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Make It Monday // Tiara & Mustache Cupcake Toppers

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // PRINTABLES on Etsy, mustache, tiara, cupcake toppers, easy, simple, DIY, father-daughter dance, ball, party

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Make it Monday blog circle in greenWelcome to another Make It Monday circle! I’m so excited to share these cupcake toppers I recently made for the Father-Daughter Dance “Mustache and Tiara Ball II” at my girls’ school! It’s an annual event and I LOVE that my girls and hubby enjoy their big night out, getting dressed up, going out to a nice dinner, and overall having a ball!

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My baby is in kindergarten this year, so she was thrilled to get to go too. My 2nd grader wasn’t thrilled to have sis in tow as it’s she had 3 years of going solo with her Daddy! Ah, sister drama! But I digress… I had a blast making these cupcake toppers for the big night. Our school is definitely full of loving parents who volunteer their time and talents (along with their treasures!) to the school, and these toppers were going to be paired with yummy cupcakes prepared by other mommies!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // PRINTABLES on Etsy, mustache, tiara, cupcake toppers, easy, simple, DIY, father-daughter dance, ball, party Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // PRINTABLES on Etsy, mustache, tiara, cupcake toppers, easy, simple, DIY, father-daughter dance, ball, party

Did you notice the “II” after “Mustache and Tiara Ball” earlier? Yes, this was the second year we’ve had this theme, so I actually made similar toppers last year. And I realized, I’m probably not alone needing toppers for this theme! So, what’s a girl to do? I added these printables to my Etsy shop! All that’s need after printing up the sheets, is a few different punches to create these perfectly adorable toppers!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // PRINTABLES on Etsy, mustache, tiara, cupcake toppers, easy, simple, DIY, father-daughter dance, ball, party Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // PRINTABLES on Etsy, mustache, tiara, cupcake toppers, easy, simple, DIY, father-daughter dance, ball, party

You can purchase the instant downloads from my Etsy shop – the MUSTACHES alone, the TIARAS alone, or a COMBO of both mustaches and tiaras!

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They were super easy to make with the printable, a handful of punches and of course glitter! Once they were punched and glued onto bamboo forks and lollipop sticks, I added a touch of glitter to really make them look like a million bucks! I ended up volunteering the night of the party taking candid photos, and I was so happy to see lots of little girls who had devoured their cupcake treats, but were still holding onto the toppers! So cute!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Make it Monday blog circle in greenI hope you’re inspired to make some toppers for your next party! But until you’re ready to get into party planning mode, continue our Make It Monday circle and head on over to the uber talented and creative Melissa Shanhun at Digital Scrapbooking HQ. Before you delete those toddler selfies, see how Melissa told the story of a day through her adorable and precocious daughter Emily’s photos! And knowing Melissa, you’re gonna be smiling and wanting to know more about her lovely family! So head on over!

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Before I say good-bye, I just have to remind you about True Stamp, since it’s less than 2-weeks away! True Stamp is a one-day, online, LIVE event on March 28. All six classes will come to YOU via the magic of the Internet in a state-of-the-art web room. You’ll watch class demonstrations, chat with instructors and other students, and have the time of your stampy life – all without leaving home (or even changing out of your PJs!). I hope you’ll join me and a few hundred other of your new stamp-loving BFF’s  Click Here to Sign Up! 

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As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! Make sure not to miss any future posts by signing up for the Clicky Chick Creates email list here! You’ll get a great little freebie download as my thank you. What’s the freebie? My go-to shot list: 7-must get photos for kid birthdays!

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Glam girl at beach clean-up with Daisy troop (split-second story)

Split-Second Story // Glam Beach {Photo Challenge}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Glam girl at beach clean-up with Daisy troop (split-second story)

My girls are very girly, so it really shouldn’t have been a surprise that my little one wore her tiara headband when we headed to the beach with her big sister’s Daisy troop to help with beach clean-up! Not many days go by without glamour and dress-up around our house! The pose? So totally her!

What story does this shot say to you? Are you playing along with the Daily Post weekly photo challenge: Split-Second Story? The challenges are always a great way to share your photo passion with others!

To check out other “split-second stories” click here. To peruse my previous photo challenge submissions, click here.

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Birthday candles breakfast with a princess

Threshold // Birthday Wishes {Photo Challenge}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Birthday candles breakfast with a princess

Birthdays are a big deal around here, celebrating from the moment our girls wake up and usually going for days, even into the weekend! One of our family traditions is filling their room with balloons over night so they wake up with squeals of delight over the sea of birthday balloons! I started the tradition with our first born (now a whopping 7 yrs old) — one of my favorite childhood memories was when I was about ten, my mom put a ton of pink balloons in my room on Valentine’s. I remember feeling so special and loved.

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The Daily Post weekly photo challenge: Threshold got me thinking how every birthday or milestone brings new changes, challenges, and developments. My four-year old is turning five next month, so what better time to showcase some of my favorite photos from her birthday morning last year! The anticipation of blowing out the candles and getting to the sweet treat. The excitement of opening presents. The thrill of waking up to a room filled with balloons. It’s all priceless!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Happy birthday princess opening presents

To check out more interpretations of “threshold” click here. To see my past photo challenge submissions, click here.

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Cinderella princess shoes and tiara

Castle // Princess {Photo Challenge}

 

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Sue over at A Word in Your Ear landed on CASTLE for this week’s challenge. As I started thinking about my travels to Europe and what adventures I might be able to pull photos from… my mind wandered around the room and I realized I live in a castle. Well, not really, but I live with two little princesses who a). have enough stuff to fill a castle, b). really do act like little princesses and c). love all things princess related.

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So, I decided these shots would work for my contribution to the “castle” challenge! My big girl (when she had just turned four) as “Belle” and my little one (when she had just turned two) as Snow White. Seriously, my baby l-o-v-e-s dressing up as Snow White! Remember this post? I have a whole series of Snow White shots I need to do something with, but I’ll save that for another day : )

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What do you think of when you hear “Castle”? Join in the challenge and link up in the comments below – I’d love to see! And be sure to check out the other photos – amazing stuff out there! Thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c