY Jr etsy shop.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

balloon pudding cups


How unbelieveably cool would these pudding cups be to make?! Kids love balloons, and we all know its especially fun to pop them, but who would have thought to dip them in chocolate first? Well the clever Bakerella did. Then filled the cups with goodies like fudge and cream - I'm putting on 10 pounds just thinking about that bit.

Monday, 21 March 2011

sheep pops

Sheep Cake Pops

OMG how adorable are these little sheep, and the best bit is they're edible! These are cake pops, cute little bites of cake on a stick decorated with sugar pearls and licorice. Check out the tutorial on Bakerella.

Monday, 14 March 2011

sand castle cake

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By Classic Cakes

Perfect for a summer birthday party is a sandcastle cake! You can use a few different sized circle sponges as the base and make easy turrets for your castle using empty ice cream cones.

But how to make sand icing? Brown sugar! You can use either caramel frosting or mix up equal parts of chocolate and vanilla frosting to create the sand colour, then sprinkle with a good dose of brown sugar and even crushed bikies. Yum!

Saturday, 12 March 2011

printable popsicle invitation

popsicle party invite

To kick things off on our new blog - our first children's party invitation! This is great for a summer pool party, designed in the shape of a popsicle. And today we're going to look at a quick and fun way to make it look like a bites been taken out of your invite.

All you will need is a scalloped paper punch. These come in various sizes from lots of different manufacurers - we've used a Fiskars 2" squeeze punch. And its SO simple, just punch a corner off the invitation and the scalloped edge will look like a big bite mark!

Our printable DIY popsicle invitation is available from the iDIY junior etsy shop.

popsicle party invite

Sunday, 6 March 2011


Welcome to 'i do' it yourselfs new blog iDIY Jr! Due to the overwhelming success of our printable wedding stationery 'i do' it yourself is now offering DIY PRINTABLE files for baby showers, christenings and kids parties!

So keep an eye on our new blog for plenty of great kids craft ideas, party themes, and of course - great printable stationery!