Tuesday, June 17, 2014

June Visiting Teaching Message - Free Printable Handout

Free Printable Visiting Teaching Message
June 2014

Colored Powder Birthday Template

Free Printable Birthday Invitation Template
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How To Host The Perfect Birthday Party for a Teenager In 3 Easy Steps

I made my own colored powder and I bought some so I could see if there was a big difference.  The powder I made needed more color so I learned my lesson.  I am still convinced that I could save money by making my own, but next time I will add more food coloring to the powder.

What you will need:

Step 1.  Colored Powder
Step 2. Shaved Ice
Step 3. Glow in the Dark Bracelets


After the throwing was over everyone still had a lot of color on their hands so they rubbed it off on the birthday boy.


We hired a Shave Ice trailer to give out Hawaiian Shave Ice at the party.  It was a huge hit.

Friends, Colored Powder, Shaved Ice, what more could you want in a Party?



The Birthday Boy Loved the Super Sized Mixed Flavored Treat

As soon as it was dark, we got out the glow in the dark bracelets we had purchased from Oriental Trading Company.  Then we played dodge-ball with the bracelets.  You throw the bracelets at the opponent.   Even the little kids played this game.  It was so much fun!


Monday, June 2, 2014

How To Make Your Own Colored Powder




Mix cornstarch, water and food coloring in a kitchen aid until well blended.
Then pour into a baking dish and bake at 200 degrees for 20 minutes.


The powder will dry into a very soft brick.
Blend it up to a fine powder in a blender or food processor.

Measure Powder into 1/2 cup portions and put in sandwich bags.


I used the fold over sandwich bags because they are 

so cheap and I have a sealer.


I put wrapping paper around a Cheetos box to store the colors in
so it would be easy for many hands to grab a bag and go quickly.

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How to Host The Perfect Party for a Teenager


What Makes A Perfect Surprise Birthday Party For a 15 Year Old Boy
Of Course A Color War

Color Powder War

Shave Hawaiian Ice




Color Powder Everywhere




All The Fun is Played Out on a Sand Volleyball Court




Now You Are Talking
Extra Large Shaved Ice for the Birthday Boy


Thank You Hug For Mom



Time For a Break Before the Night Games Start

After Dark We Played Dodge Ball With Glow Bracelets.
The Laughter Didn't Stop All Night.